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There should be an experienced agent on both sides of a distressed property transaction

There should be an experienced agent on both sides of a distressed property transaction

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A complaint I often hear since the housing downturn is how difficult some REO brokers are to deal with. They are unresponsive, unhelpful, uncommunicative and difficult to transact business with. I’ll be the first to agree that some REO agents ......
Realtors get a seat at the drone regulation table

Realtors get a seat at the drone regulation table

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The Federal Aviation Administration has invited the National Association of Realtors to participate in a working group that will provide input on forthcoming regulations of “unmanned aerial systems,” or drones. NAR says it will use the op...
New service lets real estate agents dig up the dirt on properties

New service lets real estate agents dig up the dirt on properties

Inman News' Teke Wiggin's former home doesn't have a high 'livability score.'
Real estate agents have plenty of resources for pulling up granular market and neighborhood data on properties. But that information doesn’t always tell a meaningful story about a particular listing. Revaluate wants to help agents do a bett...
Are you willing to give up selling a house so your voice will be heard?

Are you willing to give up selling a house so your voice will be heard?

Leigh Brown at the North Carolina Association of Realtors' annual convention in Hot Springs, Virginia.
Responding to last week’s “tweet storm” by Inman News Publisher Brad Inman on loose licensing requirements and incompetent agents, Leigh Brown, broker-owner of Re/Max Executive Realty in Concord, North Carolina, says change won̵...
Mobile apps get personal to build stronger client relationships

Mobile apps get personal to build stronger client relationships

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The days of massively long emails, forced registration to access the MLS and missed voice mails are rapidly fading away. New tools are making communication simpler and more personalized than ever before, provided you know what to do ......
Apple iBeacons come to real estate listings

Apple iBeacons come to real estate listings

Wayne Strobel and Vanessa Bergmark talk near field sensors at Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2014.
Wayne Strobel, founder of RealtyBeacon, and Vanessa Bergmark, general manager and partner of the East San Francisco Bay brokerage Red Oak Realty, explain what near-field sensors mean for real estate marketing ......
Big Pennsylvania brokerage cuts off flow of listings to Zillow

Big Pennsylvania brokerage cuts off flow of listings to Zillow

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One of Pennsylvania’s biggest brokerages, Northwood Realty Services, has pulled about 2,700 listings from Zillow, citing concerns over the accuracy of Zillow’s automated valuations and with listing data displayed on the site. Northwood Re...
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"Buyer's agents dealing with distressed property need to get educated, get assistance, or get out."
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"Buyer's agents dealing with distressed property need to get educated, get assistance, or get out."
J. Philip Faranda Experienced agents needed on both sides of a distressed property transaction

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