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This Fully Loaded, Column of a Kitchen Is Actually Becoming a Real Thing

This Fully Loaded, Column of a Kitchen Is Actually Becoming a Real Thing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
With populations growing and cities overcrowding, space-saving designs are amassing a huge, highly lucrative following. The only problem is that they often stay just that—designs.
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Zillow Digs' User-Generated Content Drives Rapid Growth

Zillow Digs' User-Generated Content Drives Rapid Growth | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate and home-related information marketplace, has experienced significant growth in just three months of launching its new home improvement business, Zillow® Digs™.

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How Starbucks is pushing the envelope with SMS, MMS marketing

How Starbucks is pushing the envelope with SMS, MMS marketing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Starbucks is clearly taking mobile messaging to new heights, as exemplified with a recent effort that leveraged SMS and MMS to engage and surprise customers, while also tying into its larger marketing strategy.
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Trulia: Why There’s No Home-Price Bubble

Trulia: Why There’s No Home-Price Bubble | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The sharp upturn in the housing market over the past year has more economists and housing pundits worried about a housing bubble. But a new report has a different message: chill out.
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How to Keep Your Listings Current on Real Estate Sites

How to Keep Your Listings Current on Real Estate Sites | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
How are brokers and agents supposed to make sure that their listing information is accurate across multiple real estate web sites?
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Dots | TechCrunch

Dots | TechCrunch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
I'm addicted to Dots. It's betaworks' new game. 389. That's my high score. No power-ups. I'm pretty proud of it. The game consumes my time. I no longer browse reddit during my "private times"; I play Dots.
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Be afraid, be very afraid.

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Type 'Atari Breakout' Into Google Image Search for a Cool Surprise

Type 'Atari Breakout' Into Google Image Search for a Cool Surprise | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google is commemorating the 37th birthday of classic Atari game Breakout in the best possible way: It turned Google Image Search into a version of the game.
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Man bites dog: Microsoft Outlook.com embraces Gmail users

Man bites dog: Microsoft Outlook.com embraces Gmail users | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Well, embrace is too strong a word, but Microsoft says it’s making it easier for colleagues and friends with different mail accounts to chit chat.
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Illinois adding tech jobs ahead of U.S. rate

Illinois adding tech jobs ahead of U.S. rate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The number of jobs in Illinois’ technology industry grew 1.6 percent in 2012, just outstripping the rate for the national tech sector, according to a new report from the TechAmerica Foundation.

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Wisdom from the silent majority

Wisdom from the silent majority | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“Brokers don’t have a clue...” That’s the sentiment expressed in the comments in Brian’s post on the new home search app from Chase. The idea is that brokers don’t pay attention to where their list...
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California Listing Agreement Changes Conditions For Earning A Commission

California Listing Agreement Changes Conditions For Earning A Commission | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

...only when both of two conditions are met: (1) a ready, willing, and able buyer makes an offer whose price and terms are accepted by the seller, and (ii)the buyer completes the transaction, unless prevented from doing so by the seller.

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ShowingTime Selected by Four More MLSs

ShowingTime Selected by Four More MLSs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

ShowingTime, a leading real estate showing management technology provider, announced recently that four more MLSs are adding its online scheduling system to their systems to help members manage showings directly through the MLS.

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Apple adds Samsung Galaxy S4 to second patent infringement lawsuit

Apple adds Samsung Galaxy S4 to second patent infringement lawsuit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Apple has unsurprisingly added the Samsung Galaxy S4 to its second patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung.

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Growing Confidence About Home Prices Too Little Too Late

Growing Confidence About Home Prices Too Little Too Late | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"For the first time in the survey's three-year history, the majority of Americans surveyed now expect home prices to increase," said Doug Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae.

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Content And Context In Email Marketing

Content And Context In Email Marketing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

At a recent conference on email marketing in Florida, Amazon’s Donald Parsons spoke about the importance of conversation in email marketing, as in talk about something the recipient wants to discuss.

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Click Fraud's Days Are Numbered

Click Fraud's Days Are Numbered | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Online advertising's days of Wild West-like lawlessness will soon come to an end as new validation technology, human vigilance and the improved security of smart devices are coalescing to significantly reduce the risk of click fraud that is impacting digital campaigns.

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This Is The Most Epic Brand Meltdown On Facebook Ever

This Is The Most Epic Brand Meltdown On Facebook Ever | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The two owners of Amy's Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro took over the restaurant's Facebook page last night to fight unruly commenters, and man, was it embarrassing.
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@properties Expands Again with Opening of Uptown Real Estate Office

@properties Expands Again with Opening of Uptown Real Estate Office | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Chicago real estate firm @properties is continuing its rapid expansion in the Chicago area with the opening of a new office in Uptown on the city’s North Side. Located at 4705 N. Broadway, just south of Lawrence Avenue, the new @properties office is in a historic building in the heart of Uptown and just one block from the CTA Red Line station.

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Freddie Mac speeds up availability of streamlined loan mods

Freddie Mac speeds up availability of streamlined loan mods | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Freddie Mac announced the immediate availability of its streamlined modification program for delinquent borrowers on Monday, pushing up the roll out from its originally scheduled launch date of July 1.
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Twitter Acquires Data Analysis Startup Lucky Sort

Twitter Acquires Data Analysis Startup Lucky Sort | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Lucky Sort was founded two years ago and launched its first product called TopicWatch last February. TopicWatch let users analyze real-time trends on social media (including Twitter) as well as from other news sources. As part of the acquisition, Lucky Sort will shut down its services in the coming months.

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Google Combines Free Storage On Gmail, Google+ & Drive: 15GB Total

Google Combines Free Storage On Gmail, Google+ & Drive: 15GB Total | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Google announced Monday that it has combined its free storage options across multiple apps, making it easier to manage how much space you're using in Google Drive, Gmail, and Google+. Previously users had to separately track the 10GB of free space allotted for Gmail and the 5GB of free space allotted for Drive. Now, they have 15GB of unified space to use among all the Google apps, and any additional storage they purchase can be used wherever it is most needed. 

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[Infographic] Exclamation Points Get More Retweets, but Fewer Clicks

[Infographic] Exclamation Points Get More Retweets, but Fewer Clicks | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
For more social media data like this, order my latest book The Science of Marketing now! In response to a tweeted question from Rand Fishkin I decided to
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Green Confusion: Missed Communication Opportunity Costs

Green Confusion: Missed Communication Opportunity Costs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
For all the good eco-friendly green labelling is intended to do, it can make businesses lazy, marketing misleading, and consumers confused. PJ Wade shares research that reveals green-driven business and consumer opportunities.
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Nearly 500 Million Searches A Day Are For Things Google Has Never Heard Of

Nearly 500 Million Searches A Day Are For Things Google Has Never Heard Of | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

But there are nearly 500 million new things per day being asked of Google that the search engine has never seen before.

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Money on the Bench – MLB Salaries Lost to the Disabled List

Money on the Bench – MLB Salaries Lost to the Disabled List | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A running calculation, updated daily, of what major league baseball teams are paying players who are on the disabled list. As of May 14, there were 148 players on the disabled list, accounting for $588 million in salaries, or 18.4 percent of payroll.

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