International buyers, builders show confidence in housing market

While the U.S. housing market has experienced its fair share of ups and downs, recent trends indicate that confidence is returning, both for homebuyers and builders. This is great news for industry professionals, as an increase in buyers and construction could lead to a stronger business and an improved bottom line. This shift is also relief following the Great Recession and the fluctuating sector witnessed over the past several years. [More]


How to establish quality relationships in the real estate industry

Every real estate agent thrives on their clients, both during the homebuying or selling experience or after, primarily in the way of referrals. Without these important relationships, it would be much harder for a professional to maintain strong sales over a long period of time. Therefore, building connections with current clients is a valuable part of the process.
Every real estate agent thrives on their clients, both during the homebuying or selling experience or after, primarily in the way of referrals. Without these important relationships, it would be much harder for a professional to maintain strong sales over a long period of time. Therefore, building connections with current clients is a valuable part of the process. [More]


Mobile devices become integral part of real estate

The real estate industry is constantly shifting, with new devices, gadgets, tools and statistics emerging on a regular basis. For the professionals who have to navigate this climate on a daily basis, it can be challenging to stay up-to-date with these trends.
The real estate industry is constantly shifting, with new devices, gadgets, tools and statistics emerging on a regular basis. For the professionals who have to navigate this climate on a daily basis, it can be challenging to stay up-to-date with these trends. [More]


Higher home prices may not hamper housing market

Across the country, home prices have continued to surge following the recent recession. Overall, the housing market has improved, with fewer foreclosed houses, rising inventory and affordable mortgage rates. But, prices have climbed as well, and some people are concerned this could limit buyer and seller activity.
Across the country, home prices have continued to surge following the recent recession. Overall, the housing market has improved, with fewer foreclosed houses, rising inventory and affordable mortgage rates. But, prices have climbed as well, and some people are concerned this could limit buyer and seller activity. [More]


How to become a profitable home flipper

Across the country, a number of people decide to buy a home not to live in, but to flip. This process is when a property is purchased, repaired and sold within a short time frame, all to make a profit. And, for many home flippers, business is strong in today's housing market.
Across the country, a number of people decide to buy a home not to live in, but to flip. This process is when a property is purchased, repaired and sold within a short time frame, all to make a profit. And, for many home flippers, business is strong in today's housing market. [More]


Foreclosure starts continue year-over-year downward trend

The past several years have been volatile for the housing market. As a result, the professionals taking part in this sector - agents, appraisers, investors and others - have seen fluctuating conditions, tough client demands and up-and-down profits. However, recent history has been more positive, and the climate continues to improve.
The past several years have been volatile for the housing market. As a result, the professionals taking part in this sector - agents, appraisers, investors and others - have seen fluctuating conditions, tough client demands and up-and-down profits. However, recent history has been more positive, and the climate continues to improve. [More]


Real estate drone use hits roadblock

Over the years, the real estate industry has turned to new and creative ways to photograph listings and neighborhoods. Naturally, the business lends itself to imagery, as a great snapshot of a home can be the difference between a quick sale and stalling on the market. Recently, a new trend has been drones - as these unmanned aerial vehicles provide a fantastic viewpoint for filming and photographing real estate. [More]


How real estate investing is a smart business decision

Across the country, more people are taking the plunge into real estate. For many, the ideal path is one of an investor, either buying properties for the long haul or performing a quick flip and selling for a profit. As the economy becomes more conducive to investing, however, professionals must remain focused on getting the biggest return on their investment.
Across the country, more people are taking the plunge into real estate. For many, the ideal path is one of an investor, either buying properties for the long haul or performing a quick flip and selling for a profit. As the economy becomes more conducive to investing, however, professionals must remain focused on getting the biggest return on their investment. [More]


Common mistakes all real estate agents should avoid

The life of a real estate agent is full of ups and downs. In this industry, it can be tough to maintain clients and keep business booming, especially as the housing market and the economy go through seasonal fluctuations. Thankfully for professionals, there are a number of steps that one can take to ensure that sales are a constant year-round.
The life of a real estate agent is full of ups and downs. In this industry, it can be tough to maintain clients and keep business booming, especially as the housing market and the economy go through seasonal fluctuations. Thankfully for professionals, there are a number of steps that one can take to ensure that sales are a constant year-round. [More]


How to work with emotional clients

Homebuying and selling is an emotional process. Those involved have a lot at stake, and as a result are concerned about every minor detail along the way. Therefore, the agents tasked with helping them have to able to manage their fears and hopes and make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
Homebuying and selling is an emotional process. Those involved have a lot at stake, and as a result are concerned about every minor detail along the way. Therefore, the agents tasked with helping them have to able to manage their fears and hopes and make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. [More]