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    Real estate regulations are much simpler in India than in West Asia: J.C. Sharma of Sobha Developers

    J.C. Sharma, vice-chairman and managing director, Sobha Developers. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint New Delhi: After RERA was implemented, Karnataka has the second most populated real estate regulator website, after Maharashtra. J.C. Sharma, vice-chairman and managing director, Sobha Developers Ltd, which is based in Bangalore but has a presence in various parts of India as well as West […]

  • STARTUPS
    Leading Cause of Death of Startups: Real Estate

    Ross Mayfield, CEO of SocialText, and a long-time blogger himself, is finally getting an office. For two years his company has operated virtually, with employees working from their homes across the United States. He calls it “net-enabled bootstrapping” because the company has used technology tools to operate at a low cost and grow from within. […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Velazquez on Small Business Lending and Commercial Real Estate Markets

    Washington (PRESS RELEASE – March 2, 2010) — Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY), the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Small Business, delivered the following statement today at a joint hearing with the Committee on Financial Services entitled, “Condition of Small Business and Commercial Real Estate Lending in Local Markets”: “Earlier this week, the FDIC […]

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    Internet Plays Key Role in Real Estate Industry

    The Internet increasingly plays a key role in the real estate sales industry, and this trend is expected to grow. According to a recent article by real estate professional John Mudd, more and more homebuyers are using the Internet in some portion of their buying process, either to locate property for sale or to educate […]

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    Zillow and Changes to the Real Estate Industry

    Real estate site Zillow.com launched last week. Some are predicting that Zillow.com is going to hurt realtors. But wipe away those tears, realtors. Zillow.com is not going to have as big a negative impact on realtors as predicted. Zillow.com is a website where you can go to find an instant online valuation of over 60 […]

  • LIFE
    Is Bigger Better? Office Politics and Working Real Estate Space

    “What are you doing in Frank’s office,” I ask Bob who is staring at the overhead light fixture. Startled, he quickly looks down. I continue to tease him, “What is this? A meditation room? What are you doing?” Bob mumbles, “Counting.” “Counting what?” I ask. Bob takes a second, takes a breath and confesses, “ceiling […]

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    Real Estate Content Strategy: SEO And Your Blog

    If content writers had cocktail parties, I imagine things would go along quite swimmingly for a half hour or so: interesting conversation would be peppered with the most random factoids that only content writers would ever know.  Then, somewhere around the bottom of everyone’s first glass, I can envision some disagreements breaking out. You see, […]

  • SUCCESS
    4 Ways Real Estate Agents Fail at Social Media

    Everyone has been told to jump into social because it is so good for their business. I know for a fact that Realtors hear it all the time. Sadly, many people don’t really know how to use social effectively and they don’t understand what drives different social platforms. The people I see wasting their time, […]

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    Link Building Lessons from the Real Estate Industry

    Are links doing more harm than good? With the rules for link building constantly changing, it can be hard to know what’s a smart link building strategy and what will land you in hot water with Google. Last year, Google’s webmaster trends analyst, John Mueller, surprised the SEO world with his pronouncement that link building, […]

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    Real Estate Agents Stay Up to Speed with Keeping Current Matters

    Keeping Current Matters (KCM) is an eight-year-old company, based in New York, that provides educational content for real estate agents, to keep them informed on current housing trends. In return for a monthly fee of $19.95, KCM researches the market and compiles relevant information into concise 30-minute presentations that agents can use to educate both […]