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The Ins and Outs of Emerging Markets

By Stefanie Hahn Power brokers breaking it down, discussing emerging markets at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in D.C. this week. What could be cooler than that? (What can I say? I love real estate.) I should...

Scary Real Estate Stories: The House Is Vacant, But Someone’s Home…

The Halloween decorations have already been up in my neighborhood for about a week, announcing that the season for spine-tingling ghost stories has arrived. To get in the spirit, we asked real estate professionals to share their creepiest stories...
October 13, 2015

Make Your 2015 Marketing Life-centric

No one ever gets up in the morning and says, “I want to buy a house today.” Real estate is part of a journey that ebbs and flows with life as issues like debt payoff, confidence in the economy,...
November 24, 2014

What’s the Future of Real Estate?

In 1991, the National Association of REALTORS® made an “office of the future” video predicting what kinds of space-age technologies would change the home buying and selling process by the year 2000. Jon Coile, broker-owner of Champion Realty in...
August 8, 2014

Taking Real Estate Photography to a Whole New Level

Rooftops in New York are dotted with HVAC units, surrounded by webs of electrical wires and decorated with mechanical appendages, which can sometimes “photobomb” the ideal listing shot. But one photographer is willing to go a little higher to...

Optimize Yourself and Your Client for This Crazy Market

I write this post on what is a “holiday” for many people: President’s Day.  A three-day weekend, the most joyous of “holidays.” Meanwhile, my wife – who is now a REALTOR® in Chicago – is running around prepping for...
February 18, 2014

A Quick and Easy Jump-Start to Your 2014

Let’s face it; the days between Christmas and New Years Day are a wasteland of rest, relaxation, and “Breaking Bad” binge watching. I know you deserve it. You got last minutes showings, closings, and paper shuffling buttoned up all...
December 23, 2013

VIDEO: Going the Distance for Habitat

Kicking off the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, members of NAR helped build 28 homes with Habitat For Humanity of Greater San Francisco on Wednesday, Nov. 6. “These homes are a huge asset development for families,” said Phillip Kilbridge,...
November 14, 2013

This is It: Open Enrollment Starts Today

Today is October 1, a big day in the world of health care reform. That’s because today’s the day the online state health insurance exchanges launch. What are the health exchanges? They’re online marketplaces—one for each state—where consumers can...
October 1, 2013

Gen Y’s ‘New Normal’

“New normal” is a phrase we’ve become familiar with in this post-bubble real estate industry. It describes the current  landscape of home prices that are lower than their peak but still healthy and steadily rising, stricter lending standards, and...
August 15, 2013