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Is the Housing Market Cooling Down?

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It’s true what they say: what goes up, must come down. In this case, at least, “down” just means a slight plateau. (Don’t worry–this isn’t 2007.) According to the Dow Jones S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index released yesterday and an analysis from Ralph McLaughlin, Trulia’s chief economist, May 2016 marks 49 months in a row of positive home price gains. Thanks to double-digit appreciation from 2012-2014, homeowners have been successfully recouping …

NEW: Alpha Listing Search Updates!

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This week, we added some exciting updates to the MLS Alpha Listing Search, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to show our members all of the awesome new ways they maximize their search efficiency and help clients find their dream homes! The update includes: “Email Listing” and “Add to Cart” options now available on each pin in Map View Ability to choose MLS Public Records or RealTX in Settings Separate Report …

Flip the Script: Curing Commission Concerns

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Clients, right? Nearly every agent in the industry has a story about a client who just wouldn’t cooperate, or who would drag their feet in the sand over the smallest of details. Many agents have ways to work around these issues–but even the pros can find themselves hesitating when a client brings up commission. Fortunately, the good folks at Inman have provided a comprehensive guide to various commission-based situations that might …

NEW: idxcellent Update!

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The MLS’s idxcellent system is making some pretty big changes. We’ve got a new version coming out tonight (June 14) at 9 pm, and the update is going to include some very useful features. In addition to fixing bugs from the previous version, we’ve added COMMERCIAL LISTINGS! The update will include search capabilities for commercial sale and lease, commercial listing pins, new inventory sorting options, and more! If you’re worried you’ll …

11 Reasons “For Sale By Owner” Is a Bad Idea

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When homeowners try to take on the real estate market themselves, they might soon discover it’s not as easy as agents make it look! With little understanding of market values and reports, homeowners selling by themselves may wind up in a plethora of sticky situations, including scams, undervalued homes, complex and confusing paperwork, and potential litigation from buyers. These pitfalls can cost homeowners tens of thousands of dollars if they aren’t …

You’re Invited to The MLS Summit

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It’s the real estate event of the year! Today in real estate, there is very much an “old way” of doing business and a “new way.” Just think of the different ways technology has changed our industry in the last 10 years: More than 90% of buyers use the internet during their home search; Home sellers expect us to market their properties using the latest online marketing strategies; and our online …

Clareity’s 2015 NAR Expo Report

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Thank you Clareity for featuring us as Serious Stuff on the Tradeshow Floor in the NAR Report! See what they had to say about #MLSPLUS by clicking here. “Combined LA/Westside Multiple Listing Service (CLAW MLS) out of Beverly Hills is offering its “MLS Plus” MLS system as an option for other MLSs – not just those in geographic proximity to it. The interface looks very clean and attractive, and it’s mobile-friendly …