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Todays Real Estate News Archive


New England Sales Up 30 Percent

Regional Spotlight—The recently released RE/MAX of New England November Monthly Housing Report shows pending home sales are up on average 30.2 percent over November 2012. Inventory in every state except New Hampshire and Vermont shows a decrease year-over-year. Overall home sales show decreases month-over-month, an expected trend for this time ...


Living Smart: What to Do about That Neighbor’s Pesky Tree

(MCT)—If roots or branches of a neighbor’s tree pose problems for you, it’s likely you have the right to take action, even if the neighbor won’t. ...


Watch: How to Work Smarter, Not Harder

The HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes provided five winning real estate agents with one-on-one digital marketing training sessions. Now you can gain the same business makeover advice the winners received. Marki Lemons-Ryhal, social media expert, tells you how you can maximize your social media and marketing strategies by working ...


Connecting with Clients and Prospects

With over 25 years in the industry, Donna Elder of RE/MAX Creative Realty has had plenty of experience creating lasting relationships with her clients. In the following interview, she shares some of her most notable wisdom. ...


Existing-Home Sales Decline in November, but Strong Price Gains Continue

Existing-home sales fell in November, although median prices continue to show strong year-over-year growth, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Regional Spotlight: Home Prices Rise in Ohio, Illinois

Regional Spotlight—Both Ohio and Illinois are seeing price gains in the marketplace, according to the Ohio Association of REALTORS® and the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. ...


3 Mistakes Even Good Managers Make

(MCT)—I have a confession to make. I used to be a bad manager. ...


Your Place: Hardwood Floors Can Be Refinished 1-2 Times

(MCT)—Q: Is there any way to redo engineered floors? They are 12 years old and are showing wear, with pitting and scratches. ...


Not All Leads Are Equal

At realtor.com®, we take great care to focus on the outcome for the brokers and their agents when we provide lead solutions. Leads come in all shapes and sizes; and it is not until you back out the intent of ...


5 Steps to Make Your Business Count in 2014

Hope is not a strategy. This important phrase is one that was explored by Jackie Leavenworth in the Homes.com webinar, “Plan for 2014: Hope is NOT a Strategy,” which shared numerous ideas about building a real estate business ...


4 Most Important Features of an Effective Real Estate Website in 2014

The National Association of REALTORS® says more than 90% of potential homebuyers and sellers will start their search online. That is why your website is the most important tool in converting business from your marketing, both online and offline. It will hopefully ...


U.S. Homes Gain $1.9 Trillion in Value in 2013; Largest Gain Since 2005

Homes nationwide are expected to gain almost $1.9 trillion in cumulative value in 2013, the second consecutive annual gain and the largest since 2005, according to an analysis of Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. ...


Ask the Expert: Top Lessons in Real Estate

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Charles Williams IV, the CEO and Founder of BuyerMLS. ...


Balancing Act: Gift-Giving at Work Can be Awkward All Around

(MCT)—One day in the company lunchroom, Jason Ibarra and his co-workers had a conversation about what they were going to buy their boss for the holidays. As the agency director at Exults Internet Marketing, Ibarra considered aloud how much to spend and ...


Staying Consistent

When it comes to delivering consistent service to clients—both buyers and sellers—every company has their own method. In the following interview, George and Jim Wallce of Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, REALTORS® in Knoxville Tenn., give us insight into their tactics for remaining reliable. ...


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