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Survey reveals communities with low levels of tax compliance - Inman.com

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 17:45

Survey reveals communities with low levels of tax compliance
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Are taxpayers in some parts of the country more honest than those in others? If you said yes, you'd be right. A recent nationwide survey of more than 3,300 self-employed taxpayers by the IRS National Taxpayer Advocate found few communities with high ...

Revestor emerges from 'Shark Tank' with fresh ideas - Inman.com

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 09:59

Revestor emerges from 'Shark Tank' with fresh ideas
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It sounds like every entrepreneur's dream: You're invited to pitch your idea for a real estate tech startup on a nationally televised reality show, to a panel of judges that includes business luminaries like Barbara Corcoran and Mark Cuban. But then it ...

More transparency and debate would only strengthen NAR - Inman.com

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 18:14

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More transparency and debate would only strengthen NAR
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During this year's midyear meeting, agents from around the country were reading coverage on Inman News and discussing proposed rule changes that could affect our local MLSs. We have opinions because the decision will impact our businesses on a local ...

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Zoocasa moving to referral model - Inman.com

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 22:20

Zoocasa moving to referral model
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Canadian property search portal Zoocasa is obtaining brokerage licenses in order to secure listings data, but instead of hiring its own agents the company will provide referrals to other brokers. Zoocasa relaunched today with listings in the Greater ...

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Taking a cue from Apple, brokerage builds real estate 'store' - Inman.com

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:01

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Taking a cue from Apple, brokerage builds real estate 'store'
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In a time when some brokers question the value of brick-and-mortar offices as technology allows their agents to work in the “cloud,” one brokerage has decided to go big, and build a real estate retail space at its office. Zilbert International Realty ...

Realogy picks 15 companies as finalists for innovation summit - Inman.com

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:23

Realogy picks 15 companies as finalists for innovation summit
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Real estate brokerage and franchise giant Realogy Holdings Corp. has selected 15 emerging technology companies from about 100 that applied to compete for a $25,000 cash prize at the Realogy FWD Innovation Summit. The companies selected to present ...

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Most @properties listings will feature interactive floor plans - Inman.com

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 16:05

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Most @properties listings will feature interactive floor plans
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Real estate brokerage @properties will use interactive floor plans and high-resolution photos to market listings online at no additional charge to sellers on all homes listed at $500,000 or more. The Chicago-based brokerage said it plans to extend the ...

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Seller financing: an untapped resource for real estate agents - Inman.com

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 16:02

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Seller financing: an untapped resource for real estate agents
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While the residential real estate market is generally believed to be improving nationwide, some of the residual effects of the Great Recession still affect the ability of real estate agents to facilitate home sales. Emerging employment opportunities in ...

Tumblr acquisition may validate blogging site for business pros - Inman.com

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 13:35

Tumblr acquisition may validate blogging site for business pros
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The posts are bursting with a colorful mixture of new media that includes clickable photos and graphics, embedded videos and invitations to follow Corcoran on Pinterest, YouTube and Foursquare. Highlighting the full range of content and social ...

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Are maps obliterating your visual branding efforts? - Inman.com

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 10:32

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Are maps obliterating your visual branding efforts?
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Everyone wants to know where the house is, what the neighborhood is like, how far it is from stuff, and so on. A map is one of those crucial bits of information display that gives a wide variety of context about one of the things we assume people are ...

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NAR to help members meet 'Obamacare' health care mandate - Inman.com

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 21:23

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NAR to help members meet 'Obamacare' health care mandate
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — “Obamacare” — mandates that all Americans have health insurance or pay a penalty starting next year. Recognizing that many Realtors, as independent contractors and small-business owners, do not have ...

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate gains foothold in Idaho - Inman.com

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 19:52

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate gains foothold in Idaho
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Realogy Holdings Corp. franchisor Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is expanding into Idaho with the addition of brokerage 43° North Real Estate to its franchise network. The Boise-based brokerage company is now doing business as Better Homes ...

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Chattanooga Realtors launch new public-facing MLS site - Inman.com

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 18:48

Chattanooga Realtors launch new public-facing MLS site
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The Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors has launched a consumer-facing residential property search website with tools designed to help local Realtors in southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia compete with national portals. GCAR's “Spring” ...

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Commission Pitch now furnishing agent metrics to consumers - Inman.com

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 17:33

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Commission Pitch now furnishing agent metrics to consumers
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A Toronto-based startup is offering to help buyers and sellers in Ontario choose a real estate agent by furnishing metrics about agents' prior transactions, including statistics on the number of homes sold, average days on market, average sales price ...

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FHA policy shift leaves many condos ineligible for financing - Inman.com

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:38

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FHA policy shift leaves many condos ineligible for financing
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Is FHA intentionally targeting condominiums, trying to exclude hundreds or thousands of them around the country from qualifying for financing under its mortgage insurance program? FHA officials tell me absolutely not. But an abrupt new “no-tolerance ...

Market Leader makes CRM tools available to mobile users - Inman.com

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:16

Market Leader makes CRM tools available to mobile users
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Market Leader Inc. is making some capabilities of the Market Leader Professional and Business Suite available to users of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Market Leader Mobile, which will be offered at no additional cost to customers, ...

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Imprev integrates Dropbox into marketing platform - Inman.com

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 19:19

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Imprev integrates Dropbox into marketing platform
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Imprev Inc., the Bellevue, Wash.-based developer of marketing tools for real estate brokers and agents, has integrated Dropbox into its marketing platform. Imprev's Marketing Center is a mobile-optimized platform with single-property websites, ...

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NAHREP: Immigration reform would boost housing - Inman.com

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:31

NAHREP: Immigration reform would boost housing
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Proposed immigration reform could pump more than half a trillion dollars into the U.S. economy by paving the way for about 3 million Hispanics to buy homes over a five-year period, according to an estimate released by the National Association of ...

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Pinterest board sparks 2 showing requests in minutes - Inman.com

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 13:14

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Pinterest board sparks 2 showing requests in minutes
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Mike Gardner isn't going to bother making a stand-alone site for one of his listings. All he needs for the luxury Malibu, Calif., mobile home, he said, is a Pinterest board. “My marketing campaign now is to pay for ads on Facebook and Google and point ...

NAR may delay action on public-facing MLS sites - Inman.com

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 21:19

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NAR may delay action on public-facing MLS sites
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WASHINGTON – A committee in charge of recommending policies to the National Association of Realtors' board of directors has removed language from a controversial policy amendment that would have allowed multiple listing services to charge all ...

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