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How to benefit in real estate by not selling houses
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 6:00:09
I have a friend. Let's call him Jack. We are still friends because I declined his invitation to sell list his home … a property type I sell regularly, on a very busy thoroughfare that would have afforded me great sign exposure ... read more»

Come August, there will be a new roadblock to closing a deal on a house
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 5:00:16
Everyone agrees that increasing consumer protection is a desirable goal. Nevertheless, the unforeseen ripple effects from these changes could seriously disrupt how the closing process is conducted ... read more»

A June Fed hike is off the table, and everyone knows it
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:04:00
Nothing is more disturbing in markets than a freeze while a lot is going in the real world. The implication: Tension is building for a substantial move, but in the absence of movement nobody can tell which way, which drives us all nuts ... read more»

Mike and Tom Ferry on ‘demotivational speaking’ and teaching a philosophy of life
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:12:46
Tom Ferry and Mike Ferry are both in the real estate coaching business -- they sat down with Brad Inman at Inman Connect New York 2015 in January to talk about Tom's purple mohawk, how Mike folded him into the family business and why that business seemed so controversial to real estate's old guard ... read more»

Where Old West gold mining and real estate intersect
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:00:27
Rarely does the public at large truly understand the scope and depth of the plight and the job that a real estate agent undertakes to conduct business. Above all, the key attributes he or she must have are self-sufficiency and focused determination to reach the final goal of closing escrow on the sale of a property ... read more»

Mortgage Choice Act passes House
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:34:42
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill Tuesday that would make important changes to the way points and fees are calculated under the qualified mortgage (QM) definition in the Dodd-Frank Act ... read more»

Cut out the ‘noise’ and improve your brokerage
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:00:21
There's so much noise in our business. Zillow and Trulia are taking over. National brands are coming in with their supposed all-encompassing tools and systems. ... read more»

NAR’S digital signature software benefit goes global
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:43:11
Digital signature software is a critical asset to today’s highly mobile paperless agent. The National Association of Realtors has been a long-term strategic partner with DocuSign for years and offers Realtors substantial discounts on their line of real estate digital signature products ... read more»

What exactly is a broker?
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:00:47
I am not going to let the fact that no one seems to know what a real estate broker is, or what a real estate company does, dampen my enthusiasm for my new brokerage. I made the classic rookie mistake of putting "Broker/Owner" on my business cards. ... read more»

Are your mortgage partners prepared to comply with new disclosures rule? Survey says no
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 9:57:28
With less than four months to go before a new integrated disclosures rule takes effect -- and fundamentally transforms the mortgage transaction as we know it today -- are your mortgage partners ready to comply? The answer may surprise you ... read more»

Using stock market-like platform to buy properties just got easier
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 7:48:00
HomeUnion, a company out to make buying and selling homes as easy as trading stocks, has taken steps to make it easier for users to find properties that match their investing goals ... read more»

Real estate software giant ready to buy more tech firms
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 6:28:27
Armed with new investment capital, a software provider that claims to serve nearly 10,000 real estate offices and 250,000 real estate agents in North America is reportedly equipped to continue acquiring tech firms ... read more»

Why click-to-purchase real estate could be the future of the industry
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 3:00:05
Over $2 billion in real estate sales; 100 auction events; 15,000 homes sold. Those stats show the reality that HomeSearch.com is here to shake up real estate ... read more»

Brian Boero on how Skype and Slack eliminated the ‘email beast’ from his business
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 2:15:56
The 1000watt Consulting partner talks about how technology has reduced his need to travel and the applications that eliminated email at 1000watt ... read more»

The psychology of pricing a real estate property
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 2:00:56
Is there a science or psychology to pricing your client's property? I believe there is, and that price is a direct function of marketing ... read more»

Studeo combines artistry and Web savvy to make listings and agents shine
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 1:45:37
When it comes to buying real estate marketing software, it's hard to find something that favors compelling design over efficiency. The rather hectic, variable nature of real estate sales tends to ensure efficiency wins out ... read more»

Ryan Serhant: ‘Lack of focus and lack of endurance’ are biggest barriers to success
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 1:30:58
"The biggest deals that you will do, no matter what, are always five years in the future," Serhant argues, "so the focus on client service today in the business is based on referrals and is instrumental to success." ... read more»

Stealing data? How portal changes (and lawsuits) affect real estate agents
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 1:00:38
Scraped websites? Stolen contact databases? Unfair competition and corporate whistleblowers? This latest chapter in the Zillow/Move saga is basically drama -- the industry's version of a soap opera, if you will. ... read more»

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