Zillow is buying Trulia? Now what?

Michael Audet posted this 162 Views

  It’s official, Zillow announced today that will buy Trulia, for $3.5 billion in stock.  The expected close date is sometime in 2015.  So what does this all mean for the rank and file real estate professionals from big brokers to individual agents?  We discussed this very possibility at the Real Estate Webmasters summit last week and several possible scenarios were shared as well as the overall impact that supporting Zillow and Trulia has on real estate busine...

Ways to Refresh a Home on a Budget

Tim Richmond posted this 58 Views

Regardless of the person or home, people need to update their living situation along the journey. Change is necessary with anything in life, and with real estate, it’s no different. Improvements like full blown remodels and renovations are not in the ball park of everyone’s budget, so it’s important to get creative. Below I have listed ways that people can get their innovative glands flowing and update their home on a budget. Incorporate plants. Plants and flowers are...

Make Money in Real Estate Flipping Houses

Jim Esposito posted this 301 Views

As a real estate agent in Fort Lauderdale with a prominent internet presence I get one or two calls every week from prospective investors who have heard about all the money they can make “flipping” houses. Some have gone to seminars (some even PAID) where so-called experts tell them about fortunes others are making buying homes, fixing them up, selling them again for huge profits. Other people have simply heard stories. Like they went to a party once, met a guy who had a cou...

´╗┐Trade Show Staff Management

Richardo posted this 66 Views

  Exhibiting at a trade show implies merging and connecting numerous factors and influences. For a successful trade show presentation need to state a clear goal and make a deal with yourself and other company CEOs about your mutual desires. For example, if you are going to take part in a show that is going to take place in a week or two, you should never allow that your staff is picked at the spur of the moment. You need experienced HR managers and experts to choose the staff for you...

How to Deal With Outrageous Claims Sellers Make When Selling a Home

RoyceofRealEstate posted this 66 Views

Selling your house can be an emotional experience and even with the best intention in mind, some Sellers are unrealistic about the process & pricing. Most Agents understand this fact and know the right way to deal with them, but what if you’re on the other end of the transaction, or are dealing with a particularly stubborn Seller? Let’s see how to deal with some outrageous claims: “We would prefer a higher price, so as to have some margin for negotiations....

Southern Ohio Real Estate Improvements

Greg Hancock posted this 64 Views

Lebanon Up – Waynesville Up More Now past the first half of 2014, Southern Ohio real estate’s last 12 months can tell you some insightful tales about where many local markets and where these markets overall have been heading. Two communities in close proximity that serve as great examples are Lebanon and Waynesville. Though sales have slowed as is usual for the summer, and perhaps a bit slower than last year, final sales prices for Lebanon Ohio real estate and homes for sal...

Getting Your Garden Ready for the Summer

ryan_williams posted this 52 Views

While the majority of the world is enjoying their summer months, here in Australia we are impatiently waiting for the winter to end (or at least I do). But before the time for long Sunday BBQs and pool parties comes, there is something else that you should think of - your garden. After all, if you have a big backyard and garden the chances are you will be spending most of your free time there (or is it me, again?). Step 1 - Garden Cleaning After months of neglecting, it would only ...

Are you using Windows 8.1?

mikey posted this 82 Views

My laptop computer had Windows 8 installed when I bought it.  The first time I fired it up, I spent awhile figuring out how to get to the desktop.  After spending some time getting acquainted with the software I tried turning it off.  Unlike previous versions of Windows, the "off switch" was not in plain sight.  I actually went to my desktop computer with Windows 7 and searched to find out where the secret switch was.  If you haven't experienced Windows 8 yet, the se...

Walking Tours of Park City

Karin Gage Park City posted this 76 Views

For the perfect, unconventional evening in Park City, Utah after having dinner at one of the many local restaurants, why not take a walk on the scary side of town with “Park City Ghost Tours” beginning every evening at 8 p.m. Just in time for it to get dark and spooky outside, the real evening’s adventure begins with guided haunted tours of some of Main Street’s more notorious spots for danger and deception. Founded by a retired history teacher, a film maker and a...