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Todays Real Estate News Archive


What Is Sick House Syndrome, and What Causes It?

Sick House Syndrome occurs when a house can’t “breathe” and rid itself of indoor pollutants, resulting in poor indoor air quality – a “sick house.” Inadequate ventilation allows these pollutants to build up, causing potential health risks to the home’s occupants. Young ...


For Your Client: 7 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Agent

With millions of homes across the country being sold each year, and the increasing number of foreclosures and short sales, the process of selling your home has become more complex than ever before. ...


Your Place: What Recourse for Rain Damage in Basement?

(MCT)--Question: My son and daughter-in-law purchased a twin ranch home with a finished basement in the Northeast in September. ...


An Open Letter to the Real Estate Industry about Move’s Distributed Denial of Service Attack

Editor’s note: The following is an open letter by Move Inc. CEO Steve Berkowitz addressing the distributed denial of service attack that disrupted realtor.com® and other sites the company operates this week. ...


Move, Inc. Combats Attack on Its Website Services to Restore Operations to Customers and Consumers

Move, Inc.,  a leading provider of online real estate services, reports that it is continuing to combat the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which has interrupted its websites’ operations since it began mid-day June 17. Move’s technical team is working around-the-clock with the Prolexic division of Akamai Technologies, Inc., ...


Selling Real Estate in a “Sharing Economy”

It is popular today to talk about the “sharing economy.” ...


What Social Media Platforms Are Best for Your Real Estate Business? Part Two

Last week, we took a look at a few of the most popular social media sites you can use to help build your business. Now we're going to look into four more social networks and see what they can do for ...


Broker Best Practices: Preparing for the Future

In an industry that is consistently fluctuating, real estate agents must harness the ability to live in the now while also planning for the future. In the following interview, Steven Domber of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties talks about how he keeps his team on their toes. ...


How to Organize Your Move in 6 Steps

It doesn’t matter whether you’re moving near or far—it’s important to stay organized during your move. And that doesn’t just mean making a schedule and sticking to it. You’ll need to figure out a system for organizing, packing and storing your belongings. ...


Engel & Völkers Welcomes Top Agent to San Diego Ranch-Coast Brokerage

Engel & Völkers San Diego Ranch-Coast recently announced that agent Danny Power has joined its shop. Power has been recognized as a top-producing agent in the local San Diego area, specializing in oceanfront, coastal and estate properties. ...


Five Ways to Make a Big Impact with Your Small Business

(Family Features)--When it comes to offering specialized, one-on-one support and niche product offerings, nothing beats shopping with a locally-owned small business. ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Back-to-Basics Marketing: Adding Print Back into the Mix

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms. ...


Keeping Pace with Today’s Mobile-Driven World

As technology continues to change the way real estate professionals conduct business on a day-to-day basis, having a website is no longer enough when it comes to setting yourself apart from the competition. Today, maintaining a competitive edge is all about building ...


For Your Clients: How to Find the Best REALTOR®

There are good apples and bad apples in every bunch. The same can be said for myriad professionals who become involved when you are thinking of buying or selling a home. ...


The Team Advantage

Creating a successful real estate team is no easy feat. “You have to stay in really close touch with team members so that they all feel like they are working together,” says Vickie Howard with Nothnagle REALTORS® in Rochester, N.Y. “You never want agents to feel as though they are ...


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