7 reasons for-sale-by-owners fail

Less than 10 percent of for sale by owner sellers actually succeed, but what is it, actually, that prevents FSBO sellers from being able to close their property sale? BY BILL GASSETT Selling your home without the help of a real estate agent can seem like a good idea. In an ideal world, homeowners would save a […]

6 economists predict what the 2020 housing market has in store

Low supply and high demand will drive the housing market amidst age milestones for millennials and baby boomers BY MARIAN MCPHERSON  Historically low mortgage rates, booming home price growth, inadequate inventory levels, and debates about crumbling affordability ruled the 2019 housing market. As the new year draws closer with rumors of a global recession and uncertainty generated by an impending election, one can imagine just […]

3 ways to tame the self-doubt beast

Building confidence takes hard work and patience, but these helpful hints will get you there a little bit faster, by RACHAEL HITE. Building and maintaining confidence in yourself is not an easy task. It takes hard work, patience, trial and error, but most of all heart. You have to believe in the value of what you are offering […]

3 ways to get ahead in 2020 — starting right now

Grow and nurture your sphere now so you can reap the rewards next year by INMAN CONTENT STUDIO Seasonality only exists in real estate for buyers and sellers, not for you. For the true hustlers of the industry, there is no downtime. In fact, you’re working harder when everyone else is kicking back. Why? Because that’s […]

10 characteristics top producers share

BYJOSEPH SANTINI They simply take responsibility and make it happen every day in any market under any conditions One of the things that I like best about the real estate business is the plethora of big successful personalities. I’ve been curious about what this diverse pool of people have in common and what makes them great […]

8 real estate myths that need to be busted for good

Consumers believe these falsehoods about the real estate industry — we need to debunk them – by CARA AMEER People don’t know what they don’t know, and what they do know is enough to create false perceptions of a profession that is often surrounded by damaging assumptions. Here are eight real estate myths — busted! 1. […]

College Debt Dwarfs Housing Market’s Worth

America’s collective college debt eclipses every home listing in the nation, according to a new realtor.com® report.  By Suzanne De Vita Adding It Up According to data from realtor.com, the average down payment, 10 percent, on a median-priced property, $260,000, totals $26,000—$8,500 less than the average college loan obligation, $34,500. The bigger picture: The amount of college debt, […]

Genuine communication is the antidote to iBuying

The Agency founder Mauricio Umansky believes the art of communication is being lost, which gives the advantage to real estate disrupters BYJIM DALRYMPLE II Mauricio Umansky believes that art of genuine communication is dying, and it’s up to real estate agents to keep it alive or lose ground to disruptive real estate tech companies pushing […]

Realogy launches new, improved iBuyer platform for bevy of brands

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA and Sotheby’s International Realty are all rolling roll out the new iBuyer program. BYPATRICK KEARNS Realogy is revamping its year-old iBuyer platform to give sellers more security as they go to market, and give agents an offer benchmark to beat for their clients. The new platform, renamed RealSure, […]