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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Avoiding Claims against Real Estate Licensees Arising from ‘Flips’

In both up and down markets, flips of property have become a revenue-generating cottage industry for investors. In the classic flip situation, an investor will acquire a fixer upper, remodel it, and put it back on the market within three to 12 months, ...


Six Tips to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

If you’re tired of your website showing up on the third page of Google’s search results (because let’s face it—nobody clicks that far), here’s some good news. You can absolutely improve your rankings starting today. The bad news? It’s going to cost you. If you want results right now, you’re ...


Employee Wellness Programs: 5 Legal Reminders

Measuring and ensuring employee wellness is a great way to ground a holistic approach to getting the most out of your workforce. But like any employer initiative, business owners should be careful that their good intentions don't become oppressive or illegal. ...


Institutional Investor Share of U.S. Residential Sales Drops to Four-Year Low in Q3 2014, Cash Sales Also Lower

RealtyTrac®, a leading source for comprehensive housing data, recently released its Q3 2014 U.S. Institutional Investor & Cash Sales Report, which shows that sales to institutional investors—entities that purchase at least 10 properties in a calendar year—accounted for 4.3 percent of all sales of single family homes and ...


Luxury Forum Addresses Financing and Changing Landscape of Luxury Homebuyers

Recently, The RE/MAX Collection hosted its second annual Luxury Forum at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Forum gathered more than 200 luxury home specialists and addresses current issues facing the luxury market. Topics addressed range from business planning and marketing tips to financing solutions for ...


Zillow to Launch Zillow Tech Connect: Reviews

Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), a leading real estate information and home-related marketplace, has announced the launch of Zillow® Tech Connect: Reviews. For the first time, brokers, agents and MLSs will be able to display individual agents’ Zillow reviews on their website through Zillow Tech Connect, the company reported this week. ...


ezFlix LLC Announces Beta Release of a New Mobile App for real Agents

Recently, ezFlix LLC announced its long awaited beta launch of their mobile application, ezFlix. This mobile application allows real estate agents to access their listings on a mobile device and add live video,  still photos, custom voice overs and  empowers them to share those updates with their own contacts, social ...


Zillow Real Estate App Adds New Features for Agents

Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), a leading real estate information and home related marketplace, recently announced it has introduced several new features to the existing Zillow® Real Estate Application exclusively for Zillow Premier Agents and agents who have a free Zillow profile. The new features are designed to help agents respond ...


With Markets Back in Full Swing, REALTORS® Reflect on Past and Future of Real Estate

The housing market has rebounded dramatically from the weak prices and record low sales activity seen in 2010, which was the last time REALTORS® were in New Orleans for the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, here through November 10. ...


Home-Price Gains Hold Steady in Majority of Metro Areas in Third Quarter

Home prices showed continued growth in a majority of metropolitan areas in the third quarter, but all four major regions saw increases at or below 5 percent from a year ago, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. ...


REALTORS® Help New Orleans Native Own First Home

Though she has lived her entire life in the area, Quenetria Harris has never had the chance to own her own home. Recently she and her three-year-old son Ja’kyi are one step closer to that goal, thanks to her hard work and some help from the National Association of REALTORS® ...


Headed to the NAR Conference? Don’t Miss RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum Friday

For almost 20 years and through all types of real estate markets, RISMedia has gathered real estate’s top executives to share their success strategies with industry professionals at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum, held during the NAR Conference & Expo. As we look forward ...


Go Local, Go Mobile

Mobile technology continues to transform the way we do business. Nearly daily enhancements to mobile phones and tablets mean that more and more people are moving to mobile devices to conduct more and more online activities. That makes it a business imperative to meet the changing consumer. ...


Learn, Build, Explore: Exclusive Event for Future Leaders in Real Estate

Broker/owners and agent team leaders registered to attend the NAR Conference and Expo are invited to attend, “Learn, Build, Explore: A Dynamic Industry Event Exclusively for Future Leaders in Real Estate,” hosted by Realogy on Friday, November 7th, 2014 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Feliciana Conference Room, 10th Floor, ...


Auction.com Launches Real Estate’s First Nowcast

Auction.com, an online real estate marketplace, recently launched the real estate industry’s first “Nowcast,” a new housing report that combines industry data, proprietary company transactional data and publicly available Google Trends data to predict market trends as they are occurring— weeks before the findings of other benchmark studies are released, ...


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