Real Estate Industry

“All the news that's fit to print,” or to click, as the case may be, can be found right here at your favorite real estate social networking site, ActiveRain. And here you thought it was merely a great place to chat with colleagues and slap up a blog post or two.

We know you're busy – whether it's trying to fill your pipeline or following up on what's already popped out of the bottom of it. Who has time to read? And, while real estate market news geared toward consumers is easy to round up on the Internet, news for brokers and Realtors is a bit harder to come by.

Your friends at ActiveRain understand how important each of those 168 hours in every week is so we've made it easy for you by consolidating everything you need to know to keep up-to-date with the real estate industry right here, in one place.

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Trending blogs on Real Estate Industry

By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 7/31/15              We are all busy.  It is tough to keep on top of all the markets and how they are performing.   That is why, I always enjoy Mike's Markets In A Minute Updates.  Here is his latest one for the week ending 7/31/15.  I hope you all had a gr...
By JM Padron, CCIM, CCIM, CDPE, CRB, Ft. Lauderdale-Doral-Sunny I
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 RE/MAX Premier Associates Ranks among Top 1,000 Real Estate Firms in RISMedia's 2015 Power Broker Report (RISMedia-Norwalk, CT) - RE/MAX Premier Associates, headquartered in Weston, Florida recently announced its inclusion in the Top 1,000 national ranking of real estate brokerage firms in RISMe...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Address: 2249 Patrick Ln Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-7302 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1435073          357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email:      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-PRO  RE/...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
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I don't.  A couple of marketing companies have my cell phone number.  They come in as caller ID blocked.  They call at the most inconvenient of times.  How do they always do that?  I stopped listening to their messages.A out of town attorney hired me to do an appraisal for a couple going through ...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548)
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Real Estate Practice 3036 West 12th Street Erie, PA 16505(building behind Animal Ark Pet Hospital)August 8, 9, 15, 16, 2015Erie/PA Real Estate Practice Class is an introduction to all areas of the Real Estate business, with emphasis on residential brokerage activities.  With many homes for sale i...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     Yesterday was one of those rare days that I was not busy crawling under houses. It was nice to be able to sit in the office, talk with the staff and strategize on the waning months of the year. It was a wonderful day spent in catching up on projects, making phone calls and just chilling. I h...
By Alan May, Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
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If it's any indication of the market, I am totally jammed for the third weekend in a row.We all understand that weekends are prime-time for buyers.  During the week, they're typically working at 9-5 jobs, and evenings are at a premium... so the weekends are the best times for them to search for n...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
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Great news for our Industry! This madness may finally be coming to an end "no matter what, they’re not compliant"Wells exiting MSAs; 'I think it's the beginning of the end for MSAs' Industry News: Thursday, July 30, 2015 ExclusiveWells Fargo and many other mortgage lenders and title insurance pro...
By The Town Cryers ~Lew & Sandy Cryer & Allison
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Very…very sharp Cranbrook model is now available in Sun City West. This amazing home has been updated and is immaculate. Updates include: windows, sliding doors, carpet, tile, appliances, kitchen cabs/counters, roof, heat pump, interior & exterior paint, vertical blinds throughout,  insulated gar...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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 Buyer Beware Now I Know What it Means   I saw a clients son who told me an interesting story . Oh am I sorry I didn't call you he said . He  saw an old friend and in the conversation it became known that these two friends that we will call Mr buyer and Ms seller could be interested in a sale to ...
By Lupe Soto, Lupe Soto GLOBAL Real Estate Agent International.
(Equistar Realty Group)
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$$$¢¢$$$ Bienvenido a CASAS EN VENTA bueno, bonito y barato, sirviendo LOCAL NACIONAL E INTERNACIONALMENTE a la comunidad latina de USA y Latin America.  Mi oficina internacional esta ubicada en Burbank CA 91505 Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA en USA,  donde conecto a Compradores (Buyers) & Duenos de Cas...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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I was CC'd and almost PP'd! While sorting through my inbox early morning, I glanced at an email from a buyer client and then went back again. Upon closer inspection, the message read: We are not moving forward with the home purchase, it no longer suits our needs. They were just days away from clo...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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First, I'd like to congratulate Hannah Williams for becoming a millionaire on ActiveRain.And then, I'd like to share her experience with a buyer who thought it's okay to go solo!    Buyer Beware Now I Know What it Means   I saw a clients son who told me an interesting story . Oh am I sorry I didn...
By Vick Pacheco ~ Luxury Homes & Lifestyles, REALTOR,
(Empire Network Realty / Luxury Homes & Lifestyles)
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Vick was recognized as one of the top 18 agents of 10,500 in the Central Florida market into the Gold Top Producers Club. Servicing Central Florida communities to provide a lifestyle for each of his clients. Community choices range from the price point of 200k to 100 million dollar homes. Central...
By Murney Associates Realtors, Murney Associates, REALTORS Sells Real Estate Best
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How To Calculate Your Mortgage Payment A homeowner’s toolbox. Here are a few helpful calculators and tools to guide you through the buying process. If you have any questions, your Murney Associate Realtor or lender can help. Mortgage Loan CalculatorUse this calculator to determine your monthly pa...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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I have told people at interviews for decades that we dont hire Employees here, we hire people with a Partner mindset.     Today is one of those days where my best laid plans have gone astray. Most of the day was to be centered around an office presentation that the team and I were to be doing for...
By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Big News for Real Estate and the Entire Pacific Northwest I have been talking about the possible alliance of the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma for quite some time. I have watched with eager anticipation of what the two ports would do and ultimately whether or not the alliance would be a...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
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Reading the National Association of Realtors magazine after my post of sales in the Greater Rochester, NY area it was interesting that even though prices of homes has risen; the discounted price runs between 1 and 11%.It also says the longer a home sits on the market the more likely it will sell ...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
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May brought along a new challenge for bloggers of AR community:May's Claudburst of You. One of the posts this month should be about Millennials, since it continues to be a buzz word. So, I thought, since we frequently use the phrases “Gen X” , or “Baby Boomer”, or ''Millennims'', it is important ...
By Bob Haywood,
(McGraw Realtors)
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So You want to be a REALTOR®? It seems like lots of folks are jumping back into Real Estate now that the big housing crisis is mostly behind us.   But is Real Estate the career for you? How do you know? Answer the following three questions, and you'll have a pretty good idea if Real Estate is for...