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Real Estate News
Selling while shy — good idea or bad idea?
Tue, 03 May 2016 9:10:04
Can an introvert be good at real estate sales? We've asked this question before -- a new infographic examines how introverts might be well-suited to a career selling homes (among other things) and lists real estate as a potential occupation for introverts who want to make that leap ... read more»

Houston no longer among nation’s top-growing metros
Tue, 03 May 2016 9:00:50
Recent data and reports from the Texas Office of the State Demographer and the U.S. Census Bureau pointed to the Greater Houston metro as being the top area nationally for population gain and the top in Texas for domestic migration, but things have changed since the data used for the report was taken ... read more»

CARmojis could help you text your way to a new home sale
Tue, 03 May 2016 9:00:45
Have you ever wanted to send a client a bottle of champagne to congratulate them on the purchase of their new home, but just can't? Well, now you can, sort of, with CARmojis ... read more»

Luxury listing: massive Miami mansion with outdoor entertainment
Tue, 03 May 2016 9:00:44
This 28,000 square foot behemoth in west Miami is just as sportive as it is spacious, with a jacuzzi, pool, two cabana baths and an exercise room to break a sweat. The property also features a separate pool house with an outdoor summer kitchen ... read more»

Donohoe Companies move to Maryland after 132 years in D.C.
Tue, 03 May 2016 9:00:12
After 132 years in Washington D.C, the Donohoe Companies are packing things up and heading north. But don't fret -- its new headquarters will be located just five miles away at 7101 Wisconsin Ave., a Maryland address ... read more»

How a new agent is reclaiming lead generation
Tue, 03 May 2016 8:20:41
It's enough for some new agents to sink their teeth into one real estate market. Stefan Winter is no ordinary new agent. The 28-year-old, who joined Keller Williams in Las Vegas late last year, recently opened his own business under the Keller Williams umbrella there, the Winter Group. He also plans to start building another team in Chicago -- within Keller Williams Success Realty in Barrington -- in the next month ... read more»

Podcast: Polishing your conversational competence in the digital age (part 3)
Tue, 03 May 2016 7:00:07
In case you missed parts one and two, today in our concluding podcast, we address the importance of brevity, how you make others feel, follow-up, staying in service and tuning into the personal details ... read more»

Podcast: Gary Griffiths on business fads and Facebook ads
Tue, 03 May 2016 3:00:16
“I want to inspire entrepreneurs to do something a little more with their business than just making a profit,” Gary Griffiths said. These are the words that stuck in my mind during and after my interview with him. It caught my attention because we have the same point of view ... read more»

5 myths about online reviews in real estate, busted
Tue, 03 May 2016 2:00:39
Building a strong collection of online reviews a powerful way to set yourself up for success in the long run. Here are five of the most common-but-false myths about online reviews for real estate agents, and why they're totally wrong ... read more»

Average San Francisco home value tops metros across U.S., Zillow says
Tue, 03 May 2016 1:20:23
Zillow recently released its Q1 2016 Market Report, noting that inventory across the nation has dropped almost 6 percent annually, with over 10 percent decreases in both bottom and middle-tier homes. The real estate website estimates the national Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) at $186,200 in the first quarter of ... read more»

Los Angeles home values dwarf national average, Zillow says
Tue, 03 May 2016 1:17:03
Zillow recently released its Q1 2016 Market Report, noting that inventory across the nation has dropped almost 6 percent annually, with over 10 percent decreases in both bottom and middle-tier homes. The real estate website estimates the national Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) at $186,200 in the first quarter of ... read more»

Chicago home values slowly growing, Zillow says
Tue, 03 May 2016 1:02:59
Zillow recently released its Q1 2016 Market Report, noting that inventory across the nation has dropped almost 6 percent annually, with over 10 percent decreases in both bottom and middle-tier homes. The real estate website estimates the national Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) at $186,200 in the first quarter of ... read more»

Everything an agent needs to know to master market literacy
Tue, 03 May 2016 1:00:47
Perhaps the most valuable lesson that real estate consumers learned from the housing crash was that home values can fall as well as rise. More than seven million families lost their homes to foreclosures and short sales; a brutal wake-up calls that though homeownership is safer than most investments, it still involves risk. Today’s buyers are very aware that a single wrong decision or factors beyond their control can cost them dearly ... read more»

5 WordPress plugins to transform your agent website
Tue, 03 May 2016 1:00:39
The use of social media is a necessity today for online marketers. Reaching your audience through social platforms is the key to any successful digital marketing strategy. However, managing multiple accounts, posts and interacting with your audience can be time-consuming. The good news is there are plugins available to help with all your website endeavors ... read more»

Houston home values increase with top-tier accession slowing, Zillow says
Tue, 03 May 2016 1:00:29
Zillow recently released its Q1 2016 Market Report, noting that inventory across the nation has dropped almost 6 percent annually, with over 10 percent decreases in both bottom and middle-tier homes. The real estate website estimates the national Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) at $186,200 in the first quarter of ... read more»

Washington D.C. home inventory drops, home values increase in early 2016, Zillow says
Tue, 03 May 2016 0:44:22
Zillow recently released its Q1 2016 Market Report, noting that inventory across the nation has dropped almost 6 percent annually, with over 10 percent decreases in both bottom and middle-tier homes. The real estate website estimates the national Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) at $186,200 in the first quarter of ... read more»

Daily market update: May 3, 2016
Tue, 03 May 2016 0:01:35
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Miami home values rose across the board in Q1, says Zillow
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:50:24
Zillow recently released its Q1 2016 Market Report, noting that inventory across the nation has dropped almost 6 percent annually, with over 10 percent decreases in both bottom and middle-tier homes. The real estate website estimates the national Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) at $186,200 in the first quarter of ... read more»

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