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President Obama, Zillow And NAR, Oh My

Tomorrow afternoon at 1:00p President Obama will be joining a discussion on Zillow.com about the current state of the housing market. Members of the Zillow community will be able to pose questions to the President through social media and he will answer them live. Some, including myself, have wondered aloud why would the White House be doing an event with Zillow and not with the organization that represents the real estate industry, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). This morning NAR responded with what they believe to be the reasoning. You can read the message from NAR here. Do you think NAR is right in their reasoning for not being a part of this event? Is Zillow the logical place Continue Reading

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What Does Internet Y/N Mean Inside MLXchange?

I’m glad you asked. When entering a listing into MLXchange you may have noticed three fields that require a Y/N and relate to the Internet. These fields relate to your listings and where you want them to go on the Internet. It’s pretty straightforward actually. Here’s the section of the listing input field that I am talking about: Let’s take these one at a time. The first one is the one that really needs some explanation. This field describes a group of websites that your listings can be syndicated to through our ListHub partner. All Brokers are currently opted in to these selections and their listings will be syndicated to 10 of the top real estate search sites on the Continue Reading

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Don’t Be Listless About Listing Syndication

Over the past few months listing syndication has become a real hot button issue. The discussion has long been one that has caused mixed feelings among the CT real estate community. There are some brokerages across the country that have started to pull their listings from syndication partner. Abbott Real Estate Group in San Diego made a big splash when they released this YouTube video decrying listing syndication. If you take the opposite view and believe that listing syndication has a benefit to you and your business, but continue to be worried about your information being used without your permission or being charged for upsells by 3rd party sites, I have good news for you. As a member of CTMLS Continue Reading

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Find! The REAL CT Real Estate Market

By now you probably know that over 90% of all home buyers start their search for CT real estate online. You might be surprised to learn that they are probably not getting the clearest picture of the CT real estate market, unless they are on CTReal.com. Let me explain. Let’s say you’re looking for a piece of property in Hartford. You start out at Trulia.com, a site that one of your friends told you about and they said that they had had luck on the site. You type Hartford, CT into the search box and voila you’ve got 544 results for Hartford CT homes for sale. Terrific right? It’s great, until you pick up the phone or click the e-mail Continue Reading

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