Real Estate News


Arbitration Clause Removed From California Listing Agreement

Why would CAR remove the optional arbitration agreement? The official explanation is this: The arbitration clause was removed from the listing agreements because some attorneys for sellers were using it to draw listing agents into contract disputes between buyers and sellers.


Three Things Home Buyers Should Never Do

Buyers determined to act in their own best interest must understand what's going on so they can make confident decisions. PJ Wade highlights three things buyers should never do when intent on buying a home.


Inman Announces the First 27 Sponsors for ICSF17

Tallahassee, Fla. (May 23, 2017) – Inman announced the first round of companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect San Francisco, Aug. 7-11, ...


Luxury millennial consumers will buy soon: Here’s what they want

Luxury millennial consumers want their homes to reflect their lifestyle and their growing appreciation for history and heritage ...


Indie Broker Summit arms you with the tools you need to thrive

A successful indie broker has a special relationship with her agents -- whether she’s building culture through a virtual office or establishing herself as a supportive leader in person. But how exactly do you establish and maintain that connection, especially while you’re juggling everything else that comes with running a franchise-free brokerage ...


Zillow is peddling seller leads, not becoming a broker

Zillow plays chess, not checkers. While the introduction of Zillow Instant Offers, on its own, looks menacing, there is more going on here ...


Where homeowners are living large and overleveraged

They used to call it house poor, but the symptoms are the same: You go through a monthly scramble to pay the mortgage, maintenance and repairs are put off as long as possible, and there's never enough money left over at the end of the month for the finer things in life ...


Agent vs. brokerage: Which matters more to consumers?

What’s more important to clients: The real estate agent or the brokerage? ...


How one former fashion stylist built a successful real estate business

As part of her 10 Questions podcast series, F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab interviews Nina Klemm, a talented agent who made the switch from fashion to real estate when she moved from Boston to Indianapolis, Indiana ...


How family governance can save your real estate business

Family governance can ensure your family knows what your real estate business is all about so they can make informed decisions based on a solid foundation of knowledge and skills. ...


Zillow Instant Offers: What’s the real estate industry’s response?

Instant Offers allows prospective sellers to receive all-cash offers from a group of 15 large private investors; sellers will also receive a side-by-side comparative market analysis (CMA) from a local Zillow Premier Agent. The response from the industry was swift. Here’s a summary of what Inman readers had to say about the new product ...


Real Safe Agent system gaining traction with Realtor associations

Close to three years after the murder of Arkansas agent Beverly Carter and amid reports of other attacks on vulnerable real estate professionals, more Realtor associations are stepping up to tackle the issue of agent safety ...

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