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The MLS™ CEO Annie Ives Profiled in the Los Angeles Times

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We are thrilled to share that The MLS™ CEO Annie Ives was profiled in the “How I Made It” section of the Los Angeles Times. The article, which ran in the April 9 “Business” section of the print edition, explores Annie’s background growing up in Tunisia, her start at The MLS-CLAW™ as an accountant, her decision to transform The MLS-CLAW™ from a full-service site managed by a separate software company into …

Q3-2016 Market Climate Map: Sales Volume for Single-Family Homes

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The Q3 stats are in and, as per usual, our climate map has some revealing insights into Los Angeles’s neighborhoods to look out for going into the new year. The area that by far experienced the biggest overall increase in sales volume? Monterey Hills, with a whopping 138% increase in the sales volume of single family homes. The small community, which sits four miles ENE of Downtown Los Angeles, is experiencing …

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 …