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The World of Mac: Apple Shines in Real Estate

The World of Mac: Apple Shines in Real Estate | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
Apple products have made significant gains in real estate over the past few years, but practitioners who use these solutions are still more the exception than rule.

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4 Social Media Tools to Improve Your Social Media Marketing |

4 Social Media Tools to Improve Your Social Media Marketing | | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
Find out how these 4 social media tools can help you manage your social media community better and build a successful social media presence.
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Got to get with the program if you are NOT using social media to boost your ONLINE Presence! You are missing out on OPPORTUNITY that may be knocking!

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Texas homeowners are buying later and have more income

Texas homeowners are buying later and have more income | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
Texas homebuyers are making their purchases an older average age and have higher income levels than nationwide buyers, according to a new report by the Texas Association of Realtors. In 2013, the average age of homebuyers in Texas was 43, according to the statewide real estate trade ...

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Real Estate is AWESOME here in North Texas! If you are to begin your search OR SELL and you are looking or located in Wise County area, give me a call & let's get started.

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John M. Holland's curator insight, March 4, 6:24 AM

During previous housing cycles, buyers became homeowners earlier. But with higher lending requirements and challenging economic conditions, many young potential homebuyers have put off purchases, research shows.

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Texas homeowners are buying later and have more income
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Taking Root: New Garden Trends in 2014

Taking Root: New Garden Trends in 2014 | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
Help your clients create a backyard oasis for low-maintenance entertaining and calming tranquility that’s sure to catch buyers’ eyes.
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Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent [INFOGRAPHIC]

Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent [INFOGRAPHIC] | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
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Hope this comes thru clearly. Put a REALTOR to work for you whether you are buying or selling. I AM A TEXAS REALTOR and I WILL work for you.....give me a call.

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North Texas Startups Received $693 Million in Venture Capital Investment in 2013

North Texas Startups Received $693 Million in Venture Capital Investment in 2013 | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
Dallas TX (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Its been well-documented that 2013 was a huge year for North Texas real estate activity, but the results of a new report reveal that last year was also an exemplary one for ventu...
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WOW! I hope that 2014 is an even BIGGER YEAR for us all!
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Busted: The Worst Email Subject Lines, Ever!

Busted: The Worst Email Subject Lines, Ever! | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
Enticing email marketing subject lines should achieve opens, but there are good and bad ways to go about gaining them. Let’s bust the worst subject lines ever:
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Sellers no longer sitting pretty

Sellers no longer sitting pretty | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
As more inventory hits the housing market and buyers rebel against rising home prices, the real estate market is likely to shift from seller dominance to one that is more counterbalanced by buyer reluctance to acquire homes deemed too expensive.
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As of right now, my area of North Texas (Wise County) is not seeing this problem. Inventory is still extremely low in all price points. NOW is the time to list if you are thinking about it and to begin the looking process. IF you are a buyer, have all of your finances in order and your PREAPPROVAL done, so you can be ready to write the offer up just as soon as you find the place. Contact ME and lets get started.

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Keller Williams 'strongly urges' agents to oppose realtor.com's AgentMatch | Inman News

Keller Williams 'strongly urges' agents to oppose realtor.com's AgentMatch | Inman News | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
Real estate franchise giant Keller Williams Realty has issued a statement advising its agents to oppose realtor.com's new agent rating platform, AgentMatch, which uses sold data from multiple listing services and other statistics to rank agents by...
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I agree with Keller Williams completely!!!

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October Existing-Home Sales Cool but Low Inventory Drives Prices

Existing-home sales declined for the second consecutive month in October, while constrained inventory means home prices continue to see double-digit year-over-year gains.
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Things are SO VERY Quiet up here in My neck of the woods. Inventory is extremely low, but SO IS THE QUALIFIED BUYER POOL! Scary thought to end the year.

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Guess which 4 real estate sites capture more than 1 in 3 visits in the real estate category?

Guess which 4 real estate sites capture more than 1 in 3 visits in the real estate category? | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
The big four real estate portals -- Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com and Yahoo Homes -- continue to dominate the real estate category, accounting for more than 1 in 3 visits in September, according to data from Web analytics company Experian Marketing...

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Are YOU maximizing your Professional presence on these site?

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Shutdown Impacts Real Estate Industry

Shutdown Impacts Real Estate Industry | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
Many homebuyers and sellers may be wondering how the government shutdown may impact their plans or transactions. Some say that while a few minor roadblocks may crop up during a short-term shutdown, a long-term shutdown could create a great of chaos.

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5 Things You Shouldn't Forget To Clean When Selling Your Home

5 Things You Shouldn't Forget To Clean When Selling Your Home | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
Successfully selling a home involves impressing potential buyers by staging the house and highlighting the best features. An essential part of staging real estate is cleaning everything possible.

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Sundaybell's curator insight, October 4, 2013 9:38 AM

Tips for cleaning your house...before you put it up for sale.

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National Parks Can Reopen if States Pick Up the Tab - National Journal

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Arizona, Colorado, South Dakota, and Utah have all shown willingness to pitch in to keep their parks operational.

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Its about time they thought of this!!!

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The Power Of Social Media

The Power Of Social Media | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
The Power Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

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VERY important in today's competive market.....If you do not use it, you are missing out on potential clients!

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NAR's RPR database scores more listings from deep in the heart of Texas

NAR's RPR database scores more listings from deep in the heart of Texas | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
National property database Realtors Property Resource has signed a licensing deal with Dallas-based multiple listing service North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc., giving it access to listing data for one of the nation's biggest housing markets.

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Study: Buyers, Sellers Will Jump Off the Fence This Year

Study: Buyers, Sellers Will Jump Off the Fence This Year | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
Consumers say they’re more committed to buying or selling in 2014, despite two events in 2013 that shook their confidence, according to Prudential Real Estate.
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FOR THIS REALTOR, this is great news if it actually happens. COME ON PEOPLE....NOW IS THE TIME TO SELL! There are buyers out there ready and inventory is LOW here in North Texas!

Give me a call if you are in the Wise, Parker, Denton counties area of North Texas.

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North Texas home sales take a dip in January

North Texas home sales take a dip in January | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it

st Pre-owned home sales slipped 1 percent in January from the same month in 2013, but prices rose 10 percent.

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The HORRIBLE WINTER Weather this past several weeks has wrecked havoc over MY business!!! COME ON  SPRINGTIME AND ANXIOUS BUYERS!

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Housing Starts Soften After Last Month’s Highs

Housing Starts Soften After Last Month’s Highs | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
New-home construction posted its largest percentage decrease since April, a big fall after last month’s surge.
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Welcome to the Real Estate Roller Coaster!

 

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Foreclosed Owners Get Second Chance Sooner

Foreclosed Owners Get Second Chance Sooner | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
The FHA announced that they would shorten the waiting period for qualified borrowers who lost their home due to financial hardships and are looking for another shot at home ownership.
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Sounds like a good deal. Be sure to check with your lender for more information. DON'T HAVE A LENDER, contact me and I will send you the names of some very good local lenders in our area.

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U.S. losing 80,000 acres of wetlands in coastal watersheds per year -- equal to 7 football fields per hour

U.S. losing 80,000 acres of wetlands in coastal watersheds per year -- equal to 7 football fields per hour | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it

The United States is losing wetlands in coastal watersheds at a significant rate, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


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Equifax Busted Big Time | The National Real Estate Post

Equifax Busted Big Time | The National Real Estate Post | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
  Click the post title above to watch today’s show. Catch all your real estate news and mortgage news and commentary with Frank Garay and Brian
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Something else to make it even harder to get a mortgage? We shall see!

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You Need a Professional to Sell or Buy a Home

You Need a Professional to Sell or Buy a Home | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
The #1 Real Estate Content Site on the Web
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In the long run, it can cost you MORE $$$ Selling OR Buying a home without a Realtor representing you.

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11 Ways to Build Trust = 11 Ways to Build Your Real Estate Business.

11 Ways to Build Trust = 11 Ways to Build Your Real Estate Business. | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it

Without trust you can’t have engaged relationships and without engaged relationships you won’t be a successful leader, manager, sales person, team member, principal, teacher, nurse, coach, etc.


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1. Say what you are going to do and then do it.

 

2. Communicate. Frequent, honest communication builds trust. 

 

3. Make good decisions.

 

4. Value long term relationships more than short term success.

 

5. Focus more on your core principles and customer loyalty than short term commissions and profits.

 

6. Trust generates commitment; commitment fosters teamwork; and teamwork delivers results.

 

7. Be honest.

 

8. Become a coach. Guide people, help them be better and you will earn their trust.

 

9. Show people you care about them.

 

10. Always do the right thing. We trust those who live, walk and work with integrity.

 

11. When you don’t do the right thing, admit it. Be transparent, authentic and willing to share your mistakes and faults.

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Realtors - What Should Be On Your Real Estate Website?

Realtors - What Should Be On Your Real Estate Website? | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it

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John M. Holland's curator insight, October 11, 2013 4:50 AM
Somewhere for them to sign up to your email list;An intro video of you talking;An about us page that talks about how you help them (NOT about how you are great at playing guitars or any you, you, you at all really);Customer testimonials (bonus points if they are video testimonials);Neighborhoods that you farm.
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Moving Checklist: What You Need to Update

Moving Checklist: What You Need to Update | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your move, there are many things that you need to be mindful of if you want a worry-free experience.

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Sundaybell's curator insight, October 12, 2013 8:42 AM

Moving furniture is one thing...making sure all your utilities and personal information is update is another.  Here's a great start.