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Inman News - Real Estate and Technology News for Agents, Brokers and Investors
Atlanta public housing agency files suit to block developer from land
-  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:42:33 +0000
Thanks to what the Atlanta Housing Authority is now calling a "backroom deal" that went down in 2011, a developer may be able to scoop up AHA land for dirt cheap with the intention of building non-affordable housing on sites set aside for low-income buyers, according to a report by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC).  ...
Brokerage claims Texas’s first bitcoin home purchase
-  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:19:53 +0000
A Texas brokerage claims to be the first in the Lone Star state to have closed on a home purchased with bitcoin ...
Uncertainty in real estate: How does it affect business?
-  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:59:16 +0000
Uncertainty is the name of the game in real estate -- right now, and always. Brad Inman took the Connect stage with Ken DeLeon of DeLeon Real Estate, Mauricio Umansky of The Agency, Dolly Lenz of Dolly Lenz Real Estate and Glenn Kelman of Redfin to dive into what this ever-shifting landscape means for different business models ...
Why I believe real estate agents are worth every penny
-  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:00:06 +0000
I believe that real estate agents get paid well for what we do, however, I believe we’re worth it. Good agents can put money in their sellers’ pockets ...
How to be the listing agent no one wants to work with
-  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:30:37 +0000
I get a bad taste in my mouth when listing agents are, at best, fudging the details and, at worst, lying to my face. These misleading seller's reps may be able to rope in buyer’s agents once, but don't expect to fool them twice. ...
Overcome these 5 seller objections to get the listing
-  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:00:16 +0000
How do the best listing agents get sellers to sign on at every listing appointment? The answer has nothing to do with secret scripts or sneaky sales tactics. The best real estate agents win listings and clients by striving to understand prospects’ needs and addressing their concerns from the start ...
How to have a smooth settlement in 4 easy steps
-  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:30:16 +0000
Congratulations! Your clients ratified a contract and are well on their way to settlement. Now what happens next? Do you simply submit the contract to the title company, and move onto the next deal? I sure hope not ...

National Association of Realtors - Real Estate Education, Information, Marketing Resources
Best Cell Phone Plans for Seniors
-  Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:37:52 GMT
Cell phones are important, especially for seniors who can live, driving and spend a lot of time alone. The benefits of owning a cell phone safety are obvious; call for help can be a necessity. Many wireless companies have changed their marketing efforts to push wireless packages for seniors that offer many of the same standard features as other wireless plans and similar and monthly
Best Cell Phone Plans
-  Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:32:12 GMT
As a wide variety of mobile phone plans and deals are coping up these days, sometimes the mobile phone buyers feel helpless and confused rather than finding the comfort of shopping. This happens just because right after entering into a shop for buying a handset you get loaded with a bunch of offers and deals knowing about all of those in detail and then deciding to go for one on the
Best Prepaid Cell Phone Plans
-  Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:57:22 GMT
Nowadays having a Smartphone is simply another one of life basic needs. Understanding all too well about reliance on those devices, mobile phone service providers are capable to charge high costs for monthly data plans and all of the other extras. For people who just need a simple wireless plan or don't like the idea of joining a 2 or 3 years agreement, a prepaid cell phone is a good
Best Cell Phone Companies
-  Sun, 25 Oct 2015 21:37:32 GMT
Getting the best cell phone plan on a fresh cell phone deal is far from simple], and you are forgiven for purchasing the impression that cell phone companies are intentionally making it complicated. As soon as you have chosen what phone you desire, you still need to choose which service provider to sign up with, at which purpose you might ask whether it makes sense to purchase a

RISMedia Real Estate News, Industry Trends, Marketing - Residential & Commercial
Stay Safe and Earn Big With MVP
-  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:09:46 +0000

NAR PULSE—Register for one of two safety webinars being offered during REALTOR® Safety Month and earn a free Little Red Book: Safety Rules to Live by for REALTORS® – Download, PLUS a chance to win a Guard Llama Personal Protection Kit. This Member Value Plus (MVP) Program offer expires Sept. 26! Check it out today! […]

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Ushering in a Fresh Perspective: John Peyton and Nick Bailey Ready to ‘Blow the Dust off’ Iconic Brand
-  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:08:39 +0000

It’s not often that we get the chance to view the real estate industry from an outside perspective. But when John Peyton—Realogy Franchise Group’s new CEO—and Nick Bailey—president and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate LLC—took the stage for a candid fireside chat with RISMedia’s President and CEO John Featherston, that’s exactly what attendees of […]

The post Ushering in a Fresh Perspective: John Peyton and Nick Bailey Ready to ‘Blow the Dust off’ Iconic Brand appeared first on RISMedia.

What You Need to Earn to Live in the Cheapest and Priciest Metros
-  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:05:23 +0000

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at 4 Real Estate Deal-Breakers and How to Fix Them Efficiently Live in a Loud Area? Here’s How to Reduce Sound Inside Your Home Fall Maintenance for Your Rental Properties Ever wonder how much bacon you need to […]

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Brokers Get Real About Standards, Succession Planning and Zillow
-  Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:54:03 +0000

Challenged by demand for discount and other unconventional brokerage models, and potentially disintermediation, real estate broker/owners today are charged with embracing innovative practices while maintaining profitability. Many are succeeding—but not without burdens, concerns and pressures. Several real estate industry leaders frankly shared their experiences and insights in a lively panel at RISMedia’s exclusive Real Estate […]

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REALTORS® Support Tax Reform ‘Done Right’
-  Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:41:29 +0000

Tax reform done right could yield savings and simplification that benefits average Americans, but history shows that misguided reforms can pose significant threats to the economy. That’s the message the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) brought to Congress recently as Iona Harrison, chair of NAR’s Federal Taxation Committee, testified before the Senate Finance Committee. At the […]

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Technology Adoption: Impact on Office Synergy
-  Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:38:55 +0000

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable this month discusses agent adoption of technology. Moderator: Robert Bailey, Broker/Owner, Bailey Properties, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations, NAR Panelists: Mike Pappas, CEO, Keyes Co. Illustrated Properties, Miami, Fla. Dan Forsman, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, Atlanta, Ga. Tom Skiffington, Broker/Owner, […]

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The State of Real Estate: ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’
-  Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:09:28 +0000

HomeServices Chairman Kicks Off RISMedia CEO Exchange With Candid Look at Industry Set within the hallowed halls of the Harvard Club of New York City, RISMedia’s 2017 Real Estate CEO Exchange opened last week with a candid look at the state of the real estate union from HomeServices of America Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier. […]

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The Wall Street Journal Real Estate News
Greece Impact on Property Limited But Investors Are Concerned About Spain
-  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:55:04 +0000
So far, commercial real-estate analysts looking at Europe’s booming market are not too concerned that Greece’s turmoil will spread further afield.
Blessing in Disguise: Greece Crisis Could Cool Property Market
-  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:59:57 +0000
Greece appears to be slipping ever closer to an exit from the euro zone. While a potential catastrophe for the country, it might actually be a good thing for Europe's booming commercial real-estate markets.
Millennials Just Like the Rest of Us When it Comes to Home Renovations
-  Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:19:44 +0000
Contrary to popular perception, younger people aren’t more keen on trendy upgrades such as green materials and smart technology when it comes to renovating their homes, a new survey finds.
Economists Assign Blame For Housing Shortage
-  Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:43:07 +0000
The national supply of homes for sale is getting squeezed by the small amount of equity millions of would-be sellers have in their properties and relatively weak output from home builders, according to economists speaking Friday at a real-estate conference in Miami.
Low Income and Underwater
-  Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:14:09 +0000
Even in places where negative equity has mostly vanished, areas with lower median incomes are doing worse.
Economists: Home Builders Neglecting Entry-Level Market
-  Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:56:46 +0000
Nela Richardson, chief economist for brokerage Redfin Corp., and Selma Hepp, chief economist for Zillow Group’s Trulia real-estate website, both said builders aren’t constructing enough entry-level housing to meet demand. They’re focusing more of their resources instead, the economists said, on building pricey homes for buyers with ample credit.
Principal Reduction: A Mortgage Quandary With No Easy Answers
-  Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:34:59 +0000
Pretty much ever since he took the helm in January 2014, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt has been under pressure from housing advocates and some lawmakers to allow mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reduce the mortgage principal on at least some home loans.