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Bad smells are one the biggest deal-killers in real estate. If your home smells like pets, mold, smoke or pheromones, you'll repulse buyers. It's time to do a dirty job -- identify sources of stinks and deep clean your home.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 6:00 am
Whether you're interested in becoming a full-fledged "storage warrior" or just curious how storage auctions go down in the real world, here are some of the most common questions and tips from the pros to get you started.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 6:00 am

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Re/Max LLC announced today that it has signed a master franchise agreement to bring the brand to South Korea. The master franchise sale in South Korea, which took place last July, and a $1 million sale in Japan last October were
Author: Paul Hagey
Posted: April 24, 2014, 11:38 pm
DocuSign has really revolutionized real estate, and they continue to push the “paperless envelope” with new features and systems specifically for Brokers and their office transactions.  Catch the replay of the webinar that hundreds of brokers, and agents tuned in
Author: Laura Monroe
Posted: April 24, 2014, 11:26 pm
Washington, D.C., has a higher cost of living than any U.S. state, according to data released by the Commerce Department. The new data, which measured the relative cost of goods, rents and “other services” relative to a national mean based
Author: Paul Hagey
Posted: April 24, 2014, 11:05 pm
Despite its appearance in a few booming areas like New York and San Francisco, the housing market is actually not pulling its weight in the U.S. economy, according to an article in TheUpshot, a New York Times publication. Though it has
Author: Paul Hagey
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:11 pm
Warren Buffett — who unloaded a huge stake in Freddie Mac and a smaller position in Fannie Mae long before the housing boom took off, when the mortgage giants started getting too ambitious for his taste — says Berkshire Hathaway
Author: Inman News
Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:04 pm
For a generation, the real estate industry has been focused not on what clients need, which is a better transactional service experience, but with what we need -- more leads, more sales, more money. That infatuation has infected every aspect of our industry, from the way we train and hire agents to the way that we’ve built our businesses
Author: Joseph Rand
Posted: April 24, 2014, 6:22 pm
In my work as a real estate copywriter I talk to a good number of agents who are just starting out. Some of them are eager to get their websites up and running and know that they need individualized content and an agent bio that makes them stand out from the crowd
Author: ActiveRain
Posted: April 24, 2014, 10:00 am
You’re working 14 hours a day, you haven’t had a day off in months, and you’re losing market share to competitors because you can’t keep up with all the incoming business. Once you have made the decision to start a real estate team, the next step is to determine how to structure and grow your team
Author: Bernice Ross
Posted: April 24, 2014, 10:00 am
Inman News today announced a strategic content partnership with Lumentus Social that will provide a filtered news feed for Lumentus Social to distribute over social media networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Integration of Inman News and Lumentus Social is
Author: Inman News
Posted: April 24, 2014, 10:00 am
Last year was a great year for bitcoin, with the digital currency going from a “fringe, techie libertarian” thing to “more of a mainstream technology,” says Alan Silbert, founder of BitPremier, a “bitcoin luxury marketplace” for goods and services including
Author: Inman News
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:42 am
The terms “paperless” and the “paperless agent” get thrown around a lot in real estate. As buzzwords, they’re right up there with “mobile.” We get a little closer to actually being “paperless” each year, but there is still plenty of
Author: Teresa Boardman
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:32 am
Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have lowered their forecasts for home sales this year, citing low inventory and the affordability crunch that shortage of homes has spurred. After relatively weak home sales in the first two months of
Author: Inman News
Posted: April 23, 2014, 10:13 pm
If you’re anything like me, you are always looking for an easier way to stay organized with your content marketing plans. For the longest time, I used an Excel-style spreadsheet in Google Drive with different tabs for my editorial calendar, which included ideas, keyword focus, published content and the weekly task list. It was really effective for us
Author: Seth Price
Posted: April 23, 2014, 6:48 pm
John Walko, a father of two who recently moved from Scranton, Pa., to a single-family rental in Charlotte, N.C., began his home search by filtering listings online based on location, price and photos -- the fun stuff. But as he continued to browse sites like Zillow and Trulia, he soon found himself digging through listings based on additional information: crime and school data. “I wouldn’t have really thought of it too much,” he said of the crime maps and school data he discovered on the sites. “But now it stands out. Now you go, ‘Oh, I got to look at this, make sure it’s a safe community for my family.’ ”
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: April 23, 2014, 5:00 pm
Homes in the San Francisco Bay Area are moving faster than anywhere else in the country, according to a new inventory market report from Trulia. For markets across the U.S., Trulia calculated the share of homes for sale in its
Author: Paul Hagey
Posted: April 23, 2014, 3:17 pm
Sales of new single-family houses hit an eight-month low in March, according to a report jointly released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). New-home sales decreased 14.5 percent month over month to
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: April 23, 2014, 2:41 pm
Google has long allowed you to see what many houses look like using Street View, a feature of Google Maps. Now, you can also see what they used to look like, TechCrunch reports. When looking at site in Street View,
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: April 23, 2014, 1:29 pm
Quick agent fame, overnight sensations and companies who build crowd followings fast have always scared me. Why? Because I know, billboards don’t make deals. Whether you’re marketing mansions or selling special spoons, the buzz you generate isn’t half as important as the clients who actually close the deal
Author: Trulia Pro Blog
Posted: April 23, 2014, 10:00 am

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