Real Estate Resource Roundup – 1/23/15

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Can you believe we’re already closing out the third full week of 2015? How are your resolutions going? Take a quick break to catch up on some industry news in this week’s Real Estate Resource Roundup.

Sales of Existing Homes in U.S. Rise Less Than Forecast
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes rose less than forecast in December as higher prices discouraged first-time buyers.

What Could Derail the Housing Market in 2015
While hopes are high for 2015’s spring market, there are several headwinds that could derail some of that optimism.

Economists See Housing-Market Pickup
Economists at the International Builders Show said that while 2014 proved disappointing they expect construction and home buying to accelerate in 2015, driven by strong job growth and improving consumer confidence.

3 Tech Innovations That Solve Real Estate Problems
We saw a couple of these interesting technology-based solutions for real estate during Realogy FWD last year. Still, good ideas transcend time, check out these helpful tools.

The Global Economy and the U.S. Real Estate Market
The U.S. is one of the few countries with a rather optimistic outlook for 2015, but turmoil in the global economy and political landscape, as well as upheaval in key industries clouds that optimism.

3 Supercharged Tips to Prevent Real Estate Client Meltdowns
Leighton Dees of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Generations discusses a few proven “emotion management” solutions to help make their clients’ experiences what they should be: smooth and exciting.

From earlier today, on Clean Slate:

Social Media Check-In
While people are still dating documents 2014 instead of 2015, now’s the perfect time to take stock of your social media channels, figure out what’s working for you and what’s not. And, while you’re there, take the time fine-tune your follower/following lists on each channel.

And…if you’re still thinking about your 2015 resolutions we asked about above, and are struggling to keep them, you’re not alone. Here’s a helpful article on how to stick to your resolution when you want to quit. You’re welcome!

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