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Real estate infographics: spring foreclosures, Chinese homebuyers, green fields and more

Which markets have the most spring foreclosures? What are the numbers surrounding Chinese buyers purchasing U.S. homes...

Free yourself from lead gen by focusing on ‘offer generation’

Last year, in a given month, close to 100 million unique users visited the top three national portals (as reported by Inman). This is the massive number of consumers eligible to become online leads every month -- and yet, what was the number of homes actually sold? Just shy of 5 million in all 12 months of...

The Ten Commandments of real estate email marketing: Part 1

So many agents complain about colleagues who send marketing emails indiscriminately, or whose emails are just variations on the tired theme of "I'm the best agent in my area! Pick me!" Successful email marketing is about much more -- here's how to do it the smart way...

Website firm WingWire takes design and content creation out of the hands of agents — for good

There's something to be said about affordable website solutions for real estate agents. Of course, it all depends on how you define affordable. I've worked on websites that cost $20,000 — which is very affordable. I know paying six figures for a site isn't at all uncommon. Smart programming and design is that valuable...

Bruno Ricciotti: ‘We have survived and excelled by adapting relentlessly and constantly questioning’

"We went from running 10 ads in The New York Times print edition for our weekly marketing to managing and updating thousands of property listings from hundreds of agents with descriptions, photos and floor plans, daily," says the co-founder of Bond New York. Show More Summary

Stupid job application questions that maybe ain’t so dumb

The proliferation of recruiting technology today can be both a blessing and a curse. While it's great to be able to post your open job to hundreds of boards in minutes, that same technology means the job seeker can apply to hundreds of jobs -- in minutes....

The return of the broke homeowner: Between 2006 and 2014 9.3 million homeowners were foreclosed on, received a DIL or short sold.

America is the land of second, third, and even fourth chances.  The same applies to house lusting buyers.  The National Associate of Realtors (NAR) had some interesting data regarding potential future home buyers.   Their analysis found that between 2006 and 2014 some 9.3 million homeowners were foreclosed on, received a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure or short […]

Three brands raking in the leads with Tumblr

Tumblr is a great way to target Millennials, however if you're unfamiliar with it, it can be difficult. Here's why you need to hone your Tumblr skills. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Jude rules IP addresses not enough info for movie piracy offenders

One Florida judge is shaking up how to make pirates walk the plank, by ruling IP addresses alone are not enough information to prove identity. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Why we love Hooks custom notifications for iPhones

iPhone notifications are not very customizable; you either get bombarded with alerts, or you miss alerts. Hooks aims to change this. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Olive Garden: Yet another chain using tablets on tables for ordering

A new trend in dining out is starting to catch on: tablets in addition to servers. Olive Garden is the latest chain to jump on board this trend. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Water Wars: Landlords Want Some Tenants to Pay for Their Water

With the drought pushed to the forefront of everyone's mind and LA looking at mandatory cutbacks on water, landlords who pay for tenants' water are looking for a way to cut back on usage. One possibility that the Apartment...

Flipping Out: Former Cole Valley Teardown Adds Two Stories, Nearly $5.89M

Back in March 2013, the little three-bedroom home at 150 Carmel Street was so obviously a fixer (or worse) that the old listing didn't even include interior photos. The brokerbabble mentioned "deferred maintenance," and the home ultimately settled for...

New to Market: Bright, Cheery 1916 Craftsman in Franklin Village Asks $1.2M

This handsome Craftsman was clearly well-cared for. The 2,900-square-foot house gets points for attractive, old features like the wood floors and carefully kept-up molding, but it has also been updated where it...

Upgrades: Broken down escalators at BART stations...

Broken down escalators at BART stations are all too common in downtown San Francisco, and BART is addressing the situation by replacing some of the worst-performing escalators in the city. The plan also includes the addition of canopies at the...

Real estate software firm rebrands data management wing

Real estate software giant Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc. has rebranded the data management system for boards and associations it acquired in January, Millennium Real Estate Solutions Inc., as List...

Hospitality Watch: Looks like Marriott is planning to...

Looks like Marriott is planning to put up a four-story, 65-room Moxy by Marriott hotel at the old Tower Records site at 1196 Columbus Avenue, near Fisherman's Wharf. J Street Hospitality and Moxy by Marriott are mum on details so...

Houses of the Holy : Feast Your Eyes on 8 Glorious New Shots of Thorncrown Chapel

All photos by Randall Connaughton via Thorncrown Chapel Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice E. Fay Jones and completed in 1980, the Thorncrown Chapel in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains quickly became a prominent work of American architecture. Featuring 425 windows and...

Meet ‘social agents,’ real estate’s new middlemen

Nataliya Gorokhovskaya recently got her real estate license to help her husband invest in properties. She’s not interested in helping others buy and sell homes full time. But she’ll collect big bucks if she hooks up friends and acquaintances with...

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