Kat Mack_80501 Avoid staging mistakes and get that new listing sold: Part 1

Avoid staging mistakes and get that new listing sold faster: Part 1

Home staging is something that a professional or a do-it-yourself-oriented homeowner can do. There is no question some level of staging must happen on just about every listing -- if for no other reason than to stand out next to the competition and se...
By Hank Bailey | 10 hours ago
Partnership Popular Chinese finance site partners with Juwai.com

Popular Chinese finance site partners with Juwai.com

Juwai.com, which bills itself as China's "No. 1 international real estate website," has forged a partnership with a massively popular Chinese finance website that could boost traffic to Juwai.com ......
By Teke Wiggin | 13 hours ago
Naypong_159950852-1 6 first-time homebuyer mistakes and tips to avoid them

6 first-time homebuyer mistakes and tips to avoid them

Buying a home is not an easy process. Our first-time homebuyer clients have no idea about what goes into the process from start to finish. They can and do make mistakes. Here are just a few that I've identified and some tips on how to help your clien...
By Danielle Procopio | 17 hours ago
BTC - Michele Herndon Michele Herndon: 'We've added software technologies to drive buyers and sellers to us'

Michele Herndon: ‘We’ve added software technologies to drive buyers and sellers to us’

Michele Herndon of Herndon Real Estate Group | Keller Williams talks technology and why you need to be transparent in order to be authentic ......
By Inman | 17 hours ago
photobank.ch_227203342 7 takeaways from the NAR Vacation Home and Investment Property Report

7 takeaways from the NAR Vacation Home and Investment Property Report

With the release of the annual report into vacation home and investment property activity comes confirmation that the second-home market is booming while the rate of investment property purchase is declining. The report touches on many areas that sho...
By Heather Bayer | 18 hours ago
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Landing page tool postAprop is conceptually sound, visually flat

Marketing online is one part tradition, one part tech. To craft an effective net to home buyers and sellers, you need to have a compelling product supported by a strong message (traditional); and, you need to have the technical capability to deftly c...
By Craig Rowe | 18 hours ago
Hacker-ChrisThompson Chris Thompson: 'What I hate about technology is also what I love about technology -- it’s always changing'

Chris Thompson: ‘What I hate about technology is also what I love about technology — it’s always changing’

"As soon as I feel I have a handle on one piece of tech/software/app/platform, then along comes something new and shiny and sexy," says Thompson. "You can always count on change, but with tech it's just dramatically accelerated." ......
By Inman | 18 hours ago
Monkey Business Images_181457828 10 ways to attract (and keep) millennial agents

10 ways to attract (and keep) millennial agents

I work at dotloop, which is first and foremost a millennial company (90 percent of our employees are from Gen Y). As a general rule, millennials are willing to go above and beyond job requirements, which makes them a valuable asset to any company. ....
By Marnie Blanco | 19 hours ago
Dmitry Kaminsky / Shutterstock Study: New Jersey homeowners pay highest property taxes

Study: New Jersey homeowners pay highest property taxes

On average, homeowners in New Jersey, Illinois and New Hampshire pay the highest property taxes in the U.S., according to a property tax study from WalletHub ......
By Paul Hagey | 20 hours ago
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Court strikes Zillow whistleblower letter, deals blow to Move

A Washington state court has dealt a blow to realtor.com operator Move Inc. in a trade secrets lawsuit against portal giant Zillow. The state’s superior court granted a motion filed by Zillow last month to disregard a letter from a ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Hero-Housefax Housefax slashes price of property reports amid competition

Housefax slashes price of property reports amid competition

Having previously charged $59 for a property history report, Housefax is now offering one property history report for free and charging $10 for every subsequent report ......
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Sean Pavone / Shutterstock Millennial-focused brokerage opens up shop in North Carolina

Millennial-focused brokerage opens up shop in North Carolina

Houston-based Bamboo Realty takes a real estate long view, betting that today's renter will be tomorrow's buyer, and it has brought on prominent industry player Zach Schabot to help take the sale side of its business to the next level ......
By Paul Hagey | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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First national MLS listing portal will promote buyer’s agents, too

The first national multiple listing service (MLS) consumer-facing listing portal will not just serve listing agents, but also buyer's agents, according to the project's facilitator. Since the project's inception, the brokers and MLSs backing the "Bro...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Zhao jian kang / Shutterstock.com Click here for mortgage help: Website lists homebuying assistance programs

Click here for mortgage help: Website lists homebuying assistance programs

Down payment assistance, first-time homebuyer incentives, closing cost discounts: There are many different kinds of financial programs out there to help people purchase a home, and a new website makes a list of programs available in every state avail...
By Amy Swinderman | Tuesday, May 5, 2015