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NAR disaster fund seeks donations for Illinois tornado victims

NAR disaster fund seeks donations for Illinois tornado victims | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In a message sent Monday, Nov. 25, National Association of REALTORS® President Steve Brown urged the association’s 1 million members to give to provide disaster relief through the REALTOR® Relief Foundation.

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Social customer service: what posts to reply to

Social customer service: what posts to reply to | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Social media customer service comes down to this: you have to carefully think about what you will reply to. This may sound simple but each company will have their own angle when coming up with an answering scheme. An answering scheme is a clear guide social media advisors follow when social messages roll in. It looks something like this:

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Statistic and the Future of Marketing

Statistic and the Future of Marketing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As 2013 draws to a close, marketers are looking ahead to next year when social media marketing will begin to take center stage. No longer a luxury, it will become a must-have in 2014 marketing strategies.
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Differences, little and big

Differences, little and big | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
I'm on a plane headed home from Europe, where men wear red pants, women smoke like chimneys and a "Pharmacist" helps you pick out a stick of deodorant. I love the little differences. But I came for...
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Yamaha celebrates 20 years of pedal-electric bicycles with YPJ-01 concept

Yamaha celebrates 20 years of pedal-electric bicycles with YPJ-01 concept | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While most of us know Yamaha for its motorcycles or snowmobiles, the company has also been working on pedal-electric bicycles for the past 20 years. Marking...
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Taizhou Bridge awarded supreme structural engineering gong

Taizhou Bridge awarded supreme structural engineering gong | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The 2,940-m long Taizhou Bridge has won the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence at this year's Structural Awards. The event gives the nod to...
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Report: Instagram to Add Private Messaging Before 2014

Report: Instagram to Add Private Messaging Before 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Instagram is close to unveiling a new private messaging feature into its photo-sharing app, according to Om Malik of GigaOm.
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America has a vacant housing problem - Where the Empty Houses Are

America has a vacant housing problem - Where the Empty Houses Are | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The 2013 third quarter Census Homeownership and Vacancy survey shows that the vacancy rate is still above its pre-bubble level and remains unchanged from one year earlier. This might come as a surprise to house hunters, who have struggled with limited inventory when trying to find a home to buy or rent, but an unusually high share of vacant homes today is being held off the market. The elevated vacancy rate discourages new construction activity and is therefore one of the major hurdles to a full housing recovery.

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City of Vancouver bans doorknobs in future housing projects

City of Vancouver bans doorknobs in future housing projects | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
According to a new amendment to Vancouver’s building code, the Canadian city has banned the inclusion of doorknobs in all future housing constructions.
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An Unusual But Valuable Business Skill: Herding Cats

An Unusual But Valuable Business Skill: Herding Cats | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Cats, unlike "herd animals" such as horses, sheep or buffalo, prefer to go their own way. Much like humans in a corporation.
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LPS' October "First Look" Mortgage Report: Foreclosure Inventory Lowest Since 2008; Mississippi Now Leads Nation in Delinquent, Non-Current Loans

LPS' October "First Look" Mortgage Report: Foreclosure Inventory Lowest Since 2008; Mississippi Now Leads Nation in Delinquent, Non-Current Loans | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Lender Processing Services , Inc. (NYSE: LPS), a leading provider of integrated technology, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, ...
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Keller Williams 'strongly urges' agents to oppose realtor.com's AgentMatch

Keller Williams 'strongly urges' agents to oppose realtor.com's AgentMatch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real estate franchise giant Keller Williams Realty has issued a statement advising its agents to oppose realtor.com's new agent rating platform, AgentMatch, which uses sold data from multiple listing services and other statistics to rank agents by...
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Nest Gets Sued Again For Patent Infringement For Daring To Make A Better Product

Nest Gets Sued Again For Patent Infringement For Daring To Make A Better Product | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A year and a half ago, we wrote about the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Honeywell against Nest. Honeywell, of course has a huge market share for thermostats, while Nest is the innovative upstart -- the darling of the tech set for rethinking how to make a simple thermostat and include Apple-style design touches and features. 

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Social Selling And The Power Of 3: A WInning Formula

Social Selling And The Power Of 3: A WInning Formula | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

They say good things come in threes, and it's no different for social selling. The Power of 3 is an established formula that has been concocted deep in the sales laboratories. It will help you succeed in understanding, mastering and implementing social selling. Here is the recipe: The 3x3 Rule, The 3-Approach, and The 3 Cs.

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Is the Internet Trustworthy?

Is the Internet Trustworthy? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Is the internet a "feast of fools" or a reliable and trusted source of information? In our rush to be first, have we forsaken the need to be right?
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FindTheBest slays a patent troll

FindTheBest slays a patent troll | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Judge Denise Cote ruled that the patent infringement suit was invalid, and further ruled that the patent itself is invalid stating in her ruling that nothing in the patent “evinces an inventive idea”
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Spark-Renault's Formula E car makes track debut

Spark-Renault's Formula E car makes track debut | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In preparation for the upcoming Formula E race season in Beijing next year, Spark-Renault let its all-electric racer out on track for preliminary testing th...
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Creative British Airways billboard identifies planes that fly overhead

Creative British Airways billboard identifies planes that fly overhead | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In the end, the ultimate goal of advertising is to get customers to remember and ultimately purchase a product or service. The simple goal doesn't mean the ...
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Porsche Design BlackBerry: The Most Beautiful Phone No One Will Buy

Porsche Design BlackBerry: The Most Beautiful Phone No One Will Buy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The new Porsche Design P'9982 smartphone from BlackBerry instills a sense of quiet irony: This is BlackBerry's most beautiful phone ever and you'll probably never spot one in the wild. It's also one of the most expensive phones on the market (Vertu notwithstanding), selling for nearly $2,400.

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Russ Bergeron's comment, November 25, 2013 4:35 PM
Love my new phone
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Power of R: Storm Relief

Power of R: Storm Relief | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Show tornado victims you care () Communities are in tatters, but Illinois REALTORS® have swung into action to help their colleagues and neighbors with recovery after a swarm of tornadoes Nov.
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Decorative Details Disguise Boarded-Up Houses

Decorative Details Disguise Boarded-Up Houses | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Nonprofits and entrepreneurs are finding ways to make vacant properties appear occupied.
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The new town square is virtual, and government needs to set up shop there

The new town square is virtual, and government needs to set up shop there | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
From designing a website to saving taxpayer money to fixing potholes, technology is enabling citizens to engage with their government in new and meaningful ways. Here’s how.
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Is this patentable?

Is this patentable? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

I.  “Does this meet all the requirements of a patent?”

This interpretation of the question asks whether an invention meets all the requirements so as to merit a patent grant. This question may be asked when an inventor or company is exploring options for protecting a new invention against copying and misappropriation by competitors or other parties.

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Alfonso Barrios Sanz's curator insight, November 14, 2014 6:08 AM

The inventions must be novel, involve an inventive activity (unobvious) and an industrial application. 

Other additional features:

-Descriptive sufficiency: It can reproduce

-Clarity

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Modest Growth Seen in Commercial Real Estate Markets

Modest Growth Seen in Commercial Real Estate Markets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Commercial real estate leasing patterns are showing steady but modest growth, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

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Time is running out on energy tax credits

Time is running out on energy tax credits | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Last year, Congress extended the tax credit for many energy-efficient home improvements through 2013. You can receive up to $500 in total tax credits for eligible home improvements you've made since 2006.

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