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RBI September 2014

RBI September 2014 Market Update: Flat Prices for Baltimore, DC Metros

October 10, 2014  |  by Corey

The following market highlights for the Washington, D.C. Metro and Baltimore, MD Metro Area housing markets have been prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on September 2014 MRIS housing data. Click here to view the full releases. Baltimore Metro Overview Increase in closed sales led by detached homes; New pending sales up six percent In September, both... Continue Reading

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Seller Offers House In Exchange For iPhone…And Finds Willing Buyer

October 9, 2014  |  by Ellen

It’s no secret that times have been tough for Detroit. The blighted housing stock is still a prominent part of the city, and recently a seller desperately wishing to unload his home who was willing to trade it for a brand new iPhone 6 (or 32 gigabyte iPad) made the national news. The seller lives in Austria and somehow was... Continue Reading

Email Communication

Staying Ahead of the Game with Pop-a-Note

October 8, 2014  |  by RISMedia

In the real estate world, word of mouth is everything. Plain and simple. Maintaining relationships with every client you serve has never been more important because that’s where positive word of mouth originates. For current clients, keeping in touch may not be such a daunting task, but it’s easy to lose track of past and prospective clients. Pop-a-Note can help... Continue Reading

Vintage Furniture

How to Mix Old Treasures and New Trends at Home

October 7, 2014  |  by RISMedia

(BPT) – It can be difficult to keep up with the latest changes in decorating styles at home, but an increasingly popular design trend may ease the burden, especially if you’ve kept some family treasures around. Designers are now focused on keeping those traditional accents, furniture pieces or wallpaper and blending them with clean, bright, contemporary elements. You, too, can... Continue Reading


Treat Yourself to ShowingTime!

October 6, 2014  |  by Diane Ives

Halloween is approaching, so prepare a tempting treat for yourself. Try ShowingTime for the MLS. ShowingTime for the MLS is a core product included in your MRIS subscription allowing real estate professionals to share and access showing information from Keystone, Matrix, Homesnap Pro and MRIShomes™ mobile apps. Listing Agents: ShowingTime doesn’t change anything about how you do your business, it... Continue Reading

$100 Bill

What Can $100 Buy You?

October 3, 2014  |  by Chris Sicks

How much home can you get for $100? Not much, of course. But that sum will buy you 1.4 square feet of condo in Charles County, or just 0.2 square feet of condo in the District. That’s the kind of interesting thing I found playing around with the new data RBI has made available at Did you realize that... Continue Reading

Fall Housing Market

CEO David Charron Contributes Two Columns To Washington Post Fall Guide

October 2, 2014  |  by Ellen

The Washington Post is about to publish their annual Fall Guide for real estate and the two columns written by our CEO, David Charron, are already online. First he tackled the first-time homebuyer question and gave a list of tips to help them best position themselves to be a winning bidder. Then, in conjunction with RBI, he drilled deep into... Continue Reading

Multiple Offers

We Want To Know Wednesday: What Are Your Multiple Offer Stories?

October 1, 2014  |  by Ellen

There was a time not so long ago when multiple offers with no contingencies were the norm since housing inventory was so tight. Even though things have settled down some recently, we still hear about multiple offers happening frequently enough that we would like to hear your stories. What is the highest number of multiple offers you’ve seen in the past... Continue Reading

Stay Safe

Please Share Your Safety Tips

September 30, 2014  |  by Ellen

Given the recent tragedy in Arkansas, we would like to ask you to share your tips and suggestions for how real estate professionals can stay safe on the job. We know many agents let their colleagues or family members know where they are going to be, but are there other precautions you practice regularly that you recommend? Maybe there are... Continue Reading

Main Street Ellicott City, MD

Five Local Spots Make Money Magazine’s 50 Best Places To Live in America List

September 30, 2014  |  by Ellen

The latest issue of Money Magazine ranks the top fifty best places to live in the US and we’re lucky enough to have five of them in our footprint, including two that make the top ten. Of the ones on the list, Columbia/Ellicott City, MD has the best ranking at number six and then Reston, VA shows up four spots later... Continue Reading

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