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The national view: An interview with NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun
The national view: An interview with NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun

When it comes to getting a clear view of the intersection of real estate and the economy, Lawrence Yun is perfectly suited to the task. The chief economist of the National Association of Realtors recently talked with us to

Teamwork makes the dream work for Realtors
Teamwork makes the dream work for Realtors

More Realtors are becoming part of a real estate team,­ as consumers are increasingly wanting experts in certain specialties throughout the course of their buying or selling process. The National Association of Realtors’ 2018 Teams Survey found that 26

How to recruit the best agents to your firm
How to recruit the best agents to your firm

One of the main challenges a managing broker will face is recruiting top agents to join their team — someone who not only fits their culture, but can achieve sales and serve as a brand ambassador for their brokerage. Engel

Survey: Agents on how lenders can help their clients with home financing
Survey: Agents on how lenders can help their clients with home financing

Read more from our Lending issue Cover story: Lending experts on what to expect in home financing Mortgage fraud grows as home prices and demand increases Lender sentiment slips amid growing competition and savvy

Lender sentiment slips amid growing competition and savvy borrowers
Lender sentiment slips amid growing competition and savvy borrowers

Heading into the end of a year filled with volatility, the mortgage lending industry continues to look at its present and future performance as a glass half-empty. According to the latest Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey by Fannie Mae, the

Mortgage fraud grows as home prices and demand increases
Mortgage fraud grows as home prices and demand increases

Instances of mortgage fraud risk grew 12.4 percent since last year, according to CoreLogic’s Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index. Approximately one in 109 applications, or 0.92 percent, of all mortgage applications contained indications of fraud. This is up from

Wire transfer fraud: What agents can do to prevent it
Wire transfer fraud: What agents can do to prevent it

In 2017, the real estate industry saw almost $1 billion in attempted or diverted funds from buyers, sellers, title companies and escrow agencies into the pockets of online hackers. Wire transfer fraud is not a new problem for the

Smart home technology is the new standard
Smart home technology is the new standard

In today’s digital age, novel inventions that once seemed like an unrealistic dream such as self-driving cars and virtual reality have become an integral part of everyday life. Just as Tesla is revolutionizing the automobile industry, smart homes are

Survey: Atlanta agents talk real estate technology
Survey: Atlanta agents talk real estate technology

  Read more from our Tech issue Cover Story: Starting a tech revolution in real estate Smart home technology is the new standard The real estate sign — now redesigned with modern tech Wire transfer fraud: What agents can

The real estate sign — now redesigned with modern tech
The real estate sign — now redesigned with modern tech

Traditionally, “for sale” signs have been the most visible indicator that a home is on the market. But as the real estate industry continues to use technology to improve productivity in the digital age, some view the ‘For Sale’

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