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Don’t Retire…Reconsider

In pursuit of his record-setting, 21st masters championship, Roger Federer, the third-ranked tennis player in the world, recently lost an epic and grueling five-hour, five-set tiebreaker in the Wimbledon finals. After the celebrated match, Federer was asked by one reporter, “Are you considering retiring?” Well, if the third highest-ranked and, to some, the greatest tennis […]

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Consumers Lose Thousands to Fake Credit Repair Scheme

(TNS)—No doubt, it’s tempting to sign up for a “quick fix” to clean up your credit. Who wouldn’t want to instantly find a way to add 100 or more points to a credit score to qualify for a rewards-packed credit card? Or maybe, finally, qualify for a great deal on a car loan? But the […]

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Car Rental Deals Add Dash of Magic to NAR Members’ Summer Vacations

An ideal summer vacation involves a mix of indulgence, relaxation and rejuvenation. A fun or stylish car just adds a touch of magic to the experience. Speedy Check-Ins, Deep Discounts Members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) can find that perfect vacation ride at a discount, thanks to NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. When they […]

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Committed to Success

In the following interview, Darren Johnson, designated broker of HomeSmart One Realty in Bellingham, Wash., discusses navigating negotiations, profit strategies, and more. Region Served: Northwest Washington State Years in Real Estate: 6 Number of Offices: 2 Number of Agents: 70  How would you advise agents to maintain a balanced personal budget given the up-and-down flow […]

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Jennifer Shemwell: Honing in on Winning Markets

Vitals: Phyllis Browning Company Years in Business: 30 Size: 4 offices, 223 agents, 28 staff members Regions Served: San Antonio, New Braunfels, Boerne, Port Aransas, South Texas 2018 Sales Volume: $740 million 2018 Transactions: 1,528 www.phyllisbrowning.com Over the next two decades, San Antonio is expected to see an influx of more than 1 million people […]

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Foreign Home-Buying Plummets as Chinese Dollars Dwindle

Amid declining economic gains globally in the past year, the amount of foreign investor money in the nation’s real estate sank, with collective dollars diving 36 percent, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Profile of International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate, newly released. From April 2018 to March 2019, foreign investment in […]

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Speed Up Your Business by Going Digital

NAR PULSE—DocuSign customers experience 25 times faster turnaround time on agreements. Are you looking to speed up your business? See how you can do just that with DocuSign. Check out the plans available through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program or take a test drive with DocuSign’s 30-day free trial option. Learn more! Go GREEN and Earn […]

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Upstream Set to Launch

Early in 2019, Upstream and CoreLogic announced the intent to work together to rethink the Upstream technology platform. By February, we had a solid development plan in place. This summer, we’re set to launch the first phase of Upstream. If you aren’t already familiar with Upstream, it’s a company founded by brokers and franchises to […]

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Danny Joyner: Always Evolving, Never Complacent

Vitals: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS® Years in Business: 55 Size: 10 offices, 430 agents Region Served: Upstate South Carolina 2018 Sales Volume: $1,066,012,426 2018 Transactions: 4,432 www.cdanjoyner.com Having lived in Greenville, S.C., all his life, Danny Joyner is well-versed in the area. While in high school, Joyner began his career at his […]

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6 Common Habits of Successful Upper-Tier Real Estate Agents

While every real estate professional has his or her unique qualities and habits, there are some common habits and tendencies that many of The Institute’s successful real estate professionals recommend. 1. Balance Work and Personal Life Although difficult, Institute members’ No. 1 recommendation is to realize that it is more than possible to provide exceptional […]

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