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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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Here's how low inventory impacts 3 top housing markets differently

Not all markets created equal
Summer, while it’s not over, is shaping up to be less than hoped for, with agents surprised at how quickly demand faded through the season. Each month, Credit Suisse surveys agents about trends in buyer traffic levels for homebuilders in the top homebuilder markets. This is how the top three performed. Hint: They’re all very different.
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Fidelity National Financial acquires Commissions, Inc.

Plans expansion of CRM platform for real estate agents
Fidelity National Financial, the nation's largest title insurance company, announced Tuesday that the company is acquiring Commissions, Inc., a provider of web-based real estate marketing and CRM software for residential real estate agents and agent teams, with an eye towards expansion.
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Real estate agents get new code of ethics

Buyers agent organization gives new, stricter rules
The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents released a new code of ethics and standards of practice by which its members must adhere. Because its agents represent only buyers, its rules can be stricter than other organizations. These are some of the new rules.
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4 tips for real estate agents to crush it on Snapchat

Hurry, before competition heightens
If you could go back in time and build an audience on Twitter before it blew up would you? Well, Snapchat is still an unchartered area for real estate agents to jump into. Here are four tips on how to use Snapchat to your advantage, along with Snapchat pros you need to follow.
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[Infographic] Here’s what today’s Realtor looks like

Lots of new faces
There are nearly 1.2 million Realtors in the workforce, with more people opting into the real estate profession this year than in the past. Some of the demographic trends typical of Realtors over the years are still present, but there are a few new trends starting to take off as well.
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