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Ginger Wilcox: 'Technology can enable service rather than replace it'

Ginger Wilcox: 'Technology can enable service rather than replace it'

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Ginger Wilcox of Sindeo talks about helping consumers select the right mortgage and managing a transparent marketplace containing private information ......
3 'Ms' of building an indie real estate brokerage

3 'Ms' of building an indie real estate brokerage

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My husband and I founded Lanier Property Group three years ago with the (admittedly audacious) vision of changing the real estate industry for both our agents and our clients. Starting an independent real estate brokerage is not for the faint of hear...
Think inside the Box

Think inside the Box

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It's probably time we admit it: Via laptop or smart watch, hotel Wi-Fi or smartphone, we are perpetually connected and forever Web-enabled. That said, with so many critical communications and vital transaction information being received and replicate...
Eli King on big phone screens, WordPress and why Exchange is her favorite email host

Eli King on big phone screens, WordPress and why Exchange is her favorite email host

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"I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2," she says, "a year and a half ago before the trend was bigger screens, because I did, in fact, want a larger screen for reading email and taking photos. Unfortunately, since getting the phone, I've discovered that it'...
Why portal changes will never affect top agents

Why portal changes will never affect top agents

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There is a storm of confusion surrounding the Zillow-Trulia merger, especially when it comes to how the alliance will affect agents. Here are a few reasons why and agents who have been playing successfully in the game for a long time won't bat an eye...
New document management system launches with big client

New document management system launches with big client

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Real Estate Digital has signed HER Realtors as the first user of its new “agent-centric” paperless document management system, rDocs. RED says rDocs allows brokers to pick and choose the features they need, including electronic forms, doc...
Placester powering real estate search for Cox newspapers

Placester powering real estate search for Cox newspapers

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Real estate website provider Placester has partnered with Cox Media Group to power the digital real estate sections for eight of its properties, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Austin American-Statesman and the Palm Beach Post. Pl...
Trulia launches collaborative search feature

Trulia launches collaborative search feature

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A new collaborative home search feature from Trulia allows homebuyers and renters to create Pinterest-like “boards” of homes they find on the portal that they can keep track of and share with friends, family and their agent. When cons...
How to think like a startup: Watch the video

How to think like a startup: Watch the video

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Alexis Ohanian is not only the co-founder and executive chairman of reddit, he’s an investor in more than 60 companies and Y Combinator’s “Ambassador to the East.” Here, Ohanian shares insights gleaned from his experiences as ...
4 tips to prepare for busy spring sales season

4 tips to prepare for busy spring sales season

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Many sellers feel that the spring market is the best time to place their home on the market, as buyer demand traditionally increases in the springtime. And with interest rates projected to be a full percentage point higher by the end of 2015, buyers ...
You tell us: Does carrying a gun make your job safer?

You tell us: Does carrying a gun make your job safer?

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Is it wise for real estate agents to to carry a gun? Based on interviews with law enforcement and gun safety instructors, Realtor Magazine concludes that few people are prepared to use a deadly weapon, and that if you’re not in the mindset to kill ...
Auction.com gearing up to work with real estate brokers and their clients

Auction.com gearing up to work with real estate brokers and their clients

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In a bid to broaden its platform and accelerate its expansion, online real estate marketplace Auction.com has acquired Channel LLC, a real estate technology provider “with a proven ability to engage residential brokers and consumers,” the...
Be clear, not clever, in your real estate Facebook ads

Be clear, not clever, in your real estate Facebook ads

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There are a lot of elements that go into setting up a real estate Facebook ad that will produce an astonishing return on investment. This can be a lot of work, and each element can make or break your ad ......
Go figure: hottest ZIP codes for house flipping, cities with highest turnover and more

Go figure: hottest ZIP codes for house flipping, cities with highest turnover and more

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Which markets have the highest inventory (and which ones are lagging behind)? What are the hottest ZIP codes for house-flipping? How do you feel about showings on demand ......
Why 2015 will be a breakout year for real estate sales

Why 2015 will be a breakout year for real estate sales

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I believe that the real estate market will make a comeback in 2015 — but it will do so in spite of the terrible economic environment and the government. What reasons do I have to be so optimistic? Here they are ......
Create content, not clickbait, with Canva

Create content, not clickbait, with Canva

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When it comes to your social media marketing, never try to make something viral. Instead, create content that is useful to people who need to know something about real estate. Don't just randomly share ......
Lisa Archer: 'Social media is about being social. Do that, and the business will come'

Lisa Archer: 'Social media is about being social. Do that, and the business will come'

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The social media all-star says that her best efforts come from "just being engaging and interested in others lives' ... likes, comments and telling them happy birthday mean a lot and go a long way." ......
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