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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Fixed Rate Mortgages Continue to Fall…Should You Be Refinancing?

The interest rate on a 30-year fixed rate loan fell to 3.99 percent last week, a milestone not seen in more than a year. What’s more, this rate marks significant dips from those of the past several decades. In fact, it’s 1.75 percent lower than November 2004, 5.18 percent lower ...


Trash-Into-Treasure Relationship Management

In today’s real estate world, we all receive a LOT of marketing in the form of blast emails, postcards, and other types of mailers. Most of us probably hit the Delete key or toss those mailers in the trash without even looking at ...


Getting Back to the Basics

From improving company branding to keeping agents motivated, Gerry Burke, the managing partner with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HWWB, REALTORS® in Birmingham, Mich., has over 28 years of experience navigating the tumultuous real estate terrain. In the following interview, she reveals several of ...


Extra Protection, Extraordinary Service: Maintaining Focus with Competitive E&O Coverage

Although we aim to do our best on the job every single day, mistakes are sometimes made. Despite our best attempt to minimize those occurrences, we are human, and the real estate industry is regrettably not immune to the minor mess-up. Large real estate companies need further protection than just ...


Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Expands Technology Division

Nick Bozovich has joined Howard Hanna Real Estate Services as Vice President of Information Technology – a newly created role that will focus on developing and executing IT strategy that supports the company’s overall business plans and growth initiatives. ...


Long & Foster Reorganizes Northeast Regions

In an effort to better support its real estate agents and their clients, Long & Foster Real Estate has restructured its Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware and Eastern Shore (Maryland) regions into two new regions. Going forward, the company will operate a coastal region, which will include all of its Jersey ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Creeps Further Below 4% for the Eighth Straight Week

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow(R) Mortgages is currently 3.77 percent, down five basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage fell steadily last week before settling at the current rate. ...


Help Automate Your Business with zipForm(R) Plus and Zapier

To help real estate professionals leverage all of their web applications, zipLogix has integrated zipForm(R) Plus with Zapier. Zapier specializes in connecting web applications utilizing 'If This - Then That' automation. ...


Living Smart: to Fully Winterize, Look Outside the Home

(TNS)—It’s wise, before the snow flies (or as soon as possible if flakes have already flown), to take the time to prep your home and property for winter. We hear often about emergency service calls that could have been avoided if homeowners had taken time to winterize or to hire ...


Video News Update: How Much Do Agents Make?

It’s a common question for consumers, students and real estate professionals: How much do real estate agents make? The answer can vary wildly depending on where you’re working, how many hours a week and with whom. ...


Keeping Tabs on Current Trends

In today’s broker spotlight, RISMedia interviews Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties Chairman and CEO Bill Keleher on trends in his market, demographics, tips on staying current and what challenges in business he’s overcome. ...


Reinventing the Real Estate Brokerage Model: HomeSmart International

In 2000, when Matt Widdows founded the HomeSmart brand in Phoenix, Ariz., it wasn’t for any other reason than to make his own life easier as a real estate agent. Widdows had worked for other real estate companies in the Metropolitan Phoenix market and always felt like he couldn’t quite ...


2014 NAR Conference and Expo: The Brokerage of the Future

Like many of you, we had the pleasure of attending the National Association of REALTORS® annual conference in New Orleans. On the trade show floor, we got to see the latest ideas and technologies that will drive the future of real estate – and ...


A Real Estate Machine: Realtors Property Resource® Helps Agents become More Efficient

Real estate is an extremely complex industry. From tracking market changes to connecting with clients and acquiring new listings, the average real estate professional tackles a heaping plate, daily. However, with the right toolset, it’s possible to work not only faster, but smarter. ...


A Consistent and Persistent Focus on Clients

From keeping on top of technology to shifting your marketing strategies, the real estate industry is all about adaptation. In the following interview, Maureen McEnearney Dunn, President of McEnearney Associates, Inc. REALTORS®, dishes out her top tips for success in a fluctuating industry. ...


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