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Zillow’s Partnership with Leju Gives You Direct Access to Chinese Buyers

Sellstate’s ever-expanding relationship with Zillow reaps constant benefits for our real estate advisers and managers. The Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Zillow recently announced that the company will be powering U.S. real estate searches for Leju, the leading Chinese real estate platform.

The Leju company operates several real estate and home-furnishing sites, as well as mobile applications that services over 250 cities in China.

Benefits as a Sellstate member:

-Access to a new population of affluent buyers

-Expanded reach for listing agents

-This partnership enables Sellstate agents to connect with more buyers and sellers in more places, both within the U.S. and abroad

Zillow’s Chief Marketing Officer Amy Bohutinsky made this statement about the recent development:

“Chinese home shoppers represent an untapped opportunity not only to U.S. sellers, but to agents and brokers as well. Chinese home buyers spent $22 billion in the U.S. last year – nearly doubling what they spent in the previous year – and this co-branded site will make it easy for them to not only find the U.S. home of their dreams, but also connect with a local real estate professional who can help make that dream a reality. We are excited to offer this opportunity to the thousands of brokers and agents who choose to market their listings on Zillow.”

Leju’s Chief Executive Officer Geoffrey Yinyu He made this statement:

“We are pleased to offer Leju visitors the opportunity to have unparalleled access to the number one real estate website in the U.S.,” “For Chinese buyers who are looking to invest in the U.S. market, we now provide easy access to a comprehensive amount of listings, which will simplify the remote house hunting experience”.

For U.S. homes, Chinese buyers represent the largest population of foreign buyers, having spent $22 billion on U.S. real estate purchases last year.  By Leju providing this audience direct access to the U.S. market through their leading real estate site, we’re opening an entirely new channel to drive revenue to agents and brokers whose listings appear on Zillow.

In 2013, the median price of the homes Chinese buyers purchased was approximately $523,148, with 76 percent of purchases reported as all-cash purchases.

To take full advantage of this untapped market, you will need an account with Zillow:

 Zillow Registration (Quick and Free)

Steps:

#1.  Click link below and choose the New Account Tab:

https://www.zillow.com/user/Register.htm

#2.  Input the same email associated with your MLS.

#3.  Upload a photo of yourself on the account page.

#4.  Complete!

For more information on the Zillow/Leju deal, click the link below:
http://zillow.mediaroom.com/2014-09-09-Zillow-Now-Powers-U-S-Real-Estate-Listings-for-Leading-Chinese-Real-Estate-Platform-Leju

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Power-Suite Upgrade: New Welcome Email

Sellstate and Homes-Connect have redesigned the welcome email to properly introduce new agents and managers to the Power-Suite platform.

This screen will guide you through Power-Suite activation and connecting with more clients!

To gain a competitive advantage, click on the links for Online Support, Live Webinars and Training Videos!

For additional support, click the links below:

Power-Suite support page:

http://sellstaterealty.com/source/power-suite/power-suite-support/

Homes-Connect Customer Service:

http://connect.homes.com/about/support/

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$970.14: AAD Payout Average For September. $9,084.63: Top Earner

The AAD Payout Average for September was $970.14 and the Top Earner received $9,084.63.

What are you doing with your 5%?

To learn more about our Agent Asset Development Program, click here

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Sellstate Group Realty Displays Their Passion For Philanthropy

Sellstate Real Estate Advisors have a big heart!

Sellstate Group Realty in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina is making an active stand for the welfare of two local philanthropies.

Sellstate Group Realty is contributing towards the 2014 Waccamaw Heart Walk on October 18th. Representatives are walking, donating and volunteering their time and money towards the American Heart Association (AHA). The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat, and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.

These diseases, the Nation’s No.1 and No.4 killers, claim more than 813,804 American lives a year.

Pictured below is Sellstate Group broker Robert Duncan with agents Cheryl Bell and Mike Patten as they are fundraising for the event.

Sellstate Group Realty is also showing their appreciation for the Habitat for Humanity organization by purchasing their “Homeownership: The American Dream” license plates. Proceeds from buying the specialty license plates support the construction of new affordable housing in South Carolina. Broker Robert Duncan chairs the State committee for Habitat funds, and will allocate the distribution of those funds to affiliated Habitat for Humanities across the entire state.

Pictured below is Sellstate Group posing with their “American Dream” plates along with members of the Waccamaw Heart Walk association

About Sellstate Group Realty:

We are professional real estate brokers and agents who will help make your search for a new home an enjoyable experience in the Murrells Inlet area.

We encourage you to check out our website for local neighborhood and school details, mortgage information, interactive maps, listings of homes for sale, and many more features.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the Murrells Inlet real estate market, or buying or selling a home in Murrells Inlet, SC.

Website: http://www.sellstategroup.com/

Address: 5276 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Contact: (843) 651-8920

For more information on the 2014 Waccamaw Heart Walk, visit the link below:
http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1091676

For more information on Habitat for Habitat for Humanity, visit the link below:
http://www.habitatcsc.org/

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Zillow Plans To Acquire Trulia For $3.5B

Sellstate strives to ensure that our members are informed about exciting developments happening within our real estate industry.

Zillow CEO Spensor Rascoff has recently announced that the real estate giant will be entering a definitive agreement to acquire competitor Trulia for $3.5 Billion in stock.

Since custom upgraded listings on Zillow are being provided as part of our Sellstate’s value proposition, our members will surely experience the benefits of an increased web presence by Zillow.

The combination of these two companies sets the stage for us to offer even more real estate tools and services to empower consumers and thus have the ability to drive even more business to our offices and agents.

The acquisition will require the approval of shareholders, which might take several months. For now, the companies will continue to operate independently.

We will provide additional details as they become available. We are ecstatic about our strategic partners continuing to make moves that ultimately benefit our members.

You can read the entire press release here.

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2014 Sellstate Leadership Summit Returns to Vegas!

Last year’s Leadership Summit was an overwhelming success!

We’re excited to bring our company’s leaders together again this year for 2 days of training, discussion, networking, and fun.

By popular demand, we are returning to the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The dates of the event are October 15th and 16th, 2014.

Exclusive to Sellstate brokers, owners, managers, the 2-day event is sure to provide attendees with invaluable information geared to office growth, culture building, agent education and more.

Invites have already been sent out and the deadline to RSVP is October 3rd, 2014.

We look forward to seeing our leaders at this incredible event!

 

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Sellstate Exhibiting at 2014 California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) Conference & Trade Expo

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Sellstate Realty is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the 2014 California Association of Realtors (CAR) Convention and Trade Expo!

We’re thrilled to be able to network with so many real estate professionals in a fun environment while sharing all the benefits Sellstate has to offer.

Visit booth 325  to talk about how our innovative franchise system offering the best technology tools and lead generation can help improve your business.

If you haven’t registered to attend the event, you may do so from this link.

We look forward to seeing you in Anaheim from October 7th-9th!

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