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amazon_shutterstock_175315058 Amazon connecting homeowners with service providers

Amazon connecting homeowners with service providers

Homeowners in major metropolitan areas across the U.S. can now use Amazon to browse, purchase and and schedule hundreds of tasks from home services providers including wall mounting a new TV, house cleaning, appliance installation and equipment assem...
By Teke Wiggin | 9 hours ago
Elena Elisseeva / Shutterstock.com Come August, there will be a new roadblock to closing a deal on a house

Come August, there will be a new roadblock to closing a deal on a house

Everyone agrees that increasing consumer protection is a desirable goal. Nevertheless, the unforeseen ripple effects from these changes could seriously disrupt how the closing process is conducted ......
By Bernice Ross | 13 hours ago
BTC - Jed Carlson Jed Carlson: 'It's important to bring in the people who can continue our growth'

Jed Carlson: 'It's important to bring in the people who can continue our growth'

The AdWerx CEO talks about overdelivering on the company's value proposition and why the time of day affects his relaxation technique ......
By Inman | 14 hours ago
Nikola Spasenoski/Shutterstock How to get real estate consumers to spend up to 90 percent more time on your website

How to get real estate consumers to spend up to 90 percent more time on your website

As real estate, mortgage and title company professionals we are seeing marketing shifting to video more and more. Why? Video is one the most powerful and fastest ways to convey a message to your target audience ......
By Wade Vander Molen | 14 hours ago
DRETR - Ezflix Video production app Ezflix makes listing videos quick and dynamic

Video production app Ezflix makes listing videos quick and dynamic

YouTube is an Internet giant. Real estate agents should be all over it. And maybe Ezflix can help you get there ......
By Craig Rowe | 15 hours ago
Tech-MelindaGoodwin Melinda Goodwin: 'I like to have quality photos at my fingertips'

Melinda Goodwin: 'I like to have quality photos at my fingertips'

Goodwin traded her Droid for a Samsung Note 4 "because when I look at listings on the MLS, I need a bigger screen," she says. "I also like the better camera. I am on the go all the time." ......
By Inman | 15 hours ago
RomboStudio/Shutterstock Brokers, beware: Online listing agreement could carry hidden consequences

Brokers, beware: Online listing agreement could carry hidden consequences

Real estate listings and their associated photographs and media are very valuable content (intellectual property). This content is so valuable that some websites have built pretty large kingdoms using other people's content ......
By Brian Balduf | 15 hours ago
Kunal Mehta / Shutterstock.com How real estate agents can get unlimited direct mail advertising for free (Part 2)

How real estate agents can get unlimited direct mail advertising for free (Part 2)

Yesterday, I explained how I discovered a no-cost direct mail advertising system. Today, we're going to cover how to implement that system in your own real estate business ......
By Kevin Dyke | Sunday, March 29, 2015
jurra8 / Shutterstock.com Attract millennial homebuyers with a 'unique' open house

Attract millennial homebuyers with a 'unique' open house

Let's be honest with each other: Many 30-somethings don't need buyer's agents in the same way they did 10 years ago. They'll already have in mind the places they want to see, the amenities they like and the area where they're drawn to live ......
By Tracy "Royce of Real Estate" | Sunday, March 29, 2015
Vinogradov Illya / Shutterstock.com 10 free places to promote your real estate content

10 free places to promote your real estate content

Writing content for your blog is just the first step in driving traffic and leads to your real estate website. Without great content promotion, you could be writing for no reason. ......
By Andrew Gale | Saturday, March 28, 2015
Kunal Mehta / Shutterstock.com How real estate agents can get unlimited direct mail advertising for free (Part 1)

How real estate agents can get unlimited direct mail advertising for free (Part 1)

I discovered the single greatest advertising method for significantly increasing your exposure while greatly reducing your advertising budget — or even pay nothing at all. This is the story of how I made the discovery ......
By Kevin Dyke | Saturday, March 28, 2015
Condor 36 / Shutterstock Zillow Group says it's ready for life after ListHub

Zillow Group says it's ready for life after ListHub

After roping in direct feed deals with 79 multiple listing services in the last two months, including the 16 it's announcing today, Zillow Group Inc. claims that life after ListHub will be better than ever ......
By Paul Hagey | Friday, March 27, 2015
Screenshot of email templates available from mailify.com MailChimp competitor offers email marketing templates tailored for real estate

MailChimp competitor offers email marketing templates tailored for real estate

Look out MailChimp, Constant Contact, AWeber and REmessenger: Responsive email marketing software provider Mailify, which just brought a platform that’s already popular in Europe to the U.S., is now offering a set of real estate-specific email ...
By Matt Carter | Friday, March 27, 2015
James Whelan/Shutterstock I listed a home as a Presidents Day special sale -- what happened next?

I listed a home as a Presidents Day special sale -- what happened next?

Find out the results of a "special sale" model when applied to selling homes. ......
By Jim Whatley | Friday, March 27, 2015
airn / Shutterstock.com Proposed bill would place Fannie, Freddie funds in escrow

Proposed bill would place Fannie, Freddie funds in escrow

Aiming to protect taxpayers against loss in the event of a housing market downturn, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., yesterday introduced legislation that would establish a secondary reserve fund for government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Fre...
By Amy Swinderman | Friday, March 27, 2015
Ryan Serhant. Ryan Serhant on the transition from 'As the World Turns' to 'Million Dollar Listing'

Ryan Serhant on the transition from 'As the World Turns' to 'Million Dollar Listing'

Ryan Serhant, an agent with New York's Nest Seekers, moved to the Big Apple to take a part in "As the World Turns" in 2007. After the show killed off his character, Serhant needed a new career, and real estate was waiting for him ......
By Inman | Friday, March 27, 2015
viki2win/Shutterstock How to benefit in real estate by not selling houses

How to benefit in real estate by not selling houses

I have a friend. Let's call him Jack. We are still friends because I declined his invitation to sell list his home … a property type I sell regularly, on a very busy thoroughfare that would have afforded me great sign exposure ......
By Cathy Turney | Friday, March 27, 2015
Johan Swanepoel/Shutterstock 'My listing, my lead' philosophy is a massive disservice to real estate consumers

'My listing, my lead' philosophy is a massive disservice to real estate consumers

Let's place you in the same kind of situation that the underrepresented buyer and seller are in. A past client decides to sue you for $2 million in damages -- and their attorney offers to also take your side of the case. Do you feel confident in gett...
By Creed Smith | Friday, March 27, 2015