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CEO’s Message: Everything New Is New Again in Real Estate

Somewhere in a virtual analogy between online dating and fixer upper, we find the new worlds of real estate transactions. It’s time to pay attention! There are emerging business models to keep an eye on. They represent the extremes of the industry today; ibuyers, isellers, and then, non-commissioned, highly-compensated agents. The real estate world is […]

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Chairman’s Message: Working with the Educated – Or Overeducated – Home Buyer

The Internet has done the world a lot of favors when it comes to making information readily available at our fingertips, but it can be a cautionary tale when it comes to working with buyers who come to the table often knowing as much as you do. Owing to the internet, today’s buyer frequently comes […]

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New Broker Opt-Ins for Listings Syndication

Exposure to your listings can be expanded with new syndication channels. DataTree is a national provider of property data and document images to mortgage and real estate-related businesses. DataTree offers national coverage and a 6 billion-plus document image repository. The company combines Home Owners Association (HOA) and title plant data with innovative research features, such […]

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Fair Housing Act Turns 50 Years Old

In April of 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the nation’s Fair Housing Act. This federal legislation protects individuals and families from discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of housing based upon race, religion, sex or national origin. During the past 50 years, the law has been expanded to include disabilities and lifestyle. As professionals […]

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CEO’s Message: The Evolving MLS Challenge

One of the most important dialogues occurring in today’s real estate industry and market environment is about the status, mission and destination of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Real estate industry trade media are regularly writing stories about the MLS, whether it has changed and what changes will come. This movement is also made manifest […]

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Chairman’s Message: Real Estate Teams — Risk Can Equal Reward

With the growing popularity of real estate teams, there is also greater potential for missteps that can have serious consequences. After all, a team leader is ultimately responsible for the members of his or her team and if someone violates a law, you will likely be held accountable for their actions. Team leaders can also […]

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Connecting California: MLSListings Inc.

Connecting California is our version of, “keep your eyes on the prize.” This is the theme or mantra by which we have housed our decades of passionate advocacy for data access, removing traditional political barriers or borders for real estate professionals, regardless of their home MLS. We pursue data access and front end of choice […]

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Wading Through Tax Day: Don’t Go It Alone!

As a real estate professional, you are most likely paid via commissions on sales, so your system of record-keeping and documentation of expenses needs to be highly organized and accurate. However, even the best of records will only work for you if you know the current changes in tax law on any given year. To […]

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April Featured Class: Listing Management

Attend this class and you will learn the structure of the MLSListings listing management input wizard, along with tools and techniques for enhancing your listing market exposure, keeping the data current and staying compliant with the MLSListings rules and regulations. Did you know that as an MLSListings subscriber you are able to attend any MLSListings […]

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March Featured Class: The Science of an Open House

The conventional Open House is your opportunity to meet face-to-face with prospective buyers. Many agents completely gloss over this important marketing opportunity. In this course, you will learn how to create detailed neighborhood reports, market statistics, and branded client-facing materials. In other words, you will learn the science behind conducting a rich, multi-dimensional, and informative […]

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