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Long & Foster acquires large Philadelphia brokerage

Long & Foster acquires large Philadelphia brokerage

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The Long & Foster Companies Inc., the third-largest brokerage in the U.S., has acquired the big Philadelphia-based firm Century 21 Alliance. Already the second-largest firm in Philadelphia, Long & Foster will creep closer to market leader Be...
Realogy subsidiary NRT buys Coldwell Banker affiliate

Realogy subsidiary NRT buys Coldwell Banker affiliate

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Realogy subsidiary NRT LLC is creating a new 650-agent, 22-office Coldwell Banker Real Estate brokerage in central Pennsylvania by merging a newly acquired Coldwell Banker affiliate with a nearby company-owned, ERA-affiliated brokerage. The new Cam...
Zillow-owned StreetEasy unveils crop of mobile products

Zillow-owned StreetEasy unveils crop of mobile products

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Just over a year after being acquired by Zillow, StreetEasy, the popular listing portal covering the New York City area, has trotted out a trifecta of mobile products that it says will make it easier for consumers to search its database on the fl...
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...
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