2019

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My Brick Underground Podcast Interview: The Market Doesn't Care What You Think

Miller Samuel INC

That was the theme but my interview episode was called " the state of the market. ". The indispensable NYC web site Brick Underground has been doubling down on its podcast as of late and I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak about the state of the market. It was fun and hopefully, I conveyed some helpful insights to their listeners. You can subscribe to the Brick Underground Podcast feed here.

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3 Easy Holiday Marketing Ideas for Real Estate Agents

Boom Town

Somehow it’s that time of year again! Before you know it you’ll be going full-speed ahead into 2020. While the holidays are a great time to slow down, enjoy family time, and focus on business planning… we all know there is always the opportunity to generate more business. So here are a few quick marketing ideas to capitalize on this holiday season!

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Should Home Sellers Get an Appraisal Before Listing? Here’s Why It’ll Cost You

Realtor.com

William_Potter/iStock Even if you’re new to this whole selling-a-house thing, chances are good you’ve heard of a home appraisal. And if you know just a little about the process, you know that the appraisal—a value put on your home by an objective third-party expert—can make or break your home sale. So with so much riding on this step of the home-selling process, you might be wondering: What does it hurt to go ahead and get an appraisal before you list?

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JPAR Expands Relationship with Inside Real Estate, Providing Powerful Automated Marketing Tools to Their Thousands of Agents

Inside Real Estate

DRAPER, UTAH (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 21, 2019 JP & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR), the fastest growing 100% commission brokerage & franchise network […]. The post JPAR Expands Relationship with Inside Real Estate, Providing Powerful Automated Marketing Tools to Their Thousands of Agents appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance.

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Boldtrail Backoffice - Take The Quiz to See What Package Is Right For You

BoldTrail BackOffice provides a single, streamlined solution to manage agent onboarding and billing and commission tracking and disbursements, along with agent management, reporting, and accounting - so your brokerage can run smoothly & profitably. Our #1-rated back office solutions have exactly what your business needs to deliver a seamless experience for your clients and your team.

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How Will Rent Control Impact Property Management Companies in 2020?

App Folio

Rent control is a controversial topic in the real estate world, since market changes in this area can have a dramatic impact on both investment and property management businesses. . With recent changes in California and Oregon law, several states now have state-wide rent control regulations. Some states, such as New York, have new jurisdictions with rent control rules in place, while others follow the Dillon rule, which means that cities or districts may implement rent control measures, but they

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How to Get a Better Deal From a Real Estate Agent

REX Homes

When I bought a home a few months ago, my real estate agent handed me a check worth tens of thousands of dollars — a rebate on his commission. Windfalls like that could become more common if home buyers demand better deals.

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Top tips for financing an investment property

Dwell Real Estate

The Sarasota area is a wonderful place to call home and a special place to vacation throughout the year. Along with helping customers find their forever homes, we work with a plethora of people looking to buy investment properties. Everything from flips, long/short term lease opportunities and vacation rentals. Earlier this week, I came across this article from Inman.com providing readers with some great, mindful tips for taking on an investment property, but specifically giving advice on how to

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So you bought an investment property, now what?

Windemere Buying

Image Source: Christopher Harris on Unspash Investing in a home is a great way to build passive income but earning from your investment will take a little groundwork to become a well-oiled machine. This is your beginner’s guide to owning an investment property so you can set up that foundation properly to avoid future headaches. Make sure it’s livable It’s important to start with your home inspection before you start making plans.

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10 Tips to Minimize Stress When Selling Your Home

Windemere Selling

When I was growing up, my family must have moved a dozen times. After the first few moves, we had it down to a science: timed out, scheduled, down to the last box. Despite our best efforts, plans would change, move-out and move-in days would shift, and the experience would stress the entire family out. Despite the stress, we always managed to settle in our new home and sell our old one before the start of school.

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Five tax strategies for real estate investors

Patch of Land

We know that investing in real estate is a proven method to build wealth, and thankfully our country’s tax laws are generally real estate friendly. The new federal tax law, which took effect with the current tax-filing season, provides real estate investors with some additional tax benefits that didn’t exist before, but it could also create confusion.

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Need Curated Pre-foreclosure Lists to Generate New Real Estate Leads? Trellis Has the Data!

Trellis is a state trial court research and analytics platform that provides Real Estate Professionals (Buyers, Foreclosure, Loan Modification, etc.) with LEADS on Pre-Foreclosures, Lis Pendes, Distressed Assets and more — to help uncover **new** opportunities and grow their business. The process is quick and easy — and all in real time. Trellis will supply you with a link to the relevant dockets, a Leads sheet and access to its UI where applicable.

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BREAKING The New York State AMC Law Is Now In Effect

Miller Samuel INC

Back on April 19th , I wrote about the New York AMC law in my Housing Notes newsletter. After years of AMCs chipping away at the public trust, the New York AMC law was designed to protect the consumer. The bill summary was: Relates to the registration of real estate appraisal management companies or an individual or business entity that provides appraisal management services to creditors or to secondary mortgage market participants including affiliates by the department of state.

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How to Leverage Low Winter Inventory to Promote Your Stale Listings

Boom Town

Feeling the business lull of the winter season? Often in real estate things slow down around the holidays and we tend to focus our efforts on business planning and goal-setting. However, with low winter inventory there is actually a big gap of opportunity that you should be taking advantage of! Most sellers are under the impression that spring is the best time to list their home.

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Find Out What Really Happens When You Waive Contingencies to Score a Home

Realtor.com

Monopoly: Hasbro Concept: Greg Chow In a white-hot market, you may feel pressure to make some concessions to win over a seller—and, no, we’re not talking about sending a basket of banana-nut muffins. When you make an offer on a home, it’s standard to throw in some contingencies —telling the seller that if the home isn’t up to snuff for a variety of reasons, you have the right to walk away from the deal—with all of your cash in hand.

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TECH POWERHOUSE INSIDE REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCES NEW FINANCIAL PARTNER, DOUBLES DOWN ON LONG TERM VISION

Inside Real Estate

DRAPER, UT, AUGUST 20, 2019: Inside Real Estate, one of the fastest growing independently-owned real estate software companies and a […]. The post TECH POWERHOUSE INSIDE REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCES NEW FINANCIAL PARTNER, DOUBLES DOWN ON LONG TERM VISION appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance.

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Accelerating Real Estate Sales Pipelines to Streamline Buyer Journeys

Navigated 360° tours, like YourVRTours, advance pipelines by engaging clients further along the sales funnel. These immersive experiences provide comprehensive property insights, increasing buyer intent and readiness. By embracing navigated tours, agents can optimize property exposure, better qualify leads, and streamline the sales process. Stay ahead in the ever-evolving real estate landscape with innovative technology that elevates buyer journeys and progresses pipelines more effectively.

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Closing the Gap: 3 Simple Ways to Enhance the Customer Experience

App Folio

Delivering outstanding customer experiences and instant service to renters is essential in today’s on-demand economy. Rapid innovations in the tech space with mobile apps, automation, and artificial intelligence are changing the way consumers interact with businesses. The world’s economy is shifting, along with the needs of the consumer. As a result, there’s a new, growing demand for instant service and information. .

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“Why America’s real-estate brokers are such a rip-off” – The Economist

REX Homes

The following excerpt was featured in The Economist on August 29th, 2019.

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True Tales of Terror in Real Estate: In the Darkness, I Heard a Voice Say, ‘Come In’

National Association of Realtors: Culture Scan

In the Darkness, I Heard a Voice Say, ‘Come In’ It’s the witching month once again, and as Halloween approaches, now’s the time to tell tales of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls.

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14 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Smart Building Technology

Enertiv

CREtech and MIPIM PropTech , two of the largest conferences dedicated to real estate technology came to New York City over the past month. This year felt like a clear inflection point; the owners in attendance were no longer just the “early adopters” who are willing to take risks on technology to get ahead of the curve. Photo courtesy of CREtech. The halls were also filled with the “early majority,” many of whom have had little-to-no exposure to technology before.

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Maximizing Your Online Presence: Tips for Real Estate Agents on Social Media

Speaker: Sarah Santa Ana, Real Estate Coach, Move4Free Realty

Networking is one of the crucial elements in every real estate organization's success. Both agents and real estate companies need to maintain robust networking links. This is why social media is essential for any real estate professional! Social media enables you to stay in touch with your present clients, maintain connections with your past clients, and engage potential customers and investors.

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How to Cover Unexpected Costs with a Personal Loan

Windemere Buying

Owning a home comes with its rewards — it’s an investment, a cozy haven to kick-up your feet after a long day of work, and a welcoming place to bring family and friends together. Although all of this makes homeownership fulfilling, owning a home also opens the door for unexpected (but necessary) expenses. If you’ve suddenly been hit with a home improvement project that’s pinching your budget, like a roofing issue or heater malfunction, a personal loan might be an option t

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The Impact of Staging Your Home

Windemere Selling

For more than 20 years, the benefits of staging a home have been well documented. Numerous studies show that staging helps sell a home faster and for a higher price. According to the National Association of REALTORS® , 88 percent of home buyers start their search online, forming impressions within three seconds of viewing a listing. When a home is well staged, it photographs well and makes the kind of the first impression that encourages buyers to take the next step.

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Home for sale at 9503 NW 81st Mnr Tamarac FL

Imagine Your House

Tamarac Home for Sale $265,000. Facebook. Twitter. Google-plus. Envelope. 9503 NW 81st Manor Tamarac Florida. See Home Photos Below. Lovely home. Lovely 2 bedroom/2 bathroom home located in northwest Tamarac in the all age community of Westwood 5. Walk beyond the dining room area to discover the extra, bonus living space that you’ll love, that comes from the enclosed porch; perfect when you want that extra living space!

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Billionaires Row Continues to be Challenged

Miller Samuel INC

It's been no secret that super luxury Manhattan sales have been the hardest hit segment of the market since 2014. The slowdown is related to the oversupply of new development created from the vast amounts of capital looking for a home since the financial crisis. Perhaps the most famous representation of the super-luxury market has been "Billionaires Row" centered on 57th Street in the heart of Manhattan's central business district in Midtown Manhattan.

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Rise of The Apps: Building Your Dream Tech Stack For Real Estate Success

Speaker: Trey Willard, Realtor/Team Leader at Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

In order to create continued success in today’s real estate market, realtors need to utilize an arsenal of technology that will increase their efficiency and presence on social media. Using technology to manage your prospects and tap into their needs through websites, social media, and other channels is critical for real estate success in 2022 and beyond.

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Veronica Figueroa // The Figueroa Team

Boom Town

Veronica Figueroa knows what she wants. She’s driven, fearless, and when she sets her sights on something – she’ll get it. It’s why the Figueroa Team has been wildly successful, becoming one of the top real estate teams in Orlando, Florida. It’s why she partnered with BoomTown back in 2012 to help grow her real estate business.

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The Home Appraisal Process: How It Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment

Realtor.com

-Oxford-/iStock The home appraisal process is just a formality when buying real estate, right? You’ve found the house you love and put in a good offer, and it was accepted! It’s time to break out the Dom Pérignon White Gold? Sorry, not yet. If you’ve applied for a mortgage, your home-to-be still has to undergo a comprehensive appraisal of its worth—and an unfavorable home appraisal can kill a real estate deal.

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Inside Real Estate Supercharges Agent Productivity with Enhancements to Popular kvCORE Mobile App

Inside Real Estate

Inside Real Estate, one of the fastest growing independently-owned real estate software companies and a trusted technology partner to […]. The post Inside Real Estate Supercharges Agent Productivity with Enhancements to Popular kvCORE Mobile App appeared first on Inside Real Estate | Lead Generation + Websites + CRM + Reporting + Powerful Performance.

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How to Respond to (and Prevent) Horrifying Online Property Management Reviews

App Folio

It happens to even the best property managers — the occasional stinging online review. Sometimes, the resident is justified in their complaint, and it’s up to you to make things right. But many times, the review contains false information, or the resident is simply confused about the facts of the situation. These misleading reviews also tend to be highly emotional, expressing the resident’s anger about their perceived negative experience.

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5 Data Proven Ways Agents Can Do 18% More Business

Curious as to how you could do 18% more business? How about 14 more transaction sides per year? Check out this infographic with data from a RealTrends study to learn more.

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5 Biggest Myths About Real Estate Agents

REX Homes

Traditional real estate has gone unchanged for decades and so have some perceptions about…

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Scary Real Estate Stories: The House Is Vacant, But Someone’s Home…

National Association of Realtors: Culture Scan

The House Is Vacant, But Someone’s Home… To get in the Halloween spirit, we asked real estate professionals to share their creepiest stories from the field.

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10 Questions to Ask at CREtech NYC 2019

Enertiv

CREtech’s annual event in New York is one of the best places for commercial real estate professionals to get up to speed on the progress tech companies have made over the past year. It’s an exciting time, the success of conferences like CREtech is testament to real estate’s rapid embrace of PropTech. And yet, technology and real estate companies often speak different languages, which leads many professionals to feel like they’re trying to drink from a fire hose.

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How to Renegotiate When You Buy an Investment Home

She Buys It

Stuck in a new contract for a home that needs more work than you thought? It’s time to renegotiate your deal! I talk to a lot of people who get stuck in old mindsets about real estate investing that really think that once a deal is made, nothing can change. This is just not accurate, so today I want to fill the gap on this questionable space to make sure that you are informed about how to renegotiate to get the best deal possible on your investment property.

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How Enriching the Lives of Your Clients Leads to Greater Sales Success

Speaker: Ari Capogeannis, Director - Revenue Marketing at NVIDIA and Bill Pappa, Sales and Marketing Leader at Ai Media Group

Building strong personal and professional relationships with clients is a critical success factor. Sales professionals who focus on relationship building generate more leads and raise their brand awareness. Because this can take time, having regular engagements can help you cultivate these relationships more efficiently. The most effective way to accomplish this is through direct hyper-personalized touchpoints.