Monthly Archives: September 2014

Real estate agents using apps, wearable tech to stay safe

With the recent, horrible, kidnapping and death of Realtor Beverly Carter in Arkansas after showing a vacant home to an unknown person, personal safety is first and foremost [..]

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Honor Beverly Carter’s memory and take care of yourselves

Like many of my Realtor family, I can’t shake the uneasy feeling I’ve had ever since Beverly Carter went missing last week. Now we know where she is, [..]

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With News Corp’s realtor.com play, it’s ‘game on’ as real estate portals battle for dominance

News Corp’s pending acquisition of realtor.com operator Move Inc. will intensify the competition between top national real estate portals — a battle that, until now, looked like it [..]

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Why NAR gave News Corp its blessing to acquire realtor.com operator Move

The National Association of Realtors is giving its blessing to plans by publishing giant News Corp to acquire realtor.com operator Move Inc. because of the potential “multiplier effect” [..]

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Rupert Murdoch’s Australian portal thrives in country with no MLS and few buyer’s agents

Visit realestate.com.au and you won’t encounter what’s become a staple of U.S. listing portals: lead forms for buyer’s agents. Realestate.com.au — whose operator, REA Group Limited, is set to [..]

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Why every agent should ‘own’ their marketing — literally

I believe that owning your own marketing is critical to being a successful Realtor. By marketing, I specifically mean the tools and materials that you use to promote [..]

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Edina Realty does about-face, sends listings to Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com

Edina Realty, the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota-based Berkshire Hathaway affiliate that made waves when it pulled its listings from Trulia and realtor.com two years ago, started sending its listings to [..]

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Murdoch’s play for Move shows appetite for investing in real estate technology

News Corp’s pending acquisition of realtor.com operator Move Inc. for $950 million in cash is “extremely exciting news in that it shows an eagerness for investment in real estate [..]

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What sale of realtor.com operator Move to News Corp signifies: Nothing. Zippo. Nada.

The announcement that Ruper Murdoch’s News Corp is buying realtor.com operator Move Inc. is sending shockwaves through the real estate industry. I mean, think of the massive impact [..]

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Do not underestimate Rupert Murdoch

When Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp announced its plan to acquire Dow Jones with its signature property, The Wall Street Journal, in 2007, critics abounded. Journalists were convinced that [..]

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