Craig Jones

Craig Jones – Broker Associate

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Real Estate News

Experienced agents needed on both sides of a distressed property transaction
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:04:48 | Category by:
A complaint I often hear since the housing downturn is how difficult some REO brokers are to deal with. They are unresponsive, unhelpful, uncommunicative and difficult to transact business with. I?ll be the first to agree that some REO agents ......read more»
 
Realtors get a seat at the drone regulation table
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:54:09 | Category by:
The Federal Aviation Administration has invited the National Association of Realtors to participate in a working group that will provide input on forthcoming regulations of “unmanned aerial systems,” or drones. NAR says it will use the...read more»
 
Real estate agents can dig up the inside skinny on properties using new service
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:03:28 | Category by:
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Are you willing to give up selling a house so your voice will be heard?
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:56:53 | Category by:
Responding to last week’s “tweet storm” by Inman News Publisher Brad Inman on loose licensing requirements and incompetent agents, Leigh Brown, broker-owner of Re/Max Executive Realty in Concord, North Carolina, says change w...read more»
 
Mobile apps get personal to build stronger client relationships
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:00:25 | Category by:
The days of massively long emails, forced registration to access the MLS and missed voice mails are rapidly fading away. New tools are making communication simpler and more personalized than ever before, provided you know what to do ......read more»
 
How RealScout?s free open house cookies campaign went viral
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:00:15 | Category by:
Since its beginnings, RealScout has focused on building an innovative and empowering home search experience that keeps the agent in control while giving buyers the search tools they?ve come to expect. So when it came time to develop relationships with new...read more»
 
Apple iBeacons come to real estate listings
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:32:01 | Category by:
Wayne Strobel, founder of RealtyBeacon, and Vanessa Bergmark, general manager and partner of the East San Francisco Bay brokerage Red Oak Realty, explain what near-field sensors mean for real estate marketing ......read more»
 
Big Pennsylvania brokerage cuts off flow of listings to Zillow
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:44:09 | Category by:
One of Pennsylvania’s biggest brokerages, Northwood Realty Services, has pulled about 2,700 listings from Zillow, citing concerns over the accuracy of Zillow’s automated valuations and with listing data displayed on the site. Northwood...read more»
 
Funding round values INRIX, provider of search-by-commute tool, at $550 million
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:28:49 | Category by:
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California Regional MLS makes strides toward statewide MLS
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:39:09 | Category by:
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Google killed Authorship, but Author Rank is a much bigger fish
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:17:52 | Category by:
Google's Authorship program was touted as the tool to identify work from quality content creators. Built to use authors' Google Plus profiles as unique identifiers and using simple markup language to distinguish their content across the Web, Aut...read more»
 
Good news about the economy is bad news for mortgage rates
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:15:16 | Category by:
In the backwards world of bonds and mortgages, in which good news is bad, good news pushed up long-term rates this week. U.S. data may encourage the Fed to accelerate the end of ZIRP (zero interest rate policy) at its ......read more»
 
Find and implement the right mobile solutions for your business
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:00:53 | Category by:
You probably don?t need me to tell you that mobile is important. According to the National Association of Realtors, 93 percent of Realtors use their smartphones to conduct business -- and they spend a median 44 percent of their time working on the go. .....read more»
 
Fundrise, real estate crowdfunder, closes investment in Hamptons mansion
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:54:08 | Category by:
Over 60 people now own a Hamptons mansion nearing completion. But the property, listed tentatively at $3.25 million, isn?t a finely tuned timeshare. Its scores of owners are investors who collectively gobbled up a little under half of the home?s ......read more»
 
Warren Buffett?s franchise brand marches into Arkansas
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:41:41 | Category by:
Warren Buffett’s franchise network, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, has a presence in Arkansas with Bentonville-based Prudential Solutions Real Estate becoming the latest Prudential-affiliated brokerage to rebrand. Broker-owner Scott Waymire sa...read more»
 
Tweet storm! Inman News publisher vents about bad agents
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:50:05 | Category by:
Inman News Publisher Brad Inman unleashed a tweet storm today on loose licensing requirements, incompetent agents, why we should care, and how to fix the problem. Join the debate and follow @bradInman on Twitter! ......read more»
 
Go paperless and streamline the closing process
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:33:27 | Category by:
If you?ve been hoping for a no-holds-barred discussion of how regular brokers, agents and real estate professionals have incorporated paperless transactions into their business, this is it. We had a great webinar with three brokers: Carol Farrar of 1850 R...read more»
 
Agent beware: That seller?s home may have a nanny cam
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:06:31 | Category by:
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