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Real Estate Industry Shakeup

Melissa Terzis | Posted 06.22.2015 | DC
Melissa Terzis

Buying or selling a house? Get a real estate agent! At least, that's what 88% of buyers and sellers did in 2014, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR.)

Mark Dendy Explores Social Issues at Joe's Pub

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The Lower East Side has always been a playground for oddballs, creative types who diverge from Manhattan's mold. It's a quirky neighborhood filled with idiosyncrasies and secrets stuffed in blocks and buildings. These days, south of Union Square is trending, a wonderland of bars, movie houses, and restaurants that offer a refreshing contrast to Midtown.

Top 5 Zillow Talk Takeaways for Real Estate Agents

Irina Jordan | Posted 05.19.2015 | Small Business
Irina Jordan

In Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate, Chief Economist Stan Humphries and CEO Spencer Rascoff leverage Zillow's massive collection of data to talk about both popular and controversial real estate topics.

Surreal Estate: 9 Things I'm Faking to Get You to Buy My House

Allison Bagley | Posted 04.13.2015 | HuffPost Home
Allison Bagley

When my realtor calls about a showing, I practically growl at the poor guy. Because no matter how hard I try, I'm never prepared. Every time I get a call, I have to frantically clean and re-stage the house from top to bottom. Did I mention the showings are never on the same day?

Women Realtors May Lose Jobs in Iran

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Mehrnaz Samimi

"If I would no longer be allowed to work as a realtor, I'm going to go to the Realtors Association and sit in their offices until they give me some kind of job with a similar salary," Rezvaneh tells Al-Monitor.

9 Things to Ignore When House Hunting

Michael Corbett | Posted 08.07.2015 | Money
Michael Corbett

Looking for a new home can be a challenge, especially when you walk into someone's for-sale home and 20 years of their lives are on display. You have to really use your imagination to determine how you can that particular home 'yours.'

It's Open House Season! Here's the Essential Check List for All Your Home Tours

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

Open houses are an exciting adventure, but have their own set of rules. You need to follow them in order to turn open house shopping into a dream house purchase.

10 Things to Consider Before Making an Offer On a Home | Posted 05.19.2014 | HuffPost Home

Your realtor can be a valuable resource in gathering information for you and getting the answers to your questions from the seller's agent. In the meantime, you can be proactive and do some of your own research.

Is It Your Time to Buy a Home? The (Emotional) Transition From Renter to Owner

Michele Serro | Posted 05.03.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michele Serro

There is a homebuying myth that needs dispelling. It has to do with mathematic certainty. The truth is, no formula exists for knowing if and when you should buy a home. Ask most economists and they'll tell you that there are far too many emotional factors involved.

When the Price of Rice in China Matters: U.S. Real Estate Predictions for 2014

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

There is no shortfall for prognosticators when it comes to real estate predictions in 2014. Not everyone can be prophetic, but the following list is ...

Stupid Things Your Realtor Might Be Doing

Melissa Terzis | Posted 01.25.2014 | DC
Melissa Terzis

Yes, Realtors show houses and "forget" to put the keys back in the lockbox. Yes, Realtors list houses and then say you can't show them for a week or two but then the house magically goes under contract. Yes, Realtors play games then have their friend swoop in and buy the house for a good deal.

62 Percent of Americans Would Consider Buying a Haunted Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Leslie Piper | Posted 12.21.2013 | DC
Leslie Piper

Though buyers may be reluctant to purchasing a home that is haunted, the novelty of living in a haunted home does appeal to some.

9 Things A Real Estate Agent Won't Tell You

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

These little omissions could come between you and your dream home.

Sneak Peek At Century 21 Super Bowl Spot (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.28.2013 | Sports

Weddings are expensive. Century 21 spent about $4 million on the one above. For its only in-game Super Bowl commercial, the real estate agency tac...

Yelp Reviews for Realtors?

Jon Bronson | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Jon Bronson

Did you find them on an ad they took out on a bus sign clutching a cell phone with an antennae on it (ugh)? Or have they been hitting you with pads and paper with their face on it for a decade (ugh) claiming they are your "neighborhood specialist"?

Paul Blumenthal

Citizens United Decision Leaves Industries Free To Battle In California Primary | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race for a newly drawn congressional district in California's Inland Empire is shaping up as a clash of titans. It's not the candida...

Be Picky! 5 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Realtor

Stephen Shapiro | Posted 06.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Stephen Shapiro

With so many qualified agents available in the current market, what should you consider when shopping for a broker?

'Million Dollar Listing NY' Premiere: Ryan's Realty Rival Has Adult Film Past

Posted 03.08.2012 | TV

There was backstabbing and bitchiness galore on the series premiere of "Million Dollar Listing New York" (Wed.. 10 p.m. EST on Bravo). Realtor Ryan...

5 Key Questions to Ask Your Potential Real Estate Agent Before Hiring

Nick Segal | Posted 12.31.2011 | Los Angeles
Nick Segal

How can you tell which real estate agent is the right one for you? Here are my top five suggestions of questions to ask a realtor when you consider hiring them.

Housing Market Picks Up For Some, Not Others

Posted 06.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO (Nick Carey) - Like an increasing number of well-heeled Americans, the Hodgsons decided it was time to buy a new home, even if most of the...

Is Your Realtor the Enemy?

Nick Segal | Posted 06.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Nick Segal

If you think realtors have a tendency to treat you poorly, you should see how we treat each other.

Real Estate Agents Still Haven't Learned Their Lesson

Melissa Terzis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Melissa Terzis

On my first day in my Real Estate Course for Licensees, the instructor listed the basic requirements to obtain a Real Estate Salesperson's license in ...

A Realtor's Perspective: Advice for Home Buyers Looking for the "Right" Agent

Nick Segal | Posted 03.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Nick Segal

Before you dive in with the first person you meet at an open house simply because you think they're "nice," it's a good idea to stop and think.

Inside the Ropes: A Realtor's Perspective on Selling Your Home Today

Nick Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nick Segal

When it comes to speaking with our sellers about the value of their homes, oftentimes sellers crave hearing what they want hear, not what they need to hear.

10 American Industries That Will Never Recover: 24/7 Wall Street (PHOTOS)

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall Street: It has become clear that jobs in some industries may never come back or if they do it will take years or decades for a recovery. ...