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October 2014

NRT buys property manager, emphasizes rentals — but it’s not an easy business  — NRT, a division of Realogy Holdings, this summer bought a large property manager in Texas and formed a national operation to handle rentals. Read the archive article Thin margins but steady income lure broker into property management....

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Moving into Property Management

October 10, 2014
NRT, a division of Realogy Holdings, this summer bought a large property manager in Texas and formed a national operation to handle rentals. NRT’s Ryan Gorman stresses the synergies created by operating both a brokerage firm and a property management firm. Ideally, the property management firm is talking to tenants and, when they’re ready to…To read more — login/sign up

 

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September 2014

To use drones or not? Brokers who brave the skies face nasty letters from FAA  — Patrick Parker, head of the 20-agent Patrick Parker Realty in Bradley Beach, NJ, turned to drones as a way to offer something new and different to clients, and to signal his agency’s willingness to stay on the cutting edge of technology. See how the drone footage is incorporated into a traditional video....

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To Use Drones or Not?

August 27, 2014
Mark Chu’s clients loved the aerial videos his company used to market properties. But the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wasn't so keen. Soon after Chu’s local newspaper reported that he was posting drone videos of listings, Chu received a threatening letter from the FAA. Federal officials warned Chu that he could face fines if his…To read more — login/sign up

 

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August 2014

Zillow overtakes Realogy as industry’s most valuable company  — Zillow may be seen as an interloper that makes unreliable judgments about home values, but the company is a Wall Street darling. See an infographic that shows the growing financial power of Zillow....

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Broker Drives Hard Bargain with Realtor.com, Zillow

July 31, 2014
Brokers love to complain about Zillow, Trulia, and, to a lesser extent, Realtor.com. But Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, one of the nation’s largest brokers, has shown it's possible to gain the upper hand when negotiating with listing aggregators. Howard Hanna’s latest deal with Realtor.com is noteworthy for the concessions made by Realtor.com. The brokerage…To read more — login/sign up

 

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