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Building and Maintaining a Positive and Professional Culture

Mon, 2018-06-18 15:54

In the following interview, Karen Ryan, broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® – Coastal Properties in Hilton Head Island, S.C., discusses building and maintaining a positive and professional culture in her company.

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Elevated Lumber Prices Lead to Builder-Confidence Slip

Mon, 2018-06-18 15:50

Builder confidence dropped down two points to 68 in June, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Experts say elevated lumber prices are to blame; however, the overall sentiment is still strong, as any above-50 readings point to a positive outlook.

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A Handy Guide to Starting a Home Remodel

Mon, 2018-06-18 15:48

(Family Features)—Apprehension and inexperience keep many homeowners from pursuing renovation projects that would make their homes more functional, enjoyable and comfortable. Getting your hands dirty on the front end—with some planning and preparation – is the best blueprint for a successful home remodeling project.

To help you start your remodel on the right track, consider these tips from Gary White with JCPenney Home Services.

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Why you should take time to address your pain points through tech

Mon, 2018-06-18 15:18

Hands up: how many of you get distracted by pretty, shiny new tech tools that might suit your business needs, but you never have room in your schedule to roll up your sleeves and spend enough quality time to truly implement them into your business?

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A Realtor posted ads about a dead driver and a prisoner-of-war — and the reaction was swift

Mon, 2018-06-18 14:59

"Korean Yang Kyoungjong fought with Japan against the USSR," reads one of the posts, which Hanlon later took down. "He then fought with the USSR against Germany. Then with Germany against the U.S.! Want an agent who fights for you, call me!"

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Real estate competition ‘never been more fierce,’ MLS RoundTable says

Mon, 2018-06-18 13:44

The MLS RoundTable (MLSRT), a think tank whose members include multiple listing services representing about 325,000 agents and brokers nationwide, says that competition in residential real estate "has never been more fierce," according to a new letter submitted to federal regulators.

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Is it a good time to buy or sell? Economists say no need to fear rate hike

Mon, 2018-06-18 12:06

While some may be concerned about rising mortgage rates, First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming says there's no need for alarm. According to the latest Potential Home Sales Model report, the housing market could handle a 30-year, fixed-mortgage rate of 5 percent.

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MoxiWorks releases automated recruitment tool, Moxi Talent

Mon, 2018-06-18 11:21

MoxiWorks, a Seattle-based real estate technology startup owned by Windermere, Long & Foster and Howard Hanna, has announced the launch of Moxi Talent.

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