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    Why Is Inventory So Low? Study Cites Decades of Underbuilding as Root Cause

    The pandemic has brought to a boil an issue that has simmered for years, affecting all Americans, but none more than residential real estate professionals. Every week the lament is louder—there just aren’t enough homes for sale. The shortage creates frustration for those who work tirelessly to help people find suitable homes, but are unfortunately […]

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    LeadingRE Names Michael Pappas Chairman of the Board

    Michael Pappas, president and CEO of The Keyes Family of Companies, was recently elected to a two-year term as chairman of the board of directors for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE). “LeadingRE is comprised of premiere independent brokerages from across the world who lead in their local markets and are further strengthened through the […]

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    Six Months In: The New Administration’s Impact on Real Estate

    This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable explores how the Biden Administration is impacting the real estate industry. Cindy Ariosa, senior vice president, regional manager, Long & Foster Real Estate, Chantilly, Virginia; liaison for large firms and industry relations, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR): For a variety of reasons, the coronavirus […]

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    Leveraging Social Media to Build Your Real Estate Business

    This month, Real Estate magazine got to sit down with Rocket Mortgage® Media Manager Kollin Currie to discuss the ins and outs of social media in today’s competitive environment—and what real estate professionals can do to leverage social media to build their business. Paige Tepping: You’re a media manager at Rocket Mortgage. Describe your career […]

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    How Real Estate Brokerages Can Empower Their Agents

    Chris Sears Managing Partner JPAR – The Sears Group Houston, Texas www.jparhouston.com Region served: Houston, Texas Years in real estate: 25 Number of offices: 2 Number of agents: 300 Favorite part of your job: Making a difference by serving. I also love empowering my agents. Best piece of advice for new agents: Be consistent with […]

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    Keeping the Focus on Helping Others

    Melanie Gamble 212 Degrees Realty and Keller Williams Capital Properties Years in business: 12 Size: 2 offices, 1 agent (herself) Regions served: Seven counties in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. 2020 Sales Volume: $11 million 2020 Transactions: 18 As the principal broker of 212 Degrees Realty, Melanie Gamble has enjoyed a successful solo career […]

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    Register: How Going Back to Basics Will Get You More Listings

    What: It can be easy to fixate on the online space, particularly in today’s environment. Zoom is one of the most prominent ways to communicate right now, and everyone is used to talking to a screen. However, and this is especially important in real estate, we must not forget that building relationships is key, and […]

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    Quick Fix: Opera-Inspired Pasta Hits a High Note

    (TNS)—Taste the flavors of Sicily in this traditional Sicilian dish. Eggplant gives a meaty-like texture to this vegetarian dinner. The recipe originated in Catania on the Eastern coast of Sicily and is named after the opera “Norma,” which was composed by Sicilian Vincenzo Bellini. The Parmesan cheese for the garnish is shredded instead of grated. […]

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    Rebound in Sight for Urban Rental Market, Experts Say

    The rebound will rely heavily on how companies carry out return-to-office policies in the coming months.

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    Helping Homebuyers Navigate High Prices and Low Inventory

    Most markets are currently experiencing extreme inflation and home price appreciation. Depending on where you live, your market may be increasingly challenging for homebuyers due to low housing inventory and high demand. Buyers tell stories of bidding wars, making offers on 50 homes and still not “winning the bid” against competing offers. Buyer’s agents resort […]

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