Hottest Summer for Housing in 10 Years Confirming a record-breaking summer, the residential real estate market has kept the temperature up with the hottest July in a decade, according to new data on inventory and demand on realtor.com®. Homes for sale in July are moving two percent more quickly than last year as prices continue to hit new record highs. “The best spring […] read moreSat, 30 Jul 2016 04:03:56 +0000
Mark Woodroof: Invested in Agent Success The Greater Houston market started to plateau late in 2015, and Mark Woodroof, managing partner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, feels that as we hit the mid-point of 2016, the market is starting to soften, particularly in the high-end, driven by the apparition of energy jobs eliminated by the price of oil. […] read moreSat, 30 Jul 2016 04:01:18 +0000
Industry Expert Dave Garland Joins NAR’s Second Century Ventures Investment Team Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, has selected Dave Garland – a respected industry consultant and investor – to join the firm. Garland will help set a forward looking direction for the venture capital fund, which develops early-stage technology companies, and guide its technology accelerator program, REach. In […] read moreThu, 28 Jul 2016 20:22:03 +0000
Quicken Loans Ranks Highest in Study of Mortgage Servicing Client Satisfaction Detroit-based Quicken Loans recently ranked highest in the country for client satisfaction among home loan servicers in a study conducted by J.D. Power. This is the third consecutive year Quicken Loans earned the top spot in the servicing study, ranking highest in the survey each year it was eligible. The company has also ranked highest […] read moreThu, 28 Jul 2016 20:15:45 +0000
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Tracking the Flock of (Ultrawealthy) Seagulls There has been voluminous discussion in recent years about following and marketing to the high end of the demographic scale, especial the real estate market. It’s been the focus of much of the new housing development action of the past... Read More read moreSun, 06 Mar 2016 15:02:59 +0000
Paid vs. earned: What’s the BEST media strategy for real estate? Professional marketers aim to solve this problem on a daily basis. Therefore, it’s not surprising when ordinary folks, like us, get a little confused when trying to discern it. Before we dive in, it’s important we don’t leave out the final piece to this equation, “owned media.” This includes our websites, blogs, and Facebook pages; [...] read moreFri, 19 Apr 2013 16:24:42 +0000
Circa: News reinvented for your phone You lead a very busy life. A lot of us admit that social media keeps us “in the know” on events and news, but you need to catch up quick. Maybe you just need to squeeze in some time for content research for your blog. A mobile app called Circa has reinvented how, and where, you [...] read moreWed, 17 Apr 2013 15:05:58 +0000
Gmail’s spam filter is killing your drip campaign: Top tips to get personal Businesses that sell directly to consumers love to automate their work. Whether it’s a regular postcard blast, outsourced call center, or an email drip campaign, staying “in contact” with a company’s sphere of connections has always been easier when it is scheduled, standardized, and managed in a way that takes as little custom interaction with individuals [...] read moreTue, 16 Apr 2013 21:08:22 +0000
Google Think insights — the real estate digital marketing cheat sheet Did you ever wish you could have a digital marketing cheat-sheet? Well, you may be in luck, Google Think has arrived! Pulled out of beta this March, Google Think has become my favorite treasure trove of insightful information, playbooks, presentations, case studies, and research, brilliantly organized with an architecture and design quality that’s perfect for afternoons of [...] read moreMon, 15 Apr 2013 15:30:59 +0000
It’s no big surprise that the Seattle City Council has been preparing to set regulations on vacation rentals, such as homes you find on AirBnb or Home Away/VRBO. Typically, vacation rentals allow home owners to rent out all or a portion of a home for short periods of time. Vacation rentals have become very popular […]
Everyone who is buying a home comes to the marketplace with some preconceptions as to how things will proceed. If someone is selling a house in the area and buying a different house in the same area, there are not as many surprises that cause a lot of confusion. If someone is moving here from […]
I am loving life at the forefront of change in the real estate industry. My firm Quill Realty left the Northwest Multiple Listing Service on July 1. Since then, we’ve picked up some listings and sold a few houses – our first non-MLS sale closed Friday. Congratulations to this beautiful family!!! So we’re selling houses […]
I could not be prouder today. Quill’s first Single Broker Listing is live and looks great! On the Quill Blog, on Zillow, on Redfin – heck, it looks great EVERYWHERE!! By my estimation, this is what the future of real estate will look like: One broker marketing a property directly to buyers via multiple channels, without […]