Technology is shaping the real estate business

From buyers and sellers to Realtors, investors and appraisers - the best way to succeed in real estate is to integrate technology into the profession.
From buyers and sellers to Realtors, investors and appraisers - the best way to succeed in real estate is to integrate technology into the profession. [More]


A great real estate agent is more than just a title

The landscape of real estate is constantly changing, and the nuances of an agent are evolving right alongside - regardless of title, the best professionals are defined by the skills they offer their clients.
The landscape of real estate is constantly changing, and the nuances of an agent are evolving right alongside - regardless of title, the best professionals are defined by the skills they offer their clients. [More]


Why short sales could be an affordable home-buying solution

Foreclosures and short sales offer great opportunities for buyers and Realtors alike - these types of listings could be had rather affordably, and that might be the perfect chance for first-time buyers or investors.
Foreclosures and short sales offer great opportunities for buyers and Realtors alike - these types of listings could be had rather affordably, and that might be the perfect chance for first-time buyers or investors. [More]


Existing, new home sales headed in opposite directions

On Friday, the Commerce Department released the new residential sales figures for July, and the numbers illustrated a stark contrast to another type of property.
On Friday, the Commerce Department released the new residential sales figures for July, and the numbers illustrated a stark contrast to another type of property. [More]


Are real estate open houses really worth the trouble?

What actually sells homes? Sure, all of the hard work a real estate agent puts into listing, preparing, marketing and showing a property is well worth the investment, but is one critical aspect - the open house - doing enough to attract offers?
What actually sells homes? Sure, all of the hard work a real estate agent puts into listing, preparing, marketing and showing a property is well worth the investment, but is one critical aspect - the open house - doing enough to attract offers? [More]


Foreclosure activity increased in July, still down year-over-year

The foreclosure rate is increasing once more in the U.S. after record lows were seen in June, per data from housing market research company RealtyTrac.
The foreclosure rate is increasing once more in the U.S. after record lows were seen in June, per data from housing market research company RealtyTrac. [More]


REI marketing tips to find the perfect property

The best investors know how to market themselves. Without innovative and creative solutions for finding deals, diving into real estate might just feel like a headache.
The best investors know how to market themselves. Without innovative and creative solutions for finding deals, diving into real estate might just feel like a headache. [More]


Make smart choices to invest in real estate

Real estate investing might some tricky financial navigating. The process can feel overwhelming at times, but an enterprising investor should always remember that some bumps and bruises along the way are a good thing.
Real estate investing might some tricky financial navigating. The process can feel overwhelming at times, but an enterprising investor should always remember that some bumps and bruises along the way are a good thing. [More]


Why real estate, social media go hand in hand

Social media isn't just for teenagers. Professionals involved in real estate - from Realtors to investors and home appraisers - can benefit from signing up for a few key sites and integrating a social media marketing strategy into the business.
Social media isn't just for teenagers. Professionals involved in real estate - from Realtors to investors and home appraisers - can benefit from signing up for a few key sites and integrating a social media marketing strategy into the business. [More]


Tips to become a successful real estate agent

A great Realtor is one that can relate to each client and inject a unique style and flair into the home buying process, as well as bring the most accurate and reliable information to the table.
A great Realtor is one that can relate to each client and inject a unique style and flair into the home buying process, as well as bring the most accurate and reliable information to the table. [More]