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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Mortgage Applications on the Rise

Mortgage applications increased 0.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 31, 2014. ...


Homeowners Find Respite under the Roof with Attic Conversions

(MCT)--At the end of the day, it’s easy for two Minneapolis couples to retreat to a quiet sanctuary. All they have to do is climb stairs that lead to the attic. ...


Real Estate Franchise Debuts Winter Olympics Commercials

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, is going for gold with its televised advertising campaign for the Winter Olympic Games and its sponsorship of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Teams. Throughout the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic ...


Living Smart: Winter Storm Prep

(MCT)—This season has been one for the record books, chilling even areas that usually escape winter’s worst. ...


How to Make Every Meeting Worthwhile

As real estate brokers and managers continue to look for new ways to revitalize their teams and increase their bottom line in 2014, one renowned authority firmly believes that the best place to motivate agents and clarify expectations is in sales meetings. ...


Seeing Is Believing with Instagram

The importance of visual content is increasing every day. The purpose of posting beautiful photos is to connect with people, not necessarily to show that you are the best real estate agent. ...


Partnering with Brokers and MLSs to Tackle the Data Challenge

I spend a lot of my time meeting with our customers, speaking at panels, and talking to influencers in the industry. Whether it’s online or in person, data accuracy is top of mind for our partners who are concerned not only about selling their homes as quickly as possible, but ...


For Your Clients: 10 Reasons to Buy an Existing Home

If you work with buyers who are looking for a home in an already established neighborhood – or who are perhaps weighing the pros and cons of each type of home – share this list of ten reasons to buy a resale ...


The One Secret Successful Agents Know…

The one secret that successful agents know is that you can never stop prospecting and building your business. Take industry leaders that already enjoy a large market share in their product category such as Coca-Cola. Although they already enjoy a healthy market share in soft drinks, they continue to spend ...


Top 10 Facebook Tips for Business Owners

It may be hard to believe, but Facebook has been around for a decade now. "Like" it or not, it's time for business owners to realize that the social media company is not going anywhere. ...


Tips for Small Business Owners

Before the Internet, small companies didn’t stand a chance against the Goliaths, says Corrine Sandler, a globally recognized leader in business intelligence and market research. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Stop Being So Hard on Yourself

Do you have to be hard on yourself in order to succeed? When I coach real estate agents in creating their multiple six-figure incomes, I often hear this misconception: "I need to be hard on myself in order to succeed." ...


Covering Consumers, Challenging Perceptions

While groundbreaking research about the luxury real estate market certainly stands on its own as cover-worthy content, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate believes that the visual component of a story is critical to driving a message home. Case in point: the brand’s creative dual-cover approach to the February issue ...


Elusive Private Mortgage Capital

For several years, we have heard policymakers lament that there is too much government involvement in the mortgage market and about the need to bring “private capital” back. While it is true that there is some government involvement in roughly 90 percent ...


Community Outreach Programs Help Build Local Commercial Real Estate

Brokers know that helping build good communities is good business. The National Association of REALTORS® Community Outreach programs help you and your local REALTOR® Association get more involved by providing resources to target community initiatives while giving you an ally in legislative and smart growth matters. ...


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