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Which Would You Rather Have? A $250 Discount or a $200 Gift Card?

Which Would You Rather Have? A $250 Discount or a $200 Gift Card? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If  you’re like most people, you’d choose the gift card. The new Parago 2013 Shopper Reward Preference Studyshows that people are two times as likely to pick the lower, gift card reward rather than the higher discount. Value wise, it’s a bad choice but in this case it’s about perception.

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Are you faking it?

Are you faking it? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Authenticity is a word you’ve probably heard in marketing discussions. It’s mostly bullshit. Think of it this way: would you stand around sipping cocktails with your friends and introduce a new guy...
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Five recognized for leadership with IAR Presidential Medallions

Five recognized for leadership with IAR Presidential Medallions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Five people were honored with Presidential Medallions for service during the past year and beyond. 

 

They were awarded by Michael D. Oldenettel, CRS, GRI, the 2013 president of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.

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Electric vehicle charging stations required in new homes in one city

Electric vehicle charging stations required in new homes in one city | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a move some call innovative while others refer to it as wishful thinking, one city has made it illegal to sell a newly constructed home without an electric vehicle charging station, with their eyes on commercial construction next.
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9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every device you can use it on. We've got some tips to help you out.

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The Sexy And Creepy Side Of A Global Mega Trend - your digital tattoo

The Sexy And Creepy Side Of A Global Mega Trend - your digital tattoo | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Let's look at the sexy AND creepy side of your digital tattoo, and yes, YOU have one!Your digital tattoo is the eternal imprint of data you are leaving behind when you do most things today. It's like
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Your Transparent Life: Facebook Makes All Posts Searchable

Your Transparent Life: Facebook Makes All Posts Searchable | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Facebook's steady march to make its users' lives as transparent as possible is about to take another big step forward. The social network will shortly let you search posts, comments and images across Facebook (subject to privacy settings).

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IKEA starts selling solar panels for U.K. homes

IKEA starts selling solar panels for U.K. homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

KEA Corp., the Swedish flat-pack furniture maker, started to sell solar panels to U.K. customers on Monday, making it the first mainstream retailer to offer solar panels to the masses.

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Dotloop partners with 7 more Realtor associations

Dotloop partners with 7 more Realtor associations | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Dotloop has partnered with seven additional Realtor associations, bringing the total number of associations who grant dotloop the ability to integrate their electronic real estate forms into its transaction management software to more than 50. 

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Best Defense is a Good Offense

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Reesio plows new funding into listings accuracy

Reesio plows new funding into listings accuracy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Real estate technology startup Reesio is nothing if not ambitious. The San Francisco-based firm just raised an additional $1.096 million in seed funding, and plans to use it to tackle an issue that has been the bane of real estate data aggregators everywhere: listings accuracy. 

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Arabella Santiago's curator insight, October 10, 2013 2:01 PM

Great to see that San Francisco startup Reesio is innovating the Real Estate industry. They found that up to 50% of database listings are inaccurate. Their solution will help make the process of selling property more efficient. Reesio is part of the accelerator program, 500 Startups. 



Arabella Santiago's curator insight, October 10, 2013 5:21 PM

According to the NAR Guide to Quick Real Estate Statistics, the majority of realtors in the country are women. Read more about the stats here


In San Francisco, the startup Reesio is building a product that will help real estate listings be more accurate, an innovation that could really help those in the profession and industry to be more efficient. 

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Buffett Poised to Get $2 Billion Goldman Stake

Buffett Poised to Get $2 Billion Goldman Stake | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will get more than $2 billion in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. stock through warrants acquired during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis.
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Google Fiber Compared To Broadband By Putting A Middle Age Guy In A Bath Robe And Soaking Him With A Firehose

Google Fiber Compared To Broadband By Putting A Middle Age Guy In A Bath Robe And Soaking Him With A Firehose | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Provo, Utah is getting Google Fiber in the next few months. So how do you explain to the people of this small city south of Salt Lake what that will mean for their Interent service?..
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How Online Home-Price Estimators Distort the Market

How Online Home-Price Estimators Distort the Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Homebuyers use of flawed automated valuation models creates an artificial drag on values during recoveries, amplifies appreciation during booms and results in a wide bid-ask spread that delays or torpedoes sales.
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In Italy, Uber Launches Free WiFi In Cars With WiMan

In Italy, Uber Launches Free WiFi In Cars With WiMan | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Uber, the company that makes hailing a car and paying for it as easy as dropping a pin on a smartphone, has recently launched a new feature that brings another level of luxury and service to the experience, Wifi in cars.
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Realtor® Good Neighbor Award Winners Improve Lives, Build Strong Communities

Realtor® Good Neighbor Award Winners Improve Lives, Build Strong Communities | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The five individuals named as this year's REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards winners demonstrate how Realtors® value helping those in need and that many of them are committed to selfless service.
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28-member board sworn in to lead IAR in 2014

28-member board sworn in to lead IAR in 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The board will serve for the 2013-2014 year, and include 18 candidates selected by a nominating committee, six association past presidents, three officers and the association’s immediate past president. There is also an ex-officio appointment to the board of the National Association of REALTORS® Region 7 vice president.

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Zillow and Pulte Homes to Give Away New Home Worth $350,000 In Third Annual

Zillow and Pulte Homes to Give Away New Home Worth $350,000 In Third Annual | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow® and Pulte Homes® have teamed up to give away a brand new, $350,000 (i) Pulte® home in the third annual "I Want a New Home!" Sweepstakes. To enter, head to http://www.zillow.com/win/, "like" Zillow on Facebook®, then complete a short entry form for a chance to win (ii). Existing members of Zillow'sFacebook community also are eligible to enter. 

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Re/Max Raises $220 Million in IPO, Pricing Shares Above Range

Re/Max Raises $220 Million in IPO, Pricing Shares Above Range | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Denver-based company sold 10 million shares for $22 each, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, after offering them for $19 to $21. The stock will start trading today, listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RMAX.

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The Importance of Spatial Thinking Now

The Importance of Spatial Thinking Now | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

n its 375 years, Harvard has only ever eliminated one entire academic program. If you had to guess, what program do you think that was and when was it killed off?

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Shortsighted on Short Sales

Shortsighted on Short Sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When it comes to rules and regulations, the National Association of REALTORS® must always be vigilant.We have heard your concerns about the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) proposal to prohibit “dual agency” in pre-foreclosure transactions.
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Eight11 launches full-service agency for MLS companies.

Eight11 launches full-service agency for MLS companies. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

ooks like Tracy Weir has been busy. After leaving Inman News she started a company called Eight11, which does consulting. On the Eight11 blog she has also been doing a great job of reviewing products in the real estate space. Tracy is now focusing her efforts on helping MLS providers with their own product offerings.

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2 Ohio MLSs sign up for CoreLogic’s Matrix platform

2 Ohio MLSs sign up for CoreLogic’s Matrix platform | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As of March 2014, Matrix will power the Northeast Ohio Real Estate Exchange (NEOHREX), a database maintained by Akron area-based Centralized Real Estate Information Service (CRIS) and Cleveland area-based Northern Ohio Regional Multiple Listing Service (NORMLS), which collectively represent more than 9,000 members and cover 22 counties. The current system is powered by CoreLogic competitor Rapattoni. 

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Beautiful Lego - The most beautiful Lego art you'll ever see? (pictures)

Beautiful Lego - The most beautiful Lego art you'll ever see? (pictures) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In "Beautiful Lego," Mike Doyle showcases dozens of stunning pieces of Lego art created by a variety of artists. From fantastical buildings -- like Doyle's own "Contact 1: The Millennial Celebration of the Eternal Choir at K'ai Yne, Odan" -- to spaceships, animals, scenes from Tolkien, and much more, the book is a treat for any Lego fan.

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Watch: This Desk Knows When You Should Stand, Sit, Or Just Breathe

Watch: This Desk Knows When You Should Stand, Sit, Or Just Breathe | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Stir Kinetic Smart Desk from veterans of Apple Ideo NASA and Disney adjusts heights and tracks your habits in an effort to help you work smarter...
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Down payment help in exchange for appreciation

Down payment help in exchange for appreciation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Houses are really affordable right now because interest rates are low, even after the recent run-up, but housing is not that accessible," says Jim Riccitelli, FirstRex co-chief executive officer.
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