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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Short Sales on Their Way Out?

Short sales and foreclosures played a starring role during the Great Recession. According to National Association of REALTORS® statistics, in the summer of 2009, distressed sales made up just under 50 percent of all transactions as reported by REALTORS®. Fast forward to ...


Write Better Listing Descriptions in Just 5 Minutes

While we all know the importance of including great photos in our online listings, an equally important—and often overlooked—component to online promotion is the property description and remarks section. This area of online property marketing offers agents huge opportunities to demonstrate their creativity and advertising expertise, and most importantly, to ...


Gmail Adds ‘Unsubscribe’ Button to Help Reduce Marketing Emails

(MCT)—Unsubscribing from annoying marketing emails is now easier than ever for users of Google’s Gmail service. ...


Balancing Act: Social Media Help Co-Workers Bond

(MCT)—When Brian Goldberg learned on Facebook that he and a co-worker had a mutual love of craft beer, he invited him to lunch at a sports bar where his own favorite brand was on tap. While gobbling burgers and throwing back cold ...


Several Key Issues Could Change the Housing Landscape in 2014

With the new year underway, there are a number of critical housing issues that could affect your clients and, in turn, your business. You’ll want to follow these developments closely to be a reliable resource for your clients. You may also want to be proactive and reach out to lawmakers ...


Ready, Set, Launch!

How is your company utilizing technology? “We are accustomed to doing virtual tours and YouTube auto-loads that help bring new clients to us, and we recently created a video to introduce our new brand,” says Christy Budnick, Executive Vice President with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Florida Network Realty. Read on as ...


Smart Investing Builds Business

If you want to succeed in today's real estate industry, you will have to set yourself apart, get creative, and strategize the best ways to invest your time and money. In the following interview, KC Butler with RE/MAX 100 walks us through winning ways to build better business. ...


Thinking Globally to Grow Locally

Recently, a fellow mobility specialist asked us for our latest “horseback” estimate of annual international relocation volume. (As you may know, no definitive data on this seems to exist, so we practitioners compare notes and piece together various industry surveys and reports ...


House Prices End the Year Higher

Data from Standard and Poor’s indicates that house prices rose in December 2013. According to the release, the seasonally adjusted S&P/Case-Shiller HPI – 20 City Composite rose by 0.8 percent in December 2013. This is the 23rd consecutive month-over-month increase ...


January House Sales Shine Bright

Home sales rose in January, clocking in at the fastest pace since July 2008, offering hope that despite arctic winter temperatures, the market is still on the right track. ...


NAR Names New General Counsel

After a comprehensive national search, the National Association of REALTORS® selected Katie Raynolds Johnson as the association’s newest Senior Vice President and General Counsel. She assumes her new responsibilities effective this week. ...


Luxury Home Values Increase in Fourth Quarter

Luxury home values increased in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to a year ago, according to a recent home index released by a private bank and wealth management company. ...


5 Legal Changes That Could Affect Your Tax Filing

(MCT)—As taxpayers sit down to work on their income tax returns, they will face the impact of several law changes in 2013. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Fights Breast Cancer

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently supported the 26.2 with Donna, the national marathon to finish breast cancer. ...


Real Estate Leader Reports Revenue of $5.3 Billion

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, recently reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013, including the following highlights: ...


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