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Time for agents to make the rules

Zillow’s plan to acquire Trulia seems to be the most significant event of the year in real estate, and it’s tempting to choose a side. But it’s quite clear from the debate there is no clear “right” or “wrong.” In...

Real estate agent fired for stealing candy from client

A British real estate broker was fired after being busted stealing chocolate from a tenant's apartment.

Real estate agents providing financial advice

A snippet that interests me. The Ray White Group (one of Australia’s largest real estate brokers) is to move into the financial planning industry. They earn commissions on real estate transactions and I assume they will earn commissions on the advice they give. They seek ASIC approval and expect to get it. My devious, perverted, [...]

Vacant homes attracting squatters

There’s no shortage of listings in scenic Placer County, California, where real estate agent Audrey Baker tells Fox 40 that vacant homes can languish on the market for months — and it’s not unusual for them to attract squatters. Baker...

Retired IRS Agent Pushes NY to Audit Tax Cheats

Following up on my previous posts (links below): Albany Times-Union, Audits Sought on Tax Cheats: For two years, a retired Internal Revenue Service officer has been urging state officials to audit big real estate partnerships, particularly in Manhattan, to track down tax cheats owing the state hundreds of millions of...

Mobile app provides access to multiple MLSs

Real estate brokers and agents working in markets served by several multiple listing services can dream of the day when their MLSs agree to consolidate or share data with each other. Until that day arrives, brokers and agents who ar...

Real estate agents can dig up the inside skinny on properties using new service

Real estate agents have plenty of resources for pulling up granular market and neighborhood data on properties. But that information doesn’t always tell a meaningful story about a particular listing. Revaluate wants to help agents do a better job of conveying what it’s like...

Michelle Lee Anglin murder 2/9/1996 Phoenix, AR Convicted sex offender, James Van Adams, convicted and sentenced to death; Committed suicide in prison

Michelle Lee Anglin Find-A-Grave: Michelle Lee Cohen Anglin Police arrest Scottsdale man in slaying of real estate agent Man convicted of real estate agent’s murder State of Arizona v James Van Adams 1999 Murderpedia: James Van Adams Arizona Death Row: James Adams Death-row inmate found hanged in apparent suicide Arizona Death-Row Inmate Kills Himself; He […]

How storage lockers and distant relatives change the Vivian Maier case

4 days agoArts : Culture Monster

The story of how the work of photographer Vivian Maier came to light is pretty wondrous: a young real estate agent named John Maloof purchases a box of Maier's belongings at auction in 2007. The box, it turns out, contains images produced by Maier in the 1950s and '60s, many taken in Chicago...

Go paperless and streamline the closing process

If you’ve been hoping for a no-holds-barred discussion of how regular brokers, agents and real estate professionals have incorporated paperless transactions into their business, this is it. We had a great webinar with three brokers: Carol Farrar of 1850 Realty; Joe Schutt of Unit Realty Group Boston; and Aaron Wheeler, president at The Oakville Group in San Francisco...

Move Launches Find App for Real Estate Professionals

Move has launched of its Find app for real estate professionals. It is only available to agents and brokers through their local Multiple Listing Service. The Find app empowers real estate professionals with on-the-go access to critical...Show More Summary

Real estate website data provider IDX Broker acquires Web design firm

IDX Broker, which powers websites for more than 42,000 real estate agents, has acquired Agent Evolution LLC, a provider of real estate-themed website designs, continuing the blazing hot acquisition trend in real estate tech. Terms of the deal were not...

Tackle these myths about real estate technology before they kill agent adoption

How many times have you been certain something was true and it turns out it’s just a myth? It’s happened to me. Case in point: I definitely believed the story that you had to let your phone battery drain all...

Lightbulbs, your Business and your Life

Is that post title cryptic enough for you? What do lightbulbs have to do with real estate? Well, it’s not about LEDs or CFLs, it’s about priorities. Confused? Hopefully I can shed light on the subject. As real estate agents and brokers, we have no shortage of people offering advice to us. Show More Summary

Zameen.com Organises Agents Connect Events

Pakistan’s Zameen.com has organised a series of events across the country over the course of the last three months with the aim of increasing awareness, sharing best practices and providing training to real estate agents.

Real Estate Agents Should Not Carry Guns

So says a real estate agent who is afraid of guns: I am not in favor of real estate agents bringing guns to work, unlike my colleague Trey Garrison. First and foremost, let me issue a positioning statement on guns. I recognize that we live in a scary world full of scary people. Realtors, real […]

Allre Lets You Buy And Sell Your House Online Without A Real Estate Agent

The Internet has disintermediated almost every business that used to rely on brokers — except for the real estate industry. There, we still pay huge fees to agents who often do very little for their money and aren’t necessarily on our side. Show More Summary

Growing number of agents can schedule showings from mobile listings app

Soon, 44,000 Mid-Atlantic agents will be able to schedule real estate showings right from Homesnap Pro, a mobile app that gives them real-time access to multiple listing service information. In July, real estate tech company HomeSnap announced it would offer...

Tinder for … Agents?

There is a Tinder for virtually every industry. Including real estate. What about a Tinder for Real Estate Agents? This would be a drop dead simple app to design and build, as it would need only about 5 total screens. What would theShow More Summary

Hook ultrawealthy homebuyers with concierge-style service

Major shifts are afoot in the luxury real estate market, especially internationally. What are today’s luxury buyers seeking and how are agents today providing the stellar service this market segment demands...

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