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The 5 Things Your Real Estate Agent Isn't Telling You

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 04.07.2014 | HuffPost Home

Buying a home can be a wonderful investment and, not to mention, an exciting new life step. But between shopping for mortgages, scouring listing servi...

Do Most Real Estate Agents Own Their Own Homes? Yes!

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

If you want your real estate agent to be able to speak from personal experience, you're in luck. We discovered that the vast majority of agents - almo...

5 Ways Home Sellers Can Prepare For the Spring Market

realtor.com | Posted 03.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

With spring being the busiest time for real estate, homeowners planning to put their homes on the market shouldn't wait for flowers to bloom before getting ready to sell.

Will the Gecko Slay All Insurance Agents?

Don McNay | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business
Don McNay

After 30 years of affiliation with the insurance industry, I have a deep appreciation for insurance agents. I wonder how many will be left five years from now?

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.

The Four "C"s of Getting Consummate Real Estate Service

Nick Segal | Posted 07.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Nick Segal

When you team up with a quality realtor, your successful relationship will likely produce what we all want: you being happy with your deal.

Yet Another Advantage To Being Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.13.2012 | Women

The economy may not be the only thing determining your home's sale price. According to a new study, how attractive your real estate agent is can have ...

Toni's Take on Real Estate: The Three 'P's You Need

Toni Haber | Posted 03.31.2012 | New York
Toni Haber

As a real estate broker for almost for 30 years, I have seen many people come and go, in and out of this industry. Why do some succeed, while others tuck tail and run?

Toni's Take on Real Estate: When Connections Come Full Circle

Toni Haber | Posted 03.06.2012 | New York
Toni Haber

I'm all about making connections. I've been networking my entire life -- I'm not kidding when I say I started networking in elementary school -- and funnily enough it's all come full circle.

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.

Cons, Crooks, and Bullies, Oh My: The Los Angeles Real Estate Experience

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

The real estate business is in tear-down condition. The confluence of the economy, the end of real estate boom days, the internet, and increasing cons...

It's Not Stealing, It's Dealing

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 09.05.2011 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

If you're a buyer chafing at the inflexible stance adopted by the homeowners you repeatedly encounter, it may be wise to examine your negotiating style.

Some Real Estate Agents Are In Cahoots With Fraudsters

Jerry Chautin | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

With declining prices, scammers are using short sales to make a fast buck by purchasing properties at below-market prices and immediately flopping them to new buyers.

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.

New York City Apartment Hell Pt. 3

David Serchuk | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Serchuk

The person showing the place wasn't there; the door was eerily open to the world, looking for all intents and purposes like the opening scene of some kind of cheaply-shot horror movie.

Distressed Domiciles

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lita Smith-Mines

If all that remains after foreclosures are distressed properties, the human toll taken by our economic downturn will continue to be largely ignored.

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.

Foreclosures Weighing On Home Appraisals

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — It wasn't the first time that Katherine Scheri ruined a real estate agent's day with a low property appraisal. Scheri, a real est...

Are You Cut Out To Be Self Employed?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Before a person decides on self employment, they need to figure out how important five o' clock is in their lives.

Good Grief! Comic Characters Leave Newspapers for a Day

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Given that most newspapers still don't publish weekday comics in color, my mistake was putting today's cartoon guests in the green room rather than the black-and-white room.

Are Real-Estate Online Tools Shifting the Paradigm?

Neal Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Neal Rodriguez

Is an increased use of the Web 2.0 Syndication Search and the For Sale By Owner tool a means for home sellers to save on real estate broker commissions?

How To Get Along With Your Real Estate Broker

Pauline Millard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pauline Millard

Brokers are here to help you: The whole apartment-hunt process is like dating and in the end it's not about selling anything, but finding the perfect match.

Job Winners and Losers in Hard Times

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Hospitals, schools and the assembly line at an airplane factory look like pretty good places to be with a recession looming and une...

Realtors Go "Eco-Friendly" As Marketing Ploy

Wall Street Journal | SARA SCHAEFER MUNOZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

n a bid to stand out in a sagging housing market, an increasing number of real-estate agents are marketing themselves as eco-friendly -- connecting en...

Foreigners Snap Up Second Homes In U.S.

AP | Leslie Wines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Panden Rota, a Nepalese producer of fine rugs, is about to become a Manhattanite, the owner of a sumptuous apartment in the luxurious downtown neighbo...