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Agent/broker perspective: Should top producers attend company meetings?
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 2:30:21
When I was just starting out in real estate, I enjoyed attending my mid-sized office’s monthly meetings. They were great opportunities to meet and learn from more experienced colleagues, find out new and exciting tools for agents, catch up on corporate-directed initiatives and to simply take a break from the everyday grind. Back then, that was a valuable use of my time ... read more»

A simple path to happiness this Thanksgiving
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 9:37:32
Several days ago, I had an “aha!” moment that completely reframed my thinking about happiness. It struck me that the route to happiness could be explained in a simple four-step model. This approach can completely transform your life if you choose to implement it ... read more»

Talk turkey to me: Real estate agents share their favorite Thanksgiving traditions
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 9:03:33
This year, we decided to ask industry professionals about their favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Here are a few of our favorites ... read more»

NASA calls for real estate pros in 3-D printed habitat competition
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 5:00:22
NASA wants real estate pros for 3-D printed habitat contest ... read more»

Will ‘small-minded’ tax bill nudge the market? Not likely
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:00:58
Financial markets do react to changes in financial public policy. That’s a valid axiom. So, if markets do not move when new public policy arrives, does that mean that markets no longer care? Or that the particular new policy does not matter ... read more»

How to build a brand from the ground up
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:00:05
When Stacie Perrault Staub left her job as director of marketing at her old agency, she made the quick (and brilliant) decision to start her own brokerage. Motivated and determined to change the Denver real estate scene, Staub hit the ground running and created a successful brokerage and brand in 9 short months ... read more»

Freddie Mac to invest $500M in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit market
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:20:10
Freddie Mac today announced its re-entry into the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) market as part of the newly launched Duty To Serve program, an initiative geared toward addressing persistent affordable housing problems by preventing foreclosures, responsibly expanding credit, educating future borrowers, counseling current borrowers and supporting affordable rental housing ... read more»

Zillow’s 6 predictions for the 2018 housing market
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:15:46
If only we could stare into a crystal ball to see exactly what 2018 holds for the housing market. More inventory? Yes! Slower home price growth? Absolutely! Oprah giving everyone a free house? That would be a dream come true ... read more»

MLSs in North Carolina consolidate for cost savings, bargaining power
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:13:04
More and more multiple listing services are listening to the drumbeat of consolidation nationwide. CarolinaMLS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, will acquire the North Carolina Mountains MLS on January 1, ... read more»

What design elements are millennials looking for in a home?
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:56:18
With millennials becoming the largest segment of homebuyers, it's critical for homesellers and their real estate agents to know their design preferences. Thanks to the 2017 Taylor Morris Consumer Survey, we know what recent and prospective millennial homebuyers are into.  ... read more»

Potential sellers staying put to avoid homebuyer hell
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:38:17
Most real estate experts would agree that it's a seller's market -- inventory is low and buyer demand is high, meaning that homeowners can garner higher sales prices than ever before. So, why aren't homeowners selling their homes? They don't want to navigate the current housing market as buyers ... read more»

Is Opendoor testing a new listing brokerage service?
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:57:44
If the Yelp review is authentic, Opendoor’s test suggests the company is willing to explore a new business model that doesn't see it buy homes ... read more»

Wells Fargo Consumer Lending chief axed for disparaging communication to former executive
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:29:31
Still reeling from a scandal involving fake banking accounts, Wells Fargo this week fired its head of consumer lending over mysterious email activity, executives said on Friday ... read more»

Las Vegas Realtors to cut off listing feed to realtor.com
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:10:12
The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors will shut off a listing feed to realtor.com next month after negotiations between the trade group and realtor.com operator Move Inc. fell apart, according to a notice sent out to GLVAR's 14,000-plus members Thursday ... read more»

Could Gary Keller and Compass’s Robert Reffkin be more similar?
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:07:06
I recently sat with Compass CEO Robert Reffkin in his slick new offices on New York City’s 5th Avenue, when suddenly the image of Texan Gary Keller oddly flashed before my eyes. It was an illusion that quickly lifted, but something clicked in my head that I had missed before ... read more»

What do Realtors really want from their MLS?
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 9:12:02
As most of you know, there were some changes made at NAR about the whole MLS of choice deal. Because I don’t think that’s a huge thing, although events could prove me wrong, I’ll skip it and move on to this: NAR MLS consolidation resources ... read more»

Real estate daily market update: November 17, 2017
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 6:24:07
All the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Zipi makes financial management easy for brokerages
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 3:00:27
Zipi is a browser-based reporting and financial management solution that helps streamline financial oversight for real estate brokerages of all sizes ... read more»

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