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1/3rd of Realtors earn less than $10,000 a year

1/3rd of Realtors earn less than $10,000 a year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to Yun, 20 percent of Realtors rake in six figures a year, while one-third make less than $10,000. “Some people are making it big and others are still struggling,” he said. Many Realtors also work part time.

 

 

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NAR CEO Dale Stinton Joins DocuSign Board of Directors

NAR CEO Dale Stinton Joins DocuSign Board of Directors | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
NAR CEO Dale Stinton has joined the board of directors for DocuSign, the leading provider of e-signature transaction management solutions.
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Rising Rates, Health Care Lead Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate

Rising Rates, Health Care Lead Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Rising interest and capitalization rates top the list of issues that have future implications for real estate, according to an industry expert at the “Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate” session at the 2013 REALTORS® Conference and Expo.
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NAR Presents Realtor® Marbury Little with Distinguished Service Award

NAR Presents Realtor® Marbury Little with Distinguished Service Award | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Marbury Little, a Realtor® from Metairie, La., has received the National Association of Realtors® 2013 Distinguished Service Award. Out of 1 million Realtors®, no more than two are honored with this award each year. The recipients were recognized in San Francisco during NAR’s annual Realtors® Conference and Expo.  

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Consumers Respond Favorably to NAR Ads

Consumers Respond Favorably to NAR Ads | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a recent survey, 84 percent of consumers said NAR’s advertising makes them feel more positive about home ownership and more confident about buying or selling a home.
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Verisign Publishes 2nd Part of 4 Part Series On Why Domain Blocking Of New gTLD's Isn't Good Enough

Verisign Publishes 2nd Part of 4 Part Series On Why Domain Blocking Of New gTLD's Isn't Good Enough | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Verisign just released the second in a four part series of why ICANN's effort to fix the potential collision issue caused by the release of new gTLD's, by blocking domain registrations, isn't good ...
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Realtor.com unleashes SocialBios

Realtor.com unleashes SocialBios | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Realtor.com is unleashing its social profile tool SocialBios after two years in beta with updates including integrated reviews from LinkedIn and RealSatisfied, an image-enhanced profile framework and insight into social media profiles for agents of...
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NAR may close door on dues waivers for thousands of aging members

NAR may close door on dues waivers for thousands of aging members | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's no secret that the National Association of Realtors' membership base is getting older. The median age of a Realtor is 57, according to NAR's most recent member survey, up from 52 in 2008.
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Smartphone cameras can give away PIN codes, researchers warn

Smartphone cameras can give away PIN codes, researchers warn | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have demonstrated an attack that can reveal the PIN codes for sensitive apps, such as those for banking, by tapping into the device’s microphone and camera.
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Economy surprises with 2.8% growth rate

Economy surprises with 2.8% growth rate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

U.S. economic growth improved in the third quarter to a surprisingly solid 2.8 percent annual rate, the fastest in a year, bolstered by a restocking of goods by businesses. Details of the Commerce Department ’s report Thursday were less encouraging: They showed the pace of consumer and business spending, two critical drivers of the economy, slowing in the three months ended Sept. 30.

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Discounts Drive Some US Consumers to Disregard Privacy Concerns

Discounts Drive Some US Consumers to Disregard Privacy Concerns | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Internet users are growing increasingly concerned with protecting their information from advertisers, as 90% have taken action to protect their privacy online, research finds.
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Freddie Mac repayment to Treasury finally puts taxpayers on top

Freddie Mac repayment to Treasury finally puts taxpayers on top | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Freddie Mac will make a $30.4 billion dividend payment to the Treasury by the end of the year, meaning the enterprise will pay round $9 million more in dividends to the government than the $71.3 billion investment received upon entering...
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Furloughed Government Workers Elevate Unemployment Rate to 7.3%

Furloughed Government Workers Elevate Unemployment Rate to 7.3% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Some 204,000 Americans found work in October, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning.
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BombBomb now lets agents import RPR market reports

BombBomb now lets agents import RPR market reports | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Video email marketing software provider BombBomb has unveiled a feature that lets agents import market reports that they generate in Realtors Property Resources (RPR) into BombBomb so they can more efficiently distribute the reports to contacts.
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Predictive Analytics Helping to Boost Real Estate Business

Predictive Analytics Helping to Boost Real Estate Business | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Predictive analytics, or evaluating and interpreting data to predict future outcomes and trends, is helping the real estate industry better understand transaction and market data and use it to benefit the industry, agents and consumers.
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Top Lenders Forecast Housing Market Gains Despite New Ability-to-Repay Rules

Top Lenders Forecast Housing Market Gains Despite New Ability-to-Repay Rules | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
REALTORS® can expect market growth in 2014, but should prepare for heavy documentation requirements due to Qualified Mortgage legislation, according to a panel of CEOs and senior executives at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. ...
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NAR Presents Realtor® Mary Frances Burleson with Distinguished Service Award

NAR Presents Realtor® Mary Frances Burleson with Distinguished Service Award | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Mary Frances Burleson, a Realtor® from Dallas, Texas, has received the National Association of Realtors® 2013 Distinguished Service Award. Out of 1 million Realtors®, no more than two are recognized with this award each year.

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Warren Buffett on cell phones, email, and material goods

Warren Buffett on cell phones, email, and material goods | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Coming up tonight at 9, Piers Morgan opens his New York studio for a very special edition of his primetime program, one that he aptly calls "Three Generations of Buffett.
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Verisign Rolls Out 4 Part Series On Why Second Level Domain Blocking For New gTLD's Isn't Good Enough

Verisign Rolls Out 4 Part Series On Why Second Level Domain Blocking For New gTLD's Isn't Good Enough | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Verisign just published the 1st of a new 4 part series on the potential collision issue arising from new gTLD's this one authored by Burt Kaliski. Verisign message is  "the introduction of a new ge...
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Access to listing data at Realogy ‘hackathon’ spurs innovation

Access to listing data at Realogy ‘hackathon’ spurs innovation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO -- At hour 27 of the around-the-clock "hackathon" hosted by Realogy in a huge room on the ground floor of San Francisco's Moscone Center, about 40 energy drink-fueled coders busily put the finishing touches on the apps most started...
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REALTORS® and Illinois’ new concealed carry law

REALTORS® and Illinois’ new concealed carry law | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, Illinois became the final state to pass a Firearm Concealed Carry Act. In a recent D.R. Legal News article, Illinois Association of REALTORS® Chief Legal Counsel Steve Bochenek covered what Illinois REALTORS® need to know in terms of the new law and how it may impact their brokerage offices.

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Notorious POD: Episode 9 – A Conversation on the MLS

Notorious POD: Episode 9 – A Conversation on the MLS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A couple of weeks ago, Chicago Agent magazine published an in-depth article entitled, “Can You Live Without the MLS“. It was one of the better pieces on the contemporary MLS, well-balanced, with in-depth reporting on a number of topics. I thought it would be interesting to pull together a conversation with many of the people interviewed for that article,

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Fannie Mae profit soars, full repayment of $116B bailout nears

Fannie Mae profit soars, full repayment of $116B bailout nears | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

D.C.-based Fannie Mae (OTC: FNMA) reported net income of $8.7 billion in the third quarter of 2013 Thursday, compared with $1.8 billion in the third quarter of 2012. It was the company's seventh consecutive quarterly profit. Fannie Mae said it would pay taxpayers $8.6 billion in dividends in December 2013, bringing the total of dividend payments to the Treasury to approximately $114 billion.

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RealtyTrac Hires David Towers as SVP of Revenue Generation and Operations

RealtyTrac Hires David Towers as SVP of Revenue Generation and Operations | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Towers joins RealtyTrac to improve website revenue opportunities and capabilities; tasked with broadening audience for RealtyTrac’s expanding real estate database.
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ICANN: No New gTLD's Last Resort Auctions Until Early March 2014

ICANN: No New gTLD's Last Resort Auctions Until Early March 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In a webinar held by ICANN today on its Last Resort Auction for new gTLD strings in contention,  ICANN stated that no new gTLD ICANN last resort auction will be held in 2013 and most likely not until March 2014.

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