Should your real estate client agree to a bump clause?

A bump clause allows sellers to enter into a contract with a buyer who has a home-sale contingency, and “bump” them if they find a better offer. Is it a win-win?

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 …

3 reasons new home sales are stuck at 1960s levels

Despite a rise in the prices of existing and new homes to pre-housing crash levels, new home sales in the United States remain mired at levels below those in the 1960s and 1970s when the population was approximately 40 percent smaller. Existing home sa…

Tell a lot with a little thanks to stunning imagery

Starting off a development section at Global Connect designated for virtual reality, video and aerial photography, president of Circle Visions Bob Yuan compared the world of real estate to the iPhone.

“When you got [an iPhone], you looked at the box, …

Thoughts from the top: Ben Caballero

Odds are you’ve heard of Ben Caballero already. For the past three years, the Dallas-based broker has been ranked by REAL Trends and The Wall Street Journal as the nation’s No. 1 real estate agent based on number of sales transactions and cumulative tr…

Foreign wealth flows to US residential markets

In the 5,000 years of China’s history, never have so many Chinese quietly moved so much money out of the country at such a fast pace. Nowhere is that Sino capital flight more prevalent than the U.S. residential real estate market, where billions are ra…

Opinion: What do Upstream, broker portals and the hacker kid in the basement have in common?

In a series of stunning moves starting with the 2014 Core Standards strategy, NAR broke the mold on 100 years of cozy relations with Realtor associations and multiple listing services and moved organized real estate directly onto a path that will promo…

A first glimpse at how News Corp. will expand realtor.com’s reach

Media giant News Corp., which just closed its acquisition of realtor.com operator Move Inc. last week, is already tying the home search portal to several of its publications. The Wall Street Journal now features a widget in the right column of its online [&hellip …