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How to text real estate leads without breaking the law
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 9:28:36
Lead generation and phone marketing technologies have made it increasingly easy for real estate agents to market their services through phone calls and texts to prospective homebuyers and sellers. But this could be a slippery slope, as such technology potentially exposes real estate professionals to more legal risk than ever ... read more»

Meager listings prompt pending home sales slip
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 8:01:22
What goes up must come down, and that's true for The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index, which took a dip this month after a string of impressive numbers ... read more»

Plenty of leads, no conversions? 5 tools to boost returns
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 3:00:58
If online lead generation is one of the pillars of your business, then you're already well-versed in the hustle of online lead conversion. The national average to convert an online lead to a sale hovers around 2 percent. The internet lead game requires speed-to-lead and persistent follow-up to maximize your return on investment ... read more»

Are you ready to quit your job and become a full-time real estate investor?
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 2:30:59
When should you quit your job to become a full time real estate investor? Ian Walsh, director of Hard Money Bankers' Philadelphia office, joins Jason Balin, director of our main office in Columbia, Maryland, to talk about what to consider before jumping into entrepreneurship in the real estate investing industry ... read more»

Global wealth is on the move — what’s that mean for agents?
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 1:00:43
I recently attended a meeting at the Coldwell Banker global headquarters in Madison, New Jersey. I came to learn about the new Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program and was very excited to see that our leaders understand that luxury real estate goes beyond the U.S. borders ... read more»

Daily market update: April 27, 2017
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 0:15:45
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Zillow Group’s RealEstate.com: Homeownership cost tool included?
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:45:47
How much is a "transaction-ready" buyer worth? Real estate giant Zillow Group may find out when it relaunches the newest addition to its portal arsenal, RealEstate.com ... read more»

Daily market update: April 26, 2017
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:10:47
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

6 simple steps for agents to increase personal safety
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:33:35
As Realtor and safety expert, Paula Monthofer says it's a jungle out there. And unfortunately, real estate agents are some of the easiest targets; they're both visible and eager to be kind and available to every potential client that comes their way ... read more»

Ask the experts: How digital workflows sharpen a brokerage
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:25:26
DocuSign innovators discuss how digital transformation will help you close faster than the competition Independent experts and real estate brokerages around the country agree: getting rid of paper and going digital is a win-win for savings and earning power. Not only can it save time, storage and supply costs, it empowers agents and engages clients from lead to deed ... read more»

What the 15-percent foreign buyer tax has done for Canadian (and American) real estate
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:44:21
In August 2016, anyone from a country other than Canada who was closing on a house in Vancouver (or elsewhere in British Columbia) was slapped with significant sticker shock when the government unveiled a 15-percent tax on real estate sales to foreign buyers ... read more»

Real talk: Zillow Group’s new brand, ‘millennial worship’ and Upstream
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:11:06
If you ask Wiktionary, to swim upstream means "to opt for a difficult course of action when a simpler alternative is available." And if you ask Rob Hahn and Greg Robertson, real estate’s Upstream venture is a prime example of doing things the hard way ... read more»

Is Trump’s tax plan good for homeowners? Nope, says NAR
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:27:21
President Donald Trump released his tax reform plan today, which will result in what the White House is calling the "biggest tax cut" in history. In response, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) had this to say in a statement: "Major reforms are needed to lower tax rates and simplify the tax code but shouldn’t come at the expense of current and prospective homeowners." ... read more»

Behind the sale of the late Agnes Moorehead’s Beverly Hills home
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:36:16
Beverly Hills has a certain mystique that surrounds it -- it's one of the most coveted and well-known ZIP codes in the world thanks to lush estates inhabited by Hollywood stars, first-class dining and shopping, and a hit TV show that bears its name ... read more»

Kids illustrate fair housing, and the results are amazing
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:45:32
Real estate regulations don't exactly conjure the warm fuzzies, but sometimes it takes seeing one through kids' eyes to remember the ideals -- and the need -- underlying it ... read more»

Housing inventory down 25% from 2 years ago, analysis shows
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 9:25:43
The supply of homes for sale this spring is so depleted that one of the nation’s valuation firms predicts that the inventory drought will reduce total home sales this year as shortages drive up prices and buyers fail to find properties they can afford, according to the latest analysis from Pro Teck Valuation’s Home Value Forecast ... read more»

Kodak brings on-demand photography to real estate
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 7:43:02
Some homesellers want to list lickety-split. Kodakit, an on-demand photography platform operated by Kodak, can help agents rise to the occasion. In markets where Kodakit has gone live, real estate agents can request a photo shoot at a specific time and receive a response within six minutes from a photographer who can do the job, according to Kodakit CEO Eric Mahe. ... read more»

JotForm V4: Collaborative, mobile and better than your current forms tool
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 3:00:02
JotForm 4.0 is a powerful and simple forms-building tool ideal for real estate agents. ... read more»

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