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8th Annual Holiday Toy Drive A Success
   Thursday, January 03, 2013 

More than 330 children in Alabama had something from Santa this year, thanks to the generous efforts of our clients, vendors, and friends.

7th Annual Toy Drive a Success!
   Wednesday, January 04, 2012 

The 7th Annual RealSource Holiday Toy Drive was a big success thanks to all our clients, vendors and friends!

MyBusiness Magazine Features RealSource's Innovation
   Monday, May 16, 2011 

RealSource is featured in the May/June 2011 issue of MyBusiness Magazine in an article about business innovators.

RealSource President featured in National Magazine
   Friday, December 17, 2010 

My Business MagazineRealSource president Doris Phillips was featured in My Business magazine.

RealSource Launches Drive for 600 Toys
   Monday, November 22, 2010 

Needed: 600 Toys for Children in our Community

RealSource launches the 6th Annual Holiday Toy Drive and needs your help!


RealSource wins Beautification Award
   Wednesday, September 15, 2010 

RealSource Office BuildingRealSource was named the winner of the City of Pelham Commercial Beautification Award for September 2010 for building and grounds in Pelham, Alabama.

RealSource's Phillips in Good Housekeeping
   Tuesday, February 09, 2010 

Doris Phillips in Good Housekeeping MagazineThe March 2010 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine features RealSource president Doris Phillips.

Another Successful Toys-for-Tots Drive!
   Wednesday, December 23, 2009 

ToysForTotsTrainLogo.gifThank you to everyone that contributed to RealSource's Annual Toys-for-Tots drive. Together over 400 new toys were donated and provided to Toys-for-Tots!

Help Provide a Toy for a Child in Need
   Wednesday, November 19, 2008 

Toys for TotsRealSource is an official Toys-for-Tots collection site.  Bring your new, unwrapped toy by our office and help make the holidays better for a child!

RealSource Now Provides Office Space
   Monday, November 10, 2008 

RealSource now provides furnished offices by the day, month or year. Office plans include utilities (electricity, water, sewer, garbage), furniture, fax and copier access, broadband Internet access, janitorial service, complimentary coffee and more.

  Read More... Interviews RealSource President
   Thursday, October 02, 2008 interviewed RealSource President Doris Phillips to get a better explaination for the public of real estate closing costs and estimates.

Major Shift in Experience Level of Birmingham Real Estate Agents
   Wednesday, October 01, 2008 

Based on survey results from 2007 and 2008, experienced real estate agents and Realtors® in the metro-Birmingham market are becoming more proactive while inexperienced agent’s level of activity is significantly declining.


National News

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:46:03 -0500

The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) is calling on the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to join the organization in supporting federal legislation that would amend existing civil rights laws -- including the Fair Housing Act -- to prohibit discrimination or segregation based on sex, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:45:12 -0500

Brokerages know how hard it is to optimize their digital marketing efforts and to support those of their agents. TorchX’s powerful platform solves this pain point in one system.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:00:33 -0500

New home sales are finally on an upward path, after three months of month-over-month declines. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)...

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:58:02 -0500

All the latest real estate market news.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:50:28 -0500

Redfin’s Housing Demand Index, which is based on Redfin customers requesting home tours and writing offers across 15 major metro areas, fell 6.5 percentage points to 105 in March -- the second consecutive month of declines this year.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:21:55 -0500

The tech brokerage Mdrn. launched Stoop, a New York City rental platform, in 2017. The rental site's numbers almost a year later are tiny, but growing.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:00:34 -0500

Inman Group® announced 34 companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect in San Francisco, July 17 - 20, 2018.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:41:05 -0500

The signs are out, the lights are on, the door is open, and there’s the smell of fresh baked goods in the air. It’s showtime for your open house, the old-school marketing event that even with the dawn of virtual tours can still be a major lead generator for real estate agents while serving as an important step in the selling process.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:20:46 -0500

Home prices across the country are continuing a rise akin to the 15 years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price NSA Index.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:36:14 -0500

Amazon is building a series of robots that will drive around the home with built-in cameras, according to a report Monday by Bloomberg, which said the robots will be named "Vesta," after the Roman goddess of hearth and home, and launch by 2019.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:24:34 -0500

In Denver and Salt Lake City, where unemployment is low, occupancy of manufactured homes, including mobile homes, has soared by triple digits even as rent continues to rise.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:00:18 -0500

Laura Levy is a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, specializing in home sales in Lyons and Boulder, Colorado. Her activity in such a vibrant market means Levy needs the right tools in her kit to find buyers and sellers -- and then help them achieve their real estate dreams.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:00:15 -0500

There was a collective gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands by some Associations when MLS of Choice became the law of the land. We saw the same thing happen when the National Association of Realtors (NAR) adopted Core Standards for local and state associations. Yet these changes had little effect on most associations or MLSs. Why? Simple answer: good leadership.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:38:47 -0500

“Agents who are on teams tend to stay on teams for two to three years,” Lamacchia explained, “and I knew a few years in that I’d never be able to build the monster I wanted to under that setup.” Lamacchia will share his story about how he identified and solved his biggest real estate growth problem only at Inman Connect San Francisco.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:38:31 -0500

Ontology is a powerful new way of processing data. And if gene ontology has given us a mapped human genome, imagine what ontology can do when applied to real estate data. Tavi Truman will explain in a special session at Hacker Connect.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:15:42 -0500

When speaking to a friend who works for a CRM company, she asked about the processes and tasks that real estate agents do. In her mind, it was just a few things, but to her surprise, I rattled off 50 different things that the average agent does. As a result of that conversation, she had an a-ha moment about why it’s so hard to disrupt real estate.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:00:54 -0500

Being a successful real estate agent means being productive. You want to accomplish things in the shortest time possible because you have major goals. You want to work smart, and you definitely don’t want to get bogged down in unproductive tasks.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:27:14 -0500

The Houston affiliate voted overwhelmingly last Monday to oppose the increase after an internal survey found that 97 percent of the local affiliate’s 34,000 members opposed the additional fees...

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