Hi diddly ho! 3 out of 4 Americans say they have good neighbors

A recent report found that three-quarters of Americans say that they have a good neighbor, but only 14 percent said friendship was a necessary quality.

Compass launches its own Concierge staging and renovation service

Compass is far from the first brokerage to build out its own service options for homeseller clients. In November 2017, Redfin announced Redfin Concierge, its 2 percent listing fee service.

Want more business? Send these 10 thank-you notes

Well-timed, thoughtful, hand-written notes can lead directly to referrals and new business — take it from a wide range of agents who are making this strategy their own.

Want more business? Send these 10 thank-you notes

Well-timed, thoughtful, handwritten notes can lead directly to referrals and new business — take it from a wide range of agents who are making this strategy their own.

Lesson Learned: It ain’t over till it’s over

In this Monday column, Christy Murdock Edgar asks agents across the nation to share the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, Central Florida’s Penny Craig.

Christie’s International Real Estate heads to Aspen, eyes expansion

Following the launch of Christie’s International Real Estate’s first company-owned brokerage in NYC, the luxury real estate company is heading to Aspen.

Zillow’s homebuying experiment is making money, but there’s a catch

Based on the data in Phoenix alone, Zillow will beat its Homes revenue guidance of $2 million to $7 million. But other indicators, including a lower-than-expected margin and higher purchase prices, are worth watching.

Home prices rise — at slower pace

In August, home prices grew 5.5 percent year-over-year, with a single-family home now commanding $285,700 on average, according to CoreLogic.

Amazon just invested $$$ into a prefab homebuilder startup

The construction industry is next in line for disruption by Amazon, which just invested in prefabricated homebuilding startup Plant Prefab.

Does rising housing inventory signal the beginning of a buyer’s market?

The recent inventory increase and the slowdown in price appreciation is not a coincidence and may be signaling good news for those considering buying a home.