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Agents, brokers commit not to show homes to strangers

Agents, brokers commit not to show homes to strangers

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In the wake of the kidnapping and murder of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, more than 350 agents and brokers have signed a “Realtor Safety Pledge” promising to limit certain behaviors that could potentially put them in harm...
Serving luxury buyers and sellers requires hefty budget, 'boots on the ground'

Serving luxury buyers and sellers requires hefty budget, 'boots on the ground'

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — What does it take to locate, convert and successfully close a transaction with an ultra high net worth individual (UHNWI) client? In many respects, it’s an entirely different game from the typical real estate transacti...
They mean well, but these agents are annoying the heck out of everyone

They mean well, but these agents are annoying the heck out of everyone

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Hey did you know daylight saving time is ending this weekend? Of course you did! Leigh Brown, broker-owner of Leigh Brown and Associates with Re/Max Executive Realty, wonders why so many real estate agents feel compelled to remind prospects, clients ...
Who am I? Identity crisis plagues real estate agents

Who am I? Identity crisis plagues real estate agents

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When I ask other Realtors to tell me what their brand is, I am told, "I don't have a logo yet." It seems everyone thinks their brand is their logo ......
Today's economy is a three-ring circus, and then some

Today's economy is a three-ring circus, and then some

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Mortgage and long-term rates are still near their lows — reassuring, considering everything else has lost its marbles. Or perhaps bonds are doing well because everything else is nuts … a fair proposition to which we’ll return. When I wa...
Realtor problems: cries of anguish from the trenches

Realtor problems: cries of anguish from the trenches

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Real estate agents are like pinballs: They can score big, but often only after ricocheting around a minefield of obstacles. These occupational hazards are many and various. And they produce their own special flavor of shell shock. Can you relate ......
9 mobile apps you'll wonder how you ever lived without

9 mobile apps you'll wonder how you ever lived without

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We’re not going mobile anymore, we’ve gone mobile. And that’s a good thing! It means you can (and should) set up your business so you can manage it on the go. Doing so gives most clients exactly what they want: ......
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