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Sep 17

Video Gallery: Mark Mlakar & Sherry Chris Discuss M Squared’s Brokerage Model

Mark Mlakar (M Squared co-founder) sits down with Sherry Chris (President & CEO of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate) to discuss M Squared Real Estate’s unique approach to building a better brokerage. These videos were recorded at Inman's Real Estate Connect 2013, where M Squared was inducted into the Brand Consistency How M Squared’s commitment to brand consistency has created an environment enabling agents to excel at their practice. Technology Philosophy “One … [Read more...]

Jul 05

M Squared Real Estate Named as Finalist for Prestigious Inman Innovator Award

M Squared Real Estate, an independent Washington, DC real estate brokerage has been nominated by Inman News as a 2013 Innovator Awards Finalist in the Most Innovative Brokerage or Franchise category. The Inman Innovator Awards began in 1998 and honors companies using technology and innovation to enhance the real estate transaction process and improve the overall experience of consumers and professionals. The winners of the 2013 Inman News Innovator Awards will be announced during the Real … [Read more...]

Jun 20

M Squared Introduces Listing360, Responsive Single Property Websites

M Squared Real Estate is pleased to announce the release of Listing360, the company’s responsive, single property website platform. Accessible on desktops, tablets and touch-based smartphones, Listing360 combines elegance with advanced functionality not before seen in single property website offerings. Listing360 stands out from many other solutions by incorporating and visualizing a vast array of data, giving a complete, 360 degree view of the property and neighborhood for the consumer, … [Read more...]

Jun 17

Sneak Peek: Introducing Listing360 by M Squared Real Estate

Forget everything you know about single property websites. M Squared is pleased to introduce Listing360, a fully responsive single property website that works on your desktop, tablet and smartphone. HD Property Photos & Video Tour Full Screen Touch Photo Gallery Detailed Neighborhood Boundaries, Demographics and Video Tours Point of Interest Map w/ Travel Times (bike/walk/drive) & Google Street View Interactive Neighborhood Market Statistics & Housing … [Read more...]

Jan 28

Reasons To Attend Your Own Home Inspection

As a home buyer in DC , you can get a feel for whether a home's systems and appliances are in working order. However, you can't know for certain until after the home's been inspected. This is why real estate agents recommend that buyers hire a licensed home inspectors immediately after going into contract. It's the best way to really know the home which you're buying. By definition, a home inspection is a top-to-bottom check-up of a home's physical condition and systems, including a review … [Read more...]

Jan 21

Dominic Morrocco of M Squared Real Estate makes the Annual Inman 100 Roundup

The Inman 100 report, an annual list of the Most Influential Real Estate Leaders, recognizes those who embody leadership, ingenuity, strength, conviction, power, persistence, perseverance and progress -- their voices and actions can move the industry toward change. They include the industry's brain trust, power brokers and deal makers, and those outside the industry who impact the business of buying and selling homes.  M Squared Real Estate is proud to announce, our co-founder Dominic … [Read more...]

Dec 12

M Squared Introduces Open House Touch, Mobile Responsive Open House Management

 Leading independent, Washington DC brokerage firm M Squared Real Estate, introduces Open House Touch (shown above), a mobile responsive web application for open house management. Open House Touch launches as a major upgrade to the company’s app-less open house management software launched last year.  Open House Touch, runs on all touch-based smartphones and tablets, as well as Chromebooks. Because it’s a webapp, M Squared consultants need only click a link and the software installs on … [Read more...]

Dec 03

A Look At This Week’s Mortgage Rates : December 3, 2012

Low mortgage rates are pumping up home affordability. Average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rates made a new all-time low in November, continuing this year Refinance Boom and giving fuel to the budding housing market recovery. At month-end, Freddie Mac's survey of 125 banks nationwide put the benchmark product's rate at 3.32% for borrowers willing to pay 0.8 discount points. This is just 0.01 percentage point above the record-low rate establishing prior to Thanksgiving. The 15-year fixed … [Read more...]

Nov 27

Which Is Better : 15-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Or 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage?

As a home buyer or refinancing household in District of Columbia , you have choices with respect to your mortgage. You can choose a loan with accompanying discount points in exchange for lower mortgage rates; you can choose adjustable-rate loans over fixed rate ones; and, you can choose loans with principal + interest repayment schedules or repayments which are interest only, as examples. For borrowers using fixed rate loans, there's also the choice between the 30-year and 15-year fixed … [Read more...]

Nov 19

Federal Reserve : New Economic Stimulus May Be Warranted

The Federal Reserve released its October Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes last week, revealing a Fed in disagreement about the future of the U.S. economy and about what, if any, stimulus may be warranted in the next 12 months. The "Fed Minutes" recaps the conversations and debates that transpire during an FOMC meeting, and is published 3 weeks after the meeting adjourns. According to the October minutes, FOMC members "generally agreed" that a housing recovery is under … [Read more...]