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Coldwell Banker SDC, Realtors
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Real Estate News
Realtor.com developing successor to AgentMatch search tool
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:59:27 | Category:
 AgentMatch — the agent search tool from realtor.com that ranked agents by their multiple listing service transaction stats before trials in two test markets were suspended last year — will soon have a successor. The new version of the

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13 knockout examples of how to write an agent bio
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:47:18 | Category:
 As the real estate market shifts toward online growth and mobile-friendly technology, your professional biography becomes a more prominent tool for generating clients. Sixty-two percent of agents spend at least an hour a day on marketing or advertising to

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LA nonprofit launching ?Zillow for vacant lots?
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:24:47 | Category:
 The Los Angeles-based Community Health Councils and three other groups are about to launch a “Zillow for vacant lots,” LA Open Acres, tracking nearly 300 acres of land in South Central Los Angeles that could potentially be transformed

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Skyrocketing real estate prices trigger backlash against foreign buyers
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:50:14 | Category:
 This article by OPP Connect editor Adrian Bishop was originally posted on OPP Connect. Leading overseas real estate expert Andrew Batt has told Singapore TV there is a lot of money being invested in foreign property and it will go ...

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Demand for purchase loans down 16 percent from year ago
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:28:11 | Category:
 Although demand for purchase mortgages during the week ending April 11 was up 1 percent from the week before, it was down 16 percent from the same time last year, the Mortgage Bankers Association said in reporting the results of ...

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Housing starts stay on long-term growth path
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:15:37 | Category:
 Housing starts remain on a long-term growth path after moving sideways for about two and a half years following the housing crash, Calculated Risk’s Bill McBride reports, citing Census Bureau figures showing single-family housing starts were up

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Seller will take bitcoin for $2.69M Hilton Head vacation home
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:47:34 | Category:
 The owner of a four-bedroom oceanfront home on Hliton Head Island, S.C., is hoping that the lower transaction costs of using bitcoin will attract overseas buyers, says listing agent Bill True of Lancaster Real Estate Sales. He’ll take all or ..

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4 ways enhanced listing videos can boost properties? selling power
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:33 | Category:
 Let's be honest: Video listings are a great real estate marketing tool, but sometimes you need more than a basic walk-through. Value-added features can be the key to making a standout video and boosting the selling power of a property ...

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When apps can predict what homes consumers will like, agents must be ready to act
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:45:11 | Category:
 Last year the National Association of Realtors announced it intended to tackle big data by launching a predictive analytics group headed by industry veteran Todd Carpenter. Why should agents care about predictive analytics — something many real

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W&R Studios, maker of Cloud CMA, launches MLS listing alert tool
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:29:56 | Category:
 W&R Studios, maker of the popular comparative market analysis tool Cloud CMA, has launched a new tool that allows agents and brokers to set up and brand multiple listing service listing alerts for their clients. Cloud Streams, which is currently ...

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Twitter?s Gnip acquisition could create new marketing opportunities
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:55:58 | Category:
 Marketers and brands (not to mention real estate brokers and agents) that use aggregated Twitter data to “spot trends, analyze sentiment, find breaking news (and) connect with customers” can probably expect to get their hands on more s

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Kunversion CRM breaks out suite of a la carte products
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:49:59 | Category:
 

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Real estate journalists set to gather in Houston in June
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:07:50 | Category:
 Journalists from around the country will travel to Houston in June to learn about issues affecting housing markets, online residential real estate marketing, and sustainability and real estate design at the annual conference of the National Association of

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Dropbox: very cool real estate tech tips No. 4 (4 of 10)
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:55:11 | Category:
 I am one of those guys who has had Dropbox for two years and had done nothing with it (same goes with Evernote, but that I will save for another time). However, when I had a problem with a closing while traveling overseas (this was when I was still a solo

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Rental affordability on the wane in the US
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:47:05 | Category:
 A low supply for rental housing combined with high demand is pushing rents past the affordability mark in many U.S. cities, the New York Times reports. Traditionally, rents are considered affordable when monthly rent and utility expenses fall below 30 ..

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Nation?s biggest MLS capable of taking listings from The Realty Alliance?s secretive project
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:42:56 | Category:
 The nation’s biggest multiple listing service is one of at least three big MLSs that have the technical capability to accept listings from a hush-hush project to build a national listing database that’s backed by The Realty Alliance, a

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25 killer Pinterest real estate board suggestions to target buyers and sellers
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00:46 | Category:
 If you are just getting your feet wet with Pinterest for your real estate business, you may not know just how good the site can be as a marketing tool! You might also not realize that you need to have a variety of boards posted that are about a lot more t

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It?s only when we give something all of our attention that magic happens
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:39:53 | Category:
 Think you’re accomplishing a lot when you’re firing off work emails while you’re hanging out with your kids? Don’t kid yourself, says Arianna Huffington, chairwoman, president and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post

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