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Century 21 Advantage Gold scoops up Re/Max Advantage

Philadelphia-area based Century 21 Advantage Gold (C21 Advantage Gold) has crossed franchise lines to scoop up Re/Max Advantage ...

My first sale: 3 real estate professionals share what they learned

There's a first time for everything, including that guinea pig real estate transaction that every newbie in the field must contend with. Here, three professionals who have "been there, done that" dig into the lessons they carried after closing the book on the sale that started it all. ...

Real estate agents would be well advised to learn Spanish

The number of Hispanic homeowner households swelled to 7.3 million in 2016 from 4.2 million in 2000, rising by 209,000 last year alone. Yet Hispanics are apparently underserved by real estate agents. This all presents a clear opportunity for real estate professionals, according to the report, which was produced in collaboration with the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. ...

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 18: Ghostbusters

Ever since dealing with some ghost-hunting clients and selling a haunted house, Colin Cameron has been singing the Ghostbusters theme song big time ...

NAR February pending home sales rebound 5.5% over January

Up, down, left and right -- pending home sales made big leaps in February across all major U.S. regions. The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index, based on contract signings, sprung forward to 112.3 in February, up 5.5 percent from January's ...

The Lead Lifecycle: From First Call to the Closing Table & Beyond [Educational Webinar]

In this webinar, you will learn how to balance people skills with your drive for success in real estate ...

Time is money — why not own yours?

"Time is money" -- Benjamin Franklin made this phrase popular long, long ago. The intention wasn't to create a buzz-worthy catch phrase but to highlight the opportunity costs of the decisions we make and the actions we take ...

Copy Adwerx’s ‘Quick Adder’ on your emails to retarget real estate leads

Using retargeting technology and an uploaded database, an agent's network of contacts will see the agent's messages on an array of popular websites, such as Facebook, USAToday.com, ESPN.com., and also a host of apps and mobile-optimized websites ...

It’s 1 a.m. — are you up? I’d like more information about your real estate listing

Real estate leads can come at anytime, and in today’s super-connected world it might be via email, an online internet inquiry, text message, Facebook messenger or any other number of ways people are communicating today ...

The rise of the next-generation 100% commission brokerage

Those hoping that the next generation of 100-percent commission brokerages would just die a death may want to see a therapist about their denial. These thick-skinned companies are alive and well, and the tenacious breed of broker-owners who run them have gotten used to being called flat-fee scumbags ...

Why explaining the appraisal process to clients early is crucial

After a seller and buyer reach a "meeting of the minds," meaning that they have agreed to a price, terms and conditions so that a sale can move forward, most purchase agreements provide each principal a number of opportunities to re-visit the agreement. ...

How to move your entire real estate business into the cloud

If you’ve followed along through entries one, two, three and four, you've pretty well stopped generating paper. Your calendars, notes, lists and transaction docs are in the ether ...

5 family-friendly client events perfect for summer

Ah, summer: time to go on vacation, get some sun, visit the beach or pool -- and build your real estate business. Particularly for families with kids, summer is the ideal time to sell a house. So it’s also the ideal time to host a family-friendly event that brings exposure to your brand ...

Daily market update: March 29, 2017

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...

San Antonio Board of Realtors to hold vote on whether to eject directors

Here's something that doesn't happen every day: One of the largest local Realtor associations in Texas will hold an emergency meeting next week to vote on whether two of their officers should be removed from the board of directors ...

What are the top 10 cities for millennial homebuyers?

Millennials are saddling up and moving to the South and West, according to realtor.com. “High job growth in markets such as Orlando, Seattl, and Miami, and the power of affordability in places like Albany and Buffalo are making these markets magnets for millennials,” said Javier Vivas, manager of economic research for realtor.com. ...

Top Alaska indie brokerage merges with Keller Williams mega team

Top independent brokerage Madden Real Estate in Fairbanks, Alaska, owned by Wes Madden, has been sold to Keller Williams Alaska, to be merged with the Dar Walden Team, a Keller Williams mega team ...

Mortgage Preflight to dish legitimate buyer lead credit scores in minutes

Soon, there will be a way for buyers to find out their mortgage scores without approaching a lender, at least not directly. It’s called Mortgage Preflight, and it’s a pre-qualification system that can be accessed by real estate agents ...

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