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[Free eBook] The Homeowner's Guide to Staging
Staged listings typically sell faster and for a higher price than comparable, unstaged homes, so it makes sense to put some effort into making your listings look, smell, and feel their best. In this new eBook, we share tips and techniques from staging basics such as decluttering and cleaning, to seasonal touches that will make your listings standout any time of year. Complete the form here to download the free eBook. Then, just and add your contact information so you can share it with your leads and clients via email, social media, or just print it and share it. To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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Showcase IDX Launches Lucrative Agent Affiliate Program
Showcase IDX is excited to be launch a new program to help our customers add another recurring revenue stream by recommending Showcase IDX to their peers. Last year was an exciting year for Showcase IDX. We closed a round of funding and brought on a new development team. Already this year, we've announced the addition of a marketing and innovation leader to fuel our rapid growth, and the product team has been working hard on advances you'll see in the coming months. The Showcase IDX Agent Affiliate Program will allow qualified agents to be part of the most generous and aggressive affiliate program in the real estate industry. Agents will have the opportunity to make real money, just by recommending Showcase IDX to the agents and peers... and we make it really easy for you. How Can Showcase IDX's Agent Affiliate Program Benefit You? Get 10% commission on all revenue from the agents you recruit for the first 12 months. If your direct affiliates recruit new customers as part of the affiliate program, you'll get 15% of that customer's revenue for the first 12 months. Yes, you get more for the people that your recruits recruit. Use this calculator to see how much you could earn in the first year. Summary of the Details We use a 60-day cookie window, which means if someone signs up within 60 days of using your special link, you get the credit. There is no obligation for you to provide support; we'll have that handled. Affiliate commissions are paid out within 3 weeks of the end of every month, and are based on recognized, booked revenue. Open to current Showcase IDX agent customers. You must be a Showcase IDX customer for a minimum of 6 months with an active account to participate and receive payouts. Click here to see the full details of the agent affiliate program and a list of common questions. How to Start Earning? A simple three-step process is all you need to follow to start your earnings. After we verify that you're an active Showcaser, you'll gain access to your personalized dashboard that contains your unique affiliate link, banners for your site if you need them, and a real-time dashboard that shows the status of any referrals to Showcase IDX. Final Thoughts Our Agent Affiliate Program is a collective effort where we work together so that you can share in our growth. Many of you have recommended Showcase to friends and other agents. This new program lets us reward you for what you're doing already. If you have any questions, please let us know via chat or email. We're really excited about our affiliate program for our agents. It's our sincere goal to help share the benefits of our incredible growth with our customers. Go to showcaseidx.com/affiliates to get started today. Next Steps Our team is here to help you get started and make the most out of this program and are there for you to ensure that this is a win for you, and a win for us too. Sign Up Now Calculate Your Potential Earnings To view the original post, visit the Showcase IDX blog.
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U.S. Army Veteran Wins New Home for the Holidays $200K Veteran Homebuyer Giveaway
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[Free Download] 10 Staging Tips to Help Your Listing Sell This Winter
Some principles of home staging stay the same regardless of when a listing hits the market. You should always encourage the use of neutral wall colors, rather than vibrant or bold colors. The house should be odor free, clean, and decluttered. Family photos and highly personal items should be removed. However, once these basic staging needs are checked off your list, there are many ways to showcase your listing with some seasonal staging touches. This free winter staging handout is a great resource to share with your clients. It has ten tips to make their home look and feel great this winter. Download your free handout here, then add your contact information at the bottom and start sharing it with all of your listing leads. To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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[Free eBook] Holiday Marketing for Real Estate
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[Free Download] 10 Staging Tips to Give Your Listings a Summer Flare
Some principles of staging hold true no matter what time of year a homeowner lists their house. The home should be clean and odor-free. Neutral wall colors are typically better than highly personalized colors. Decluttering, clearing out closets, and removing personal items are always good ideas. Then, when your client wants to do a little bit extra to really make their home stand out, share this free summer staging handout with them. It has ten tips to make their home look, feel, and smell great this summer. Download your free handout here, then add your contact information at the bottom, and start sharing it with all of your listing leads. To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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Warm Your Leads Up with Free Spring Cleaning Checklists
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Homes.com Publishes 'Secrets of Top Selling Agents: The Keys to Real Estate Success Revealed'
Book details success stories and tips from Dave Liniger, Gary Keller, Barbara Corcoran and other real estate titans NORFOLK, VA. (SEPTEMBER 12, 2017) - Homes.com has released its first book, Secrets of Top Selling Agents: The Keys To Real Estate Success Revealed by Joe Sesso. Based on the highly acclaimed Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar series, the book is a compilation of the best anecdotes, tips and tricks from top selling real estate agents and trendsetting industry experts over 10 years and 100 webinar episodes. In this groundbreaking book, Sesso has gathered game-changing tips from some of the biggest names in the real estate industry, including Dave Liniger, Gary Keller, Barbara Corcoran, Leigh Brown, and Chris Smith. Secrets of Top Selling Agents covers everything from how to start and build your own real estate company, to how to shoot compelling real estate videos and generate leads from social media. "It takes hard work, guts, innovation and determination to be the best in your local market. The stories I've compiled in Secrets illustrate how some of the giants in the industry have done just that. There is no doubt that if you follow the systems outlined in the book, you will see an impact on your business," said Joe Sesso, author and director of sales at Homes.com. Some of the highlights from the book include: Why Dave Liniger was forced to rethink his life and change his perspective on the business after a devastating illness How Gary Keller and Jay Papasan focus on "the one thing" to achieve success How Barbara Corcoran turned her real estate business into an international brand Tips from Katie Lance on leveraging social media to bring the real estate industry into the 21st century 12 steps from Chris Smith on how to increase your GCI by 50 percent How Jay Baer's concept of "youtility" can make your business more useful Jimmy Mackin's advice on multitasking and reaching the elusive "Inbox Zero" How other successful real estate professionals have adapted to today's challenges "The Secrets book offers invaluable information to help both new and seasoned real estate professionals increase their sales and become a preeminent resource in the local communities they serve," said David Mele, president of Homes.com. "Through the long-running Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar series, Secrets Live events, Secrets podcasts, and now our new book, Homes.com is committed to providing the industry with the best educational resources on trending topics." In offering advance praise for Secrets, Victor Lund, partner at the WAV Group, said, "A keynote of their [agents and industry leaders profiled in the book] success is hard work and dedication to becoming better than everyone else. This book delivers insights from our industry's top king-makers who have created the most success for others. It's written for winners by winners!" The book is available for purchase at SecretsofTopSellingAgentsBook.com in paperback. For more information on the Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar series, visit SecretsWebinars.com. About Homes.com Homes.com is a leading provider of real estate marketing and media services, including brand advertising, property listing exposure and syndication, search engine marketing and instant response lead generation. Homes.com Connect offers the real estate industry's first-ever all-inclusive marketing platform for agents and brokers featuring single-login convenience. Homes.com is visited by more than 14 million consumers each month to search nearly four million properties for sale or rent, to locate real estate agents in their area, and to find useful home buying tips. For more information, visit http://www.Homes.com. About Joe Sesso As a national speaker for Homes.com and other major real estate search sites, Joe Sesso has spoken to more than 35,000 real estate professionals in 49 states about the secrets to real estate success. His unique background makes him an expert on sales techniques. Sesso began in the industry as a real estate investor and invented a unique foreclosure system that helped him accumulate a multimillion dollar personal portfolio. During that time, he authored The Foreclosure Revolution, which predicted the American housing crisis in the late 2000s. Sesso is currently the national speaker and sales director for Homes.com. Sesso is a member of the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International, and has been a REALTOR® for seventeen years. Sesso received his bachelor's degree and MBA from Indiana University and his master's degree in global management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University.
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Time for Teachers, Time for Books, Time for New Leads! Here's How.
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Coming Soon: Discover the Keys to Sales Success with Tips from Real Estate Titans!
Gain valuable insights and study proven methods of success to achieve your goals with the new book, Secrets of Top Selling Agents: The Keys to Real Estate Success Revealed. In this must read book, Joe Sesso shares the top tips and secrets of real estate giants from the popular webinar series, Secrets of Top Selling Agents. Barbara Corcoran, Gary Keller, Chris Smith and others tell you exactly what you need to do to be a top selling agent! Each chapter includes advice and tips from a different real estate superstar and covers a different aspect of real estate, such as how: Barbara Corcoran battled Donald Trump in court and turned her real estate business into an international brand. A devastating illness forced Dave Liniger to rethink his life and change his perspective on the business. Gary Keller and Jay Papasan use a simple diagram to visualize their success. Katie Lance leverages social media to bring the real estate industry into the 21st century. Chris Smith discovered how you can increase your GCI by 50 percent. Jay Baer created the concept of "youtility." Jimmy Mackin manages multitasking and reaching the elusive "Inbox Zero." Other real estate professionals have adapted to today’s challenges. These titans of the industry will change the way you approach your real estate business. Click here to reserve your copy today! To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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[Free Download] Get Your Brandable Holiday Handbook and Entertaining Guide Today!
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[Downloadable] Get Your Free Brandable Holiday Cookie Sheet Today!
  Keep your contacts engaged (and well fed) this holiday season by sharing these delightful, brandable holiday cookie recipes! Just add your contact information to the bottom and share it with your contacts or bake them yourself to bring some joy to your next open house. You can share these recipes on your social networks, add them to your newsletter, or send them out in your next mailing! However you choose to use them, they're sure to bring a smile to your contact's face. Click the image below to download your free copy! To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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Real estate agents get free brand assessments from Adwerx
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Help Your Clients Host the Ultimate BBQ or Tailgate Party [Free Download]
  Football season is here! It's time to pull out your gameday jersey, don your lucky socks, and show off your team colors! Help your clients get ready to go all out with their next party with Tailgate Fever: Your Ultimate Tailgating Guide. This eBook is packed with great tailgating recipes, treats, games, and decorating ideas to help you plan the ultimate tailgate party. Pair your tailgating guide with the Red, White and BBQ Entertainment Guide for even more party hosting ideas, grilling tips, and wine pairing guide! Add your contact information to the eBooks and share them with your leads, prospects, and clients! Print out copies and hand-deliver them to your clients to earn some extra face time, or email the eBooks out to your database to reclaim a position at their top-of-mind. For even more free downloadable resources, check out the free resource library! To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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New REALTOR Benefits® Partner Provides Members-Only Online Shopping Destination
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Help Your Clients Host the Ultimate Summer BBQ [FREE DOWNLOAD]
  Summer is fast approaching. Now's the time to sweep off the deck and pull out the grill for some outdoor fun with family and friends, and Homes.com wants to help! Download the free, Homes.com Red, White & BBQ Entertainment Guide for the tips and tricks your clients need to host the perfect summer BBQ. This eBook includes the ultimate steak guide, wine and BBQ pairing guide, grilling tips infographic, recipes, party themes, and more! Click here to download your copy today! To view the original article, visit the Homes.com blog.
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Realtor.com®’s Kickstart Your Mortgage Sweepstakes Winner Uses $40,000 Prize to Purchase Dream Home
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Join NAR’s REach® Insights Panel and Gain Preferred Access to New Technologies for REALTORS®
One of the most innovative benefits for NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) members is the opportunity to join the REach® Insight Panel, which allows participants to become the very first to use new technologies created specifically for the real estate industry. A range of new solutions for REALTORS® are offered, including but not limited to field safety, online notary services, instant home improvement project estimates, client gift giving and much, much more. The REach® Accelerator Program was founded by the NAR's Second Century Ventures to identify promising startup companies serving the real estate industry. More than 150 accomplished professionals serve as mentors and advisors to participating REach® Accelerator Program companies. Founders of these companies are required to go through an eight-month-long REach® Accelerator Program training initiative comprised of intensive educational seminars, extensive mentorship, access to a defined customer base and exposure to NAR's 1M+ REALTORS®. How can you get involved in REach®? Join the REach® Insight Panel Real estate agents and brokers can take their business to the next level by participating in the REach® Insight Panel. The panel allows participants to receive first access to the new technologies and services introduced by REach® Accelerator Program companies. REach® Insight Panelists are provided with free test accounts. Panelists choose one or more REach® companies to work with and receive exclusive discounts from the companies in exchange for providing feedback on their experience. Want to get involved? Apply to be part of the Insight panel. You can also email REach® with suggestions on companies that should be considered for the program in the near future. The 2015 class of REach® Accelerator Companies Each year a host of companies participating in the REach® Accelerator Program introduce new products and services on a preferred bases to NAR members for trials and field use. Following is an overview of the 2015 class of REach® Accelerator Companies: Asset Avenue—offers an online peer-to-peer lending platform for commercial real estate loans, providing borrowers and real estate brokers quick and reliable access to competitively priced loans while also offering accredited and institutional investors the potential to earn attractive returns. The August Smart Lock—redefines home access with a safe, simple and social system that revolutionizes home entry. August is a technology company building products that make life simpler by allowing physical environments to seamlessly respond to people's behavior. BoostUp—provides a down payment savings platform that helps consumers save for their next home purchase. Real estate partners engage with future home buyers early in the shopping process and help them reach their down payment goal with a savings reward. Guard Llama—offers a wireless personal security and protection device system that alerts police to a REALTOR'S® exact location through the push of a button. Loop & Tie—enables users to build better relationships with prospects and customers through thoughtful gifting. Loop & Tie provides a platform for brokers to send thoughtful gifts for customer engagement, allowing recipients to pick from a collection artisanal products. Save time by not having to pick an individual gift and gain insight by tracking the relationship online. NotaryCam—offers the only online eClosing solution built upon its unique online notary platform, so closing real estate deals is faster, more secure and more convenient than ever before. Pro.com—provides a home services marketplace where customers get instant price estimates for home improvement projects, as well as a means to find trusted pros and schedule appointments online. Termscout—helps commercial real estate professionals and enterprise sales teams increase revenue by providing accurate, timely and actionable sales intelligence within their marketplace. TermScout utilizes advanced data aggregation and analytics that allows enterprise sales professionals and marketers to focus on selling their service offering, rather than researching vast quantities of data. Learn more about the REach® Insights Panel for REALTORS® and how you can become part of the program today. To view the original article, visit the Member's Edge blog.
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Share Your Client Connection Stories for a Chance to WIN $1500!
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Your Lead Gen Options – Build or Buy?
  Should you build a website, drive traffic to it, and create follow-up systems? Buy an all-in-one system that already has these processes in place? Or, is purchasing leads the answer? It's about considering the merits of investing more time or more capital to reach your goals. Uncover the strategy that works best for you as we weigh the pros and cons of each and discuss what's working – and what's not - for your peers. Take the Build or Buy survey today, and then get a front row seat as we review the results together.
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Realty Commander Launches Loyalty Program
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Reinvigorate Your Real Estate Business: Win a Two-Day Makeover Experience
In a constantly evolving industry, staying at the top can be a challenge. Listing appointments, open houses, and networking events leave little time to revisit your business plan or learn about the latest digital marketing tools. Are you feeling drained and wondering how you can possibly keep up in this competitive market? Get ready to change that. The 2015 HomeFinder.com Agent Transformation Sweepstakes Presented by PNC Mortgage is here to help you reinvigorate your real estate business. We've got a two-day makeover experience planned that'll renew your passion and give you the tools to sell more homes. Watch the video below to get inspired by last year's winners, or visit homefinder.com/agents2015 to enter now.   Entries will be accepted from all licensed real estate agents through August 14, 2015. If you're one of the five lucky winners randomly selected, you'll get to: Revamp your personal brand High-end salon visit Professional new outfit Post-makeover photo shoot Re-engage professionally One-on-one coaching from industry leaders Training on real estate specific online marketing Retreat to Chicago Two-night stay in the heart of the city (October 6-8, 2015) Winner reception and gourmet dinner All real estate agents who enter the sweepstakes will be able to access digital marketing, open house, and technology advice during and after the entry period. You can learn more about the 2015 HomeFinder.com Agent Transformation Sweepstakes Presented by PNC Mortgage – including ways to earn bonus entries – here. To view the original post, visit the HomeFinder.com blog.
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REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Nominations for 2015 Good Neighbor Volunteer Awards
  WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2015 -- Realtors® not only help people achieve their dream of homeownership, they also volunteer their time and energy to improve the lives of their community members. The National Association of Realtors® is currently accepting applications from Realtors® who dedicate themselves to volunteer service for REALTOR® Magazine's Good Neighbor Awards. Five winners will be announced in the November/December issue of REALTOR® Magazine. Each winner will be recognized at the 2015 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego in November and will receive a $10,000 grant for his or her charity. Winners will also receive travel expenses to the conference and considerable national and local media exposure for their cause. In addition to the winners, five honorable mentions will each receive a $2,500 grant. "The Good Neighbor Awards reminds us that Realtors® build communities in many different ways," said NAR President Chris Polychron, executive broker of 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark. "I'm proud of the positive effect the more than 150 Good Neighbor Award winners have had for the past 16 years on those in need." Last year's Good Neighbor Award winners contributed thousands of hours to their causes and drew a standing ovation from thousands of Realtors® and guests during the conference's general session in New Orleans. The 2014 winners were Tricia Carlisle-Northcutt, Beach Properties of Florida, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., for founding the Children's Volunteer Health Network; Jane B. Locke, Century 21 Properties Plus LLC, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., for co-founding Carolina Children's Charity; Edward P. Pompeian, Realty Growth Inc., Rochester, Minn., for founding Gift of Life Inc.; Rosemary Tran Lauer, Long and Foster, Vienna, Va., for founding Devotion to Children; and Paul Wilson, RE/MAX Unlimited, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., for co-founding the Wolfson Children's Challenge for the Wolfson Children's Hospital. Previous Good Neighbor Award winners say their charities benefited from the media exposure that resulted from winning the Good Neighbor Award, as well as the $10,000 grant. "The Good Neighbor Award brought Gift of Life more awareness in the local community, and more importantly, at a national level," said 2014 Good Neighbor Award winner Ed Pompeian, who won for founding the Gift of Life Transplant Home, which provides affordable housing to transplant patients undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "Realtor® support was fantastic. Realtors® from all over the country took the time to send me personal letters." The Good Neighbor Awards is sponsored by primary sponsor Liberty Mutual Insurance and realtor.com®. Nominees will be judged on their personal impact on the community through volunteer work. To be eligible, nominees must be NAR members in good standing. Good Neighbor Award entries must be received by Friday, May 15, 2015. For more details and a nomination form, call 800/ 874-6500 or visit www.REALTOR.org/gna. Liberty Mutual Insurance (www.libertymutual.com/nar) is one of the world's leading and most trusted insurance carriers. For more than 100 years, their mission has been to provide comprehensive, quality insurance products that help their customers live safer, more secure lives. Liberty Mutual has worked hard to develop personal insurance programs that provide long-term benefits to their customers, and constantly strives to improve their products and services. Equally important, is their legacy of working for the public good through philanthropy, safety research, and educational outreach. For that reason, Liberty Mutual is proud to be the 2015 primary sponsor of REALTOR® Magazine's Good Neighbor Awards, expanding their partnership with NAR. For more than a decade, as part of the REALTOR Benefits® Program, Liberty Mutual has been NAR's exclusive partner for auto, home and renters insurance. Through this program NAR members are eligible to receive special savings and insurance benefits. Realtor.com® delivers consumer real estate's largest and most accurate database of homes for sale and rent available anywhere. The home and rental listings on realtor.com® and realtor.com® mobile apps are pulled directly from over 800 local MLSs, with most listings updated every 15 minutes. Plus, realtor.com® has a huge database of new home listings, rental properties and property values for millions of homes nationwide, so users can find out about new listings, new homes, price reductions and great deals first. Realtor.com® is also the only national site that offers a complete database of over 1 million Realtors®. Whether you're buying, selling, renting or researching, realtor.com® has the latest and most accurate information available to help you make an informed decision. Realtor.com® is where home happens. The National Association of Realtors®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. Information about NAR is available at www.realtor.org. This and other news releases are posted in the "News, Blogs and Video" tab on the website.
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Announcing the Best of Trulia Award! Because You Earned It
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Limited Time $10 Trulia Pro Offer for ActiveRain Members
  700 ActiveRain Membersalready gotTrulia Profor only $10 per month(Normally $29) Trulia is bringing this $10 Trulia Pro Offer back one last time for ActiveRain Members. Don't wait... this offer ends December 31st Full details at http://goo.gl/tsZNif
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VirtualTourCafe Year-end Special: 50% off Annual Subscription
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‘Get Fresh’ and You Could Win $5000
  Fresh is best! When it comes to your listings, we know that accuracy is the most important thing. Fresh, accurate listings on Trulia help you build your brand and snags agents even more high-quality leads. That's why Trulia Data Connect partners with your brokerage and MLS to update listings as often as 180 times a day via a RETS feed. Other sources typically only update 1-4 times a day. Fresh is best and your listings are no exception. Since launching the Data Connect program last year, Trulia has been focused on working with over 12,000 brokers and 100 MLSs to make sure they are taking advantage of the benefits of sending direct feeds. Trulia notably added some of the largest and most influential MLSs in the country, including My Florida Regional MLS, The MLS™/CLAW, the Austin Board of REALTORS, The Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, Intermountain MLS, and others. We're also proud to have added important new broker partners to the program, including the Minneapolis-based Edina Realty. In fact, Trulia has invested millions to develop a robust data processing platform that enables direct-feed updates as often as every 8 minutes, or 180 times per day. Besides ensuring the highest quality and most accurate listings data, Trulia also provides clear attribution to listing agents and brokers on property detail pages as a policy, which directs consumers to the listing agent more directly than standard IDX attribution. In order to highlight our commitment to up-to-date, accurate listings, we're excited to launch the Get Fresh sweepstakes. With one simple request your Broker of Record to send your listings directly to Trulia and you'll be entered into the Get Fresh with Trulia Sweepstakes for a chance to win $5,000! It's as simple—and fresh!—as that! Enter to win here!
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Rake in Success this Fall with Homes.com Facebook Like Sweepstakes
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2014 HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes Presented by PNC Mortgage Winners Chosen
Thank you to all who entered the 2014 HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes Presented by PNC Mortgage! We are happy to announce that our five lucky winners have been contacted directly and will be in Chicago from September 10 – 12 for a complete business and style makeover. The five winning agents are from: Coldwell Banker Gosslee in Shreveport, La. RE/MAX Professional Advantage in Byron, Ill. Keller Williams Premier in Dallas, Texas HP Residential Services Inc. in Coral Gables, Fla. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Northborough, Mass. Follow us on our blog, Facebook and Instagram beginning September 10 to meet the winners and see their makeovers in action! To view the original article, visit the HomeFinder.com blog.
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Realtors® Got Talent Guideline
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Enter the Local Real Estate Expert Sweepstakes for a Chance to Win $500!
Are you known as the go-to resource for local buyers and sellers? Whether it's supporting local businesses, getting involved in community events or engaging with your followers on social media, being the face of the local real estate market is a surefire way to put your business front and center of potential clients and prospects.The good news is that Homes.com wants to give you a little extra cash in your pocket, $500 to be exact, for all the hard work you've put into taking your business to the top! Enter the Homes.com Local Real Estate Expert Sweepstakes for a chance to win $500 that you can use to stun potential buyers at your next open house, invest back in your business or even to take a well deserved summer vacation! In addition to potentially filling your pockets full of cash, every entry will receive a free download of the "Rise to the Top: Be the Local Expert" guide. This invaluable resource provides tips on how to maximize your local presence using social media, video, mobile and content marketing tactics. Real estate professionals can use these tips to help capture the attention of local buyers and sellers, while gaining a strong leg up on the competition! How to Enter? Take a second to fill out this simple entry form, download your FREE copy of the "Rise to the Top: Be the Local Expert" Guide and cross your fingers for a chance to win $500! Yes, it's that easy! The sweepstakes ends August 8th! Don't let the time or the opportunity to win a little extra cash slip away – enter today! For official sweepstakes rules, click here. To view the original article, visit the Homes.com blog.
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RealtyTrac On-the-Go Sweepstakes to Give Away an iPhone a Day for Seven Days
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Add a Spark to Your July 4th Celebration with These Entertainment Ideas!
Share some inspirational Fourth of July party ideas with your clients to celebrate this great country! The Homes.com Idea Gallery is packed to the brim with summer food and drink recipes, barbecue tips, festive decor, staycation ideas and other party tips. Summer Fun for Everyone The customizable Red, White and BBQ Guide is your ticket to an all-American celebration, and an even better summer! Take advantage of the one-of-a-kind side dishes, mouthwatering entrees, desserts, wine pairings and unique drinks to really win potential buyers over at your next open house. Download it and add your contact information, then start sharing it at open houses or send it to your clients for their own use. However you decide to use the guide, it's a surefire way to stay top of mind and really impress your clients and prospects! The All-American BBQ What's more American than a good ol' fashioned BBQ? Get back into the swing of things with a little refresher from the Grill Like a Pro Infographic, which provides tips to master everything grill-related. Once you have the grill fired up, use Homes.com's Backyard Barbeque Tips for signature cocktails and beverages, tablescapes and even a "build your own shortcake" dessert bar that will impress your entire guest list! Maybe you have clients that love America's favorite pastime – so share the Red, White & BBQ: Host a Hot Dog Grilling Party Guide to bring everyone's favorite ballpark snack right to their backyard. Delectable Dessert Dishes After spending all day soaking up the sunshine, cool down with some homemade ice cream and root beer floats! After that, keep the celebration going and take an opportunity to show off your top-of-the-line kitchen with these 19 sweet ideas for July 4th that are full of American spirit! Looking for more tips like these? Share helpful guides, summer staycation ideas and other awesome party ideas that Homes.com has to offer by visiting the Idea Gallery. As always, go to Homes.com's Facebook to share how much your clients enjoyed these ideas and anything else that could help make every American's favorite holiday even better! To view the original article, visit the Homes.com blog.
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Don't miss the National Association of REALTORS® Member Value Plus (MVP) Program
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2014 Memorial Day Party Ideas for Clients! Download Your FREE Customizable BBQ Entertainment Guide
  Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and your clients and prospects are dusting off their grills for the first big outdoor bash of the season. Homes.com is here to help make planning for a Memorial Day bash, or any other summer party, a breeze with our Red, White and BBQ Entertaining Guide! Chock full of barbecue tips, recipes, outdoor decoration ideas, plus more. This guide is a great resource and can be downloaded for free! Our CUSTOMIZABLE VERSION is a perfect way to brand yourself and help your clients enjoy the holiday weekend! How to Customize in 3 Easy Steps: On the last page of the guide, select the editable text boxes Type in your contact information And print or save for emailing It's that easy! Download it HERE! Ideas for Using the Entertainment Guide Add this free guide as a special email in one of your drip marketing campaigns! It's a great way to keep in touch with your recent and past homebuyers. When they are ready to sell again, touches like these ensure that your name is the first in their mind when they want to list! Hosting an Open House? Showcase your listing's potential outdoor entertaining space! Consider staging the deck, patio or yard with grill, picnic table and outdoor decorations, and then offer printed copies of this Entertaining Guide. Have a closing, soon? Create a closing gift centered around outdoor entertaining with grill tools, BBQ sauces and rub. Then, include a copy of our Entertaining Guide! Print some copies for distribution in your office, local stores, or other areas where you distribute your branded material. Not only will this keep you top of mind, but it will show why you're the go-to expert for everything home related! Download your editable copy of the Red, White & BBQ Entertainment guide today! We hope you can use the guide as a tool to connect with clients and prospects and build your brand! Take a look at our other customizable consumer resources and business eBooks on our FREE Real Estate Marketing eBooks page. To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes, Presented by PNC Mortgage
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Tell Buyers and Sellers to ‘Keep Calm’ With These Customizable Graphics!
  Looking for a unique way to stay top of mind? Well "keep calm" because Homes.com has you covered! Add some flair to your proposals and real estate marketing materials while capitalizing on the latest catch phrase by downloading and customizing Homes.com's 'Keep Calm' graphics! As a real estate professional, you know the home buying process can be stressful for buyers and sellers. These handy materials serve as a friendly reminder that they can 'Keep Calm' and rely on you, the local expert, to help them with all of their real estate needs. These unique designs are sure to grab the attention of buyers and sellers alike. Regardless of your area of expertise, these pieces are designed with three different messages that will match your relationship to the buyer or seller or someone that is still on the fence: "Keep Calm and Let Me Find Your Next Home" (buyer's agent) "Keep Calm and Trust Your Real Estate Pro" (general message) "Keep Calm and Watch Me Sell Your Home" (listing agent) Choose your favorite message or select them all and download each one as a flyer, business card or postcard, or all three options. Next, add your contact information, save to your desktop and send off to your local printer for multiple quantities (note that the business cards and postcards are double-sided), or email to your networks. Download these 'Keep Calm' designs today and give your community yet another reason why you're the local expert! Visit Homes.com to find even more free downloadable resources that will help guide your clients and prospects through the home buying process. To view the original article, visit Homes.com.
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This Cyber Monday you can save big on all real estate websites from WebsiteBox. Make sure you sign up soon because this offer expires on December 8, 2013! Enter the code CyberMonday2013 when you are signing up for the $99 Do-It-All Website. Sign up today and get $25 off! *Offer applicable to new clients only.
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DocuSign Hawaiian Getaway Giveaway
DocuSign is giving away an all expenses paid vacation to Hawaii. Yup, you heard us right. We're doing a Hawaiian vacation giveaway. And I'm sure you're thinking, "AWESOME! How do I enter to win?" It's really quite simple. Every new DocuSign subscription during our sweepstakes period (October 15 to November 22) will be automatically entered and eligible to win. Now, you may be thinking, "Wow, that's fantastic, but I'm already signed up with a DocuSign plan." Not to worry! You can also enter the sweepstakes by referring a friend or colleague to DocuSign. There is no limit on how many people you can refer. More referrals mean more opportunities to win! Imagine yourself relaxing on the luxurious beaches of Hawaii. Feel your toes digging into the warm sand and the ocean breeze blowing through your hair. Listen to the waves gently lap up against the shore. This could be you! Maybe you're relaxing in the shade, or you're sunbathing with a fruity cocktail in your hand. Your imagination is the limit. Your getaway will include round trip airfare to Honolulu for two, a romantic sunset dinner cruise for two, a Paradise Cove Luau and much more. What are you waiting for?! Enter to win before the grand prize drawing on November 22nd! Aloha!
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[eBook] Download the Editable Inspiring Home Moments Guide
  Real estate professionals know that every homeowner is different. Whether it's a place to grow, unwind, or celebrate everyone has a different reason to call their house a home. On the other hand there is one thing that remains the same, that it's a place for their family to make memories together that will last a lifetime. As your partner in real estate, Homes.com wants to help you make these memories even better for your clients and prospects. Whether they are searching for that dream home or creating lasting memories in their current home, Homes.com hopes to inspire everyone – home-buyers, owners, and renters alike – with some ideas on how to establish "Home Moments." Brought to you by Homes.com, the customizable "Inspiring Home Moments Guide" is a collection of ideas and thoughts that your clients can take advantage of and that may help them get the most out of their dream home. In this guide there are tips on how to bring the whole family in on celebrating an event, how to relax with your loved ones, activities for those members of the family that are young and young at heart, indulging yet healthy cooking recipes, DIY home tips, and much more! Homes.com is excited to be your partner in bringing your clients together and inspiring them. Download the editable Inspiring Home Moments Guide today and begin sharing with your valued clients! Add your contact info, print it or save for emailing with your clients or prospects and give them just another reason why you are not only their favorite memory in real estate, but also someone that has helped them create many, many more memories in their wonderful new home! Visit us on Facebook and Twitter, and let us know how the Inspiring Home Moments guide helped your clients come together and help make their house a home! #HomeMoments To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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Free Guide: The 3 Keys to Building a Referrals-Based Business
Get your free article, "The 3 Keys to Building a Referrals-Based Business," today by simply following IXACT Contact real estate CRM on Twitter. Once followed, the article will be direct messaged to you. This special promotion is on for a limited time only so make sure you follow IXACT Contact now so you don't miss out! "We've been working hard over the past while on this Twitter promotion, creating an article that'll be instrumental in helping REALTORS® grow their referrals business. We're excited for REALTORS® to read it and we know they'll get a lot of value from the piece," said Rich Gaasenbeek, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, IXACT Contact. Not only will you benefit from an article on how to grow your business, but you'll also get daily tips and advice on contact management, real estate CRM, and relationship marketing, which we tweet out on a daily basis! Click here now to follow us on Twitter and get your free article! To view the original post, visit the IXACT Contact blog.
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August Flash Sale: For 2 Days Only Get $25 Off The $99 Do-It-All Website
With WebsiteBox, you get a fully customizable and mobile friendly real estate website with an integrated IDX and CRM. We also give you ready-to-go SEO friendly content based on your niche market. You also get free hosting for life and the ability to expand your site with add-ons. The best part is for a limited time we are giving you an additional $25 off on the one time fee of $99. To claim this offer, follow the steps below. If you need any help, please call us at 1-866-857-1657. Claim This Offer in three easy steps: Visit secure.websitebox.com/signup.php Fill out the sign up information and include the coupon code "AugustFlashSale" Submit your information *This offer is only applicable to new clients. To view the original post, visit the WebsiteBox blog.
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Summer may be the busiest time of the year for real estate professionals, but just like families across the country you probably use it as an opportunity to take a vacation and travel the world. But some may decide that their premiere vacation destination is actually the home that you worked so hard to put them in. This summer, help your clients forget their everyday routines and assist them in making memories in their home and community by sharing the Ultimate Summer Staycation Guide! Brought to you by Homes.com and ForRent.com, the Ultimate Summer Staycation Guide is a how-to on taking advantage of everything your client's home and community has to offer this sunny season. Ultimately saving money and eliminating the frustrations of traveling, they will be surprised to find just how much fun is waiting for them right under their noses! You already took part in getting them the home they have grown to love, so now help them enjoy everything that comes with it! The Ultimate Summer Staycation Guideis editable so that you can add your branding to the front cover and clients will remember their favorite real estate agent. Take this opportunity to use this valuable content in personal touch campaigns and stay top of mind with the Summer Staycation Guide! Download the Summer Staycation Guide today! Add your contact info, print it or save for emailing with your clients or prospects and give them just another reason why you are not only their partner in real estate, but also their resource for hometown summer fun! Visit us on Facebook and let us know how the Summer Staycation Guide helped your clients kick their feet back and relax in their homes during their summer staycation! To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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Download 2 Free Resources from IXACT Contact!
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Download Homes.com's Customizable House Hunting Checklist
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Limited Time eSignOnline Upgrade Offer
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Obeo Virtual Tour Add-ons: 50% Off for Valentine’s Day (until Feb. 22)!
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Win a FREE IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM Memory Stick!
Want a FREE 8GB IXACT Contact memory stick? If so, hurry over to our Facebook page and sign up now to win! On the sign up form, tell us which blog post from our Real Estate Contact Management & Marketing Blog you enjoyed the most. We'll then enter you into the sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 20 memory sticks! This special promotion will run for a limited time only. In past sweepstakes, we've given away our real estate CRM for free, an Apple TV, an iPad, a white paper on valuable contact management and marketing tips for REALTORS® and more. Click the button below to get started!
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Give the Gift of RE Technology!
Know an agent or broker who you'd like to thank for their hard work this year? Have a coworker that's difficult to shop for? This year, send a gift you know they'll love - a membership with RE Technology! Real Estate is constantly evolving, and can be difficult to keep up with, but you can help your friends and colleagues in the industry by giving them a foot in the door with RE Technology. What better present to pass on than one you use and love yourself? A membership with RE Technology will give you access to: Daily press releases and news articles targeted to Agents, Brokers, and MLSs Product reviews Webinars Comprehensive company and product directories Already a member? Newly registered and loving it? Pass this on to your friends and colleagues and spread some holiday cheer!
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Emeryville, CA - (PRWEB) November 30, 2010 - HomeGain®, a leading online real estate resource that connects home buyers and sellers with real estate professionals, today announced a new promotion where home buyers and sellers can now receive up to $150 for buying or selling a home through HomeGain’s Find a REALTOR® program, AgentEvaluator®. The HOMEGAIN150 promotion is available to eligible home buyers and sellers who register to compare REALTORS® on www.homegain.com between November 11, 2010 and June 30, 2011 and complete a home transaction on or before September 30, 2011. “The HomeGain Find a Realtor program has been connecting home buyers and sellers with HomeGain members for over a decade. We encourage eligible home owners and buyers to take advantage of this offer and to share the details of this promotion with their family, friends and colleagues,” said Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain.    Visit www.homegain150.com for complete details on the HomeGain150 promotion. About HomeGain HomeGain is a leading provider of online marketing solutions that connect real estate agents and brokers with home buyers and sellers. HomeGain offers free services to find and compare real estate agents, research home values, and view homes for sale. Since 1999 REALTORS® have used HomeGain's real estate marketing programs to connect with consumers, promote their services and grow their business. HomeGain.com has been a top visited real estate website since 1999. HomeGain is your real estate connection.  
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Market Leader Provides Free Business Plan
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RETechnology.com Partners with Six Nationwide MLSs
ARROYO GRANDE, CA - June 24, 2010- RETechnology.com today announced a partnership agreement with six nationwide MLSs to provide agents and brokers direct access to the company’s comprehensive real estate technology website where they can find insights on new products, emerging trends and breaking news.  MLSs continually seek new ways to increase member satisfaction and loyalty.  RETechnology.com, the most comprehensive technology information solution available, is helping establish MLSs as an even more valuable technology resource.  Through this new tool MLSs are empowering agents to make better technology decisions to grow their business.  They help brokers determine which technologies and strategies best meet the needs of their respective businesses. MLS Help Desks previously encumbered with requests for technology suggestions are fielding research concerns directly to RETechnology.com.  “MLSs have always struggled with how best to introduce various products and services to their large, geographically dispersed customer base,” says Russ Bergeron, CEO of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED).  “With RETechnology.com our plan is to let our customers review, evaluate and compare products on their own time and on their own schedule, reducing the amount of time that we or the product vendor needs to spend in the sales process. Our staff will be able to direct callers to RETechnology.com for more detailed answers to their product related questions.” Agents and brokers now have direct access to over 1,000 product descriptions, 500 vendors and 2,000 articles and product reviews through their internal MLS system. “RETechnology.com is the most relevant way to research technology in our industry. You get more specific information here than you ever would by searching Google or Yahoo, where the results may or may not be what you are looking for and will most likely be biased.  As a trainer at MRED, I am always looking for the newest tools and technologies, RETechnology.com is exactly what this industry has needed.  It is objective and comprehensive.  You can search and compare any product.  I highly recommend RETechnology.com at every one of my training sessions; for real estate, this site has everything you could need to help you grow your business,” says Jerry Hoffman, a top producing agent for Keller Williams. Agents and brokers are provided access to this information free to them by MLS partners including: Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), MLSListings, Inc., Intermountain MLS (IMLS), Heartland MLS (HMLS), and My Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS). As a result, RETechnology.com is now available to MLSs as a free member benefit to over 20% of all REALTORS across the U.S., making it the largest resource directory of its type in real estate.   "RETechnology.com is a tremendous tool designed to help our agents navigate through understanding available technology products and how they can help grow their business.  Technology in the past has been an intimidating issue and our agents and brokers did not know where to start. RETechnology.com makes it simple by providing a ’one stop shop‘ where agents and brokers can find the right technology tools to help them sell more real estate.  We are very pleased to partner with RETechnology.com to provide this excellent resource to help our members get the most out of their technology purchases, right from our MLS system home page," says Merri Jo Cowen, CEO of MFRMLS. “We are thrilled to be able to help MLSs become an even more valuable technology partner to their members. RETechnology.com has been designed with the goals and needs of both real estate professionals as well as the MLSs who serve them.  Collaboration with other likeminded MLSs will support the goal of providing agents and brokers with the best possible resource for technology information,” says Victor Lund, CEO of RE Technology, Inc.   Additional MLSs are currently in the process of understanding the new role that they will play in meeting the strong demand of their subscribers to access clear and concise product information. These MLS organizations are graduating beyond simple link beds to the modern experience that consumers find today on sites like Amazon and CNET. About RE Technology, Inc. RE Technology, Inc. offers the most comprehensive real estate technology website, reaching hundreds of thousands of real estate agents.  By embedding directly into MLS Systems across North America, RETechnology.com makes it easy for agents to access clear product descriptions, objective product reviews, and stay current with technology trends. Providing a rich assortment of tutorials, how-to’s and technology training articles, RETechnology.com helps agents understand the benefit technology can bring to drive business, and how to strategically implement them.  RETechnology.com is colored with user ratings and comments, creating a rich community of product feedback and user-driven endorsements.  
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Leading Real Estate Brokerages Adopt the Roost Facebook App
  Solution drives engagement and maintains brand integrity for real estate companies seeking to expand and improve their social media efforts SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., APRIL  20, 2010 -- Roost, Inc. (www.roost.com), a real estate technology company that displays over four million real estate listings and provides advertising solutions to real estate agents and brokers, announced today that 12 of the country’s top real estate brokerage companies have signed on to its Facebook-based platform, Social Real Estate?. Roost’s brokerage solution is an extension of the free Social Real Estate? Toolkit it released earlier this year and is the first Facebook application to integrate a full, MLS-compliant property search. Companies that have executed agreements with Roost include Michael Saunders & Company, Intero Real Estate Services, Surterre Properties, Real Estate One, Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, RE/MAX Alliance Group, Amelia Bullock Realtors, Century 21 Advantage Gold, Zephyr Real Estate, FresYes Realty, Seven Gables Real Estate and Jordan Baris Realtors. “It was clear to us that Facebook was full of opportunities for our company, but we had concerns about approaching it in a way that was both effective and coherent from a brand perspective,” said Chris Meyers, COO of Houlihan Lawrence, a real estate brokerage in New York with over 1,200 agents. “Roost’s solution made it easy to move forward confidently because it’s based upon content we know consumers want and customized to reflect the values of our brand.” Gino Blefari, President and CEO of Intero Real Estate Services, a Silicon Valley-based brokerage with over 1,800 agents said, “Facebook is a now mainstream phenomenon – one any real estate company that expects to continue engaging consumers simply cannot ignore. Roost helped us cut through the hype and confusion around Facebook to connect meaningfully with home buyers and sellers.” Agents within each brokerage can also take advantage of MLS search on their Facebook presence via a premium application that will be available early this summer. Brokers pay Roost a monthly flat fee for the solution. “The fact that so many leading companies have partnered with us so quickly is gratifying, and signals a shift toward a more proactive and strategic approach to social media within the real estate community,” said Alex Chang, Roost’s CEO. “We plan to continue expanding the Social Real Estate? Toolkit to support this movement.” To review the first two “live” brokers on the platform, go to: http://www.facebook.com/InteroRE?v=app_4949752878 (Intero Real Estate Services) http://www.facebook.com/HoulihanLawrence?v=app_4949752878 (Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate) More information about the Social Real Estate? Toolkit can be found on Roost’s Facebook Fan Page or Roost’s Facebook Application Page. About Roost, Inc. Founded in San Francisco, Calif. in 2007, Roost is a real estate technology company that develops social applications that compliment its award-winning search engine. When combined, this Social Real Estate? Toolkit allows real estate agents and brokerages to establish a professional presence within various social media networks and leverage those networks to engage with their social graph to generate business. To discover more information about Roost’s industry-changing applications, please visit http://www.facebook.com/RoostApp. To start your home search, visit http://www.roost.com. For Press Inquiries, Please Contact: Derek Overbey Roost.com 415.742-8059 [email protected] For Sales Inquiries, Please Contact: [email protected]
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NAREE Member Ilyce Glink’s Releases New Real Estate Book
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Free Star Power for Success Series Webinar Coming Up!
Star Power Systems presents the second online webinar of their "STAR POWER for Success Series" this Thursday, April 22, 2010. The STAR POWER Success Series has already received rave reviews from top producing agents.  STAR POWER’s free interactive webcast covers the latest topics in real estate, small business management, lead generation, effective marketing and more. Each online show includes a 20 minute live Q&A session moderated by Alex Charfen, CEO of STAR POWER Systems. Speakers include: Bryan Bomba- STAR POWER Star Bryan Bomba is a consistent multi-million dollar producer respected beyond the industry for his expertise in all things real estate - even acknowledged as an expert by the U.S. District Court due to his valued perspective on housing issues. He has an annual sales volume of $50 million, selling, on average, 1 house every 5 days. Bomba credits much of his marketing talent and intense research skills to his time at Procter & Gamble. Brad Korn- Like his co-star, Brad Korn didn't always sell houses. Brad started out in retail before finding his passion working with homeowners. Now a top earning agent for Keller Williams Realty, Brad Korn can share the systems and methods that have grown his business over the past 18 years. Recently, Brad was invited to HGTV's "My Home is Worth What?" as the real estate expert for Kansas City, MO. During the Success Series episode, Brad will share his creative approach to generating leads including how the media can raise your profile in the industry. Testimonials include: "I make sure to attend at least three seminars a year and one webinar per month. I can't believe I had not participated in STAR POWER before! In one hour I took away at least three important ideas that I will put to use in my business this month. You are my new go-to resource." -Vicki Fazzini, John L Scott Real Estate. "STAR POWER is by far the most stellar training that a Realtor can invest in. If you are aspiring to be on the cutting edge of this industry, this is the greatest training that you can receive. This is the MUST HAVE training for any real estate agent." -Rita Driver, All Stars Realty.    
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Don't Miss Vovici's Upcoming Training Webinar
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MLS Listings Now Available Through IDX's iPhone App
EUGENE, OR—IDX, Inc., is excited to introduce the very first and only integrated and brandable Multiple Listing Service (MLS) search application for the iPhone. This is a unique product offering and the first of its kind in the real estate industry. This new iPhone app is officially being released today, just in time for the 2009 National Association of REALTORS® conference beginning November 13, 2009.  This innovative and highly anticipated application, named myAgent by IDX, now puts the power of an iPhone app in the hands of every single real estate agent and broker nationwide. With 300+ MLSs already covered by IDX, Inc.’s, existing IDX platform, myAgent by IDX is the Nation’s first and solitary integrated IDX application that has the ability to serve agents, both big and small, without them having to spend excess and valuable time building their own custom iPhone application. So how does this particular IDX iPhone application differ from other already existing iPhone real estate applications? -     Although IDX, Inc., manages over 4 million listings nationwide on a daily basis, it is not a national aggregator of data, like Trulia or Zillow, rather it is a utility that enables a local agent in a specific MLS market to have a competitive advantage through the use of innovative and brandable tools. -     IDX, Inc., already has existing relationships and contracts with over 300 independently owned and operated MLS systems throughout the United States. No other company has direct feeds from this many MLS systems, nor can they service any agent throughout the US with an integrated iPhone data feed. -     This is an integrated application, therefore the home search tools are built directly into the application through an advanced map search function; Other real estate apps that display MLS listings do so through a window that displays a webpage online, making myAgent by IDX much more functional and desirable to individual agents and brokers. For over 5 years IDX, Inc., has provided real estate professionals with a plethora of unique features, as well as a customizable interface, enabling them to integrate local MLS listings into their already existing websites, without the need for complex programming. This brand new iPhone application, myAgent by IDX, extends this same unparalleled and innovative service, to the mobile Web. Home seekers with the desire for this new IDX iPhone application can receive a special Agent Code from their participating real estate professional. Consumers that do not currently have a specified agent or broker can receive a code automatically through the geo-location tool, built directly into the app, catering to each individual looking for a new property. Some of the benefits to users include: The ability to search for homes within the actual MLS, in their local and surrounding areas. Having access to the most current MLS listing data available, which is updated in all markets every 24 hours. The ability to locate a property using map search tools, allowing them to tour neighborhoods and view all homes on the market within that specific area, which is great for partaking in a mobile self-guided search and/or tour. This brand new and advanced IDX iPhone application is provided free of charge to all existing IDX, Inc., customers and their clients. According to the latest mobile usage studies from Admob, iPhone users compromise 48% of all mobile browsing sessions, thus opening a previously untapped marketing channel for tech savvy agents and their clients. This unique IDX iPhone application, myAgent by IDX, caters to each individuals' want and need, developing a whole new era of IDX technology,   About IDX, Inc. Based in Eugene, Oregon, IDX, Inc., is nationally known as a leading provider of real estate search applications. IDX, Inc., actively manages over $1 trillion worth of active listings data from over 300 Multiple Listings Services (MLS). IDX Broker is IDX, Inc.’s, principle real estate software utility and myAgent IDX is its principle mobile application available for the iPhone. The easy to manage and customizable software helps real estate professionals display home listing data from their multiple listing service (MLS) on their individual and/or office websites. For more information on all the services provided by IDX, Inc., please visit www.idxbroker.com. For more information about this release, please contact: Cara Coffey IDX, Inc. Director of Media & Public Relations [email protected] Eugene, OR 800-421-9668 (phone) 541-343-3915 (fax)      
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