Competition over SoCal market share heats up, eXp lands talent

After a number of acquisitive brokerages have been circling San Diego in recent months, some key activity exploded this week. Broker-owner Kyle Whissel, whose independent firm Whissel Realty is the most productive brokerage in San Diego County according to Real Trends; and Dan Beer, leader of Keller Williams’ no. 1 team in Southern California by gross commission income, have both joined virtual brokerage eXp Realty …

Is bitcoin’s real estate invasion here to stay?

We’ve heard about listing agents marketing luxury property with a bitcoin price tag and attracting lots of attention on the market — both from the media and overseas buyers. But will the digital currency on the rise go down as a fleeting fad or become…

Could these questions help avoid regional MLS dysfunction?

The real estate data industry is changing at an accelerated rate. Change can be tough. Change can breed conflict …

Early Bird Pricing Available for 2017 REALTOR® Broker Summit

NAR PULSE—The 2017 REALTOR® Broker Summit will be held February 14-15, 2017, at the beautiful Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort near San Diego. Keynotes, industry experts and business leaders will encourage you to “think outside the box” and offer key takeaways you can immediately apply to your brokerage. Registration will be capped at 200, so […]

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More than just money: Landlords say most desirable tentant traits include transparency, manners

It’s no secret that landlords prefer tenants with a regular income and decent credit score, but what else do property owners consider top qualifications for good renters …

Home flipping trends on the rise in Q2, Attom report shows

The trend of home flipping is increasing throughout the nation, according to a recent Attom Data Solutions report …

California pending sales jump in July, but market optimism slumps

Although buyer competition is softening across major California markets, statewide pending sales data reveals heightened activity in Southern California. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, the California Association of Realtors Pending Home Sal…

Want to buy a home in a big city? Here’s how much you’ll need to make

Unless you like the heat of Phoenix, buying a home in major metros on the West Coast requires one hefty salary.

Affordability, or lack thereof, continues to put a damper on the housing market in many major metros. HSH.com recently calculated the spec…

Will other states follow Arizona in passing Airbnb laws?

Arizona recently passed a bill that outlaws cities and municipalities from prohibiting short-term rentals, such as Airbnb rentals. The Airbnb platform allows anyone to rent out a room or an entire home to travelers as a way to make additional income …

REAL Trends ranks top performing agents in Los Angeles

REAL Trends recently recognized real estate’s best in its 2016 America’s Best Real Estate Agents list, breaking down each state and metro’s best performing agents and teams by closed transaction sides and closed sales volume …