Real estate business

10 ways to make your real estate business sustainable

Australia is perfectly positioned for growth in this “Asian Century,” and Australian real estate will be in high demand and increasingly valuable. But will the real estate industry be as valuable and desirable? Yes, but only if it continues to keep pace with changes in technology, demographics and customer expectations. Here are the 10 best […]

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Missoula Real Estate Broker Breaks Barriers By Obtaining International Certification

Claire Matten, advisor to Sterling CRE in Missoula, was recently awarded Certified Commercial Investment Member status, a unique achievement in the industry reserved for a handful of brokers. (Courtesy photo) As women break down barriers in a number of professions, a Missoula broker is setting trends in the commercial real estate market, joining an exclusive […]

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How to get a better deal from a real estate agent

Instead, by most accounts, real estate agents typically spend most of their time researching new business. From a general economic perspective, much of this effort is wasted effort. Agents are like gold miners looking for a big nugget – a buyer buying an expensive home! – who will make their year. Just as some prospectors […]

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Is technology taking over? – RISMedia

The world of real estate is changing. Is technology taking over an industry traditionally focused on face-to-face interactions? Compared to other professions, careers in real estate are at the bottom of the list of digitization. According to a new report from the Brookings Institution, Digitization and the American Workforce, real estate, including rental and leasing […]

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The difference between a real estate agent and a real estate agent, explained

Are the terms “real estate agent” and “Realtor” interchangeable? Those inside the industry know that’s not the case, but they also know that it seems to be a bit of an industry secret – many consumers have no idea what the difference is between a realtor and a realtor, or if there is even one. […]

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Five tips for growing your real estate business with self-directed IRAs

I speak regularly with professionals who want to integrate Self-Directed Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) into their growth strategy. They generally see the potential of self-directed IRAs because of the flexibility, allowing alternative investments like real estate. While these professionals are thinking about growing their business, they often don’t know how or where to start. Real […]

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Real estate broker commissions can now be part of real estate listings in Washington

The rule changes aim to increase transparency and flexibility for consumers and more than 30,000 real estate brokers. KIRKLAND, Wash. – Real estate companies are now allowed to publish the amount of commission the seller offers to the broker on the companies’ public websites. Sellers are also not required to offer their broker a commission. […]