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Posted on : June 26, 2009
Why every agent should ‘own’ their marketing — literally
I believe that owning your own marketing is critical to being a successful Realtor. By marketing, I specifically mean the tools and materials that you use to promote your real estate business ... ...»

Edina Realty does about-face, sends listings to Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com
Edina Realty, the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota-based Berkshire Hathaway affiliate that made waves when it pulled its listings from Trulia and realtor.com two years ago, started sending its listings to Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com today at noon Central time. The brokerage, which ... ...»

Murdoch’s play for Move shows appetite for investing in real estate technology
News Corp’s pending acquisition of realtor.com operator Move Inc. for $950 million in cash is “extremely exciting news in that it shows an eagerness for investment in real estate technology that expands far beyond the usual suspects,” says Edward Berenbaum, president ... ...»

What sale of realtor.com operator Move to News Corp signifies: Nothing. Zippo. Nada.
The announcement that Ruper Murdoch’s News Corp is buying realtor.com operator Move Inc. is sending shockwaves through the real estate industry. I mean, think of the massive impact that this will have on the daily life of real estate agents ... ...»

Do not underestimate Rupert Murdoch
When Rupert Murdoch's News Corp announced its plan to acquire Dow Jones with its signature property, The Wall Street Journal, in 2007, critics abounded. Journalists were convinced that he would compromise editorial integrity. Wall Street said he overpaid, and technology ... ...»

News Corp set to acquire realtor.com operator Move Inc. for $950M
News Corp, operator of the popular Australian real estate portal realestate.com.au and many other media outlets across the globe, is set to acquire realtor.com operator Move Inc. for $950 million in cash. The pending acquisition, unanimously approved by Move and News Corp’s boards, comes ... ...»

Missing Arkansas Realtor found dead
Authorities say that Beverly Carter, the Little Rock, Arkansas real estate agent who went missing after showing a vacant, bank-owned home to a stranger last week, has been found dead in a "shallow grave" at a concrete company, the Associated Press ... ...»

Do you have – gasp! – HGTV Syndrome?
HGTV is a fun escape for many of us and a glimpse into the world of all things real estate and do-it-yourself. Even though I can work up to 80 hours a week as a Richmond, Virginia, Realtor, I still indulge in an episode of "House Hunters," "Property Brothers" and "Flip or Flop" from time to time ... ...»

Top 10 hyperlocal real estate brokerage blog posts
So if a real estate brokerage posts a list of “Top 10 small towns in America” on its blog, does that even register with most of us? But what about the “10 snobbiest small cities in America“? States where the ... ...»

Inman News Demo Day with Reesio – take a peek
One of the things I love the most about our Demo Days at Inman News is that we get to show off firsthand the new technologies and services available to our readers. Even better is when developers can come back ... ...»

UrbanDigs.com relaunches with new tools, eyes new markets
UrbanDigs.com has relaunched with several new tools for consumers and brokers as part of a series of planned improvements that could pave the way for the data research site to expand beyond Manhattan into other markets or verticals. The website, ... ...»

MLSs, Realtor associations have critical role to play in safeguarding members
The disappearance of Realtor Beverly Carter in Little Rock has heightened my concerns about Realtor safety. My wife, Kayelin, is in her 11th year of real estate sales. We have a precious 2-year-old son, Houston Travis Wright. If anything ever ... ...»

Suspect in custody in disappearance of Arkansas real estate agent
Arkansas authorities today arrested a man they say is a suspect in the disappearance of real estate agent Beverly Carter from a vacant for-sale home late Thursday afternoon. Carter, 49, was still missing today, after search parties scouring the area around the home ... ...»

Brokers say mysterious ‘Upstream’ initiative not intended to replace MLSs
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Multiple listing services and associations have nothing to fear from a mysterious initiative by a coalition of some of the biggest names in real estate, the head of a large brokerage network told hundreds of MLS ... ...»

Century 21 targets sellers on Move’s senior housing portal
Century 21 Real Estate is the first real estate brand to sign on as a sponsor of SeniorHousingNet.com, a search portal for senior living listings and resources owned by realtor.com operator Move Inc. The Realogy franchisor will receive “premier brand ... ...»

New Coldwell Banker eMarketing platform lets agents create content on the go
Imprev Inc. will power Coldwell Banker Real Estate’s new eMarketing platform, enabling agents to create and distribute marketing material on the go using an iPad or tablet device. Coldwell Banker eMarketing integrates with LeadRouter, the Realogy franchisor’s lead routing system, ... ...»

4 must-knows before jumping into real estate part time
Starting a new career as a real estate agent can be intimidating, to say the least. Gone are the days of that "guaranteed" paycheck that most people depend on to survive. ... ...»

11 tech tools to boost agent productivity
What activities consume most of your time on a daily basis? Chances are it's managing transactions, staying in contact with your clients and sphere of influence, prospecting for new business, and surfing the Web ... ...»