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99 Ways to Market Your website 99 ways to market your real estate website

99 ways to market your real estate website

Coming up with fresh ideas to market your brand online in this fast-paced industry is a challenge! There are only so many articles, tweets and posts to read and webinars to attend. We have had so many of you come ......
By Laura Monroe | 8 hours ago
Think safety image via Shutterstock. Real estate agents using apps, wearable tech to stay safe

Real estate agents using apps, wearable tech to stay safe

With the recent, horrible, kidnapping and death of Realtor Beverly Carter in Arkansas after showing a vacant home to an unknown person, personal safety is first and foremost on people’s minds today. As it should be. Every day ......
By Guest Contributor | 11 hours ago
leigh_brown Just say yes to staging

Just say yes to staging

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...
By Inman News | 13 hours ago
Downtown Charlotte, North Carolina via Shutterstock. Brokerage pulling listings from Zillow, Trulia and doubling down on realtor.com

Brokerage pulling listings from Zillow, Trulia and doubling down on realtor.com

Allen Tate Realtors is pulling all of its listings — approximately 10,000 — from Zillow and Trulia, and doubling down on its presence on realtor.com by paying to spotlight its listings there through the portal’s Showcase Listing En...
By Paul Hagey | 13 hours ago
Watchful image via Shutterstock. NAR must keep a close eye on realtor.com changes

NAR must keep a close eye on realtor.com changes

When news broke that News Corp will be acquiring realtor.com operator Move Inc., Move, News Corp and NAR all published positive, forward-looking statements about the potential for improved visibility and marketing for the realtor.com portal. If a Rea...
By Sam DeBord | 14 hours ago
Sunrise image via Shutterstock. Honor Beverly Carter's memory and take care of yourselves

Honor Beverly Carter's memory and take care of yourselves

Like many of my Realtor family, I can’t shake the uneasy feeling I’ve had ever since Beverly Carter went missing last week. Now we know where she is, and the police have a suspect in custody, and we are all ......
By Leigh Brown | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff tweeted "Game on." this morning upon learning of News Corp's pending acquisition of Move Inc. 'Game on' as News Corp's realtor.com play fuels portals' battle for dominance

'Game on' as News Corp's realtor.com play fuels portals' battle for dominance

News Corp’s pending acquisition of realtor.com operator Move Inc. will intensify the competition between top national real estate portals — a battle that, until now, looked like it was Zillow’s to lose. Any way the numbers were slic...
By Paul Hagey | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Wedding cake image via Shutterstock. Why NAR gave News Corp its blessing to acquire realtor.com operator Move

Why NAR gave News Corp its blessing to acquire realtor.com operator Move

The National Association of Realtors is giving its blessing to plans by publishing giant News Corp to acquire realtor.com operator Move Inc. because of the potential “multiplier effect” for realtor.com if owned by the “world’s pre...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Detail of screen shot of realestate.com.au. Murdoch's Australian portal thrives in country with no MLS and few buyer's agents

Murdoch's Australian portal thrives in country with no MLS and few buyer's agents

Visit realestate.com.au and you won’t encounter what’s become a staple of U.S. listing portals: lead forms for buyer’s agents. Realestate.com.au — whose operator, REA Group Limited, is set to acquire a 20 percent stake in Mov...
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
XYZ Real Estate Why every agent should 'own' their marketing -- literally

Why every agent should 'own' their marketing -- literally

I believe that owning your own marketing is critical to being a successful Realtor. By marketing, I specifically mean the tools and materials that you use to promote your real estate business ......
By Guest Contributor | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Marching band image via Shutterstock. Edina Realty does about-face, sends listings to Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com

Edina Realty does about-face, sends listings to Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com

Edina Realty, the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota-based Berkshire Hathaway affiliate that made waves when it pulled its listings from Trulia and realtor.com two years ago, started sending its listings to Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com today at noon ...
By Paul Hagey | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Wise investment image via Shutterstock. Murdoch's play for Move demonstrates hunger for real estate technology investments

Murdoch's play for Move demonstrates hunger for real estate technology investments

News Corp’s pending acquisition of realtor.com operator Move Inc. for $950 million in cash is “extremely exciting news in that it shows an eagerness for investment in real estate technology that expands far beyond the usual suspects,R...
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Serenity image via Shutterstock. What sale of realtor.com operator Move signifies: Nothing. Zippo. Nada.

What sale of realtor.com operator Move signifies: Nothing. Zippo. Nada.

The announcement that Ruper Murdoch’s News Corp is buying realtor.com operator Move Inc. is sending shockwaves through the real estate industry. I mean, think of the massive impact that this will have on the daily life of real estate agents .....
By Joseph Rand | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Rupert Murdoch Featureflash / Shutterstock.com Do not underestimate Rupert Murdoch

Do not underestimate Rupert Murdoch

When Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp announced its plan to acquire Dow Jones with its signature property, The Wall Street Journal, in 2007, critics abounded. Journalists were convinced that he would compromise editorial integrity. Wall Street said he ov...
By Brad Inman | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Move News Corp set to acquire realtor.com operator Move Inc. for $950M

News Corp set to acquire realtor.com operator Move Inc. for $950M

News Corp, operator of the popular Australian real estate portal realestate.com.au and many other media outlets across the globe, is set to acquire realtor.com operator Move Inc. for $950 million in cash. The pending acquisition, unanimously appr...
By Paul Hagey | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Beverly Carter, an agent in Little Rock, Arkansas, was found dead Tuesday morning. Missing Arkansas Realtor found dead

Missing Arkansas Realtor found dead

Authorities say that Beverly Carter, the Little Rock, Arkansas, real estate agent who went missing after showing a vacant, bank-owned home to a stranger last week, has been found dead in a “shallow grave” at a concrete company, the Associated Pr...
By Inman News | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Untitled design (36) Do you have - gasp! - HGTV Syndrome?

Do you have - gasp! - HGTV Syndrome?

HGTV is a fun escape for many of us and a glimpse into the world of all things real estate and do-it-yourself. Even though I can work up to 80 hours a week as a Richmond, Virginia, Realtor, I still indulge in an episode of "House Hunters," "Property ...
By ActiveRain | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Reesio webinar replay Inman News Demo Day with Reesio - take a peek

Inman News Demo Day with Reesio - take a peek

One of the things I love the most about our Demo Days at Inman News is that we get to show off firsthand the new technologies and services available to our readers. Even better is when developers can come back ......
By Laura Monroe | Monday, September 29, 2014