Commercial Real Estate Archive

Commercial Broker Uses Drone to Deliver Listing Agreement to Client

You’d probably send a listing agreement to your client by email or give it to them in person. But Russ Russell, ALC, CCIM, broker-owner of Russ Russell Commercial Real Estate in Huntsville, Ala., decided to deliver one by drone....
June 21, 2016

Should Appraisers Be Testing Stoves and Dishwashers?

FHA’s latest changes to its single-family mortgage insurance handbook instruct appraisers to test and report on how well the appliances are working when they’re preparing an appraisal for a house that would be financed with an FHA-insured mortgage. This...

Webinar: Ramping up Apartment Leasing

Nothing is more important to apartment managers and leasing agents than word-of-mouth endorsements because of the credibility they bring on social media. Doug Chasick, known as the Apartment Doctor, will talk about ways to improve your apartment vacancy rates...

Does DIY Apply to Buying a House? Young People Might Think So

One of the side effects of digital communication is it can make people slow to get out from behind their screens to talk to someone face-to-face. Maybe you’ve noticed it with people you know, particularly young people who’ve grown...

How Are Closings Going?

Home sales in November 2015 saw a big drop and although it’s too soon to know definitively what’s behind the slowdown, it’s possible the  new closing rules that went into effect October 3 had something to do with it....
January 20, 2016

Two Ways Crowdfunding Can Boost Your Real Estate Business

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is coming out with a rule in a few weeks that will make crowdfunding a more mainstream way to raise money. There are two reasons this development applies to you as a real...

More Gains in Commercial Sector Next Year

Commercial real estate in all major sectors will continue to improve but the prospect of short-term interest rates going up as the Federal Reserve seeks to tighten credit could complicate market growth in the year ahead. NAR Chief Economist...

Land May Be Your Best Investment

Are your investors wondering where to invest their money next? The opportunities for flipping houses or purchasing rental homes are starting to dwindle, but there’s another option that could be fruitful: investing in land. With the economy on the...
November 13, 2015

When Disaster Strikes, Are Property Managers Prepared for the Media Blitz?

With increased media attention on crisis events, which can be anything from natural disasters to shopping-mall snipers, the drive to finger someone responsible for the resulting chaos is growing stronger. And because many crises involve compromised property, it’s the...

NAR Takes the Global Stage at Cannes

The improving U.S. economy and strengthening dollar provided a welcoming backdrop for the National Association of REALTORS®’ first foray to the major global real estate exposition known as MIPIM held this week in Cannes, Frances. More than 21,000 attendees...
March 12, 2015