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 Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 31
  I was lucky. When I got into real estate in Las Vegas in 2007, I already had run a successful business.  I came into the industry with experience in business, employees, marketing, sales, numbers etc.   I was able to sort of ‘plug and play’ my knowledge and experience into the new industry. Ins...
By Tara Winfield
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Comments 73
Well, an upcoming TV appearance seems reason enough to revive the blog, right?    In case you haven’t heard; I’m going to be on HGTV’s House Hunters!  (Did you know that’s the #1 ranked show on HGTV?!?!) In mid-July, my buyer-clients filled out a general casting application on HGTV’s website.  Th...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 6
Have you ever wondered why the cost of real estate in New York is so astronomical? There are many factors not the least of which is the huge population. There are so many people in the Big Apple that buying property has become a competition that consistently drives up prices. There is however an...
By Rachel Hernandez
Comments 93
"Be agressive." aggressive. That's some of the brilliant advice I've received as I've begun to navigate the world of Real Estate. But there's a problem; I'm not agressive. I'm not a salesperson. There is nothing wrong with being a salesperson, I quite en...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 4
Joe Manausa Real Estate is proud to announce the hiring of yet another military veteran. Garrett Jacks, an accomplished Lieutenant in the United States Navy and a 2009 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis will serve as a team leader in the Residential Home Sales Division. This...
Comments 1
  Another great blog and a huge SHOUT OUT TO MY RE/MAX ASSOCIATES    Wow how cool is that one. House Hunters  Congrats to you  Let us know when your on the big Screen we would love to watch and say wooo hoooo  look at at that RE/MAX NO ONE IN THE WORLD SELLS MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX  Tara Win...
By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(Chinowth & Cohen Realtors )
Comments 7
Just last week, two girlfriends asked about getting licensed to sell real estate part-time. I told them I didn't think it was possible to be successful at real estate on a part-time basis, but Greg really sums up why - and reveals a lot that possibly only other Realtors can understand. It'...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
Comments 60
If You Aren't Going to Manage Other Agents, Why Get a Broker's License? Back in the fall of 2009, I decided that I would join a group of agents in my office, and some other friends in the business, and attend an intense year of study to get my Broker's License.  In Virginia, a Broker&...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 0
City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Bedford  Oak View Hills $194,900 3 2 0 Euless  Bear Creek Estates Euless $152,000 3 2 0 Euless  Midway Park Add Euless $71,500 4 2 0 Euless  Midway Park Add Euless $79,600 3 1 0 Euless  Oakwood Terrace Add Euless $109,900 3 2 1 Euless  Wi...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 0
Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Avalon $3,450,000 5 5 3 Azure Condos $5,500,000 3 4 1 B E Miller $3,995,000 8 8 2 Baron $37,500,000 4 6 5 Bluffview & Sunnybrook $6,500,000 4 4 3 Bluffview At Linwood Estates $5,450,000 4 4 2 Bluffview Estates $3,285,000 5 7 2 Chapel Valle...
By Colorado Dream House Team, Real People. Real Professionals. Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty DTC)
Comments 1
It’s Saturday around 2 pm and I’m holding an open house for one of  our newest listing. Its nice steady traffic through most of which are neighbors looking to see how updated the home is in comparison to their own. One of the neighbors is thinking of selling in the next year and we just so happen...
By Mojo Selling Solutions, Mojo Dialer and Real Estate Data Services
(Mojo Selling Solutions)
Comments 0
Lee Rosa’s Keller Williams team closed 94 transactions last year, most them directly attributable to Mojo’s Triple Line Real Estate Dialer. If South Florida real estate agent Lee Rosa sounds overly dramatic about his Real Estate Dialer, you’ll have to forgive him. He still vividly recalls the cl...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 0
City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Carrollton   Palo Alto Park 02 $108,200 2 1 1 Carrollton   Summerfield Ph 01 $129,900 3 2 0 Plano   Audubon Place $179,995 3 3 0 Plano   Belle View #1 $139,000 3 2 0 Plano   Cloisters #4 $334,900 4 4 0 Plano   Hidden Meadows Of Los Rios #...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 0
City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Hals Baths Denton  Deerwood Ph 2 $234,900 5 2 1 Denton  Deweerd Add $145,200 3 2 0 Denton  Holiday Park $85,000 3 1 1 Denton  Lee Meadows 1 $105,000 4 2 0 Denton  Mckamy Evers Estates Ph 1 $156,000 3 2 1 Denton  Montecito Add $560,500 6 6 2 Denton  ...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 4
5050 Biloxi Avenue , North Hollywood ,CA 91601   2 BR/1 BA + Office/Guest House 1,224 SqFt house on a large 8,220 SqFt Lot!  MLS#: SR13213390CN Finally fully approved short sale! Pending!  Aaaalmost there!   When representing Seller, you need to be ready for anything. In this particular sale, we ...
By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster Relo Specialist
(RE/MAX Associates of Lancaster, PA.)
Comments 6
Lancaster County has a population of 525,000 and has a very good local economy. We are about 1.5 hours away from both Philly and Baltimore. We have all of the modern shopping consumers are used to, but we also have 4,000+ active farms!   Look no further for a team of highly trained agents to han...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 341
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 aske...
By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 2
This is a really good blog that has been featured and refeatured.  I am also asked about the possibility of getting a real estate license and I think I will refer them to this blog from now on. Several times a year I am approached by people who want to become a Realtor. Many of them think it'...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 10
I am happy to introduce Activerain newbie René Alfani.      René is a home inspector in Westchester County NY.  I met René when he joined my BNI group in Briarcliff Manor.  He is part of our Real Estate power team which includes our Realtor and Active Rain Maker Phil Faranda.  René has previously...
By Tammy Adams, Are You Looking to Sell or Buy in Maricopa?
(Maricopa Real Estate Co)
Comments 7
  This blog post should be mandatory reading for all new agents. Heck, anyone that still trying to figure their way through this new career choice.  Check it out, you will not be disappointed!  I think Greg did a great job and I just felt I needed to reblog it.      ~   Several times a year I am ...