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As Fed tapers, its European counterpart may just be getting started
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:21:09 | Category:
 Fed tightening is theoretically imminent, but U.S. bonds are falling in yield, even as the Fed tapers its bond purchases. Everyone is prepared for very dramatic action by the European Central Bank, some form of quantitative easing ...

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Power broker favors T-shirts over suits
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:50:21 | Category:
 Climb Real Estate Group power broker Kevin Gueco’s taste for high fashion has landed him in the San Francsico Chronicle, which details every aspect of his wardrobe, from “Japanese salvage denim and designer sneakers” to Ameri

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Drone helps broker discover whether clients have a few shingles loose
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:43:03 | Category:
 Tulsa, Oklahoma-based broker-owner Darryl Baskin says the drone footage he shoots gives his sellers an advantage, showing to the best advantage features like spacious backyards and sturdy roofs. On a flight observed by the Tulsa World, he discovered his c

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Google just officially axed its Authorship program
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:49:57 | Category:
 Google just officially axed its Authorship program. If you?re not familiar with Authorship, the idea was a way to connect your online real estate content (like your blog) with your name and photograph in Google search. ...

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How NOT to negotiate a real estate transaction
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:00:04 | Category:
 One of the most important aspects of my duties is to be able to negotiate the best price, terms and set of conditions for my client. Over the last 10 years I've learned a lot about myself and about people in general. It's almost always a give an

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Move beyond social media as a shiny object and create a social business
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:15:15 | Category:
 HubSpot's Laura Fitton explains how to graduate from using social media as the next shiny object to running a social business that attracts visitors and converts leads into closings ...

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:11:43 | Category:
 Mortgage rates are getting close to 4 percent again, but don’t expect another refi boom, Calculated Risk’s Bill McBride writes — many homeowners refinanced when rates dropped below 4 percent in 2012 and 2013. Rates for 30-yea

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CRM provider Contactually signs large Southern California brokerage
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:49:22 | Category:
 

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How to walk your clients through listings even when they can?t be there in person
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:03:40 | Category:
 

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Big questions cloud decision to start own brokerage or join existing one
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:02:25 | Category:
 Many people say I am my own brand and yes that is true. That, however, does not provide infrastructure or support for creating a strong business. I want to stick to what I do best: meeting people and negotiating deals ...

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Why homes in Costa Rica, Belize and Mexico are showing up in Chicago?s MLS
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:36:48 | Category:
 Recognizing that its member agents and brokers are not only selling to international buyers but representing listings in other countries, one of the nation?s biggest multiple listing services has streamlined the process for its members to enter, search fo

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Listing portal Zameen.com seizes the day as 3G comes to Pakistan
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:54:24 | Category:
 

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Definitive guide to Google Analytics for real estate professionals: Part II ? The Overview Reports
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:00:26 | Category:
 In Part I of our Definitive Guide on Google Analytics, we reviewed how to set up your account and configure your settings. Now we?re going to take you through the Overview Reports so you can understand whether your website is working for your business and

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App lets you turn your listing photos into narrated slideshows in minutes
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:55:44 | Category:
 Some real estate agents are finding the narrated slideshows they create with SpeakingPhoto are an attractive marketing alternative to listing videos, or that they complement them. SpeakingPhoto lets you add voiceovers to photos and combine them into a sli

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Surprise: There?s serious support for agent matching services
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:43:01 | Category:
 Realtor.com’s experiment with AgentMatch may have been short-lived, but a majority of Inman News readers say they approve of services that match agents with consumers based on sales data. Nearly 6 in 10 Inman News readers (57 percent) responding

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Portal hacks: how to get your money?s worth out of online leads
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:20:50 | Category:
 The big real estate search sites -- Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com and homes.com -- attract tens of millions of visitors every month, and real estate brokers and agents are paying big dollars for the leads the portals generate. Some who know the game best sh

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The top brokers? blueprint to choosing a transaction system
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:29:23 | Category:
 In our latest webinar we took a look firsthand at how brokers can and SHOULD choose a transaction system for their agents and their office. Joelle Senter of dotloop and Craig McClelland of Metro Brokers Better Homes and Gardens Real ...

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NAR-backed agent ratings pilot program in California, Illinois, Florida fizzles
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:40:50 | Category:
 

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