Engel & Völkers continues US expansion

The German-founded Engel & Völkers is setting its sights on U.S. expansion plans that will grow its presence across the country.

ERA branch in central Arkansas acquires local competition

ERA Team Real Estate is aiming to nearly triple its sales volume in 2018 with the acquisition of independent firm Pam McDowell Properties …

California Association of Realtors joins Safe Harbor

California’s biggest association of real estate professionals recently took a step toward increasing the safety of its members when out on the road. The California Association of Realtors (CAR) recently signed on to the Realtor Safe Harbor program, a platform that allows agents to locate a designated safe spot to meet with client and be monitored while there …

Podcast: Beverly Carter’s son speaks out on agent safety

The tragic abduction and murder of Arkansas Realtor Beverly Carter was a wake-up call for real estate professionals nationwide. It shocked us out of complacency and reminded us that safety is a daily concern in our profession. …

Luxury listing of the day: Red Horse Lodge in the Arkansas Ozarks

Sometimes you need a little bit of rustic to complement your modern. This lodge is just shy of 19 miles to downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas, located on 84 acres with peaceful views of the Ozark Mountains. It boasts three bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, an en…

Will new state title insurance regulators provide better consumer protection?

Several states are considering proposals that would create new supervisory entities for the title insurance industry, both in response to highly publicized fraud cases and the desire of the industry to be regulated by government officials who understan…

Agent’s kidnapping and murder hasn’t sparked uniform industry safety standards

It’s an undeniable truth: Real estate agents across the nation visit vacant homes, drive long distances to unpopulated areas and interact with strangers as part of their job. Arkansas agent Beverly Carter’s kidnapping and murder in September encouraged agents to …

Search continues for missing Arkansas Realtor

Beverly Carter, the Little Rock, Arkansas, real estate agent who disappeared after showing a vacant, bank-owned home to a stranger on Thursday late afternoon, is still missing. Carter, 49, was set to show the river-bordering home located in a small …