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Tips for Successfully Working with Investors

When you look at your target market, do you include investors in the mix? You should. ...


Are You Conversant with Millennial Culture?

Numbering 105 million, Millennials are larger than the Baby Boomer generation, and 20 percent bigger than the Gen X population. And Millennials are aging into home buying. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), among buyers under 32 years of ...


Las Vegas Breaks Out with 31.2 Percent Yearly Growth in July

Clear Capital. one of the premium providers of data and solutions for real estate asset valuation and collateral risk assessment, recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through July 2013. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the ...


Research Links Mortgage Interest Deduction with Economic Opportunity

The mortgage interest deduction (MID) is linked positively with intergenerational mobility – a measure of economic opportunity – according to new academic research from economists at Harvard and Berkeley. This paper comes on the heels of separate research showing that trading the MID for lower individual income tax rates results ...


Rising Home Prices Send Large-Scale Investors Packing in Bay Area

Traditional homebuyers and sellers returned to the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market in increasing numbers in the second quarter of 2013, fueling sharply higher home prices and nudging big-money institutional investors with cash to the sidelines, according to a recently released analysis of MLS data by the research ...


Your Place: Possible Causes of Surges in Electricity Use

(MCT)—I had a question awhile back from a reader who had a smart meter installed and checks online for usage. ...


The MLS Public Portal Debate: Take Back Your Future – Or Is It Too Late?

John Reilly, director of RealTown, and I have been around Internet listing display and listing data distribution since their inception. Based on what we’ve learned over the last 19 years, and more recently over the last five years, we believe there is room for different “public portal real estate models.” ...


Realty ONE Group and Superlative Announce New Relationship

In a joint statement released recently, Realty ONE Group and Superlative announced a new relationship that the companies say will deliver “exceptional web presences” to Realty ONE Group real estate agents. ...


Content Is King: How to Win the Battle against Portals

It’s hard to deny that the giant real estate portals are doing more than simply holding their own when it comes to branding and attracting Web traffic to their sites. They attract the lion’s share of real estate traffic, and typically ...


4 Tips to Spruce Up Your Marketing Image

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Top Producer® CRM – A Whole New Follow-Up Experience

Top Producer® CRM is working hard to simplify the way you can manage follow-up without digging through your database to find important tasks or clients. The company’s new, intuitive follow-up coach will guide you to success by surfacing the most important interactions you need to manage a successful ...


Homes.com Adds Nine Direct MLS Feeds

Homes.com, an online real estate resource and leading provider of enterprise-level solutions for real estate professionals and brokerages, has added nine direct MLS feeds with over 135,000 listings to its website. The display agreement provides Homes.com with data from the following MLS organizations: Houston Association of REALTORS, California ...


Why the Century-Old REALTOR® Code of Ethics Still Guides Today

Throughout 2013, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has been marking the centennial anniversary of the adoption of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. The 100-year-old Code is a vital component of our organization—and our members—and an essential building block of your business. ...


Living Smart: Toilet Repair

(MCT)—Marc Arnold decided it was time to fix his running toilets, so he hired a plumber to replace the “guts” of four toilets in his Tacoma, Wash., home. Arnold had just signed up for a monthly service plan with the plumbing ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Names Mobile Realty Apps Preferred Provider

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named Mobile Realty Apps as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, which presents top business resources to its international network of more than 500 real estate firms. ...


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