Categories: Agents

A doozy of an agent horror story

Posted by: Peter Coy on July 22

This appeared today as a comment on Anyone have an agent horror story like this one? but I'm highlighting it here because it's so appalling. I have a horror story...

Real estate agents finding new careers

Posted by: Prashant Gopal on February 11

The slumping real estate market is convincing some real estate professionals that it’s time to pack it in and try something more lucrative. The National Association of Realtors’ membership...

It’s a Dangerous Job, But Someone’s Gotta Do It

Posted by: Maya Roney on September 05

Fishermen, pilots and loggers have the most dangerous jobs in the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fatality rates are not as high among real estate agents, but...

The Surprising Questions Agents Can't Answer

Posted by: Peter Coy on June 27

Selling real estate in New York City is like walking through a minefield. Almost anything you say, or any question you answer, could land you in court on grounds of...

Agent vs. FSBO: New research

Posted by: Dean Foust on June 11

There was a real estate agent who lived in our neighborhood for many years. Whenever she sold a house for a client, she sent postcard mailers around the community...

What's Old is New Again, Redux

Posted by: Dean Foust on May 18

My BW colleague and fellow blogger Peter Coy wrote a nice story earlier this year on the growing trend of real estate agents pulling a house that they can't sell...

Anyone have an agent horror story like this one?

Posted by: Dean Foust on April 26

It's been more than eight years since my wife and I sold our house in Alexandria, Va., and moved to Atlanta, where we still live. And I still seethe over...

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BusinessWeek editors Chris Palmeri, Prashant Gopal and Peter Coy chronicle the highs and lows of the housing and mortgage markets on their Hot Property blog. In print and online, the Hot Property team first wrote about the potential downside of lenders pushing riskier, "option ARM" mortgages and the rise in mortgage fraud back in 2005—well ahead of many other media outlets. In 2008, Hot Property bloggers finished #1 in a ranking of the world's top 100 "most powerful property people" by the British real estate website Global edge. Hot Property was named among the 25 most influential real estate blogs of 2007 by Inman News.

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