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Community Service Client Appreciation Events

I am often asked what kind of client appreciation events are the most successful. I am a big fan of client appreciation events because they give you an opportunity to reconnect with your past clients. It is a time to celebrate your clients and to thank them for their business and loyalty. I have helped […]

A match made in heaven: National real estate franchisor partners with housing nonprofit

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is now the exclusive residential real estate partner of the nonprofit Rebuilding Together, which helps low-income homeowners with repairs and upgrades...

House of the Day: Renovated Brooklyn Townhouse Featured in Dwell Asks $2.5M

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Photo by Michael Graydon and Nikole...

What’s fact and what’s fiction in potential TRID implementation delay

When Steven Antonakes, associate director for supervision, enforcement and fair lending at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), took to the stage yesterday at the Consumer Banking Association’s CBA LIVE event to discuss the bureau’s new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule,...

Barry Manilow's onetime Hollywood Hills address hits the market

A Hollywood Hills West residence once home to consummate crooner Barry Manilow has come to market for $2.865 million.

Agents Making $1,000 an Hour

While no one would suggest that homes sell themselves, thanks to online listings and a years-long real estate boom, Toronto Realtors® continue to experience remarkable success selling a large volume of properties over shorter periods of time. To shine a...

Battle of the Waterfront: After having its day in court...

After having its day in court yesterday, the lawsuit challenging Prop B, San Francisco's ballot measure that requires voter approval for all waterfront developments that exceed current height limits, has moved ahead. The suit was filed by the California State...

Curbed SF: Tour the $24M Queen Anne Mansion that is San Francisco's Biggest Sale of the Year

After two and a half years and a price drop, an enormous Queen Anne in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood has officially changed hands for nearly $24M (final sale price: $23,889,000), property records show. Designed by E.A. Hermann in...

Busy, busy, busy real estate agents should take time to be present

Most agents are always busy, busy, busy -- so much so that "busy" becomes their social media status and buzzword. Don't forget to take time to be present and do the face-to-face customer care that clients want and need to feel appreciated....

Newsman Bill Whitaker lists L.A. home for nearly $2 million

“CBS Evening News” reporter Bill Whitaker has listed his home in Hollywood Hills West at $1,999,999.

Reality Check: Brilliant iPhone 6 Parody Ads Send Up Apple Billboards with Realism, Awkward Selfies

Photo via alsoshotoniphone6.tumblr.com Apple generated lots of buzz when it debuted an iPhone 6 ad campaign featuring photos from amateur photographers doing their best imitation of screensaver photography. Now that inspirational campaign, along with its very selective use of crowdsourcing,...

Country Houses: For $3.86M, a Fine English Manor in Winnie-the-Pooh's Forest

All photos via The Modern House Southeast England's Ashdown Forest, the picturesque setting of A.A Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh books, is also the grounds of a tranquil country estate designed by noted British architect Michael Wilford. Wilford, who worked with late Pritzker...

Artistry: Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth's Surreal Chair Show

Photos via Design Boom Chatsworth, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. Sometimes the Duke and Duchess invite the common people into their home for avant-garde art...

Sticker shock stalls downsizing boomers

Baby boomers looking to downsize from suburban homes are finding smaller condos to be way too pricey. So they stay put.

Flip Watch: Total Disaster Lists for $799K, Sells for $1.21M in Outer Sunset

In late February, a very run-down four-bedroom house along the Outer Sunset's Great Highway listed for $799,000. The listing warned that the property was "in a deteriorative state" and that it was "not for the novice" to fix up. The...

What a property manager does in real estate

"What exactly does a property manager do?" It's a question I'm often asked by homeowners who are considering becoming landlords -- especially at times when home sales are slow. In fact, I'm guessing that at some point one of your clients who is weighing selling versus leasing has asked you what a property manager does...

Inside the free viral Facebook group where real estate agents swap secrets of success

Jim Steele recently posted in a Facebook group that he felt “cursed.” The Trinity, Florida-based Realtor’s listings just weren’t selling in spite of his best efforts. “They just jumped to my side and were like, ‘Hey man, you’re doing it right,” Steele said of the group’s members...

Man Caves: Man Caves Are Still a Thing, Now With a 'Sophisticated Twist'

A race-car driver's Pennsylvania man cave. Photo by Allentown Morning Call/Getty Images Guy sanctuary, male retreat, man cave. All of these terms suggest spaces we thought were totally obsolete by now. But according to the Wall Street Journal, the...

Curbed Ski: Quirky Cabins Get Up Close and Personal with America's National Forests

Via Chase International This year marks the 100th anniversary of a little-known U.S. Forest Service program that has allowed families — sometimes multiple generations — to enjoy National Forests in a unique way: by owning permitted cabins on public lands. The Recreation...

March Madness: The Sweet 16 of real estate brackets

If NCAA March Madness brackets are filled out based on real estate investing metrics, the outcome of each matchup becomes much easier to predict. Real estate, when done right, can be a science...

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