Monthly Archives: October 2014

ShowingTime inks biggest MLS deal to date

Showing management technology service ShowingTime has inked its biggest deal with a multiple listing service to date, wooing a North Carolina-based MLS away from a competitor. Carolina Multiple [..]

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Trulia could add a fourth agent to ‘three-headed monster’ ads

After adding a third agent advertiser slot to the query box on listing detail pages this year, Trulia could conceivably add a fourth in 2015, CEO Pete Flint told [..]

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National brokerage sets up shop in the nation’s capital with acquisition

Carrington Real Estate Services, the brokerage wing of Carrington Holding Company LLC, has entered the Washington, D.C., market by acquiring the largest affiliate of Realty Direct LLC’s franchise network. [..]

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Agents, brokers commit not to show homes to strangers

In the wake of the kidnapping and murder of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, more than 350 agents and brokers have signed a “Realtor Safety Pledge” promising to [..]

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Serving luxury buyers and sellers requires hefty budget, ‘boots on the ground’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — What does it take to locate, convert and successfully close a transaction with an ultra high net worth individual (UHNWI) client? In many respects, [..]

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How well-meaning agents are unwittingly annoying their prospects, clients and colleagues

Hey did you know daylight saving time is ending this weekend? Of course you did! Leigh Brown, broker-owner of Leigh Brown and Associates with Re/Max Executive Realty, wonders [..]

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Who am I? Identity crisis plagues real estate agents

When I ask other Realtors to tell me what their brand is, I am told, “I don’t have a logo yet.” It seems everyone thinks their brand is [..]

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Today’s economy is a three-ring circus, and then some

Mortgage and long-term rates are still near their lows — reassuring, considering everything else has lost its marbles. Or perhaps bonds are doing well because everything else is [..]

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Realtor problems: cries of anguish from the trenches

Real estate agents are like pinballs: They can score big, but often only after ricocheting around a minefield of obstacles. These occupational hazards are many and various. And [..]

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You’ll wonder how you ever lived without these 9 mobile apps

We’re not going mobile anymore, we’ve gone mobile. And that’s a good thing! It means you can (and should) set up your business so you can manage it [..]

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