Almost 23,000 homes in the Chicago area received a notice related to a mortgage foreclosure action during the third quarter, but local foreclosure activity is nonetheless down more than 40 percent from a year ago, RealtyTrac said.
A new open source tool called RAW makes it remarkably easy to visualize any data that you can copy and paste from a table. Football on my mind, I chose to look at the performance of NFL quarterbacks so far this season.
If you're negotiating to buy something--a house, a company, even as the purchasing agent for a big company--you're also selling. That's because it isn't a faceless transaction involving a list price and a credit card.
Twenty-eight people were named to the board of directors for the Illinois Association of REALTORS® at a meeting on Tuesday, October 1st.
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.
Russ Bergeron's insight:
That's right - just 28 - pretty impressive, and streamlined.
The premise — that “explosive growth of real estate websites and online homebuying tools” has led to a decrease in the number of homes sold because “potential homebuyers become overwhelmed by all the information they collect online and the process ends there” — got short shrift on Inman News.
Coldwell Banker is pleased to announce that two of their agents will be holding new positions this year. Realtor Karen Renella will now be associated with the Evanston-Central office. And broker Jamie Roth of the Highland Park office has been elected to the North Shore – Barrington Association of Realtors (NSBAR) Board of Directors and Chair of the Grievance Committee for 2013-14.
DocuSign® announced a new integration of the leading tools in the real estate industry – DocuSign, Cartavi, and zipLogix – to streamline home buying and selling. The new integration unites the most powerful and widely used tools into one interface to allow real estate professionals to easily and more securely manage transactions digitally from start to finish while providing a superior experience for buyers, sellers, and other parties to a transaction.
Various studies point in the same direction: customer loyalty is disappearing in a hurry. Consumers put less trust in brands and tend to switch brands a lot faster. The famous 80/20 rule (20% of the customers account for 80% of the turnover) has turned into a 60/40 rule (40% of the customers generate 60% of the turnover) and is slowly evolving towards a 50/50 rule.
Cook County's controversial use tax on goods bought outside the county was declared illegal yesterday.
The ruling from the bench by Circuit Court Judge Lopez Cepero means taxpayers won't have to pay the tax or file returns while the county appeals the decision, according to lawyers involved with the case.
Re/Max, which netted $225 million in an initial public offering last week, has retained its title as the top real estate franchisor — and is also the 14th-largest U.S.-based franchise operation in any industry by worldwide sales volume, according to an annual ranking from the Franchise Times.
Though the housing market is at a better place than in recent years, foreclosed properties sill abound, and not all agents know how to deal with them. So when Realtor Eve Benton, who specializes in REO inventory, was looking for a new firm, EXIT Strategy Realty jumped at the chance to hire her.
The combined 3,500 or so members of the Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Contra Costa Association of Realtors and Richmond, Calif.-based West Contra Costa Association of Realtors will vote on the merger during a window that opens Oct. 27 and closes Nov. 11. If approved, the trade groups will officially join forces on Jan. 1, 2014, under the Contra Costa Association of Realtors banner.
The Austin Board of Realtors has cutting the cord for direct syndication to ListHub, a creative move that other boards will likely now consider, giving agents and brokers a better understanding of where their data is going.
The Appraisal Institute will: • Issue proposed standards of valuation practice that could serve as an alternative for valuation professionals where national or other standards are not required; • Expand delivery of Appraisal Institute education, becoming more proactive in identifying and pursuing appraisal educational opportunities; and • Create a new certification organization to establish a future generation of cross-disciplinary valuation professionals and to enhance their marketability in a competitive job environment.
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