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Luxury listing of the day: Beachfront villa in Malibu, Calif.

This stunning four-bedroom features copious balconies and windows that showcase breathtaking ocean views from every angle. With three fireplaces, two kitchens and waterfront access, it’s everything a Malibu home should be. It’s listed for $11.35 million with Madison Hildebrand at Partners Trust. PreviousNext jQuery(document).ready(function(){jQuery(“#ism-slideshow-1”).find(“.carousel-control”).css(“margin-top”,”-“+(jQuery(this).find(“.active .carousel-caption”).height()+25)+”px”);$(“#ism-slideshow-1”).on(“slid.bs.carousel”, function () {jQuery(this).find(“.carousel-control”).css(“margin-top”,”-“+(jQuery(this).find(“.active .carousel-caption”).height()+25)+”px”);});}); Do you have a luxury listing you’d […]

Daily market update: Oct. 12, 2015

We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. Weekly mortgage rates: Powered by MortgageCalculator.org Powered by MortgageCalculator.org Last week’s most recent market news: RealtyTrac’s U.S. Zombie Foreclosure and Vacant Property Report: A “zombie foreclosure” happens when a homeowner moves out of the home after foreclosure proceedings have started, but […]

Everyone in the markets is exhausted being Alice to Yellen’s White Queen

It is odd out there. High-volatility markets have gone still. Long-term interest rates certain to rise have fallen, mortgages back in the threes. The 242-seat Republican majority in the House is captive to 40 wild men, the party in many ways no longer a party. Vladimir’s latest excursion is only one miscalculation, one misidentified aircraft, one […]

How to tap into the next big buyer wave — ‘boomers’

Read, “How to tap into the next big ‘boomer’ wave: Part 1.” As the boomers face “empty-nest syndrome” and retirement, they’re shedding their big family houses for a low-maintenance, lock-and-leave lifestyle, often in a warmer climate. Tapping into this trend can provide you with a lucrative business niche for many years to come. What will […]

Erica Simpson: ‘The box is nowhere in sight’

Inman is interviewing independent brokers. Here’s Erica Simpson, broker-in-charge at Erica Homes. Why do you stay independent when there are so many great franchises to join? Our business model is quite different. We don’t just train. We add the application piece of the training. Real-life situations, live training calls and more. When did you decide to […]

Why do agents neglect tech solutions designed to help them?

Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. Last week’s article about ZipTours, a service that provides lockbox access for buyers to tour listings without an agent physically present, stirred up quite the debate about the role of agents in today’s quickly evolving industry. Combing […]

9 elements of an exceptional logo

Whether you hire a marketing agency, freelance talent or design in-house, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of what makes a logo OK versus extraordinary. A logo is the first impression prospects get of your company, and it represents the most excellent source of sustained recognizability for your brand. The importance of a brilliant […]

7 easy steps to building client loyalty

Picture this: You’re driving around one day. The sun is shining, and you’re enjoying life. Then, as you pass by a client’s home, you notice a “for sale” sign — from a competing real estate agent. It can feel like a punch in your gut. You have to glance back in your rearview mirror again […]

3 ways to engage past clients this fall

Autumn is a season of change. Summer fades fast, temperatures fall and homeowners are faced with new challenges and opportunities. Many agents send annual clean-up reminders, but there are other opportunities for meaningful engagement. Meet the season by changing up your standard engagement strategy. Below is a list of three thoughtful ways real estate agents […]

When should you call that lead? Tech built by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers is designed to tell you

If you’re browsing a store with no clear objective in mind, it can be annoying when a salesperson asks you questions. “However, when you go in and you have a need … and you have to purchase a very specific product,” that salesperson can be a “godsend,” said Craig McClelland, chief operating officer at Atlanta, Georgia-based […]

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