Author: Tracey Velt

How to Win Customer Trust With Augmented Reality

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/358593224-user-708885993-how-to-win-customer-trust-with-augmented-realty.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS REAL TRENDS PODCAST | Augmented Reality Tech Trend Expert Nobu Hata speaks with REAL Trends to talk  about some of the most noteworthy augmented reality trends for real estate. Find out which augmented reality programs real estate professionals are using and how they’re using them to work with out-of-town clients. More REAL Trends...

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Facebook Launches Push into Real Estate Listings

Zillow. Trulia. Realtor.com. Redfin. All household names in the real estate listings world, right? Well, those companies now have some serious competition from a company that boasts an audience that dwarfs all of those sites put together – Facebook. That’s right. Facebook is coming to real estate listings. Now, anyone who’s “friends” with a real estate agent on Facebook is likely used to seeing home listings show up in their news feed, but it appears that Facebook has much bigger plans for real estate through its own platform. Facebook announced last week that it is significantly expanding the listings section on its Marketplace,...

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Florida is Ranked Second in Growth of Women-Owned Firms Says New Census-Based Report

Florida is Ranked Second in Growth of Women-Owned Firms Says New Census-Based Report Florida has an estimated 1,041,600 women-owned businesses, employing 496,800 and attributing to roughly $94.9 billion according to the seventh annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express OPEN, a comprehensive report released today, analyzing data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners and factoring in relative changes in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The unique analysis, reported by industry, revenue and employment size at the national, state and top 50 metro levels, shares a new and nuanced investigation into the growth trends over...

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Now Available: Read the Winter 2017 issue of LORE magazine

Welcome to the winter 2017 edition of LORE magazine! We’re bringing you the amazing stories of the lives of real estate (LORE) professionals in an online publication.   In This Issue Jim Fite: Putting Others First This broker learned early on that if you give without wanting anything in return, you’ll be rewarded in ways you never dreamed possible. CENTURY 21 CEO and President Nick Bailey: Drive, Ambition and a Winning Spirit What started as an odd childhood fascination has turned into a lifelong passion. Find out what makes Nick Bailey tick. Al Zoubi: Finding the American Dream This Syrian...

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LIVES OF REAL ESTATE (LORE): Jim Fite is Putting Others First

Jim Fite: Putting Others First This broker learned early on that if you give without wanting anything in return, you’ll be rewarded in ways you never dreamed possible. A career in real estate wasn’t Jim Fite’s first choice, despite the fact that his father, Judge, founded CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company in 1937. “At 16 years old, I was at the dinner table. My mom was an agent. My dad owned the company. As usual, we were talking about real estate,” says Fite, now CEO of the brokerage. Fed up, Fite slammed down his fist and said, “I will never...

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