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Know these 6 weaknesses of real estate data
4/24/2015 4:13 PM
Real estate data can help agents better guide clients through the buying and selling process. But its proliferation has also given rise to some pitfalls for agents, creating more potential for agents to inadvertently mislead clients or dilute their level of service. Speakers recently discussed the matter at ...Read More
Associations not allowed to display listings under .realtor domain
4/24/2015 4:00 PM
Come May 7, U.S. and Canadian brokerages and associations who want to make sure their home on the Web reflects their Realtor affiliation will be able to claim their own .realtor URL. But associations won"t be able to link to or display property listings at that URL -- something many, if not most, currently do on their websites .....Read More
The Fed has misinterpreted the effect of falling oil prices and a strong dollar
4/24/2015 3:21 PM
The good news is very nice: mortgage rates are stable near 3.75 percent, sales of existing homes have risen 10.4 percent in the last year, and sales of new ones have soared 19 percent. Even the poor news is good: a softer-than-expected economy is holding the Fed at bay .....Read More
Why catering halls trump restaurants for any corporate event
4/24/2015 2:00 PM
Corporate events are the backbone of any large company. They include demonstrating the latest products, celebrating milestones, informing the public and recognizing employees. Whether your company hosts yearly or monthly conferences, trade shows, dinners, ceremonies or networking events, the Inn at New Hyde Park explains why catering halls are the ...Read More
Re/Max, Century 21, Coldwell Banker named among top 100 global franchisors
4/24/2015 1:54 PM
Rubbing elbows with some of the world"s most familiar brands like McDonald"s and Subway, Re/Max, Century 21 Real Estate and Coldwell Banker Real Estate were named among the top 100 franchisors in the world in the 2015 edition of an annual ranking by Franchise Direct .....Read More
Spring blooms with lower mortgage rates
4/24/2015 1:48 PM
April showers are said to bring May flowers, but this spring season, they are also bringing lower mortgage rates, Freddie Mac said this week. According to the government sponsored enterprise’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.65 percent this week, down from last week when it averaged 3.67 percent. A y...Read More
3 top expectations of online real estate consumers
4/24/2015 1:00 PM
As co-founder of a web-based mortgage technology company dedicated to radically improving the consumer experience, I have spent a lot of time studying the online real estate landscape. I"ve gained an understanding what today"s online real estate consumer actually wants .....Read More
Home flippers launching entire real estate funds through crowdfunders
4/24/2015 12:12 PM
Real estate crowdfunding platforms typically let investors buy slices of properties or make mini loans that, combined with other mini loans, finance the purchase of properties (or stakes in properties). But investors are also using crowdfunders to cobble together full-blown funds that finance the continual purchase and sale of many properties, not ...Read More
8 ways to raise your profile in real estate
4/24/2015 12:00 PM
To become a successful real estate professional it is important that you know the correct marketing strategies. Innovative ideas can give you an edge over other professionals because, let"s face it -- this is a competitive market, and you need to be able to generate leads as well as convert them into customers. .....Read More
Slew of real estate tech firms are ready for Apple Watch launch
4/24/2015 11:54 AM
Apple"s long-awaited smart watch, Apple Watch, officially hits the streets on Friday, and many familiar real estate tech leaders have apps ready ready to go that will empower their software with the immediacy and digital intimacy the device offers consumers and real estate pros alike .....Read More

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