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Shawn Anderson Koenig & Streys' Featured Agent for June

Shawn Anderson Koenig & Streys' Featured Agent for June | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Shawn is the featured agent of the month for the month if June. She has been selling real estate in Elmhurst and surrounding communities for 9 years. She was a part if the 2nd largest team at Koenig and Strey until recently she decided to focus on her referrals and current clients

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How To Create A Disney-Like Addiction To Your Company

How To Create A Disney-Like Addiction To Your Company | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Step one: Make eye contact and smile. That and six other seemingly simple steps can help create customerservice magic.
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The Sisyphean Problem Of Email

The Sisyphean Problem Of Email | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Advice that should be given to modern people considering marriage: "Before you marry, consider this, 'Is this the person I'd like to watch stare at their phone for the rest of my and their life?
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Banking Industry Records $40.3 Billion Record Profit in Q1

Banking Industry Records $40.3 Billion Record Profit in Q1 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has reported that FDIC-insured commercial banks and savings institutions earned $40.3 billion in the first quarter of 2013, a $5.5 billion increase from earnings reported in the first quarter of 2012. Increased...
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Seth's Blog: Tried and false

Seth's Blog: Tried and false | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The tried and true is beyond reproach. It's been tried, and of course, it's true. True because it worked. In times of change, though, most of the tried is in fact, false. False because what used to work, doesn't, at...
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All Indications "Point" to MREDpalooza Being a Great Success

All Indications "Point" to MREDpalooza Being a Great Success | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Point2 provides real estate marketing and lead management software to brokers and agents in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa, as well as listing data aggregation and syndication solutions to real estate multiple listing services in the United States,

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LPS' April Mortgage Monitor: Judicial States’ Foreclosure Sales Rate Highest Since 2010; Loans Still Delinquent Nearly Three Years Before Sale

LPS' April Mortgage Monitor: Judicial States’ Foreclosure Sales Rate Highest Since 2010; Loans Still Delinquent Nearly Three Years Before Sale | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The April Mortgage Monitor report released by Lender Processing Services (NYSE: LPS) found that the rate of foreclosure sales (i.e., completion of the foreclosure process) in judicial foreclosure states hit its highest point since 2010. However, the length of time that process is taking -- as well as the disparity in foreclosure timelines between judicial and non-judicial states -- continues to grow.

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CoreLogic Reports Foreclosure Inventory Down 24 Percent Nationally From One Year Ago

CoreLogic Reports Foreclosure Inventory Down 24 Percent Nationally From One Year Ago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
According to the CoreLogic April National Foreclosure Report, there were 52,000 completed foreclosures in the U.S. in April 2013, down from 62,000 in April 2012, a year-over-year decrease of 16 percent.
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NAR - “30 Under 30” Realtors® Embark on New Era of Real Estate

NAR - “30 Under 30” Realtors® Embark on New Era of Real Estate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This year's Realtor® Magazine "30 Under 30" honorees have not been deterred by a challenging and competitive market. Instead they have developed innovative and groundbreaking skills to create their own pathways to success.
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Pending Home Sales Edge Up in April

Pending Home Sales Edge Up in April | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 Pending home sales improved slightly in April and continue to be well above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®.  Gains in the Northeast and Midwest were offset largely by declines in the West and South.

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ZipRealty brings on Microsoft exec to run Powered by Zip

ZipRealty brings on Microsoft exec to run Powered by Zip | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Tech-focused brokerage ZipRealty Inc. has brought in former Microsoft marketing executive Xavier Yang to take charge of its growing Powered by Zip referral network

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Illinois invests additional $5 million in military homeownership program

Illinois invests additional $5 million in military homeownership program | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Welcome Home Heroes, an Illinois financing program that aims to make homeownership more affordable for military personnel and their families, is getting an additional $5 million in funding, Gov. Pat Quinn announced this week. To date, the program which is administered through the Illinois Housing Development Authority, has assisted 1,000 Illinois military families with down payment assistance.

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Housing market will thrive even with higher rates, economist says

Housing market will thrive even with higher rates, economist says | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Housing growth will continue to be a powerful driver of economic growth even if the Federal Reserve pulls back and mortgage rates rise, CIBC World Markets chief economist Avery Shenfeld told CNBC in the interview, “Economist: Housing Will Thrive After Fed Exit.”

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Yelpification of culture

Yelpification of culture | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Not long ago, a friend of mine, a dear man with exquisite taste, took me to dinner at Momofuku Ma Peche in Midtown Manhattan. I point out his taste because, being from out of town, he chose the restaurant on the fly, based on some reviews he had read on Yelp, the social networking site that rates everything from eating establishments to vacuum cleaners to gastroenterologists. The supertrendy place had gotten some raves.

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Texting Is The New Email--Does Your Company Do It Right?

Texting Is The New Email--Does Your Company Do It Right? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Digital distractions may be sapping productivity but textingto the tune of 9.8 trillion sent in 2012is becoming the new medium through which companies...
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Realogy : Coldwell Banker Real Estate Names Sean Blankenship Senior Vice President of Marketing

Realogy : Coldwell Banker Real Estate Names Sean Blankenship Senior Vice President of Marketing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC today named Sean Blankenship as its new senior vice president of marketing.  Blankenship joins the Coldwell Banker® brand with 23 years of marketing experience, most recently leading the digital strategy, development and execution for Gulf States Toyota in Houston, a leading Toyota distributor, as the director of digital marketing.

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Prudential Rubloff Announces Hinsdale Sales Leader - Tina Porterfield

Prudential Rubloff Announces Hinsdale Sales Leader - Tina Porterfield | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
David Bracy, Managing Broker of Prudential Rubloff's Hinsdale office, announced Tina Porterfield as sales leader for the month of March. Diana and Chu
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Americans' Life Ratings Reach Eight-Month High

Americans' Life Ratings Reach Eight-Month High | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Americans' life ratings were better in April than in any month since August of last year. The U.S. Life Evaluation Index score of 50.0 in April is up from 48.4 in March, but is still below the five-year monthly high of 51.1 from January 2011. Americans' life ratings have steadily improved each month since November, when they sank to their lowest level in more than a year (47.2).

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Cloud CMA introduces Interactive CMA presentations

Cloud CMA introduces Interactive CMA presentations | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
I'm very proud to announce a new enhancement to Cloud CMA, interactive CMAs. Optimized for the iPad Cloud CMA customers now have the ability to "present" their CMA reports on a tablet. We spent a g...
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CoreLogic Report Shows Home Prices Rise by 12.1 Percent Year Over Year in April

CoreLogic Report Shows Home Prices Rise by 12.1 Percent Year Over Year in April | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today released its April CoreLogic HPI™ report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 12.1 percent on a year-over-year basis in April 2013 compared to April 2012.

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Trulia Reports Asking Prices Up 16.3 Percent Year-Over-Year In The Least Affordable Housing Markets

Trulia Reports Asking Prices Up 16.3 Percent Year-Over-Year In The Least Affordable Housing Markets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Prices Jump More Than 20 Percent in San Jose, Oakland and Orange County, Compared with 9.5 Percent for U.S. Overall
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NAR - April Existing-Home Sales Up but Constrained

NAR - April Existing-Home Sales Up but Constrained | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Existing-home sales rose in April but remain below underlying demand because of limited inventory and tight credit. All regions are showing strong price gains from a year ago.
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US’s largest Realtor association to dotloop, other competitors: ‘Hands off our forms’

US’s largest Realtor association to dotloop, other competitors: ‘Hands off our forms’ | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The California Association of Realtors (CAR), the largest state Realtor association in the U.S. and owner of forms software provider zipLogix, has told the transaction management software provider dotloop that users cannot fill out the association’s copyrighted forms using dotloop’s software. 

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Multiple Offers Are Back!

Multiple Offers Are Back! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Multiple offers are back, and that’s good news for the housing market. Consequently, how to handle multiple offers has been a hot topic for the IAR Legal Hotline. Each scenario is different based on the facts and parties involved. However, what remains the same is the basic tenet – how you handle multiple offers is determined by your buyer or seller client.

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SB92 passes in final hours of Assembly’s Spring Session

SB92 passes in final hours of Assembly’s Spring Session | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The bill caps a successful session for IAR’s members. SB1655, which made needed changes to the state’s Real Estate License Act, and SB41, the homestead exemption bill, also sit on Quinn’s desk for signature.

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