High energy costs are making Americans think twice about rampant development. Overwhelmingly, people want developers and local governments to make their communities less dependent on cars by rethinking land use and pouring resources into public transportation.
With no incumbent running for president in 2008, the primaries will present voters with more choices than they’ve seen in many years. Given their diversity of views on housing and other key issues, Realtors® of every political stripe are likely to find someone they can agree with.
Your residential business is in the doldrums, so now might be a good time to start a commercial division. Such a move could help you diversify your operations to create a new income stream for future growth.
Buyers have energy efficiency on their minds, but they still like their big houses and multiple cars, too. Almost 60 percent of home buyers are prepared to spend more for a house with an oversized garage, and almost 40 percent would do the same to get a house that’s ready for cable or satellite TV, NAR research shows.
Breathing new life into the exterior of your office doesn’t have to take a lot of money, and it just might help you catch the attention of a few passersby who otherwise might have just kept going. Here’s how you might do it for just a small outlay.
If you expect to build your business for long-term prosperity, you occasionally have to step outside the here-and-now. REALTOR® Magazine’s 2007 Innovators Series lets you sit in on freewheeling discussions with thought leaders in brokerage, technology, marketing, and customer service. Find out firsthand where some of the sharpest minds in the field think the industry is going.
If you’re thinking about affiliating your company with a national or regional brand, whether through a franchise affiliation or a licensing agreement, you can use these survey findings to help you compare offerings.
As Congress looks at energy legislation, will real estate come out a loser? Whatever legislation Congress passes this year, it’ll be only the opening salvo of what analysts expect to be a long-term focus on climate change.