WFG News
March 2, 2015

4 hot strategies to boost your online real estate presence

What does it take to soar to the top of the search engines or the newsfeed on Facebook? The speakers at Agent Reboot recommend that you avoid “vanilla marketing,” identify “trending personas,” incorporate niched-based tagging and employ targeted boosting. Would you like to improve your online and social media presence?…
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WFG News
February 23, 2015

Balance liquidation programs are ‘godsend’ for distressed borrowers

When people face serious financial problems, getting out of a credit mess may ultimately involve going bankrupt or losing their home. A key part in turning the tide is eliminating as much credit card interest as possible and paying down the principal. If you’re carrying high credit balances or your…
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WFG News
February 23, 2015

ListHub stops syndication to Trulia and Zillow … so what?

Most Realtors would agree that maximum exposure to the marketplace results in maximum price. ListHub’s decision to pull the plug on the data it aggregates from 560 multiple listing services (MLSs) and syndicates to Trulia would seem to be a damaging decision to both agents and consumers — but is it really? If you were…
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WFG News
February 16, 2015

Riding the loan modification merry-go-round

According to RealtyTrac’s U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the fourth quarter of 2014, over 7 million homeowners (13 percent) still have combined loan amounts exceeding their property’s worth by at least 25 percent. In many cases, their credit cards are maxed out, a missed payment can result in…
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WFG News
February 9, 2015

‘Power networking’ is secret to endless real estate referrals

If you’re like most real estate professionals, networking at meetings, ball games or other events is a core part of your business. Typical agents pass out lots of business cards and seldom hear back from the people they meet. If you’re ready to change that, power networking is for you.…
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WFG News
February 2, 2015

Declining oil prices: boon or bane for real estate?

Most Americans are thrilled by the 50 percent reduction in prices at the gas pump. The strong U.S. dollar also helps our purchasing power for products manufactured outside the U.S. The real question is to what extent these shifts will positively or negatively affect the real estate industry. No matter…
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WFG News
January 26, 2015

Why agent teams can be risky business

If you manage an office or are an agent who runs a team with independent contractors, it’s imperative that you examine your business model to determine if your current practices violate your state’s labor laws. Failure to do so could result in costly legal action against you and/or your brokerage.…
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