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Real Estate News
Real estate market recap, Aug. 24-28
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 5:00:49
Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ... read more»

The week in industry hires and promotions: Aug. 24-28
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 4:00:47
Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ... read more»

Housing is in a long, slow recovery
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:11:53
Whether markets are resolving some of the uncertainties and frights leading to two weeks of chaos or are merely fatigued, they are settling down. Quiet is good. The U.S. consistently shows more signs of “self-sustaining” growth ... read more»

How to recover (and profit) from the Trulia review purge
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:04:52
Many real estate agents continue to lament the loss of some of their Trulia reviews in the wake of Zillow's consolidation of Trulia and Zillow agent profiles. Some agents insist that many of their now-defunct Trulia reviews should have satisfied Zillow's review requirements, and question why Zillow didn't do more to alert agents that some of their most treasured online testimonials were on the chopping block ... read more»

Podcast: Proven prequalification scripts and strategies — Part 3
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:00:21
We've coached thousands of agents over the last couple of decades, and one of the consistent concerns we hear is "I need more leads!" Does this sound like you ... read more»

3-D home of the day
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:00:04
A breathtaking ravine retreat offering an expansive seasonal golf course and sunset vistas, this luxury custom home is updated beyond compare with a brilliant open-concept design. Enjoy a magazine-worthy designer kitchen and luxuriate on a beautiful deck all year-round ... read more»

Madison Hildebrand on making all his decisions from an ethical point of view
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:45:28
The real estate top producer and superstar on his clear, communicative management system and what he sees as the next big thing in real estate ... read more»

Home sales ride out stock market roller coaster
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:39:01
Despite the recent volatility of the stock market, the U.S. economy is growing and the job market continues to improve, and home sales are holding steady, according to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) for July ... read more»

Opinion: Why doesn’t ‘PC’ apply to real estate agents, too?
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:00:43
Political correctness has been around for many years, and we first started hearing more about being PC in the 1990s. It is a term that asks that we be sensitive to others and not hurt or offend ... read more»

Lenders One identifies top 3 concerns of mortgage professionals
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:55:38
Heading into the home stretch of 2015, which will be marked by significant changes brought about by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) highly anticipated TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule and a potential Fed interest rate hike, mortgage industry professionals are carrying around a great deal of optimism for the near term. That’s the sentiment expressed by Daniel Goldman, interim CEO of Lenders One, the nation’s largest mortgage banking co-op ... read more»

What happens when you apply law of attraction to DANGER Report?
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:00:27
The law of attraction essentially says the more airtime you give an idea -- either by talking about it, thinking about it or otherwise making it a part of your existence -- the bigger it gets, and the more likely it is to become reality ... read more»

Infographic: States with the fastest-growing companies in America
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 9:15:45
Where companies and economies grow, real estate isn't far behind -- so which states were looking the most robust in 2007, and which are top of the heap today ... read more»

HomeLight spoon-feeds ‘top-agent’ lists to news outlets
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 7:34:50
HomeLight, a Google-backed referral site that matches agents with consumers based in part on MLS performance statistics, has hit on a promising marketing strategy: publishing lists of "top agents." The agent-matching site recently released lists of the top Sacramento agents that clinched coverage from The Sacramento Bee, which CEO Drew Uher said is the market's largest newspaper ... read more»

Opinion: Is Zillow becoming a brokerage?
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 3:00:15
Disruption and innovation abound in today's real estate technology world. With the recent announcement of Zillow Group acquiring transaction management firm dotloop, Zillow continues to be mentioned in headlines -- and social media threads -- as a threat to the real estate industry ... read more»

How agent reviews bring you business
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 2:15:02
Errol Samuelson, the chief industry development officer at Zillow Group, shared how agents are using reviews to enhance their business. Watch the video ... read more»

What’s one thing that can prove a home’s value and avoid litigation?
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 2:00:25
According to the BuildFax Index, approximately 7 million building permits for nonreplacement residential work were issued in the U.S. in 2014. But these building permits represent only a small percentage of the work performed nationwide by contractors for additions, remodels and alterations. ... read more»

My House in the Cloud could use just a little help from above
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 1:45:39
My House in the Cloud isn't technically sophisticated software. Its purpose is simple: to serve as a place for agents to store documents related to their sales. Users can enter and access contact information on lenders, insurance agents, HOA contacts, home warranties, and other stakeholders for each transaction, or "Escrow." ... read more»

Fred Mannila: ‘In conversations about what “different” meant to us, we put together our business plan’
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 1:30:54
"I saw an opportunity to build a different, creative and more innovative kind of real estate company," says Mannila. "I have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and fully believe that you don’t have to follow the herd in any career. I like being different!" ... read more»

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