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Todays Real Estate News Archive


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 ...


Keeping Pace with Real Estate’s Uptick

When it comes to working the metro Denver area, where inventory is scant and offers seem to come in the instant a property listing becomes public, Pat Shupe of EQUITY Colorado Real Estate points to Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) as the key to staying one step ahead of the competition. ...


Rehearse in Advance when Asking for a Raise

(MCT)--QUESTION: I’m going to be negotiating salary with a new boss, and this always makes me nervous. I don’t want to settle for less than I should and I hear that she’s a tough negotiator. Do you have advice ...


Recovery to Continue in 2014, Says NAR; Rates and Home Prices Predicted to Rise

The real estate market will continue its road to recovery in 2014, with home prices rising 6 percent and mortgage rates hitting 5.4 percent. In addition, demand is predicted to plateau, all according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior ...


The Beginning of the Middle Inning: Housing on Strongly Paved Road to Recovery, New Research Shows

Housing is on the way up, according to new research from The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. The recently released report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate®, focused on the key trending industry outlooks for the year ahead, which the report predicts will be a bright one. ...


The Time Is Now for Lawmakers, Real Estate Industry to Secure Future of Homeownership

The nation’s housing markets gained traction in 2013, but lingering uncertainties will prevent a full housing market recovery, according to 2014 National Association of REALTORS® President Steve Brown during a news conference held at last week’s 2013 Realtors® Conference and Expo. ...


Marshall Saunders of RE/MAX Results Receives 2013 Real Estate Tech Titan Award

[caption id="attachment_84151" align="alignleft" width="150"] Marshall Saunders, RE/MAX Results, 2013 Tech Titan Award Winner[/caption] ...


Overly Restrictive FHA Rules making it Harder for Consumers to Buy, Sell Condos

While the Federal Housing Administration has loosened its condominium approval requirements in recent years, many properties continue to struggle to meet overly stringent criteria and the majority of properties are being denied. That’s according to a panel of industry experts gathered last week at the “How Do FHA Condominium Rules ...


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Prudential Rubloff Properties

HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced the acquisition of Prudential Rubloff Properties and its subsidiaries Rubloff Insurance and Sterling Title Services LLC. ...


Long & Foster Honored with ‘Lexicon World of Quality’ Award from Lexicon Relocation

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., one of the largest independent residential real estate companies in the United States, was recently honored with the annual “Lexicon World of Quality” award by Lexicon Relocation in a ceremony held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, on Oct. 22, the company has ...


Carrington Property Services Awarded National Property Management Agreement with Gorelick Brothers Capital

Carrington Property Services (Carrington) and Gorelick Brothers Capital (Gorelick) have announced their partnership with Carrington providing national property management services for Gorelick’s single family rental portfolio. Carrington will be managing Gorelick’s existing rental portfolio located primarily in seven major urban centers. ...


Prudential Select Properties Launches Its Select Military Career Development Program

Prudential Select Properties, a provider of residential real estate services to the Greater St. Louis area, launched its Select Military Career Development Program, which kicked off on Mon., November 11, the company announced. ...


planetRE Launches Cutting Edge Marketing Technologies with Socialite CRM

planetRE, the nation's leading technology cloud vendor for online real estate, announced several cutting edge, scalable cloud communication and collaborative marketing technologies, for improving agent-client communication, brokerage lead management and marketing campaign management. The updated platform integrates texting, social chatting, Amazon SES email cloud and Dropbox storage cloud. ...


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