Pebble Time Will Color Your E-Ink World & Amazon Wants to Bring Mobile 3D Printing to Your House

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In this Five for Wednesday, we look at Pebble’s new watch and a smart lock that doesn’t break the bank.

  1. Pebble launched their newest Kickstarter campaign yesterday for their new smart watch, the Pebble Time. They’ve smashed their goal of $500,000 and still have 30 days for the campaign. Unlike the Android Wear and Apple Watch, this watch will use color e-ink (think Kindle, but with ...
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What We’re Reading: Feb 14-20

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iCar, SAD leads to a dibs fight, and Big Birdman

Apple is hoping to begin production on a car project  as early as 2020, reports Bloomberg. According to the site’s sources, Apple is pushing employees working on the car to have it ready to go in five years, a timeline that will eventually allow it to compete with similar electric vehicles coming out from Tesla and GM in 2017.

For much of the country, this is the time ...

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4 Ways to Rise Above the Noise & Generate Leads Online

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Are you drowning in the endless supply of data? Chances are your customers and clients are too. Search engines are quick-loading when it comes to giving advice. And too often, that advice is automated, over-opinionated, and misinformed. The buzz of social media is quietly fading and the scream for demonstrating value is taking on new forms of creativity that promote the customer’s best interest, not just sell a solution.

Hiring to Amaze

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This week, NAR Vice President of Business-to-Business Communications Stacey Moncrieff and I toured the headquarters of Quicken Loans in downtown Detroit and sat down to speak with a few key players there about the mortgage market, commercial design, and urban renewal, among many other topics. You’ve probably heard about how Quicken Loans Founder and Chair Dan Gilbert is looking to revitalize the city via his sizable business investments there, and that’s something we hope to dig into further at REALTOR® ...

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How Do U.S. Immigration Regulations Impact Global Real Estate Transactions?

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U.S. immigration regulations and procedures can be complex and rules change frequently.  As a real estate practitioner, even if you focus on global real estate,  you are not expected to, nor should you attempt, to play the role of an immigration attorney.  However, foreign real estate investors want (and need) to know how U.S. visa regulations may impact access to their properties. The U.S. government places ...

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WordPress Resources at SiteGround

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WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites:

Expert WordPress Hosting

SiteGround provides superior WordPress hosting focused on speed, security and customer service. We take care of WordPress sites security with unique server-level customizations, WP auto-updates, and daily backups. We make them faster by ...

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Strengthening the Real Estate Market in Serbia: How You Can Help

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One of NAR’s Strategic Partners is the International Real Property Foundation– simply known as the IRPF.  This independent, nonprofit, and public purpose 501c(3) Foundation has a long history of helping to create real property markets needed for strong democracies and vibrant economies.  Laboring under the belief that a robust private property market promotes social stability, strengthens democratic institutions and ...

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3 Solid Ways to Rock the Cold Call

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If you are just starting out in real estate, transitioning into a higher median sales price point, or recruiting new talent to grow your team, what do you think is the best tactic in order to grow your business?

Well, let me first tell you what it’s not. It isn’t creating a website. It isn’t drafting the perfect LinkedIn or Pinterest profile. And it isn’t how many e-mails you can send out to your list.

In my opinion, the No. 1 way ...

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High and Low Context Cultures- Developing Cultural Fluency

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“One of the most effective ways to learn about oneself is by taking seriously the cultures of others.

It forces you to pay attention to those details of life which differentiate them from you”.

 – Edward T. Hall, The Silent Language

If you are a global real estate practitioner, it’s likely that you interact routinely with clients from a variety of cultures. And, if you are a seasoned international professional, then you have seen first-hand ...

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Successful Women Think Outside the Investing Box

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What would you do if you never had to work again? What if you had all the time in the world to spend exactly as you wanted? How would your life be different if money were not a worry? These are just a few questions posed by Kim Kiyosaki in her book Rich Woman: A Book on Investing for Women, Because I Hate Being Told What to Do! (Rich Press, 2006).

Honestly, when I first read that title, ...

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