2016 Home Sales Increasing Twice as Fast in Counties with Low Hazard Risk The recently released ATTOM Data Solutions 2016 U.S. Natural Hazard Housing Risk Index found that home sales in the first six months of 2016 increased 4.2 percent from the same time period a year ago in the bottom fifth of U.S. counties with the lowest level of natural hazard risk — more than twice the […] read moreSat, 27 Aug 2016 04:03:21 +0000
The Best Military Towns Named for Investing in Rental Homes New data was released by HomeUnion on the best military towns for investing in single-family rental (SFR) properties based on average cap rates, which are the relationship between an investment property’s net operating income (rents minus expenses) in the first year of ownership and the purchase price of the property. To be included in the […] read moreSat, 27 Aug 2016 04:01:11 +0000
August Brings Hottest Housing Market in a Decade, Says REALTOR.com A record-breaking summer for the residential real estate market continued in August, according to new monthly data on for-sale housing inventory and demand on realtor.com®. Homes for sale on the site in August are moving two percent more quickly than last year as prices continue to reach new record highs. “Summer 2017 was one of most […] read moreThu, 25 Aug 2016 20:13:59 +0000
In LA, a Walkable Neighborhood Comes at a Price (TNS)—Nobody walks in LA, as the saying goes. But many people want to and will pay more to live in more walkable neighborhoods where they can stroll to work, shops and restaurants from home. It’s a rare luxury in most metropolitan areas and one worth thousands of dollars on average, according to new research. Home […] read moreThu, 25 Aug 2016 20:07:07 +0000
This week Bruce gave a crash course to those writers, editors, bloggers, and marketing managers who rely on a content management system. The presentation was an SEO crash course — 10 points to help writers and publishers see search engine ranking success for their content.
Are you a writer or someone involved in the publishing process of your business? Do you consider keywords before you hit publish? If you haven't taken a moment to understand SEO best practices, this webinar is for you.
"Most people don't know how to do SEO. Most people don't understand what is important, what isn't important, and how to set your priorities," says Bruce during the webinar. "The priority of SEO is to get you visitors. Search engines rank results based on expertise, authority and trust. The CMS is how you get the right ranking factors in the right place for the search engines to understand that you're an expert."
A 301 redirect is a command used to tell the search engines that a page has permanently moved, and that you want them to index the new page and drop the old one from their index.
Think of it as a change of address card for the web. As long as everything is done correctly, a 301 redirect will ensure that you keep the rankings earned by the old page and it will prevent duplicate content that should arise if the engines were to index both versions of your site.
Is your company ready to invest in social media tools? Do you want something that monitors fans, followers, shares, mentions and more across every social network, tracked over time? Could you use a platform that tracks clicks to a site and conversion events?
Last year, that was the situation we found ourselves in — looking for social media software that could help us better track our key metrics. But with so many social media marketing tools out there, I was given the task of researching the marketplace. After doing myriad trials with companies including Sprout Social, Quintly, Simply Measured, Datapine and Nuvi, I want to share my research with other brands, businesses and agencies so that you're ahead of the game when you start looking for the social media tools that are right for your company.
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 […]