41% of homebuyers would go over budget by $25K for the perfect home

Although 80 percent of homebuyers consider price to be the most important consideration of a purchase, 41 percent were willing to go above budget by an average of $25,000 for a perfect home.

Lesson Learned: You are in the people business

In this column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, find out how Long Doan has overcome overwhelming obstacles to realize the American dream — and share it with others.

Talk to my lawyer: Lawsuits between buyers and sellers soar amid virus

As buyers and sellers second-guess their desires to seal the deal, many are citing reasons related to the pandemic as justification for breaking contracts.

Need to reset? Here are 4 tips for starting fresh after lockdown

Now that shelter-in-place measures are easing up, it’s time to rethink the unhealthy habits we picked up while in quarantine. Here are four things to implement for an effective work routine and life after lockdown.

(Agent dressed as) Bigfoot spotted in California listing photos

The listing was up for four days before Coldwell Banker agent Daniel Oster added the Bigfoot photos, which drew more than 640,000 views on Zillow alone.

Sister of Steve Mnuchin sues potential buyers for deal fallout

Valerie Mnuchin claims her penthouse’s potential buyers exploited the COVID-19 crisis to try and renegotiate the sale contract, which resulted in the co-op board rejecting the deal.

Lesson Learned: Operate from the client’s perspective

In this column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, find out how New York City broker Tania Isacoff Friedland keeps the focus on client needs to provide the best possible service.

How Ivis Suarez saved a deal and a family’s dream of going back home

Florida-based Century 21 agent Ivis Suarez shares how she persevered through the toughest transaction of her career to help a family get back to Puerto Rico.

With summer near, vacation home owners are renting — for now

“Since this happened before Memorial Day, people are saying, ‘I can get $400 grand for four months? I’ll just list it in September.'”

The latest in-demand apartment feature is a Peloton room

Agents are beginning to market what may have been featured as small offices or hallways in the past as designated Peloton or workout areas with the shift to home exercise during the pandemic.