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  • Real estate competition ‘never been more fierce,’ MLS RoundTable says

    Jun 19, 2018
    The MLS RoundTable (MLSRT), a think tank whose members include multiple listing services representing about 325,000 agents and brokers nationwide, says that competition in residential real estate "has never been more fierce," according to a new letter submitted to federal regulators.
  • A Realtor posted ads about a dead driver and a prisoner-of-war — and the reaction was swift

    Jun 19, 2018
    "Korean Yang Kyoungjong fought with Japan against the USSR," reads one of the posts, which Hanlon later took down. "He then fought with the USSR against Germany. Then with Germany against the U.S.! Want an agent who fights for you, call me!"
  • Why you should take time to address your pain points through tech

    Jun 19, 2018
    Hands up: how many of you get distracted by pretty, shiny new tech tools that might suit your business needs, but you never have room in your schedule to roll up your sleeves and spend enough quality time to truly implement them into your business?
  • Agent/broker perspective: What can brokers do to improve agent safety?

    Jun 19, 2018
    A female Miami real estate agent has concerns about safety and security while doing her job and wants to know what support she can expect from her broker.
  • 7 mistakes that’ll make you look like a rookie agent

    Jun 19, 2018
    Embarking on a new real estate career is an exciting time. New agents are often ready to hit the ground running before the ink is dry on their new license. Many new agents learn the business as the problems fall in their lap or by making mistakes. Here are seven common mistakes you might be making as a new agent. 
  • Move over Google, Mapfit wants to be real estate’s go-to mapping app

    Jun 19, 2018
    Mapfit is a new mapping technology that uses perpetually updating vector mapping for door-to-door navigation and entrance identification.
  • 5 things all homeowners should fix before selling

    Jun 19, 2018
    As summer approaches and the U.S. real estate market heats up, prospective sellers might be anxious to list and rush to market. Although timing is important, there are several things sellers should check into before putting their home on the market if they hope to sell fast and for top dollar.
  • U.S. housing starts reach highest level in a decade

    Jun 19, 2018
    Residential housing starts rose 5 percent month-over-month in May, the highest rate since June 2007, according to new statistics released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Single-family starts jumped 3.9 percent while multi-family starts climbed 7.5 percent month-over-month, according to the data. Residential housing starts […]
  • San Fran RE company pays family $12k for Fair Housing Act violation

    Jun 18, 2018
    HUD has awarded a San Francisco family $12,000 after two real estate companies refused to move them to a smoke-free building for the sake of an infant who has a disability.
  • Join Ben Kinney for ‘Zero to a Thousand’ before ICSF

    Jun 18, 2018
    This event is perfect for agents, team owners, brokers, and staff who would like learn how to move from having a job to owning a business. Learn how to generate the leads, listings, and leverage that an agent would need to build a profitable real estate team or business.
  • Coastal home prices headed for huge drop as flooding intensifies: report

    Jun 18, 2018
    The properties at risk in the next 30 years represent roughly 550,000 people that contribute $1.5 billion to today’s property tax base.
  • 3 steps to defeat your to-do list

    Jun 18, 2018
    It’s one of my favorite quotes. “Do the thing, have the power. Do not the thing, have not the power.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Let’s focus on the second part of that great quote. I’m sure there’s been a point in your life when you know you should be doing something, but you just don’t do it.
  • Ten reasons to sell your brokerage now

    Jun 18, 2018
    According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms, seventy-nine percent of firms comprise a single office, typically with three full-time licensees. This causes many broker/owners to lament their lack of inventory, their relevance in the market, and their ability to stay current with technology.
  • 7 instances when not following up could cost you thousands

    Jun 18, 2018
    The most common complaint clients have about real estate agents is that they don’t follow up. Failure to follow up is like tossing your money into a trash can. How much are you throwing away in your business?
  • Homebloq aims to dislodge real estate buyers from Zillow, Redfin

    Jun 18, 2018
    Homebloq aims to stop real estate consumers from only searching on Redfin and Zillow to the benefit of independent buyer's agents.