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Pricing, Efficiency, and Operations Products; California DRE Changes:

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Pricing, Efficiency, and Operations Products; California DRE Changes Your loan officer should be given the opportunity to succeed elsewhere. Ever heard a CEO recommend that to a branch manager regarding a poorly performing LO? Here in San Francisco, at the Western Secondary Conference, the talk is focused on secondary marketing and Fannies lower estimate of 2018s volumes ($1.69 trillion).

A Roaring Success? Agent Uses T-Rex to Market Home:

Wed, 18 Jul 2018

Realtor Magazine, A Roaring Success? Agent Uses T-Rex to Market Home They say everything's bigger in Texas, so why not marketing gimmicks? Real estate agent Casey Lewis exemplified this by using a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex to market a 796-square-foot lake home in Granbury, Texas, listed for $89,900. Lewis strategically photographed and videotaped an inflatable T-Rex in Jurassic Park fashion around the home.

Matilde Sorensen Named Exclusive Agent for The Beach Cottages at the Strand:

Tue, 17 Jul 2018

Luxury Real Estate Blog, We have an extensive network of exclusive worldwide real estate marketing affiliations including Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio International, Whos Who in Luxury ... associates and support staff and twelve locations in Florida, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. reported sales totaling more than $650 million in 2017.

Sales and Broker Products; Freddie and Fannie Updates:

Tue, 17 Jul 2018

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Coming soon. Real Estate Digital Marketing / Social Media Classes. For more details contact Brian Morris(919-624-7077. An Atlanta-based Executive Management team with nearly 100 years of expertise, which includes cradle to grave originations and servicing, is looking for their newest opportunity to grow and build a culture of excellence.

4 MLSs Merge in Illinois, Iowa:

Tue, 17 Jul 2018

Realtor Magazine, ... to technology tools and resources in a constantly evolving industry is needed to compete in todays real estate market and better serve the consumer... Our new regional MLS will enhance the local real estate market, as well as our REALTORS who work within its borders, says David A. Levin, president of ...

Former Eddie Murphy Estate on The Market with New Price:

Mon, 16 Jul 2018

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Established in 2000, the boutique firm is owned and operated by Nick Sadek and serves the luxury residential real estate markets which includes Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, Auburn, Granite Bay, El Dorado Hills and Folsom. With nearly 40 agents and broker associates, leveraging the marketing power of the Sothebys brand and state of the art marketing tools, Nick Sadek Sothebys ...

Broker Products; Blockchain Transaction; Input on DACA Loans:

Mon, 16 Jul 2018

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Broker Products; Blockchain Transaction; Input on DACA Loans When Costco rolled out its mortgage option to members, many lenders were very concerned. But despite great potential, Costco/First Choice has not become the #1 lender in America. I heard something interesting last week: Costco doesnt make much money selling products, it makes all profits from membership fees .

The Cost of Selling Without a Real Estate Agent:

Mon, 16 Jul 2018

Realtor Magazine, The Cost of Selling Without a Real Estate Agent Youve heard of buyers remorse; but without your market expertise and sales skills to back them up, sellers who choose to sell their home on their own just may experience sellers regret when they see how much less they get for their properties.

What a New-Home Warranty Really Covers:

Mon, 16 Jul 2018

Realtor Magazine, ... Robert Pellegrini Jr., president of PK Boston, a real estate law firm in Massachusetts. Pellegrini recommends that a real estate attorney look over the sale contract. Its a significant negotiation; the builder wants to be responsible for essentially nothing, and its in the buyers best interest to have the builder on the hook for as much as possible, he says.

Redefy names Chris Rediger CEO and moves Jordan Connett to chairman of the board:

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

HousingWire, Redefy is on the growth path, looking to enhance its technology offering and increase its market share in the emerging online residential real estate market in the U.S. The number of people who found the home they bought online without an agent rose to over 50% in 2016 and ...

The Top Tech to Make Property Management Simpler and More Efficient:

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

Realty Times, ... bunk if you choose an automated software based on pricing or attractive templates. Thus, do a little research and find an automated email marketing plan that works best for your real estate business, so you can worry less about email and focus more on finding and selling homes for your clients. Look to the Cloud for Your Call Center Needs.

What Realtors need to know about Millennials:

Thu, 12 Jul 2018

HousingWire, ... online image and provide content that speaks to the clients you want to attract. Be ready to text, email, tweet, FaceTime and message. This is not your momma's real estate market, and we must evolve with the next generation of clients. Tech up. Make the process convenient for them with slick apps and technology they can really submerse themselves in.

Luxury Home Staging - Is Physical or Virtual Staging Better?:

Tue, 10 Jul 2018

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Barion is one of the most sought-after home staging experts, recognized in the industry for her knowledge of the ultra luxury real estate market. Combining superior staging expertise and high-end design with state-of-the-art digital implementation, her firm takes virtual staging once a service for low-end properties that werent worthy of a physical staging to ...

ERA adds Diana Wall as senior vice president of sales:

Tue, 10 Jul 2018

HousingWire, ERA adds Diana Wall as senior vice president of sales | 2018-07-10 ERA Real Estate announced Tuesday it has named Diana Wall senior vice president of sales. "Diana is a business builder with a reputation for integrity, smarts and delivering on her promises," ERA Real Estate President and CEO Simon Chen said in a statement.

Bump Clauses Are Giving Sellers a Safety Net:

Fri, 6 Jul 2018

Realtor Magazine, Real estate pros say the clause is mostly used in housing markets that once saw rapid home sales, but where sellers havent adjusted their expectations yet. The tactic can be a savvy technique to help the sellers feel they could still get a better offer, David Reiss, a Brooklyn Law School professor who specializes in real estate, told The Wall ...

Are You And Your Family Prepared Should Disaster Strike?:

Mon, 2 Jul 2018

Realty Times, ... Kilauea eruptionbecame a popular and very affordable residential area as property values rose across the Island chain. Now, entire subdivisions like Vacationland have disappeared under lava and the real estate market is in limbo. If a property is buried under lava and ash, the property owner still owns it, even if it cannot be used, sold, or even accessed.

ORIX to acquire NXT Capital:

Mon, 2 Jul 2018

HousingWire, ... of NXT Capital will accelerate our position as a hybrid middle-market lender and asset manager, allowing ORIX USA to expand our participation into larger, more strategic investments and strengthen our competitive advantage as a top-tier provider of capital to middle-market companies and real estate investors, he added.

Tax and MI Products; Sample of Vendor Updates; Hedging Long-Term Locks:

Fri, 29 Jun 2018

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, LenderLive Services, LLC, a mortgage services provider, announced that it acquired reQuire Holdings, LLC, a group of technology-enabled companies that provide compliance, quality assurance and valuation solutions for the residential and commercial real estate market. LenderLive acquired reQuire from L2 Capital Partners, a Devon, PA-based private equity family office.

5 Marketing Ideas for Social Media Day:

Fri, 29 Jun 2018

Realtor Magazine, ... Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest have become vital for real estate marketers to get their content out to their audience and ... Grant Findlay-Shirras, co-founder of, a real estate marketing company... Create and share posts on social media that discuss community events, news, deals, and real estate happenings in your market ...

Real Estate Experts and Lawyers Working Together: A Partnership for Growth:

Thu, 28 Jun 2018

Realty Times, I welcome this chance to talk, so we can succeed greatly and grow mightily. A writer and branding consultant, Lewis Fein covers the real estate industry, technology, and marketing, among other issues. A graduate of The Emory University School of Law, Lewis resides in Southern California. You may reach him at.

Warehouse and Marketing Products; Lender Legal Changes out West:

Thu, 28 Jun 2018

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, ... an appraiser who is independent of the transaction and has the requisite education, expertise, and experience necessary to competently complete the real estate appraisal activity for the particular market and property type. Section 12 provides that the division of real estate authority may examine any book or record of an ...

More Commercial Agents Land International Business:

Thu, 28 Jun 2018

Realtor Magazine, Seventy percent of international transactions were closed with cash, according to the report. REALTORS international clients found U.S. commercial real estate markets to be a good value in 2017, Yun says. About seven in 10 respondents reported that international clients view U.S. prices to be about the same or less expensive than prices in their home country.

Replacements for Facebooks Likely to Move Ads:

Wed, 27 Jun 2018

Realtor Magazine, ... housing discrimination by allowing real estate advertisers to exclude audiences protected under the Fair Housing Act. Nobu Hata, director of member engagement for the National Association of REALTORS, recently shared some tips for leveraging social media in real estate, including. Make sure you have a good website and a content strategy that feeds relevant content into your Facebook business page.

The Women Shaping Chinas Economic Growth:

Tue, 26 Jun 2018

Robb Report, Chinas equity and real estate markets are fraught with risk, but foreigners looking to capitalize off of the countrys continuing transformation might consider companies that list in the U.S. or Europe, private equity funds with a China focus, or foreign luxury brands that are popular among Chinese millennial women ...

The Art of Mastering Social Media in Real Estate:

Tue, 26 Jun 2018

Realty Times, The Art of Mastering Social Media in Real Estate... useful areas of the Internet for businesses to utilize, especially in real estate, is the mastering of social media... The beauty of social media is that it provides real estate agents a way to reach clients on a personal level, while ...