Check out the highlights from this years Sales Rally held on March 21, at the beautiful MGM in National Harbor. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty...
5 Tips to Turn Sales Meetings into Rocking Sales Rallies
What is your desired outcome for this sales rally? Is it best achieved by going through reports or by spending quality time training, coaching, role playing and interacting with your sales professionals?
Tips for Successful Rent Recovery (Webinar Recap)
With co-hosts NARPM, we hosted a fantastic webinar on the topic of ‘Tips for Successful Rent Recovery.’
What was the downtown rally about outside Roe's office?
They were having a “U.S. Mail: Not for Sale” rally supporting U.S. House Resolution 993 that was part of a national move orchestrated by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), which is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and and Congress of Industrial Organizations.
Chicago Blackhawks' Parade and Rally: A Guide to the Celebration
Get ready to celebrate, Chicago. Friday is the big day when the City will honor the Chicago Blackhawks’ winning the Stanley Cup for the second time in four years with a parade and rally. If the 2010 celebration is any indication of what will be happening this year, it’s a good idea to plan ahead…get... Read more »
10-Year Foreclosure Crisis Recap
As anniversaries go, it's not much of one to celebrate, but this year the foreclosure crisis marks its tenth year. Since Mid-2007, more than 7.8 million homes have been foreclosed according to a new retrospective, published by CoreLogic, on the ten-year rise...
Quick Tip: Show Search Recap
How to include search recaps on printouts or emails of search results in REsearch.
MBS RECAP: Solid, if Moderate Gains for MBS; What FOMC Announcement?
Don't look now, but against a slightly longer-term backdrop, bond markets merely continued in the same old ranges this week, despite being pushed nearer the weak end of that range by the FOMC Forecasts. To be clear, that's FORECASTS , not Yellen. I know we...
MBS RECAP: What Does Microsoft Have to Do With Mortgage Markets?
We were already defensive, to some extent, about the possibility that last Friday's gains were driven by month-end trading needs . Indeed, there was a noticeable lack of buying demand right out of the gate today (both in the overnight and domestic sessions...
MBS RECAP: Weak GDP Helped Some, FOMC got out of the way
Heading into the last hour of trading on this all-star day, bond markets have moved at a fairly average pace, albeit in rate-friendly directions. The direction is welcome, but the magnitude of the move risks being a disappointment considering the magnitude...
MBS RECAP: Red Day but Still OK. Here's Why
Bonds weakened initially, but bounced back during European hours Bonds also defied rising stock prices to hold their ground Bonds also defied a ton of "issuance" to hold their ground Bonds also defied a potential shift in technicals to hold their ground And...
MBS RECAP: Volatile Morning Gives Way to Bond Market Gains
Sad start, but happy ending for bond markets "Tradeflows" (the trading cues that remain after we take away any overt cues like economic data, headlines, and movement in other markets) accounted for much of AM weakness. Tradeflow momentum toward higher rates...
MBS RECAP: Bond Markets Tumble Despite Lack of Data. Here's Why
Today's calendar of economic events was empty . There wasn't even much by way of potential market movers to evaluate. Instead, bond markets were left to their own devices and thus able to convey some of their innate momentum and post-Yellen reaction. As feared...
MBS RECAP: Yellen Passes Without a Trace. What Now?!
All eyes were on Yellen's 10am speech from Jackson Hole, then all eyes were closed as traders fell asleep from boredom. Yellen said nothing we didn't already know, although one headline (about the case for a rate hike being stronger) sent rates initially higher...
MBS RECAP: Be Really Careful About What You Read
Here's why financial news sucks so bad... Sorry, I said "sucks." I realize that might offend three of you, but I'm willing to alienate that half of my audience to emphasize this point. On days like today, where (and I promise you!) the immediate reason for...
MBS RECAP: Exactly What We Were Hoping NOT to See
Today wasn't necessarily a worst-case-scenario for bond markets, but it was reading from the same script. It's the version of the story where the economic data is weaker than expected, but where bonds sold off anyway. From yesterdays close of 101-28, Fannie...
MBS RECAP: Battle of Fed Speakers Results in Firmer Rate Hike Hints
I was writing reprice alerts and chatting with the MBS Live community during the time that I'd normally be writing the Mid-Day commentary. By the time I wrote it, everything interesting that was going to happen today had already happened! (This happens from...
MBS RECAP: Jobs Report Delivers on Promise of Volatility; What's the Return Policy?
We've been tracking a package from the BLS and new it was getting close as of Wednesday morning's major focus on employment metrics. Today we heard the proverbial " doorbell, thud, and rumble of the diesel engine restarting ." When we opened the package, it...
Webinar Recap: How to Boost Sales by Leveraging Your Database
As a real estate professional, it's crucial to build relationships with clients and prospects. This was the topic covered in RISMedia's recent webinar,
How You Can Go Green: A Recap of Our Eco-Friendly Efforts!
Finding info on going green couldn’t be easier than with this quick list from Homes.com. Get a fresh recap on all of our eco-efforts, in time for Earth Day.
Fantasy Football: Week 15 recap and top waiver wire picks
If you rolled that lineup out there in the fantasy football semifinals, you lost this week. The Titans seem to have bought into the performance last week,...