Real estate in London and Monaco is affecting Britain’s market

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There was a time in the not-so-distant past that the real estate property markets in
 Monaco and London were vastly different. Times change, and so does the
 real estate market. Today, the prime real estate markets in central London and 
Monaco look much more like twins, both with similar features, trends and buyer
 profiles, and they represent Europe’s leading locations for luxury property.

More alike than ever

A new analysis by Pastor Real Estate, which has offices in both locations, found
 that both ...

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Inman is recruiting: sales professional

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Inman, the industry’s leading source of real estate news and events, is seeking a senior sales professional with strong sales experience in the real estate industry.

With an engaged community of readers, Inman is an award-winning digital publication covering real estate breaking news, features and industry intelligence. (Inman has 600,000 monthly unique visitors.) Along with our staff journalists, Inman has nearly 200 contributing writers — tech founders, brokers, agents, technology executives, consultants and property companies — who contribute on the subjects they are ...

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Real estate websites will soon be hosting ‘virtual open houses’

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Real estate brokers and agents reel in many of their online leads by offering features like home valuation and listing search tools on their websites, often gating such tools behind registration forms.

Now there’s another lead-capture feature in the works that may begin popping up on real estate websites later this year: virtual open houses — live video walkthroughs of listings.

Realync, an app designed to support virtual open houses, is hard at work building an API (application programming interface) that could allow real estate ...

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National brokerage expands Florida footprint

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Carrington Real Estate Services, the brokerage wing of Carrington Holding Company LLC, has acquired two brokerages to expand its footprint in southwest Florida.

With the acquisition of Tampa-based Realty Direct Tampa and Naples-based Realty Direct Naples, which have approximately 60 agents combined, Carrington now has four offices in the region.

“With this move, Carrington is expanding upon its existing local market presence, while continuing to join forces with high quality organizations,” said Carrington Real Estate Services Executive Vice President Wendy ...

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StreetEasy rolls out NYC marketing campaign

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Zillow Group’s New York City-focused portal StreetEasy is capitalizing on the spring buying season by plastering the Big Apple with its new print-based marketing campaign, “Live As You Please.”

The city’s streets, sidewalks, subway stations, subway cars and taxis today begin playing host to ads depicting some of the idiosyncratic elements of New York City living paired with slogans like “Is it a bedroom if the bed doesn’t fit?” and “The only bad thing about a walk-up is every single step.”

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Eliminating the salesperson stigma in real estate

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Do you think of yourself as a salesperson or as a real estate consultant? Many real estate agents would say (or at least prefer to say) consultant. Why is that? There seems to be a stigma among us that prevents us from thinking of ourselves as salespeople, but that’s what we are, right?

Maybe it’s because we associate the term “salesperson” with a used car salesman proudly sporting a 1970s suit and creepy mustache, who’s looking to coax us into purchasing ...

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Markets with low down payments revealed in heat map

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RealtyTrac has unveiled a heat map highlighting where homebuyers used low down payments most often in 2014.

Hot green indicates areas where low down payments of 3 percent were most common (accounting for more than 27 percent of total mortgage loans made), and red indicates areas where they were least common (comprising less than 4 percent of total mortgage loans made).

Here’s the map.

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RealtyTrac’s map is part of a larger analysis conducted by the data aggregator on down payments on home purchases in 2014. ...

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Here’s where buyers use low down payments most often

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RealtyTrac has unveiled a heat map highlighting where home buyers used low down payments most often in 2014.

Hot green indicates areas where low down payments of 3 percent were most common (accounting for more than 27 percent of total mortgage loans made), and red indicates areas where they were least common (comprising less than 4 percent of total mortgage loans made).

Here’s a screen shot of the map. You can also view an interactive version that lets you see county-level statistics by clicking here.

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Get Pinterested: Pinterest for real estate

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First impressions are lasting. In the world of real estate, sometimes a first impression is the only opportunity you get to make a sale happen.

Because of this, in the past few years there has been a major influx in advocacy for the use of professional photography for your listings. People are incredibly image driven, and having compelling imagery can truly determine how quickly you find a buyer for your listing. One of the ways you can maximize the power and ...

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