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Todays Real Estate News Archive


For Rent Media Solutions™ and Homes.com® Offer Insights into Social Media Success at National Conference

For Rent Media Solutions™ (FRMS) and Homes.com®, leading real estate marketing resources, will be represented by Erica Campbell Byrum, FRMS and Homes.com director of social media, at this year’s Social Fresh EAST Conference. With previous conferences from Charlotte, North Carolina to San Diego, California to Cancun, Mexico, this year’s conference, ...


Homesnap Pro Now Free to All MLSs for 12 Months

Homesnap, the real estate app that enables users to “snap any home to find out all about it,” has announced that its agent-only version, Homesnap Pro,is now free to all multiple listing services (MLSs) for the first 12 months. ...


Combat Writer’s Block with These Blog Topic Generators

Puppy worshipers, Mustang aficionados, One Tree Hill fangirls (anyone?) – the bloggers of yesteryear were diary keepers, niche experts and devoted followers. Special interest blogging, while still popular, paved the way for today’s business blog, which is now a standard marketing endeavor ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Hold Steady

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow(R) Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.05 percent, up two basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovered between 4.02 and 4.08 percent for the majority of the week, dropping below 4 ...


An Island in the Sun: The Dream of Buying Paradise

We’ve all been there: trapped at your desk on the gloomiest of days. In diva-esque fashion, the sun refuses to come out of its dressing room.  Is it just me, or are the colors in most offices downright dismal, not to mention ...


How to Host a Successful Twitter Chat

Whether you want to establish yourself as an expert in your field, or simply connect with your followers, holding a Twitter chat is a great way to interact with your community. ...


More Leads than We Can Handle

Sitting at my desk going through the mail, I noticed the most beautiful marketing brochure, titled “Everything a Man Could Want for Christmas.” Out of curiosity, I began to thumb through the pages of golf clubs, tools, fishing gear and many other ...


Ask the Expert: What are the Top Online Real Estate Marketing Tools?

Q: What online marketing tools should real estate professionals add to the mix in order to successfully grow their business? ...


The Most Absurd Features of Leonardo DiCaprio’s NYC Apartment

Leonardo DiCaprio is a baller. Though he may be sans-Oscar (hopefully not for much longer), this “Wolf of Wall Street” can still afford to drop $10 million on a two-bedroom apartment in an eco-friendly New York City high rise. But calling ...


HomeSmart International Attracts Industry Talent

HomeSmart International has announced that two well-known, top executives in the real estate industry, Todd Sumney and Brad Clayton, have joined its senior leadership team as Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Sales, respectively. Both Sumney and Clayton come to HomeSmart International with more than 20 years of combined ...


Great Spaces: Screenwriter Packs Up in Brentwood

Oscar-winning screenwriter Stephen Gaghan (“Traffic,” “Syriana,” “Havoc”), along with fashion designer wife Minnie Mortimer, placed their lucky Brentwood estate on the market for $4.995 million. Why lucky, you may ask? Because it took less than two weeks for the listing to make ...


RE/MAX Provides Homebuyers with Ability to Find Homes Based on Preferred Commute Times

Just in time for the peak of the summer home-buying season, leading traffic information and driver services provider INRIX and global real estate franchisor RE/MAX launched INRIX Drive Time on more than 50,000 agent and realtor websites nationwide. ...


Mortgage Returns Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, recently announced it is celebrating its 10th anniversary as of July 2014. ...


Zillow Acquires Retsly

Platform enables real estate software developers to build productivity tools using MLS data ...


Florida Agent Wins Gas Card Giveaway

Last month, we rolled out with a RIS Reader Rewards contest for a tank of gas, on us. The contest, which ran from June 2 to June 27, offered all entries the chance to score a $50 gas card. Entry rules were simple: Tell us what one word describes your ...


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