CAR voices frustration at FHFA’s refusal to increase conforming loan limits

CAR President Ziggy Zicarelli stressed the association’s disappointed with the FHFA’s decision not to raise conforming loan limits for 2016 in a statement issued to the press this week

A few things to keep in mind when dealing with foreign buyers

The period from April 2014 to March 2015 saw around 209,000 U.S. residential properties (around four percent of all existing-home sales) snapped up by foreign buyers

What to do with ‘difficult’ clients?

Real estate agents play a vital role in helping people to buy and sell their homes, but sometimes they can find themselves in a ‘challenging’ situation when certain clients prove to be problematic.

NAR steps up realtor safety programs

Throughout 2015, the National Association of Realtors has enhanced and expanded upon its more than a decade old Realtor Safety program, developing new materials, creating additional resources and providing members with everything they need to feel empowered and confident in their personal safety

Meeting face-to-face is ‘critical’ to business success

New research shows that real estate agents need to be careful not to rely too much on technology, and instead make sure they get plenty of face-to-face time between themselves and their clients.

RSIR brokers sold half of Seattle’s top 16 condos

Executives of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that half of the top 16 condominium sales in downtown Seattle year-to-date were represented by RSIR brokers

Selling Your House Online: Pros vs. Cons

In the past, selling a property tended to follow a single specific format. Although some people chose to handle their own sale, the majority approached high street estate agents, and trusted the professionals to do the job for them.

GMAR names Maureen Francis as its “Realtor of the Year”

The Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors (GMAR) has announced that Maureen Francis (pictured, right) has landed this year’s “Realtor of the Year” award in recognition of her contributions to real estate. GMAR styles itself as the premier Realtor Association in Southeast Michigan, and said Francis had been selected for the award based on her civic […]

Real estate mercenaries on the rise

The number of real estate agents switching jobs in on the rise, with professionals eagerly eyeing new employers in search of higher commissions, better support and more deals.

Vicki Fullerton sworn in as chairman-elect of the Texas Association of Realtors

RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring realtor Vicki Fullerton has been sworn in as the chairman-elect of the Texas Association of Realtors