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How To Buy A House Without Going House Poor

How much house can you really afford? Is it the amount the bank tells you when preapproving your loan? That's what most people go by, oftentimes spending up to their max approval amount to get as much house as possible - or to be able to afford something at all in tight markets.


Landscaping to Improve Resale: 9 Projects That Fit Within Your Desired Price Point

As the weather starts to heat up each Spring, so too does the housing market. Spring is an optimal time to get your house ready to sell. The first thing that potential buyers will see of your home is the landscaping, so make a great first impression with beautiful outdoor spaces. An investment in landscaping can help sell your home faster and for more money. There are simple projects at every price point that can help you achieve great curb-appeal.


Elm Street Technology scoops up real estate tech provider Consolidated Knowledge

Elm Street Technology (EST) has another acquisition to add to its list -- residential real estate industry technology platform Consolidated Knowledge. Elm Street says the purchase is part of an "ongoing effort" to consolidate the real estate industry's leading technology and marketing providers ...


HomeZada’s home management app could be the perfect closing gift

HomeZada gives homeowners a new look into the financial commitment of owning a home. ...


Would charging fees for Instant Offers make Zillow a broker?

For years, Zillow has promised not to become a real estate broker, and the company says that it still has no plans to do so -- Instant Offers doesn't represent buyers or sellers, nor does Zillow hold active broker licenses in Nevada or Florida. But one big question that remains is whether Zillow would need broker's licenses to operate its Instant Offers program legally if it were to begin accepting compensation. ...


Reali, mobile app-based brokerage, nabs $5M

A real estate brokerage that uses a mobile app, beacons and low fees to service homebuyers and sellers has closed a $5 million Series A funding round. Palo Alto, California-based Reali will use the cash to expand to all markets around the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, and continue to build out its technology and brand. ...


Realogy recognized for outstanding health initiatives and ethics

Realogy has received the CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for the sixth consecutive year. ...


Your first-time sellers might be surprised by $15K in hidden costs

In its latest study, Zillow turned the spotlight onto sellers and found that homeowners spend, on average, $15,190 in extra or hidden costs to sell their home -- a reality that may blindside the 63 percent of today's sellers who are putting their home on the market for the first time ...


$10M listing or bust: Breaking into luxury real estate without being rich

Both in their early 30s, the Vichinsky brothers have tapped into the art of understanding and attracting luxury real estate consumers with a multifaceted approach -- a combination of creative marketing, savvy business and relationship-building -- that led the firm to $400 million in sales volume last year and the ability to ignore anything under that $10 million mark ...


2 quick tips to make your client relationships even stronger

Over the course of a real estate transaction, so many things fall outside of a real estate agent's control. But you can always focus on the client ...


Why you should work with buyers, sellers and renters

Consider the many advantages of representing buyers, sellers and renters. It can increase your referral network, give credence to your industry expertise and offer industry insights you might not otherwise know ...


The problem with cold outbound prospecting in real estate

In this video you’ll learn about the importance of putting time, effort, money and resources into the right leads so you can get “now business.” ...

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