Monthly Archives: May 2014

What’s NEXT? Agent Reboot comes to Dallas!

I am excited to announce that Agent Reboot is back in Dallas next week on June 4th! We have yet another all-star line up of speakers that are [..]

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How to create meaningful user experiences online and on mobile devices

Founding CTO of Mashable.com and serial entrepreneur Frederick Townes’ agency, W3 EDGE, was an early investor in Placester Inc. Townes’ passion for product, Internet marketing and user experience [..]

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Houses.com signs referral partnership with online brokerage Movoto

Houses.com, a relatively new online brokerage, referral site and portal from the owner of Condo.com, has signed a nationwide referral partnership with online brokerage Movoto, operator of a [..]

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National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals backs Julian Castro to lead HUD

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals has endorsed San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro’s nomination to be head of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. [..]

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Give the consumer more than a cow pie, then Zillow and Trulia can turn on a referral fee

Each day, Zillow’s market capitalization ($4.8 billion today) creeps closer to that of real estate giant Realogy with a market cap of $5.51 billion. One year ago, it [..]

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Fannie Mae to negotiate short-sale offers directly with real estate agents

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae says it wants to hear from real estate agents sooner when they run into obstacles that can derail short sales, and is implementing a [..]

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Redfin hires Bloomberg vet Nela Richardson as first chief economist

Redfin has hired Bloomberg LP vet Nela Richardson as its first chief economist, helping the Seattle-based brokerage and referral site take another step toward the national spotlight. The [..]

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Big data: 3 tools for munching it in byte-sized pieces

What is “big data”? It seems like everyone is talking about it. From the White House to The New York Times to higher education, “big data” is a [..]

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Hear it Direct conference: Brand matters to consumers, but not necessarily the agent or brokerage brand

The recent Hear it Direct (HID) conference in Austin, Texas, was packed with powerful strategies based upon direct consumer feedback. Whether you want to be more effective at [..]

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Re/Max Integra in dispute with broker in Toronto suburbs

Re/Max Integra, a Canadian-owned Re/Max subfranchisor, is terminating its franchise agreement with a 327-agent brokerage in the Toronto suburbs, Mississauga-based Re/Max Legacy Realty, citing “ongoing and unresolved business [..]

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