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Eight years after the housing bubble, homebuyers are still exercising caution. This is particularly seen in the luxury real estate market, which ended 2016 on a slow note. A combination of oversupply and rising housing costs in cities like San Francisco and New York left buyers feeling choked out. Will the market improve in 2017? Experts have mixed feelings. "We...

By Kara Masterson You're exploring life as a new employee in a city of which you know little. The last thing you want to do is blindly choose a house out of necessity. Here are four tips that can help you in your quest to find the perfect new home in your new city. Understand Your Personality and Desires Your personal characteristics, for the most part, remain the...

By Caroline Davis Reaching thousands of people with a single post, sharing property information, and geo-targeting potential clients with paid ads are all benefits of using social platforms for your real estate business. When using any platform, however, there are specific steps you can take to optimize your efforts, especially when posting photos or updates. Luckily,...

By Brad Walker, CEO and Co-founder of Income& A great deal of the wealth of the top one percent of Americans is built on real estate. Aside from owning your home, it used to be that only the wealthy and well-connected were investing in real estate. Unless you knew the right people and were willing to put up a big chunk of money, there were relatively few methods...

Knowing what the law says about disclosure is an important part of the real estate sales process. You need to be aware of what you are expected to disclose to potential buyers, both to avoid breaking any laws and to help you better plan your sales process. Of course as a real estate agent you want to present the best points of the home you're marketing to fetch the...

Looking to grow your business while also snagging some more free time for yourself? You're not alone. The latest in our ACE Webinar Series focused on enhancing success and growing your business while saving time and energy. Sponsored by Homes.com, the webinar featured Joe Sesso, National Speaker & Director of National Sales for Homes.com; Verl Workman, real estate...

Are you sitting down? We need to share something—a harsh truth that (we promise!) you'll be all the better for realizing. You're doing Facebook wrong. Huh? You read that right. If you're a real estate professional using Facebook to market your services, you've probably erred when it comes to communicating with your social media sphere at one time or another. We're...

Selling a home in a flood-prone neighborhood is a challenge for novice and experienced REALTORS® alike. Even regions considered low risk for weather-related floods can experience ruptured water lines, clogged storm drains and more. The added threat of severe storms and designated flood zones make the highly complicated process of selling a home even more challenging. Understand...

By Ryan Tyson A world of difference lies between a good listing agent and a bad listing agent. Unfortunately, for first-time home sellers, determining the difference can be difficult. You might have to interview several real estate agents before you find someone who works for you, so be sure you're asking the right questions before you start. No References You should...

With the many different projects reported annually in Remodeling Magazine’s Cost  vs. Value Report, not much has changed from last year...and that's not a bad thing. The 29 projects found on this year’s report paid back an average of 64.3 cents on the dollar in resale value. Looking at the 24 most tracked projects (projects consistently tracked for the last...