Want more real estate news? Click here for a complete list of our “This Week in Real Estate” articles. Investors Making Money in Once-Neglected New York Neighborhoods Harlem. Bedford-Stuyvesant. The South Bronx. These neighborhoods were once shunned by real estate developers and home buyers alike, as they were known for high crime rates and poverty. . . .
When Market Leader released the findings of its Happiest Agent on the Block survey in April, one fact was especially surprising: Agents who entered real estate because they thought they’d end up with a flexible schedule are the least happy. It’s not their fault, really. Some of them may have heard that a career as . . .
If you’re a longtime Market Leader customer, the name Kevin Meyer may be familiar to you. Although he’s now a sales agent with Coldwell Banker in Bellevue, Wash., Meyer was once an ace account executive with us for two years before being promoted to team leader and, finally, sales manager. After eight years of dealing . . .
Want more real estate news? Click here for a complete list of our “This Week in Real Estate” articles. Chinese Buyers Snapping Up U.S. Real Estate The U.S. housing market recovery is going gangbusters—much of it being fueled by foreign investors, many of whom are Chinese. So, keep an eye out for those out-of-town buyers. . . .
If you think that networking is merely a word that belongs between “social” and “site”— think again. While networking online is a valuable tool for real estate agents, it should not replace face-to-face, belly-to-belly interaction. Whether at your next real estate-related convention or a local chamber mixer, follow these three basic networking tips to build . . .
It’s easy to assume that all real estate agents’ business models are pretty much the same. Now, consider an agent who has spent the bulk of her career dealing with REO (real estate owned) properties. When she decides to make the switch to traditional residential real estate sales, the differences are striking. Jasmine Blue, an . . .
Want more real estate news? Click here for a complete list of our “This Week in Real Estate” articles. Housing Bubble Worries Are Evaporating All that news about another bubble threatening the housing market is fizzling out. The upside for the industry is that prices now seem to be rising at a slower, steadier pace, . . .
SWOT analysis is one of the basic concepts taught at business school. The problem is, however, the only business school many real estate agents go to is the School of Hard Knocks. But that’s OK—you can be a graduate with honors of Hard Knocks University and still benefit from performing a SWOT analysis on your . . .
Want more real estate news? Click here for a complete list of our “This Week in Real Estate” articles. Existing Home Sales Climb in May, Exceeding Estimates The warmer weather is heating up the real estate market. Existing home sales increased more than expected in May, and the inventory of homes for sale was the . . .
If there’s one word that would win a popularity contest among real estate agents, it would have to be “free.” From free sandwiches served on a broker’s tour to free advertising on Craigslist, real estate agents love their freebies. It’s no wonder that websites like Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube are so popular with agents. You . . .