The top online real estate sites continue to capture more and more market share, with the five most popular listing sites -- Zillow, Trulia, Yahoo Homes, realtor.com and Homes.com -- hogging 38.99 percent of all traffic from desktop computers in...
Real estate industry groups are welcoming today’s announcement by the federal regulator that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that it won’t reduce the $417,000 conforming loan limit that’s the ceiling for the mortgage giants in most markets.
Recently, Realtor.com has put some of their acquired talent and technology to work in an extremely beta product called AgentMatch, piloting in the Las Vegas Valley and Northern Colorado. Performance data is fed directly from the MLS, bios are populated from agents’ SocialBiosprofiles, and the site unveils the top performing agents in any given area – a bone of contention for a small group of real estate professionals.
People tend to increase the value of an item the moment they take ownership of it. Psychologists call this the "endowment effect." It shows up even in trivial things, like coffee mugs or chocolate bars, that people justreceived in a lab setting. The slightly irrational new owners of these items want much more money for them than rational buyers are willing to pay.Monkeys do it, too. Evidently it's evolutionary.
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.
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:
As the debate over Realtor.com's agent ranking platform AgentMatch continues, Inman News invited Bob Hale, CEO of the Houston Association of Realtors, to share HAR's experiences with a similar experiment launched by the association's public-facing...
The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, slipped 0.6 percent to 102.1 in October from an upwardly revised 102.7 in September, and is 1.6 percent below October 2012 when it was 103.8. The index is at the lowest level since December 2012 when it was 101.3; the data reflect contracts but not closings.
On-demand transportation service Uber is trying to get new drivers on the road, while also improving the experience for those who are already on its platform. To do that, it’s partnered with a couple of auto manufacturers and a few financing providers to reduce the cost of new car ownership for Uber drivers in six of its fastest-growing markets.
I’ll confess up front: I have terrible posture. It’s been bad since I was in high school at least, and probably for even longer than that. It’s one of those things I keep in the back of my mind as something I know I should do, but never get around to, like eating more vegetables and sending more postcards.
You can use your phone to figure out your heart rate, track how much you walk, and even measure your sex life. But the powerful sensors inside smartphones can do more than keep you updated on your health: They can also turn your body into a password.
Russ Bergeron's insight:
Lean in and look into your computer camera please - SNAP!
Marsh Fisher, co-founder of Century 21 Real Estate, died from natural causes on Friday, November 22 in Pomona, California. He was 88. An influential and iconic entrepreneur, Fisher is credited with transforming ...
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