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Todays Real Estate News Archive


5 Key Leverage Points to Increase Real Estate

As a real estate professional, finding key leverage points within your business is important to effecting positive change. As the industry continues to evolve, so must our skills and sales strategy. ...


Real Estate Best Practice: Policies and Procedures for Handling Multiple Offers

The residential real estate markets of 2013 are churning a lot of emotions for home buyers and sellers alike. Whether a buyer loses a house in a multiple offer situation or a seller loses the highest or best offer due to a buyer withdrawing, the emotional fury is unpleasant and ...


A Results-Driven Relationship: How Citibank’s Premier Lending Desk Expands Business for Real Estate Firms

Today’s real estate agents have a lot on their plates. Sure, the market is recovering, but recovery has brought with it a whole new set of challenges, from developing new revenue streams to battling inventory shortfall. Unfortunately, in the midst of ...


Tales from Downturn Abbey: How the Slump Turned Out to Be the Best Thing that Could Have Happened for a Determined Colorado Company

It could have been a disaster. ...


Diggin’ In: Tropicals Take Your Back Yard to Another Latitude

(MCT)—Staying home this summer but wishing you were lounging on a tropical island? ...


Fast Tracking to a Second Office and Expansion Using realtor.com® Connection for Co-brokerage

New agents building their practice may spend every weekend sitting open houses. Likely, they are dialing up everyone they know and they might even go door to door to acquire new prospects. These are honorable and productive business techniques. Once an agent starts building their career, however, they get busy ...


Realogy Appoints Two New Independent Members to Its Board of Directors

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, recently announced the appointments of Jessica M. Bibliowicz and Fiona P. Dias to its Board of Directors. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Joins with imageSurge to Offer Members Interactive Real Estate Storefront

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named imageSurge as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, introducing imageSurge’s Interactive Real Estate Storefront™ to the network’s 500+ real estate firms worldwide. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands into Texas

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced the addition of Waco, Texas-based brokerage Edwards & Thomas Real Estate to its franchise network. The company, now operating as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Edwards & Associates, is led by Leslie and Thom Edwards. The brokerage will continue to serve ...


How Much Does a Hollywood Star Pay for 5,600-Square-Feet in L.A. Neighborhood?

(MCT)—An updated 1920s Spanish Colonial and guesthouse with killer views of the surrounding hillsides and cityscape of Los Feliz, Calif., is now home to celebrity Michael C. Hall of television’s “Dexter” fame. ...


Getting the Outdoors Ready for a Summer Showing

While spring may be the hottest selling season, summer gives you an additional opportunity to wow buyers: outdoor staging. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Announces Top Booming Suburbs in Best Places to Live Ranking

Cottage Lake, Wash., is one of four Seattle suburbs to lead the Coldwell Banker Real Estate “Top Booming Suburbs in America” survey — the final installment of the Coldwell Banker® Best Places to Live series. The “Booming Suburbs” ranking rated 1,500 communities based on increased year-over-year levels in ...


Your Place: How to Care for Vinyl Windows

(MCT)—Q: My patio enclosure has vinyl windows instead of glass, and I’ve been told not to use harsh cleaners like ammonia or Windex on them or it could cause them to become yellow or brittle. I’m wondering if you could recommend ...


Winning the Short Sale Battle for a Military Family: Meet our Real Estate Pro of the Month

Over the last month, we asked our Facebook Fans to submit their greatest Success Stories for consideration for our brand new Real Estate Pro of the Month contest. Brokers and REALTORS® nationwide submitted tremendous stories of their accomplishments and the many ...


Pocket Listings: Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits?

A pocket listing is one which is held by the listing agent, and not advertised through public channels such as the MLS. While they are more frequently found in commercial transactions (some brokerages specifically advertise for principals only on Loopnet or ...


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