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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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The potential threat to old-school real estate agents

Technology changes face of the real estate industry
Brena Swanson
Technology has increasingly transitioned from a want to a need. But the rapid growth and dependency on technology has pushed several other industries into retirement — think Blockbuster for example. Which presents the question, what is the next great entrepreneurial idea that will disrupt the real estate industry?
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New details emerge about missing Arkansas Realtor - Updated

Area real estate agents pitch in for search effort, strange texts from her phone
Trey Garrison
North Little Rock area real estate agents have volunteered for search efforts and have been blanketing the area, looking for information or evidence, and passing out fliers with information about Carter.
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Agent alert: Start-up delivers real estate brokerage for 1% commission

LevelRE utilizes technology and empowers homeowners to cut costs
Ben Lane
The site also utilizes “proprietary technology” to simplify the real estate process by giving customers the ability to list, price, search, bid, and negotiate in real time from their laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone, with the assistance of licensed real estate agents and professional support staff, the company said in a release. And it does all of this for a commission rate of 1% of the sales price.
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Against: Real estate agents should not carry guns

A society with more guns isn’t moving forward, it’s moving backward
Ben Lane
Count me among those who think that the answer to gun violence is not introducing more guns into the equation. That argument has never made any sense to me. It’s like saying we can defeat heart disease by eating more cheeseburgers.
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