Real Estate News


California Broker-Owned Escrows Need To Submit Activity Reports

There is still time left -- but not much -- for affected California brokers to submit their annual Escrow Activity Report to the Bureau of Real Estate (BRE). This applies to firms that operate a broker-controlled escrow that engaged in five or more transactions or whose escrow activities exceeded $1 million in the past calendar year.


Clean Out Your Closet And Help A Charity

When you clean out your closet (or your whole house), the "donate" pile can get pretty big. But there's no need to worry about lugging everything to a donation centre. Here's how to help worthwhile charities while reducing the clutter in your life.


The story behind ‘Cards Against Real Estate’ (and where to find it)

Are "passive-aggressive hashtags" or "Alex Perriello's morning routine" the future of real estate? And what would you rather give your clients for a closing gift: Leigh Brown's potty mouth or Brad Inman's priceless collection of bolos ...


A luxury consumer brand takes flight: The Arlo Skye story

"The idea behind luxury is that it's timeless," said luxury luggage brand CEO and co-founder Mayur Bhatnagar on stage at Inman Connect New York. Hear how he built his brand to appeal to high-end customers ...


Zillow Group will add buyer’s agent ads to StreetEasy listings

StreetEasy -- the New York City listing portal that Zillow Group bought for $50 million -- will soon tack lead forms onto listings that connect consumers with buyer's agents who advertise with Zillow Group ...


Should real estate agents discount their commission if a seller finds the buyer?

Aaron Wittenstein sometimes cuts his commission by a quarter or more if a seller client brings an unrepresented buyer to the closing table ...


No office, 100% commission: How an 18-state virtual brokerage makes money

Fathom Realty founder and CEO, Joshua Harley, doesn't like to use the term "100-percent commission brokerage" to describe his fast-growing firm because these companies have reputations as simply "license warehouses," he says ...


3 important factors to weigh when valuing and selling land by itself

Often, we sell homes with only secondary interest in the land they are built on. In my market, and perhaps in yours, there are opportunities to sell land by itself. ...


‘Money will never replace hard work’: 10 questions with top producer Patti Mahoney

F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab interviews Patti Mahoney, a top producer in Noblesville, Indiana, who dives into her systems and philosophies for success. ...


What it takes to get your housing cooperative offer accepted

First-time homebuyers often look for easy ways to alleviate the sticker shock of buying an apartment or townhouse, especially in New York City ...


Listing Bits: Innovation and growth in real estate software

In Greg Robertson's inaugural Listing Bits podcast, he interviews David Friedman, a self-described "Jewish kid from New York," who about 12-years ago came across an industry space that was far behind the technology curve: the real estate brokerage ...


Daily market update: February 21, 2017

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...

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