Real Estate News and Information

Blazing a New Trail: NextHome Achieves Unprecedented Growth

July 14th, 2018
How does a company break into franchising in 2015 and end up with 290 locations and 2,500-plus agents in 43 states just three-and-a-half years later? According to NextHome CEO James Dwiggins, it’s all about giving real estate professionals what they...

Cryptocurrency, Cyber Fraud Focus of Trump Task Force

July 15th, 2018
On an executive order by President Trump, four agencies established the Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud last week, charged with guiding “the investigation and prosecution of cases involving fraud on the government, the financial markets and consumers,...

Traditional Real Estate and the ‘New Normal’

July 15th, 2018
This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses the evolution of the industry’s “new normal.” Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Panelists Sherry Chris,...

First-Timers: Better Chances in Colorado and Texas

July 16th, 2018
The housing market today is unprecedented, and buyers are contending with cost pressures and short supply—but, according to a recent report by WalletHub, there are cities where conditions are more favorable for first-time homeowners: Broken Arrow, Okla. Tampa, Fla. Centennial,...

.realtor™ + .realestate: For Your Agents and Everything They Do

July 17th, 2018
NAR PULSE—When your agents do well, your brokerage does well. On September 18, NAR will be launching .realestate, a new unrestricted top-level domain to support everything you and your company does. From Beachfrontproperty.realestate to Luxuryseattle.realestate, the possibilities are endless. Be...

The Biggest Homeownership Hurdles for Millennials

July 17th, 2018
Millennials should be making a sizable stamp in homeownership, but they have been largely absent from the housing space. Why is it that the largest generation in U.S. history isn’t participating in real estate as heavily as its predecessors? There...

Housing Starts: Ground-Breaking in June Plummets

July 18th, 2018
Home-building in June sharply slid, with overall starts toppling 12.3 percent, and single-family starts tumbling 9.1 percent, according to the Commerce Department. Housing starts totaled 1.17 million, with 304,000 multifamily (five or units or more) starts and 858,000 single-family starts....

Down, but Not Out: Buyers See Some Success

July 19th, 2018
Against discouragingly inadequate inventory and high prices, buyers are finding a way, according to a new survey. Fifty-one percent of homebuyers did not pay above asking price, despite concerns over multiple-offer scenarios, 42 percent made one or two offers, at...

Supporting Agents on Their Quest to Build Successful Careers

July 19th, 2018
In the following interview, Mark Pessin, former managing broker and now vice president of Learning at Realty ONE Group in Carlsbad, Calif., discusses agent development, including mentoring, recruiting and training. Region Served: Laguna Niguel, Calif. Years in Real Estate: 20...
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