Craig Jones

Craig Jones – Broker Associate

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5 self-care tips to hit peak performance
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:00:40 | Category by:
Are you undermining your success with unconscious behaviors that are actually hurting your attention and simultaneously diminishing the gray matter in your brain? If you?re ready to shift to peak performance mode, a few simple tweaks may be all you need ....read more»
 
11 amazing real estate facts to entertain your brain
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:00:19 | Category by:
Did you know about New York's bizarre seller disclosures or who owns the world's most lucrative commercial real estate portfolio? Prepare to get your mind blown ......read more»
 
Bad things can happen to good people even if they are armed with a gun or an app
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:40:10 | Category by:
The death of a real estate agent who was murdered on the job led to a raft of articles and emails about apps designed to keep real estate agents safe. Using an app to let friends know where you are ......read more»
 
Mortgage lending could finally ease if Fannie and Freddie ease lenders? buyback fears
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:30:09 | Category by:
Mortgage lenders could get a lot more willing to extend loans to borrowers with less-than-pristine credit if Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac give them more clarity on what circumstances will trigger demands that mortgage originators buy back loans that go ......read more»
 
New England brokerage will pay to ?enhance? realtor.com listings
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:57:03 | Category by:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties will pay to “enhance” listings sent to realtor.com by the brokerage’s 1,500 agents in 50 offices across Connecticut and Rhode Island. Realtor.com’s “S...read more»
 
Suddenly, Ellie Mae is a $1B company
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:12:32 | Category by:
Shares in fast-growing mortgage industry software developer Ellie Mae hit an all-time high today, pushing the Pleasanton, California-based company’s market capitalization over the $1 billion mark. Bloomberg News has reported that the convergence...read more»
 
Europe?s predicament puts Fed in a pickle
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:00:48 | Category by:
The ride wild in stock markets this week was not about the U.S. economy or mortgage rates, which are just about back to where they were before the circus. Pay as little attention as possible to the stock market. It enjoyed a one-way rally for three years,...read more»
 
Rivals come together at real estate data standards ?plugfest?
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:59:50 | Category by:
Apple and Samsung do it. Google and Microsoft do it. And in the real estate industry, CoreLogic, FBS and Rapattoni do it. Next week, competitors in the industry will come together in Las Vegas for the industry’s first-ever “plugfest&am...read more»
 
Don?t let anyone write agent safety off as a lost cause
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:00:20 | Category by:
Since my August article on agent safety was published, the conversation on agent safety has unfortunately included the tragic loss of Beverly Carter, whose body was found in a shallow grave a few days after she was killed. Sadly, the ......read more»
 
Latest 3-D tech triggers vertigo
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:00:14 | Category by:
I have a mild fear of heights, so when I peered over the balcony of a luxury apartment located near the top of a high-rise in Miami, naturally I felt a bit dizzy. Except that it wasn?t natural at all. ......read more»
 
17 tips for a successful career in real estate sales
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:00:03 | Category by:
Here are 17 real estate success tips from broker-owners Richard and Beth Witt in Long Island, New York, that cover everything from sales to marketing to life planning for real estate agents. ......read more»
 
Agents flock to Zillow?s first national agent conference
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:13:22 | Category by:
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Got first-time buyers? More and more MLSs offer down payment assistance tool
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:35:27 | Category by:
More than 335,000 real estate professionals in 20 multiple listing services and associations now have access to a tool that allows them to see which homes may qualify for down payment assistance programs. The latest MLSs to license Down Payment ......read more»
 
3 great ways to handle high-maintenance clients
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:00:30 | Category by:
We?ve all had them. You might have one now. That seller who takes your comps, cross-references them, adds in seven more, and builds out a spreadsheet -- complete with formulas -- then wants you to get them into each of the properties so she can point out ...read more»
 
Trulia offers brokers chance to win $5,000 if they turn on direct listings feed
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:15:26 | Category by:
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Home warranties touted as marketing tool for listings
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:14:36 | Category by:
American Home Shield is offering three new home warranty “real estate plans” that cover major home appliances and system components during and after a home sale that the company is marketing to sellers and listing agents. Qualified sel...read more»
 
Stock plunge a threat to housing
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:46:02 | Category by:
While most Americans have two parts to their investment portfolio — their homes and their stocks — they are knitted together in critical ways. Which is why the current stock market plunge may already be hurting consumer confidence when...read more»
 
Falling stocks mean cheaper mortgages. But what?s the big picture for housing?
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:30:56 | Category by:
The big sell-off in stocks that began last week has already sent mortgage rates plummeting, but so far that’s only translated into more demand for refinancings. The bigger questions for housing markets are whether stock market volatility will un...read more»