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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Developers Report Strong Sentiment on Multifamily Market

The National Association of Home Builders' recently released Multifamily Production Index (MPI) held steady with a reading of 54 for the fourth quarter of 2014. This capped the third straight year of quarterly readings consistently at 50 or above. ...


Leading by Example

Focusing on staying positive and setting realistic expectations are just two of the ways you can lead your team to success. Read the following interview with DJ DellaSala,Broker/Owner with Ancient City Real Estate in St. Augustine, Fla., for top tips on making it work in any market. ...


Homeowners Can Now Change Their Home Facts, Watch Zestimate Update Immediately

In recent news, Zillow® began allowing homeowners to see an immediate change to their Zestimate® home value when they edit facts about their home on Zillow. Previously, it took as long as several weeks for the Zestimate to update. ...


Flip Flop: 2014 Rings in Lowest Share of Flipped Homes Since 2011

RealtyTrac® recently released its Q4 and Year-End 2014 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that 136,269 U.S. single family homes were flipped in 2014, 5.4 percent of all single family home sales during the year—the lowest share of flips since 2011. ...


Shooting a Great Home Tour Video with a Smartphone in 10 Easy Steps

We all want to be able to shoot a great home tour. ...


Operating a Lean, Profitable Real Estate Firm

There are many key factors to running a profitable real estate firm. In the following interview, Jim Bray, Broker/Partner with Cutler Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® in Canton, Ohio, gives us the rundown on how he has spent the last 48 years winning ...


Tax Time: 5 Benefits of Buying a Home

Tax time is almost here and many people, when they see their tax bills, will be wondering what they can do to pay less next year. Buying a home continues to provide great tax benefits as ...


For Your Clients: Cast a Wide Net in Hunting for a House

(TNS)—Q: I’ve read recently that it’s getting harder to find rentals. I’m thinking about buying a home after our lease expires. I already have seen all the advice online about cleaning up my credit and saving up for a down payment. Do you have any other words of wisdom about ...


RE/MAX Japan Celebrates 2 Major Milestones

Master franchise RE/MAX Japan has many reasons to celebrate so early in the new year, as it  has opened its first office franchise, RE/MAX Properties Interface, in Tokyo, and also sold its first regional franchise, RE/MAX OSAKA, which includes Japan’s third largest city. ...


NAR Broker Tip of the Month: NAR Schedules 2015 Broker Summits

Due to the success of the 2014 Broker Summit, NAR will hold three REALTOR® Broker Summits in 2015 and the number of seats at each event will increase to accommodate 300 attendees. ...


Hurry, Home Sale! 2 Percent Off?

As I travel about the country teaching, I am hearing some good news about markets where property is selling if it is priced properly—it seems that we are getting better at price reductions and the market is responding. ...


Making Real Estate Easy

Finding success is hard work. In the following interview, Randy Rector, the CEOof Evergreen Realty—HomeSmart in Irvine, Calif, shares how he motivates agents and builds relationships, with ease. ...


How to Slow Down Your Life and Enjoy the Ride, Right Now

It’s finally Friday night, the beginning of a weekend of freedom, which also happens to include your birthday. Your family, friends and spouse all have celebratory plans for you. ...


zipLogix and BackAgent Rollout Extensive Integrated Service

zipLogix, a technology company helping real estate professionals improve productivity and efficiency, and BackAgent, the creator of back office transaction management and intranet solutions for brokers, have launched their seamless integration, the companies have announced. This partnership enhances the user experience for their shared user base, enabling BackAgent users with ...


Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Added 43 New Offices, Doubled Expansion Efforts in 2014

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. continued its nationwide growth in 2014, including the opening of its first office in Nevada, the company announced. In total, Weichert added 43 new offices last year and grew at twice the rate it did in 2013. ...


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