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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Pending Home Sales Decline in August

Pending home sales slowed in August, with tight inventory conditions, higher interest rates, rising home prices and continuing restrictive mortgage credit impacting the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage at Nine Week Low

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates fell following the Federal Reserve announcement that it will maintain its bond buying stimulus helping to keep homebuyer affordability elevated. The average rate ...


How to Hand Down a Family Vacation Home

(MCT)—Vacation homes are often places where happy family memories are made. Unfortunately, they can also be the source of headaches and disputes when heirs disagree about how to manage them. ...


Maximize the iPad to Optimize Your Real Estate Business

“A master salesperson never tells someone anything they can show them.” ...


Looking to Increase Your Lead Volume This Fall?

Leads are the fuel for tomorrow’s transactions. In quiet months, use your time to prospect, follow-up and build a pipeline for future sales. But in the midst of the prime closing months, is that the best use of your time? Prospecting ...


Enhancing Client Relationships

As a real estate professional, you are your brand, and your clients are your business. So establishing and maintaining relationships with past, present and future clients is key to your long-term success. And while it may be easier to keep an ...


Business Lessons from a Small Business CEO

I found a fascinating website while trolling around the Internet recently. It’s called Statistic Brain and it has data and rankings on all kinds of topics, from hair loss to consumer spending. ...


Balancing Act: Keeping Millennial Workers Happy is Smart Business

(MCT)—Each morning, Michelle Introsso, 22, huddles with her co-workers at Cirle, brainstorms with them on a blackboard, and chats with them online as the day unfolds. When the workday ends nine hours later, she often heads with them to dinner or for drinks. ...


How to Combat Sarcasm at Work

(MCT)—QUESTION: I recently took a new job; it has proved to be a very sarcastic work environment that makes me uncomfortable. How can I be heard without adopting that behavior, and at least get my team to change its culture? ...


Adapting to Current Market Realities

How do you excel in a distressed market? According to Trish Nash of EXIT Realty Gallery of Homes in Henderson, Nev., the trick is to keep the lines of communication wide open. Read the following interview for more words of wisdom. ...


Broker Strategies: Building on the Past to Focus on the Future

How can you make your company stand out from the rest? Recruit top agents and maintain exceptional, high-quality service, says Ron Croushore, owner of Prudential Preferred Realty. Read on for more insights on moving forward with your business. ...


Real Estate Industry Cites Recruiting Young Agents as No. 1 Concern

The real estate industry is facing a number of stops and starts, particularly as certain sectors in the market rebound quickly - such as the residential market - while other areas remain stagnant. Although market forces, business operations, errors and omissions ...


Weekly Video Tip: 7 Things to Check Before Hitting Record (Run & Gun)

Today we're taking it back—way back-- to the basics with 7 things you need to check before hitting that record button! ...


Life in Mobile: Google Sides with Mobile Users

There is no better place to be than at the top of Google’s search rankings; for marketers, it’s the Holy Grail. The key component in reaching that milestone is SEO (Search Engine Optimization), a process by which your site and content ...


Ethnic Groups in America More Alike than Different When It Comes to Home Buying

As a melting pot, America is shaped by the beliefs, customs and cultures of its diverse population. To that end, do individuals from different backgrounds hold the same vision and attitude when it comes to setting forth and achieving the American Dream of homeownership? ...


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