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Todays Real Estate News Archive


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 ...


Housing Share of the Economy at 15.3 Percent

Housing is an important source of economic growth. As of the final quarter of 2013, housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was 15.3 percent, with home building yielding 3.1 percentage points of that total. ...


Bringing Peace of Mind to the Real Estate Transaction

Thousands of real estate professionals trust Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®), taking advantage of the platform’s broad range of property reports, valuations and other data on a daily basis to bring clients peace of mind regarding their potential home purchase, sale or real estate investment. ...


‘Dumb Starbucks’: Smart Parody or Infringement?

The appearance of a "Dumb Starbucks" store in Los Angeles has drawn the ire of the real Starbucks corporation, demanding its "dumb" counterpart stop using its name. ...


Residential Real Estate Continues to Show Signs of Promise

The importance of teamwork is inarguable when it comes to creating a successful real estate office culture. “We take our job seriously, and living up to our vision can only be achieved by working together as a team,” explains Tommy Camp, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty ...


Brokerage Ranks among Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises

Global real estate leader RE/MAX, LLC has been named one of the world’s fastest-growing franchises in Entrepreneur magazine’s Fastest-Growing Franchise Rankings for 2014. RE/MAX, ranked 16th overall and is the only real estate company on the list. ...


Great Spaces: A Queen’s Private Retreat

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, actress and talk show host Queen Latifah has listed her nine-acre property in Colts Neck, N.J. ...


Mortgage Credit Availability Ramps Up in January

Mortgage credit availability increased in January according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product. ...


Consumers Feel Good about Mortgage Credit

More Americans now believe it would be easy for them to get a mortgage, according to Fannie Mae’s January 2014 National Housing Survey results. Consumer attitudes regarding the ease of getting a mortgage climbed 2 percentage points to an all-time survey high ...


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