Pocket listing marketplace out to supplement MLS, but will it?

Two real estate agents are set to launch a central repository for unlisted for-sale properties, marking the latest attempt to capitalize on tendencies to market homes off the multiple listing service (MLS). Denver-based Prevali will capture listings “upstream” of MLSs and other….

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Going off the MLS? Trends are aplenty in this industry’s marketplace, for sure, and you can bet that social media’s involved in how we sell homes. As a real estate guru, hold on for the ride. The market’s looking at a lot of changes.

How the nature of real estate in Mexico is changing

It is estimated that Mexico will reach 65 million Internet users this year. This is having a mexico-internet-real estatesignificant effect on the local real estate market. According to Lamudi’s own research, 82 percent of consumers now use the Internet in their real estate search process …

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Anyone surprised that the cyberspace does have a direct link to real estate? I’m not. This has become so prevalent in the industry that even a mariachi can sell a home via social media!

NAR Now Has the Digital Signature Software Benefit Going Global

Digital signature software is a critical asset to today’s highly mobile paperless agent. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has been a long-term strategic partner with DocuSign for years and offers Realtors substantial discounts on their line of real estate digital signature products….

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This isn’t a bad thing at all, especially if DocuSign has proven many, many times before that a digital signature is just as foolproof as a real one. Excellent job, NAR (National Association of Realtors). You’re advancing real estate best practices quite well.

What exactly is a broker?

I am not going to let the fact that no one seems to know what a real estate broker is, or what a real estate company does, dampen my enthusiasm for my new brokerage. I made the classic rookie mistake of putting “Broker/Owner” on my business cards….

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So why is that a mistake then? Don’t feel bad, though. The concept of a real estate broker is a bit of a mystery. Are they agents? Are they property owners? Managers? What’s a broker? Find out and then also click here for more information about the real estate industry and how you can get involved.

Why click-to-purchase real estate could be the future of the industry

Over $2 billion in real estate sales; 100 auction events; 15,000 homes sold. Those stats showhome search real estate the reality that HomeSearch.com is here to shake up real estate….

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Figures spell success in real estate, without a doubt. This is proof that perhaps you can make some good money as long as you have the right resources and convenience like this thing called “click-to-purchase.” HomeSearch.com apparently does know what they’re doing!

Federal Court Upholds Arbitration Award Over Commissions

Just another reason why it’s so important to have a good legal plan in place just in case something goes awry. The law is the law — and even if someone screws up, there’s no going back, as you can see with this piece of federal legal news….
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Arbitration Awards Stand in Court, No Matter What!

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Suppose an arbitration award is based on the arbitrator’s erroneous understanding of the law. Then you appeal the award and get it reversed, right? Probably not.

Are You Present When Viewing Real Estate?

In a nutshell, if you don’t want to take the time to see the dwelling you’re considering moving into, you most likely will accept whatever defects, problems, issues, complaints or disasters may come your way when buying the home. Whether it’s an FSBO, or you’re dealing with a realtor, you might know the answer to this question already. We hope.

Viewing the Real Estate Is Essential. Right?

 

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Why do you want to go inside the house or condo unit you’re considering as your next home? Seems like an obvious question….

How to Remove Odors From Your Fixer Upper

According to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine, damp or moldy indoor environments can be to blame for some adverse health outcomes.
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Remove Odors Simply With White Vinegar, Essential Oil, and Candles!

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One would think the actual home improvement would be enough to remove odors around a fixer-upper home, right? That may be true…. But you just might want to consider getting rid of those odors immediately — as in before you even start bringing in the quartz countertop or roof shingles for your renovation.