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 Jennifer Ferri
(Title Junction, LLC)
Comments 23
4 Things Your Customers Should Know About Title Insurance At some point as a real estate professional, you’ve likely been asked by sellers or buyers: “What exactly is title insurance?” For some sellers and buyers, title insurance is a new concept and, because it is considerably different in scop...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 5
             By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                               Brookfield WI Real Estate 10/26/14-11/26/14, Brookfield WI Home Sales     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Real...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 4
City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Frisco   Starwood $3,475,000 6 7 2 Frisco   Stonebriar Creek $3,900,000 4 4 2 Frisco   Stonebriar Creek $4,250,000 5 7 2 Frisco   stonebriar creek $4,900,000 4 4 2 Frisco   Stonebriar Creek $6,900,000 6 8 2 Frisco   The Hills of Kingswood...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 10
Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 11/14/14     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                              Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 11/14/14              We are all busy.  It is tough to keep on top of all the ma...
By Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker
(Catarra Real Estate, Inc)
Comments 107
Real estate marketing needs help! While we're all considering the next great 3D tour and hoping we can show homes in a holodeck, it seems like we really just need a splash of old-school, sexy marketing.  I'm not proposing anything too salacious but a little more sizzle would be nice. Having seen ...
By Terry Bishop, Earning Your Trust and Confidence...
(Terry Bishop Realty LLC)
Comments 0
Tucson Thanksgiving 2014 and so much for which to be grateful. I live in a country where personal property rights are cherished and protected by the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. This is how I make my living and I am grateful for the myriad of people whom ...
By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
Comments 66
Your short sale with Bank of America has been declined. The buyer does not qualify. No other explanation. All documents are in, buyer prequal with a local lender, proof of funds for deposit, copy of the 1% deposit check, required documents by BOA signed by the buyer. All good. (No, not preapprova...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 15
Earlier this month, I shared some of the benefits of being a real estate agent.  One of those benefits was the fact that there is no upper salary limit.  What I basically said is that my upper pay limit is up to me, not up to a corporate Human Resources department, and that if I do a great job, I...
By Rich Gaasenbeek, Real Estate CRM & Marketing Made Easy!
(IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM)
Comments 2
Embarking on a new career in real estate sales can be both exciting and daunting, can’t it? Many rookie agents are often surprised by the demands of the job. From networking and marketing to time management and organization, REALTORS® are skilled multi-taskers who keep their eye on the prize – cl...
By Deepak Chauhan, Deepak Chauhan
(Realty ONE Group, Irvine CA)
Comments 2
We are still Accepting Back up offers for 92 Seton Road, Irvine CA Feel free to call me for Selling/Buying Similar properties in Irvine CA THE BEST LOCATION in University Park, three spacious bed rooms, two renovated baths all on ONE level. This house was totally remodeled in 2007, and includes h...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 347
Several times a year I am approached by people who want to become a Realtor. Many of them think it's a great way to supplement their income while they keep their day job. A lot of others are interested in a career change. I decided to type this blog to save myself time. Each time I'm asked I'll s...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 103
Last week I attended 2 separate listing appointments in the same neighborhood. Both home sellers had something in common... and it wasn't that they both had noses on their faces. They both had been "harassed" as they say by "out-of-control door knocking real estate agents." One of the sellers tol...
By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
Comments 73
Quick disclaimer: I really want to start a discussion with this post, not an argument. I recognize that the ideas below might not be watertight yet, but I think it's worth discussing. Nothing here is meant to indicate that we should all agree on how to do business OR how much to charge, because t...
By Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker
(Catarra Real Estate, Inc)
Comments 21
There is a lot of fear in the real estate industry. Brokers are afraid syndicators will take over the industry. Agents are afraid consumers will rate them poorly. Consumers afraid agents and brokers will burn them for a commission. These are just a few drops in an ocean of concerns and paranoia. ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 18
I'M FINE WITH CONTINGENT FEES!! Anytime a consumer pays any money up front for a service, you lose a bit of your Independence.  We do always have the option of "Fee for Service".  However, since it requires a retainer fee, it's seldom used. Buyers have the burden of bringing down payments and clo...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 14
    Yesterday, I received a call from a buyer who closed on Valentine’s Day this year. Her and her husband are one of the sweetest people, that is not to say that we did not have tense moments as we were building their home, as building a home is stressful and you cannot take all the stress out....
By Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA
(Coldwell Banker Lake Country)
Comments 4
Below is some helpful basic information about title insurance.  I always counsel buyers to research the matter - if they are getting a loan, then the lender will require it and the further endorsement to add owners coverage is not much more.  The question comes up more often for cash buyers - is ...
By Frances Flynn Thorsen, Author | Educator | Reputation Marketer
(Cross Channel Marketing Consultants)
Comments 0
This video infographic curates information contained in a report about Realtor confidence (October 2014) published by the National Association of Realtors. This video was created with Explaindio.  You can get 10 real estate templates with Explaindio ...
By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
Comments 0
On Friday, October 24, the Norris Group proudly presented its 7th annual award-winning black-tie event I Survived Real Estate. An incredible lineup of industry experts joined Bruce Norris to discuss perplexing industry trends, head-scratching legislation, and opportunities emerging for real estat...
By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
Comments 0
Click here for this week's Norris Group Real Estate Headline Roundup video   For more information about The Norris Group's California hard money loans or our California Trust Deed investments, visit the website or call our office at 951-780-5856 for more information. For upcoming California real...