Real Estate Resource Roundup – 3/13/15

Real Estate Resource Roundup

It’s Friday the 13th! And in case you didn’t know, today is also World Sleep Day. If you plan on catching up on some z’s this weekend, our Real Estate Resource Roundup makes perfect before-bed reading material.

NAR Generational Survey: Millennials Lead All Buyers, Most Likely to Use Real Estate Agent
Despite common misconceptions about their generation, millennials not only represented the largest share of recent buyers, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, but were also most likely to use a real estate agent.

Are First-Time Buyers Back?
The kinds of new homes under construction can tell us about the health of the housing recovery. The types of new homes presently being built suggest that housing growth continues, with initial signs of optimism for one of the market’s key weaknesses in recent years: lack of first-time buyers.

New Move to Report Rent Payment History May Help First-Time Home Buyers
Long time renters who plan to buy can benefit from their solid on-time payment history thanks to new technologies allowing rental records to be incorporated into credit files.

A Snapshot of Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]
A short infographic that illustrates the profiles of first time homebuyers versus repeat buyers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Real Estate Data Has Evolved: Will You Win or Lose Business in The New Climate?
This op-ed from Steve Cook at Realuoso analyzes the benefits of creating a data management system in the ever-changing real estate market.

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate agents volunteering at Valley Humane Society today
Agents from a Pleasanton real estate firm volunteered at Valley Humane Society as part of their “Company Giving Day.” Earl Rozran, branch manager of Better Homes and Gardens® Tri-Valley Realty, said the Pleasanton office is one of 30 in the Better Homes and Gardens® Mason-McDuffie network participating in the organization’s sixth annual company-wide “Giving Day.”

3 Social Media Platforms Real Estate Agents Can Use
A look at the best social media platforms for real estate agents. Facebook and Twitter are the usual suspects. The third platform may surprise you.

Your Facebook Fanbase is Shrinking — Why This is A Good Thing
Your Facebook ‘Likes’ may start decreasing within the next few weeks, thanks to Facebook’s recent account purge. While that may be bad news, it actually has positive impact on brands looking to track and improve engagement going forward.

And, in case you missed it here on Clean Slate, learn how to prospect niche real estate markets with Karlton Utter in our recap of his appearance on the popular real estate podcast Agent Caffeine. Also, our international brand conference Fusion starts next Sunday 3/22. Check out the speakers line-up and let us know who you’re most excited to see!

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