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Ottawa real estate agent guilty of attempted murder

Lured wife into garage and then tried to brain her with bat
A real estate agent in Ottawa who lured his wife into his garage promising a present and hit her twice in the head with a baseball bat was found guilty of attempted murder this week.
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Placester launches web design for single property listings

Broadens real estate agent online tools
Brena Swanson
Placester launched Single Property Sites that features website designs built specifically for promoting individual listings. This allows real estate agents to message and market directly to the consumers online, promoting individual listing.
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3 ways homebuyers can win bidding wars

You need more than a cover letter
Brena Swanson
After a recent article generated a lot of buzz on how buyers are winning bidding wars, the biggest takeaway from the comments: everyone and everywhere is different. So here are three different tactics a real estate agent uses that go beyond the standard letter.
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Agent Ace adds Jason Nierman as head of business development

Former vice president at TrueCar joins startup
Ben Lane
Santa Monica, California-based Agent Ace announced the addition of Jason Nierman as the company’s new head of business development. At Agent Ace, a startup that uses data to match homebuyers and sellers with the best agent for their deal, Nierman will work to forge new strategic partnerships, as part of an effort to drive revenue and growth.
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How much does a Realtor spend on technology?

The price tag to stay competitive
Brena Swanson
Spring is the busy season for Realtors across the nation. So how much does the average Realtor spend on technology in order to stay competitive in this tight real estate market?
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Realtors urged to take safety beyond their smartphones

Apps are nice, but not the only option
Brena Swanson
When in danger, most people turn to this one device to stay safe. The only problem is that it can easily be turned into a weapon against you. So how much are you relying on your cell phone for safety when showing houses?
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Here are the top 20 for-sale-by-owner markets

Realtors? They don’t need ‘em
Ben Lane
Some of the nation’s most expensive markets are also the ones where homeowners are choosing to eschew the traditional methods of real estate and sell their homes without the help of a Realtor, real estate agent or broker.
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Question to Realtors: Do you have what it takes to pull the trigger?

That's meant both figuratively and literally
Trey Garrison
Dear real estate agents: You can't delegate one of the most basic functions of your life, and you really shouldn't halfway it either. Self-defense isn't something to just dabble in.
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Armed Realtor freezes during sexual assault

But she is not giving up the fight
Brena Swanson
A real estate agent from the suburbs of Phoenix was attacked and groped during an open house on March 12 after the suspect walked in and claimed to be a prospective homebuyer. Now she is fighting back to make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else.
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Realtor's client murdered during home showing

Gunman walks into home during showing
Brena Swanson
A gunman walked into a home and opened fire while a real estate agent was showing a home to a married couple, killing the husband. This tragic event is not the first attack on real estate agents but continues to remind agents that they must take care and precautions to protect themselves.
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