Rents are rising in the suburbs
Buyers look to rent in the 'burbs to save money, but Zillow's latest rental study shows rents in suburban and urban areas are facing affordability issues.
...How one agent has successfully juggled family life and clients since 2002
As part of her 10 Questions podcast series, F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab interviews Brenda Bowman, a supermom and agent who has been growing her successful real estate business in Indianapolis since ...How to prevent problems with overpriced listings
Help keep everyone happy by explaining upfront how the entire listing process will unfold, getting it down on paper and having it signed ...Why, when and how to hire an assistant and build a real estate team
There may come a time in your business’s trajectory when volume increases but your two hands can't keep up. Signs of growth are positive, but it may be wise to consider hiring an assistant or forming a team to meet demands ...Thinking of reducing your commission? Don’t
In this week's video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates discusses why you shouldn't reduce your commission.
...Daily market update: May 26, 2017
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...Craigslist: Forget the ‘it’s so ancient’ mantra
Craigslist, the granddaddy of all horizontal classified websites, hasn’t taken a single step to focus on verticals like real estate and recruitment. And yet it is active in the verticals, nonetheless ...dotloop: See How Real Estate’s Only Collaborative Transaction Platform Boosts Brokerage Productivity
In this webinar, you’ll learn how dotloop consolidates transaction management into a single solution, allowing your brokerages to save time with fewer errors. ...Elm Street Technology scoops up real estate tech provider Consolidated Knowledge
Elm Street Technology (EST) has another acquisition to add to its list -- residential real estate industry technology platform Consolidated Knowledge. Elm Street says the purchase is part of an "ongoing effort" to consolidate the real estate industry's leading technology and marketing providers ...HomeZada’s home management app could be the perfect closing gift
HomeZada gives homeowners a new look into the financial commitment of owning a home. ...Would charging fees for Instant Offers make Zillow a broker?
For years, Zillow has promised not to become a real estate broker, and the company says that it still has no plans to do so -- Instant Offers doesn't represent buyers or sellers, nor does Zillow hold active broker licenses in Nevada or Florida. But one big question that remains is whether Zillow would need broker's licenses to operate its Instant Offers program legally if it were to begin accepting compensation. ...Reali, mobile app-based brokerage, nabs $5M
A real estate brokerage that uses a mobile app, beacons and low fees to service homebuyers and sellers has closed a $5 million Series A funding round. Palo Alto, California-based Reali will use the cash to expand to all markets around the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, and continue to build out its technology and brand.
...Realogy recognized for outstanding health initiatives and ethics
Realogy has received the CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for the sixth consecutive year. ...Your first-time sellers might be surprised by $15K in hidden costs
In its latest study, Zillow turned the spotlight onto sellers and found that homeowners spend, on average, $15,190 in extra or hidden costs to sell their home -- a reality that may blindside the 63 percent of today's sellers who are putting their home on the market for the first time ...$10M listing or bust: Breaking into luxury real estate without being rich
Both in their early 30s, the Vichinsky brothers have tapped into the art of understanding and attracting luxury real estate consumers with a multifaceted approach -- a combination of creative marketing, savvy business and relationship-building -- that led the firm to $400 million in sales volume last year and the ability to ignore anything under that $10 million mark ...2 quick tips to make your client relationships even stronger
Over the course of a real estate transaction, so many things fall outside of a real estate agent's control. But you can always focus on the client ...Why you should work with buyers, sellers and renters
Consider the many advantages of representing buyers, sellers and renters. It can increase your referral network, give credence to your industry expertise and offer industry insights you might not otherwise know ...The problem with cold outbound prospecting in real estate
In this video you’ll learn about the importance of putting time, effort, money and resources into the right leads so you can get “now business.” ...