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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Your Place: Breathe Easier, It’s Mold Awareness Month

(MCT)—It’s rare that I catch one of these “specialty” months while it's still ongoing, but today I’m right on top of September as Mold Awareness Month. ...


8 Must-Know Steps for Recruiting Top Talent

As a business owner, do you find yourself asking, “How do I get balance back in my life?” or “Where do I find talented people?”  Linda McKissack, real estate coach, speaker, entrepreneur and co-author of “HOLD. How ...


Are Some Consumers Worried about the Future?

Consumers continue to regain confidence, but they may be concerned about the near future. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index increased for the fourth consecutive month to 92.4 in August. But the expectations for the next six months ...


The Most Rewarding Marketing Mistake I Ever Made?

Recently, a colleague asked me, “What was the most rewarding mistake you ever made in business?” ...


Public Speaking in Business: Fear and Fact

Larry’s boss was so pleased with his work performance that he asked Larry to give a 15-minute presentation to the entire department of 25 people. Larry felt confident about his work, but not about standing up and talking about it. In fact, ...


Realogy Supports First LGBT-Centric Real Estate Conference

The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), which will host its inaugural National LGBT Real Estate Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on October 14-16, has announced that residential real estate franchising and brokerage services leader Realogy Holdings Corp., and its Coldwell Banker Real Estate, ...


Terabitz Relaunches Leading Local Websites to Compete with National Portals

Leading web marketing platform provider, Terabitz, has announced the re-launch of several local real estate websites owned by long-time clients, CENTURY 21 Award of San Diego, Calif. and Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene in Houston, Texas. Both brokerages have long-term relationships with Terabitz, and with ...


Homes.com® Secures Top Level ‘.homes’ Domain

Homes.com® has secured the top level domain, “.homes.” Long known as simply “.com,” “.org,” and “.net,” the internet is experiencing monumental changes with the creation of nearly 2,000 top-level domains, altering the way consumers search for homes online. A longstanding leader in search solutions and web technology, Homes.com continues to ...


Move, Inc. Acquires Point2′s U.S. Listing Syndication Service

Move, Inc. announced this morning that it has acquired the listing syndication arm of Point2 and that the combined platforms will offer greater value to brokers and MLSs through increased accuracy, elimination of duplicate information, and the creation of a single, unified syndication platform. Terms of the deal have not ...


Converting Leads into Clients More Successfully

How do you convert your leads into clients? According to Lisa Gartman, a REALTOR® with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Leading Edge Properties in Petaluma, Calif, responding quickly is the name of the game. “More importantly,” Gartman notes, “you have to be able to provide relevant information.” Read on ...


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Settlement of Copyright-Infringement Lawsuit

HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has announced the settlement of a copyright-infringement lawsuit against American Home Realty Network, Inc. (d/b/a NeighborCity). Since 2013, HomeServices of America and two of its subsidiaries, Preferred Carolinas Realty, Inc., and Edina Realty, Inc., have been engaged in litigation with American Home Realty ...


Help On-the-Fence Buyers Do the Rent-vs.-Buy Math

We all know that the benefits of homeownership outweigh renting in the long run. But in many U.S. cities, that’s the case even with shorter time frames. And we can do a better job of helping people realize that. ...


Interest Rates Little Changed on New Home Loans

On August 28, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported that, overall, mortgage interest rates were flat in July. To a large extent, the same was true for the subset of loans used to purchase new homes. Between June and July, the average contract interest rate on conventional mortgages for ...


Retirement-Saving Changes You Should Keep an Eye On

(MCT)—Retirement savers will have a few new wrinkles to contend with this fall as new policies take effect and Congress continues to battle budget woes. ...


RE/MAX Named a Leading Low-Cost Franchise

RE/MAX, LLC has been named among the leading low-cost U.S. franchises for 2014 by Entrepreneur magazine. The global real estate leader ranked the highest among real estate brokerage franchises, and 11th overall on this year’s list, which included 95 franchises “that can be started for less than $50,000.” The list ...


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