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4 steps to customer service that never lets clients down

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:00am
If you are working with homebuyers who like craft beer, don’t just show them on a map how close the nearest brewery is to the house. Drive them past the brewery on the way to the showing, then provide them with a growler of the spot's signature brew when you arrive ...
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Daily market update: October 21, 2016

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 2:00am
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...
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Inman Educational Webinar: Top 5 Effective Marketing Strategies That Work

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 5:30pm
In this webinar, you will learn proven strategies, tools, and tricks you can use anywhere and help you connect with more clients, ...
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Zillow Group launches new features for new construction listings

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 5:05pm
Lately, Zillow Group has been on a roll with updating and releasing new products for agents and brokers alike. Now builders can get in on the fun with a new lot availability feature for the Promoted Communities program and access to a new tool called Builder Insights ...
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Podcast: Cutting-edge technology tips from a pro

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:11pm
This week we are happy to welcome Jerry Kidd, the manager of three Berkshire Hathaway offices in Danville, California. Kidd has spent over two decades helping agents learn to use technology to build their businesses. ...
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‘Luxury edition’ CMAs now available via Cloud CMA

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:07pm
You probably wouldn't market to a first-time homebuyer with a small budget the same way you would to a ultra-high-net-worth individual who's looking to invest in an additional vacation home -- so why should your listing presentation and buyer tour materials be any different ...
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Opendoor just launched an app for iPhone and Android

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 2:53pm
What good is any technology in 2016 if you can't peruse it smoothly from the palm of your hand? Opendoor, a well-funded real estate startup that uses automated valuation models to make online offers on homes, just took its mobile user experience to the app level for both iPhone and Android customers ...
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Rapattoni releases MLS apps for Apple and Android

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 1:47pm
Accessing the MLS on the go just got easier for agents that use Rapattoni, as the real estate tech provider just announced its MLS mobile app is now available for iOS and Android users ...
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First-time buyers steer existing-home sales higher in September

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 11:56am
This month's NAR existing-home sales report revealed a silver lining thanks to first-time buyers, who reached a 34 percent share, which has been unseen since ...
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Luxury Portfolio: What the top 1% of homebuyers want in real estate

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 5:00am
Roll out the red carpet (but only neutrals in the living room, please). America's ultra-wealthy are becoming more numerous, and a quarter of them plan to snatch up more real estate in the next three years, according to a new report from Luxury Portfolio International. ...
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Video listing of the day: Secluded Colorado retreat

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 5:00am
Listed by Live Urban Real Estate, this retreat in the exclusive gated community of Castle Park Ranch features spectacular mountain views from every room, soaring vaulted ceilings, four stacked stone fireplaces, gourmet kitchen and expansive open spaces. This home is one of only four homes with exclusive access to the Rueter Hess reservoir and has nearly 30 acres of land with endless possibilities ...
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Podcast: What a brain injury taught me about being smart

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:30am
In 2011, life changed forever for Ann Zuccardy in a bathroom in Germany. A slip in the bathtub sent her back to the states with symptoms so severe, she knew something was wrong. Emergency room doctors confirmed a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and this driven corporate career woman was prescribed weeks of just lying on the couch doing nothing ...
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The economy is growing — what’s that mean for home sales?

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:30am
An August report from the U.S. Department of Labor found the second straight month of strong employment growth, stable unemployment and higher wages. And those factors could be triggering a growth in homebuying interest among millennials ...
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The 8 time management secrets of top real estate agents

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:30am
It’s easy to admire how real estate agents manage their time. Each day is different, so working as an agent demands effective time management. Unlike workers who follow a fixed schedule, real estate agents conduct their business as independent contractors in most cases. And despite the multitude of duties and unforeseen events, it’s amazing how real estate agents can shift gears at the last minute ...
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Smartphones aren’t the problem: Don’t ask me to leave mine behind

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 3:00am
A couple of weeks ago, I got to spend an amazing weekend in the woods way up in Northern Minnesota. I attended a camp for entrepreneurs and artists and assorted “dreamers” and “doers.” It was all made possible because of my smartphone ...
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Trulia: Rising home prices are eliminating perks of lower rates

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 2:01am
Mortgage rates in 2016 have remained lower than anybody expected, but those near-historic low rates haven't enticed near-historic numbers of homebuyers to take the plunge. What's going on ...
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Daily market update: October 20, 2016

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 2:00am
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...
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Lone Wolf and Reesio together may speed up commission check delivery

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:25pm
You've done it: You've closed the deal -- and now you anxiously await the commission check from your broker. In many real estate brokerages, the path from close to commission is slow, manual and sometimes prone to error ...
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Real estate startup Reali wants to use technology to double-end deals

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:28am
A startup touting rock-bottom fees, transparent bidding and a mobile app "in lieu of a traditional agent" is the latest upstart brokerage to launch with millions in the bank. Reali's business model revolves around an app that offers listing search, the ability to make and view offers, submit paperwork and chat with a "live expert." ...
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Realtor.com: 5 trends shaping the 2017 homebuying season

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 9:35am
Unlike putting out Christmas decorations with the Halloween candy, some forms of early preparation actually make sound business sense. Namely, understanding the current real estate consumer mindset so that you're ready for what's coming down the road. ...
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