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Bowing to real estate agents, Zillow pauses new advertising strategy

A search engine advertising strategy newly tested by Zillow has raised the hackles of some real estate agents, spurring the listing portal to promptly suspend the experiment. The advertising technique involves placing Zillow ads in front of Google users who search the names of brokerages...

The necessary paradigm shift for real estate agents

As a Realtor, I have always been frustrated by the consumer's perception of us. Inman has published research findings from studies done by the University of Central Florida that substantiated the consumer's less than high regard of Realtors as well as the service and expertise provided by them...

Linda O’Koniewski: ‘We’ve been trying to act more like therapists and educators than sales representatives’

The Re/Max agent talks about Zen, technology and which agents she thinks are "poisoning" the real estate business for the rest of the industry...

5 CFPB facts agents must know

Real estate agents often are not sure where to direct their clients for genuine help when an inaccurate adverse credit reporting clouds a real estate transaction...

17 arsenals of real estate apps: gallery

No fewer than 45 apps appear in the "real estate" and "productivity" folders of Todd Pearl's iPhone. And that excludes three other apps that the real estate agent regularly uses on the job: Evernote, TripLog and eKEY. Those tools show up on his smartphone's home page....

To attract LGBT clients, focus on agent reputation

People in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, while psyched about the investment benefits that come with homeownership, are concerned about discrimination in their real estate deals, according to the results of an online survey released today. The survey indicated agents looking...

C21’s ‘drumbeat’ marketing campaigns gives its network something to tweet about

To help its broker and agent affiliates beat in time with graduation season, Century 21 Real Estate released a series of "#EmptyNesters" videos, the latest instance of the brand's 2-year-old real-time marketing campaign...

Big real estate firm doubles down on Zillow reviews

As part of a relaunch of its website, Windermere Real Estate is now letting agents show Zillow reviews on their agent profile pages on

Special report: Real estate coaching’s payoff

In an industry where brokerages often leave agents to fend for themselves, many agents say they hire coaches to provide personal accountability and moral support. But the survey shows others view the real estate world’s “personal trainers” as hucksters...

Why an agent might refuse to show a house (the low commission)

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

It's one of the dark corners of American real estate that doesn't get much attention from consumers: When realty agents representing potential buyers don't like the commission split offered on a particular listing, they might boycott it — simply not show the house to clients.

Why Real Estate Agents Don’t Work With Investors (& Why They Really Should!)

Hey there, BP! Have you ever found that some real estate agents are reluctant to work with investors? They think we are a pain in the rear, too picky, not worth the trouble, etc. Well, some of us actually are a pain in the rear. However, if real estate agents were willing to work with us and [...]Show More Summary

With acquisition, Midwest brokerage becomes nation’s largest Coldwell Banker franchise affiliate

Midwest brokerage Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell has acquired Wisconsin-based neighbor Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group and its 450 agents and 18 offices. With the new addition, Joliet, Illinois-based Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell nowShow More Summary

Real Estate Agent Sent to Prison for Straw Buyer Scam

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Arlene Jeanette Mojardin, 32, Bakersfield, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii to two years and six months in prison for conspiring to commit bank fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud, in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme in Bakersfield. Show More Summary

Why real estate agents should be buying properties now

Real estate agents have a few significant advantages when it comes to buying investment properties for themselves. Jason Balin and Chris Haddon, co-founders of, discuss why agents should capitalize on this huge opportunity in this edition of #theREI360show for Inman...

Title Agent Gets 5 Years in Prison for Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ania Nowak, 48, Belvidere, New Jersey, a former real estate title agent was sentenced to 66 months in prison for carrying out a mortgage fraud scheme in which she obtained seven loans, totaling more than $3.7 million, on two properties located in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey and Belvidere, New Jersey. Show More Summary

Britain’s ‘Tinder for real estate’ lets buyers swipe to contact agents

Britain’s got a “Tinder for Real Estate.” Called “Knocker,” the app lets a prospective buyer hunt for homes much like singles can search for mates on the popular dating app Tinder: by swiping images on a smart phone. The app,...

go home commercial real estate agent, you’re drunk

Who was the clown that approved this? In the former Bala’s space where Latin Passion and Dibacio’s, both amateurish failures, closed within a year, another styleless restaurant has opened. I predict East Meets West will similarly close within a year.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

5 reasons why LinkedIn is a useful tool for real estate agents

An underlying aspect of what we do on a daily basis as part of our business development is looking for links. So it seems counterintuitive to me that a group of individuals who often want to talk about their businesses intensely avoid a platform such as LinkedIn...

5 marketing strategies that generate real estate sales

People are watching the quality of work an agent produces, and our signature marketing is one of the key elements and the value proposition we offer our clients. Here are my top five marketing strategies to attract buyers to properties...

3 tips for building a prosperous real estate business

As a manager and past owner of my real estate business, I am often asked "What does it take to be a success as a real estate agent?" As you might know, this is a deep subject; however, my first three tips are as follows...

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