Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

How to protect your business in an evolving industry
What should the individual agent do when confronted with the swirl of funding and iBuyer activity and talk of massive change within the industry?

Why deception is no way to win clients
Regular contributor Jay Thompson talks through a few marketing tactics agents are using that are built on lies and why it’s wrong to build your business on a false foundation.

How to conquer the 7 deadly sins of real estate leadership
There are many brilliant minds guiding the industry toward a more open and dynamic atmosphere. These role models provide the vision to lead the industry forward and away from the seven deadly sins of leadership: sloth, wrath, lust, envy, pride, gluttony and greed. Here's a look at how these capital vices have touched our industry and how to conquer them.

How Santa Claus helped a Keller Williams agent score clients
About 60 families attended Joe Nelson's Santa-themed event Sunday in the Kansas City, Missouri, area — a good mix of new contacts and past clients.

California Realtor reported missing
According to a spokesperson for the Roseville Police Department, Briana "Bri" Ferguson, 41, was last seen on Friday, Dec. 14 at around 2:48 p.m. in her home in west Roseville. Ferguson is described as approximately 5-feet 8-inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. Her car is a white, 2015, Jeep Grand Cherokee with the license plate 7LHK752.

Is now a good time to buy a home or not?
The number of people who believe now is a good time to buy a house is dropping, according to findings released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Compass nabs top Nashville team
One of Tennessee’s top teams is making the jump to Compass. Erin Krueger, formerly of Synergy Real Estate, is taking her six licensed agents, three administrators and more than $120 million in transactions to Compass, starting this week.

Connect the Speakers: Stephanie Lanier on managing work-life balance in real estate
"The average agent is just chasing things that are not helping them make more money."

Housing starts and permits come in ahead of expectations
Housing permits, new housing starts and completions are all trending upward from last month, but housing starts and completions are still at a lower rate than a year ago, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Why 2019 will be the year of the first-time homebuyer
As the year comes to a close, it’s time for Matthew Gardner, the chief economist for Windermere Real Estate, to dust off his crystal ball and see what we can expect in 2019.

What’s the secret to making extra cash investing? Confidence
To be successful in real estate investing, you have to believe in yourself above all else. Here are five steps for building the confidence to realize your real estate dreams.

Single women are out-buying single men when it comes to housing
When it comes to putting a roof over their heads, single women have definitely broken through the drywall ceiling, according to the latest research from LendingTree.

Agent/broker perspective: Should you recruit your top producer’s competition?
In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. This month: A leading broker is considering hiring one of his top producer's main competitors, inadvertently blindsiding and offending his veteran agent. 

Wall Street sinks, pulling real estate shares down with it
Wall Street took a beating Monday, sending shares of major real estate companies plummeting and erasing fortunes across virtually every industry in the U.S.

Homelessness edges up despite low unemployment rate
Homelessness increased slightly in 2018, as rising rents continued to limit access to affordable housing despite a low unemployment rate.

California home a testament to sci-fi’s futuristic past
In the parlance of architecture, Malika Junaid describes her 10,000-square-foot Los Altos Hills, California, home as "ultra modern and minimalist."

After tearing down his own historic home, developer is ordered to build an exact replica
A man who tore down a historic San Francisco home, designed in 1936 by the modernist architect Richard Neutra, has been ordered to rebuild an exact replica.

What’s the most dangerous thing about Purplebricks? Its risk tolerance
Purplebricks' core U.K. market continues to grow and is meaningfully profitable, proving that the model works. Key performance indicators in its other three markets reveal a deeper story of investment, growth and challenges.

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