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June 2018

Realtors associations collect more revenue, average CEO pay stays the same  — The nation’s 70 largest Realtor organizations collected $672 million in revenue in 2016, and they paid their CEOs nearly $24 million. See our interactive graphic showing revenue and compensation for 71 large Realtor associations. ...

Home prices in many cities hit new records  — Median home prices in 57 of 105 large metro areas rose above their pre-recession peaks in the first quarter of 2018, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. See where your metro area ranks....

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March 2018

Broker-to-Broker Recommended Reading  — The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey. Click here to read part one. ...

Mansion seller sues Zillow over hidden Zestimates  — In the latest bit of pushback against Zillow, the owner of a New Jersey mansion has filed an antitrust suit against the creator of Zestimates. Read an archive article, Homeowner sues Zillow over "sloppy" value estimate....

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January 2018

Family of slain Realtor sues broker for negligence, wrongful death  — Three years after Arkansas agent Beverly Carter was murdered while showing a home, her family sued her brokerage, claiming the company bears part of the blame. See a copy of the Carter family’s lawsuit. ...

Off-market listings soar in some markets  — Most homes for sale are posted on multiple listing services, but a few metro areas are seeing high numbers of pocket listings. Read an archive article that gives a brief background on pocket listings. ...

Broker-to-Broker Recommended Reading  — The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann. Click here to read chapters one and two....

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November 2017

So many leads, so few closings: Tips for converting online prospects  — If you’re paying for online leads but not following up on them promptly, professionally, and persuasively, you’re wasting your precious marketing budget. Watch a video showing Rachel Adams’ online lead conversion tactics. ...

Fewer than half of brokers have clearly communicated safety policies  — The National Association of Realtors has made agent safety a priority after the murder of Beverly Carter, an Arkansas agent who was killed in 2014 while showing a home to criminals posing as buyers. See the NAR’s 2017 Member Safety Report....

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September 2017

Realtor association revenue growth outpaces CEO pay in 2015  — The nation’s 60 largest Realtor organizations pulled in some $600 million in revenue in 2015, and they paid their CEOs more than $20 million, according to Real Estate Broker’s Insider’s annual analysis of tax returns filed by national, state, and regional associations....

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