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

 
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 21
Here are three ways to deal with what appears to be the inevitable merger of Zillow and Trulia.   Outspend Your Competition Steve Murray, President of Real Trends mentioned in an article on CNN that some agent teams are spending up to $20,000 a month to appear on the Zillow/Trulia listing pages....
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 11
As we've all heard, Zillow is buying Trulia.  Here's 10 takeaways and random thoughts...   1. Zillow will use it's massive virtual wallet to lobby congress and take complete control of the real estate industry.2. Zillow will continue to acquire real estate companies including relocati...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 14
My guess is no. The merger hasn't even taken place, but I cannot imagine Zillow "permitting" AR bloggers to ridicule, detest and bash their brand. So, will Zillow penalize the bloggers? Will blogs about Zestimates be banned and censored? I don't think so. It's easier to just...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 15
In an official announcement, Zillow announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Trulia. Stockholder and regulatory approval may take several months, but financially it is a “done deal!” According to the Zillow press release, Trulia will continue as its own brand.   Only time will tell w...
By Kim Norton, YOUR Realtor for Northwest Arkansas!
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
Comments 10
I LOVE taking on a new listing!  I LOVE the thrill I feel when I gain an appointment or a referral calls saying they need me to sell their home.  I LOVE the moment when I share what I can do for them and they say YES!  I LOVE going to the photography session and working with my photographer to fi...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 38
REALTORS® Get a Bum Rap from the Public I read a post about agents not showing houses for a living and it got me to thinking that REALTORS® get a bum rap from the public. I have heard all kinds of statements over the years and have politely corrected the public but it is time to set the record st...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 14
According to CNBC, Zillow's deal to buy Trulia is set, and this deal will close next year.  This deal is in stock, not cash. "Trulia shareholders will get 0.444 shares of Zillow for each Trulia Share". On the news Trulia stock rose to $62 a share up from May's low of $30. Intere...
By Bruce Brockmeier, Coached By Crouch
(Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS®)
Comments 2
Well, the rumors were true this time! http://www.businessinsider.com/zillow-halted-2014-7 $3.5B price tag.  Wow!  Somebody must be very happy today.  I'm sure there will be lots of discussion about this. We shall see how it changes real estate.
By Gina and RJ Hackworth, The Hackworth Real Estate Group
Comments 0
So it was announced today as so many of you probably read or heard that Zillow has come to an agreement to acquire Trulia.    Zillow will be acquiring Trulia for 3.5 Billion Dollars ! in stock.     Under the terms of the deal, Zillow will pay 0.444 of one of its shares for each share in Trulia. B...
By Brian Rayl, Dallas Park Cities TX Real Estate 214-699-1799
(Home Value Leads)
Comments 0
It is official. Zillow and Trulia announce their intentions to merge. You can read the press release here. What does that mean for Active Rain? What does that mean for the real estate industry? What does that mean for US?   Zillow Announces Acquisition of Trulia for $3.5 Billion in Stock Combinat...
By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 0
Real estate listings service Zillow has purchased Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock, the companies announced in a joint statement. What does this mean for the industry?   When consumers see that their agent-friend down the street hasn’t sold a house in six months – they will hesitate. The Zillow a...
By Jordana Tobel
Comments 2
Talk about being big, Zillow is set to buy Trulia! Is this good or bad for us, the real estate professionals community? Will this mean more power for them and less for us? Or will it set the stage for innovation and moving the industry forward? What do you think?   Read the email from Trulia'...
By The Real Estate Marketing Group
(The Real Estate Marketing Group)
Comments 2
Zillow and Trulia have become strong partners and competitors for many in the real-estate industry. Both online sites have introduced phenomenal changes to the process of buying a house. Trulia has an easy to use app that allows buyers to shop while on the move using their mobile phone, while Zil...
By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
Comments 1
It's official, Zillow is acquiring Trulia! Just opened my email and found two emails, one from Spencer Rascoff and one from Peter Flint letting me know it is official Zillow is acquiring Trulia. The rumors were true and the companies have moved quickly. You can read the full press release her...
By Dan Spencer, Your Colorado Home Source
(Aspen Lane Real Estate)
Comments 1
Congratulations to my clients who just closed on their new home in Saddle Rock Ridge!! This 5 Bedroom 3 Bath home which has plenty of space with it's 4,535sf  of living space. This home sits in a semi Cul-De-Sac on top of a hill with outstanding views of Downtown Denver and open space to the ...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 2
Subdivision ListPrice Beds BathsFull BathsHalf YearBuilt Churchill Estates $122,500 3 2 1 1979 Churchill Estates $144,900 3 2 0 1979 Cimmaron Estates $133,500 3 2 0 2004 Dalworth Park $78,000 3 2 0 2002 Dalworth Park $99,000 3 2 0 1950 Forum Place IV B $164,900 4 2 0 2002 Glen Oaks $104,700 3 2 0...
By Lupe Soto, Lupe Soto GLOBAL Real Estate Agent International.
(Equistar Realty Group)
Comments 0
 (818)276-6882Affordable DUPLEX for sale, triplex, fourplex or 5+ Units for sale, Income Properties, Residential Multi-family Burbank CA or San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County including Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley Palmdale Lancaster.   BUY 4 UNITS, RENT 3, LET TENANTS PAY YOUR MOR...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Agent
(Associate Broker, Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 6
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By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 0
City Subdivision ListPrice Beds BathsFull BathsHalf YearBuilt Bedford Oak View Hills $194,900 3 2 0 1978 Bedford Shady Brook Add $119,900 3 2 0 1967 Bedford Wendover Add $296,000 4 4 0 1987 Euless Midway Park Add Euless $71,500 4 2 0 1964 Euless Midway Park Add Euless $79,600 3 1 0 1957 Hurst Con...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 0
City Subdivision ListPrice Beds BathsFull BathsHalf YearBuilt Garland Buckingham Village Estates $104,900 3 2 0 1974 Garland Candlestick Cove $117,000 4 2 0 1974 Garland Captains Quarters 02 Crows Nes $53,460 2 1 1 1974 Garland Carriagehouse Estates $90,000 3 2 0 1976 Garland Club Country $139,90...