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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Real Estate Q&A: Reverse Mortgage Changes Ahead

(MCT)—QUESTION: I have been thinking about getting a reverse mortgage for my home, but I heard that the rules have changed recently. What are the new rules? ...


Your Online Leads: How to Convert Them to Buyers

Some Internet leads seem better than others – but do you know how to get the most out of your online leads? Realtor.com® administers thousands of buyer and seller lead generation programs. For them to continue to do so, they need ...


Survey Says: SoLoMo Marketing is Kind of a Big Deal

How are you connecting with homebuyers and sellers? Are your advertising dollars going to a black hole or to the honey hole? Homes.com recently polled real estate professionals and consumers to determine home search habits, marketing trends ...


Effective Networking for Small-Business Owners

(MCT)—How many times have you been to a business luncheon and been approached by someone trying to give you a business card? ...


Building Your Personal Brand with Herman Chan

If you are ready to create a stand-out online presence, then an introduction to Herman Chan is a must. As a San Francisco Bay Area top producing real estate agent, Herman is a master of harnessing the power of the Internet. ...


Top 3 Tips for a Business ‘Twitter Party’

A Twitter party can be a fun and effective way to boost your business and build an audience. But before you throw a fete for followers, make sure it's in compliance with Federal Trade Commission guidelines. ...


Big Changes Coming to Conventional Office Buildings

(MCT)—With the lines between our work lives and personal time blurring as new technology unchains us from our desks, the notion of what a desirable office looks like is also changing. ...


Real Estate’s Best Back-up Plan: Covering Your Bases with American Home Shield

Although different regions may certainly vary in the state of Texas, it’s almost standard for home warranties to be a part of a real estate transaction. And why wouldn’t they? What homebuyer wouldn’t view an included home warranty as the “cherry on top” of an already exciting purchase? With a ...


Preparing the Next Generation of Real Estate Professionals

When it comes to preparing students for a career in real estate, Colorado State University’s Everitt Real Estate Center in Fort Collins, Colo. has always taken an integrated approach, incorporating practical assignments like building a client prospect list into traditional classroom learning. ...


Location is Everything…Even with Interest Rates

With the economic recovery in full swing, there has been a lot of talk lately about interest rates and the possibility that an increase could be coming in the near future. ...


Knowledge, Awareness and Empowerment Are Keys to REALTOR® Safety

It’s an unfortunate reality—as REALTORS®, your agents are faced with potentially risky situations every day. Meeting new clients, showing homes, and even walking to your car at night can be dangerous. It’s essential that you and your agents develop and maintain safe office procedures to make safe decisions and know ...


Deloitte Consumer Spending Index Ticks Downward in August

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (Index) moved down slightly in August. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending[i]. ...


How Technology Is Enabling Global Real Estate

During the recent ups and downs of the United States real estate market, one thing has remained consistent: Foreign buyers continue to purchase significant amounts of property here. They view it as one of the safest and most secure investment markets ...


Need a Boost? Give these Sales and Marketing Webinars a Try

NAR PULSE--Searching for ideas to give your business a jump? The upcoming Sales and Marketing Webinar Summit offered on Oct. 17 will teach you how to attract clients using video on your iPad, harness the power of photo marketing using Pinterest ...


Turning Point for Housing Market? Key Drivers Shift from Supply to Demand

Rising inventory, slow-and-steady price increases signal healthier outlook in most markets ...


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