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Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports - Reuters

USA Real Estate News - 3 hours 9 min ago

Reuters

Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports
Reuters
The 36-year-old Kushner, a real estate developer with no previous government experience, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current ...

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Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE) Announces Dividend of GBX 12 - Transcript Daily

Europe Real Estate News - 16 hours 35 min ago

Transcript Daily

Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (KWE) Announces Dividend of GBX 12
Transcript Daily
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC logo Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC (LON:KWE) declared a dividend on Friday, April 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of GBX 12 ($0.16) per share on Wednesday, ...

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Trump's 'Home Run' Trip Leaves White House Happy, Europe Mixed - Bloomberg

Europe Real Estate News - 17 hours 46 min ago

Bloomberg

Trump's 'Home Run' Trip Leaves White House Happy, Europe Mixed
Bloomberg
Europe, on the other hand, is prepared to go on without him. After the presidential election, the Continent's leaders always figured they'd be going it alone without the Brexit-loving, free trade-bashing, NATO skeptic. Nothing that happened on this ...

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The week in real estate industry deals: May 22-26, 2017

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Sat, 2017-05-27 05:00
While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there's another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We'll be recapping every week's noteworthy deals that didn't make it into print (and some that did) for your perusal. Here are this week's ...

Jared Kushner sought secret line to Russia: report - Aljazeera.com

USA Real Estate News - Sat, 2017-05-27 00:03

Aljazeera.com

Jared Kushner sought secret line to Russia: report
Aljazeera.com
... according to the Post. Kushner, 36, is a real estate developer who is married to Trump's daughter, Ivanka. He is a trusted behind-the-scenes adviser to Trump, involved in everything from Middle East peace to an initiative to streamline the US ...
Trump son-in-law sought secret line to Moscow: reportgulfnews.com

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Avocado: A True Game-Changer for Real Estate

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2017-05-26 23:04

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

Who knew that creamy, verdant avocados could make or break one’s future in real estate?

According to Australian developer Tim Gurner, (who is 35 and worth half a billion dollars, nbd) millennials are poor and unable to buy homes because of their infatuation with the single-seeded berry (yes, it’s technically a fruit—The More You Know!)

On a recent episode of Australia’s “60 Minutes,” he said: “When I was buying my first home, I wasn’t buying smashed avocado for 19 bucks and four coffees at $4 each.”

I would propose that maybe only millionaires would pay $19 for guac, but I digress.

Also noteworthy, Gurner was handed $34,000 from his grandfather at the age of 19, which led to his early success in real estate, and he wants to chastise me for my love of guacamole!? Get outta here. What does he think? That if I was given free money, I would’ve bought 22,667 avocados instead of investing it? (Actually, that sounds like a pretty OK investment, if you ask me.)

Snarks aside, Australian real estate company Ray White is latching on to the avocado craze and offering buyers a delicious deal: free avocado toast for 12 months is up for grabs for anyone willing to shell out for a new two- or three-bedroom townhouse in Queensland.

Now, millennials can save their pennies for a townhouse and guacamole in one fell swoop! If you’re an avocado aficionado, you’d better get that passport renewed ASAP: the deal expires June 30.

What a time to be alive.

Nick Caruso is RISMedia’s senior editor. Email him your real estate news ideas at nick@rismedia.com.

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Glenn “Chip” Gardner: Moving a Louisiana Legend Forward

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2017-05-26 23:03

As Vice President of Operations and Special Initiatives for Metairie, La.-based GARDNER REALTORS®, Glenn “Chip” Gardner has proven that the family DNA runs strong.

“We’re the most successful local (non-franchised) real estate company in our region that’s consistently recognized as a Top Workplace with both the third and fourth generations of our Gardner family—Dad, Mom, sister and me—leading the organization,” says Gardner. “While we’re the local experts in a sea of franchised competition, we also have global connections to the very best real estate brokers through Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®, which provides us with world-class marketing and resources, allowing us to provide clients the very best service.”

Metro New Orleans has seen prices rise by 5 percent over the last year. In addition, the market had slightly less inventory with steady buyer demand in 2016, which is directly correlated to ranking No. 3 in Major U.S. Cities Population Growth, along with recent accolades such as No. 1 Business Climate, No. 1 Most Economical City and No. 1 Brain Magnet in America.

“For the third straight year, we’re the only real estate company recognized as a Top Workplace in our market by Nola.com/The Times Picayune. This is attributed to the guiding principles instilled in our real estate family by our founder, Mrs. Gertrude Gardner, who was affectionately referred to as ‘The Grand Dame of Real Estate,'” says Gardner. “Also, this past year, we rolled out our agent benefits program through Dergalis Associates, so our REALTORS® now have access to vision, dental, life and short- and long-term disability insurance, along with tax and financial planning.”

While GARDNER REALTORS® continues to attract agents to the firm and remain open to acquiring quality firms, its primary focus is to grow marketshare through increased productivity.

“Through a combination of live and online training classes, which provide insight into these specific consumer mindsets, we keep our agents up-to-date on everything,” says Gardner. “Our Gardner Institute—powered by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®—ranked No. 3 across all industries worldwide in Training Magazine’s Top 125 award winners and has complimentary on-demand classes that we utilize.”

And as members of The Enterprise Network by booj, the firm’s “Gardner Ecosystem,” including websites, mobile apps, a CRM, and more, remains on the cutting-edge through its constantly evolving technology platform, which includes market exclusivity.

“We’re also augmenting our in-house training through our partnership with Ninja Selling, a system focused on increasing a real estate professional’s income per hour, increasing the client’s satisfaction, and improving the real estate professional’s quality of life,” says Gardner. “As The Ninja Company of our market, our staff and leadership are also on the Ninja Path, so our entire organization is in alignment.”

In Gardner’s mind, the company’s success is measured by building relationships, providing a path to personal mastery and life purpose, and giving back to worthy causes, such as The New Orleans Mission.

Vitals: GARDNER REALTORS®
Years in Business
: 74
Size: 24 offices, 850 REALTORS®
Regions Served: Metro New Orleans/Greater Baton Rouge/Mississippi Gulf Coast
2016 Sales Volume: $1.143 billion
2016 Transactions: 4,920
www.gardnerrealtors.com

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Cyndi Lauper Says Sayonara to Stamford

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2017-05-26 23:01

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

Pop singer and “Kinky Boots” composer Cyndi Lauper is high-tailing it out of her North Stamford, Conn. home, having listed her three-bedroom, 3.5-bath French Country Colonial for $1,250,000.

Located about an hour from New York City, Lauper’s home is a peaceful and private setting with panoramic views, but close enough to Manhattan for girls who just wanna have fun. Interiors designed by Howard Kaplan, founder of French Country, feature hand-stenciled walls and ceilings; 19th century doors, tiles and fixtures sourced from England and France; and a striking Cedar Mansard roof.

There’s also a storybook guest house (that Lauper formerly used as a music studio) with an open-concept living space featuring a stone fireplace, kitchen and full bath. Both the main residence and guest house are set on a meticulously planned 1.5 acres with stonework throughout and an in-ground pool.

Lauper bought the home with husband Dave Thornton during the 1980s and wrote five albums in the residence, according to People. The couple primarily lives in an Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan.

Image Credit: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties/Planomatic

Nick Caruso is RISMedia’s senior editor. Email him your real estate news ideas at nick@rismedia.com.

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Priority One: Taking Care of People

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2017-05-26 23:00

In the following interview, Jeff Rensch of The Rensch Group with NP Dodge in Omaha, Neb., discusses the advantages of the team’s brokerage and the value of working as a group.

Years in Real Estate: 31
Region Served: Omaha, Neb.
Average Market Time: Depends on the price point and area, but in general, houses selling for $200k-$400k in very good condition sell in a day. In most other categories, if the house hasn’t sold in 30 days, it isn’t priced right.

The Rensch Group was named NP Dodge’s top power team for 2016. Please talk about how you run your team. 
Our goal is to be consistent and to treat our clients like gold, like family. In addition to being involved in the community, we’re also involved in charity and volunteer work. We use a consistent marketing approach and our agents mainly focus on properties where they live. We also use a long-term approach. We’re not using puppy mill tactics to bring in clients via internet ads. For us, it’s all about taking care of the people we work with and earning their referrals.

How do you stay out in front of the competition?
For one, I stay on top of technology. We also try to make sure we’re servicing our clients better than anyone else. We don’t stand out there with billboards; we’re more about building on the base of the clients we have. In fact, we have an 8,000-person farm that we farm very selectively. I’m also very selective about the team. I haven’t recruited any of the agents on my team; they’ve come to us. We have six agents, including my wife, Mari, and three support staff members. I’m out in the field every day. It’s not that I’m the manager of a large group, but rather, we’re more of a coop. I run into people all the time, and another thing that separates us from others is the fact that I write each and every person a handwritten note, which shows them that we care.

What is your personal perspective on being successful in real estate?
For me, it’s all about having great administrative staff who are all on the same team, wanting to care for our clients like family. Over the years, I’ve tried to instill in our admin and agents the fact that we have to be nicer to our clients. It’s more about teaching good bedside manner. Buying or selling a home is one of the most stressful things our clients do, so we need to be emotionally intelligent about how we deal with them.

Talk about being part of NP Dodge. What are the benefits?
NP Dodge is a fantastic brokerage to be with. Founded in 1855, it’s still family-owned and -operated and known for its integrity. Everyone knows about NP Dodge, so I never have to sell the benefits of the brokerage. The company is always there to help us as well. They are high-tech and on the cutting edge, and always make it happen for us. Plus, members of the Dodge family still work in the field, and they’re great inspirations to all of us. I look at who they are as people, and that’s who I want to be associated with. Their inspiration is a great influence on me and the team.

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Inman Connect San Francisco 2017: Growth, Discovery, Brainstorm

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2017-05-26 18:49
I was walking through San Francisco this weekend and realized how important it is that we bring the real estate community to the very epicenter of so many changes. Lots of silly stuff goes on in this great City, but most importantly it throbs with invention, action and passion ...

Real estate in brief - Houston Chronicle

USA Real Estate News - Fri, 2017-05-26 17:24

Houston Chronicle

Real estate in brief
Houston Chronicle
Displayco USA has leased 26,185 square feet of warehouse space at 3800 Distribution Blvd. Allison Bergmann and Jim Foreman of Cushman & Wakefield represented the landlord, Morris Realty Associates. George Montes of Cypressbrook Co. represented ...

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Where will you find your next business tech strategy? Tech Connect

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2017-05-26 16:11
What the smart agents are discovering is this: The tech tools you use can make a big difference in your productivity. ...

The markets have been quiet, but here’s the long view

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2017-05-26 15:54
Markets have been quiet this week in front of a long holiday weekend and next week’s big load of economic data, which will make or break the Fed’s decision to increase the cost of money at its meeting on June 14. Expect “make.” ...

Wall St. drifts before long weekend; consumer stocks up - Reuters

USA Real Estate News - Fri, 2017-05-26 15:28

Reuters

Wall St. drifts before long weekend; consumer stocks up
Reuters
U.S. stocks ended little changed on Friday ahead of the long holiday weekend, though indexes ended a two-week streak of losses and consumer shares were strong for a second day. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also eked out record closing highs, and the S&P 500 ...

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Everything you need to know about Zillow Instant Offers

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2017-05-26 15:00
What happened in the real estate industry this week was preceded by a long drum roll, delivered to the beat of massive funding rounds for direct homebuyers, disrupted music and transportation industries, the infiltration of convenience into every aspect of our lives, and the undeniable focus on that precious lead: the homeseller ...

Voodoo Agent: Being ‘in play’ with your leads

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2017-05-26 13:45
Gary Gold's says that "being in play" -- having ongoing conversations -- with clients is how you become their designated agent ...

Elderly Trump University plaintiffs die waiting for checks - USA TODAY

USA Real Estate News - Fri, 2017-05-26 12:16

USA TODAY

Elderly Trump University plaintiffs die waiting for checks
USA TODAY
About 7,000 former students from President Trump's now shuttered real estate seminar business Trump University are due to receive checks in coming months — but some have died waiting. The disclosure came as part of a court filing this week seeking to ...

Broker Connect will hone your brokerage’s edge over the competition

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2017-05-26 12:04
Sometimes being a broker feels like a series of tensions to juggle. While you're trying to keep agents happy and entice new blood to your brokerage, you also have to consider whether your business model is even still working ...

Leigh Brown: 5 points Realtors are missing about Zillow

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2017-05-26 11:50
I hear you, Realtors. You are mad at Zillow. And apparently you think that I don’t take the current situation seriously ...

Zillow Instant Offers lands Realtor 48 seller leads

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2017-05-26 11:39
Realtor Veronica Figueroa has nabbed 48 seller leads through Zillow Instant Offers since it launched on Monday, and she’s working to see how many she can convert into listings. “The numbers just keep on coming in,” she said ...
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