Real State News


How to Sell Your Home Without Dropping Your Price
If you're really ready to sell your home, don't test the market. The best thing for you to do is to price it right in the first place and then sell as close to the original asking price as possible. For the best results, price your home at current fair market value -- not where prices were in 2005, or where they might be in 2015.

Make A Video That Sells Your Home: Follow These Tips
We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words and, in my opinion, a video is priceless! A real estate listing video can be a valuable tool to get your home sold quickly.

Canada’s highest court staying out of legal battle over Toronto VOW rules
The battle over restrictions imposed by the Toronto Real Estate Board on the display of sold and pending listings by “virtual office websites” continues, after Canada’s highest court declined to get involved this week. Canada’s Competition Bureau sued TREB in ...

Launching a real estate career: 8 things that will determine your success
Launching your career in real estate is no easy venture. My heart bleeds for new agents who have worked so hard to earn their license and complete all of their post-licensing sales training and now are ready to roll! But there's one little problem: Now what ...

Zillow’s Trulia move is ‘checkmate’
Alex Perriello, the astute and affable CEO of Realogy Franchise Group, sent me an email two weeks ago, to set up an appointment to talk on Tuesday, July 15, at 1 p.m. I anticipated that the reason for the call ...

We’re on the edge of a terrific economic expansion, there’s just one thing holding us back
Long-term rates stabilized this week as events, puzzles, forces and conflicts scattered all over the world canceled each other. We focus on the yields of long-term debt (like bonds and mortgage-backed securities) because they are the result of real-time voting ...

Appealing to millennial homebuyers often requires out-of-the-box thinking
When you walk into our real estate office in Oklahoma City, you can tell there’s something different: an open design, modern aesthetic, 20-foot ceilings, and a state-of-the-art machine that makes just about every coffee beverage under the sun. But we don’t mind that it’s not your typical real estate office, because we’re not your typical brokerage, and we like it that way ...

Testing Zillow’s ‘Coming Soon’ while the MLS sleeps
Zillow’s new “Coming Soon” feature has been the talk of the industry for over a month now. Some like it, some don’t, and some — most notably MLSs — have been caught asleep at the switch. While other companies in ...

Real estate industry grappling with prospect of ‘Zulia’
If reported merger talks between Zillow and Trulia do culminate in a deal, a slim majority of Inman News readers who responded to an online poll Thursday said that would be bad for the real estate industry. Would a merger ...

Housing markets poised to regain some lost momentum
Having weathered a soft patch that lasted through the fall, winter and early spring, housing markets are showing signs of a rebound that should continue for the rest of the year, according to the latest forecast by economists at Fannie ...

NRT bans drone photography in northeastern US
The nation’s largest real estate brokerage is warning agents who work out of more than 200 offices in the northeastern U.S. not to commission drone photography from vendors until the Federal Aviation Administration issues “clearly defined rules” governing the commercial operation ...

Zillow and Trulia’s share prices surge on merger report
Shares in Zillow and Trulia are up sharply today on reports that Zillow is looking to acquire its smaller rival. Citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg reports that Zillow could value Trulia at as much as $2 billion, and that an agreement ...