Housing recovery stumbles, but remains strong on yearly basis

This year has been a good one for the U.S. housing market, as conditions have steadily improved and more homebuyers and sellers are flooding the market. However, trends over the past several weeks have been less than ideal, even with the year-over-year-gains - but there appears to be no reason to worry just yet.
This year has been a good one for the U.S. housing market, as conditions have steadily improved and more homebuyers and sellers are flooding the market. However, trends over the past several weeks have been less than ideal, even with the year-over-year-gains - but there appears to be no reason to worry just yet. [More]


How to ensure your clients leave happy

Your clients are one of the most important aspects of your business. Without them, you wouldn't have much in the way of a career - homebuyers and sellers drive the housing market forward. While you know the importance of a happy, satisfied client, you might have had some problems along the way ensuring that each person finishes the transaction in a good place.
Your clients are one of the most important aspects of your business. Without them, you wouldn't have much in the way of a career - homebuyers and sellers drive the housing market forward. While you know the importance of a happy, satisfied client, you might have had some problems along the way ensuring that each person finishes the transaction in a good place. [More]


Creative tips to become a real estate investor

Are you interested in becoming a real estate investor? If so, you have a number of interesting options in front of you. For example, you can commit for the long haul - and buy properties and wait for the value to increase - or you can become a landlord, and buy and rent today. You also have another option: The home flip.
Are you interested in becoming a real estate investor? If so, you have a number of interesting options in front of you. For example, you can commit for the long haul - and buy properties and wait for the value to increase - or you can become a landlord, and buy and rent today. You also have another option: The home flip. [More]


Come meet up at the 2014 GAR Conference & Expo!

Come join the CRS Data team at the 2014 GAR Conference & Expo this Sept. 17 through Sept. 20!
Come join the CRS Data team at the 2014 GAR Conference & Expo this Sept. 17 through Sept. 20! [More]


Why relationships are an effective lead generation strategy

While there are a number of factors driving the real estate market, one is incredibly important to the success of every professional: Relationships. Without a solid network of past, present and future clients, as well as colleagues and other experts, it will be much harder to grow in this industry.
While there are a number of factors driving the real estate market, one is incredibly important to the success of every professional: Relationships. Without a solid network of past, present and future clients, as well as colleagues and other experts, it will be much harder to grow in this industry. [More]


Study: Tricky appraisals fetch higher fees

The real estate industry depends greatly on the relationships between agents and their clients. However, another professional - the home appraisal expert - is just as integral to the success of each transaction.
The real estate industry depends greatly on the relationships between agents and their clients. However, another professional - the home appraisal expert - is just as integral to the success of each transaction. [More]


The pros and cons of Facebook for real estate

In all likelihood, you love your Facebook page. There are millions of people out there just like you, all using this social media site on a regular basis. The benefits of such a profile for personal use is obvious - you can connect with friends and relatives and stay current with the news that's important to you.
In all likelihood, you love your Facebook page. There are millions of people out there just like you, all using this social media site on a regular basis. The benefits of such a profile for personal use is obvious - you can connect with friends and relatives and stay current with the news that's important to you. [More]


How Instagram can be the perfect real estate ally

Instagram is designed to make taking and sharing photos simple, and as a result, it has become a perfect ally for the real estate industry. Here are a few tips and tricks so any agents can use this social media site to their advantage when working with clients.
Instagram is designed to make taking and sharing photos simple, and as a result, it has become a perfect ally for the real estate industry. Here are a few tips and tricks so any agents can use this social media site to their advantage when working with clients. [More]


US delinquency rate drops on monthly basis

Only a few years ago, the Great Recession was characterized by a high number of foreclosures, delinquent mortgages and other struggles in the U.S. housing market. However, recent conditions are improving, and new data about this sector indicates that these positive trends are ongoing.
Only a few years ago, the Great Recession was characterized by a high number of foreclosures, delinquent mortgages and other struggles in the U.S. housing market. However, recent conditions are improving, and new data about this sector indicates that these positive trends are ongoing. [More]


How to negotiate a successful real estate deal

As a real estate agent, it is up to you to ensure your client gets the best price and terms when buying and selling. A lot can go wrong at the negotiating table, but it is important to remember that this time is when a successful deal is most likely to be brokered.
As a real estate agent, it is up to you to ensure your client gets the best price and terms when buying and selling. A lot can go wrong at the negotiating table, but it is important to remember that this time is when a successful deal is most likely to be brokered. [More]