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Infographic: American Resurfacing

Infographic: American Resurfacing

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Where Are International Buyers Going?

Where Are International Buyers Going?

International homebuyers are attracted to the United States for a number of reasons. These include favorable housing prices, good weather, the country’s relative economic stability and an attraction to America in general. As the housing market improved and home prices rebounded, the interest of foreign buyers in U.S. properties has soared. Interest in U.S. property...

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Independent Contractor Arrangement Challenged

Independent Contractor Arrangement Challenged

Will the independent contractor status soon be obsolete? Written by Steve Murray, publisher There are several lawsuits winding their way through the legal system that challenge the independent contractor arrangement between brokerage firms and their sales agents. These actions are in California and Massachusetts. At this time, the outcome is unknown, although a lower court...

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Dodd-Frank Poses New Challenges But It’s Not All Bad

Dodd-Frank Poses New Challenges But It’s Not All Bad

The latest version of the Dodd-Frank mortgage regulations has bankers worried about lending, and their fear has already affected who can qualify for mortgage loans. On Monday, the American Bankers Association (ABA) released the results of its latest annual Real Estate Lending Survey, which clearly show signs of caution among loan officers. According to the ABA, more than...

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How to Be a Great Agent Every Day

How to Be a Great Agent Every Day

By Bob Corcoran “My goal in sailing isn’t to be brilliant or flashy in individual races, just to be consistent over the long run.” Dennis Conner Dennis Conner, the great yachtsman, came be known as Mr. America’s Cup. But he could have just as easily been named Mr. Consistent — he won 28 world championships. Now, think closer to home. Think of a top...

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The Four Ps of Real Estate Success

The Four Ps of Real Estate Success

Just like every good chair, every successful real estate sales associate has four legs. If you’re missing one, there’s a chance you could get wobbly and even fall over. You need all four to be sturdy and steady. Luckily, remembering those four legs is as easy as remembering four P words: People, Planning, Process and Performance. Let’s get started. People –...

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