ERA Real Estate partners with HomeAdvisor for concierge services

HomeAdvisor provides access to a range of painting, landscaping and home repair professionals.

Moving to a new market? Here’s how to start on the right foot

To offer your clients the most valuable service, you have to learn everything your prospects might want to know about your new market. If you find yourself starting over, here are some tips to make it a little bit easier.

Why don’t we think about clients’ specific needs?

Other than that narrow exception that agents make for first-time homebuyers, agents don’t think of clients as having specialized needs that require customized solutions. Instead, agents provide a cookie-cutter approach to standardized service with the same scripts, the same materials, the same programs. That needs to change. Here’s how.

We’re better than this: Stop trolling other Realtors

In case you missed it, when the National Association of Realtors announced that President Donald Trump would speak at NAR Midyear, trolling from both sides of the aisle ensued. Here’s why it’s not only unprofessional, but also against the Code of Ethics.

HUD Secretary slammed for confusing REO with Oreo cookies

Despite the controversy that has swirled around his tenure, following the Oreo incident, Ben Carson attempted to downplay his apparent confusion.

Compass poaches entire Coldwell Banker team

Los Angeles-based WSA Real Estate operates in the tony western half of Los Angeles. Team members are now decamping for Compass, which is not acquiring the entity itself.

Trulia founder Pete Flint’s venture firm NFX raises $275M

NFX splits its investments equally between business-to-business companies and business-to-consumer companies but said that out of 3,000 firms seeking money this year it will ultimately only fund 0.5 percent.

Missing girl found safe after Ring camera captures kidnapping

A missing girl in Texas whose kidnapping was captured on a Ring camera has been found safe and returned to her parents.

Airbnb launches partnership with DNA testing company 23andMe

The partnership comes amid what Airbnb says is a rise in “heritage travel,” or trips people take to connect with their ancestors’ homelands.

Is US government investigating MLSs and vendors for antitrust?

The Department of Justice is reportedly demanding CoreLogic and other MLS vendors hand over information related to buyer broker commissions.