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Boutique Colorado Brokerage Joins Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has announced the affiliation of BHGRE Fruit & Wine, located in Palisade, Colorado. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the boutique family brokerage works with clients on farm, luxury, residential, commercial and land transactions throughout the Grand Valley and Mesa County.  Broker/owner Tammy Craig established the company in 2004,…

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Networking Cruises to New Levels at September Event

Gathering more than 400 of real estate’s top brokerage leaders and industry experts, RISMedia’s 36th Annual CEO & Leadership Exchange, taking place September 4 – 6 in Washington, D.C., will feature not only a comprehensive educational agenda, but unparalleled networking opportunities, such as Mix, Mingle & Cruise on the Potomac, a can’t-miss reception made possible…

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Consumer Confidence Reverses Course and Decreases in June

As consumers continue to see little relief from inflation—with the Consumer Price Index registering no change in May and the Fed again holding the line with no rate changes—confidence reversed course and fell slightly in June. Consumer confidence decreased from 101.3 in May to 100.4 in June, according to the latest data from The Conference…

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Social Skills: Summer Marketing Strategies for Sizzling Success

Editor’s Note: Social Skills is a bi-monthly feature in RISMedia’s Daily News focused on social media and digital marketing tips, trends and solutions for agents and brokers. Summer is in full swing, and with a new season comes new strategies for success. With home prices reaching a record high, it is more important than ever…

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Home Prices Set Record High in April, But Slowing Down

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index, a key measure of U.S. home prices, reached a new high in April. The rate of price increases has tempered, however, compared to previous months, which could result in a market stabilization as mortgage rates continue to remain generally elevated. The index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a…

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Enhancing the Client Experience

Above, Troy Reierson  Troy Reierson, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona, California and Nevada Properties, has been in and around real estate for more than two decades—jumping feet first into the mortgage industry before moving into the technology space and ultimately getting involved with HomeServices of America via their franchise company, HSF.  “I joined Berkshire…

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Harvard Report Shines Light on Affordability Crisis and ‘Alarming’ Rates of Housing Cost Burden

The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University recently released its annual “State of the Nation’s Housing,” and it paints a bleak picture of a real estate market plagued by inventory and affordability challenges.  During the recent webinar highlighting findings from the report, Daniel McCue, senior research associate at the center, said this…

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Judges Split on Approach to Independent MLSs, NAR Opt-Ins

For independent MLSs, opting into the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) settlement was a tough decision, and potentially costly. But for those who did, the hope—and expectation—was that they would be free of the uncertainty, cost and stress of commission litigation.  But that does not appear to be a sure thing at all, at least…

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How to Price a Condo Correctly

Pricing a condo correctly is essential for a successful sale. I will guide you through detailed, actionable steps to ensure your condo is priced right. You will learn the following information which will help you price your condominium appropriately based on the current real estate market: How to conduct a comprehensive market analysis. The importance…

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How to Leverage Social Media in 2024

In the bustling realm of social media, it’s essential to recognize that success isn’t solely achieved through content creation. While crafting compelling content is undoubtedly valuable, it’s just one segment of a multifaceted strategy needed to thrive online. In the digital landscape, where attention spans are fleeting and competition is fierce, mastering community management and…

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