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Pocket Listings: Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits?

A pocket listing is one which is held by the listing agent, and not advertised through public channels such as the MLS. While they are more frequently found in commercial transactions (some brokerages specifically advertise for principals only on Loopnet or ...


Rising Home Prices, Increasing Equity Spark Move-up Sales

This week’s breaking news regarding the significant jump in April home prices - posting record monthly growth and the fastest year-over-year growth in seven years - is just the latest in a series of statistics confirming that the real estate ...


6 Unique Wants of Younger Buyers

We already know that today's breed of buyers is unlike the generation that came before. Tech savvy and always on the go, Millennial buyers—a blanket term that includes Gen Y and the Echoboomers—have different expectations when it comes to buying a ...


Success Strategies for Attracting Next Gen Consumers and Agents

One of the top challenges brokers face today is attracting next gen consumers and agents. Brokers need to grasp expectations for both groups while balancing needs of their established ranks. ...


Is Your Technology Working for – or Against – You? We Want to Know!

Take RISMedia’s Technology Survey and Be Entered to Win a Dell M110 Ultra-Mobile HD Projector! ...


Hot Property: Drew Barrymore Lists Her Wedding Site

(MCT)—Actress Drew Barrymore and her husband, art consultant William Kopelman, have listed the Montecito estate where they were wed at $7.5 million. ...


Do Your Agents Need More ‘Stuff’?

Put another way—would your agents be more productive fully implementing all the systems tools and training you have already provided? Or is it a little of both? ...


Would Abolishing Fannie and Freddie Stall the Real Estate Recovery?

Earlier this month, a bipartisan bill was put forth that would liquidate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with a government reinsurer of mortgage securities behind private capital. While the legislation is in the very early stages, there is ...


How to Maximize Your Real Estate Business during National Homeownership Month

Education. Guidance. Support. ...


Builder Confidence Hits 7-Year High, New Home Sales Rising

In continuing signs the housing market is on the upswing, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes hit a significant milestone in June, surging eight points to a reading of 52 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo ...


Property Values Take Flight: Home Prices Soar by over 20 Percent

Some of the housing news being kicked around recently is astounding: Home prices soaring by 20 percent or more over the past 12 months? Multiple offers? Bidding wars? All of the great news has some wondering, is another housing bubble brewing? ...


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. ...


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 ...


Want to Motivate Sellers? 850,000 Properties Bounce Back to Positive Equity

Residential property analytic provider CoreLogic® recently released new analysis showing the market is making big moves, with 850,000 additional residential properties turning to positive equity during the first quarter of 2013. ...


Zombie Nation: Which Real Estate Markets Are Rising from the Dead?

The market is rebounding and the economy is strengthening; that's how it would appear from the number of improving housing markets in June, which rose by five to a total of 263, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American ...


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