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Goodluz/Shutterstock New document management system launches with big client

New document management system launches with big client

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...
By Matt Carter | 13 hours ago
Rawpixel/Shutterstock Placester powering real estate search for Cox newspapers

Placester powering real estate search for Cox newspapers

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...
By Teke Wiggin | 16 hours ago
Screenshot of desktop version via trulia.com Trulia launches collaborative search feature

Trulia launches collaborative search feature

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...
By Paul Hagey | 16 hours ago
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4 tips from health care industry for meeting real estate deadlines

My 17-year career as a nurse has given me more insight on how to run and operate my real estate business than I ever would have imagined. I take the challenge of real estate head on every day and implement the skills I learned in nursing — especial...
By Melinda Goodwin | 17 hours ago
Alexis Ohanian at Real Estate Connect New York City / Elza Hayen How to think like a startup: Watch the video

How to think like a startup: Watch the video

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 ...
By Inman | 17 hours ago
Sofiaworld / Shutterstock.com 4 tips to prepare for busy spring sales season

4 tips to prepare for busy spring sales season

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 ...
By Jason Turner | 18 hours ago
amenic181 / Shutterstock You tell us: Does carrying a gun make your job safer?

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

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 ...
By Matt Carter | 18 hours ago
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6 things every new real estate agent should do

It's exciting to get your real estate license! The information presented in the prelicensing class can be a bit overwhelming (and utterly useless in your marketplace), but it's all part of the course work ... and then you're ready to get started, but...
By Candy Miles Crocker | 19 hours ago
Sopotnicki/Shutterstock 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

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...
By Teke Wiggin | 19 hours ago
Twin Design / Shutterstock.com Be clear, not clever, in your real estate Facebook ads

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

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 ......
By Ethan Edwards | 20 hours ago
IS-GoFigure4 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

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 ......
By Inman | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Why 2015 will be a breakout year for real estate sales

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 ......
By Tom Donegan | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
DRETR - canva Create content, not clickbait, with Canva

Create content, not clickbait, with Canva

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 ......
By Craig Rowe | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
SocialMedia-LisaArcher 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'

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." ......
By Inman | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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How real estate agents can create market advantages using Zillow data

A website with the level of access and data-gathering power that Zillow has presents a real opportunity. One interesting thing that Zillow does is make its data fully accessible to any end user ......
By Deidre Woollard | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Image Point Fr /Shutterstock Why social media is destined to play a bigger role in real estate search

Why social media is destined to play a bigger role in real estate search

A computer model crunching a person’s Facebook “likes” can do a better job judging their personality traits than their own friends and family, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Cambridge an...
By Teke Wiggin | Monday, March 2, 2015
Screenshot from apartments.com spot starring Jeff Goldblum. Jeff Goldblum's latest role: Apartments.com mastermind

Jeff Goldblum's latest role: Apartments.com mastermind

Real estate brokers and agents have become adept at using the Internet and social media to grow their business. But suddenly TV is blazing hot, with big brand names like Zillow, realtor.com, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Re/Max, Redfin and Berkshire H...
By Inman | Monday, March 2, 2015
carl ballou /Shutterstock Less than half of agents say their broker has safety procedures

Less than half of agents say their broker has safety procedures

More than half of the nation’s Realtors say their brokerages don’t have safety procedures in place to help protect them from the dangers of meeting strangers in empty houses — or that if they do have such procedures, they don’...
By Matt Carter | Monday, March 2, 2015