Dual agents: Can brokers represent both buyers and sellers?

One agent representing both the buyer and the seller in home-buying negotiations has been a big controversy in the real estate world. A breach of dual agency has reached the California Supreme Court concerning the matter.

Make yourself invaluable to real estate investors

Knowledgeable and seasoned real estate agents can make themselves invaluable to any investor who has little time to find and vet properties.

Crowdfunding’s appeal to real estate

Investors are buzzing about real estate crowdfunding, a relatively new option that allows people to invest in commercial and residential real estate for as little as $1,000. The ripple effect could be more business for many working in real estate.

Does lack of broadband access affect home values?

How important is high-speed internet access in today’s real estate market? In some cases, it means everything. Homes without broadband service often take much longer to sell – or never sell at all.

NAR: FHA’s appraisal changes cause confusion

Real estate agents and residential appraisers have experienced "confusion and delays" related to the changes made by the FHA to its single-family property valuation policies, according to speakers at the National Association of Realtors-hosted real property valuation forum.

Online real estate courses now available in print

The books, with course topics that range from how to properly price a home to an in-depth discussion of green real estate, provide an additional method of learning.

Real estate agents are the real estate experts

Abundant information available on the internet has tricked some house hunters and sellers into believing they are experts in brokering real estate transactions.

Make everyday Earth Day for you and your clients

Realtor Cindy Caskey of the Hampton Roads Realtors Association, discusses how you can help sellers by including any green amenities in their property listings and buyers by providing tips on what to look for before purchasing a home.

NAR REach announces its tech stars for 2016

This year’s class represents an incredibly diverse mix of organizations that are providing both real estate professionals and their clients with tools and resources to simplify and elevate their personal and professional lives in a real, tangible way.

Why do I need a real estate agent anyway?

There are many apps and services available that allow home buyers, sellers and renters to essentially bypass brokers and real estate agents in a real estate transaction, so why do your clients need you?