Positive conditions remain on horizon for housing market

Navigating the housing market can be a complicated task, and real estate professionals have the tough job of properly advising their clients while conditions are constantly moving up and down. Recently, the overall real estate environment has been much improved, with increased inventory, low mortgage rates and a higher number of sales. These positive conditions are expected to remain in the future of the market, even as fluctuations continue. [More]


How to get creative when generating leads

Lead generation is an incredibly important part of the real estate industry, but it isn't exactly the most exciting. Few people enjoy chasing down potential clients, but a dedication to this aspect of the business can have fantastic results on the bottom line. Therefore, agents should always be on the lookout for methods to improve lead generation in a way that isn't tedious.
Lead generation is an incredibly important part of the real estate industry, but it isn't exactly the most exciting. Few people enjoy chasing down potential clients, but a dedication to this aspect of the business can have fantastic results on the bottom line. Therefore, agents should always be on the lookout for methods to improve lead generation in a way that isn't tedious. [More]


How to take fantastic real estate photos

Creating an effective marketing strategy can be challenging for a real estate agent, but one key element that has to be on point is the images. In fact, strong photos of a property can make the difference between a speedy sale and languishing on the market - so all professionals have to be invested in upgrading this aspect of their business.
Creating an effective marketing strategy can be challenging for a real estate agent, but one key element that has to be on point is the images. In fact, strong photos of a property can make the difference between a speedy sale and languishing on the market - so all professionals have to be invested in upgrading this aspect of their business. [More]


Google Glass could be future of real estate

The smartphone changed the way people do business. With its rise to prominence, it was easier than ever before to share information, communicate with other people and stay connected on the go. Now, a new trend could have a similar effect on the real estate industry: Google Glass.
The smartphone changed the way people do business. With its rise to prominence, it was easier than ever before to share information, communicate with other people and stay connected on the go. Now, a new trend could have a similar effect on the real estate industry: Google Glass. [More]


Come join in the 2014 Regional AE Conference in Savannah, Georgia

Starting this Sunday, July 27, the 2014 Regional AE Conference is set to kick off in historic Savannah, Georgia, with a wide range of events and educational opportunities on the schedule.
Starting this Sunday, July 27, the 2014 Regional AE Conference is set to kick off in historic Savannah, Georgia, with a wide range of events and educational opportunities on the schedule. [More]


Home sales climb in June, while price gains moderate

The U.S. housing market has been on a rollercoaster ride for much of the past several years. While homeowners, potential buyers and professionals have all had to weather the ups and downs, recent data indicates that conditions are improving. For example, a recent report by the National Association of Realtors found that existing-home sales - including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops - ticked up in June. [More]


Mobile devices, social media vital for homebuying process

The homebuying process can be long, complicated and stressful for those involved. Today's real estate agents have to be able to help their clients navigate this tricky world, and that can mean learning the common ways potential homebuyers find properties. In fact, one of the most popular real estate shopping methods involves mobile technology.
The homebuying process can be long, complicated and stressful for those involved. Today's real estate agents have to be able to help their clients navigate this tricky world, and that can mean learning the common ways potential homebuyers find properties. In fact, one of the most popular real estate shopping methods involves mobile technology. [More]


Effective strategies to grow as a real estate investor

Real estate investing is a very unique profession. Unlike many other jobs, it takes a strong skill set and a comprehensive understanding of the industry to succeed. That includes learning about home improvement, lending, negotiating and other financial aspects. That way, it will be possible to build a career and make a profit.
Real estate investing is a very unique profession. Unlike many other jobs, it takes a strong skill set and a comprehensive understanding of the industry to succeed. That includes learning about home improvement, lending, negotiating and other financial aspects. That way, it will be possible to build a career and make a profit. [More]


How to effortlessly network in the real estate industry

The real estate industry relies heavily on other people - whether that be clients or colleagues - and making valuable connections as often as possible is a fantastic way to boost any business. For real estate professionals, a strong network can mean the difference between buying and selling properties or struggling to make a profit. Thankfully for those in the industry, there are a number of events and opportunities to meet up with new people on a regular basis. [More]


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]