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When ‘love’ letters to the seller make (or break) a real estate deal
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When ‘love’ letters to the seller make (or break) a real estate deal

Kathleen Wilkin's homeseller accepted the lowest of three offers. In a letter, the buyer who captured her client's attention wrote of the need to...

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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 25: The case of the 40-plus showings
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 25: The case of the 40-plus showings

If a property goes into the 40-plus showing mark, and it hasn't sold- well, there's probably something that isn't right. Listen to this episode's...

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What is a 1031 exchange?
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What is a 1031 exchange?

In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates explains what a 1031 exchange is in real estate; 1031 refers to tax code. It means you can sell a...

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What real estate agents should know about pot legalization
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What real estate agents should know about pot legalization

An out-of-state client is seeking a home that's already set up for growing marijuana so that all he has to do is move in and get started. Meanwhile...

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Switching brokerages? Use your head, not your heart
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Switching brokerages? Use your head, not your heart

Switching brokerages is a fairly common practice in the real estate industry, but the reasons agents make the move can vary widely. Often, it's in...

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Don’t feel like transacting? Try this business model instead
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Don’t feel like transacting? Try this business model instead

F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab chats with 12-year veteran Tacoma, Washington, agent Marguerite Giguere about her unique business model... Don’t...

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11 reasons real estate agents should be replaced by robots
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11 reasons real estate agents should be replaced by robots

Real estate robots could have their own webpages, and they could be programed to appear to have traits like patience and kindness. They could be...

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Daily market update: April 20, 2017
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Daily market update: April 20, 2017

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news... Daily market update: April 20, 2017

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John Davis takes the reins as sole CEO of Keller Williams
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John Davis takes the reins as sole CEO of Keller Williams

John Davis is now the sole CEO of Keller Williams, while former Co-CEO Chris Heller is moving out of the executive suite. Heller will remain in...

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Urban Land Institute forecast: Housing starts expected to jump while prices moderate
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Urban Land Institute forecast: Housing starts expected to jump while prices moderate

If you asked 53 real estate economists and analysts what they see in the future of the housing economy, what do you think they'd say? Thankfully,...

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to target Chinese buyers via Juwai.com
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to target Chinese buyers via Juwai.com

Juwai.com has teamed up with another U.S.-based brokerage, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS), to syndicate all of BHHS franchises' residential...

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5 ways to market your real estate brand after a name change
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5 ways to market your real estate brand after a name change

A little over a week ago, Michigan real estate agent Lisa Kay VanderMeer eloped with her now-husband, Steve. In getting back to business, she's...

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Court rejects Zillow’s insurance claim for legal expenses in VHT case
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Court rejects Zillow’s insurance claim for legal expenses in VHT case

The real estate industry has been following the VHT lawsuit closely, in part because the photos at issue in the case were provided to Zillow by...

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CAR partners with immoviewer to offer 3-D home tours to Realtors
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CAR partners with immoviewer to offer 3-D home tours to Realtors

The California Association of Realtors (CAR) has been hunting for an "affordable and accessible agent-centric 3D tour software" for its members....

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Is ‘pay what you want’ crazy enough to work in real estate?
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Is ‘pay what you want’ crazy enough to work in real estate?

Realtor Brian Holt recently signed a listing agreement, standard but for one minor detail: the absent commission rate. Rather than stipulate a fee,...

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WikiRealty brings real estate agents’ local expertise to the forefront
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WikiRealty brings real estate agents’ local expertise to the forefront

WikiRealty helps agents promote local expertise and offers lifestyle buying for home shoppers.... WikiRealty brings real estate agents’ local...

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Why using Snapchat daily builds your real estate brand
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Why using Snapchat daily builds your real estate brand

Are you getting the most out of your social media? Chances are, probably not. Which platforms are now considered dead, and which platform should...

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5 smart home trends homebuyers want in 2017
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5 smart home trends homebuyers want in 2017

IoT, or the "Internet of Things," is bringing some amazing trends to pass. The platform involves connected devices of all kinds. A great example of...

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7 reasons real estate investing is agents’ perfect path to wealth
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7 reasons real estate investing is agents’ perfect path to wealth

Most real estate agents believe that fix-and-flip investing is too risky: the long holding times, all the things that can go wrong, budgets...

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The technique that instantly improves your property descriptions
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The technique that instantly improves your property descriptions

One of my favorite things to view on social media is bad MLS photos. You know the kind of thing-- strange photos of corners or doorways with no...

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8 tips and tricks for getting listings as a new real estate agent
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8 tips and tricks for getting listings as a new real estate agent

The biggest problem that new real estate agents face is getting listings. Getting sellers to list with you instead of buyers to list with you...

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Daily market update: April 19, 2017
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Daily market update: April 19, 2017

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news... Daily market update: April 19, 2017

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Lending process takes huge toll on Mother Nature
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Lending process takes huge toll on Mother Nature

Homebuyers complain so much about the "mounds" of paperwork they have to deal with at closing that perhaps the term should become a certified,...

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Economist Jonathan Smoke departs from realtor.com, housing industry
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Economist Jonathan Smoke departs from realtor.com, housing industry

Jonathan Smoke, who served as Move Inc.-owed realtor.com's chief economist for nearly three years, has left the company for a position of the same...

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Indie broker hires goodwill ambassador to spread positivity
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Indie broker hires goodwill ambassador to spread positivity

The Boutique Real Estate Group has added another person to its team, and it's not another agent, marketing guru or office management whiz- instead,...

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Sell quick or languish: Digging into luxury properties’ days on market
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Sell quick or languish: Digging into luxury properties’ days on market

Concierge Auctions, the property marketplace for upscale buyers and sellers, has launched an annual index that reviews the top 10 properties in 27...

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What’s the new ‘geocoding tool’ that the CFPB mentioned in its mortgage rule update?
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What’s the new ‘geocoding tool’ that the CFPB mentioned in its mortgage rule update?

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a rather dry 150-page amendment proposal for Regulation C of the Home Mortgage...

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Are Realtors making bank? NAR’s gross household income breakdown
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Are Realtors making bank? NAR’s gross household income breakdown

According to the 2016 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Member Profile, Realtors are making bank, yo! It kind of goes against what I've been...

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Do you advertise on buses? What Scott Stratten (really) thinks about agent marketing
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Do you advertise on buses? What Scott Stratten (really) thinks about agent marketing

Stratten, who was named one of Forbes' Top 5 Social Media Influencers in the world and whose clients include the likes of PepsiCo and Saks Fifth...

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Guard Llama lands $100K investment from ‘Shark Tank’s’ Barbara Corcoran
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Guard Llama lands $100K investment from ‘Shark Tank’s’ Barbara Corcoran

It's not every day that real estate entrepreneurs walk onto a national TV stage with a real, live llama-- and walk out with a $100,000 investment.....

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