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The top 10 issues facing the real estate industry in 2017

June 15, 2017

Political polarization and global uncertainty have a particular impact on trade, so port, gateway and coastal communities might find themselves with economic or other problems that they haven’t yet had to tackle. Add to that the fact that the consumer price index, home prices and interest rates are all rising, mortgages are less affordable and communities are increasingly polarized, and you can see how this issue would affect homeownership on an individual and national scale …Read More »

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Fed announces third rate hike in 7 months

June 15, 2017

As anticipated, today the Federal Reserve implemented a quarter-point federal funds rate hike, increasing its benchmark target to between 1 percent and 1.25 percent “in view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation,” the Federal Open Market Committee said …Read More »

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LeadingRE appoints new EVP of member services

June 15, 2017

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World has appointed Elizabeth D. Nunan as the new executive vice president of member services. In this position, Nunan will manage membership services for LeadingRE’s global network of 565 independent real estate firms …Read More »

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Agentology helps agents milk leads for more cash

June 15, 2017

Most online leads are dead ends, so cutting through the noise to identify the keepers can be a real hassle. Enter Agentology. It screens leads so agents don’t have to, claiming to double or triple customer conversion rates …Read More »

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Strategies for automation success

June 15, 2017

Learning to automate certain segments of your real estate business can free up time for you to focus on your client base and build your book of business. Automation can also help ensure that each task is done right and on time …Read More »

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Why underperforming agents shouldn’t turn to SEO

June 15, 2017

When agents don’t produce, they often look for the next thing to get their numbers up, but SEO isn’t the answer for an underperforming agent.  …Read More »

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Preclose rolls out web version, integrates with dotloop

June 15, 2017

Launched last year as only an app, Preclose announced this week an integration with dotloop and a full-featured web app, which looks as good on the big screen as it does on mobile devices …Read More »

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Cadre, an online real estate investment marketplace, raises $65M

June 15, 2017

The company describes its platform as “a smarter, data-centric approach to investing, enabling broader participation and better investor outcomes.” …Read More »

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5 ways to sell potential homebuyers on your fixer-upper

June 15, 2017

No matter how many repairs or coats of paint a home may require, there will always be some attractive features that you can highlight. Become familiar with the home’s positive points, whether it includes its unique history, solid structure or great living spaces …Read More »

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3 common down payment questions agents should prepare for

June 15, 2017

Homebuyers often have three common questions about home down payments. Of course, with the growing number of mortgage options and the ever-changing rules associated with them, it can be hard for real estate agents to have all the answers to every question …Read More »

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