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SetSchedule app offers leads qualified by big data

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:00am
SetSchedule is a new app for real estate agents that provides buyer and listing leads using powerful algorithms gleaned from public and private data sources.
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Dear Marketing Mastermind: Is my social media plan working?

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 2:45am
We’ve had so many questions come in lately about social media. As you try to step up your game for the spring market, this is a great time to look at what’s working and what’s not in your marketing plan.
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4 real estate lessons from an agent who auditioned for reality TV

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 2:30am
We’ve all heard the greasy car salesman jokes, read aggressively sale-sy bench ads, and at some point, questioned whether one salesperson or another was truly looking out for our best interests.
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5 simple ways to achieve work-life balance as a real estate agent

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 2:15am
For many real estate agents, the notion of a “work-life balance” exists somewhere between myth and misnomer. The same technology we rely on to make life easier is the very same technology that enables us to work harder and longer.
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5 things top agents and tech companies do to succeed

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 2:00am
As an active agent running my own team and as a technology/marketing consultant now helping teams and brokers succeed, I've had the experience on both sides of the real estate business.   
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Arizona Regional MLS and Wisconsin’s Metro MLS team up from across the country

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 3:33pm
"Our markets are not contiguous, but our energy, approach and overall vision of service do overlap. Our MLS DNA is similar and lends the ability to accomplish more, quicker and efficiently with a combined effort."
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March home prices reach new peak as inventory nosedives

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 2:57pm
According to's latest monthly housing trend report, home prices in March rose 8 percent year-over-year to $280,000 -- surpassing last year's peak of $275,000. Furthermore, days on market and total listings plummeted by 7 percent and 8 percent year-over-year, respectively.
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Spring Forward: Ira Serkes — ‘Stop searching for balance … strive for harmony’

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 1:18pm
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Berkeley-based agent Ira Serkes to pick his brain about what he and his team think about winning listings, working closely with sellers and incorporating productive habits into their daily routine.
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NAR unveils new logo for first time in 45 years

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:58am
The new emblem — a three-dimensional cube, tilted to the right, with the familiar “R” printed in a bold sans-serif font — will roll out to more than 1,200 state and local associations in June and subsequently make appearances on everything from business cards and real estate signage to promotional pins.
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Chase expands mortgage rewards program already popular with millennials

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:26am
A popular rewards program launched last year by Chase Bank designed to lure in potential millennial homebuyers with cash incentives is expanding to include a broad swath of additional cardholders, the banking giant announced.
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The rise and fall of home decor trends, according to Google search data

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 9:13am
According to Digital Third Coast's latest design trends study, which is based on Google search data from 2004 to 2017, earthy items such as terrariums, succulents and mason jars are all the rage in home decor right now, and retro items, such as vintage avocado-colored fridges, are slowly making a comeback.
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REveo app helps agents live stream home tours

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 3:00am
REveo is a live stream home tour app available for iPhone users and ideal for all agents, especially those working with extremely busy or out-of-town buyers.
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You have 10 seconds to sell your listing: How to make them count

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 2:45am
We used to tell homesellers they had approximately 60 seconds to sell their home. The critical minute started the moment a buyer showed up at their curb. If prospective homeowners liked what they saw from the street, they would head inside. First impressions were everything, so we worked diligently with sellers to make that first minute count.
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10 deep cleaning tasks all sellers should do this spring

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 2:30am
The spring cleaning tradition has its roots in a time when families holed up for the winter, leaving homes smokey, dirty and stuffy by spring. Nowadays, we have more freedom of movement (and more ways to keep homes clean) during the winter.
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Staging vs. decorating: How to explain the difference to sellers

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 2:15am
Most real estate agents today acknowledge that, in the majority of cases, staging a listing makes it sell faster and for more money. So agents swear by staging especially for pricier properties (and, according to a 2017 NAR study 38 percent of agents stage all their listings, regardless of price).
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How to set a budget for your real estate business

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 2:10am
Running a business successfully takes skill, hard work and planning. You can chase all the leads in the world, but if you can’t manage your finances, you won’t succeed.
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8 tips for a home pricing strategy everyone can agree on

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 2:00am
Do you have what it takes to price your listings right from the start or to ask for a price reduction when needed? Although most real estate agents are afraid to go for it, the process is much easier than you may realize.
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Narrowing the female leadership gap in real estate

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 1:00am
A stark lack of of women in leadership positions exists across all industries. The real estate industry, however, could quickly pivot and become the paragon industry when it comes to representation.
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The best and most effective script ever

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 1:00am
If someone opened a window of opportunity for you, would you slam it shut? You’re probably saying “No way, I’m going to jump on it!” But the truth is I see agents slamming that door shut every day.
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Eave launches in Colorado to make mortgage borrowers as competitive as all-cash buyers

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:27pm
Eave, a Colorado-based direct mortgage lender, just launched a new service for making the mortgage application process more automatic and to make borrowers more competitive with all-cash buyers.
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