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Webinar: The Top 5 Most Critical Online Marketing Skills You Need to Master

Spend an hour with Rob Levy of Portland's Keller Williams Realty Professionals and host Verl Workman and learn the secrets to making your marketing dollars work for you. Register here. ...


Refinance Applications Edge Up

Mortgage applications increased 1.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 1, 2014. ...


Great Spaces: Southern California Celebrity Haven Up for Sale

Located in the Outpost Estates in Los Angeles, this Maravilla Drive estate has been home to several notable celebrities, including Bela Lugosi in the ’30s and Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner in the early ’50s. A magnet for fame, other celebrities who ...


Negotiate Like You Mean It for Win-Win Results

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3 Character Keys to Real Estate Success

The most successful real estate professionals are success-oriented, self-starters with a true entrepreneurial spirit. They also share the following three key characteristics: ...


How to Win with Online Leads

More than 90 percent of consumers rely on the Internet as a primary source of information for real estate. Typically, consumers request more information through a website and it becomes an online lead. There are ...


3 Cybersecurity Tips That Can Pay Off for Your Business

Cybersecurity should be one of your business' highest priorities, yet many employers think that just changing your password regularly is sufficient. ...


Attack of the Killer Office Chairs

(MCT)—I’m sitting down while writing this column. That's a pretty daring move on my part. ...


Homesmart Receives Honors as Top Residential Brokerage in Phoenix

HomeSmart International’s founding franchise, HomeSmart Phoenix, was recently recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal in its annual Book of Lists as the top residential real estate brokerage firm in the Metropolitan Phoenix area based on both sales volume and closed transaction sides in 2013. The brokerage giant and its 4,500+ ...


First United Bank Selects Mortgage Returns’ CRM for Marketing and Reporting Functions

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, announced First United Bank has selected the company’s Relationship Manager CRM solution to manage its marketing campaigns and reporting and analysis capabilities. ...


Affordability Pyramid Shows Housing Market Is Bottom Heavy

With the release of the 2014 Priced Out estimates, NAHB Economics revised its affordability pyramid that translates U.S. household income data into a distribution of homes that households can afford by price range. ...


Home Staging – Strategically Useful for Corporate Mobility

Staging a home can speed up selling relocation properties and potentially lessen corporate expenses—good reasons to consider it selectively as a cost-efficient strategy. ...


10 Cheapest States for Mortgage Rates

Last year, most financial experts — really, anyone who kept up with Fed moves — were certain that interest rates would finally begin to rise in 2014. Now, eight months into the year, mortgage rates are still at record lows and — surprisingly — consumers aren’t even taking advantage of ...


Mending Fences, Tending Neighbors

(MCT)—I have never believed the old saying that good fences make good neighbors because, really, who wants to live next door to a guy who deals in stolen merchandise? ...


zipForm Users Will Soon Help Their Clients Move with Updater

zipLogix and Updater have partnered to offer zipForm(R) users access to technology that alleviates some stress of the moving process. The technology collaboration will enable zipLogix users to seamlessly offer clients Updater's personalized and guided experience for completing moving-related tasks. Updater's web application helps clients update their new address across ...


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