RentMonitor – property management software that simplifies the process

Tara Steele | 2011/11/13  | Boulder, Colorado startup, RentMonitor seeks to make property management easier and require less tech knowledge. The simple interface is designed to help consolidate various

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The average American home buyer has changed dramatically this year

AGBeat | 2011/11/13  | Profile of an American home buyer According to the 2011 National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers which surveyed 5,708 home buyers and sellers this summer, the average American home buyer has changed dramatically in just the last year for a variety of reasons ranging from employment instability to tightened lending with dramatic changes happening in the last year. A shift in the age of buyers The largest share of home buyers is aged 25 to 32 at 27 percent, but this share of buyers is down 9 percent in the last year, a considerable drop for a group that continues to dominate the buyer pool Continue reading

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How Associations will get ROI out of Social Media

Maddie Grant | 2011/11/13  | The key to getting ROI Social CRM is the key to getting ROI (return on investment) out of social media activity. It’s that simple… and that complicated Continue reading

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National Association of Realtors annual conference – schedule for Sunday #NARannual

AGBeat | 2011/11/13  | Below is the full, clickable schedule for today’s sessions at the National Association of Realtors annual conference for quick reference. The Expo hall (click here for map) opens at 4:00 and we encourage you to visit a few of AGBeat supporters and tell them we say hi! Realtor.com in booth 1301 Diverse Solutions in booth 1154 a la mode in booth 1119 Did you like this? Continue reading

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Klout – the pros and cons of measuring social media influence

Lani Rosales | 2011/11/12  | Klout.com is a social media influence measuring site based on a user’s “ability to drive action” by using data from social networks a user logs in with to measure true reach (number of people a user influences), amplification (the extent to which the user influences people), and network impact (the influence of your network). Currently, the social networks that Klout offers to analyse to create a “Klout score” are Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, FourSquare, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress, Flickr and Last.fm and users can “+K” each other on topics to determine what exactly people are influential about. Continue reading

November 12th, 2011 | Posted in Real Estate | Read More »

How is attendance at the #NARannual conference?

AGBeat | 2011/11/12  | National Association of Realtors 2011 Conference halls, photo by @DMPInc via TwitPic. Leading up to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) annual conference, it was said there would be 18,000 attendees and because the economy is still down and many Realtors continue to struggle as housing suffers, it is interesting to note that the attendance levels at the conference beat expectations by 1,000. Continue reading

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What I Would Have Told You at BHB UnChained

We’ve build an operationally efficient business that’s serving our clients.  We are doing a big number that doesn’t quite seem real to me, because we focus on quality at the expense of everything else Continue reading

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A modern tale of struggle with social media as told through tweets at #NARannual

AGBeat | 2011/11/12  | The classic tale We noticed a classic story being told through Twitter about the struggle of some to reject social media and how it is being used versus those who are pushing the very tools of social media in Realtors’ faces. At the National Association of Realtors (NAR) annual conference, the following tweets took place: 1. Rejecting the idea of controlling social media 2. Continue reading

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NAR makes final ruling on franchise IDX policy at #NARannual

AGBeat | 2011/11/12  | The MLS Policy Committee at the National Association of Realtors (NAR) just voted to rescind the franchiser IDX policy by a large margin. This ruling is effective immediately upon final approval of the NAR Board of Directors Continue reading

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NAGLREP requests Code of Ethics address gender identity issue

AGBeat | 2011/11/12  | A day shy of their four year anniversary of their founding, the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) President Eric Kodner gave a presentation to the National Association of Realtors about gender identity. Continue reading

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