Concierge Auctions to Sell Secluded Laurel Road Estate Regardless of Price



Concierge Auctions are to sell a secluded estate in New Canaan, Connecticut, in a live, absolute auction on October 20th. The 6.43 acre Laurel Road Estate will sell to the highest bidder regardless of price. The Laurel Road Estate is just one hour away from New York City. Set on a secluded and tranquil estate, […]

Rather Rent Than Buy? Got $100K Per Month?



Lately we’ve seen that renting has been “hot” as the housing market languishes, and more home shoppers are taking more of a “try before you buy” approach to housing. While rental rates are up in many parts of the country, some of them are way up. One case in point is a property in Beverly […]

Market Watch – Baton Rouge, LA: Parent Investors Driving Force in College Markets



Crawfish, jazz, LSU Fighting Tigers, Cajun cuisine, and yes, even voodoo may come to mind when someone mentions the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but perhaps the term “parent investor” doesn’t. Maybe it should. College housing costs are high and getting even higher. According to the College Board, fees for room and board during the […]

What to Do With Bug Ugly Real Estate Sites: Part I



Anyone would think massively successful real estate entities on the web could afford the very best digital engagement. And they can, they just somehow don’t see fit to offer gripping aesthetics, a real conversation, and true value to visitors – at least not their best efforts. This begs the question; “Should Google factor in aesthetics and social media engagement where relevance is concerned?” Maybe Google + will?

Virtual home staging helps shift vacant properties



Help is on hand for anyone trying to sell or rent a vacant property, thanks to Virtual Staging by Ilaria Baron. This innovative new service offers clients worldwide the chance to benefit from Ilaria’s experience, and prices start from as little as $49 per room.  Ilaria has staged more than $300 million dollars of real […]

Cash Remains King in Weak Market



Cash buyers are taking advantage of prices, and are betting that they cannot go much lower; last month they accounted for 30% of all existing home sales, up from 25% in May 2010.   Just two years ago all-cash buyers accounted for just 12% of sales, but now many are being enticed by the prospect […]

Home Buyer’s Trends – What Buyers Want Today



Anyone looking to buy a home this year quite reasonably has very high expectations – the most important of which is getting a great deal for their money. But, it’s not just about getting more bang for your buck – house hunters today are looking for additional incentives as well, including things like financial assistance, […]

Coldwell Banker Chief Introduces New Market Focus



Back in April this year, Charles Richardson was named Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s regional senior vice president at their Tampa Bay division, and since then he has been wasting no time at all in implementing his own ideas into a sales associate’s training system, showing them how the residential real estate marketplace is affected […]

Buyers Want a Home That is Ready to Live In Right Away



Is a little of the old elbow grease needed to sell a home? Maybe so, at least according to a recent survey, which shows that selling a home “as is” can be a big turn off for buyers. The study by Coldwell Banker found that 87% of first-timers don’t want to put in a lot […]

VirtualTourCafe Welcomes Sales Boost in Rebounding Market



VirtualTourCafe launched last year and has a client list that includes Coldwell Banker, RE/MAX, Prudential, Keller Williams, ERA, Century 21, and Weichert. According to CEO Tim Denbo, other virtual tour services were either too expensive, too complex, or simply not using modern, competitive technology.

Sign up Now and get our guide on Video Marketing for Real Estate Professionals for Free

Sign up to the Realty Biz News mailing list to get updates from our site and also get our guide to Video Marketing for Real Estate professionals for free