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New Home Source Professional Partners with Multiple Listing Services to Provide New Home Data to Members

New Home Source Professional Partners with Multiple Listing Services to Provide New Home Data to Members | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

“Across the country, over 63 percent of new homes are sold by agents and our relationships with these MLSs allow them to bring an unprecedented level of new home information and tools directly to their members,” said Tim Costello, chief executive officer, Builders Digital Experience.

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Virtual Real Estate Brokerage Launches in Minnesota

Virtual Real Estate Brokerage Launches in Minnesota | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
By initiating a home offer online through Empower Realty's website, buyers
of a $300,000 home listed for sale on the MLS can receive up to $4000
cash back at closing.
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Google, Apple And Facebook Are At War Over 'Latent' Search — A Business That's About To Be Huge

Google, Apple And Facebook Are At War Over 'Latent' Search — A Business That's About To Be Huge | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Until now, if you wanted to search for something on the web, you typed in keywords. Google has trained us all to type in those words in order of importance, not the order in which they make sense. In the future, that may change. Google, Facebook and Apple are all developing tools that will allow us to search the way we speak naturally, even though searching for the kinds of non-specific, abstract or latent concepts we use in real life — "where is a good place to eat dinner?" — generally produces useless search results.

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Realogy : Realogy to Host Company's Second Innovation Summit

Realogy : Realogy to Host Company's Second Innovation Summit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real Estate Industry First: Software Programming Competition Powered by Retsly to Use Property Listing Data Nov. 6-7 in San Francisco
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Realtor.com(R) and the San Jose Sharks Sign Exclusive Sponsorship Agreement

Realtor.com(R) and the San Jose Sharks Sign Exclusive Sponsorship Agreement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Today, realtor.com(R), the leader in online real estate, operated by Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), announced that it has signed an agreement with the San Jose Sharks to be an official and category exclusive sponsor for the 2013-14 NHL season. The agreement supports realtor.com(R)'s mission to engage with consumers at all stages of the home buying, renting, moving or selling process from anywhere, including their favorite sporting events.

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MRED Well Represented at Multiple Listing Service Conference - CMLS2013

MRED Well Represented at Multiple Listing Service Conference - CMLS2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), announced today that several of its representatives will be attending the 2013 Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) Conference taking place this week in Boise, Idaho. 

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Which Would You Rather Have? A $250 Discount or a $200 Gift Card?

Which Would You Rather Have? A $250 Discount or a $200 Gift Card? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If  you’re like most people, you’d choose the gift card. The new Parago 2013 Shopper Reward Preference Studyshows that people are two times as likely to pick the lower, gift card reward rather than the higher discount. Value wise, it’s a bad choice but in this case it’s about perception.

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Are you faking it?

Are you faking it? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Authenticity is a word you’ve probably heard in marketing discussions. It’s mostly bullshit. Think of it this way: would you stand around sipping cocktails with your friends and introduce a new guy...
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Five recognized for leadership with IAR Presidential Medallions

Five recognized for leadership with IAR Presidential Medallions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Five people were honored with Presidential Medallions for service during the past year and beyond. 

 

They were awarded by Michael D. Oldenettel, CRS, GRI, the 2013 president of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.

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Electric vehicle charging stations required in new homes in one city

Electric vehicle charging stations required in new homes in one city | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a move some call innovative while others refer to it as wishful thinking, one city has made it illegal to sell a newly constructed home without an electric vehicle charging station, with their eyes on commercial construction next.
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9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every device you can use it on. We've got some tips to help you out.

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The Sexy And Creepy Side Of A Global Mega Trend - your digital tattoo

The Sexy And Creepy Side Of A Global Mega Trend - your digital tattoo | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Let's look at the sexy AND creepy side of your digital tattoo, and yes, YOU have one!Your digital tattoo is the eternal imprint of data you are leaving behind when you do most things today. It's like
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Your Transparent Life: Facebook Makes All Posts Searchable

Your Transparent Life: Facebook Makes All Posts Searchable | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Facebook's steady march to make its users' lives as transparent as possible is about to take another big step forward. The social network will shortly let you search posts, comments and images across Facebook (subject to privacy settings).

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Lodsys drops patent lawsuit after Kaspersky Lab refuses to settle

Lodsys drops patent lawsuit after Kaspersky Lab refuses to settle | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Security software maker says it paid nothing and there were no settlement agreement with the patent assertion entity, commonly known as a patent troll. Read this article by Steven Musil on CNET News.
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HAR outsources listing syndication to ListHub

HAR outsources listing syndication to ListHub | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Houston Association of Realtors will outsource the provision of listing syndication services to its 26,000 members to Move Inc.’s ListHub subsidiary, the companies said today.

 

The agreement with HAR brings the number of multiple listing service and broker data sources ListHub supports to 454, representing 90 percent of the listings in the nation.

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McGraw Hill: Residential Construction in Chicago Up 65% in August

McGraw Hill: Residential Construction in Chicago Up 65% in August | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

First, the bad news – residential construction in Chicagoland remains historically low, and is among the lowest of all major metropolitan housing markets.

Now, the good news – at the same time, residential building has risen 65 percent in the last year, and is up a robust 48 percent year-to-date, according to the latest numbers from McGraw Hill Construction.

 

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THE HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® AND CITY OF HOUSTON RELEASE REVOLUTIONARY NEW MOBILE APP

THE HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® AND CITY OF HOUSTON RELEASE REVOLUTIONARY NEW MOBILE APP | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

he leading resource for Houston-area real estate, the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR), and the City of Houston today jointly released Houston Living, a revolutionary new mobile app designed to give consumers instant access to information about city government, local amenities and events, real estate and more.Click here to edit the title

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LeadingRE Selects DocuSign as Its Exclusive and Official eSignature Solution

LeadingRE Selects DocuSign as Its Exclusive and Official eSignature Solution | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
DocuSign and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) announced that LeadingRE selected DocuSign as its exclusive and official eSignature provider.
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Amazon to Hire 70,000 Full-Time Workers for the Holidays

Amazon to Hire 70,000 Full-Time Workers for the Holidays | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Amazon is about to go on a massive hiring spree ahead of the holiday season.
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In Italy, Uber Launches Free WiFi In Cars With WiMan

In Italy, Uber Launches Free WiFi In Cars With WiMan | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Uber, the company that makes hailing a car and paying for it as easy as dropping a pin on a smartphone, has recently launched a new feature that brings another level of luxury and service to the experience, Wifi in cars.
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Realtor® Good Neighbor Award Winners Improve Lives, Build Strong Communities

Realtor® Good Neighbor Award Winners Improve Lives, Build Strong Communities | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The five individuals named as this year's REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards winners demonstrate how Realtors® value helping those in need and that many of them are committed to selfless service.
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28-member board sworn in to lead IAR in 2014

28-member board sworn in to lead IAR in 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The board will serve for the 2013-2014 year, and include 18 candidates selected by a nominating committee, six association past presidents, three officers and the association’s immediate past president. There is also an ex-officio appointment to the board of the National Association of REALTORS® Region 7 vice president.

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Zillow and Pulte Homes to Give Away New Home Worth $350,000 In Third Annual

Zillow and Pulte Homes to Give Away New Home Worth $350,000 In Third Annual | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow® and Pulte Homes® have teamed up to give away a brand new, $350,000 (i) Pulte® home in the third annual "I Want a New Home!" Sweepstakes. To enter, head to http://www.zillow.com/win/, "like" Zillow on Facebook®, then complete a short entry form for a chance to win (ii). Existing members of Zillow'sFacebook community also are eligible to enter. 

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Re/Max Raises $220 Million in IPO, Pricing Shares Above Range

Re/Max Raises $220 Million in IPO, Pricing Shares Above Range | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Denver-based company sold 10 million shares for $22 each, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, after offering them for $19 to $21. The stock will start trading today, listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RMAX.

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The Importance of Spatial Thinking Now

The Importance of Spatial Thinking Now | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

n its 375 years, Harvard has only ever eliminated one entire academic program. If you had to guess, what program do you think that was and when was it killed off?

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