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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: 5 Things You Need for a Break-Out Year

Let me ask you a couple questions: Do you feel conflicted about beginning a new year? Is one part of you saying "I want to start fresh" and another part of you think "Oh no, here we go again"? ...


“Can We Talk?” Four Tips for Delivering Bad News

Bad news is no fun to deliver. That’s why even distinguished leaders and otherwise successful people will go to great lengths to avoid doing it. For example, you might tolerate a longstanding, but mediocre, vendor instead of giving the contract to another ...


3 Simple Ways Businesses Can Thwart Hackers

Target fell victim to a security data breach involving stolen credit card and debit card information for 40 million of its retail customers. The massive breach is proof that even corporate giants are vulnerable to security threats. The truth is that there is no such thing as 100-percent secure. But ...


Balancing Act: Should Sick Workers Stay Home?

(MCT)—After four days in bed with the flu, Cindy Papale returned to her office only to have a colleague come in sniffling and coughing, touching common surfaces and spreading germs. Within a few days, Papale was out again with a fever. “If people would stay home, then the rest of ...


Housing Recovery Entering Middle Innings in 2014, as Local Market Performances Are Expected to Vary Widely

In Q4 2013, Appreciation Slowed from Summer Peaks; Formerly Boiling Markets like Bay Area Reduced to a Simmer, According to Zillow Fourth Quarter Real Estate Market Reports ...


Do Internet Customers Buy the Property They Called on?

We are aware some consumers find a home on the Internet and bring the property to the attention of an agent or broker they are already working with. And historically consumers would get interested in a property, call an agent who is ...


NAR Video Spotlight: The New .REALTOR Domain

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series the third week of each month in RISMedia’s ...


Sign of Recovery: Traditional Home Sales Now Dominate Foreclosures and Short Sales

(MCT—Regional Spotlight)--For several years, banks held an iron grip on Las Vegas’ weak housing market, as most sellers either were bankers unloading foreclosed properties or underwater locals who needed their blessing. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® Extend Coverage in Austria, Costa Rica and Canada

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and its luxury network Luxury Portfolio International® have expanded the organization’s international coverage with the addition of Avantgarde Properties in Vienna, Austria; Properties in Costa Rica in Puntarenas, Costa Rica; and Bosley Real Estate in Toronto. ...


Want Dream Home? Don’t Move—Renovate

David Shanks longed for a bigger house. A roomy kitchen was on the list—he loved to cook and had a hard time whipping up specialties for his wife and two daughters in their old narrow one. ...


Great Spaces: Park City, Utah Ski Lodge Listed for $5.5 Million

Summer is sadly far behind us, but heads up, skiers! This Park City, Utah, ski lodge is available for a cool (icy?) $5.5 million. ...


J. Rockcliff’s Barry Zwahlen Named 2013 REALTOR of the Year

J. Rockcliff REALTORS®, a leading residential real estate brokerage in the San Francisco East Bay, recently announced that Barry Zwahlen of the company’s Blackhawk office has been named REALTOR® of the Year for 2013 by the Contra Costa Association of REALTORS®. ...


Taking the Temperature of the Market

Recently, Freddie Mac released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for January showing that four of the key housing indicators are all moving in the right direction, which bodes well for an ongoing recovery. ...


Earn $100 off the BPOR Certification Application Fee

NAR Pulse—Act with MVP by January 31 and purchase the online BPOR certification course at REALTOR® University and you’ll earn 50 percent off the BPOR certification application fee (a $100 value). Use discount code BPORNOW and receive 10 percent off the course price when you register. BPOs have become widely ...


The Aging Housing Stock

The American housing stock continues to age, a trend that represents an opportunity for remodelers and over the long term may signal a future increased demand for new home construction. ...


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