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Rapattoni releases MLS apps for Apple and Android
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:47:07
Accessing the MLS on the go just got easier for agents that use Rapattoni, as the real estate tech provider just announced its MLS mobile app is now available for iOS and Android users ... read more»

First-time buyers steer existing-home sales higher in September
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 9:56:35
This month's NAR existing-home sales report revealed a silver lining thanks to first-time buyers, who reached a 34 percent share, which has been unseen since ... read more»

Luxury Portfolio: What the top 1% of homebuyers want in real estate
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 3:00:59
Roll out the red carpet (but only neutrals in the living room, please). America's ultra-wealthy are becoming more numerous, and a quarter of them plan to snatch up more real estate in the next three years, according to a new report from Luxury Portfolio International. ... read more»

Video listing of the day: Secluded Colorado retreat
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 3:00:58
Listed by Live Urban Real Estate, this retreat in the exclusive gated community of Castle Park Ranch features spectacular mountain views from every room, soaring vaulted ceilings, four stacked stone fireplaces, gourmet kitchen and expansive open spaces. This home is one of only four homes with exclusive access to the Rueter Hess reservoir and has nearly 30 acres of land with endless possibilities ... read more»

Podcast: What a brain injury taught me about being smart
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 2:30:11
In 2011, life changed forever for Ann Zuccardy in a bathroom in Germany. A slip in the bathtub sent her back to the states with symptoms so severe, she knew something was wrong. Emergency room doctors confirmed a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and this driven corporate career woman was prescribed weeks of just lying on the couch doing nothing ... read more»

The economy is growing — what’s that mean for home sales?
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 2:30:07
An August report from the U.S. Department of Labor found the second straight month of strong employment growth, stable unemployment and higher wages. And those factors could be triggering a growth in homebuying interest among millennials ... read more»

The 8 time management secrets of top real estate agents
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 1:30:08
It’s easy to admire how real estate agents manage their time. Each day is different, so working as an agent demands effective time management. Unlike workers who follow a fixed schedule, real estate agents conduct their business as independent contractors in most cases. And despite the multitude of duties and unforeseen events, it’s amazing how real estate agents can shift gears at the last minute ... read more»

Smartphones aren’t the problem: Don’t ask me to leave mine behind
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 1:00:03
A couple of weeks ago, I got to spend an amazing weekend in the woods way up in Northern Minnesota. I attended a camp for entrepreneurs and artists and assorted “dreamers” and “doers.” It was all made possible because of my smartphone ... read more»

Trulia: Rising home prices are eliminating perks of lower rates
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 0:01:13
Mortgage rates in 2016 have remained lower than anybody expected, but those near-historic low rates haven't enticed near-historic numbers of homebuyers to take the plunge. What's going on ... read more»

Daily market update: October 20, 2016
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 0:00:07
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Lone Wolf and Reesio together may speed up commission check delivery
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:25:58
You've done it: You've closed the deal -- and now you anxiously await the commission check from your broker. In many real estate brokerages, the path from close to commission is slow, manual and sometimes prone to error ... read more»

Real estate startup Reali wants to use technology to double-end deals
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 9:28:52
A startup touting rock-bottom fees, transparent bidding and a mobile app "in lieu of a traditional agent" is the latest upstart brokerage to launch with millions in the bank. Reali's business model revolves around an app that offers listing search, the ability to make and view offers, submit paperwork and chat with a "live expert." ... read more»

Realtor.com: 5 trends shaping the 2017 homebuying season
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 7:35:54
Unlike putting out Christmas decorations with the Halloween candy, some forms of early preparation actually make sound business sense. Namely, understanding the current real estate consumer mindset so that you're ready for what's coming down the road. ... read more»

Podcast: 7 success traits of brokers, managers and team leaders (part 2)
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 3:00:39
We conclude our series on how to identify the most successful brokers, managers and team leaders and why these are the kinds of leaders you want to work for. If you are the broker or manager in question, evaluate yourself against these traits to see how you stack up and what areas you can grow in to better help your team ... read more»

Want to reach your goals this year? Become a sprinter
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 2:30:41
It’s that time of year when many real estate professionals review their goals and see how close they are to achieving them. If they’re close or on track, they’ll keep doing what they’re doing. If they’re not on target, they may be tempted to work around-the-clock ... read more»

26 social media marketing tips the experts swear by
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 2:00:24
If you are a real estate professional, you’ve probably been advised to embrace social media marketing. It’s a powerful way to build your reputation in your market and meet colleagues and prospects ... read more»

SalesTalk effectively strips down the CRM to cultivate leads
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 1:50:11
SalesTalk doesn't do what half of what most real estate CRMs do, but it can make an agent better at selling real estate, which is what most of those other CRMs don't do ... read more»

What home builders need that agents can deliver
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 1:30:56
As winter approaches, many agents watch their book of business dwindle as more and more homeowners prefer to wait for spring. For brokers and agents who know how to work with builders, however, the fourth quarter can be a great time for sales, especially this year ... read more»

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