Real Estate News


Homeowners: Should You Stay or Should You Go?
Should I stay or should I go. Its not just an anthemic line to a classic song from The Clash. It's also an age-old question of homeowners everywhere. When your home's not so perfect, you get the wandering real estate eye. But can another house really compare to what you've got going on?

Three Big Things Homebuyers Are On The Look-Out For
As a seller, you have a lot more control in pleasing buyers than you think. If you start the selling process by learning what buyers really want, you can prepare your home to come as close to their dreams as possible. Here are the five biggest turn-ons for homebuyers and what you can do to please buyers.

7 basic tax principles that make reform difficult
If the economy is really slowing, we’ll see it in next week’s blast of new reports on March activity. So long as the Fed intends to increase the cost of money, it will be very hard for long-term rates to break lower ...

Who’s the Trump administration nominee for HUD Deputy Secretary?
Her name is Pam Patenaude, and she was floated as a candidate for Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) before the administration nominated Ben Carson ...

Real estate commission offer disclosure bill ‘postponed indefinitely’
Homebuyers who view listings on property search sites never see the fees offered to buyer's brokers by those listings. A proposed Colorado bill might have changed that in The Centennial State, but a committee in the Colorado House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected the legislation Thursday ...

Concierge Auctions expands reach to China
Real estate auction company Concierge Auctions is expanding its reach to China, a response to the increasing participation from Chinese buyers during auctions based elsewhere ...

When do you decide a real estate lead is dead?
In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates explains to agents when they should let dead real estate leads lie. Use your intuition. ...

How do you decide on a brokerage that’s right for you?
In real estate agent's brokerage selection, commission splits, marketing tools, technology offerings, brand power and more are all on the line. But what about the intangibles? How does an agent know that it's a good fit, and that an environment will challenge, energize and support them? ...

Is it a good idea for sellers to Google buyers (or vice versa)?
A seller received an offer on her listed home and, curious, she Googled the prospective buyers, a couple. What she found gave her more leverage than the buyers probably would have preferred. The seller pulled up the wife's Facebook page, where she'd posted photos of the house and told her network that it was her new home ...

Planitar’s iGuide now offers virtual reality tours
It's not easy to enter Matterport's world, but Ontario-based Planitar did so with gusto, giving the industry a lot to consider when clients ask about how to differentiate their listing. ...

5 opportunities to use Facebook for lead generation
As real estate agents, we invest a lot of time and money trying to convince people to buy what we’re selling. Unbeknownst to many realtors, there are hundreds of potential home buyers in the untapped well that is Facebook ...

How to create an ultra-compelling counter offer
Your responsibility includes securing the most advantageous price possible for your client. Causal counter offers may get the deal to close, but are they really getting your client’s the best possible price ...