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Podcast: A college student’s journey to success using real estate

Think you have a lot on your plate? How about going to college full time and selling real estate? Jacksonville agent, Luis Perez, did just that. Originally on course to go into medicine (a family tradition), when the scholarships ran out, Perez needed to find a way to complete his degree without the burden of debt...

Feeling stalled? Reset your rudder in real estate and life

Running your own business can be very consuming. You commit energy, attention and time to client wants and needs -- often at the expense of your own. We end up measuring success by our checks and put off the ongoing maintenance our business requires to remain healthy and vibrant....

How to use Facebook ads to generate top-of-funnel traffic

Many agents understand the world of Adwords or at least know that they can use Adwords to bid on keywords that might help them generate leads. If you’ve ever used Adwords, you also know that those clicks can be very expensive, and then you have to convert that click into a lead. You can easily spend hundreds of dollars on a lead...

Lessons learned when it takes a village to close a deal

Earlier this month, a group of about 12 real estate professionals and clients recently met on the outdoor patio of a Danville, California, restaurant on a sunny, warm evening for cocktails and appetizers. They were meeting to celebrate the culmination of a series of deals -- which nearly didn't happen a number of times over....

Average selling time drops in many major metros, Zillow says

Diminishing inventory can often force buyers to bump shoulders as they race against the clock to appease sellers. In its June market report, Zillow says the average selling time was one full week faster than last year, further exemplifying how competitive the U.S. market has grown...

How mobile technology can help loan officers drive leads to agents

Kevin Blair was paying top dollar for online mortgage leads from sources such as LendingTree and Lower My Bills. At times, these leads were costing him $10-$20 each, while delivering, at best, “mediocre results.”...

Daily market update: July 28, 2016

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news...

CEO To List Navent Then Speak To Madrid Delegates

Launched in 2009 by Nicolas Tejerina, Argentina-based Navent aims to help people fulfill two of life’s most important aspirations; finding a job and finding a property. The post CEO To List Navent Then Speak To Madrid Delegates appeared first on Property Portal Watch.

Small homes of Orange County: What half a million dollars will buy you in Orange County.

Most housing reports leave out examples of what you are actually getting for with your money.  That is understandable but the press does a poor job of looking beyond the overall trend.  Maybe if they showed a picture of the property, they would actually knock some common sense into people.  They can still ask questions […]

1960s Chase Bank Building on Sunset Strip Nominated for Landmark Status

Bank proposed for demo as part of Frank Gehry project A Los Angeles man has nominated the Chase bank building on the eastern edge of the Sunset Strip for landmark status. If awarded, the historic designation could disrupt plans to demolish...Show More Summary

Rightmove Reports Revenue up 16%, Growth Across the Business

In no uncertainty about its leadership position in the UK, Rightmove has reported revenues of £107.9m for the first half with operating profit up 21 per cent to £80.6m amid record traffic and engagement. The post Rightmove Reports Revenue up 16%, Growth Across the Business appeared first on Property Portal Watch.

Venice House by MOCA Architect Arata Isozaki Asks $5.2M

The lofty beachfront property was previously owned by Eric Clapton Commissioned by art collector Teresa Bjornson in the eighties, this new listing in Venice is the only private residence designed in the U.S. by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, who also designed Los Angeles' MOCA. Show More Summary

OnTheMarket Poll Exposes Raw UK Portal Nerve

With the the first of Property Portal Watch's interactive polls about to close, it's more interesting to note the vehement responses it evoked than the results. The post OnTheMarket Poll Exposes Raw UK Portal Nerve appeared first on Property Portal Watch.

Award-Winning Mill Valley Midcentury Asks $1.75 Million

Noted North Bay gem hits market for the first time in decades Scoring awards from both the American Institute of Architects and Sunset magazine, this stunning midcentury in Mill Valley has landed on the market for the first time in more...Show More Summary

What color metro line matches DC rent budgets?

Trulia recently released an enhanced search method that for commuters looking to rent in major metros. The website's Rent Near Transit tool filters listings near subways and commuter train lines in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington...

Shell latest oil company to cut Gulf employees

The Houston job forecast has been grim as of late, and unfortunately for some industries, the bad news only gets worse. Shell recently announced that it would cut 190 jobs from its Gulf of Mexico deepwater operations in order to remain...Show More Summary

First Look at the Hotel That Could be Built at Sunset Junction

Nothing says boutique hotel like a rooftop pool Courtesy of Frost/Chaddock Earlier this month—timed with the release of the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for a three-building, mixed-use development along Sunset Boulevard in...Show More Summary

Leadership changes in Chicago real estate

Two big changes are occurring in the Chicago real estate industry, with one being immediate and the other on the horizon. Patrick Ryan of Related Realty has stepped into a new position as senior vice president, and Pam Krieter is retiring from her position as CEO of Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe)...

Luxury listing: ultra-lux Tribeca penthouse

This multi-level Tribeca penthouse in The Sterling Mason buulding doesn't skimp on the luxury. Featuring French doors, a custom-made Henrybuilt kitchen with walnut cabinetry, a steel and oak stairway and an expansive private terrace with breathtaking views, even the most lavish of lifestyles would appreciate the unit's craftsmanship...

Traditional Meets Contemporary in Updated Rammed-Earth Hostel in China

Polycarbonate walls make up the mobile guest rooms This traditional rammed-earth house in Pingtian, a village located in the Sidu Township of Songyang County in China, has been converted into a design-forward youth hostel by architect...Show More Summary

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