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Zillow Group says it’s ready for life after ListHub
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:32:00
After roping in direct feed deals with 79 multiple listing services in the last two months, including the 16 it's announcing today, Zillow Group Inc. claims that life after ListHub will be better than ever ... read more»

MailChimp competitor offers email marketing templates tailored for real estate
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:04:50
Look out MailChimp, Constant Contact, AWeber and REmessenger: Responsive email marketing software provider Mailify, which just brought a platform that’s already popular in Europe to the U.S., is now offering a set of real estate-specific email marketing templates. Mailify says ... read more»

I listed a home as a Presidents Day special sale — what happened next?
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:26
Find out the results of a "special sale" model when applied to selling homes. ... read more»

Proposed bill would place Fannie, Freddie funds in escrow
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:41:17
Aiming to protect taxpayers against loss in the event of a housing market downturn, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., yesterday introduced legislation that would establish a secondary reserve fund for government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. If passed, revenues from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be placed in escrow until Congress can reach a resolution on GSE reform ... read more»

Ryan Serhant on the transition from ‘As the World Turns’ to ‘Million Dollar Listing’
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:20:52
Ryan Serhant, an agent with New York's Nest Seekers, moved to the Big Apple to take a part in "As the World Turns" in 2007. After the show killed off his character, Serhant needed a new career, and real estate was waiting for him ... read more»

How to benefit in real estate by not selling houses
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:00:59
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»

‘My listing, my lead’ philosophy is a disservice to real estate consumers
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:19
Let's place you in the same kind of situation that the underrepresented buyer and seller are in. A past client decides to sue you for $2 million in damages -- and their attorney offers to also take your side of the case. Do you feel confident in getting the best counsel possible ... read more»

Homebuyers crave title insurance information early in purchasing process — but who will provide it?
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 9:28:42
It's no secret that consumers are confused about title insurance and its value, but the American Land Title Association (ALTA) is equally concerned about the misconceptions that real estate partners have about its industry and its place in the closing process ... read more»

2015 is the year consumers will stay put and renovate, survey says
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 6:20:45
Fewer Americans plan to move this year compared to last year, but a larger share will conduct home improvement projects, according to a survey commissioned by American Express ... read more»

Would being caught on camera change how you conduct your real estate business?
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 3:00:22
"Big Brother" is no longer just a television show on CBS where we, the viewers, are playing the peeping Tom. No, Big Brother has crept into the real estate industry, and we are the objects of affection, or is that the objects of suspicion? Do we deserve to be under scrutiny? When you violate trust -- yes. ... read more»

Rob Eisenbach on new 3-D, ‘dollhouse’ and floor plan functionality
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 2:15:51
The Matterport vice president of marketing talks about using Oculus Rift and other technologies to give potential homeowners a better view of their future properties ... read more»

Zillow’s new Agent Finder misses the mark for consumers
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 2:00:57
Agent Finder has missed the mark rather drastically. In the past, a consumer using the Zillow Agent directory would have seen all agent reviews and sales over the past 12 months by each agent ... read more»

HomeZada is a powerful tool for homeowners — and may help agents, too
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 1:45:00
Most real estate agents would prefer to work with sellers over buyers. Still, buyers do stand a chance of becoming sellers. So sometimes it's worth keeping in touch. HomeZada aims to help you do that while helping homeowners do everything else ... read more»

Todd Carpenter: ‘Anything that’s happening in the real estate industry will show up on Twitter’
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 1:30:10
The managing director of data analytics at the National Association of Realtors says that Twitter is "where I share the most, and more importantly, it’s where I listen to the industry the most ... You just have to know who to listen to." ... read more»

A Steve Jobs quote explains how beacons could revolutionize real estate marketing
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 1:00:15
“You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology,” Steve Jobs said in 1997. We are going to take the advice of the late Mr. Jobs for this article, and before we talk about the groundbreaking micro-location technology called beacons, let’s focus on something far more important -- the customer. ... read more»

Freddie Mac vet tapped to lead FHA
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:13:09
Freddie Mac veteran Edward Golding has been named to head up the Federal Housing Administration -- sort of ... read more»

Dotloop lassos Move Inc.’s moving site for vendor referral network
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:16:30
Move Inc.'s moving site, Moving.com, now has exposure on dotloop's transaction management platform as a member of the firm's "Trusted Service Provider" program unveiled in December ... read more»

A match made in heaven: National real estate franchisor partners with housing nonprofit
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:34:49
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is now the exclusive residential real estate partner of the nonprofit Rebuilding Together, which helps low-income homeowners with repairs and upgrades ... read more»

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