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Will the “Connected Home” Rapidly Disrupt Residential Real Estate?

Technology at the Consumer Electronics Show Aims to Create Smart Houses. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), happening this week in Las Vegas, is an annual gathering of inventors, enthusiasts, and the media to show off the latest in gadgetry. One

Posted in Real Estate News, Real Estate Tech

Survey: Despite Technology, Organic Referrals Key to Success

Real Estate Weekly posted the results from a recent survey conducted by Imprev, a real estate technology company. We encourage you to read analysis of the survey results on REW, but want to share a one bit of telling data:

Posted in Real Estate Links

OwnerAide now Contributing to Inman News

I’ve begun contributing articles to Inman News about real estate networking and adding value after the sale. Read our first article, How Strengthening Your Vendor Network Creates New Business on Inman now.

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate for 2015

The Urban Land Institute and Pricewaterhouse Coopers recently released the 2015 edition of “Emerging Trends in Real Estate.” While the report is targeted at real estate investors and developers, residential brokers can learn a great deal from the report’s market

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Five Service Pros You Need in Your Network this Winter

Winter poses unique challenges for homeowners Many homeowners are surprised to learn just how much preparation and care a home requires during the coldest months of the year. Former renters will soon miss their property manager. Even those who have

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Understanding RESPA Laws & Why Brokers Should Not Fear Networking Partnerships

Collecting Fees for Networking Services is Legal The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, better known as RESPA, was updated in 2011 to better protect consumers from exorbitant and abusive charges during the homebuying process. Built within the law are numerous

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Our Treat: Real Estate Links for Halloween

Halloween is All About Real Estate Halloween, America’s most peripatetic celebration, is in that way our most real-estate focused holiday: neighborhoods are toured, houses are approached, and, in the brief moment when the bowl of Hershey’s miniatures is presented to

Posted in Fun, Real Estate Links

Selling by Design: An Education Strategy Transposed for Real Estate Agents

Backward Design Starts at the Ending As I’ve written here before, real estate agents and brokers can learn a lot from the education industry. But that’s true from more than just an institutional perspective. Real Estate Agents must think of

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OwnerAide Featured on Inman News

OwnerAide, Inc., was this week featured on Inman News. The write-up provides an overview of the software and commentary from some of our first customers. Read the full article here: Software Eliminates the Need for Pesky Vendor Referral Groups, E-mails.

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Student Loans and Young Homebuyers: More Complex than an Inverse Proportion

Last week the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau released prepared comments on how student loan debt affects homebuying, family formation, and the domino effect of student loans and housing on the wider world of personal finance, including automobile purchases, entrepreneurship, and

Posted in Real Estate Links, Real Estate News

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