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3-D home of the day
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:00:35
The master suite has its own north-facing balcony and en-suite with Lido/Bay views from the whirlpool tub. Enjoy the spacious, open kitchen complete with high-end appliances and new TVs as well as the back deck that comes equipped with a bar, TV and viewing area facing the bay. ... read more»

Lu Zhang on the benefits of curiosity and being open and respectful with new hires
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:45:10
The Operations Director at HomeAhead talks about the key things she does to attract new talent and the next big thing in real estate ... read more»

Member forecasting a necessary evil for MLS budgets
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:21:07
KANSAS CITY -- Budgets often consist of hard facts and figures, but for MLSs, there is at least one figure included that is guaranteed to be wrong: the MLS's future membership count. MLSs are businesses. The number of members -- customers -- an MLS thinks it will have in the next budget period -- be it six months, a year or 18 months down the road -- help the MLS gauge its revenue and expenses that period ... read more»

Podcast: The real estate game that makes you money!
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:00:02
Yes, it exists -- and it makes you real, cash money! We're not talking about some new online game of chance, though -- instead, we're discussing the "Daily Success Game," which helps you focus the hard work you already put into real estate into tangible financial results ... read more»

Families and singles alike flock to smaller metros
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:23:31
Big city living isn't for everyone. The best mid- to small-sized cities for singles are located near a major metro or large university ... read more»

4 ways you can nail due diligence before listing
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:00:12
As one of the cornerstones of our business, listings are our lifeline. They are one of the most vital pieces of having a successful career in the real estate industry. If this is the case, then why do listing agents continue to slack off when it comes to getting a listing ready to market ... read more»

3 tips for creating luxury listing videos
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:00:05
Real estate video production has become a staple in the high-end property market, and agents who showcase properties best -- both win and sell listings. Captivating images and quality storytelling resonate with buyers and can create a connection to the property before they set foot on the grounds ... read more»

New realtor.com app lets you search listings from mobile home screens
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 7:04:33
Streamlining the process of pulling up listings while on-the-go, realtor.com's latest search app lets users conduct property searches on mobile devices without even having to open the app. The listing portal has also upped the ante of its mobile offering by weaving 3-D maps into the app's search experience ... read more»

How I learned to stop worrying and love low-inventory markets
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 4:30:46
If you're a broker or an agent in any booming metropolitan area, you've heard the excuse over and over again, "It's a low inventory market." Granted a low inventory market typically indicates a seller's market, which means sharply rising prices, a torrent of offers on every home and discouraged crowds of battle-beaten homebuyers. ... read more»

Giveback Homes launches social responsibility program for real estate brokerages
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 3:00:46
In the Giveback Homes program, agents work alongside clients to build homes for communities in need both in the U.S. and Nicaragua. To date, Giveback Homes members have raised more than $200,000, built 40 complete homes for families in Nicaragua and helped build nine homes in the ... read more»

How to get started blogging in real estate
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 3:00:30
Blogging is definitely the wave of the present, so it’s surprising how many agents let this marketing opportunity slip away without properly exploiting it. Done right, blogging can open you up to more business, more leads and more name-recognition. ... read more»

Tips to succeed at selling vacation homes online
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 2:00:11
Vacation home sales boomed in 2014, surpassing previous heights in 2006 according to an annual survey of residential homebuyers released in April by the National Association of Realtors. Vacation-home sales catapulted to an estimated 1.13 million last year -- the highest amount since NAR began the survey in 2003. ... read more»

Silk spins spreadsheets into shareable real estate content
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 1:45:46
I hate Excel. I know that's a strong word, but Excel is the only way I know to describe it. But upon experiencing how Silk can transform clinical-looking rows and columns and straight lines into vibrant, shareable Web content, I became slightly more open to realizing the hidden beauty beneath Microsoft's flagship nerdware ... read more»

Martin Ruyant-Gadre: ‘Looking for a new home is a very intimate choice’
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 1:30:05
"Humans are not very good at making decisions based on multiple parameters," says the PlaceFactor CEO. "The Internet has given us access to a tremendous amount of information, but it has not made us better at making decisions based on this information." ... read more»

California and New York City drive luxury home sales
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 0:45:12
Spanning July 2014 to June 2015, nine major metros, along with one smaller market, accounted for a combined 18,878 luxury sales transactions where the price tag exceeded $1 million ... read more»

Will the Broker Public Portal follow the same path as failed book publishing and airline portals?
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 0:15:21
Bookish was the name of the book portal announced in 2011 and launched in 2014 by three big publishers as the industry’s answer to Amazon. It was doomed from the beginning. What went wrong? Lots. Their intentions were understandable. The big publishers were sick and tired of giving up customer data, book pricing and consumer clout to Amazon ... read more»

Daily market update: Oct. 7, 2015
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 0:01:08
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Luxury listing of the day: Truckee River mansion with views of Reno, Nev.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 0:00:08
This expansive eight-bedroom dwelling features a gorgeous wine cellar, fireplaces galore and a "morning room." It's listed for $16.4 million with Chase International ... read more»

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