Items Tagged with 'Real estate agents'


  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: C2 Financial cutting ties with Quicken Loans this week

    Also, why do real estate agents sabotage online lenders?
    "We've been growing their business a while and we offer extremely competitive pricing. We thought we were doing a good job. C2’s owner, Ron Tomko, actually told us that himself, and we hadn’t heard any negative feedback until this decision," Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner told HousingWire late Sunday night.
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  • Texas real estate agent posts $1.9B in home sales in 2017

    The first-ever billion dollar real estate agent is pushing the $2 billion mark utilizing a cloud-based listing service
    Ben Caballero, world record holder, first-ever billion dollar real estate agent and president and CEO of HomesUSA posted $1.9 billion in sales in 2017, setting a new world record for home sales in a single year. How did he create this sales volume? Read to find out.
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  • It’s official: Net neutrality dies in the U.S.

    Realtors worry rollback could unlevel playing field
    Despite votes in Congress and efforts from advocacy groups, net neutrality officially ended Monday. From the beginning, real estate advocacy groups and companies have opposed the rollback, saying the changes to net neutrality create an unlevel playing field for small business owners.
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  • Two real estate agents caught behaving badly

    Two different towns, same alleged rental scam
    In the first case, a Missouri City, Texas-based "realtor" tried to rent out a home they didn't own. And in the second case, out in the Hamptons, and while the real estate agent is real, the rental scam is pretty much the same.
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  • Real estate technology company Homesnap secures $14 million in funding

    Money will be used to boost offerings for real estate agents
    Homesnap, a real estate technology company that provides a mobile productivity app and marketing platform for real estate brokers, agents and clients, announced this week that it plans to grow its offerings thanks to $14 million in new funding. The new investment brings the total capital raised by Homesnap to more than $32 million.
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  • loanDepot unveils ambitions to expand beyond lending into entire real estate transaction

    Wants to connect approved homebuyers with real estate agents
    loanDepot is already one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders, but now, the company wants to become a much larger part of the home buying process. On Tuesday, loanDepot unveiled an ambitious new plan that will see the lender expand beyond simply lending a borrower the money to buy a home into facilitating the entire real estate transaction.
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  • Homebuyers want online mortgage resources, but still prefer a personal touch

    Here’s what real estate professionals need to do to stay competitive
    Homeowners who recently took out their mortgage agreed real estate professionals and other personal interactions were the most influential in their decisions when taking out a mortgage, a survey from Fannie Mae showed. The mortgage giant explained what real estate agents must do to stay competitive in the transforming market.
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  • After finding success in U.K., flat-fee real estate agency Purplebricks debuts in U.S.

    “Next-generation” agency launching in Los Angeles
    Purplebricks, which bills itself as “next-generation” real estate agency, is launching in the U.S. after building successful businesses in the United Kingdom and Australia. The company, which offers a flat fee for home sellers along with other technological advances, will roll out its service in the Los Angeles market first.
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