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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Placing Importance on the Customer Experience and Giving Back to Community

Winning customer service extends far past the office. In the following interview, Pat Shea, the President/COO of Lyon Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® in Sacramento, Calif, dishes out his top tips for excellent customer service, connecting with the community, and more. ...


Online Tenant Screening: A Recipe for Success

For busy landlords and property management companies alike, screening prospective tenants can feel like a full-time job. Just ask Lori Berry, rental manager at El Matador Management Company in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Tasked with managing 108 units that range in size from studios to one- and two-bedroom spaces, Berry ...


Beware, Mortgage Scammers on the Rise Again

(MCT)—For years, it was “the Wild West” of real estate scams. ...


New Home Sales Hesitate

New home sales fell another 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 412,000 in July, down 10,000 from an upwardly revised June figure of 422,000. The last three months of sales averaged the same as the annual figure for 2013 at 429,000—but in contrast to the first two months of ...


Hot Property, Athletes Edition: Phil Jackson Scores Co-op in New York

(MCT)—Phil Jackson will be residing in midtown Manhattan during his tenure with the New York Knicks. The legendary Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls coach turned NBA executive recently paid $4.85 million ...


How Many of Your Twitter Followers Are Bots?

You know those accounts with millions and millions of followers on Twitter? It turns out they may not be as popular as you think. ...


From Mexico to Dubai: Buyer Representation Goes Global

With thousands of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designees in the United States and Canada, brokers and agents understand the value of the skills and training the designation delivers here at home. Although increasingly common in North America, the concept of buyer representation ...


Exclusive Member Benefits Offer a Distinct Advantage

Members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) automatically have access to a wide array of exclusive business tools, data, educational opportunities and discount programs—all of which have been carefully designed to help REALTORS® build their business, work more efficiently, and build stronger client relationships in order to succeed in ...


Your Place: Before End-of-Summer Vacation, Get House Ready

(MCT)—Despite years of financial crisis, Europeans still leave town in August. ...


5 Essential Building Blocks for a Thriving Work Culture

What makes a successful business thrive? That’s what eight out of 10 new entrepreneurs would like to know, because their businesses fail within the first 18 months, according to Bloomberg. ...


ForRent.com® Releases Neighborhoods Filtering Feature and a First-to-Market Schools Feature for More Efficient Searching

ForRent.com®, a leading online apartment search destination, inspires renters to discover their next apartment, loft, townhouse, or condo by allowing property seekers to narrow down their choices by city, price range, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, etc., through detailed searches. Revealing an innovative Neighborhoods Search Filter and first-to-market ...


Recovery Will Continue: A Perspective of the U.S. Residential Housing Market

Editor’s Note: The following is a perspective on the housing market recovery provided by HomeServices of America. ...


RESPA Enforcement Back in the Spotlight

In the April column, we warned that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was going to be aggressive on RESPA, as it has more resources and power than HUD ever had. Two cases were worthy of CFPB press releases, but numerous others are waiting in the wings. Of the two ...


Late Summer Is Perfect for Planting around Your Property

Recently, I chatted with Ed Hume (humeseeds.com) for some ideas about the best things to put into the ground this fall, so you can enjoy the beauty and bounty of your property into the winter and well into next season. ...


RISMedia Gearing Up for 19th Annual Power Broker Events

Each year during the NAR Annual Conference and Expo, RISMedia delivers a power-packed educational session with some of the industry’s most successful brokers and executives. This year is no different.  Save the date for a special opportunity to hear some of the industry’s most successful executives discuss their success strategies ...


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