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Agent-only app gathers momentum with MLSs

Agent-only app gathers momentum with MLSs

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Looks like nothing says “try me” better than “free.” In July, real estate tech firm Homesnap offered the agent-only version of the company’s popular real estate mobile app free to multiple listing services for the first 12 m...
What works (and what really doesn't) in a real estate marketing plan

What works (and what really doesn't) in a real estate marketing plan

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Over the past several years, I have noticed things that work and things we agents do that might not be as beneficial as we think; these activities just don't produce the desired results. The bottom line: If you spend more time on your Facebook page t...
Zillow, Trulia shareholders approve merger

Zillow, Trulia shareholders approve merger

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Zillow and Trulia are one step closer to consummating their proposed merger. At separate meetings at Zillow and Trulia’s respective headquarters this morning, shareholders in the firms voted to approve the deal that would bring Trulia into t...
Redfin's got another $71 million to break into new markets and build out its technology

Redfin's got another $71 million to break into new markets and build out its technology

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Redfin has bagged another $70.9 million in funding that the high-tech real estate brokerage plans to use to boost its expansion into new markets and develop new technology to make the homebuying and selling process better for consumers. The raise...
Video: Are brokers the unsung heroes of the industry?

Video: Are brokers the unsung heroes of the industry?

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Pam O'Connor, the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World CEO, says that brokers are the Rodney Dangerfields of the industry: They don't get any respect. She talks about why that needs to change in an opinionated video ......
Jeff Hyland talks about knowing your client

Jeff Hyland talks about knowing your client

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Jeff Hyland of Hilton & Hyland answers three questions from Inman, discussing how successful agents know their clients' desires better than the clients themselves do and why he thinks there's no substitute for personal communication ......
Real estate coach profile: Tim Harris

Real estate coach profile: Tim Harris

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Real estate coach Tim Harris sees a fundamental disconnect between the real estate industry old guard and what both consumers and agents want -- an ancient lead-generation and numbers approach to sales that's out of step with their core beliefs about...
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 ......
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