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Flood-prone markets recovering from insurance scare
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:31:44 | Category:
 Fears of a drastic increases in federal flood insurance premiums dented home prices in Louisiana's St. Charles Parish in the first half of the year, but the market has settled down and pretty much returned to normal since the passage ...

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It's time to tell agents they can no longer meet with complete strangers in empty houses
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:58:56 | Category:
 This past weekend, an agent in my local market was holding a new construction home open when two men arrived, said they worked for the builder and were there to pick up materials. As they loaded their truck, she became ...

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Fed is closer to a rate hike than many assume
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:55:14 | Category:
 The world is a better-looking place than one week ago, and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen whispered "Bang" today but did not shoot. Thus the great barometer, the 10-year U.S. Treasury note, rose a bit in yield, from 2.33 percent ...

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5 sales metrics real estate brokers shouldn't be ignoring
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:47:00 | Category:
 Did you miss our webinar last week? As part of our Broker Success series we had a great discussion with our expert panelists, and learned how great Pipeline ROI is for helping brokers achieve the results they are looking for. Catch the summary and replay

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Ditch the 'Monkey Bars Approach' to thrive in real estate sales
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:00:52 | Category:
 Viewers tuning in to CBS to watch ?I Love Lucy? on a September evening 62 years ago might not have known that they were about to witness one of the most iconic scenes in sitcom history. Thanks to reruns, countless viewers around the globe have since watch

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Incompetence seems to be the rule rather than the exception
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:42:28 | Category:
 Most of the stress in my life these days is caused by people who don't do their jobs and by companies that make promises they can't keep. Someone was supposed to be taking care of my parents, but they are ...

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How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the data-hungry client
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:11:56 | Category:
 When consumers want every detail and their faith in sales professionals depends on authority and transparency, it's time to stop fearing data and embrace it, says Kevin O'Connor, CEO of research engine FindTheBest ...

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List a home that's not market-ready and it's going to languish
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:10:57 | Category:
 Coldwell Banker Real Estate agents are finding that market-ready homes are selling quickly, but those that aren't may languish, even in markets where inventory's scarce, CEO Budge Huskey tells TheStreet. The National Association of Realtors toda

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Giveback Homes helps charity-minded real estate pros stand out from the crowd
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:25:45 | Category:
 Doing charity work in the Central American country of Nicaragua in 2011, Blake Andrews was touched by how much the shoes he placed on a little girl's feet meant to her. The thought hit him then: If shoes can do ...

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Realtor.com should be 'Match.com' for real estate agents
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:08:49 | Category:
 You might think from what you've read about it that the Zillow-Trulia merger is going to be like the resurrection of Godzilla. "Run for your lives -- Godzulia is coming," many are warning realtor.com. "Muah!" But the impending mer

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Hubba, hubba! Say hello to the latest 'Tinder for real estate'
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:00:28 | Category:
 

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All Redfin listings to feature 3-D virtual tours
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:01:20 | Category:
 

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18 real estate 'professionals' who are doing it wrong
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:00:35 | Category:
 From terrible advertising to awful fails in construction, here are 18 real estate "professionals" who should consider a career change ...

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How to streamline the closing process for your buyers and sellers
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:22:32 | Category:
 Hear what title insurers and settlement services providers are doing to streamline the closing process for homebuyers and sellers from Matt Morris, CEO of Stewart Information Services Corp., and Patrick Stone, president and CEO, Williston Financial Group

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HomeSearch.com weeks away from relaunch with 'huge inventory' of MLS listings
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:41:38 | Category:
 With industry veteran Russ Bergeron aboard as vice president of licensing and compliance at Real Estate Digital, HomeSearch.com is weeks away from relaunch with "a huge inventory" of MLS listings. Bergeron, former president and CEO of Midwest Re

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Real estate embraces ALS 'ice bucket challenge'
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:26:31 | Category:
 

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Legal spat over sale of mansion could greatly expand definition of 'dual agency' in California
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:06:07 | Category:
 A dispute over the sale of a $12.25 million mansion that allegedly turned out to be smaller than advertised could end up greatly expanding the definition of what constitutes "dual agency" in California, and make brokerages more skittish about ha

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Black Knight's Paragon MLS platform gains steam
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:19:24 | Category:
 

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