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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Simple Tips That Can Boost Sellers’ Odds of Attracting Multiple Bids from Buyers

If selling their current home is on the agenda for autumn, homeowners have every reason to be upbeat about the prospects. The six months from April through September of this year have seen the pace of recovery in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market accelerate considerably. There were ...


Friend-of-Mine Marketing: The Strategy to Try Right Now

Social media has changed the world in many ways, giving us almost unlimited access to the lives of friends, family, distant acquaintances and potential clients. Whatever they choose to share, we have the opportunity to consume. And consume we do. A recent study by Experian Marketing Services found that Americans ...


The Importance of Title Insurance: Educating and Empowering Consumers in Our Age of Information

Without a doubt, buying a home is one of the single largest investments a homeowner will make in his or her lifetime. Along with a home purchase, buyers protect their property from fire, theft or wind with homeowners insurance, and from rising water with flood insurance. Purchasing these policies is ...


Become a Go-to Information Source with Realtors Property Resource®

As a broker or agent, your biggest task is becoming your client’s most relevant source for information. This is especially important now that we live in a world where a quick Internet search can provide anyone with a wealth of knowledge. You, the real estate professional, need to make yourself ...


Changing Spaces in New Homes

How space is distributed in a new home is a frequently asked question. To collect information on this, NAHB recently surveyed its single-family builder members. The average percent distribution of finished space in the typical new home built by NAHB’s members ...


Austin Board of REALTORS® to Return Data Syndication Decisions to Brokers

The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) has announced plans to give brokers autonomy in deciding whether to syndicate data to non-REALTOR® consumer websites after April 30, 2014. ...


Fastest Growing Franchises in Home Improvement

Since the recession, many consumers are looking to increase the value of their homes and reinvest in their properties, driving up demand in a variety of industries in the home improvement sector. Notably, franchises in this sector fared slightly better than their non-franchised counterparts during the downturn, primarily due to ...


Goal Setting Webinar on October 15 Helps Clarify Your Business Roadmap

Success stems from having established goals and a strategy to achieve them. A business plan is a road map that helps clarify your objectives and how you’re going to achieve them. Your plan sets the stage for a successful year, but for many agents, the day-to-day bustle of ...


Great Spaces: Kobe Selling Newport Coast Property

LA Lakers’ all-star Kobe Bryant recently listed his Newport Coast, Calif., home that he shares with his wife, Vanessa. The two-story property sits on .47 acres nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. The home sprawls across 8,471 square feet ...


Older Home Buyers More Likely to Pick and Choose, Experts Say

(MCT)—When you’ve already bought one or two homes in the past, you might know exactly what you want in your next one. On top of that, you’ll probably want a home that’s move-in ready. The location might also be nonnegotiable. ...


EBCBOR Announces Research Tool with Unmatched Data to Assist Local Clients

The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® (EBCBOR) announced the launch of a statewide reporting project headed by the New Jersey Association of REALTORS® (NJAR) at its 90th Annual Meeting recently at the Hasbrouck Heights Hilton. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Strengthens Franchise Presence in Florida

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has announced the addition of Market America Realty & Investments to its franchise network. Following more than 12 years as an independent company, the brokerage will now do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Market America Group. The brokerage’s four offices and ...


Industry Leaders Align for Power Strategy Session at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

Revenue-generating trends, profitability success strategies to be discussed by top real estate execs Nov. 8th in San Francisco ...


4 Ways to Make the Most of your NAR Membership

NAR PULSE—Are you making the most of your NAR membership? The Member Center, the site and mobile apps showcase member value and benefits in an online format to deliver the most useful content and features in a simple and intuitive way. ...


Consumers in Cautionary Holding Pattern as Fiscal Policy Debate Unfolds

Americans tempered their optimism toward the housing market in September, perhaps indicating growing caution surrounding the fiscal policy debate, according to the Fannie Mae September 2013 National Housing Survey results. Although consumers continue to remain generally positive on average, their attitudes ...


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