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Go figure: the California market, wages and home prices, and more

Go figure: the California market, wages and home prices, and more

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Where do real estate agents find the technology that shapes their working day? Which California city has the most single women ......
4 ways to create and disperse your unique value proposition

4 ways to create and disperse your unique value proposition

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In the midst of over 2 million active real estate licensees in North America, your unique value proposition (UVP) is what makes you stand out as a real estate agent. It distinguishes you from the rest of the crowd, and showcases how you are different...
RealtyJuggler is an aggressively priced CRM for real estate agents

RealtyJuggler is an aggressively priced CRM for real estate agents

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RealtyJuggler is a CRM that is priced so aggressively I can't help but think it's at least worth a shot for any small team or agency that's been on the fence about investing in a ......
Home ScanD co-founder: ‘Real estate will always need the personal touch of the agent’

Home ScanD co-founder: ‘Real estate will always need the personal touch of the agent’

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"We run into individuals daily who think that the way they’ve sold real estate for 20 years is still current, even as technology has made the lives of the people who embrace it easier," says Royce Munn ......
Setting up a Google alert in 7 simple steps

Setting up a Google alert in 7 simple steps

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You're getting Googled. All the time. People are Googling your name, your listings, your company, your competition. In a perfect world, the results would display your website, maybe some links to glowing reviews of you and blogs written by or about y...
Zillow Group signs direct feed agreement with another MLS

Zillow Group signs direct feed agreement with another MLS

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One of the largest multiple listings services in the country, Arizona Regional MLS, is the latest to sign a direct feed agreement with Zillow Group, giving its 31,000 members the opportunity to send their listings directly to both Zillow and Trulia ....
Court filing claims Zillow used Move’s confidential information to acquire Trulia

Court filing claims Zillow used Move’s confidential information to acquire Trulia

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A recent court filing in a yearlong legal battle between realtor.com operator Move Inc. and portal giant Zillow alleges a key Move employee tipped Zillow off to confidential information that allowed the company to acquire Trulia ......
App tracks business miles, expenses for real estate agents

App tracks business miles, expenses for real estate agents

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Many real estate agents can shave thousands of dollars off their tax bill by deducting their business driving expenses. Because many agents don't keep exact records of the number of their business miles, lots of agents underestimate them, resulting i...
Find this international brokerage’s office space in virtual reality

Find this international brokerage’s office space in virtual reality

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The North American cloud-based brokerage eXp Realty International Corp. has taken its virtual lifestyle to a new extreme by investing six figures in the creation of a new virtual headquarters and meeting environment, where it will hold tech trainin...
Second mortgages and home equity lines of credit threaten housing recovery

Second mortgages and home equity lines of credit threaten housing recovery

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“The property has pretty much been a nightmare since day one,” Joe Schwarz said of a home he bought near the height of the housing market in the Phoenix area. “I’ve wanted to be done with it for years but I couldn’t because of the second (m...
City-by-city rankings and investment performance indicators analyzed in new book

City-by-city rankings and investment performance indicators analyzed in new book

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"Urban Real Estate Investment: A New Era of Opportunity," a new book by former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros published by the Urban Land Institute, mashes up performance indicators based on local economic and demographic trends with city-by-city r...
Maryland title agent sentenced for stealing thousands in client escrow funds

Maryland title agent sentenced for stealing thousands in client escrow funds

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A Baltimore, Maryland-area title insurance agent was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution for diverting thousands of dollars in client escrow funds for her personal use ......
6 ways millennials are impacting the global real estate market

6 ways millennials are impacting the global real estate market

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A recent National Association of Realtors report, Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends 2015, revealed that the global real estate market is once again witnessing a large number of millennial homebuyers and realty investors. These young financier...
Allegations of kickbacks to condo buyers come back to haunt ex-Florida Realtor

Allegations of kickbacks to condo buyers come back to haunt ex-Florida Realtor

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A former Florida Realtor could be facing prison time over his alleged role in a mortgage fraud conspiracy at a 390-unit condo complex that prosecutors say cost mortgage lenders more than $15 million. Joseph Pasquale, 38, a resident of Worcester, ......
More than 14 MLSs offer property history, insurance claims reports via dashboard

More than 14 MLSs offer property history, insurance claims reports via dashboard

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Housefax, maker of property history reports, is the latest vendor to partner with the Clareity Store, giving more than 100,000 brokers and agents deeper insight into homes they plan to list right from their multiple listing service dashboard without ...
Free social media tools to grow your real estate business

Free social media tools to grow your real estate business

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Managing social profiles, status updates, trending topics, etc., can be daunting. Having the proper tools and infrastructure in place for your business is crucial to your marketing success ......
Valuation tech company acquired by operations and risk management consultant

Valuation tech company acquired by operations and risk management consultant

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Clayton Holdings LLC, an operations and risk management consultant to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced today its acquisition of Red Bell Real Estate LLC, a valuation technology provider, for an undisclosed sum ......
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