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Real Estate Trends Archive


RREIN Broker Spotlights: A People-to-People Approach

Top producing brokers and agents know that building strong relationships with your clients is critical to real estate success. “The more you know, the better you can serve your customers. An informed customer will make the best decision,” says Scott MacDonald, President of RE/MAX Gateway. Read on as RISMedia’s Barbara ...


Impatient Buyers Target Homes Before They Go on Sale

(MCT)—House hunters frustrated with the market’s supply of homes have shifted their search from the streets to underground. ...


Northern California’s MLSListings Inc., Syndicates Directly to HomeFinder.com

HomeFinder.com, an online real estate search site and provider of digital marketing solutions for real estate agents, has announced its strategic partnership with MLSListings, Inc. The direct syndication of MLSListings Inc., to HomeFinder.com advances the search and advertising solutions for the real estate community throughout Northern California. ...


Good News in Real Estate: Housing Market May Be on Rise

(MCT)—The housing market’s long, cold winter may finally be heading into a springtime thaw. ...


Strong Sales in February Impact March Stats

Sales of newly built, single-family homes declined 7.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 328,000 units in March from an upwardly revised, robust pace of 353,000 units in February, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Commerce Department. ...


RREIN Broker Spotlights: Defying the Market

Energy, vision and teamwork are the three qualities that Century 21 Affiliated executives attribute to their company’s success and ability to defy housing market challenges in their markets of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Northern Illinois. Read on to learn how Bill Kessler and Dan Kruse have leveraged their experience and success ...


New Rules Aim to Speed up Short Sales

(MCT)—The short sale process could get a lot quicker starting this summer under new rules that will require lenders to respond to offers within a month. ...


Marketing Matters: The Thumbnail Guide to Mobilizing Your Email

(eM+C)—How would your business fare if you ignored half of your audience? If you haven't updated your email program for mobile devices, you've done precisely that. ...


March Bay State Home Sales Rise 20 Percent

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—Sales of single-family homes and condominiums in Massachusetts rose by double-digit percentages in March—marking the strongest first quarter since 2007, according to a new report by The Warren Group. ...


Social Media Marketing with Pinterest

Pinterest is a new social cataloging site rapidly gaining popularity as the third largest social network site in traffic behind Facebook and Twitter. Its membership is in millions with major audience being educated women under age of 45. The interesting fact is that an average user spends over 89 minutes ...


Watch Your Mouth

If you ask the average person how they feel they can give you an answer but not too many can tell you how they got there. Some people believe that they feel a certain way because of whatever the weather happens ...


Help Your Agents Get Ready for Nationwide Open House Weekend

In the spirit of Nationwide Open House Weekend, which takes place April 28-29, read about a brand new agent who successfully landed a client from her first open house. To help your agents get ready for open house season, REALTOR.com® provides a link to a full set of open house ...


Close More Online Leads with the RIGHT Follow-up

REALTOR.com® Business Beat—The vast majority of online leads close after first contact, so staying in touch over the long-term is the “secret sauce” to converting them. ...


Top 5 in Real Estate Network Spotlights: Becoming a Real Estate Resource

Becoming a top real estate resource takes dedication and commitment to not only your business, but your client. “Today, real estate is all about the client; it is not about us. I always try to keep top of mind what will best serve the needs of the client,” says Priscilla ...


9 Cities and Both Composites Hit New Lows in February

Data through February 2012, released recently by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, showed annual declines of 3.6 percent and 3.5 percent for the 10- and 20-City Composites, respectively. ...


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