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Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers



Last Build Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:00:04 +0000

 



The week in real estate industry deals: December 5-9Yuganov Konstantin / Shutterstock.com

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:00:04 +0000

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there's another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We'll be recapping every week's noteworthy deals that didn't make it into print (and some that did) for your perusal. Here are this week's ...signing, successful, businessman, papers, success, desk, office


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The week in industry hires and promotions: December 5-9, 2016Anthony Ricci / Shutterstock.com

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:00:05 +0000

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ...


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Real estate market recap, December 5-9, 2016zhu difeng / Shutterstock.com

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:00:32 +0000

Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ...


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The Fed will hike rates next week — then what?Kentoh / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:02:47 +0000

Mortgage interest rates have stabilized, but any other financial stability at the moment is an illusion. Each new cabinet appointee and tweet flurry brings more understanding of policy ahead ...Lou Barnes hero.


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Colorado Real Estate Commission suspends broker’s licenseejs9 / iStock.com

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:41:12 +0000

A property management firm broker had her license suspended because the Colorado Real Estate Commission found evidence of alleged misconduct, including failing to deliver monthly rental proceeds ...house, rental, for rent, real estate


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When should your new-build client lock in the mortgage rate?pkproject / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:46:35 +0000

Archaeologists at last found the tomb entrance to the Great Pyramid at Giza, built by pharaoh Cheops in about 2500 BC. In the tomb in clear hieroglyphics, there it was! Cheops’ Law, governing all construction then and since: “Nothing is built on time or within budget.” ...new construction, new build, new home, building, construction


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AOL blocks Keller Williams email addressesKzenon / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:16:03 +0000

Real estate agents at Keller Williams Realty brokerages around the country are reporting that AOL appears to have blocked messages sent from email addresses that use Keller Williams' web domain, kw.com ...block, sports, football, game


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What will happen to mortgage rates in 2017? 7 expert opinionslovelyday12 / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:42:59 +0000

With such an unusual end to this year, what should agents (and their clients) be expecting in 2017? Inman interviewed seven housing and economy experts to dig into their thoughts about mortgage rates next year; here's what they told us ...forecast, view, distance, looking ahead,


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7 responses to sellers who want to attend their own open houseAndy Dean Photography / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:00:31 +0000

Like the helicopter parents who want to chaperone a teenage party, helicopter sellers attending their own open house can be a real buzzkill. But telling your clients the truth in such harsh terms, if they want to be there, risks backlash and unprofessionalism. ...open, sign, home, sale, move, escrow, housing, sign-age, business, property, estate, realty, suburb, notice, rural, real, house, attention, advertising, promotion, attract, street, post, sell, advertise, red, neighborhood, building, public, notify, poster, notification


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Should real estate agents sell luxury or regular properties?goodluz / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000

Every real estate agent has to figure out where he or she fits in and what his or her niche is. In this week’s video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates talks about the decisions real estate agents must make regarding selling luxury or regular properties ...agent, home, sale, showing, senior, laptop, salesman, woman, man, exterior, villa, business, modern, visiting, buyers, businessman, loan, real-estate, housing, swimming-pool, consultant, property, adviser, contemporary, luxury, people, computer, expansive, outdoors, house, purchase, investment, couple, construction


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Top comments of the week Dec. 5-9

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:55:03 +0000

This week, readers discussed the announcement of an unconventional HUD secretary, gave their own unique holiday marketing ideas, weighed in on the heated topic of 'transparent bidding,' listed the pros and cons of the virtual brokerage and more on some of our most popular stories ...top comments of the week, top, comment, week


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How real estate agents can be authentic on social media

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:40:23 +0000

"There are so many things you could talk about on social media," says Rachel Adams, CEO of the Aitchison & Adams real estate team at Keller Williams. "What are you interested in? The bottom line is people want to work with people they like." ...


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4 hard truths for agents starting a real estate teamnazire avlar / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:30:14 +0000

Teams of independent contractors dominate the sales force. Real estate teams even more so. Perhaps it's because of this that they often miss the importance of building a culture that fosters engagement within their organizations. ...compassion, rights, ties, objectives, sociology, racial, race, unemployed, people, disability, standards, security, protection, illustration, retirement, solidarity, group, assistance, interests, human, sympathies, community, tag, concept, unity, friendship, teamwork, unemployment, cooperation, social, ethics, word, society, justice, team, support, multiracial, kinship, person, help, together


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Could the Boulevard app boost buyer’s agent sales and efficiency?l i g h t p o e t / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:50:36 +0000

Boulevard gives buyer's agents exactly what they need to quickly create contacts, match them with a few listings and track the relationship as it progresses from preferences to tours to contract ...mechanic, motorized, motor, auto, car, complexity, complex, repair, power, gearbox, chrome, diesel, piston, modern, fuel, automotive, pressure, polished, electric, hose, iron, valve, prototype, engineering, chain, engine, vehicle, spare, precision, automobile, energy, efficient, garage, cylinder, compression, manufacturing, gearshift, drive, connector, machine, control, shaft, transmission, alloy, pimp, device, crankshaft, detail, parts, metal


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5 things agents should never let their clients do at showingsMonkey Business Images / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00:01 +0000

Turn off the lights when leaving. Watch for the cat. Please reset the alarm. These are all typical instructions a real estate agent might see when they are showing homes to buyers ...new, home, showing, real, agent, son, latino, around, years, boy, horizontal, tablet, property, estate, thirties, male, 30s, old, forties, digital, twenties, realtor, people, father, caucasian, female, smiling, computer, family, women, 11, daughter, girl, 20s, room, hispanic, men, 40s, person, moving, at, together, helping, empty, house, 6, five, mother, child, indoors, happy


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Daily market update: December 9, 2016AshDesign / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:00:49 +0000

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...market, update, market update


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New down payment option could boost homeownershipvincent noel / Shutterstock.com

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:40:15 +0000

Federal mortgage guarantor Freddie Mac is piloting a groundbreaking program that lets homebuyers get half of a 20 percent down payment covered by a financial firm in exchange for home equity ...toll, booth, access


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Inman Educational Webinar: Get in Shape for 2017 — Sales & Productivity Bootcamp

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:10:07 +0000

In this webinar, you will learn the proven effectiveness of structured real estate goal-setting as well as easy, inexpensive tech ideas to help you be successful ...


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