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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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MarketLinx MLXChange - 06/24/10 09:33 AM
MarketLinx provides a robust MLS management system called MLXChange. It offers many features to manage listings, clients, produce reports etc. But its biggest draw back is that it was developed using Microsoft proprietary programing frame work called Dot Net. Essentially rendering the site unusable in any web browser except for Internet Explorer. My preferred operating system is Linux, this is what the Mac is based on, a Unix based operating system. It is fast, secure and very flexible. But it doesn't run Dot Net. When attempting to access MLXChange this is the message that I receive:
This is also the (9 comments)
Can traditional real estate markets survive? - 06/20/10 09:34 PM
I have been working in real estate for several years now and find myself wondering if the traditional real estate market is beneficial to the consumer and if it is going to survive in its current form. In the past the traditional model made sense. The brokerage fee, in part, was designed to repay the brokerage for advertising, marketing and selling the property. With the introduction, and heavy use of the internet brokerage firms have pretty much discountinued their "print" advertising, and have replaced them with online syndication, social networking and online virtual tours with feed back forms and the like, (2 comments)
Discount brokerage isn't a bad word! - 06/17/10 03:43 PM
The real estate industry has certain business practices that are considered “normal” one such business practice is the brokerage fee. Under federal and state law, it is illegal for brokers, or their agents, to discuss with other brokers and agents their brokerage fees This could be construed as price fixing. When home sellers need to sell, and turn to a real estate professional, why do they hear the same argument, from each real estate agent, justifying 6% listings? Traditional real estate agents look down at discount agents fearing that, by saving the home seller money, they are giving a bad name (0 comments)
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