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    Don’t be Caught Unaware. How to Spot Email Scams and Phishing.

    Real estate, like other industries, conducts most of its business using email and websites. Unfortunately, this means that the less than upstanding people of the world will try to take advantage. We’re willing to bet that you receive hundreds of emails a day when you consider: friends, clients, newsletters, product announcements, social media notifications, ads […]

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    Listing Syndication Flowchart

    This interactive flow chart will help you understand the complicated process of syndication.

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    Private Listings Clubs – Do you belong?

    Do you want to join a Private Listings Club where you are only interfacing with qualified real estate professionals? A Private Listings Club that: Is made up only of qualified and licensed real estate agents and brokers. Provides a “match-making” platform to get motivated buyers and sellers together.

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    Important Notice: Help MLSListings Protect Your Listings

    It’s our job as your MLS to take actions to protect your listing pictures and text from Internet scrapers. But, we can’t do that without your help. In order for us to protect you from the abusive use of your listing pictures and text, it’s important for you to assign a copyright interest to MLSListings. […]

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    Are You Interested in Selling Luxury Homes?

    This is the year to get your Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Training (CLHMS). The next CLHMS training will be held in November at Bailey Properties. Check out the details: When: November 6-7, 2014 Where: Santa Cruz, CA (See website for more details) Cost: Early bird before October 1 is $495 More information is available […]

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    MLSListings CEO and Leadership Weigh In on Potential Zillow/Trulia Merger

    As with all big news, we are in the afterglow of the “clutter” of opine and prediction following the announcement of Zillow’s intent to merge with Trulia. Two media giants in the real estate space have become engaged and as Wall Street and potentially the courts have the final say on the marriage, the analysis […]

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    Learning Matrix by November 15 – Now What?

    The cutover to Matrix will be live on November 15. What are you doing to ensure you are prepared?

    Now is the time to kick your Progression Plan into high gear. We’ve outlined the three critical pieces you need: your must-do’s before November 15, the need-to-know’s to keep your business running, and the lifelines that can help you when you get stuck.

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    “Updates are Coming,” a letter from the CEO

    Every day we gather feedback about our products and services from your emails, calls to customer support, comments on articles, in-person meetings and more. And, we use that feedback to improve the offerings available to you and your businesses. Often times it turns into fixes and adjustments that are made very quickly, and other times […]

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    Steps for Deterring Data Scraping

    For REALTORS®, their most valuable asset is their client listings and when others attempt to gain access to these listings and repurpose them as their own, it’s called “data scraping.” Data scrapers literally build their businesses on the intellectual property of others, namely you and the multiple listing services where these listings live. So, what’s […]

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    Off-MLS Listings Leave REALTORS® Exposed

    The practice of off-MLS listings has recently garnered more industry concerns, but some of the issues associated with this practice go beyond simply reduced inventory and limited exposure to potential buyers. There are real risks to agents and brokers, and even their clients, who choose to keep their listings off the MLS and market them […]

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    October 2014: CEO’s Message- What Are You Doing to Protect Yourself and Your Business?

    Real estate comes with its share of risk – to your business, to your clients, and even to your personal safety. Often, we focus our energies on marketing, making the sale and getting through the transaction process, but we overlook taking some simple precautions that can make the difference between success and catastrophe. In looking […]

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    October 2014: Chairman’s Message- Making Seasonal Listings Work

    Real estate certainly has its seasonal influences, with summer reigning king for sales and the holidays serving as the poor cousin. In November and December, people are more focused on shopping for presents than shopping for homes, inventory is traditionally low, and there are fewer buyers and sellers in the pool of potential clients. However, […]

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    Go Digital with DocuSign

    Sitting at a table and laboriously signing reams of documents is no longer necessary for today’s savvy realtor. You can work with electronic versions of transactional documents and receive client signatures through DocuSign. This electronic signature platform entirely replaces paper transactions with a fast, efficient digital solution and it is available on any Internet connected […]

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    Staying Ahead of the Game with Pop-a-Note

    In the real estate world, word of mouth is everything. Plain and simple. Maintaining relationships with every client you serve has never been more important because that’s where positive word of mouth originates. For current clients, keeping in touch may not be such a daunting task, but it’s easy to lose track of past and […]

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