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Google+: Why It Makes Sense for E-Marketers

(eM+C)—Google+ is the latest player on the social media scene. With 40 million-plus users, the social media network has carved out a niche for itself. Like they do via Twitter and Facebook, consumers are sharing content, engaging with new contacts and building communities on Google+. ...


Jumbo Mortgages: How to Bag the Big Opportunity Today

Effective October 1, 2011, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lowered their conforming loan limits back to 2008 levels. And that means many home buyers suddenly need a jumbo loan to qualify for the homes they want. Real estate professionals who ...


Webinar Announcement: 4 Steps to Creating Killer Real Estate Marketing Content

If you’re seeking a low-cost, superior performance, and high impact way to reach and connect with your market in a consistent and effective manner, then this webinar workshop is for you. RSVP here. ...


The IMLS Search Delivery; One of the Largest Real Estate Applications Ever Delivered

The International Realty Inc. and The International MLS [IMLS] have announced recently the delivery of 55,000 IMLS search widgets into the Prudential Real Estate agency network. This comes on the heels of its recent announcement that its Free To List-Commission ...


Next On NAHREP Radio: The Key To Successful Buyer’s Side REO Purchases

Not all offers are created equal, particularly in today’s competitive foreclosure market of multiple real estate offers. REO power hitter listing brokers will offer buyers agents tips on how to write an airtight offer that stands out in the pack. Guest experts include: Juan Martinez, one of Nevada’s leading real ...


Creating a Foundation for Motivation

Motivational humorist Darryl Davis has been making real estate audiences laugh, think and improve their listing and sales skills for more than a decade. In this exclusive interview with Real Estate magazine, he shares his thoughts on how brokers and ...


Where Is Your Spend? Marketing in 2012

The research confirms it. It’s all about being mobile. With smartphones always online and always available, you’ve got to be ready to serve 24/7 and that includes serving customers and clients on the run. ...


October Housing Scorecard: Positive Trends but Mixed Overall

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the October edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard—a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The latest housing data offer continued ...


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: An Update on Real Estate Brokerage Charges

Real estate brokers continue to charge additional fees to cover the cost of their services. These fees, often mistakenly referred to as administrative/professional fees, are more appropriately identified as additional flat fee commission charges. It has been two years since a federal district court in Busby v. RealtySouth [Busby v. ...


Real Estate Marketing Summit 2011 Scheduled for December

The Real Estate Marketing Summit 2011 will be held on December 14 and 15, 2011, in San Diego at the Hotel del Coronado. Last year, REMS 2010 was highly successful and this year is expected to be even better, according to 1parkplace, host of the event. ...


Making Jobs: Energy Efficiency Funding

A report released recently, sponsored in part by the Appraisal Institute, outlines ways to finance $150 billion per year in energy efficiency projects that yield double-digit financial returns. The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers. ...


Why 20% Downpayments Don’t Always Make Sense (or Dollars)

Despite the “doom and gloom” in today’s headlines, in the current economic climate, homeownership is more affordable than ever, thanks to low interest rates and lower home values. For those buyers who manage to have a 20% (or more) downpayment, they believe this will get them the lowest monthly mortgage ...


Blueprint for 100 Deals Part 3: Dream Team 100

In building our Blueprint for 100 Deals, the Team is undoubtedly the most critical architecture to put into place. Each team member will play their role as a vital cog in the machinery of your real estate business. The administrational ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: sell a house in 3 simple steps; save up to 30% on car rentals; and save on shipping with FedEx. ...


The International MLS Introduces Its Free to List Commission Share Platform

The International MLS [IMLS] has announced that its Free to List-Commission Share platform for all U.S. agents is now available. Real estate agents may now register and manually list their property listings at no cost for global exposure on all of the International MLS search widgets now being distributed globally ...


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