Realtor.com rentals will now be powered by Apartment List

Realtor.com rentals will now be powered by Apartment List

As homeownership becomes an elusive dream for a growing number of Americans, real estate portals are bolstering their rental search capabilities ......
By Gill South | Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Why it sucks to be a millennial homebuyer (and what agents can do)

Why it sucks to be a millennial homebuyer (and what agents can do)

The job market is at what economists consider full employment, home prices keep rising, and wages are showing signs of growth. Good news for real estate, right? If you're a millennial hoping to buy your first home, maybe not. ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Inside the mind of the modern homebuyer

Inside the mind of the modern homebuyer

The results of Experian's 2017 Homebuyers Survey revealed that some potential buyers are steering away from homeownership due to affordability, credit or lifestyle preferences while others are working hard to overcome the setbacks keeping them from p...
By Fabiana Flores Gordon | Thursday, August 3, 2017
15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers

15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers

To help make your clients' first home purchase a success we've put together a go-to checklist outlining 15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers ......
By Jake Durtschi | Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Agents still needed despite technology growth

Agents still needed despite technology growth

Even though the sophistication of the internet and social reach of technology have advanced immeasurably, America's dependence on the expertise of real estate agents continues to grow ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, June 16, 2017
From this moment on, nothing will be the same in real estate

From this moment on, nothing will be the same in real estate

The thick tension around recent announcements speaks volumes to their heft. Only when something is truly disruptive or threatening do people flip out. A major industry firestorm is raging since Zillow launched Instant Offers, like nothing I have seen...
By Brad Inman | Wednesday, June 7, 2017
8 things your buyers should forget about in a hot market

8 things your buyers should forget about in a hot market

With an extreme shortage of housing inventory plaguing many markets across the country, many homeowner wannabes are locked in an epic struggle to purchase a home ......
By Carl Medford | Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Two men exchanging business cards Are homebuyers happy with the lenders real estate agents refer?

Are homebuyers happy with the lenders real estate agents refer?

How well do homebuyers fare when they are referred to a lender by their real estate agents? Pretty well, although other motivators can lead to an even higher success rate, according to the latest National Borrower Satisfaction Index. ......
By Lew Sichelman | Monday, May 8, 2017
Californians leaving in droves as home prices surge

Californians leaving in droves as home prices surge

In 1966, The Mamas and the Papas were singing "California Dreamin'," but fast forward 51 years and Californians are belting out a different tune thanks to increasing home prices, unsustainable costs of living and a lack of access to affordable housin...
By Marian McPherson | Tuesday, April 25, 2017
3 behaviors of the committed (and noncommittal) homebuyer

3 behaviors of the committed (and noncommittal) homebuyer

Owning a home can mean added commitment, pressure and emotional baggage for many buyers. With such a large financial investment at stake, not all buyers will actually end up closing on a deal. ......
By Kellie Tinnin | Thursday, March 30, 2017
Neither luxury nor total gut job: 4 ways to honor the in-between home

Neither luxury nor total gut job: 4 ways to honor the in-between home

Our listing descriptions, presentations and attitudes have caused a shift in consumer behavior where it seems nothing less than modern, turnkey and flawless will do. Here are four ways to reverse course and get back to the heart of the deal ......
By Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Off the sidelines and into a home: How to help underserved buyers

Off the sidelines and into a home: How to help underserved buyers

Home prices have been increasing steadily for years, but those increases have been balanced by record-low interest rates. As rates have recently begun to increase alongside prices, this rise has created affordability issues for potential homebuyers ....
By Ray Brousseau | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Best places to live: The top 10 American state capitals

Best places to live: The top 10 American state capitals

Austin, Texas, is world renowned for its thriving cultural scene and world-class dining. And now it has another superlative to add to its list of achievements: Best American state capital to live in ......
By Ingrid Burke | Monday, March 6, 2017
Should you work with first-time homebuyers at all?

Should you work with first-time homebuyers at all?

In the video series, "Real Estate: Raw & Uncut," Byron Lazine and Tim Bray of Seaport Real Estate Group with Sotheby's International Realty are joined by Lucy Uchalova to discuss the pros and cons of working with first-time homebuyers as well as what...
By Byron Lazine | Friday, March 3, 2017
How to save a real estate deal when clients play hardball

How to save a real estate deal when clients play hardball

A real estate deal is rife with umpteen deal disaster scenarios, every one worse than the next. But the real question is -- how do agents revive a transaction that is on life support and about to flatline ......
By Cara Ameer | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Podcast: 4 financing routes for international real estate buyers

Podcast: 4 financing routes for international real estate buyers

Have you been wondering if foreign buyers of U.S. real estate could be your local real estate market niche? Entrepreneur, investor and founder of RSN Property Group Reed Goossens found that to be the case after immigrating to the United States from A...
By Pat Hiban | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
What it takes to get your housing co-op offer accepted

What it takes to get your housing co-op 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 ......
By Joan Kagan | Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Buyer beware: 3 risky real estate traps to avoid

Buyer beware: 3 risky real estate traps to avoid

Being in the market to buy a new house can be an adventure full of excitement as well as unknowns ......
By Anna Johansson | Tuesday, February 14, 2017