4 Things To Look For When Buying a Desert Home
Whether you're looking to move permanently, buy a seasonal home to flee cold northern winters, or grow an investment managing Airbnb rentals, the American desert offers a range of opportunities for real estate buyers.
Stylish Bath Storage Solutions: Ways to Complement Your Bathroom Vanity
Finding adequate storage is a particularly challenging problem in bathrooms, and not just because they are usually the smallest rooms in the house. Bathrooms have increasingly become the place to store a large and diverse number of items, including bath towels, beauty supplies, toiletries, hair care products, medications, soaps, shampoo, and assorted cleansers.
Why Real Estate Market Conditions Matter
A Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) can tell you what buyers recently paid for homes similar to yours, but that's not all you need to know to choose the right listing price. You need to know the market's appetite for your home, and that can only come from an overview of your community's current market conditions.
How to give listing feedback tactfully — even when it’s negativeWe’ve all had those showings where the timing (or the seller) just wasn’t quite right. You know, the ones where you walk in with hopeful buyers and walk out less then 10 minutes later with an air of disappointment surrounding you....Read More
Lesson learned: Why you truly have to get to know your clientsWith a focus on Battery Park City, Barbara Ireland creates a client-focused process that keeps people coming back — and telling their friends and family. How do you bring the personal touch to a huge metropolitan market like Manhattan? We asked Ireland for her advice....Read More
Leverage emerging global markets for real estate business and brand growthAs technology weaves a more connected global web, U.S. real estate brokerages and agents have new opportunities to grow their businesses by participating in emerging overseas markets. In addition to amping their overseas dealflow, brokerages and agents get the chance to grow their brands by engaging in these developing regions. Effective connections and targeted knowledge […]...Read More
How to stand out from the competitionYou’re in a competitive situation every day of your life. That’s the life you chose when you opted for a real estate career. So competing against others 24/7 begs the question: What makes you different? Or, in business terms: What is your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)?...Read More
The week in financial markets: two movesGiven only one soft landing on record, odds favor a different end: with the best of intentions the Fed will hike onward until we discover that a recession began four months ago....Read More
NAR board approves $30 annual dues increase for 2019The trade group plans to use the additional funds to boost its annual spending for political advocacy, a transaction management platform for members and other initiatives by $35.5 million and shore up its reserves....Read More
NAR made $20 million from DocuSign IPOThe venture arm of the trade group, Second Century Ventures, made a total of $43.8 million from selling shares in DocuSign, returning $20 million to NAR and keeping $23.8 million for recapitalization. ...Read More
Harbor CEO says blockchain will let you easily split real estate ownershipHarbor is one of the more complicated blockchain startups out there, but it has the potential to upend the investment side of the real estate industry....Read More
Former Trulia exec joins venture capital firm to spur real estate techFormer Trulia president Paul Levine will join the venture capital firm Sapphire Ventures as a partner, where he will look for companies building on Trulia and Zillow's innovation in the real estate industry by improving the real estate transaction, he said Friday....Read More
Connect the speakers: Zero-cost marketing tactics with big ROIKatie Lance suggests that attendees of Inman Connect San Francisco this summer focus on implementing just one or two ideas that can grow into habits -- and why she’ll be offering up her own tactics to adopt in a session covering zero-cost marketing strategies that yield leads and referrals....Read More
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