is Heading to Orlando for the Keller Williams Family Reunion!

It’s February and the real estate industry is starting to kick into high gear, but what’s even more exciting is that is heading back to the Keller Williams Family Reunion! This year’s event is being held in the sunny city of Orlando on February 7-10 and, if the festivities of past years are any indication of what to expect in 2015, it’s going to be a big weekend! Continue reading & St. Louis Real Estate Agent Help Couple Find House on TLC’s “My First Home” on TLC

The real estate industry is a hot topic in the media these days, and, along with St. Louis-area agent Allen Brake, will be featured in an upcoming episode of TLC’s hit show, “My First Home.” scored an interview with Brake in which he discussed the do’s and don’ts for first-time buyers. Here are some of his tips:

  • Interview a Variety of Professionals. Brake suggested that every first-time homebuyer take the time and look for a good pro. & Real Estate Agent Allen Brake Help Couple Find a Place of Their Own on TLC’s “My First Home”. He mentioned that a seasoned agent with a great track record will have a better chance of helping the customer find what they are looking for. Continue reading

Get Help 24/7 from the New Homes Connect Support Site!

Get the around the clock assistance you need with the new Homes Connect™ Customer Support website! Your day does not end at 5pm so we created this new website to help support your business efforts when it’s convenient for you. Here is a quick overview of the categories and what you can expect to find. Continue reading

Top 100 Markets See Annual Gains for Tenth Consecutive Month

The most recent Local Market Index and Rebound Reports are in, bringing with them some very familiar news. For the tenth consecutive month, all of the top 100 local markets witnessed annual gains! Furthermore, eighty-three markets saw month-to-month gains. This is further evidence of an improving housing market, which means things are really starting to look up for real estate professionals!

Although 29 out of the top 100 markets continued to show a complete price recovery for the second month in a row, markets like Salt Lake City, UT, Madison, WI, and Chattanooga, TN posted considerable gains in January and are close to full recovery. Continue reading

5 Strategies to Get Your Rental Listing Off the Market Faster

How are you marketing your rental listings? If you’re like most real estate professionals, you’ve probably invested most of your time and money into properties for sale and wait for someone to contact you about a rental. While this strategy may have worked for you in the past, times are changing and more homeowners are deciding to rent their home rather than put it on the market.

Whether it was the need for additional income or it was time to move and they couldn’t get their home sold fast enough, a homeowner would only consider renting their house as a last resort. Nowadays, due to economic and lifestyle trends, we are starting to see an increase in the single-family rental market, and real estate professionals need to realize that it presents a great opportunity to grow your business. Continue reading