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Meet the Rookie of the Year Finalists: Kelly Sand and James Webb

Earlier this year, RISMedia launched its inaugural Real Estate Rookie of the Year award, recognizing new agents for their accomplishments in 2021. Selected from hundreds of nominations, the Top 10 finalists of the program, designed to honor real estate agents who are new to the business yet achieving extraordinary results, were announced early last month.…

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CRD Connect: Make the Most Out of the NAR NXT Experience

The most anticipated educational and networking event of the year is nearly here. NAR NXT, The REALTOR® Experience, will be held Nov. 11 – 13, 2022, in Orlando, as well as online. Formerly known as the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, this annual event has been reimagined to optimize opportunities to learn, connect and be inspired.…

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Power Broker Perspectives: Facilitating Growth

VITALS: Long Companies Years in business: 96 Size: 14 company-owned offices and 20 franchises, 2,000 agents Coverage Area: Arizona 2021 Transactions: 13,900 2021 Sales Volume: $5.414 billion www.longrealty.com  After graduating with a degree in business and finance, Reneé Gonzales worked in Omaha, Nebraska, as a loan officer. In 2004, she moved to Tucson, Arizona, to…

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How to Find and Buy Abandoned Homes

Abandoned homes are those that a property owner has voluntarily left. Typically, properties are considered abandoned when the homeowner has not lived in the house for several years. In order for there to be an abandonment, there must be ample evidence that the homeowner has relinquished their rights and control of the property. When property…

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New Brokerage, CENTURY 21 Naomi, Opens in Utah

Randi Smith, a Northern Utah specialist in rural housing, farm and land development, has announced that she will be opening the new brokerage CENTURY 21 Naomi. Smith, who will serve as broker/owner, has a plan to grow a team of sales professionals and leverage the CENTURY 21® brand’s comprehensive resources to help this team and…

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‘I’ve Never Managed More Than 10 People in My Life’: CEO Dives Into Better.com Layoff Blunder

A fall from grace is never easy, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a better example of this than Better.com. Once lauded as a rising star in the startup sector, the online mortgage company descended into the depths of controversy kickstarted by CEO and Founder Vishal Garg less than a year ago. While the company…

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Mortgage Rates Post Slight Decrease

Mortgage rates eased this week, but only slightly and still remain at more than double what they were a year ago at this time. According to this week’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) from Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 6.66%, down from 6.70% the week before. This week: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged…

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ATTOM Report: October Is the Time to Buy for Homebuyers

Buyers who close in October will get the best deal with a premium of 3.3%, compared to the spring buying season with a 10.5% premium, according to a new report from ATTOM released this week. The report analyzes more than 39 million single family home and condo sales over the past nine years as evidence…

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NAR’s 2022 Good Neighbor Award Winners Honored for Volunteer Work

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) announced its five Good Neighbor Awards winners for 2022. As stated by NAR, the Good Neighbor Award has recognized REALTORS® who make an extraordinary impact on their communities through volunteer work for 23 years. The 2022 Good Neighbor Award winners are as follows: Jennifer Barnes, Keller Williams Realty Peachtree…

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2 Top-Ranked RE/MAX Teams Join Forces

Two of RE/MAX Executive’s most prominent real estate teams, the Premier Team and the Baxter Team, have merged to create a single team that will serve the Carolinas, the company has announced. The merged team, now with 40+ agents, will operate under as the Premier Team and be led by Jeff Lynch, Steve Onisick, and…

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