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Housefax® Adds Local School Data to Property History Reports

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Home buyers cite school proximity and quality as key deciding factors in home purchase

WASHINGTON, August 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Housefax, a leader in residential property history information, continues to enhance its property history report for consumers and industry professionals. Recently, Housefax added local school data including proximity, enrollment size, total expenses and advanced placement opportunities to its flagship report. View a sample report here.

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How to Market Your Real Estate Business Like a “Mad Man”

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Sometimes the best advice comes from the most unexpected sources, like your favorite TV shows. AMC’s hit series Mad Men, which is set in the advertising world of the swinging sixties, has some of the most memorable quotes you’ll ever hear, and they’re surprisingly relevant to marketing today.

Although it’s been a little over a year since the final episode aired, Mad Men has left a lasting impression not only on the women who swoon for Don Draper (brilliantly played by Jon Hamm) but also on sales and marketing professionals alike. After all, Draper, a superstar creative director, seems to have the secret sauce of business running through his veins.

On a personal note, I just recently binge watched Mad Men and often find myself in the middle of a work day asking “What would Don Draper do?” And while I wouldn’t take relationship advice from Draper, (the guy’s a train wreck in the love department) the fictional Ad man and honorary marketing god, has plenty to say, and when he talks, we all listen.

Here are four brilliant Mad Men quotes and how they translate to today’s world of real estate marketing and sales. Even if you’ve never seen the show, you’ll still enjoy the wit and wisdom that is Mad Men. Continue reading

Top Keller Williams Real Estate Team Offers Free Housefax Reports to Homebuyers

WASHINGTON, August 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – The home buying experience for Metro D.C. homebuyers has been enhanced thanks to Housefax, a leader in residential property information products, and Jennifer Young Homes, the number one Keller Williams Agent in Virginia.

Jennifer Young, CEO and licensed realtor, recently launched a new campaign to leverage the Housefax brand while distinguishing her team’s services. Serious homebuyers working with the Jennifer Young Homes Team can now request a free Housefax Report before writing a contract to help them save both time and money. Young is a subscriber of Keller Williams Housefax PRO, a customized subscription plan for Keller Williams Agents.

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Housefax® Offers Exclusive Pricing to Keller Williams’ 133,000 Associates

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Housefax, a leader in residential property history information and reports, announces an exclusive pricing arrangement with Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by associate count.  As part of the deal, agents will have the ability to offer homebuyers co-branded Housefax Property History Reports® as part of a customized subscription program.

Since 2012, tens of thousands of consumers and real estate professionals have viewed Housefax Property History Reports, which contain extensive property-specific information, not typically found in the MLS, such as building permit and loan history, fire incidents and nearby natural hazards. Continue reading

9 out of 10 Homebuyers Prefer Property Listings that come with a Housefax® Report

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — According to a new study on the impact of Housefax Property History Reports® on homebuyers, real estate agents who mention Housefax in their online listings increase consumer interest. The findings from the study revealed that nine out of 10 online home shoppers prefer a listing that comes with a free Housefax Property History Report over one that does not.
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11 Meth Lab Stats Even “Breaking Bad” Fans Don’t Know

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) - Breaking Bad - Gallery - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) – Breaking Bad – Gallery – Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

The popularity of the TV series “Breaking Bad” revived Americans’ concern over the proximity of methamphetamine laboratories (meth labs) that may exist in their neighborhood, or even a lab once set up in the house they are considering purchasing.

Episode after episode we witnessed relationship struggles, health issues, and homes and neighborhoods on the brink of collapse. And while there have been stricter regulations and more arrests, meth lab statistics are still alarming: Continue reading