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    Playing the Long Game: Rocket Mortgage CEO Unpacks Company Growth, Real Estate Agent Relations and More

    It never hurts to have a strong north star to guide your company through turbulent times. That certainly rings true in the mortgage lending industry, which has been on a rollercoaster ride amid surging rates and persisting economic uncertainty that has dealt crippling blows to many companies in the sector. While Rocket Mortgage hasn’t gone…

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    Home Prices Stumble, Still Up Year-Over-Year

    The latest data from the leading index on home prices showed the largest month-to-month deceleration in prices in history, with a 2.3% deceleration between June and July, as the possibility of a painful housing correction continues to loom. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index showed that prices were up 15.8% year-over-year in…

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    New Home Sales Snap Back in August With 28.8% Surge

    Just as folks started getting used to hearing about the cooling housing market, new single-family home sales surprisingly snapped the trend with a sizable surge in August. According to a joint report from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the seasonally adjusted sales rate was 685,000, marking a…

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    Foreclosures Remain Rare as Americans’ Fear Increases

    Foreclosures remain a rare occurrence in the U.S, however many Americans fear this possibility, as observed by a new report from LendingTree released this week. According to LendingTree’s foreclosure report, most American adults are neither living in households behind on their mortgage payments nor are they facing the threat of foreclosure in the near future.…

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    LeadingRE Selects Virtuance & Diakrit for ‘Solutions Group’ Business Resources Program

    Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has selected Virtuance & Diakrit for its Solutions Group. This program offers preferred business resources for the company’s global network of 550 market-leading real estate firms, a release noted. Virtuance & Diakrit provides high-quality marketing content including magazine-quality photography, 2D and 3D floor plans, virtual tours, digital renovating,…

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    Three Things Every Team Needs to Scale Efficiently

    Real estate teams offer big benefits, especially for agents searching for increased opportunities and growth. When building your team, finding the right strategy for scaling your business should take priority—and efficiency should be a cornerstone of your overall plan. Whether your team is just getting started or is well-established in your marketplace, it’s important to…

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    Building a Better Real Estate Business

    I wish being good at real estate automatically translated into being good at business. If the two went hand-in-hand, there’d be more success in this industry and fewer sad stories of agents failing or moving on to other careers. Unfortunately, being good at real estate doesn’t make one good at the business of real estate.…

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    How Brokerage Leaders Can Help Agents and Teams Adapt to Market Changes

    Leadership author John Maxwell wrote, “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” And when real estate markets shift, it provides a massive opportunity for leaders. After spending a decade or two (or three) in this business, you already know that change is an inherent aspect of real estate markets. However, when we are in the middle…

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    How to Increase Your Credit Score to Buy a House

    When you are buying a home and getting a mortgage, the purchase price isn’t really what you are paying. The actual cost of the house is how much you pay in interest to the mortgage lender. If you get a better interest rate from the lender, your payments will be less. Those who have the…

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    United Real Estate Group Crosses $35 Billion Threshold in Annual Sales

    United® Real Estate Group has announced its annual sales volume exceeded the $35 billion threshold in the twelve-month period ended August 31, 2022. This marks the first time in United’s history where the company has passed this threshold. “While no trophies are awarded for hitting new sales volume records, we are proud of the tens…

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