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Community spotlight: Seabrook, Texas

Nestled on the southeast corner of Houston adjacent to Galveston Bay sits Seabrook, a small and affordable waterfront community that was fairly recently integrated into the greater Houston metro ...

ZIP code profile: 94708

The 94708 ZIP code comprises parts of Berkeley and Kensington. The area sits in Alameda County, about a 25 minute drive from Oakland and 40 minutes from San Francisco, and sits right next to the University of California, Berkeley and Tilden Regional Park ...

ZIP code profile: 60419

The 60419 ZIP code comprises part of Dolton, a Cook County village that is about a 30 minute drive from Chicago. According to U.S. Census data, the area is inhabited predominantly by African Americans, and it and borders the Little Calumet River ...

Who should be the next National Association of Realtors CEO?

When you walk the streets of New York City, so many people have dogs that you must carefully sidestep the poop even though New Yorkers are mindful about picking up their crap. That’s what it must be like to run the National Association of Realtors, where messes and surprises are routine with one million independent real estate agents as stakeholders ...

Realogy appoints new president/COO

The largest residential real estate company in the United States has appointed a president and chief operating officer -- a newly appointed role ...

When is the best season to buy a home?

Timing is everything, especially with a major investment like a home purchase. Given that every market fluctuates slightly different depending on the season, gauging the opportune moment is tough. However, a homebuying study from NerdWallet shows the best time to buy is generally in the wintertime ...

Where should real estate agents draw the line with listing clients?

An accurate Indeed.com real estate agent job posting would have a separate listing client qualifications column: "Must be prepared to dole out repair advice and provide emotional support. A certificate in cleaning preferred." These non-transaction-related services are par for the course for most agents, according to a recent short poll by Inman. So when does going above and beyond boost your business, and when does it open the door to trouble ...

‘I couldn’t find my boa constrictor’: Clients say the darndest things

Gloria Commiso, a Hermosa Beach, California-based Realtor, was about to kick off an open house when she received an alarming call from the home's owner. "I couldn't find my boa constrictor," the client said. As far as Commiso was concerned, that was grounds for canceling the event ...

Houzz tour: from shocker to stunner in Houston

Many people have a general area or neighborhood in mind when searching for a home, but Houston engineers Brie and Scott Kelman knew exactly which street they wanted to live on. And they didn’t care how long it took to get there ...

6 things homebuyers should never say during a tour

While it may be tempting for buyers to say what’s on their mind during the house hunt, agents should encourage them to pause for a moment ...

PropertyMinder’s Seller’s Corner helps agents earn $64K more per year

PropertyMinder is a robust, feature-rich platform that tackles a number of needs for real estate offices. It helps find leads, build listing websites, send emails and give consumers geo-targeted listing information via its HomeView app. There's a lot going on here, and I didn't get a chance to dive too deep ...

How to create sexy real estate websites that engage visitors

Mandy Messer, founder of Kismet Design, alongside real estate agents Greg Fischer and Raziel Ungar, talked about how to build websites people will actually want to visit on stage at Inman Connect San Francisco ...

Your comprehensive ‘give-to-get’ real estate marketing plan

Would you like achieving the maximum return on your time and your marketing dollars? If so, take the next seven weeks to follow our give-to-get marketing plan for National Spruce Up Day on November 19, 2016 -- or use it anytime you would like to build your business using give-to-get-marketing ...

How one real estate agent revolutionized marketing

Walk into Surterre Properties in Newport Beach, California, and you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped inside a marketing agency instead of real estate brokerage. That’s by design. The company has an in-house ad agency, which includes marketing managers, experts in web and print design and even printing press employees ...

San Francisco in a week: Sept 19-23

This week's San Francisco news relating to the real estate industry ...

How to unleash a real estate referral rush in 3 steps

What if you discovered that everything you have heard about referrals -- from real estate coaches and sales experts -- was all wrong ...

Could your city become the next luxury real estate hub?

The world's wealthiest people own residential luxury real estate around the world. And some countries attract more interest from buyers than others. In addition, specific regions within these countries get top billing as prime locations. Indeed, we can narrow it down further and identify real estate hubs within a city ...

Los Angeles in a week: Sept 19-23

This week's Los Angeles news relating to the real estate industry ...

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