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Realtor-owned tech firm offers mobile version of property database

Realtor-owned tech firm offers mobile version of property database

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Realtor-owned technology company Realtors Property Resource has rolled out its first mobile application, offering all 1 million-plus Realtors on-the-go access to its parcel-based property database at no additional cost. National Association of Realto...
Title insurer agrees to pay $200,000 to settle kickback allegations

Title insurer agrees to pay $200,000 to settle kickback allegations

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A title insurance agency has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle allegations that it violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) by entering into marketing services agreements with companies, including real estate brokers, with the unders...
Online real estate is about to get more competitive, and that's good for everybody

Online real estate is about to get more competitive, and that's good for everybody

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News Corp (or “Rupert Murdoch,” if you’re feeling more dramatic) is buying Move. A few quick thoughts ... This is a good thing. Move was eating Zillow’s dust for too long. As part of News Corp, the company (and, most notably, realtor.com), wi...
Just say yes to staging

Just say yes to staging

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A home will sell whether you stage it or not, right? Sure –“Even a blind pig can find an acorn,” says Leigh Brown, broker-owner of Leigh Brown and Associates with Re/Max Executive Realty. Having recently seen the dramatic difference...
Brokerage pulling listings from Zillow, Trulia and doubling down on realtor.com

Brokerage pulling listings from Zillow, Trulia and doubling down on realtor.com

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Allen Tate Realtors is pulling all of its listings — approximately 10,000 — from Zillow and Trulia, and doubling down on its presence on realtor.com by paying to spotlight its listings there through the portal’s Showcase Listing En...
NAR must keep a close eye on realtor.com changes

NAR must keep a close eye on realtor.com changes

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When news broke that News Corp will be acquiring realtor.com operator Move Inc., Move, News Corp and NAR all published positive, forward-looking statements about the potential for improved visibility and marketing for the realtor.com portal. If a Rea...
Honor Beverly Carter's memory and take care of yourselves

Honor Beverly Carter's memory and take care of yourselves

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Like many of my Realtor family, I can’t shake the uneasy feeling I’ve had ever since Beverly Carter went missing last week. Now we know where she is, and the police have a suspect in custody, and we are all ......
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