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When the market is hot, sellers need extra TLC

When the market is hot, sellers need extra TLC

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The amazingly hot real estate market of southern California of 2013 and 2014 produced many listings with multiple offers. In fact, for a while it was the norm. When presenting offers to sellers, "paralysis by analysis" often set in. ......
News Corp. taps one of its own to lead realtor.com operator Move

News Corp. taps one of its own to lead realtor.com operator Move

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Less than a month after closing its $950 million acquisition of realtor.com operator Move Inc., News Corp. is bringing in new leadership at the top, announcing today that News Corp. veteran Ryan O’Hara will take over the CEO reins from ......
Merry Christmas for short sellers: Mortgage debt forgiveness is back

Merry Christmas for short sellers: Mortgage debt forgiveness is back

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A comprehensive tax bill that reinstates protections for distressed homeowners shielding them from having to pay taxes on mortgage debt forgiven in 2014 is headed for President Obama’s desk. The tax break on forgiven mortgage debt, and another allo...
Can you answer these 7 client questions from the bidding war breeding grounds?

Can you answer these 7 client questions from the bidding war breeding grounds?

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In our capacity as a seller's agent in Tampa, we are currently experiencing multiple offers in all price ranges. People are willing to pay the asking price (and sometimes above) because interest rates are so low, and there's a fear that rates will ri...
Real estate industry leaders planning national listing portal

Real estate industry leaders planning national listing portal

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Executives with leading multiple listing services, franchisors and brokers have been working for months on a plan to launch a new national listing portal to serve as a broker-centric alternative to the big search portals like Zillow, Trulia and realt...
Re/Max sells franchise rights to Caribbean, Central America

Re/Max sells franchise rights to Caribbean, Central America

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Franchisor Re/Max LLC has sold franchise rights to the Caribbean and Central America, carving out a new region for the Dominican Republic in the process. Re/Max Caribbean and Central America is now owned by broker-owners John and Lucinda Turley of ....
Use technology to make meaningful connections with clients

Use technology to make meaningful connections with clients

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An old friend once shared a story about his start in real estate, and it has stuck with me for years. In the early 1980s, he would drive to a neighborhood, park his car and go door to door, introducing himself to the owner of each home and striking u...
Referrals valued more than leads from third-party websites

Referrals valued more than leads from third-party websites

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What makes a more promising lead: a stranger routed to you by a third-party website, or someone introduced to you by a friend? The answer may seem obvious, but the difference in quality between those types of leads can be ......
International listing portal Lamudi relaunches to target mobile users

International listing portal Lamudi relaunches to target mobile users

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Lamudi, considered one of the fastest-growing property search portals with over 750,000 property listings in 28 emerging nations, has relaunched its website to improve users’ mobile experience and reel in more advertisers. Based in Germany, Lamudi ...
Surprising, innovative homeowner uses for 4 everyday items

Surprising, innovative homeowner uses for 4 everyday items

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Leigh Brown shares some surprising (and innovative) uses for Irish Spring soap, Turtle Wax, Rain-X and Tang. Who knew these things were secret weapons for the average homeowner ......
Race Randle: 'There's no substitute for the personal touch'

Race Randle: 'There's no substitute for the personal touch'

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Race Randle of the Howard Hughes Corporation discusses why the biggest trend in real estate is information access -- and why there's no substitute for the personal touch ......
Mark McLaughlin's market overview and trade secrets for success in 2015

Mark McLaughlin's market overview and trade secrets for success in 2015

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Mark McLaughlin shares Pacific Union International's five-year vision and talks about his outlook for 2015: a healthy economy where interpersonal relationships and referrals are still the primary lead source of the successful agent ......
HouseCall CEO says being face to face 'trumps all'

HouseCall CEO says being face to face 'trumps all'

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Roland Ligtenberg, the CEO of HouseCall, explains where he came up with the idea for the app, what he does to unwind and what he thinks is the most overrated real estate technology ......
Take a lesson from online dating to tantalize potential buyers

Take a lesson from online dating to tantalize potential buyers

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In the age of instant gratification, it's useful to step back and re-evaluate the best strategy for selling our listings. In one MLS listing, we have the ability to hand over all the goods -- data, descriptions, photos, video links, floor plans, pict...
Colorado's Metrolist rebrands to strengthen ties to consumers

Colorado's Metrolist rebrands to strengthen ties to consumers

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Colorado’s largest multiple listing service has rebranded, adopting the name of its public-facing MLS website in the hopes of resonating more with consumers. Metro Denver-based Metrolist, now REcolorado, will now also avoid confusion with anoth...
Which of the 4 major social networks is best for your business?

Which of the 4 major social networks is best for your business?

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If you're having trouble deciding which social networks to market yourself and your business with, you're not alone. One of the most common (and preventable) mistakes that agents make online is opening up profiles on a plethora of social networks and...
Help us figure out why independent brokerages are hot

Help us figure out why independent brokerages are hot

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Independent brokerages not affiliated with a national real estate brand have a stronger presence now in real estate than they have in a decade, and we’re trying to figure out why. Help us. Brokerages not under the umbrella of a ......
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