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July REAL Trends Real Estate Housing Market Report

REAL Trends Housing Market Report    July 16, 2014 – The REAL Trends Housing Market Report for June 2014 shows that housing sales increased 5.1 percent from the same month a year ago, a substantial improvement over the five prior months of 2014. The annual rate of new and existing home sales for June 2014 was                 5.880 million units up from a...

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Realogy Acquiring ZipRealty for $166 Million

Deal includes brokerage operations in 23 markets and ‘Powered by Zip’ tech platform Real estate franchise and brokerage giant Realogy Holdings Corp. has an agreement to acquire brokerage and real estate technology platform provider ZipRealty for $166 million. Realogy is acquiring not only ZipRealty’s residential brokerage operations in 23 markets, but a real...

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REAL Trends Tech Touch: A New System of Transparency

Superior Client Transparency A New Agent and Team Organizational Solution   Written by Bob Bill, REAL Trends managing partner   It had taken me years before I realized what sets successful businesses apart from their competition. It’s transparency! You see, transparency is something I’ve always valued. Unfortunately, it seems to be missing in real...

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REAL Trends Tech Touch: Innovation Summit New Technologies Part 2

Part Two: Realogy FWD Innovation Summit Innovative New Technology Companies   Written by Travis Saxton, REAL Trends manager of technology and marketing   Welcome to part two of two in our analysis on the innovative companies presented at Realogy FWD in June 2014. (click here to see the first part of this series).   Below you will find some short notes...

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Follow Up to “Happiest Agent On The Block”

                Market Leader, a real estate software company based in Bellevue, Wash., recently conducted a survey of over 3,000 real estate professionals in order to discover what drives agent happiness. The survey, called the “Happiest Agent on the Block,” asked agents about how happy they are along four key happiness metrics:...

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