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Daily market update: February 23, 2017
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 0:00:16
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

First-time homebuyers to miss out amid real estate investor craze: housing report
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:01:34
Investors have played a key role in driving the housing recovery, but their contribution also has come at a cost: more competition for first-time homebuyers. Housing observers have been well aware of this side effect, but a new report brings the diverging fortunes of these two types of homebuyers into sharp focus ... read more»

Open house robberies change real estate in Northeast Ohio
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:36:52
One thing real estate agents may want to add to their open house to-do lists (if they haven't already) is double-checking doors and windows before closing up shop, just in case a "buyer" wants to come back for a solo visit ... read more»

Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 8 — When fur, claws and scales drop in at the home inspection
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:48:04
Dead cats. Raccoons. Snakes! Welcome to the weird life of a home inspector, when Jeff Baker drops in on the podcast to share some of his crazy stories ... read more»

Rob Hahn and Greg Robertson launch ‘Industry Relations’ podcast
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:30:34
What do you get when two of real estate's most well-known, outspoken bloggers get together to hash out controversial topics about the industry you know and love ... read more»

January existing-home sales show fastest seasonally adjusted annual sales growth in almost 10 years
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 9:06:39
The first month of 2017 sets the year up for a red-hot start after what NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun called a "soft" December. In January, NAR’s existing-home sales spiked 3.3 percentage points to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 5.69 million -- up from an upwardly revised 5.51 million in December ... read more»

VirtualAPT’s robot makes 360-degree property videos for real estate agents
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 8:33:28
A four-wheeled tripod outfitted with a computer, 360-degree camera and sensors can roam properties, producing highly choreographed, immersive videos that would be difficult -- if not impossible -- to replicate with a normal video camera ... read more»

Virtual reality goes mainstream: Why aren’t you using it?
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 8:28:32
Virtual reality and the real estate industry seem to be a match made in heaven. What's the status on getting this technology into every home in the country ... read more»

Xome is ‘worth a very big pile of money,’ said Nationstar CEO in earnings call
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 6:38:03
When Xome arrived on the scene in 2015, purporting to disrupt the real estate industry with an end-to-end platform, nobody was sure what to expect. By the end of 2016, it's clear that the Nationstar subsidiary is a powerful performer for the company, and it's opening up new opportunities -- including a new partnership with "a leading 'sale by owner' platform." ... read more»

Gary Gold launches Voodoo Agent, a luxury real estate video series
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 4:00:20
Call it mojo. The x-factor. Mad game. In real estate, we are in the performance business. We get paid when we execute ... read more»

How to save a real estate deal when clients play hardball
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 3:00:53
A real estate deal is rife with umpteen deal disaster scenarios, every one worse than the next. But the real question is -- how do agents revive a transaction that is on life support and about to flatline ... read more»

Fake it ’til you make it in real estate? Absolutely not
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 2:50:49
The popular phrase "fake it 'til you make it" seems to get thrown around a lot in the real estate industry. I've actually heard this given out as advice to new agents ... read more»

Why you need to seriously consider going paperless in 2017
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 2:30:58
The way we do business has changed more dramatically and more swiftly in the last five years than it did in the previous 25 -- mostly thanks to communication technologies. This has certainly created some new challenges for all of us, but it’s also creating tremendous opportunities ... read more»

Why price shouldn’t take priority in your real estate technology decisions
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 2:05:44
Real estate agents should use return on investment as a more important factor than cost when analyzing marketing and technology products. ... read more»

Bridge-building and the psychology of sales: A conversation with Portia Ryan
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 1:45:47
Sales resistance: It’s common because we all hate being sold. We hate being sold; we hate being closed; we hate feeling manipulated. That's why the psychology of sales is actually all about feeling the responsibility to not manipulate when communicating with people ... read more»

Podcast: 4 financing routes for international real estate buyers
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 1:35:24
Have you been wondering if foreign buyers of U.S. real estate could be your local real estate market niche? Entrepreneur, investor and founder of RSN Property Group Reed Goossens found that to be the case after immigrating to the United States from Australia, by focusing on closing deals for international buyers ... read more»

How luxury real estate agents can make lasting connections with clients
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 0:30:07
Every luxury real estate agent wants his or her marketing to bring results and yield a return on investment. Obviously, agents don't want to waste money on unsuccessful marketing. Effective techniques will lead to the desired outcome ... read more»

Daily market update: February 22, 2017
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 0:00:39
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»