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Real Estate Pros: Know These 5 Issues Faced When Inheriting A House REAL ESTATE PROS: KNOW THESE 5 ISSUES FACED WHEN INHERITING A HOUSE

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Oct 11, 2018

The recent death of legendary singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin initially posed a quandary for her four surviving sons. Because she didn’t leave a will, her $80 million fortune including Franklin’s numerous real estate holdings likely wil...

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7 Habits Of Highly Successful Real Estate Agents 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Oct 10, 2018

We all learned the positive effect of good habits in our lives, thanks to Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits. In the life of a real estate agent, there are 7 habits of highly successful real estate agents that can take your career to the next level. You&...

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Real Estate Advertising Trends You Should Be Aware of This Holiday Season REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING TRENDS YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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Oct 09, 2018

Paid advertising is never static, as a direct result of supply and demand. Your cost-per-lead will fluctuate depending on the number of homebuyers relative to the number of advertisers in the market. Seasonality also impacts search traffic! Luckily, ...

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10 Knock-Your-Socks-Off Real Estate Marketing Ideas 10 KNOCK-YOUR-SOCKS-OFF REAL ESTATE MARKETING IDEAS

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Oct 08, 2018

Rather than spend an hour writing a post, why not pull out your phone and record your message? Topic ideas: info about a new listing, tips for cleaning up credit or how to stage your home to sell. Talk to the locals about their favorite local authors...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel ...

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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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4 Types of Content Real Estate Marketers Need to Be Using 4 TYPES OF CONTENT REAL ESTATE MARKETERS NEED TO BE USING

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Oct 02, 2018

As the real estate industry shifts, it’s time for marketers to shift with it. These four types of content are keys to marketing real estate in the digital age. The real estate world has seen seismic shifts over the past few decades. Yet, it has...

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7 Myths About Real Estate Leads We Can Finally Put to Rest 7 MYTHS ABOUT REAL ESTATE LEADS WE CAN FINALLY PUT TO REST

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Oct 01, 2018

Growing a successful real estate business means creatively and strategically generating leads. In addition to referrals, many real estate professionals turn to “online leads” to generate more business. This could be in-house digital marke...

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Buying a Home in a Gig Economy BUYING A HOME IN A GIG ECONOMY

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Sep 27, 2018

A gig economy refers to a workplace in which temporary or flexible jobs are the norm, such as freelance or contract work, as opposed to permanent, full-time jobs.  There is no fixed salary, so income may be irregular and sometimes it may not eve...

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QuantmRE: A New Way To Invest In Real Estate QUANTMRE: A NEW WAY TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE

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Sep 25, 2018

It’s true: everywhere you look, there are articles about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. QuantmRE hopes to disrupt real estate investment by using both of those technologies to their advantage. The company recently launched a solution...

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Using Messaging Platforms for Real Estate to Deliver Content USING MESSAGING PLATFORMS FOR REAL ESTATE TO DELIVER CONTENT

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Sep 25, 2018

The 4 biggest messaging platforms now have more users than the 4 biggest social media platforms. Here’s how marketers are leveraging messaging platforms for real estate to deliver content to target audiences. Gone are the days when social messa...

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5 Reasons Agents Feel Real Estate’s One of the Best Careers 5 REASONS AGENTS FEEL REAL ESTATE’S ONE OF THE BEST CAREERS

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Sep 25, 2018

Real estate is one of the best careers for overall happiness, according to a recent survey of workers across the country. As a group, real estate agents are optimistic about their careers and the future of the industry. Many real estate agents get in...

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Innovative Ways to Discover Emerging Trends in Real Estate INNOVATIVE WAYS TO DISCOVER EMERGING TRENDS IN REAL ESTATE

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Sep 24, 2018

Competent real estate agents know the current market trends. But outstanding agents recognize the emerging trends in real estate. Staying ahead of the curve makes an agent more valuable to clients. Some of the top industry earners detect patterns and...

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How to Organize New Real Estate Listings and Connect with Potential Buyers HOW TO ORGANIZE NEW REAL ESTATE LISTINGS AND CONNECT WITH POTENTIAL BUYERS

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Sep 24, 2018

Businesses continue to strive to have a paperless office after a decade of implementing the latest technologies. Despite these advances, real estate continues to generate seemingly endless paperwork. The paper chase including listing paperwork, marke...

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4 Investment Property Strategies Any Beginner Can Master 4 INVESTMENT PROPERTY STRATEGIES ANY BEGINNER CAN MASTER

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Sep 22, 2018

As part of our contributor series, Daniela Andreevska, content marketing director at Mashvisor, talks about investment property strategies. Mashvisor provides a real estate analytics tool which helps real estate investors quickly find traditional and...

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4 Must Have Fall Real Estate Lead Generation Techniques 4 MUST HAVE FALL REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION TECHNIQUES

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Sep 20, 2018

While fall isn’t as slow a real estate season as winter, it does begin a significant slide around the end of October. This is when you may find yourself digging deep into your CRM for fall real estate lead generation that will keep you going ov...

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Six Qualities Found in the Best Real Estate Agents SIX QUALITIES FOUND IN THE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Sep 19, 2018

People from all walks of life take a course and pass the real estate agent state exam. But this is only the beginning. A successful career in real estate requires more than education, licensing, and a desk at an office. The leading real estate agents...

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Five Unique Real Estate Marketing Ideas to Get Attention Instantly FIVE UNIQUE REAL ESTATE MARKETING IDEAS TO GET ATTENTION INSTANTLY

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Sep 19, 2018

Effective marketing means more than being louder and bolder than the competition – although sometimes that works. The goal is to have a unique voice that reaches people. A compelling message resonates with them by addressing a need, question, o...

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Must-Know Social Media Strategies for Real Estate MUST-KNOW SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR REAL ESTATE

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Sep 18, 2018

Social media fits real estate marketing like a glove but only if it’s done right. These social media strategies for real estate will help you effectively tap into new sources of leads. Real estate is a people business. That’s why you shou...

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The Starbucks Effect – How Starbucks Stores Affect Home Values THE STARBUCKS EFFECT – HOW STARBUCKS STORES AFFECT HOME VALUES

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Sep 15, 2018

Having a Starbucks location nearby is great for coffee drinkers. However, did you know the benefit it has for homeowners? The Starbucks effect adds value to help homeowners maximize their real estate investment. While people can have differing opinio...

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16 Best FREE Real Estate Apps for 2018 16 BEST FREE REAL ESTATE APPS FOR 2018

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Sep 14, 2018

If you’re a new agent, or even an experienced agent looking to free up some cash for Zillow Premier Agent or Facebook ads, finding awesome free real estate software isn’t easy. Luckily, we have you covered. We put together this list of th...

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11 Real Estate Marketing Strategies 11 REAL ESTATE MARKETING STRATEGIES

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Sep 12, 2018

Let’s face it. Even your best real estate marketing ideas from a few years ago might be on shaky ground in 2018. Here are just a few of the crazy changes that will affect how you market your business in 2018. Facebook just announced a massive c...

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Real Estate Signage: How To Create Signs That Sell REAL ESTATE SIGNAGE: HOW TO CREATE SIGNS THAT SELL

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Sep 11, 2018

Real estate signs say more about you and your residential or commercial real business than they do about the properties they advertise. Let’s look at the best practices for creating unique and custom real estate signs that raise awareness about...

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How You Can Create a Master Real Estate Agent Marketing Plan HOW YOU CAN CREATE A MASTER REAL ESTATE AGENT MARKETING PLAN

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Sep 10, 2018

A marketing plan gives real estate agents direction, motivation, and goals to achieve. The most successful agents create a written marketing plan at least once a year. An effective plan is clear, concise, and comprehensive. Learn how you can create a...

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The Best Markets to Buy a Rental Property in the U.S. in 2018 THE BEST MARKETS TO BUY A RENTAL PROPERTY IN THE U.S. IN 2018

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Sep 08, 2018

Regardless of the fact that this has become a cliché in the industry, no one in their right mind can reject the importance of location for the profitability of a rental property. This is because the place where your real estate property is loc...

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8 Tips for Cutting Your Losses in Real Estate 8 TIPS FOR CUTTING YOUR LOSSES IN REAL ESTATE

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Sep 06, 2018

Some investors who’ve put a few grand down on a deal (that all of a sudden makes no sense) have decided that because they don’t want to lose their earnest money, they’ll close on it anyway and try to figure out a way to salvage the ...

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3 Steps to Sending Stunningly Effective Realtor Email Newsletters 3 STEPS TO SENDING STUNNINGLY EFFECTIVE REALTOR EMAIL NEWSLETTERS

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Sep 04, 2018

Realtors have a lot of ammunition for creating fantastic email newsletters, including detailed knowledge of your region, inside information about the local housing market that is valuable to buyers and sellers, and beautiful property imagery. Here ar...

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How Top Industry Earners Gauge the Current Real Estate Market HOW TOP INDUSTRY EARNERS GAUGE THE CURRENT REAL ESTATE MARKET

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Sep 03, 2018

Gauging the real estate market is more than collecting sales data and median prices. Property location, potential ROI, and other factors determine the state of the market now and where it could go shortly. Successful real estate agents know how to as...

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Best LinkedIn Marketing Strategies for Real Estate Marketing BEST LINKEDIN MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR REAL ESTATE MARKETING

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Sep 03, 2018

LinkedIn isn’t just restricted to entrepreneurs or C-level officials. A lot of real estate agents and realtors are taking full advantages of the platform and seeing results using it. If you’re not much used to LinkedIn marketing it’...

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How Real Estate Agents Can Leverage LinkedIn for Networking HOW REAL ESTATE AGENTS CAN LEVERAGE LINKEDIN FOR NETWORKING

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Aug 31, 2018

When it comes to marketing and LinkedIn, the typical user will connect with people by adding them to their network and never interact with that person. To properly utilize LinkedIn, you need to consistently be active on the platform. When connecting ...

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How Top Agents Use Video Emails to Convert Real Estate Leads HOW TOP AGENTS USE VIDEO EMAILS TO CONVERT REAL ESTATE LEADS

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Aug 30, 2018

The video is hot. And for good reason. It’s an easy way to put a face to your brand, humanize your marketing message and really connect with your prospects. Adding video to your emails can seriously boost your results too. According to BombBomb...

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Post to Post: The Correct Way To Generate Real Estate Leads on Facebook POST TO POST: THE CORRECT WAY TO GENERATE REAL ESTATE LEADS ON FACEBOOK

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Aug 30, 2018

A lot of agents create a post, then sit back with the expectation that leads will start pouring in, but you and I both know that’s not how it works. The correct way to use Facebook is by posting AND commenting.  In other words, creating re...

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Real Estate Tech Round Up: AI, Blockchain And New Apps REAL ESTATE TECH ROUND UP: AI, BLOCKCHAIN AND NEW APPS

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Aug 29, 2018

Commercial application of Artificial Intelligence. eVest Technology, a commercial real estate software that automates the capital raising process, announced the launch of a software built for real estate professionals by real estate professionals. Th...

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FOR BUYERS: 5 DOS AND DON’TS ON PROPERTY TOURS FOR BUYERS: 5 DOS AND DON’TS ON PROPERTY TOURS

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Aug 27, 2018

Property tours are fun! You get to imagine yourself living in new spaces and, perhaps, learn something new about your priorities and preferences. It’s also relatively easy to make mistakes while touring properties mistakes that could anger the ...

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Real Estate Advertising Ideas: Using Video Calls to Action REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING IDEAS: USING VIDEO CALLS TO ACTION

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Aug 27, 2018

Effective real estate advertising ideas include professional photos and videos. Real estate is a visual industry. People want to see homes for sale and try to visualize themselves living in them. Discover how to use video calls to action to sell hous...

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How to Get Real Estate Listings That Inspire Envy in Your Competitors HOW TO GET REAL ESTATE LISTINGS THAT INSPIRE ENVY IN YOUR COMPETITORS

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Aug 27, 2018

Getting real estate listings is the bread and butter of being a real estate agent. Listing properties produces income and gives agents an opportunity to show their localized expertise. Learn how to get real estate listings that inspire envy in your c...

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4 Must-Have Fall Real Estate Lead Generation Techniques 4 MUST-HAVE FALL REAL ESTATE LEAD GENERATION TECHNIQUES

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Aug 23, 2018

While fall isn’t as slow a real estate season as winter, it does begin a significant slide around the end of October. This is when you may find yourself digging deep into your CRM for fall real estate lead generation that will keep you going ov...

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4 Real Estate Tips for Instagram That You Haven 4 REAL ESTATE TIPS FOR INSTAGRAM THAT YOU HAVEN'T HEARD BEFORE

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Aug 22, 2018

Post this content. Post that content. Make it engaging. And so on. So many articles are focused on posting content. They forget that a big part of the social media platform is being social. If all you do is a post, you are treating your feed like a b...

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Five Real Estate Direct Marketing Strategies with Compelling Calls to Action FIVE REAL ESTATE DIRECT MARKETING STRATEGIES WITH COMPELLING CALLS TO ACTION

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Aug 21, 2018

In a competitive market, agents must stand out from the competition and explain what makes them the right choice. Unlike mass marketing sent to everyone, direct marketing reaches your target market and encourages them to take action. Discover five re...

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How to Get More Eyes on Your Real Estate Listings HOW TO GET MORE EYES ON YOUR REAL ESTATE LISTINGS

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Aug 21, 2018

Sometimes you get lucky and you have the perfect lead-in mind for your brand new listing. It’s in the perfect neighborhood, matches their “must-haves,” and rests comfortably within their budget. Other times, you aren’t quite s...

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5 Reasons You Want Organic MLS Integration for Your Real Estate Website 5 REASONS YOU WANT ORGANIC MLS INTEGRATION FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE WEBSITE

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Aug 20, 2018

When it comes to displaying listings on your website, you have plenty of options. There are pros and cons to all the IDX solutions out there, and what might be good for you, might not work for someone else depending on your business goals. Without a ...

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Hyper Local Real Estate Marketing: Time To Get On Board HYPER LOCAL REAL ESTATE MARKETING: TIME TO GET ON BOARD

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Aug 16, 2018

Hyperlocal real estate marketing is finally catching on with the big portal websites. Whether or not your brokerage is ready is no longer the question. The question now becomes, what can you do differently to provide a hyper-local real estate marketi...

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4 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT MARKETING IDEAS TO ATTRACT MORE CLIENTS 4 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT MARKETING IDEAS TO ATTRACT MORE CLIENTS

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Aug 15, 2018

Consumers are empowered and digitally-savvy, and now that the digital transformation has firmly taken hold, they know how to filter out the noise of online advertisements and find the data they need to make informed decisions. Even the traditional bu...

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5 Must-have CRM Integrations to Optimize your Real Estate Business 5 MUST-HAVE CRM INTEGRATIONS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Aug 14, 2018

Just a friendly reminder when it comes to CRM: Buyer beware of the “complete CRM.” Unfortunately, this is usually code for a company trying to create a beast-of-a-system from scratch. (And typically not succeeding.) Instead, you should lo...

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Five Fun and Inspiring Real Estate Business Marketing Ideas FIVE FUN AND INSPIRING REAL ESTATE BUSINESS MARKETING IDEAS

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Aug 13, 2018

Most real estate agents follow a similar marketing pattern to sell homes. First, the property description and images appear on MLS. The agent places ads in local publications and adds the property listing to social media. Then an open house is held, ...

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Top 5 Ways to Use Alexa for Your Real Estate Business TOP 5 WAYS TO USE ALEXA FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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Aug 13, 2018

There is a lot of buzz around voice assistants and what robots can do for businesses in 2018. What could it mean for real estate? How much can Alexa (Amazon Echo) really do? The tech is still very new. Will, it completely transform the way you run yo...

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7 Need-To-Know Nuggets About SEO And Real Estate 7 NEED-TO-KNOW NUGGETS ABOUT SEO AND REAL ESTATE

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Aug 11, 2018

Many real estate professionals use paid marketing to get leads.  After all, it’s an effective strategy to obtain quality leads. However, it has some downsides. To start, you’ll need to continuously spend on these leads and bid for ke...

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10 Essential Features of a Highly Effective Property Website 10 ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PROPERTY WEBSITE

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Aug 10, 2018

Just like any other business, commercial real estate companies need a strong online marketing strategy to showcase properties and stand out from the competition. Recent studies* have shown that almost 80% of tenants and investors will start their pro...

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4 Ways To Use LinkedIn for Realtor Marketing Success 4 WAYS TO USE LINKEDIN FOR REALTOR MARKETING SUCCESS

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Aug 10, 2018

As a publishing platform inhabited by professionals, business executives and job-seekers, LinkedIn offers an opportunity for Realtors to go beyond just posting listings toward marketing their overall value in their community. LinkedIn is primarily a ...

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How to Build an Effective Real Estate Community Page HOW TO BUILD AN EFFECTIVE REAL ESTATE COMMUNITY PAGE

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Aug 10, 2018

Succeeding in real estate requires a fine mix of skill, savvy, and knowledge. While the first two are best gained and developed over years of hard work in the business, knowledge is a crucial advantage that any real estate professional can flaunt and...

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12 Tips On How Best To Use Instagram For Your Real Estate Marketing 12 TIPS ON HOW BEST TO USE INSTAGRAM FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE MARKETING

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Aug 10, 2018

When it comes to social media and real estate marketing, you need to be on as many platforms as possible.  Instagram has proven to be great for real estate agents.  With the millions of users and billions of likes per month, you are missing...

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Top 10 States for Highest Real Estate Agent Income TOP 10 STATES FOR HIGHEST REAL ESTATE AGENT INCOME

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Aug 08, 2018

The average real estate income an agent can expect to make annually is highly dependent on the market. Both the state you live in and the community you work in have an impact on the amount of money you can expect to earn from real estate. Do you live...

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A Realtor A REALTOR'S GUIDE TO FACEBOOK ADVERTISING

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Aug 08, 2018

Advertising On Facebook Is A Great Option For Realtors - Here's A Quick Guide To Getting Started. Money can go a lot further with Facebook advertising, compared to search engines like Google - where Zillow and Realtor.com tend to dominate the pai...

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7 Major Trends That Will Impact the Construction Industry 7 MAJOR TRENDS THAT WILL IMPACT THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Aug 08, 2018

The construction industry is always changing and evolving. Every year new trends appear within the industry, from technological advancements to a stronger focus on sustainability. If you run a construction company and you want to make sure you stay a...

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How to Generate Real Estate Leads Online as a 2nd Career Agent HOW TO GENERATE REAL ESTATE LEADS ONLINE AS A 2ND CAREER AGENT

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Aug 07, 2018

It seems like all the lead generating advice for real estate agents out there is geared towards 20-30 somethings, full of youthful, tech-savvy energy. This is shockingly silly given that a vast percentage of successful real estate agents are actually...

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How to Use Recent Real Estate Sales Data to Corner Your Target Market HOW TO USE RECENT REAL ESTATE SALES DATA TO CORNER YOUR TARGET MARKET

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Aug 06, 2018

Most real estate pros develop a niche and craft marketing campaigns to reach out to potential clients. Recent real estate sales data helps real estate agents select a viable niche. Updated data reveals what your target market wants so you can answer ...

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The rise of AI in Construction Technology THE RISE OF AI IN CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY

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Aug 01, 2018

It is no secret that Artificial intelligence and other technologies have disrupted the current business scape and changed the way business is conducted. The construction industry is no exception.  Use of newer technologies has helped optimize op...

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Cities Seek Partnerships for Affordable Housing Projects CITIES SEEK PARTNERSHIPS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS

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Jul 31, 2018

The lack of affordable housing has become a national problem. The Urban Institute reports that for every 100 low-income American households seeking affordable apartments, fewer than 30 units are available. And the National Apartment Association repor...

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Build Real Estate Backlinks: What Every Real Estate Professional Needs To Know BUILD REAL ESTATE BACKLINKS: WHAT EVERY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL NEEDS TO KNOW

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Jul 30, 2018

In today’s world, one of the battlefronts to build real estate backlinks online lies in overall web presence. Real estate professionals should always be thinking about SEO on their website. It’s pretty simple really, the easier it is to f...

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Four Ways to Use Email to Improve Your Real Estate Marketing FOUR WAYS TO USE EMAIL TO IMPROVE YOUR REAL ESTATE MARKETING

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Jul 28, 2018

Email Is A Great Format For Targeted And Successful Real Estate Marketing. Like with all inbound marketing efforts, sending appropriate and valuable information to a targeted audience will resonate with them and make an impact. Email is the perfect w...

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The Six Most Common Mistakes When Buying Residential Land Real Estate THE SIX MOST COMMON MISTAKES WHEN BUYING RESIDENTIAL LAND REAL ESTATE

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Jul 24, 2018

You’ve probably heard home buying horror stories before. Everyone knows someone that got stuck in a mortgage they couldn’t afford or find out too late that their dream house was crawling in termites. Residential land buying mistakes are v...

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Purchasing Investment Properties at a Real Estate Auction PURCHASING INVESTMENT PROPERTIES AT A REAL ESTATE AUCTION

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Jul 23, 2018

Homes sold at auction are often foreclosures. The lender wants to make a quick sale and get a portion or most of their investment back. Depending upon the equity in the home, this means you can sometimes find good deals through these auctions. Take t...

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Moving Away from Spreadsheets: How to Know When It’s Time MOVING AWAY FROM SPREADSHEETS: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME

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Jul 23, 2018

The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s hopeful. He’s ...

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlay...

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The Three “S’s” of a Great Incentive Compensation Management System THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 23, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavi...

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Incentive Compensation Management: Build Versus Buy INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Jul 23, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit ...

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Carving Out Your Real Estate Niche Neighborhood CARVING OUT YOUR REAL ESTATE NICHE NEIGHBORHOOD

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Jul 20, 2018

Whether you’re a brokerage targeting one real estate niche, multiple neighborhoods or an agent trying to stay on top of one or two neighborhoods, we’ve got strategic advice on how to separate yourself or firm online.  Not all neighbo...

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Real Estate Career 6 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN STARTING A REAL ESTATE CAREER

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Jul 20, 2018

Before you can even sell a house, you have to sell yourself as an expert in your chosen area and its housing market. According to the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), 87% of buyers and 89% of sellers used the services of a real estate agent in...

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2018 Real Estate Trends: What You Need to Know 2018 REAL ESTATE TRENDS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Jul 20, 2018

Real estate season is here, and experts are predicting the hot market conditions will continue throughout the summer in many states. Thinking of buying or selling? Here are the 2018 real estate trends you need to know, and what the hot market means f...

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5 Essential Real Estate SEO Tips and Strategies For 2018 5 ESSENTIAL REAL ESTATE SEO TIPS AND STRATEGIES FOR 2018

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Jul 19, 2018

How are real estate brands and publishers using content to rank higher? What are their real estate SEO strategies, and how can you adopt them for your own business and claim your market share in the future? Tackling real estate SEO is tricky, and req...

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3 IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN REAL ESTATE AGENTS 3 IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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Jul 16, 2018

All real estate agents must be licensed. Each state sets its own requirements, in terms of the minimum number of hours spent in real estate education. Before receiving a real estate license, agents must also pass an exam that covers national, as well...

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6 Ways to Improve Your Real Estate Newsletter 6 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR REAL ESTATE NEWSLETTER

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Jul 15, 2018

Are you spending all your energy on social media marketing and less on sending out newsletter-type emails? If you’ve already built a solid email marketing list then maybe it’s time to revive your newsletter strategy. With the goal of impr...

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Real Estate Tech Ethics – Are You Violating Your Client’s Privacy? REAL ESTATE TECH ETHICS – ARE YOU VIOLATING YOUR CLIENT’S PRIVACY?

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Jul 12, 2018

We’re living amidst an avalanche of technology and a lot of it is pertinent to the real estate industry. Some of it seems to have snuck up on us, however, and it’s a bit like the Wild West out there. Believe it or not, there are real esta...

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5 Reasons to Outsource Your CRE Marketing 5 REASONS TO OUTSOURCE YOUR CRE MARKETING

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Jul 10, 2018

Running a commercial real estate business is incredibly demanding. Time is not on your side. Managing staff. Sourcing new deals. Juggling properties. Working with clients. You have your hands on many different areas of the business, which often times...

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Real Estate Marketing With Instagram: Why You Should Use Influencer Event Marketing REAL ESTATE MARKETING WITH INSTAGRAM: WHY YOU SHOULD USE INFLUENCER EVENT MARKETING

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Jul 10, 2018

Marketing with Instagram is an underutilized marketing strategy in real estate. Have you ever thought of using Instagram influencer event marketing as a way to promote a listing? Here are some reasons to consider it. Having your brand, product, or se...

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Real Estate Due Diligence: How to Inform Good Home Buying Decisions REAL ESTATE DUE DILIGENCE: HOW TO INFORM GOOD HOME BUYING DECISIONS

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Jul 10, 2018

Are you doing your due diligence as a buyer agent? Purchasing a property especially a home is an important and emotional decision. Before you begin to show properties, you should be aware of your responsibilities as a real estate licensee, as well as...

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4 Quick Real Estate Marketing Tactics That Actually Work 4 QUICK REAL ESTATE MARKETING TACTICS THAT ACTUALLY WORK

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Jul 07, 2018

For some agents, “innovative marketing” consists of email blasts and posting a listing on Zillow. But if you’re looking to stand out whether you’re looking for cash buyers, sellers, or just overall awareness around your brand ...

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Commercial Real Estate Trends for 2018 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TRENDS FOR 2018

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Jul 06, 2018

The state of the market remains positive for 2018. Last year investments in commercial real estate proved to be fruitful, and this year promises to be strong too. There are several trends to keep an eye on for the year. Looking at the current state o...

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3 Must-Haves In Your Summer Real Estate Marketing Plan 3 MUST-HAVES IN YOUR SUMMER REAL ESTATE MARKETING PLAN

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Jul 04, 2018

Summertime is finally here and with it comes a new quarter and a chance to execute on your real estate marketing plan. How do you make sure your real estate marketing plan moves you forward this quarter and brings your business to the next level? It ...

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Private Mortgage Insurance Basics PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE BASICS

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Jun 28, 2018

Whether you’re buying your first home, moving or simply investing in new real estate, it is crucial to understand the elements of a mortgage before you take out a loan. Particularly, there are cases when banks will require you to get private mo...

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Houston, TX Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis HOUSTON, TX REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Jun 28, 2018

The Houston real estate market took a significant hit when Hurricane Harvey decided to let its presence be known in August of last year. Similar to that of Hurricane Katrina (the natural disaster that leveled New Orleans in 2005), Harvey was responsi...

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Government Home Loans For Buyers GOVERNMENT HOME LOANS FOR BUYERS

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Jun 28, 2018

When buying a home, especially for the first time, it can be helpful to see if you qualify for any government home loans or grant programs. These types of loans tend to carry extremely low-interest rates and close just as quickly as traditional finan...

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Top 3 New Technologies for Land Agents TOP 3 NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR LAND AGENTS

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Jun 27, 2018

As the land real estate industry continues to mature, it’s essential to keep up with the ever-changing and nonstop growth of it all. Using the latest technology not only allows you to better help your clients but also makes it easier to communi...

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Santa Barbara, CA Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis SANTA BARBARA, CA REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Jun 27, 2018

The Santa Barbara real estate market continues to find itself at the forefront of California’s own real estate push. The coastal city is nothing, if not flourishing in today’s post-depression marketplace. Even then, flourishing could gros...

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5 Ways to Generate More Online Leads for Your Property 5 WAYS TO GENERATE MORE ONLINE LEADS FOR YOUR PROPERTY

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Jun 26, 2018

Having a property website for your listing can have many benefits and helps set the foundation for all of your online marketing activities. Not only can a property website help you stand out and differentiate from competing for property listings but ...

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Real Estate Investing Advice: How To Know if a Beachfront Condo is Worth It REAL ESTATE INVESTING ADVICE: HOW TO KNOW IF A BEACHFRONT CONDO IS WORTH IT

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Jun 26, 2018

When the temps start rising and the days grow longer, it's easy to imagine why you would want to spend more time on the shore. And, a beachfront condo can be a great investment when you aren't using it yourself. About this time each year, peo...

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Is The FHA 203K Loan Right For Me? IS THE FHA 203K LOAN RIGHT FOR ME?

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Jun 26, 2018

Whether you are a first-time home buyer inspired by home renovation shows, or a savvy shopper in search of a great real estate deal, the 203k loan may be just what you were looking for. Read on to learn all about the FHA loan program designed for tho...

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10 Ways to Grow Your Real Estate Brand on Facebook 10 WAYS TO GROW YOUR REAL ESTATE BRAND ON FACEBOOK

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Jun 25, 2018

Hundreds of local and international real estate businesses have similar names. If you want to come out on top, you have to secure your business name in every relevant social media channel. Do this with your Facebook page URL and the name that appears...

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12 Real Estate Email Newsletter Ideas That Will Boost Your Open Rates 12 REAL ESTATE EMAIL NEWSLETTER IDEAS THAT WILL BOOST YOUR OPEN RATES

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Jun 25, 2018

When it comes to effectiveness, email marketing ranks way up there.  It will help boost not only awareness but both conversion and retention rates.  With that being said, selling to your contacts is not the goal with your email marketing st...

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Buying A Home With A Reverse Mortgage BUYING A HOME WITH A REVERSE MORTGAGE

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Jun 25, 2018

Often misunderstood, and even more frequently forgotten about, reverse mortgages aren’t given the attention they deserve from the retirement community. Whether it’s blind ignorance or sheer negligence, far too many people are unaware of e...

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The State of Social Media: Algorithms and Real Estate Marketing in 2018 THE STATE OF SOCIAL MEDIA: ALGORITHMS AND REAL ESTATE MARKETING IN 2018

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Jun 24, 2018

Do you use social media in your real estate marketing to market listings, brand your business, and grow your network? Understanding social media algorithms on each platform can seem daunting. Not only does each platform prioritize different types of ...

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3 Misconceptions about Property Insurance 3 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT PROPERTY INSURANCE

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Jun 22, 2018

Through our more than 40 years in the insurance industry, we’ve heard some truly solid insurance advice from the thousands of property and casualty agents who do business with us. Yet, clients form misconceptions about property insurance, and w...

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Commercial Real Estate Loans To Help Secure Your Next Deal COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LOANS TO HELP SECURE YOUR NEXT DEAL

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Jun 22, 2018

If your investing career has pertained to residential real estate thus far, making the jump and applying for commercial real estate loans may seem like a big hurdle. Learning the basics of how to finance commercial real estate, however, is the very f...

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Jun 22, 2018

As a real estate investor, it is crucial to keep all of your options in mind when it comes to selling or buying a new property. There are numerous non-conventional financing methods that can offer unique benefits, no matter what side of the deal you ...

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Is Buying Real Estate A Good Investment? IS BUYING REAL ESTATE A GOOD INVESTMENT?

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Jun 21, 2018

Investment real estate has a relatively low risk. The value of investment properties may decline over time if the neighborhood is going downhill, but you should be able to see that trend and sell the properties long before the home is worth half its ...

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Crowdfunding Real Estate 101 CROWDFUNDING REAL ESTATE 101

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Jun 21, 2018

Have you ever considered crowdfunding real estate? Not only is this investment strategy a great way to diversify your portfolio, it is also relatively cheap and easy to get started. If a lack of capital and funding is the thing that has been keeping ...

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7 Ways to Integrate Social Media and Your Real Estate Website 7 WAYS TO INTEGRATE SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR REAL ESTATE WEBSITE

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Jun 20, 2018

Your social media marketing strategy should be built to encourage users to visit your website where they can get and share more complete information about you and your services.  But before you can do that you have to integrate your social media...

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Inbound Marketing for Real Estate Companies INBOUND MARKETING FOR REAL ESTATE COMPANIES

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Jun 20, 2018

The internet has changed the way people buy and sell homes. Methods of lead generation and sales that worked 10 or more years ago just aren’t working anymore.

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Real Estate Marketing Trends That You Can’t Ignore REAL ESTATE MARKETING TRENDS THAT YOU CAN’T IGNORE

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Jun 20, 2018

According to The National Association of Realtors® (NAR), 2018’s real estate market is dominated by two factors: a strong demand from buyers but a limited inventory and an influx of ready-to-buy, first-time buyers. Due to this, the real est...

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Jun 20, 2018

If your home is damaged or destroyed you want to make sure that you are carrying enough insurance to rebuild your home, replace all of your possessions and be able to afford to live somewhere else while your house is being fixed. Homeowners insurance...

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27 Commandments to Your First Successful Real Estate Wholesale Deal 27 COMMANDMENTS TO YOUR FIRST SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE WHOLESALE DEAL

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Jun 20, 2018

Real Estate Wholesaling is the process of placing a property owner under contract for a specified price and either assigning or doubling closing on that property to a cash investor for a predetermined fee.  Real estate wholesaling has several sm...

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How To Capture Real Estate Website Leads Using A Landing Page HOW TO CAPTURE REAL ESTATE WEBSITE LEADS USING A LANDING PAGE

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Jun 20, 2018

Landing pages are standalone web pages, separate from your real estate website, that are designed for a very specific call-to-action. Visitors typically get to these landing pages by way of paid ads (more on this below). Unlike your website homepage,...

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How Utilizing Drones on Construction Sites Can Help Improve Efficiency and Safety for Your Company HOW UTILIZING DRONES ON CONSTRUCTION SITES CAN HELP IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY FOR YOUR COMPANY

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Jun 20, 2018

The construction industry has advanced dramatically over the past few years. A few hundred years ago, a custom built home would have been all but a dream. Now, they fill up real estate across the US. Other advancements have changed the way homes are ...

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Non-Conventional Home Loans NON-CONVENTIONAL HOME LOANS

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Jun 19, 2018

One of the biggest mistakes potential homebuyers can make is assuming that they cannot qualify for a mortgage. The availability of non-conventional home loans is on the rise, making it possible for a larger proportion of consumers to buy property, ev...

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6 FOOLPROOF STRATEGIES FOR REALTORS TO EARN TRAFFIC, LEADS & HOME SALES 6 FOOLPROOF STRATEGIES FOR REALTORS TO EARN TRAFFIC, LEADS & HOME SALES

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Jun 18, 2018

As digital technology and homebuyer expectations advance and evolve, so too must your real estate marketing plan. Specifically, you need to start thinking digital 86% percent of home buyers consider real estate websites the most useful source of info...

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Are Rent-To-Own Homes In Your Future? ARE RENT-TO-OWN HOMES IN YOUR FUTURE?

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Jun 18, 2018

Often an afterthought, rent-to-own homes are not given the respect they deserve in the real estate community. Likewise, there’s an entire population of buyers that don’t see these lease-to-own homes for what they really are: a viable, alt...

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Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy PROTECTING YOUR HOME: UNDERSTANDING YOUR HOME INSURANCE POLICY

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Jun 17, 2018

As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowner's insurance policy, and it protects you in more ways than y...

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5 Ways to Start Investing in Real Estate With Just $5,000 5 WAYS TO START INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE WITH JUST $5,000

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Jun 17, 2018

How can I get started in real estate with only $5,000? Hands down, the biggest challenge facing 99 percent of aspiring real estate investors is limited capital. Join this LIVE session with Sterling White to learn how to get started with only $5000.

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Creative Ways For REALTORS To Use Instagram Story Highlights CREATIVE WAYS FOR REALTORS TO USE INSTAGRAM STORY HIGHLIGHTS

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Jun 15, 2018

The food blogger could create a Highlight for each of those topics and populate those Highlights with pertinent content each week. When someone visits their profile and clicks on the Highlight named “Weekly Recipes,” for example, they can...

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Real Estate Finance Books To Boost Your Biz In 2018 REAL ESTATE FINANCE BOOKS TO BOOST YOUR BIZ IN 2018

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Jun 15, 2018

We have said it before and we’ll say it again: the key to being a successful entrepreneur is to never stop learning. Whether you are looking to diversify your portfolio or improve your existing business ventures, real estate finance books are a...

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How to Avoid Any Mistakes Investing in Real Estate HOW TO AVOID ANY MISTAKES INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE

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Jun 13, 2018

Investing in real estate can be a profitable business venture, but it is hardly a get-rich-quick scheme. Real estate investment can build wealth, provide an inheritance for your children, and can help you achieve the American Dream. But it can also l...

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Fort Collins, CO Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis FORT COLLINS, CO REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Jun 13, 2018

The Fort Collins real estate market can be summed up by a simple term most people may misinterpret without further explanation: boring. That’s not to say real estate in Fort Collins isn’t in an interesting place, but more so a declaration...

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11 LinkedIn Real Estate Marketing Tricks 11 LINKEDIN REAL ESTATE MARKETING TRICKS

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Jun 11, 2018

If you are a little rusty on LinkedIn marketing, it’s time to advance your real estate lead generation. Because of its trusted site status with Google, your LinkedIn profile will help boost your Google ranking and will often appear within the t...

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Evolution of Health Care and its Impact on the Real Estate Landscape in the United States EVOLUTION OF HEALTH CARE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE REAL ESTATE LANDSCAPE IN THE UNITED STATES

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Jun 07, 2018

This paper examines the transformations and trends in the healthcare industry as it seeks to meet pressing challenges, including escalating health care costs, an aging population, the future shortage of physicians, geographical inequities in the paye...

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3 Benefits of Working in Real Estate if You Need a Side Gig 3 BENEFITS OF WORKING IN REAL ESTATE IF YOU NEED A SIDE GIG

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Jun 06, 2018

More than 44 million Americans have a side hustle, according to Bankrate. Especially for millennials, side hustles have become important to make enough money to take adult financial steps. The benefits of working in real estate for your side hustle? ...

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New Study: Entrust Reveals 2018 Real Estate IRA Trends NEW STUDY: ENTRUST REVEALS 2018 REAL ESTATE IRA TRENDS

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Jun 06, 2018

From single-family houses to apartment buildings and commercial properties, Entrust clients have a long history of investing in real estate to bolster and diversify their retirement savings portfolios. Our new 2018 Real Estate Investor Market Researc...

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Is It A Good Time To Buy A House? IS IT A GOOD TIME TO BUY A HOUSE?

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Jun 06, 2018

The best time to buy a house is when you are ready. Nothing serves as a better indicator of whether or not you are ready to buy than your own circumstances. However, summer is nearly upon us, and what many are calling the best time to buy real estate...

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How Blockchain Technology Would Transform the Real Estate Industry HOW BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY WOULD TRANSFORM THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

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Jun 05, 2018

As of now, most of the real estate related transactions aren’t completely transparent because of the involvement of several middlemen like brokers, inspectors, lawyers, notary public, escrow companies, etc. But, here are the ways Blockchain hel...

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5 Considerations When Developing a Succession Plan for Your Construction Business 5 CONSIDERATIONS WHEN DEVELOPING A SUCCESSION PLAN FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS

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Jun 05, 2018

Succession planning can be a huge deal for any family-run or owned business, including construction firms. The process is something that should be handled with patience and care. Poor succession planning can ruin a company and have a negative impact ...

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15 Benefits of Wholesaling Real Estate 15 BENEFITS OF WHOLESALING REAL ESTATE

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Jun 05, 2018

Wholesaling real estate is the practice of acquiring properties at discounted prices and reselling them for profit. A real estate wholesaler enters into a contract with a property seller, markets it to potential buyers, and assigns the contract to th...

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Proven Local Strategies For Expanding the Supply of Affordable Homes and Addressing Cost Challenges PROVEN LOCAL STRATEGIES FOR EXPANDING THE SUPPLY OF AFFORDABLE HOMES AND ADDRESSING COST CHALLENGES

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Jun 04, 2018

It is increasingly widely recognized that there is a shortage of affordable housing in nearly every city in America. At the national level, 11 million renter households – more than one in four – spent upwards of half their income on rent ...

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Maui, HI Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis MAUI, HI REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Jun 04, 2018

The Maui real estate market is already at the forefront of today’s housing renaissance, and nearly every indicator suggests the island will continue its positive trends. More importantly, however, it looks like the island has found what appears...

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Best Personal Finance Software For Real Estate Investors BEST PERSONAL FINANCE SOFTWARE FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

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Jun 02, 2018

As entrepreneurs and investors, we know that smart decisions are well-informed and backed by facts. We know the numbers always have to add up. However, when it comes to personal finances, many of us choose to live in the dark, either because it can s...

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Summer Home Maintenance Checklist For Homeowners & Investors SUMMER HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST FOR HOMEOWNERS & INVESTORS

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Jun 01, 2018

Whether you are gearing up to host a backyard barbecue or you simply need to perform seasonal maintenance, a summer home maintenance checklist is essential for all property owners. There are several tasks property owners will want to complete as the ...

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Myth vs. Reality: Evaluating Popular Misconceptions in Commercial Real Estate MYTH VS. REALITY: EVALUATING POPULAR MISCONCEPTIONS IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Jun 01, 2018

Newmark Knight Frank researchers across the U.S. collaborated to examine six popular commercial real estate myths of 2018 and determine to what extent they are anchored in reality. For each myth, we summarize the popular theory from a national perspe...

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2018 Healthcare Real Estate Outlook 2018 HEALTHCARE REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK

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May 31, 2018

Interest in healthcare real estate is increasing as fast as the industry itself is growing. Rising patient numbers and real estate spending point to long-term demand and cycle resilience for investment in healthcare-related buildings. Healthcare prov...

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HOME BUYING TRENDS: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MILLENNIALS HOME BUYING TRENDS: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MILLENNIALS

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May 30, 2018

Generational changes influence just about every aspect of any market.  From the way, that information is consumed to style preferences and beyond.  This fact is evident in the growth of Millennial home buyers.  A Millennial is anyone b...

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The 5 BEST House Hacking Methods THE 5 BEST HOUSE HACKING METHODS

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May 30, 2018

House hacking is the BEST first real estate investment, but not everyone thinks they can do it. In case your one of those doubters here is 5 different methods of house hacking that can surely fit your scenario.

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The 5 BEST House Hacking Methods THE 5 BEST HOUSE HACKING METHODS

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May 30, 2018

House hacking is the BEST first real estate investment, but not everyone thinks they can do it. In case your one of those doubters here is 5 different methods of house hacking that can surely fit your scenario.

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How to Find Private Money for Real Estate Investing! HOW TO FIND PRIVATE MONEY FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTING!

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May 29, 2018

In this video, Brandon Turner shares the three-step process needed to find and utilize private lenders to fund your real estate investments! Whether you plan to house-flip, BRRRR, syndicate, or something else - finding great private lenders can allow...

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13 Beach House Decorating Ideas From Real Estate Pros 13 BEACH HOUSE DECORATING IDEAS FROM REAL ESTATE PROS

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May 28, 2018

A beach house can be a delight to own and live in.  They make great second homes and investment properties for the family to enjoy and rent out weekly during the high season. The only frustration you might have is the decorating. Maybe your beac...

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7 THINGS A FIRST-TIME BUYER SHOULD DO BEFORE STARTING A HOME SEARCH 7 THINGS A FIRST-TIME BUYER SHOULD DO BEFORE STARTING A HOME SEARCH

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May 28, 2018

Buying your first home is a big step! It’s wonderful to dream dreams, and it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of searching property sites like realtor.com. Before going too far, however, it’s a good idea to hit the “pa...

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Networking with Local Real Estate Agents NETWORKING WITH LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENTS

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May 28, 2018

Networking is critical for the growth of any business because being able to make connections with the right people can help you meet the goals you’ve set for your business and ultimately make your business more profitable.  Real estate inv...

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How buyers & sellers choose their real estate agents in a digital age HOW BUYERS & SELLERS CHOOSE THEIR REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN A DIGITAL AGE

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May 28, 2018

We recently hired a third-party research company to interview anonymous buyers and sellers who bought or sold property, worth between $300,000 to $1.5 Million, within the past 12 months. The participants were asked a series of questions over an hour-...

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Palm Springs, CA Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis PALM SPRINGS, CA REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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May 28, 2018

The Palm Springs real estate market represents a strict departure from the rest of the state of California. Whereas the majority of The Golden State appears to be firing on all cylinders, Palm Springs seems fine playing the contrarian role. For all i...

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GDPR And How It Impacts Your Real Estate Business GDPR AND HOW IT IMPACTS YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS

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May 25, 2018

By this time, you most likely have heard of GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation. But if you’re like many others, you’re probably still unclear on what it is all about and how it impacts your business. GDPR is a set of new Europe Pr...

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Advantages of Refinancing a Multifamily Property ADVANTAGES OF REFINANCING A MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY

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May 25, 2018

If you’re looking to grow your real estate business or increase the value of your current multifamily property, what are your options? You could sell your property, but there’s the risk of not getting the full value if you sell too early ...

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Are You Ready to Invest in Real Estate Full Time? ARE YOU READY TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE FULL TIME?

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May 25, 2018

Investing in real estate is one of the few professions you can earn a full-time income in part-time hours. You don’t need to stare at a computer screen or punch numbers for eighty hours a week to earn a living. With just a few deals a year can ...

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How To Increase The Home Value Of Your Vacation Rental Property HOW TO INCREASE THE HOME VALUE OF YOUR VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY

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May 24, 2018

Do you want to learn how to increase the home value of your vacation rental property? Well, that’s you and every other vacation rental owner. The fact of the matter remains: the vacation rental property market is full of hopeful investors looki...

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3 Ways To Make Positive Real Estate Feedback Work For You 3 WAYS TO MAKE POSITIVE REAL ESTATE FEEDBACK WORK FOR YOU

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May 23, 2018

When people decide to buy real estate, social proof matters a lot. If, for example, they get an honest recommendation about your agency by a friend, they will certainly prefer it over other agencies that no one has experience with. Positive social pr...

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5 Tax Benefits for Real Estate Investors 2018 5 TAX BENEFITS FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS 2018

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May 23, 2018

When it comes to taxes, there’s never been a better time to be a real estate investor. The new 2018 tax code contains incredible ways for real estate investors to keep more money in their pockets. In fact, taxes are the number one way that inve...

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10 Social Media Statistics for Real Estate Marketers 2018 10 SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS FOR REAL ESTATE MARKETERS 2018

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May 22, 2018

This one blows me away, knowing how much time and effort it takes to run a company’s social media program. Only about one-third of marketers manage social media full time. The other two-thirds have to do that on top of their other responsibilit...

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Long Term Vacation Rentals Or Short Term: Which Strategy Would You Choose? LONG TERM VACATION RENTALS OR SHORT TERM: WHICH STRATEGY WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

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May 22, 2018

With the advent of platforms such as Airbnb bringing much popularity to short-term rentals, it may feel as though long-term vacation rentals have taken a bit of a back-burner position. As an investor, would you choose between longer-term tenants or h...

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Why you need Homeowner Insurance WHY YOU NEED HOMEOWNER INSURANCE

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May 21, 2018

Your home is probably one of the biggest assets you own and if it is damaged or destroyed it can be financially devastating. Unfortunately, a house is vulnerable to a wide variety of risks. Fires, storms, wind, hail and even injuries that happen at y...

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Boise, ID Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis BOISE, ID REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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May 21, 2018

The Boise real estate market has become the single greatest beneficiary of Idaho’s booming economy. Appreciation rates in the last year have outpaced the national average, and there’s nothing to suggest they want for the next 12 months. F...

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The Best Way To Succeed When Buying A Vacation Rental Property THE BEST WAY TO SUCCEED WHEN BUYING A VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY

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May 21, 2018

Buying a vacation rental property represents the culmination of hours of hard work, an acute attention to detail, and a thirst for the one thing passive income investors covet the most: cash flow. That said, there’s a lot to learn before taking...

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9 SEO Hacks for Your Real Estate Website 9 SEO HACKS FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE WEBSITE

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May 19, 2018

Offline advertising has always been an important marketing avenue for real estate investors to find great deals and get their properties sold. Direct mail campaigns, ads in community newspapers, local and regional radio and even TV spots have all pro...

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Spotlight: Real Estate Agent Facebook Strategies That Work SPOTLIGHT: REAL ESTATE AGENT FACEBOOK STRATEGIES THAT WORK

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May 18, 2018

As a real estate agent in Eureka, Missouri, Josh Khan, of The Josh Khan & Katie Busk Team, took a creative approach to create real estate agent Facebook strategies that would grow his business. He had been to training seminars where different soc...

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How to Choose the Right Builders Risk Policy for Your Contractor HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BUILDERS RISK POLICY FOR YOUR CONTRACTOR

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May 18, 2018

When contractor clients are looking for a course of construction insurance policy, that means, as their agent, you must be ready to navigate numerous builders risk options to issue the right coverage. The question is: how can you quickly select the r...

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3 Qualities to Look for in an Effective Property Manager–from the Owner of a Property Management Firm 3 QUALITIES TO LOOK FOR IN AN EFFECTIVE PROPERTY MANAGER–FROM THE OWNER OF A PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FIRM

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May 18, 2018

Property management is a profession that overlaps and intersects with many other fields, such as accounting, marketing, construction, law, insurance, and many more. This makes it very hard to find or identify a good property manager versus an average...

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Rental Property Maintenance Tips You Won’t Want To Miss RENTAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE TIPS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS

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May 18, 2018

As a landlord, you are responsible for rental property maintenance, which means keeping your rental property up to code and in good condition for your tenants. A go-to system for repairs and maintenance issues can help save you time and money in the ...

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6 Key Characteristics That Lead to Investor Success in Real Estate and Beyond 6 KEY CHARACTERISTICS THAT LEAD TO INVESTOR SUCCESS IN REAL ESTATE AND BEYOND

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May 16, 2018

Though some people might imagine a wealthy, besuited urbanite operating out of a high-rise office in downtown Manhattan or LA, that’s an outdated notion. It may have been true once, for the most part, but we’re now in a new era for the in...

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Everything You Need To Know About The Eviction Process EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE EVICTION PROCESS

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May 16, 2018

The eviction process is often touted as the most significant ultimatum in today’s real estate landscape — you either pay for your transgressions or you will be forced to vacate the premises. No other course of action carries more weight t...

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The Future of Fair Housing THE FUTURE OF FAIR HOUSING

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May 16, 2018

History is written. But the future is ours to write. As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act, we recognize the progress that has been made but understands there is more work to be done. This video explains the im...

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Influencer Marketing for Real Estate INFLUENCER MARKETING FOR REAL ESTATE

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May 15, 2018

Influencer marketing is a relatively new method in real estate, but one you should definitely try. Reaching a larger audience beyond your usual target paves the way to establishing your brand’s presence on a much larger scale. This can signific...

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6 Social Media Ads For Realtors 6 SOCIAL MEDIA ADS FOR REALTORS

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May 15, 2018

Social media has become very essential for all real estate agents nowadays. As a realtor, you should have great presence on all social media channels to engage, connect and make new clients. One way to do this is by having advertisements on your soci...

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How to Sell Commercial Real Estate: 6 Things You Need to Know HOW TO SELL COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: 6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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May 14, 2018

Selling commercial real estate can be a lucrative career choice. Whether you are an experienced residential real estate agent or you are just beginning your real estate journey, there can be a lot of surprises when making the transition into commerci...

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4 Ways Tech Boosts Collaboration in Design and Build Construction 4 WAYS TECH BOOSTS COLLABORATION IN DESIGN AND BUILD CONSTRUCTION

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May 14, 2018

Collaboration is a vital part of the building and infrastructure design and construction process. Email just doesn’t cut it as a collaboration tool anymore. Explaining ideas to multiple collaborators results in long threads that are hard to kee...

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Tax Wins for Commercial Real Estate TAX WINS FOR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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May 14, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted last year contains half a dozen big wins for a commercial real estate. Tax Analyst Evan Liddiard walks through the wins in this NAR Advocacy Group update.

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5 Reasons Why it’s Critical for Your Leasing Team to Have a Mobile Strategy 5 REASONS WHY IT’S CRITICAL FOR YOUR LEASING TEAM TO HAVE A MOBILE STRATEGY

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May 11, 2018

Commercial real estate leasing is one of the world’s most mobile professions. After all, if a leasing rep or broker is sitting at their desk and entering information into a spreadsheet more than they’re out in the field, viewing buildings...

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Passive Income Real Estate Investing: Breaking Down The Basics PASSIVE INCOME REAL ESTATE INVESTING: BREAKING DOWN THE BASICS

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Passive income real estate is known as one of the best ways to gain an additional source of revenue, attain security in retirement, and ultimately design a roadmap to achieving financial freedom. However, passive income real estate investing is not n...

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How To Diversify Into Real Estate HOW TO DIVERSIFY INTO REAL ESTATE

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May 10, 2018

Real estate is known to be one of the greatest wealth creators known to mankind, with a majority of the wealthy having a great share of their portfolio in real estate. It is no wonder we have seen large numbers of people flocking into the space tryin...

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Rental Properties 101: How To Find Tenants RENTAL PROPERTIES 101: HOW TO FIND TENANTS

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May 10, 2018

Curious about how to find tenants to fill your vacant rental property? There are plenty of tried and true secrets that will help landlords and property managers accomplish just that. Landlords with low vacancy rates are a hot commodity, so how can yo...

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Social Media Marketing Tips Investors Shouldn’t Ignore SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TIPS INVESTORS SHOULDN’T IGNORE

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May 09, 2018

The advent of social media marketing has altered the way entrepreneurs in every industry do business, and real estate investors are certainly no exception. The advantages of a social media marketing strategy are simply too great to ignore, and you ar...

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Socio-Cultural Trends Shaping Commercial Real Estate SOCIO-CULTURAL TRENDS SHAPING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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May 08, 2018

The commercial real estate is currently undergoing a lot of change. Economic developments, social movements, and technological shifts are all helping to shape the CRE landscape. Read ahead to learn about just a few of the trends impacting the industr...

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The Best Ways To Find Renters For Your Property THE BEST WAYS TO FIND RENTERS FOR YOUR PROPERTY

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May 07, 2018

Thanks, largely, with the advent of technology, rental advertising has undergone a dramatic shift in a relatively short period of time. Understanding how to find tenants in today’s market isn’t what it used to be, and the sooner passive i...

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Seattle, WA Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis SEATTLE, WA REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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May 07, 2018

The Seattle real estate market is at the forefront of what many are calling a residential renaissance. Few markets, if any, are as hot as the Emerald City is at the moment, and recent trends are expected to be anything but short-lived. Nearly every f...

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2018 UNITED STATES MULTI HOUSING MARKET REPORT 2018 UNITED STATES MULTI HOUSING MARKET REPORT

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May 05, 2018

ARA and Berkeley Point Capital present the First Quarter 2018 United States Multihousing Market Report. The statistics and outlook contained in the report illustrate current trends in the Multihousing sector.

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Global Market Perspective May 2018 GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE MAY 2018

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May 05, 2018

Global real estate markets have carried their strong performance from the latter stages of 2017 into the first few months of 2018, with investment and corporate occupier activity at their highest levels for a decade. In the logistics sector, vacancy ...

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Amazon AMAZON'S CHALLENGE TO INSTITUTIONAL REAL ESTATE

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May 05, 2018

Amazon’s search for a new headquarters ("HQ2") has demonstrated the redefining of corporate America’s view of a geographical location, placing at risk decades-long views of optimal capital allocation for real estate investors. I...

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Are You Still Managing Your Own Properties? ARE YOU STILL MANAGING YOUR OWN PROPERTIES?

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May 04, 2018

There are legitimate pros and cons to almost every action you take in business. If you talk to ten people, five will be staunchly in favor of your action and the other five will have a completely different opinion. This is the case with property mana...

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Buying A Rental Property Like A Pro BUYING A RENTAL PROPERTY LIKE A PRO

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May 04, 2018

Buying a rental property can be an exciting prospect for a multitude of reasons; it can bring in a solid revenue of income, it can help secure your retirement, it symbolizes a certain financial or investing milestone you have reached, and perhaps you...

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Construction is Booming in the U.S. Office Sector CONSTRUCTION IS BOOMING IN THE U.S. OFFICE SECTOR

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May 03, 2018

There may be fears of a lack of labor in the construction industry, but that has apparently not impacted a boom in the pipeline being experienced in commercial real estate’s office sector. There is a vast amount of office development taking pla...

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9 Real Estate SEO Lessons Every Investor Should Know 9 REAL ESTATE SEO LESSONS EVERY INVESTOR SHOULD KNOW

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May 03, 2018

SEO, otherwise known as search engine optimization, refers to the craft of boosting organic, quality website traffic through search engine results.  In layman’s terms, SEO is basically a formula that helps tell Google how to categorize you...

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How To Become A Landlord: 14 Tips From The Pros HOW TO BECOME A LANDLORD: 14 TIPS FROM THE PROS

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May 02, 2018

Making the decision to purchase a rental property is a big one, and if this is your first time, then certainly you must be wondering how to become a landlord. There are few “land lording school” programs available, if any, and first-time ...

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5 of the Hardest Things About Real Estate 5 OF THE HARDEST THINGS ABOUT REAL ESTATE

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May 01, 2018

Is it hard to be in real estate? We asked real estate professionals across the country that very question to get a sense of what the challenges are for agents who are new to the business.

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TOP REAL ESTATE TECH TRENDS: MACHINE LEARNING & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TOP REAL ESTATE TECH TRENDS: MACHINE LEARNING & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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May 01, 2018

In particular, facilities management and tenant portals are seeing the heightened use of robots, chatbots, and AI to offer renters better service with automated maintenance workflows for work orders, progress tracking, and even billing and payment. H...

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Choosing a CRE Tech Platform: Find the Solution that Sticks CHOOSING A CRE TECH PLATFORM: FIND THE SOLUTION THAT STICKS

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May 01, 2018

CRE Tech space hardly resembles the world in which my co-founders and I launched VTS in 2012. Back then, only a few startups were knocking on doors and begging people to look at mocked-up versions of their offerings. Today, thousands of tech solution...

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Commercial Real Estate Marketing – Everything You Need to Know COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKETING – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Apr 30, 2018

Before you can get too far into this game, though, it’s important to have a commercial real estate business plan. That means knowing your target audience, knowing the local market, and being aware of all the ins and outs of this tricky, highly ...

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Raleigh, NC Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis RALEIGH, NC REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Apr 30, 2018

The Raleigh real estate market is firing on all cylinders. Nearly every economic indicator realized by the city is better off than it was even a short period ago. An up-and-coming tech industry has seen to it that demand remains prominent, and yet, h...

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Tips To Calculate Your ROI On Rental Property TIPS TO CALCULATE YOUR ROI ON RENTAL PROPERTY

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Apr 30, 2018

A passive income property’s return on investment, otherwise known as ROI on rental property, represents an income-producing asset’s potential. More specifically, however, a rental property’s ROI suggests how much of a profit an inve...

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Are Drones in Construction a Good Investment for Small Businesses ARE DRONES IN CONSTRUCTION A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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Apr 27, 2018

According to a recent Gartner survey, 72% of construction firms will either begin using drones or are considering using them within the next two years. Analysts believe the commercial drone industry will top $5 billion by 2020, and drones are replaci...

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Blockchain Real Estate: Selling Property Is Getting Easier BLOCKCHAIN REAL ESTATE: SELLING PROPERTY IS GETTING EASIER

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Apr 27, 2018

Blockchain real estate transactions, records, and marketplaces could radically change the way we think about property. Current systems for tracking and trading real estate are disjointed and inefficient. There’s an enormous opportunity for bloc...

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Buying An Apartment Building For Beginners: 10 Step Guide BUYING AN APARTMENT BUILDING FOR BEGINNERS: 10 STEP GUIDE

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Apr 27, 2018

Buying an Apartment Building for Beginners: 10 Step Guide, which can be quite daunting. It cannot be emphasized enough that buying apartment complexes for sale, and then managing them, is quite a different breed from owning and renting out single-fam...

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Creating social media content in real estate, mortgage:Focus on the details CREATING SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT IN REAL ESTATE, MORTGAGE:FOCUS ON THE DETAILS

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Apr 26, 2018

This is a subject that I talk about all the time with my loan officers, real estate agents, and coaching clients. Everyone is so focused on just “getting things posted” that they forget about the details of their content. The details are ...

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2018 White Paper on Future Housing Product Type Demand and Preference 2018 WHITE PAPER ON FUTURE HOUSING PRODUCT TYPE DEMAND AND PREFERENCE

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Apr 26, 2018

This prior paper showed clearly that the SACOG region is falling behind in meeting people’s needs for housing. Housing is being developed at a much slower rate than almost any time since the early 1980s. In information provided by Greg Paquin o...

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Commercial Vs Residential Real Estate Investing: Which Strategy Is Right For You? COMMERCIAL VS RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE INVESTING: WHICH STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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Apr 26, 2018

Deciding between commercial vs residential real estate investing is not a decision that will be made overnight. Each strategy offers its own set of benefits as well as its own set of challenges. The path an investor chooses to take will depend on his...

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How to Build Real Estate Facebook Ads That Really Work for Leads Generation HOW TO BUILD REAL ESTATE FACEBOOK ADS THAT REALLY WORK FOR LEADS GENERATION

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Apr 25, 2018

With so many advertising platforms available on the internet, it can be difficult trying to pick out the right one to invest your resources on. The golden rule is to go where the people are, and the less spammy your advertisements are, the more lucra...

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Choosing a Contractor for Your Flip CHOOSING A CONTRACTOR FOR YOUR FLIP

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Apr 25, 2018

For a real estate investor looking to invest in fix-and-flip properties, having a quality contractor as a part of your team is a key component towards owning and operating a successful fix-and-flip business.  For many first time flippers the ide...

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4 Popular Mortgage Options That Triple Your Expenses 4 POPULAR MORTGAGE OPTIONS THAT TRIPLE YOUR EXPENSES

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Apr 25, 2018

Home is more than just an address. It’s where life happens tears are shed, joys are celebrated, and love is shared all under one roof. It’s also a big chunk of your budget. But when you find a home you really love, it can be easy to let e...

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A New Era for Modular Design and Construction A NEW ERA FOR MODULAR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

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Apr 25, 2018

Today’s worldwide capital projects are getting ever more complex and larger in scope, with many of these projects facing chronic cost overruns and schedule delays. In fact, as an industry, engineering and construction (E&C) almost just acce...

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Top 5 data needs for researching commercial properties TOP 5 DATA NEEDS FOR RESEARCHING COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

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Apr 25, 2018

Valuate a property valuation and investment analysis platform, allows practitioners to perform real-time, interactive financial analyses in a collaborative work environment one that leads to more insightful, impactful and efficient conversations with...

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The Investor’s Guide To Buying Commercial Real Estate THE INVESTOR’S GUIDE TO BUYING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Apr 25, 2018

Buying commercial real estate has been placed at the top of a lot of investors’ wish lists, and for good reason: it has proven that it can be quite a lucrative endeavor for those that mind due to diligence and follow sound practices. Buying com...

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Top Tips From The Pros On Multifamily Real Estate Investing TOP TIPS FROM THE PROS ON MULTIFAMILY REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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Apr 24, 2018

Have you ever been interested in investing in multifamily real estate, or wondered what the benefits might be? Perhaps you are looking to expand your portfolio, or are an investor experienced in single-family units who is looking for a new challenge....

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Understanding Repairs in a Rental Property: The BRA Method UNDERSTANDING REPAIRS IN A RENTAL PROPERTY: THE BRA METHOD

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Apr 23, 2018

Understanding Repairs in a Rental Property: The BRA Method. Accounting for repairs and expenses on a rental property is a topic that creates a lot of confusion. However, the IRS has set forth regulations that are very clear. I’m sharing a simpl...

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Honolulu, HI Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis HONOLULU, HI REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Apr 23, 2018

The Honolulu real estate market is about as healthy as they get. Median home values have been on the rise for the better part of a decade and, as a result, only a small percentage of homeowners are without any equity in the area. More specifically, h...

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Tips for Finding a Quality Property Manager TIPS FOR FINDING A QUALITY PROPERTY MANAGER

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Apr 20, 2018

Owning and managing a portfolio of rental properties requires time and dedication from you as a real estate investor. As you continue to grow your portfolio, you may want to explore hiring a property manager to ensure that you can manage your portfol...

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The 7 International Retailers U.S. Landlords Need to Know About THE 7 INTERNATIONAL RETAILERS U.S. LANDLORDS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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Apr 20, 2018

Retailers based in other countries are not new to the U.S. shopping-center landscape. Consumers here are very aware of Aldi, H&M, IKEA, Zara, and others. But many companies not well known to domestic consumers are expanding beyond their home regi...

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16 Investment Strategies For The Savvy Real Estate Investor 16 INVESTMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE SAVVY REAL ESTATE INVESTOR

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Apr 20, 2018

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the different kinds of investment strategies in real estate? Or perhaps you have focused on one investing niche thus far and are interested in learning about alternative strategies that will help boost your portf...

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Why Off Market Real Estate Deals Should Be Added To Your Investment Portfolio WHY OFF MARKET REAL ESTATE DEALS SHOULD BE ADDED TO YOUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

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Apr 19, 2018

Off market real estate deals are great for investors looking to gain an edge over their competition. While it may seem like supply is low and demand is high (making it more difficult to find deals) what you may not know is that hundreds of properties...

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Real estate on the block REAL ESTATE ON THE BLOCK

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Apr 18, 2018

Early movers on the blockchain real estate vertical have proved there is strong interest in fractional real estate markets. Platforms such as Property, Brick block, Real and others show us the platform layer of this market. However, in order for this...

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How To Invest In Real Estate With No Money HOW TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE WITH NO MONEY

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Apr 16, 2018

Do you want to build wealth investing in real estate but lack the capital to get started? Fortunately, we're here to teach you how you can buy your first investment property using little to none of your own money. In fact, in order to become a su...

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Top 10 House Buying Misake TOP 10 HOUSE BUYING MISAKE

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Apr 16, 2018

Buying a home is a major purchase, and there could be plenty of ways to trip up. But no worries—we’ve got your primer right here. Use our list to avoid costly regrets.

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Amazon transforming commercial real estate investment AMAZON TRANSFORMING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

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Apr 13, 2018

There is no doubt that Amazon has remade retail. Its supply-chain management system is a model of efficiency, moving products from manufacturers to consumers' doorsteps at breakneck speed. Amazon isn't the only retailer making use of just-in-...

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Tax Reform Boosts Investor Sentiment TAX REFORM BOOSTS INVESTOR SENTIMENT

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Apr 11, 2018

Commercial real estate investors look to the coming year with increased optimism thanks in large part to the approval of new tax legislation. Details are still unfolding on some of the finer points of the recently passed Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. The ...

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Sustainable by Design: Increasing Water Efficiency and Reducing Cost in Affordable Housing SUSTAINABLE BY DESIGN: INCREASING WATER EFFICIENCY AND REDUCING COST IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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Apr 11, 2018

Sustainable by Design: Increasing Water Efficiency and Reducing Cost in Affordable Housing is a case study drawing upon lessons learned from the Chicago Water-Efficiency Pilot. Enterprise Community Partners and Elevate Energy is working to develop so...

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How To Buy Foreclosure Homes HOW TO BUY FORECLOSURE HOMES

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Apr 11, 2018

today's best real estate investors already know how to buy foreclosure homes, and it’s about time you did, too. After all, investing in distressed properties awards savvy entrepreneurs the opportunity to increase their profit margins in a w...

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Digital Transformation: Why CRE Leaders Need a New Playbook DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: WHY CRE LEADERS NEED A NEW PLAYBOOK

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Apr 11, 2018

If there is one thing the success of the Eric Ries’ The Lean Start-up or Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur’s Business Model Generation have taught us, it is that there is no one method to starting or running a successful business. We...

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Phoenix, AZ Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis PHOENIX, AZ REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Apr 09, 2018

It wasn’t that long ago that the ominous bubble hovering over the Phoenix housing sector derailed any hopes the city had of realizing a healthy market. Not unlike the rest of the country, Phoenix was hit hard when the market collapsed. However,...

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The Real Estate Investor’s Guide To Flipping Houses Like A Pro THE REAL ESTATE INVESTOR’S GUIDE TO FLIPPING HOUSES LIKE A PRO

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Apr 06, 2018

To flip a house means first purchasing a property and then selling it for a profit. There are generally two main strategies to buying and flipping houses: buy low and sell high or buying a house and making significant repairs and renovations to it be...

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How Much Money To Invest In Real Estate HOW MUCH MONEY TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE

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Apr 06, 2018

Generally, real estate investment partnerships usually take an investment between $5,000 and $50,000. While $5,000 isn't enough to purchase a unit in the average building, several partnerships exist that pool money from multiple investors to purc...

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Investing in Real Estate Explained in One Minute INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE EXPLAINED IN ONE MINUTE

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Apr 06, 2018

Real estate is the property, land, buildings, air rights above the land and underground rights below the land. The term real estate means real, or physical, property.  The U.S. Constitution initially restricted voting rights to only owners of re...

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Blockchain reshaping real estate disputes but adding risk BLOCKCHAIN RESHAPING REAL ESTATE DISPUTES BUT ADDING RISK

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Apr 05, 2018

In the last few years, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies have undeniably influenced an array of markets. Until now the real estate market remained largely unchanged, but it will not fully escape the blockchain disturbance. Last fall the fi...

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22 Home Upgrades For The Real Estate Rehabber 22 HOME UPGRADES FOR THE REAL ESTATE REHABBER

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Apr 05, 2018

Almost every homeowner has that never-ending list of home upgrades they wish they could complete. But not all upgrades are created equal. In fact, certain home upgrades on this comprehensive list can increase the value of your home by up to 10 percen...

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Artificial Intelligence in Real Estate ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN REAL ESTATE

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Apr 04, 2018

For many people, the words “artificial intelligence” invoke feelings of an advanced, technological future, but the technology is already being used in operating systems around the globe. Machine learning in the commercial real estate is r...

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Real Protection for Real Estate Liability REAL PROTECTION FOR REAL ESTATE LIABILITY

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Apr 04, 2018

As a real estate operation grows and evolves, it adds employees, customer databases, investors, and properties under management. Compared to other professional services, real estate operations must be especially mindful of the evolution of their liab...

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Building the Foundation: A Blueprint for Creating Affordable Housing for DC’s Lowest-Income Residents BUILDING THE FOUNDATION: A BLUEPRINT FOR CREATING AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR DC’S LOWEST-INCOME RESIDENTS

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Apr 04, 2018

Affordable housing can be a foundation for overall stability and well-being for the District’s lowest-income residents. Research shows that having a safe and affordable place to live is essential to health outcomes and achievement in school. Ye...

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How To Estimate Home Construction Costs HOW TO ESTIMATE HOME CONSTRUCTION COSTS

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Apr 04, 2018

Home construction costs can be intimidating for investors of every level, and rightfully so: few aspects of a fix and flip can impact the outcome of a deal more than the amount spent to make it attractive to potential buyers. The amount an investor s...

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US Real Estate Plunge this 2018 US REAL ESTATE PLUNGE THIS 2018

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Apr 04, 2018

This video will show you what will happen to US Real Estate this year. When real estate investors get this confident, money manager James Stack gets nervous. U.S. home prices are surging to new records. Homebuilder stocks last year outperformed all o...

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Start Your Real Estate Business From Scratch START YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS FROM SCRATCH

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Apr 03, 2018

Becoming a real estate investor is one of the best decisions you could make. By investing in real estate, you are in for a lot of money, tax benefits, appreciation, and much more forms of profit.

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Portland, OR Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis PORTLAND, OR REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Apr 02, 2018

The Portland real estate market is on track to maintain a great deal of the positive momentum it managed to build since the recovery got underway. Nearly every economic indicator is better off today than it was just a few short years ago, and that bo...

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How To Flip Houses With No Money Out Of Your Own Pocket HOW TO FLIP HOUSES WITH NO MONEY OUT OF YOUR OWN POCKET

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Apr 02, 2018

Let’s make one thing clear: it is entirely possible to flip houses with no money out of your own pocket; not only that, but there’s an entire community of investors ready and able to lend you the funds you need to complete your first deal...

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March 2018 Housing Indicators MARCH 2018 HOUSING INDICATORS

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Apr 02, 2018

This infographic shows the latest housing numbers for home sales, median home prices, housing starts, and new home sales.

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13 Items to Check When Performing Due Diligence on Multifamily Properties 13 ITEMS TO CHECK WHEN PERFORMING DUE DILIGENCE ON MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIES

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Apr 01, 2018

It is worthwhile to uncover these important due diligence points prior to purchasing a multifamily property. When under contract to purchase a property, inserting contingencies into the document relating to inspections can mitigate your risk. In the ...

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SOCIAL HOUSING IN THE UNITED STATES SOCIAL HOUSING IN THE UNITED STATES

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Apr 01, 2018

America faces a major shortage of affordable housing. Nearly half of all renters are paying 30% of their income on rent—or more. And the number of households who are renting is near postwar highs. Meanwhile, private market-focused policies have...

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Real Estate Link Building with Pinterest REAL ESTATE LINK BUILDING WITH PINTEREST

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Mar 30, 2018

One of the most tedious forms of SEO is link building. Getting a good amount of high quality, relevant links from other authoritative websites takes creativity, patience and a lot of trial and error. Fortunately, as new websites and trends pop up, so...

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How Will Virtual and Augmented Reality Impact the Real Estate Industry in 2018 and Beyond? HOW WILL VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY IMPACT THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY IN 2018 AND BEYOND?

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Mar 30, 2018

Real estate technology is evolving at a rapid speed. Various hardware and software applications have drastically improved how landlords, property managers, and homeowners associations manage their operations. Artificial intelligence is smack-dab in t...

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How to Buy Real Estate with Pre-Tax Dollars HOW TO BUY REAL ESTATE WITH PRE-TAX DOLLARS

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Mar 30, 2018

The majority of people hate taxes but this is only because they don’t understand how the tax law works, or how to make it work in their favor. But if you really take a good look at how the tax code works, you can use it to your advantage and ke...

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Tax Benefits Of Owning A Home That Will Give You Your Biggest Break Yet TAX BENEFITS OF OWNING A HOME THAT WILL GIVE YOU YOUR BIGGEST BREAK YET

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Mar 30, 2018

With the 2017 filing deadline right around the corner, the tax benefits of owning a home might be on your mind. If you are not used to filing taxes as a homeowner, you’re sure to be asking yourself questions such as “are property taxes de...

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March 2018 Housing Minute MARCH 2018 HOUSING MINUTE

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Mar 30, 2018

Existing-home sales and contract signings both experienced meaningful increases in February despite higher mortgage rates, rising home prices and subpar supply levels in much of the country.

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today THE COST OF RENTING VS. BUYING TODAY

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Mar 30, 2018

Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.9%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.7%), the choice becom...

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7 Tax Tips Real Estate Investors Should Know This Year 7 TAX TIPS REAL ESTATE INVESTORS SHOULD KNOW THIS YEAR

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Mar 29, 2018

Tax season is upon us, which means everyone is scrambling to file fast so that they receive a huge return. If you’re a real estate investor, chances are, you qualify for deductions that will help you save big. While it’s always important ...

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Trends Impacting the Millennial Investor TRENDS IMPACTING THE MILLENNIAL INVESTOR

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Mar 28, 2018

Millennials are the future of the commercial real estate. But their investing habits, preferences, and goals are vastly different from those of other generations. Understanding this generation’s demands and expectations and adapting to those ne...

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Real Estate SEO Tips: 10 Ways to Earn Organic Traffic and Leads in 2018 REAL ESTATE SEO TIPS: 10 WAYS TO EARN ORGANIC TRAFFIC AND LEADS IN 2018

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Mar 28, 2018

Real estate has always been a highly competitive business—and if anything, the advent of Google has only added to that. These days, it’s incredibly easy for buyers and sellers alike to use search engine queries to locate the best local ag...

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3 quick and easy real estate SEO tactics that any agent can do 3 QUICK AND EASY REAL ESTATE SEO TACTICS THAT ANY AGENT CAN DO

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Mar 28, 2018

SEO (search engine optimization) can seem a bit mystical. I think, as a real estate agent, we probably get a call or email on a weekly basis from someone promising that we’ll be on the first page of Google. Today, I’m going to bring you t...

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Pacific Union Now Ranks as No.5 Largest U.S. Real Estate Brokerage PACIFIC UNION NOW RANKS AS NO.5 LARGEST U.S. REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

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Mar 28, 2018

Pacific Union is excited to share the news that our firm has once again advanced on the list of the largest residential real estate brokerages in America, a testament to the hard work and expertise of our elite team of professionals in the San Franci...

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3 Ways to Find Amazing Real Estate Deals on Craigslist 3 WAYS TO FIND AMAZING REAL ESTATE DEALS ON CRAIGSLIST

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Mar 27, 2018

In the “good old days,” people used the newspaper to place classified ads. Although the newspaper might still be an effective tool in some areas, a new business has emerged that is quickly putting newspaper classifieds out of business: Cr...

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How To Pay Property Taxes HOW TO PAY PROPERTY TAXES

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Mar 27, 2018

Property taxes are a classification of taxes that are assessed specifically in real estate. Property taxes usually include land, buildings, and any improvements made to the property or land that cannot be moved. Local governments, such as the county ...

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The Impact of Waterfront Location on Residential Home Values THE IMPACT OF WATERFRONT LOCATION ON RESIDENTIAL HOME VALUES

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Mar 27, 2018

At Collateral Analytics we continuously work to improve our valuation models by incorporating new and better measures of those influences on value which, while exceptional in nature, create significant variation in valuation accuracy and levels. ...

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Denver, CO Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis DENVER, CO REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Mar 26, 2018

Though nestled in the majestic Rocky Mountains, the Denver real estate market has had no problem at all exerting its dominance. If for nothing else, real estate in Denver has not only come back from the latest recession stronger than ever, but it has...

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Ghost Restaurants and the Impact on Commercial Real Estate GHOST RESTAURANTS AND THE IMPACT ON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Mar 26, 2018

A hot, new restaurant concept is taking off in densely populated cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C., but don’t try to make a reservation or stop in to grab a bite to eat. These restaurants have no dining areas, no s...

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Real Estate Pinterest Ideas To Help You Generate More Leads REAL ESTATE PINTEREST IDEAS TO HELP YOU GENERATE MORE LEADS

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Mar 24, 2018

Pinterest for real estate agents is a great marketing tool.  If you do not have an account, it is time to create one.  With that being said, many agents make the mistake of only posting their real estate listings. There is so much more you ...

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SPRING MARKET TIPS FOR HOMEBUYERS AND SELLERS SPRING MARKET TIPS FOR HOMEBUYERS AND SELLERS

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Mar 23, 2018

Spring has arrived.  And, after a colder, snowier, and icier than normal winter across Louisiana, the temperature isn’t the only thing that’s heating up. The real estate market is ramping up for home buyers and sellers alike.  H...

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7 Killer Tips for More Effective Real Estate Facebook Ads 7 KILLER TIPS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE REAL ESTATE FACEBOOK ADS

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Mar 22, 2018

Real estate agents are keenly aware that in order to be successful, their skill-set can’t be limited to selling a property. In fact, the ability to generate leads through captivating marketing campaigns is likely even more critical to achieving...

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Real Estate Photography Tips That Will Help Sell Your House REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS THAT WILL HELP SELL YOUR HOUSE

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Mar 22, 2018

If you want to sell your home or investment property for the price it deserves, implementing any and all of these real estate photography tips is a must. Discover the do’s and don’ts of photography for real estate as well as several style...

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REAL ESTATE INNOVATOR ACQUIRES REALTY ONE GROUP SAN DIEGO REGION REAL ESTATE INNOVATOR ACQUIRES REALTY ONE GROUP SAN DIEGO REGION

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Mar 22, 2018

Realty ONE Group’s own Chief Strategy Officer, Burke Smith, a nationally recognized real estate entrepreneur and successful California real estate broker, has entered into an agreement to acquire the three Realty ONE Group offices in San Diego,...

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5 Reasons To Invest in Single Family Homes 5 REASONS TO INVEST IN SINGLE FAMILY HOMES

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Mar 21, 2018

Investing in Single Family homes can be an amazing way to build wealth and passive income.

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Retail Growth More Prevalent Than You Might Think RETAIL GROWTH MORE PREVALENT THAN YOU MIGHT THINK

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Mar 21, 2018

Retail real estate might not be in such bad shape after all. Despite news about store closures, there are plenty of chains with expansion plans, and the sector is performing strongly overall in the face of exponential e-commerce growth, according to ...

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8 Marketing Ideas for Real Estate Agents in 2018 8 MARKETING IDEAS FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN 2018

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Mar 20, 2018

As we approach 2018, you should be thinking about ways to improve your business and start the new year out right. Here are 8 great marketing ideas for real estate agents to strengthen marketing efforts in 2018. Even an untrained eye can tell the diff...

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4 tools for spot-on property pricing 4 TOOLS FOR SPOT-ON PROPERTY PRICING

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Mar 20, 2018

Coupled with strong market knowledge, a keen REALTOR® knows that employing certain tools in the comp analysis process can help land on the right price, right out of the gate, especially when it comes to determining value based on improvements mad...

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HOW TO BREAK INTO THE LUXURY REAL ESTATE MARKET HOW TO BREAK INTO THE LUXURY REAL ESTATE MARKET

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Mar 20, 2018

“Study consumer trend reports on the affluent to understand what their buying habits are,” says Kay Evans, co-owner of the Southeast Region. Per the report, affluent consumers recognize loans are a part of life, they have a higher toleran...

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Great Insurance Tips for First Time Home Buyers GREAT INSURANCE TIPS FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS

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Mar 19, 2018

Homeowners insurance is not required by law like automobile liability insurance. However, it is required by mortgage companies to protect the lender’s investment. Even if you were able to pay cash for your home, homeowners insurance is an impor...

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Chicago, IL Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis CHICAGO, IL REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Mar 19, 2018

For all intents and purposes, the Chicago real estate market is about as healthy as they come. Unlike most other metropolitan areas of a similar size, the city of Chicago seems to have stumbled across a balanced market — one that favors both bu...

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Home Staging Tips To Sell Your Home Fast HOME STAGING TIPS TO SELL YOUR HOME FAST

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Mar 16, 2018

Home staging is an essential part of the home selling process because when done properly, staging a home can make or break the sale of the property. An empty property will not reveal the true potential of a home. Buyers will walk from room to room an...

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Tips For Selling Your Home And Maximizing Your Profit TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME AND MAXIMIZING YOUR PROFIT

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Mar 16, 2018

If you’re putting up a property for sale, it is in your best interest to pay attention to the latest tips for selling your home. Incorporating ways to appeal to the current base of home buyers can help you sell your home quickly while maximizin...

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ROCATI is the first cryptocurrency linked to a concrete good: real estate properties ROCATI IS THE FIRST CRYPTOCURRENCY LINKED TO A CONCRETE GOOD: REAL ESTATE PROPERTIES

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Mar 15, 2018

The ROCATI project the world’s first cryptocurrency linked to a tangible asset: the home comes just when the real estate market has reached its lowest point in modern history. ROCATI Limited brings together leading experts in the real estate an...

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The Essential Guide to Commercial Real Estate Advertising THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING

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Mar 15, 2018

One of the biggest challenges for companies tackling their commercial real estate advertising as part of their commercial real estate marketing strategy is reaching a large enough audience to justify the expense. Especially early in the process, it c...

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Fortune Real Estate | Turning Real Estate Into Success FORTUNE REAL ESTATE | TURNING REAL ESTATE INTO SUCCESS

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Mar 15, 2018

Finding success in real estate requires more than simply buying low and selling high. At least 30 U.S. billionaires made their money from real estate; some say that it’s the greatest way to create real wealth and financial freedom. These six ty...

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TAX DEDUCTIONS 2018: WHAT EVERY REAL ESTATE AGENT SHOULD KNOW TAX DEDUCTIONS 2018: WHAT EVERY REAL ESTATE AGENT SHOULD KNOW

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Mar 15, 2018

Tax season is here! For busy real estate agents who manage their own finances, it can be hard to find time (and energy) to get expenses in order. If this is you, do not push these tasks to the bottom of your priority list. Setting aside time now can ...

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2018 Real Estate Investor Market Research Report 2018 REAL ESTATE INVESTOR MARKET RESEARCH REPORT

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Mar 14, 2018

Buying a primary residence is an emotional and financial milestone in peoples’ lives. Buying real estate investments is different. It’s more like a business proposition, intended to generate rental revenue and profit through market apprec...

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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: A CLEAR WINNER FROM TAX REFORM COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: A CLEAR WINNER FROM TAX REFORM

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Mar 14, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, the most significant revision to the U.S.  tax code since 1986, reduced the headline corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. Businesses have already responded to the fiscal stimulus, which was designed to ma...

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The Real Estate Escalation Clause And What It Means For Investors THE REAL ESTATE ESCALATION CLAUSE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR INVESTORS

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Mar 14, 2018

Today’s greatest investors are well aware of the escalation clause; it’s perhaps one of the most advantageous contract clauses known to real estate entrepreneurs, but did you even know it existed? Are you aware that there are a few key ph...

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5 BIGGEST COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE CHALLENGES IN 2018 5 BIGGEST COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE CHALLENGES IN 2018

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Mar 13, 2018

Earlier this year we asked the commercial real estate brokers in the industry’s leading Facebook Community, CRE Mastery, what their top concerns were in 2018. We offered a series of responses for them to select based on some of the more common ...

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Fix And Flip Houses: What Is The Best Investing Strategy? FIX AND FLIP HOUSES: WHAT IS THE BEST INVESTING STRATEGY?

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Mar 13, 2018

One might assume that a rehabber will usually fix and flip houses for sale, but there is another viable investing strategy: renting out a property that has just been flipped. Below, you will find a discussion of how to get started flipping houses, wh...

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BrickFront Properties | “REAL” Real Estate Solutions! BRICKFRONT PROPERTIES | “REAL” REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS!

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Mar 13, 2018

Brickfront Properties is here with “REAL” Real Estate Solutions! Foreclosure Avoidance Debt Removal or Renegotiation Refinancing Homes in Foreclosure Sell your Property without Realtor Commissions Title Issues / Relocation Assistance Vaca...

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San Antonio, TX Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis SAN ANTONIO, TX REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Mar 12, 2018

The San Antonio real estate market, not unlike the rest of The Lone Star State, is incredibly hot at the moment. Not only have median home values increased for the better part of a decade, but the rapid ascension hasn’t scared away new buyers. ...

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Selling Your Home Without An Agent SELLING YOUR HOME WITHOUT AN AGENT

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Mar 12, 2018

Selling without a Realtor is an option many investors have contemplated, myself included. If for nothing else, neglecting to enlist the services of a trained real estate agent sounds like it should be able to help you avoid “unnecessary” ...

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Will WeWork Become a Retail Force? WILL WEWORK BECOME A RETAIL FORCE?

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Mar 12, 2018

WeWork has definitely made its mark in commercial real estate’s office sector. Only eight years old, the office-sharing giant is no longer a startup. Last year WeWork brought in $900 million in revenue, has operations in 200 buildings around th...

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Real Estate Marketing Strategies | How to attract clients in real estate REAL ESTATE MARKETING STRATEGIES | HOW TO ATTRACT CLIENTS IN REAL ESTATE

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Mar 11, 2018

Getting deals done is only half the battle when you’re a commercial real estate agent. Securing clients who are willing to place their six- or seven-digit investment in your hands is the primary obstacle to success in this field.

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Everything You Need to Know About Blockchain in Commercial Real Estate EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BLOCKCHAIN IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

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Mar 10, 2018

Blockchain has the potential to disrupt many processes within real estate. From accounting to title business and contracts, the blockchain will be omnipresent. Take, for example, the chain of custody and ownership of real property. Today we use a tit...

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The Digital Footrace: Four Reasons Landlords Need to Invest in Technology Now THE DIGITAL FOOTRACE: FOUR REASONS LANDLORDS NEED TO INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY NOW

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Mar 09, 2018

As CRE Tech continues its rapid advancement, landlords who haven’t done so need to make moves to bring their technological capabilities up to speed. The benefits, including revenue optimization and workflow efficiencies, are becoming increasing...

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This Month In Real Estate March 2018 (CA) THIS MONTH IN REAL ESTATE MARCH 2018 (CA)

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Mar 09, 2018

Check out the national numbers for March!

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Which Investing Strategies Work Best for You? WHICH INVESTING STRATEGIES WORK BEST FOR YOU?

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Mar 08, 2018

If you’re an experienced real estate investor, you have to give some thought and effort, from time to time, as to what types of investing strategies you’ll likely use in your investing business in order to be most successful. As a beginni...

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The Current U.S. Housing Market Where to Invest & Where to Use Caution THE CURRENT U.S. HOUSING MARKET WHERE TO INVEST & WHERE TO USE CAUTION

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Mar 08, 2018

As the price of U.S. housing reaches historic highs and continues to climb, financial experts and investors alike are questioning the reasons behind this continuous growth. Have we reached a peak, signifying a future decline? Is another housing crisi...

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A Realtor A REALTOR'S GUIDE TO SEO

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Mar 07, 2018

When it comes to search engine optimization, there are a lot of moving parts. Especially for realtors. Many simply don't have the budget to hire a professional who can do all the dirty work for them. For starters, a basic understanding of how to ...

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EXPERIENCE FINANCIAL FREEDOM THROUGH REAL ESTATE INVESTING EXPERIENCE FINANCIAL FREEDOM THROUGH REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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Mar 07, 2018

Investing in real estate is an effective avenue to help grow your wealth. But, before you invest in real estate – or advise your clients to do so – there are several concepts you need to understand. Keller Williams Co-Founder and Chairman...

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2018 Real Estate Outlook 2018 REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK

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Mar 06, 2018

The real estate (RE) industry seems to be on an accelerating disruption curve highlighted by rapid changes in tenant dynamics, customer demographic shifts, and ever-increasing needs for better and faster data access to allow improved service and amen...

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Fixing our broken housing market FIXING OUR BROKEN HOUSING MARKET

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Mar 05, 2018

In the housing White Paper, ‘Fixing our broken housing market’, we made it clear that our priority is building the new homes this country needs. We made a commitment to deliver a million homes by the end of 2020 - and half a million more ...

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Regional Housing Needs Assessment REGIONAL HOUSING NEEDS ASSESSMENT

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Mar 05, 2018

Through advocacy, influence and engagement, Central City Association (CCA) enhances Downtown LA’s vibrancy and increases investment in the region. As Los Angeles’ center for growth, Downtown has the potential to meaningfully address the h...

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REO’s Short Sales & Foreclosures: Which Property Type Best Aligns With My Strategy? REO’S SHORT SALES & FORECLOSURES: WHICH PROPERTY TYPE BEST ALIGNS WITH MY STRATEGY?

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Mar 03, 2018

Every great investor is always looking for a new way to find great deals. Whether it be an original marketing strategy, a trending lead generation tool or a negotiation technique to help you move on an REO offer, the most successful investors are con...

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The Home Buyer’s Guide To Real Estate Contingencies THE HOME BUYER’S GUIDE TO REAL ESTATE CONTINGENCIES

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Mar 02, 2018

Whether you are a home buyer or investor, ensuring that a real estate investment is sound is in your best interest – that’s where real estate contingencies come in. Imagine what a nightmare it would be if you purchased a great property, o...

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CRE investment market will remain strong CRE INVESTMENT MARKET WILL REMAIN STRONG

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Mar 02, 2018

According to a 2017 Q4 Greater Phoenix Investment Report by Colliers International, investment performance has been strengthening across all sectors in the Greater Phoenix area. Sales generally accelerated during fourth quarter 2017 with shopping cen...

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Mortgage Rates Are Climbing Call Your Prospects Now Here’s How. MORTGAGE RATES ARE CLIMBING CALL YOUR PROSPECTS NOW HERE’S HOW.

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Mar 01, 2018

It’s been a nice run of rock-bottom interest rates, but mortgage rates are on the rise once again. Rates have gone up substantially just since the first of the year, buoyed by a strong economy and the return of inflationary pressures. As of Mar...

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Mortgage Rates Are Climbing – Call Your Prospects Now. Here’s How. MORTGAGE RATES ARE CLIMBING – CALL YOUR PROSPECTS NOW. HERE’S HOW.

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Mar 01, 2018

Now’s a great time to call your prospects and tell them to lock in a good mortgage rate. It’s been a nice run of rock bottom interest rates, but mortgage rates are on the rise once again. Rates have gone up substantially just since the fi...

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HOME Survey: March 2018 HOME SURVEY: MARCH 2018

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Mar 01, 2018

HOME Survey: March 2018, 74% believe that now is a good time to sell, and 42% believe that strongly, while 68% believe that now is a good time to buy and 38% believe that strongly.

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What is A Top Real Estate Agent WHAT IS A TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT

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Mar 01, 2018

Everyone wants to work with a top-rated real estate agent, but what really defines a top agent? Expertise, experience, and going the extra mile. Get your home sold faster and for more money with a top-rated real estate agent!

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Why These 8 Trends Will Dominate Real Estate Marketing and Lead Gen in 2018 WHY THESE 8 TRENDS WILL DOMINATE REAL ESTATE MARKETING AND LEAD GEN IN 2018

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Feb 28, 2018

To say that the real estate lead generation strategies have been in a state of flux in the past few years is a wild understatement. While cold calling and sphere prospecting will always work, technology has thrown a monkey wrench into the works. Whil...

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REITs | What is a REIT and how do they work? REITS | WHAT IS A REIT AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

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Feb 28, 2018

Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, are similar to mutual funds or ETFs. But instead of owning a basket of stocks, the REIT owns a portfolio of commercial or residential properties or mortgages. Investors can buy shares of a REIT much as they wo...

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Impact of Tax Reform and Jobs Act on Affordable Housing IMPACT OF TAX REFORM AND JOBS ACT ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING

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Feb 27, 2018

There are close to 132,000 units of affordable housing in the U.S. that are in various stages of development. Nearly one-third of these planned units are at risk of not receiving the necessary financing now that the tax cut has reduced the incentive ...

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6 Ways Home Buyers Can Avoid Closing Costs 6 WAYS HOME BUYERS CAN AVOID CLOSING COSTS

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Feb 27, 2018

If you are one of the countless home buyers who reach the end of escrow only to encounter an onslaught of taxes and fees, you have most likely wondered how to avoid closing costs. Representing an additional percentage of the purchase price, closing c...

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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK 2018 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK 2018

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Feb 27, 2018

Economic growth strengthened to 2.3 percent in 2017, from 1.6 percent in 2016. After a slow start in the first quarter, the economy picked up steam in the second quarter and finished strongly in the fourth quarter, with all engines of the economy fir...

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5 Signs of a Stable Rental Market 5 SIGNS OF A STABLE RENTAL MARKET

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Feb 26, 2018

Not just any city can function as a great rental market. Unless you live in a few select cities, chances are the best properties are not in your backyard.  So how do you go about finding a stable rental market that will produce the high return o...

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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Market Trends & Analysis LOS ANGELES, CA REAL ESTATE MARKET TRENDS & ANALYSIS

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Feb 26, 2018

The Los Angeles real estate market has cemented itself as one of the premier housing markets for both investors and homeowners. As with its West Coast counterparts, the City of Angels has witnessed rapid price growth in the face of increasing demand....

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Property Risk Management Trends 2018 PROPERTY RISK MANAGEMENT TRENDS 2018

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Feb 25, 2018

From rising premiums to advances in building materials and technology, check out these six property risk management trends for 2018

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REAL ESTATE ASSET-BASED WEALTH COIN
V 1.0 REAL ESTATE ASSET-BASED WEALTH COIN V 1.0

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Feb 25, 2018

Economic inequality is one of the greatest challenges in the world today. For this reason, the founding team built Wealth Migrate an online Real Estate Marketplace that democratizes access to quality real estate assets across the globe at an affordab...

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Real Estate SEO Guide: 7 Steps to Your Success REAL ESTATE SEO GUIDE: 7 STEPS TO YOUR SUCCESS

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Feb 23, 2018

If you run a real estate website, blog or platform – you have surely faced cut-throat competition when trying to occupy the first page of Google for most of the property searches in your area. SEO for real estate has some peculiarities though, ...

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Working With A Realtor Vs Real Estate Agent WORKING WITH A REALTOR VS REAL ESTATE AGENT

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Feb 23, 2018

What is the difference between a Realtor vs real estate agent? If you are relatively new to real estate, chances are you have asked yourself about the differences between today’s most popular real estate professions. You may have noticed variou...

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A Step By Step Guide To The Home Buying Process A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO THE HOME BUYING PROCESS

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Feb 23, 2018

The prospect of buying a home can be exciting, but at the same time, it is a high-stakes investment that would make anyone feel anxious. Even if you have a dream home in mind, sometimes your budget won’t allow it, or perhaps your local market i...

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The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know THE MORTGAGE PROCESS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Feb 23, 2018

If you're considering a home purchase in the near future - or within a few years - you should brush up on your mortgage knowledge. Learn what to do before applying for a mortgage, what to watch for during the process, and how to use a mortgage af...

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Half Price Books Bucks Store-Closing Trends With Experiential Retail HALF PRICE BOOKS BUCKS STORE-CLOSING TRENDS WITH EXPERIENTIAL RETAIL

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Feb 23, 2018

Much of what one hears about in the retail real estate industry nowadays is store closures, so it’s refreshing to learn about a company actually opening more locations. One of them is Half Price Books, which is doing so in a sector of retail th...

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Valor on Eighth offers affordable housing for veteran families VALOR ON EIGHTH OFFERS AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR VETERAN FAMILIES

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Feb 23, 2018

Valor on Eighth is the first of its kind affordable housing project in Arizona that will provide housing for veteran families with children. Located at 1001 E. Eighth St. in Tempe, Valor on Eighth is a 50-unit mixed-income rental community that inclu...

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Rental Trends in San Francisco – Will the Bubble Burst? RENTAL TRENDS IN SAN FRANCISCO – WILL THE BUBBLE BURST?

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Feb 22, 2018

The city enjoys one of the lowest vacancy rates, resulting in the proliferation of smaller housing options such as condos. Since April 2016, the number of active condos listed has increased by 40%, according to the San Francisco Center for Economic D...

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Propify aims to disrupt the real estate industry with blockchain PROPIFY AIMS TO DISRUPT THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WITH BLOCKCHAIN

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Feb 22, 2018

Propify aims to change the way real estate is traditionally bought and sold. Launching live in early April, Propify’s block explorer will change the way consumers search and browse properties, allowing consumers to navigate the real estate worl...

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9 Real Estate Listing Tips to Get Your Property Noticed 9 REAL ESTATE LISTING TIPS TO GET YOUR PROPERTY NOTICED

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Feb 21, 2018

According to the most recent report from the National Association of Realtors, a total of 5,250,000 existing homes were sold in 2015, along with 510,000 newly constructed homes. With so many homes on the market, how do you make sure your listing isn&...

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How To Pick The Best Real Estate Business Name HOW TO PICK THE BEST REAL ESTATE BUSINESS NAME

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Feb 21, 2018

Choosing the right real estate business name can feel overwhelming, but it is something every investor or other real estate professional will have to face at least once in their career. The perfect real estate business name is memorable, yet describe...

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18 Tools Commercial Real Estate Marketers Should Know 18 TOOLS COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKETERS SHOULD KNOW

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Feb 20, 2018

In commercial real estate marketing, you want to maximize your returns without overextending budget and time investment. That’s why it’s so important to have the right tools at your disposal when executing a marketing campaign. Here&rsquo...

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7 Actionable Ways to Generate Real Estate Leads Online 7 ACTIONABLE WAYS TO GENERATE REAL ESTATE LEADS ONLINE

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Feb 20, 2018

Generating real estate leads online is a daunting task for many real estate agents who may not know where to begin. When it comes to finding leads and bringing in new business, online technology is a fantastic tool. In this article, we bring you seve...

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9 Tips for Social Media Success as a Real Estate Agent 9 TIPS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA SUCCESS AS A REAL ESTATE AGENT

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Feb 20, 2018

You want to create social media posts that are simple for people to share. Coworkers, spouses, partners, friends, and family members are often well aware of when someone is looking to buy or sell. Make it simple for them to share your posts by provid...

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Blockchain-Based Real Estate & Mortgage Investment Platform BLOCKCHAIN-BASED REAL ESTATE & MORTGAGE INVESTMENT PLATFORM

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Feb 20, 2018

The traditional centralized real estate system has remained mostly unchanged in the past couple of decades. NEST plans to disrupt the current ecosystem by streamlining processes, automaCurrently, the residential real estate market is not as accessibl...

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The World’s First Tokenized Real Estate Investment Fund THE WORLD’S FIRST TOKENIZED REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT FUND

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Feb 20, 2018

REALECOIN™ is a tokenized real estate investment fund. The Fund seeks to acquire income-producing, institutional-quality multi-family housing units that need redevelopment or renovation. The Fund will improve the properties, refinance the equit...

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Real Estate Marketing Ideas: How to Leverage Social Media feat. LA Top Team REAL ESTATE MARKETING IDEAS: HOW TO LEVERAGE SOCIAL MEDIA FEAT. LA TOP TEAM

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Feb 19, 2018

All businesses are looking for customers on tap. When it comes to real estate marketing ideas, there's no shortage of them on the internet. Which means there's a ton of bad information, but after scouring the internet I found a kindred spirit...

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VISION 2018: WE ARE REWRITING THE RULES OF REAL ESTATE VISION 2018: WE ARE REWRITING THE RULES OF REAL ESTATE

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Feb 18, 2018

“Right now, we’re living in two different times. It’s the best of times for the remarkable individual and worst of times for the unremarkable individual. Technology is rewriting the rules, reinventing job descriptions, creating new ...

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GLOBAL REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST GLOBAL REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST

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Feb 17, 2018

Investing in real estate has long been a well-known method of wealth-building. Favored by many and with a myriad of options to choose from, individuals are spoilt for choice when it comes to their investment options. However, traditional real estate ...

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10 Real Estate Calculators Every Investor Should Know 10 REAL ESTATE CALCULATORS EVERY INVESTOR SHOULD KNOW

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Feb 16, 2018

Investors who often make use of a real estate calculator, or several, likely have a trustworthy system in place for identifying the best possible investment deals. Below you will find a comprehensive guide to the most commonly used investment propert...

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7 Steps to Navigating Your Commercial Real Estate Career 7 STEPS TO NAVIGATING YOUR COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CAREER

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Feb 16, 2018

Having worked with and/or studied over 1,000 personal commercial real estate business over the last 9 years, I continue to see patterns of success.  Likewise, I have identified the career pitfalls for individual commercial real estate brokers, a...

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The rise and fall of the U.S housing market THE RISE AND FALL OF THE U.S HOUSING MARKET

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Feb 15, 2018

While it appears that the housing market has bottomed out, or nearly so, in many areas, a recovery is hard to find and the vast majority of those in the industry and millions of homeowners are still enduring economic hardships. How did we get into th...

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Insider Bid Management Tips for Real Estate Owners INSIDER BID MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR REAL ESTATE OWNERS

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Feb 15, 2018

It’s been firmly established that a well-run bidding process drives down costs on capital and construction projects while also reducing the risk of change orders and delays. As billions of dollars in project value have been run through our proj...

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Preserving Permanent Supportive Housing in Los Angeles: What Will It Take? PRESERVING PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING IN LOS ANGELES: WHAT WILL IT TAKE?

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Feb 14, 2018

This paper represents the culmination of the research completed during the first two years of the Los Angeles Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Preservation Initiative, a collaboration led by Enterprise’s Southern California office in partners...

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ESG and REIT Investment Strategies ESG AND REIT INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

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Feb 14, 2018

At CenterSquare we believe an appropriate consideration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues is important to making the right real estate investments. Real estate assets are one of the primary locations of energy usage (environmental...

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6 Easy Ways To Improve SEO For a Real Estate Website 6 EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE SEO FOR A REAL ESTATE WEBSITE

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Feb 13, 2018

The Internet is a powerful business tool. However, it’s also the least utilized tool for various real estate professionals. Nowadays, consumers use the Internet when they need to find homes or research a real estate agent. Undoubtedly, the Inte...

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New online real estate investment platform launches in Arizona NEW ONLINE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT PLATFORM LAUNCHES IN ARIZONA

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Feb 13, 2018

Online crowdfunding platforms for real estate financing continue to emerge across the industry and in new marketplaces. The latest example: Sharestates has expanded and launched in Arizona. Sharestates, an online real estate investment platform, anno...

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2018 MULTIFAMILY North American Investment Forecast 2018 MULTIFAMILY NORTH AMERICAN INVESTMENT FORECAST

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Feb 12, 2018

Apartment investments will maintain a positive outlook in 2018 as the combination of steady job creation, healthy demographics and an accelerating pace of household formation sustain renter demand. The consistent ¬ow of newly developed units, a t...

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Real Estate Marketing 2018 Tools for Success REAL ESTATE MARKETING 2018 TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

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Feb 10, 2018

A new year is upon us. What can you do in 2018 make your real estate marketing successful? These are our tips on how to use digital tools to enhance and grow your relationship marketing, and treat your target audience to engaging content. Before inbo...

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Arizona-based RealBlock brings blockchain to real estate ARIZONA-BASED REALBLOCK BRINGS BLOCKCHAIN TO REAL ESTATE

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Feb 10, 2018

RealBlock, an Arizona-based real estate blockchain company, announced that Title Security of Arizona has agreed to incorporate RealBlock’s blockchain enterprise into its day-to-day operation. RealBlock expects to unleash the key attributes of b...

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Why Do You Want to Be a Real Estate Investor WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR

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Feb 09, 2018

Many people want to get started investing in real estate but they don't know how or where to begin... they don't have the time... or they don't have the money they feel is necessary, but ultimately what really has them stopped dead in the...

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How Software Can Enhance Operational Performance in Commercial & Multifamily Real Estate HOW SOFTWARE CAN ENHANCE OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE IN COMMERCIAL & MULTIFAMILY REAL ESTATE

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Feb 08, 2018

Real estate managers are increasingly turning to technology to improve operational performance across their commercial and/or multifamily portfolios. New, powerful tools are enabling operators to effectively optimize building equipment performance, i...

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Exiting the Plateau: CenterSquare EXITING THE PLATEAU: CENTERSQUARE'S 2018 GLOBAL REIT MARKET OUTLOOK

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Feb 08, 2018

In anticipation of a plateau for underlying commercial real estate markets, REIT returns began to moderate beginning in 2015, delivering mid-single-digit total returns and range-bound pricing over the last few years. The fundamental factors moderatin...

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Passive Income Investing With Real Estate: How To Achieve Financial Freedom PASSIVE INCOME INVESTING WITH REAL ESTATE: HOW TO ACHIEVE FINANCIAL FREEDOM

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Feb 08, 2018

Passive income investing isn’t for the faint of heart, but it is for those who want more freedom, more time, and a financially stable retirement. Passive income, as it relates to real estate, refers to buying a property (or several properties) ...

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Tax Reform’s Sprawling Impact on Real Estate Companies TAX REFORM’S SPRAWLING IMPACT ON REAL ESTATE COMPANIES

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Feb 08, 2018

Whether owners, developers, or contractors, real estate companies of all varieties are asking the same question: What does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) mean for us? Despite tax advisors’ best efforts, it is impossible to come up with a conc...

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Best Places To Buy Vacation Rental Investment Property This Year BEST PLACES TO BUY VACATION RENTAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY THIS YEAR

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Feb 07, 2018

For many, the idea of investing in a vacation rental investment property sounds enticing, and looking into the best places to buy vacation rental property can be a great place to start. Together, with an array of tax deductions, earning equity in a p...

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CRE debt can be a “superfood” for investment portfolios CRE DEBT CAN BE A “SUPERFOOD” FOR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIOS

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Feb 07, 2018

Real estate equity markets are currently experiencing significant volatility, elevated valuations, and heightened uncertainty. Moreover, a “lower for longer” interest rate environment is leading investors to seek income ahead of capital r...

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Access and Affordability in the New Housing Finance System ACCESS AND AFFORDABILITY IN THE NEW HOUSING FINANCE SYSTEM

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Feb 07, 2018

One of the measures by which any proposed housing finance system must be judged is how well it would serve low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. In this analysis, we assess how well the multi-guarantor system proposed in the draft under discussi...

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Federal Tax Reform — Key Provisions for the Real
Estate Industry FEDERAL TAX REFORM — KEY PROVISIONS FOR THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

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Feb 06, 2018

President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), or the "Act," a comprehensive tax reform package representing an overhaul of federal taxation arguably on a level not seen in more than 30 years. The sweeping piece of legi...

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Virtual Reality & Real Estate: A Case Study VIRTUAL REALITY & REAL ESTATE: A CASE STUDY

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Feb 06, 2018

In a competitive real estate market, every edge counts. And the reality is, sometimes standard photos just aren’t enough. That’s why Coldwell Banker is at the vanguard of a movement towards virtual reality, a cutting edge technology that ...

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Department of Real Estate appoints Cecil Yates to test committee DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE APPOINTS CECIL YATES TO TEST COMMITTEE

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Feb 06, 2018

Commercial Properties, Inc./CORFAC International (CPI), Arizona’s largest locally owned commercial real estate brokerage, reports Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) Commissioner Judy Lowe has appointed Cecil Yates of Commercial Properties...

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THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE WHITE PAPER 4.0 THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE WHITE PAPER 4.0

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Feb 06, 2018

The purpose of this White Paper is to present Etheera and ETA Token to potential token holders. in
connection with the proposed Token sale. The information set forth below may not be exhaustive and
does not imply any elements of a contr...

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Hollywood Florida Real Estate Trends 2018 HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA REAL ESTATE TRENDS 2018

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Feb 05, 2018

The city of Hollywood, FL - as opposed to Hollywood CA - is located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Hollywood was found in 1925 and since has experienced rapid growth to become the 12th largest city in Florida. Potential buyers have quite the choi...

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Blueprint For a Real Estate Recovery BLUEPRINT FOR A REAL ESTATE RECOVERY

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Feb 05, 2018

You might be wondering why prices of real estate in your area skyrocketed in just a year. Well, this kind of situation does happen. You might have noticed that in the past several months more and more houses or structures are being constructed in you...

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate The global outlook for 2018 EMERGING TRENDS IN REAL ESTATE THE GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR 2018

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Feb 02, 2018

Yet there is an undercurrent of caution in the three regional Emerging Trends in Real Estate reports, and more so from the 24 senior professionals interviewed for this Global Emerging Trends edition. These industry leaders all acknowledge that this i...

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The 10 Best Rental Property Markets in 2018 THE 10 BEST RENTAL PROPERTY MARKETS IN 2018

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Feb 02, 2018

If you’re considering investing in a rental property, familiarizing yourself with the best rental property markets in the nation is a logical next step. Choosing the right location is key in experiencing success as a landlord, and your own home...

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Revenue, Retention, Reputation: Why the Traditional Landlord Approach is Changing REVENUE, RETENTION, REPUTATION: WHY THE TRADITIONAL LANDLORD APPROACH IS CHANGING

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Feb 02, 2018

Historically the primary focus of the vast majority of office landlords was to secure enough tenants to fill their buildings as quickly as possible. Their modus operandi was simple: persuade an occupier to sign as long a lease as possible, with a min...

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Exploring real estate monetization strategies EXPLORING REAL ESTATE MONETIZATION STRATEGIES

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Feb 02, 2018

In recent years, many companies have been reconsidering their real estate strategies. This is especially true for companies that own and utilize significant real estate in their business. In many cases, this is either part of an effort to unlock unta...

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The Effects Of The Blockchain On Real Estate THE EFFECTS OF THE BLOCKCHAIN ON REAL ESTATE

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Feb 01, 2018

The blockchain is an emerging technology which will transform the way we buy, sell and lease real estate.
“A blockchain is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions. Constantly growing as ‘complet...

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How Much Does A House Depreciate Per Year? HOW MUCH DOES A HOUSE DEPRECIATE PER YEAR?

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Feb 01, 2018

Depreciation has become synonymous with the reduction of an asset’s value. As a result, most homeowners have come to resent the idea of depreciation. Who doesn’t hate the idea of their assets losing value? It is worth noting, however, tha...

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Pursuing the Highest Standards of Professionalism and Ethics in Real Estate PURSUING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICS IN REAL ESTATE

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Feb 01, 2018

This white paper presents a series of proposals that have been discussed by the OREA REBBA Review Taskforce. The Taskforce does not endorse any of these proposals. They are options we want your feedback on. That feedback will inform the recommendatio...

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9 Tips When Dealing With Estate Agents 9 TIPS WHEN DEALING WITH ESTATE AGENTS

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Feb 01, 2018

Aside from negotiating with buyers and sellers, real estate agents take care of the paper works involved in marketing and selling a property. Yes, they do most of the hard work. So if you want to buy or sell a property with a real estate agent, it&rs...

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Budget 2018 positive for real estate and infrastructure BUDGET 2018 POSITIVE FOR REAL ESTATE AND INFRASTRUCTURE

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Feb 01, 2018

Commenting on the Union Budget 2018–19, Anshuman Magazine, Chairman, India and South East Asia, CBRE says, “It is fair to say that this year’s budget is a populist one, focusing on providing social security at the grass root level. ...

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January 2018 Housing Minute JANUARY 2018 HOUSING MINUTE

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Jan 31, 2018

Existing-home sales closed 2017 on a softer note, but the prospects for sales gains in the months ahead look brighter, as contract activity edged higher in December for the third straight month.

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4 Food Trends Playing a Major Role in the Future of Retail CRE 4 FOOD TRENDS PLAYING A MAJOR ROLE IN THE FUTURE OF RETAIL CRE

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Jan 31, 2018

Get this. People spend five hours per week looking at food posts on social media, on average. Meanwhile, they only cook food four hours a week. This, and plenty of other information, is available in recent report published by JLL on the global food i...

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TAX REFORM AND REAL ESTATE: WHAT TO TELL YOUR BUYERS AND SELLERS TAX REFORM AND REAL ESTATE: WHAT TO TELL YOUR BUYERS AND SELLERS

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Jan 30, 2018

Are you struggling to understand how the new tax law will affect your residential real estate clients? That’s not surprising, considering the new law – passed late last year – represents the first significant tax overhaul in more th...

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2018 Home Price Predictions 2018 HOME PRICE PREDICTIONS

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Jan 30, 2018

While home prices in the U.S. are expected to increase in 2018 by roughly 2%, some states could see greater increases, and some could see decreases. Here are some predictions from the National Association of REALTORS® for states where the housing...

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Seattle and Las Vegas Are the Hottest Real Estate Markets in the Country Right Now SEATTLE AND LAS VEGAS ARE THE HOTTEST REAL ESTATE MARKETS IN THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW

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Jan 30, 2018

Looking to buy a home in Seattle or Las Vegas? You might want to hurry, as prices are rising fast—and showing no signs of slowing down. The just-released Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index shows home prices in most major ...

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Zacks Investment Research Lowers Ares Commercial Real Estate (NYSE:ACRE) to Hold ZACKS INVESTMENT RESEARCH LOWERS ARES COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE (NYSE:ACRE) TO HOLD

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Jan 30, 2018

According to Zacks, “Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation is a specialty finance company focused on originating, investing in and managing middle-market commercial real estate loans and other commercial real estate investments. The Company&r...

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The CRE of Super Bowl LII: the Spotlight is on Minneapolis THE CRE OF SUPER BOWL LII: THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON MINNEAPOLIS

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Jan 29, 2018

The last time Minnesota hosted a Super Bowl was in 1992 in the now-razed Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. That facility was replaced by the sleek, high-tech U.S. Bank Stadium, which opened in summer 2016, but its international unveiling will be at the S...

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What is the status of FDI investment into Vietnam Real Estate? WHAT IS THE STATUS OF FDI INVESTMENT INTO VIETNAM REAL ESTATE?

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Jan 29, 2018

Vietnam real estate market growth and the leading foreign investors.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in January 2018 LUXURY REAL ESTATE HEADLINES: LAST WEEK IN JANUARY 2018

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Jan 26, 2018

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home.

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Top 5 Real Estate Email Marketing Blunders TOP 5 REAL ESTATE EMAIL MARKETING BLUNDERS

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Jan 25, 2018

Real estate email marketing campaigns aren’t easy to get underway, but once they are you’ll spend less time and money on this form of lead generation than any other. To do it right, however, learn from others’ mistakes. Check out th...

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The Size of the Affordable Mortgage Market THE SIZE OF THE AFFORDABLE MORTGAGE MARKET

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Jan 25, 2018

This Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) research paper documents the statistical forecast models that the modeling team has developed as part of the process for establishing the affordable housing goal benchmark levels for Fannie Mae and Freddie M...

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The Power of Social Media in Real Estate THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN REAL ESTATE

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Jan 25, 2018

Whether you’re buying or selling, social media plays a big role in today’s real estate market, providing connections, content and commerce. Did you know that Coldwell Banker is the #1 most influential real estate brand on social media acc...

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How U.S. Agents Can Get Results with Chinese Real Estate Buyers HOW U.S. AGENTS CAN GET RESULTS WITH CHINESE REAL ESTATE BUYERS

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Jan 25, 2018

Chinese real estate buyers are a hot topic in the United States. But who are they really? How can you reach them.

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Building a Real Estate Investing Plan BUILDING A REAL ESTATE INVESTING PLAN

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Jan 24, 2018

Now that you’ve heard the biggest mistakes we’ve made as real estate investors, we want to share how we began to implement change and grow a successful portfolio. After we both experienced losing jobs, we knew that we needed to create pas...

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The Rehabber’s Guide To Real Estate Short Sales THE REHABBER’S GUIDE TO REAL ESTATE SHORT SALES

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Jan 23, 2018

Real estate short sales occur when the total of the sale amounts to less than the amount owed on the property. Usually, this is made possible when both the lender and the borrower agree that selling the property is preferable to the borrower being fo...

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GREAT HOME OR GREAT COMMUTE? GREAT HOME OR GREAT COMMUTE?

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Jan 23, 2018

It’s no secret that commute time and traffic have both become major factors for home buyersIn many cases, a longer work commute limits where buyers will consider looking. However, homes within buyers’ desired commute length may be out of ...

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2018 Freddie Mac Multifamily Housing Outlook 2018 FREDDIE MAC MULTIFAMILY HOUSING OUTLOOK

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Jan 23, 2018

Performance in the multifamily market remained healthy in 2017. Strength in the multifamily market is expected to continue into 2018, but with slight moderation. Multifamily performance moderated throughout 2017 but, by most measures, remained strong...

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A Whole New World: Understanding the Value of CRE Tech A WHOLE NEW WORLD: UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE OF CRE TECH

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Jan 23, 2018

Today’s commercial real estate landlords and brokers are faced with an opportunity unlike anything that has come before – rapid innovation that will fundamentally change the way our industry operates. This explosion in CRE Tech has alread...

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Transform Your Space: Curating Art for Your Home TRANSFORM YOUR SPACE: CURATING ART FOR YOUR HOME

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Jan 23, 2018

Your home serves as the outward expression of your inner-self, something of a vessel for your spirit. To capture that essence, clear structure, a thoughtful palette, and ambient lighting hold key roles; but it’s what you display in this space t...

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Companies now view real estate as motivational for workers COMPANIES NOW VIEW REAL ESTATE AS MOTIVATIONAL FOR WORKERS

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Jan 23, 2018

Neil Murray, EMEA CEO of corporate solutions at JLL, speaks about trends in the modern work place.

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8 Hot Real Estate Marketing Trends to Watch in 2018 8 HOT REAL ESTATE MARKETING TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2018

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Jan 22, 2018

Which real estate marketing trends should you be keeping an eye on in the year ahead? What should you be budgeting for and planning to implement? While there are seemingly countless tactics and tools to choose from, a few stand out as the ones to fol...

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Probate Real Estate Guide For Buyers & Sellers PROBATE REAL ESTATE GUIDE FOR BUYERS & SELLERS

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Jan 22, 2018

Probate real estate has proven, time and time again, that it deserves a place amongst today’s best acquisition strategies. At the very least, those investors that are able to acquire houses in probate may find themselves with an attractive deal...

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BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM FOR GLOBAL REAL ESTATE INVESTING BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM FOR GLOBAL REAL ESTATE INVESTING

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Jan 20, 2018

The importance of real estate in our life is difficult to overestimate: our home, our employer’s office and our local shopping mall all compete for our hard-earned cash, directly or indirectly. We rent or pay a mortgage on the home we live in. ...

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REVOLUTIONIZING THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY REVOLUTIONIZING THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

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Jan 20, 2018

Knotel is changing the way commercial property is listed, leased and recorded by creating a blockchain-based record of available commercial space, tenants seeking that space and, ultimately, all related real estate transactions. Currently, the public...

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Can You Invest In Real Estate with a Full Time Job? CAN YOU INVEST IN REAL ESTATE WITH A FULL TIME JOB?

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Jan 20, 2018

Get the Beginner's Guide Can you invest in real estate while holding a full-time job? Well... Yes. No. Maybe. This video explores the topic of investing in real estate while you are holding onto a full-time job, and shares why investing that way ...

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2018: THE YEAR OF THE BUYER OR THE SELLER? 2018: THE YEAR OF THE BUYER OR THE SELLER?

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Jan 20, 2018

At the start of every year, Analysts and Economists attempt to determine what sort of year it is going to be in the world of real estate.  Already being one month into 2018, it looks like it is going to be another year for the Seller.  Whil...

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The Basics Of Real Estate Crowdfunding THE BASICS OF REAL ESTATE CROWDFUNDING

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Jan 19, 2018

Real estate crowdfunding is a great way for both accredited and non-accredited investors to either get started investing in real estate or build upon and diversify their existing investment portfolios. If you’ve avoided investing in real estate...

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