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Real Estate Stats You Need to Know Right Now

Real Estate Stats You Need to Know Right Now

Did you know that there are over 133 million housing units in the United States? Did you know that there are over 2 million people working in the real estate...

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Posted: July 25, 2014, 11:11 pm

WFG Continues Agency Growth in Southeast, Adding Veteran Development Professional

WFG Continues Agency Growth in Southeast Adding Veteran Development Professional

Nalbone to serve agents in Virginia and regional group Santa Barbara, CA July 24, 2014       WFG National Title Insurance Company (“WFG National Title”) has added Anthony Nalbone as Agency Sales...

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Posted: July 25, 2014, 10:46 pm

Rumors Abound of Possible Zillow / Trulia Merger

Rumors Abound of Possible Zillow Trulia Merger

Speculation has been swirling this week over a possible merger of Zillow and Trulia, the two largest consumer real estate websites, with a combined monthly visitor count of about 70...

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Posted: July 25, 2014, 6:07 pm

The CFPB is Not Kidding Around About RESPA

The CFPB is Not Kidding Around About RESPA

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau recently levied a $500,000 fine against a real estate company for failing to comply with RESPA disclosure law. The bold move was meant to demonstrate...

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Posted: July 24, 2014, 11:09 pm

CFPB Wants Consumers to Publicly Voice Complaints About Financial Companies

CFPB Wants Consumers to Publicly Voice Complaints About Financial Companies

The CFPB is looking to expand its ability to process complaints from individual consumers regarding financial institutions. It currently accepts complaints on many consumer financial products, including credit cards, mortgages,...

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Posted: July 23, 2014, 7:00 pm

WFG’s Kelly Elected to TIRSA

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Five elected to board charged with setting New York title insurance rates New York, NY July 9, 2014    Michael Kelly of WFG National Title Insurance Company (WFG National Title) has...

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Posted: July 22, 2014, 10:45 pm

Facebook Adding ‘Save’ Feature

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If you’re like me, you see all sorts of articles, songs, videos, etc. on your Facebook timeline that you don’t have time to read or watch. However, with the way Facebook’s...

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Posted: July 21, 2014, 10:53 pm

ZipRealty Purchased for $166 Million

ZipRealty Purchased for $166 Million

Realogy, owner of such industry-leading real estate brands as Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, and Sotheby’s, has reached an agreement to purchase ZipRealty’s residential brokerage...

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Posted: July 17, 2014, 11:00 pm

News Radio Interview with Patrick F. Stone: Brian Bushlach’s Business Briefing on FM News 101 KXL Portland and 770-AM KTTH in Seattle

News Radio Interview with Patrick F. Stone: Brian Bushlach’s Business Briefing on FM News 101 KXL Portland and 770-AM KTTH in Seattle

Patrick Stone, President and CEO of Williston Financial Group (WFG) and WFG Title Insurance Company, and Brian Bushlach discuss employment, confidence levels, and the state of the housing market. Listen...

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Posted: July 14, 2014, 9:25 pm

LinkedIn Connected: The smart way to strengthen your professional relationships

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It’s been a while since I’ve been “active” on LinkedIn, but they’re doing some pretty cool stuff these days that’s been catching my attention. For example, they just relaunched their...

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Posted: July 10, 2014, 6:29 pm

Work in the Blue Ocean

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If you’re looking to succeed in the real estate market, you need to figure out how to differentiate yourself from the crowd. Most agents I talk to are trying to...

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Posted: July 3, 2014, 5:28 pm

Building a Personal Brand With Social Media

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 If you are looking to build your personal brand through social media, Gary Vaynerchuck is the guy to emulate. For those of you who don’t know Gary Vaynerchuk, he wrote the books ‘Crush...

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Posted: July 3, 2014, 12:12 am

Data doesn’t sleep: Social media stats by the minute

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The amount of data flowing through social media channels every minute is mind numbing. Some of the main stats that jump out at me: 72 hours of video are uploaded...

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Posted: July 2, 2014, 8:17 pm

Digital Scent: How does your marketing smell?

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There’s a subtle, underlying trail that we follow as we experience transitions in marketing. Think going from a postcard to a website, or a banner ad to a landing page,...

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Posted: July 2, 2014, 7:48 pm

Coming Soon: Interactive real estate listing videos

Imagine watching a listing video and having the ability to click around inside the video as it plays, exploring details and features of the home, getting related neighborhood statistics, and...

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Posted: July 2, 2014, 7:10 pm

StreetScore: how safe are streets in your neighborhood?

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StreetScore is an interesting project created by a small group of MIT students that assigns a numerical score to Google’s Street View images, based on how safe it looks to...

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Posted: July 2, 2014, 6:31 pm

MagiCam: Simply perfect photo app for real estate?

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I’m a big advocate of using high quality images when it comes to listing photography, but I know sometimes it’s not always possible to get/wait for a high end photographer....

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Posted: June 19, 2014, 7:44 pm

Postagram: Send photos as a postcard directly from your phone

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With the Postagram app, you can use photos from Facebook, Instagram, or directly from your iPhone or Android photo library to create a high quality (glossy) postcard that can be...

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Posted: June 13, 2014, 11:07 pm

Fantastical: Calendar and task manager with voice recognition

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If you’re familiar with the original Fantastical calendar for Mac operating systems, you’ll LOVE the new iPhone app (dubbed Fantasical 2).  In fact, if you’re a power calendar user, it...

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Posted: June 13, 2014, 11:01 pm

Digsview: Leverage your list of trusted service providers

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How many times do you get asked for referrals for a painter, a handyman, a home inspector, or a plumber after the sale of a property?  If you’re like most...

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Posted: June 13, 2014, 10:55 pm