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Todays Real Estate News Archive


MRIS to Launch New “Coming Soon” Listing Status

MRIS, the Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS), announced recently it will be launching a new Coming Soon listing status in mid-November.  MRIS real estate agents will be able to utilize the Coming Soon status for properties that are not ready to be shown, but will be soon. ...


3 Steps to Getting the Most out of Your Online Leads

If you want to build a successful and profitable real estate business, then you need leads, and lots of them. Online leads can add to your bottom line and be a tremendous source of income, but most real ...


Go Claim Your .REALTOR Domains

Last week, tens of thousands of REALTORS across the country claimed their .REALTOR domains. Have you and your agents claimed yours yet? Here are a few tips to help you and your agents integrate .REALTOR into your marketing plan: ...


Why You Should Consider Attending NAGLREP in 2015

Our industry is made up of all types of people. In fact, if I tried to name all the various ethnic backgrounds and cultures that make up the millions of real estate professionals in this country, no doubt I would miss many, if ...


Celebrities Come to the NAR Real Estate Conference November 8/9

Headed to the 2014 NAR real estate conference on November 8 and 9? Don’t miss your chance to meet & greet baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. in NAR’s Booth #1019 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Saturday! Get your photo taken with Ripken and ...


Use a Reverse Mortgage to Buy a Home?

(MCT)—Over the years, celebrities such as Robert Wagner, Alex Trebek and Fred Thompson have touted reverse mortgages as a way to supplement a senior’s fixed income by tapping equity that has accrued in their home. But here’s another, less common ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 6.6 percent from the week prior, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 24, 2014. ...


Three Top Locations Where Multinational Companies Send Employees

The United States, United Kingdom, and Singapore rank as the top three most popular destination countries where multinational companies are relocating employees to this year, according to international transferee data from Jan. 1 - June 30 of this year released by Cartus Corporation. ...


Two New Apps Make Renting Even Easier

ForRent.com®, a leading online apartment search destination, inspires renters to discover their next apartment, condo, loft or townhouse through innovative search filters that allow for quick and easy narrowing down of choices. The most recently released two new apps. Sift Rentals™ for iOS allows prospective renters to take ...


Making a Difference Globally

If you had to describe Michele Velcheck in one word, passionate would certainly suffice. As founder and CEO of Solid Source Real Estate Companies—independent companies more than 2,000 agents strong, recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing, independent real estate firms in the nation—Velcheck’s passion runs deep. From ...


Impress Clients while on Tour with RPR Mobile™

It’s that time again. Time for your weekly property tour with your office.  You’ve heard there are some great properties that just hit the market and you’re on the lookout for something that would work for your buyers. You’ve printed the tour sheet and you’re on your way.  Today you’ll ...


Nation’s Top Brokers to Be Honored Next Week at RISMedia’s 19th Annual Power Broker Dinner, Held during NAR Conference & Expo

Leading brokers from around the nation will gather next week in New Orleans to be the guests of honor at RISMedia’s 19th Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, being held on Friday, Nov. 7, during the annual NAR convention. ...


Your Place: To Prepare for Winter, Put Pipes First

(MCT)—Someone suggested that I write the annual getting-ready-for-winter column early this year because the last time I did, we had a mild one. ...


Estranged Wife of Suspect Charged in Arkansas Agent’s Death

A second person has been arrested in the death of a central Arkansas real estate agent killed in September, according to reporting Friday by CBS affiliate KTHV. ...


What’s in YOUR Treasure Chest?

In marketing, as in life, it’s easier to address major projects when you have a baseline of go-to resources available to you. As a real estate professional, the amount of work you need to address on a daily basis is staggering. You can ...


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