News

  • ‘Pre-nup’ fight scuttles merger of Colorado’s two largest MLSs
    REcolorado and Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) began "complex and highly charged" merger talks in March 2017 on the heels of a declined acquisition proposal and a terminated data share. 
    Andrea V. Brambila
  • Arizona agent uses real estate marketing skills for activism
    Joined by colleagues at his brokerage, Keller Williams Realty Professional Partners, Rosene has leveraged his business network and background to support the grass-roots campaign, such as by mobilizing notaries needed to advance a ballot initiative.
    Teke Wiggin
  • Nearly 60% of servicemembers can put zero down when buying a home
    Active-duty servicemembers purchase homes on average eight years younger than civilians, despite a lower median household income, a May report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found. One reason may be that 56 percent are able to purchase a home without putting any money down, thanks to loans from the United States Department of Veterans Affair […]
    Patrick Kearns
  • What makes veterans a great fit for real estate?
    In honor of Memorial Day, we wanted to know more about why real estate has become a good career choice for returning servicemembers. We asked these Chicago-area agents to share more insights about how serving in the military prepared them for a successful career in real estate.
    Jaime Luevano
  • With Client Giant, high-touch client retention service gets serious
    Earlier this month, Jay O'Brien spun his gift for high-touch relationships into a new startup, Client Giant, which helps real estate agents, small businesses and larger firms develop client relationships. Next month, the company will roll out its services to new clients.
    Gill South
  • Lennar chair and Zillow CEO talk predictions for near-future homes
    In 15 years, built-in home Wi-Fi — no need for a separate router — and speaking door locks could be as common in a typical house as the refrigerator.
    Veronika Bondarenko