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Identity theft is rising, but Realtors feel safer than ever

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 9:15am
Despite the illusion of more safety, the reality is, that slightly more Realtors – six percent in 2018, compared to five percent in 2017 – were victims of a crime last year.
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Luxury Connect: Diane Ramirez on what it takes to advise luxury clients about wealth

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 8:17am
“Wealthy clients aren’t buying their one and only home,” notes Diane Ramirez, a luxury real estate pro in New York. “Sometimes it’s the fifth or sixth.”
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‘We’re building the next Amazon’: Knock CEO Sean Black on Texas expansion and plans to go public

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 8:07am
With Knock marking three years since its launch, CEO Sean Black revealed the company's plans for the future -- and why he doesn't consider Knock an iBuyer.
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San Francisco Bay Area MLS to offer up platform alternative

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 6:03am
In January, the Oakland/Berkeley Association of Realtor-owned bridgeMLS will launch connectMLS, an MLS system from the software firm dynaConnections.
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Cameron Paine joins eXp Realty

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 6:00am
Cameron Paine, who served as founding CEO of Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, has taken the reins as senior vice president of industry relations at eXp Realty, the company announced on Wednesday.
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How has MLS of Choice affected real estate so far?

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 2:13am
Although it may be too early to accurately measure the total effect MLS of Choice will have, many associations and MLSs have been proactive. Here's how two in particular have adapted.
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Need to make more cash in real estate? Try these tips

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 1:20am
What should you do when you can’t pay your bills on your real estate income alone? How do you keep your businesses afloat? Think about these options.
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5 soul-searching questions all aspiring team leaders should ask themselves

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:15am
Before you begin assembling a real estate team, there are several critical, soul-searching questions to ask yourself. Here are five things to consider (and answer) before you start the process.
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Alain Pinel Realtors announces five new tech partnerships

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 11:38am
Alain Pinel Realtors, ranked as the fifth largest residential real estate company in the country, is expanding its tech strategy with five new partnerships.
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Luxury Connect: Joe Lurie on nailing cross-cultural communication

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 8:23am
“When you’re conducting any kind of business, it’s important to know something about the person with whom you’re doing business," Lurie says.
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Foreclosures and delinquency rates dip to 12-year low: CoreLogic

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 8:00am
Home delinquency and foreclosure rates have hit a new 12-year low, according to the latest CoreLogic Loan Performance Insight report released Tuesday.
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Rhode Island Realtors bring on Zillow’s Bridge Listing Input

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 7:00am
Beginning Tuesday, agents with Rhode Island's statewide multiple listing service will have access to an alternative listing input tool from Zillow.
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Opendoor announces game-changing brokerage acquisition

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 6:00am
The well-funded San Francisco startup is buying the discount brokerage Open Listings, giving it real estate agents and a powerful new tech platform
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5 reasons rising interest rates won’t wreck the housing market

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 2:36am
Interest rates have been trending higher since the fall of 2017 — and they are expected to continue rising — but as long as rate increases remain gradual, the U.S. housing market shouldn't feel a negative impact.
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Dear Marketing Mastermind: How do you maximize online marketing?

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 2:35am
In this monthly advice column, Marketing Mastermind Christy Murdock Edgar answers three burning questions from the real estate industry at large. This month’s topic: getting the max ROI from your online marketing.
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The psychology behind pricing a home in the luxury sphere

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 2:15am
Pricing a property is a real skill no matter the niche, but it can be especially tricky in the luxury market. That's why we got some of the top luxe agents to share how they work through pricing with high-net-worth sellers.
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5 ways to market your real estate listing like a top producer

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 2:00am
In this video, Jordan Scheltgen describes five ways to effectively market a real estate listing, taken straight from the playbooks of top producing agents.
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How voice-activated tech is going to humanize real estate

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 1:50am
Voice recognition technology will be the most powerful computing step change we've experienced since the launch of the iPhone. Why is it so powerful, and how can it help real estate agents?
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As Hurricane Florence approaches, Realtors are bracing for impact

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 4:43pm
The Category 4 storm prompted a mandatory evacuation order for Hatteras Island, where Scholten lives, beginning at noon on Monday and the order will extend to the rest of Dare County at 7 a.m. Tuesday, but whether Scholten leaves will depend on the hurricane's trajectory.
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Realtors understand local housing problems better than anyone

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 3:30pm
Last week at the C.A.R. real estate summit, a Realtor gave a rousing speech about problems with the homeless. And while she acknowledged the need for compassion, she described the woes it creates for her community. She blasted local leadership for not getting its act together to solve the homeless quandary.
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