Monthly Archives: August 2014

As Fed tapers, its European counterpart may just be getting started

Fed tightening is theoretically imminent, but U.S. bonds are falling in yield, even as the Fed tapers its bond purchases. Everyone is prepared for very dramatic action by [..]

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Power broker favors T-shirts over suits

Climb Real Estate Group power broker Kevin Gueco’s taste for high fashion has landed him in the San Francsico Chronicle, which details every aspect of his wardrobe, from [..]

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Drone helps broker discover whether clients have a few shingles loose

Tulsa, Oklahoma-based broker-owner Darryl Baskin says the drone footage he shoots gives his sellers an advantage, showing to the best advantage features like spacious backyards and sturdy roofs. [..]

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Google just officially axed its Authorship program

Google just officially axed its Authorship program. If you’re not familiar with Authorship, the idea was a way to connect your online real estate content (like your blog) [..]

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How NOT to negotiate a real estate transaction

One of the most important aspects of my duties is to be able to negotiate the best price, terms and set of conditions for my client. Over the [..]

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Move beyond social media as a shiny object and create a social business

HubSpot’s Laura Fitton explains how to graduate from using social media as the next shiny object to running a social business that attracts visitors and converts leads into [..]

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Déjà vu all over again as mortgage rates inch down toward 4 percent

Mortgage rates are getting close to 4 percent again, but don’t expect another refi boom, Calculated Risk’s Bill McBride writes — many homeowners refinanced when rates dropped below [..]

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CRM provider Contactually signs large Southern California brokerage

Customer relationship management provider Contactually has signed up Southern California’s First Team Real Estate, giving the firm’s more than 1,600 agents free access to the tool. It’s Contactually’s biggest [..]

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How to walk your clients through listings even when they can’t be there in person

Some real estate agents share live video of properties from their mobile devices to help faraway clients virtually scope out homes. But what if you could expand those private [..]

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Big questions cloud decision to start own brokerage or join existing one

Many people say I am my own brand and yes that is true. That, however, does not provide infrastructure or support for creating a strong business. I want [..]

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