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Go Ahead -- Send More Emails

Go Ahead -- Send More Emails | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

See, we are arguing about the wrong thing. While those of us in the industry are biased, we know that email rocks -- and for many companies, is thehighest-ROI marketing channel. So, why do we tell people not to send more emails?

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DocuSign Cited as a Leader in Independent Research Firm Report on eSignatures

DocuSign Cited as a Leader in Independent Research Firm Report on eSignatures | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Global Standard for eSignature(R), today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has recognized DocuSign as a leader in electronic signature, according to the April 2013 report, The Forrester Wave(TM): E-Signatures, Q2 2013.

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Stellar 'Hockey Night' Promo Might Actually Get You Into Hockey [VIDEO]

Stellar 'Hockey Night' Promo Might Actually Get You Into Hockey [VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

It features The Who's riff-heavy "Baba O'Riley" over shots of NHL stars past and present. The spot has been buzzing among drama-addicted sports fans online since hitting YouTube this Wednesday. Is it enough to get even the most casual of hockey fans pumped about the playoffs?

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Tech taketh away, too

Tech taketh away, too | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Despite awareness of the risk, corporate America has a long way to go in protecting itself from the downsides of its growing reliance on technology.
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30 More gTLD Pass: .xBox, .Merck, .Thai, .Fire; .Cloud; .News; .Gripe; .Virgin; .Cars

30 More gTLD Pass: .xBox, .Merck, .Thai, .Fire; .Cloud; .News; .Gripe; .Virgin; .Cars | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
30 more new gTLD applications passed Initial Evaluation (IE) today by ICANN. In all 245 new gTLD applications out of the first 300 reviewed have passed IE. Some of the applications passing IE today...
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Gripe?

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The Verdict Is In: Nobody Likes Google Glass

The Verdict Is In: Nobody Likes Google Glass | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The elite of the tech world have decided that Google Glass is the future.

 

And perhaps they're right, but, Google Glass is clearly not the present. It's not even the near-future, if the early reviews that are rolling in turn out to be accurate.

 

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If Megan doesn't like them...

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25 Markets Where Flipping Homes is Most Profitable

25 Markets Where Flipping Homes is Most Profitable | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Flipping homes — buying, rehabbing and reselling for a profit usually within about 90 days — will likely become more favorable for investors in 2013 as home prices are expected to continue climbing.
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CoreLogic Expands Loan Originator Access to Risk Mitigation Solutions Through Integration with QuestSoft Compliance System

CoreLogic Expands Loan Originator Access to Risk Mitigation Solutions Through Integration with QuestSoft Compliance System | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic announced the availability of its LoanSafe suite of risk mitigation solutions on seven loan origination systems (LOS) through integration with QuestSoft’s Compliance EAGLE.
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Freddie Mac - Mortgage Rates Keep Pushing Lower

Freddie Mac - Mortgage Rates Keep Pushing Lower | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 Freddie Mac(OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving lower for the fifth consecutive week amid the weaker than expected first quarter economic growth advance estimate. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at 3.35 percent is hovering just above its all-time record low of 3.31 percent set the week of November 21, 2012. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage set a new all-time record low this w

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EXIT Real Estate Partners Win "Broker of the Year" Awards

EXIT Real Estate Partners Win "Broker of the Year" Awards | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Three managing broker/owners of EXIT Real Estate Partners of Downers Grove received the “Brokers of the Year” award. Tom Sailer, Chris Hochstedt and Brian Kwilosz received the award at the company’s annual regional retreat on Wednesday, April 24 at CyberSport in Addison. The three were awarded for their hard work at EXIT Real Estate Partners in Downer’s Grove. According to Craig Witt, regional director of EXIT Realty, the award is based on participation, contribution and production and leadership.

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Move acquires Doorsteps to ‘humanize’ buying process | Inman News

Move acquires Doorsteps to ‘humanize’ buying process | Inman News | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realtor.com operator Move Inc. announced today that it has acquired Doorsteps, a move that the company said enables it to take possession of new tools that shepherd consumers toward homeownership. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Job cuts in financial services nearly double

Job cuts in financial services nearly double | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Job cuts in the financial services industry are double what they were last year, with cuts climbing to 34,856 jobs in the first four months of 2013, compared to 12,860 staff reductions a year earlier.
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U.S. Employment Situation Improves in April

U.S. Employment Situation Improves in April | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The U.S. Payroll to Population employment rate (P2P), as measured by Gallup, was 44.5% for the month of April, up from 43.4% in March. This is the highest P2P rate so far in 2013, but is still more than a percentage point lower than the 45.7% seen last October, the highest P2P rate Gallup has measured since it began tracking employment in 2010.

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US Senate introduces bill against patent trolls

US Senate introduces bill against patent trolls | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Senator Charles Schumer has introduced legislation that will make it easier for patent infringement cases to be reviewed by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) before heading to court.

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Home Sales in 2013 Start Strong in Northwest Indiana

Home Sales in 2013 Start Strong in Northwest Indiana | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Where Life and Portage Connect - Telling the positive stories of the people, businesses, and organizations of Portage, Indiana.
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Across The Country, Renters Are Getting Crushed By Housing Costs

Across The Country, Renters Are Getting Crushed By Housing Costs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Unfortunately, one in four working renters watched housing devour more than half of their paycheck pie in 2011, according to the latest Housing Landscape Report from the Center for Housing Policy.

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21 Ridiculously Photogenic Animals [PICS]

21 Ridiculously Photogenic Animals [PICS] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Here, we prove to the world once and for all, that any animal can be ridiculously photogenic. Ostriches, lizards, ducks and lions alike can ham it up for the camera just as well as our four legged house pets. Hopefully, they don't all let it go to their heads like cats have.

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Infographic: Reasons why people choose to buy a home

Infographic: Reasons why people choose to buy a home | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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Current Online Real Estate Trends Powered by REAL Trends

Current Online Real Estate Trends Powered by REAL Trends | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

You never know where the consumer may be when searching for homes these days. They could be in the next checkout at the grocery store and browsing one of your lisitngs. They could be sitting outside your open house and needing that one thing to get them to come in.Click here to edit the title

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Move, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Move, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Q1 Revenue increased 14% to $54.2 million, the highest quarterly year-over-year growth in over six years

Q1 2013 represented the sixth consecutive quarter of sequential revenue growth

Consumer Advertising revenue increased 7% year-over-year to $42.1 million

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Price Your Home Like an Agent Would

Price Your Home Like an Agent Would | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Today Redfin launched the Home Value Tool, a new online feature that helps homeowners estimate the value of their home. The tool is the vastly improved version of the home price estimator we introduced in March of last year, which helped grow the listing business by 120% in 2012. The Home Value Tool looks better, flows better, and uses the most up-to-the-minute real estate data out there. It’s the best way to price your home online because it prices your home the way an agent would.

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Fannie Mae Releases Loan-Level Credit Performance Data

Fannie Mae Releases Loan-Level Credit Performance Data | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae is releasing a loan-level credit performance data on 18 million mortgages, which will help develop potential risk sharing transactions.
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@properties Welcomes New Real Esate Broker

@properties Welcomes New Real Esate Broker | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Chicago real estate company @properties announced that Emilie Mobley has recently joined the firm as broker in its Lake Forest office.

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LPS reveals state of housing in three-part video series

LPS reveals state of housing in three-part video series | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lender Processing Services is in the middle of their three-part video series titled "The State of the Housing Union," hosted by Jonathon Weiner, vice president of research and development at LPS.
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Verisign blasts ICANN over proposed registry agreement

Verisign blasts ICANN over proposed registry agreement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Verisign says unilateral right to amend is alive and well in proposed contract. Verisign senior vice presidents Pat Kane and Richard Goshorn have sent a letter to ICANN blasting the inclusion of am...
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