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What a Difference Three Decades Can Make: Embracing Failure for Success

The year was 1994. Netscape Navigator came to market, Tom Hanks portrayed Forrest Gump and we couldn’t get “The Lion King’s” “Hakuna Matata” out of our heads.  It was also the year two pioneering tech companies were born: Amazon and Delta Media Group. Both tech startups would share a common lineage by building success through…

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Utah’s Stratus Real Estate Solutions Joins RE/MAX

RE/MAX has announced the affiliation of Utah’s Stratus Real Estate Solutions to the brand.. Now operating as RE/MAX Stratus, the 60 agents with the office will continue to serve buyers and sellers throughout the Wasatch Front. Of the transition, Ernad Mehinovic, principal broker and local real estate expert, said that he “wanted to be with…

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Harry Norman, REALTORS® Announces Launch of New Luxury Services Division

Harry Norman, REALTORS® has announced the launch of its Luxury Marketing Services Team, a new division dedicated to providing exceptional service to clients buying and selling premier properties in the Atlanta region and beyond. Led by Vice President of Luxury and Culture Emily Norris, Harry Norman, REALTORS® stated that this specialized marketing division underscores the…

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Mortgage Mix: Powell Grilled on Inflation; Rates Once Again Back Below 7%

Editor’s Note: The Mortgage Mix is RISMedia’s weekly highlight reel of need-to-know mortgage-industry happenings. Watch for it each Friday afternoon. As of July 11, 2024, the average 30-year mortgage rate is 6.89% (down from 6.95% the previous week). The 15-year rate is 6.17% (down from 6.25%).  For mortgage rates to come down, interest rates will…

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Report: Share of Homeowners With Sub 5% Mortgage Rate Shrinks Significantly

The mortgage market has been going through a gradual change as it adjusts to higher-for-longer interest rates. With this shift, a rising tide of higher mortgage rates has reshaped the landscape and, notably, is creating a shrinking pool of homeowners with mortgage rates below 5%, according to the July ICE Mortgage Monitor Report. That means…

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A Winning Approach to Training and Coaching

In today’s complex and competitive real estate market, ongoing training and coaching is crucial for professionals aiming to succeed and stand out. In addition to equipping real estate professionals with the necessary tools to refine their skills, improve service delivery and enhance their negotiation capabilities, prioritizing training and coaching is essential to maintaining relevance and…

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Foreclosure Filings Down Year-Over-Year in the First Half of 2024

During the first half of 2024, 177,431 properties in the U.S. had foreclosure filings, according to the Mid-Year 2024 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report from ATTOM Data. This figure represents one in every 794 housing units in the United States.  These rates are down 4.4% from where foreclosures were in 2023—but up 7.8% from where they…

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POWER HOUR: How MLS’s Are Adapting in the Commission Lawsuit Era

With the coming changes no longer allowing offers of compensation on MLS platforms, the cooperative compensation rule lies at the center of the commission lawsuits, putting MLSs squarely in the middle of the conversation.  Two of the nation’s largest MLSs recently made headlines in RISMedia news when they announced new additions to their user platforms…

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As Affordability Challenges Persist, Middle-Income Housing Programs Take Center Stage

While some markets may be starting to see a slight easing in home prices, housing affordability remains a consistent challenge for many markets nationwide. To address the challenge, state and local governments have adopted policies and programs to help alleviate pressure on potential middle-income renters. A recent working paper on this topic, “Subsidizing the Middle:…

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Supporting Sales Professionals Every Step of the Way

Twenty years ago, Claudia Stallings’ parents decided to make the move to Knoxville, Tennessee, and she found herself helping them with their search and discovering a passion for real estate. Stallings became an agent in 2004, was a principal broker for a large branch in 2010, and became a partner and COO of Wallace Real…

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