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How Google Analytics Helps Agents, Barbara Corcoran on Success, and more from Inman Select

Want the top industry news before it makes into the main newspapers? Sign up for your complimentary access to Inman Connect here (MRIS login required). And speaking of Inman, their highly popular conference on the West Coast has an early bird sign up rate that expires this Sunday. Go here to snag... Read More


Is it SPAM? – What to Do

MRIS customers have been reporting an influx of SPAM messages recently that appear to be from MRIS. If you receive an email that claims to be from MRIS requesting your MRIS login information, do not respond and delete the email. These emails are not from MRIS and are most likely... Read More

Mortgage Debt Tax Exemptions Expiring

Another Side To The Mortgage Debate

Love them or hate them, Fannie and Freddie have such a large impact on the housing industry that we have to pay close attention to their every move (both reported a loss in the fourth quarter of 2014 so there’s been even more coverage of the two groups lately). This... Read More

Home Improvement

A Decade Of Data Ranks ROI For Home Improvement Projects

The trade magazine for contractors and builders called Remodeling has tracked the average remodeling costs for home improvement projects and then rank their return on investment in their annual Cost vs. Value Report. It turns out curb appeal still wins the remodeling game, but in a few very specific ways.... Read More

Mortgage Loans

Focusing On The ‘Value’ Of Debt

There was an interesting article in this Sunday’s New York Times that we wanted to pass on to real estate agents, especially those working with clients who may be getting their first mortgage. Called “Debt’s Two Sides: Riches and Misery“, it gives a good summary of the rise in wealth... Read More


Staying Visible, Maximizing Facebook Ads, and More From This Week’s Inman Select

Have you signed up for your free access to Inman Select? Do so here so you can read industry intel like these stories as soon as they go live (MRIS login required). There’s been a lot of buzz about the start-up called Floored that provides 3-D photo tours. Catch this... Read More

Stay Safe

One Agent’s Harrowing Tale Of Escape During A Showing

World News Videos | US News Videos In case you missed the story on last week’s 20/20 about a real estate agent in San Antonio who was attacked by a client she was showing homes to, please watch the video above or check out the link here. We have heard... Read More


Oscar-Worthy Home Theaters

Just in time for the Academy Awards, a number of active homes for sale in Maryland, Virginia and DC include Oscar-worthy home theaters. These theater rooms could be the perfect spot to watch this year’s winning titles and the award show. These homes include state-of-the-art theaters, stadium seating and sometimes... Read More

Pop A Note Email

Pop-a-Note: The Key to Frequent Communication

Staying in touch with clients is always a crucial must for real estate agents trying to stay afloat in the biz. But regardless of whether or not a transaction has come to a close, keeping in touch with all clients is imperative in order to stay top of mind to... Read More


Updates On The FAA Stance For Drone Usage In Real Estate

The latest hot topic for photography professionals is starting to see a conclusion in sight—but it still might be two years away. After a lengthy public discourse, the FAA has proposed new rules for drone usage which may make it much easier for real estate agents to use drones for their work... Read More