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Real Estate News Archive


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands into Texas

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced the addition of Waco, Texas-based brokerage Edwards & Thomas Real Estate to its franchise network. The company, now operating as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Edwards & Associates, is led by Leslie and Thom Edwards. The brokerage will continue to serve ...


Getting the Outdoors Ready for a Summer Showing

While spring may be the hottest selling season, summer gives you an additional opportunity to wow buyers: outdoor staging. ...


Do Your Agents Show ‘Accountability’ on Listing Presentations?

There may be tools you already own that can help you close the gap on reassuring sellers about your marketing efforts. ...


Winning the Data Advantage: A Q&A with Ben Graboske, Senior Vice President of CoreLogic

Paige Tepping: CoreLogic is a leading property information, analytics and services provider. Can you tell us the segment of the company you manage? ...


Bringing Validity to Real Estate Ratings: REALTOR® Excellence Pilot Program Aims to Raise the Bar

As consumers continue to become increasingly savvy and demand more from real estate professionals, the need for a reliable real estate rating system is more important than ever before. While the World Wide Web offers no shortage when it comes to ratings and reviews of the real estate industry and ...


Rising Home Prices, Increasing Equity Spark Move-up Sales

This week’s breaking news regarding the significant jump in April home prices - posting record monthly growth and the fastest year-over-year growth in seven years - is just the latest in a series of statistics confirming that the real estate ...


Bold Marketing Delivers Leads for CENTURY 21® Professionals

In 2010, CENTURY 21® launched a bold plan to shift the conversation from what was one of the deepest downturns in housing to instead focus on the positive attributes of its global network of more than 100,000 sales professionals. ...


RE/MAX Regional Services Launches BrokerFirst

RE/MAX Regional Services (RRS) recently announced the launch of BrokerFirst, an interactive program designed to help brokers successfully grow and manage their businesses. The web-based product can be used from laptop, tablet or mobile phone. BrokerFirst was developed internally by RRS and is currently being rolled out in major markets ...


Save On Professional Hosted E-Mail Services from Rackspace

NAR PULSE—Free email accounts for business email needs may save on costs, however the impact can be costly to your reputation, security and productivity. Rackspace, a new NAR REALTOR Benefits® partner, offers NAR members a unique suite of professional hosted email services at a 10 percent discount off monthly service ...


Success Strategies for Attracting Next Gen Consumers and Agents

One of the top challenges brokers face today is attracting next gen consumers and agents. Brokers need to grasp expectations for both groups while balancing needs of their established ranks. ...


New Jersey Governor and Realogy Chairman Participate in Ribbon-Cutting at Realogy’s World Headquarters

[caption id="attachment_80179" align="alignleft" width="265"] Realogy Holdings Corp. welcomed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Company's new global headquarters at 175 Park Avenue in Madison, N.J. Christie joined Richard A. Smith, Realogy's chairman, CEO and president, ...


Real Living Lifestyles Partners with TaxSaver Network – Expanding Their Portfolio of Integrated Real Estate Services

CEO/President of Real Living Lifestyles, Steve Rodgers, is adding to his company’s portfolio of integrated real estate services, and fulfilling his vision for Real Living Lifestyles to become, “like Angie’s List, meets Amazon, meets real estate agent, helping the public.” ...


NRT Promotes Bob Foster to President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Greater Los Angeles

NRT LLC announced recently that Bob Foster has been promoted to the role of president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Greater Los Angeles in NRT’s Southwest Region. The Greater Los Angeles company has 29 offices and more than 2,000 sales associates. ...


Is Your Technology Working for – or Against – You? We Want to Know!

Take RISMedia’s Technology Survey and Be Entered to Win a Dell M110 Ultra-Mobile HD Projector! ...


Pinterest: ‘Pin It If You Love It’

In our second commentary regarding Pinterest, we suggested evaluating Pinterest to be sure it’s a marketing tool that best fits your brand’s goals and objectives and the best use of your resources and time. We also offered some helpful tips ...