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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Down Payments Go Up for First-time Buyers

Fewer first-time homebuyers are finding a way to buy a house with a relatively low down payment as their options shrink and lenders’ down payment requirements rise. ...


Give Closing Gifts That Open Doors—with Your REALTOR Benefits® Program

The selling season is in full swing, and savvy brokers are focusing on continuing their sales momentum by providing clients with memorable closing and thank-you gifts. This final contact with clients can keep your agents top of mind, helping to lead to referrals and future business. So…do you have a ...


Hot Property: Akon Produces a Dazzling Flip in Woodland Hills

(MCT)—Akon, the R&B and hip-hop singer and producer, has put his ultra-modern home in Los Angeles’ Woodland Hills neighborhood up for sale at $3.5 million. ...


Real Estate Success: Zen and the Art of Mediation

As real estate agents, successfully learning the art of negotiation and mediation will determine a great deal of your success in your career. I like to think of negotiation and meditation as having many similarities. ...


Vacationers Should Watch out for Potential Scams

(MCT)—Vacation. It’s supposed to be a time to kick back and relax, but if you’re traveling, there can be a lot of stress, from finding the best deal when making the hotel reservations, to getting to and waiting at the airport and ...


RealScout Improves Lead Conversion with Zillow Tech Connect Partnership

RealScout, the platform that powers collaboration between real estate agents and their clients, has announced it has become a partner company with Zillow ™ Tech Connect.  Zillow recently launched Tech Connect, a program that gives agents and brokers the ability to integrate Zillow leads with their ...


Engel & Völkers Enters Colorado Market with New Denver Brokerage

Engel & Völkers North America has announced the opening of its newest premium brokerage in Denver, Colorado. The new shop is led by owner Brown Windle and Steve deGuzman, the principal broker and License Partner, and will provide the firm’s global standard of premium service as Engel & Völkers Denver ...


The .REALTOR Domain Is Coming this Fall

NAR PULSE--Are you ready? Visit www.dotREALTOR.org to find FAQs, pricing and guidelines for you and your agents to choose your .REALTOR domain name. Remember, the first .REALTOR domain is free for the first 500,000 NAR members for the first ...


From Metal to Mortgages: Kittie’s Mercedes Lander Swaps Drum Sticks for Listings

Real estate is a 24/7 job that requires agents to be on-the-go and on their toes. Thanks to time-crunched showing schedules, marketing to-dos, listing presentations, and more, some might say that agents are rock stars. But in some cases…they’re actually metal stars. ...


June Pending Home Sales Slip, but Activity Still above Average

After three consecutive months of solid gains, pending home sales slowed modestly in June, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


4 Things Agents Should Never Say

With real estate markets back on the rise almost everywhere, there sure are a lot of new agents out there. If you’re just starting out in real estate, we’ve come up with four things you shouldn’t say when you are working with ...


Seven Is the New Eight when It Comes to Sleep

(MCT)—Suddenly we’re all talking about sleep—how little we get, how badly we do it. When did something so natural, a simple act we usually take for granted, become such a problem? ...


Great Spaces: Robin Williams’ Napa Valley Winery

Despite the cancellation of his CBS sitcom “The Crazy Ones,” Robin Williams is still a busy man. With a plethora of films making their way to the big screen (including a sequel to the much beloved “Mrs. Doubtfire”), it’s no wonder that ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® President Receives Award

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® congratulates President Joan Docktor on receiving a 2014 SmartCEO Media Brava! Award. The Brava! Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of 25 of Greater Philadelphia’s top women business leaders. “I am honored and humbled to be presented with this award and to be a ...


Consumer Change Brings Beneficial Ad Opportunities for Agents

The glaring changes that have taken place over the past six years are becoming ever more apparent every day within real estate as the industry continues its path of recovery. One of the biggest changes that’s taken place is the shift from ...


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