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Realtor.com and Veterans United Home Loans Launch New Home for the Holidays $100K Veteran Homebuyer Giveaway
One lucky winner will receive $100,000 toward the purchase of a dream home SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 22, 2019 -- Realtor.com, The Home of Home Search, and Veterans United Home Loans announced today the New Home for the Holidays $100K Veteran Homebuyer Giveaway. The sweepstakes is the fifth collaboration between realtor.com and Veterans United to give back to Veterans and members of the U.S. military. "At Veterans United we are dedicated to helping the men and women who have bravely served our country achieve the American dream of homeownership," said Kris Farmer, chief marketing officer at Veterans United Home Loans. "We acknowledge the commitment and sacrifices our Veterans and service members have made so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have. For us and our partners at realtor.com®, we are privileged to be in a position to give back to our military community." "We are proud to partner with Veterans United for our fifth giveaway in a row with our New Home for the Holidays Giveaway," said Tricia Smith, senior vice president for realtor.com®. "Veterans and their families sacrifice so much for our country every day. Helping one Veteran afford their dream home is just one small way that we can honor their sacrifices." The giveaway is open to qualifying U.S. military service members and U.S. military Veterans, subject to the Official Rules. Entries to the giveaway will be accepted until 11:59 a.m. ET, Dec. 20, 2019, at https://www.realtor.com/100k-veteran-home-sweepstakes The winner will receive $100,000 (may be subject to tax withholding) at the closing of a home purchase transaction, subject to the Official Rules for the sweepstakes. Full prize details, conditions and sweepstakes rules are available at: https://www.realtor.com/100k-veteran-home-sweepstakes/rules About realtor.com® Realtor.com®, The Home of Home Search, offers the most MLS-listed for-sale listings among national real estate portals, and access to information, tools and professional expertise that help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. Through its Opcity platform, realtor.com® uses data science and machine learning to connect consumers with a real estate professional based on their specific buying and selling needs. Realtor.com® pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today is a trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers by making all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit realtor.com. About Veterans United Home Loans Based in Columbia, Missouri, the full-service national lender financed more than $12.8 billion in loans in FY2019. Its mission is to help Veterans and service members take advantage of the home loan benefits earned by their service. Earlier this year, Veterans United was named No. 23 of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. The company's employee-driven charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation, is committed to enhancing the lives of Veterans and military families nationwide by focusing on supporting military families and nonprofit organizations that strengthen local communities. Veterans United and its employees have donated more than $51 million to the Foundation since its founding in November 2011. Learn more at EnhanceLives.com. Veterans United is not endorsed or sponsored by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs or any government agency. Equal Opportunity Lender. Mortgage Research Center, LLC. NMLS ID #1907
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U.S. Navy Veteran Wins $75,000 Veteran Homebuyer Giveaway
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2019 -- Realtor.com and Veterans United Home Loans announced that recently retired U.S. Navy Veteran, Chief Gunner's Mate Rico Baker has won the $75,000 prize (less tax withholding) in the Veterans United Home Loans and realtor.com® Home Giveaway Sweepstakes. Baker, who is returning home to his roots in Oklahoma, is a third generation member of the Navy. His grandfather served in WWI, while his father served during WWII. In his 20 years of service, Baker served in three deployments and seven duty stations around the world, including South America and the Persian Gulf. Baker retired from the Navy in August and now works as an engineer. "Prior homebuyer giveaway sweepstakes have given Veterans United a chance to meet incredible families. Rico and his family were no different. Their zest for life, service to our country and love for each other pours out of all four of them," said Veterans United Chief Marketing Officer Kris Farmer. "We are incredibly proud to partner with realtor.com® for the $75,000 Veteran Homebuyer Giveaway." Baker said, "Never, when I filled out the form for Veterans United would I have known my life would change in an instant, but I dreamed big and I was blessed with the gift of a lifetime. Thank you so much." Baker, along with his wife, Eliza, and their two children, have lived in Illinois, California, and Oklahoma while Baker served in the Navy. They now call Edmond, Okla., their home. "It is incredibly exciting for all of us at realtor.com® to share this moment with Rico and his family as we celebrate the fourth time we've partnered with Veterans United on a home giveaway," said Tricia Smith, realtor.com® senior vice president. "Rico has devoted two decades to the American people through his time in the Navy, serving both domestically and abroad. This is just a small token in the face of all his sacrifices. He represents all who serve and have served, to protect and defend the U.S. Their dedication makes the American Dream possible for all of us." The giveaway was open to qualifying U.S. military service members and U.S. military Veterans, subject to the Official Rules. Entries to the giveaway closed at 11:59 a.m. ET, May 31, 2019, at www.realtor.com/75-anniversary-veterans-giveaway. About realtor.com® Realtor.com®, The Home of Home Search℠, offers the most MLS-listed for-sale listings among national real estate portals, and access to information, tools and professional expertise that help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. Through its Opcity platform, realtor.com® uses data science and machine learning to connect consumers with a real estate professional based on their specific buying and selling needs. Realtor.com® pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today is a trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers by making all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit realtor.com. About Veterans United Home Loans Based in Columbia, Missouri, the full-service nationwide lender financed more than $10.5 billion in loans in 2018. Veterans United is the largest VA lender in the country. Its mission is to help Veterans and service members take advantage of the home loan benefits earned by their service. Earlier this year, Veterans United was named No. 23 of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. The company's employee-driven charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation, is committed to enhancing the lives of Veterans and military families nationwide by focusing on supporting military families and nonprofit organizations that strengthen local communities. Veterans United Home Loans and its employees have donated more than $51 million to the Foundation since its founding in November 2011. Learn more at EnhanceLives.com. NMLS ID #1907 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). A VA approved lender; Not endorsed or sponsored by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs or any government agency. Equal Opportunity Lender. Mortgage Research Center, LLC.
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Free Google for Real Estate eBook Now Available
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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
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U.S. Army Veteran Wins New Home for the Holidays $200K Veteran Homebuyer Giveaway
Former United States Army Sgt. Amy Jo McDonald is planning to purchase new home for her family SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 3, 2019 -- Realtor.com® and Veterans United Home Loans today announced that former United States Army Sgt. Amy Jo McDonald of Pella, Iowa, has won the Veterans United Home Loans and realtor.com® New Home for the Holidays $200K Veteran Homebuyer Giveaway. "Sgt. Amy McDonald and her husband, Scott, have both given so much in their service to our country," said Kris Farmer, chief marketing officer at Veterans United. "At Veterans United, we strive each and every day to help Veterans and service members achieve the American dream of homeownership. We are incredibly excited to partner with realtor.com® in making the McDonald's dream home become a reality for this deserving military family." Originally from Brocton, N.Y., McDonald was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., from 1998 to 2002, serving in the U.S. Army as a petroleum laboratory specialist. McDonald's husband, Scott, is also a Veteran of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. McDonald and her husband have two children, and she will use the giveaway's $200,000 prize (less tax withholding) toward purchasing their new home. "We are sincerely grateful for the gift that Veterans United has given to our family in collaboration with realtor.com®, and we appreciate the recognition you have given to Veterans," said Amy Jo McDonald. "Winning this sweepstakes means a lot to our family. It will lift the burden of having a monthly mortgage payment and will allow us to be more financially prepared for our children's future. We couldn't be more grateful for that opportunity." Tricia Smith, senior vice president of channel sales and operations at realtor.com®, said, "We are delighted to help Amy, Scott and their two girls get one step closer to having a new home to call their own. Realtor.com® is proud to work with Veterans United again this holiday season to support the military families that give so much to protect our freedom and our country." About the Giveaway Veterans United Home Loans is the sponsor of the sweepstakes, and retained realtor.com® to support the sweepstakes with hosting, administration and promotion services. About realtor.com® Realtor.com®, The Home of Home Search℠, offers an extensive inventory of for-sale and rental listings, and access to information, tools and professional expertise that help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. It pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers by making all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit realtor.com®. About Veterans United Home Loans Based in Columbia, Missouri, the full-service national lender financed more than $10.2 billion in loans in 2017. Its mission is to help Veterans and service members take advantage of the home loan benefits earned by their service. In 2018, Veterans United was named No. 32 of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. Learn more at veteransunited.com. | 1-800-884-5560 | 1400 Veterans United Drive, Columbia, MO 65203. NMLS ID #1907 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). A VA approved lender; not endorsed or sponsored by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs or any government agency. Equal Opportunity Lender. Mortgage Research Center, LLC
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[Free Download] 10 Staging Tips to Help Your Listing Sell This Winter
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[Free eBook] Holiday Marketing for Real Estate
Do you find yourself spending valuable time and resources marketing your listings without really knowing what you're getting in return? How many of your leads are calling because of listing flyers you left at a new listings? How many picked up your card at an open house? If you aren't sure what effect, if any, your marketing is having on your business, the Holiday Marketing for Real Estate eBook can help. This eBook will teach you how to create an effective marketing campaign for any holiday or occasion, as well as how to track your results. Learn how to set realistic marketing goals, target your audience, put together an offer, and create collateral to support your campaign goal. After that, you'll find many different, easy to use techniques to measure your results. Download your free copy of Holiday Marketing for Real Estate here! To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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[Free Download] 10 Staging Tips to Give Your Listings a Summer Flare
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Warm Your Leads Up with Free Spring Cleaning Checklists
If you're looking to stay top of mind or get back in touch with cold leads, then you're in the right place. These free checklists are perfect to share with leads, clients, and prospects on Facebook, through email, or as a printout. They will show your clients how to freshen up their home in time for spring or, if they're thinking about selling, how to get their effects in order so they can get a better price for their home. Spring Cleaning Tips to Rejuvenate Your Home The first checklist has our advice to declutter your home to make it feel more spacious, as well as advice to get organized. There's an emphasis on the kitchen and living room as these are often the rooms where people spend the most time. At the bottom of the checklist is an editable section for you to add your name, office, and phone number so that anyone you give the checklist to can easily get back in touch with you. Uncommon Uses for Common Things This list will show you how common household items like dryer sheets, vinegar, lemons, and baking soda can be used around the house to prevent mildew, kill bacteria, and remove soap scum. This list also has space at the bottom for your contact information. Just put in your name, office, and phone number so that anyone you share it with can call you when they're ready to buy or sell. Click on the links above to download your free, brandable spring cleaning checklists or check out our other free guides, checklists, and eBooks. If you're interested in connecting with buyers searching for homes in your area, click here. To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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Homes.com Publishes 'Secrets of Top Selling Agents: The Keys to Real Estate Success Revealed'
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Time for Teachers, Time for Books, Time for New Leads! Here's How.
There comes a point every year when the stores fill up with book bags and crayons and you know it's time to start thinking about the kids going back to school. As a real estate agent, a well-timed back-to-school marketing campaign is a great way to put your business in front of possible home buyers and sellers. If you're wondering what you can do for a back-to-school campaign, consider compiling and digitizing each school and grade's supply lists and sharing them socially or on your blog. If you want to do more, try organizing a school supplies drive asking people to drop off school supplies at your office or hosting a teacher's appreciation event through which you can build connections with teachers and administrators. Whether it's taxes coming due, kids going back to school, or the new year, there is always something happening. If you aren't sure how to start and run a marketing campaign, we've got you covered! Click here to download a free copy of the Holiday Marketing for Real Estate eBook. It will walk you through the steps of setting up a marketing campaign as well as teach you how to track your results for measurable success. To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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Coming Soon: Discover the Keys to Sales Success with Tips from Real Estate Titans!
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[Free Download] Get Your Brandable Holiday Handbook and Entertaining Guide Today!
  Don't get caught dashing through the snow searching for the perfect gifts for your leads and contacts at the very last minute—we've got you covered! Below you'll find your link to download the "Home for the Holidays Handbook" and the "Holiday Entertaining Guide." These free, brandable eBooks have everything your clients need to host a memorable holiday party or simply nestle in for a quiet, comfy holiday at home. These free, customizable guides provide you with a memorable gift to keep you at the top of buyers' and sellers' minds in the coming year. valuable content to share with clients and prospects via blog, email, and newsletter. festive tips for party planning, food and drink recipes, decoration ideas, family-friendly activities, unique gift wrapping techniques and more! To customize, download the eBooks to your computer, click the editable areas on the cover page to insert your branding, then save the changes. Now you're ready to email the eBook to your networks or print copies! Home for the Holidays Handbook – Customize this guide and inspire buyers and sellers with these holiday entertainment ideas! Holiday Entertaining Guide – Deck the halls and unwrap the gift of business with this customizable guide! To view the original article, visit the Homes.com blog.
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[Downloadable] Get Your Free Brandable Holiday Cookie Sheet Today!
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Real estate agents get free brand assessments from Adwerx
  Sometimes it helps to have an outsider weigh in on what makes your brand pop. Adwerx makes it brilliantly simple to get started with digital advertising for real estate. But while it can be easy to create your campaign, sometimes knowing which campaign works best for you and what makes it unique can be tricky. That's why Adwerx marketing specialists offer complimentary consultations and brand assessments. They start with your objective and work backward. What is your overall goal for your real estate business next year? Who is your target audience? Do you want to expand your reach in a target area? Are you staying in touch with your network? What are you doing to stand out in listing presentations? Based on these questions and more, the marketing specialists can help real estate agents not just get their digital ad campaigns with Adwerx up and running, but refine their brand and their marketing. Book an assessment now. Discoveries made and brands refined The Adwerx marketing specialists enjoy conversations they get to have with agents. And they approach those meetings with a need to help. "We make sure our customers are thinking strategically about their marketing, and not just throwing money around," said Matt, who is part of the Adwerx team. Jordan, another team member, was able to help one agent pinpoint her target audience. "She didn't really know who she was trying to reach," she said. "So I asked about her best client. Then we created a profile of her target audience based on that persona, and talked about how all her marketing could reflect that target. The agent was super excited." These consultations would have an hefty hourly rate attached to them at any brand consulting firm. But it's something that Adwerx offers for free — even before agents become customers. Because your success matters. "We really want our customers to win," said Jed Carlson, Adwerx CEO. "And if that means doing a little bit of work to identify a smarter strategy with our products, we're happy to do it." Schedule your free assessment at NAR and get a Starbucks gift card At the 2016 REALTORS Conference & Expo in Orlando, agents who visit the booth and schedule an assessment can get a Starbucks gift card as a thank you. It's only available to the first 20 people who sign up, so hurry to booth #285 to book your spot! But assessments are available to anyone, anytime. So if you're not going to the conference, don't worry. You can still book your assessment anytime. To view the original post, visit the Adwerx blog.
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New REALTOR Benefits® Partner Provides Members-Only Online Shopping Destination
  WASHINGTON (June 28, 2016) –  The National Association of Realtors® has partnered with Electronics Row to create a Members' Gift Galleria, the first-of-its-kind custom shopping destination exclusively for Realtors®, association members and their families. As part of the REALTOR Benefits® Program, the Members' Gift Galleria serves as Realtors®' source for personal shopping, as well as an online location for closing, thank you and holiday gifts for clients. It provides Realtors® with access to low, competitive pricing on a rotating selection of top brands, including Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, FitBit, Cuisinart, iRobot, Beats, Tumi, Coleman, KitchenAid and many more. "NAR is a Realtor®'s business advantage, and this partnership with Electronics Row allows us to provide members with significant savings on top-of-the-line products for their businesses," said NAR President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Coral Springs, Florida. "The Members' Gift Galleria is an economical way for our members to use client gifting to brand and differentiate themselves from other agents and improve client loyalty." The Members' Gift Galleria features a rewards program that allows members to earn points with every purchase that may be redeemed for discounts on future purchases. Members will also have access to exclusive, limited-time offers such as gifts with purchase, buy one get one offers and item promotions; free shipping is available on many items. For more information on the Members' Gift Galleria and other REALTOR Benefits® partners, visit Realtor.org/RealtorBenefits. Electronics Row is a leading online member marketplace reseller of work, home, luxury and technology brands.  To date, it operates over 20 private online marketplaces under the trademark membermarketplace™. The REALTOR Benefits® Program is the official member benefits program of the National Association of Realtors®, connecting members with discounts and unique offers on products and services just for Realtors® from more than 30 companies recognized as leaders in their respective industries. The National Association of Realtors®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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Realtor.com®’s Kickstart Your Mortgage Sweepstakes Winner Uses $40,000 Prize to Purchase Dream Home
SAN JOSE, California, September 29, 2015 – A Hoover, Alabama, family is adjusting to life in their new home thanks to receiving $40,000 to use toward a down payment as part of realtor.com®'s Kickstart Your Mortgage giveaway, with the prize sponsored in part by Bankrate. Realtor.com® is a leading online destination for real estate services operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc. Cameron Barnes and her husband were eager to start the home-buying process in their desired neighborhood, but decided they couldn't afford it financially. That all changed when while on realtor.com® she entered the Kickstart Your Mortgage sweepstakes on a whim and was the randomly-selected winner from over 135,000 sweepstakes entries. "Homes were selling so fast that we couldn't even get in to see them. There was a competing offer on the home we ultimately purchased, and the prize money allowed us to put more money down," she said. The Barnes family worked with real estate agent, Howard Whatley, to purchase a home in Birmingham, Alabama, closer to work and their children's school. "We understand the home-buying process can be overwhelming, especially when affordability is a barrier. Even if you aren't actively looking for a new home, realtor.com® is a great place to dream and learn about what you want your perfect home to be," said Nate Johnson, chief marketing officer for Move. "On behalf of realtor.com® and our prize co-sponsor, Bankrate, we congratulate Cameron Barnes and her family on their new home." About Move, Inc. and realtor.com® Move, Inc., operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which provide buyers, sellers and renters of homes with the information, tools and professional expertise they need to discover and create their perfect home. News Corp acquired Move in November 2014, and realtor.com® quickly established itself as the fastest growing online real estate service provider in the first half of 2015 as measured by comScore. As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, consumers know they can look to realtor.com® for the most comprehensive and accurate information anytime, anywhere. With relationships with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLS), realtor.com® has more than 3 million for-sale listings, which account for more than 97 percent of all MLS-listed for-sale properties. More than 90 percent of the listings are updated every 15 minutes. Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorsteps®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNetSM and others. Move supports real estate professionals by providing many services to grow their businesses in an increasing digital, on-demand world, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreetSM; as well as many free services. About Bankrate, Inc. Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories including mortgages, deposits, insurance, credit cards, and other categories, such as retirement, automobile loans, and taxes. The Bankrate network includes Bankrate.com, CreditCards.com, InsuranceQuotes.com and Caring.com, our flagship websites, and other owned and operated personal finance websites, including Interest.com, Bankaholic.com, Mortgage-calc.com, CreditCardGuide.com, CarInsuranceQuotes.com, Insweb.com, CreditCards.ca, and NetQuote.com. Bankrate aggregates rate information from over 4,800 institutions on more than 300 financial products. With coverage of over 600 local markets, Bankrate generates rate tables in all 50 U.S. states.Bankrate develops and provides web services to over 100 co-branded websites with online partners, including some of the most trusted and frequently visited personal finance sites on the Internet such as Yahoo!, AOL, CNBC, and Bloomberg. In addition, Bankrate licenses editorial content to over 500 newspapers on a daily basis including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.
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Share Your Client Connection Stories for a Chance to WIN $1500!
  Have you discovered a unique local approach to promoting your business? When it comes to building a successful real estate brand, it's all about making local connections. This is why Homes.com is on the hunt for the best kept advertising and marketing secrets real estate professionals are using to drive more sales within their local market. Whether it's plastering amusing photos of yourself on billboards, helping out at local charity events or even sponsoring a local little league team, everyone has their own secrets for connecting with local clients. These "tricks of the trade" have helped you get to where you are today, and now you can reward yourself for all the hardwork that went into developing them. Enter Homes.com's Client Connection Stories contest and, if you submit the best local connection story, you could win $1000 in FREE advertising on Homes.com and a $500 gift card! With the busiest season in real estate upon us, $1000 in free advertising can go a long way toward generating new business! Click here to get started! To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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Realty Commander Launches Loyalty Program
Check out our loyal customer program and receive $50 off your next bill. Just like your business, we rely heavily on referrals. And since so many of our customers have already been giving us referrals,we are happy to announce our new Commander Loyalty program. It's simple! Refer someone who can benefit from Realty Commander and we will take care of the rest. When they sign up, you both receive a $50 credit. Not only are you saving, but you're saving your referral $50 Now I know your next question is can you refer more than one? Yes you can, and we will continue to reward you for it.We already have clients who refer people over the month and it totally pays for their account. Since they are already happy users they have no problem letting others know how Realty Commander has helped their business. Just click here to get started! To view the original article, visit the Realty Commander blog.
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Reinvigorate Your Real Estate Business: Win a Two-Day Makeover Experience
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Looking for an Amazing New Career Opportunity?
Looking for an amazing way to leverage the network of relationships you have built in the industry? How about selling one of the most insightful, relevant and effective educational tools in the industry today – RE Technology.com? We're looking for a few amazing sales warriors to help us expand the reach of our platform to even more agents and brokers and, in turn, take their sales careers to the next level. Currently the site is available to over 750,000 agents and brokers. It is one of the most popular tools available in nearly 100 MLSs around North America today. It contains more relevant articles and product information than anybody else to help agents, brokers and MLSs be the best they can be. This fascinating position allows you to learn about all of the latest technologies designed to help agents and brokers serve their customers better and build lifetime relationships. You can help shape the marketing programs for many of the nation's leading firms, as well as launch some of the most disruptive new technologies we've seen. If you're up for a new exciting sales opportunity and would like to learn more about it, please email me at Marilyn[at]wavgroup.com and I'll be happy to tell you all about these exciting opportunities!
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REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Nominations for 2015 Good Neighbor Volunteer Awards
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Announcing the Best of Trulia Award! Because You Earned It
  It was a great year for agents in 2014 and we know you worked harder than ever! As a way to recognize the incredible achievements of our top agents, we're announcing the Best of Trulia, our first annual top agent award program. So what do you get if you're selected? Best of Trulia Agents will get an exclusive badge on their profile and be featured on the Trulia homepage. Plus, we'll share your profile with the 55 million of motivated buyers and sellers that visit Trulia each month. Best of Trulia Agents will be selected based on their Trulia reviews, their past sales and their Trulia star rating. We'll be announcing the top agents at the end of January. Don't miss out at your shot to be on the Best of Trulia list! It's not too late to give yourself your best shot at being named to the list. Here's what you need to do to make sure you're considered for the Best of Trulia program: Add More Reviews! It's simple. Go to the Reviews tab on your profile and follow these steps: Click "Request via Email" and enter your client's information, OR ... Click "Add Reviews," type your review, and enter the author's information. Add Your Past Sales! Show off your past success: Watch the how-to video or download the guide to learn how to upload sold listings on your own, OR ... Upload all of your past sales at once by sending a spreadsheet with all of your past sales to [email protected] That's it! It's time to show us why you're one of the top agents on Trulia. Stay tuned for the list! To view the original post, visit the Trulia blog.
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Limited Time $10 Trulia Pro Offer for ActiveRain Members
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VirtualTourCafe Year-end Special: 50% off Annual Subscription
What better time to offer a special than the end of the year and the holidays! We hope this brightens your holidays... We want to give you a big head start on the new year, plus you can SAVE TAX DOLLARS by purchasing your subscription this year! Thousands of real estate agents and brokers use VirtualTourCafe to help market themselves and their properties. Will you join them at HALF OFF? Go to VirtualTourCafe and select the Platinum Annual Subscription ($399). Use the PROMO CODE: SP5015 and your final price will be $199. That's 50% OFF our regular price! As a reminder, here are a few things that make VirtualTourCafe so different and such a great value... Fast and Easy as 1-2-3! Create a virtual tour, e-flyer and video in under 15 minutes! Unlimited Virtual Tours, e-Flyers and Videos! Distribution to Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com and Dozens of Others... Not Just for Listings! Create Marketing Tours, Neighborhood Tours, e-Flyers and Videos! NEW Supports Matterport 3D Walkthrough Home Tours! NEW Supports Animated Banners! (great lead capture) Over 30 Themes and 50 Background Music Options MLS/IDX Compliant Links Agent and Broker Branded Tours Add Panoramas, Floor Plans and so much more... Unlimited Support & Training TRY IT FREE: www.VirtualTourCafe.com* *Subscribe before midnight 12/31/14 to take advantage of this special! Does price matter? Or is value more important? We think you deserve both!!! Please don't miss out on this special limited time offer. Take advantage today and your subscription price will be good as long as you keep your subscription active. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to be of service to you.
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‘Get Fresh’ and You Could Win $5000
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Rake in Success this Fall with Homes.com Facebook Like Sweepstakes
Calling all real estate professionals! HomesPro is excited to announce our newest sweepstakes! Rake in Success this Fall with Homes.com and bring in a little extra cash with a chance to win $500! You can enter the Rake in Success this Fall with Homes.com Facebook 'Like' Sweepstakes by 'liking' the HomesPro Facebook page and entering your information into the sweepstakes application and no participation is required! Doesn't get much easier than that. Read the official rules to learn more. The chance to win ends October 26, 2014, so be sure to enter while you can. Good luck and happy selling in Q4! To view the original article, visit the Homes.com blog.
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2014 HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes Presented by PNC Mortgage Winners Chosen
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Realtors® Got Talent Guideline
  Do you have musical talent? Enter Season Five of the REALTORS® Got Talent Contest, and you could be performing for 5,000 REALTORS® and guests in New Orleans in November! General Guidelines This year's contest is open to NAR members, international attendees, state/local board staff. Up to six finalists will be chosen to perform live in New Orleans on November 9 and the winner will receive $2,000. All finalists will also receive a complimentary Premier Access registration to the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo (a $400 value). Click here to read the contest's rules and regulations. If Selected as a Finalist You will be notified on or about September 15, 2014. You must agree to be in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday, November 8 for rehearsal and Sunday, November 9 for your live performance. Each finalist agrees to perform for an audience of approximately 5,000 between 7:30pm and 8:30pm on Sunday, November 9 in New Orleans. At the show, the live performance will be evaluated by a panel of judges who will rate each performance. However, it is the audience who will determine the winner. At the conclusion of the performances of all finalists, the audience will be asked to text their vote for best performance. The winner will be announced immediately upon conclusion of the voting period. How to Enter NAR is now accepting video auditions of singers and/or musicians to perform in the REALTORS® Got Talent Show. All video auditions must be accompanied by an online entry form. Auditions and entry forms must be received by Friday, August 29, 2014, 5:00pm Central Time. Review the Rules and Regulations to make sure you qualify. Record and submit your video audition using the submission guidelines below. Complete the brief online entry form. Three Tips for a Good Video Audition Musical talents. We accept a wide range of musical talents but keep in mind there is limited space on the stage. Performances may include singing a cappella or to recorded music, or playing an instrument that can be carried on/off stage by the performer. Please note: It's necessary to limit the type of performances because of the small stage space available at the event. We regret that we cannot accommodate any type of piano on the stage, with the exception of an electric piano with weighted keys. We will accept submissions from groups; however, at least one member of the group must qualify under the Rules and Regulations. Song choice. Choose a song that fits your musical talent, performance range and personal style. We strongly recommend selecting a song that is upbeat and familiar to a general audience. Original songs are permitted but often the audience will respond better to a song that they already know. Keep in mind that the song performed in your audition will be the same song you perform live in November! Video presentation. Start your video with a brief introduction with your name, company, city and state. Then follow up with your complete performance. Make sure we can see you and hear you clearly in the video. Keep it simple -- we will accept copies of professionally taped performances but we will also accept auditions from your living room or home office. Video Submission Guidelines Original Content: Your video must be original, must not have been published, broadcast, or otherwise publicly distributed previously, and must not infringe on any third-party rights. NAR does have Licensing Agreements with BMI and ASCAP for recorded music at the event. Video submissions should be first uploaded to YouTube and set to the "unlisted" setting. An "unlisted video" means that only people who know the link to the video can view it. An unlisted video will not appear in any of YouTube's public spaces (such as search results, your channel, or the Brose page). For a brief tutorial on how to upload a video to YouTube and set it as "unlisted", click here. Once you have uploaded your video to YouTube, fill out the online entry form, where you will provide your contact information and your unlisted YouTube URL. We will also accept copies of video auditions on DVD. DVDs must be formatted to work on PC computers. Acceptable Video Formats include: .AVI, .MPEG2, .MPEG4 (aka .MOV), Quicktime, .WMV, .3GP, .DV, and h.264. DVDs can be sent to: REALTORS® Got Talent Contest, 430 N. Michigan Ave., 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611. All entries must be received no later than Friday, August 29, 2014, 5:00pm Central Time.   To view the original article, visit Realtor.org.
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RealtyTrac On-the-Go Sweepstakes to Give Away an iPhone a Day for Seven Days
IRVINE, CA, July 8, 2014 -- RealtyTrac®, the nation's leading source for comprehensive housing data, today announced the launch of a new sweepstakes to give away an Apple® iPhone a day for seven days to use the new RealtyTrac mobile app. To enter, head to http://www.realtytrac.com/sweepstakes, or "like" RealtyTrac on Facebook®, then complete a short entry form for a chance to win. Existing members of RealtyTrac's Facebook community are also eligible to enter. The sweepstakes runs from July 8, 2014, at noon ET to July 14, 2014, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. The new RealtyTrac mobile app for iPhone and iPad gives users the ability to view detailed and pertinent real estate information for virtually any U.S. property -- more than 125 million nationwide -- including foreclosure status and details, estimated market value, property characteristics, property taxes, sales history, open loans, equity and much more. "Our new mobile app helps users identify homes while driving through a neighborhood or relaxing on the couch by leveraging GPS technology," said Jamie Moyle, CEO at RealtyTrac. "This sweepstakes is a great opportunity for the winners to use the app for themselves and try out our distinctive photo feature, which allows users to view information on over 125 million homes with a push of a button. Simply take a picture and get relevant details such as listing status, market value and foreclosure information." Much of the property information available through the app is available free for all users, and additional information is available for RealtyTrac subscribers, who can simply log in on the app to access the full premium content. Official rules for entry can be viewed at http://www.realtytrac.com/sweepstakes. This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. About RealtyTrac RealtyTrac is a leading supplier of U.S. real estate data, with nationwide parcel-level records for more than 125 million U.S. parcels that include property characteristics, tax assessor data, sales and mortgage deed records, Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) and 20 million active and historical default, foreclosure auction and bank-owned properties. RealtyTrac's housing data and foreclosure reports are relied on by many federal government agencies, numerous state housing and banking departments, investment funds as well as millions of real estate professionals and consumers, to help evaluate housing trends and make informed decisions about real estate.
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Don't miss the National Association of REALTORS® Member Value Plus (MVP) Program
We want to know what you think! Submit your best practices, professional tips, or scripting know-how on a real estate topic of your choosing by May 31st, 2014, and we'll reward you with $50 off of any realtor.com®, Top Producer® or TigerLead® product!* Here's how it works: Select comments/tips appear in an eBook Advance copy will be sent to participants Attend an exclusive webinar And, as an added bonus Get $50 off Move products* *Terms and Conditions Apply. Get more info at realtor.com/mvp
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HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes, Presented by PNC Mortgage
  Chicago, IL, May 12, 2014 – HomeFinder.com, a leading digital real estate site, today announced its third annual, HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes, presented by PNC Mortgage. This is the first year PNC Mortgage, one of the leading financial services organizations, is participating in the sweepstakes. Five randomly chosen real estate agents will win a two-night trip to Chicago from September 10-12, 2014, for a full business and style makeover. All licensed real estate agents are eligible to enter the sweepstakes, which will run through August 15, 2014. HomeFinder.com and PNC Mortgage want to provide the five winners and thousands of entrants with real estate specific marketing training to help them succeed locally. The National Association of Realtors reports that limited inventory resulted in rising home prices, which caused home sales to decrease 7.1% from February 2013. This competitive real estate environment means agents need to establish themselves as the authority to set themselves apart in their individual markets. "Real estate is area specific. Low inventory markets, rising home prices and 2014's new lending requirements means real estate agents need to stand out locally in order to grow a successful business," said Doug Breaker, president and CEO, HomeFinder.com. "HomeFinder.com and PNC Mortgage will provide the five winners – and thousands of entrants – the necessary tools to establish their niche, and localize their marketing strategies to succeed in a competitive climate." The five winners of the 2014 HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes, presented by PNC Mortgage will be flown to Chicago to network with industry leaders, receive one-on-one digital marketing training, work with a professional business coach and more. Each winner will receive a style makeover that includes: a consultation with a personal stylist and a new outfit, a new hairstyle, a makeup consultation for the women, a shaving treatment for the men and a new set of professional headshots. All real estate agents who enter the sweepstakes will be able to access previous years' and current social media, open house, SEO, technology advice and more, during the duration of the entry period. "2014 has been my most successful professional year, and I was in the top 7% of the company (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services) nationwide, says Josephine Ligato, Realtor®, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties and 2013 HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes winner. "The confidence I gained from the experience HomeFInder.com provided pushed me to push a little harder; my productivity has sky rocketed." Entrants will have the opportunity to win an all-expense-paid trip to Chicago, as well as valuable information on how to create a specialized business in a competitive real estate market. Licensed real estate agents can enter at agentmakeover.homefinder.com. Winners will be chosen on or around August 19, 2014 and contacted directly. The official rules can be found at agentmakeover.homefinder.com/rules. About The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (www.pnc.com) is one of the United States' largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate, finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. About HomeFinder.com® HomeFinder.com is a leading online real estate search site and provider of strategic digital marketing solutions. 3.4 million visitors each month gain access to almost 4 million online real estate listings. The 20,000 real estate agents that comprise the HomeFinder.com advertising network utilize a unique suite of product offerings; including a patent pending Single Property Website. Through a national affiliate network of 375 online newspaper partners, HomeFinder.com is the only real estate search site to also provide relevant listing content to homebuyers through local online newspaper portals.
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HomeFinder.com Launches Ultimate Home Transformation Sweepstakes
  CHICAGO, March 3, 2014 -- HomeFinder.com, a leading digital real estate site, today announces its inaugural Ultimate Home Transformation Sweepstakes is open for entries. U.S. homeowners have the chance to be one of ten randomly chosen winners to receive $20,000 intended for home renovation projects. Homeowners can enter to win at: www.homefinder.com/sweepstakes. The entry period runs through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 31, 2014 and the winners will be chosen in ten entry period drawings throughout the duration of the sweepstakes. "Our goal for the sweepstakes is simple," said Doug Breaker, president and CEO of HomeFinder.com. "We want to help ten homeowners improve what is most likely their largest asset, by helping to further increase its value. Putting $20,000 in renovation money toward specific home areas like kitchens, basements and bathrooms can increase the resale valuation of the home substantially." It is important that homeowners understand how renovation relates to home valuation, whether it is updating a newly purchased home, or remodeling to get a house ready to go to market. Accessing monetary resources and using them wisely to create improvements can be challenging. HomeFinder.com is uniquely qualified to provide both financial and educational resources to homeowners across the country. "Though this is a sweepstakes for homeowners, real estate agents are encouraged to get involved," says Breaker. "In many cases, homeowners who purchased seven to ten years ago are starting to think about their next move. By sharing this sweepstakes, real estate agents can provide ongoing value to clients and re-engage in conversations, which could possibly result in a huge prize to help increase the values of their home when they do sell." Each entrant will have the opportunity to earn up to ten entries (one initial entry and nine bonus entries) into the sweepstakes. By entering, homeowners will gain access to home valuation data, learn how to make smart decisions about home remodeling and have the chance to be one of ten winners to receive $20,000 intended for an ultimate home transformation. The winners will be contacted directly (the first winner will be chosen mid-March). For more information, visit: www.homefinder.com/sweepstakes About HomeFinder.com HomeFinder.com is a leading online real estate search site that connects homebuyers to real estate professionals. HomeFinder.com provides its network of 20,000 real estate professionals with a unique suite of product offerings including Open Home Pro, My Market Ad and Single Property Website, to connect with 3.4 million monthly home buying and selling site visitors who access more than 4 million national online real estate listings. Leading media companies, Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI) and Tribune Co. jointly own HomeFinder.com. Through this national affiliate network of 375+ online newspaper partners, HomeFinder.com is the only real estate search site to provide relevant listing content to homebuyers through local online newspaper portals. HomeFinder.com is headquartered in Chicago, IL.
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IXACT Contact Gives Away Two Apple TVs in Latest Facebook Promotion
Toronto, Canada (January 23, 2014)--IXACT Contact is known for the frequent social media campaigns it launches via its social channels. In the company's first Facebook campaign of 2014, IXACT Contact is giving away two Apple TVs in an attempt to glean some market data on Realtor motivations for subscribing to a real estate contact management system. Participants are asked the following question and are to choose an answer from a drop down list provided: What's the most important benefit to you from a real estate CRM? The winners will be selected at random. "We know from past sweepstakes we've done that Apple TVs are a "cool tool" people love so we decided to give away a couple this month on our Facebook page," said Rich Gaasenbeek, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, IXACT Contact. "This is an important promotion for us because we're asking for feedback from Realtors on what motivates them to use a CRM. The data we get will help guide our content strategy, better serve our customers, and further assist our prospects in their buying decision." IXACT Contact is known for its easy to learn and use, but comprehensive, real estate contact management system and its powerful email marketing abilities, notably its professionally written and designed monthly e-Newsletter. The CRM has been featured in major real estate publications such as REALTOR® Magazine, Inman News, and AGBeat. All Realtors are eligible to enter IXACT Contact's promotion here. Once agents like IXACT Contact on Facebook, they'll get daily real estate contact management and marketing tips, special offers, and more. About IXACT Contact Solutions Inc. IXACT Contact® is an easy-to-use web-based real estate CRM that helps REALTORS® stay organized and build lasting relationships with past clients, hot prospects and important referral sources. IXACT Contact makes it easy to stay in touch with clients in a way that's personalized, relevant and timely. With IXACT Contact, real estate agents can convert more leads into listings and attract more referrals and repeat business. Real estate marketing is also a snap with IXACT Contact's personalized mass email, drip marketing, real estate newsletter, and Email Campaign Reporting features. The Active Business side of the system helps Realtors keep control of transactions by managing all the to-do's associated with listings and buyers. Sign up for a free 5 week trial today at http://www.ixactcontact.com.
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Download the FREE Editable Home for the Holidays Handbook
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CoreLogic Users: Enter the DocuSign Hawaiian Getaway Giveaway!
Document Manager and Transaction Manager from CoreLogic® now features mobile task management and new integration with DocuSign®. Expedite the signing process with the complete web-based eSign solution designed to help you close more business faster. Through our partnership with DocuSign, the exclusive electronic signature provider for the National Association of REALTORS®, you can take advantage of a special benefit offer made available to all CoreLogic end users. Visit the link below to sign up and save $50 on an annual plan, plus you'll automatically be entered for a chance to win an Hawaiian Getaway! Click here for details: http://www.docusign.com/partners/real-estate/corelogic
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Introducing the Point2 Agent Rewards Program
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Stay Top of Mind with the Homes.com Tailgate Fever Guide!
  As the summer weather continues to cool down, this year's football fever is only heating up! It's that time of year again and like any avid football fan, your clients and prospects will be looking for ways to make this season one for the record books! With that in mind, Homes.com would like to share with you our Tailgate Fever Guide! Since there's no better way to help cheer your team to victory than with a perfectly planned tailgate, stay top of mind and provide new leads with branded versions of this guide during all your open houses this season. If your game plan is to be remembered, this guide is a TOUCHDOWN! How can this benefit you? Add your own personal branding to each guide so whenever someone's in need for a new way to entertain friends and family, they will know you're the one that made it possible! Clients and prospects will discover new ideas for what food to prepare, drinks to make and games to play all from the Homes.com Tailgate Fever Guide! Regardless of what jersey they wear on game day, help them become the talk of the town at their favorite team's next game by proving them with the Tailgate fever guide. For even more recipes and ideas, direct your clients and prospects to the Homes.com idea gallery especially for them. There they will find even more tips and tricks on how to make the most of this year's football season! To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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Get 8 Times the Exposure with Enhanced Listings!
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The Point2 Agent Summer Sale Begins Today!
Go Pro for less dough for a very limited time Have you been looking for a way to capture more leads and increase your exposure? Point2 to the rescue! During our Summer Sale, you can save $150 when you upgrade to Point2 Agent Professional. Why go Pro? Good question! Point2 Agent Professional helps you secure more leads with: Single Property Sites – Impress buyers and sellers with 5 single property sites you can use to showcase your listings. Email Campaigns – Expand your reach with automated campaigns that can be as customized as you want them to be. Predictive Marketing – Keep prospects interested by sharing key listing updates without lifting a finger. Amped-up Advertising – Receive free monthly advertising credits on our international real estate portal, Point2 Homes. Upgrading to Professional will help you find more leads and increase your lead conversions. Our easy-to-use online marketing tools make prospecting a breeze so, in addition to a great-looking website, you can have a great-looking customer base, too. Ready to get started? Call us toll-free 888-277-9779 or click here to learn more about the Point2 Agent Summer Sale. Don't delay, prices go back to normal on August 23rd! To view the original article, visit the Point2 Agent blog.
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Memorial Day Party Ideas for Clients! Download Your FREE Customizable BBQ Entertaining Guide
Fire up the Grill and Fire up Your Business! Memorial Day weekend is upon us and your clients and prospects are getting out the grill for the first big outdoor bash of the season. Homes.com is here to help with planning 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! 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. 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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Offer your Clients a Friendly Spring Cleaning Guide
Communication is the key with referrals and we have another reason for you to reach out to old and new potential clients this spring. Homes.com and ForRent.com have created a new consumer resource, Spring Into The Dream – Your Ultimate Guide to Cleaning & Organizing Your Home! Download, customize with your branding on the cover, and share during your next tour or open house or email to your networks. The sunshine encourages open shades, bright colors, but also requires us to tend to the little areas that have been neglected (i.e. dust bunnies) during the darker, cold months. Help your clients renew their abode with fresh ideas for cleaning and organization. It supplies the perfect amount of tips and tricks to have your clients' homes ready for the spring, and possibly to even list with you! Spring into the Dream with Homes.com and download your editable guide today! To view the original article, visit the Homes.com blog.
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Limited Time eSignOnline Upgrade Offer
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Download the Kashoo iPad App Before March 1, 2013 and Your First 30 Days of Service is Just $4.99
To help small business owners and entrepreneurs take on tax time with more confidence and authority, we're running a special, limited-time only deal: download the Kashoo iPad app between now and Friday, March 1, 2013 and the first month of service is just $4.99, via in-app purchase. That's about the cost of this morning's latte and 75 percent off the normal monthly rate. Why are we doing this? It's simple. We want to help small business owners get their 2012 financials organized. Period. The ability to download bank statements, categorize expenses, reconcile income and produce beautiful, accurate financial statements that you can share with your accountant is what will not only help you get 2012 in order, but also help you own your 2013 books. After downloading the Kashoo iPad app and setting up a Kashoo account, customers taking advantage of this flash sale can continue to use Kashoo for 2013. There is a free plan for small businesses that record less than 20 transactions per month or, for growing businesses conducting more than 20 transactions per month, there is a low cost paid plan which includes unlimited transactions, multiple users, and many other helpful features. So hustle up and download the app! This deal expires Friday, March 1, 2013!
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Obeo Virtual Tour Add-ons: 50% Off for Valentine’s Day (until Feb. 22)!
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Have a crush on a home? You could win a romantic Valentine's Day date!
Have a crush on a home? Tweet @REALTORdotcom your favorite and you could win a romantic Valentine's Day date! Enter NOW for a chance to WIN a romantic Valentine's Day dinner and a movie! Here's how: 1. Follow @REALTORdotcom on Twitter You must follow @REALTORdotcom before you enter. 2. To enter, tweet a listing on REALTOR.com that you "have a crush on." Your tweet must include the words "#HomeCrush" and "@REALTORdotcom" Multiple entries are OK! Each tweet you make will count as an entry. Be sure to include "@REALTORdotcom #HomeCrush" in your tweets so we receive your entry. For example: WOW I just found my #HomeCrush on @REALTORdotcom! http://rltr.cm/5h7n About this offer: Contest ends at 5:30 pm Pacific Time on February 13, 2013. We'll pick one winner at random, and contact the winner by DM on Twitter. Click here to learn more.
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Win a FREE IXACT Contact Real Estate CRM Memory Stick!
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Grow Your Brand in 2013 with a Solid Online Reputation from Homes.com!
At Real Estate Connect® New York, you learned about new real estate marketing trends and technology to help your business grow in 2013 and beyond. While these tips and tactics are important for your success, none of them will truly help your business grow if you don't have a solid online reputation. During the conference, Homes.com's online reputation expert, Joe Sesso, shared our new social reputation product, Social Impact by Homes.com. Social Impact has everything you need in a social monitoring product so you can: Engage More Prospects Protect Your Online Reputation Control the Conversation To help you get a handle on your online reputation and grow your business in 2013, we are extending our show special! For a limited time, save 20% on Social Impact from Homes.com! Contact us today or call 866.697.3308! Hurry, show special savings end Feb. 1!
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Homes.com Announces Mortgage Calculator App
NORFOLK, VA – May 5, 2011 – Homes.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, announced today the release of its new Mortgage Calculator application for the iPhone. The Mortgage Calculator app joins Homes.com’s already extensive mobile suite, which includes home search applications for iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7 and Android users, as well as a mobile website, making Homes.com the first real estate portal to reach consumers on all major mobile platforms. Homes.com’s Mortgage Calculator app offers a variety of tools to help home buyers and renters searching for their next home. The “Buy or Rent” tool, which calculates the home searcher’s best financial option based on factors like monthly expenses, local market conditions and taxes, is the first of its kind offered in a mobile app designed by a real estate search site. Other tools on the app include: A debt-to-income calculator that offers feedback on whether now is a good time to buy based on the consumer’s financial circumstances A monthly payment calculator A refinance calculator All tools are seamlessly integrated into Homes.com's property search, linking consumers using the app directly to properties in their local market and real estate professionals on Homes.com. “The release of this Mortgage Calculator app reinforces our commitment to serving consumers through every step of the home search process, starting with the very first step—deciding whether to buy or rent,” said Jason Doyle, Homes.com vice-president and general manager. “Using intuitive mobile technology, this user-friendly app links consumers directly to homes for sale or rent depending on their needs.” The Mortgage Calculator is a free app now available on the Apple App Store. Click to download now. Multimedia – Download screenshots of Homes.com’s Mortgage Calculator by clicking here. About Homes.com Homes.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, 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. Over 6 million consumers visit Homes.com each month to search nearly 4 million properties for sale or rent, to locate real estate agents in their area and to find useful home buying tips. Homes.com provides premier advertising solutions for real estate professionals reaching active homebuyers and sellers. For more information, visit www.Homes.com. About Dominion Enterprises Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, enthusiast and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, and employment industries. The company’s businesses provide a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, CRM, website design and hosting, and data management services. The company has more than 40 market-leading websites reaching more than 17.6 million unique visitors monthly, and more than 280 magazines with a weekly circulation of 2.4 million. Headquartered in Norfolk, VA, the company has 4,900 employees in more than 186 offices nationwide. For more information, visit www.dominionenterprises.com.  
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Looking to Close More Business? Join New Webinar
You're invited to join a powerful webinar featuring agent Joe Parker, a real estate superstar from Santa Barbara whose group has over $140 million in closed transactions and are Prudential Real Estate's Chairman's Circle Award winners. When you attend you will receive a $25 American Express® gift card. When: Thursday, February 3 Time: 10:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Eastern Cost: NONE Who should attend: New & experienced agents looking to close more business Sign up now to discover how Joe Parker uses innovative marketing strategies that allow him to focus his efforts on active leads and work more efficiently to convert those leads into closed business. If you want to learn Joe's techniques to work smarter, not harder, simply click here and register now. Talk to you soon! The Market Leader Team Please Note: This webinar is for Real Estate Agents only. Agents who have previously attended a product webinar and current Market Leader customers are not eligible to receive the gift card.  
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7 Steps to Attract New Clients and Become Every Homeowner’s First Choice
"After just one hour with Jennifer Cummings, I can directly link 2 new listings I've taken in the past 2 weeks!”~James Boyden, RE/MAX®, Broward County, FL. Learn how to attract new clients and become every homeowner’s first choice. Join us for a complimentary marketing webinar on November 3rd.  Space is limited. Title: 7 Steps to Attract New Clients and Become Every Homeowner’s First Choice Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT Cost: Nothing Jennifer Cummings, the marketing expert behind some of the most successful real estate agents today, will share her process to attract new clients and become the obvious choice for homeowners. In this webinar, you will boost your business with… Online marketing strategies to increase your lead generation 3 simple ways to separate you from your competition instantly  The #1 marketing mistake most agents make in today's market and how to avoid it See real proven marketing pieces that get the phone to ring And much more…  
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Couples Race to Atlanta Open Houses to Win Hidden $20,000 Down Payment Prize
HomeFinder.com, a popular home search site, today announced the upcoming HomeFinder.com Race for the Home event inviting Atlanta home buyers and sellers to participate in a one-day, challenge-filled, location-based game on Saturday, September 25. HomeFinder.com, together with Prudential Georgia Realty and Google Ventures backed gaming company, SCVNGR, will offer a grand prize of $20,000 during a real estate-inspired version of "The Amazing Race." The home buyers who score the most points by successfully completing challenges in Atlanta open houses will win the $20,000 grand prize. The HomeFinder.com Race for the Home will also help to raise funds for breast cancer awareness through the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Greater Atlanta Foundation. Atlanta home buyers and sellers are all welcome to sign up! Any couple or team of two can participate and all ages 18 or over are welcome. Participants can register today at www.raceforthehome.com and tell their story why they should be chosen to play for the chance to WIN the $20,000 cash grand prize sponsored by Prudential Georgia Realty, SunTrust Mortgage and Weissman, Norwack, Curry & Wilco P.C. The spots are limited and registration will end on Friday, September 24th. The HomeFinder.com Race for the Home will involve special challenges at featured listings from top Atlanta real estate broker Prudential Georgia Realty. Players will be tasked with individual challenges around each listing to accumulate points throughout the game. The team with the most points will earn bragging rights as well as $20,000, which can be used for a downpayment for their dream home. "Real estate is one of the most customer-driven industries," said Tim Fagan, president and CEO of HomeFinder.com. "We're thrilled to host this unique opportunity to not only serve our home buying audience by helping them find their dream homes, but also to connect them with one of our top local Atlanta partners, Prudential Georgia Realty, in a dynamic new way. The current housing market poses its challenges, but finding and buying your home is still a fun, fulfilling experience, and we're excited to bring that spirit to this action-packed event." "In the last three years, our company has made significant investments to build a powerful marketing and technology infrastructure. While others have cut costs to survive the real estate downturn, these innovations have served our agents and clients well. During this period, we have grown share more than any large brokerage. Today, our company is #1 in units sales, #1 in buyers and #1 in listing inventory for the Metro Atlanta and North Georgia markets," said Prudential Georgia Realty President and CEO Dan Forsman. "We're excited to team up with HomeFinder.com and SCVNGR to bring the Race for the Home event to Atlanta. SCVNGR brings a cool and fun mobile technology solution. More importantly, it will showcase our open houses and produce more results for our clients. Our company has also made a strategic commitment to position our listings as Featured Properties on HomeFinder.com. This exposure on such a high profile national website is an important part of this event and will drive substantial traffic to our listings." Thanks to SCVNGR's cutting-edge mobile social technology, playing is easy and free in this high tech house hunt. All of the challenges will be delivered via text message right to a player's cell phone. SCVNGR's mobile platform is compatible with any cell phone, model and carrier. Mark your calendars. The HomeFinder.com Race for the Home in Atlanta kicks off September 25 at Piedmont Park (Oak Hill) at 9 a.m. with an after party immediately following at Max Lager's at 2 p.m. For more info and to register for your chance to play, visit www.raceforthehome.com. About HomeFinder.com HomeFinder.com is one of the most trusted Web sites for consumers to search for a home and connect with a real estate professional. Distinguished by its inventory of comprehensive property listings and rich content, HomeFinder.com provides more than 3.5 million listings with customized searches and multiple options to view and manage results. HomeFinder.com also provides simpler, more valuable online advertising solutions for agents, brokers and builders, combining the brand power of more than 120+ local newspaper Web sites with exposure on a national scope, in a platform that tracks every phone call, email and click a consumer makes. Owned jointly by three leading media companies, Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI | PowerRating), The McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI | PowerRating) and Tribune Co., the HomeFinder.com Network includes The Arizona Republic, Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times and The Indianapolis Star. For more information, please click here. About Prudential Georgia Realty Prudential Georgia Realty is an independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, a full-service residential and commercial real estate network with offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Real Estate Magazine ranks Prudential Georgia Realty as one of the top 100 real estate companies in the U.S. The company was the first large brokerage in the nation to be awarded the prestigious Realtor.com Online Marketing Award of Excellence. Prudential Georgia Realty has 23 locations and 1,200 Realtors, and just completed its 45th year serving Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Search all the available properties at www.PrudentialGA.com. Our unique foreclosure search powered by RealtyTrac displays all forms of foreclosure including pre-foreclosures, auction properties and bank-owned properties. We also provide an exclusive search for Atlanta short sales - where the bank agrees to accept offers below the outstanding amount. See Atlanta new homes, search by neighborhood, search by school district and much more.  
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KWKLY Named Preferred Mobile Solutions Provider
RISMEDIA, JUNE 21, 2010—KWKLY has been selected by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World as a preferred provider for its network of 600 real estate firms. KWKLY provides a text messaging solution for real estate brokers at the point of interest for consumers, using the same keyword and short code on every sign installed by a brokerage. When the brokerage’s keyword is texted, home buyers are prompted to either enter the address of the property of interest or click a URL that uses the phone’s GPS to display the five closest properties within a browser page–all branded to the participating brokerage without requiring downloads to the user’s phone. According to LeadingRE Vice President Phil Edwards, KWKLY presents a unique offering. “Using a technology accessible to almost everyone, KWKLY provides home buyers requested information almost immediately, while sending the lead to the agent for follow-up. It is a great example of customer service tailored to this technical age.” “From my experience at the recent LeadingRE conference, it was clear to me that these brokers are focused on customer service,” said Tony Romeo, KWKLY president. “With our tool, they are able to grab customers at the exact moment they need help. What better way to demonstrate responsiveness and, ultimately, win more business?  
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Leading Real Estate Brokerages Adopt the Roost Facebook App
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NAREE Member Ilyce Glink’s Releases New Real Estate Book
April 19, 2010 – Today NAREE Member, Ilyce Glink announced the release of her new real estate book “Buy, Close, Move In: How to Navigate the New World of Real Estate - Safely and Profitably - and End Up with the Home of Your Dreams.” This book is published by Harper Paperbacks, and offers a timely and highly comprehensive guide to the new rules of real estate, for both the home buyer and seller. Ilyce Glink’s book covers the following real estate topics: 10 Things That Have Changed in the Real Estate Market Today, and 10 Things That Haven’t; Identifying New Opportunities: Short Sales, Foreclosures, Fix-and-Flips, and Buy-and-Holds; How to Make the Most of Your Investment: Savvy Real Estate Tips; Starting Your Own Real Estate Investment Business; Avoiding Common Tax Mistakes for Real Estate Investors. Ilyce Glink is the nationally syndicated columnist of “Real Estate Matters” and the author of ten books, including her bestselling 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask. She is a popular radio show host. She also blogs for Home Equity at CBS MoneyWatch.com Ilyce is certainly qualified to lead real estate agents and brokers into the new age of real estate investment. To promote her new book, Ilyce has provided online excerpts of her book. These excerpts may be provided as web or print content to those interested or involved in the real estate industry.  Just click on the links below to read each passage: The Old Rules of Residential Real Estate (pages 43-45) Credit Repair Scams to Avoid (pages 129-131) Seven Winning Contract Negotiation Strategies (pages 210-212) To find out more information on Ilyce or her new book, visit ThinkGlink.com or watch her Expert Real Estate Tips videos. Press Contact: Stephanie Selah Marketing AssociateHarper Paperbacks | AvonHarperCollinsPublishers10 E. 53rd StreetNew York, NY [email protected]  
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Don't Miss Vovici's Upcoming Training Webinar
Vovici Corporation, creator of Vovici online survey web service, is offering  a free webinar called "Earn your Customers' Rave: 5 Decisions that Drive Extreme Customer Loyalty in Good Times and Bad." Vovici offers the following: What makes the difference between having customers who like you and having customers who are passionate, loyal and vocal fans? Delivering exceptional customer service – it’s the most meaningful way to earn a customer recommendation. In this Vovici Webinar, customer service pioneer Jeanne Bliss and Vovici VP of Customer Experience Nance Porte will discuss customer loyalty, word-of-mouth marketing and how some of the world’s largest and most respected brands went from simply getting customers talking about them to getting customer recommending them. Using the case studies she highlights in her acclaimed book, "I Love You More Than My Dog," Jeanne Bliss will discuss the exceptional customer service decisions of such companies as IKEA, USAA, Amazon, Trader Joe’s, Wegmans and more. Webinar details: Speakers: Jeanne Bliss, CCO and author Nancy Porte, VP, Customer Experience Date/Time: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 1 p.m. Eastern Those who should attend: Anyone responsible for customer service, customer loyalty or customer experience and engagement.    
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MLS Listings Now Available Through IDX's iPhone App
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