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Todays Real Estate News Archive


DocuSign Selected to Streamline Real Estate Deals in Canada

Royal LePage recently announced that the company has entered into apreferred provider partnership with DocuSign, Inc. (“DocuSign”) The Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management™ (“DTM”). Royal LePage real estate brokers and agents can now leverage DocuSign to make the home buying and selling process faster, easier, more convenient and ...


May Housing Shows Rebound in Sales of New and Existing Homes

New and existing home sales are on the up and up, according to a recently released housing scorecard from theU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The May edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard—a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market—shows ...


How to Win the Grand Prize at the Realogy FWD Innovation Summit

As a broker with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, which is part of Realogy, I'm excited to participate in the Realogy FWD innovation summit on June 17 at its headquarters in Madison, New Jersey. This is the second annual ...


Why Blogging Is Important for Real Estate Professionals

You may be questioning whether you should be blogging as a part of your overall marketing plan. You may have heard that blogging will improve your overall SEO results, as well as drive increased visitor numbers to your website. However, you may ...


Adjustable-Rate Loans Can Be a Smart Risk

(MCT)—The Mortgage Bankers Association reports that only about 1 of every 10 home mortgages being written today carries an adjustable interest rate. A combination of negative press on adjustable-rate mortgages and a widespread belief that interest rates are bound to start rising ...


Email Etiquette for Generation Text

Most likely, you already understand that you’ll need to structure your professional emails differently than you would a text or a tweet. But unless you had the good fortune to take an “Email Etiquette 101” course in college, you might be unsure ...


Terry Slattery and Erica Campbell Byrum Provide Insights at National Apartment Association Conference

For Rent Media Solutions™ (FRMS), a leading national apartment resource, has announced its sponsorship of this year’s National Apartment Association Education Conference & Exposition (NAA). NAA, a gathering of over 7,000 multifamily housing professionals, is the largest and most anticipated event in the industry. It will take place June 18-21 ...


Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Names New West Coast Director of Business Development

Debra Chandler-Protass has been named Southern California Director of Business Development for Weichert Real Estate Affiliates (WREA), the company has announced. Chandler-Protass will support the franchise organization’s Senior Vice President of Business Development Kevin Hill and Regional Vice President June Huber in developing franchise opportunities throughout the region. She is ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® Member Properties Named Winners in HGTV’s Doory Awards

HGTV has announced the winners of its Doory Awards, a month-long online contest on HGTV’s FrontDoor.com billed as “The Ultimate House Hunt.” The contest, which attracted nearly 50 million page views, featured extraordinary homes from around the world in ten distinct categories. ...


Zillow Introduces “Coming Soon” Inventory

Zillow, Inc. recently announced the introduction of Coming Soon inventory to its home shopping experience on mobile and Web. Now, for the first time on Zillow®, home shoppers can search for and find homes that are not yet on the market, but expect to be listed for sale within 30 ...


Moving Forward with a Collaborative, Client-Centric Approach

We’ve come a long way since the ‘Mad Men’ days of real estate. Where are we now? Where are we headed? Here to answer these questions—and more—is Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America. ...


NAHB Accepting Applications for Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design

The Building Systems Councils (BSC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) opened its call for entries for the 2015 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design. The annual awards recognize the best marketing efforts and home designs in the building systems industry. ...


Your Place: Make Preparations Now in Case Storms Strike

(MCT)—We’ve barely gotten over winter’s misery and already are being reminded about hurricane preparedness. Yet the season officially started June 1, so perhaps a few tips from the American Bankers Association are in order: ...


The Social Media Cheat Sheet, Part 2

Building and growing a Facebook group can become a lot more gratifying than just creating a normal page for a real estate professional, in that it’s sort of like modern-day farming. You don’t just sell a house to someone and move on, ...


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

You probably have a Facebook account. You may also watch videos on YouTube and upload pictures to Instagram. Maybe you tweet a few times per week. Chances are you’re adept at social media on an individual level—where you post about events happening ...


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