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Interactions With Customers Via Social Media Have Limits

Interactions With Customers Via Social Media Have Limits | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As marketers and business people we can get a little ‘amped up’ about how much we can track customers and interact with them via social media. It only makes sense, right? If they are out there and they are on social media then they are open to be talked to by our company, right?

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RealtyTrac: Top 15 Markets to Buy Short Sales, REOs

RealtyTrac: Top 15 Markets to Buy Short Sales, REOs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After assessing over 900 markets across the country, RealtyTrac put together a list of the top 15 markets for short sale and REO purchases for the year. Out of the 15 markets selected for short sales, nine were located in California.
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Apple Patents A System For The Resale And Transfer Of ‘Used’ Digital Goods

Apple Patents A System For The Resale And Transfer Of ‘Used’ Digital Goods | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new patent application published by the USPTO today shows that Apple has been thinking hard about how it might be able to make it possible for users to resell or lend digital content they've purchased in the past.
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Jen Ortman Announces Buy Out for Barrington Real Estate Firm

Jen Ortman Announces Buy Out for Barrington Real Estate Firm | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Prudential office in downtown Barrington is now Prudential Visions Realty. Broker/Owner Jen Ortman has broken her office off from the Prudential American Heritage office in Elk Grove.

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Foreclosure inventory in judicial states three times non-judicial states

Foreclosure inventory in judicial states three times non-judicial states | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While foreclosure inventory levels and delinquency rates are improving nationally, how a state handles the foreclosure process has a strong impact on how those rates are performing locally.
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Tablets Trump Smartphones Yet Again

Tablets Trump Smartphones Yet Again | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Tamara Gaffney, senior manager, digital index at Adobe, said that their research was starting to show that websites globally were getting more traffic from tablets than smartphones.

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Jobless claims slide, hinting at labor market pickup

Jobless claims slide, hinting at labor market pickup | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting a pick-up in the labor market re...
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Trulia personalizes real estate listings with Trulia Suggests

Trulia personalizes real estate listings with Trulia Suggests | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home listings site's new tool goes beyong basic parameters to learn from home buyers' opinions and behaviors. Read this article by Steven Musil on CNET News.
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Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC - Listingbook AI Has Gone Live

Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC - Listingbook AI Has Gone Live | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that Listingbook AI, the cutting edge customer collaboration/interaction tool, has gone live to its nearly 40,000 real estate practitioners.

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MRED Partners With Trulia in Shared Success Program

MRED Partners With Trulia in Shared Success Program | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), announced that it is the first MLS to enter into a partnership with Trulia (NYSE:TRLA) in their Shared Success Program. Trulia, a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals, designed this program to help MLSs accelerate their customers' success through premier training and exposure to the latest tools and trends in real estate marketing.

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The 10 Happiest States In The U.S.

The 10 Happiest States In The U.S. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteFor a more global view, see the 10 happiest cities in the world.Live in Hawaii, Colorado, or Minnesota? Chances are, you’re happier than your brethren in Mississippi, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
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AIG launches unit to invest in whole mortgages

AIG launches unit to invest in whole mortgages | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
AIG launches business unit to invest in whole loan mortgages while creating correspondent relationships with lenders. The unit, which is called Connective Mortgage Advisory Co., also plans to underwrite and support loan purchases.
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Interest-only Mortgages Begin to Reappear

Interest-only Mortgages Begin to Reappear | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Well-off borrowers increasingly are turning to interest-only mortgages, the same ilk of loan that drove many home owners into foreclosure in recent years. With this product, borrowers pay interest but no principal during the first few years of the loan.

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Deja Vu all over again?

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For-Sale Inventory Continues to Fall, But Shortages May Be Easing

For-Sale Inventory Continues to Fall, But Shortages May Be Easing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In past quarters, we’ve been able to spotlight the significant reduction in the number of available homes for sale in every price tier in almost all major metropolitan areas across the country. While inventory  is still down from last year, we also see evidence that this inventory tightness is easing in many markets as home values rise and the percentage of homeowners trapped by negative equity drops.

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Android Accounted For 79% Of All Mobile Malware In 2012, 96% In Q4 Alone, Says F-Secure

Android Accounted For 79% Of All Mobile Malware In 2012, 96% In Q4 Alone, Says F-Secure | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Is it because Android is the most popular smartphone platform in the world right now, or is it because it's just fundamentally easier to attack?
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The Best Big Cities for Renters: Timing Is Everything

The Best Big Cities for Renters: Timing Is Everything | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
To many of us, renting a home seems like throwing away money. Shouldn't we buy and let that money build equity, rather than line a landlord's pocket?
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Payphone of the future: giant, curve touchscreen?

Payphone of the future: giant, curve touchscreen? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The payphone has gone the way of the do do bird, but New York City issued a challenge to residents: design the payphone of the future so they can be installed in 2014.
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CoreLogic Launches Advertising Network for Multiple Listing Services

CoreLogic Launches Advertising Network for Multiple Listing Services | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic has launched CoreLogic Real Estate Ad Network, a new end-to-end advertising solution that makes it simple for a multiple listing service (MLS) to monetize website visitor traffic.
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RPR a threat to brokerages' mortgage operations?

RPR a threat to brokerages' mortgage operations? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A consultant's suggestion that listing alerts powered by data multiple listing services provide to Realtors Property Resource could help lenders take business away from real estate brokerages' own mortgage operations has sparked an ongoing debate over the use of MLS data.

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iPad, meet Android: RemotePlay makes sharing media between mobile devices easy

iPad, meet Android: RemotePlay makes sharing media between mobile devices easy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sharing content between mobile devices can be a pain, especially when you’re mixing iOS and Android. However, a new app called RemotePlay is bridging the divide.
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Tracking Sensors Invade the Workplace

Tracking Sensors Invade the Workplace | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As Big Data becomes a fixture of office life, companies are turning to tracking devices to gather real-time information on how teams of employees work and interact.
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Realtor.com - New brand. New look. Same beliefs.

Realtor.com - New brand. New look. Same beliefs. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realtor.com® has always stood for what’s real in real estate. The vastness of our data, the passion of our people, and our commitment to proudly represent the REALTOR® brand is something that’s woven into the very fabric of our being.

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Beauty Among The Ruins: See Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Abandoned Places

Beauty Among The Ruins: See Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Abandoned Places | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A tired screenwriting trope is to use abandoned places as settings where one’s gory horror scenarios might unfold--the house nobody has been inside for years, the decrepit mental hospital kids dare each other to sneak into.
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INSTANT MBA: Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

INSTANT MBA: Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"I'm a nerd, seriously hard-core, and sometimes that translates into being a know-it-all. People got tired of that while I worked at an IBM branch office in Detroit in the eighties. My boss told me that it had become a real problem with about half my co-workers ... However, he said that my saving grace was my sense of humor."

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Mortgage applications shoot up 14.8%

Mortgage applications shoot up 14.8% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Mortgage applications rose alongside the refinance index, which grew 15%, and the purchase index which also shot up 15%, showing strong market demand for refis and home purchases.
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