Small Markets See 4% Gain in Commercial Property Sales

Smaller commercial properties in secondary markets are still attracting buyers at good prices, but demand for big-market mega-properties appears to be easing, NAR second-quarter data suggest. Large markets saw a 5 percent annual decline in sales, while smaller markets...

25% of Male Agents Carry a Gun

Safety is a concern in the real estate industry and it’s not limited to female agents. Recent NAR survey data show that a quarter of men in the business carry a gun to protect themselves. The survey is based...
September 12, 2017

We Know We Need Housing and How to Get It. Unfortunately, That’s Where We Stop

The United States has a housing shortage. That’s why home prices are rising faster than what many people can afford. But in California, the housing shortage is a crisis. Many people want to live and work in the state,...

Sponsor Webinar: Using Big Data to Create Effective Marketing Strategies

The following is promotional copy for a Quicken Loans webinar on how real estate professionals can use data mining in their marketing. REALTOR® Magazine is promoting the webinar because it believes the content might be useful to its readers,...

When Your Competition Has Lower Overhead Than You Do

Are you making much money even if you close a dozen transactions this year—or, if you’re a broker, your sales associates close a lot of transactions? The answer depends on your overhead. If you’re not paying for office space,...
August 25, 2017

Staging: More Money, Fewer Days on Market, Report Shows

To many real estate pros, home staging has gone from a luxury to a necessity. The National Association of REALTORS® found in a recent survey that sixty-two percent of sellers’ agents believe staging a home decreases the amount of...
August 17, 2017

Sponsor Webinar: Win Listings and Sell Them Quickly with 3-D and VR Technology

Real estate professionals looking to outsell their competition are turning to 3-D and virtual reality technology to help them win listings, connect with home buyers —and close sales. Among the options is an all-in-one media solution from Matterport that enables agents...
August 14, 2017

Typical Commercial Agent Now Makes $120,800

Commercial prices continue to head up, at least among smaller properties in secondary and tertiary markets. As a result, the typical commercial agent is making $120,800, an 11 percent increase from the previous year, when the median income was...
August 7, 2017

Are you Using Virtual Reality to Win More Buyers and Sellers? Learn How to Get Started

Matterport, a virtual reality company, contributed to this post to let agents and brokers know about a free e-book on using virtual reality in real estate that it’s making available. Top real estate agents and brokers agree—virtual reality is...
July 13, 2017

Is $600 for Staging Worth It? A Report Says Yes

How much sellers spend to stage their home will vary by where they are and what they have done, but generally speaking they can expect to pay $500-$600 for a few hours for a pre-photo shoot styling session and...