Austin Realtor rebels win open board seats in election

In what’s been a whirlwind few months for ABoR, members made their alliances clear at an election held today by voting in members of a rebel cause to all seven board seats that were up for grabs …

Special Rates on Commercial Property Loans

NAR PULSE—REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, is offering special low rates on commercial real estate loans with up to 25 years amortization and no pre-payment penalty to Credit Union members. This includes loans for new buildings, refinances or building improvements. Opportunity available here through October 31. 5 Social Media […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Disruption in Real Estate—Advancement or Threat?

From Zillow Instant Offers to Opendoor, real estate professionals across the country are concerned about an ever-growing faction of so-called industry disruptors. RISMedia’s recently released white paper, “The Disruption of the Real Estate Industry: A Survival Guide for Brokers and Agents,” includes exclusive RISMedia research on the topic, a look at some of the industry’s […]

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Creating Profitable Relationships

In the following interview, Mike Bjorkman, broker/owner of HomeSmart NCG in Valencia, Calif., discusses the advantages of the HomeSmart model, the local market, social media and more. Region Served: Northern Los Angeles County Years in Real Estate: 26 Number of Offices: 3, with another set to open prior to 2018 Number of Agents: 250 Please […]

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Augmented Reality and drones win NY real estate hackathon

Dozens of innovators in technology and real estate spent the weekend in a fourth-floor midtown Manhattan tech incubator to devise creative ways to tackle some of the biggest problems plaguing the real estate industry. …

Search engine optimization (SEO): Tips for improving your ranking

You’ve already done a lot to become top-of-mind, but have you done what it takes to become top-of-search when people are looking for the real estate go-to in your area …

Realtor finds two dead bodies inside home for sale

A 911 call placed by the unnamed Realtor detailed an encounter that no real estate agent ever wants to imagine: “I just walked in this house to preview it for a client and there’s a dead person in the bathroom.” …

Watch out Airbnb: Vacasa just raised $104M

Eight years ago, Eric Breon and his wife inherited a little 480-square-foot cabin on the Washington coast. Nearby homeowners told them that they could expect to earn around $3,400 a year by renting out the property to vacationers looking to get a taste…

Why predicting the future isn’t in a real estate agent’s job description

As a kid, at social gatherings, I’d always get a little annoyed when people would start asking my dad, the doctor, for medical advice …

Why predicting the future isn’t in a real estate agent’s job description

As a kid, at social gatherings, I’d always get a little annoyed when people would start asking my dad, the doctor, for medical advice …