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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Managing Your Online Presence with .REALTOR

NAR PULSE—Whether you have an established online presence or are looking to create one, the .REALTOR domain can help. When you claim your .REALTOR domain starting Oct. 23 at 11 am EDT, you’ll have the option of redirecting your .REALTOR website to ...


The Power of Online Marketing: How One Broker Builds Business…and Celebrity Status

As he walks around town, Samer Kuraishi, senior vice president of Washington, D.C.’s A-K Real Estate, often draws second looks and a “how do I know you?” vibe, until eventually someone will almost always shout out, “You’re the guy on Zillow!” ...


Hot Property: A West Coast Kennedy Colony

(MCT)—OK, so it’s not the six-acre Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., but the recently minted Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (a.k.a. actress Cheryl Hines) have bought a compound in Malibu ...


Living Smart: Choose the Right Flooring for Rooms that Get Wet

(MCT)—Flooring is a foundational facet of any home project. But when the room you’re upgrading is prone to spills and splashes and the chance of leaks or flooding, carpet isn’t an ideal choice. ...


Franchise Times Ranks RE/MAX as No. 1 Real Estate Franchise

For the sixth consecutive year, RE/MAX, LLC ranked as the leading real estate franchise in the 2014 Franchise Times Top 200. The exhaustive annual survey is based upon 2013 worldwide sales and growth and includes franchisors from a wide variety of business sectors. ...


The Iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel Changes Hands

Real estate history was made this week when Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. agreed to sell Manhattan's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel to Anbang Insurance Group Co., a Chinese insurance company. The hotel had a $1.95 billion price tag, ranking it among the highest transactions in hotel history, and representing signs of ...


NAR Wins Rights to .Realestate Top-Level Domain

Editor’s Note/Correction: RISMedia’s original publication of this release on Monday, Oct. 6 as a news alert included an error in stating that the first 500,000 members who sign up for the .realestate domain will be given a free, one-year license. This offer only applies to the .REALTOR top-level domain, not ...


Renowned Journalist Bob Woodward to Keynote RISMedia’s Power Broker Dinner

Famed investigative journalist for the Washington Post and prolific non-fiction author Bob Woodward will serve as the special guest speaker at RISMedia’s upcoming Power Broker Dinner on Nov. 7 in New Orleans. Woodward’s presentation is sponsored by the event’s Diamond-level sponsor, Bank ...


Ask the Expert: What Should I Pay Attention to when Buying an Older Home?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Jay Gregg, the Director of Marketing with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. ...


Getting Started: How Young People Should Save for Retirement

(MCT)—How much do you need to save for retirement? ...


Carrington Real Estate Services Brokerage Model Continues to Attract Top Performing Agents Nationwide

Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC recently announced that it has added three offices with approximately 100 agents in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area, further illustrating its ability to attract top performing agents nationwide as a result of its robust brokerage business model. This latest example of Carrington's expansion initiative to ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® Partners with TREND MLS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® has partnered with TREND, the Philadelphia metropolitan region’s Multiple Listing Service, to provide seamless access to MLS services for their agents, the company has announced. Access to MLS services will be available through the newly launched Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® ...


Ranked: Best U.S. Markets for Buying Residential Rental Properties

RealtyTrac® recently released its Q3 2014 Residential Property Rental Report, which ranks the best markets for buying residential rental properties. ...


Great Space: Future MLB Hall of Famer Randy Johnson Lists Arizona Estate for $25 Million

Baseball Great Randy Johnson, aka “The Big Unit,” has listed his 25,000-square-foot Paradise Valley, Ariz., estate for $25 million. The Joffe Group, Arizona’s top luxury real estate team and part of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties, was selected to sell the home. ...


2014 REALTOR® Good Neighbor Award Winners Improve Lives, Communities

For the past 15 years, the Good Neighbor Awards program has honored REALTORS® who volunteer their time and energy to help strengthen their communities and better the lives of their neighbors. The five individuals recognized as this year’s REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards winners exemplify REALTORS®’ commitment to serving their ...


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