Items Tagged with 'Realtors'


Zillow: We use the best fraud prevention system available

Who do you believe?
After some real estate agents complained about receiving phishing emails instead of leads from Zillow, the company responded by saying not only does it do everything it can to prevent these scam emails from going through, but it has one of the best filters in the industry. Zillow argues that scammers are only an occasional occurrence.
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Is Zillow's lead generator filled with scammers and spammers?

Users complain real estate ad service poorly filters potential fraud
Zillow thrives on advertising dollars from real estate agents who are looking to get more leads from homebuyers and sellers. A new discovery, however, suggests that the online real estate listing service may be vulnerable to scammers and spammers. Here's what HousingWire found.
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California Realtors getting nervous about housing market future

CAR's 2016 housing predictions came true, now what?
Now more than half a year into 2016, and the California Association of Realtors’ predictions that a shortage of available inventory and continued high costs would limit improvements in 2016 are coming true. And looking at the latest CAR report, it appears to be getting to Realtors.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Airbnb’s new partnership aids natural disaster victims

And new apps changing the industry
In this week’s cup of coffee, we take a look into one of Airbnb’s new ventures: a partnership that could aid natural disaster victims in Colorado by offering free housing for those in need. Also, weigh in on your thoughts about what Realtors should be required to disclose about a home, and the disastrous consequences to homeowners if they don’t.
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Is your real estate agent a criminal?

A look inside the process to become an agent
Is real estate a beacon to ex criminals who can’t get a job anywhere else? While this kind of question can’t give an easy answer, we take a look at the process and see just how much it takes to become a real estate agent.
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Houston Realtors warned to be on lookout for "foot fetish creep"

Man tells agents to remove their shoes for better cell phone reception
Houston-area Realtors and real estate agents, especially female ones, need to be on the lookout for a “foot fetish creep” who is targeting local agents, the Houston Association of Realtors warned its members. While the man is on the phone with a female agent, he asks the agent to describe her footwear and will usually request that she take off her shoes for “improved cell phone reception.”
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