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 Nikitas Kouimanis, New York's Mortgage EXPERT 516 469 6262
(Reliant Bank Mortgage )
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  Have you made and delivered your Flower Pot to an Expired Listing yet? There has been a huge buzz going around lately about this awesome way to market to expired listings using a flower pot.  Yes, a flower pot that is filled with goodies and marketing materials to help a potential client sell ...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 291
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 Holly Weatherwax, Keller Williams Realty, Northern Virginia
(The Momentum Group )
Comments 48
What differentiates a GREAT Realtor from a good one? I have been giving this some thought lately. My office is a new Keller Williams office and many of the agents who have joined are new to the business. Are there ways to know who will succeed and thrive and who will quietly pass up their license...
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 49
Oh How It's Changed, Real Estate in 1980 A look back may make you glad you didn't practice back in 1980 or it might make you wish you could go back in time. All agents worked for the seller. Their was no buyer agency. No disclosure was required.  The first year I was in business my license, MLS a...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 27
“Offering to Pay Closing Costs Draws Attention”   I felt like I was being interrogated. I have been in the house flipping business for many years and as part of each marketing piece, I offer to pay closing costs. I just see it as me separating myself from all the other properties that are on the ...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA Condo Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 11
Does an Outstanding Loan Prevent an FHA Condo Approval? Last month, I was invited to attend a roundtable session in Washington D.C. as an industry expert for FHA Condo Approvals.  Prior to going, I inquired with my business associates and referral partners as what questions they would like to hav...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 4
In part 1, I describe my encounter with a vicious huge neighborhood dog that likes to kill and does not back down. Left alone during the day outside, it kept itself busy by challenging anything or body that even came near the house. We would later fight to the near death REPAIR MAN FOUGHT FOR HIS...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 2
We had one of these in our neighborhood but it is now gone. While it was here, it was a terror even locked up and within a yard too. It hated anyone that approached it without the owner being around. No owner meant you were going to be PREY and not just a little bite here or there BRUTAL AND FIER...
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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In May, some flood policy costs revert to 2013 levels   WASHINGTON – April 15, 2014 – David L. Miller, associate administrator with the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, part of the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), released a memorandum with guidelines for insura...
By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Comments 10
On my planet, there would be no DUAL-AGENCY… ANYWHERE!     Dual-Agency is still very prevalent in California and, in my opinion, it is a huge conflict of interest for buyers and sellers.  How can an agent fairly represent both sides of a deal?  We want to get the maximum price for our seller, and...
By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
If you’re thinking of applying for a home loan, you've got to consider how you will get one Arizona Mortgage Broker, Hard Money Loans, Arizona Home Loans, hard money lender Arizona and where it might come from. Of course, you have the option of contacting a lender directly and applying for a loan...
By Rachel Rabinowitz, The Baltimore Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Baltimore MD)
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By Hector Reyes, Hector Reyes
(All SoCal Homes)
Comments 4
I have had that same conversation many times, and the results are pretty much the same all the time. Buyers don't understand that they are wasting time and the oportunity to buy at a low price. She Says “I’m Working With Multiple Agents” And Then I Say…   Recently, I answered the phone   I want t...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 5
I totally enjoyed this post and all the comments.... sooo that's why I decided to share it... take a walk down memory lane... if we only knew then what we know now we may have enjoyed those days a lot more than we did... A good moving forward lesson Thanks Debbie for this walk down memory lane......
By Captain Wayne Rowlett, Florida Real Estate School
(Rowlett Real Estate School LLC)
Comments 1
ISBN: 9781427747044Price: $46.24 ORDER HERE     Florida Real Estate Principles, Practices & Law 37th Edition Linda L. CrawfordFlorida Real Estate Principles, Practices & Law sets the standard for real estate education in Florida. Updated annually, this new edition provides students with the late...
By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
Comments 0
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By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
Comments 0
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By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
Comments 0
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By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
Comments 0
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By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
Comments 0
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