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Real Estate Disclosures – When Notification Delivers Protection

Because Sellers Should Tell Buyers Certain Things Sellers have a growing list of disclosures they are required to make to buyers before selling their properties now. However, caveat emptor is still the word of the day when it comes to real estate. Sellers may attempt to cover up defects in a property or misdirect buyers […]

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What To Look For In A Great Realtor

The Obvious Answers In Character You have decided to buy a home, possibly selling the one you already have, you have your finances in order, now what do you do? One of the biggest decisions in the process of moving is going to be choosing the real estate agent that you work with. This is […]

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Closed MLS Networks In The Age Of Open Websites

Private Networks And Freedom Of Information These days you can search for many different kinds of information with an efficiency and power that would have been hard to imagine a few decades ago. In real estate there are dedicated systems to find information about properties that developed during a previous era, before the egalitarian powers […]

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Things You Should Not Do Before Purchasing a Home

Owning your own home is one of the great pleasures and privileges of the modern world. All too often potential home buyers make choices before they purchase a home that make the process more difficult, time consuming and expensive. When you decide that you are going to buy a home in the near future you […]

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Dear Realtor.com: This is How You Communicate With Your Users

Redfin suffered about the worst occurrence a datacenter can endure, fire. They still beat Realtor.com by 12 hours with only 5 hours of downtime compared to Realtor.com’s 17 hours of downtime or 53 hours of downtime if you include the 36 hours of in-action before going offline for 17 hours after  their blog was hacked. […]

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Rebuilding the Realtor.com Team From the Ground Up

Realtor.com is clearly in disarray. They not only refuse to acknowledge or communicate with their community, I have come to question whether or not they even recognize that a Realtor community exists. More importantly, I ask myself, if I were charged with rebuilding Realtor.com, reversing the brand and community damage and making a genuine effort […]

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Realtor.com Hacked Day 8: It’s Not Going Away

Once daily posts halted for a week. 36 hour delay in acknowledging hack. 19 hours of downtime. No communication with the Realtor community as to whether their personal data was compromised or even an acknowledgment that the site was even hacked. Previous Coverage: It all started here.

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Realtor.com Hacked Day 7: Nobody Notices or Cares

For the seventh day in a row Realtor.com is failing to communicate with its community regarding the hack that we first reported on June 4th. Realtor.com is approaching one week with no blog posts, no communication with its paid users and increasing doubt in its ability to run a blog, let alone one of the […]

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Realtor.com Hacked Day 5: Communication Breakdown

The original posts that had spam injected to them have been removed. The daily blog posts have halted and communication about the situation is non-existent. This is turning uglier by the minute. Where is Blaine Cooke when you need him? {sarcasm}

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Realtor.com Blog Hacked Day 3: Down for 17 Hours and Counting

(Previous Realtor.com coverage – Realtor.com Hacked Day 1 / Realtor.com Hacked Day 2) At around 7 PM last night the Realtor.com Blog was taken offline. 17 hours later and counting, they are still down. The speculation is that a wordpress plugin was at fault, but that remains to be seen. We are still scratching our […]

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