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Real Estate News
Social selling comes to real estate in Sales Prodigy app
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 3:42:58
Inman technology columnist Craig Rowe covers Sales Prodigy, an app that brings social selling to real estate ... read more»

6 ingredients to snag online leads and turn them into clients
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 3:23:38
Here are the six key ingredients to a holistic lead generation and management system, according to Chris Smith, CEO of real estate marketing company Curaytor ... read more»

Elizabeth Pahlavan: ‘It takes a mix of being a social butterfly, statistical analyst, office mom, problem solver, peace keeper, tech expert and psychologist.’
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 3:11:27
If you like helping people, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, can toggle between being analytical and detailed-oriented to being a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on, then this might be the job for you. ... read more»

What challenges do your potential buyers face?
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 3:00:43
Housing inventory is down for the fifth straight month, which increases competition and raises a challenging hurdle for first-time homebuyers ... read more»

Connecting with Chinese buyers
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 2:15:23
Understand and unlock the opportunity that working with international buyers can bring to your business. Simon Henry shares how in this video ... read more»

10 things that need to happen for mortgages to be a click away: Part 2
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 2:00:45
Here are the final five innovations required to make getting a home loan as easy as booking a vacation ... read more»

6 reasons real estate can’t be ‘Ubered’
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 1:00:04
It's worked in the financial sector with E-Trade and the legal industry with LegalZoom, but an Uber-like real estate service hasn't gained much traction, though many have tried. ... read more»

Daily market update: Sept. 4, 2015
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 0:01:00
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Luxury listing of the day: Tudor-inspired estate in Norfolk, Connecticut
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 0:00:48
On Oct. 15, this historic home will go up for auction. It features a swimming pool, beautiful gardens and grounds, claw-foot bathtubs and gorgeously appointed rooms. It's guaranteed to sell for at least $3.5 million and will be presented by Sheldon Good & Company ... read more»

Zillow Group to sell Market Leader for $23M
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:45:55
Zillow Group is selling Market Leader to the Perseus Division of Constellation Software Inc., a Toronto-based software and services firm, for $23 million in cash. The firms expect the deal to close early in the fourth quarter ... read more»

More homes for first-time buyers may soon hit market
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:53:33
There soon could be more homes on the market for first-time buyers as millions of homeowners realize they have enough equity to sell. Foreclosures, short sales and rising home values are freeing homeowners from the shackles of upside-down mortgages, according to Zillow’s Negative Equity Report for the second quarter ... read more»

Podcast: Beverly Carter’s son speaks out on agent safety
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:30:41
The tragic abduction and murder of Arkansas Realtor Beverly Carter was a wake-up call for real estate professionals nationwide. It shocked us out of complacency and reminded us that safety is a daily concern in our profession. ... read more»

Zoccam gets rid of earnest money hassles for agents
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:21:21
Tired of driving across town — or even across the state — in rush-hour traffic to deliver a client’s earnest money check to a title company? New mobile app Zoccam aims to ease the hassle and costs associated with handling prospective buyers' checks ... read more»

Analysis vs. synthesis in real estate
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:00:18
I remember my first couple of years in sales -- many years ago. Having come out of a high tech and engineering background, I thought I could solve every problem, and I wanted to rationalize everything I saw ... read more»

Matt and Josh Altman on video production, 3-D and hands-on management
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:45:36
The brothers, brokers and "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" stars talk about differentiating themselves for high-end clients and their management style ... read more»

Why renting is a growth opportunity for years to come
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:00:37
Recently, there has been a spate of reports that seem to bear this out. According to The State of the Nation's Housing 2015, a report released by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS), the national homeownership rate fell for the 10th consecutive year in 2014, to 64.5 percent, while renter households rose to a 20-year high of 35.5 percent ... read more»

‘Hottest’ housing markets may not be the best for agents trying to make a living
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:00:55
Of the medium- to large-size markets in the nation, the hottest for housing demand and supply are primarily located in California and Texas ... read more»

What we learned from opening our real estate office in China
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:00:34
It is the result of 13 months of on-the-ground due diligence by my colleague, Dan Scarrow, who in February of 2014 moved to China to head up our operations there. In a broader sense, MREG's Shanghai office is part of a long history of bilateral economic and cultural exchange between China and western Canada. Vancouver has had a sizable Chinese population since before ... read more»

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