Will The Zillow-Trulia Merger Bring Much Needed Innovation To A Stale Real Estate Industry?



The traditional real estate industry, like book publishers before them, think they are too powerful to be run over by upstarts like Zillow and Trulia. But the reality is, the internet long ago changed the playing field for the real estate brokerage industry.

2014 Real Estate Market Will See Sales Growth But It Will Remain Slow



Looking towards the future of the residential real estate market has been difficult for several years and it remains that way for 2014. Much of it has to do with the sluggish economy. Yes, the economy is improving but it is doing so at a slower rate than from previous recessions. Although the recession may […]

Explaining Wholesale Real Estate to Sellers



As investors, we are always looking for motivated sellers. People needing to seller their house fast and willing to take substantially less than market value. We want to buy at wholesale prices. Maybe you even have a sign or two up around town or a classified ad that reads “I Buy House Fast for All Cash”.

Standing Out From The Crowd: How To Be A Real Estate Rock Star



According to Stephen Garner, a professional who has been in the real estate industry for 12 years, the days of old school real estate are over. What used to make a good real estate agent no longer holds true. If you want to be a rock star in the business, you’ve got to make sure you are doing everything right.

What Role Do Real Estate Agents Play Today?



Real estate consumers have much more information at their disposal with MLS, public records, valuation programs and demographic data all available. Given this, what role do agents play? A National Association of Realtors survey conducted in 2012 gives a few highlights.

Stocks Jump on Biggest US Home Price Rise In Six Years



A surge in US home prices helped the stock market bounce back yesterday, following a two day slump which had seen indexes take a nosedive over rising fears in the European economy.

Is Yours An Innovative Real Estate Office?



Realtors – what does your office space say about you? When prospects and/or other agents come to your office are they hit with the smell of stale cigarettes or greeted with the soft scent of jasmine?

New FHA Changes, Again



Today’s turbulent Real Estate market makes for a tough environment for homebuyers. There’s more red tape, which means more hoops to jump through for financing, closing loans is taking somewhat longer than it did in recent years, and there are seemingly ever-increasing costs to consider.

Pinterest for Real Estate Agents



Although development for the online pin board known as Pinterest originally started in 2009, the site is only just now starting to gain momentum among the general public. If you’re still unfamiliar with Pinterest and how it works, users are able to display and share their favorite images and items with friends and followers by […]

Should Brokers and Agents Charge Royalties For Property Listings?



In the wake of Abbott Realty Group’s announcement that they will no longer allow third party websites such as Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com to use their listings,is it time that brokers and agents begin to think differently about how the internet is affecting their control of property listings, which are the “bread and butter” of the real estate brokerage business?

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