Monthly Archives: October 2017

How to compete with Keller Williams before it grabs more share in your market

“I hate to lose more than I love to win.” That’s the motto broker-owner Jerry Holden lives by, and the success of his Ohio-based independent brokerage The Holden [..]

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Markets leaning toward a mortgage rate increase

This week we can anticipate announcements around the Fed chair, tax reform and fresh September economic numbers. The 10-year has held the battle of 2.40 percent, and mortgages [..]

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Trump’s ex-campaign head may have to forfeit these luxe properties

Today federal authorities charged President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort of wiring millions of dollars from offshore accounts to avoid taxes and purchase, among other luxury items, [..]

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Here’s the Soho condo Manafort allegedly used to launder money

The indicted and arrested former Trump campaign manager reportedly purchased the swank property at 29 Howard Street, Unit 4, in 2012, and Airbnb-ed it out …

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FSBOs hit record low for third straight year

For the third year in a row, for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) transactions accounted for only 8 percent of recent home sales, the lowest share that the National Association of Realtors [..]

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New interactive Amazon Echo app shares listing information

Home IQ by Show Pal uses Amazon’s Echo Show to tell and display information about a listing. …

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How to turn your car into a mobile office

If you’re in the industry, you already know that real estate agents and brokers spend more time in their cars than anywhere else. We eat in our cars, [..]

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How to rock social media with less effort

Whether you’re browsing Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat, you can find everyone from real estate agents to mortgage companies taking advantage of these platforms to increase brand awareness, lead [..]

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Why writing off open houses is a big mistake

The nay-sayers slam the open house as being outdated, a tool that is no longer necessary in today’s tech environment. The truth of the matter is that there [..]

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5 mistakes even seasoned real estate agents make

No matter how long you’ve been in the real estate business, we all fall into old habits and similar routines at some point. As a 20-year real estate [..]

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