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Regents give staff more power over real estate transactions
Florida Times-Union
ATLANTA | University System of Georgia staff members gained greater authority over real-estate transactions Wednesday when the Board of Regents approved higher spending limits. The size of transactions requiring board approval is now $1 million, ...

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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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Real estate for sale in North Haledon Boro New Jersey – MLS# 3204109


D Magazine

DFW's Top Real Estate Stories of 2015
D Magazine
Coming up with a list of the year's top real estate stories in a market as big, broad, and active as Dallas-Fort Worth wasn't easy. Ranking them was even more difficult. For our cover story in the 2016 D CEO Real Estate Annual, editors looked beyond ...

Mum telling off an idiot real estate agent.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:31:39 +0000

I'm helping my mum buy a house at the moment and most of the real estate agents have been pretty good, but today we dealt with a real idiot. First, a little set up.

There will be 4 people living in the house: my mum, my grandmother, my husband and me. I'm my grandmother's full time carer and my husband and I can't afford a place of our own with room for grandma, so we live with my mum. As a result, we're after a 3, preferably 4, bedroom place. Either my mum or I have explained our situation to every real estate agent we've contacted. Most agents actually listen to us, but this guy today was a real piece of work.

He was an older guy, probably mid 60s and a real "good ol boy". We made it pretty clear to him after he mentioned kids at the first house that they were not a factor in our house hunt, but he knew better, of course. He kept bingoing me all though looking at the first house and then at the 2nd house till I flat out told him "Just shut up about kids, ok? I'm here to look at houses, not talk about babies" to which I just got a condescending smirk before he turned his back on me to bingo my mum! The conversation went a little like this:

Agent: "Don't worry, you'll be a grandma in the next year or so. She's nearly at the age where popping out a rugrat will be all she thinks about."

Mum: "I think my daughter knows her thoughts on kids better than you do."

Agent: "Trust me, I know women and you all want babies eventually."

That really pissed my mum off. She looked him dead in the eye and said "You know, if you actually listened to your clients instead of being a condescending dick, you'd probably have made enough commission to have retired by now." and we walked out.

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Real estate for sale in Hamilton Township New Jersey – MLS# 6564067


D Magazine

DFW's Top Real Estate Stories of 2015
D Magazine
Coming up with a list of the year's top real estate stories in a market as big, broad, and active as Dallas-Fort Worth wasn't easy. Ranking them was even more difficult. For our cover story in the 2016 D CEO Real Estate Annual, editors looked beyond ...

Android v. iOS screen real estate

Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:49:29 +0000

When I upgraded from my 2013 Moto X to the 2014, I was disappointed that the larger screen didn't buy me any more screen real estate. Now that lollipop is out and the UI has gotten even bigger, it's worse. I did some comparisons with my girlfriends iPhone 6 this morning, and it hurts even more that her 4.7 inch screen shows significantly more information than my 5.2. Might look into rooting and changing my DPI settings down the road, but just wanted to throw up some comparisons. Anyone else bummed out by this? Any solutions?

Screenshots here: http://imgur.com/a/Dmqex

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Busting Real Estate Investing Myths In 2016


Forbes

Why The Best Investment In 2016 Might Be Global Real Estate
Forbes
Market consensus now has equities flat to negative in 2016. Much of it is due to rate hikes and an end of QE in the U.S. After that, China and oil are to blame for everything else. It's hard to find an equity bull except at the value funds. Bonds ...
Foreign investors' interest in Seattle real estate ratchets upPuget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
Boston emerges as a top target for foreign real estate investorsBoston Business Journal
Asia Minute: Foreign Real Estate Investors Like U.S. and Worry About ChinaHawaii Public Radio-HPR2
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The Nexus 4 actually has more screen real estate than the Nexus 5

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:31:30 +0000

Guys, look at the first 2 minutes of this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QHkv-bSlds

Like all 5 inch 1080p devices, the Nexus 5 reports to the Android OS to be a 480PPI device while it is truly 440PPI. This actually means that the Android OS thinks these displays are physically smaller than they are, and UI elements on 5 inch phones are needlessly large (by UI guideline standards).

As a consequence, the actual screen real-estate available to apps (expressed in density independent pixels) is 640x360 compared to the Nexus 4's 640x 384. So the Nexus 4 has just as much vertical real-estate while having more horizontal real estate.

tl;dr: Because of the way Android works, the Nexus 4 can fit more stuff on its screen at once compared to all 5inch phones out there.

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