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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Announces Branch Manager of New Flagship N.Y. Sales Office

Matt Rand, managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Rand Realty has announced that seasoned real estate veteran, Regional Vice President Joe Monaco has been named manager of their new flagship White Plains office. BHG Rand Realty is calling its recently inaugurated White Plains branch the “Real Estate Office ...


Rising Home Prices Push Down Housing Affordability during Third Quarter

Housing affordability fell for the sixth consecutive quarter, after reaching an all-time high in the spring of 2012, as significantly higher home prices shut out more California home buyers during the third quarter of 2013, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported. ...


Flood Insurance Rate Uncertainty Has Far-reaching Effects on Real Estate Market

Uncertainty surrounding drastic increases in flood insurance premiums for coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program is negatively impacting transactions and the nation’s real estate recovery. ...


Rich Rector Announced as the Recipient of National Homeownership Award

[caption id="attachment_84191" align="alignleft" width="266"] Rich Rector, owner and CEO of Realty Executives International, accepting RISMedia’s National Homeownership Award at the 2013 Power Broker Dinner.[/caption] ...


Realtor.com® Webinar Monday: Be the Local Expert & Win More Clients

Find out how Market Snapshot helps you be the neighborhood know-it-all ...


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 ...


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