Monthly Archives: September 2014

Search continues for missing Arkansas Realtor

Beverly Carter, the Little Rock, Arkansas, real estate agent who disappeared after showing a vacant, bank-owned home to a stranger on Thursday late afternoon, is still missing. Carter, [..]

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Case of missing Arkansas Realtor highlights danger of showing homes to unvetted strangers

Beverly Carter, an agent with Crye-Leike Realtors in Little Rock, Arkansas, was wrapping up her workday on Thursday late afternoon when she went missing. She set out to [..]

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NAR: Drones are the best thing since sliced bread

Drones have “an incredible array of uses” and are a potential “game changer for the real estate industry,” the National Association of Realtors said this week in a [..]

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Realtor safety first

Leigh Brown, broker-owner of Re/Max Executive Realty in Concord, North Carolina, says we should be smarter as agents about taking safety precautions. “Pray for the agent who is [..]

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Time to redesign our system of mortgage lending

Long-term rates have stabilized, mortgages just under 4.5 percent, but markets are rattled and it’s hard to tell exactly who or what is doing the shaking. The Fed [..]

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Brokerage buys startup to help groom agents, brand

A brokerage’s success can hinge on reputation. So it can be important to cultivate a brand and correct any behavior from agents that could jeopardize it. One brokerage apparently cares so [..]

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5 reasons your sellers are looking for another agent

Your reputation earned you the client, but are you sure you can keep them? These days many sellers are coming down with cases of the wandering eye. …

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Approvals for movies, TV could set stage for Realtor drone flights

Six Hollywood production companies have a green light from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly camera-equipped drones on movie and television sets, paving the way for other interim [..]

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Should ‘I didn’t mean to’ be a defense against housing discrimination claims?

Plaintiffs in fair housing lawsuits may have to be able to prove that policies that have a “disparate impact” on minorities were intended to discriminate if the U.S. [..]

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The assault on your brand

Your brand and reputation is what separates you from others in your market. With that in mind, I have been scratching my head lately as some multiple listing [..]

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