Minerals in place underneath the surface of the earth, including oil and gas, can be owned separately from the surface of the property. So what does that mean to buyers and sellers?
With help from a REALTOR® Party Level III Smart Growth Action Grant, the Land of the Sky Association of REALTORS® takes a leadership role in finding a winning balance of parkland and mixed-use development for an unsightly property in the heart of the City of Asheville, North Carolina.
Understanding how visitors interact with your website is critical information to have. How can you improve your sites’ functionality, if you don’t know what needs to be fixed? Two primary metrics to watch are average time on site and average pages viewed per website session.
By Paul Salley, Manager of Marketing Strategy & Business Development
Average time on site is simply the amount of time a user spends on a website in a single session or visit. REAL Trends has analyzed hundreds of top brokerage websites across the country, including traffic behaviors through Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free tool that every brokerage should use to monitor web traffic and activity. Through this research, we learned that the average time spent on a brokerage website is between five and six minutes. Average pages viewed per website session are the number of pages on your website a user looks at in a single visit. This average for brokerage sites is 7.15 pages.
State attorneys general and financial services regulators may be highly motivated to ramp up their enforcement activity in any perceived void created by Cordray’s eventual departure.
By Sue Johnson, Strategic Alliance Consultant
Both critics and supporters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are awaiting developments that will determine the direction of the agency over the next several years.
Predictions for the national real estate market.
By Steve Cook, Editor of Real Estate Economy Watch
Last year was not a great one for the housing economists who forecast home sales. Most, include NAR and Fannie Mae, predicted that existing homes sales would end up south of a 3 percent increase over 2015. In fact, sales did a little better, rising 3.2 percent for the best sales year since 2006.
The power of your real estate firm and brand is strengthened by the caliber of people you have supporting it. Finding the right people who share your vision, work ethic and culture is no small feat.
By Deirdre LePera, Director of Business Development
Several employees can have one or two of the characteristics above (vision, work ethic, cultural fit), but the almost-there approach only works for so long. Ultimately, it's the employees who align with you in all three areas that drive the success of your company short-term and the success of your brand long-term.