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September 9, 2014

Real Estate Offices Should Run as Assembly Lines

The real estate business, on the whole, is wildly inefficient, especially as pertains to the roles of agents. Most companies, outside of real estate, have marketing departments, sales departments, and accounting departments. They have tech support and teams of people to run the office and manage clients and do who-knows-what.…
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September 8, 2014

New Orleans to Host 2014 Realtors Conference

The city of New Orleans will be the site of the 2014 Realtors Conference and Expo, November 7-10. The annual event is expected to draw several thousand agents from across the globe. There will be about 100 education sessions, 400 exhibitors, multitudes of networking events and even some Realtor-performed entertainment,…
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September 2, 2014

Create Dynamic Tours and Neighborhood Guides with Jauntful

It’s not always easy to come up with new topics to blog about. Writing detailed neighborhood pages and interviewing local business owners can be an effective way to engage your community and create new dynamic content. But it takes a lot of time and effort. Some weeks, you just won’t…
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Technology
August 28, 2014

Matterport 3D: It’s like Google street view for INSIDE your listings

Matterport allows viewers the ability to tour a property in an immersive 3-D environment… which can be really helpful during the home search process in deciding if they want to actually tour the home in “real life”. As the title suggests, Matterport is the equivalent of Google’s Street View but for the…
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August 28, 2014

Closing Costs Are Rising Faster Than Ever

With housing prices on the rebound across the country, buyers are spending as much as ever on their new homes, and they’re also spending record amounts on the closing costs for those transactions. Closing costs have risen by over 20% since 2010, up 6% from last year, to an average…
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August 27, 2014

FICO is Changing its Scoring Methods. What That Means For You.

Your credit score can have a huge impact on your life. For most people, the most critical role it plays is in the securing of financing for the purchase of a home. A good score means good rates, which can save you thousands of dollars over the course of your…
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Skill DevelopmentTechnology
August 27, 2014


Your Bio is the Center of Your Digital Universe

“All roads point to Rome,” they say… Well in the world of real estate marketing, all roads should point to you. The whole purpose of blogging, social media, business cards, networking…of marketing, in general, is to get the word out to potential customers that YOU, and only you, offer the…
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Skill DevelopmentTechnology
August 27, 2014

3 Ways to Establish Yourself as a Resource for Future Clients

This post should be prefaced with yesterday’s post: 5 Great Ways to Use Your Blog to Engage Your Community Your blog is your primary venue to demonstrate your knowledge of all things real estate-related. You can talk about everything from market trends and the buying and selling process, to upcoming…
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August 26, 2014

Streamlining the closing process for buyers and sellers

Insights from Inman News‘ Real Estate Connect SF 2014: Hear what title insurers and settlement services providers are doing to streamline the closing process for homebuyers and sellers from Patrick Stone, President and CEO, Williston Financial Group and Matt Morris, CEO of Stewart Information Services Corp. The post Streamlining the…
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Skill DevelopmentTechnology
August 26, 2014

5 Great Ways to Use Your Blog to Engage Your Community

Blogs are powerful tools for building, engaging and maintaining an audience and demonstrating your market expertise. A blog is much more than a place to share your latest listings. In fact, if that’s all you’re doing with your blog, you’re probably not making much of an impact or gaining much…
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