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Real estate guru who defrauded investors to bankroll slasher flick and fleet of Ferraris found guilty

5 hours 19 min ago
Following three days of deliberation, Koerber, who at one time held $7,000 real estate seminars, was found guilty on 15 counts of fraud.
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Amazon unveils new Echo devices, Alexa microwave

6 hours 9 min ago
Your might soon be hearing a lot more from Alexa around your house. On Thursday, Amazon unveiled a range of new and redesigned smart home gadgets with its popular virtual voice assistant.
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Real estate photographer sues Zillow for copyright infringement

8 hours 16 min ago
A California photographer of high-end properties says his contract with agents is 'not transferrable and prohibits third party use without permission.' Zillow says his claims are without merit.
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Preview: Exclusive video interview with NYC brokerage leaders

9 hours 18 min ago
Bess Freedman, co-president of Brown Harris Stevens; Clelia Peters, president of Warburg Realty and co-founder of MetaProp; and Steven James, CEO of Douglas Elliman New York will be interviewed by RealScout CEO Andrew Flachner about their new joint-effort, the Buyer Graph.
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The Real Word: What does the ‘PayPal Mafia’ mean for agents?

11 hours 34 min ago
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll discuss the 'PayPal Mafia,' a supergroup of investors who are setting the tech tone in real estate, and what it means for agents. 
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Howard Hanna acquires Allen Tate Companies to form mid-Atlantic real estate giant

12 hours 38 min ago
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is acquiring Allen Tate Companies to create a powerhouse real estate force in the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern United States.
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MailChimp launches direct mail beta, admits print’s not dead

12 hours 56 min ago
Mailchimp is in beta with a direct mailing feature. Using the company's similar email template builder UI, Mailchimp users can upload logos, custom imagery and messaging and easily control their budgets.
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Mortgage rates rise for fourth week straight

13 hours 4 min ago
The 30-year-fixed mortgage rate averaged 4.65 percent this week, the highest since May, according to Freddie Mac’s most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey.
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Hamptons agent serenades buyers with original country song about $2M property

13 hours 32 min ago
Hamptons agent Telly Karoussos decided to liven up his property listing with a short video of himself singing the home's praises.
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Existing home sales remain steady, ending four-month slump

15 hours 17 min ago
Sales of existing homes remained steady from July to August, ending four months of decline, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.
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Zillow to feature listings from Canada’s largest indie brokerage

15 hours 43 min ago
As part of its efforts to come to Canada, Zillow will soon feature listings from the country's largest indie brokerage, Right At Home Realty.
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Rents are flat for the first time since 2012

19 hours 32 min ago
The nationwide median rent in August remained unchanged year-over-year for the first time since 2012, according to Zillow’s latest housing data survey. The median rent is actually lower than it was in August 2017, in 19 of the nation’s 35 largest housing markets.
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5 reasons it sucks to be a parent in real estate (and how to make it work)

20 hours 33 min ago
From never having free time to figuring out how to prioritize your kids while making your clients feel like they're No. 1 — being a real estate agent with kids isn't easy. Here's how agents are balancing their work and family lives.
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NYC brokerages unite to launch ‘game-changing’ data platform

21 hours 33 min ago
Leading residential brokerages in New York City are uniting to offer a new level of transparency to the way consumers and brokers search property. The effort is being called a “game-changer” by high-ranking executives involved in its launch.
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9 things you need to tell your clients about flood insurance right now

21 hours 45 min ago
A client's lack of knowledge when it comes to flood coverage can be shocking and stressful. So what can Realtors and brokers do to help protect their clients? Start by talking about flood insurance. Here are nine points to start off with.
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Luxury sellers won’t budge on price? Share these facts

22 hours 31 min ago
If a luxury home sits on the market longer than average, the result will be a lower sale price, and other costs will add up quick. Here's how to explain the true cost to your high-end clients.
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We didn’t let it break us: A personal look back at the Great Recession

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 8:00pm
The housing market plummeted in 2008, dragging down with it real estate jobs and the financial stability of so many involved in this industry. Countless real estate professionals and homeowners were affected, and memories of this event will live on for years to come. Here are some of mine.
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Minnesota’s two largest multiple listing services are merging

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 6:06pm
NorthstarMLS is joining forces with Southeast Minnesota Realtors (SEMR) to offer lower combined fees to 88 percent of the state's real estate pros
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Survey: What should agents do to stay safe on the job?

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 2:46pm
Agents frequently find themselves in situations where they have to be aware of their surroundings and vigilant about possible threats to their safety. Let us know your thoughts on workplace safety in the industry.
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Agent sues Move and NAR for ‘harassing’ texts

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 1:43pm
A South Florida real estate agent is suing the National Association of Realtors and News Corp. subsidiary Move Inc. for sending her unsolicited text messages through after she opted out of receiving the alerts.
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