Jan 25 2014
real estate news

Real Estate Resource Roundup: Top Stories of the Week

Happy Saturday! Welcome to latest edition of the Real Estate Resource Roundup, where we share just some of the industry articles that caught our eye this week. Profiles in Customer Service Craig McClelland, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers, is included in this Real Continue Reading

Mar 01 2013
bhgre fusion 2013

Highlights from FUSION 2013: A Conversation with Alex Perriello and Sherry Chris

Alex Perriello, President and CEO of The Realogy Franchise Group joined us at our recent Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate brand conference in Las Vegas and shared insights into the housing market and advice on how real estate professionals can succeed in 2013. Below are highlights from the Continue Reading

Sep 04 2012
Real Estate Lead Generation Turning Online Visitors into Homebuyers

Real Estate Lead Generation: Turning Online Visitors into Homebuyers

The Internet has transformed the way real estate professionals conduct business. It is now possible to use your website as a powerful lead generation system that can produce highly targeted prospects if worked correctly. According to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors, the Continue Reading

Aug 12 2011

The REport

Affordable and fun? Who wouldn’t want to live in an area with those attributes? In a quest to determine the areas that had both reasonably-priced homes and a plethora of restaurants and bars, we compared 6,106 U.S. zip codes and, drum roll please… Ocean City, Md took the top prize. Continue Reading

May 20 2011
Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

Between the revelations of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the allegations against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the declarations of 2012 Presidential election hopefuls, you may have missed news of a widely reported survey that found 54 percent of respondents do not anticipate a real estate recovery Continue Reading

Apr 01 2011
Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

Although the northeast is under a winter storm watch, it is time to start thinking about getting your home ready for spring and summer! The Wall Street Journal provides a recovery plan to deal with winter’s wrath in four critical areas: the lawn, shrubbery, the roof and dealing with unwelcome Continue Reading

Mar 14 2011
3 Shtick-Free Ways to Build Your Business to Attract Gen Y Buyers and Sellers

3 Shtick-Free Ways to Build Your Business to Attract Gen Y Buyers and Sellers

‘Shtick’ and ‘real estate marketing’ seem to go hand-in-hand. For example, does everything you touch turn to sold? It happens to a lot of agents. Shtick lost its luster years ago and the next generation of buyers and sellers, the 80 – 95 million strong Generation Y, have different expectations. Continue Reading

Feb 24 2011
Financing, Financing, Financing ….It’s all in the Financing!

Financing, Financing, Financing ….It’s all in the Financing!

Five years after we entered this current downturn, some real estate professionals still attempt to close transactions through the sole use of traditional forms of financing. By traditional, I am referring to “30-year fixed”, “ARMs” and “Balloon” mortgages, yet these financial tools can hardly be Continue Reading

Feb 11 2011
Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

Week in Review: What We Liked From the Week That Was

The fate of Fannie and Freddie was determined on Capitol Hill this week as a proposal from Treasury Secretary Geithner laid out three proposals for reducing the government’s role in the housing system, including shrinking the role of the two mortgage agencies. There is likely to be much conversation Continue Reading

Feb 08 2011
Guest Blog from American Home Shield

Guest Blog from American Home Shield

We are proud to have American Home Shield as Master Sponsors at our first Fusion national event happening this week in Las Vegas. How do you know? Every day you face important decisions that affect your business for months and years to come. So how do you know it is the right decision? How do Continue Reading

Jan 31 2011
Google’s Real Estate News Highlights Just How Much Agents Should Care About Listing Syndication

Google’s Real Estate News Highlights Just How Much Agents Should Care About Listing Syndication

The Twittersphere was chirping loudly last week with the news that Google was dropping real estate listings from its classified listing search on Google Maps. This news means that consumers using Google Maps will no longer be able to search for listings. Except for a few folks inside Google, we Continue Reading