Real Estate Industry

“All the news that's fit to print,” or to click, as the case may be, can be found right here at your favorite real estate social networking site, ActiveRain. And here you thought it was merely a great place to chat with colleagues and slap up a blog post or two.

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

Downtown! Is It Where Your Next Home Is Waiting? A lot of real estate buzz focuses on single family homes, especially those in the suburbs. But more and more frequently, Minneapolis and St. Paul buyers—especially younger first-time homeowners—are finding their perfect abodes downtown. In 2012, an...
By Chad Hyams
(Ember Seminars and Keller Williams Southeast Region)
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Are you one of the lucky 10,000+ that got a ticket for Keller Williams Family Reunion 2015?   If you are, then read on and get some suggestions on how to make the most of the 94 hours of the event.   If you didn’t get a ticket, read on anyway as there will even be suggestions on how to attend Kel...
By Andrea Geller
(HOT PROPERTY® The Chaz Walters Group at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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It's been a while since I wrote a post on my Activerain blog. I decided this was the place since it still has the attention of the real esate community.  In September of 2012, the Chicago Association of Realtors filed a lawsuit against me. Two and a half years later we have a trial date of  March...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
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Back in November, we made some significant updates to the Question & Answer site on ActiveRain.  The results have been impressive, we are seeing hundreds of answers every day and the traffic to that area has increased by 12X. But, we still feel like something is missing. Great conversations are s...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Yesterday after our Open House I took buyers out to look at several homes.   Most were easily accessible, but two them, both flips, were not shoveled out from the wet snow we had the day before.  Temperatures dropped into the low 20's and there was a layer of ice under the snow.   I was worried a...
By Steven Schafer, CDPE, SFR, ABR, SRES
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
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This is probably one of the best overlooked tools in the the market and it is brought to you from the National Association of Realtors. If you're board subscribes to this product then it should be a freebie. It's a really useful tool to prepare professional quality reports. There are several diff...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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What do You Want to Know about Feng Shui and Real Estate? More and more buyers are moving to America from China and India. Real estate agents, home stagers and developers in America are noticing similar outcomes when showing or constucting a home that is not in alignment with the Feng Shui princi...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
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Training - Do it ahead of time ! As I was heading to a listing appointment in Sandpoint yesterday I noticed a group of Firemen grouped at a station.  Curious I turned around.  Cars had been stacked to represent a serious accident.  They were training for what hopefully they will never come to dea...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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What Some of My Clients Have to Say about Feng Shui Manhattan   "Hey Laura, I just wanted to let you know that I have made a few changes and already feel that more positive things are happening. Thank you so much for coming out and it was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you" - Nina, Real Estate Age...
By Magnus Title Marketing
(Magnus Title)
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This course will cover these major sections… -How to create templates so you can create an accurate, thorough contract that you never need to type again -Create an offer and all other documents for clients in 5 minutes or less -Auto populate your forms by automatically bringing in information fr...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
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CFPB (consumer financial protection bureau)   Consumers buying a home in Texas means taking out a mortgage loan in most cases. The Dodd-Frank Act requires consumers to understand the Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act disclosures.   Beginning August 1st, 2015 Mortgage ...
By Tim and Julie Harris
(Tim & Julie Harris® Real Estate Coaching)
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Today on Real Estate Coaching Radio   ListHub's Celeste Starchild Speaks Out On Zillow Controversy In our exclusive interview with the General Manager of ListHub, we discuss the expiration of Zillow’s syndication agreement with ListHub on April 7th, and exactly what it means for Zillow, ListHub,...
By Marisela Fernandez, Relocation Expert
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As part of the real estate business, we all know about farming. Taking your talents and focusing them on certain types of property, in a certain area is considered farming. Its often looked over how important farming is to grow your business.  When you take the time to cultivate your farm, you kn...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
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Awesome Gossip A strong believer in passing on good things about others....a co-worker stopped to tell me a story this morning.  It seems while holding an open house, she made a connection with a couple and received their email address, phone number, etc.  She explained to the couple that she wou...
By Nancy Hankin
(RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants)
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  Another Real Estate Scam is in the works! I had a software developer check this IP address out because I had a hunch this was another real estate scam that we are all too familiar with. Sure enough. The IP address this came from was mass mailed from India and it originated in South Africa.   Be...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Cool and a gray day is not how I enjoy starting my morning..   It is a gray day today but I feel Sunny.  We are doing a BOOST Class and had a good group of Agents there to share information with us.  It is good to know that we are still learning and that will make us more productive in the future...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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By Magnus Title Marketing
(Magnus Title)
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Win the real estate race in REVERSE!   Today’s market conditions have created the perfect climate to make this loan option more timely and do-able than ever!   In the past, you may have considered, and then dismissed, a reverse mortgage option for your 62+ homeowner clients.  Sit with us for 90 ...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
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City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Highland Park  A C Bookout $4,300,000 5 5 2 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,100,000 5 4 1 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,200,000 5 5 2 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,375,000 5 6 1 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,497,000 5 6 2 Highland P...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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It has been a good week this week.  Worked with Buyers yesterday and today it was sellers...   I have been fortunate enough to work face to face with sellers today.  I had listed one of their lots and they were going to take it off the market.  I did some research for them and suggested that they...