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5 September 2014

Real Estate Resource Roundup: Top Stories of the Week, 9/5/2014

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It’s the first weekend of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate National Open House Month, and we’re ready to roll! How about you? Tell us in the comments below if you’re hosting an Open House this weekend! In the meantime, here are a few articles in our Real Estate Resource Roundup to get you on your way.

What if Nike Opened a Real Estate Company?
Zach Schabot, the founder of GoConnect and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate® Go Realty, hypothesizes about what a real residential real estate firm opened by Nike would look like and how it would function if it ever existed.

Baby Boomers on the Quest for the Perfect Retirement Location
According to our latest BHGRE® survey, Baby Boomers are optimistic about living out their lives’ passions, unrestrained by traditional planned retirement communities.

The Next Housing Crisis: Aging Americans’ Homes
So, while Boomers are optimistic about their future, one thing to consider is that we’re facing a lack of affordable, physically accessible and well-located homes for America’s aging population — especially those with low incomes, according to a new study released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies & AARP Foundation.

3 Reasons Sellers Need a REALTOR® to Price Their Home
Despite the existence of automated valuation model sites, which use statistical modeling techniques that calculate property value, there are still several reasons why real estate agents are so important in any real estate transaction.

Realogy Supports First LGBT-Centric Real Estate Conference
We’re excited to be supporting (and participating!) in the first conference of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals next month. Definitely let us know below if we should expect to see you in Florida!

When Will Real Estate Agents Stop Believing in Magical Solutions that Lead to Instant Success?
To many, being a real estate agent seems to be all about lead capture and buying leads, but it’s the relationships themselves that bring in business — relationships that take time and effort and are usually built one at a time.

Converting Leads into Clients More Successfully
Lisa Gartman, a REALTOR® with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Leading Edge Properties in Petaluma, CA, discusses strategies for gaining leads and turning them into tangible results.

4 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Team Leaders
Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate held a seminar on the benefits of team building for brokers, with positive growth as the focus for brokers who face the dilemma of whether to allow associates to build their own teams without blurring the lines between team leader and owner.

“Monster Bash” Benefiting Sunshine Kids Foundation
In the good works category, the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Gary Greene Bay Area office is hosting “Monster Bash” to benefit the Sunshine Kids Foundation on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

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