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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Who is Representing Your Buyers?

When I started selling real estate many years ago, I would often write offers and then have my buyers wait in the car while I went inside the home and met with the sellers and their agent. If there was a ...


Pin It, Tweet It, Put It on Your Wall – Social Media Tips for Real Estate

As of October 2012, Facebook reached 1 billion monthly active users. LinkedIn® has 175 million professionals worldwide, including all Fortune 500 companies. Twitter users generate an average of 400 million tweets each day. And, according to the 2013 National Association of ...


Original Mansion Known for “Keeping Up With the Joneses” Listed for $1.2 Million

Why try “Keeping Up with the Joneses” when you can be the Joneses? Today, one of the most well-known and historic mansions of the South is for sale for $1.249 million. The Dudley Mansion is known for its legendary and lavish parties, ...


Tree-Climbing Gains Popularity as a Full-body, Outdoor Workout

(MCT)— Tree-climbing is emerging as a recreational sport, similar to rock climbing. ...


BHG Mason-McDuffie Awards Grants to 52 Teachers

Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie’s Education Foundation honored 52 outstanding teachers from the Northern California communities served by its offices. The company hosted three grant ceremonies. The San Francisco event was held on June 7th at Roosevelt Middle School in San Francisco and honored 15 teachers. Families, peers, ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Colorado

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently announced that Legacy Properties West in Durango, Colo., is the newest member of its luxury real estate network and will operate as Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty. ...


Just How Valuable Is Your Listing Data? Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth?

With the success of major real estate search portals in attracting consumers, comes a certain amount of dissatisfaction around their business models and use of the data they receive from industry sources—MLSs, brokers and agents. The real estate industry is awakening ...


NAR Video Spotlight, Part 2: A Pathway to Professional Conduct

Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a 3-part video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. ...


4 ‘Aha’ Truths for a Changing Corporate Landscape

Technology is moving much faster than many of our institutions – while it continues to change the way people interact with businesses, many corporate leaders are still operating as if it didn’t exist, says thought leader Mitchell Levy. ...


Steer Clients Away from Urban Real Estate Myths

Spanning the years of my experiences with sellers and buyers I have heard common misconceptions that are repeated in every sector of the country. These statements of “fact” are understandable but do not hold true. I do understand why they are ...


New-Home Sales Rise 2.1 Percent in May

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose for a third consecutive month in May, posting a 2.1 percent gain to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 476,000 units, according to data recently released by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the fastest sales pace recorded since July of ...


How to Run Your Business Better: Take a Vacation

Small-business owners work themselves to the bone in the belief that this lack of rest will result in higher sales, more customers and better profits, says David Washington, managing partner of Washington & Co., a Raleigh, N.C., consulting and training firm. ...


Greater El Paso Association of REALTORS® Debuts Point2 Real Estate Portal

The Greater El Paso Association of REALTORS® (GEPAR) has partnered with Point2, a leading provider of software and services for real estate professionals, to develop a public-facing real estate listings portal focused on the greater El Paso area. The new website, ElPasoTX.com, provides consumers with information about local ...


Florida’s Housing Market Continues Momentum in May 2013

Florida’s housing market continued its upswing in May, with higher closed sales, more pending sales, rising median prices, more new listings and a lower inventory of homes for sale, according to the latest housing data released by Florida REALTORS®. ...


Eye on the Recovery: Rebound Report Shows All Top 100 Markets Improve, Positive Equity Returning

In the latest round of positive housing news this week, Homes.com is reporting gains for single-family properties in all top 100 markets for the first time, improving from 96 and 91 markets in the two previous reporting periods. This, ...


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