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Pix4D app empowers drones to capture 3-D models of properties
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 7:35:02
Real estate technophiles, rejoice! Agents can now mix two of the hottest technologies in the industry -- drones and 3-D models -- into one: aerial interactive 3-D models. It's a mouthful but also a powerful tool for bringing homes alive to your customers ... read more»

Meet Motto Mortgage, Re/Max’s mortgage brokerage franchise
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 6:10:35
Many heavyweights in the real estate industry remember 1973 because it was the year Dave Liniger founded the real estate franchisor Re/Max with his wife, Gail. Will 2016 be marked by future industry players for similar reasons ... read more»

Podcast: The year I spent doubling my business
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 3:00:13
Just one year ago, Doug Grantham was already a pretty successful agent. As a life-long resident of the Gulf Shores-Orange Beach, Alabama, market and an 11-year veteran in the real estate business, his local expertise had served him well and his gregarious personality made unnamedhim a 50-deal-per-year agent ... read more»

Who needs location, location, location when you can go anywhere?
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 3:00:11
I was raised 12 miles from the celebrated Route 66 in Southern Illinois. When I came of driving age, iconic cars that hit the road included the Shelby Cobra, the Dodge Charger, the Plymouth Road Runner, the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang. Cars were in my blood like the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. But not anymore ... read more»

3 masked real estate opportunities you’ve never considered
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 2:30:59
It can be hard to see the entirety of our industry and the consumers we serve. We all tend to be very focused on what is right around us. At the same time, our industry is changing and increasingly challenged to keep up with the many new expectations of homebuyers and sellers ... read more»

Why I use Reddit (and you should, too)
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 2:00:19
Ever heard of Reddit? If you have, and are not a user, you’ve probably heard about the “dark and ugly” corners. Those are the sensational ones covered in the press were horrible things happen. Reddit is a lot more than that ... read more»

How this election will impact the housing market
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 1:30:00
It’s no secret that our country as a whole has some deep concerns about our current presidential election. It doesn’t matter if you like one of the candidates or dislike them both, everyone seems to have concerns about how this election will impact the economy and the nation ... read more»

Is being ‘politically correct’ in our discussions inauthentic?
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 1:25:20
As we come to the close of a fiery election season, nothing brings the claws to the forefront quite like politics. But debates on hot button issues happen online and behind closed doors all the time. Some of them are more productive than others ... read more»

4 ways to make your real estate website better than the rest
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 1:00:16
Every real estate business needs a website for its marketing potential, and most agents do, too. Because it's such a common marketing outlet for agents, it's difficult to stand out among the dozens of others targeting your area. ... read more»

What 35 years of NAR surveys tell us about real estate
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 1:00:12
The National Association of Realtors began its Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey 35 years ago. And in anticipation of this year's Halloween release, NAR has released five noteworthy real estate trends over the past 35 years ... read more»

Daily market update: October 25, 2016
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 0:00:56
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

The 4 economic elements holding down mortgage rates
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:30:16
Long-term rates slid suspiciously last week -- still in-range, but an up-trend based on Fed threats has stopped dead. Markets got little new data to chew on, core consumer price indices, if anything, dipping (up only 0.1 percent in September), housing starts and sales continuing a slow-ish pattern ... read more»

Boston Logic receives growth investment from private equity firm
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:15:26
Real estate website provider Boston Logic wants to help its clients become leaders in tech, and it now has more money in the bank to do so ... read more»

Where do real estate agents spend their advertising dollars?
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 8:35:37
Real estate agents and brokers are spending less on advertising this year, but a rising share of their ad spend is going to where they think potential clients are: online. That's according to an annual analysis of real estate ad spending by Borrell Associates Inc ... read more»

Special Report: Why aren’t more women in real estate leadership?
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 3:00:54
For those women who want to leave sales and enter management (and there are plenty of them who participated in this survey), some are unclear as to how they would make the move -- they’re not not seeing any routes at their disposal and are intimidated by the "boys' clubs" they see in some of their firms ... read more»

The ultimate personal branding infographic: A-to-Z
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 3:00:41
When it comes to personal branding, I’m sure you’ve heard enough about quality headshots, business cards and logo design to last a lifetime. Personal branding might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about growing your business, but it's at the core of almost every entrepreneurial success ... read more»

4 ways Zillow is doing right by agents
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 2:30:46
Agents and Zillow have been at a standoff for years over the data, and the beef is catching up with consumers. The question remains: Is it professional to bash a search platform without recognizing that it offers benefits to users as well ... read more»

5 creative solutions that will close any real estate deal
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 2:00:20
A vast majority of clients will throw you a curveball at some point -- whether they’re struggling to get a mortgage, going through a nasty divorce or dealing with the fallout of a past bankruptcy -- and rather than help them overcome these issues, you’ll feel tempted to avoid the headache altogether. You’ll tell them to come back once they have their ducks in a row ... read more»

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