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Trends and Reports

2013 Real Estate Buyer and Seller Profile

The National Association of REALTORS® provides annual highlights from the profile of home buyers and home sellers every year and then makes it available publicly. If you’re not sure where to find the report, then you’re just like me?! You know it’s out there, you know it’s on their site somewhere, but who has 15+ minutes to go digging around the web to try and find it? I Do! So I did, and I’m adding it right here for all of you who by chance might find this interesting and valuable information useful? That is if you’re in the real estate industry of course. Enjoy!

Highlights From the 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

Now if you liked the report above, you’re going to love having access to this “Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report which views and addresses all 5 generations of the home buying and selling groups. Gen X and Gen Y make of the majority of the pool, but take a look at some of the generational trends and how you might want to plan and prepare for what’s ahead in the real estate market.

2014 Nar Home Buyer Seller Generational Trends

You too can find more great info and article at REALTOR.ORG

DISCLAIMER: This blog is my personal resource and archive library for real estate technology, mobile apps, free websites and online tools, and pretty much anything I find on or off the web that I know I’ll be looking for and need to find at a later date and time.

Great Summary of Zillow Zestimates

Today, Screenr.com featured an excellent video by a Zillow Staff member, Rachel Rosen who does a superb job at explaining the Zillow Zestimate.  A special shout out and some link love to Rachel over at Zillow.com, and an extra special tid-bit of information for our readers if you really want to know “WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW” about Zillow’s Zestimates.  See two-minute video below, it’s a MUST VIEW!

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Gen “Y” Impact on Real Estate and Technology

Gen “Y” Impact on Real Estate and Technology

Jason Ryan Dorsey “The Gen Y Guy” shares his research, views, and experience with CEO of CKJ International on BestAgentTV.com.  This is a longer video than we would normally post here but felt our viewers and subscribers will find great value in the information Jason imparts.

The Gen “Y” years, according to Jason, make up the generation of people born between 1977 and 1995 which makes up the largest and most powerful and influential generations of our time.   “This will be a painful challenge for individuals and companies who choose not to adjust” quoted from Jason.

There is a completely new way that expectations are met, and a “NEW” way business gets done!  Watch and learn, most of you will be able to relate.

350 Real Estate Technology Companies

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350 Real Estate Technology Companies including Links

1000WattConsulting has done a really nice job creating a “customizable” Real Estate Technology Company Directory.  The Index page is broken down into 30 categories that can be customized and sorted to your liking.

You’ll find links to company sites that provide everything from Document Management, Marketing Solutions, and iPhone Apps, to IDX Solutions, Marketing Tools, Lead Generation/Management, Listing Syndication, Mapping, Video, Transaction Management and more.

If you don’t see a particular company that you feel should be listed there, be sure to click on the link and add them.  There can never be too many resources, especially on a page that’s built with this kind of benefit and power.


The gang at 1000WattConsulting does an excellent job informing the Industry
about great tips and tools, and obviously has no problem sharing their findings with their readers and visitors.  Hats off to their TEAM, visit them at 1000WattConsulting.

MLS Cloud – Network of Public MLS Sites

MLS Cloud – Is a HUGE Network of Public MLS Sites

Nearly every Real Estate Agent in the Country is part of a local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and in many cases, a member of multiple MLS systems for their geographic areas in which they are licensed to sell Real Estate.

Over 80% of Consumers are investigating and searching for homes on-line, and are likely to end up on an MLS site either via a search engine Keyword search, or by an option or link provided to them from a website or Blog article.

From the beginning of the search, to the end of the purchase and beyond, consumers just like you and me are constantly and continuously searching the web for items and information of value. MLSCloud brings both “items” and “information” of value.

MLSCloud has taken many of these MLS sites and combined them in a single site that hopes to Connect Consumers and REALTORS®.  There are currently over 611,745 Agents in the Cloud, and it’s growing everyday.  Agents use an animated Badge to promote their site.


If you’re in the Real Estate business or Industry and part of an MLS or have an association, be sure to check out MLSCloud to confirm that YOUR MLS is a part of this fast growing resource that is readily available to the buying and selling consumer.

There’s a likely chance that at some point during the online home search process, that Buyers and Sellers will come across MLSCloud.  It’s good to have eggs in multiple baskets especially for consumers on the “Year Round Easter Egg Hunt!”

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Get The Most from “AllTop” Internet Resources

Getting The Most Out of “ALLTOP” Internet Resources

There are millions of articles being published weekly on the web. Your search for relevant content that will be useful to your business and social media efforts will take longer and be more time consuming as the internet resources continue to grow. How do you get the most out of the web in the least amount of time and with minimal effort?  What tools do you have in place to help you maximize and manage the mass amounts of content that are flooding the web each day?  You don’t want to miss anything right?

AllTop is a fantastic site and resource to scan and review on a regular basis that allows you to find topics of relevant information, and then create your own page to keep on top of those desired topics, categories, and sites that provide you exactly what you want and are looking for on a daily or weekly basis. Some of the greatest resources of information can be found here.

See what some of the best content providers on the WEB are bookmarking and reading on their Alltop page.  If you are reading content that is powerful and priceless to you, then just imagine the value of the content that is being read by that resource.  It’s like having access to your hero’s HERO! It doesn’t get any better than this folks.

Here are some other areas you might want to explore if you’re interested in keeping up with this fast paced, Business and Technology world we live in today.

Alltop will be one of the best resources you will ever find on the web and will help you get the most out of the Internet resources that are available.  You’ll have up to the minute fresh new content that will help you in just about any area of education or desired growth.

If you are looking to enhance your knowledge or refine your skills, then you’ll need to find a way to “Get the most out of the Internet Resources” available, and ALLTOP is one of the “BEST” resources that will help you accomplish this goal.

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NAR 2009 EXPO – Top Real Estate Technology

NAR 2009 EXPO – Top Real Estate Technology

The National Association of REALTORS 2009 Convention, is always a great place to learn about the newest, latest and greatest products, tools, and services that are being used or newly introduced to the Real Estate Industry. One of our favorite pastimes is to venture the isles of the NAR Exposition Hall to revisit returning vendors, and to discover and explore the NEW vendors and their products.  These are the people, companies, and products that are changing the world of Real Estate and how business gets done today, and in the future.

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The Real Estate Industry is changing, the market is changing, and the process for buying and selling homes in America is changing.  The question to be answered by ALL Real Estate Industry professionals is “Are You Changing with it?”  As new Real Estate Technology is introduced to the consumers who spend a great deal of time online researching many different aspects of the local Real Estate Markets, be sure you are providing them the products, tools, and services that will meet and exceed their expectations.  Websites and Blogs are no longer a place to “showcase” your trophies and successes!

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