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This is why it's a great time to be a real estate agent

But how long will it last?
Brena Swanson
The housing crisis put a significant dent in the number of registered real estate agents, leaving the ones who stuck around a good-looking paycheck.
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Internet search volume reveals housing demand

Cleveland Fed researchers see searches tracking market metrics
Trey Garrison
A new study of Internet search terms related to housing reveals some surprising facts about housing demand. Here's what they found.
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New risk in being a real estate agent

Fickle buyers, unforeseen structural risks, financing
Brena Swanson
There is a high risk for real estate agents that they put in long hours of upfront work to never see any financial rewards if the buyer backs out. And now there is a new deal breaker going around for borrowers, causing them to be weary of buying a home.
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Serial stalker of Realtors settles in San Antonio

Agent creepers getting more active nationally
Trey Garrison
A serial stalker of Realtors has moved to San Antonio and is creeping on real estate agents. But it doesn't end there. Realtors in Massachusetts and Virginia are also being asked to go on high alert, with similar suspicious phone callers targeting agents.
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Maryland woman sent to prison for stealing from open houses

Searched for expensive houses and posed as buyer
Ben Lane
According to local authorities, Sally Spaisman, 58, would search the Internet for expensive homes that were on the market, show up at the open houses pretending to be a buyer and use her free reign of the house to steal expensive jewelry from the owners.
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Real estate agent narrowly escapes kidnapping by registered sex offender

Agent was lured to model home and taken prisoner
Ben Lane
A California real estate agent is safe after escaping a kidnapping attempt by outsmarting a registered sex offender, who lured her to a house under false pretenses and held her at gunpoint.
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REO agents and brokers deserve to be paid more

The paperwork alone can be mind-boggling
Lynn Effinger
Without necessarily intending to, I am going through this process currently as it relates to REO management, marketing and disposition. And it is an eye-opening process, indeed, even for this longtime veteran of this industry.
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Surefield launches 3D home tour systems

Brokerage eliminates buyer's agent commission
Brena Swanson
Thanks to new technology from Surefield, sellers may no longer have to pay a 3% buyer’s agent commission to get buyers into their home.
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9 tips to choosing a reliable real estate agent

Your house is on the line
Brena Swanson
A real estate agent is a key ingredient to selling or buying a home. However, few people, whether you are buying or selling, give little thought to choosing an agent. Here’s 9 nine red flags to watch for when choosing a real estate agent.
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10 reasons your home won’t sell

Does this apply to you?
Brena Swanson
You have your new house picked out and everything sorted out for the move except for one pretty significant problem: you can’t sell your current home. Here are 10 reasons for why your home is still sitting on the market.
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