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What would eliminating individual health care mandates mean for real estate agents?
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 8:46:34
It's not looking likely that the American Health Care Act legislation will pass, but because the individual mandate is so controversial, future attempts to tweak or replace ACA will no doubt tackle the mandate as the United States attempts to figure out how to get spiraling health care costs under control. What does this mean for real estate agents ... read more»

Edina Realty puts agent training and mentoring on the ‘Fast Track’
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 3:00:59
Jake Perpich is hoping to buy a home himself next spring, and after selling 14 of them in his second year of business, he is well on his way. To what does he owe his launch? He was one of the new agents to benefit from Edina Realty's Fast Track onboarding program, a nine unit course set up to help agents with the basics of the business ... read more»

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 16: Guns, drugs and a potential kidnapping situation
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 3:00:08
Have you ever had your client turn out to be a major player in a drug cartel? Todd Ferris has. Listen in to this week’s episode, and he’ll tell you all about it ... read more»

Daily market update: March 23, 2017
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 2:55:01
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

How does virtual reality affect the real estate industry?
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 2:35:48
In this week’s video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates geeks out over the uses of virtual reality in real estate right now. ... read more»

‘Why are the sellers selling’? What (not) to say
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 2:00:38
Having shown thousands of homes as a Realtor, I’ve fielded multitudes of questions from buyers as they’ve walked through various homes. Asking questions is wise -- it’s better to get answers up front than discover nasty surprises after escrow closes ... read more»

Colorado MLSs embark on ‘highly charged’ merger talks
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 2:00:23
Colorado's two largest MLSs -- REcolorado and Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) -- have agreed to merger talks shepherded by T3 MLS, a division of real estate research and management consulting firm Swanepoel T3 Group, on the heels of a declined acquisition proposal and some data share drama ... read more»

6 tips for escaping email hell in real estate
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 1:45:32
Let's face it. Email is a great tool, but it can be incredibly distracting. It ultimately becomes a huge time suck and a drain on your mental capacity if not used properly. Check out the video above for some ways you can escape email hell. ... read more»

Agents: Stop asking for technology help on social media
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 1:00:30
I can totally understand why someone would want to see what a peer in the industry thinks about or an idea, a challenge selling a house or even a company logo, but should a real estate professional be relying on peers for technical support through Facebook groups ... read more»

Do Zillow leads to lenders violate RESPA? CFPB mum
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:07:50
Are the agents and lenders who participate in Zillow's lender co-marketing program violating a federal anti-kickback law? The CFPB has not issued any guidance in regards to whether participating in Zillow's lender co-marketing program violates RESPA, which has promoted uncertainty among agents and lenders across the country ... read more»

Existing-home sales backtrack in February after January high
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 8:01:18
After rising to their highest level in almost a decade, existing-home sales slackened in February, with an inventory shortage continuing to constrain the market. ... read more»

How to build relationships just waiting to happen on social media
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 3:00:28
In Episode 2 of Agent Insight, broker Chris Lazarus sits down with Rick Guerrero who is the director of branch sales and strategic partnerships with US Mortgage Corp. to discuss creating relationships via social media and other networking avenues. ... read more»

How much money do Opendoor sellers leave on the table?
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 3:00:07
How much money do homesellers leave on the table if they sell to Opendoor, the property-exchange platform that's raised $320 million? A look at Opendoor's listings in Las Vegas, the company's latest market, points towards the answer. On March 17, Opendoor was trying to sell its Las Vegas listings for an average of 6.13% more than it bought them for ... read more»

What WellcomeMat, a real estate listing video manager, has over YouTube
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 2:55:38
WellcomeMat doesn't create video for you. It's not an presentation or a content production tool. Its highest and best use is as a way to manage, distribute and measure video marketing ... read more»

Should buyer’s agents attend property inspections?
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 2:30:31
Buyer's agency creates expectations from and for both parties. Agents need clients to represent (that is how we get paid), and most buyers need guidance to complete a real estate purchase ... read more»

What’s the best way to market an outdoor space?
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 2:00:41
Hitting 70 degrees in February was not only a pleasant surprise but also a pleasant reminder: this is the time of the year when you want to think about listing properties with outdoor spaces ... read more»

How to perfect your email inbox system in real estate
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 1:30:05
We know why to go paperless, we’ve taken the first steps, and we’ve honed our use of a note-taking app. Let’s look at our key system: inboxes ... read more»

Daily market update: March 22, 2017
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 1:00:58
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

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