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In last week's column we emphasized the distinction between ethics as a body of rules and principles and being ethical as a disposition to conform to those rules and principles. We noted that it is certainly possible to teach someone ethics, but it is a different task to lead someone to be ethical -- to internalize those principles and to be guided by them.
Posted: September 11, 2018, 11:34 am
Soon it will be hard to buy an appliance that doesn't incorporate smart technology, but integrating appliances and systems may remain a challenge for a while. PJ Wade explores what you need to know about smart home technology.
Posted: September 11, 2018, 11:34 am

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Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

To have a successful real estate business, you must establish yourself as a niche real estate service provider. In fact, focusing on a micro-niche is the best way to guarantee referrals and double your sales in 12 months. Here's how to do just that.
Author: Cheryl Spangler
Posted: September 21, 2018, 9:17 am
Meet three agents who are killin' it in everything from local content marketing to social media influencing and everything in between. Learn how they leverage video, Instagram, landing pages and more to rake in the business without old-school brand promotion.
Author: Stephanie Arnett
Posted: September 21, 2018, 9:00 am
Following three days of deliberation, Koerber, who at one time held $7,000 real estate seminars, was found guilty on 15 counts of fraud.
Author: Bryson Masse
Posted: September 21, 2018, 12:14 am
Your might soon be hearing a lot more from Alexa around your house. On Thursday, Amazon unveiled a range of new and redesigned smart home gadgets with its popular virtual voice assistant.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: September 20, 2018, 11:24 pm
A California photographer of high-end properties says his contract with agents is 'not transferrable and prohibits third party use without permission.' Zillow says his claims are without merit.
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: September 20, 2018, 9:17 pm
Bess Freedman, co-president of Brown Harris Stevens; Clelia Peters, president of Warburg Realty and co-founder of MetaProp; and Steven James, CEO of Douglas Elliman New York will be interviewed by RealScout CEO Andrew Flachner about their new joint-effort, the Buyer Graph.
Author: Megan Morrison
Posted: September 20, 2018, 8:15 pm
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll discuss the 'PayPal Mafia,' a supergroup of investors who are setting the tech tone in real estate, and what it means for agents. 
Author: Byron Lazine
Posted: September 20, 2018, 5:59 pm
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is acquiring Allen Tate Companies to create a powerhouse real estate force in the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern United States.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 20, 2018, 4:55 pm
Mailchimp is in beta with a direct mailing feature. Using the company's similar email template builder user interface, Mailchimp users can upload logos, custom imagery and messaging and easily control their budgets.
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: September 20, 2018, 4:37 pm
The 30-year-fixed mortgage rate averaged 4.65 percent this week, the highest since May, according to Freddie Mac’s most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: September 20, 2018, 4:29 pm
Hamptons agent Telly Karoussos decided to liven up his property listing with a short video of himself singing the home's praises.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: September 20, 2018, 4:01 pm
Sales of existing homes remained steady from July to August, ending four months of decline, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 20, 2018, 2:16 pm
As part of its efforts to come to Canada, Zillow will soon feature listings from the country's largest indie brokerage, Right At Home Realty.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: September 20, 2018, 1:50 pm
The nationwide median rent in August remained unchanged year-over-year for the first time since 2012, according to Zillow’s latest housing data survey. The median rent is actually lower than it was in August 2017 in 19 of the nation’s 35 largest housing markets.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 20, 2018, 10:00 am
From never having free time to figuring out how to prioritize your kids while making your clients feel like they're No. 1 — being a real estate agent with kids isn't easy. Here's how agents are balancing their work and family lives.
Author: Nicole Solari
Posted: September 20, 2018, 9:00 am
Leading residential brokerages in New York City are uniting to offer a new level of transparency to the way consumers and brokers search property. The effort is being called a “game-changer” by high-ranking executives involved in its launch.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 20, 2018, 8:00 am
A client's lack of knowledge when it comes to flood coverage can be shocking and stressful. So what can Realtors and brokers do to help protect their clients? Start by talking about flood insurance. Here are nine points to start off with.
Author: Romana King
Posted: September 20, 2018, 7:48 am
If a luxury home sits on the market longer than average, the result will be a lower sale price, and other costs will add up quick. Here's how to explain the true cost to your high-end clients.
Author: Laura Brady
Posted: September 20, 2018, 7:02 am

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