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Real Estate News
August 2015 industry partnerships and developments
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 7:05:36
Who joined forces in the real estate industry in August to help agents up their game? Here's our rundown, in chronological order ... read more»

Need to better manage your real estate brokerage? Try RealtyAPX
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 3:22:51
RealtyAPX is acorn-to-oak tree brokerage management software. You can buy leads from it directly. The lead search is highly detailed, fed to the system by three recognized lead sources, including the Census Bureau ... read more»

5 ways to use real estate investing to achieve your financial freedom
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 3:00:43
Growing up, my family was very poor in a small Texas town. We often had to choose between buying food or paying the electric bill. Still, I built a sizable portfolio of distressed, single-family homes in Texas -- all owned in cash. I did it. And so can you. Here's how ... read more»

Steve Cook: ‘Consumers are ticked that they are not realizing any benefit from technology in real estate’
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 3:00:41
Homeownership is still much too risky. Big data (some things I am working on) will make it possible for tomorrow’s buyers to have a much better idea of each property’s short-term value profile ... read more»

Real estate agents turn to ‘spirit sweepers’ for haunted homes
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 3:00:37
Four years ago, Dallas real estate agent Scott Carlson won a listing that he said carried a "dark energy." That's when Carlson turned to Jay Quinn, a Washington, D.C.-based energy healer who helps real estate brokers and agents improve the atmosphere of problem homes that spark negative feelings in some people ... read more»

What we can learn about getting connected from dating services
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 2:15:19
A matchmaker and a dating coach give tips on how to connect with people from the very beginning ... read more»

Why Facebook isn’t over — no matter what your kids say
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 2:00:47
I've spent a lot of time over the past couple years speaking to real estate audiences about the evolving expectations of millennial clients. Much of this conversation centers around the way millennials digitally vet agents online by using tools such as Yelp, Facebook and Zillow to research agents before reaching out to them ... read more»

How saving a few dollars is costing more than you realize
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 1:00:48
But often those referrals come as a result of cumulative efforts over time. How can you determine the return on investment (ROI) long-term effort? It's tricky, to be sure. There might be no perfect formula, but the following should at least give you a ballpark idea ... read more»

Daily market update: Sept. 1, 2015
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 0:01:53
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Luxury listing of the day: Bright, airy penthouse in Tribeca, NYC
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 0:00:58
This lovely four-bedroom penthouse in Tribeca includes a terrace with Midtown views, white oak plank floors, and access to the building's common rooftop, children's play area and dog-washing station ... read more»

Get to know Samantha DeBianchi
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:57:39
On Tuesday, Sept. 1, we're kicking off our Inman Facebook chat series with Samantha DeBianchi of "Million Dollar Lisiting Miami." For one hour, you can ask Samantha about her business, how she broke into the luxury real estate industry, her experience on "MDL," or even what her favorite vacation spot is. Just add your question to this post, and come back to the Inman News Facebook page tomorrow at 1 p.m. Pacific/4 p.m. Eastern to see Sam's answer ... read more»

Look inside the anatomy of an effective marketing email
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:54:14
It’s no secret: If you want your business to reach people online, then marketing on Facebook isn’t an option — it’s a requirement. With 1 out of every 2 people on the Internet logging into Facebook each month, chances are the people you want to reach are actively engaged on Facebook ... read more»

Podcast: Are you suffering from buyer burnout?
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:05:31
Are you feeling tired and burned out from working with buyers? In our free coaching calls for agents, it's a common theme among agents -- especially newer agents. They start out working exclusively as buyer's agents and quickly realize that shepherding buyers through the homebuying process takes a lot more work than they thought it would ... read more»

Oil price slump could be a drag on home prices in Wyoming, North Dakota, Alaska
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:04:14
Declining oil prices are usually welcome news for consumers, but the news that they may contribute to declining house prices will not be good news to homeowners in some states, according to Fannie Mae’s latest edition of Housing Insights ... read more»

3-D home of the day
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:00:37
The unique layout of this Ellicott City, Maryland, homestead affords an expanded panoramic view of the rolling hills below. The floor plan is dominated by natural curves that recapitulate the undulating landscape ... read more»

Courtney Poulos on offering life-work balance to her agents
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:45:49
The ACME Real Estate broker talks about what motivates her, why Barbara Corcoran is her hero and her most embarrassing real estate moment ... read more»

Arizona Association of Realtors unveils real estate agent safety system
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:41:01
Arizona Realtors can now receive and post safety alerts through a security system unveiled by the Arizona Association of Realtors (AAR). The safety system is a response to renewed concerns over the dangers real estate agents can face on the job, particularly those that show homes to strangers ... read more»

How reality TV is causing headaches for real estate agents
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:00:04
How fun are the reality shows these days? What a great escape from your day to watch the trials and tribulations of others. The real estate reality shows, in particular, are an entertaining format showing buying and selling and deals being made on the streets of cities such as New York and San Francisco. ... read more»

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