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    The Glengarry Guide: Is Coffee Truly for Closers Only?

    Above: From left, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey, Al Pacino and Jack Lemmon It was originally just another snarky line in a movie jam-packed with them. But somehow it became an American catchphrase, and a quasi-truism, so to speak, in the real estate industry. “Coffee’s for closers only!” barks Alec Baldwin in his all-time…

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    More Data Shows Core Inflation Resisting Fed Hikes

    With the Federal Reserve showing no signs of letting up in its ongoing crusade of interest rate hikes, the latest data on inflation is offering no suggestion of immediate relief, with personal consumption expenditure (PCE) inflation—the Fed’s preferred measurement—actually ticking up. Stocks opened mostly flat on Friday as the PCE report showed its index of…

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    Leading By Example: Tips and Techniques

    Robert J. Bailey Broker/Owner Bailey Properties, Inc., a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Aptos, California | www.BaileyProperties.com Region served: Santa Cruz, Monterey and Santa Clara Counties Years in real estate: 48 Number of offices: Three, plus two property management offices Number of agents: 100 Best recruiting technique: Lead by example. Establish…

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    Mortgage Mix: As Rates Go Up, Offers Retracted

    Editor’s Note: The Mortgage Mix is RISMedia’s weekly highlight reel of need-to-know mortgage-industry happenings. Watch for it each Friday afternoon. Mortgage rates keep going up. Per Mortgage News Daily, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate currently sits at 6.82%, while the 15-year fixed mortgage rate stands at 6.09%. The 6.82% rate is the highest 30-year fixed…

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    October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Is Your Firm Cybersecure?

    October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. A collaboration between government and private industry, this month is dedicated to raising awareness about data security and empowering businesses and individuals to protect themselves from cybercrime. Cybersecurity Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity for all real estate agents to make sure they are aware of cyber risks and take…

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    NAR Names Revive the Winner of 2022 Pitch Battle Competition at iOi Summit

    The National Association of REALTORS® announced Revive as the winner of the fourth annual “Pitch Battle” competition at the 2022 Innovation, Opportunity & Investment (iOi) Summit. NAR’s strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, hosted this year’s Pitch Battle in Los Angeles, California. The competition provided an opportunity for 12 finalists to showcase innovative new tools…

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    VIDEO: 5 Ways to Create a Safety Culture in Your Real Estate Business

    To close out REALTOR® Safety Month, Tracey Hawkins “Tracey the Safety Lady” created a video exclusively for RISMedia in which she shares a 5-point plan to create a culture of safety in the workplace. “Safety culture starts at the top,” Hawkins says. “The real estate industry has work to do to be safer.” Here are…

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    Enriching your MLS With the Best-Fit Property Data Partner

    Changing vendors of a core technology service is not a process that MLSs and associations undertake lightly. This is especially true when that service is a tool that your members use heavily, like a public property records/tax system. There are disruptions to your members’ business to consider, along with the significant effort and manpower required…

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    Reasons for Using Price Per Square Foot to Value a Home

    For understandable reasons, buyers and sellers don’t usually agree on how much a house is worth. Buyers want to get better value for their money, and sellers want the best price for their property. This can lead to offers and counteroffers, going backward and forward between the buyer and the seller. While both parties believe…

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    Harry Norman, REALTORS® Announces ‘Cares’ Initiative

    Harry Norman, REALTORS®, a luxury real estate firm in Atlanta, announced that its 2022 Harry Norman Cares initiative will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Atlanta (ARMHC). Through October 25 community members are invited to drop off needed items for various Care Kits at different Harry Norman office locations throughout Atlanta and Northeast Georgia. “We…

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