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Real Estate News
See a 17th century Scottish farmhouse reborn
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 3:00:41
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love it when something very old can be made anew. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw this 17th century Scottish farmhouse that was in ruins and has been remade through the brilliant teamwork of Lily Jenks, Pati Santos and Nathanael Dorent ... read more»

3 ways investor-friendly real estate agents make more money
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 2:45:06
In a podcast with Pat Hiban, hard-money lender Ian Walsh touched on a few of the ways investor-friendly agents are able to get more deals ... read more»

When a buyer’s inspection turns into a block party
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 2:30:49
What's the most heartwarming moment I've ever experienced in real estate? It was a summer evening in July, as I got the call around 7 p.m. from the buyer's agent that the inspection on my listing was complete and went very well, but they were still at the home ... read more»

Show me the money: 4 critical insights on global wealth
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 2:15:14
The Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report showcases where financial wealth is occurring globally and which countries will grow in their homebuying and investment power. The 2017 report came out in November ... read more»

When sellers ask: ‘Is your commission negotiable?’
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 2:00:50
When a homeowner asks: “Is your commission negotiable? Why should I hire you and not Sally-sells-a-lot?” What they’re really asking you to do is show your value. Are you really worth your fee ... read more»

How accurate is your home design horoscope?
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:40:41
Many people have used their horoscope to guide career choices, find the most compatible partner and even choose what hairstyle to wear next (Thanks, Cosmo). So why not use the zodiac to help decide which home style and decor best suits you? Find your zodiac sign below, and let us know if Zillow's home design horoscope was a hit or miss for you ... read more»

Net neutrality repeal has real estate really worried
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:22:45
“We’ve just given all these massive telecommunications companies this power and we’re not sure how they’re going to wield it..." ... read more»

Miami bitcoin-only listing may have a buyer
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:56:52
A Miami penthouse listed for 33 bitcoin on Friday already has interest from a potential buyer in Spain. Real estate agent Justino Eduardo Ferret with United Realty Group listed his client’s one-bedroom condo in the Miami neighborhood of Edgewater, north of Downtown, in exchange for digital currency that would amount to just over $540,000, and he’s only accepting bitcoin ... read more»

See Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year in action
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:53:50
"Complex" ... "contemplative" ... "enigmatic" ... "dramatically provocative." No -- we are talking about the latest thought-provoking Netflix documentary. These are the words used to describe Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet 18- ... read more»

Special Report: How to make online leads work for you
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:58
According to our research, online leads drive some portion of sales for over 80 percent of real estate pros, yet it’s more important now than ever to take a targeted and measured approach to digital lead capture and follow-up, as the cost of online leads over the last decade has increased while their return on investment has declined ... read more»

Connect the Speakers: Dick Costolo on social media and wellness
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:34:28
Dick Costolo appears at Inman Connect New York (Jan. 22-26, 2018, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square) presenting his general session talk “Fitness & (280) Character(s): The Future of Wellness & Social Media.” ... read more»

Net neutrality overturned
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:21:40
Update: The real estate industry reacts to the FCC’s decision As anticipated, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the agency in charge of the country’s telecom regulations, voted today to end its policy of “net neutrality,” a crushing blow to internet ... read more»

Inside Real Estate scoops up BrokerSumo
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:14:31
Real estate software company Inside Real Estate announced it has acquired BrokerSumo, a two-year-old commission management cloud software provider for real estate brokers.  ... read more»

Watch out for your uncle’s drunken holiday antics, but the economy is booming
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:35
While the political machinations are sometimes like a drunken family episode, the economic landscape is an entirely different story ... read more»

Watering your Christmas tree can prevent a destructive home fire
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 9:36:38
While some opt for the convenience of a pre-lit faux tree, others revel in the delight of a fresh pine, fir or spruce. Amid all the holiday cheer, however, it's important to understand the fire risk posed by these festive evergreens and the decor surrounding them ... read more»

Stratford Towers: A $4.5M slice of history in Asheville, NC
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 9:17:16
The current owners of Stratford Towers, Gary and Brendan Ross, spent the past 15 years restoring the Asheville estate and updating it with modern luxury features, winning awards for their work. The unique property, currently listed by Sotheby’s International Realty agent Tracy Veteto, is up for grabs on the market for $4.5 million ... read more»

Real estate daily market update: December 14, 2017
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 7:02:21
All the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Placester gets more secure
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 6:01:41
Placester announced today their entire host of websites will be exponentially more secure with the addition of SSL technology ... read more»

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