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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Real Estate Legend Allen Tate Dies

Allen Tate, Jr., founder and chairman of the Allen Tate Company and a leading voice in real estate and economic development for more than 60 years, has died at his home in Charlotte. He was 84. ...


HomeServices Relocation Places Added Focus on Talent Mobility

HomeServices Relocation, a division of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, recently congratulated Steven John, president and CEO of HomeServices Relocation, for earning the distinction of Global Mobility Specialis—Talent Mobility, or GMS-T. ...


Economic Rebound on the Horizon with Q1 Slump in Rearview Mirror

Recent indicators suggest that the U.S. is experiencing a moderate rebound in economic growth in the current quarter following a temporary drop in activity in the first quarter, according to Fannie Mae’s (FNMA/OTC) Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group. The strong U.S. dollar and challenges in the oil and gas ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Slight Dip in REALTOR® Business in 2014

In the following video, Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist, discusses the high-level findings in the 2015 Member Profile. In 2015, NAR membership rose. While there was a slight dip in REALTOR® business overall, 90 percent of real estate transactions were done by members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Watch ...


Staying Relevant before, during and after a Real Estate Transaction

As a real estate agent, you’re offering your clients more than just home sale services. You’re helping to guide them through a huge change and what, for many, may be the largest purchase they make in their lifetime. This means it’s imperative for ...


In Memory of Cutler Real Estate’s James L. Bray

The real estate industry is mourning the loss of an icon this week following the passing of James L. Bray, an owner of Cutler Real Estate in Canton, Ohio. Bray passed away Friday, June 19. He was 75. Born in New Brighton, ...


Reminder: Check Children’s Online Activities

June is Internet Safety Month, and the Better Business Bureau advises parents to not only check their own online security habits, but also their children’s. ...


Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Long Beach New York

Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, announced recently the opening of its first Long Beach New York shop, bringing the firm’s comprehensive global services to real estate buyers and sellers of the area. ...


The International Valuation Standards Council and The Appraisal Foundation Collaborate to Bring Greater Consistency to Appraisal Standards

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), the global standard setter for valuation practice and the valuation profession, and The Appraisal Foundation (TAF), the United States’ foremost authority on the valuation profession, are strengthening their collaboration. ...


Tech Trends and Profitability Strategies in Focus at August REALTOR Broker Summits

Bringing together its broker members for an in-depth strategy session, the National Association of REALTORS® two 2015 REALTOR® Broker Summits, taking place this August in Seattle, will offer real estate professionals a unique opportunity to learn from industry leaders about the critical ...


May Home Sales and Prices Continue Rising

Home sales in May were greater than in any other May since the RE/MAX National Housing Report began in 2008. This spring has now experienced a four-month trend in which sales were higher than both the previous ...


Mobile Apps or Mobile Web?

Mobile apps get a lot of attention, but are they a better option for a real estate agent or brokerage than a robust mobile website? ...


Innovation Must Be More Than a Buzzword

My position entails a great percentage of time on the road interacting with agents and brokers. Recently, I’ve been taking audiences through an exercise and asking them to identify the company I describe: ...


Identifying Leaders

If two heads are better than one, think of how incredible four or five heads would be. As a successful entrepreneur you are no doubt terrific at what you do but do you find you are doing too ...


Neighbors Confused by Florida House Covered in Aluminum Foil

If your neighbor wrapped up his house and trees in aluminum foil, you’d probably think one flew over the cuckoo's nest, but that’s exactly what one Florida man did recently, lighting up his street and befuddling his neighbors. ...


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