Survey Results: What Keeps Brokers Up at Night?

As we begin a new year, what are the most pressing issues on the minds of the nation’s real estate brokers? What are they most looking forward to in the year ahead? What strategies do they have in place to address inventory issues, technology adoption, agent retention or to ensure their continued profitability? Better Homes […]

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How Tech Is Transforming Your Rental Market

Home-buying and -selling may be the most profitable segments of the real estate industry, but the rental market is the underlying factor that helps new agents build their initial contact database, which in most cases turns into buyer business. Rentals, however, are not what they used to be. In an effort to attract more tenants, […]

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Juggling Responsibilities in Real Estate

Sitting down with the regional owner of a large franchise at the conclusion of a recent convention, I found myself in a discussion about how one person can do it all. During this discussion, I had one of those rare moments of clarity that came in the form of an exercise I demonstrated from the […]

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Building a Reputation of Trust and Honesty

In the following interview, Phyllis Staines, broker associate at RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., discusses disruption, marketing and more. Region Served: Jacksonville, Fla. Years in Real Estate: 20 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 16 Favorite Part of Your Job: The freedom and unlimited potential for earning. I also enjoy solving problems, and those who […]

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Buying Is Better Financially in More Than Half of Markets: Report

It is more affordable to buy a home than rent one in more than half of markets—but for how long remains uncertain, according to recently released research. In 54 percent of the over 400 counties analyzed by ATTOM Data Solutions, buying the median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom one, according to ATTOM’s […]

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The Great Debate: What the MLS Can Be, and What It Should Be

Ask any agent, broker or constituent in real estate: There are challenges facing the Multiple Listing Service. A discussion on the future of the MLS—what it can be, and what it should be—hosted by the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) recently illuminated those issues, and strived for solutions. “An MLS should be defined not only […]

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California Real Estate Professional Among Mudslide Victims

A Southern California real estate professional perished tragically in the mudslides last week, one of more than 15 victims of the latest catastrophe to strike the state. Rebecca Riskin, of Riskin Partners in Montecito—known as the “first lady of luxury real estate”—was killed as a result of the ensuing flood and mudslides in the Thomas […]

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Fair Housing Makes Us Stronger

On April 11, 1968, President Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law. This marked an important and historic change in our nation’s commitment to property rights, recognizing that property rights should not be abridged because of discrimination based on race, color, national origin or religion. In later years, the law was amended to prohibit […]

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Confidence in Housing Subdued at Year-End

Confidence in housing was subdued in December in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), derived from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey® (NHS). The HPSI overall posted 85.8 in December, two percentage points lower than the month prior. “Consumers remained cautious in their housing outlook at the end of 2017, as tax reform discussions […]

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Infographic: How Recent Buyers Purchased Their Home

Demand and home prices are increasing, but that has yet to keep homebuyers out of the market. Here is how they did it:  For more information, please visit www.nar.realtor. For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Mission Possible: Get Ahead in 2018 With These Broker Best Practice Insights

What are the most pressing issues on the minds of leading real estate brokers going into 2018? From disruptors to tech adoption, to operational, profitability and low-inventory challenges, join executives from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate as they share key insights from a recent BHGRE-RISMedia survey of leading U.S. brokers on “What Keeps Brokers […]

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Ninja Selling: Stop Selling and Start Attracting

People love to buy, but they hate to be sold. “So, stop selling,” says Larry Kendall. Kendall is the author of “Ninja Selling,” a sales training system with over 60,000 graduates in the U.S., Canada, and Spain. He is also one of the founding partners and chairman emeritus of The Group, Inc., a Colorado real […]

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In 2017, Multiple Offers Scored Sellers Thousands

Did you buy a home last year? Did you make an above-asking bid? Approximately 24 percent of for-sale homes in 2017 sold for higher than what they were listed for, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow. Five years ago, that figure was roughly 17 percent. The average gain for sellers? $7,000. “In the […]

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Real-Life Training Paves the Way to Continued Success

In the following interview, Abe Lee, owner of CENTURY 21 iProperties Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii, discusses the advantages of the brand, technology, training and more. Region Served: Hawaiian Islands Years in Real Estate: 43 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 130 Best Time Management Tip: Follow Stephen Covey’s “4 Quadrants of Time Management:” Prioritize […]

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Tax Reform: How It May Impact Real Estate Professionals

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could bring changes to homeownership, as well as the real estate business as a whole. With many of the modifications affecting buyers and sellers, real estate professionals need to approach the subject carefully to reduce the chance of miscommunication. Educating clients on matters outside of the services agents are […]

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The Genesis of BackAgent

In 2017, BackAgent provided more than 180,000 agents and brokers a cloud-based technology platform complete with a comprehensive intranet and one of the most robust transaction-management systems in the industry. But when the Houston, Texas-based company first had the idea for the solution back in 2005, the initial goal was to solve the inefficiencies at […]

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Things to Consider When Marketing HOA Properties

With HOA (homeowners association) communities steadily increasing in number, chances are good that you’ll serve a client who has to deal with them, either as a buyer or seller. For some people, they’re great, while for others, they’re a hassle. HOA Basics It pays for you as their real estate advocate to understand as many […]

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3 Ways to Throwback Style

(Family Features)—When it’s time for a bathroom or kitchen upgrade, some of the greatest inspiration may come from another time entirely. Some of the most on-trend styles of today are actually throwbacks to bygone eras. Learn how to make your updated spaces pay tribute to re-emerging trends and add your own modern touches with these […]

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The Hottest Housing Markets This Year

Accelerating home prices. Expanding income and jobs. New residents. In 2018, the hottest housing markets will boast a combination of these factors, according to Zillow, which recently released its predictions for the year. The markets in Zillow’s top 10: San Jose, Calif. Raleigh, N.C. Seattle, Wash. Charlotte, N.C. San Francisco, Calif. Austin, Texas Denver, Colo. […]

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Appraisals Arrive Below Expected, but Not by Much

Appraisals arrived 0.5 percent below what was expected by homeowners in December, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 6.17 percent year-over-year. Although the average appraisal continues to lag homeowner estimates, the gap between the two numbers […]

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