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Todays Real Estate News Archive


New Survey Shows TRID Compliance Systems Not Ready

More than 20 percent of banks preparing to comply with the new TILA-RESPA Integration Disclosure Rule – or TRID – will not offer certain mortgage products if the vendor’s systems are not ready, according to a recent survey from the American Bankers Association. The association sent the survey data ...


Home Improvements Are the Most Popular Use of a Home Equity Account

Ever wonder what consumers are doing with their home equity accounts? The 2015 BMO Harris Bank Homebuyers Report revealed that making improvements to a home is the most popular use of a home equity account (47 percent), followed by consolidating debt (22 percent) ...


Breaking News: Project Upstream Revealed

For a few years now, industry leaders have been working together to address data problems, producing almost two years ago a solution concept called “Upstream.” Not long after that, the WAV Group was asked to consult on the technical side of the development of the project. Our non-disclosure agreement has ...


Generate More Leads with Video Marketing

As the real estate market continues to recover and agents flood into the market, competition for high-quality listings and clients can be fierce. Video marketing is a way to stand out from the pack. ...


Personality Types That Make the Best Agents

Many people were surprised when Forbes reported that, according to a Career Bliss survey, real estate agents have the “happiest job in America.” With a happiness index of 4.26 out of 5 points, real estate agents “are more than satisfied” with their job because they ...


Recruiting and Retaining Millennial Agents and Customers

Millennials—people born in the 1980s to 1990s, and currently in their 20s—are now coming into their own. Many are paying off student debt, saving to buy a home and beginning families. Over the next two decades, they will shape the country’s workforce and will be the real estate industry’s most ...


New Move, Inc. Product Enhancements Increase Lead Conversion and Reduce Response Times

Move, Inc., recently announced enhanced features for realtor.com® Showcase(SM) Listing Enhancements, FiveStreet(SM), and Top Producer® CRM to help real estate professionals establish deeper connections with buyers and streamline the way they manage inbound leads. ...


5 Tips for Nailing Your Elevator Pitch

Marketing yourself is never easy. Unless you're the type who adores self-promotion, then selling yourself or your services can be daunting. However, if you're looking for your business to thrive, a polished elevator pitch is vital. It should be short, it should be ...


ReferralExchange Strikes Exclusive Partnership with Council of Residential Specialists

ReferralExchange announced recently that it has partnered with the Council of Residential Specialists to provide a CRS-branded referral service for CRS Designees at CRS.com. ...


Study Finds Student Loan Impact May Be Overblown

Despite an unprecedented rise in student-loan balances over the past decade, a new TransUnion study found that student loan obligations have not inhibited younger consumers’ ability to access and repay other consumer credit categories such as auto loans and mortgages when compared to their peers without student loans. ...


Residential Loan Originations Increase 17 Percent

A new report shows that 1,551,865 loans were originated on single family homes and condos in the first quarter, down 6 percent from the previous quarter but up 17 percent from a year ago. ...


RE/MAX CEO Asks CFPB to Delay TILA-RESPA Regulations

RE/MAX Executives recently delivered a personal letter from RE/MAX CEO and Co-Founder Dave Liniger to CFPB Director Richard Cordray requesting a "good faith grace period" for the introduction of new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) regulations. ...


How Listing Remarks Impact Salability

I believe every house has a story to tell, and our job as listing agents is to tell that story. I was excited to read that there is now research from Zillow providing statistics on the real impact that listing remarks have on ...


Recruit, Ramp, Reward, Retain

Brokers and team leaders have always struggled with the 4 Rs of building a great company: Recruit, Ramp, Reward and Retain. ...


Getting Feedback from Boss Who’s on the Way Out

(TNS)—Q: I work for a small company that doesn’t have a lot of formal processes. My boss is retiring, and, while I know he has been happy with my work, there’s no formal documentation of my performance. I’m concerned that ...


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