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In last week's column we emphasized the distinction between ethics as a body of rules and principles and being ethical as a disposition to conform to those rules and principles. We noted that it is certainly possible to teach someone ethics, but it is a different task to lead someone to be ethical -- to internalize those principles and to be guided by them.
Posted: September 11, 2018, 11:34 am
Soon it will be hard to buy an appliance that doesn't incorporate smart technology, but integrating appliances and systems may remain a challenge for a while. PJ Wade explores what you need to know about smart home technology.
Posted: September 11, 2018, 11:34 am


Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

Bedbugs might seem like a personal problem rather than a real estate issue, but don't let your assumptions keep you from protecting yourself and your clients from what could turn into a litigious situation. Here's what every real estate agent should know about these pesky little creepy-crawlies.
Author: Cari Lynn Pace
Posted: October 20, 2018, 8:40 am
An upstart, low-fee Colorado brokerage that is trying to blow up the way agents get paid has announced it'll support traditional commissions — even as it also offers incentives for buyers to ditch their agents altogether.
Author: Jim Dalrymple II
Posted: October 19, 2018, 9:30 pm
The startup is now offering a more prominent $1,000 credit for buyers who choose to purchase one of the homes Opendoor has for sale, whether they do so directly on their own or by using one of Opendoor's "partner agents."
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: October 19, 2018, 8:23 pm
CertifID, a company providing security and authentication software, just raised its customer guarantee to cover up to $1 million in losses.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:34 pm
The key to working with international clients is understanding the cultures of their home countries. Getting it right pleases your clients and can open a floodgate of referrals.
Author: Jim Dalrymple II
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:17 pm
The Trump Administration proposed new guidelines Friday that would create tax incentives for developers to build in so-called “Opportunity Zones.”
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: October 19, 2018, 6:17 pm
The trade group warned that as teams become more ubiquitous, they will attract the attention of regulators. Already, 24 states have laws in place regarding real estate teams, NAR said.
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: October 19, 2018, 5:57 pm
The industry's top agents descended on Los Angeles this week from all corners of the globe to network, make new connections and hear advice on how to take their business to the next level.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: October 19, 2018, 5:08 pm
A Houston mansion with nine bathrooms and 15,000 square feet of space is now the country's most expensive foreclosed property, clocking in at $9.75 million.
Author: Bryson Masse
Posted: October 19, 2018, 4:28 pm
Now that Eric Blankenstein's old blog post has come to light, the CFPB has asked an independent group to investigate its top enforcement director.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: October 19, 2018, 3:42 pm
Held on the rooftop of the beautiful Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Luxury Connect's attendees mingled, networked and relaxed together on Wednesday night after a day of learning, exclusive activities and inspiration. Sponsored by Sotheby's International Realty, it was a wonderful evening to cap a great day.
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: October 19, 2018, 3:19 pm
Existing-home sales dropped 3.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted 5.15 million units in September, according to the latest National Association of Realtors report.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:38 pm
The week's top real estate industry stories, a recap of Luxury Connect, and practical advice to use this weekend.
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:32 pm
Thursday morning's sessions at this year's Luxury Connect proved again to be inspiring, informative, practical and actionable. From Tom Ferry's dynamic opening session, to Louisette Geiss' brave #MeToo storytelling, to helpful sessions on how to negotiate from some of the best in the luxury business, take a tour through our recap of some of our favorite moments.
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: October 19, 2018, 1:58 pm
At a recent closed-door event in Boston, president of media and marketplace at Zillow Group, Greg Schwartz, spoke to approximately 100 top agents about Primer Agent 4, which has begun its implementation phase in select markets. Here's what we learned. 
Author: Byron Lazine
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:02 am
How do you plan for a life after working if you have no idea how long you’ll live? Will it be 10 years? 20? More? Teresa Boardman talks through retirement.
Author: Teresa Boardman
Posted: October 19, 2018, 3:00 am
As competition in the industry heats up, the tech-enabled, all-cash homebuying and reselling startup Offerpad is not sitting idly by: the company is expanding into two new markets: Dallas, Texas, by Nov. 1 and Tucson, Arizona, by Dec. 3. 
Author: Bryson Masse
Posted: October 18, 2018, 10:42 pm
Here are seven simple facts about dryer vents that can save your buyers time and money, from certified master inspector Cord Werner.
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: October 18, 2018, 8:14 pm

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