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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Mark Your Calendar! Claim Your .REALTOR Domain for Your Brokerage on May 7

NAR PULSE—It’s time to stake your claim and get a .REALTOR domain web address for your brokerage. The more .REALTOR web addresses there are, the stronger the REALTOR® brand becomes. Click here for information about business rules, pricing and more. ...


Extreme Marketing: Build a Rollercoaster through Your Listing!

Dutch real estate agency Huizen Promoter built a rollercoaster through an open house, trumping anything anyone else has ever done in real estate. Ever. ...


Meet Lead Gen’s New Best Friend: Offer Gen

For all of us that invest heavily in lead generation, online or otherwise, we want to make sure that we get as much bang for our buck as possible. After all, not only does lead gen’s return on investment (ROI) affect profitability, it dictates how much reinvestment is possible to ...


New Tool Ranks Livability of Cities and Neighborhoods Nationwide

Recently, AARP announced the launch of a new web-based tool, AARP Livability Index. This tool, which has been over a year in the making, was designed to be a resource to rank how livable a city or neighborhood is across the nation. ...


How to Design Change and Keep It Positive

(TNS)—Q: My job is fine, my personal life is fine, but I know that I have a tendency to get bored and restless. What can I do to be out in front of that so that I don’t start making bad choices to ...


Forecast for Full-Year Economic Growth Stalls at 2.8 Percent

Economic activity was suppressed in the first-quarter due largely to the West Coast port disruptions and difficult weather patterns across the Northeast, but the economy is expected to gain momentum throughout the spring and reach previously anticipated levels by year-end, according to Fannie Mae’s (FNMA/OTC) Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Presents the Best of 2014 Award Winners

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced its 2014 award recipients at the brand’s international conference, Fusion 2015 held recently in Las Vegas with record-setting attendance. Based on stringent criteria in the categories of total closed unit volume and commission income, performance-based awards serve as a way to acknowledge the top ...


Sizing up Opportunity: Pat Riley, Allen Tate Company

With a new gig as Chairman of the Board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Allen Tate Company President & CEO Pat Riley has a busy year ahead. In addition to heading LeadingRE’s global network of 500-plus top real estate firms for a two-year term, Riley is keeping ...


Tips That Will Immediately Help You Win More Listings and Convert More Buyers

How do you win more listings and convert more buyers? First, develop a brand identity, separate your personal from your professional life on Facebook and remember that real estate is still a personal, local business. It may sound simple, and it ...


Don’t Let a Rental Scam Ruin Your American Dream

When it comes to the World Wide Web, there’s one rule of thumb you can’t afford to ignore: Just because it’s on the Internet, doesn’t mean it’s true. ...


Want to Live Life Cleaner? Move to One of These Counties

With Earth Day right around the corner, RealtyTrac reported on where the most earth-friendly counties resided by analyzing various datasets including percent of good air quality days, the percent of people who walk to work, and then the best counties based on affordability. ...


Financial Strategies to Cover an Early or Unexpected Retirement

(TNS)—Despite a bull market in stocks, two new studies show that retirees and those getting close are bearish about retirement. ...


ERA Real Estate Names Key Realty Services National Company of the Year

ERA Real Estate recently named ERA Key Realty Services of Whitinsville, Mass., as its national company of the year. The Gene Francis Memorial Award, given annually by ERA Real Estate to its top all-around company, was presented at the ERA® 2015 International Business Conference, held Feb. 15-18 in Washington, D.C. ...


Century 21 New Millennium Increases Presence in Greater Washington Area

CENTURY 21 New Millennium recently announced that it has merged in CENTURY 21 Comstock-Earnest located in Waldorf, Maryland, and expanded the two companies’ award-winning service.  With 17 offices already covering the greater Washington area, CENTURY 21 New Millennium remains in a strong position to serve buyers and sellers in a ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Raising the Bar on Professionalism: Living Up to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS®. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


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