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Here’s how many Thanksgiving dinners it takes to pay rent
In an effort to encourage saving for homeowership, millennials are sometimes advised to give up certain luxuries. (All those pumpkin spice lattes add up after a while!) But would anyone be willing to give up Thanksgiving dinner ...
Customize your technology by leveraging your partners
Chicago-based independent brokerage @properties is a success story by multiple measures, not least by its 2,300 agents and $8 billion in sales volume last year. But that doesn’t mean that its co-founder, Thaddeus Wong, believes the firm has to do everything for itself ...
Why Pittsburgh is the best place to retire
Most workers dream of retiring to places replete with warm weather, nearby beaches and lush landscapes. But according to Bankrate's latest study, people may want to trade in those sun-soaked dreams for a place known for bone-chilling winters, rowdy NFL fans and world-famous sandwiches stuffed to the brim with french fries, coleslaw and shaved steak -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ...
Growing an agent/lender team? Avoid the #1 tech pitfall
Are you still managing people, transactions and data using separate (and disconnected) CRM and TMS platforms? It’s likely you’re losing 30-35% of your pipeline leads and spending more time chasing paperwork than taking care of clients ...
Connect/Reflect: Double exhilarating!
Only after Connect you will be able to decide: do I want to change my perspective and give fresh boost to my business, or not ...
Hacker Connect tackles real estate tech challenges head-on
The only place you'll find programming to address the problems and solutions unique to the real estate technology world is at Hacker Connect ...
End of net neutrality could spell doom for real estate small businesses
In a sweeping rebuke to internet companies and consumers, U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday released a plan to repeal so-called "Net Neutrality" regulations, a move with far-reaching implications for mom-and-pop brokerages and real estate services across America ...
GOP tax reform would drive up costs of selling a home
Zillow analysis finds homeowners in America’s priciest neighborhoods to be hit with millions in new capital gains taxes under both House and Senate tax bill ...
10 reasons we’ll miss Drew Scott in the ‘Dancing With The Stars’ finale
The 25th season of Dancing With The Stars will come to a close tonight with a final dancing brawl among Jordan Fisher and partner Lindsay Arnold, Frankie Muniz and partner Witney Carson and Lindsey Stirling and partner Mark Ballas. The Property Brothers's Drew Scott was cut in the eleventh hour after landing toward the bottom of the leader board week after week -- thus proving that America loves its HGTV stars ...
10 home design trends to watch out for in 2018
Cool neutrals, white kitchen accessories and marble is out, and earth-toned shades, stonework and concrete accents are in, says Houzz for its 2018 home design predictions ...
October existing-home sales up 2%, highest since June
The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) existing-home sales increased 2.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 5.48 million in October -- up from a downwardly revised 5.37 million in September ...
Real estate daily market update: November 21, 2017
All the latest real estate market news ...
Special Report: Real estate team risks and rewards
The real estate industry is a large tent offering the opportunity for many different business models to thrive. Tight-knit independent offices, 100-percent commission firms, big-brand franchisors, virtual brokerages, tech-driven startups and luxury boutiques all have their place. They benefit from their unique strengths and also must face their biggest threats. Over the last several years real estate teams have emerged as another force in the industry that can no longer be brushed off as a fad. ...
Your new secret weapon: Facebook’s Click-to-Messenger ads
Just recently, Facebook doubled down on this new feature and created Click-to-Messenger as a standalone campaign objective (I know that probably sounds like gibberish but stay with me here) ...
5 ways for real estate agents to give back this Thanksgiving
Being at home is to be relaxed and comfortable, in harmony with one’s surroundings. As the familiar adage goes, “home is where the heart is.” Our emotional attachment is so evident that we become homesick when we are away for prolonged periods ...
Trump’s tax bill: Bad for Americans, good for foreign buyers?
Elements of the U.S. House and the Senate's proposed new tax policies might make purchasing a home more expensive for Americans but cheaper for foreign homebuyers ...
Why is real estate startup funding on the rise?
When the economy is humming along that’s when you’ll see more venture capitalists come out of the woodwork. In many markets, it’s been awhile since the real estate industry attracted VC attention. But times -- they are a-changin’ ...
How to make data standards important to your stakeholders
"There are hundreds and hundreds of companies relying on the MLS to provide accurate data -- and they're using these tools today -- and we'll get them there by showing the benefits, but it's going to take a little bit of time," said President of FBS Michael Wurzer of standardized data on the Imnan stage. Data standardization affects our industry and stakeholders in many ways. Listen in to hear Wurzer, along with Chair of MLS Policy Issues Committee Tom Berge and Executive Director of Technology for Homes.com Shaun York discuss the importance of this standardization as it relates to different stakeholders ...
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