Monthly Archives: December 2016

27 New Year’s resolutions for homeowners

Heading into a new year, we feel an obligation to make resolutions. Personal resolutions can be motivating, exciting or just plain silly. As a homeowner, resolutions can also [..]

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3 times serendipity got me the real estate listing

Faced with an unexpected dilemma, the seller suggested a coin flip to select an agent. I respectfully said that listing a house was too important to reduce to [..]

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Inman Announces Another Round of Startup Alley Participants for ICNY17

Emeryville, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2016) — Inman announced another round of companies that will be exhibiting in Startup Alley at Inman Connect New York, Jan. 16-20, …

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NAR hunts for next CEO after Dale Stinton’s 36-year run

The National Association of Realtors is officially on the hunt for a new leader. Dale Stinton, the trade group’s CEO since November 2005, will retire in …

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99 real estate lead sources: The ultimate list

In the (nearly exact) words of Jay-Z, I got 99 lead sources, and a bus bench ain’t one. The leads in this list are broken down into 16 [..]

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Pending home sales fell again in November, says NAR

The National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) has been on a rollercoaster. Now, the PHSI has taken a downward track due to an increase in [..]

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Mortgage lender PHH asks court to deny CFPB rehearing

When a federal appeals court made a controversial decision that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) single-director organizational structure is “unconstitutional,” it was no surprise that the CFPB [..]

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A real estate social butterfly shares her social media tips

Marki Lemons is a marketing and social media whiz who also serves as a consultant, coach, speaker and teacher for organizations and institutions like the National Association of [..]

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A two-step plan for personal recovery from 2016

On one of the shortest days of 2016, the year seems even longer than it has been. Anxiety is widespread. To shorten your 2016 recovery period, start with [..]

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3 real estate lessons from the Princess, Carrie Fisher

2016 continued to break hearts as the world lost entertainment icon Carrie Fisher on Tuesday …

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