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REach program: a new revenue stream for NAR, or a powerful startup incubator?

REach program: a new revenue stream for NAR, or a powerful startup incubator? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Taking a deeper look into the National Association of Realtors' new technology incubator, there are some massive benefits many have missed, but one contentious issue that has come to the surface since the program's launch.

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IAR aiding storm victims

IAR aiding storm victims | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® has committed to donate $25,000 to help those affected by Super Storm Sandy.

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Redfin Refunds More than $100 Million to Customers; Reaches $8 Billion in Home Sales

Redfin Refunds More than $100 Million to Customers; Reaches $8 Billion in Home Sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
SEATTLE, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology-powered real estate broker Redfin (http://www.redfin.com/) today announced a major milestone in its mission to reinvent real estate: Redfin has now saved customers more than $100 million in real...
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NAR policy allows MLSs to write their own social media listing display rules

NAR policy allows MLSs to write their own social media listing display rules | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The National Association of Realtors has approved a policy that allows individual multiple listing services to choose whether to allow member brokers and agents to display for-sale listings represented by other, consenting members on social media sites.

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Baird & Warner, Guaranteed Rate Named in Tribune's Top 2012 Workplaces

Baird & Warner, Guaranteed Rate Named in Tribune's Top 2012 Workplaces | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Baird & Warner and Guaranteed Rate both placed high on the Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces 2012 list, which ranks Chicago's best offices.
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Illinois YPN group gets national recognition

Illinois YPN group gets national recognition | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Let’s give it up for the Illinois YPN group, which won the top state award as network of the year from the National Association of REALTORS® in Orlando Friday.

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New real-estate fad: the all-cash head fake

New real-estate fad: the all-cash head fake | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Pay cash for your next home or get a mortgage? Some wealthy home buyers are choosing both.It’s called delayed financing, in which buyers pay cash for a home and then take out a mortgage soon after...
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Apple's Laughable New iPad Patent Reveals The Absurdity Of Our Patent System

Apple's Laughable New iPad Patent Reveals The Absurdity Of Our Patent System | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, Apple got a bunch of new patents approved, including one covering the "design" of the original iPad.

 

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Economic Confidence Continues to Improve in November

Economic Confidence Continues to Improve in November | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index was -11 for the week ending Nov. 11, little changed from -10 the week prior. Readings in early November are the best Gallup has measured since the economic downturn in 2009.
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We Know The Market Is Better. How About The Realtors®?

We Know The Market Is Better. How About The Realtors®? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A 56 year old white female, she attended college and is a homeowner. Last year she had ten real estate transactions, which was better than the eight she had the year before.

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Minneapolis area home prices rise 14.8% | HousingWire

Minneapolis area home prices rise 14.8% | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A smaller supply of inventory is making the impact of hesitant sellers not as significant in the overall market. This trend is allowing prices in the Twin Cities to rise, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors.
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12 Reasons To Hire A Realtor Instead Of Buying A Home On Your Own

12 Reasons To Hire A Realtor Instead Of Buying A Home On Your Own | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Buying a home for the first time can be overwhelming. While it may be tempting to avoid realtor fees and handle things on your own, having a professional by your side can make the process go more smoothly and provide valuable insight into what's likely one of the biggest purchases of your life.

 

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Ikea’s New Holiday Catalog: Now That’s How You Do Interactive

Ikea’s New Holiday Catalog: Now That’s How You Do Interactive | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Ikea has just released a brand new, online holiday calendar that has me very excited. It’s not the store, or the products, it’s the catalog itself because it’s the future of digital advertising.

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Best of 1000watt now a book

Best of 1000watt now a book | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Real estate marketing and design firm 1000watt has released a six-chapter collection of 40 selected blog posts that chronicle the company's take on the real estate industry from 2007 through 2011

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Google Ventures backing agent matching site

Google Ventures backing agent matching site | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
HomeLight features only top agents based on performance data. A new real estate technology company backed by Google Ventures, among others, officially made its debut into the fractious world of agent rankings today.
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Should lockboxes be mandatory?

Should lockboxes be mandatory? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The National Association of Realtors is considering whether multiple listing services and Realtor associations will be allowed to require that their members pay for some services that are now considered optional, such as lockboxes.

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US Appraisal Group Ranked on the Inc. 500 List

US Appraisal Group Ranked on the Inc. 500 List | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Inc. Magazine ranked the Chicago-based US Appraisal Group on its annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
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The Only Thing Not Rising In Rental Markets is the Vacancy Rate

The Only Thing Not Rising In Rental Markets is the Vacancy Rate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The planets are lining up, so to speak, making residential rental property owners positive about expectations, and at the same time with tenants facing a prognosis of ongoing rising rents amid a mounting wave of demand for properties.

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New patent suit targets automatic screen orientation tech in iOS

New patent suit targets automatic screen orientation tech in iOS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A U.S. federal judge on Friday handed down a ruling allowing non-practicing entity MobileMedia Ideas to move forward with a suit against Apple's alleged violating a screen rotation patent, and said it's up to a jury to decide whether the iOS...
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Apple Wins A Patent For Rounded Corners

Apple Wins A Patent For Rounded Corners | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Apple has been granted a design patent for the rounded edges to the rectangular screen of the iPad,

 

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Google Is Bigger Than The U.S. Print Ad Business

Google Is Bigger Than The U.S. Print Ad Business | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Here's a look at how Google has been swallowing up the print business. Its ad revenues in the first half of this year were greater than the ad revenues of newspapers and U.S. magazines

 

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Disarm Your Audience When You Present

Disarm Your Audience When You Present | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

When you walk into a room as a presenter, it's easy to feel as if you're the central figure: You're up front, and people came to hear you. In reality, though, you're not the star of the show.

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CoreLogic: Rising house prices linked to rental demand | HousingWire

CoreLogic: Rising house prices linked to rental demand | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The factors lifting home prices and sales correlate directly to rental demand, since investors are keen to acquire properties for rental purposes.
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Home Depot: Housing market is healing

Home Depot: Housing market is healing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Building supply giant Home Depot reports better-than-expected sales and revenue and raises guidance, citing an improved outlook for housing.
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Google Said to Face Ultimatum From FTC in Antitrust Talks

Google Said to Face Ultimatum From FTC in Antitrust Talks | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google Inc. is being pressed by U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jonathan Leibowitz to offer to resolve the agency’s antitrust probe in the next few days or face a lawsuit, two people familiar with the matter said.
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