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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Earn $35 Amazon Gift Card With MVP

NAR PULSE--When you or your agents register for the SRES® Online course by July 15, you can earn a $35 Amazon Gift Card through MVP. The SRES® designation focuses on the 50+ age group, one of the largest consumer markets in ...


Americans Share Positive Housing Attitude

Consumer confidence in the housing market has trended upward significantly during the recovery but continues to be less than needed to return to "normal" housing levels, according to results from Fannie Mae’s June 2014 National Housing Survey. On average, consumers' 12-month home ...


Improving Productivity and Closing More Deals

Being a real estate agent isn’t a job—it’s a lifestyle. From showing homes over the weekend to spending hours reaching out to past and prospective clients, successful agents know that every moment counts. That’s why it’s important to have the best tools at your fingertips, streamlining your work process and ...


Building Better Relationships through Legendary Service

What's the key to incredible customer service? According to Ed Forman, President of Watson Realty Corp., one of the most important things is quality information. “Agents must provide the information the consumer is looking for while making a good first impression by establishing themselves as the expert for the area,” ...


Your Place: Soot on Walls Likely from Radiator Burning Dust

(MCT)—Question: I have a question about electric heat. ...


Great Space: North Carolina Dream Scene

Full of southern charm wrapped in a Spanish-style exterior, this dreamy sanctuary with waterfront views offers privacy, warmth and refinement. The home is an outdoor living enthusiast’s dream, with a pool, Jacuzzi, patios and balconies overlooking meticulously manicured grounds. The gated, seven-bedroom, ...


Carrington Real Estate Services Further Expands its Coverage with New Office in Vacaville, California

Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC (Carrington), a corporately owned and operated national brokerage, recently announced that it has once again expanded its coverage, adding an office in Vacaville, Calif., under the direction of Local Office Leaders Ken and Melody Kramer. Drawing from their extensive industry experience and local market knowledge, ...


8 Ways Homebuyers Annoy Sellers

(MCT)---Selling a home is stressful. And poorly behaved buyers add to the strain. A little give-and-take is normal, but some buyers push the envelope, as well as the sellers' buttons. Here are eight ways that homebuyers annoy sellers. ...


Costs to Incorporate Green Features

The cost to make a home green (energy efficiency, water and indoor quality, etc.) is higher than the cost of construction of other homes, and this differential may persist as more builders enter the green market. However, builder experience with green technique ...


Broker Training Series, ‘One Byte at a Time,’ Puts Focus on RISMedia Content

Editor’s Note: This is part four of a four-part series highlighting video training sessions and creative-use ideas, created by San Diego-based Century 21 Award for their agents in using RISMedia’s Content Solutions and specifically RISMedia’s RREIN platform. ...


Boosting Website Attraction and Sustainability

For real estate broker Rosemary West, maintaining an easy-to-navigate, uncluttered website is a key piece of the puzzle when it comes to attracting prospective buyers who are turning to the Internet to search for homes at a record pace. Thanks to the company’s partnership with Homes.com, West is armed with ...


5 Things You Shouldn’t Keep in Your Car

For many people, a car is like a traveling storage bin. But there are some things you shouldn't keep in your car -- unless you want potential thieves to purloin your personal information. ...


Pillar To Post Home Inspectors Named List of 50 Top Franchises for Veterans

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, North America’s largest home inspection franchise, was recently named on World Franchising Network’s list of the 50 top franchises for veterans. The list was featured in USA Today on June 20. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors was chosen for its number of veterans serving as ...


Engel & Völkers North America Opens its Newest Brokerage in Beverly Hills, California

Engel & Völkers North America recently announced the opening of its newest shop in Beverly Hills, expanding its presence in Southern California and in North America. The new brokerage will be led by Raphael Barragán, partner and CEO, and Robert Cipolloni, regional director. The addition of Engel & Völkers Beverly ...


The Dying Dining Room

The dining room isn’t what it used to be. ...


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