Real Estate Industry

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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.

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By Steven at BoomTown
Comments 12
A few weeks ago I attended the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sales Convention. If you’ve ever been to a franchise conference, like Keller Williams Family Reunion or RE/MAX R4, you know there’s a lot of selling. Franchises trying to convince you this is the right company to partner with. Vendors...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 5
Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 3/24/17                 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 3/24/17.  I hope you all had a...

By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
Comments 21
Please allow me to preface this post with a couple of brief statements: I have been selling homes full-time in the Austin, Texas area for over 20 years. I am a broker and co-owner of a company with about 20 agents. These facts may be important as you read my mini-rant below.  :) This morning at 8...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 1
We SELL Homes in Pensacola Florida 32514, Citizens Ins. releases 'wish list' for LegislatureThe Fla.-owned insurer isn't trying to restrict assignment of benefits next year; instead, it hopes to prevent attorneys from collecting any AOB lawsuit fees. Read more. THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address ...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 18
Many efforts have been made to try to ensure better and more accurate Appraisals.  While improvements have been made in some areas, holes have been created in others.  These  ups and downs of the Appraisal Accuracy Can Be A Roller Coaster Ride.Several efforts have been made to create a reliable, ...

By Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS, "Your California Real Estate Broker" TM #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
Comments 3
California Brokers be sure all your Brokers advertising that they are brokers ARE Brokers! Lauren Selinsky, Broker California Real Estate CalBRE>>> Read ON...                      Licensee Alert                 Issued March 2017Supplemental Disciplinary Advisory to Real Estate Salespersons Who Mi...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 2
 As a real estate agent in Southwest Florida, I love to be there for my clients through the entire real estate process. In fact, as your lifelong Southwest Florida Realtor resource, even after we’ve helped you buy or sell your home, I want to stay in touch with you. Really, you never know when yo...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 9
Are Any of Us? Do you Mr. Realtor in your piece of the USA? Do you Mrs. Real estate agent in your home town, America?  What do you really sell?  What do you really promote? This post was inspired by:Lee Davenport's post: ARE WE STILL DREAMING ABOUT HOMEOWNERSHIP?  "We as real estate practitioners...

By Martha Brown, You're Homes Around Annapolis Agent
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403)
Comments 3
25 Years and The Beat Goes OnSelling Annapolis Real Estate  25 years. Wow! Wow! Wow! 25 years of being a part of a remarkable organization that has helped me to excel both personally and professionally. Long & Foster you have been the best. Along the way I have enjoyed helping many, many clients ...

By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
Comments 11
EXTRATERRESTRIAL HIGHWAY - AREA 51 - Rachel Nevada     Lincoln EstatesRachel, Nevada VACANT LAND - Farm and produce opportunity 1000 acres approximately, zoned for residential, commercial, industrial, price includes 2540 acre feet... Status: Price: Lot Size: Primary Type: Sub-Type: Active $5,000,...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
Comments 2
Realtors, pay close attention. Florida Realtors, which boasts 165,000 members in 55 boards and associations, issued a warning to its members this week after Realtors in the state recently began receiving letters from the “Florida Board of Realtors” that claim the Realtors real estate license is i...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Comments 6
Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths 3rd Installment of Highland Pa $6,250,000 4293 4 3 1 A C Bookout $3,250,000 6031 5 6 1 Co-Dcand Park $8,695,000 13984 7 9 3 Henry E Englishs $4,800,000 6421 5 5 2 Highland Park $3,395,000 5612 4 5 2 Highland Park $3,395,000 6135 6 6 2 H...

By April Stephens, Broker/Realtor - Johnston & Wake County
(RE/MAX One Realty)
Comments 1
We love working with builders and we're excited to share our video series featuring some of our favorite builders of the Triangle!This week we sat down with Joshua Mauney of Paragon Building Groupto discuss design inspiration, favorite home features, and more! Paragon Building Group offers server...

By Clason Whitney, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Pro West Real Estate)
Comments 0
 907 Village Cir $275,000 (East Medford)Open Saturday 12-33bd/2ba CB Pro West The Culbertson Team, BrokersHost Jenn Brown 541-631-8087 1681 Roberts Rd $192,000 (East Medford)Open Saturday 12-33bd/1ba CB Pro West Brandy Reeves, Broker 916-216-7503 537 St Augustine St $415,000 (East Medford)Open Sa...

By Marie Waite
(Finest Women in Real Estate)
Comments 0
Monica Stone-Huggins is one of the Real Estate agents that we brought into our program.  She is passionate about her business in helping her clients in the real estate industry.  She was going through cancer treatment when we started working with her.  She is an amazing woman and for her to have ...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
Comments 60
Last week I received an offer by email. I have had them before and they nearly always come from a private individual. There is usually a set format. I like this house you have listed. Please open the attached file to see my offer. Or words along this line with maybe more detail. You guessed it I ...

By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253, Florida Space Coast Homes
Comments 13
Well, I started my company by myself about a year ago. I thought I did all the research I needed to do...and I moved forward with a name, logo, business signs, cards, etc... ...guess what: someone else had a name very similar to my company name locked in nationwide (in all 50 states). They have b...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
Comments 0
 Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home in CT today instead of waiting.1. CT Home Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that CT home prices have appreciated by 6.9% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to incr...

By Sean Whaling, Founder, CEO
Comments 1
You’ve heard it all before — buyers and sellers don’t need an agent, spring is the only time to sell, to heck with an inspection…the list goes on.There are many myths floating around that are simply not true. In order to keep everyone informed on the buying and selling process, here are six real ...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 1
When you’re on the hunt to buy a new home, one of the biggest factors on each person’s mind is their credit score. And because there are a lot of myths surrounding how credit scores work, it’s perfectly natural for you to have questions on this subject. After all, beyond the numbers, your credit ...