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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Building Momentum in an Active Market

In the following interview, Michael Davar, Regional Manager of OC & IE with Realty ONE Group in Irvine, Calif., gives us the inside scoop on fully utilizing an active market. ...


Real Estate Q&A: Bank Blows Its Own Short Sale Deadline

(MCT)—QUESTION: I’m buying a short sale. After I submitted the application, the seller’s bank told me I could expect an answer in 30 days. But that date has come and gone with no answer yet. It’s an all-cash offer for market value. ...


Homes.com® & ForRent.com®’s Social Media Philosophy Highlighted on Podcast

Erica Campbell Byrum, director of social media for Homes.com® and ForRent.com®, was recently invited to Jay Baer’s Social Pros Podcast series, “Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media,” to discuss her professional background, the companies’ customer- and consumer-oriented social media efforts, and what it takes to be a social ...


New England Brokerage Rolls Out dotloop to All 1,500 Agents and 52 Offices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties recently announced it had selected dotloop, so it could offer a seamless real estate transaction experience to its agents and clients, as well as dotloop-DASHBOARD to increase operational efficiencies across the organization. The brokerage will roll out both solutions across ...


February Pending Home Sales Continue Slide

Pending home sales declined for the eighth straight month in February, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Modest increases in the Midwest and West were offset by declines in the Northeast and South; all regions ...


Property Listing Distributor Expands Real Estate Network to Include MLS Public Sites

ListHub, a leading distributor of property listings and provider of performance metrics in real estate, operated by Move, Inc., has announced the expansion of the Real Estate Network (REN) to extend the syndication of property listings to consumer-facing websites and mobile apps operated by Multiple Listing Services (MLSs). ...


Subtle Pitfalls Can Damage Credit Scores

(MCT)—Many people know that making late payments, skipping payments or filing for bankruptcy are surefire ways to ruin their credit. ...


Century 21 Affiliated to Be Honored as Top Century 21 Franchise in Homes Sold

Century 21 Affiliated recently accepted the distinction as the No. 1 Century 21 company by Century 21 Real Estate, LLC, the company announced. Century 21 Affiliated achieved this decoration based on the impressive number of homes they sold in 2013. ...


Luxury Portfolio International Releases White Paper on Young Affluents

Luxury Portfolio International® has released a white paper on “Young Affluents in the Digital World: The Impact to Real Estate,” developed to give its member firms a deeper understanding into this increasingly influential demographic—90% of whom indicate that homeownership is very important to them. ...


Three Unconventional Advertising Strategies for Real Estate Professionals

The best way to grow your business is with a consistent marketing strategy that includes both online and offline tactics. Just because you started blogging or using Facebook doesn’t mean you should forget about door knocking and walking your farm. Chances are ...


Smart Times Ahead

Recent reports forecast that smart home automation will turn into a $19 trillion industry in the ensuing years, led by Google’s recent $3.2 billion investment of Nest Labs, creators of smart thermostats and smoke detectors (Los Angeles Times). ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate National Open House Weekend

You’re invited to our Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate National Open House Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30! ...


6 Easy Twitter Tips for Real Estate Agents

How often do you use Twitter to promote your real estate business? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? Never? ...


Report Names Top 10 Markets for First-Time Home Buyers for 2014 Home Buying Season

Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., has released the Top 10 Markets for First-Time Home Buyers for the upcoming home buying season. Markets that made the 2014 list by rank include: Pittsburgh, PA; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL; Philadelphia, ...


Seven Ways to ‘Supernetwork’ Your Way to Success

During your career you’ve heard or read lots of advice on networking. And chances are you’ve picked up a subtle, underlying message: More is better. Why else would you have left the last conference you attended with a briefcase full of business ...


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