Real Estate News
Tick tock: Can this generation’s real estate agents prove their worth?
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:39:03
A friend of mine just sold his company in the Valley and is dabbling in venture capital investing. He explained to me how tech will soon eliminate agents. Convincing him otherwise required a couple of cocktails and a description of the unpredictability and vast idiosyncrasies of the transaction, and the defensible relationships between consumers and one million-plus agents. He conceded. Agents will survive for one last generation before software proves its superiority. ... read more»

Daily market update: June 27, 2017
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:10:50
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:04:43
To help make your clients' first home purchase a success we've put together a go-to checklist outlining 15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers ... read more»

Agent Legend: How to close more deals without generating more leads
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:46:52
If you're not regularly the first to follow up, then you're blowing deals and losing money. Every agent knows this, yet it's tough to stay consistent. Agent Legend is the secret weapon top teams and agents are using to get response rates of 40 - 80% ... read more»

S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices will continue to rise — for now
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:28:21
April 2017’s national index comes in at 188.50, a 5.5 percent year-over-year increase from March 2016 and a seasonally adjusted 0.95 percent month-over-month increase ... read more»

The real estate agent’s epic guide to the ultimate Facebook business page
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:00:12
Are you still using your personal Facebook page to promote your real estate business? Besides making you look like an amateur, relying on your personal profile to market yourself and your services means missing out on some crucial benefits. A Facebook business page provides a platform to share your story, connect with people in your target audience and post content that builds your authority ... read more»

A rookie agent shares what he’s learned so far
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 3:00:14
Robert Hughes, real estate salesperson with Meier Real Estate, quickly learned that real estate is anything but simple. It takes motivation, dedication and a lot of legwork to succeed in this industry. Know your inventory, take charge of your schedule and be confident enough to help clients differentiate their wants from their needs when helping them find a home ... read more»

Real estate investor roundup: This week in tech, funding, M&As and more
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 2:00:58
Check out this week’s update, which covers what happens to Instacart if Amazon buys Whole Foods, why your next car may be a living room on wheels and how co-working spaces spread to the suburbs ... read more»

Facebook’s new chatbots are learning to negotiate
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 1:15:15
Chatbots on Facebook Marketplace may soon be able to “negotiate” with you over the price of items for sale. And if new research released by Facebook this week is any indication, you probably won’t know you’re talking to a bot and not a human being ... read more»

How to easily automate different parts of your business
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 0:24:12
Adam DuVander, a marketing developer at Zapier, loves application programming interfaces (APIs) and he wants everyone to know it. With Zapier, users learn how to automate different parts of their business without writing complicated code. During Adam's session participants will create their own custom project, which they can take back to the office for real world application ... read more»

How do you build a personal brand from the ground up in real estate?
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 0:15:04
Whether growing a brand as an agent, a company or a brokerage, the most important thing is: you have to know who you are. Peter Lorimer from PLG Estates shares his insights.  ... read more»

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: A listing in ‘splitsville’
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 0:07:11
In this episode, Leigh Brown welcomes Rachel Hammer, a board director of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. She has been in real estate for over 11 years and was a former crisis counselor for the government before she made the switch to real estate ... read more»

How to stage a home on a budget
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:53:45
A few simple tweaks can increase your home’s selling price by hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars. Use these guidelines to stage your home effectively so that you get the best possible price on your house ... read more»

Fredrik Eklund of ‘Million Dollar Listing’ releases anti-bullying song
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:48:10
On Million Dollar Listing New York, star Fredrik Eklund is loved for many things: his acute business skills, his sharp sense of humor, his collection of colorful socks and, last but not least, his ability to be transparent about his journey as a gay man ... read more»

How long will we be in this financial market standstill?
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:25:05
This last week extended the June freeze: The 10-year T-note this week traded between 2.19 percent and 2.14 percent; mortgages are not moving at all, hovering close to 4.00 percent; and the S&P 500 stayed between 2435 and ... read more»

Daily market update: June 26, 2017
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:46:30
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

NAR: Sellers aren’t selling, renter confidence continues to dip due to financial fears
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:20:02
According to the National Association of Realtors Housing Opportunities and Market Experience Survey (NAR HOME), the solution to low inventory woes may not come from robust housing starts or flipping single-family rentals into owner-occupied homes again. It may come from the 71 percent of homeowners who feel it's a "good time to sell" their home -- opening up a wealth of new listings ... read more»

Why Bob Goldberg, NAR’s new CEO, has some convincing to do
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:19:23
In the middle of the afternoon on Friday, June 23 -- a curious time to be releasing such major news -- NAR announced that it had chosen NAR Senior VP Bob Goldberg to be the next CEO, replacing the retiring Dale Stinton ... read more»

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