Nataly Moskovka / Shutterstock.com Why consumer behavior will eliminate the part-time agent

Opinion: Why consumer behavior will eliminate the part-time agent

Can part-time agents continue to compete in a market dominated by consumer demands for instant gratification, information and customer service ......
By Tyler Smith | 9 hours ago
TR_REAlly Real Estate Ally is an easy, smart way to manage revenue goals

Real Estate Ally is an easy, smart way to manage revenue goals

Real Estate Ally is one of the more simple and down-to-earth revenue management tools available to brokerages. This isn't enterprise software, and it won't take weeks of onboarding or cause you adoption headaches from hesitant agents. Simply start yo...
By Craig Rowe | 9 hours ago
MikePappas Mike Pappas: 'We existed before franchises and believe our offering is more robust and comprehensive'

Mike Pappas: ‘We existed before franchises and believe our offering is more robust and comprehensive’

"My brother and I are the third-generation owners of a company that was founded in February 1926 at the peak of the first Florida real estate boom," says Pappas. "We are stewards of our proud past and have a focused vision for our future." ......
By Inman | 9 hours ago
GaudiLab / Shutterstock.com The blogging strategy so effective you can't afford not to use it: Part 2

The blogging strategy so effective you can’t afford not to use it: Part 2

Here it is, the blogging strategy so effective that you can't afford not to use it: Identify thought leaders in your market and mention them in your posts. Now that you know what a thought leader is and how to identify them from "The blogging strateg...
By Patrick Wiltse | 10 hours ago
Warren Goldswain / Shutterstock.com Millennials may be entering market in force by 2018

Millennials may be entering market in force by 2018

It's no secret that homeownership is at a 30-year low, but a recent study suggests that might shift in the next few years. Apartment List surveyed 5,844 millennial renters throughout the nation on their plans for purchasing a home, and more than half...
By Kimberly Manning | 14 hours ago
Mark Hayes / Shutterstock.com Mortgage defaults are up, but analysts aren't concerned

Mortgage defaults are up, but analysts aren’t concerned

Mortgage default rates are seeing a slight uptick despite recent improvements in housing starts, but this news should not be a major cause of concern, according to data released last week by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and Experian ......
By Amy Swinderman | 20 hours ago
DonLand / Shutterstock.com Home prices up from May, especially in Northeast

Home prices up from May, especially in Northeast

When it came to top states and metros for home price gains in May, the Northeast and upper Mid-Atlantic dominated the list. While overall U.S. home prices were up 1.1 percent from April to May, eight states in the two regions saw month-to-month uptic...
By Erik Pisor | 21 hours ago
Aivoges / Shutterstock.com HUD rule aims to put the ‘fair’ back into Fair Housing Act

HUD rule aims to put the ‘fair’ back into Fair Housing Act

Despite four decades of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) working to promote fair housing and equal opportunity under the Fair Housing Act of 1968, patterns of racial, ethnic and economic segregation persist in many areas of the c...
By Amy Swinderman | 22 hours ago
Tim Masters / Shutterstock.com How housing recovery is shifting the buy-or-rent balance

How housing recovery is shifting the buy-or-rent balance

A recent RealtyTrac buy-or-rent analysis of 285 counties nationwide showed that in 2015 the monthly house payment on a three-bedroom single-family home or condo -- assuming a 10 percent down payment and including mortgage, property taxes and insuranc...
By Daren Blomquist | 23 hours ago
Image Point Fr / Shutterstock.com Use DiSC personality profiles to make money

Use DiSC personality profiles to make money

DiSC profiles provide easy rule-of-thumb guidelines for the different personality types that you'll encounter when working with your colleagues and clients, and they'll help you tailor your communication with others to be more effective. ......
By Tim Harris | 23 hours ago
Vinogradov Illya / Shutterstock.com How to strike balance between bragging and sharing

How to strike balance between bragging and sharing

When overcome with success, it’s natural to want to share with the world. But most people reserve their personal praises for fear of looking arrogant or conceited. While the line between being proud and being a showoff is quite thin, you shouldn’...
By Jennifer Riner | 23 hours ago
Petr Kopka / Shutterstock.com Paying and collecting rent and HOA fees is simple with a new platform

Revo Property Pay launches mobile payment solutions for property managers

Having the ability to pay bills and manage transactions through multiple platforms is a necessity for many of us, so the increasing availability of mobile payment providers is helping to take the stress off individuals on either side of the transacti...
By Kimberly Manning | 23 hours ago
kai keisuke / Shutterstock.com Sales-to-list-price ratio nears 99 percent

Sales-to-list-price ratio nears 99 percent

Data from a recent housing survey points to a market where a large percentage of homes are selling at or just below their asking prices. In June, the sales-to-list-price ratio for nondistressed properties was 98.5 percent, based on a three-month movi...
By Erik Pisor | 23 hours ago
Yuriy Kulik / Shutterstock.com 'Hot' markets increase -- except on East Coast and in rural areas

‘Hot’ markets increase — except on East Coast and in rural areas

An analysis of the nation’s top 200 markets shows the average months of remaining housing inventory (MRI) sits at 6.1. According to Pro Teck Valuation Services’ Home Value Forecast, this figure represents a decrease of more than 12 percent from t...
By Erik Pisor | 23 hours ago