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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

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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 12:38 PM

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 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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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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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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John M. Holland's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:19 AM

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 7:50 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 11:42 AM

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

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Texas Continues To Lead The Shale Oil & Gas Revolution

Texas Continues To Lead The Shale Oil & Gas Revolution | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it

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STILL a leading Employer for North Texas! Are you moving to North Texas area because of a relocation with an oil/gas company? Contact me and lets get started finding your new home in the area.

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John M. Holland's curator insight, October 9, 2013 8:11 AM

First is a new projection from the US Energy Information Agency showing that the United States will likely become the world’s largest producer of petroleum products and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2013. 

 

Next is this report about the Eagle Ford shale, detailing that this play a) could become the largest onshore oil reserve ever discovered in the United States; b) that it is the fastest growing oil play on the face of the earth; c) that it produces very high quality, highly valuable crude oil; d) that drilling costs in the play are rapidly falling; and e) that the play is the hottest economic development area in the world.  All happening in my old home area of South Texas. 

 

 

Third is this story in which current Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman details the fact that oil production (excluding condensate) in Texas has now surpassed 1.8 million barrels per day, and is on a pace to hit 3 million BOPD by 2017 and 4 million BOPD by 2020.  The Eagle Ford alone is now at 657,000 BOPD and will likely jump above 900,000 BOPD in 2014. And the revitalized Permian Basin region, home to several different prolific oil shale plays, is already producing about 900,000 BOPD, and rising.

 

 

 Finally, you have this report detailing one of many happy results for Texas in all of this:  a flush Rainy Day Fund, which happens to be funded by the oil and natural gas severance tax.  This happy situation has already enabled the Texas Legislature to allocate an additional $2 billion to funding for state roads, and will enable the state to allocate another $2.25 billion to fund the state’s official water plan, should voters approve a ballot initiative in November.

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5 Crucial Real Estate Curbside Marketing Facts You Did Not Know

5 Crucial Real Estate Curbside Marketing Facts You Did Not Know | Real Estate Topics | Scoop.it

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John M. Holland's curator insight, October 9, 2013 8:46 AM
 5 Stats that show just how much curb appeal matters:

1. 63% of home buyers that viewed a home online and were interested, drove by the home shortly after. Curbside appeal counts!

 

 

2. It takes less than 30 seconds for a home buyer to decide on a home after seeing it in person. If you are doing all the work creating attractive online marketing pieces, you may be losing interested buyers when they drive by and not even know it.

 

 

3. Improved landscaping can increase property value by 7-14% and accelerate the sale of your home by 5 to 6 weeks.

 

 

4. Home sellers see an average return of 473% from investment in landscaping and curbside marketing dollars!

 

 

5. 87% of people say that home presentation makes a difference in most sales.

 

 

Here’s a bonus (and most important statistic of all)

6. Buyers look online for 3 weeks before contacting an agent. Using curbside marketing to attract home buyers is great, but without a tool like StreetText to capture and cultivate the leads you may be missing an opportunity on connecting with potential new clients.