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Todays Real Estate News Archive


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 ...


Open Houses by the Numbers

Hosting an open house is a top way to sell your listings, meet potential clients and generate buzz for your business. According to HomeFinder.com listing data, 6.3 percent of listings hold open houses to reach potential buyers1. Below is an inside look into open houses around the country. ...


Social Media: Simplified! Does Social Media Need to Be Time-Consuming to Be Effective? Lumentus Says No

To say that real estate professionals are time-crunched may be one of the greatest understatements pertaining to the industry. For agents and brokers who are on call around the clock, 24/7, there’s no question that their time is both precious and limited. ...


Delivering Tangible Results

To reach your future clientele, it's important to go above and beyond. In the following interview, David Caveness, President of Carpenter REALTORS® in Indianapolis, Ind., takes us inside the world of top notch real estate marketing. ...


If Your Tree Falls onto Neighbor’s Property, Are You Liable?

If your tree falls onto a neighbor's property, it might not make a sound, but you may be liable. ...


Global Real Estate Network Adds 34 Firms Worldwide

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has expanded its global membership with the addition of 34 firms with 85 offices and over 2,000 sales associates year-to-date in 2014. The invitation-only network is comprised of more than 500 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms, with 3,500 offices ...


FHFA Makes Controversial Proposal for Private Mortgage Insurance Companies

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking input on draft requirements that would apply to private mortgage insurance companies that insure mortgage loans owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. If put into affect, these requirements would apply only to private mortgage insurers that are currently approved ...


Zillow Tech Connect Now Has 25 Technology Partners

Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate information marketplace, today announced that Zillow® Tech Connect has surpassed 25 partners. Zillow Tech Connect allows technology companies to connect their systems with Zillow, creating a more seamless experience for the brokers and agents who use Zillow as a key component of ...


Real Estate Giant Realogy to Acquire ZipRealty for $166 Million

Strategic Addition of Brokerage Operations and Innovative Technology Platform Expected to Drive Incremental Revenue for Company-Owned, Franchise and Title Business Segments ...


Back to School with REALTOR® University

NAR PULSE--Back-to-school season is almost upon us. Are you or your agents looking for world-class education opportunities to enhance your career? Consider earning your master’s in real estate with REALTOR® University. Register for the next open house on July ...


Network Value: It’s All about Relationships

We’re in the business of relationships. Relationships, whether with your affiliates, clients or brokerage management, are what keep our industry moving forward. The focus on value can come in the form of technology, marketing tools and new business strategies; but we cannot ...


Best to Watch Long-Term Trends in Real-Estate Market

(MCT)—When I started writing about real estate full time, the experts cautioned me not to chase month-to-month data, and to focus instead on quarterly and yearly figures. ...


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