Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta. Getty Images.
Did you know that one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s advisers had recommended that he leave out the “I have a dream” phrase for his historic speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963? Luckily, King ignored that recommendation.
King wasn’t just known for the change he helped facilitate across the United States. He was also known for his powerful oration and ability to motivate people. He had a dream, and so do you. Here are 17 inspirational quotes to help you remember the power of a vision in honor of MLK Day 2017.
One of the strongest trending topics right now in both mainstream media as well as social media is the growth of “fake” news. It has dominated the final months of 2016. Add to that a year full of some off-the-wall (but real) real estate news and you have Housefax’s first ever game of Real or Fake? We rounded up some of the craziest headlines from 2016 and threw in a fictitious one. Can you spot the fake?
Will 2017 be the year you finally crush your business’s social media goals? Heck yes! And here’s why. We’ve done the heavy lifting to create this free guide packed with 20 of the absolute best social media tips EVER, useful stats for YOU (savvy real estate agent) and FREE resources.
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In it, we share:
- The best (and worst) times to post
- The social media network with the highest lead conversion rate (SPOILER ALERT: it’s not Facebook!)
- The #1 content goal for marketers in 2017 (which by the way, you can’t afford to ignore.)
- A winning YouTube video that you can easily swipe
- Jimmy Fallon’s techniques to attract millennials (if he was an agent.)
The best part? All of these strategies and techniques are incredibly practical, yet powerful and proven. So yeah, basically, they’re easy and they work.
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Home design trends may come and go (welcome back, wallpaper.) But certain fads … well, let’s just say we’re really, really thankful they’re gone. We’d like to take a moment to remember 6 trends that are no longer with us and confess which 5 we are guilty of committing (gasp!).
It’s almost Thanksgiving and the end of the year. At Housefax, we’re looking back on a wonderful year of making the home buying and selling process more transparent with our comprehensive property history reports. We’re also thankful that we’ve been able to join forces with some of the best in the industry including CoreLogic, Keller Williams and HouseMaster.
Plus it’s been a great year for the consumer real estate industry! Continuing the upward trend of the past couple years, homes continue to hold their value and many people are getting the opportunity to experience homeownership. As we look back on 2016, here are five real estate trends that make us thankful.
1. Rising Home Prices
Home prices in the U.S., including the sales of distressed properties, rose for the 56th consecutive month in September, a 6.3% increase over September 2015. Home prices reached new highs in 15 states and the District of Columbia: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington. (Source: 247wallst.com)
Creating content is essential if you’re a real estate agent in today’s market. This can propel your visibility letting the world know you’re an agent that sells homes. Without fresh and engaging content, you’ll be left in the shadows of those who succeed at content creation.
90% of home sellers and homebuyers seek information online. Your goal is to find them online so they call you when they need real estate advice. But how?
The Housefax Team would like to take a moment to thank the brave men and women who fought so hard to make America great. Your dedication, commitment and loyalty will always be appreciated.
It’s Halloween time and that means the haunted house industry is in full swing. People will stand in line for hours to get a good scare. It’s a fun thrill when you know it’s fake, but nobody really wants to live in a scary house. Even if you don’t believe in monsters and ghosts, there are plenty of things that can be frightening as a homeowner.
Age and Maintenance History
Older houses have a lot of charm and features you won’t find in a new build. But they can also require a lot of upkeep due to normal deterioration. In addition, there are some things you should be aware of if a house was built during a certain period. Homes built:
- Before 1978 may contain lead-based paint
- Before 1980 may contain asbestos
- Between 1978 and 1995 and may contain unsafe polybutylene-based piping
Get the ‘Fax: Just for fun, we ran a Housefax Report on the home featured in “The Exorcist” movie. See for yourself how scary it is…
Holy Shnikes Batman! Since our last blog post, we’ve been flooded with questions about Lead Magnets and how to create them. So, by popular request, we’ve written this foolproof step-by-step guide to help you create the perfect Lead Magnet.