Real estate startup ListTrac is rapidly gaining traction, but It is likely that vast majority of the agents and brokers belonging to its MLS customers are unaware of how ListTrac plans to generate revenue: by selling agent and consumer behavior data it gathers from agents" own websites .....Read More
This custom built executive home is situated on 13.8 acres and offers 4,600 square feet of living space -- welcome to Whitchurch-Stouffville Ontario, Canada, a perfect balance of urban and rural living .....Read More
Agents with Windermere Real Estate have almost doubled their fundraising efforts over the past two years to reach a $30 million goal of giving for the company"s non-profit arm, the Windermere Foundation, this week. The foundation supports non-profit agencies that provide services to low-income and homeless families and is funded largely by Winderme...Read More
Do you feel nervous about phone prospecting? Perhaps you"ve got some trepidation because you"re not sure exactly what to say, or maybe you have a little fear of what you might hear in response to it? We"ve coached thousands of agents, and from experience Julie and I can tell you that fear of the phone -- especially phone prospecting -- is very comm...Read More
Over the past two years, Pacific Union CEO Mark McLaughlin has traveled to China from his head office in San Francisco six times, and he"s approaching his seventh visit. He has learned a number things from these trips. For instance, the pollution in Beijing can be debilitating and, therefore, pleasant American cities have much to offer overseas buy...Read More
Sporting a button-down, tie and scraggly beard, Realtor John Grafft, 28, recently pulverized lockboxes with bolt cutters, chisels and hammers on camera, bashing open the security devices in a matter of minutes. The demonstration -- meant to highlight why he doesn"t use lockboxes and instead shows all his listings with an agent present -- marked t...Read More
Start-up pros and venture capitalists are furiously brainstorming about how they can disrupt the real estate industry. Four times now, I"ve been approached by groups of startup people looking to do something in the real estate space and asking me to toss around ideas or come on board .....Read More
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Crowds, crowds and more crowds. That's how most attendees summed up the first two days of New York Comic Con as the annual pop culture extravaganza took over the west side of Manhattan around the Javits Center. Last year's event drew a reported attendance in the range of 150,000 and this year's show, with added offsite activities, is almost certain...Read More
The sister hotel of the historic Fullerton Hotel housed inside the super-sized former General Post Office across the road, the flashy five-star Forbes-rated Fullerton Bay Hotel comes with fantastic marina views, smart comfortable rooms, and the city's best rooftop bar...Read More
The Exhibit Hall of the Javits Center may be where the big booths and displays are located, and the programming takes place in meeting rooms downstairs, but the real heart of New York Comic-Con is down a narrow hallway at the north end of the building in Artist’s Alley. That’s where the people who make the comics set up for the weekend ...Read More
In their eagerness to appeal to the increasingly important Chinese market and its gatekeepers, Hollywood’s filmmakers and marketing executives have recently embraced a new approach with their movies: put China into the story and make it look great, preferably by having the Chinese government come to the hero’s rescue...Read More
Bigger, heavier vehicles offer better protection in crashes than smaller, lighter cars, but research shows that teens typically don’t drive the safest ones.
The goods news is that parents looking for a safe, affordable vehicle for their teen driver have many more options than just a year ago, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced ...Read More
With shops in Notting Hill as well as Los Angeles, London-based jewelry designer Pippa Small has developed a large following for her statement-making bohemian jewelry which works with the natural contours of gem stones for a "river-tumbled, imperfect feel". But even more impressive than the stunning aesthetics of her pieces are ...Read More
Every year since 1959, Neiman Marcus has delighted its shoppers with a lavish list of “fantasy gifts”—a roundup of aspirational offerings with perspirational prices, tucked into the pages of its Christmas Book...Read More
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