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Living Smart: Energy-Efficiency Tax Credits

(MCT)—If you’re considering a home-improvement project that will cut energy costs, it’s not too late to take advantage of special federal tax credits. But be aware that time is running out. ...


Hear It Straight from Top Agents Who Close Online Leads – Oct 30, 2013

There are agents who get large numbers of online leads and successfully convert them to sales. But not every agent has the right systems in place to convert online customers, particularly in great numbers. To address this challenge, realtor.com® has arranged ...


Visual Storytelling: An Eye-catching Approach to Real Estate Marketing

Famous film director and storyteller Frank Darabont once said “Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls.” Pretty poignant considering cavemen had primitive tools, little language skills and often made noises and ...


Personal Branding: Conveying Your Message

As a real estate professional, you are energetic, independent, relatable, hardworking, forward thinking, and you have a corner on the market. Right? But what good are these qualities and how you use them if no one knows who you are? Once ...


Ask the Expert: What Do Changes Proposed By Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mean for Real Estate?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Marvin Stone, CFPB Program Manager for Stewart. ...


How to Stage a House on the Cheap

(MCT)--After spending the last five years developing personal projects and rebuilding passive income streams that took a hit during the economic downturn, my husband and I are once again getting the urge for an extended travel experience. We’ve spent these past ...


5 Tips for Independent Contractor Agreements

What should your independent contractor agreements contain? While hiring an independent contractor (as opposed to an employee) may seem like an easier option, drafting a binding agreement is still necessary and can provide you, the employer, with legal protection. ...


Pay Attention to the Big Trends

Brokers are defined by the fire-fighting, multi-tasking nature of their roles, so it’s easy to lose sight of key issues that can potentially shape the landscape of the future. Here are five areas that may warrant special attention: ...


The Key to Success Lies in Ability to Build Relationships

David Cabot has been building his relationships in the real estate industry for over 30 years. In the following interview, the president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties gives us insight into the importance of a lasting connection. ...


REALTORS® Rise to New Heights in San Francisco to Tackle Industry Challenges

Registration is open to attend the 2013 REALTORS® Conference and Expo, “Rise to New Heights,” at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Nov. 8-11. Click here to register. Onsite registration will take place at the Moscone Center, South Hall ...


‘Prepare for the Boom in New-Home Sales’

While RE/MAX Chairman of the Board and Co-founder Dave Liniger is famous for building one of the world’s largest and most successful real estate brands, he’s also renowned for his expertise in being ahead of the curve on key market trends. ...


Facebook, Google Privacy Changes Announced

Another day, another Facebook and Google privacy policy change. Facebook is axing its privacy option that enables users to be unsearchable. Not to be outdone, Google plans to sell users' endorsements as a social marketing tool. In a nutshell: Get ready for less privacy and more ads -- the best ...


Zuckerberg Buys Neighboring Homes to Prevent New Development

(MCT)—Living the fantasy of every homeowner who has faced the prospect of a nuisance project next door, Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has bought four homes adjacent to his own 5-bedroom crash pad in one of Palo Alto, Calif.’s toniest neighborhoods. ...


Research on Financial Markets Recognized for Nobel Prize in Economics

Robert Shiller, co-creator of the Case-Shiller home price index, is one of three Americans to be awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in economics. The committee recognized Robert J. Shiller (Yale University), Eugene F. Fama (University of Chicago), and Lars Peter Hansen ...


Beyond White: Hot Color Trends for the Kitchen and Bath

(BPT)—So many of us love the rich colors featured in kitchen and bath magazines, but when it comes to selecting colors for our own homes, we tend to play it safe. It's time to be bold and get out of the ...


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