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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Hilltop Home Views Outrank Waterfront Views Four to One

Even in a state with hundreds of miles of beautiful, sandy beaches, luxury home buyers in California preferred hilltop homes over ocean-front properties by a margin of four to one, according to the California Association of REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2013 Luxury Real Estate Consumer Survey.” ...


Warren Buffett’s HomeServices of America Reportedly Close to Acquiring Silicon Valley’s Intero Real Estate

Although no official word from either company has been released, several business media outlets are reporting Friday that Warren Buffett’s HomeServices of America is reportedly close to acquiring Cupertino, Calif.-based Intero Real Estate Services, the nation’s 13th largest real estate brokerage in sales ranking, according to RISMedia’s 2014 Power Broker ...


Realtor.com® Champions Accuracy for Consumers with Integrated Advertising Campaign

Accuracy in residential listings is so vital to home buyers that premier online listing service realtor.com® today is launching a national advertising campaign, Accuracy Matters, to educate consumers about the importance of relying on realtor.com® to provide them the most accurate U.S. ...


Why New Construction? Jeff Martel of BHGRE 43° North Explains How to ‘Date Your Builder,’ and What Drives New Construction

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Baby Got Feedback

Everyone is asking for my feedback these days. I’d take that as a compliment in some circumstances, like a colleague asking my opinion on a project, but I’m getting solicited by some unlikely folks as of late and it’s making me a ...


New NAR Guide Helps MLSs Highlight Green Homes and Features

Finding and selling green homes is about to get easier for buyers and sellers with the National Association of REALTORS®’ new Green MLS Implementation Guide, NAR Green MLS Implementation Guide.pdf a comprehensive guide for helping multiple listing services promote the special features of a green home. ...


Catch This Webinar on Thurs May 22: Don’t be a Lead Loser!

Over 90 percent of consumers rely on the Internet as their primary research tool when buying or selling. Forty-five percent of consumers, upon initial contact with an agent, expect a response from that agent within 15 minutes. Forty percent of online leads only get contacted once by an agent. Are ...


Protect Your Home from Wildfires

Wildfire season is approaching and it’s time to make sure you have done everything you can to protect your property. Firefighters must make snap judgments about which structures to try to save and which are too dangerous to defend. A defensible space ...


Century 21 Scheetz Recognized as Top Fundraiser in CENTURY 21 System

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate franchise sales organization, recognized CENTURY 21 Scheetz for its efforts generating donations and awareness for Easter Seals. In 2013, the company raised $45,720 for Easter Seals through local fundraisers and events. ...


Increase in Listings Means Homeowners Face More Competition, Higher Prices

An increase in the inventory of homes for sale in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area during the first quarter of 2014 failed to either boost home sales or put the brakes on rising home prices, according to an analysis of MLS data by the research division of Better Homes ...


Consumer Optimism Toward Housing Continues Gradual Climb

Americans’ outlook toward the housing market continued to improve in April, perhaps foreshadowing an increase in housing activity in the coming months, according to results from Fannie Mae’s April 2014 National Housing Survey. The share of respondents who believe now is a ...


Serve to Be Great: 11 Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom

A recent Gallup poll shows that only 30 percent of Americans are actively engaged at work. And honestly, that doesn’t come as a big surprise. From dull, unfulfilling tasks to job-related stress to long hours to grueling commutes to unsatisfactory paychecks, there are many (many!) reasons why people might not ...


No Time for Retirement: Two Agents Selling Homes into Their 90s

(MCT)—At 91 years old, real estate agent Claire Abrams has a time-tested strategy for selling homes. ...


Family Travel Five: Make Your Vacation Picture-Perfect

(MCT)—Smile: It’s a family photo. Here are ideas for adding photographic interest to your vacation and some contact info for finding destinations. ...


To Catch a Fish, You Must Think Like a Fish

There’s an old saying, “to catch a fish, you must think like a fish,” and I’ve used it over and over again to describe effective marketing strategies to real estate agents. ...


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