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Todays Real Estate News Archive


NAR’s Broker Tip of the Month: Go beyond the Listing in Social Media – Ask

Do you hear it? It’s the dust settling on five years of social media hype and shiny object syndrome. Your listing in neither Facebook or Twitter or Linkedin is a magic marketing bullet, and (sorry) there will forever be a fantastic new app/social network/thingy to slap your brand on, see: ...


Why Social Media Isn’t Working for Your Business (and How to Fix It)

Social media has increased the expectation among consumers that your real estate business will have a credible online presence. Consumers actively using the Internet for their real estate search are making assumptions with the click of a mouse. ...


Realtor.com May Real Estate Health Report Shows Regional Markets Leading Recovery as Supply Begins to Respond to Demand

Realtor.com, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., released its Real Estate Health Report for the month of May 2013 this week. National housing indicators are being led by strong regional markets experiencing key growth, as seller supply begins to respond to consumer demand mirroring on a ...


Segment Reveals the Benefits of a Home Warranty

HSA Home Warranty recently announced their participation in a nationally televised segment of Designing Spaces™, the popular home improvement show on Lifetime Television, to help educate homeowners on the benefits of having a home warranty. ...


Your Place: Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

(MCT)—Q: The water in my house in Avalon, N.J., has developed a rotten-eggs odor. I first noticed it after Sandy hit, when a friend took me to the Shore to check the house. ...


Cartus Corporation Vice President of Real Estate Services Receives Service Award

Pat DeDonato, vice president of real estate services and supply chain management for Cartus Corporation, a leading provider of global relocation services, has received the Meritorious Service Award from Worldwide ERC®, the workforce mobility association, the company has announced. ...


Prudential Celebrates Fullerton Business Center Expansion Opening

Prudential California Realty recently announced the grand opening of its expansion of the Fullerton Business Center. The Grand Opening event on Monday, June 10th featured a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a reception and office tour. Located at 1432 Harbor Boulevard, the Fullerton Business Center is home to an outstanding ...


Katy Perry Buys Two Unlisted Homes in Hollywood Hills

(MCT)—Singer Katy Perry has bought two adjacent homes in Hollywood Hills West for $11 million. ...


How Will the Increase in Chinese Drywall Affect Real Estate Agents?

Chinese drywall has become a problem for thousands of homeowners across the country, and many builders and insurers are currently facing errors and omissions insurance claims as a result. As more homes are listed on the market through foreclosures and short sales, some are wondering whether real estate agents may ...


How to Stay Sane during Financial Peaks & Valleys

You don’t have to be a trader on the world’s markets to experience the financial roller coaster, says mathematician Lambros Klouvidakis. ...


5 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Pinterest Page Work for You

If you’ve considered jumping on the Pinterest bandwagon, wait no more. Although Facebook is still the leading social media network with 67 percent of American Internet users, Pinterest is currently in third – and climbing. Users spend on average, an hour ...


Does Your Leadership Measure Up? Business Expert Identifies Benefits, Pitfalls of 3 Leadership Styles

The top five leaders most admired by the world’s business executives are Winston Churchill, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Jack Welch – in that order, according to the 2013 Global CEO Survey conducted by PwC. ...


Don’t Turn Your Back on Your Business; Burn Your Boat!

I believe that the great NFL Hall of Fame coach, Vince Lombardi, had it right when he said, "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." Do you agree with Coach Lombardi, or are you the ...


Facebook…or Face Time? Why Business Relationships Take More On-Screen Connections

It’s official: Email, texting, and social media are no longer just helpful supplemental business tools. They’ve taken over the whole game. Yes, technology has made many aspects of modern living more convenient and “connected,” but the pendulum has swung too far. Now, people are reluctant to do something as simple ...


The Summertime Tune-up: Seven Reasons to Perform a Half-Year Review

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…or so the song goes. But as the days grow longer and warmer, small business owners might want to be careful about taking it too easy during June, July, and August. The reality, says successful entrepreneur and author Bill McBean, is that the season is ...


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