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Hey, Gen X and Baby Boomer Agent: Get to Snapchat Right Now

Snapchat recorded 158 million daily active users, on average, in the last quarter of 2016. And yet, ask an average sampling of real estate agents if they use it, and you'll hear a chorus of 'No's.' And then you'll likely hear a bunch of stuff about how it's only for millennials.


Historic Homes: What To Know Before You Buy

You've fallen in love with an old Victorian house and want to bring her back to her glory days. You may already have some ideas of things you want to do to your new home, but before you make any changes to the structure itself, do a little research and make sure you have the answers to these three questions:


All-cash buyer rules renewed for another 180 days by FinCEN

If you were hoping for a reprieve from having to identify all-cash buyers above a certain price point in certain counties to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) -- sorry ...


Why professionalism starts with real estate brokers

For years, I have read and listened to complaints about how low the bar is for becoming a real estate agent and about how many “bad agents” we have as a result. Often agents are asked how we can raise standards. How is that working ...


How I made the decision to become a real estate agent

So, I’ve gone and done it now. For better or worse, I’ve decided to become a real estate agent ...


6 signs that real estate sales are softening in your local market

Last year was not a great one for the housing economists who forecast home sales ...


Daily market update: February 23, 2017

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...


First-time homebuyers to miss out amid real estate investor craze: housing report

Investors have played a key role in driving the housing recovery, but their contribution also has come at a cost: more competition for first-time homebuyers. Housing observers have been well aware of this side effect, but a new report brings the diverging fortunes of these two types of homebuyers into sharp focus ...


Open house robberies change real estate in Northeast Ohio

One thing real estate agents may want to add to their open house to-do lists (if they haven't already) is double-checking doors and windows before closing up shop, just in case a "buyer" wants to come back for a solo visit ...


Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 8 — When fur, claws and scales drop in at the home inspection

Dead cats. Raccoons. Snakes! Welcome to the weird life of a home inspector, when Jeff Baker drops in on the podcast to share some of his crazy stories ...


Rob Hahn and Greg Robertson launch ‘Industry Relations’ podcast

What do you get when two of real estate's most well-known, outspoken bloggers get together to hash out controversial topics about the industry you know and love ...


January existing-home sales show fastest seasonally adjusted annual sales growth in almost 10 years

The first month of 2017 sets the year up for a red-hot start after what NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun called a "soft" December. In January, NAR’s existing-home sales spiked 3.3 percentage points to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 5.69 million -- up from an upwardly revised 5.51 million in December ...

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