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Are you ready for Facebook's new promotional rules?

Are you ready for Facebook's new promotional rules?

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Facebook has done it again! The social media powerhouse recently announced that starting in January 2015 it will place limits on posts that are "too promotional." That's the bad news. ......
'Disruptive' technologies that aren't and more musings from Timothy Ellis

'Disruptive' technologies that aren't and more musings from Timothy Ellis

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The (former) Porch hacker talks stupid tech buzzwords, nectarines and whiskey, and misaligned incentives, plus why "disruptive" technology is anything but ......
4 tips for achieving work-life balance

4 tips for achieving work-life balance

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"Work-life balance" is a phrase many of us hear every day. It's no secret that being a busy real estate agent can strain our personal relationships because of the amount of time we put into our work ......
Realtor.com operator News Corp. acquires real estate decision-making engine

Realtor.com operator News Corp. acquires real estate decision-making engine

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After taking a stake in Indian real estate portal, PropTiger.com, in November, realtor.com’s new maestro, News Corp., is investing in another Indian company with real estate ties. The media giant announced the acquisition of Mumbai-based Big...
Real estate's fear doctors

Real estate's fear doctors

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Andrea Quyn, an agent at Roseville, California-based Suncal Real Estate Group, recently wondered aloud to her real estate coach why she has trouble acquiring listings. The reason was her “fear of the unknown,” explained her coach, Julie Harris, w...
MLS data triggering postcard marketing campaigns

MLS data triggering postcard marketing campaigns

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Online advertising may be where agents are putting most of their dollars, but many continue to see value in print. Case in point: More than 100,000 active agents send marketing postcards to prospective clients via direct mail company QuantumDigital. ...
Take your brokerage's destiny into your hands by leaving excuses behind

Take your brokerage's destiny into your hands by leaving excuses behind

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"I know I should be doing so … but I am not." Do you know how many times I have heard that? Too many! It’s the basic broker excuse. Here are a few others ......
Redfin, flush with cash, announces 4 more new markets

Redfin, flush with cash, announces 4 more new markets

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Fresh off the announcement of its $70.9 million funding round, Redfin says it’s launching brokerage operations in four additional markets, capping a year of remarkable expansion for the Seattle-based brokerage. Redfin now has agents on the g...
5 economic uncertainties that can wake you in the middle of the night

5 economic uncertainties that can wake you in the middle of the night

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Markets are already quieting down with the approach of two holiday-shortened weeks, after two calm-shattering ones. The five things unresolved, still on the table beside the turkey: What is the Fed up to? What is the support for an apparently ......
All I want for Christmas is this Realtor superpower

All I want for Christmas is this Realtor superpower

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Real estate agents and brokers have more tech tools at their disposal every year, providing them with deeper insights into housing markets and allowing them to find — and serve — clients more efficiently. Improvements in technology are in...
Christmas Zillow style, thrill-seeking Murdoch, and the hunt for tech talent

Christmas Zillow style, thrill-seeking Murdoch, and the hunt for tech talent

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Zillow and Trulia each have sharp chief economists whose mission is to get their respective companies' brands in front of consumers' noses. They do this by populating the interwebs with a never-ending stream of commentary and analysis of housing mark...
Tell a compelling story (like 'Serial') to create opportunities

Tell a compelling story (like 'Serial') to create opportunities

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Sitting around the Christmas dinner table, if your family is like mine, you'll discuss the year that's gone by and your aspirations for 2015. And if your family is really like mine, you'll also discuss your theories about "Serial." ......
Douglas Elliman pushes into another luxury market

Douglas Elliman pushes into another luxury market

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Continuing an aggressive push into luxury markets outside of its New York City base, Douglas Elliman Real Estate has skied into the Aspen, Colorado, market by snapping up Joshua & Co., a brokerage with four offices and 40 agents in ......
Peter Hernandez on industry decay and 2015 predictions

Peter Hernandez on industry decay and 2015 predictions

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Peter Hernandez, the founder of Teles Properties, discusses industry decay, global events and why he thinks there will be more business to go around in ......
Learn what it takes to start a real estate brokerage with founders of Urban Compass

Learn what it takes to start a real estate brokerage with founders of Urban Compass

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Since opening its doors less than two years ago, real estate startup Urban Compass has grown to become the ninth-largest brokerage by dollar volume in New York City, boasting just under $495 million in listings as of November 2014, according ......
Sometimes, staying competitive means shattering convention

Sometimes, staying competitive means shattering convention

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We've never met a fellow hacker who thinks the status quo is good enough. By nature, hackers rail against the adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," replacing it with our own: "Break everything and make it better." There's no room for inefficient ...
Mark Fitzpatrick on ethical people and swiping

Mark Fitzpatrick on ethical people and swiping

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The CEO of RUHM shares his thoughts about the secret to success in real estate, why leveraging numbers is trendy and what he thinks will be the communication way of the future ......
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