New wire fraud phone scam

Wire fraud continues to plague our industry with a new scam – criminals are calling buyers directly to say that they have new wire instructions in order to steal closing funds. This isn’t something we’re just reading about in the news – we’ve caught it happening to buyers recently. This is in addition...
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We have some exciting news to share. A new marketing guide providing everything you need to promote yourself and your listings can now be downloaded from your local intranet! The guide highlights thousands of Do It Yourself (DIY), custom and semi‑custom marketing assets, as well as where to access...
Did you know that more scammers today are asking for payment by gift card? There’s been a 270% increase in this activity since 2015, according to the FTC. So, anytime someone calls selling something or about a bill you supposedly owe and suggests you pay with a gift card...
The new National Association of REALTORS (NAR) 2019 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers report has been released and is now available to be downloaded from your local intranets. Be sure to check out this annual report, which is chock-full of useful information and insights that can help you...
In the continued effort to keep you informed and prepared when it comes to wire fraud, we’ve compiled some useful practices you should employ to prevent this threat from affecting your business: Always verify wire instructions by phone before transferring money Use previously known contact information when possible Be...

RealVitalize Has Launched

RealVitalize, an exciting new program that helps sellers make needed improvements to their home, launched in our region this week! Coldwell Banker NRT has teamed up with HomeAdvisor to offer this bold, innovative program, which is aimed at helping you and your clients sell homes faster and maximize selling price....

Exclusive Look beta launch

As you may have heard, we went public with some exciting news last week – the beta launch of a pre-MLS listing tool called Exclusive Look! This agent-to-agent marketing tool allows you to easily share coming soon listings with other agents in our network even before they appear on...
Your clients depend on you to handle personally identifiable information (PII) securely and confidentially. By safeguarding SSNs and financial account details, you help reduce the risk of identity theft. To protect personally identifiable information: Keep transaction files in a secure place. Password protect any device containing PII – Use...
Password protection is one of the most essential aspects of cybersecurity. By adhering to the following guidelines, you’ll protect your clients’ sensitive information while safeguarding your own. For a strong password: Use a minimum of 8 characters. Use a combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and symbols. Avoid using...