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  • "Drury plans a 242-room hotel near City Hall" - BizJournals.com"Drury Southwest Inc. plans a 242-room hotel at the site of the former Kansas City Public Library and Board of Education building in Downtown. Located at 1211 McGee St., the project would include 5,000 square feet of meeting space and a 176-space parking garage, according to a documents filed with the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City. Kansas City Public Schools owns the building, which has been vacant since the district moved the Board of Education offices to its current location, 2901 Troost Ave. The requested TIF plan would cover demolition of the 11-story building and construction of the hotel..."
  • "Why Charlotte trails Raleigh in new ranking of best cities to raise a family" - BizJournals.com"A new ranking of the best U.S. cities for raising a family may give Charlotte high marks, but the Queen City doesn't register as the top spot in North Carolina..."
  • "More Seattle-area home sellers lower list prices as market cools way down" - SeattleTimes.com"Homes are sitting unsold for weeks. Bidding wars are becoming less common. More sellers are even dropping their asking price to attract buyers. For the first time in four years, the Seattle-area real-estate market is finally starting to trend in a positive direction for buyers, though only after many were already priced out following years of punishing price hikes..."
  • "Real Estate 2.0: San Antonio Housing Market Sees Emergence of Tech" - TheRivardReport.com"An increasing number of technology companies are turning their eyes toward the booming San Antonio real estate market. REX Real Estate, an artificial intelligence- and big data-powered real estate brokerage, is gearing up for an Aug. 13 launch. The company is one of several recently that aim to take the real estate agent out of the home buying and selling process to cut down on costs..."

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offrs reviews a few 2018 Real Estate housing market predictions

offrs reviews a few 2018 Real Estate housing market predictions

Thinking of purchasing a home this year? Here are some helpful insights from across the industry that might help light the way. In short, it's still too early to tell, but there's enough insight from 2017 to make some predictions. Let's take a look...

offrs Review: Why You Need a Real Estate Transaction Coordinator

offrs Review: Why You Need a Real Estate Transaction Coordinator

What's a Transaction Coordinator? Have your Transaction Coordinator field the answer... you've got sales to close today! Looking for ways to free up your time? Maybe you need a Transaction Coordinator. Let's review!

offrs Reviews: Bedside Manners in Real Estate

offrs Reviews: Bedside Manners in Real Estate

You may be the top closer in your region, perhaps even the world... but if you're losing the hearts and minds of your clients, you may be losing out on serious referral opportunities. Here are some tips to improving your bedside manners and upping your game. Let's review...

offrs Review: The One-Week Booster Shot for Home Sellers

offrs Review: The One-Week Booster Shot for Home Sellers

Okay, so your home's listing has been up for longer than you had hoped. Your household is tapped and your agent is saying something to you, but you can't quite make out the words. You've been knocked to the ground. It's okay, this too is part of the process. But it's time to get back in the ring... here's a One-Week booster shot to help get you on your feet again...

offrs reviews 5 tips to a successful home purchase negotiation

offrs reviews 5 tips to a successful home purchase negotiation

Negotiating the purchase price of a home isn't like many of the other negotiations you've experienced in your life. The time, money and emotions put into the home may repeatedly come to the surface just when you're making headway. Let's review a few tips that might just speed the process along from the start...

offrs reviews a few agent hacks to getting a longer battery life from your smartphone

offrs reviews a few agent hacks to getting a longer battery life from your smartphone

Have you hit a wall when it comes to how long your smartphone lasts in the field? Here are a few helpful tips to address the most common power-consuming features and habits.

offrs reviews family-friendly house-hunting tips

offrs reviews family-friendly house-hunting tips

Hey, who said that house-hunting had to be a stressful thing? Let's review a few tips on getting the most out of your afternoon...

offrs reviews best practices for first-time home sellers (a layman’s guide)

offrs reviews best practices for first-time home sellers (a layman’s guide)

There's a first-time for everything. You already have purchasing a home down, but now it's time to sell. But what is this going to involve? We put together this layman's guide to listing which will help you along the way. This will best be used as a central rallying point between your agent of choice and your home-selling team. Let's review...

offrs reviews 9 keys to a successful open house...

offrs reviews 9 keys to a successful open house...

Much of this will be a recap for those veterans out there with experience listing homes, but for those that are just entering into the housing market with your first open house, here are 9 tips that may help you go from listed to sold. Let's review...

offrs reviews HVAC maintenance: getting control over your comfort!

offrs reviews HVAC maintenance: getting control over your comfort!

When you think about your AC/heating repair and maintenance, do you default to the image of a repair tech standing in your living room? But there's a lot that you can take on yourself and ways to keep everything in optimal working order between check-ups. Let's explore...

Real Estate Marketing Ideas to Upgrade Open Houses

Real Estate Marketing Ideas to Upgrade Open Houses

Real estate marketing ideas that bolster your real estate business are solid gold, so we're putting pen to paper with 6 real estate marketing ideas to upgrade your open houses! Let's review...

offrs Homebuyer Review: You Are Not Just Buying the Home... You Are Buying the Neighborhood

offrs Homebuyer Review: You Are Not Just Buying the Home... You Are Buying the Neighborhood

"You're not just buying the home, you're buying the neighborhood"... sure, but how do you know what you're getting yourself into? Don't worry, we've got some resources for you to use in your search for the ultimate community. Let's review...

Looking to form the ultimate agent team?

Looking to form the ultimate agent team?

Check out these tips on forging the ultimate agent line-up...

Changing Your Game to Save the Deal - an offrs review

Changing Your Game to Save the Deal - an offrs review

How much of your business is stuck an impossible impasse? It's time to clean house, unclog those funnels and get things moving again with some helpful tips on saving the deal and salvaging the opportunity.

Staging vs Professional Staging - An offrs.com review

Staging vs Professional Staging - An offrs.com review

So what is the difference between staging and professional staging? In short, probably the difference between dentistry and professional dentistry, but perhaps we're exaggerating a bit. Let's review why a staging expert may be right for your listing...

Home Sellers: A Generational Guide to Home Buyers - a review by offrs.com

Home Sellers: A Generational Guide to Home Buyers - a review by offrs.com

Considering listing your home for sale? You're going to want to know who you'll likely be selling to. For proper target marketing and negotiation interaction, take a look at this guide. It will walk you through some of the many points of importance for these demographic generations.

Seller Tells: How To Identify Motivated Sellers - an offrs review

Seller Tells: How To Identify Motivated Sellers - an offrs review

Some people are better than others at spotting a negotiating opportunity, but with these tips, you might find your own hidden talent in the art of negotiating a fair deal. Let's review...

Expanding the Farm: tips on managing a new territory with your existing team - an offrs review

Expanding the Farm: tips on managing a new territory with your existing team - an offrs review

Whether you're building out a new farm or expanding on an existing one, here's quick a guide that may help your team choose the right markets to grow into and some tips on managing the expanding operation...

Organizing the Ultimate Community Garage Sale (with the help of your HOA)! - an offrs.com review

Organizing the Ultimate Community Garage Sale (with the help of your HOA)! - an offrs.com review

Getting buy-in for your next community yard or garage sale isn't impossible, but it may still be daunting. Here are some tips that might help ease the process and make it the enjoyable social event you know it can be!

Inspections: Who is responsible for this? offrs reviews this and more!

Inspections: Who is responsible for this? offrs reviews this and more!

Here's a quick starter guide to home inspections, what they are, who pays for them and some basic contractual considerations. A great document to share with your friends, family and clients!

Is your home (and family) truly market-ready? offrs.com reviews...

Is your home (and family) truly market-ready? offrs.com reviews...

Yeah, it's easy to say that your home is ready... but what about your family? Let's review some of the psychological hurdles ahead and see if now is the right time for you and your family to consider listing. It'll be a team effort, but the good news is... you've got support!

Signs that your neighborhood is trending up or down investment-wise - an offrs.com review

Signs that your neighborhood is trending up or down investment-wise - an offrs.com review

As a homeowner, you already know first-hand how to maintain and improve your home investment over time, but what are the indicators that can signal an upward or downward trend in the neighborhood itself? Here's a quick guide...

How to Pick the Perfect RE Teammate and Build a Successful Partnership - offrs reviews

How to Pick the Perfect RE Teammate and Build a Successful Partnership - offrs reviews

Agents have been creating teams since the beginning of time, but why? And for those agents that are expanding a team, how do you do so without disrupting any existing harmony? Check out Creating the Perfect Agent Team: How to Pick the Perfect RE Teammate and Build a Successful Partnership.

Heed the Warning Signs: New Agent Hiring Tips - offrs broker feedback and reviews

Heed the Warning Signs: New Agent Hiring Tips - offrs broker feedback and reviews

Hiring tips for brokers looking for the perfect agents to add to the team.

Cultural Considerations When Marketing HOA Properties - offrs.com reviews the client experience

Cultural Considerations When Marketing HOA Properties - offrs.com reviews the client experience

At some point, all agents have to deal with HOAs and you can't be armed enough with helpful tips on navigating those waters. As we go into 2018, here are some things to consider and ideas on how to be a better advocate for your client's transactional happiness. Be sure to share...

Buying your first home (what to expect in 2018) - an offrs.com review

Buying your first home (what to expect in 2018) - an offrs.com review

There's a first-time for everything and when it comes to home-buying, small misunderstandings can mean significant loss in ROI or even the loss of the investment entirely down the road. Be sure to share this with your first-time homebuyer today.

5 quick tips to avoid agent burnout - Helpful advice for real estate pros from offrs.com

5 quick tips to avoid agent burnout - Helpful advice for real estate pros from offrs.com

If you're thinking of quitting real estate, give these suggestions a quick overview. You've made it this far and we believe in you!

8 Ways Agents Can Cut Gas Costs (great tips for an efficient 2018)! Cost savings advice by offrs.com

8 Ways Agents Can Cut Gas Costs (great tips for an efficient 2018)! Cost savings advice by offrs.com

How much is your real estate business suffering due to the costs of fuel consumption? Instead of cutting down in-person appointments, consider checking your driving habits first.

offrs Review: Plan for the long haul (winter cometh)!!!

offrs Review: Plan for the long haul (winter cometh)!!!

What are you doing to prepare for the next housing market slump? Here's a quick review of the problem of seasonal dip and an approach on how to stock up in advance.

offrs Review: Team up and delegate (don’t be selfish)

offrs Review: Team up and delegate (don’t be selfish)

Real estate pros from all walks of life know that agent teams are efficient both financially and time-wise. But what's stopping you from forming one... let's review. Vive lequipe!

offrs Review: Automate (so that you can be more human)

offrs Review: Automate (so that you can be more human)

In this offrs Review, we take a look at our relationship-oriented business and how misplaced automation tools may be speaking on your behalf. Let's review...

offrs Review: Discover your special self... productize it!

offrs Review: Discover your special self... productize it!

So you're looking around at your peers in the area and everyone seems to have a thing... some specialty that they've branded. Let's review and get you on the path branding (or re-branding) you're thing in 2018, 2019 and beyond...

offrs Review: Kick it old-school

offrs Review: Kick it old-school

As a key technology innovator for the real estate industry, offrs is well-aware that you are the secret to your success. Let's review a proper balance of new lead generation technologies and old-school business tactics...

offrs Review: Rainbows and Unicorns!!!

offrs Review: Rainbows and Unicorns!!!

Real estate is not all rainbows and unicorns (don't tell the new agents, they're still fragile at this stage), so while you can't address anyone shouting scam from the tops of mountains, you can address how you approach the conversation and your business in the years to come. Let's review...

offrs Review: You excellent, little creature, you…

offrs Review: You excellent, little creature, you…

Okay, so how often do you get high-fives or a pat on the back? It's a cut-throat business, for certain, but we're all in it together. Consider this the love you so deserve. Let's review...

offrs Review: Dare to be average

offrs Review: Dare to be average

Go on, you can do it... be average. Wait... what? That's right. Dare to be average. Not everything has to be at a break-neck pace. If you're looking for a friendly reminder to keep things in balance, here ya go. Let's review...

offrs Review: Issues, problems and chicken nuggets

offrs Review: Issues, problems and chicken nuggets

Today, we look at the daily issues you face. From no-show clients to kiddie car pools gone-amock. We'll quickly explore a few tips designed to help you breathe and focus in on your real estate business. Let's review...

offrs Review: It’s all about the base (base principles of lead nurturing)

offrs Review: It’s all about the base (base principles of lead nurturing)

Any realtor worth their salt knows that lead conversion really means lead conversion over time. Let's review...

offrs Review: How to outlast your RE competition (and survive a bear)

offrs Review: How to outlast your RE competition (and survive a bear)

When it comes to real estate farm strategies for 2018, 2019 (and let's face it... any year), it ultimately comes down to who can survive the long haul. Let's review what this means for you...

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