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Todays Real Estate News Archive


REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Nominations for 2015 Good Neighbor Volunteer Awards

REALTORS® not only help people achieve their dream of homeownership, they also volunteer their time and energy to improve the lives of their community members. The National Association of Realtors® is currently accepting applications from Realtors® who dedicate themselves to volunteer service for REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Awards. ...


Halstead Property Wins Top Awards at International Real Estate Conference

Top real estate firm Halstead Property announced recently that they won two top coveted awards at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Conference that was recently held in Las Vegas. Attended by more than 600 firms from around the world, the awards event was held on Thursday, February ...


Four-Year Lows Reported for Institutional Investors and All-Cash Buyers

RealtyTrac® recently released its Q4 and Year-End 2014 U.S. Institutional Investor & Cash Sales Report, which shows that the share of home sales to institutional investors and all-cash buyers dropped to four-year lows in 2014 despite a quarterly increase in the fourth quarter. ...


Ask the Expert: Why are Real Estate Seasonal Trends Important?

Today's Ask the Expert column features Cindy Fauth, the Global Marketing Manager for the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Pat Riley Named Chairman of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Pat Riley, president and chief operating officer of Charlotte, N.C.-based Allen Tate Company, has been elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the company announced this week. Leading Real Estate Companies ...


Single, Female Baby Boomers Happier, Healthier than Ever

The adage "youth is wasted on the young" doesn't apply to today's single, female Baby Boomers. In fact, 76 percent of single women over 55 feel younger than their age, according to new data from Del Webb, a national brand of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), one of the nation's largest homebuilders. ...


5 Lessons for Startups

(TNS)—I started my firm on a leap of faith six years ago. Knowing nothing about running a business when I began, I learned plenty of lessons along the way. I hope my been-there-done-that advice is helpful when ...


Homes.com Launches Local Connect Advertising Program

Homes.com® recently released Local Connect, a new advertising program allowing real estate agents and brokers to target local home buyers, the company announced this week.  Local Connect will provide real estate professionals access to highly engaged consumers as they search for their next home. ...


Zillow Unveils New National TV Spot ‘Lake House’

Zillow®, a leading real estate and home-related information marketplace, has announced it will be releasing its fifth TV spot as part of the company's award-winning "Find Your Way Home" national advertising campaign. The spot will debut on national broadcast during the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 on ...


FTC Clears Zillow Acquisition of Trulia – Deal Closes Tuesday

[Update: Zillow acquisition of Trulia closes Tuesday, Feb. 17. Zillow Group formed to house consumer and business divisions] ...


6 Lessons for Leadership from Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani

We all have different opinions on what makes a truly great leader. According to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a great leader should be many things, from optimistic to well prepared. ...


3 Surefire Ways to Connect with More Local Consumers

As a real estate professional, a big part of your job is keeping up with the local community. This is especially important when working with prospective clients who are new to your area. Connecting with these potential buyers and ...


Staging for Winter Home Sales

Whether you’re buried under several feet of snow (sorry, Boston!) or basking in the sunshine (we’re jealous, Tampa!), selling in the winter offers at least two positives—less competition and new customers. During the winter, most people have taken their listings off ...


5 Marketing Truths for 2015

Is your marketing program on auto-pilot?  Have you settled for “good enough?”  Consumer, media, and marketing trends all change over time and it’s easy to fall behind and lose traction.  When you look at your current program, are you taking these 5 marketing truths into consideration? ...


A Survival Guide for Business Travel

Let’s be honest, being strapped into a tiny seat in a cramped airplane—along with dozens of strangers—35,000 feet above sea level, is nobody’s idea of fun. The Internet is filled with stories of air rage, reclining seat standoffs, and articles with ...


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