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Todays Real Estate News Archive


For Your Clients: Tips for Boomerang Homebuyers

(MCT)—Folks in the housing biz love people who want to buy homes. And these days, many real estate and mortgage brokers feel especially fond of so-called rebound or boomerang buyers — people who lost a home to foreclosure, but are now ready ...


Home Protection Plans: More Value, More Security

It happens more than you’d think. A deal is in the process of being finalized when something goes wrong in the home. Maybe it’s a problem with the plumbing or electrical system, or maybe it’s a dreaded furnace replacement. An unfortunate issue like this could bring tension and further negotiation ...


Jobs in Home Building and Remodeling

Home building is an industry dominated by small businesses around the nation. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveal the many job categories within the industry and their relative concentrations. ...


What to Consider when Upgrading your Technology

(BPT)—The holidays are over and if you're left looking at a fruit cake and a room full of white elephant gifts, you're probably thinking it is time to find the perfect present for yourself. ...


Perfect Execution of the Basic Fundamentals

I learned a long time ago that success is neither magical nor mysterious; rather, it’s the perfect execution of the basic fundamentals. ...


Lessons from a Real Estate Entrepreneur: Personalizing the Customer Experience

The real estate industry has long been an entrepreneur’s playground. Knowing how to get started and acquiring the needed skills to start your own business are essential, but the basics will only take you so far. If you want to maximize your rate of success, you need to be able ...


Getting to the Heart of Social Strategies

Search engines and social media sites handle billions of queries each day, and many of those are people who are looking to buy or sell a home, entering related terms in an attempt to find the agent and property that matches their ...


Make Your Content Experience Work for Your Future Buyer

It has been encouraging to see a growing crop of real estate brands serving consumers with the information they need to answer their buying questions: What is the area like? Are home values growing? Which school will my daughters attend if we ...


Relationships Key to Management’s Overhaul Attempt

(MCT)—QUESTION: Several months ago, I was hired to turn around a department which was not meeting expectations. Although the staff seemed to agree that change was needed, they apparently don’t like having an outsider in charge. Many old-school employees are resisting new ideas, and even my direct reports have begun ...


Meditative Focus Improves Both Health and Business Intuition

Sitting down with the intention of stilling one’s mind and body is no longer the sole province of hippies and Eastern medicine aficionados, says leadership expert Dr. Stephen Josephs. ...


Traversing Mixed Markets

Most industry professionals have a handle on their market demographics, but what happens when your market consists of multiple conditions and diverse populations? Read on as Abraham Chehebar, President of Weichert, REALTORS® in Best Beach Real Estate, Miami, Fla. talks about working ...


Hey, Boss: Will You Relocate Me and My Job?

Human resources executives of global companies, take note: If you want to bring smiles to the faces of your relocating employees, tell them you have a job relocation for them in New York City or somewhere in Europe. ...


6 Tips for Making the Most Out of Trade Shows and Conferences

As winter blooms into spring, conferences and industry events pick up and stay strong until the fall. Industry events can either be small, intimate, and local, or they can be huge, international events. We’ve developed 6 tips to help you make the ...


Home Crush Survey: Women More Likely than Men to Crush on Out of League Homes

Realtor.com® has released the results of its Home Crush Survey, which revealed that men and women are notably different when it comes to developing a crush on a home. In this survey, a home crush is defined as a home a ...


Metro Areas See Solid Home-Price Growth

The lion’s share of metropolitan areas continued to experience strong year-over-year price growth in the fourth quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS®. A companion metro area annual affordability report shows less favorable conditions, particularly in ...


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