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Real Estate Trends Archive


RISMedia to Honor Industry Innovator with Real Estate Leadership Award

RISMedia is excited to announce its first annual Real Estate Leadership Award will be presented to an industry innovator next month during the real estate news leader’s 16th Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner being held Nov. 11, 2011, in Anaheim, CA. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Location, Location, Location

On a recent visit to Chicago, my first time there, I was anxious to get a lay of the land. I had heard a lot about the city and its similarities to New York; so as a prideful New Yorker, I was eager to disprove those theories. However, before I ...


Market Meltdown Boon: Landlords Welcome Strategic Defaulters

A new survey of former homeowners who have walked away from their homes found that their credit was good enough after foreclosure for the vast majority to rent new housing and few were required to make a larger ...


Ohio Home Sales Soar in September

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—Home sales in central Ohio were up almost 17 percent in September making three consecutive months of home sale increases. According to the Columbus Board of REALTORS®, 1,719 homes sold in September which is 16.6 percent more than the previous year’s 1,474 sales. ...


Home Sales Alert: Slow in September but Still Higher Than a Year Ago

Existing-home sales were down in September on the heels of a strong gain in August, but remain well above a year ago, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


RISMedia Event to Honor Top Brokers, Industry Leaders

Longtime industry leaders and forward-thinking visionaries will be honored during RISMedia’s 16th Annual Power Broker Dinner, taking place during the upcoming NAR Conference & Expo in Anaheim, California. This by-invitation-only networking event will be held at the Anaheim Marriott at ...


Got Agents?

Today’s broker/owners are faced with a profit crisis. Agents want to earn the most money and pay the least in costs. Companies are faced with rising costs, challenges of compensation, stripped-down service companies and the ever-present online “do-it-yourself” competitors. These issues have profoundly changed how brokers must look at their ...


Housing Starts Surge in September

(MCT)—New residential construction surged 15 percent in September, turning in its best performance in 17 months, though economists warned that a housing recovery has yet to take hold. ...


Rising Rents Improve Investors’ Returns

With rents rising faster than last year, the picture for residential real estate investors is getting even better than it already was as a result of once-in-a-generation prices and low interest rates, according to the founder of a leading Internet platform for investors and real estate professionals. ...


Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Honors RE/MAX Co-Founders

The founders of one of the most recognized real estate franchises, RE/MAX, LLC, are being honored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® for their dedication to helping children, a dedication that has inspired more than $100 million in total contributions to the nonprofit organization. ...


The Realty Alliance Tackles the Manager of the Future

The Realty Alliance has invited Jose Perez, founder and chief visionary of PCMS Consulting, to lead a session tackling the all important topic of what role the office manager of the future should play at their bi-annual conference in Portland, OR. In addition to this session, geared towards the owners ...


Webinar Alert: 5 Steps to Tripling Your Online Lead Conversion

1parkplace CEO, Steve Hundley, will present an educational one-hour webinar workshop on the “5 Crucial Steps Needed to Triple Conversion of Broker and Team-Generated Leads.” ...


Confronting the Credit Crunch

At the height of the real estate boom in the mid-2000s, brokers began realizing that to sustain business for the long-term, they would need to climb aboard the “one-stop shopping” bandwagon. At the center of the full-service real estate model? ...


The Real Estate Shrink: Why Broker Won’t Change His Paradigm

Real Estate Shrink: You seem to have a lot of big decisions to make. ...


Houston Home Sales Heat Up

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—Houston temperatures finally cooled a bit in September, but home sales remained hot. Sales of single-family homes climbed nearly 17 percent when compared to one year earlier and accounted for the fourth consecutive month of increased sales volume. The prices of those homes achieved all-time highs for a September ...


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