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11 Facebook lead generation ideas that real estate agents vouch for

Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty agent Lisa Douglas posted a Facebook video ad telling her market’s homeowners about her mad pre-approval skills. Read the full Special Report Twenty-two thousand views, 53 reactions, 5 comments and 11 listings later, Douglas’ story shows that a little creativity and willingness to experiment with multimedia can go along way on social […]

Location Inc. unveils hyperlocal home price forecasts for banks, lenders

Location Inc., the operator of NeighborhoodScout, has rolled out a new data platform for banks and investors that forecasts home price trends at a hyperlocal level.”Investors and mortgage bankers have typically used historical appreciation rates as a ‘baseline’ for future performance, or broad-based ZIP code-level data that doesn’t take into account all-important local neighborhood trends,” Location Inc. said in a […]

CFPB wins rehearing in PHH case — what will the court do next?

Does the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have too much power — or the correct amount?And how and when should the bureau inform the real estate industry about any regulation changes?Is it before an agent or brokerage runs afoul of the regulation (by issuing a notice that the rules will change and soliciting […]

3 homeseller mistakes that make you cringe as an agent

You walk into a house you’ve been tasked with selling to find quirky tiling, light fixtures on steroids, textured walls and bright colors everywhere. Sound familiar?… Source: click here

Cloud-based brokerage eXp Realty nearly triples in size, adds 1,537 agents in 2016

A brokerage in the cloud launched in 2009 just had a major growth spurt: eXp Realty almost tripled in size in 2016, according CEO, founder and chairman Glenn Sanford in announcing the company’s annual results and fourth quarter figures.Revenues rose 137 percent in 2016 for eXp World Holdings, the holding company for eXp Realty, elevating […]

Opportunity strikes at Inman: We’re hiring an Associate Editor

Real estate agents and brokers around the world turn to Inman News first for accurate, innovative and timely information about the industry. Known for its award-winning journalism, cutting-edge technology coverage and forward-thinking events, Inman is the industry’s leading source of real estate information. Apply here The Associate Editor is responsible for helping the Managing Editor […]

SABOR members vote to remove board chair, retain chair-elect

It’s not every day that a Realtor association holds an emergency meeting for thousands of members to decide whether or not to remove the chair and chair-elect from the board of directors.But that’s exactly what happened today in San Antonio, Texas, at the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR).SABOR invited “its 10,000 or so members […]

Daily market update: April 6, 2017

We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. Most recent market news: Wednesday, April 5 Attom Data Solutions: 2016 property tax analysis States with the highest effective property tax rates were New Jersey (2.31 percent), Illinois (2.13 percent); Texas (2.06 percent); New Hampshire (2.03 percent); and Vermont (2.02 […]

8 tips for helping clients sell their aging parents’ homes

I have been a residential real estate broker for more than 30 years for LA’s Westside and the Beverly Hills area. When a home belongs to my clients’ elderly parent — the one that mom or dad can no longer live in or care for — I sometimes inadvertently find myself playing the role of […]

Seller’s market, buyer’s market: Why Realtors should never get too comfortable

A decade ago, selling a house came with a special set of challenges. The inventory of homes on the market kept growing and prices went down.We were in a strong buyer’s market and had to think of creative ways to get home hunters to even look at our listings.Prior to that — and before the housing […]

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