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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Webinar: ConnectionSM for Co-Brokerage—How It Works—How Leads Convert

Realtor.com® is hosting a webinar this week for those interested in learning more about its ConnectionSM lead system. According to realtor.com®, some agent teams and small offices are running their entire operations primarily by working these leads. ...


The Buyer Interview: 10 Questions Agents Should Ask

Buyers aren’t the only ones who should be asking questions during the buyer interview. There are a plethora of articles (like this one) designed to help clients find the right agent, but there aren’t very many that tell agents what they should be asking buyers. ...


Is a Franchise Right for You? Ask Yourself These Questions

(MCT)—The word of the day was “fit.” ...


RE/MAX One of Canada’s Most Trusted Brands

A respected consumer survey by Marketing magazine shows Canadians know and trust the RE/MAX brand, the company reports. Results from the Marketing/Leger “Corporate Reputation Survey” were based on responses from 2,100 Canadian consumers, assessing 234 companies in 36 industries.  The survey appears in the magazine’s May edition and ranked RE/MAX ...


HUD Announces Alternative Accessibility Standard for Federally Funded Construction Projects

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced recently that it is permitting developers of federally funded construction projects to use an alternative design standard to meet the accessibility requirements under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  With a few exceptions, developers may use the Americans ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Make Our Marks Remarkable

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. ...


Don’t Miss Phenomenal Success with Seller Leads Webinar This Friday

Realtor.com is hosting a series of free webinars this week on generating and converting leads. Phenomenal Success kicks off this Friday at 10 a.m. PST, with two more webinars being held tomorrow. Read on to register and learn more. ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Near Seven Month Low

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving lower for the fourth consecutive week with fixed mortgage rates hitting new lows for this year. ...


Living Smart: Creating a Home Maintenance and Project Fund

Saving for a rainy day takes on new meaning if your roof springs a leak during a storm. ...


For Rent Media Solutions™ and Homes.com® Social Media Director Recognized as MVP

For Rent Media Solutions™ and Homes.com® director of social media, Erica Campbell Byrum, has been named to PRNews’ inaugural Social Media MVP list, recognizing outstanding professional communicators in the social media space. Byrum will be honored at the PRNews’ Social Media Icon Awards luncheon June 2 at the Grand Hyatt ...


Real Living Lifestyles’ Hadley Team Is 7th Place in Gross Commission Income

San Diego-based Real Living Lifestyles has announced The Hadley Team has achieved 7th place in gross commission income and 2nd place in most transactions closed at the company. According to a release, she has grown her team from one member in 2000 to eight members today. Each team member has ...


Laying the Foundation for Real Estate Success

As an engineer and entrepreneur who owned his own chemical company, Kyle Else is used to dealing with complicated formulas. Today, as a REALTOR® with Palo Alto, Calif.-based Keller Williams Realty, Else has created a formula for success—among himself and his team—using Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®). ...


RREIN Champions: Content and Information Help Brokers Recruit and Retain

No matter how much “curb appeal” a real estate office has, its workforce is its lifeblood. As top agents in hot markets look to local firms as they consider transitioning to that “dream team,” assessing the tools a firm provides to help ...


Becoming a Full-Service Brokerage: Home Warranties Take Company to the Next Level

Being at the top of your industry means going above and beyond the status quo. For real estate, that means becoming a full-service company that provides immeasurable benefit to clients, from finding and showing homes, to hand-holding through the buying and selling process, and even providing extra assurance once the ...


Redefining the Marketplace

Scott Askew, president of Engel & Völkers Intown Atlanta, knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry. With over 35 years of experience behind him, Askew is working hard to redefine the marketplace. Read the following interview for his sage advice, from   working with appraisers to dealing with ...


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