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Snail Mail vs Email [infographic]: old school direct lives on...

Snail Mail vs Email [infographic]: old school direct lives on... | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it

Snail mail – the original form of direct marketing – lives, according to a recent consumer survey, showing that the average Australian receives around seven letters per week, with government departments the most prolific users of the medium for communication purposes.

 

Read rates were high for most sender categories, much higher than standard email open rates, with special interest clubs and government leading the pack with open rates of 79% and 78% respectively. Read rates were less favourable for correspondence from real estate agents and local restaurants, while supermarket communication proved more likely to be read than department store mail.

For all categories respondents of the nationally representative survey preferred to receive correspondence via snail mail than email, although there were high numbers of people with no preference either way. Snail mail is preferred for lengthier or important information while email is preferred for brief information. As could be expected, older generations are more likely to be receptive to mail than email...


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Does print advertising still have value in real estate? | Inman News

Does print advertising still have value in real estate? | Inman News | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
To List in the Newspaper OR Not to List in the Newspaper Regardless, so many local real estate agents beg their brokers to continue print media campaigns, not thinking of the return on investment (ROI) print has, just wanting coverage in as many...

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2.5 million mortgage borrowers no longer underwater

2.5 million mortgage borrowers no longer underwater | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
Thanks to a sharp increase in home prices during the second quarter, 2.5 million more mortgage borrowers no longer owe more on their homes than they are worth, according to CoreLogic.
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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.49 percent, up from 4.45 percent at this same time last week.
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Veteran real-estate agents sell homes for an average of 12% more than their less experienced counterparts

Veteran real-estate agents sell homes for an average of 12% more than their less experienced counterparts | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
Veteran agents sell homes for an average of 12.4% more than their less experienced counterparts, and tend to list more new and larger properties, one study shows.
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Solar Panel Is Next Granite Countertop for Homebuilders

Solar Panel Is Next Granite Countertop for Homebuilders | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it

At least six of 10 largest U.S. homebuilders led by KB Home include the photovoltaic devices in new construction, according to supplier SunPower Corp. (SPWR) Two Californiatowns are mandating installations, and demand for the systems that generate electricity at home will jump 56 percent nationwide this year, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.


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Website's antitrust suit challenges practices of Minnesota real-estate agents - MinnPost.com

Website's antitrust suit challenges practices of Minnesota real-estate agents - MinnPost.com | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
MinnPost.com Website's antitrust suit challenges practices of Minnesota real-estate agents MinnPost.com In the Internet age of shared information and digital competition, an intriguing and important legal battle has emerged in Minnesota challenging...
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Beautiful Home Buying - You vs Your Parents | All Infographics

Beautiful Home Buying - You vs Your Parents | All Infographics | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
“ Infographics on Buying Home for yourself or for your parents with money and recession factor in buying expensive homes by americans”
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Mobile Marketing is Made for the Real Estate Industry

Mobile Marketing is Made for the Real Estate Industry | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it

The real estate industry was made for mobile marketing. You’ll be hard pressed to find an agent who doesn’t own a smartphone. The real estate industry was made for mobile marketing. You’ll be hard pressed to find an agent who doesn’t own a smartphone. You’ll also struggle to find a homebuyer who isn’t using their mobile device to find a home these days. Mobile usage is no longer on the rise. It has risen! Just take a look at these numbers from AdAge…


U.S. mobile ad spending in 2013: $8 billion

Growth in 2013 U.S. mobile ad spending: 75%

Projected 2013 U.S. mobile ad revenue for Google: $4 billion

Projected share of U.S. population with smartphones in 2014: 50%

U.S. unique visitors who access Facebook via mobile device: 110 million

Average minutes a day adults spend using mobile devices: 141


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Housing Recovery - Where are the Young Adults?

Housing Recovery - Where are the Young Adults? | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
Housing Recovery - Where are the Young Adults? Most Young Adult's have aspiration for home ownership! http://t.co/mpUCUrcqhZ via @eCredable
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Premier Agent Spotlight: People skills help propel Richard Ray to real estate ... - Houston Chronicle

Premier Agent Spotlight: People skills help propel Richard Ray to real estate ... - Houston Chronicle | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
Premier Agent Spotlight: People skills help propel Richard Ray to real estate ...
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Richard Ray of John Daugherty, Realtors, is in his ninth year as a Realtor in Houston, and he is recognized as the company-wide top producer.
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CoreLogic: Rapid Rise in Home Prices 'Remarkable'

CoreLogic: Rapid Rise in Home Prices 'Remarkable' | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
During the first six months of this year, home prices jumped 10 percent, the fastest pace in 36 years, CoreLogic reports.

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Local Real Estate Agent Selected for 2013 EverGreen Award

Local Real Estate Agent Selected for 2013 EverGreen Award | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it

Eileen Oldroyd with Oldroyd Realty has been selected from a distinguished pool of candidates to receive the 2013 EverGreen Award from the National Association of Realtors’® (NAR’s) Green REsource Council.


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NAR 2013: eLo Knows Real Estate Social Media Marketing

NAR 2013: eLo Knows Real Estate Social Media Marketing | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
A strong social network can help any REALTOR® master real estate marketing and improve outreach within their local community. Learn how any you can turn your…

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Home Prices Rise in 75% of U.S. Cities in Second Quarter

Home Prices Rise in 75% of U.S. Cities in Second Quarter | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
Prices for single-family homes climbed in three-quarters of U.S. cities and values nationally jumped the most since 2006 as real estate markets stabilized. (Home Prices Rise in 75% of U.S.
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Young Adults Living at Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Young Adults Living at Home [INFOGRAPHIC] | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
Tweet (Real Estate Update: Young Adults Living at Home [INFOGRAPHIC] http://t.co/XwNaDDSURq)
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Turning Point for Housing Market? Key Drivers Shift from Supply to Demand

Turning Point for Housing Market? Key Drivers Shift from Supply to Demand | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it

Realtor.com®, the leader in online real estate operated byMove, Inc. (MOVE), today released the realtor.com® National Housing Trend Report for August 2013. As the year's peak home buying season comes to a close, key market indicators point to a shift in the dynamics of the housing market, suggesting that future home value appreciations may likely be driven by market demand, rather than inventory shortages.


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The constraints of rising home values: Housing affordability falls as home prices rise, interest rates spike, and household incomes show weak growth. » Dr. Housing Bubble Blog

The constraints of rising home values: Housing affordability falls as home prices rise, interest rates spike, and household incomes show weak growth. » Dr. Housing Bubble Blog | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
Analysis of rising mortgages, slowing sales and flat incomes http://t.co/RXrjenI4tm #real estate #engelvolkers #boomers
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Giant sinkhole swallows trees in Assumption Parish, Louisiana - Truthloader

Giant sinkhole swallows trees in Assumption Parish, Louisiana - Truthloader | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
“ Since August 2012, a giant sinkhole belching oil and gas has been growing in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Over 350 people have since been ordered to leave t...”
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How to Use Dynamic Content for "Smarter" Marketing

How to Use Dynamic Content for "Smarter" Marketing | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
Learn what 'smart content' actually is and get tips for implementing it in your marketing.If you've been following inbound marketing for a while, you've probably heard of the term 'smart content' before. It's one of those terms lots of people use and assume that most everyone knows what it is. But not all of us are in the know -- lots of people are searching about it every day. So we wanted to break it down once and for all. What is smart content and how will it impact your marketing? Let's dive in.What Is Smart Content?First things first: What does 'smart content' even mean? In simple terms, smart content is content that adapts to the characteristics of the person consuming it. The goal of smart content is to provide a more relevant experience than could otherwise be achieved through static content....
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Gen 'Why' Ponders Homeownership - Bob Vila

Gen 'Why' Ponders Homeownership - Bob Vila | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
Though Generation Y has begun entering the real estate market, it's likely millenials will take a different route to homeownership than their parents did.
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How Poverty Taxes the Brain

How Poverty Taxes the Brain | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered that being poor actually impairs our cognitive abilities.
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9 tips for high value home appraisals

9 tips for high value home appraisals | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
Whether your refinancing or need a fair market valuation of your property for tax reasons you'll need to get an appraisal—and there are ways to ensure you get the highest price point possible for your home.
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Baton Rouge Home Purchases 2013: How Many Were Cash Sales and Do Cash Buyers Get Better Deals? | Baton Rouge Real Estate Housing News

Baton Rouge Home Purchases 2013: How Many Were Cash Sales and Do Cash Buyers Get Better Deals? | Baton Rouge Real Estate Housing News | Real Estate in Corpus Christi | Scoop.it
Baton Rouge Home Purchases 2013 YTD: How Many Were Cash Sales AND do Cash Buyers Get Better Deals On Negotiations? There's much talk nationally about the

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There’s much talk nationally about the unbelievable percentage of home sales that are “Cash Sales”!  RealtyTrac says up to 40% of July 2013 home sales were cash sales.  This bring up the question of how many Cash Sales have taken place Baton Rouge in 2013 YTD?  More than you'd think! 


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