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Survey: Agents on how predictive analytics will impact their businesses
Survey: Agents on how predictive analytics will impact their businesses

Can technology predict where leads will come from and which neighborhoods will be booming next? Agents weigh in.

Best business books according to top producers
Best business books according to top producers

For many agents, a robust reading list helps them retain balance while also learning new techniques and information. We spoke with a few agents who are leading the pack in sales in their areas to find out what should be...

How Opportunity Zones could spur housing growth
How Opportunity Zones could spur housing growth

More than a year after being signed into law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act remains among the most well-known and hotly debated achievements of President Donald Trump’s administration. As the first tax filing season under the new law approaches,...

The national view: An interview with NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun
The national view: An interview with NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun

When it comes to getting a clear view of the intersection of real estate and the economy, Lawrence Yun is perfectly suited to the task. The chief economist of the National Association of Realtors recently talked with us to offer...

Teamwork makes the dream work for Realtors
Teamwork makes the dream work for Realtors

More Realtors are becoming part of a real estate team,­ as consumers are increasingly wanting experts in certain specialties throughout the course of their buying or selling process. The National Association of Realtors’ 2018 Teams Survey found that 26 percent...

How to recruit the best agents to your firm
How to recruit the best agents to your firm

One of the main challenges a managing broker will face is recruiting top agents to join their team — someone who not only fits their culture, but can achieve sales and serve as a brand ambassador for their brokerage. Engel &...

Survey: Agents on how lenders can help their clients with home financing
Survey: Agents on how lenders can help their clients with home financing

Read more from our Lending issue Cover story: Lending experts on what to expect in home financing Mortgage fraud grows as home prices and demand increases Lender sentiment slips amid growing competition and savvy borrowers

Lender sentiment slips amid growing competition and savvy borrowers
Lender sentiment slips amid growing competition and savvy borrowers

Heading into the end of a year filled with volatility, the mortgage lending industry continues to look at its present and future performance as a glass half-empty. According to the latest Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey by Fannie Mae, the industry’s...

Mortgage fraud grows as home prices and demand increases
Mortgage fraud grows as home prices and demand increases

Instances of mortgage fraud risk grew 12.4 percent since last year, according to CoreLogic’s Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index. Approximately one in 109 applications, or 0.92 percent, of all mortgage applications contained indications of fraud. This is up from one...

Wire transfer fraud: What agents can do to prevent it
Wire transfer fraud: What agents can do to prevent it

In 2017, the real estate industry saw almost $1 billion in attempted or diverted funds from buyers, sellers, title companies and escrow agencies into the pockets of online hackers. Wire transfer fraud is not a new problem for the industry,...

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