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31 July 2015

Real Estate Resource Roundup – 7/31/15

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As the month comes to a close, we look forward to more sunshine, summer fun, and real estate successes! Catch up on this week’s industry news and updates with the Real Estate Resource Roundup!

Don’t Be Alarmed: Home Ownership Dips Again
Improvement in the job market is expected to have a trickle effect of bringing in more first-time buyers into the housing market, economists say.

The Death of the Downsize: Homeowners Buying Bigger in Retirement 
Rather than the tradition of downsizing, more and more retirees are choosing to upgrade to bigger homes to accommodate for family visits and more comfortable living situations.

Pending Home Sales Dip In June, Down From May’s Nine-Year High
According to the National Association of Realtors, the number of contracts signed to buy existing homes dropped slightly in June remaining near May’s nine-year high.

The Introvert’s Survival Guide to Inman Connect 2015
Inman Connect 2015 is almost here and it’s going to be great! If you’re feeling a little weary about the hustle and bustle, check out these tips for networking without being overwhelmed. And don’t forget to catch BHGRE® CEO and President Sherry Chris as she moderates Broker Connect. Sign up at Inman Connect!

Five Proven Ways to Conduct Email Marketing Campaigns
Step up your email game with these five guaranteed methods for creating a successful email campaign.

A New Instagram Quick Edit Screen Means Even Instagram Knows Filters are Passé
Instagram savvy real estate agents rejoice! The new update includes a quick filter edit screen to make posting great listing photos easier.

In case you missed it here on Clean Slate, we revealed the three must have elements for successful social media and asked Go School of Real Estate Director Alyssa Hellman ten questions about her career and favorite pastimes. And if you have a few minutes, please participate in our “Real Estate and Social Media” survey. We’d like to find out how you’re using social media to build your business, and if you’re not, we’d love to know why. As always, be sure to follow #BHGRE on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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