WFG News
January 28, 2015

Why News Corp bought realtor.com instead of Zillow or Trulia

NEW YORK CITY — The new owner of realtor.com operator Move Inc. kicked the tires of its two chief competitors, Zillow and Trulia, before  acquiring Move for $950 million in November, News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson revealed today. In a one-on-one conversation with Inman Publisher Brad Inman at Real Estate Connect…
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WFG News
January 27, 2015

Listing agents may have provided condo keys to Craigslist rental scammers

Real estate agents may have unwittingly aided a Craigslist rental scam that swindled hundreds of thousands of dollars from would-be renters, by providing fraudsters who posed as buyer’s agents with keys to vacant condos that legitimate brokers had listed for sale. The scammers would use photos and other information from…
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WFG News
January 26, 2015

How a strong vendor network secures more listings

Selling a home is a team effort. In addition to the broker and the client, there’s the mortgage lender, the painter, the title lawyer, the plumber and a host of other home services professionals. And the real estate agent must be the team coach. Michael Banks, a real estate broker…
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