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Frankfurt could run out of offices as banks scramble for space post-Brexit - Business Insider

Fri, 2017-07-21 04:55


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Frankfurt could run out of offices as banks scramble for space post-Brexit
Business Insider
LONDON — Germany's financial centre, Frankfurt, could run out of office space as the movement of banks looking to set up new EU headquarters outside London after Brexit puts a squeeze on the city's commercial property sector. That's the warning given ...

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3 things real estate agents will always do better than tech disruptors

Fri, 2017-07-21 04:45

Last month’s announcement of Zillow Instant Offers has led to a lot of chatter (and some noticeable silence in the public realm) as real estate agents worry about whether technology will take away their jobs ...

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How to outsmart instant offers with your own killer IO program

Fri, 2017-07-21 04:45

It's been a whirlwind week here on the podcast as we've clearly "kicked the hornet's nest!" The emails and comments are rolling in, and though they've been overwhelmingly positive and thankful, they are also riddled with fear and misunderstanding about what is happening in the marketplace ...

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Europe, CNP Fraud Trendsetter? - PYMNTS.com

Fri, 2017-07-21 04:11


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Europe, CNP Fraud Trendsetter?
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“This is consistent with Sears' aim of becoming more of a remote seller of strong brands without the encumbrance of expensive real estate,” GlobalData Retail Managing Director Neil Saunders told CNBC. “The move makes sense, as it puts Sears' brand ...

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Why you’re missing out if you aren’t producing video

Fri, 2017-07-21 04:00

Today’s world is digital. Consumers are inundated with digital devices, filled with social media, email campaigns and digital marketplaces. There is no breaking free from the World Wide Web -- it’s part of even our most simple daily routines ...

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Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L) Sees AroonUp Showing Strong Upward Momentum - Melville Review

Fri, 2017-07-21 03:40


Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L) Sees AroonUp Showing Strong Upward Momentum
Melville Review
Investors have placed Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L) shares on watch as the Aroon Up indicator has moved above 70, indicating that there is strong upward momentum building for the shares. If Aroon-Up crosses above Aroon-Down to the ...

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Put your lead generation on autopilot with Facebook Messenger ads

Fri, 2017-07-21 03:30

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to build a Facebook Messenger advertising campaign that will generate more homebuyer/sellers leads and deliver them right to your smartphone ...

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Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L) RMI Reading Nearing Potential Peak - JCTY News

Fri, 2017-07-21 02:27


Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L) RMI Reading Nearing Potential Peak
JCTY News
Drilling into the technicals for Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE.L), we have noticed that the Relative Momentum Indicator, or RMI, has been trending higher over the past week. Traders will be actively monitoring current levels as the shares ...

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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: What’s that smell?

Fri, 2017-07-21 02:05

A closing or a successfully sold property does not necessarily mean the agent's job is done. Leigh Brown interviews Steve Weiss, a Realtor of 32 years, who talks about an after-sale issue in which he sent his clients on a nice dinner out so that he could investigate a peculiar smell coming from under the house ...

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Boost Your Online Rep, Testimonials & Referrals with a Simple Automated Tool

Thu, 2017-07-20 22:51

Save My Spot 90% of prospects will research you before they call. Do you know what happens when someone Googles YOUR name? Join us for an interactive demo of Reach150, a simple tool you can set up in 10 minutes ...

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Investors: Opposition and obstacles killed FunTime USA project - WLOX

Thu, 2017-07-20 21:14


Investors: Opposition and obstacles killed FunTime USA project
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The vote came down 4-3 in favor of FunTime, but it put off such a negative vibe that the investor pulled out and said, 'No, we're not coming to Gulfport,'" said real estate broker David Comstock. Comstock represents one of the three land owners who ...

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SmartZip launches new service to connect agents with ready sellers

Thu, 2017-07-20 18:19

In an inventory-starved, raging-hot seller's market, finding homesellers who are ready to pull the trigger and connecting with them fast can mean the difference between becoming the real estate agent who lists that home and the agent who wishes she had ...

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How indie brokers can compete with industry giants

Thu, 2017-07-20 15:57

Jerry Holden is the president and broker for The Holden Agency. After a career in professional baseball, Holden redirected his competitive mindset toward real estate and quickly built a reputation of success in the industry ...

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Agents can now add HouseLens video walkthroughs to Zillow listings

Thu, 2017-07-20 15:21

HouseLens, a provider of visual marketing solutions for the real estate industry, has joined forces with the real estate portal to integrate HouseLens professional walkthrough video tours on the site's listing pages at no charge to agents. (HouseLens' video creation pricing can be found here -- packages with video start at $225.) ...

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Nothnagle Realtors and RealtyUSA Transition to Howard Hanna Brand Following Mergers

Thu, 2017-07-20 15:04

Nothnagle Realtors and RealtyUSA have changed their names to Howard Hanna Real Estate Services following mergers with the company, Howard Hanna recently announced. Howard Hanna branding is now on the companies’ advertising, marketing materials and signage, as well as on the companies’ websites, which redirect to HowardHanna.com.

The decision of the three family-owned and -operated companies to partner together, Nothnagle in 2015 and RealtyUSA in 2016, has produced a company with more than 101 offices across New York state and a 32 percent marketshare of homes sold, according to a release on the transition.

“We continue to grow and evolve, remaining mindful of our mission to provide unparalleled, innovative and comprehensive real estate services to our clients,” says Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, president of Real Estate Brokerage for Howard Hanna. “We’re excited about the strategic growth that comes from the bringing together of these three great brands under Howard Hanna, and, also, the expansion that will happen over the next few months. It means consistency for our nearly 3,200 agents across New York state and enhanced tools and marketing for our customers.”

“Howard Hanna is the largest family-owned real estate company in America,” says Merle Whitehead, chairman of Howard Hanna New York and former owner of RealtyUSA. “It is only logical to leverage that broad identity across all markets, including New York, where the Hanna name will be the dominant market leader. With the marketing and technology of Howard Hanna, we plan to serve the real estate needs of over 100,000 families this year.”

“Establishing brand consistency is about more than just putting a logo on buildings and for sale signs,” says Armand D’Alfonso, president of Howard Hanna New York and former owner of Nothnagle Realtors. “It is about being compatible and credible. The attributes of Howard Hanna, RealtyUSA and Nothnagle are interlinked, and we are all working together for the best interests of our clients. There is a high level of loyalty and longevity among management, agents, employees and clients that will allow for continued growth. We are all moving forward together.”

For more information, please visit www.howardhanna.com.

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Mortgage Rates Retreat After Two-Week Rise

Thu, 2017-07-20 15:03

Mortgage rates are retreating after two weeks of upward momentum, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The 30-year, fixed rate, on average, is 3.96 percent, down from 4.03 percent the week prior, and the 15-year, fixed rate, on average, is 3.23 percent, down from 3.29 percent the week prior. The 5-year, Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable rate, on average, is 3.21 percent, down from 3.28 percent the week prior.

“Continued economic uncertainty and weak inflation data pushed rates lower this week,” says Sean Becketti, chief economist at Freddie Mac. “The 10-year Treasury yield fell five basis points this week. The 30-year mortgage rate moved with Treasury yields, dropping seven basis points to 3.96 percent.”

Source: Freddie Mac

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Tapping Into the Luxury Market

Thu, 2017-07-20 15:02

In the following interview, Dianne Pereira, REALTOR® with Bailey Properties in Santa Cruz, Calif., discusses marketing, peer coaching and more.

Region Served: Santa Cruz County, Calif.
Years in Real Estate: 16
Number of Offices: 4 sales offices, 1 rental office
Number of Agents: 125
Best Tip for Dealing With Difficult Clients: Listen. Clients need to know they’re being listened to, not just heard.
Best Time Management Tip: Prioritize using daily, weekly and monthly schedule reviews. It’s also important to block out your personal time.

Tell us about the effectiveness of your in-house coaching program.
In 2007, I began coaching with Paul Bailey, one of my brokers and company principal. We hold regular meetings with groups of up to 10 peer agents to discuss market trends, success stories and obstacles, developing weekly accountability tasks. Our annual year-end reviews focus on creating next year’s business plans, which includes written goals for each agent.

Let’s talk about the success you’re having when it comes to tapping your regional market of luxury homes.
We’re members of Luxury Portfolio, which helps us target luxury home clients. My husband Steve has specialized in beach properties since 1982, and I joined him in 2001. We live at the beach, so we understand all the nuances involved with coastal living, creating a niche for us as we build relationships with new and established luxury clients. Steve is known as the Beach Guy (he even drives his 1951 yellow Woodie to all his open houses) and I’m Mrs. Beach Guy. Our website URL—lifesabeach.com—is even thematic.

How do you keep Bailey Properties top of mind with former clients?
We use intimate client parties and dining events to visit with and renew acquaintances. For our most recent client appreciation party, we rented an entire restaurant at the beach and invited our clients and their families (children included). We had a buffet, face painters, balloon art, costumed storybook characters and a band. It was our biggest client party ever, and we’re still hearing good feedback from attendees.

You utilize Homes & Land as part of an integrated marketing strategy that includes print publications. How does that benefit you?
In Santa Cruz County, Homes & Land Magazine is branded as Coastal Homes, and it ties in perfectly with our company’s beach theme. The magazine—along with their online syndications—brings us even greater exposure to buyers and sellers who either live in the area or are visiting. The company also creates stylized print pieces for our luxury properties, including integrated postcard and flyer campaigns. They recently completed a book for us on an oceanfront estate at Manresa Beach that we’re marketing for a VIP client.

For more information, please visit www.newpointmediagroup.com.

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Who else spends money at President Trump's properties? - USA TODAY

Thu, 2017-07-20 14:06


Who else spends money at President Trump's properties?
USA TODAY
This is all on top of the more than $513,000 that Trump's campaign committee, Donald J. Trump for President, has reported spending with Trump companies this year alone. The president has turned over management of his real-estate and licensing empire to ...

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Attorney General Sessions brushes off Trump criticism - Reuters

Thu, 2017-07-20 13:44


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Attorney General Sessions brushes off Trump criticism
Reuters
Deutsche Bank, which has loaned the Trump Organization family business millions of dollars for real-estate ventures, late last month rejected demands by Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives to provide details of Trump's finances, ...

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How bad could the appraiser shortage get, and what are the solutions?

Thu, 2017-07-20 11:48

If you slept through all of 2016, then you might have missed the news that there weren't enough appraisers last year for all the properties that needed appraising ...

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