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.

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 Brandon Patton, Desiganted Broker/Owner
(Real Estate Market Leaders)
Tri-Cities Real Estate Company | Brandon PattonAt Tri-Cities Real Estate Market Leaders we offer a 1% listing fee when we list your Tri-Cities Home for Sale! That is a huge savings for people who choose to use Tri-Cities Real Estate Market Leaders to list their home! If you are selling a home in Richland, Kennewick or Pasco then Real Estate Market Leaders can help you with your buying or selling needs. We offer flat fee MLS and we have advanced homes search tools.Tri-Cities Homes for Sale | Brandon PattonOur biggest claim to fame is that we offer huge discounts on our listing cost and that we have a huge marketing program that gets results. Plus, we have programs to help people earn extra money when they list their home with us and buy their next home through us. We don't charge our cli...
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By Shawn Cunningham, Cunningham Real Estate Group at RE/MAX Advantage
(RE/MAX Advantage)
The market volatility has shown signs of easing as the economy started reopening.  In some parts of the valley, builders have booked more sales this year than they did in 2019.Read more:
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By Micheal John
(Micheal John)
Simply throwing away documents is a mistake that many leading companies make. Unattended documents are a risk factor that many business owners and companies ignore. They pose a serious security concern to the company as they enable criminals to perform identity theft. The large bulk of the unattended documents contain highly sensitive information whose leakage can cause severe damage to the company and its customers. Criminals are always on the lookout for documents thrown out by companies and cooperation. The criminals can even use these documents to perform fraud. That is why simply throwing documents in the trash is not the right decision. Companies need to employ paper shredding services for handling the disposing process of their old and unattended documents. Dumpsters are deemed t...
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By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Websites are really important for every business as nowadays you need to promote your business online hence you would need to have a quality website that could attract more visitors towards your business. There are many problems that web design could have and these problems can completely destroy your online presence as your website will not be able to satisfy your clients. Following are few problems of web design and its probable solutions:Outdated designs: Change is really important in all aspects of this universe and website designs are also included under the change. Sometimes your web design expert can use old tricks and designs for your website that are completely outdated now and not in trend anymore. This will lower your reputation as an online brand hence our wordpress web desi...
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The real estate business is a crowded market. In the United States only, there are around 2 million license holders of real estate. This makes it really tough for new real estate clients to enter the market or the existing real estate business owners to grow their businesses. But real estate is an industry that can offer dozens of leads every day. With so much competition in this field, they are many opportunities too.  So, if you’re thinking of starting a real estate business, you need to ask yourself a simple question- “How am I going to beat all the existing agents?”  You need some basic online and local marketing tactics to gain visibility and attract buyers. It would be best if you come up with something creative in order to stand out from the competition. There are various actions...
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Real estate investment is a game of knowledge. The more you know, the better decisions you can make. If you don't know what a home title search is, then you're in the right place. In this article, we will cover what it is, concepts within it, why it matters, and how to avoid title fraud. If that sounds interesting to you, which it should, then keep reading to find out more.So What Exactly Is A Home Title?Before we get to cover a home title search, let's cover the basics. A title refers to the legal ownership of a property, it gives the owner the right to sleep, live, and use the property as they like. A title can be seen as a bundle of rights, which are transferred from a seller to a buyer. And they usually cover this:The right to possession (You own it).The right to control (You can us...
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By John Allaire, Recreational Property Specialist
(Destination Properties)
Two acre camping lot in Evergreen Park only 30 minutes from Ogden. Mountain views and wildlife at 6200' elevation for cool summer nights.  Close to Causey Reservoir, Monte Cristo, South Fork of the Ogden River. Ideal recreational property for horseback riding, ATVs, fishing, mountain biking and hunting.No improvements (water, septic, power). Lot is approximately 3/4 mile off county-maintained road (Evergreen Park Drive). Roads above Evergreen Park Drive are not maintained by Weber County.Driving Directions:Highway #39 East from Huntsville approximately 9.5 miles, just past Red Cliff Ranch to Evergreen Park Drive on left. Left on Evergreen Park DR approximately 2 miles to Green Hill RD on right. (All roads above Evergreen Park DR are not maintained by Weber County.) Right on Green Hill R...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
3 Bedroom Sammamish Home for SaleThree peaked roofs are profiled in crisp white trim while a lovely bay window watches your garden in bloom. Street side, a weeping ornamental tree graces the wide drive to the two-car garage. Offering all the charm of a Nantucket coastal home, this 3 bedroom/2.25 bath Sammamish home for sale feels new all around with amazing updates throughout. New gorgeous wood floors and plush carpeting pampers your naked feet. Updated 6-panel doors and gleaming molding add an upscale vibe.  Kitchen sparkles with gorgeous granite counters, stainless steel appliances shining bright and a walk-in chef’s pantry.  It doesn't get any better than this Sammamish home for sale. Delightful breakfast nook overlooks the family room and steps out to a WOW entertainment deck (with ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
Tampa, FL Closing CostsClosing CostsClosing Costs are the various fees you have to pay when finalizing a real estate transaction. There are many costs involved at the end of your deal, and it's essential to understand what these are and the reason you're paying for them. If you're a home buyer and you're looking for ways to save on your purchase, negotiating some of these closing costs and having the seller pay them is a great way to reduce your overall payment. Our team can walk you through the various closing costs involved when buying a home in South Tampa.Check out our original blog post at Closing Costs for Home Buyers Appraisal Fee (If Financing) Credit Report Fees Financing Fees (e.g., Loan Origination Fee) Home Inspection Fee (Generally Paid Befo...
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
Many think we may see a rush of foreclosures this fall, but the facts just don’t add up in this case. Today’s real estate market is very different from 2008 when we saw many homeowners walk away when they owed more than their homes were worth. This time, equity is stronger and plans are in place to help those affected weather the storm.Call TwoMoveYou team  directly at 647-697-7413 for all your real estate needs. We are at your service.
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Home renovation is not going to be an easy task if you are doing it all by yourself. In fact, it can be quite dangerous if you don’t take the necessary precautions.Here are a few safety tips you need to take if you want your home upgrade project to go without a hitch:Make sure you read the instructionsMany accidents can be easily avoided if you read the instructions of your renovation project carefully. It might take some time, but the results will make it totally worth the trouble. Make sure you have all the tools handy and know how to use them, before going ahead. Have someone read the instructions as you install, assemble, or operate the equipment.Have your first aid kit readyAnything can happen while using sharp objects, power tools, and heavy materials. So it is always better to be...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
What if your property management business never grew to its full potential?It's a sad reality that many businesses fall by the wayside instead of thriving. In order to achieve your full business potential, it's important to create a property management plan.Not sure how to craft such a plan or what it can do for your business? Keep reading to learn the answer!What Is a Property Management Business Plan?As the name implies, this is a business plan for your property management business. This plan touches on almost every aspect of your business.Good plans provide an overview of things like goals, ownership, and the current state of the business. It should also define your unique value proposition and include a thorough SWOT analysis.The plan must include an organizational chart and operati...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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By Ann Hayden 636-399-7544,
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri)
Sunset with SelectAnn.comLet me know if you need assistance with real estate.  Always Happy to help!For All of Your St. Louis, Missouri Real Estate needs: For all your real estate needs in the St. Louis area, specializing in helping my clients as a buyer's agent and as a marketing specialist.  I utilize the latest technology to assist in the sale of your home as well as your purchase. Updated daily.  Sign on for FREE!  Whether you are buying or selling, let me help you!All rights reserved and may not be reproduced or reprinted without express written permission of Ann Hayden, real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties Chesterfield, Ballwin, Wildwood Town and Country Office. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed#goodtoknow#tenin20...
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
It's been a little while since we have last written, 3 years to be exact!The market in Tampa has been phenomenal and growing at an unstoppable rate! One of the only positives about living through a pandemic is the ability to reset. The time period between March and May has given us a much-needed breather. It's allowed us to refocus on creating content to share our insights and perspectives. We're glad to be back, please drop us a line with any of your real estate questions! 813-631-5144
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By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Any student needs to write essays. However, choosing a topic for an essay is not an easy task. “How to come up with a theme for a non-standard essay?” — the student dexterously types into the white search line. Quite often search engine offers you banal topics that were considered good at best in fifth grade. You will not find original and non-standard on the Internet even in a hundred years. That is why we decided to tell you how to come up with an interesting and unusual topic for an essay in 5 steps.1. Look Around youTry to combine the first two items that you saw. How did the printer displace the pen? Write a tragic story about it from the point of view of a pen. Is it hard for a bookshelf to hold such a store of knowledge? What if the posters on your walls talk at night? About what...
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By Robert Snyder, a.k.a. Bob the Broker, host of The Real Deal
(Silex Financial Group, Inc.)
Joe Kerouac, author of Out of Commission and owner of Command Realty, was a guest on our inaugural show. Joe and show host Bob the Broker talk about Joe’s book, which positions a case for flat-fee commissions in the real estate industry. Joe's mission is to continually bring down the costs of buying and selling real estate for the consumer, while increasing the income of the newly defined “best” agents in the industry.  *Receive 25% off his book by using code “RealDeal” when purchasing the book at Joe Kerouac (Author of Out of Commission, Owner of Command Realty,   Click here to listen to the show! To listen to previous episodes, go to Never miss an episode - subscribe to our iTunes channel or Apply here!    
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By Nick Marr, Promoting real estate internationally
  If you are looking to work in real estate either as an agent or investor, you will most likely be taking some form of real estate courses. These courses can be informational and truly get you educated on the industry of real estate but can also be quite expensive! Although the payoff of taking a course is worth the investment, if you are on a tight budget this might seem impossible. If this is the situation you are in then you are in luck, as there are many different types of real estate courses available, including affordable options as well. Why take a real estate course? If you are looking to become a real estate agent or broker, you will legally be required to take real estate education. Because each state’s laws are different, there are also different licensing requirements for ...
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By Theresa Harden, PB SFR e-Pro Realtor
(Hawaii Dream Realty LLC)
Two Honolulu business owners taking part in the COVID-19 shutdown protest rally in front of the Hawaii state capitol describe the swift and devastating effect Hawaii Governor David Ige and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell's COVID-19 actions have had on their businesses. Bill Comerford, owner of four bars, and Theresa Harden, owner of a real estate and property management business, tell us about it from their insider's perspective.
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Online presence and promotion are vital for success nowadays. Many individuals and brands work on getting noticed by more users and having their voice heard. That way they can expand their influence and promote their products or services to wider audiences.This is done through digital marketing. While you can do it on your own, it’s helpful to know that there are digital marketing agencies that offer services exclusively in this field. They have experts that follow the latest trends in the online world and implement tactics that work. Not to mention that this area is complex and unites many elements, which is why users should understand what they’re dealing with before they start shaping their digital marketing strategy.To assist you with this, here we compiled some of the main services...
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