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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Negotiate Like You Mean it for Win-Win Results – Part 2

Last week, we talked about powerful negotiation tactics and their impact on getting and keeping clients and why a real estate pro who can negotiate well will see his or her business increase substantially. ...


How Video Can Help Your Business

Nearly one year ago, realtor.com® asked this question: Does Twitter’s New App Vine Have Real Estate Appeal?”It’s a great question, and one many agents and brokers are still asking. Over the past 12 months, Vine has become more visible, and even has a competitor in Instagram Video, saying nothing of ...


10 Ways to Maintain a Winning Business Blog

Blogging is a cost-effective and popular way of offering information and service to clients. Not only does it grow your business reach, but if done right, it positions you as a voice of authority. Here are 10 winning ways to ...


US Home Price Gains Slowed Last Quarter as Inventory Expanded

(MCT)—The national housing slowdown deepened in the second quarter as home prices posted their smallest gain in two years, according to a new report. ...


Budgeting Basics for Homeowners

A new home often means making significant adjustments to how you spend your money. Expenses such as mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, utilities, and maintenance add up quickly and can easily throw your best financial intentions out of whack. Creating and following ...


Global Real Estate Network Names AdWerx as Preferred Provider

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has selected AdWerx as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, which offers select business tools to its global network of more than 500 real estate firms. ...


Realogy Announces Completion of Cash Tender Offer for Shares of ZipRealty

Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) ("Realogy") announced today the completion of the tender offer by Realogy, through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Honeycomb Acquisition, Inc., for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of ZipRealty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIPR) ("ZipRealty") at a purchase price of $6.75 per share, net to the seller in ...


Relocation Directors: Now What!?

Relocation directors are confronted with sweeping changes in their markets and organizations. In times of such exploration and experimentation, we often can best shape our future by understanding our origins and past growth. ...


WEBINAR: Don’t be a Lead Loser!

Over 90 percent of consumers rely on the Internet as their primary research tool when buying or selling. Forty-five percent of consumers, upon initial contact with an agent, expect a response from that agent within 15 minutes. Forty percent of online leads only get contacted once by an agent. ...


Maintaining an Edge in Today’s Competitive Market

After obtaining his MBA in 1978, Raphael Barta began his career developing high-end ski resort, hotel and mixed-use retail/residential projects. Given an assignment to survey a project on Schweitzer Mountain in Sandpoint, Idaho, Barta figured his time there would be short. “What began as, ‘I’ll give it a couple of ...


Price Increases Cool Down in the Summertime

Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 7.5 percent in June 2014 compared to June 2013 and rose 1 percent over May, setting new highs for 12 states. Despite low rates, investor purchases and tight supplies, prices are expected to slow down to a .07 percent monthly increase in July. ...


Getting Started: College Textbook-Shopping Tips

(MCT)—Back-to-school shopping has started, and for college students, that means figuring out how to pay for at least one big expense: textbooks. ...


Microsoft Donates $2,000 to the Sunshine Kids Foundation for BHHS Select Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties, a provider of residential real estate services to the Greater St. Louis region, earned a $2,000 donation for the Sunshine Kids Foundation through a Yammer contest facilitated by Microsoft. ...


AREAA Names Realogy’s Alex Perriello ‘Person of the Year’

Realogy Holdings Corp. announced that Alex Perriello, president and chief executive officer of the Realogy Franchise Group, will be recognized as the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) Person of the Year during the AREAA 2014 National Convention, September 5-7 ...


REALTOR® Safety Month is Coming!

NAR Pulse—In honor of September being REALTOR® Safety Month, NAR is hosting a free REALTOR® Safety webinar on Sept. 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. CST. In “Safety Tips to Share with Sellers,” Sergeant Preston Taylor will discuss how homeowners can safeguard ...


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