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What real estate agents should know about trended credit
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What real estate agents should know about trended credit

A snapshot tells you what someone looked like at a particular moment in time. A long-running video of the same person may reveal patterns of...

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Timeline: How to build your new real estate career from day 1
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Timeline: How to build your new real estate career from day 1

Congratulations! You have made the wonderful decision to pursue a career in real estate as a licensed real estate agent. A career as an agent can...

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3 Major League Baseball wives hit ‘home runs' using realtor.com
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3 Major League Baseball wives hit ‘home runs' using realtor.com

In the same way it takes teamwork to hit a home run in baseball, it takes an equal amount of help and coordination to find the perfect place to...

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Want 38K people to view your listing? Make it a music video
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Want 38K people to view your listing? Make it a music video

You can essentially blame strangers at an open house in Nashville, Tennessee, for Johnny Grant's musical listing videos. The team leader has...

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Direct mail isn’t dead – Learn the why and how to help your brokerage
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Direct mail isn’t dead – Learn the why and how to help your brokerage

Everything seems to be moving online these days. More and more people are getting information and offers from mobile devices. Does this mean direct...

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‘First' marketing service will now set up appointments with likely sellers
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‘First' marketing service will now set up appointments with likely sellers

Having a sense of which of your contacts might want to list their homes soon is one thing; clinching appointments with these prospective sellers is...

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Case-Shiller: Home prices boom — but it's not déjà vu
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Case-Shiller: Home prices boom — but it's not déjà vu

Home prices experienced another 5.6 percent year-over-year increase in the month of May, the same as the month prior; but this is not pre-housing...

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Meet Danielle Hale, realtor.com's new chief economist
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Meet Danielle Hale, realtor.com's new chief economist

Danielle Hale Danielle Hale has been an economist researching the housing industry for almost a decade; she was incredibly helpful with shaping...

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Real Geeks acquired by Fidelity National Financial
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Real Geeks acquired by Fidelity National Financial

Fidelity National Financial has agreed to acquire Real Geeks, a customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing system for real estate agents....

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How can brokerages save money and stay competitive?
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How can brokerages save money and stay competitive?

Thad Wong, co-founder of @properties, says the biggest change happening for brokerages right now is a major movement toward reducing costs. The...

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How many Starbucks coffees would it take to cover a new home's down payment?
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How many Starbucks coffees would it take to cover a new home's down payment?

How many Starbucks coffees would it take to pay for a down payment on a new home? Let's use Alexandria, Virginia, as our example. According to...

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6 ways ‘reality' renovation TV shows can be misleading
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6 ways ‘reality' renovation TV shows can be misleading

You’re probably familiar with this scene on the TV: A young couple purchases a fixer-upper and wants to change the layout, the outdated features...

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How to salvage missed lead gen opportunities with Facebook pixel
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How to salvage missed lead gen opportunities with Facebook pixel

Has this ever happened to you? It’s a weeknight, and you’re sitting on the couch browsing through Amazon.com or your favorite online department...

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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Blood, sweat and maybe a few tears
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Blood, sweat and maybe a few tears

Reposted with permission — show notes and credits here. Sometimes, being a real estate agent means sticking it out for clients in the most dire...

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Introducing the QE Award, recognizing real estate customer satisfaction
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Introducing the QE Award, recognizing real estate customer satisfaction

Most companies will tell you that they care deeply about customer service, and that includes real estate brokerages. But when five-star real estate...

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Windermere Real Estate appoints its first COO: Brooks Burton
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Windermere Real Estate appoints its first COO: Brooks Burton

Seattle-based Windermere Real Estate has just appointed Brooks Burton, the former EVP and COO of Ohio-based HER Realtors, as its first COO. Brooks...

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Real estate investor roundup: This week in tech, funding, M&As and more
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Real estate investor roundup: This week in tech, funding, M&As and more

Venture capital firm Fifth Wall produces a bi-weekly newsletter that curates relevant news articles, summarizes recent deals and provides updates...

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Mortgage rates are trying to drop below 4% again
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Mortgage rates are trying to drop below 4% again

The world is moving out there, although it doesn’t look like it. First the explainable, hard-evidence stuff. Then I'll get to the other stuff (ahem...

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Meet the 15 startups selected for the 2017 Realogy FWD Summit
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Meet the 15 startups selected for the 2017 Realogy FWD Summit

So many real estate tech startups are popping up that it can be difficult to figure out which ones are worth paying attention to. Since 2013,...

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Direct mail isn’t dead – Learn the why and how to help your brokerage
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Direct mail isn’t dead – Learn the why and how to help your brokerage

Save My Spot Everything seems to be moving online these days. More and more people are getting information and offers from mobile devices. Does...

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Low inventory squeezes June existing-home sales
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Low inventory squeezes June existing-home sales

In May, “consumer resilience” was enough to keep existing-home sales afloat, but sheer willpower failed to offset the effect of low inventory on...

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ICSF 2017: Attack your biggest threats, create your brightest future
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ICSF 2017: Attack your biggest threats, create your brightest future

It would be awfully tempting for an overly confident real estate industry to put on a cape of invincibility right now and do nothing. Home prices...

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Security breach at Keller Williams compromises associate information
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Security breach at Keller Williams compromises associate information

How long should a franchisor hold onto an agent's personal information after that agent has left the franchisor for different pastures? That's a...

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The Inman Files: When the real estate vs. tech clash hit rock bottom
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The Inman Files: When the real estate vs. tech clash hit rock bottom

I'm working on a new weekly email featuring my thoughts on the industry and more. Check out last week's here (“Pocket listing + dual agency = home...

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Realtyzam might be the best accountant you've ever hired
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Realtyzam might be the best accountant you've ever hired

Have suggestions for products that you'd like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. Realtyzam is accounting...

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How real estate agents keep their cars looking sharp
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How real estate agents keep their cars looking sharp

Real estate agents spend a lot of time moving from one place to another-- and in many locations, that means hours behind the wheel every week. The...

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Gary Gold: What can you do today that’s great?
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Gary Gold: What can you do today that’s great?

Real estate is a tedious business filled with many tasks; however, not every task generates income. We should avoid getting into the habit of only...

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What does a real estate agent do all day anyway?
News 3 weeks ago
What does a real estate agent do all day anyway?

What does a real estate agent do? Oh, where to start. Trying to explain to the public how real estate agents spend their time is akin to explaining...

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How real estate agents can overcome a low-inventory market
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How real estate agents can overcome a low-inventory market

As real estate agents in today’s low-inventory market, searching for a home can prove incredibly frustrating for both us and our buyers. You may...

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How to build a network as a real estate agent in a brand new area
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How to build a network as a real estate agent in a brand new area

It’s hard being the new real estate agent in town. Especially when the success of your business is contingent upon a solid network. Today, we’re...

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