Russian Buyers May be Flooding New York Market

Searching for the perfect apartment in New York City may be getting even more difficult, according to data form TripleMint, a residential real estate start-up based in New York. And the driver behind the tighter market may be competition for scarce supply from other parts of the world—and one surprising country in particular, according to…

Podcast: Top 10 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Listing (+Secrets to...

Fact: Becoming a successful listing agent is the most challenging, most skill-based, highest-paid part of your job.  Not becoming great at this is a liability to your career!  If you're hit and miss at closing those listing presentations, we're here to tell you WHY and what you can you to turn that around before the…

10 Budget-Friendly Metro Areas That Might Surprise You!

While purchasing a home in New York City or Southern California is going to be an expensive proposition, there are plenty of metropolitan areas across the country where real estate remains fairly affordable. You can even purchase a home for $1,000 a month in some of these areas. According to HSH.com, an online mortgage broker,…

So Long, Longaberger, as County to Foreclose on $5 Million Basket-Shaped...

A basket-shaped office building, a landmark in central Ohio, is set to enter foreclosure and become the property of Licking County, according to a Bloomberg report. The unique structure served as home to the Longaberger Company, a direct sales business best known for its high end baskets. Completed in 1997, the 180,000-square-foot basket cost $32…

There’s No Place Like Home? America’s ‘New’ Workplace

Remote working or, as some people say, working from home is on an upswing.  Some fields are utilizing remote workers at unprecedented levels.  According to the latest Elance study, remote working trends in Accounting are up 134% while such trends in Legal are up 49%. Remember that not all companies are embracing remote working trends…

Podcast: Top 10 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Listing (+Secrets to...

Becoming a powerful listing agent isn't difficult, but it does require the highest level of skill. Working with buyers is physical labor, but working with seller is mental labor.  If a 50% ratio is a failing score on a test, it's also a big fat fail when it comes to taking listings. Losing half the time…

Your 5 Step Plan to Make Money NOW!

While many around the country are starting to experience the spring thaw, there are still plenty of agents feeling like the spring market will never come!  Surrounded by snow, ice, and rain, contracts and commissions can start to be elusive.  Or are they?  If you're feeling like there's been a slow to your Mojo and…

In Large Cities, Parking Spaces Paved in Gold

Parking is a premium in large metropolitan areas. A prime example is a parking space in Brooklyn that recently sold for $300,000, according to a report on CNBC. The tides may change as residents move toward ride- and car-sharing, driving down the value of parking spaces. Realtor Anslie Stokes agreed that parking is an issue…

Agents, Prepare Your Buyers and Sellers for Fast Moving Market!

The housing market is more competitive than ever these days.  Nationally, values are up 7% and inventory is down 3%.  Fewer homes to choose from translates into fast moving sales, strategic negotiations and, often, bidding wars.  Be sure to tell your clients the lay of the land where you are and that you have what…

Podcast: 10 Rules for Hosting Oh-So-Worth-It Open Houses!

Fact: Serious buyers DO go to open houses.  In fact, 1 in 5 are going to open houses so they can make a decision.  What does this mean for you?  Learn how to monetize your open house and be the agent that they write the contract with! We'll teach you the Top 5 reasons to fall back…
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