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BREAKING: Trulia Enters into Agreement to be Acquired by Zillow

BREAKING: Trulia Enters into Agreement to be Acquired by Zillow

As a valued real estate professional with a profile on Trulia, I wanted to reach out personally to let you know that we have just announced that Trulia has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Zillow. You can read the details in the complete press release here: ir.trulia.com.   This will be […]

June 2014 Home Sales Surge Ahead by 13 Percent

June 2014 Home Sales Surge Ahead by 13 Percent Mid-Year Report Shows Increase in Total Sales and Average Price ► Total residential sales in June 2014 were 1,272 compared to 1,128 in June a year ago (13% increase) ► Average price in June 2014 was $220,469 compared to $230,349 in June 2013 (4% decrease) ► […]

Kicking Off July CE Classes This Week!

Kicking Off July CE Classes This Week!

  17 Secrets to Bullet Proof Contracts Wednesday, July 9, 2014 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $25.00 if registered by 7/9/14 $30.00 the day of the class. Come join instructor Mike Carraway as he teaches how to make sure your contracts don’t fall through on the sale. REGISTER ONLINE   Property Management A Thurs, July […]

Safest Places to Live in Alabama

The 10 Safest Places In Alabama By Movoto Real Estate   1. City of Helena2. City of Mountain Brook3. City of Vestavia Hills4. City of Pleasant Grove5. City of Alabaster6. City of Hartselle7. City of Fort Payne8. City of Madison9. City of Hoover10. City of Moody   READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE

Alabama CCIM Chapter Wins 1st Place in CCIM Institute’s 2013 President’s Cup Award

Alabama CCIM Chapter Wins 1st Place in CCIM Institute’s 2013 President’s Cup Award

**Information taken from press release The Alabama CCIM Chapter of the CCIM Institute, a Chicago-based commercial real estate affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, was recognized for excellence at the organization’s Midyear Business Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee, April 28-May 1. The CCIM Institute confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and has more […]

Five Steps Every REALTOR® Should Take Today

Five Steps Every REALTOR® Should Take Today

  The following article was authored by Saul Klein in 1997, then President of InternetCrusade, the organization responsible for creating the REALTOR e-PRO® Certification course. e-PRO is the only NAR approved Internet Certification Program. The vision for the early e-PRO Certification was to create a well-trained, core group of real estate professionals who are thriving […]

CCIM Reports: Transactions, Interest, Prices On The Rise Nationally

CCIM Reports: Transactions, Interest, Prices On The Rise Nationally

CCIM Institute members from around the country reported Increasing deal flow, rising property prices, and growing interest from serious buyers across all five major commercial real estate property sectors in the organization’s 1Q14 Quarterly Market Trends report, which features transactional and market data from members of the global affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®. […]

BROKERS: You’re Invited  2014 REALTOR Broker Summit

BROKERS: You’re Invited 2014 REALTOR Broker Summit

Join us for the 2014 REALTOR® Broker Summit being held August 6-7 in Atlanta, GA. The summit begins on August 6th at 2 PM and concludes on August 7th at noon.   The 2014 REALTOR® Broker Summit will allow you to: Hear from industry leaders about issues of concern to you and your business Take part […]

NAR Board OKs Mandatory Core Association Standards

NAR Board OKs Mandatory Core Association Standards

In a sweeping move to improve the professionalism of associations of REALTORS® across the country and the level of service they provide to members, the NAR Board of Directors today passed a set of mandatory standards that touch on every aspect of association operations.   “This is an issue of professionalism in our industry,” said […]

Global News Update: NAR Backs Changes to FIRPTA

Global News Update: NAR Backs Changes to FIRPTA

NAR Backs Changes to FIRPTA   Legislation to amend the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) is currently under discussion in the U.S. House and Senate. NAR, which has historically remained neutral on FIRPTA, is recommending passage of the amendment to promote foreign investment in U.S. real estate while keeping taxation fair and […]