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Why you should expect a rate hike when the Fed meets in June

Long-term rates improved slightly this week, if anything, but the Fed calculus is changing fast toward rate hikes — more and sooner than markets are priced for, and perhaps closer to the Fed’s “damned dots” than any of us have thought. A hike in June has decent odds, now. Here is the list of game-changers. […]

Luxury listing: roomy condo in Upper West Side

This spacious condo in Upper West Side is just steps from the Lincoln Center and features wide-ranging city views and an expansive living room, which pair excellently with the open kitchen. PreviousNext The three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom condo is listed at $3.65 million by Kathy Murray with Douglas Elliman. Have a luxury listing that you’d like to see […]

3 ways to think like an agent and post like a friend on Instagram

Originally shared at Inman Connect on the Road Chicago as 3 Deal-Killers to Growing Your Business on Instagram Remember the days when you had to pay per line or character to most effectively market your listings and business? In the heyday of print advertising, we real estate agents learned how to succinctly create ads that just […]

Where are your ethics?

Let’s talk about ethics for a moment. It’s time for some confessions. I’m going to be honest. Hold on to your seats. OK, are you ready? This is it: I swear. I mean to say, I have a potty mouth, and sometimes I swear like a sailor. But that’s not all. I know, what else […]

Where are the young buyers? Surprise!

Everybody knows where the kid-buyers are. Aged 18 to 34, they are missing. “Millennial” is a French word that means “lives with parents.” We all understand: the combination of student loan debt and a tough-entry job market — a gig economy without employer loyalty — and youth is in no position to buy a home or […]

Daily market update: May 31, 2016

We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index for March 2016: The national index was at 176.91. This is up 0.72 percent month-over-month. In March 2015, the index was 168.24. Black Knight Home Price Index for March 2016: The home price index in the […]

‘The Global Code’: Reshaping luxury real estate as we know it

In his new book “The Global Code,” anthropologist, psychiatrist and world-renowned marketing guru Clotaire Rapaille argues that technology is giving birth to a set of new global codes. These global codes differ radically from the individual country culture codes that have dominated our past approaches to marketing. Members of the “satellite tribe” are setting the […]

Here’s what $10k a month in rent will land you in California

Reposted with permission from; read the full article there. California has some of the highest real estate prices in the country, and it also has more than its fair share of expensive rentals. Financial experts routinely tell the masses that it’s best not to spend more than a third of your take-home pay on […]

Podcast: A step-by-step guide to becoming a mega agent (part 2)

If you’re wondering where your pot of real estate gold is, look no further. Today we’re talking about the real estate treasure map and how it can lead you to consistent success as a mega agent. In case you missed part 1, we continue today by talking about the necessity of a schedule. But not […]

4 ways to make an impact with Google advertising

CHICAGO — Small independent brokerages can struggle daily to compete with their larger franchise counterparts, which will often have more robust websites, more money to spend and a larger reach on the internet, where most real estate searches begin. John Thornton, partner lead of real estate at Google, spoke about paid advertising with Google, why […]

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