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Todays Real Estate News Archive


4 Tips to Spruce Up Your Marketing Image

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Top Producer® CRM – A Whole New Follow-Up Experience

Top Producer® CRM is working hard to simplify the way you can manage follow-up without digging through your database to find important tasks or clients. The company’s new, intuitive follow-up coach will guide you to success by surfacing the most important interactions you need to manage a successful ...


Homes.com Adds Nine Direct MLS Feeds

Homes.com, an online real estate resource and leading provider of enterprise-level solutions for real estate professionals and brokerages, has added nine direct MLS feeds with over 135,000 listings to its website. The display agreement provides Homes.com with data from the following MLS organizations: Houston Association of REALTORS, California ...


Why the Century-Old REALTOR® Code of Ethics Still Guides Today

Throughout 2013, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has been marking the centennial anniversary of the adoption of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. The 100-year-old Code is a vital component of our organization—and our members—and an essential building block of your business. ...


Living Smart: Toilet Repair

(MCT)—Marc Arnold decided it was time to fix his running toilets, so he hired a plumber to replace the “guts” of four toilets in his Tacoma, Wash., home. Arnold had just signed up for a monthly service plan with the plumbing ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Names Mobile Realty Apps Preferred Provider

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named Mobile Realty Apps as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, which presents top business resources to its international network of more than 500 real estate firms. ...


Carrington Property Network Accelerates Growth Nationwide

Carrington Property Network (CPN), an exclusive national network of leading residential real estate brokerage firms and a division of the corporately owned and operated national brokerage Carrington Real Estate Services (US), LLC (Carrington), recently announced that it has selected and licensed brokerages across four states since its launch ...


Great Spaces: History of Notable Figures Called This 90210 Mansion Home

The Harvey Mudd estate, located in Southern California’s famous 90210 zip code, and designed in 1922 by noted architect Elmer Grey, is for sale at $22.995 million. ...


Agents Begin Shifting Away from Distressed Homes

(MCT)—When the recession hit and many real estate agents quit the business, Jason Stockwell’s sales kept going up. ...


Pillar to Post Salutes 11 New Franchises in June and July

Pillar To Post, one of North America’s largest home inspection franchises, added 11 new franchises during the months of June and July, the company has announced. The company is on track to meet its goal of 75 new locations by the end of 2013. ...


The Mortgage Professor: Should You Switch Lenders when Refinancing?

(MCT)—A small group of borrowers might profit from refinancing with their current lenders — the firm they pay each month. Most borrowers, however, will do better refinancing with a new lender. ...


Big Opportunity: the Relocation Renter

It’s no secret in the corporate relocation world that homeowner moves have become much scarcer. That’s a troubling reality for businesses that had come to depend on real estate commissions and referral fees generated by these prime customers and their employers. ...


4 Reasons Why Real Estate Brands Should Manage a LinkedIn Company Page

As a real estate professional, you have a busy schedule. So having to carve out additional time to manage another social media channel may seem unappealing. However, Homes.com has found that building a LinkedIn Company page is a truly ...


4 Key Ingredients to Building a Culture that Attracts Top Agents

Every broker knows that great agents are the key to a solid brokerage business. Attracting and retaining top talent is a constant priority. ...


Preparing First Time Home Buyers for Their New Purchase

Purchasing a home can be an overwhelming and daunting task for anyone—especially the first-time home buyer. They must account for setting a budget for the down payment, closing costs and mortgage; picking the right community; researching the real estate market; considering the resale value; deciding the pure logistics of the ...