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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Your Place: Volatile Compounds Can Be Irritants

(MCT)—Q: We have just installed oak hardwood flooring in our family room, and purchased the unfinished kind because we will be matching the color to some existing hardwood flooring. Although we brought it home and installed it immediately, it will not be ...


Visual Storytelling: Illustrious Tactics to Engage Your Audience on Facebook

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so imagine the possibilities that an entire visual narrative can express. That’s why a real estate broker who engages in visual storytelling—especially when on Facebook—will see the impact that imagery has on alluring ...


The Office within the Office

In the past few weeks I have met with a variety of top agents who are successfully closing Internet leads they received from realtor.com® as well as Tigerlead. Here is what I have learned about some of the new up-and-coming superstars in ...


Why Build a Personal Brand?

As the market rebounds, so does the abundance of real estate professionals. So how do you set yourself apart? In this competitive marketplace, it’s the agents with the strongest personal brands who stand out and drive their business to the next level. ...


3 Tips for Firing Up Your Workplace

How many employees roll their eyes during meetings to discuss new initiatives? ...


Five Ways Your Company May Be Scaring Away Innovative Ideas

For most of us, the arrival of Halloween evokes childhood memories of trick-or-treating, jack-o’-lanterns, ghosts, goblins, witches, black cats—and staying up late to watch horror movies like Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street. ...


Reducing Legal Risk for Brokers and Agents

Today’s real estate market presents a variety of legal risks to real estate professionals. The Legal Affairs Division of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) works to educate and guide brokers and their agents through the many legal issues they may face. Here are some highlights of recent efforts by ...


Setting the Stage for Real Estate Success

A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. But for John D. Curri, CEO/Owner of Curri Properties in Melbourne, Fla., the huge quantities of pictures his agents can post with their listings through Homes.com can be worth thousands of dollars to clients. While inventory is still limited throughout ...


New Report Shows Not Everyone Is Scared of Haunted Housing

A new study showed that not everyone would be wary of living in a haunted home. Realtor.com® recently released the results of its Haunted Housing Report, which ran on realtor.com® from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1 and explored consumer sentiments around their ...


Despite Economic Woes, Housing Continues to Recover: Report

Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for October showing that the federal government shutdown, debt ceiling issues, and the slowing economy -- including the severely depressed level of new home construction -- are slowing the housing recovery ...


Great Spaces: Tom Petty’s Former Encino Pad for Sale

Musician Tom Petty’s former home in Encino, Calif., is currently being listed by his former wife, Jane Petty. The gated estate includes a lagoon-style pool equipped with telltale waterfall spa, as well as a lux, two-story fireplace, a loft gym, five bedrooms ...


Housing Prices Slow but Do Not Signal a Cooling Market

September housing numbers revealed home prices are still slowly rising, which is great news for housing. However, existing-home sales fell 1.9 percent, and many in the industry are worried that this could be signaling a potential turn for the housing market and ...


Luxury Homeowners Believe Their House Is the Best on the Block

Today’s luxury homeowners and buyers are savvier and more confident than ever. They know what they want and have the resources and capabilities to get it. Gone are the days when overwhelming amounts of square footage equate to a dream home. The ...


Be Strategic with Frequent-Flier Points and Mileage Awards

(MCT)—When it comes to getting award tickets, there are ways to get a better value for your frequent-flier points or miles. ...


Colorado Properties Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, recently announced that Colorado Properties is the network’s first resort-brokerage signee. Colorado Properties began operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties this month. ...


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