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What Does a Potential Zillow/Trulia Merger Mean to You?

What Does a Potential Zillow/Trulia Merger Mean to You?

Written by Steve Murray, publisher, REAL Trends The announcement that Zillow and Trulia maybe combining set off more phone calls and emails than one can imagine. What does it mean? It means that there will be one dominant online real estate portal. It will be more than three times the size, in terms of viewership, than its next competitor. Think 120 million monthly...

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Build a Powerful Culture Statement

Build a Powerful Culture Statement

  Written by Steve Franks, CEO,  Washington Association of REALTORS® in Olympia, Wash. In “The Power of Habit,” Charles Duhigg discusses the concept that organizations are driven by habits and routines. Every workplace has an unspoken code about “how things really work around here.”  A company’s policy manual lists formal rules and procedures, but it won’t...

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REAL Trends’ Penza on NAR-approved Facilitator List

REAL Trends’ Penza on NAR-approved Facilitator List

  Terry Penza, director of Network Membership for REAL Trends, has recently been approved as a facilitator for association planning and mergers. Due to NAR’s new core standards for state and local associations, facilitators are mandatory for associations under 500 members who receive an NAR grant. NAR will approve some grants to local associations to help them develop a...

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Makeover Your Professional Style from Your Smartphone

Makeover Your Professional Style from Your Smartphone

Written by Deanna Lawley of Homefinder.com If you’re like many busy real estate pros, it’s hard to take time out of showings, appointments and open houses to update your work wardrobe. Use your smartphone to enlist a virtual personal styling service to select and ship smart, sophisticated basics that will take you from morning closings to evening networking events....

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Too Good to be True?

Too Good to be True?

  Written by Terese (Terry) Penza, RCE, CAE REAL Trends Director of Network Membership Too good to be true? There are a lot of interesting and  exciting new programs, services and apps for the real estate transaction with more coming on the market now or very soon. Many are ground-breaking, but too “new” for current laws. Before you invest time and money in a...

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11 Time Saving Tips You Haven’t Considered

11 Time Saving Tips You Haven’t Considered

When I read the headline, I thought, “Pshhh, there’s no way I haven’t heard of these before.” But, I truly learned something from this list of time savers (and promptly turned off alerts on my iPhone!). While not specific to real estate, the list applies to all of us! From David Spark of Sparkminute.com The Internet is awash with productivity tips or...

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