Ed  Watts

Ed Watts

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Announces Renewal of Atlanta Brokerage

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Tue, 2024-04-23 13:51

Above, Kevin Levent Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced today the 10-year renewal of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1979, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate stated that Metro Brokers has expanded to 27 locations and more than 2,400 real estate agents. In 2023, under the…

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RE/MAX Predicts Healthy Homebuying Summer as Inventory Grows

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Tue, 2024-04-23 13:46

  RE/MAX has published its latest housing report, offering key market insights on both a national level and among key metro areas. Key details: Home sales increased 21.6% month over month, from February to March 2024. However, this is a noticeably smaller increase in sales than in March 2023 (37.7%) and March 2022 (33.2%). The…

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UHM revamps leadership team to support growing national footprint

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Tue, 2024-04-23 12:52
Ohio-based Union Home Mortgage boosted its market share by acquiring Amerifirst Home Mortgage. Now it's got a new divisional leadership structure to support its "rapidly expanding, nationwide footprint."

Webinar Recap: How to Diversify Strategies to Break Barriers and Expand Business in a Post-Burnett World

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Tue, 2024-04-23 12:45

In the latest RISMedia webinar—“How to Diversify Strategies That Break Barriers and Expand Business in a Post-Burnett World”—high-level industry leaders discuss how the real estate industry can and must change after the class-action commission lawsuits. The webinar was moderated by Charlie Oppler, CEO of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty and former National Association of REALTORS®…

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Corcoran agent finds her home fraudulently listed on Airbnb

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Tue, 2024-04-23 12:44
Sarah Stewart only learned her Hamptons vacation home was fraudulently listed on the rental platform after someone called her to confirm that they should wire $25,000 outside of the Airbnb platform.

Social Skills: What’s Up With WhatsApp Business? 3 Ways This App Can Help You Connect With Clients

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Tue, 2024-04-23 12:42

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. It’s 2024, and today’s buyers and sellers are a mobile-first demographic, always looking to their phones to research, explore and connect. Communicating with your clients effectively can make…

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Unlocking Success: 5 Key Habits of Profitable Real Estate Agents in 2024

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Tue, 2024-04-23 12:35

In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, success is not merely a matter of chance but a product of deliberate habits and strategies. Having assisted hundreds of real estate businesses with bookkeeping and taxes services this quarter alone, Brandon Green and his team at Alchemy of Money, a leading financial services firm catering exclusively to…

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NAR Settlement Receives Preliminary Approval, Faces Further Scrutiny

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Tue, 2024-04-23 12:20

A federal judge today promptly issued preliminary approval to the landmark settlement agreement struck last month between the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and a class of recent homesellers, a major, if expected step toward finalizing a deal that will see NAR pay $418 million and make major changes to policies and practice. Judge Stephen…

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Be everywhere with Adwerx’s latest digital advertising solution

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Tue, 2024-04-23 11:47
Adwerx's new product involves customers being able to showcase their brands, messages and services on alternative public digital displays, such as retail map kiosks, bus stop screens, office building information panels, digital billboards and anywhere else that a consumer looks for information.

WeWork creditors urge consideration of Neumann’s offer

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Tue, 2024-04-23 11:39
The company's unsecured creditors seem to be tiring of its piles of debt, and say that to not seriously consider the ex-CEO's generous bid on the company is "inexcusable."

New-Home Sales Jump in March

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Tue, 2024-04-23 11:35

As mortgage rates rose back up to the 7% range last week and home prices remain elevated, market signs don’t necessarily point to significant improvement anytime soon. Despite the challenges, however, new-home sales continue to fight through—posting a strong rise in March. New-home sales rose 8.8% in March to a rate of 693,000, up 8.3%…

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38% of homeowners couldn’t afford their home in today’s market

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Tue, 2024-04-23 11:33
Consistent home price appreciation is touted as the main benefit of homeownership; however, runaway home price growth over the past five years has homeowners feeling locked into a financial prison. According to Redfin's latest market study, 38 percent of 3,000 homeowners said they couldn't afford their home if they were to buy it today. As a result, homeowners are staying in place much longer — 59 percent said they've been in their home for at least 10 years and 21 percent have been in their home for at least five.

2024 Rookie of the Year Nominations to Open May 1

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Tue, 2024-04-23 11:26

After two years of incredible industry response—and an expansion to honor not just a national winner but five regional winners and 20 runners-up—RISMedia’s third annual Real Estate Rookie of the Year contest opens for nominations on May 1. A program designed to honor real estate agents who are new to the business yet achieving extraordinary…

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