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Portal that has its sights set on Zillow acquires Title365 for $36 million

Portal that has its sights set on Zillow acquires Title365 for $36 million

Solutionstar is set to acquire title insurance and settlement services provider Title365
In another step in its quest  to build an end-to-end real estate marketplace that will outdo top real estate portals Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com, HomeSearch.com operator Solutionstar is set to acquire title insurance and settlement services provi...
How to pull contacts from 100s of Web apps into ZipForm Plus

How to pull contacts from 100s of Web apps into ZipForm Plus

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Users of zipForm Plus now have an easy way to tap data from more than 100 Web apps including Gmail, LinkedIn and Twitter thanks to a new partnership between zipForm maker zipLogix Inc. and Zapier. Zapier — which charges users $49 per ......
Why mortgage rates are about to drop

Why mortgage rates are about to drop

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Long-term interest rates have broken a narrow, monthlong range and are headed down. The 10-year Treasury note -- the driver of the show -- is now 2.23 percent. The lowest-fee mortgages are trying to cross below 4 percent, too. This is a big move,...
Can technology replace a team?

Can technology replace a team?

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Each year we look at ways to leverage our time and ability to market and sell more properties. A popular way to do this is through building a team. There's certainly nothing wrong with the team approach, and many are finding success from it. But when...
Remember, you are 'The One' to your buyers and sellers

Remember, you are 'The One' to your buyers and sellers

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As a real estate broker or agent, it’s your job to understand what your clients’ needs are, whether they are buying or selling a home. Leigh Brown, broker-owner of Leigh Brown and Associates with Re/Max Executive Realty, says to remember...
In memory of Warren Hitesh Myer, online mortgage pioneer

In memory of Warren Hitesh Myer, online mortgage pioneer

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I was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Warren Hitesh Myer. For those who never met him, Warren was one of the true pioneers of the online world of real estate ......
Two suspects formally charged with murder in Beverly Carter case

Two suspects formally charged with murder in Beverly Carter case

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Two people have been formally charged with murder in the death of Beverly Carter, the Arkansas Realtor whose body was found several days after she disappeared after showing a vacant home to a stranger, Arron Lewis, 33, has been formally charged wit...
The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

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I recently read a post by Joel Burslem at 1000watt titled Putting IDX out to pasture. Joel suggests that the commoditization of IDX, along with real estate consumers' shift to mobile, has made property search websites obsolete for agents and brokers ...
The reformers: Jonathan Aizen

The reformers: Jonathan Aizen

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Jonathan Aizen is the founder and CEO of Amitree Inc., the developer of Amitree, a tool to help homebuyers and their agents navigate the process of buying a home, organizing the dozens of tasks into an easy-to-understand checklist that is ......
Do you dial, swipe or text? Laura Brady

Do you dial, swipe or text? Laura Brady

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Sometimes, you need to dial, swipe and text as an agent to be successful! Laura Brady talks about when she uses which tactic ......
How a Zillow engineer goes about creating new offerings

How a Zillow engineer goes about creating new offerings

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Jonas Boli, the product and engineering manager at Zillow, answers some questions ......
Ways to win over your potential buyers

Ways to win over your potential buyers

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Although it would certainly be memorable, impressing your potential homebuying clients doesn't have to include picking them up in a Bentley or giving them neighborhood tours via helicopter. You want your clients to think, "Wow, John was really being ...
CoreLogic buys the technology that powers its MLS mobile app

CoreLogic buys the technology that powers its MLS mobile app

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Real estate tech and data firm CoreLogic has acquired the technology behind its mobile multiple listing service app, GoMLS, from mobile tech company DoApp Inc. Terms of the deal, which closed on Oct. 31, were not disclosed. Seven of DoApp’s .....
'First Look' window for Fannie, Freddie REOs could stay open longer

'First Look' window for Fannie, Freddie REOs could stay open longer

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Two prominent Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee are pushing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator to prolong the time period during which first-time homebuyers and other owner-occupants get a “First Look” at purchasing home...
Indie brokers: How to rock at double-ending deals

Indie brokers: How to rock at double-ending deals

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Hometown Realty launched a muscular marketing campaign when it signed a $1.1 million listing last spring. The San Marcos, California-based brokerage produced a video celebrating the listing’s motocross track, pushed Facebook ads to users w...
Backlinks work to drive traffic to your website

Backlinks work to drive traffic to your website

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Why do backlinks work? These links essentially prove your website's worth to Google by improving your domain authority and page authority. They can be a quick and easy way to increase your search engine placement. In other words, these link sources a...
Do you dial, swipe or text? Mauricio Umansky

Do you dial, swipe or text? Mauricio Umansky

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Technology is key to success in real estate. Mauricio Umanksy talks about how to be the best in the business ......
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