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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Your Facebook Friends May Affect Your Credit Score

From FICO to Facebook, some lending institutions are turning to social media to assess your credit score. If you have a tough time accessing credit or don't have a credit score, you should take into account that a number of lending companies are using your online activity as an indicator ...


Don’t Trust Yelp Reviews? 6 Tips for Consumers

(MCT)—Accusations about Yelp Inc.’s business practices and authenticity of reviews have angered scores of small-business owners. ...


Setting a Higher Standard for Service

When it comes to great service, today’s customers don’t always know how to define it, but they definitely “know it when they see it.” Unfortunately, too many consumers have become accustomed to substandard service and are literally ...


Do’s and Don’ts of Powerful Listing Presentations

As today’s real estate industry continues to become more cut-throat, real estate professionals are re-evaluating their marketing tactics to set themselves apart from the competition. Let’s face it; a buyer or seller’s first impression of you weighs heavily on their decision ...


Change Agent: An Interview with Kelly Mitchell from Agent Caffeine

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has begun a new interview series designed to invoke passion and purpose into your business. In its “Change Agent” series, Rebekah Radice, Manager of Industry Engagement for Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate will be speaking with industry leaders about the driving force behind ...


Ask the Expert: Prepping Baby Boomers for Market

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Matt Vernon, the Home Loans Sales Executive for Bank of America. ...


Top 5 Tips for Choosing a Virtual Office Location

Need tips on choosing a virtual office location? Long gone are the days when brick-and-mortar offices were the only options around. Virtual offices are increasingly popular because of their convenience and practicality factors. ...


Real Estate: Local or Global?

If real estate is a local business, why is there such a growing emphasis on global among today’s progressive real estate firms? ...


The Leads that Matter Most

Are your marketing strategies up to par? In the following interview. Marshall Saunders, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Results, will let us in on his most successful marketing strategies, and the importance of online marketing. ...


U.S Agencies Propose an Ease in Mortgage Requirements

Big news is circulating the housing sector as six regulatory agencies recently proposed an eased version of the Qualified Residential Mortgage proposal. This new proposal provides more Americans with access to affordable credit while encouraging a reliable, safe financial system. The ...


Real Estate Brokerages Answer Consumers Push for One-Stop Shops

The day may be finally here when real estate brokerages deliver to home buyers and sellers the local “one-stop real estate shop” they’ve sought for years, as more real estate firms offer mortgage, title and home-warranty services. ...


Weekly Video Tip: Umbrella vs. Soft Box Lights

Today, I'm hosting a battle royal between two mortal enemies: Soft box lighting versus umbrella lighting. ...


July Pending Home Sales Slip

Pending home sales were down in July, with higher mortgage interest rates slowing the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Hot Property: Peck Estate for Sale on Westside

(MCT)—The Veronique and Gregory Peck estate has come on the market on the Westside at $24.995 million. ...


Lego, the Tool of Young Modernists

(MCT)—Over the last couple of weeks, a tiny monochromatic skyline has been growing in my kitchen. ...


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