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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Real Estate Agents Re-Think Strategies to Remain Competitive

Real estate agents have a challenging career that requires them to be knowledgeable in various areas of the market, have a sense of what buyers and sellers are looking for and be available to clients during off-hours and on weekends. In an ...


Citibank to Present Leadership Award at RISMedia Power Broker Event

During RISMedia’s 18th Annual Power Broker Dinner in San Francisco on Friday, a member of the real estate community will be honored with RISMedia’s Real Estate Leadership Award. The Leadership Award will be presented by Citibank executive, Desmond P. Smith, Managing Director at Citigroup ...


Consumers: Take the Chance to Win the Ultimate Home Renovation

Homes.com, leading online real estate destination and complete lifestyle resource, has partnered with HGTV to launch the “Inspiring Moments” sweepstakes. One lucky winner will be awarded $20,000 for the ultimate home renovation project. From November 1 through December 4, participants can enter once a day on both HGTV.com and DIYNetwork.com. ...


Your Place: Contractor Matters as Much as HVAC System Quality

(MCT)—Q: We live in a three-story Victorian twin (house) and are going to switch from oil to gas. I have a few concerns: ...


ERA Real Estate Welcomes American Real Estate in Southeast Texas

ERA Real Estate, a global franchising leader, recently announced the affiliation of American Real Estate in Beaumont, Texas. With three offices and 80 agents, the boutique brokerage led by Jaime Hensley will now do business as American Real Estate ERA Powered. ...


MLSListings Conquers Silicon Valley Real Estate Technology

The technical teams at MLSListings continue to keep the company and real estate industry top of mind and on the Silicon Valley map. MLSListings was awarded a 2013 Subscribed Innovation Award from Zuora for Process Innovation for using the Zuora platform to address subscription management for our subscribers. Zuora is ...


Anchorage Market Leader Joins Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate, the market leading real estate firm in Alaska, has announced that it is now an independent firm, effective November 1. The company will operate as Jack White Real Estate and is affiliating with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), the world's largest network ...


Top CENTURY 21® Firm Makes Changes in Organizational Management Structure

NM Management, Inc. has announced that five members of the company’s leadership team have been given positions of increased responsibility within the growing real estate company. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the organization’s core services company provides a complete range of real estate sales and service support to clients in Virginia, ...


Are Dated Appraisals Holding Back the Recovery?

Some of the most beaten down real estate markets are finally experiencing that long-awaited bounce back from the crash. Cash offers are yielding more sales. Pent-up demand is driving prices higher. But something’s missing. ...


5 Tips to Success in Real Estate Sales Today

When I am out in the field training real estate agents I like to ask people whether I could still make it in sales. My question is, “if I moved back into sales tomorrow, do you think I would be successful?” Almost ...


Real Estate Q3 Outlook Survey: Men and Women View Homeownership through Different Lenses

Prudential Real Estate recently released results of its third quarter Consumer Outlook Survey indicating men and women don’t necessarily see eye to eye when it comes to homeownership and the responsibilities related to home-buying and selling. ...


NAHB Chairman Commends Bipartisan Efforts on Flood Insurance Legislation

Rick Judson, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Charlotte, N.C., recently issued the following statement on the introduction of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act in the House and the Senate: ...


Detroit, Santa Barbara and Reno Lead Turnaround

Detroit, Santa Barbara, Calif. and Reno, Nev. markets are currently leading the nation in recovery according to realtor.com®’s third quarter ranking of America’s top turnaround markets. ...


Back from the ’50s: Redoing a Ranch Home

(MCT)—When Ed Charbonneau and Erica Berven decided to buy their first home, they had a vision in mind: Atomic Ranch, as in the Space Age-era houses that have become the height of retro chic to a new generation of homeowners. ...


Long & Foster’s McLean, Va., Office Surpasses $1B in Sales

Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., one of the largest independent residential real estate companies in the United States, has announced that its McLean, Va., office surpassed $1 billion in real estate sales for 2013, as of Oct. 23. This is the first time the office has sold more than ...


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