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Looking to sell the sexiest housing? Master your markets

In 2007, Mike Shapiro was a market maker and trader at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, but when his wife Tara — the no. 1 Coldwell Banker Realtor in Chicago at the time — got sick and then recovered, the couple decided to live the next chapter of their lives in Orange County’s Newport […]

Purplebricks picks California as first US expansion target

Purplebricks, a U.K. real estate brokerage that raised $60 million to break into the U.S., plans to launch in California in the second half of this year. The hybrid brokerage is looking to hire hundreds of California real estate agents, promising recruits “territorial exclusivity” over ZIP codes, support staff and a steady stream of leads. […]

Expect the ‘longest economic expansion’ since WWII, says economist

Kevin Thorpe | Photo by Amber Taufen DENVER — “This is going to be the longest economic expansion in the post-World-War-II era,” stated Kevin Thorpe, the global chief economist at Cushman & Wakefield. He was giving an assessment to a crowd of reporters at the National Association of Real Estate Editors conference, and the general message […]

7 homebuilding trends shaping 2017’s housing market

Brad Hunter, Chief Economist of HomeAdvisor DENVER — The home price surge happening across markets right now feels uncomfortably familiar. 2006, anyone? Indeed, prices are back to levels that they hit at the peak of the bubble. But this time different forces are at play, said HomeAdvisor Chief Economist Brad Hunter in a presentation this […]

Agent Legend: How to close more deals without generating more leads

If you’re not regularly the first to follow up, then you’re blowing deals and losing money. Every agent knows this, yet it’s tough to stay consistent. Agent Legend is the secret weapon top teams and agents are using to get response rates of 40 – 80%. In this exclusive webinar, you will learn: How to […]

Harnessing the power of Snapchat for good (not evil)

Chelsea Peitz, creator and host of “Chelschat Snapshow: Marketing Snappily Ever After” and Director of Marketing for Fidelity National Title, is an expert at using Snapchat to build a personal brand. Her weekday Snapchat series promotes real estate marketing tips, tools and strategies designed to help real estate professionals make more money doing what they […]

Irked brokers slam forced MLS membership rule

Should real estate agents be forced to subscribe to an MLS because their broker does? An advisory board of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) wants to know your thoughts on that question, preferably by July 1, at mls@realtors.org. The NAR MLS policy up for debate allows Realtor-affiliated MLSs to require that all of the licensed […]

What gifts should you give your clients at closing (and beyond)?

As real estate agents, we should be looking ahead constantly. What can we do to make sure this client is happy at the end of the transaction? What can we do to ensure our clients refer their friends and family? Believe it or not, a closing gift can do the trick. Show your appreciation with […]

Broker Public Portal switches up its roster with industry notables

The Broker Public Portal’s board of managers is set up to prevent its roster from getting stale with staggered terms for its represented categories — small, large and medium-sized brokers; independent managers; and multiple listing service (MLS) organizations. As terms expired for some of the 16 industry professionals heading up the initiative, today the project to build […]

3 tips for squeezing the most productivity out of your day

In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates spills his best time management secrets for real estate professionals. Time management is one of the most crucial subjects of any career. The big question is, how much can we cram into a day using the best tools possible? Here are a few thoughts: 1. Contacts are […]

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