Ask the HOA Expert: Can a Board Control The Tenant Approval Process From Owners?
Can a board require unit owners to have background check conducted on their renters and control the tenant approval process?
Think Curb Appeal When Remodeling to Sell
With home prices up in some areas, the return on remodeling investments at resale can be good. Making little changes can have big impacts when it comes to remodeling your home to sell. Some updates will return as much as they cost in hotter markets, but unless your home is in a rapidly inflating city, you may not get enough bang for your buck.
How can brokerages save money and stay competitive?Thad Wong, co-founder of @properties, says the biggest change happening for brokerages right now is a major movement toward reducing costs. The trick to doing that while still remaining competitive is to replace certain expenses with valuable, competitively priced technology ......Read More
How many Starbucks coffees would it take to cover a new home’s down payment?Putting down 20 percent is not an easy task (and it isn't always necessary to put down that much!) But doing so requires cutting back in other areas of your life and focusing on saving every penny to reach your goal of homeownership ......Read More
6 ways ‘reality’ renovation TV shows can be misleadingYou’re probably familiar with this scene on the TV: A young couple purchases a fixer-upper and wants to change the layout, the outdated features and a few other undesirable features the home has to offer ......Read More
How to salvage missed lead gen opportunities with Facebook pixelHas this ever happened to you? It’s a weeknight, and you’re sitting on the couch browsing through Amazon.com or your favorite online department store looking at clothes or the latest gizmo. During lunch the next day, you’re scrolling through Facebook, Instagram or your favorite online publication, and you see an advertisement for the exact same item you were looking at the night before ......Read More
Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Blood, sweat and maybe a few tearsSometimes, being a real estate agent means sticking it out for clients in the most dire situations. For one agent, sticking it out meant showing three houses even though he had a puddle of blood pooling in his shoe ......Read More
Introducing the QE Award, recognizing real estate customer satisfactionMost companies will tell you that they care deeply about customer service, and that includes real estate brokerages. But when five-star real estate agent reviews are ubiquitous across rating platforms, how are discerning buyers and sellers supposed to find the agents -- and brokerages -- who care the most about the service experience ......Read More
Windermere Real Estate appoints its first COO: Brooks BurtonSeattle-based Windermere Real Estate has just appointed Brooks Burton, the former EVP and COO of Ohio-based HER Realtors, as its first ......Read More
Real estate investor roundup: This week in tech, funding, M&As and moreVenture capital firm Fifth Wall produces a bi-weekly newsletter that curates relevant news articles, summarizes recent deals and provides updates on the various portfolio companies in which they’ve invested ......Read More
Mortgage rates are trying to drop below 4% againInterest rates have gone down all week (nothing to do with stocks), continuing last week’s trend. The 10-year T-note has fallen from 2.38 percent two weeks ago to 2.23 percent today -- mortgages again are trying to drop below 4.00 percent ......Read More
Meet the 15 startups selected for the 2017 Realogy FWD SummitSo many real estate tech startups are popping up that it can be difficult to figure out which ones are worth paying attention to. Since 2013, Realogy -- the operator of real estate brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate -- has helped by hosting an annual contest that features a batch of tech products for real estate agents ......Read More