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November 12, 2020, 10:06 am — By
November 10, 2017, 9:08 am — By

The discussions between IRES and REcolorado and now moved forward to a firm commitment to merge according to a news release from IRES today. There is now a binding merger agreement between the two MLS. The merger agreement has been signed by Lauren Hansen, CEO of IRES, and Kirby Slunaker, president and CEO of REcolorado,...

July 24, 2017, 1:04 pm — By

If you blinked then you might have missed Amazon’s placeholder page for a new Real Estate Referral Services offering.  It was up and then quickly removed last week.  This move has Agents and Brokers who saw the page wondering what the end game is for the online giant, and while it might not be clear there is lots of...

July 14, 2017, 8:58 am — By

Ok gym buffs, that analogy might not resonate with you.  However, many will understand the comparison.  We buy things or sign up for things and have the best intentions to use them, but then for, whatever reason, we don’t follow through.  Your customer relationship management solution (CRM), like an occasionally or...

June 19, 2017, 11:52 pm — By

Late in 2016 Google announced that it would begin marking sites which collect sensitive information as non-secure unless they are HTTPS secure. For real estate professionals, this change is having a direct impact on SEO rankings and the ability to capture leads. Since 2014, when Google first called for SSL everywhere on...

August 23, 2016, 8:59 pm — By

When it comes to leads, it all comes down to conversions. While a 5% conversion rate is considered a great conversion rate within the real estate industry, many industry professionals see numbers closer to 1%. So the question then becomes, how do you reduce lousy leads and increase quality ones? A quality CRM may be the...

March 8, 2016, 12:48 pm — By

Dallas area home prices are seeing growth at a much faster rate than nationwide rates. In January, Dallas home prices saw a 9.8 percent increase in comparison to the start of 2015, while U.S. home prices were 6.9 percent higher in January. The Dallas area is the number three on the list of major U.S. markets for home price...

March 1, 2016, 4:03 am — By

With the growing concern of attacks on real estate agents, the need to further protect agents when showing homes has been a growing movement. The state of Florida is currently considering legislation that would put harsher penalties in place for attacks on real estate agents. The measure, SB 214, would increase the classification...

January 30, 2016, 8:08 pm — By
September 28, 2015, 2:26 pm — By

Laurie Hansen, CEO of IRES MLS in Colorado, recently put out a statement regarding how data is shared between IRES and RE Colorado. It is included below in its entirety.  Regarding the communications between RE Colorado and IRES, we believe the time has come to address our issues in the best interests of our brokerage...