Craig Jones

Craig Jones – Broker Associate

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craig.jones@sothebysrealty.com

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Real Estate News

Months? supply of new homes for sale hits highest level in over a year
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:39 | Category by:
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Want to be a hyperlocal content specialist? Get serious about stats, incubation strategy
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:32 | Category by:
As a Berkeley resident who has also seen dozens of terrible real estate sites masquerading as local content hubs, I was struck by how engaging Arron Sweeney's YourBerkeley.com website was. I met with Arron to ask him about his strategy and ongoing pl...read more»
 
Connect with the Indian marketplace next month in Kolkata
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:21:56 | Category by:
The National Association of Realtors-India is holding its sixth annual meeting Aug. 16-17 in Kolkata. While some of the scheduled programming might sound familiarly mind-numbing to American Realtors (“Standardization of Global Practice in Real E...read more»
 
5 elephants that the real estate industry doesn?t want to acknowledge are in the room
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:21:40 | Category by:
Speaking at a California Association of Realtors event, consultant Rob Hahn laid out what he calls “five unspeakables” that real estate industry leaders don’t like to hash out in public: Too much incompetence. Agent teams are...read more»
 
Is realtor.com no longer a Realtor?s best friend?
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:39:41 | Category by:
Realtor.com may be the official consumer website of the National Association of Realtors, but rival search portals Zillow and Trulia have improved their value proposition to listing agents and brokers to the point “where many Realtors and MLSs f...read more»
 
Predictive analytics real estate marketing startup raises $12M
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:25:17 | Category by:
SmartZip Analytics Inc., maker of a predictive analytics tool that helps real estate pros target their marketing to homeowners who may be likely to sell soon, has raised $12 million in a Series B funding round. The Pleasanton, California-based firm, ......read more»
 
NAR, ListHub partner to help Realtors grow their international real estate business
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:09:35 | Category by:
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Your new best friend on Facebook has arrived and it isn?t a person
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:46:03 | Category by:
Have you ever seen a Facebook post that struck your interest but you had to step away and when you returned to find it had drifted to the bottom of your feed and almost impossible to find? You then spend what seems like hours to find it and finally give u...read more»
 
Demand for purchase mortgages still lagging
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:12:17 | Category by:
Appetite for purchase mortgages stayed flat last week, clocking in well below the same week a year ago as costlier mortgage insurance and tight credit continued to hamper demand. Applications for purchase loans increased a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent ...read more»
 
7 signs of a soon-to-be-hot neighborhood
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:48 | Category by:
Real estate is an industry that?s all about your hyperlocal expertise. As an agent, you specialize in specific ZIP codes, home types, client types -- you name it. This industry is as much about niche specialties as it gets ......read more»
 
Tougher standards for mortgage insurers could give newcomers an edge
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:13:22 | Category by:
Some private mortgage insurers who have been regaining market share lost to the Federal Housing Administration during the downturn could soon be forced to implement price increases in order to meet risk-based standards proposed by Fannie Mae and Freddie M...read more»
 
NYC brokerage CORE absorbs Heddings Property Group
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:44:52 | Category by:
Douglas Heddings — an exec with Prudential Douglas Eliman and founder of the blog TrueGotham.com before founding his own real estate brokerage, Heddings Property Group — has joined rival Manhattan firm CORE as executive vice president ...read more»
 
William Raveis framing StreetEasy search results in NYC
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:08:56 | Category by:
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Housing groups accuse Fannie Mae REO contractor of racial discrimination
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:25:38 | Category by:
The National Fair Housing Alliance and two other civil rights groups have filed a discrimination complaint against Fannie Mae contractor Cyprexx Services alleging that the company failed to properly maintain bank-owned homes in Latino and African-American...read more»
 
Real Estate Connect Broker War Room: what we learned in the trenches
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:01:51 | Category by:
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate President and CEO Sherry Chris led a series of discussions at the Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco, with dynamic brokers from across the country packing the room to discuss key issues facing brokers. .....read more»
 
Guaranteed Rate revamps agent coaching site, Partner Xchange
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:59:56 | Category by:
Retail mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate has launched a new version of Partner Xchange, a coaching site for real estate professionals, that includes insights and expertise from more than 50 of the nation’s top real estate agents. Partner Xchange s...read more»
 
Former BofA short-sale negotiator prison-bound in ?property flopping? scheme
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:19:46 | Category by:
A former Bank of America short-sale negotiator has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay $5.7 million in restitution for his role in a fraud scheme in which prosecutors said he accepted bribes to sign off ......read more»
 
New realtor.com ?Accuracy Matters? ad set to hit cable TV networks
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:28:25 | Category by:
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