4 Insights That WOW Homebuyers RealScout Ways to win over your potential buyers

4 insights that ‘wow’ potential homebuying clients

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 ...
By Andrew Flachner | 21 hours ago
doapp_select CoreLogic buys the technology that powers its MLS mobile app

CoreLogic buys the technology that powers its MLS mobile app from DoApp

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 .....
By Andrea V. Brambila | 21 hours ago
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‘First Look’ window for Fannie, Freddie REOs could stay open longer

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...
By Inman | 22 hours ago
Hometown-30 Indie brokers: How to rock at double-ending deals

Indie brokers: How to rock at double-ending deals

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...
By Teke Wiggin | 23 hours ago
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5 easy backlink tactics for Realtors

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...
By Tyler Zey | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
mauricio Do you dial, swipe or text? Mauricio Umansky

Do you dial, swipe or text? Mauricio Umansky

Technology is key to success in real estate. Mauricio Umanksy talks about how to be the best in the business ......
By Inman | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Estate sale startup sells ‘everything but the house’

Estate sales typically involve the liquidation of a home. But, of course, the home itself is just one of many pieces of property that often needs to go when an owner dies or moves to an assisted living facility or retirement home. Everything But ...
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Lamudi_select International search app expands reach to 27 countries

International search app expands reach to 27 countries

The fastest-growing property search portal you’ve never heard of announced its iOS app is available in 27 countries, up from 16. German-based Lamudi is an international property website that has more than 750,000 property listings in emerging natio...
By Brittany Morris | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Winter home Image via Shutterstock. 4 key steps for selling a home in the wintertime

4 ways to winterize your real estate business

Here it is Thanksgiving and there's already plenty of snow on the ground, with more on the near horizon. For agents who live and work in frigid winter climates, it's time to "winterize" your business ......
By Josh Fellman | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Elliot Eisenberg’s 2015 economic outlook

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., is the founder of econ70.com; he gives readers his 2015 economic outlook ......
By Inman | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The 11 best real estate plug-ins for your website: editor’s choice

Broker and agent websites should not mash together every real estate plug-in that’s out there. Better not to assault the senses with a cacophony of “widgets” (readymade website features) and tools built on APIs (application prog...
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Go-Figure_select A dose of real estate (and random) data, facts and figures

Go figure: Sticky and least sticky markets, CEO stock sales and more

Infographics and stats to start off your week -- the stickiest and least sticky markets in America, millennials and smart-home technology, Realtor optimism and more ......
By Inman | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
scale_select Study argues homes listed in MLS sell for more

Study argues homes listed in the MLS sell for more

In 2013, homes in the Philadelphia metro area marketed in the local multiple listing service sold for between 10 and 32 percent more than properties not marketed via the MLS, according to a study from TREND MLS. The study analyzed ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Monday, November 24, 2014
newscorp Realtor.com operator News Corp. takes stake in India real estate portal

Realtor.com operator News Corp. takes stake in India real estate portal

News Corp., the international media behemoth and new owner of realtor.com operator Move Inc., has taken a 25 percent stake in the operator of the 3-year-old India residential real estate portal PropTiger.com. The investment by News Corp. in the Indi...
By Paul Hagey | Monday, November 24, 2014