Monthly Archive:: August 2013

What We’re Reading: Aug. 24 – Aug. 30

Harry Potter real estate, Roast Duck Shanghai-style, and Texting If country living is your thing, we have the perfect piece of Harry Potter real estate for you to check out–Ron Weasley’s home. How much could the Weasleys make if...
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August 30, 2013

What We’re Reading: Aug. 17 – Aug. 23

Airport libraries, sprayable energy, and (one of) the world’s oldest professions A real estate broker sounds like a modern profession, right?  Not really, according to a new exhibit at Chicago’s Oriental Institute. “This stone I was photographed with has...
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August 23, 2013

What We’re Reading: Aug. 10 – Aug. 16

Fly to your showings, Hyperloop, and what’s your opinion on Open Concept Kitchens? How do you distinguish yourself from the competition? How about by doing showings by private plane? One Hamptons agent takes clients up in his plane to...
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August 16, 2013

Lead generation

Recently a member asked us about lead generation. Is any one program better than the other? How do I get started? And what was our advice in general? Well, as we didn’t have any first-hand experience, we researched the...
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August 13, 2013

What We’re Reading: August 3 – August 9

You may think you’re spending less, but the data says otherwise If you missed President Obama’s town hall speech on housing, the Washington Post has a nice recap. Main points: Wind down Fannie and Freddie, protect 30-year mortgage, re-jiggle...
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August 9, 2013

What We’re Reading – July 27 – Aug 2

Million-dollar Agent, are you ready for your close up? The public can’t get enough of you, but some firms say ‘no thanks’. Can realty TV make you a real estate star? It has happened to some agents on Bravo...
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August 2, 2013

Top Field Guides for July 2013

Field Guides are one-stop resource packages on dozens of subjects of interest to REALTORS®. On each page you’ll find links to articles, books, web sites, statistics, and other material on each subject. The list of the most-used field guides from...
August 1, 2013