Real Estate Archive
Last week, RISMedia’s CEO Exchange provided an interactive platform for some of the strongest players in real estate to come together and brainstorm ways to commandeer this slowly recovering market. The two-day event included multiple panels and discussions, covering everything from modernizing technology plans to exploring the Dodd-Frank act.
One particular session, titled, “Increasing Marketshare: Recruiting, Roll-Ins, REOs and Other
This past Labor Day I wrote a Facebook status that stated, “When you love what you do so much that your vocation becomes a vacation, you don't feel like you are laboring that hard. Happy Labor Day everyone!”
I am a firm believer that you have to be passionate about what you do for a living to ever reach your full potential. While I believe this to my core, I also understand that it may sound easy for me to simply tell an audience to “love what they do for a living,” as this can be much more difficult
Realtor.com Business Beat--Doesn't it always come down to time?
When we talk to real estate professionals about what’s holding them back,
RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange brought a ray of light to New York City last week as more than 150 of the most powerful and successful real estate brokerage leaders came together for the day-and-a-half-long event to exchange ideas and strategies key to finding success in today’s slowly recovering market.
While the event focused on finding success in the “new normal,” positive news regarding market conditions was also a common theme. From California to Arizona, Florida and New York, the panelists
As a real estate agent, using social media to market and grow your business can seem daunting. However, in today’s online driven world, developing a working strategy to build your social media presence is imperative.
Real estate professionals who are succeeding in today’s recovering but still fragile market know that a different approach to doing business is critical for increasing revenue and turning a profit. From office space to compensation structures, today’s leading brokers have changed their business models in a variety of innovative ways in order to take advantage of today’s recovering market conditions.
This critical topic was discussed in-depth yesterday at the Yale Club in New York City during RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange. During the session, “What’s Your New Model? Breaking the Mold to Break New Ground,” leading brokers shared how they have changed their business and/or operations model to survive and thrive
A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled, “7 Ways to Grow Your Business Now!” I probably had more response on Facebook and Twitter from that article than any other article that I have written recently. I believe this is because
As real estate continues to recover, there is one essential question we must ask ourselves: How much does the consumer really need us? With the increasing popularity of web-based listing portals and virtual brokerage models, along with widespread access to information, what role will organized real estate play in the future of home buying and selling? This topic will be addressed by top brokers and executives from REALTOR.com, MRIS and the Houston Association of REALTORS® during RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange taking place next week at New York City’s prestigious Yale Club.
Internet search has grown to become an integral part of the lives of savvy retail consumers. Many consumers now find it convenient to shop and buy commodities online. While the retail industry still leads the pack in e-commerce,
Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates following long-term Treasury yields higher amid continued positive data on the housing market. This marks the fourth straight week of fixed mortgage rates gradually moving higher.
According to the report:
• 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.66 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending August 23, 2012, up from last week when it averaged 3.62 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.22 percent.
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC has announced its entrance into Australia with the signing of an exclusive 25-year master franchise agreement with Michael Pallier to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in Australia’s New South Wales market, with its first office set to open in Sydney in September 2012. ...
Buffalo-based HUNT Real Estate ERA has announced that it has achieved $1,002,776,505 in residential sales volume year-to-date through July, exceeding the company’s YTD budget by 2.42% and last year by more than 8%, the 101-year-old company reports. In this same period, HUNT has written 6,534 total units. While the real ...
The unique perspective I have gained from speaking at over 50 events in the last year has taught me that while most people want the amazing and spectacular, what they really need is the simple.
The most common question I get from people both live and via my social media sites, is, “What’s the one thing that I can do to create more business in the next month?” The truth is that there’s no quick fix. Getting to the closing table takes time, repetition and persistence.
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In the second quarter of 2012, fixed-rate loans accounted for more than 95 percent of refinance loans, based on the recently released Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) Quarterly Product Transition Report. Refinancing borrowers