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.

How are housing starts looking? Has the FHFA launched any new efforts? How's that Fannie and Freddie loan limit rollercoaster doing?

You've got the questions and your colleagues here at AR have the answers. It's at your fingertips – finally.

Trending blogs on Real Estate Industry

By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 26
All the time I tell myself I'm not going back in that group, I'm not going back in that group, but it's like a train wreck, I have to look.  An agent pops in a bar raising or masterminding group and posts a question with specific details about an on going transaction and my eyes widen like saucer...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 2
Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 9/26/14     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                                            Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 9/26/14     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real...
By JM Padron, ACP, CCIM, CDPE, CRB, Ft. Lauderdale-Doral-Sunny I
Comments 1
Just Reduced 14000 SF Warehouse for Lease Hialeah 100 10 E Ct, Hialeah, FL 33010 $0.51 /SF/Month 13,534 SF | Industria Industrial Property For Lease Total Space Available: 13,534 SF Rental Rate: $0.51 /SF/Month Property Type: Industrial Property Sub-type: Distribution Warehouse Building Size: 13...
By Jimmy Chickey, Technology based Las Vegas Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Realty Southwest, Partner in the Jamie Cox Group)
Comments 6
Real Estate, Reviews and the Death of Angie's List Photo courtesy of Each day we are being reviewed more and more by our clients and this is fundamentally changing many industries, including Real Estate.  Thanks to social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, it will ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
Comments 5
Whisper in my ear, I will relay what I thought you said. The next guy or gal does the same and by the end of the line, what do you have? When the last one in the game is asked to relay what they heard. Can be comical, way off base from the original. Total confusion, less than accurate can happen ...
By Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker/Owner
(Safe Haven Realty | 707-332-2560 | Serving all of Sonoma County, CA)
Comments 12
Trending ... Independent Brokers I just met with potential buyers who found me on Google. When I asked how they came across my brokerage, they said they searched for an independent broker in Sonoma County. They found four in their initial search, and after poking around a bit, they decided to cal...
By Mike Rankin, Mortgage Consultant
(Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS #1120429)
Comments 4
When you think the deal is too small to work on... I recently referred Stu a borrower who was looking for a $50,000 home.  For our area that is very small transaction and doesn’t result in much compensation.  But, a deal is a deal and one client leads to another. Stu took awesome care of my clien...
By Brunswick Forest
(Brunswick Forest)
Comments 1
Brunswick Forest’s Live Chat feature is just another way we aim to provide homeowners and future homeowners with superb customer service! Have a question? Just click the Live Chat button on the bottom right corner on any of the pages on the Brunswick Forest website and we will be happy to assist ...
By Minna Reid, Team Lead - Reid Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Greater Hartford)
Comments 2
Vernon, Connecticut Real Estate Report - On a continuous downward trend, residential real estate sales prices in Vernon have plunged to a ten year low YTD in 2014. After a seemingly turn for the better in 2013, the year to date average sales price tumbled 3% to $163,476 in 2014 versus the same pe...
By Magnus Title Marketing
(Magnus Title)
Comments 0
  Raskin ‘rocked it’ doing what he does best – bringing agents up to speed on the latest and greatest technology trends that are sure to help them grow their businesses.  Attendees scored him a perfect 5 out of a possible 5!     Magnus Title Agency…. an industry success – created one client at a...
By Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker
(Catarra Real Estate, Inc)
Comments 162
Dear Home Buyer or Seller,   You've been so patient with the real estate industry and for that, those of us who know what we're doing, are eternally grateful. You've been suffering through poor performance for so long that you now trust a website more than the agent you meet at an open house. We ...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 45
Starting a new career as a real estate agent can be intimidating to say the least. Gone are the days of that “guaranteed” paycheck that most people depend on to survive. This is one of the main reasons that many people decide to “test the waters” before devoting themselves full time as a new age...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
Comments 29
I probably read just as much real estate content as anyone in the industry. I spend a good portion of every single morning (weekends included) just reading about what is going on in the industry. Most of what I enjoy is focused on the business of being a real estate agent. But if it has anything ...
By Donna Tashjian
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
When was the last time you reevaluated your equity? Do you know how much equity you have in your home today? While people tend to check other investments regularly, such as stocks and retirement accounts, most do not reassess the value of their biggest investment—their home—nearly as frequently. ...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 16
Consumers tout the availability and easy access to information in our digital age. Anyone can research any topic with a few quick keyboard clicks or a voice recognition program. But how does one know if the information that is presented is correct? The short answer is that you don’t. The long ans...
By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 0
We have always heard about the KW approach to recruiting is nothing more that a multi-level marketing program.  Of course it has had success, but how many brokers actually understands how it works.  I personally met someone from KW who said that she didn't quite get it but she knew someone at he...
By Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes"
(Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR)
Comments 11
Home stagers, it's that's time of year again!  The 2015 Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) Home Staging Industry Awards competition is underway! RESA members in the U.S. and Canada may submit two sets of Before & After photos in various categories, including: Best Vacant Home Stager, U.S. Be...
By JM Padron, ACP, CCIM, CDPE, CRB, Ft. Lauderdale-Doral-Sunny I
Comments 0
Pompano Medical and Professional Center 50 NE 26th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 $12 - $14 /SF/Year 10,852 SF | Offic NW Elevation     Office Property For Lease Total Space Available: 10,852 SF Rental Rate: $12 - $14 /SF/Year Min. Divisible: 778 SF Max. Contiguous: 2,700 SF Property Type: Office ...
By David Popoff, Realtor & Property Manager, Fairfield County, Ct.
(DMK Real Estate & Property Mgmt)
Comments 4 ~ A New Social Network for LOCAL Business. works a lot like (for homeowners) were local businesses can give referrals, announcements, tips and advice to each other. You can pick the radius of your social neighborhood from 1 to 5 miles from your location. O...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
Comments 0
How do I vote in this year's ORRA election?   Great question!  Members in good standing may vote in this year's Orlando Regional Realtor Association (ORRA) leadership election between now and 11:59 pm on September 30th- and doing so will take you less time than it took you to read this sentence. ...