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Jury Convicts Bank Credit Officer of Falsifying Loan Losses

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ebrahim Shabudin, 66, Moraga, California, was convicted by a jury on seven felony counts of conspiracy, securities fraud, and other corporate fraud offenses stemming from the failure of United Commercial Bank. The defendant was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Credit Officer at United Commercial Bank (UCB) in 2008 and 2009. Show More Summary

Video Interlude: Hollywood Takes On Brooklyn Real Estate in Latest Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton Flick

In "5 Flights Up," an upcoming Hollywood comedy about Brooklyn real estate, Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton play an older couple who moved to Brooklyn when it was "out of fashion." Now the borough's "filled with hipsters," and the.....

Curbed Seattle: Pedigreed Midcentury Modern in Seattle Won 'Home of the Year' in 1964

Ibsen Andreas Nelsen was a prominent figure in Northwest architecture in the midcentury, best known for designing the Museum of Flight and the Inn at the Market. The AIA Seattle Gold Medal winner also had a ton of homes...

France’s Acheter-Louer Announces Partnership with SNPI

Already a partner of the leading real estate networks, Acheter-Louer.fr has announced the signing of a strategic agreement with the SNPI (Premier Syndicat Francais de l'Immobilier or National Union of Real Estate Professionals).

New Entrant to the Belgium Market – Shelterr.com

Shelterr.com is a new entrant to the already crowded (and dominated) Belgian market hoping to create a profitable niche by being highly innovative, especially in the user interface.

Fox and Roach Internal Marketing Excellence

Fox and Roach is among the largest real estate brokerages in America. They recently published an internal communications piece that is a great case study for how brokers stay connected to their agents using video, and move the needle on adoption of brokerage services. Show More Summary

Spitogatos.gr acquires Tospitimou.gr – Cements Leadership Position in Greece

Spitogatos.gr, the leading real estate website in Greece, took another step forward in its mission of making Greek property search and real estate transactions more transparent and efficient by acquiring Tospitimou.gr, a leading, Greek only, real estate vertical.

Come August, there will be a new roadblock to closing a deal on a house

Everyone agrees that increasing consumer protection is a desirable goal. Nevertheless, the unforeseen ripple effects from these changes could seriously disrupt how the closing process is conducted...

Jed Carlson: ‘It’s important to bring in the people who can continue our growth’

The AdWerx CEO talks about overdelivering on the company's value proposition and why the time of day affects his relaxation technique...

OnTheMarket.com Passes 5,000 Offices Milestone

OnTheMarket.com has announced its membership has grown to more than 5,000 contracted estate and letting agent offices.

Video production app Ezflix makes listing videos quick and dynamic

YouTube is an Internet giant. Real estate agents should be all over it. And maybe Ezflix can help you get there...

The clause in your Internet listing agreement that could give away your photo rights

Real estate listings and their associated photographs and media are very valuable content (intellectual property). This content is so valuable that some websites have built pretty large kingdoms using other peoples’ content...

Melinda Goodwin: ‘I like to have quality photos at my fingertips’

Goodwin traded her Droid for a Samsung Note 4 "because when I look at listings on the MLS, I need a bigger screen," she says. "I also like the better camera. I am on the go all the time."...

Zillow and Trulia Better Off Without ListHub Relationship

Zillow Group has announced that Zillow and Trulia will have a higher number of for-sale-by-agent listings on April 8, after their contracts with ListHub end, than ever before. Additionally, another 16 new MLS partners have signed agreements in the past week to send their listings directly to Zillow and Trulia.

Revive a Neighborhood: With Imagination, Beauty and Art

I just watched a TED talk with Theaster Gates about reviving neglected neighborhoods through art. It’s worth watching: I wrote about the concept of a startup house this weekend. The motivator for building either an art hub or a startup house is the exact same: building local community. Show More Summary

How real estate agents can get unlimited direct mail advertising for free (Part 2)

Yesterday, I explained how I discovered a no-cost direct mail advertising system. Today, we're going to cover how to implement that system in your own real estate business...

The Real Estate Angle to a Start-Up House

Certainly there is no shortage of money in the technology sector, and that’s growing rather than shrinking. Real estate agents and brokers want to reach relocation clients moving to town for those extremely high-paying jobs. I wrote about being the “start-up agent” in 2013. Show More Summary

Death By Thousands of Feeds

As Zillow Group works feverishly to get direct agreements with MLS organizations, the challenge of negotiating license terms acceptable to the MLS has led some…Read Post The post Death By Thousands of Feeds appeared first on Flexmls...

How real estate agents can get unlimited direct mail advertising for free (Part 1)

I discovered the single greatest advertising method for significantly increasing your exposure while greatly reducing your advertising budget — or even pay nothing at all. This is the story of how I made the discovery...

Comment of the Day: "Maybe there's a Grt Hwy house...

"Maybe there's a Grt Hwy house with, like, radioactive activity that would knock it into our price range." -boyfriend's takeaway —Lauren Murrow, via Twitter

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