4 ways to keep your condo or co-op deal on track

4 ways to keep your condo or co-op deal on track

Being a successful co-op and condo listing agent is as much about being a risk manager as it is about being a compelling salesperson. Although the sale price is the only metric you will be judged on, most sellers are unaware of the less visible risk ...
By Nicholas Oliver | Friday, May 4, 2018
3 home pricing strategies you can’t afford to ignore

3 home pricing strategies you can’t afford to ignore

Landing on the right price point, while simple in theory, is a complex endeavor. It is not enough to simply throw a number out there and hope buyers will like what they see. If for nothing else, neglecting your due diligence is a sure-fire way to hur...
By Than Merrill | Tuesday, October 11, 2016
10 tips for making service part of your business

10 tips for making service part of your business

Giving is good, right? Well, it can be. But giving can only achieve great things for your business and the people you serve if you have a plan in place. Caroline Pinal of GiveBack Homes outlined 10 tips for giving back in your business in the "Making...
By Dani Vanderboegh | Tuesday, August 2, 2016
10 painful realities about the foreclosure process

10 painful realities about the foreclosure process

Many buyers believe that the path buying a great home is purchasing a foreclosure. For a buyer who has done his or her homework, a foreclosed home can be a great buy. Often, buyers are misinformed about the realities of the foreclosure process....
By Kellie Tinnin | Friday, July 29, 2016
17 things for the wanna-be real estate investor to consider

17 things for the wanna-be real estate investor to consider

Investing in real estate properties can provide excellent returns as well as stable earnings for those who prefer that. But, it's important to remember that successful investing is much easier said than done. Here are some things that you should cons...
By Inman | Friday, May 20, 2016
11 pros of buying a foreclosed home

11 pros of buying a foreclosed home

Have you ever watched HGTV’s "Fixer-Upper" with Chip and JoAnna Gaines? What about "Property Brothers" with Jonathan and Drew Scott or "Flip or Flop" with Christina and Tarek El Moussa? Don’t you love what they do to the properties they find? A l...
By Anthony West | Monday, April 25, 2016
12 things every new, retiring and second homebuyer should know

12 things every new, retiring and second homebuyer should know

Homeownership and the pursuit of the American Dream is an integral piece of our history, livelihood and stability. Whether you are in the market for a place to enjoy your golden years, in pursuit of your first home or looking for your tropical getawa...
By Debbie Biery | Tuesday, April 5, 2016
3 steps to building a strong foundation for your brand

3 steps to building a strong foundation for your brand

Marketing is essentially the engine that drives your business forward. It's an effective means of both acquiring new clientele and maintaining old relationships. Without a proper marketing strategy, most aspects of a business would fail to produce. T...
By Than Merrill | Thursday, December 3, 2015
The new data-driven home search

The new data-driven home search

The biggest consumer item on any shopping list is the place where we live. Homes are not only huge investments, but they also reflect our preferences, finances and status....
By Peter Miller | Wednesday, November 25, 2015
New or pre-owned: how to choose the best holiday home

New or pre-owned: how to choose the best holiday home

Whether it's better to buy new or pre-owned property is a frequently asked question. Accordingly, there are some commonly accepted guidelines: new property includes newly-built, off-plan and homes acquired within five years of commissioning while pre...
By Yulia Kozhevnikova | Monday, November 2, 2015
Do you really need that tech tool? Create a flowchart to decide

Do you really need that tech tool? Create a flowchart to decide

Are you frequently on the lookout for the latest and greatest lead generation system, CRM (customer relationship manager) or website solution? Are you paying a monthly fee for services that you might not be using?...
By Aaron Lacey | Monday, October 26, 2015
4 ways you can nail due diligence before listing

4 ways you can nail due diligence before listing

As one of the cornerstones of our business, listings are our lifeline. They are one of the most vital pieces of having a successful career in the real estate industry. If this is the case, then why do listing agents continue to slack off when it come...
By Jay Luebke | Wednesday, October 7, 2015
6 reasons now is the time to buy off-plan property in Spain

6 reasons now is the time to buy off-plan property in Spain

As Tranio has seen first-hand, buyers are choosing off-plan property in Spain. Consumer protection is stronger, and strict obligations on quality, delivery and materials coupled with heightened liability for developers has brought Spain's off-plan ma...
By Yulia Kozhevnikova | Monday, October 5, 2015
Are foreigners stashing billions in US real estate?

Are foreigners stashing billions in US real estate?

For the past few years, international millionaires and billionaires around the world have figured out that the U.S. real estate market was increasingly becoming a hotbed for financial alchemy. With Swiss banks under increased scrutiny from U.S. regul...
By Octavio Nuiry | Tuesday, September 29, 2015
18 simple terms that scare homebuyers

18 simple terms that scare homebuyers

Here are the real estate market terms that every first-time homebuyer should get acquainted with and the explanations that will help them understand them....
By Boom Rizal | Monday, July 6, 2015
Teach homebuyers the ins and outs of home warranties

Teach homebuyers the ins and outs of home warranties

A home warranty is like home repair insurance -- so does that mean they won't cover known issues? Clients might be confused about that stipulation of a home warranty in their new contract. Use this article to explain what a known condition is, and wh...
By Whitney Bennett | Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Comergence vendor management software wins Progress in Lending innovation award

Comergence vendor management software wins Progress in Lending innovation award

A software platform that helps lenders and appraisal management companies (AMCs) review and monitor mortgage loan originators and appraisers has been recognized for promoting mortgage industry innovation. Comergence, a provider of vendor management s...
By Amy Tankersley | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Thumbnail 4 questions to ask before following the homebuying herd

4 questions to ask before following the homebuying herd

Many pundits believe that now is a good time to buy a home. Interest rates are low and are predicted to be higher by the end of next year. Home prices are still low in many places. And, there are indications that prices are starting to rise, at...
By Dian Hymer | Monday, October 8, 2012