RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

JAN 2018

Real Estate magazine is the industry's leading source for real estate news and information since 1980. Published monthly by RISMedia, Real Estate magazine offers timely and relevant real estate news to the industry's top brokers and agents.

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RISMedia's REAL ESTATE January 2018 3 {Contents} January 2018/Vol. 34, No. 1 • www.rismedia.com {On the Cover} 32 Chord of Confidence Real estate moves fast, and how quickly you respond to prospective clients can make or break your chances of getting their business. Mortgage lenders, on the other hand, have a captive audience and don't always feel the same urgency. At Quicken Loans, though, that's not the case. Emails and phone calls are answered quickly, typically within minutes. And it's not just borrowers who are viewed as clients; real estate agents also play an integral part in the online lender's mortgage process. In this month's cover story, take a closer look at what sets Quicken Loans apart from the competition. {Highlights} 26 The Genesis of BackAgent Here, learn how BackAgent is committed to enhancing efficiency within brokerages large and small. 30 One Size Does Not Fit All: Excelling in the Home Warranty Market In this exclusive feature, Tim Haynes, president of American Home Shield® (AHS®), talks about meeting the unique needs of today's consumer. 72 On-the-Go and In-the-Know This month, learn how RPR Mobile TM is upping the ante for real estate professionals. {Features} 41 Power Broker Perspectives: John De Souza, David Caveness 48 Facebook Shops Around for Its Next Business Endeavor: Rental Listings 50 Strategies: American Home Shield; Clareity; Cole Information 64 Augmented Intelligence: The Real 'AI' 74 Trending: Taxing Relocation: Your Bigger Slice of a Smaller Pie {Headliners} 15 Policy Matters: Fair Housing Makes Us Stronger 16 NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Disaster Protocol: Is Your Company Prepared for the Worst? 18 REBAC Report: 3 Key Considerations for Buyer's Reps Working on Teams 20 News Briefs 29 Housing in 2018: Where Are Home Values Headed? 39 10 Housing Markets to Watch in 2018 47 Blog Spot: Best Financial Investments for Your Home 62 The Importance of a Home Safety Check Before Selling 83 Webinar Recap: From Contact List to Follow-Up Machine: Database Tips 88 The Home Energy Score: What REALTORS® Need to Know 32 30 62 15

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