The Villages, Fla., an hour northwest of Orlando, may be the onlyretirement community that is also the center of its own census-designated statistical area. It also holds another distinction: In 2014, its population rose more quickly than that of any other census area in the United States, climbing 5.4 percent, compared with 0.7 percent for the nation as a whole.
Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on mobile and Web, today announced that Zillow® and Trulia® will have a higher number of for-sale-by-agent listings on April 8, after their contracts with ListHub end, than ever before1. Additionally, another 16 new MLS partners have signed agreements in the past week to send their listings directly to Zillow and Trulia
Google made waves in the mortgage industry earlier this year when it quietly launched a built-in mortgage calculator. Yahoo is joining the mortgage calculator game as well, but its built-in calculator is far more feature-rich than Google's option.
If you're a salesperson who doesn't like people, you're in the wrong profession. Sales is and always has been about helping people achieve their professional and personal goals. And since each prospect is unique, reps need to be passionate about customizing their offerings to the client's particular needs.
Now, when a home shopper uses Zillow to search for an agent in a specific city or neighborhood, the most active agents, based on past sales, current listings and reviews over the past 12 months, will top the search results. Shoppers can then personalize their searches based on the criteria that matters to them, including price point, property type, service needed (buying agent or selling agent), specialties such as relocation or short sale, and languages spoken.
January’s jump in foreclosure starts reversed course - and then some - in February, dropping by 15% to 79,700 for the month, its lowest level since last November, and the third lowest point in at least seven years. Here's what happened.
A frantic environment that includes answering emails at all hours doesn’t make your staff more productive. It just makes them busy and distracted. You base your staff hiring decisions on their knowledge, experience, and unique talents, not how many tasks they can seemingly do at once, or how many emails they can answer in a day.
Shortly after releasing the new requirements for the sales of non-performing loans, Freddie Mac announced its biggest sale yet of seriously delinquent loans from its portfolio. This one is nearly the same amount as the first two pilot sales combined.
From March 27, in a pilot scheme in London and Kent, cyclists can get LifePaint, a reflective safety spray, for free. If the scheme proves popular, Volvo says it will expand it across the U.K. and then internationally.
Zillow, the largest rental site on the Web1, today announced that rental listings now display up-to-the-minute time stamps. In many markets across the country, renters face a lot of competition and are under incredible pressure to act quickly when searching for a new home. Now, with the addition of time stamps to Zillow® rental listings, renters searching Zillow will be able to easily see exactly how long a listing has been on the market, either on the desktop or on the Zillow Rentals Apple® iOS mobile app.
Zillow, the leading real estate and home-related information marketplace, today announced that Zillow® Tech Connect: Leads has cleared a new milestone: 51 technology partners are now available through the platform, including highly-requested Market Leader, which was acquired along with Trulia in February by Zillow Group.
Customer service is difficult, expensive and unpredictable. But it's a mistake to assume that any particular example is automatically either good or bad. A company might spend almost nothing on customer service but still succeed in reaching its goals. Customer...
Tuesday’s report of sales of new single-family houses finally brings some positive new to the housing market after a series of rough reports at the start to the year. Could this finally be the end of the bad news?
In what’s becoming a weekly occurrence, Ocwen Financial announced Tuesday that it will sell off another massive agency mortgage servicing rights portfolio. The buyer this time? Nationstar, which is expecting more, similar deals to come.
Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 1.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.88 million in February from 4.82 million in January. Sales are 4.7 percent higher than a year ago and above year-over-year totals for the fifth consecutive month.
Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on mobile and Web, today announced that another 24 new MLS partners have signed agreements in the past week to send their listings directly to Zillow® and Trulia®.
Let’s admit it, the mortgage lending process can be cumbersome. As a technology executive at a major mortgage lender, I know this. But I believed the process was only flawed at other lenders, that is until this happened.
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