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A new breed of leader is needed for MLSs and Realtor associations
-  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:00:15 +0000
There was a collective gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands by some Associations when MLS of Choice became the law of the land. We saw the same thing happen when the National Association of Realtors (NAR) adopted Core Standards for local and state associations. Yet these changes had little effect on most associations or MLSs. Why? Simple answer: good leadership.
Connect the ICSF Speakers: Anthony Lamacchia on going from Team to Brokerage
-  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:38:47 +0000
“Agents who are on teams tend to stay on teams for two to three years,” Lamacchia explained, “and I knew a few years in that I’d never be able to build the monster I wanted to under that setup.” Lamacchia will share his story about how he identified and solved his biggest real estate growth problem only at Inman Connect San Francisco.
Connect the ICSF Speakers: Tavi Truman on ‘A World Without Data Silos’
-  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:38:31 +0000
Ontology is a powerful new way of processing data. And if gene ontology has given us a mapped human genome, imagine what ontology can do when applied to real estate data. Tavi Truman will explain in a special session at Hacker Connect.
17 time-sucking tasks real estate agents love to do and how to avoid them
-  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:15:42 +0000
When speaking to a friend who works for a CRM company, she asked about the processes and tasks that real estate agents do. In her mind, it was just a few things, but to her surprise, I rattled off 50 different things that the average agent does. As a result of that conversation, she had an a-ha moment about why it’s so hard to disrupt real estate.
15 productivity tips for extremely busy real estate agents
-  Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:00:54 +0000
Being a successful real estate agent means being productive. You want to accomplish things in the shortest time possible because you have major goals. You want to work smart, and you definitely don’t want to get bogged down in unproductive tasks.
Houston Association of Realtors overwhelmingly opposes $30 annual NAR dues increase
-  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:27:14 +0000
The Houston affiliate voted overwhelmingly last Monday to oppose the increase after an internal survey found that 97 percent of the local affiliate’s 34,000 members opposed the additional fees...
Realtors in Florida and Canada join forces to swap agent referrals
-  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:00:32 +0000
The agreement is a first for CREA, which represents more than 120,000 Realtors across Canada. Florida Realtors represents 180,000 Realtors in the Sunshine State.

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HTC One Review: Top Of The Premium Pops?
-  Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:13:07 +0000
UPDATE: After spending an extensive amount of time with the HTC One we have added our thoughts regarding the handset’s battery life. Click here to find out what we reckon. The HTC One is the latest Android handset from the Taiwanese manufacturer and is aimed firmly at the flagship end of the market, featuring a … Continue reading HTC One Review: Top Of The Premium Pops?
Motorola Moto G Complete Guide
-  Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:11:22 +0000
Got a Motorola Moto G but not sure how to do something on it? Not to worry as we’ve come up with a comprehensive guide for all the things your handset is capable of doing. Navigate using the links below or download the full guide by clicking on the PDF logo. If you can’t find … Continue reading Motorola Moto G Complete Guide
Motorola Moto X complete guide
-  Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:09:50 +0000
Got a brand new Motorola Moto X but not sure how to do something on it? Fear not as we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to get your started. Scroll through or navigate using the links below, and if you’ve got a query and we havne’t covered it, let us know. Leave us a comment … Continue reading Motorola Moto X complete guide
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Complete Guide
-  Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:08:20 +0000
Have you got yourself a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact but not sure how to do something on it? Don’t worry, we’ve come up with a comprehensive guide for all the things your handset is capable of. Navigate the various sections using the links below. If you can’t find what you’re looking for just leave a … Continue reading Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Complete Guide

RISMedia Real Estate News, Industry Trends, Marketing - Residential & Commercial
The Commercial Broker Roundtable: Coworking for Women
-  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:53:25 +0000

Editor’s Note: The Commercial Broker Roundtable is a quarterly look at the issues affecting the commercial real estate market and their ramifications for residential real estate. Moderator Deena Zimmerman, Vice President, SVN Chicago Commercial Participants Felena Hanson, Founder, Hera Hub, a spa-inspired, shared workspace and business accelerator for female entrepreneurs. Diane K. Danielson, Chief Operating […]

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Half of Markets Outpacing Peaks Prior to Recession
-  Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:45:21 +0000

ATTOM Data Solutions has released its Q1 report on sales, which found homes in 54 percent of metros are at prices above their pre-recession top-out. “Rising interest rates and recently enacted tax reform that removed some tax incentives for homeownership were not enough to cool off red-hot home price appreciation in many parts of the […]

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Economic Forecast: Expectations High, but Less Long-Term Optimism
-  Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:05:23 +0000

The latest Urban Land Institute (ULI) Real Estate Economic Forecast predicts modest fluctuations across the board for 27 economic/real estate indicators. The three-year forecast is completed semi-annually, surveying over 48 economists and analysts at 36 real estate organizations. A leading concern? Rising interest rates. ULI forecasts interest rates to be 0.4 percent higher in 2018 […]

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Wells Fargo Fined $1 Billion for Abusive Insurance, Mortgage Practices
-  Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:03:21 +0000

The government has handed down a $1 billion penalty to Wells Fargo for abusive consumer practices related to its administering of auto insurance and extensions on mortgage rate locks. In addition to the fine, the bank has been ordered to remediate affected consumers and implement improved practices. In 2017, Wells Fargo acknowledged it had charged […]

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Is ‘Green’ at a Premium? Depends Where You Purchase
-  Sat, 21 Apr 2018 04:01:58 +0000

Who says you need “green” to get a green home? According to an analysis by realtor.com®, eco-friendliness is becoming the norm—and being a green homeowner may not be as pricey as thought. While California’s costlier markets have high concentrations of green homes, there are also affordable pockets outside the Golden State—and, in many markets, eco-features […]

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Loan Originations: Home Purchases Up
-  Sat, 21 Apr 2018 04:00:45 +0000

Even with increasing interest rates, closed home purchases ticked up 6 percent in March, according to Ellie Mae®’s latest Origination Insight Report. Closed refinances slumped 5 percent. Across the board, closings took 41 days in March, one day less than in February; however, purchases took 43 days, two days less than in February. Closing rates […]

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New Data Finds Homeowners Struggle When Selling, Despite Hot Market
-  Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:01:21 +0000

Twelve days before Thanksgiving, Mark and Sue Meaney decided to put their 109-year-old house on the market. They looked at comps of similar-sized homes near their St. Paul neighborhood, agreed on a price with their agent and waited anxiously for their first offer to roll in. Mark and Sue knew their timing wasn’t ideal. The […]

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The Wall Street Journal Real Estate News
Greece Impact on Property Limited But Investors Are Concerned About Spain
-  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:55:04 +0000
So far, commercial real-estate analysts looking at Europe’s booming market are not too concerned that Greece’s turmoil will spread further afield.
Blessing in Disguise: Greece Crisis Could Cool Property Market
-  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:59:57 +0000
Greece appears to be slipping ever closer to an exit from the euro zone. While a potential catastrophe for the country, it might actually be a good thing for Europe's booming commercial real-estate markets.
Millennials Just Like the Rest of Us When it Comes to Home Renovations
-  Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:19:44 +0000
Contrary to popular perception, younger people aren’t more keen on trendy upgrades such as green materials and smart technology when it comes to renovating their homes, a new survey finds.
Economists Assign Blame For Housing Shortage
-  Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:43:07 +0000
The national supply of homes for sale is getting squeezed by the small amount of equity millions of would-be sellers have in their properties and relatively weak output from home builders, according to economists speaking Friday at a real-estate conference in Miami.
Low Income and Underwater
-  Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:14:09 +0000
Even in places where negative equity has mostly vanished, areas with lower median incomes are doing worse.
Economists: Home Builders Neglecting Entry-Level Market
-  Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:56:46 +0000
Nela Richardson, chief economist for brokerage Redfin Corp., and Selma Hepp, chief economist for Zillow Group’s Trulia real-estate website, both said builders aren’t constructing enough entry-level housing to meet demand. They’re focusing more of their resources instead, the economists said, on building pricey homes for buyers with ample credit.
Principal Reduction: A Mortgage Quandary With No Easy Answers
-  Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:34:59 +0000
Pretty much ever since he took the helm in January 2014, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt has been under pressure from housing advocates and some lawmakers to allow mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reduce the mortgage principal on at least some home loans.

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