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Leading Indian Classifieds Site Quikr In Talks To Acquire Real-Estate Portal ...
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Quikr, which claims to be India's largest classifieds site, is in talks to acquire Commonfloor, a property listings portal. A source says the deal will be worth roughly $200 million and help Quikr build its real-estate listings vertical into an ...
Quikr set to buy real estate portal CommonFloor.comEconomic Times
India's real estate startups get heated as property coolsTech in Asia
[Updated] Real estate portal CommonFloor to merge with Quikre27
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What's the most messed up thing you've seen a real estate agent do/say?

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:17:35 +0000

Last year when i was looking for a pet friendly place in Somerville, I had not one, but three agencies seriously suggest that I put my dog down to help find me a place. Joking or not that's still messed up right? What are your real estate stories?

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Real estate for sale in Maplewood Twp. New Jersey – MLS# 3265877


Pat's View: Real Estate staging
Ballard News Tribune
But with their house empty, Bert and his wife became intent on selling---so we met with a real estate agent to get things started. The agent seemed nice enough---except for his too eager smile and sweaty upper lip. Come to think of it, the lower lip ...

Gallup: Poor Americans think Gold is the best long term investment, other Americans think it's real estate

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:03:10 +0000

This gallup poll asks Americans "What is the best long term investment?"

That real-estate-as-top-pick view largely applies to upper-income Americans, living in households with incomes of $75,000 and over. Gallup found that 31% of those in the lower-income bracket — living on less than $30,000 — believe gold is the best investment option, followed by real estate, at 28%, and stocks, at 13%.

In between, those on incomes of $30,000 to $74,999 give gold, stocks and real estate equal billing at 26%

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2014/04/21/poor-americans-pick-gold-over-stocks-as-the-best-investment/?link=sfmw_fb

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Commercial Real Estate Investing 101 Insight – Peter Vekselman


Foreign Policy (blog)

Teflon Don: How Trump Survived a Real Estate Deal Gone Bad
Foreign Policy (blog)
5, 2013, surrounded by a crowd of attorneys, court officials, and four would-be condo buyers, Donald Trump sat down in a conference room in his flagship Fifth Avenue building and began to tell his version of a real estate deal gone awry. Trump had ...

My listing agent will not market my house on Zillow, the largest real estate website!

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 15:37:43 +0000

I just put my house up for sale, and it's shown on realtor.com and a few other websites. I checked Zillow and it wasn't updated to show my newly listed house. When I asked my agent why my house isn't shown on Zillow, her response was "It will not automatically load to Zillow. Our company policy does not allow that since there is so much erroneous data on that site and we have no control over what they do with your data once it has been uploaded to their site."

A quick Google search brings up lots of articles about agents getting away from using Trulia and Zillow. As someone who is paying an agent a lofty commission to sell my house, it angers me tremendously that they are refusing to use such a popular tool to market my home. What's up with agents doing this, and how can I get around it? I considered creating my own listing on Zillow, but that's the kind of thing I'm paying her to do!

EDIT: Cool, looks like I struck a nerve with you agents out there. Here's the thing: Nobody gives a shit that agents hate Zillow and other sites. Bottom line is that buyers looking for homes use Zillow more than any other website to find homes. I agree that the Zestimate is a joke (and everyone knows that), but Zillow gets twice as many views as realtor.com. When I'm selling something I want views and Zillow delivers.

Why not do it myself? Well, I did it myself on the last house I sold with tremendous success. Flat fee MLS. It's gotten to the point that anyone can sell a house online. This time it's a relo and my commission is covered and I've already moved away so I'm stuck with an agent.

EDIT 2: We're talking to other agents right now and will likely cut ties with this one and move on.

EDIT 3: Well, our agent just gave in and put us on Zillow. It's only been a couple hours but check out my view stats. Yesterday's uptick was people going to Zillow to learn more about the property and there was nothing but old info and nothing about the house being for sale. Now they see the whole listing. I just cannot understand how this can be a bad thing.

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