Mar 16, 2018

03/16/2018: Competition among real estate agents heats up

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(Markets Edition) New housing construction fell 7 percent last month and retail sales aren't looking the strongest. We'll talk to Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, about how turmoil in Washington can trickle down to businesses. Afterwards, we'll look…

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As the housing market heats up, so does competition among realtors

Mar 16, 2018
With fewer homes to sell, realtors say they need to look for new ways to find business
Jim Haffey, an agent at Howard Hanna Realty Services, says the influx of new realtors has him working harder to find new business. Recently, he's started sending video postcards to potential clients.
Adrian Ma for Marketplace

(Markets Edition) New housing construction fell 7 percent last month and retail sales aren’t looking the strongest. We’ll talk to Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, about how turmoil in Washington can trickle down to businesses. Afterwards, we’ll look at how real estate agents are experimenting with new ways to find clients in an increasingly competitive field. Plus: A new report that says Trump’s team is getting ready to punish China for stealing U.S. intellectual property.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC