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18 July 2014

Real Estate Resource Roundup: Top Stories of the Week, 7/18/2014

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Whew! Happy Friday, coming to the end of a long and productive week at ICSF! Thanks for joining our Real Estate Resource Roundup, where we share just a few articles that grabbed our attention this week.

Millennial Clients and Agents Don’t Just Knock on Your Door, You Have to Go out and Find them
Reaching Millennials was one of the themes at the “Broker War Room,” where 100 broker-owners attending the Real Estate Connect conference heard presentations about cultivating firm culture, recruiting and retaining agents, and running a good business from 10 of their prominent colleagues.

Five of the Coolest New Tech Tools in Real Estate
Great round-up of five of the coolest real estate tech tools, including Onvedo, a new tool that posts videos for listings.

Bank’s Call to US Borrower Leads to Job, Not Foreclosure
Banks are beginning to offer personal employment coach services and job seeker webinars and materials in an effort to help customers facing financial difficulties.  It could prove to be a big payoff for lenders, too, both as a cost-cutting measure and reputation boost.

Realogy’s Acquisition of ZipRealty Won’t Derail Powered by Zip Referral Network
ZipRealty’s “Powered by Zip” referral network will be sticking around after brokerage and franchise giant Realogy acquires the real estate brokerage and technology sometime this quarter.

9 Questions to Ask About Listing Syndication
Real Estate Business Magazine explores listing syndication questions, including (on page 15) Leighton Dees of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Generations answers the question, “What decision will best serve my clients?”.

Why Mortgage Rates Haven’t Risen as Expected
Mortgage rates were expected to climb this year, but here are a few reasons why they haven’t.

Are you Doing These Eight Things That Stifle Your Company’s Success and Profitability?
Susan Jenkins, of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Native American Group, talks about treating agents the same to maintain the law on page 17 of Real Estate Business Magazine.

12 Negotiating Tips Every Homebuyer Should Know
A good one to share with your clients – whether it’s being prepared to move fast or getting your finances in order, U.S. News & World Report offers us a dozen tips every homebuyer should know.

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