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29 May 2011 - 18:54, by , in House To House, No comments
  Home sales are expected to stay on an uptrend through 2012, although the performance will be uneven with mortgage constraints weighing on the market, according to experts at a recent NAR residential real estate forum. Lawrence  Yun, NAR chief economist, said existing-home sales have been underperforming by historical standards and will rise gradually but...
28 May 2011 - 12:23, by , in news, No comments
This Memorial Day we pause to thank those who serve our country.
24 May 2011 - 15:21, by , in House To House, No comments
Realtors® from across Arkansas met with legislators, public policy makers and industry leaders earlier this month to address pressing concerns and issues that affect home owners, aspiring home owners and real estate investors everywhere as part of the National Association of Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Arkansas Realtors® representing local Realtor® boards from...
23 May 2011 - 15:10, by , in News Releases, No comments
Numbers Down Due to Severe Weather in State             LITTLE ROCK (April 23, 2011) – The Arkansas REALTORS® Association released its April 2011 Housing Report this morning.  The report shows the number of homes sold in the 42 county area covered by the report were down 23 percent compared to the same month last year and that average...
18 May 2011 - 15:57, by , in news, No comments
The following is a “sneak peek” in to the April 2011 Housing Statistics report distributed by the Arkansas REALTORS® Association.  Director of Communications for the Association, Amy Glover Bryant, attributes the 30% decrease in the number of units sold in Central Arkansas to the record amount of rainfall and severe weather the region and the state experienced throughout the month...
17 May 2011 - 20:22, by , in news, 1 comment
REALTOR Magazine is seeking your help in identifying nominees for the 2011 Good Neighbor Awards. The program–now in its 12th year–recognizes REALTORS whose extraordinary commitment to community service has helped make their communities better places to live. In November, five winners will be announced in REALTOR Magazine and will be recognized at the 2010 REALTORS...
16 May 2011 - 21:09, by , in News Releases, No comments
            Hot Springs REALTOR® Laurie Rushing Graduates from the NAR Leadership Academy  (Hot Springs, AR) — May 16, 2011 — The Arkansas REALTORS® Association is proud to announce that Laurie Rushing, Principal Broker, Trademark Real Estate, Inc. in Hot Springs, graduated from the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy during the...
16 May 2011 - 15:34, by , in House To House, No comments
Eight in 10 adults agree that buying a home is the best long-term investment a person can make. That is according to a recent nationwide Pew Research Center survey, demonstrating the value that Americans continue to place on home ownership. To help potential home buyers realize their dream of owning a home, the Arkansas REALTORS...
16 May 2011 - 14:19, by , in news, No comments
The following article by Arkansas Real Estate Commission Executive Director Gary Isom is from the May issue of the Arkansas Realtor: If I were asked to name one fundamental underlying principle of the real estate business that real estate licensees in Arkansas either don’t understand or fail to accept, it would be this: Agency contracts belong...
16 May 2011 - 13:42, by , in House To House, No comments
Whether you are a Realtor®, financial services professional or other service provider you are fundamentally a sales professional. In an economic environment where sales has been so challenging, doesn’t it make sense to get as good at selling as possible?   This column is about doing things a little differently, and a little better, than...