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Going once, going twice: How much would you spend to live like the Underwoods?
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:59:03
The famous "House of Cards" home will be up for auction on July 27 with Alex Cooper Auctioneers with a deposit of $25,000 and a starting bid of $500, ... read more»

Zillow mania: $1.7B value boost, 27K haters
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:41:57
Though it feels like a lifetime of cacophony, today marks the one-month anniversary of Zillow’s controversial Instant Offers program, which connects homesellers with investor bids alongside CMAs from participating Zillow Premier Agents (ZPAs). What have we learned ... read more»

Bob Goldberg named next CEO of the National Association of Realtors
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:41:44
Bob Goldberg has just been named the next CEO of the National Association of Realtors ... read more»

Becoming the real estate referral matchmaker in your area: A guide
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:13:09
DENVER --"I don't talk about real estate very much at all, but I do generate a lot of business from the internet," Marguerite Giguere said today at the Real Estate Webmasters Summit. How ... read more»

Bungalow, Cottage or Colonial? The agent’s architectural house styles cheat sheet (part 2)
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:00:49
Ranch, Craftsman, Cape Cod, Shotgun, Tudor, Victorian, Art Deco, Mediterranean and Contemporary -- they are all featured in part one of the agent's architectural house styles cheat sheet. But there are a number of other designs that are equally popular, as one reader reminded everyone with her comment: "What? No Colonial?!" Here's how to identify some of the more well-known -- and a couple rare -- home architectural styles ... read more»

Agent Legend: How to close more deals without generating more leads
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 8:16:52
If you're not regularly the first to follow up, then you're blowing deals and losing money. Every agent knows this, yet it's tough to stay consistent. Agent Legend is the secret weapon top teams and agents are using to get response rates of 40 - 80% ... read more»

Real Trends: Meet 2017’s 1,000 top-producing real estate agents and teams
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 7:46:55
There's a lot of talk and braggadocio in the real estate industry, but the numbers don't lie. And the top 1,000 agents and teams were ranked today based on the data alone. Real Trends, in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, just released he 12th annual The Thousand list, which is divided into four categories: individual agent sales volume; individual agent transaction sides; team sales volume; and team transaction sides. ... read more»

6 most (and least) affordable mountain resort towns in the US
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 2:30:20
Your real estate clients dream of skiing across snow-covered peaks in the morning and mountain biking down rocky slopes at night; and now they've made up their mind to search for the perfect mountain home ... read more»

Why I die a little inside when hack agents get hired
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 1:45:04
It is becoming my life’s work to eliminate hacks from the real estate industry. Every day thousands of internet geeks wake up and try to figure out how to make Realtors the travel agents of that year. Expedia killed travel agents. Why? Because they provided minimal value and couldn’t articulate their value beyond “I have access to Sabre and can shop reservations for you.” ... read more»

6 tips for managing sellers if the deal goes south
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 1:00:36
Have you experienced the ever-dreaded, Chicken Little, "The sky is falling," phone call from a buyer's agent days before closing on your listing? Yeah. Me too ... read more»

You can gain much more when you give back
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 0:52:02
Caroline Pinal, co-founder of Giveback Homes, works with real estate agents all over the country to provide safe homes for families throughout the world. Caroline's non-traditional business model of making "doing good" part of a company or personal brand is inspiring, and it reminds us there is no blueprint for success: it comes in infinite forms ... read more»

How do you know when to hire a buyer’s agent?
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 0:15:15
You’ve got a bunch of clients, you’ve closed a bunch of deals, you’re working from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and you're constantly pleading with the universe for more time. ... read more»

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Oops … I just held an open house in the wrong neighborhood
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 0:14:50
In this episode, Leigh Brown interviews Mark Allen, vice president of industry relations at Move Inc. ... read more»

Generating business with an all-in-one marketing solution
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:55:36
You need an all-in-one marketing solution that can help attract, capture, and nurture leads into lifelong clients. With Placester’s unified solution, real estate agents sell 31% more homes than other agents ... read more»

Zillow: Lack of for-sale inventory due in part by increased single-family rentals
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:16:13
According to Zillow's May 2017 Market Report, part of the reason for the drop in for-sale inventory is the growing number of single-family rentals since the housing market crash ... read more»

Why listening to your clients is key to growing your company
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:53:34
Philip Lang, the Co-founder and COO of TripleMint, a technology-enabled real estate brokerage based in New York City, knows that to start a company you have to ask yourself: "Who is going to buy my product? Who is my target market? How do I reach said market?" ... read more»

FSBO platform Homie gets broker license after investigation
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:02:01
A Utah FSBO platform that has roiled local Realtors has reportedly acquired a broker license, in part due to an investigation by the Division of Utah Real Estate. Real estate startup Homie, which recently closed a $4.5 million funding round, uses proprietary technology and attorneys to serve sellers and homebuyers. Investigators with the Division of Utah Real Estate questioned a number of Homie clients about the startup ... read more»

How to use PR to become a local real estate expert
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:31:13
DENVER -- "If you want to be found online, you have to share what you know." That was advice that Molly McKinley, executive vice president at Relola, shared at the Real Estate Webmasters Summit (REW Summit) in Denver this morning ... read more»

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