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Todays Real Estate News Archive


10 Top Kitchen Remodeling Trends

(MCT)—When Michelle and Jon Christy bought their 1980s-era home in North Tustin, Calif., much of the residence already was remodeled. ...


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 the ...


The Power of Twitter: Building Business 140 Characters at a Time

Twitter can be an incredible communication and marketing tool, but it can also be very overwhelming. Many brokers sheepishly admit that they are awful at Twitter and confused about how to use the site. ...


Laurie Janik Receives ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award

[caption id="attachment_84173" align="alignleft" width="264"] Laurie Janik with Jack Kreider accepting the 2013 ...


Improving Communication between Appraisers and Real Estate Agents Vital

Issues with appraisals continue to impact real estate transactions, but better communications between real estate agents and appraisers could help to minimize problems, according to panelists at a property valuation forum held during the 2013 REALTORS® Conference and Expo earlier this month. ...


Are You Prepared to Leave the Business You Built?

More and more small business owners are selling their companies, with sales hitting a four-year high earlier this year in the United States, and Canada predicting its largest small business turnover ever in the next five years. ...


Learning a Coach Approach to Managing

(MCT)--QUESTION: I’ve gotten feedback that, as a manager, I’m not very good at helping people develop their own solutions. It’s hard — it’s really easy for me to see what they should do, and it seems more efficient to just tell them. ...


Eight Elements of a Successful Online Marketing Plan

The technology takeover is here. As a small business owner, you know you can’t fight it anymore. Whether you’re excited, apprehensive, or both, you’ve decided that the best thing for your business is to get tapped into the opportunities available to you online. But where do you even start? From ...


Spending Money to Make Money: CEO Invests in Homes.com’s Homes Connect to Power Sellstate Network

After a successful career as a regional director and owner at a Canadian real estate firm, Arthur Darmanin felt there was a better way to succeed in the real estate franchise business. Consequently, he relocated to Florida to launch the Fort Meyers-based Sellstate Realty in 2002, along with his partner ...


Strong Partnerships Key to Standing the Test of Time

Having the right people by your side is crucial when it comes to finding continued success. And for Annie Hanna Engel—president of Howard Hanna Insurance Services, the insurance arm of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services—HSA Home Warranty has proven that they’re dedicated to being there for the company, its agents ...


Keeping Pace with Real Estate’s Uptick

When it comes to working the metro Denver area, where inventory is scant and offers seem to come in the instant a property listing becomes public, Pat Shupe of EQUITY Colorado Real Estate points to Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) as the key to staying one step ahead of the competition. ...


Rehearse in Advance when Asking for a Raise

(MCT)--QUESTION: I’m going to be negotiating salary with a new boss, and this always makes me nervous. I don’t want to settle for less than I should and I hear that she’s a tough negotiator. Do you have advice ...


Recovery to Continue in 2014, Says NAR; Rates and Home Prices Predicted to Rise

The real estate market will continue its road to recovery in 2014, with home prices rising 6 percent and mortgage rates hitting 5.4 percent. In addition, demand is predicted to plateau, all according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior ...


The Beginning of the Middle Inning: Housing on Strongly Paved Road to Recovery, New Research Shows

Housing is on the way up, according to new research from The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. The recently released report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate®, focused on the key trending industry outlooks for the year ahead, which the report predicts will be a bright one. ...


The Time Is Now for Lawmakers, Real Estate Industry to Secure Future of Homeownership

The nation’s housing markets gained traction in 2013, but lingering uncertainties will prevent a full housing market recovery, according to 2014 National Association of REALTORS® President Steve Brown during a news conference held at last week’s 2013 Realtors® Conference and Expo. ...


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