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Real Estate News
News Corp. reports solid digital real estate earnings despite Q1 losses
Thu, 05 May 2016 14:32:27
News Corp. -- the parent company of real estate portal realtor.com's operator, Move Inc. -- reported declining year-over-year revenue in the first quarter of 2016 (the third quarter of News Corp.'s fiscal year). Total company revenues of $1.9 billion were down from $2.0 billion last year. The company reported a loss of $149 million overall in the quarter ... read more»

Re/Max reports growing agent count, operating income in Q1
Thu, 05 May 2016 13:40:11
Re/Max reported a 6.8-percent year-over-year growth in agent count for the first quarter of 2016, and the company's operating income was boosted by 3.5 percent to $15.9 million -- but it reported that its revenue decreased 2.9 percent year-over-year to $42.9 million ... read more»

Thumbtack trip calculator helps residents budget the move
Thu, 05 May 2016 12:28:51
One of the few things worse than moving is being asked by a friend to help them move. You can't say no, at least not if you're a true friend. But something you can do is recommend they try Thumbtack's new trip calculator, so they can see how much they should be paying you for helping them, or how affordable it is to hire actual movers ... read more»

Luxury listing: L.A. canyon home with guesthouse
Thu, 05 May 2016 12:00:11
This classic Los Angeles home sits in a beautiful canyon setting and features a backyard terrace, outdoor fireplace and separate pool house on the property, creating a spacious atmosphere to soak in the sun ... read more»

Inman Educational Webinar: Leadership to grow your brokerage
Thu, 05 May 2016 11:36:25
In this webinar, you learn strategies for developing leaders within your organization to lead it toward the ultimate success ... read more»

Community spotlight: Sugar Land
Thu, 05 May 2016 10:25:02
Comprised largely of master-planned communities, Sugar Land is an affluent Houston submarket that is now considered one of Texas' fastest growing cities ... read more»

Washington D.C. home values stayed flat in February, report says
Thu, 05 May 2016 10:00:54
Black Knight Financial Services recently released its February 2016 residential real estate transactions report, the Home Price Index (HPI). The report found that national home prices in February were up 5.3 percent on an annual basis and increased 0.7 since January ... read more»

Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors move to Property Panorama
Thu, 05 May 2016 10:00:27
Starting on May 9, members of the Greater Fort Lauderdale REALTORs (GFLR) will be able to access Property Panorama's InstaView services. This association joins 140 other regional multiple listing services across the country to use the streamlining media application ... read more»

LulaFit brings fitness and health to the door of Chicago homebuyers
Thu, 05 May 2016 10:00:12
Do you ever feel caught in a rut with creative ways to gift your Chicago homebuyers after closing? A closing gift isn't just something to say thanks for choosing you as a Realtor, it's also a way to stay connected after signing on the dotted line ... read more»

Podcast: What you need to know to survive a downturn
Thu, 05 May 2016 10:00:12
With rumors of a new market meltdown coming, do you know how to thrive no matter what? If you want to weather any storm, you must know how to read the conditions. The first secret to that? The 7 Ps: proper previous planning prevents pitifully poor performances. ... read more»

Kristin Hurd says offline video will be the next disruptor
Thu, 05 May 2016 9:45:59
Kristin Hurd, associate broker at Brown Harris Stevens, says offline video will be the next disruptor of real estate, talks about the tools that make a difference in her business, and shares the thing technology just can't replace ... read more»

NAR taps Phil Dunphy for ‘Modern Family’ Realtor placement
Thu, 05 May 2016 9:18:32
The National Association of Realtors got major commercial placement in the latest episode of ABC's Modern Family. Phil Dunphy, the character played by actor Ty Burrell, wore an official Realtor pin. ... read more»

What you need to know about cyber threats and liability coverage
Thu, 05 May 2016 9:06:09
Cyber threats are becoming more and more damaging and costly, and it’s time to think again about getting coverage from cyber security failures. Understanding the specific threats, risks and costs in your marketplace will allow you to prioritize your must-have types of coverage. ... read more»

Rafael Viñoly leads $100 million Manhattan office revamp
Thu, 05 May 2016 9:00:49
With development soaring in the Far West Side of Manhattan, The Georgetown Company and renowned architect Rafael Viñoly are teaming up to convert 787 11th Ave. into a one-of-a-kind workspace ... read more»

Is there something wrong when youth must rely on family cash to buy?
Thu, 05 May 2016 8:57:36
From professional housing publications to worried social theorists and city councils, we have today a lot of justifiable hand-wringing about the plight of first-time homebuyers, millennials, renters, low-income, seniors -- all sorts of groups confronted with difficulty buying a home ... read more»

5 ways Homesnap’s new Apple TV app can benefit the savvy agent
Thu, 05 May 2016 8:45:32
Smart, beautiful and innovative: three words I would use to describe the new Apple TV application that Homesnap has added to its portfolio of services for consumers and agents. Search for homes "Netflix-style," bring your clients' smartphone and TV together for home-searching bliss and take your presentation skills to the next level ... read more»

The 2016 real estate investing landscape
Thu, 05 May 2016 8:00:14
A perfect storm of longer lifespans, steady immigration, and the coming of age of the largest generation in the nation’s history is driving up the costs of both rents and homes for sale. America is in the throes of a housing shortage so severe that the average family's cost of shelter is soaring three times faster than the cost of living ... read more»

How to boost your sales in the 1st quarter of changing brokerages
Thu, 05 May 2016 7:09:11
In the once-sleepy, now-thriving real estate market of Cambridge, Massachusetts -- a hub for the pharmaceutical industry, MIT and Harvard offshoots and their highly skilled workers --many of the top agents have been with the same firm for years. This was the case with John Petrowsky and Christian Jones. The two agents were at Hammond Real Estate, a large local brokerage, for 27 years and 10 years, respectively ... read more»

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