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20 November 2015

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 11/20/15

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It’s nearly turkey time: hold on to your seats because the holiday season is here!

Lucky for you one thing you don’t have to worry about is keeping up with all the latest news and industry updates; we’ve gathered them together in one convenient spot. So let’s get to it, the Real Estate Resource Roundup is here!

Report Finds Healthy Pace of Price Appreciation in Existing-Home Sales
According to a report by the National Association of Realtors®, median prices for existing homes continued to climb in the third quarter of 2015, but at a healthier pace that could entice more home buyers into the market.

Mortgage Applications Rise 6.2 Percent
Home loan borrowers seem undeterred by higher interest rates as the total of mortgage applications rises from last week.

The Changing Face of the American Homeowner [Infographic]
With the homeownership rate taking a hit, it’s important to acknowledge the recent changes in the typical American homeowner.

Mobility Is More Important Than Ever, and Here’s Who’s Missing Out
A new report argues some of that worry is misplaced: While mobility is no longer climbing, as it did for the first half of the 20th century, it has been fairly consistent for most Americans since the 1980s. Unfortunately, one group has been left behind.

Why You Should Sell Before Winter Hits
Homeowners wavering between selling and waiting should consider these five important reasons to do it now before the dead of winter.

Four Renovations That Could Decrease Your Home’s Value
As real estate professionals know, listing prices are established by looking at what comparable homes are selling for in the same market, and the following renovations could negatively affect that.

It’s the Little Things That Count With International Clients
Being a top producer does not always translate into being able to work with a diverse set of clients. Learn what international clients need from you during the real estate process.

Which Working Benefits Do Millennials Value Most? [Infographic]
With an emphasized importance on company culture, the millennial generation continues to look for particular workplace benefits.

Eight Tough-Minded Traits That Assure Success
Make the last weeks of 2015 count by refreshing your professional attitude. Adopting these eight traits will guarantee a successful end to the year for you!

Personalization Drives Email Marketing to New Heights
Nearly all of the marketers in a recent study disclosed that open rates improve and unsubscribe rates decrease when emails are personalized.

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, we took a look back at our incredible experience at National Association of Realtors® annual Conference and Expo! And if you have a few minutes, please participate in our “Real Estate and Social Media” survey. We’d like to find out how you’re using social media to build your business, and if you’re not, we’d love to know why. As always, be sure to follow #BHGRE on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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