Real Estate Resource Roundup: Top Stories of the Week, 6/14/2014

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Happy Saturday morning! A couple good articles grabbed our attention this week for the Real Estate Resource Roundup. Grab your coffee. We’ll wait!

What to Consider When Looking for the Right Place to Retire
Data points from our Better Homes and Gardens(R) Real Estate survey are included in this New York Times column offering advice for people who are looking to determine the best place for their retirement years.

Economic Concerns Temper Home Buyer Enthusiasm
A combination of rising home prices, higher mortgage rates and general economic concerns seem to be restraining Americans from taking part in the spring and summer home-buying season.  This is proven by survey results showing the difference between May 2014 and June 2010.

Why Are Clients Dissatisfied with Online Real Estate Interactions?
Last year, a study was completed on consumer satisfaction with the online experience of various industries.  Real estate ranked as second to last. This reporter believes that this is due to the changing expectations consumers have of what the Internet can do for them. 

The 10 States Still Getting Slammed By The Housing Bubble
Nevada. Florida. Mississippi. Arizona. Just a few of the 10 states with the highest negative equity rates. Some borrowers are still feeling the side effects of the housing bubble, and millions of Americans are still upside-down on their homes.

Attention Sellers, Here’s How You’re Hurting Your Sale Prospects
Agents Sam Russell and Regina Crothers of BHGRE Metro Brokers offer tips to home sellers to keep in mind in order to not discourage potential buyers.

What’s the Best Brokerage Model for Partnering with Successful Agents?
Joseph Rand of BHGRE Rand Realty recently moderated a discussion about which brokerage model is best suited for partnering with today’s most successful agents.

Finally, if you’re presenting at this coming week’s Realogy FWD Innovation Summit – congratulations! – and be sure to check out How to Win the Grand Prize at the FWD Innovation Summit, 5 tips from former judge Joseph Rand of BHGRE Rand Realty.

In other news, we hope you’re enjoying the new look and feel of Clean Slate! We’d love to hear any feedback below, and of course, if you have anything industry-related you’d like to see us cover, let us know!

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