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The week in industry hires and promotions: October 24-28, 2016

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 8:00am
Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ...
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Real estate market recap, October 24-28, 2016

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 7:00am
Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ...
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The week in real estate industry deals: Oct. 24-28

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 6:00am
While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there's another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We'll be recapping every week's noteworthy deals that didn't make it into print (and some that did) for your perusal. Here are this week's ...
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Good news will push rates up slightly — and what’s next?

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 5:57pm
Long-term interest rates rose this week, pushed by two forces: first -- ick -- some good economic news, the bane of all in the bond market, and second by policy change underway at the ECB (European Central Bank) and BOJ (Bank of Japan) ...
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Death and vacancy: Are these 10 ZIP codes potentially haunted?

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 5:53pm
Halloween is all fun and games -- costumes, candy, jack-o'-lanterns, silly "monsters" made of face paint and fake blood. But if you've ever seen American Horror Story, you know we all have one real reason to be afraid: ghosts ...
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This week on Provoke: Zillow Group/Facebook ad dovetailing and more

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 12:43pm
This week, hosts Brad Inman and Danielle Riley were joined by guests J. Philip Faranda and Leslie Ebersole, who were calling in live from the Zillow Premier Agent Forum. Faranda and Ebersole offer some valuable insights on marketing strategies that work along with sound advice on organic lead generation ...
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4 hair-raising stories (ghost and otherwise) for real estate agents

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 9:56am
Who doesn't love a good ghost story? It's that time of year, and we don't mind sharing our (possibly biased, but probably true) opinion that real estate agents have the absolute best ghost stories out of any profession ...
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Top comments of the week Oct. 24-28

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 4:55am
This week Re/Max founder Dave Liniger announced a dip into the lending sphere, we wrestled with a future of driverless cars and Zillow was busy launching a Facebook ad feature for agents. Here's what you had to say about all that and more ...
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Wall Street’s highest-ranking woman to speak at ICNY

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 4:45am
As Wall Street's highest ranking woman, Sallie Krawcheck has a track record of driving growth and spearheading innovative practices, from reimbursing individual investor clients during the financial downturn while serving as Citi Global Wealth Management's CEO and Chair, to launching Merrill Lynch's on-line offerings as CEO of the company ...
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Title and escrow’s talent gap: A widening hole and how to fill it

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 4:30am
It seems like all we hear about today in regards to the overall workforce pertains to millennials and their youth. It’s no surprise given the fact that the majority of the U.S. population currently falls into that age bracket, and by 2020 the workforce is predicted to reflect this ...
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Tech-driven ‘Certified Proof of Funds’ helps clients show you the money

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 4:05am
Certified Proof of Funds is a secure, simple way for an agent's client to demonstrate economic prowess without sacrificing privacy or providing an array of hardcopy personal reports and statements ...
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How social media videos are changing the face of real estate

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 4:00am
Social media videos are all the buzz these days. In an increasingly digital and visual world where businesses are competing for attention, video has become one of the best and most effective ways to stand out and to communicate with an audience ...
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The credit-notification tactic that keeps refinancing in-house

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:30am
Here is a story about sales practices that you’ve probably not heard. During each of the waves of refinances in the stair-step decline in rates in the last dozen years, one bank in particular adopted an aggressive tactic ...
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Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat for real estate

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:30am
Instagram Stories is brilliant. Snapchat is popular. Which one do you focus on? It's really about finding what works for you. And don't hesitate to repurpose your visuals from one to the other if you can't choose ...
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Realtors by day (murder mystery writers by night) warn of danger

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:25am
Ever had a deal fall through because you stumbled across a body in the master bath’s Whirlpool? Or perhaps you’ve heard of the agent chained to a hot water tank in the basement, dying of dehydration? Her big mistake (of course): overpricing the listing so no agent came through the house to save her in time. OK, relax, you are in the world of fiction here. ...
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How a CRM can help you plan for productivity

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:00am
If you’re like many real estate professionals, you rely on a CRM (customer relationship management system) to help you update and maintain your database. But, did you know your CRM can help improve your productivity ...
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Daily market update: October 28, 2016

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 2:00am
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...
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NAR: Pending home sales edge up in September

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 5:45pm
Everyone loves a good comeback. In January, the Cleveland Cavaliers rebounded from a 3-1 finals performance to clinch the top spot in the NBA. In a week, the Chicago Cubs may complete one of the greatest comebacks ever by winning the World Series for the first time since ...
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Realtor.com lets Elizabeth Banks brag about your new home

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 5:24pm
When Move Inc. hired Elizabeth Banks as the celebrity spokeswoman for realtor.com, the actress, producer and director set to work using humor to guide first-time buyers through the often-stressful experience of purchasing a home. Now, new homeowners or renters can have Banks brag about their new home for them -- while sharing the realtor.com brand with all and sundry ...
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Podcast: Why auctions are gaining clout with non-distressed properties

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:21pm
This week we are pleased to welcome Krystal Aeby, the vice president of marketing for Concierge Auctions. This week, Aeby gives us an inside peak into why auctions are now becoming a viable way to sell ultra-luxury, non-distressed properties as well as how her company has achieved a 98 percent closed sale rate ...
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