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Day of the Dead 2017

Did you know only licensed real estate agents may sell cemetery property in Arizona? That’s right, while there are some exceptions, you need to go through a Realtor to buy a grave plot in Arizona. But what does that have to do with Day of the Dead? Well, Dia de los...

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Real Life Haunted House Quiz

You know houses, but how well do you know haunted houses? Test you knowledge of some of the most famous ominous abodes and disturbing dwellings. Quiz not showing? Click here. Written by Madison G from ARMLS Madison has been part of the ARMLS family since 2015. As the Content...

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Baseball in the Valley

Spring Training is in full swing this year. If you’re not a baseball fan, you may be ignoring a large influence in our market. There are 15 major league teams at 10 ballparks across the Valley which generate an estimated $300 – $400 million of economic benefit each year. Events that bring...

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What People Think I Do

A popular Web meme, also known as a Web trend, explores how different groups of people view what they do for a living, it’s uncleverly called the “What people think I do” meme. From the good to the bad, myths about the real estate profession remain. Below are popular...

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How to Remove Unnecessary or Unwanted Personal Data Online

The rise of social networks, smartphones, and consumer reviews means a lot more of data about “you” is now online. Maybe you created a Myspace account before Facebook came around. Maybe you want your blog to be the first thing that comes up when your name is typed.  ...

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Why Do You Keep Screaming at Me? REAL ESTATE and CAPS

ON THE INTERNET, TYPING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS IS CONSIDERED SCREAMING OR YELLING. IT IS ALSO VERY HARD TO READ. THE WAY CONSUMERS VIEW LISTINGS HAS CHANGED. AN OLD CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING TRICK WAS TO USE CAPS TO HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANT FEATURES, AND THIS CARRIED OVER TO PUBLIC REMARKS. THE IDEA...

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What Home Searchers Could Learn from The Beatles

Okay, we’re not really going to talk about The Beatles in this post, but we wanted to make a point – coming up with unique real estate blog content is hard. The post idea came from Portent’s content idea generator based on keywords we entered. Real estate search tactics...

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Facebook Enacts 20% Text Rule

If you’re using a Timeline Cover photo, ads or sponsored stories on Facebook, you’ll want to take note of these new Facebook rules (Rule 1 III. B. and Rule 2 III. D.). Rule 1: Covers may not include: i. images with more than 20% text; Rule 2: Ads and...

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Mobile is Here

Over the past few years, we’ve seen Subscribers use mobile devices more and PCs less. In fact, we’re in the process of creating a new comprehensive mobile strategy to better serve our Subscribers. In that effort, we’d like to share some mobile data that was released recently about consumers....

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