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3 burning real estate marketing questions (answered)
Jan 16th, 4:30am
A real estate expert gets to the bottom of common agent conundrums including the best way to get good leads from LinkedIn, how to approach social...
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5 ways savvy homeowners can take advantage of home equity
Jan 16th, 4:15am
A home equity line of credit, better known as a HELOC, can be an excellent avenue for helping clients achieve their dreams. But it's essential...
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6 secrets to getting a real estate listing every day
Jan 16th, 4:00am
We all know that listings are essential to success. Increasing the number of listings you collect each month allows for more possibilities for...
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Brightly colored roofs are painting the sky this year
Jan 15th, 5:55pm
The Metal Roofing Alliance says brightly hued roofs are the emerging trend for 2018, with owners opting for deep blues, vivid reds or crisp whites...
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of combating housing inequality
Jan 15th, 3:48pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is often celebrated for his work surrounding desegregation, but he also contributed a great deal to housing equality...
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The top 10 metros for real estate and sales jobs, according to Abodo
Jan 15th, 2:34pm
Where can real estate agents easily acquire a job and earn an income that matches the cost of living? These 10 metros top the list ...Read More
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HomeSmart now offering its agents health insurance
Jan 15th, 1:00pm
Real estate franchisor HomeSmart is partnering with Resourcing Edge, a Texas-based human resources firm, to offer a comprehensive benefits package...
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10 social media myths holding real estate agents back
Jan 15th, 11:21am
If you're not using social media as a real estate agent, you're missing out on a huge pool of buyers. Today, real estate and social media go hand...
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Franchise vs. indie brokerage: Pros and cons from a rookie agent
Jan 15th, 4:45am
A series of trial and errors -- I think we can all agree that we felt this way at some point in the beginning of our real estate careers. My story...
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How women brokers are reinventing leadership in the 21st century
Jan 15th, 4:15am
Even though the real estate industry is predominantly female, women are underrepresented in leadership positions at the brokerage and senior...
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Ultimate guide to a 2018 real estate broker business plan
Jan 15th, 4:00am
Whether you’re running a two-person boutique brokerage or an office with hundreds of agents, you should have a business plan in place ...Read More
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Get deals done faster with dotloop's real estate transaction management platform
Jan 15th, 3:00am
Real estate transactions are disjointed, complicated affairs rife with emotion, parties with differing agendas and motivations and many forms that...
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3 digital marketing resolutions for real estate agents in 2018
Jan 15th, 3:00am
The new year is upon us! For real estate agents, it’s time to plan, forecast and look ahead to what’s next. A big part -- if not the most...
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What to expect in the housing market in 2018
Jan 15th, 3:00am
The booming real estate industry is the healthiest it's been in the last 30 years with home sales and prices near where they were during the...
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The 5 sales scripts every real estate agent needs
Jan 15th, 3:00am
Knowledge = confidence. Ignorance = fear. It’s not a difficult to decide which one is better, especially when your income is at stake. In this...
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Realtor confronts HOA for trashing open house signs
Jan 12th, 6:11pm
Scottsdale, Arizona-based Realtor Jeff Sibbach had over $250 worth of open house signs thrown away by the local HOA -- and he's at his wit's end...
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NAR announces organizational changes to improve member engagement
Jan 12th, 12:03pm
Trade group lays out 10 reorganized groups across NAR's two offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., new senior management team ...Read More
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Rebecca Riskin, Montecito's 'first lady of luxury real estate,' dies in mudslides
Jan 12th, 11:59am
"She was like the iconic standard of a luxury real estate agent, she was it. She was also a beautiful, caring, sensitive, genuine person..."...
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These high-end prints will make your traditional marketing stand out
Jan 12th, 5:00am
Agent Marketing Group is a web-based print collateral creation service ideal for brokerages and teams of all sizes, franchise offices and...
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Is withholding from the MLS crossing the fair housing line?
Jan 12th, 4:30am
Everyone wants to write about fair housing issues for Inman -- said no one ever. It is a lot more fun to write about the latest technology trends...
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Real estate industry deals and partnerships: January 2018
Jan 11th, 5:10pm
While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there's another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate...
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Redfin Mortgage expands to Pennsylvania, targets other states
Jan 11th, 4:52pm
Seattle-based tech-powered brokerage Redfin today announced the expansion of Redfin Mortgage into Pennsylvania -- the fourth market added since...
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How high will homebuyers go?
Jan 11th, 4:47pm
While some might have expected the record-breaking home price growth and historically low inventory levels seen in 2017 to push buyers...
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Lawsuit accuses realtor.com of defrauding agents
Jan 11th, 2:52pm
In an emailed statement, realtor.com spokesperson Janice McDill told Inman: "The allegations are without merit, and we will defend the case...
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Cadre scores $250M deal with Goldman Sachs' private wealth clients
Jan 11th, 1:18pm
Cadre, an online investment marketplace, today announced that it has closed $250 million in commitments from Goldman Sachs' private wealth...
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10 ways to generate more real estate business
Jan 11th, 12:56pm
Looking for more ways to get real estate business and build your client database? Real estate author Ryan Snow shared 10 of the top ways to bring...
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Realtor.com's key insights for homebuilders in 2018
Jan 11th, 10:48am
Economists say increased residential housing starts are the key to solving the inventory crisis and softening home price growth, but even though...
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HomeFundMe crowdfunding platform now available as employee benefit
Jan 11th, 10:38am
Individuals looking to overcome the down payment barrier to purchasing a home may be eligible for assistance through their employer, thanks to a...
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Why luxury real estate is all about selling a lifestyle
Jan 11th, 4:45am
Dusty Baker’s real estate blog caught Inman’s eye four years ago, and he was asked to speak at ICSF about social media and digital marketing...
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How to take your real estate business global
Jan 11th, 4:30am
As the founder and CEO of Caldwell Banker France and Monaco, other real estate agents often ask me questions about how to get into international...
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5 things real estate agents can learn from superfans
Jan 11th, 4:15am
For what are you willing to rearrange your schedule, budget and comfort? The newest tech gadget? Your favorite celebrity? A sick family member?...
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How to help millennials prepare for homebuying
Jan 11th, 4:00am
Despite tight inventory and increasing home prices, many potential homebuyers -- particularly millennials -- remain optimistic about the market...
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Owning is cheaper than renting in over half of US counties
Jan 11th, 2:01am
With home prices rising 7 percent year-over-year, renting is often seen as a more affordable alternative to buying. But as ATTOM Data Solutions...
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Real estate community in shock over Montecito mudslides
Jan 10th, 3:57pm
"We had time to prepare with the fires," said Realtor Cindy York Shadian. "With landslides, you don’t have the luxury of even 15 minutes..."...
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What's hot and what's not in 2018 kitchen trends
Jan 10th, 1:40pm
Houzz today released the results of its 2018 Kitchen Trends study, which revealed that homeowners are obsessed with clutter-free countertops (75...
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Flat-fee brokerage Rex Real Estate raises $15M
Jan 10th, 11:47am
Brokerage eschews MLS listings to save on costs and charges homesellers a 2-percent flat fee as opposed to the industry average of 5 to 6 percent...
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Flat-rate brokerage Rex Real Estate raises $15M
Jan 10th, 11:47am
Brokerage eschews MLS listings to save on costs and charges homesellers a 2-percent flat fee as opposed to the industry average of 5 to 6 percent...
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Rex Real Estate raises $15M, boasts 2% listing fee
Jan 10th, 11:47am
Brokerage eschews MLS listings to save on costs and charges homesellers a 2-percent flat fee as opposed to the industry average of 5 to 6 percent...
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Redfin clashes with think tank on MLS antitrust
Jan 10th, 11:19am
What would happen if the government mandated that real estate brokers make all their listings accessible publicly to everyone online,...
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Realogy installs new chief tech officer
Jan 10th, 9:17am
Dave Gordon of BMO Financial will take over the role, having previously worked with new Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider, when they were both at Capital...
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Top-producing broker spends $50k per month on marketing
Jan 10th, 5:00am
Minnesota associate broker-owner Chad Schwendeman's secret sauce is twofold: spend big on marketing, and invest in associated services -- such as...
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3 reasons having a podcast is a no-brainer in real estate
Jan 10th, 4:45am
We are on the cusp of the audio revolution, which is going to blow video marketing out of the water. Why? Because audio content such as podcasts...
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5 tips for spicing up your real estate blog
Jan 10th, 4:00am
Most real estate agency or brokerage owners understand the importance of maintaining a solid online presence, including an attention-catching blog...
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Gone are the days when $1M could buy a luxury home
Jan 10th, 2:01am
In many coastal metros, million-dollar neighborhoods are no longer the exception, but the rule -- and this change has caused a shift in what...
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Zillow video walkthroughs vanish, possibly forever
Jan 9th, 6:52pm
Zillow has potentially lost or accidentally deleted what appears to be thousands of video walkthrough tours uploaded by subscribers of the real...
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Wildfire insurance out of reach for many Californians who need it
Jan 9th, 3:29pm
"More and more homeowners who cannot afford insurance may decide to go uninsured, risking their life savings," according to a new report ...Read More
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Inman announces partnership with Tom Ferry, and launches 'Coaching Corner presented by Tom Ferr
Jan 9th, 3:00pm
Tallahassee, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2018) – Inman is proud to announce ‘Coaching Corner presented by Tom Ferry’. This new section of Inman.com brings...
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Keller Williams NYC partners with UrbanDigs to offer real-time market data
Jan 9th, 1:55pm
Buyers and sellers can access Chart Room directly from the KWNYC website to view data on available inventory, days on market, and price per square...
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Here are the hottest housing markets of 2018 according to Zillow
Jan 9th, 12:27pm
Bolstered by strong home values and low unemployment rates, San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley and Raleigh, NC., another emerging tech hub...
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Majority of Americans want their real estate agent to offer VR tours, study finds
Jan 9th, 9:58am
According to Coldwell Banker's 2018 Smart Home Marketplace Survey, VR is becoming an integral part of the homebuying process, and pre-installed...
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Re/Max predicts Amazon's new HQ will help lift housing in 2018
Jan 9th, 9:48am
“What would slow us down?” Contos asks. “Any negative impacts on the stock market, even tighter inventories (there’s that word again)..."...
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3 simple tips for taking better real estate headshots
Jan 9th, 4:30am
It's that time of year for resolutions, rethinking and renewal. If you're re-evaluating your branding and marketing, you may be reconsidering that...
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A day in the life of two top producers
Jan 9th, 4:15am
Between listing appointments, market research, lead generation and constant client communication, achieving the title of a top producing real...
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Short-term rentals are money machines in these cities
Jan 9th, 4:00am
The new year has only just begun, yet it is projected to be Airbnb’s biggest year based on the company’s booking data for the first half of...
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Chicago Association of Realtors appoints new CEO
Jan 8th, 6:01pm
Chicago native Michelle Mills Clement will join the trade group in April after a handover from Ginger Downs, who has been at the helm for the past...
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Purplebricks expands 'fixed fee' model to San Diego, Fresno and Sacramento
Jan 8th, 5:13pm
The British invasion continues apace. On Monday, the U.K. "flat fee" brokerage Purplebricks announced its expansion to three new markets: San...
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Chicago is all over Redfin's list of 'it' neighborhoods
Jan 8th, 5:12pm
Redfin recently released its list of 25 neighborhoods that “have it all,” which revealed where buyers are getting the most bang for their...
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2018 real estate: Bitcoin bets, mega brokerages and VR
Jan 8th, 5:09pm
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency offer fascinating opportunities and risks for real estate. Virtual reality and its brethren are building beautiful...
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LeadingRE CEO Pam O'Connor steps down, Paul Boomsma to take over
Jan 8th, 4:00pm
O'Connor, the well-respected industry vet who has led the exclusive network indie brokers since its founding, passes the torch to the...
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Consumers losing confidence in housing, job security
Jan 8th, 11:47am
In December, Fannie Mae's Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) decreased 2.0 percentage points month-over-month to 85.5 -- a reversal from...
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Packer fan party house first to require digital currency blockchain
Jan 8th, 11:00am
“The Packer House” would be the dream party home for any diehard cheesehead. The three-bedroom home is located directly adjacent to Lambeau...
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Compass expands to Dallas with 13 agents from The Collective
Jan 8th, 10:00am
“In terms of Dallas, it’s the sixth largest residential market in the country so we knew we wanted to launch it in 2018.” ...Read More
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Top Chicago brokerage @properties launches self-updating CMA tool
Jan 8th, 9:56am
Illinois’ largest independent brokerage launched the Windy City’s first continually updating comparative market analysis (CMA) platform to...
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Connect's Startup Alley is a look into the future of real estate services
Jan 8th, 5:00am
Startup Alley has long been my favorite part of Inman Connect not only because it shines a spotlight on cutting-edge technology, but because I...
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Your real commission split may not be what you think it is
Jan 8th, 4:35am
If you’re working at a full-service brokerage where you are on a 70-30 split, you may be tempted to jump ship to one of the 95-5 or 100-percent...
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6 things aspiring luxury real estate agents should know
Jan 8th, 4:30am
Are you looking to move into luxury real estate? You might be thinking: same thing, higher price point. Sales is sales ...Read More
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6 ways many real estate agents will continue to be mediocre in 2018
Jan 8th, 4:15am
Many real estate agents will maintain the status quo, not growing their business, or even worse, quitting real estate altogether.  ...Read More
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How to network at ICNY like a pro
Jan 8th, 4:00am
At the beginning of the year, many of us are preparing our calendars and ourselves for the must-attend conferences and trade shows throughout the...
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The one platform brokerages need to thrive in the digital age
Jan 8th, 3:00am
Brokerages face a firing line of technology heading into 2018. Many have to cobble together systems from different eras that integrate with each...
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Realtors, homebuyers are confident in today's real estate market
Jan 5th, 5:53pm
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) today released the results of the Realtors Confidence Index, which measures NAR members' expectations...
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New York legislator pushes to legalize short-term rentals
Jan 5th, 5:46pm
On January 3, Bonacic introduced Senate Bill S7182, which proposes a number of amendments to the 1929 Multiple Dwelling Lawn that currently bans...
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The best real estate agent New Year's resolutions for 2018
Jan 5th, 4:56pm
The start of the new year brings a sense of renewal and revitalization to many people across the world. Those feelings are often used as...
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Illinois broker fined $14,000 after listing property without owner's consent
Jan 5th, 4:38pm
"When you’re in their system you’re at the mercy of their system,” said Davis, who called the agency a “Kangaroo Court..." ...Read More
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Number of U.S. renters declines for first time in 13 years
Jan 5th, 3:46pm
The nation’s population of renters, a third of American households, decreased modestly for the first time in 13 years as declining foreclosure...
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Number of US renters declines for first time in 13 years
Jan 5th, 3:46pm
The nation’s population of renters, a third of American households, decreased modestly for the first time in 13 years as declining foreclosure...
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Deedcoin launches private virtual token sale
Jan 5th, 3:41pm
Deedcoin, startup that wants to disrupt real estate commissions with virtual currency, launched the pre-sale of its tokens in advance of an ...
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Real estate hires and promotions: January 2018
Jan 5th, 2:15pm
January 2018 is already witnessing an array of real estate industry hires and promotions. Who’s making moves? Which businesses are bringing in...
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Strong jobs report offers glimmer of hope for inventory relief
Jan 5th, 12:25pm
Although the inventory shortage has continued to rage on, the Employment Situation Summary for December 2017 from the U.S Bureau of Labor...
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5 characteristics of real estate's top producers
Jan 5th, 12:13pm
You have two choices in your career. You can be committed to it, or you can be interested. Successful agents live each day with enthusiasm ...Read...
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Big leadership changes at Realogy
Jan 5th, 8:46am
New Realogy CEO and former credit card exec Ryan Schneider isn't wasting time in putting his stamp on the real estate giant. ...Read More
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Don't kill your credibility in real estate with a lowball listing price
Jan 5th, 4:45am
It turns out that setting a random, but low, listing price is a very common practice in our area. Agents in other parts of the country might...
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How to sell more homes as a new real estate agent
Jan 5th, 4:45am
As a new real estate agent, Brandon Mulrenin was eager to start big and determined to sell more homes than most. Thanks to solid planning and the...
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4 keys to approaching homeselling like a real estate investor
Jan 5th, 4:30am
Homebuying is often a very emotional decision. It’s easy to see why, as your clients’ homes are their sanctuaries that provide stability and...
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What should a National Association 'for' Realtors be doing?
Jan 5th, 4:15am
As much as I appreciate how Rob Hahn's mind works, his interpretation of Bob Goldberg's statement in his CEO report at the NAR Board of Directors...
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VHT Studios acquires Circlepix's real estate photography biz
Jan 5th, 4:00am
Deal brings together the country's two largest real estate photographer networks in North America, expanding VHT Studios national footprint...
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This brokerage started documenting its own reality show. Here's what happened.
Jan 4th, 9:00pm
JK Realty broker-owner Kala Laos has figured out the secret to successfully marketing her business: stop creating content and start documenting...
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How to brand yourself when you work for a big company
Jan 4th, 6:00pm
Tune in to Peter Lorimer's ICSF 2017 session for tips and takeaways for branding yourself and establishing a unique identity whether you work for...
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What happened to the luxury market in 2017?
Jan 4th, 5:37pm
Although inventory at the luxury level has remained robust in the midst of a shortage at the mid- and lower- priced tiers, realtor.com says that...
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Many retirees are still burdened by a mortgage, study finds
Jan 4th, 4:54pm
Gold watches aren’t the only thing some retirees are taking with them into retirement: they’re also carrying a mortgage ...Read More
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What to expect from the Fed in 2018
Jan 4th, 4:43pm
Stay cool — the current flattening curve has little or nothing to do with the possibility of recession. The Fed intends to normalize, not kill...
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Landlords starting to accept digital currency for rent
Jan 4th, 3:59pm
On both coasts, several tech-forward real estate companies have begun accepting digital currency for rental deposits and payments, coinciding with...
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LoanDepot launches digital mortgage partnership with homebuilder
Jan 4th, 3:57pm
LoanDepot's mello, the $80 million fully-digital end-to-end mortgage loan application process unveiled last year, will power this partnership...
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Hawaii Life merges with top-tier Honolulu boutique Choi International
Jan 4th, 3:35pm
Hawaii Life principal broker and CEO Matt Beall says the deal is "a huge acknowledgement of who we are and what we've achieved." ...Read More
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Mortgage rates dip moderately in first week of the new year
Jan 4th, 9:35am
The slight 4 basis-point dip, from 3.99 percent to 3.95 percent for the week ending Jan. 4, mirrors a similar downward tick for 15-year fixed-rate...
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Why a mission statement is so much more than a quote on a wall
Jan 4th, 5:00am
You've probably seen a mission statement in your office. It goes up on the wall, and if it's really good, you might pause and reflect. Sadly, most...
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3 simple ways to stand out in your next listing presentation
Jan 4th, 4:45am
Real estate is all about attention. Real estate agents who earn the attention from buyers and sellers will, generally, earn more business ...Read...
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7 ways homeowners can boost the value of their home this winter
Jan 4th, 4:30am
If you are working with homeowners who are considering selling their home this winter, you may want to help them identify the renovation areas...
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Tell first-time homebuyers these 3 things to get them off the fence
Jan 4th, 4:15am
Working with first-time buyers has never been easy, and this year was particularly tough for real estate agents hoping to help clients buy their...
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How a marketing app can grow your business
Jan 3rd, 10:00pm
When digital marketing expert Tommie “Traffic” Powers (CEO, Powersolutions Consulting LLC) and long-time friend and real estate agent...
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What next gen MLS leaders are doing to thrive among change
Jan 3rd, 9:00pm
The real estate industry is changing rapidly. What are the next generation MLS leaders doing to survive and thrive among today's disruptive...
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What next gen MLS leaders are doing to thrive amid change
Jan 3rd, 9:00pm
The real estate industry is changing rapidly. What are the next generation MLS leaders doing to survive and thrive amid today's disruptive...
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The do's and don'ts of implementing SEO
Jan 3rd, 8:00pm
The benefits of using SEO are clear and proven, but not everyone knows how to harness the power of this marketing tool. Listen in as Bob Stewart...
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MLS platform IDX acquires Agent Marketing for $6 million
Jan 3rd, 4:02pm
IDX will add 17 employees and begin to deploy services such as print signage creation, single-property websites, and mobile marketing ...Read More
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14 listings from 2017 we're still thinking about
Jan 3rd, 3:37pm
As we ring in the new year, we can't help but look back at the real estate that turned our heads, had us poring over listing photos and kept us...
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Live at Connect: Join us for an epic celebration at the Inman 2018 Influencer Bash
Jan 3rd, 2:29pm
At Inman Connect New York, the action doesn’t stop after the last talk of the day. The networking (and fun!) continues as we celebrate the most...
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Pacific Union launches in LA with SoCal 'dream team'
Jan 3rd, 2:00pm
Today San Francisco-based luxury independent brokerage Pacific Union International formally introduced its brand into Southern California and...
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Inman announces another 10 Startup Alley participants for ICNY18
Jan 3rd, 11:05am
Inman announced another 10 companies that will be exhibiting in Startup Alley at Inman Connect New York, Jan. 22-26, ...Read More
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Inman announces another nine Startup Alley participants for ICNY18
Jan 3rd, 11:05am
Inman announced another nine companies that will be exhibiting in Startup Alley at Inman Connect New York, Jan. 22-26, ...Read More
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Connect the Speakers: Brian Lewis on loving what you do
Jan 3rd, 11:00am
Video marketing expert and Compass New York agent Brian Lewis will take the stage at Inman Connect New York (January 22-26, 2018, at the Marriott...
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4 tips for introverts who want to network like a boss
Jan 3rd, 4:45am
The next few months bring a variety of trade shows, conferences, conventions and summits focused on the real estate industry (ahem! ICNY) and...
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The truth about millennial homebuyers
Jan 3rd, 4:30am
The millennial penchant for artisanal cuisine, coupled with their apparent reluctance to invest, has been the source of much debate in recent...
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What does Instagram's new 'Recommended' feature mean for real estate?
Jan 3rd, 4:15am
You may have already seen some changes rolling out on your Instagram page, but in case you haven’t heard: Instagram has added a new...
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7 behaviors that'll get you fired by buyer clients
Jan 3rd, 4:00am
Real estate is a business of relationships. Real estate relationships, as in life, can be good and bad. The majority of homebuyers are satisfied...
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A month in review: The November housing market
Jan 2nd, 6:09pm
Every month, economists release a number of indices, reports and analyses of the housing market, and it can be difficult to keep up with them all....
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Connect/Reflect: Relationships that last a lifetime
Jan 2nd, 4:50pm
The new year is already upon us, which means Inman Connect New York (January 22-26, 2018, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square) is only three...
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Connect the Speakers: Nick Pasquini on maintaining relevance
Jan 2nd, 1:41pm
CFO, director of business development and co-founder at Century 21 Redwood Realty Nick Pasquini will speak at Inman Connect New York (January...
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Special Report: 2018 real estate industry outlook
Jan 2nd, 12:37pm
Real estate professionals express optimism for the housing market, economy and their own personal success in the coming year ...Read More
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'The Bachelor' Season 22 is packed with real estate pros
Jan 2nd, 12:34pm
The self-described Racing Realtor from Scottsdale will be matched up this season with a bevy of 29 admirers—including at least four other real...
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Connect the Speakers: Seth Price on creating the unfair advantage
Jan 2nd, 12:21pm
Marketing and branding expert and author of "The Road to Recognition" Seth Price will share his thoughts at Inman Connect New York (January 22-26,...
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Home prices climb 7% in months-long surge
Jan 2nd, 11:05am
CoreLogic today released its Home Price Index (HPI) and HPI Forecast data for November 2017, which boasted 7 percent year-over-year growth....
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How real estate agents and brokers can capture more market share
Jan 2nd, 4:45am
Whether you’re with a major franchise, a small indie brokerage or an agent who would like to increase your business in 2018, there’s only one...
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10 ways to make 2018 a more successful year
Jan 2nd, 4:30am
It's that time of year, when we reflect on how successful we have been and look forward to where we want to be in the coming year. Everyone wants...
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Switching brokerages? Ask these 8 questions first
Jan 2nd, 4:15am
It’s time to be vulnerable and shine a little light on my past behavior. I’m prompted to do this to illustrate a point very dear to my heart,...
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Staging tips for real estate agents in any region
Jan 2nd, 4:00am
Every home is different and unique, with each having a personality of its own. Staging your listing for potential buyers allows them to envision...
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Real estate agent donates $100 from each sale to help animals find 'fur-ever' homes
Dec 29th, 3:51pm
Calvin Acuff, a real estate agent based in Morganton, N.C., is a self-professed animal lover who currently takes care of six pets -- Charlie,...
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Arizona homebuilding company finds success with energy efficiency
Dec 29th, 12:18pm
"Once we looked into the LEED requirements we realized it wasn't much of a jump for us. It was a natural transition..." ...Read More
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4 steps to break out of your comfort zone
Dec 29th, 4:15am
In 2017, I hit the reset button on my comfort zone. I quit my job (I actually quit two jobs), I moved from California to Arizona and started a new...
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An optimistic real estate broker's 2018 forecast
Dec 29th, 4:15am
I used to make predictions for the new year every December. I stopped a few years ago because my predictions were usually way off. But because...
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8 predictions for 2018 that could impact your market
Dec 29th, 4:00am
Will inventory remain low? Will tax reform redefine where people choose to live? Will it make more sense to rent or own? How does the market move...
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Connect the Speakers: Pete Flint to keynote at Capital Connect
Dec 28th, 11:44am
For those of you who have attended Inman Connect New York in the past, Pete Flint will be a familiar name. The former Trulia CEO started his...
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5 trends shaping real estate marketing in 2018
Dec 28th, 5:00am
Did you go into real estate because you loved marketing? Chances are, you didn’t. And that explains why marketing is one of the top challenges...
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2017 will go down as a big year for real estate M&As
Dec 28th, 5:00am
We projected 2017 would be a “good, but not great year” for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the real estate space, and what...
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2017 will go down as a big year for real estate M&A
Dec 28th, 5:00am
We projected 2017 would be a “good, but not great year” for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the real estate space, and what...
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What happened when I finally broke out of my comfort zone
Dec 28th, 5:00am
It's not uncommon for people to abandon their New Year's resolutions and business plans. I believe part of the reason for this failure is that...
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3 real estate tech trends to keep an eye on in 2018
Dec 28th, 4:30am
Technology is so much part of our daily lives that almost all of the news we consume seems to connect to technology and its uses and abuses...
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10 interior design trends that painted 2017
Dec 28th, 4:00am
Each year, just like the fashion industry, interior design trends emerge and others are put to rest. And at the end of every year, we can look...
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How to handle volume without sacrificing quality of service
Dec 27th, 8:00pm
How do you balance exceptional service and high volume? Is there a way to keep all clients happy? If you've not yet mastered this very important...
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Watch this offer-tracking app come to life at Inman Connect
Dec 27th, 7:42pm
You can track your pizza. You can track your Uber. So why can't you track your real estate transaction? Hopefully you'll be able to soon ...Read More
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Notorious R.O.B.'s 7 predictions for 2018: Disco fever
Dec 27th, 3:09pm
Realogy will transform to 'stay alive,' Redfin gets its groove on and more -- Rob Hahn graces us with his seven predictions for 2018, disco-style...
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If you could have dinner with anyone - dead or alive - who'd you choose?
Dec 27th, 3:02pm
Imagine yourself sitting alone at a dinner table. The chair across from you is empty now, but in a few moments, your guest will arrive. This guest...
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What superpower do you wish you had?
Dec 27th, 1:45pm
We asked some of Inman's Luxury Connect attendees to share what superpower they wish they had. (As if being a real estate rock star weren't...
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Which fictional TV characters would you happily live next to?
Dec 27th, 1:23pm
The results of Zillow's 11th annual Celebrity Neighbor Survey are here, and Leonard and Penny from "The Big Bang Theory" were top choice neighbors...
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Connect the Speakers: Nela Richardson on economic inequality in 2018
Dec 27th, 9:57am
Nela will open the main session with Brad Inman on Wednesday, January 24, at 8:30 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square, during the...
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Pending home sales made small gain in November
Dec 27th, 9:33am
NAR's pending home sales index increased 0.2 percent in the month of November to 109.5 as buyer competition remains fierce ...Read More
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EatNgage will coordinate your online conferences, food and all
Dec 27th, 5:00am
EatNgage is a marketing tool based around scheduling virtual lunch meetings with clients and prospects. It offers meal ordering and delivery with...
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How to prevent a client's family from sabotaging your real estate transaction
Dec 27th, 4:45am
There’s nothing worse than showing an awesome family 20 homes and having them find their dream home, only to have a relative parachute in like...
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The do's and don'ts of social media for real estate
Dec 27th, 4:30am
If you’re one of the thousands of people who shared my q-and-a with Claudine Ellis earlier this year, or if you became a fan after watching her...
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4 examples of the best - and worst - marketing in 2017
Dec 27th, 4:15am
There are those commercials you can’t help but tell your friends about because they make you chuckle every time, and there are those that become...
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Taking control of MLS data protection and distribution
Dec 26th, 11:00pm
Is it possible to identify the entities who steal and redistribute MLS data? How can the mass of MLS data be better managed and, perhaps,...
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What exactly are venture capitalists looking for?
Dec 26th, 9:00pm
The team, burn rates, cash flow, efficiency in the market -- these are all things venture capitalists (VCs) look at when separating the good deals...
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Is the MLS the ultimate distribution channel or the ultimate bureaucracy?
Dec 26th, 8:00pm
"The MLS ... it's the most amazing distribution channel ever. It's so obvious, right? From the outside it seems so obvious, and yet it doesn't...
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9 ways to maximize your Facebook real estate marketing
Dec 26th, 5:36pm
When Colorado real estate agent Mor Zucker was planning her social media strategy, she knew she wanted to write something that she would want to...
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These luxury agents are making bank using new site for pocket listings
Dec 26th, 4:32pm
James Harris and David Parnes are finding success this year sharing their listings on ThePLS.com, a pocket listing service launched by The Agency...
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Housing shortage softening buyer demand in major US metros
Dec 26th, 2:27pm
Redfin's Housing Demand Index, which is based on Redfin customers requesting home tours and writing offers, fell 6.2 percentage points from...
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Will 2018 be a buyer's market or a seller's market?
Dec 26th, 1:26pm
With inventory at historically low levels and demand for housing skyrocketing in most markets, economic analysts and real estate experts believe...
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How did the real estate franchisors stack up in 2017?
Dec 26th, 11:40am
Looking back on the year as we head into 2018, Inman dug into NAR's 2017 Residential Franchise report to see how the big brands compare, and which...
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Home prices climb 6.2% over year prior
Dec 26th, 10:32am
In October, home prices across the country surged 6.2 percent year-over-year, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S....
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Historic home doubles as a money-making set for TV shows
Dec 26th, 5:00am
You've seen Marjorie Douglas's home but you just didn't know it. Her pristine, three-story 1756 Dutch Colonial in Rockland County, New York, where...
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Watch out for these 5 website trends in 2018
Dec 26th, 4:30am
There's no crystal ball here (if you know where to find one, I'm all ears). But I've paid close attention to web design and functionality trends...
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4 tips for establishing rapport with clients online
Dec 26th, 4:15am
We all know that more and more clients are searching for their homes online. Both millennials and gen Xers have a strong preference for using real...
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Broker Connect tackles threats and shares opportunities for real estate
Dec 26th, 4:00am
Spending an afternoon at Broker Connect is a smart move for any broker who wants to shore up a real estate business that can weather any storms...
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Agent Connect: Where tech tips, customer service and high-level strategy meet
Dec 26th, 4:00am
Between would-be disruptors trying to muscle in on agent commission to the difficulty of differentiating a single agent's business in the busy...
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8 ways to crush your real estate sales goals in 2018
Dec 26th, 4:00am
Did you hit your income and production goals in 2017? What it will take for you to go the distance and hit your goals in 2018 is more than...
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Are you ready for 'instant consumers'? Start prepping at Tech Connect
Dec 26th, 4:00am
The "instant consumer" attitude is already permeating real estate, and the technology is close to catching up. So what does that have to do with...
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How I attacked real estate tech space and won
Dec 23rd, 2:30pm
Starting a business in the real estate-related tech space is no mean feat, but we're about to introduce you to five entrepreneurs who made it...
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Secrets to creating a fast-growing company
Dec 23rd, 11:30am
Nick Morton went from being an endodontist to a bona fide entrepreneur, co-founding holiday-themed apparel company Tipsy Elves. Listen in to hear...
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What you need to know about APIs and real estate tech that talks
Dec 23rd, 8:30am
Is there a trick to getting application programming interfaces (APIs) right? Jess Martin, co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO) at First...
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What the tech team at Facebook has planned for real estate
Dec 23rd, 5:00am
Facebook has had an undeniable impact on the real estate industry -- Facebook business pages, targeted advertising and Facebook Live have all...
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How to combine modern marketing with old-school tactics
Dec 22nd, 11:00pm
How do you incorporate your unique, forward-thinking marketing strategies with the more traditional door-knocking techniques? Listen in to this...
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How to build your automated marketing flow
Dec 22nd, 9:00pm
If you're considering automation as part of your larger marketing strategy, you'll want to hear Matthew Murphy, chief marketing officer at Chime...
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How to sell your brokerage for top dollar
Dec 22nd, 7:00pm
How does a small, humble brokerage grow into an extremely successful, profitable and sale-ready enterprise? And what makes someone want to buy it...
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KW's largest franchise owner partners with InsideMaps
Dec 22nd, 6:44pm
The Go Management Company, which operates Keller Williams franchises in 14 markets across North Texas; New Mexico; and Memphis, Tennessee; today...
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Zillow wins data request scuffle with local county government in Illinois
Dec 22nd, 1:56pm
Zillow and Henry County, Illinois, have reached a settlement agreement whereby the government office must provide the real estate company with...
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11 real estate holiday videos worth watching
Dec 22nd, 1:11pm
The holiday season provides plenty of opportunity for a wide variety of videos, from the scenic to the silly to the uh-what-was-that? Check out...
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Real estate team now accepting bitcoin on all current listings
Dec 22nd, 1:00pm
As her market still recovers from the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey, Nicole Lopez-Cummins and her team hope to tap into an emerging market...
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Big leap in new home sales for November
Dec 22nd, 10:33am
November panned out to be a month of considerable progress for the housing market, and the latest U.S. Census Bureau new residential sales report...
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5 tech gadgets every real estate pro will love
Dec 22nd, 5:00am
If you're like us and love technology, then you'll dig this list of popular gadgets -- they'll likely have an impact on your real estate business...
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Matterport tours will get 'roOomy' in 2018
Dec 22nd, 5:00am
Virtual staging company roOomy announced last week a collaboration with 3-D property modeling provider Matterport, who just last month partnered...
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Matterport tours will get 'Rooomy' in 2018
Dec 22nd, 5:00am
Virtual staging company Rooomy announced last week a collaboration with 3-D property modeling provider Matterport, who just last month partnered...
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Agent/broker perspective: How can brokers help agents transition to part-time?
Dec 22nd, 4:45am
A Miami agent has enjoyed a good career working full-time in real estate, but a new opportunity has her interested in making the transition to...
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Feeling burned out? Ask yourself these 4 soul-searching questions
Dec 22nd, 4:30am
For many real estate agents, 2017 has been an incredibly vigorous and fruitful year in closings. Working in direct sales is a challenge. Customers...
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How can new real estate agents stand out on social media?
Dec 22nd, 4:00am
Especially as a new real estate agent, it’s critical to capture leads from your sphere of influence through social media ...Read More
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Walkability is high on homebuyers' wish lists
Dec 21st, 10:00pm
According to the National Association of Realtors' (NAR) 2017 Community and Transportation Preference Survey, walkability, good public transit...
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Inman's top 25 most-read stories of 2017
Dec 21st, 7:58pm
In what's been a big year for politics, technology and real estate news, Inman's most-read stories for 2017 touch on a wide range of topics...
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How to implement email marketing
Dec 21st, 6:08pm
Rather than fixating on email marketing tools during his Inman Connect presentation, marketing pro Joe Garcia told the Inman audience to focus on...
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Colorado MLSs sign deal to share listing data
Dec 21st, 5:37pm
Two Colorado multiple listing services have inked a deal to share real estate listing data in a nod to brokers, though it's not the merger they...
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Is Magic Leap One the next big leap for real estate tech?
Dec 21st, 3:06pm
For the real estate industry, the VR benefits are obvious. Magic Leap can create a full, immersive experience. And there are also potential AR...
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How can I afford to live in California and still buy my morning latte?
Dec 21st, 2:13pm
California is in the middle of a full-on crisis of housing affordability. The supply of homes for sale in our golden state has dropped off the...
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Low inventory will be huge challenge to home sales in 2018
Dec 21st, 1:00pm
With inventory still treacherously low across the United States, economists and real estate analysts told Inman News that bouncing back to a...
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Seattle neighborhoods dominate Redfin's most competitive housing in 2017
Dec 21st, 10:49am
The most competitive neighborhoods for housing on Redfin's platform in 2017 were right outside the Seattle-based web brokerage's door ...Read More
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Can you keep a secret? 3 tips for selling a famous home
Dec 21st, 5:00am
Working with a client under pressure can result in its own set of unusual requirements and challenges. What do you need to know to navigate the...
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5 keys to a great brokerage culture and happy agents
Dec 21st, 4:30am
What would you consider most critical to helping your real estate agency grow? Chances are, you’re focused on commission splits, agent training,...
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3 reasons investing is a no-brainer for real estate agents
Dec 21st, 4:15am
If real estate is a numbers game, the numbers are currently fairly depressing. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) there were...
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How can real estate agents stay on top of technology?
Dec 21st, 4:00am
The best way to stay on top of technology and social media is to make it your business to do so. Research it to death ...Read More
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5 home design trends you're bound to see in 2018
Dec 20th, 11:00pm
New Year's is right around the corner, and what better way to ring it in than totally revamping your home? This past year was all about cool...
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Virtual officing: the good, the bad and the ugly
Dec 20th, 9:00pm
Vice president of agent experience at eXp Realty Kee Wah Chung said, "virtual officing is not for everyone." So how can you tell if it's for you...
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Why consumer experience starts with the broker
Dec 20th, 9:00pm
President at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers Kevin Levent believes the consumer experience starts the very first time they...
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Startups, do you know who is going to buy your product?
Dec 20th, 9:00pm
When CEO of Spacio Melissa Kwan co-founded her company three years ago, neither she nor her founding partner knew what their product would be --...
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Keller Williams adds three Euro regions as international expansion continues
Dec 20th, 4:57pm
Keller Williams Worldwide now has more than 2,000 real estate agents across Europe alone -- 850 who joined this year. ...Read More
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Zillow testing 'Home Tour Highlights' feature for agents
Dec 20th, 4:14pm
Real estate giant is testing a new feature on Zillow.com that allows agents to play up specific details of homes they've toured to potential...
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Real estate reactions to Congress passing final tax bill
Dec 20th, 1:20pm
Both houses of Congress successfully passed the Republican tax reform plan, the largest set of changes to the tax code in a generation, and real...
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Congress passes tax reform, mixed blessing for real estate
Dec 20th, 12:04pm
The final legislation shines brightly on brokers and developers, through changes to so-called pass-through entities, like S-corporations and LLCs...
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Sequel will design and build your real estate website
Dec 20th, 11:55am
Sequel is a website design and marketing platform for real estate agents. It's ideal for brokerages needing a new web presence, boutique firms...
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Consumer optimism about the housing market dips in Q4
Dec 20th, 10:56am
Low inventory, lack of access to affordable homes, and increased buyer competition are starting to wear on homeowners and renters, making them...
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Existing-home sales leap 5.6% to highest pace since 2006
Dec 20th, 10:10am
Existing-home sales increased 5.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 5.81 million in November -- up from an upwardly revised...
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How an industry outsider taught me to be a better real estate agent
Dec 20th, 4:30am
Bob Chapman is CEO of Barry Wehmiller, a manufacturing company based out of St Louis, Missouri. The question that arises when reading that line:...
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12 unbelievable real estate facts that will make you question everything
Dec 20th, 4:15am
Think you've seen and heard everything in the real estate business? You might be surprised to learn about some of these fascinating real estate...
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How to get agents to try (and love) new technology
Dec 20th, 4:00am
Across the board, brokerages struggle to reach even modest adoption rates in software implementations among their agents; the average rate for...
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Real estate agent finds billionaire clients dead, homicide probe launched
Dec 19th, 6:54pm
On Friday, Dec. 15, Barry Sherman, a self-made billionaire in the Canadian pharmaceutical industry, and his philanthropist wife, Honey, were...
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The 7 most interesting people in real estate in 2017
Dec 19th, 4:53pm
So I’ve decided to add to my end-of-the-year workload by starting something new this year. I call it the Interesting List, and there are seven...
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Wells Fargo taps new consumer lending chief in wake of scandal
Dec 19th, 2:36pm
A 33-year veteran of Wells Fargo has been tapped to replace the bank’s consumer lending chief, who left last month after he was accused of...
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NYT explores how homeownership tax breaks distort economy, favor the rich
Dec 19th, 2:16pm
"The Republican plan, in short, is tinkering with subsidies so entrenched in the social fabric that they have become entitlements in all but...
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Connect the Speakers: Denise Freed on working smarter, not harder
Dec 19th, 1:26pm
Denise will speak as part of the "How to compete with Compass and Redfin: What are you afraid of?" session at Inman’s Indie Broker Summit on...
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Police still searching for killer of Abilene, TX, Realtor
Dec 19th, 12:35pm
It's been just over a year since 54-year-old Tom Niblo, formerly vice president at Abilene, Texas, brokerage Senter Realtors, was gunned down in...
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The National Association of Realtors is the industry's best hope for protection
Dec 19th, 11:58am
Shame on me, I take too many jabs at the National Association of Realtors. But the fact is that NAR does some things so damn well, like...
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Single-family housing construction hits 10-year high
Dec 19th, 10:06am
Plagued by historically low inventory, the construction industry rallied in November with the construction of 1.297 million single-family homes, a...
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8 experts predict what the 2018 housing market has in store
Dec 19th, 5:00am
The 2018 housing market is poised for slow and steady gains -- and perhaps a little more balance -- but won't be without its challenges, say a...
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Is Facebook coming for Zillow?
Dec 19th, 5:00am
Facebook has always played a supporting role in the marketing portfolio of real estate professionals: historically, real estate agents have been...
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Deedcoin wants to disrupt commissions with digital currency tokens
Dec 19th, 5:00am
A limited number of brokers and agents will be allowed to join Deedcoin's platform at a cost of $300 per month, giving them access to buyers and...
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5 simple New Year's resolutions every real estate agent should make
Dec 19th, 4:30am
Let’s be honest with ourselves. As January approaches, we have every intention of making good on our resolutions. But by February, we’re so...
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3 ways to raise the bar for real estate social media in 2018
Dec 19th, 4:15am
Far too often we think of social media in the same way that we thought about the cork boards in the coffee shops many years ago -- as a place to...
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How to build a brand clients will remember
Dec 19th, 4:00am
Self-branding has become a part of all of our professional and personal lives. Like it or not, people will judge you based on your social media...
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Fannie Mae: Economy thriving as 2017 comes to a close
Dec 18th, 7:19pm
Consumers are spending, investors are investing, employers are hiring, households are as rich as they've been in a long time and everybody is...
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How startups can craft the perfect pitch
Dec 18th, 5:05pm
Startup San Diego president Austin Neudecker put a new twist on startup mentorship when he took the Inman stage earlier this year. Because he used...
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Is bitcoin's real estate invasion here to stay?
Dec 18th, 3:27pm
We've heard about listing agents marketing luxury property with a bitcoin price tag and attracting lots of attention on the market -- both from...
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The coastal mortgage time bomb
Dec 18th, 2:00pm
“It’s this slow moving disaster,” says Cynthia McHale, director of insurance at Ceres, “No want wants to be left holding the bag." ...Read...
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Realtor fined $450 for marketing violation warns colleagues of mistake
Dec 18th, 1:00pm
On the morning of Dec. 4, Alexandria, Virginia-based Realtor Abraham Walker received an email from the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors...
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Real estate reacts to joint GOP tax plan
Dec 18th, 12:26pm
The Republican tax reform plan has elicited reactions from prominent organizations and individuals in real estate across the country. Here’s a...
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Hear the next generation of leadership at Inman Connect
Dec 18th, 11:28am
Inman has designed an exclusive program for Inman Connect New York (January 22-26) to give you a first-hand look at this new crop of industry...
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Connect the Speakers: Simon Sinek and the future-proof you
Dec 18th, 11:07am
Simon Sinek is a best-selling author, visionary thinker and captivating speaker who wants us all to find fulfilling and lasting work ...Read More
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Freddie Mac unveils plan to fix affordable housing shortage
Dec 18th, 10:52am
The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, otherwise known as Freddie Mac, announced on Monday a three-pronged plan to buoy affordable housing...
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10 real estate predictions all agents should care about
Dec 18th, 4:30am
With this year coming to a close, there were many moments of major advancements in technology through out the year that are finding their way...
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How to make real estate work for clients with allergies
Dec 18th, 4:15am
Earlier this year, I nearly died after being stung by a bee. I was unhooking a lead rope from a horse trailer, and I didn’t see the tiny wasps...
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Do you have what it takes to be a top performer in 2018?
Dec 18th, 4:00am
Would you like for 2018 to be the year that you enter the ranks of top performers? The difference between top performance versus mediocre...
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BoomTown's integrated platform brings growth-minded real estate teams into the digital age
Dec 18th, 3:00am
All successful real estate agents have that moment, when they sit down and realize they can’t keep doing business as usual while they grow:...
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Grow your real estate business with a thriving company culture
Dec 18th, 3:00am
Healthy culture is as vital to real estate success as responding lighting fast to leads, using a smartphone and networking. No matter your real...
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Homeowners: Here's what's in the tax bill for you
Dec 17th, 11:17am
Homeowners would be able to deduct interest on the first $750,000 of a new mortgage under the final tax bill -- down from the current $1 million...
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What exactly can NAR REach do for your tech company?
Dec 15th, 9:00pm
Dave T. Garland took to the stage at Hacker Connect to explain the value of the National Association of Realtors' (NAR) REach program, the world's...
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The latest on tax reform
Dec 15th, 5:19pm
Stay updated with our latest coverage on the Republican tax reform legislation, which President Trump intends to sign ...Read More
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How long until mortgages are affected by short-term rate hikes?
Dec 15th, 5:14pm
A big week for news, especially for mid-December, but so scattered across the economic spectrum that sorting important versus not takes some work...
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What to expect when you're Connecting: First-time attendees
Dec 15th, 5:06pm
There are many things members of the Inman community know how to do really well, and you can be sure to count problem solving, having fun and...
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Bitcoin mortgages are a thing now, but should they be?
Dec 15th, 5:03pm
Even if turning to home refinancing to buy bitcoin is the same as taking out a mortgage to renovate a bathroom in the long run, it sounds riskier...
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Republicans finalize tax reform bill for vote next week
Dec 15th, 4:33pm
State and local tax deductions, once all but eliminated in earlier versions of the bill, would be expanded to include income tax, but capped at...
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Republicans finalize tax reform bill for vote before holiday recess
Dec 15th, 4:33pm
State and local tax deductions, once all but eliminated in earlier versions of the bill, would be expanded to include income tax, but capped at...
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Nextdoor partners with Tribus on real estate listing and lead integration
Dec 15th, 4:09pm
Real estate tech provider Tribus is partnering with neighborhood-based social networking site Nextdoor to allow for direct listing and lead...
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Read NAR CEO Bob Goldberg's letter on Inman's Upstream report
Dec 15th, 3:48pm
Today, Goldberg sent an email to NAR members stating that Upstream has "since the very beginning" included "both a member and non-member pricing...
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Redfin's 8 predictions for the 2018 housing market
Dec 15th, 11:17am
Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson says fears about an impending housing bubble can be put to rest, thanks to a solid sale-to-list ratio and...
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Connect the Speakers: Elizabeth Mendenhall on owning your own brokerage
Dec 15th, 9:21am
If you're thinking about taking the plunge, then the smart thing to do is ask people who have done it what you should know (and what they wish...
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Connect the Speakers: Amy Bohutinsky on the American Dream
Dec 15th, 9:19am
Whether you think Zillow is good or bad for real estate agents, there's no denying that the tech company has revolutionized the industry in at...
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See a 17th century Scottish farmhouse reborn
Dec 15th, 5:00am
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love it when something very old can be made anew. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw this 17th...
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3 ways investor-friendly real estate agents make more money
Dec 15th, 4:45am
In a podcast with Pat Hiban, hard-money lender Ian Walsh touched on a few of the ways investor-friendly agents are able to get more deals ...Read More
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When a buyer's inspection turns into a block party
Dec 15th, 4:30am
What's the most heartwarming moment I've ever experienced in real estate? It was a summer evening in July, as I got the call around 7 p.m. from...
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Show me the money: 4 critical insights on global wealth
Dec 15th, 4:15am
The Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report showcases where financial wealth is occurring globally and which countries will grow in their homebuying...
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When sellers ask: 'Is your commission negotiable?'
Dec 15th, 4:00am
When a homeowner asks: “Is your commission negotiable? Why should I hire you and not Sally-sells-a-lot?” What they’re really asking you to...
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How accurate is your home design horoscope?
Dec 14th, 6:40pm
Many people have used their horoscope to guide career choices, find the most compatible partner and even choose what hairstyle to wear next...
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Net neutrality repeal has real estate really worried
Dec 14th, 5:22pm
“We’ve just given all these massive telecommunications companies this power and we’re not sure how they’re going to wield it..." ...Read More
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Miami bitcoin-only listing may have a buyer
Dec 14th, 4:56pm
A Miami penthouse listed for 33 bitcoin on Friday already has interest from a potential buyer in Spain. Real estate agent Justino Eduardo Ferret...
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See Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year in action
Dec 14th, 3:53pm
"Complex" ... "contemplative" ... "enigmatic" ... "dramatically provocative." No -- we are talking about the latest thought-provoking Netflix...
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Special Report: How to make online leads work for you
Dec 14th, 2:00pm
According to our research, online leads drive some portion of sales for over 80 percent of real estate pros, yet it’s more important now than...
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Connect the Speakers: Dick Costolo on social media and wellness
Dec 14th, 1:34pm
Dick Costolo appears at Inman Connect New York (Jan. 22-26, 2018, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square) presenting his general session talk...
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Net neutrality overturned
Dec 14th, 1:21pm
As anticipated, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the agency in charge of the country’s telecom regulations, voted today to...
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Inside Real Estate scoops up BrokerSumo
Dec 14th, 1:14pm
Real estate software company Inside Real Estate announced it has acquired BrokerSumo, a commission management cloud software provider for real...
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Watch out for your uncle's drunken holiday antics, but the economy is booming
Dec 14th, 1:00pm
While the political machinations are sometimes like a drunken family episode, the economic landscape is an entirely different story ...Read More
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Watering your Christmas tree can prevent a destructive home fire
Dec 14th, 11:36am
While some opt for the convenience of a pre-lit faux tree, others revel in the delight of a fresh pine, fir or spruce. Amid all the holiday cheer,...
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Stratford Towers: A $4.5M slice of history in Asheville, NC
Dec 14th, 11:17am
The current owners of Stratford Towers, Gary and Brendan Ross, spent the past 15 years restoring the Asheville estate and updating it with modern...
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Placester gets more secure
Dec 14th, 8:01am
Placester announced today their entire host of websites will be exponentially more secure with the addition of SSL technology ...Read More
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Will a bitcoin buyer bite on this designer beachfront home?
Dec 14th, 5:00am
They say a home will sell if the price is right. What if that price is (a volatile) 250 bitcoin? Realtors listing a luxury oceanfront home on the...
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3 ways to help self-empowered real estate clients
Dec 14th, 4:44am
The rise of online real estate brokerages has given homebuyers and sellers instantaneous access to more data and resources than ever before...
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5 lessons real estate agents can learn from big brands in 2017
Dec 14th, 4:30am
Every year some media outlet inevitably rounds up the worst faux pas of the social media world and writes some witty blog post about the downfall...
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11 things real estate agents need in their car for the snowy season
Dec 14th, 4:15am
It’s cold, it’s dark, you’ve been counting down the days to the dark month of winter solstice. Good news! Your clients just called and...
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4 signs that inventory will improve in 2018
Dec 14th, 4:00am
Since 2012, when inventories of active listings started to decline on a national level, supplies of homes for sale have fallen 24 percent....
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Connect the Speakers: Peggy Lyn Speicher on staying ahead of the curve
Dec 13th, 5:42pm
Peggy Lyn Speicher will speak during her session entitled, "Empowered agent: How the broker's role is changing," at Indie Broker Summit on Monday,...
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Mortgages unchanged immediately after Fed hikes rates: Why?
Dec 13th, 2:46pm
As expected, the Fed raised the overnight cost of money by 0.25 percent to a band of 1.25 percent-1.50 percent. The immediate response in...
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Connect the Speakers: Nic Cavigliano on speeding up real estate's old tech
Dec 13th, 2:34pm
Nic will speak at Hacker Connect during the session, "New ways of using APIs and alternatives such as GraphQL," on Monday, January 22, 2018, at...
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Fed hikes rates in sign of economic confidence
Dec 13th, 1:16pm
Sticking to a script that economists and real estate analysts had long anticipated, outgoing Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen Thursday...
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How Navy family life led to a thriving VR real estate startup
Dec 13th, 12:53pm
San Diego-based real estate agent Lauren Taylor, a proud Navy wife, serves a special homebuyer niche -- military families relocating to Southern...
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Deal reached on tax reform
Dec 13th, 12:03pm
Details of what the new unified bill contains haven't yet been publicized, and there were matters of enormous contention for real estate... ...
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Connect the Speakers: Andrew Gowasack on establishing customer confidence
Dec 13th, 10:41am
Andrew Gowasack will speak at Hacker Connect on Monday, January 22, 2018, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square on "Authentication game...
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Zenplace's roving iPad kiosks allow agents to show rentals remotely
Dec 13th, 5:00am
Zenplace is a Silicon Valley-based property management company that developed an automated apartment tour service allowing prospective tenants to...
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5 holiday gift ideas for every kind of client
Dec 13th, 4:45am
With the holiday’s right around the corner, gift shopping for family and friends can quickly become overwhelming. Throw gifts for clients into...
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5 things every real estate agent should know about bitcoin
Dec 13th, 4:30am
Bitcoin has been front and center in the headlines over the past week. It's a cryptocurrency that exists purely in digital form and has been...
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Why you shouldn't ask for pre-approval proof before a showing
Dec 13th, 4:15am
You’ve probably heard this as often as I have. It was one of the first pieces of “advice” I received regarding working with homebuyers:...
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It's your move: 5 tips for placing a counter offer
Dec 13th, 4:00am
When buyers find the home they've been looking for, they excitedly place an offer. However, sellers can always counter, and then negotiations...
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Here's how NAR wants to fix tax reform
Dec 12th, 6:19pm
Now that Congressional lawmakers are in the midst of reconciling the different version of the tax reform bill, NAR is hoping that there is still...
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Connect/Reflect: Open your mind, spark your creativity
Dec 12th, 5:22pm
The members of Coldwell Banker’s Team Diva Real Estate from Seattle have built a solid business over the years using much of what they’ve...
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Luxe one-room hotel in Copenhagen is a reimagined coal crane
Dec 12th, 4:26pm
The brainchild of visionary owner Klaus Kastbjerg and Arcgency’s architect/master builder Mads Møller, TheKrane is a one-room hotel for two...
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NAR directors surprised to learn Upstream not just for Realtors
Dec 12th, 3:36pm
Who should Upstream be for? That's the question at the heart of a discrepancy Inman has uncovered between the people paying to fund the...
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Connect/Reflect: Not your old school networking
Dec 12th, 3:30pm
Linda Aaron always takes some of our favorite pictures during Inman Connect, often from the audience, where attendees and friends are engaged in...
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Connect the Speakers: Eddie Berenbaum and the challenge of distraction
Dec 12th, 2:59pm
Eddie will appear at Inman Connect New York (January 22-26, 2018, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square) to present his Broker Connect talk, "A...
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These U.S. counties rely on real estate tax breaks the most
Dec 12th, 1:57pm
In a post published on the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Economists' Outlook blog, Nadia Evangelou, an economist for NAR, estimated how...
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Inside Engel & Völkers' virtual reality theater for home tours
Dec 12th, 1:00pm
Engel & Völkers' downtown Minneapolis branch was pondering what to do with a windowless space when inspiration struck -- it would make the...
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Connect the Speakers: Todd Callow on the future of realtor.com
Dec 12th, 12:52pm
Todd Callow leads the rental, owner and senior housing categories for Move (across realtor.com and Doorsteps.com), and will speak during the...
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Connect the Speakers: Stefan Martinovic on a big year ahead for REBNY
Dec 12th, 11:40am
Stefan Martinovic will speak at Hacker Connect on Monday, January 22, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square, during the session, "Overcoming...
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Connect the Speakers: How a family team works, New York style
Dec 12th, 10:10am
Sydney and Kenny Blumstein will present at Inman Connect New York as part of Agent Connect on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Their session is...
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5 social media marketing tips for rookie real estate agents
Dec 12th, 4:30am
New real estate agents are often told they should have a social media presence. Unfortunately, no one ever seems to know quite what that means or...
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10 reasons to market your next listing with 3-D tech
Dec 12th, 4:15am
A few years ago, it didn't seem likely that any strategy could replace open houses and real estate agent-guided home tours when it came to...
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Rebuild or buy new? 6 factors to consider after a natural disaster
Dec 12th, 4:00am
Hurricanes took "a toll on over 270,000 homes” this year. In Texas and Florida alone, damage is expected to exceed $150 billion. Such numbers...
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SoCal's biggest wildfire still rages out of control
Dec 11th, 6:27pm
It's been over a week now since wildfires broke out in Southern California, threatening homes and forcing thousands to evacuate their cities...
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Live at Connect: Capital Connect and the flood of money into real estate
Dec 11th, 5:57pm
There's no denying that real estate tech investing is white-hot. We think it’s fertile ground for discussion, which is why we’re devoting the...
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Connect the Speakers: Sherry Chris and a new approach to leadership
Dec 11th, 5:21pm
I distinctly recall Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) CEO Sherry Chris approaching me as I exited the stage from an Inman Connect...
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Pacific Union acquires majority stake in Gibson International
Dec 11th, 5:00pm
Marking its fourth Golden State market-share grab within the last year, San Francisco-based real estate giant Pacific Union is acquiring a...
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Live at Connect: The right and the left give us a roadmap to civility
Dec 11th, 4:08pm
The economy is booming and the housing market is red hot, but the background noise from Washington, D.C., is so shrill some days that you cannot...
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Nextdoor expands real estate arm into three new markets
Dec 11th, 4:04pm
Community networking platform Nextdoor announced the expansion of its real estate arm into three new markets: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota;...
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Live at Connect: Hacker Connect on the future of real estate tech
Dec 11th, 3:43pm
Imagine a room full of creative, smart and clever real estate nerds. That is Hacker Connect, where 500 of the savviest real estate tech...
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Nextdoor reportedly closes $75M in funding
Dec 11th, 3:18pm
Nextdoor, a social network specifically designed to connect neighbors and is serving 100,000 U.S. neighborhoods and counting, has reportedly...
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How to help homeowners recover from fire damage
Dec 11th, 2:38pm
Just two months after fires devastated sections of Northern California, a cluster of fires have broken out across Southern California, fueled by...
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Live at Connect: Indie brokers gather to confront challenges
Dec 11th, 12:20pm
While independently owned brokerages are enjoying more opportunity now than ever before, they face new threats from upstarts like Compass and...
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Connect/Reflect: Open hearts, open minds
Dec 11th, 11:54am
It’s no understatement that Billy Ekofo, now Inman's Director of Event Content, has had some incredible, life-changing moments on stage at...
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Re/Max now offering social media automation tool for agents
Dec 11th, 10:26am
Re/Max has launched Social Prompt for Re/Max, a new social media tool created by BombBomb that provides Re/Max affiliates with pre-written...
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Connect/Reflect: Never eat alone!
Dec 11th, 10:23am
Karen Bigos, a broker-owner at Towne Realty Group in northern New Jersey, knows a thing or two about learning and growing your business at Inman...
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Connect the Speakers: Rivers Pearce on making sense of the data
Dec 11th, 9:26am
Rivers Pearce appears at Inman Connect New York (Jan. 22-26, 2018, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square) presenting his marketing track talk "Five...
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Structurely's personable chatbot will cultivate leads for you
Dec 11th, 5:00am
Structurely is a lead cultivation chatbot for real estate agents that doesn't generate leads, but helps qualify those that come in from online...
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How to create a website as a brand new real estate agent
Dec 11th, 4:45am
As a new real estate agent, you’re ready to set the world on fire with all your new knowledge. But before you can strike the match, you have to...
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5 ways to generate more leads with less effort
Dec 11th, 4:30am
Getting new leads as a real estate agent can sometimes be a real headache. It might feel like you have to jump through hoops to get one potential...
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Millennials, taxes, disasters: 10 predictions for 2018
Dec 11th, 4:15am
Home prices are up, the stock market keeps hitting all-time highs and consumer confidence has soared. On the other hand, we’ve been rattled a...
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9 do's and don't's for planning a listing shoot during the holidays
Dec 11th, 4:00am
You can try to avoid it, but at some point in your real estate career, it will happen: someone will ask you to list their home during the...
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How to rope in more seller leads with Mega Agent Pro
Dec 11th, 3:00am
Every real estate agent knows listings are gold; they also know they can be hard to come by. Successful, busy agents don’t like to be bothered...
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5 keys to winning at lead-gen as a brokerage
Dec 11th, 3:00am
Running a cost-effective lead-generation program is as difficult as anything else brokers will do. It requires diligence, smart systems,...
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How TorchX helps brokerages centralize and automate digital marketing for their agents
Dec 11th, 3:00am
Brokerages know how hard it is to optimize their digital marketing efforts and to support those of their agents. TorchX’s powerful platform...
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Nearly 90,000 homes at risk in fire-torn SoCal, CoreLogic estimates
Dec 8th, 6:12pm
Devastating wildfires continue to rip through Southern California with no end in sight, threatening thousands of properties across the region....
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Why does Compass keep winning?
Dec 8th, 4:55pm
Jeff Lowe, Chicago’s top-producing broker, was finishing a stationary bike workout when the emails started flying in on Thursday morning. News...
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Life after fire: competition for Santa Rosa housing is fierce
Dec 8th, 4:09pm
"The fires really started a big change – there was a big ripple effect. Anything under $700,000 is moving very quickly whether it's a fixer or a...
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The latest from the Southern California wildfires
Dec 8th, 3:38pm
Stay updated with our coverage on the latest from the wildfires sweeping through Southern California and learn how the industry is responding...
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Connect/Reflect: The domino effect
Dec 8th, 3:26pm
Jacy Riedmann, vice president at Amoura Productions, has had an incredible Inman Connect journey over the years. Closely connected to the Inman...
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Connect/Reflect: Bring comfortable shoes, jump in with both feet!
Dec 8th, 1:46pm
HomeSmart International COO Wendy Forsythe shares what she loves most about Connect and what first-time attendees should do to make the most of...
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Live at Connect: Bring your problem to Connect. Take the solution back home.
Dec 8th, 1:00pm
Here at Inman, we’ve thought a lot about what happens when agents and brokers get back to their office after our events, and we now have...
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November jobs report may offer silver lining for inventory crisis
Dec 8th, 12:01pm
Economists have forecasted a strong 2018 housing market with increased inventory and lower home price growth, and the November employment...
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Connect the speakers: Leigh Brown on being uncomfortable
Dec 8th, 11:31am
Leigh Brown will be presenting her talk, "On Being Uncomfortable," at Inman Connect New York on Wednesday, January 24th, at 10:35 a.m. in the...
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Strength Training 2018: Nail the new year with effective planning
Dec 8th, 9:58am
As the door closes on 2017, the importance of taking on 2018 with a comprehensive, ironclad business plan is huge. A plan like this will provide a...
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What to expect when you're Connecting: How to save money
Dec 8th, 9:44am
If it’s something the Inman community knows how to do really well, it’s get together to solve problems, learn from each other, and have fun....
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6 predictions for the 2018 housing market and economy
Dec 8th, 4:45am
It’s the time of the year when I look deep into my crystal ball to see what’s on the horizon for the upcoming year. As we are all aware, 2017...
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What you should know about Facebook ads
Dec 8th, 4:40am
If you think you don't stand to gain anything from Facebook advertising, consider this: there are 1.94 billion active users on Facebook -- that's...
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10 tips for selling a home during the holidays
Dec 8th, 4:30am
Selling a home during the holidays sounds stressful, and for homeowners who love to entertain and go all-out with decorations, it could end up...
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How agents can bring relief in the natural disaster recovery process
Dec 8th, 4:15am
Few would argue that recovering from the devastating effects of a natural disaster is a daunting task. Millions of Americans, in Texas, Florida,...
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Why former athletes make great real estate agents
Dec 8th, 4:00am
Today’s real estate market is fast-paced and competitive; it requires perseverance, agility and a keen acuity in locating and closing potential...
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Boost your sales with geographic marketing
Dec 7th, 9:00pm
When Coldwell Banker's Charlie Young couldn’t sell his New Jersey home, he called Lindsay Listanski, senior manager of media engagement at...
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SoCal Realtors help clients, save animals as wildfires rage
Dec 7th, 4:34pm
Multiple wildfires continue to wreak havoc in coastal Southern California. Covering 96,000 acres at the time of this article’s publication...
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Celebrities among thousands of residents evacuating SoCal fires
Dec 7th, 4:10pm
Many more people who aren't public figures have been impacted, including those with far fewer financial means to recover from such a natural...
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Connect/Reflect: Invest in yourself and your business
Dec 7th, 4:03pm
It’s no secret that Inman Connect New Yok attracts a large amount of international attendees who come to network and grow their business with...
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Keller Williams HQ team unwraps big profit-share checks
Dec 7th, 2:08pm
On Wednesday the Keller Williams headquarters team based in Austin, Texas, supporting over 170,000 KW associates, were surprised with a...
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Connect/Reflect: Get inspired. Go make it happen.
Dec 7th, 1:45pm
It’s no secret that Inman Connect New Yok attracts a large amount of international attendees who come to network and grow their business with...
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Connect the Speakers: Gary Malin on new commission models
Dec 7th, 1:08pm
Gary Malin will appear at Inman Connect New York twice. First at Indie Broker Summit on Monday January 22, with his talk "New Ways of Thinking...
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How NYC tours helped build a real estate agent's brand
Dec 7th, 1:00pm
Fascinated with the different corners of their city, New Yorkers both adopted and native tend to be out on weekends exploring the concrete jungle....
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Live at Connect: Continue the conversation
Dec 7th, 11:51am
Leading a “Continuing the Conversation” series on the afternoon of Thursday, January 25th, are moderators Valerie Garcia and Stacie Staub....
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Understanding real estate data can future-proof your business - here's how
Dec 7th, 9:00am
If you haven't yet figured out that data is a commodity, and that real estate data in particular is one of the hottest commodities around, then...
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Compass nabs $450 million in largest real estate investment in US history
Dec 7th, 8:48am
Humungous breaking news this morning for Compass, the white-hot real estate tech company: it just received a $450 million investment from SoftBank...
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Compass nabs $450 million in largest real estate investment in U.S. history
Dec 7th, 8:48am
Humungous breaking news this morning for Compass, the white-hot real estate tech company: it just received a $450 million investment from SoftBank...
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Compass nabs $450 million in largest real estate tech investment in U.S. history
Dec 7th, 8:48am
Humongous breaking news this morning for Compass, the white-hot real estate tech company: it just received a $450 million investment from SoftBank...
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CertifID wants to save you from becoming a wire fraud victim
Dec 7th, 5:00am
CertifID was founded by the owners of Sun Title in Michigan after their company fell victim to wire fraud. In their effort to demonstrate how...
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Realtors scale up good deeds in disaster-torn communities this holiday season
Dec 7th, 5:00am
Every Christmas Eve, Houston Association of Realtors' chair Cindy Hamann drops off a blanket and a bottle of wine to several random and very...
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How to manage Facebook Click-to-Messenger ad leads right
Dec 7th, 4:45am
One of the main advantages of Click-to-Messenger ads -- compared to traditional landing pages or opt-in forms -- is that they allow you to...
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5 factors influencing New York City's real estate market
Dec 7th, 4:30am
If you look at the overall national trends, the housing market is doing exceptionally well. We’ve pulled out of the slump from the economic...
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18 things real estate agents should do before 2018
Dec 7th, 4:15am
At the end of the year, many real estate agents are focusing on business planning for 2018. Often, this “business planning” is a complicated...
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The no. 1 marketing mistake real estate professionals make
Dec 7th, 4:00am
Today, we're talking about a mistake we see real estate professionals making all the time. People are spending time, money and effort marketing to...
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The 7 biggest mistakes startups make and how to avoid them
Dec 6th, 11:15pm
"The joy and challenge of a startup is there's an infinite array of problems that you're facing at any one time," said General Partner at Canaan...
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Price growth, shrinking margins cut into home-flipping profits
Dec 6th, 11:01pm
National home flipping returns are down to a two-year low due to a declining number of distressed properties selling for low prices and heightened...
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What you should know before you start a brokerage
Dec 6th, 10:00pm
From identifying your "why" to finding the perfect strategic partner, Gretchen Pearson (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties),...
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Redfin plans to increase gender and racial diversity
Dec 6th, 5:05pm
Redfin today released its 2017 diversity report, which outlines the gender, racial and ethnic makeup of the company’s employees. This is the...
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Los Angeles is up in flames and ritzy homes are ablaze
Dec 6th, 3:21pm
Real estate agents of the wealthy Los Angeles Bel-Air neighborhood were watching homes and blocks of streets they know well go up in flames from...
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Los Angeles is up in flames, multimillion-dollar homes threatened
Dec 6th, 3:21pm
Real estate agents of the wealthy Los Angeles Bel-Air neighborhood were watching homes and blocks of streets they know well go up in flames from...
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Connect/Reflect: Shining a spotlight on my blind spots
Dec 6th, 2:54pm
Connect isn’t safe. You don’t have anywhere to hide. If you have a deep-seated fear about the future of the industry, Brad’s going to expose...
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Connect the Speakers: Ryan Schneider, Realogy's new CEO
Dec 6th, 12:30pm
Former Capital One exec Ryan Schneider, who in October was named as Realogy's next CEO to succeed Richard Smith at the end of the year, will share...
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Connect the Speakers: Piper Moretti on purchasing homes with Bitcoin
Dec 6th, 11:30am
With her talk "I represented 4 buyers who Bitcoined their home purchase," Piper Moretti appears at Inman Connect New York on Wednesday, January...
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Connect/Reflect: Relationships! Information! Inspiration!
Dec 6th, 10:19am
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bill Risser, vice president of digital strategy at Fidelity National Title in Tampa, and learn...
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Realtor.com rentals will now be powered by Apartment List
Dec 6th, 8:00am
As homeownership becomes an elusive dream for a growing number of Americans, real estate portals are bolstering their rental search capabilities...
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Shake it off: 5 things real estate agents do to blow off steam
Dec 6th, 4:45am
In 2015, Officer Jeff Davis, a 19-year veteran of the Dover Police department, went viral on YouTube when he did perhaps the funniest lip sync...
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My $200k lesson: 3 relationship-building tips for agents
Dec 6th, 4:30am
Just recently I had a setback; an insight that made me stop and question myself. It made me raise the bar to a better definition of me -- and it...
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How to attract quality real estate agents to your team
Dec 6th, 4:15am
Real estate team leaders all want to attract the best talent possible. History tells us that the easiest way to do that is to provide more leads,...
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Should you use emojis when communicating with clients?
Dec 6th, 4:00am
Should you use emojis? What did your gut tell you when you first read the question? My immediate response was, “it depends.” Even now, my...
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Shift happens: How does a brokerage keep up?
Dec 5th, 10:00pm
John Turpin (Turpin Realtors), Sean Becker (Sean Z Becker Real Estate) and Tamela Ekstrom (Haven Real Estate and Design) are three indie brokerage...
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Diminishing returns: Are brokers becoming irrelevant?
Dec 5th, 10:00pm
Am I relevant? If so, how do I stay relevant? If not, how do I become relevant? These are the questions many indie brokerage owners ask...
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Real estate hires and promotions: December 2017
Dec 5th, 6:34pm
Fall 2017 is witnessing an array of real estate industry hires and promotions. Who’s making moves? Which businesses are bringing in new blood or...
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Scott Durkin promoted to president at Douglas Elliman
Dec 5th, 5:20pm
Last night Barbara Corcoran cooked Scott Durkin, the newly named president of New York City brokerage Douglas Elliman, his favorite dish -- a pot...
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SoCal real estate community reeling from rare December wildfires
Dec 5th, 2:53pm
Some 27,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in SoCal's Ventura county with 150 structures destroyed, so far... ...Read More
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SoCal real estate community reeling from rare December wildfire
Dec 5th, 2:53pm
Some 27,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in SoCal's Ventura county with 150 structures destroyed, so far... ...Read More
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Connect/Reflect: Leave your comfort zone, change your life
Dec 5th, 1:00pm
Digital strategist and marketing consultant Tara Christianson knows a few things about how lives can change at Inman Connect (January 22-26, 2018,...
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Tiny homes are taking over 100 acres of Wisconsin
Dec 5th, 12:18pm
The newest tiny house village is opening in the Midwest, in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. As reported by Curbed, the Canoe Bay Escape Village covers...
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Home prices up 7 percent: is a bubble looming?
Dec 5th, 11:11am
Of the country’s 50 largest metropolitan markets, 50 percent are overvalued, according to new figures by data firm CoreLogic ...Read More
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Home prices up 7%: is a bubble looming?
Dec 5th, 11:11am
Of the country’s 50 largest metropolitan markets, 50 percent are overvalued, according to new figures by data firm CoreLogic ...Read More
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Connect/Reflect: You can't afford not to go
Dec 5th, 10:30am
Andrea Geller, broker associate at Hot Property The Chaz Walters Group at Coldwell Banker in Chicago, knows a thing or two about what it takes to...
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WomanUP!™ Inman Connect event is a pathway to a better business
Dec 5th, 9:00am
Real estate has long been a field that provides a space for strong, independent women to build their businesses from scratch -- but there's still...
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MLS vendor FBS acquires competitor Solid Earth
Dec 5th, 9:00am
When multiple listing service (MLS) vendors FBS and Solid Earth announced a partnership earlier this year, it was as competitors looking to serve...
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CRE developer partners with Hello Alfred to provide concierge services
Dec 5th, 5:00am
App-driven personal concierge service Hello Alfred and prominent commercial real estate developer Related Companies have jointly announced a...
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Fundrise wants to turn distressed homes into accessible investments
Dec 5th, 5:00am
Real estate crowdfunding startup Fundrise has purchased distressed homes to flip in LA and Washington, DC, using small investments from around the...
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5 reasons to buy a home in the offseason
Dec 5th, 4:30am
Spring and summer may be the prime time to purchase real estate, but if your clients are looking for a better deal, they might want to look into...
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The winners and losers of this year's real estate recruiting season
Dec 5th, 4:05am
It’s head-hunting season in the real estate brokerage world. Agents are agonizing over the being inundated with broker recruiting calls, but...
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How to market real estate like a Kardashian
Dec 5th, 4:00am
Chances are, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of the Kardashian’s. Maybe you even "keep up with them" on the sly ...Read...
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Why you should build your brand around your ideal client
Dec 5th, 4:00am
When you get braces, do you go to an orthodontist or a general dentist? When you need a hip replacement, do you go to an orthopedic surgeon or a...
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Overcoming broker objections, sideswipes and undermining of the MLS
Dec 4th, 9:00pm
With each passing year, multiple listing services (MLSs) strive to identify and improve their weaknesses while steadily continuing successful...
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Study uses Google Street View to accurately predict neighborhood demographics
Dec 4th, 6:56pm
A new study shows Google’s Street View feature, the ground-level panoramic photos of streets you can see on Google Maps, could change the way...
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4 key metrics telling the story of Opendoor's growth
Dec 4th, 6:21pm
Opendoor, the real estate startup that purchases homes directly from sellers, leads the pack of a new breed of real estate tech companies. It...
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Hurricane season responsible for 10% of delinquent mortgages
Dec 4th, 5:14pm
While mortgage payment delinquencies are generally down across the country, they were explainably up in states hit by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey,...
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What will Amazon's new AR/VR tool mean for real estate?
Dec 4th, 4:41pm
The launch of Amazon Sumerian, a new virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) tool, could help push the technology further into the...
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These 3 savvy entrepreneurs are shaking up the status quo
Dec 4th, 2:47pm
Starting a company is no easy feat, and there are no shortcuts. "It's going to take three to five years," said Melissa Kwan, co-founder and CEO of...
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My top 10 predictions for real estate in 2018
Dec 4th, 1:00pm
Two years ago as we approached the year 2016, I predicted Donald Trump would be elected President. My crystal ball hasn't always been so...
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Connect/Reflect: Sleep when you get home!
Dec 4th, 1:00pm
In addition to being a broker-owner and Realtor at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyle Property Partners in North Carolina, Laurie...
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Cherre uses big data to manage and market your business
Dec 4th, 5:00am
Cherre is a data-driven brokerage management and marketing solution, and it's the most advanced one I've ever reviewed -- an almost instant...
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Cherre generates elegant marketing presentations instantly
Dec 4th, 5:00am
Cherre is a data-driven brokerage management and marketing solution, and it's the most advanced one I've ever reviewed -- an almost instant...
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Big data-based Cherre generates elegant marketing presentations instantly
Dec 4th, 5:00am
Cherre is a data-driven brokerage management and marketing solution, and it's the most advanced one I've ever reviewed -- an almost instant...
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7 little extras that buyers don't expect - but love
Dec 4th, 4:45am
Getting to the closing table is always an exciting moment for buyers, sellers and real estate agents, but there are numerous hurdles during the...
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The 8 best real estate apps and tools to kick off 2018 right
Dec 4th, 4:30am
The end of the year is traditionally when real estate agents start reviewing the professional successes they’ve had over the past year and...
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Bottoms up or buttoned up? 10 tips to an epic corporate reward trip
Dec 4th, 4:15am
You’ve had a killer year with sales through the roof, so trust us when we say there is no better way to reward your top producers than with an...
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What to do when digital advertising no longer works
Dec 4th, 4:00am
How would the real estate industry change if its online paid advertising models no longer worked? There’s a tremendous transformation taking...
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USDA loans provide great option for home buyers on the edge of suburbia
Dec 4th, 3:00am
Do you have clients who have the income and reserves to buy a home, but not the down payment? If they live in the right area, a USDA loan could be...
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Smart home tech your clients need right now
Dec 4th, 3:00am
Full disclosure. I am a complete, total tech geek. My first big tech purchase was the hot “personal digital assistant” Palm VII way back when...
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Capture and nurture leads with Placester's integrated marketing platform
Dec 4th, 3:00am
The digital age has changed the way real estate agents attract new business. No longer is a sleek, mobile-friendly website tied to a powerful CRM...
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Senate passes tax reform bill following flurry of last-minute amendments
Dec 2nd, 9:37am
The legislation, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," passed along largely party lines, 51-49, and promises to have sweeping effects on the nation and...
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How to market and brand your company with divine creative inspiration
Dec 1st, 9:00pm
Watch Rainy Hake Austin (executive vice president and COO, Alain Pinel Realtors), Jamie Williams (VP marketing, Surterre Properties) and Cody...
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The right way to buy a home for your kids
Dec 1st, 6:00pm
“Our kids are in their twenties, and we’d like to help them buy a home. What’s the best way to start?” This is a common query among aging...
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Zillow takes us inside 'Santa's house'
Dec 1st, 4:36pm
Cocoa is available on tap at Santa's 2,500-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath cabin, which Zillow's wild imagination brings to life with a...
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Why agents shouldn't shun the new-home sector
Dec 1st, 4:16pm
Doug Dunlap has done a lot of things over his 30-year real estate career in the Puget Sound area in Washington State. He’s been a real estate...
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Large Sotheby's International Realty firm carves out exec role for innovation
Dec 1st, 4:09pm
Sotheby's International Realty's largest global affiliate, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty, based in Stamford,...
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Connect/Reflect: Network! Network! Network!
Dec 1st, 2:46pm
No stranger to Inman Connect New York, Coldwell Banker Director of Media Engagement Lindsay Listanski shares how the personal and professional...
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What to expect when you're Connecting: Lunch
Dec 1st, 12:38pm
We’ve got you covered for where to have those lunchtime conversations, from great burgers to incredible local sandwiches, and Italian food...
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Facebook says it's temporarily disabling all racially exclusionary ads
Dec 1st, 10:00am
"Going forward, we are determined to do better. Until we can better ensure that our tools will not be used inappropriately, we are disabling the...
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A month in review: The October housing market
Dec 1st, 7:48am
Every month, economists release a number of indices, reports and analyses of the housing market, and it can be difficult to keep up with them all....
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Listen, NAR: Homeownership isn't all about taxes
Dec 1st, 4:30am
If homeowners lose tax breaks associated with homeownership, we can still promote homeownership and sell real estate. After all, there's no place...
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5 winter wardrobe staples to impress your real estate clients
Dec 1st, 4:15am
Are you planning on going to listing appointments or showing any homes this winter? Of course you are! And you're going to need to look good and...
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6 tips for acing your listing presentation start to finish
Dec 1st, 4:00am
Need a guide to follow for more success with real estate listing presentations? From where he sits with sellers when presenting to how he handles...
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The challenges of building robots that work with humans
Dec 1st, 12:00am
UC Berkeley's Anca Dragan welcomes the Inman audience into the fascinating world of robotics for a look into the robot-human dynamic that seems to...
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Your home probably has at least 3 allergens, study finds
Nov 30th, 10:00pm
The National Institutes of Health today released the results of a report that revealed 90 percent of U.S. homes have three or more detectable...
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3 expert tactics to win more referrals in 2018
Nov 30th, 9:51pm
Never underestimate the importance of your sphere of influence in real estate — referrals are the source of an estimated 42% of your business,...
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Get an outside perspective to kick 2018 into high gear
Nov 30th, 5:26pm
When everyone in real estate is doing the same thing, there's a huge opportunity to differentiate your business -- but there's also a risk of...
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Imprev wants to make marketing simple for every agent
Nov 30th, 4:51pm
Imprev is a marketing services platform for listings, agents and brokerages that offers a single solution for an array of marketing needs ...Read More
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Connect/Reflect: Don't be afraid to ask questions
Nov 30th, 4:12pm
If you’ve been a regular at Connect over the years, you’re sure to have seen Bill Lublin. CEO of Philadelphia’s largest Century 21 firm,...
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Connect/Reflect: These are my people!
Nov 30th, 4:10pm
Katie Lance is no stranger to Inman Connect New York, which will be here before we know it (January 22-26, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel,...
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Rising rents are making it harder to save for a home
Nov 30th, 3:48pm
It's getting harder for younger generations of renters to save to buy their own home, with rising rents gobbling up more and more of their...
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Inventory uptick, slower price growth expected in 2018
Nov 30th, 3:33pm
2017 has been a tough year for buyers, but according to realtor.com's 2018 predictions, help is finally on the way in the form of slower home...
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Cloud MLX interface now free for agents of nation's largest MLS
Nov 30th, 3:31pm
For years the real estate industry has been talking about offering agents an MLS "front end of choice" -- or alternative interfaces for agents to...
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Cheat sheet: A cultural guide to December holidays
Nov 30th, 3:14pm
Many of us have clients who belong to different religions and cultures, and it's easy to accidentally offend someone when you know nothing about...
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Home values nationwide to see sharp declines from GOP tax plan
Nov 30th, 11:58am
The brunt impact of the so-called “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” on California home owners is  merely one of the alarming insights to emerge from a...
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7 repair requests buyers should never make
Nov 30th, 4:45am
Most buyers and sellers understand that buying and selling a home requires negotiation. You give a little here, and they concede a bit there. But...
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3 ways to build business and recharge over the holidays
Nov 30th, 4:00am
Some real estate agents make the mistake of thinking they can’t work during the holiday. They think that people don’t want to be bothered or...
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10 little extras that make hosting an open house worth it
Nov 30th, 4:00am
An open house can be an effective way to get some interest going in a property and generate leads. The best open house events are memorable,...
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How flashy upstart Bamboo Realty bamboozled the real estate industry
Nov 29th, 7:23pm
When I read about the scandal at Bamboo Realty, a real estate pop-up that crashed and burned, I thought of the Milli Vanilli lip syncing debacle...
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How to use predictive analytics to boost your marketing
Nov 29th, 7:00pm
"What does [big data] mean for you in real estate? How is this going to actually help your business?" asked SmartZip's Jonathan McGowan on stage...
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Connect/Reflect: Conversations worth the cold
Nov 29th, 4:22pm
The holiday season is already here, which means Inman Connect New York (January 22-26, 2018, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square) will be upon...
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Ex-Bamboo Realty brokers sue for $140k in commissions
Nov 29th, 3:28pm
Piggybacking on a lawsuit filed last year by aggrieved workers in Houston, 12 former Bamboo Realty agents in Colorado and Texas renewed their case...
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Ex-Bamboo Realty agents sue for $140k in commissions
Nov 29th, 3:28pm
Piggybacking on a lawsuit filed last year by aggrieved workers in Houston, 12 former Bamboo Realty agents in Colorado and Texas renewed their case...
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Redfin's new concierge service will clean and stage your listings
Nov 29th, 2:24pm
Seattle-based tech brokerage Redfin is stepping deeper into the home transaction with the trial launch of its new amenity, Redfin Concierge...
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Can Realogy pivot to an agent-centric business model?
Nov 29th, 1:13pm
Earlier this month, Brad Inman wrote an opinion piece that compared Gary Keller with Compass's CEO, Robert Reffkin. Although the piece initially...
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'Real Estate Wars' star, Hoda Harjinia, opens up about her eating disorder
Nov 29th, 12:57pm
Hoda Harjinia embodies beauty, brains and business finesse. This savvy, luxury real estate agent has achieved epic success in just over two years...
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Connect/Reflect: Get off the fence and go!
Nov 29th, 11:58am
With only about six weeks left to go before Inman Connect New York (January 22-26, 2018), we asked Zillow Group’s Jay Thompson to share a few...
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Compass expands to Chicago with 20-agent-strong Lincoln Park office
Nov 29th, 11:53am
Buttressed by 20 agents poached from Coldwell Banker and Berkshire Hathaway, including an entire top team from the area ...Read More
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Hurricane recovery boosts pending home sales in October
Nov 29th, 9:25am
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) pending home sales index, a forward-looking indicator that tracks homes sales in which a contract is...
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New Amazon Echo app connects agents with leads and books showings
Nov 29th, 5:00am
Agent Neo is a new voice-activated real estate information app (for use with Amazon Echo) that helps homebuyers and sellers find agents and book...
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A simple 4-step business plan to launch a successful 2018
Nov 29th, 4:45am
Many real estate agents dive into their careers head-first without a solid business plan for their long-term success and growth. Real estate...
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Agent support: How to build better systems for more sales
Nov 29th, 4:30am
You can’t expect your agents to sell more real estate unless you’re able to provide them with more support. Amanda Howard says it’s unfair...
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Millennials hate doorbells, should sellers remove them?
Nov 29th, 4:15am
Home is a place of safety and certainty where you can relax and get comfortable. Given today’s mobile technology, most people send a text or...
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7 strategies to grow your real estate business
Nov 29th, 4:00am
This is the time when real estate agents across the country are thinking about what they can do to make next year their best year ever. The...
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Millennials who manage: The secrets they know that you don't
Nov 28th, 9:00pm
Imagine being just 22 years old and stepping into the role of broker-owner or manager of a company full of baby boomers who have decades of...
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Trump's pick can take over consumer watchdog agency, judge rules
Nov 28th, 5:53pm
A federal judge today denied a request by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's second-in-command Leandra English to block White House budget...
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Trump's pick entitled take over consumer watchdog agency, judge rules
Nov 28th, 5:53pm
A federal judge today denied a request by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's second-in-command Leandra English to block White House budget...
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Trump's pick entitled to take over consumer watchdog agency, judge rules
Nov 28th, 5:53pm
A federal judge today denied a request by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's second-in-command Leandra English to block White House budget...
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Trump's pick to take over consumer watchdog agency as acting director
Nov 28th, 5:53pm
A federal judge today denied a request by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's second-in-command Leandra English to block White House budget...
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Trump's pick will take over consumer watchdog agency as acting director
Nov 28th, 5:53pm
On Tuesday a federal judge denied a request by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's second-in-command Leandra English to block White House...
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New York Real Estate Board supports net neutrality
Nov 28th, 5:13pm
The influential state trade group the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) today released a notable late-breaking statement in support of "net...
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New York real estate board supports net neutrality
Nov 28th, 5:13pm
The influential state trade group the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) today released a notable late-breaking statement in support of "net...
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Housing execs accused of funding boozy trips with taxpayer money
Nov 28th, 3:40pm
Officials contend that two high-ranking public housing executives in southern Illinois bilked taxpayers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by...
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Inman selects Ambassadors for Connect New York 2018
Nov 28th, 3:26pm
Ambassadors are vibrant members of the Inman community who volunteer at each event to make introductions, help new attendees find their way and...
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Connect/Reflect: Meaningful and lasting connections
Nov 28th, 3:20pm
As a local New Yorker, Danielle Garofalo is no stranger to Times Square and has been making the short trip across town to Inman Connect New York...
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Airbnb launches new split payment feature for groups
Nov 28th, 2:53pm
Airbnb has just made it easier for groups around the world to split the cost of a short-term rental unit on its platform, adding a feature where...
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Government says not so fast on CoStar's ForRent.com acquisition
Nov 28th, 12:02pm
The rapid clip at which the CoStar Group has been acquiring competing online property sites hit a snag after the Federal Trade Commission...
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Connect/Reflect: Build relationships, solve problems, have fun
Nov 28th, 11:18am
If you’ve been coming to Inman Connect New York for some time, you’ll already know Sean Carpenter well. And if this is your first time, make...
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Inman Announces the First Round of Sponsors for ICNY18
Nov 28th, 11:00am
Tallahassee, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2017) – Inman® announced the first round of companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect New York, Jan. 22-26, ...
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Home prices surge 6.2% with 'no signs of cooling'
Nov 28th, 9:32am
In September home prices rose 6.2 percent, up from 5.9 percent in August, according to The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home...
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The marketing timeline every first-year real estate agent should live by
Nov 28th, 4:45am
When you first get your real estate license, your head may be filled with questions of writing contracts, previewing properties and closing...
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Mobile agent: The 7 best places to write a contract on the go
Nov 28th, 4:30am
Let's face it, being mobile is a necessity for a real estate agent who plans to be around in the future. There are still some agents who believe...
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How far are sellers going to investigate potential buyers?
Nov 28th, 4:15am
When sellers get multiple offers on their home, my practice is to email every offer to the seller as it comes in, and then I prepare a multiple...
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Damage control time: Handling the negative online review
Nov 28th, 4:00am
Did I drop the ball? Yes, I could have done better. But they were at fault as well. My team did everything we could to make them happy, and...
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Do more for your agents and you'll reap the benefits
Nov 27th, 9:00pm
Paul Barbagelata of Barbagelata Real Estate Group and Jennifer Kjellgren of Intown Expert Realty have both cultivated an indie brokerage culture...
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Connect/Reflect: Growth, strategy and what not to miss
Nov 27th, 7:31pm
Inman Connect New York is right around the corner, taking place at The Marriot Marquis Hotel in Times Square, January 22-26, 2018. With so much on...
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Coffee shop jokes about gentrification, ignites backlash
Nov 27th, 7:16pm
A trendy coffee shop in Five Points, one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, was roundly criticized for putting out signage that made light of...
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Power struggle at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau draws concern from mortgage industry
Nov 27th, 12:24pm
A battle for the soul of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) played out Monday inside a federal building in Washington. The real...
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What to expect when you're Connecting: Community picks
Nov 27th, 10:30am
If there's anything the Inman community knows how to do really well, it’s get together to solve problems, learn from each other and have fun....
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Average new home price tops $400k for first time ever
Nov 27th, 10:05am
The Census Bureau today released its October 2017 new residential sales report, which boasted an average home sales price of $400,200, the...
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This app predicts which of your contacts will sell 'First'
Nov 27th, 5:00am
First is an in-network marketing tool for agents that uses big data and AI (artificial intelligence) to predict who in your sphere of influence...
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What real estate agents are saying about Facebook's rental listings
Nov 27th, 4:45am
Facebook has gone full bore into creating a space for rental real estate inside of Marketplace. This endeavor was not just a simple marketplace...
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How to explain the inventory shortage to clients
Nov 27th, 4:30am
We’re in a housing shortage. Real estate agents already know this. Clients, on the other hand, might not. If clients aren’t properly educated...
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How to tailor your social media to millennial buyers
Nov 27th, 4:15am
To you, social media may be an optional and annoying component of your overall real estate marketing strategy. But millennials turn to social...
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How to reduce your internet clutter problems
Nov 27th, 4:00am
How much time have you wasted in this year on slow download speeds and annoying internet ads that follow you no matter where you surf online? In...
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Mortgage delinquencies spike in TX and FL in wake of hurricanes
Nov 23rd, 5:00am
The number of delinquent mortgages soared for the second month in a row, rising 24 percent in regions of Texas and Florida in the wake of...
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Facebook's reportedly still allowing discriminatory housing ads
Nov 23rd, 1:00am
When it comes to preventing housing discrimination, Facebook appears to be falling far short of its promises. A year ago, Facebook announced it...
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Independent brokerages unite at day-long ICNY Indie Broker Summit
Nov 22nd, 4:31pm
If you've chosen the path of the indie broker, then you'll need to give yourself some of the resources and assets that the big brands offer...
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The share of underwater homes has sunk by 2.1%
Nov 22nd, 4:15pm
According to ATTOM Data Solution's Q3 2017 U.S. Home Equity and Underwater Report, the number of homes seriously underwater has dropped from six...
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Median home prices now $12,500 more than last year
Nov 22nd, 3:00pm
Zillow today released its October Real Estate Market Report, which revealed the national median-priced home ($203,400) is $12,500 more valuable...
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Median home price now $12,500 more than last year
Nov 22nd, 3:00pm
Zillow today released its October Real Estate Market Report, which revealed the national median-priced home ($203,400) is $12,500 more valuable...
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23 light fixtures worth giving a peep
Nov 22nd, 2:48pm
Looking at interesting or even outrageous home decor is just as much fun as spying on real estate porn on any major portal, right? Well, in the...
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Developer gets 10 years for fracking real estate scam
Nov 22nd, 1:25pm
As part of the con, the developer sent emails and letters to investors, replete with detailed building renderings and property specifications...
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Think tank says MLSs should be investigated for antitrust
Nov 22nd, 11:30am
A Washington, D.C.-based think tank is calling for federal regulators to investigate multiple listing services that restrict data from listing...
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The Inman Files: Thanks to California and you
Nov 22nd, 9:39am
The odes to California outnumber any other musical nostalgia riffs... Road trips invariably end in California, because it is the end of the...
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Target your sellers better with a Lister's Webs website
Nov 22nd, 5:00am
Lister's Webs is a website developer that helps agents target sellers. It offers a balance between a custom design and an easy-to-execute solution...
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Lister Web wants to help you reach home sellers
Nov 22nd, 5:00am
Lister's Webs is a website developer that helps agents target sellers. It offers a balance between a custom design and an easy-to-execute solution...
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Lister's Webs wants to help you reach home sellers
Nov 22nd, 5:00am
Lister's Webs is a website developer that helps agents target sellers. It offers a balance between a custom design and an easy-to-execute solution...
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Real estate blog topics to take you through the holidays
Nov 22nd, 4:45am
For most real estate agents and brokers, this is the slower time of year when you begin to play catch-up and take on all of those tasks that...
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7 ways to make your listing look more expensive
Nov 22nd, 4:30am
As a listing agent, it's your job to help your clients get the most out of their sale. Anything you can do to make the house look more expensive...
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How high can LA real estate prices skyrocket?
Nov 22nd, 4:15am
The Los Angeles area is one of the most expensive regions in the country in terms of housing prices, and in defiance of most experts’...
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4 ways to create buzz around you and your biz
Nov 22nd, 4:00am
What do people say and think about you? Not just your clients, but your co-workers, your friends, other agents and vendors? Real estate is an...
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Here's how many Thanksgiving dinners it takes to pay rent
Nov 22nd, 1:00am
In an effort to encourage saving for homeowership, millennials are sometimes advised to give up certain luxuries. (All those pumpkin spice lattes...
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Customize your technology by leveraging your partners
Nov 22nd, 1:00am
Chicago-based independent brokerage @properties is a success story by multiple measures, not least by its 2,300 agents and $8 billion in sales...
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Why Pittsburgh is the best place to retire
Nov 22nd, 1:00am
Most workers dream of retiring to places replete with warm weather, nearby beaches and lush landscapes. But according to Bankrate's latest study,...
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Growing an agent/lender team? Avoid the #1 tech pitfall
Nov 21st, 11:00pm
Are you still managing people, transactions and data using separate (and disconnected) CRM and TMS platforms? It’s likely you’re losing 30-35%...
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Connect/Reflect: Double exhilarating!
Nov 21st, 6:36pm
Only after Connect you will be able to decide: do I want to change my perspective and give fresh boost to my business, or not ...Read More
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Hacker Connect tackles real estate tech challenges head-on
Nov 21st, 4:41pm
The only place you'll find programming to address the problems and solutions unique to the real estate technology world is at Hacker Connect...
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End of net neutrality could spell doom for real estate small businesses
Nov 21st, 4:09pm
And for sites like RedFin, Zillow and realtor.com, a rollback could have a deleterious effect, making it more expensive for consumers to access...
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GOP tax reform would drive up costs of selling a home
Nov 21st, 12:31pm
Zillow analysis finds homeowners in America’s priciest neighborhoods to be hit with millions in new capital gains taxes under both House and...
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10 reasons we'll miss Drew Scott in the 'Dancing With The Stars' finale
Nov 21st, 11:47am
The 25th season of Dancing With The Stars will come to a close tonight with a final dancing brawl among Jordan Fisher and partner Lindsay...
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10 home design trends to watch out for in 2018
Nov 21st, 11:37am
Cool neutrals, white kitchen accessories and marble is out, and earth-toned shades, stonework and concrete accents are in, says Houzz for its 2018...
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October existing-home sales up 2 percent, highest since June
Nov 21st, 10:10am
The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) existing-home sales increased 2.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 5.48...
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October existing-home sales up 2%, highest since June
Nov 21st, 10:10am
The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) existing-home sales increased 2.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 5.48...
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Special Report: Real estate team risks and rewards
Nov 21st, 5:00am
The real estate industry is a large tent offering the opportunity for many different business models to thrive. Tight-knit independent offices,...
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Your new secret weapon: Facebook's Click-to-Messenger ads
Nov 21st, 4:45am
Just recently, Facebook doubled down on this new feature and created Click-to-Messenger as a standalone campaign objective (I know that probably...
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5 ways for real estate agents to give back this Thanksgiving
Nov 21st, 4:30am
Being at home is to be relaxed and comfortable, in harmony with one’s surroundings. As the familiar adage goes, “home is where the heart...
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Trump's tax bill: Bad for Americans, good for foreign buyers?
Nov 21st, 4:15am
Elements of the U.S. House and the Senate's proposed new tax policies might make purchasing a home more expensive for Americans but cheaper for...
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Why is real estate startup funding on the rise?
Nov 21st, 4:00am
When the economy is humming along that’s when you’ll see more venture capitalists come out of the woodwork. In many markets, it’s been...
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How to make data standards important to your stakeholders
Nov 20th, 11:00pm
"There are hundreds and hundreds of companies relying on the MLS to provide accurate data -- and they're using these tools today -- and we'll get...
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Can you afford the American dream on your salary?
Nov 20th, 9:00pm
What exactly does it take to turn a renter into a buyer? Real estate professionals mull over this question often, coming up with ideas ranging...
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North America will lead world in new housing construction through 2021
Nov 20th, 4:49pm
Meanwhile, the study also notes that China and India will drive 43 percent of all new housing development, continuing a streak ...Read More
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Announcing the first round of speakers for Inman Connect New York 2018
Nov 20th, 4:17pm
Imagine charting a course through a landscape that's constantly changing and shifting around and beneath you. That's what it feels like sometimes...
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Why training, not mentorship, works for this indie's business
Nov 20th, 12:01pm
A few years ago, Lamacchia Realty broker-owner Anthony Lamacchia had his senior agents mentor junior agents. It may have worked in theory, but the...
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Connect/Reflect: The Dutch are here!
Nov 20th, 10:32am
We recently sat down with Boris Geheniau of the Netherlands to ask him about his team’s experiences attending Connect ...Read More
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Agent/broker perspective: Should top producers attend company meetings?
Nov 20th, 4:30am
When I was just starting out in real estate, I enjoyed attending my mid-sized office’s monthly meetings. They were great opportunities to meet...
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A simple path to happiness this Thanksgiving
Nov 19th, 11:37am
Several days ago, I had an “aha!” moment that completely reframed my thinking about happiness. It struck me that the route to happiness could...
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Talk turkey to me: Real estate agents share their favorite Thanksgiving traditions
Nov 19th, 11:03am
This year, we decided to ask industry professionals about their favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Here are a few of our favorites ...Read More
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Will 'small-minded' tax bill nudge the market? Not likely
Nov 17th, 11:00pm
Financial markets do react to changes in financial public policy. That’s a valid axiom. So, if markets do not move when new public policy...
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How to build a brand from the ground up
Nov 17th, 10:00pm
When Stacie Perrault Staub left her job as director of marketing at her old agency, she made the quick (and brilliant) decision to start her own...
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Freddie Mac to invest $500M in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit market
Nov 17th, 5:20pm
Freddie Mac today announced its re-entry into the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) market as part of the newly launched Duty To Serve...
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Zillow's 6 predictions for the 2018 housing market
Nov 17th, 5:15pm
If only we could stare into a crystal ball to see exactly what 2018 holds for the housing market. More inventory? Yes! Slower home price growth?...
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MLSs in North Carolina consolidate for cost savings, bargaining power
Nov 17th, 5:13pm
More and more multiple listing services are listening to the drumbeat of consolidation nationwide. CarolinaMLS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the...
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What design elements are millennials looking for in a home?
Nov 17th, 4:56pm
With millennials becoming the largest segment of homebuyers, it's critical for homesellers and their real estate agents to know their design...
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Potential sellers staying put to avoid homebuyer hell
Nov 17th, 4:38pm
Most real estate experts would agree that it's a seller's market -- inventory is low and buyer demand is high, meaning that homeowners can garner...
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Is Opendoor testing a new listing brokerage service?
Nov 17th, 3:57pm
If the Yelp review is authentic, Opendoor’s test suggests the company is willing to explore a new business model that doesn't see it buy homes...
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Wells Fargo Consumer Lending chief axed for disparaging emails
Nov 17th, 12:29pm
Still reeling from a scandal involving fake banking accounts, Wells Fargo this week fired its head of consumer lending over mysterious email...
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Wells Fargo Consumer Lending chief axed for disparaging communication to former executive
Nov 17th, 12:29pm
Still reeling from a scandal involving fake banking accounts, Wells Fargo this week fired its head of consumer lending over mysterious email...
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Las Vegas Realtors to cut off listing feed to realtor.com
Nov 17th, 12:10pm
The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors will shut off a listing feed to realtor.com next month after negotiations between the trade group...
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Could Gary Keller and Compass's Robert Reffkin be more similar?
Nov 17th, 12:07pm
I recently sat with Compass CEO Robert Reffkin in his slick new offices on New York City’s 5th Avenue, when suddenly the image of Texan Gary...
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What do Realtors really want from their MLS?
Nov 17th, 11:12am
As most of you know, there were some changes made at NAR about the whole MLS of choice deal. Because I don’t think that’s a huge thing,...
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Zipi makes financial management easy for brokerages
Nov 17th, 5:00am
Zipi is a browser-based reporting and financial management solution that helps streamline financial oversight for real estate brokerages of all...
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Rookie agent called to real estate to help others with limited mobility
Nov 17th, 5:00am
It’s been over 20 years since Coldwell Banker agent Sabrina Cohen was in the car accident that left her a wheelchair user as the result of a...
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Will the real estate industry go back to the Dark Ages after 2018?
Nov 17th, 5:00am
Mark your calendars: one year from tomorrow, the way shoppers currently search for homes online, and the way brokerages like Redfin can present...
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4 telltale signs that Paris's wealth is returning
Nov 17th, 4:30am
There seems to be a re-emergence of the French affluent. I know that sounds a bit strange because Paris is known worldwide as the epicenter of...
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Mesh digital and traditional methods for pure marketing gold
Nov 17th, 4:15am
Although the industry may be veering more and more toward all things digital, there’s still something to be said for the power of tried-and-true...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Tax reform is on its way
Nov 17th, 4:00am
Tax reform is on its way -- fast. Jamie Gregory explains what's going on in Washington and how it negatively affects homeowners by taking away tax...
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How to create a complete business plan in 60 minutes
Nov 16th, 10:32pm
Every real estate professional NEEDS a business plan so they have a systematic and predictable way of achieving their goals. A solid plan also...
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How to increase your company's valuation in 5 easy steps
Nov 16th, 9:00pm
For many, a company’s valuation is the most important number in business, and calculating that number can be very personal. The business...
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Pinterest of real estate partners with lead-gen CRM
Nov 16th, 9:00pm
A partnership between networking platform IdealEstate and brokerage automation platform Inside Real Estate was announced Tuesday in a press...
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Say hello to Inman Product Hub: A helpful place to find answers to business problems
Nov 16th, 5:51pm
The real estate industry is in the midst of profound change, with technology more critical than ever. Change in customer behavior, change in...
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324K real estate pros vouch for Inman Select: Are you in?
Nov 16th, 5:16pm
Join Inman Select for 99 cents. It’s important now more than ever to keep up with the increasingly fast-paced and dynamic industry in which you...
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'Table-top peak' San Francisco market may hiccup in 2020
Nov 16th, 5:05pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- A market that's sustained home price growth over a long period of time is no longer at its peak but rather at a "table-top"...
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Notarize debuts systems for fully-automated online closings
Nov 16th, 4:06pm
Notarize, a digital platform for legally notarizing documents online, has had a transformative year: the company was selected to join The National...
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Notarize debuts systems for fully automated online closings
Nov 16th, 4:06pm
Notarize, a digital platform for legally notarizing documents online, has had a transformative year: the company was selected to join The National...
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Hate the cold, love the heat (or vice versa)? You should live here
Nov 16th, 3:37pm
Winter will soon be upon us, yet I know the only snow I’ll see here in Houston will be settled at the bottom of a globe on my mantel. And I kind...
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What to expect when you're Connecting: Networking
Nov 16th, 3:27pm
As the name suggests, our Inman Connect conference isn’t just about great speakers, sessions and learning. It’s about building relationships...
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House Republicans pass tax reform bill
Nov 16th, 1:02pm
A tax reform bill that would lower the mortgage interest deduction from $1 million to $500,000, eliminate deductions on moving expenses and...
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Amazon Key's smart lock camera has a major security flaw
Nov 16th, 12:33pm
Beside couriers, the flaw could be exploited by enterprising burglars, who could theoretically run the so-called ‘de-authorization command.'...
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Forbes honors young tech stars invading real estate in 30 Under 30 list
Nov 16th, 10:48am
Each year, business magazine Forbes honors young visionaries in an array of fields with its annual 30 Under 30 list. The 2018 list, released this...
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Study finds renting can make you more money than owning a home
Nov 16th, 10:28am
Overturning conventional wisdom, the study found renters who invest wisely in the stock market can generate more wealth than property owners. But...
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Everything buyers need to know about new builds
Nov 16th, 4:45am
When it comes to house hunting, buying a brand new home often seems like a much simpler route to take. There is nothing like moving into something...
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5 real estate marketing ideas cooked to Thanksgiving perfection
Nov 16th, 4:15am
As competition for real estate agents continues to grow, the need for unique and high-quality marketing techniques is also on the rise. The...
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3 essential real estate farming practices for generating seller leads
Nov 16th, 4:00am
Are your attempts at real estate farming producing poor results? Adam Long recently joined Pat Hiban to discuss how real estate farming has...
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How C.A.R. is elevating women in real estate leadership roles
Nov 15th, 9:00pm
C.A.R. Vice President Sara Sutachan and Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young took the stage at Inman Connect San...
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MLSs ink binding merger deal under pressure to move fast
Nov 15th, 5:34pm
As Colorado agents and brokers wait impatiently, the state's two largest multiple listing services (MLSs) have taken a crucial step toward merging...
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National Association of Realtors slams tax reform bill as 'assault on housing'
Nov 15th, 5:31pm
Characterizing tax reform bills pending in the House and Senate as “an assault on housing,” the National Association of Realtors Wednesday...
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The most important question for the ultimate CONNECTion
Nov 15th, 5:00pm
You never know where your Inman story will take you. After a chance meeting in the Twitterverse in 2010, Inman Connect San Francisco set the scene...
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Inman's Marketing Intensive: A fully loaded booster shot for your 2018 strategy
Nov 15th, 2:06pm
Imagine charting a course through a landscape that's constantly changing and shifting around and beneath you. That's what it feels like sometimes...
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Check out this East Village Triplex with retractable walls
Nov 15th, 1:03pm
When a listing this special comes across your desk, you pay attention. Ryan Serhant and The Serhant Team at Nest Seekers International just listed...
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Made to be mayor: Broker wins his hometown election
Nov 15th, 1:00pm
It's often said that Realtors should act as the "mayor" of their neighborhoods or towns by becoming experts in everything local, acting as a...
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CFPB director Richard Cordray resigns
Nov 15th, 11:47am
The Obama-era appointee, who drew ire from real estate industry leaders in January after the federal agency fined two real estate brokerages and...
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Real estate industry welcomes flood insurance extension, reform
Nov 15th, 11:36am
With a three-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program set to expire in less than a month, the real estate industry on Tuesday...
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Real estate agents applaud Bill Gates 'smart city' plans near Phoenix
Nov 15th, 5:00am
The land, in Phoenix's West Valley, is on what local agents call the "outskirts of the outskirts" of the city, but likely won't be that way for...
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Real estate agents applaud Bill Gates smart city plans near Phoenix
Nov 15th, 5:00am
The land, in Phoenix's West Valley, is on what local agents call the "outskirts of the outskirts" of the city, but likely won't be that way for...
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21 real estate blogs every agent should be reading
Nov 15th, 4:45am
When you’re a real estate agent, you need to stay up to date on the latest industry trends and information. A fantastic way to do that is to...
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Here's why tracking marketing ROI is so important
Nov 15th, 4:30am
No one wants to pour resources into a campaign that has yielded no successful results. Tracking and measuring your return on investment, or ROI,...
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Why Trump's tax plan is a boon for the ultra-luxury market
Nov 15th, 4:15am
Although much of the furor over the proposed tax reform plan from the Republican-led House has focused on the reduction to the cap for the...
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3 minor tweaks for major real estate business growth
Nov 15th, 4:00am
Looking for ways to spark major real estate business growth? Before you start making big changes, consider tweaking a few of your current...
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When is the housing market's Black Friday?
Nov 14th, 11:01pm
On the day after Thanksgiving, buyers will be flocking to stores and online retailers to find the best deals of the year. But, according to...
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West Virginia is the best place for millennials to buy a house
Nov 14th, 9:00pm
West Virginia is the best place for millennial homebuyers looking to catch a break from soaring home prices and hefty down payments, according to...
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How to solve top problems with property search and CRM
Nov 14th, 8:02pm
UX researcher, designer and strategist Yossi Langer of East Side Strategy shared the three most common mistakes he's noticed in many real estate...
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Why design-focused companies always win
Nov 14th, 8:02pm
At Inman's Hacker Connect, UX researcher, designer and strategist Yossi Langer shared how real estate apps can ensure they hit the mark on...
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California dominates in new list of best cities to raise children
Nov 14th, 4:34pm
San Ramon, a town of 76,000 in Contra Costa County known mostly for its foliage and as the West Coast headquarters of AT&T, topped the list...
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Corcoran broker basks in fame of LeBron James 'Can You Not' viral video
Nov 14th, 4:09pm
James Michael Angelo, who spoke for a nation of wary subway riders when he asked the 6-foot-8 small forward and his teammates, “Can you not?”...
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Team recruitment drives eXp's strong agent growth in Q3
Nov 14th, 3:15pm
In the third quarter, eXp World Holdings, the parent company of virtual brokerage eXp Realty, raised its revenue to $48.1 million, an increase of...
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Connect/Reflect: Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!
Nov 14th, 2:57pm
Australian Peter Brewer shares some of his fondest Connect memories, some advice for ICNY 2018 attendees, and some insight ...Read More
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The Inman Files: Should Realogy pull a Disney and take back its listings?
Nov 14th, 1:00pm
Disney is launching branded direct-to-consumer content services in what could be a big blow to Netflix. Would Realogy ever consider such a risky...
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Inman Announces the First Round of Startup Alley Participants for ICNY18
Nov 14th, 12:00pm
Tallahassee, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2017) – Inman® announced the first round of companies that will be exhibiting in Startup Alley at Inman Connect New...
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Survey: How to make online leads worth it
Nov 14th, 11:51am
They’re slippery, they’re expensive and in many cases they’re not qualified. Indeed, the industry loves to hate on internet...
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Ex-husband indicted in Realtor Crystal McDowell's murder
Nov 14th, 10:20am
Three months after Crystal McDowell, a beloved broker with Virginia Malone & Associates, went missing on Aug. 25, the case is moving forward...
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12 real estate listing photo crimes that you can never unsee
Nov 14th, 4:45am
Despite the countless articles and advice abound detailing what you need to do to set up and take great listing photos, photo listing fails...
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3 reasons to be thankful you're in real estate this year
Nov 14th, 4:30am
Every Thanksgiving, we tend to take time to stop and reflect on the things we’re thankful for in our lives. We sit around our turkey feasts and...
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These 10 tax mistakes could be costing you thousands
Nov 14th, 4:15am
The average agent throws thousands of dollars away each year due to costly tax mistakes. Many of these mistakes are a lot more common than you...
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3 simple rules for effective email marketing
Nov 14th, 4:00am
Email marketing is a cost-efficient way to promote your business and connect with clients past, present and potential. The beauty of email...
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How to become a content marketing master
Nov 13th, 9:00pm
"It's one thing to be on Facebook or be snapchatting or or tweeting, but in 2017, it's more important than ever to have a content strategy because...
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Roomi closes $11M in Series A funding
Nov 13th, 2:54pm
Roomi, a peer-to-peer marketplace for shared housing, has raised $11 million in Series A funding with new investor, Atami Capital, leading the...
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kvCORE All-In-One Brokerage Platform
Nov 13th, 2:19pm
kvCORE is the next-gen solution for modern brokerages, agents, and teams to run their entire business on one platform. It comes complete with Lead...
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Young sisters' brokerage succeeds with fierce client loyalty
Nov 13th, 1:03pm
Activism runs deep at the young Palm Springs, California, brokerage BBS Brokers Realty. Founded by the Kamoei sisters -- Bahareh, Bita and Sara --...
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Realtor.com backpedals on Hannity boycott
Nov 13th, 10:24am
Realtor.com, the real estate listing website owned by media giant News Corp., abruptly reversed course following a vow on Twitter Saturday to...
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What's preventing another housing market collapse?
Nov 13th, 5:00am
Over the past year, home prices have consistently made double-digit month-over-month and year-over-year gains, exceeding the national...
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3 free online lead gen sources for real estate agents
Nov 13th, 4:45am
If you happen to be in any real estate Facebook group, then you know that every day there's a real estate agent asking about some paid leads...
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8 tips to ace the home showing for a faster sale
Nov 13th, 4:30am
Ever feel awkward at showing appointments? You know what I’m talking about. You walk away unsure if you did and said enough to try and sell your...
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4 open house mistakes only rookies make
Nov 13th, 4:15am
Not only do open houses create opportunities for sellers to find buyers, but they also create future business opportunities for real estate agents...
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How to create a plan that keeps your real estate team motivated
Nov 13th, 4:00am
Effectively running a modern real estate team is not a group exercise. You should not expect to compartmentalize every aspect of the services your...
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Gain a massive competitive advantage with a modern real estate CRM
Nov 13th, 2:00am
No real estate agent will disagree that the industry has become hyper-competitive. In cities across the U.S., you see countless billboards for...
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4 tips to raise your real estate business's online profile
Nov 13th, 2:00am
As a real estate professional, you know how important it is to get your name in front of prospective clients. With the modern digital world...
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9 tips to dominate video marketing
Nov 13th, 2:00am
Do you hate the feeling of playing catch up? I know I do. It’s an awful feeling -- you already have a million tasks to perform every day, but...
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The ideal agent training program for your brokerage
Nov 10th, 10:00pm
Ryan D'Aprile, Alyssa Hellman and Charles Nitschke are all in charge of preparing agents for success in their brokerage. Watch them take the Inman...
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'Synchronizing' of banks will result in rates hike
Nov 10th, 8:00pm
Long-term rates found bottom late this week. The rebound is not bad -- mortgages still close to 4.00 percent -- but risks have tilted upward. The...
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Rattlesnake ruins agent's open house in Phoenix
Nov 10th, 6:28pm
If your open house isn't going so well, you may want to check outside for any pes-ssssss-ky critters that may be keeping buyers away ...Read More
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Aspiring homeowners should save an extra $105 per month in 2018
Nov 10th, 3:55pm
According to a new report from Zillow, the precipitous rise in down payments needed to purchase a home will accompany the uptick in sales prices...
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What to expect when you're Connecting: Breakfast
Nov 10th, 12:37pm
Those of you who’ve been to Inman Connect New York know that a great breakfast will set you up for the day: it'll wake you up, energize you and...
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Real estate agents eye properties in Senator Rand Paul assault controversy
Nov 10th, 12:09pm
Sen. Rand Paul and neighbor Rene Boucher may not be able to live next to each other for long. In fact, there might be a listing worth pitching...
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Former National Association of Realtors President Charles McMillan dies at 66
Nov 10th, 12:03pm
Charles McMillan guided the National Association of Realtors in the aftermath of the 2008 recession as the first black man elected as its...
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Windermere merges with Realty Trust Group in Portland market share grab
Nov 10th, 11:37am
Windermere Real Estate has catapulted to the no. 1 market leader slot in Portland, Oregon, through its merger with Realty Trust Group ...Read More
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The Inman Files: Who won real estate's earnings season?
Nov 10th, 11:13am
This is corporate earnings season -- a window into how companies are performing compared to their competitors. The general outlook for American...
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One broker's love-hate relationship with agent recruitment
Nov 10th, 5:00am
It seems to be starting early this year. No I'm not talking about the Christmas season. I'm talking about agent recruiting, which I usually...
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Hurricanes could bring another disaster: Foreclosures
Nov 10th, 4:57am
As life slowly returns to normal in hurricane-ravaged parts of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, housing experts and consumer advocates worry...
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How to personalize your online lead generation
Nov 10th, 3:15am
There is no doubt that social media has changed real estate marketing forever. Social media allows us to reach potential customers, provides a...
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5 factors that determine how long a home sits on the market
Nov 10th, 3:00am
People move for a plethora of reasons including an upgrade in lifestyle, downsizing, relocating to another area, not being able to keep up with...
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OfferPad announces partnership with mortgage lender loanDepot
Nov 9th, 10:00pm
OfferPad, the digital broker opening up brick and mortars in select markets, just announced a choice partnership. The "iBuyer" has teamed up with...
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How to think strategically about your technology choices
Nov 9th, 9:00pm
Watch Co-founder and chief technology officer of Realty Austin Jonathan Boatwright, Pacific Union COO Brent Thomson and owner of The Boutique...
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Real estate industry reacts to Senate tax reform plan
Nov 9th, 5:19pm
The Senate tax reform plan has only been out for a few hours, but already, the reactions from prominent orgs and individuals in real estate are...
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Senate tax plan revealed: what it means for real estate
Nov 9th, 4:52pm
Here are some of the big changes proposed by Senate Republicans in their tax reform bill, according to a summary released today ...Read More
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News Corp says digital real estate revenue is now 'core to our character'
Nov 9th, 4:23pm
News Corp., the global company that owns and operates realtor.com through its subsidiary, Move Inc., reported $2.06 billion in revenue for the...
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Digital real estate revenue now 'core to character' of News Corp
Nov 9th, 4:23pm
News Corp., the global company that owns and operates realtor.com through its subsidiary, Move Inc., reported $2.06 billion in revenue for the...
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Hurricane-proof livable yachts debut at Florida boat show
Nov 9th, 4:10pm
A solar-powered, 4,350-square-foot livable yacht designed to be a hurricane-proof answer to rising sea levels is already attracting interest...
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Redfin makes market share, revenue gains in the third quarter
Nov 9th, 3:24pm
In its second earnings call since going public in July, web-based brokerage service Redfin announced a 35-percent spike in year-over-year revenue ...
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Facebook debuts 'hundreds of thousands' of rental listings
Nov 9th, 12:40pm
Facebook has expanded its digital Marketplace product to include a special section for housing rentals with listings from sources including...
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StreetEasy is building Douglas Elliman's new agent platform for 2018
Nov 9th, 11:41am
Douglas Elliman is planning to start the new year with a bang, thanks to a new agent-facing platform created by StreetEasy and Bridge Interactive....
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Startup aims to speed up property buying with digital currency blockchain
Nov 9th, 6:00am
With ShelterZoom’s “Offer Now” widget, buyers and buying agents can directly submit an offer on a property on a real estate website ...Read More
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How to hire the best salespeople in real estate
Nov 9th, 4:00am
Chances are, if your real estate team’s sales figures are less than impressive, your hiring process is at least partly to blame ...Read More
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A survival guide for moving with pets
Nov 9th, 3:45am
My cat, Boomer, is one weird puss. We rescued him as an 8-week-old kitten, and no sooner than we brought him home, he took over the house. He...
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How to write a successful real estate agent resume
Nov 9th, 3:15am
Having a good resume is critical in any field, but with the over saturation of new real estate agents, it’s even more important in real estate...
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How to get the most out of Zillow and realtor.com leads
Nov 8th, 8:00pm
Prabhjit Singh of Naaam Real Estate has a lead conversion rate worth bragging about, but it doesn't come without smart planning and effort ...Read...
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Escrow scams have grown by $950M in 2017
Nov 8th, 7:00pm
Although technology has made real estate transactions quicker, more seamless and increasingly transparent, it has also made buyers and sellers...
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Meet New York's 2017 real estate rookie of the year, Matt Martin
Nov 8th, 1:47pm
The Real Estate Board of New York honored Halstead Property's Matt Martin for his fast-track real estate career launched in January ...Read More
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Tech startup StreetWire wants to be the true north of property data
Nov 8th, 12:00pm
Anyone who’s gone through the process of renting, buying, or selling a home knows how much of a hassle–and potential security...
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Compass raises $100M on $1.8B valuation, IPO 'possible'
Nov 8th, 11:03am
Compass executives now may be setting their sights on an initial public offering, though CFO Rob Lehman insisted private investment was enough for...
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Tech exec to lead indie brokerage The Group Inc. into new territory
Nov 8th, 10:52am
Over 40 years after co-founding independent Northern Colorado brokerage The Group Inc. with 11 other real estate professionals, Larry Kendall is...
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Tech exec to lead indie brokerage The Group Inc. into the future
Nov 8th, 10:52am
Over 40 years after co-founding independent Northern Colorado brokerage The Group Inc. with 11 other real estate professionals, Larry Kendall is...
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Identity verification app Trust Stamp now free for Realtors
Nov 8th, 10:04am
Trust Stamp, an artificial intelligence software company that helps verify a person's identity, announced at the National Association of...
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Jury rules against developer in NY's 5 Pointz graffiti trial
Nov 8th, 9:09am
The verdict could have wide-ranging implications for real estate developers nationwide, who may now be liable for astronomical fines for...
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Nav app Waze now serving up property ads via Homesnap
Nov 8th, 4:00am
Home search app Homesnap, also the public-facing brand of the Broker Public Portal, is partnering with mobile navigation software Waze to...
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7 techie tips for making an impact at real estate trade shows
Nov 8th, 4:00am
Despite the popularity of the internet, real estate tradeshows and expos remain among the most effective methods for showcasing your business,...
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Phoenix real estate pros welcome Google's Waymo driverless cars
Nov 8th, 4:00am
Google spinoff Waymo will begin giving Phoenix-area residents fully driverless rides, and the local real estate industry is gearing up for...
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Campaign now schedules your meetings, fills in your database and calls your clients
Nov 8th, 4:00am
Campaign by Blend Business automates non-digital marketing for real estate agents and now includes database record completion via Experian and...
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The 3 W's of personal branding in real estate
Nov 8th, 3:45am
If you’re a marketing buff -- or a Mad Men fan -- you probably have some ideas about branding. Logos, signature colors, the “right” font --...
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9 holiday content ideas to spice up your seasonal marketing
Nov 8th, 3:15am
Ugly sweaters came back into style and are now a hallmark of the season. Tired, cliched marketing is not having the same revival ...Read More
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Is NAR giving the mortgage tax break too much attention?
Nov 8th, 3:00am
Last week, NAR’s Chief Economist, Laurence Yun and Ken Rosen, of the Rosen Consulting Group, made the case against the Trump tax plan that would...
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10 steps to more effective recruiting
Nov 7th, 9:00pm
"So what does it take to win at the recruiting game?" Bernice Ross asked the Inman Connect audience. CEO of Keller Williams Realty Downtown...
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Matterport partners with top Chinese real estate agency
Nov 7th, 9:00pm
Matterport has partnered with Centaline Data Technology Limited and Centaline Property Agency Limited, one of China's largest real estate...
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What the 5 Pointz graffiti whitewashing case could mean for real estate owners
Nov 7th, 4:37pm
Jurors on Tuesday inched closer to a verdict in the 5 Pointz graffiti trial, a case involving a rarely tested statute of the federal Visual...
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Zillow posts record revenue and profit in the third quarter
Nov 7th, 3:33pm
In an earnings report today, Zillow Group, the operator of listing portals Zillow, Trulia and RealEstate.com, posted a record profit of $9.2...
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Do you want to be an Inman Connect Ambassador?
Nov 7th, 2:44pm
Inman is excited to share that Ambassador selection for Inman Connect in New York (happening January 22-26, 2018) is underway, and we are...
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Recruiting wars: How real estate brokerages are luring top talent
Nov 7th, 12:14pm
Flashy signing bonuses are often associated with all-star athletes being lured every which way. But the sports world isn't alone in using such...
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Compass reveals plans for massive expansion, futuristic signage
Nov 7th, 12:08pm
Compass, the rapidly ascendant real estate technology company, will expand into 10 new markets in an ambitious bid to grab 20 percent of the...
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Seattle rises as NYC and LA fall in real estate markets to watch
Nov 7th, 11:58am
NYC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Phoenix all dropped precipitously, with Manhattan plummeting from 13 to 46 in PwC's 'Emerging Trends in...
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5 reasons Trump's tax plan is bad news for real estate
Nov 7th, 3:30am
President Trump and the Republican congressional leadership have proposed a new tax bill. The bill consolidates some income tax rates, lowers the...
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Construction is still rising, but where are the workers?
Nov 7th, 3:15am
Construction outlays rose in September, up 0.3 percent led by government spending. Overall construction spending this year has been on an uptick...
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How to create an engaging neighborhood Facebook page
Nov 7th, 3:00am
About 1.37 billion active users visit Facebook daily. One of the best ways to be a real estate influencer in your area is to create a community...
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NAR board does away with forced MLS membership rule
Nov 6th, 9:00pm
The board of directors of the National Association of Realtors passed four multiple listing service policy changes Monday, including a...
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Trump takes one more step toward deregulating drones
Nov 6th, 6:00pm
Last week, however, President Trump signed a memo empowering the Department of Transportation to begin research on new commercial rules. But it's...
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RealKey launches with promise to speed up mortgage applications
Nov 6th, 5:21pm
While regular mortgage applications can take up to 30 days to complete, RealKey claims to cut this time by 66 percent with an "all-in-one" lending...
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Five ways to bring real estate tech forward
Nov 6th, 4:00pm
Josh Team, chief innovation officer for Keller Williams, is in charge of creating platforms and solutions meant to drive the franchise and its...
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NAR's new lobbying proposal could raise Realtor dues
Nov 6th, 12:17pm
The National Association of Realtors may increase its political advocacy spending by $30 million annually, which could result in an increase in...
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NAR may spend more on lobbying
Nov 6th, 12:17pm
The National Association of Realtors may increase its political advocacy spending by $30 million annually, which could result in an increase in...
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New step-by-step merger guide tackles MLS dysfunction
Nov 6th, 12:15pm
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) announced a new toolkit this week at NAR's annual...
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MLSs at risk of losing weapon against data theft
Nov 6th, 12:11pm
The U.S. Copyright Office is questioning the automated database copyright registrations it has granted to MLSs for decades. These copyright...
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Airbnb teams with Pillow in new home-sharing initiative
Nov 6th, 10:53am
Pillow, the San Francisco-based short-term rental management service, is teaming with Airbnb to help landlords and tenants more easily navigate...
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Safety app Forewarn provides instant background checks
Nov 6th, 4:00am
Forewarn is an agent safety app that provides immediate background checks for showing prospects when you provide their phone number ...Read More
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7 hacks that will improve your business writing
Nov 6th, 4:00am
Writing for a business audience requires a great deal of effort and professionalism, and your choice of words has the power to directly impact...
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The Real Word: Amazon Key and mega real estate teams
Nov 6th, 3:30am
In this video, Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry news topics. This week, creative uses for Amazon...
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5 ways to use your real estate CRM for a competitive advantage
Nov 6th, 3:15am
There are several types of real estate agents in this business, and if you’re in a populated market like I am, you know that your competition is...
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'I only want the listing agent': What buyers should know about dual agency
Nov 6th, 3:00am
When buyers have the option of working with a buyer's agent who will represent their interests exclusively or working with the listing agent who...
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Creating a great homeowner experience for repeat and referral business
Nov 6th, 2:00am
A great dinner, a great movie, a great listing … what makes something great? A lot of factors, right? But when we talk about something being...
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3 sales skills you need to improve lead conversion
Nov 6th, 2:00am
As leads pour into databases from an increasing number of sources, lead conversion becomes an even more critical skill for modern real estate...
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How to supercharge your marketing with real estate microtargeting
Nov 6th, 2:00am
Advertising’s original value proposition was simple: Get the word out to as many people as possible. One message had to work for everyone...
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How indie brokerages can grow new profit centers
Nov 3rd, 6:00pm
Building, sustaining and growing your core business takes a tremendous amount of time and effort. It seems impossible to grow ancillary businesses...
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Re/Max investigation may hinge on code of conduct
Nov 3rd, 5:21pm
One day after Re/Max abruptly postponed a scheduled earnings call citing an internal investigation into allegations "concerning actions" between...
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Relola's new local expertise app will be free for Realtors
Nov 3rd, 4:57pm
Relola, a company that provides property review and hyper-local content platforms for real estate professionals, announced at the annual National...
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What to expect when you're Connecting
Nov 3rd, 4:28pm
Inman Connect New York will be here before we know it, and one of the most common things we get asked here at Inman is for recommendations for...
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SmartZip lays off around 50 employees including two VPs
Nov 3rd, 3:32pm
San Francisco Bay Area-based SmartZip, a predictive analytics marketing platform for real estate professionals founded in 2008, has reportedly...
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SmartZip lays off around 50 employees, including two VPs
Nov 3rd, 3:32pm
San Francisco Bay Area-based SmartZip, a predictive analytics marketing platform for real estate professionals founded in 2008, has reportedly...
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Who's affected by the mortgage changes in the House tax bill
Nov 3rd, 3:24pm
The Republican tax bill proposes capping the mortgage interest deduction at $500,000. That's bad news for these home buyers.Read More
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What to expect from the 2018 housing market
Nov 3rd, 2:23pm
National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun today announced the 2018 economic and housing forecast at the Association’s...
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Re/Max stock plunges after investigation of CEOs surfaces
Nov 3rd, 11:07am
As of press time Re/Max stock had dropped over 16 percent overnight after the company announced it is conducting an internal investigation ...Read...
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Realogy reports $1.7B in revenue for the third quarter
Nov 3rd, 7:33am
In the company’s quarterly earnings results for the third quarter of 2017 (Q2 ’17), Realogy reported $1.7 billion in revenue, a 2% increase...
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Realogy earnings take hit from hurricanes, inventory in third quarter
Nov 3rd, 7:33am
In the company’s quarterly earnings results for the third quarter of 2017 (Q2 ’17), Realogy reported $1.7 billion in revenue, a 2% increase...
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How do you negotiate a price reduction with a stubborn seller?
Nov 3rd, 5:00am
Often when real estate agents take a listing, the agent has a price in mind, the seller has an often higher price in mind, and they are lucky to...
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The Inman Files: It's time to shut down RPR
Nov 3rd, 5:00am
For now, neither Upstream nor RPR are essential to the business of enough agents and brokers. And that is at the heart of the problem ...Read More
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6 ways to be more than just a 'hobbyist' agent
Nov 3rd, 4:30am
The other day I met yet another person, who said something that has never sat well with me: “Oh, I dabble in real estate as well.”  ...Read More
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Homesnap Pro: Information, integration and safety at your fingertips
Nov 3rd, 4:15am
Having known about the front-end of the Homesnap app for consumers, I was intrigued to learn more about their backend interface for real estate...
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Listing Bits: MLS best practices, compliance and member advocacy
Nov 3rd, 4:00am
The concept of the MLS creates a strange contradiction for brokers who are both competing with one another, yet sharing inventory by way of...
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Are incentives the key to solving the affordable housing crisis?
Nov 2nd, 6:30pm
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun asked Ipsos to dig into what could be done to solve the affordable housing crisis, namely through resident...
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Home sales growth stunted by low inventory, high prices
Nov 2nd, 5:48pm
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released its latest Metropolitan Median Area Prices and Affordability report, which showed slowed...
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How nine Newport Beach real estate agents won Halloween
Nov 2nd, 5:45pm
The people on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, Calif. got a nice surprise on Halloween morning as a band of nine real estate agents walked around...
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Rents drop in New York City for second month straight
Nov 2nd, 5:24pm
Bucking a state and national trend toward rising rental rates, New York City tallied its second-straight month of declines, according to Apartment...
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How agents can be meaningful and stay relevant
Nov 2nd, 5:00pm
Staying relevant in real estate means constantly battling industry challenges -- and coming out on top. Low barriers of entry, antiquated ideas...
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How successful property managers plan to grow in 2018
Nov 2nd, 4:53pm
Have you ever wondered whether your property management business stands up to the competition — or what factors have helped others succeed? The...
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Re/Max investigating Co-CEOs for possible ethics and business violations
Nov 2nd, 4:06pm
In lieu of its third quarter earnings results, today Re/Max announced that the company is conducting a internal investigation into co-CEOs Dave...
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Housing industry welcomes Jerome Powell, Trump's Fed Chair nominee
Nov 2nd, 3:31pm
President Donald Trump Thursday named former Carlyle Group partner and consummate Wall Street insider Jerome “Jay” Powell as chairman of the...
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Amazon's 'AR view' stages homes on-the-spot
Nov 2nd, 3:13pm
A new tool from online retailer Amazon could vastly improve the flexibility of virtually staging a home on-the-spot to entice potential buyers...
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Keller Williams makes Q3 gains in hiring, transactions and sales
Nov 2nd, 12:00pm
Buoyed by strong economic growth, rising property values and low interest rates, Texas-based Keller Williams Realty announced year-over-year gains...
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Nationstar's Xome revenue continues to shrink in the third quarter
Nov 2nd, 8:45am
Revenue for Nationstar’s Xome — a platform that features a property search site, real estate agent referral network and title, closing,...
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Why consumers deserve more than a virtual agent
Nov 2nd, 4:50am
Imagine this very common scenario: Potential buyers see a house they like on one of those big real estate portals. They click a link, and a...
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How to generate buyer leads with Facebook Lead Ads
Nov 2nd, 4:45am
Do you want to generate leads right on Facebook or Instagram without having to direct traffic to a landing page? Piece of cake, just use Facebook...
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11 tips for real estate agents with ADHD
Nov 2nd, 4:15am
It’s time that I come clean with a personal confession. I have ADHD. As someone living with the disorder in a business as precise as real...
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7 text messages that will revive those dying real estate leads
Nov 2nd, 4:00am
It’s no secret that keeping real estate leads alive largely comes down to engaging with consumers in a way that keeps your listing -- and...
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Who is actually building RPR's tech?
Nov 1st, 8:03pm
Every year, the National Association of Realtors pours ever-more millions of its members' dues into a for-profit subsidiary that has never...
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The most popular destination states for homebuyers
Nov 1st, 6:38pm
Birds aren't the only ones flocking South -- according to LendingTree's latest migration study, homebuyers moving out of state are heading where...
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This city is your best bet for surviving a nuclear apocalypse
Nov 1st, 6:05pm
Realtor.com looked at the 200 largest metros and rated each to determine the best (and worst) cities for surviving a nuclear apocalypse. ...Read More
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The future brokerage: Real estate in the next 5 years
Nov 1st, 6:00pm
"The era of the one-size-fits-all brokerage model is over," said CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Sherry Chris to the Inman Connect...
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Squatter attacks real estate agent with a rake, highlighting risks
Nov 1st, 5:40pm
Beyond Las Vegas, squatting poses a serious safety risk for real estate agents nationwide, especially when occupants are under the impression...
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How could real estate better prepare for natural disasters?
Nov 1st, 2:54pm
Real estate industry leaders consider how more organized recovery and rebuilding efforts, sustainable housing and insurance resources could come...
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How can real estate better prepare for natural disasters?
Nov 1st, 2:54pm
Real estate industry leaders consider how more organized recovery and rebuilding efforts, sustainable housing and insurance resources could come...
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New York real estate pros dressed like cowboys to celebrate top performers
Nov 1st, 1:53pm
The theme for this year's annual REBNY Deal of the Year Charity and Awards Gala was 'Go West,' and many dressed appropriately for the occasion...
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'No commission' startup Reali raises another $3 million
Nov 1st, 6:00am
It looks like 2017 is shaping up to be a great year for Reali, the startup that launched a year ago in Palo Alto, and uses beacons and “no...
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Top event takeaways from a Luxury Connect speaker
Nov 1st, 4:45am
The beautiful and iconic Beverly Hills Hotel was the setting for Luxury Connect 2017. It was a memorable experience that I wouldn't want anyone to...
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Details matter: 3 ways to provide a better client experience
Nov 1st, 4:30am
One of my favorite places to sit is out on the patio of my office with a cup of coffee. Not only is the environment amazing, but every day, I also...
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How to help your buyers overcome credit setbacks
Nov 1st, 4:20am
Although homeownership rates are still low -- just 63.7 percent this past second quarter -- several big players in the mortgage industry are...
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Perfecting your pitch: 5 simple steps to gain no-cost exposure
Nov 1st, 4:10am
There is an art to drafting offers that stand out and negotiating a successful close that real estate agents must learn to master. What if I told...
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This is what bad real estate marketing looks like
Nov 1st, 4:00am
Over the years, real estate agents have tried just about everything imaginable to get a leg up on the competition in an effort to get more clients...
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MLS ownership and governance: What's the secret sauce?
Oct 31st, 8:00pm
Watch Council of Multiple Listing Servies CEO Denee Evans and her panel on the Inman Connect stage discuss the differences between MLS ownership...
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What do sellers forget to do before they show a home?
Oct 31st, 5:00pm
Sellers often get a little lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life; in their rush to leave for work or clear out before an open house, they...
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A month in review: The September housing market
Oct 31st, 5:00pm
Every month, economists release a number of indices, reports and analyses of the housing market, and it can be difficult to keep up with them all....
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Timeline: Real estate's Upstream project then and now
Oct 31st, 4:44pm
This timeline of events shows how the National Association of Realtor's Upstream project has unfolded each step of the way ...Read More
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What does Upstream have to show for itself?
Oct 31st, 4:35pm
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is pouring $15 million into Upstream, an online platform designed to give real estate brokers more...
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Homeownership rate modestly inches forward
Oct 31st, 3:40pm
Last year in the second quarter, the homeownership rate hit 62.9 percent, the lowest recorded since 1965 in a pattern of decline that began in...
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Turn your single-listing pages into a full-fledged website
Oct 31st, 2:20pm
In the last year, agentimpress.me has expanded its services to offer full-featured, easy-to-use website building capabilities that enable real...
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All of our Halloween 2017 coverage
Oct 31st, 2:07pm
Doorbells start ringing in just a few hours and you're still looking for a costume because you're probably hacking your way to domination and just...
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'Unstoppable' home prices hit new high
Oct 31st, 10:31am
August’s S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index shows that home prices are continuing to ascend to all-time highs with no signs of slowing...
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Why Paul Manafort's real estate agent was forced to testify in court
Oct 31st, 5:00am
Days before Paul Manafort was arrested on a host of charges related to special counselor Robert Mueller’s federal investigation into the Trump...
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How to partner with investors in your real estate business
Oct 31st, 4:45am
In this video, Chris Haddon and Jason Balin discuss working with real estate investors and how you can provide value to them ...Read More
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The nose knows: how to deal with smelly listings
Oct 31st, 4:00am
I love the smell of fresh cut grass. To me, the smell evokes memories of spending pleasant summer evenings out on my deck with friends, watching...
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How to compete with Keller Williams before it grabs more share in your market
Oct 30th, 5:00pm
"I hate to lose more than I love to win." That's the motto broker-owner Jerry Holden lives by, and the success of his Ohio-based independent...
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Markets leaning toward a mortgage rate increase
Oct 30th, 4:49pm
This week we can anticipate announcements around the Fed chair, tax reform and fresh September economic numbers. The 10-year has held the battle...
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Trump's ex-campaigner may have to forfeit these luxe properties
Oct 30th, 4:07pm
Today federal authorities charged President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort of wiring millions of dollars from offshore accounts to...
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Trump's ex-campaign head may have to forfeit these luxe properties
Oct 30th, 4:07pm
Today federal authorities charged President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort of wiring millions of dollars from offshore accounts to...
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Here's the Soho condo Manafort allegedly used to launder money
Oct 30th, 1:10pm
The indicted and arrested former Trump campaign manager reportedly purchased the swank property at 27 Howard Street, Unit 4, in 2012, and...
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FSBOs hit record low for third straight year
Oct 30th, 10:18am
For the third year in a row, for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) transactions accounted for only 8 percent of recent home sales, the lowest share that the...
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How to turn your car into a mobile office
Oct 30th, 4:50am
If you’re in the industry, you already know that real estate agents and brokers spend more time in their cars than anywhere else. We eat in our...
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How to rock social media with less effort
Oct 30th, 4:30am
Whether you’re browsing Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat, you can find everyone from real estate agents to mortgage companies taking advantage of...
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Why writing off open houses is a big mistake
Oct 30th, 4:15am
The nay-sayers slam the open house as being outdated, a tool that is no longer necessary in today’s tech environment. The truth of the matter is...
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5 mistakes even seasoned real estate agents make
Oct 30th, 4:00am
No matter how long you’ve been in the real estate business, we all fall into old habits and similar routines at some point. As a 20-year real...
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10 reasons most real estate agents fail
Oct 30th, 3:00am
Imagine if a deadly disease hit earth causing a mortality rate even remotely near the failure rate of real estate agents -- people would live in...
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OfferPad expands to Charlotte metro area
Oct 29th, 2:01am
OfferPad, an iBuyer program that lets buyers hail agents like Uber, announced the opening of a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina ...Read More
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Putting data to work for your marketing
Oct 27th, 6:30pm
Agents, you're investing so much time and effort into social media and marketing, but are you actually making money because of it? Are you seeing...
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Denver mom may be forced to sell home for $79K below market value
Oct 27th, 5:35pm
Cynthia Lopez was about to sell her Denver house for $265,000 until she found out it was part of an affordable housing program the city launched...
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How real estate agents are using Halloween to market historical homes
Oct 27th, 5:19pm
What comes to your mind when you think of a historical home? The antique finishes and features, the charming interior and decor, or all of the...
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Sassy ghost steals the show in BuzzBuzzHome's new Halloween ad
Oct 27th, 4:49pm
Some ghosts are spooky but keep to themselves. Others are friendly and want to be your BFF. But the ghost of BuzzBuzzHome's first official...
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The latest updates coming to Zillow Premier Agent in 2018
Oct 27th, 3:14pm
Zillow Group announced several new updates to its Premier Agent app that will become available in 2018, the biggest of which is a feature called...
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This $29.9M Aspen hideaway justifies a six-minute property vid
Oct 27th, 12:47pm
Normally, a six-minute property video seems a little excessive, but in the case of Circle R Ranch in Woody Creek, near Aspen, Colorado — worth...
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Seattle is the new San Francisco
Oct 27th, 12:41pm
For nine months in a row, Seattle has been leading the nation in home price appreciation with values rising 12.4 percent over the last year. San...
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Police believe son killed mother in Chapel Hill home for sale
Oct 27th, 11:16am
The Chapel Hill police department released chilling news regarding two dead bodies found in a home by a Realtor on October ...Read More
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How Ojo uses machine learning to capture home search history
Oct 27th, 10:31am
Ojo Labs entered the real estate scene in September when it partnered with Realogy to give agents access to an AI-driven app that nurtures leads...
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The Inman Files: A fond farewell to Richard Smith, Realogy's understated CEO
Oct 27th, 10:24am
The retiring Realogy CEO is an old school throwback: a gentleman, a stoic and a gracious executive. We will miss Richard Smith's presence in the...
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Build a website, grab leads and master social media with one tool
Oct 27th, 5:00am
Homeadnet is a real estate website builder and social media promotion platform that offers templates, lead capture and unlimited social network...
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Will Amazon Key change the way real estate agents show homes?
Oct 27th, 5:00am
While security concerns loom, Amazon Key could eliminate those pesky trips to the post office to wait in a long line and pick up a missed...
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Fellow mom brokers: Let's get some work-life balance
Oct 27th, 4:30am
“Mom guilt” is alive and well, and it's standard operating procedure in my daily routine. I’ve been a broker for a little less than three...
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Surprise: RPR is way better than you think
Oct 27th, 4:00am
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has already invested millions in it, yet, some real estate agents won’t even give it a try. They're...
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Evaluating & assembling a real estate tech stack that delivers the right customer experience
Oct 26th, 6:34pm
Change is constant in technology, and it seems more true given recent mergers & acquisitions activity in the real estate tech space. In this...
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Quicken Loans now offers one-step financial information validation
Oct 26th, 5:54pm
Homebuyers and refinancing homeowners using Quicken Loans will now be able to submit their financial information in one step, thanks to Fannie...
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2018 real estate events
Oct 26th, 5:02pm
Innovation, growth and continuous learning keep real estate professionals ahead in one of the most profitable industries in the world. As 2018...
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This tech lets you safely hold an open house without being there
Oct 26th, 4:01pm
Watch tech developer Zain Memon guide the Inman audience through Opendoor's world of next generation technology, namely, the Raspberry Pi. While...
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Inside Opendoor's self-guided home tour tech, Raspberry Pi
Oct 26th, 4:01pm
Installed in every Opendoor listing, Raspberry Pi communicates with the company’s servers and sensors placed about every home ...Read More
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October real estate industry deals and partnerships
Oct 26th, 3:07pm
Mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships: noteworthy deals that didn’t make it into print (and some that did) for your perusal...
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The luxury market is suffering an inventory shortage
Oct 26th, 1:44pm
The nation's luxury market is seeing an inventory shortage and a price increase of 4.9 percent in Q3 as a consequence, according to a new Redfin...
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Zillow Group pledges $5M to help those on verge of homelessness
Oct 26th, 10:24am
Over the next five years Seattle-based online real estate giant Zillow Group will dedicate money, services, products and resources to address...
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Pending home sales stall again in September
Oct 26th, 9:20am
Bad news for the housing market from the National Association of Realtors this morning. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index was 106.0 for the month...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Snow boots or cowboy boots?
Oct 26th, 5:00am
Director of marketing with Re/Max North-San Antonio, Frankee Chapa, talks about the difference between real estate in Maine and Texas, the...
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3 simple steps to generating leads with Facebook ads
Oct 26th, 4:45am
There are really only a few principles to creating winning ads on Facebook that generate leads -- including name, email and phone number -- for...
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Should real estate investors get a license?
Oct 26th, 4:15am
In the beginning, I wondered if I should get my license. I made my first real estate investment deal in 2005, and as an investor, I knew I didn't...
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7 outrageous real estate client demands
Oct 26th, 4:10am
Buyers and sellers often misunderstand the scope and responsibilities of a real estate agent. Then again, agents don’t really come with a...
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Pick a location, market to it: Real estate circle prospecting done right
Oct 26th, 4:00am
Many agents spend a lot of time prospecting FSBOs and expired listings. That means that when you call one of those homeowners, you’re coming up...
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Poll: Will you use Amazon Key in your real estate business?
Oct 25th, 6:34pm
Those who decide to buy into Amazon Key could also grant entry to others -- for example, home shoppers -- by downloading the app and giving them a...
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Don't let your first-time buyers miss these important details
Oct 25th, 5:49pm
Watch the video to hear three real estate professionals explain what important details every new buyer should know -- but sometimes doesn't -- and...
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Aston Martin is revving up for real estate
Oct 25th, 5:22pm
Aston Martin, a British luxury automobile brand that is synonymous with the James Bond franchise, has firmly planted its stake in Miami's luxury...
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Auction launched to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims
Oct 25th, 5:17pm
Luxury real estate auction house Concierge Auctions has set up a hurricane relief auction to aid those still recovering from the devastation...
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Beloved Beverly Hills Realtor Ambra Bisconti dies suddenly
Oct 25th, 5:10pm
The police are investigating her death by heart attack for anything other than natural causes, according to Bisconti's friend and colleague...
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Home sales up 18.9 percent to 667,000
Oct 25th, 11:46am
Good news for the housing market: sales of single-family homes rose by 18.9 percent in September, to 667,000 new houses sold, according to new...
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Why are existing-home sales underperforming?
Oct 25th, 11:20am
Existing-home sales as measured by the National Association of Realtors are underperforming the rate supported by current market conditions,...
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Real estate agent uses self-defense training to escape assault
Oct 25th, 10:59am
On Friday Oct. 20 real estate agent Sherri Hinkel met Micheal Beat, who said he was a potential homebuyer, at one of her listings near Pacific...
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Welcome to San Francisco, where a destroyed home is still worth $800K
Oct 25th, 10:45am
MLS photos show a large hole in the upper right-hand side of the roof, charred walls and blackened household items strewn about. One of the only...
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Amazon wants the keys to your home
Oct 25th, 9:27am
Amazon Key invites you to install a smart lock on your home that delivery people can use to unlock and drop off packages inside, when you're not...
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New e-signature competitor KeepSolid Sign nimbly inks deals
Oct 25th, 5:00am
DocuSign has a firm foothold on the e-signature space in real estate and beyond. But KeepSolid sign is both user-friendly and robust ...Read More
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10 productivity hacks that changed my life (and real estate business)
Oct 25th, 5:00am
I obsess over systems and productivity in both my professional and personal worlds. At home, I'm striving to create the most efficient way to...
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The Real Word: Office space and investing in Airbnb properties
Oct 25th, 4:45am
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week’s topics: the pros and cons...
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What is a buyer's agent worth?
Oct 25th, 4:15am
When Sally showed the home, wrote the offer and submitted it, she hadn't noticed the listing agent was only offering 2 percent commission ...Read More
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The dos and don'ts of advertising listings on Facebook
Oct 25th, 4:00am
So you just got this shiny new listing, and you're pumped to get it out to as many eyeballs as possible. Naturally, you think Facebook advertising...
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Why these indie brokers don't plan to 'sell out'
Oct 24th, 6:00pm
CEO Mark A. McLaughlin has grown Pacific Union International, Inc. from 17 offices to 41 offices and 2 billion to 14 billion in revenue in the...
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11 real estate inspired Halloween costumes
Oct 24th, 3:04pm
Halloween has creeped up on us fast. It's time to get dead serious about your costume. If you don't have one picked out yet, never fear! ...Read More
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Over 80 percent of real estate pros use an iPhone for work
Oct 24th, 2:04pm
The typical American household in 2017 owns more than two Apple products, and even as Samsung and Apple duke it out for top smartphone market...
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Hurricane season takes toll on over 270,000 homes, report finds
Oct 24th, 11:27am
This year's brutal Atlantic hurricane season is being recorded as one of the top 10 most active of all time. In documenting the aftermath, a new...
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Are robot dogs the next big thing in home automation?
Oct 24th, 11:26am
A report says electronics giant Sony is planning to unveil a new robotic dog that can control home appliances at a media event next month. ...
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Airbnb appears to increase rents and home prices
Oct 24th, 9:09am
A pre-review working paper by academics shows the popular online home rental service appears to raise rents and home sale prices in major U.S....
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Investors take note: Atlanta and Houston offer rental opportunities
Oct 24th, 5:00am
If you are a single-family home investor, it’s time to look away from coastal markets. Data released last week from Attom Data Solutions,...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: The haters gonna hate, hate, hate
Oct 24th, 4:45am
Ever have a client who's just the worst? Sue "Pinky" Benson has been there. Listen to the podcast as she regales Leigh Brown with the story of a...
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How to avoid losing control of a home inheritance
Oct 24th, 4:15am
Trusts are nice if you receive money from one every month, but for some, they get complicated. If your client inherits real property through a...
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5 marketing tips today's top real estate agents live by
Oct 24th, 4:00am
Are your real estate marketing ideas having less impact than expected? Not to worry, bestselling author and marketing expert Seth Price is here to...
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HomeSmart tests 'smart' for-sale signs in select markets
Oct 23rd, 7:15pm
HomeSmart real estate agents in select markets now have access to a new tool called SmartListing, a service that uses text messaging to share...
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The new housing cycle: No cycle at all
Oct 23rd, 6:00pm
In the old days, from the 19th century through the founding of the Fed in 1912, and modern times until about 2000, U.S. economic cycles were...
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LoanDepot partners with AI tech to improve the mortgage process
Oct 23rd, 4:26pm
LoanDepot has partnered with OJO Labs, an AI technology tool that cultivates and nurtures leads throughout the homebuying process, to bring...
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Ryan Schneider of Capital One will take over Realogy as CEO
Oct 23rd, 3:35pm
Former Capital One exec Ryan Schneider will replace Richard Smith as CEO of real estate giant Realogy, effective December 31, 2017, the company...
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Industry professionals still top resource for mortgage shoppers
Oct 23rd, 1:15pm
Mortgage shoppers are most influenced by real estate agents and lenders, more so than online sources, a new study by Fannie Mae finds. ...Read More
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How to control problem agents before they wreck your brokerage
Oct 23rd, 1:00pm
Watch the full talk from Climb Real Estate's Eugene Pak at Indie Broker Summit on how to help your agents (quirks included) reach their highest...
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New real estate course is all about artificial intelligence
Oct 23rd, 5:00am
Texas-based Champions School of Real Estate and Skyler360 are offering a continuing education class on artificial intelligence in real estate...
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The top 7 ways real estate agents annoy clients
Oct 23rd, 4:55am
The last thing you want to do is upset your real estate clients. Satisfied clients refer more business your way, and happy clients go a long way...
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6 ways to find your footing in traumatic times
Oct 23rd, 4:45am
Hurricanes, floods, fires, the mass shooting in Las Vegas, rape and sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, fears about a nuclear attack from North...
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10 bad real estate descriptors (and their obviously better replacements)
Oct 23rd, 4:15am
Ever wondered how some real estate agents can craft property descriptions that hit home with buyers? How do they choose their words in a way that...
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10 weak real estate descriptors (and their stronger replacements)
Oct 23rd, 4:15am
Ever wondered how some real estate agents can craft property descriptions that hit home with buyers? How do they choose their words in a way that...
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How to make your real estate descriptions more powerful
Oct 23rd, 4:15am
Ever wondered how some real estate agents can craft property descriptions that hit home with buyers? How do they choose their words in a way that...
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How to speed up your new real estate career in a slow market
Oct 23rd, 4:00am
When the market slows what’s a new real estate agent to do? The answer is simple: Embrace the down time and revamp your career. This is the...
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Become an efficient digital brokerage in one fell swoop
Oct 23rd, 3:00am
Rasheedah Hancock received the request on a Saturday while running errands at Target. As director of administration and accounting for the...
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Dominate your farm and amp your SEO with content marketing
Oct 23rd, 3:00am
Top producing real estate agents are increasingly turning to content marketing because they recognize its long-term effectiveness in improving...
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Why demand for luxury hotel residences is growing
Oct 23rd, 3:00am
Luxury real estate agents may have recognized the growing demand for hotel residences that offer turnkey, highly serviced, amenity-rich...
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Time might be running out on low rates
Oct 20th, 9:00pm
Long-term rates are hanging on by fingertips to a key level, the stock market has the sillies (again), and all incoming economic reports are hot....
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Hurricanes dampen Houzz's Q3 renovation barometer results
Oct 20th, 6:00pm
Houzz released its Q3 Renovation Barometer, a report that tracks confidence in the home renovation market among a range of industry professionals,...
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How to bump up your cash flow
Oct 20th, 6:00pm
Watch founder, president and designated broker of Tru Realty Sarah Richardson talk about how to "obtain high margins and manage like a tightwad"...
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Sellers desperately want to be free of home stalked by 'The Watcher'
Oct 20th, 5:16pm
You just bought a million-dollar, six-bedroom dream house where your family including three small children will live for years to come. Days after...
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America's hottest ZIP codes are cool under-the-radar suburbs
Oct 20th, 4:25pm
Realtor.com has announced its 2017 hottest ZIP codes, and 10 Texas, Colorado, Michigan and California towns dominated the list. Realtor.com...
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Harvey Weinstein's Hamptons estate vanishes from the market
Oct 20th, 4:22pm
As shamed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein faces a barrage of sexual assault and rape allegations -- from more than 40 women -- his 9,000...
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Property lost to California wildfires exceeds $1B
Oct 20th, 2:04pm
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today released preliminary data reflecting $1.045 billion in property losses as a result of the...
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Rising sea levels could submerge 1.9M homes by 2100
Oct 20th, 1:58pm
Zillow has tapped its rich database of properties to underscore the economic catastrophe in store if U.S. policymakers fail to address rising sea...
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Existing-home sales make surprise September rebound
Oct 20th, 10:42am
After a summer full of setbacks, existing-home sales made forward progress in September, indicating that the temporary effects of Hurricanes...
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The one app you need to help you sell to Chinese buyers
Oct 20th, 10:07am
It's called WeChat, and it's available for free. Here's why agents hoping to sell to Chinese buyers should consider putting it on their business...
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Voiceter Pro debuts new Alexa home valuation skill
Oct 20th, 5:00am
Voiceter Pro CEO Miguel Berger announced this week that his Amazon Echo-powered real estate software has learned a new way to help potential home...
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How to turn the social media spotlight on you
Oct 20th, 4:55am
Rick Guerrero talks with Albert Leao, of Homesync.com, to discuss four strategies on gaining stronger exposure through social media ...Read More
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20 tips for marketing your brand on Instagram
Oct 20th, 4:30am
Beyonce’s infamous pregnancy announcements, Taylor Swift’s make-up flowers from Kanye West, sultry stares from Selena Gomez and enough selfies...
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3 things luxury agents should know about Russian real estate
Oct 20th, 4:15am
Russia takes the 16 spot on the list of countries with the most millionaires at 152,000. Its wealth is extremely concentrated, which means that...
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Selling a haunted house? Have no fear
Oct 20th, 4:00am
A few years ago, my friends and I went on an after-dark tour of the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia during its Halloween scarefest,...
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Capture all the Facebook seller leads you can before it's too late
Oct 19th, 6:47pm
Every agent is trying to generate seller leads on Facebook, but they're missing some of the most important pieces to the puzzle. Quality online...
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How to sell your tech company
Oct 19th, 5:00pm
CEO Duane LeGate started Commissions, Inc., the fastest growing real estate tech company, in 2011. Five years and five months later, he sold it...
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Climate change will plunge the real estate industry into chaos
Oct 19th, 4:13pm
NASA climate scientist Mika Tosca explains how more wildfires and more flooding will spell big trouble for properties around the world in the...
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Keycafe hubs convert shops, bars and delis into key storage
Oct 19th, 3:54pm
Security and convenience are often at war. And one major area where they intersect in real estate is in the shuffling of keys, whether they're...
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Mortgage fraud: Are you part of the problem?
Oct 19th, 1:34pm
There are lies and there are damn lies. Lies like the little white ones borrowers sometimes utter to improve their incomes just enough to qualify,...
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The biggest legal risks for real estate teams
Oct 19th, 1:00pm
Do you require team members to use a specific type of software, hold open houses on certain days, or attend regular meetings at your office? If...
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Where does Purplebricks stand one month after its U.S. launch?
Oct 19th, 4:55am
Purplebricks, the online agent that has seen massive success while battering the incumbents in the U.K. market, launched in the U.S. about one...
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The battle for New York rentals: Zillow's StreetEasy versus the industry
Oct 19th, 4:30am
The battle lines have been drawn, but the end is far from uncertain. And the ramifications for the rest of the real estate classified industry in...
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The battle for New York listings: Zillow's StreetEasy versus the industry
Oct 19th, 4:30am
The battle lines have been drawn, but the end is far from uncertain. And the ramifications for the rest of the real estate classified industry in...
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The implications
Oct 19th, 4:30am
The battle lines have been drawn, but the end is far from uncertain. And the ramifications for the rest of the real estate classified industry in...
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Where does the NYC broker war with StreetEasy leave the industry?
Oct 19th, 4:30am
The battle lines have been drawn, but the end is far from uncertain. And the ramifications for the rest of the real estate classified industry in...
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Post-hurricane investing: How to look for win-win opportunities
Oct 19th, 4:15am
There have been (unlucky) 13 hurricanes so far in 2017 at the time of this article. Harvey, Irma and Maria have been the big three, causing...
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6 housewarming gifts buyers will actually use
Oct 19th, 4:00am
Your clients just bought a new home and couldn’t be happier. What better way to congratulate them than to give them a great housewarming gift?...
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This fire map is a safe way for NorCal residents to check their home
Oct 18th, 9:00pm
Amid the destruction and sorrow caused by the Northern California wildfires, it seems a bit of positive news has surfaced: firefighters have been...
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Real estate tracking app demo: Hacker Connect
Oct 18th, 8:00pm
Is the Dominos tracking app better than any real estate tracking app out there? Believe it or not, the answer to that questions used to be "yes"....
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Opendoor's buying homes at a rate of $100M per month
Oct 18th, 6:01pm
Opendoor, a three-year-old San Francisco startup that uses technology to quickly buy and resell homes, reports that it's reached a $1.3 billion...
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Pacific Union International acquires Empire Realty
Oct 18th, 4:54pm
This is the third acquisition in the last 10 months for Pacific Union, following its merger with Beverly Hills firm Partners Trust in August...
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5 drywall texture techniques to create the perfect vibe
Oct 18th, 4:15pm
From the lightest of stipples to the heaviest of Mediterranean swirls, the texture on your walls and ceilings does a lot to create your home's...
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How the mortgage tax break widens the racial divide
Oct 18th, 2:31pm
The mortgage interest deduction (MID) is one of the biggest drivers of racial housing inequality, a new report says. The report, published by the...
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The Inman Files: Who is getting rich in real estate?
Oct 18th, 2:26pm
I have contacted Forbes Magazine about their Top 400 Richest People list because they obviously made an editing error, a grave omission. No one...
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Zillow's 'Bridge Listing Input': New name, old tool?
Oct 18th, 12:56pm
Compose, a key component of Bridge Interactive, has been rebranded as Bridge Listing Input with no apparent changes to the tool ...Read More
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Wildfires take toll on precious California housing
Oct 18th, 12:33pm
Housing in beautiful wine country was already scarce before flames ravaged 245,000 acres across Northern California and burned down 5,700...
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Fight, flee or adapt: Rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey
Oct 18th, 11:07am
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, mounds of sodden building materials lined the streets of Houston and other flooded areas. As residents began the...
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How to make the perfect holiday cards for clients
Oct 18th, 4:55am
Come October, businesses begrudgingly remember that they have to send out cards for Christmas. Scratch that, for the holidays. Then comes the...
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10 habits all new real estate agents should master
Oct 18th, 4:30am
A house is the stage that one's life plays out on. Real estate agents don't sell houses, they sell dreams, happiness, a place to call home...
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8 tips for taking your real estate blog to the next level
Oct 18th, 4:15am
Establishing a thriving real estate blog in a competitive market takes more than just good writing. A creative use of mixed media, a deep...
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Give lead conversion to Facebook Messenger bots (they're better at it)
Oct 18th, 4:00am
Countless real estate agents generate leads with Facebook. What most agents don’t realize, however, is that Facebook Messenger is also a great...
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Climate change is putting more homes at risk of wildfire
Oct 18th, 12:00am
Last week’s wildfire disaster in Northern California has drawn renewed attention to the impact of climate change on patterns of real estate...
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Why the grass is greener where you stand
Oct 17th, 10:00pm
Former actor and current luxury real estate specialist Kofi Nartey told the Inman Connect audience that his real estate career didn't take off...
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Austin Realtor rebels win open board seats in election
Oct 17th, 5:27pm
In what's been a whirlwind few months for ABoR, members made their alliances clear at an election held today by voting in new blood to all seven...
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Augmented Reality and drones win NY real estate hackathon
Oct 17th, 3:05pm
Dozens of innovators in technology and real estate spent the weekend in a fourth-floor midtown Manhattan tech incubator to devise creative ways to...
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Realtor finds two dead bodies inside home for sale
Oct 17th, 12:06pm
A 911 call placed by the unnamed Realtor detailed an encounter that no real estate agent ever wants to imagine: "I just walked in this house to...
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Watch out Airbnb: Vacasa just raised $104M
Oct 17th, 8:00am
Vacasa announced the ​closing ​of ​a ​$103.5 ​million ​Series ​B, which the company says is ​the ​largest ​funding ​round...
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Why predicting the future isn't in a real estate agent's job description
Oct 17th, 4:30am
As a kid, at social gatherings, I'd always get a little annoyed when people would start asking my dad, the doctor, for medical advice ...Read More
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Fall is the season for turning canceled listings to gold
Oct 17th, 4:30am
Bob Clarkson of Century 21 shares some of his best tips to prospect canceled listings. Clarkson has only been in the business for two years and so...
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7 easy ways to stay in touch with your clients this Halloween
Oct 17th, 4:15am
Any holiday is a great excuse to engage with clients. With Halloween right around the corner, here are seven clever real estate agent "tricks"...
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600 posts and counting: Tips from a pro real estate blogger
Oct 17th, 4:01am
Purposeful, captivating content will not only separate your website from the agent down the street, but it also has the potential to attract tens...
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Special Report: The new agent's technology playbook
Oct 17th, 4:00am
Launching a real estate career is not for the faint of heart, but in 2017 it could be a career match made in heaven for the tech smart, according...
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Redfin Mortgage expands to Illinois, eyes Virginia
Oct 16th, 6:57pm
Redfin announced today that it is now offering loans to homebuyers in Illinois through its lending arm, Redfin Mortgage. The Seattle-based...
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Lone Wolf acquires Instanet Solutions in real estate software war
Oct 16th, 5:21pm
Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, an almost 30-year-old company that provides software products to help real estate agents market, track...
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Coming soon: Airbnb-branded apartments
Oct 16th, 5:14pm
After years of butting heads with local zoning officials, landlords and rental property owners, Airbnb may have found a solution to its short-term...
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My top 10 Inman Connect moments
Oct 16th, 4:35pm
Those who attend Inman Connect know there's no shortage of unique networking opportunities, brilliant mentors and poignant presentations. Every...
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One week later, California is still on fire
Oct 16th, 4:14pm
Real estate community gets to work giving clients the support they need -- both practical and emotional -- amid the destruction. ...Read More
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Zillow expands solar energy scores to 84 million homes
Oct 16th, 3:08pm
Zillow is introducing the idea of rooftop solar to millions of consumers and real estate professionals who might otherwise be unaware of its...
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Most MLSs 'not sure' if they'll work with Upstream
Oct 16th, 1:00pm
The vast majority of MLSs either need more information about the project before giving their support or flat-out aren't interested in...
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Rent or buy? Top cities for owning, renting and sharing
Oct 16th, 11:03am
In today's market, renters and buyers often find themselves in the same boat, wading through issues with availability and affordability in their...
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Step into this century: 5 tips for marketing your open house digitally
Oct 16th, 5:00am
With a big open house coming up, Sally Agent put an eye-catching ad in the paper, readied her open house signs and flags and hoped that people...
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Future-proof your business at Inman Connect 2018
Oct 16th, 5:00am
Over 4,000 industry professionals will gather at Inman Connect 2018 this coming January 22-26, at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square ...Read More
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HouseCanary's Agile Appraisal makes valuations a sinch
Oct 16th, 5:00am
HouseCanary's Agile Appraisal is a web-based platform for real estate appraisals that is ideal for appraisers, lenders and real estate investors...
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HouseCanary's Agile Appraisal makes valuations a cinch
Oct 16th, 5:00am
HouseCanary's Agile Appraisal is a web-based platform for real estate appraisals that is ideal for appraisers, lenders and real estate investors...
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HouseCanary's Agile Appraisal shortens appraisers' busy work
Oct 16th, 5:00am
HouseCanary's Agile Appraisal is a web-based platform for real estate appraisals that is ideal for appraisers, lenders and real estate investors...
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12 basic rules of online marketing
Oct 16th, 4:55am
In today’s ever-changing, digital marketing landscape, you have to have an online presence, or you’ll get passed by ...Read More
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7 tips for writing listing descriptions buyers can't pass up
Oct 16th, 4:30am
First impressions are critical in real estate. You only get one shot to impress sellers enough to hire you and one chance to put the home on the...
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Huddle up: How to make your daily sales meetings more valuable
Oct 16th, 4:15am
Real estate success strategies are just one of the topics to cover during daily huddles. Do you know what else to include in huddles to ensure...
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3 essential tools that will 10X your real estate marketing
Oct 16th, 3:00am
Spraying your message high and wide does not breed online marketing success; rather, standout results emerge when you pair smart, strategic...
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Real estate brokerages house agents, clients displaced by wildfires
Oct 14th, 4:01am
In times of disaster, real estate offices turn into second homes for agents and clients by providing them with a place to rest their head and make...
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The empowered agent: 10 things you need to know
Oct 13th, 9:00pm
"When an entire industry changes -- when it sets up a new set of rules to play by, a new set of values -- it's not usually the majority of players...
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Coldwell Banker launches disaster relief fund
Oct 13th, 5:16pm
From Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria to the wildfires that are devastating Northern California, it's impossible to ignore the fact that the past...
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Brokerage issues apology for ad accused of being racist
Oct 13th, 5:09pm
Indianapolis-based brokerage Flock Real Estate Group has received a warning from the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana for an October ad that...
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Home of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz destroyed in fire
Oct 13th, 4:20pm
The Santa Rosa home of the late Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz has been destroyed by one of the many wildfires hammering California's North Bay...
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Murdered Arkansas agent's family sues brokerage over safety training
Oct 13th, 3:50pm
Three years after former Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter was murdered, her family is suing Crye-Leike Real Estate for wrongful death and...
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58% of people would live with a ghost
Oct 13th, 12:51pm
In September, realtor.com conducted a Haunted Real Estate survey where 1,000 respondents shared their opinions on living in a home with a "few...
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NAR wants Trump's association health plans to cover agents
Oct 13th, 12:37pm
On Thursday President Trump signed an executive health care order poised to impact real estate agents and the viability of association health...
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The government pays more to rich homeowners than poor renters
Oct 13th, 11:06am
The federal government paid out twice as much money to wealthy homeowners via the mortgage interest deduction as it spent on section 8 rent...
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Battling insurance: The dark side of disaster recovery
Oct 13th, 5:00am
In the aftermath of four major natural disasters in the last month -- Houston, Puerto Rico, South Florida and now Napa and Sonoma -- plans to...
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What are seller concessions?
Oct 13th, 4:55am
When working with buyers, inevitably, you will open escrow, go through inspections and find out that something in the home isn’t in tip-top...
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3 ways to warm up your cold call game
Oct 13th, 4:30am
When Myrtle Beach-based agent Abe Safe was newly licensed, he started out purely cold calling for a few months. As a new agent, he had little...
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5 thrifty home renovations that get sellers the most ROI
Oct 13th, 4:15am
Can you list the home renovations that get the best returns for sellers? If not, can you honestly claim to get top dollar for sellers’ homes...
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While we debate Zillow, more Big Shorts loom
Oct 13th, 4:00am
For the umpteenth time, someone in a Facebook group recently asked if buying leads from Zillow was worth it. The answers varied from ominous...
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The Power of Disruption - Surviving the Ever-Changing Real Estate Industry
Oct 13th, 2:09am
As an agent, you know the process of buying and selling real estate is broken. Despite the multitude of tools and tech options flooding the RE...
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Haunting drone footage captures scorched Santa Rosa
Oct 12th, 5:35pm
A neighborhood turned to ash is perfectly still save a lone postal truck slowly traversing the street. Surrounded by scorched earth, charred car...
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2018 housing will be 'a tale of two markets'
Oct 12th, 5:32pm
California Association of Realtors Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young today presented the Association's 2018 Market Forecast, which showed...
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2018 Cali housing will be 'a tale of two markets'
Oct 12th, 5:32pm
California Association of Realtors Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young today presented the Association's 2018 Market Forecast, which showed...
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New kids on the block pitch session: ICSF
Oct 12th, 5:10pm
In the spirit of innovation, Inman Connect likes to showcase the year's New Kids on the Block -- the up-and-comers, the disruptors, the fresh...
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Douglas Elliman launched a new luxury blog
Oct 12th, 4:01pm
Douglas Elliman has launched Elliman Insider, a blog that discusses real estate and lifestyle trends, insights and inspiration from around the...
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The latest from the Northern California wildfires
Oct 12th, 2:21pm
Stay updated with our coverage on the latest from the wildfires sweeping through Northern California and learn how the real estate industry is...
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The 20 best trick-or-treating cities in America
Oct 12th, 2:17pm
Full-sized candy bars, cans of soda, enough sweets to stow away for months to come — these were the Halloween spoils I dreamed of as a kid...
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McMansion Hell blogger explains the sadness of living large
Oct 12th, 1:35pm
The humorous blogger joined a panel in New York City to discuss the "architecture of consumption," and what our living spaces say about us ...Read...
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Should real estate agents FSBO their own home?
Oct 12th, 1:00pm
As a real estate agent, you work hard to buy and sell homes for your clients every day. When it’s time to put your own house on the market,...
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How to buy your first home
Oct 12th, 10:33am
Buying a home is one of the most -- if not the most -- significant purchases of your adult life. So, you'll want to make sure you're really...
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The Real Word: Two agents discuss dress code and Stop Zillow
Oct 12th, 4:37am
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they discuss how agents should...
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Is it a real estate agent's ethical duty to authenticate buyers?
Oct 12th, 4:30am
Two people walk into a master bedroom. They appear to be in their early 30s and well-dressed. As the woman begins to rifle through the dresser...
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When business is sluggish: 10 to-dos for the slow season
Oct 12th, 4:15am
No matter how great of a year it's been, inevitably, business will slow down at some point, due to weather, holidays or the market. What's an...
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5 MLS hangups dragging real estate down
Oct 12th, 4:00am
“There has never been a better time for MLSs to support their subscribers in preparing for the future,” said Denee Evans, CEO of CMLS in the...
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Buy a house already: How to get millennial renters off the fence
Oct 12th, 4:00am
If you’re having trouble turning members of America’s rental generation into homeowners, Linda Liberatore has one suggestion that might make a...
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SoFi aims to raise $100K for employee wildfire relief
Oct 11th, 5:59pm
SoFi employees are among the thousands who have lost homes as wildfires rage on in Northern California, but their coworkers aren't going to leave...
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Fires leave thousands homeless in wine country
Oct 11th, 5:23pm
Agents have been fielding calls from the suddenly homeless looking for solutions -- whether it be buying a house where rentals are scarce or up...
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How to sell or merge your real estate company
Oct 11th, 5:00pm
Emotions, lawyers and agent objections can make a roller coaster out of mergers and acquisitions, but there are ways to execute a flawless...
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Prime real estate: Amazon now delivers tiny houses
Oct 11th, 4:05pm
Got a pesky post-college millennial living at home who just won't let you be an empty nester? Or what about a parent who doesn't want to live...
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Expect another Fed rate hike in December
Oct 11th, 10:34am
As anticipated, the hurricanes have turned the usual flow of economic data into a game of pick-up sticks, a meaningless tangle. The market...
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Trick or treat: 7 scary good Halloween marketing hacks
Oct 11th, 4:45am
Don't be a ghoul this Halloween and overlook one of the best marketing opportunities of the year for real estate agents. Here are some fresh ideas...
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Stumped on blogging ideas? Let Google help
Oct 11th, 4:15am
The question isn’t whether you need to blog -- it’s what you need to blog about. Blogging demonstrates industry expertise, increases your...
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Looking for fresh meat? 5 ways to use LinkedIn to recruit
Oct 11th, 4:00am
As real estate agents begin their careers, they search for the brokerage or team that fits their needs, sometimes scouring the internet for months...
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19 questions agents should ask brokerages when interviewing
Oct 11th, 4:00am
If you're a new agent interviewing at San Diego-based Realty National, make sure your first question isn't, "What are your splits?" That drives...
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Doss, a voice-powered home search tool, gears up for national launch
Oct 11th, 4:00am
Doss, an artificial intelligence voice-powered real estate assistant, will become available nationwide next week. The technology delivers home...
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This platform helps you find (and hire) the perfect real estate photographer
Oct 11th, 4:00am
Stilio is an online marketplace for real estate agents to find and hire local real estate photographers. The company has a network of more than...
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Airbnb Open Homes offers free shelter to California wildfire victims
Oct 10th, 4:44pm
In a matter of 24 hours, at least 1,500 homes and structures have been destroyed by a series of 14 fires sprawled across 73,000 acres of land in...
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As Northern California wildfires rage, 'real estate must go on'
Oct 10th, 4:22pm
Real estate agents in Santa Rosa are watching and waiting with quiet despair as their once-thriving, low-inventory market disappears before their...
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California fires threaten over 172K homes worth billions
Oct 10th, 2:55pm
The wildfires ravaging Napa and Santa Rosa since Sunday night have put a total of 172,117 homes at risk that would take a staggering $65 billion...
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How to launch a real estate career with Facebook marketing
Oct 10th, 1:00pm
When Mor Zucker became a real estate agent, she was a newbie at a brokerage full of industry veterans. And she was told, this is how we do real...
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New Zillow tool peers into the minds of renters
Oct 10th, 12:52pm
Zillow Group has announced the launch of Rental Inform, a cloud-based data dashboard comprised of exclusive, real-time rental market and...
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Agents spill their most embarrassing home showing stories
Oct 10th, 5:00am
A home is its owner's castle -- and when kings and queens put their castles up for sale and then invite strangers to tour them, things can get a...
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What are comps? The rules of using comparables
Oct 10th, 4:30am
Comps, also known as comparables, are a critical tool that real estate agents use to determine a home’s value. My rule of thumb is this: Comps...
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Why these two real estate influencers aren't scared of Zillow, Redfin
Oct 10th, 4:00am
In the past 20 years, we’ve seen major industries disrupted or vanish completely due to tech innovation: Netflix said goodbye to the video...
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10 tips for fearless door-knocking
Oct 10th, 3:30am
Rachel Adams started her career knocking on 200 doors and holding three open houses a week. In three years, she went from a brand new real estate...
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6 free apps real estate rookies can't ignore
Oct 10th, 3:00am
Getting started in real estate is full of ups and downs fueled by both the excitement of starting a new career and the terror of failing at it...
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Sweet tea, anyone? Americans love their front porches
Oct 9th, 6:40pm
If you’ve noticed an increase in homes with front porches, it’s not just your imagination. According to a data analysis from the National...
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Northern California firestorm shocks real estate community
Oct 9th, 4:07pm
At 1 this morning, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group's Sarah Carlson was awoken by her teenage daughter as she became...
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San Francisco is the most 'overvalued' market in the U.S., study finds
Oct 9th, 3:49pm
According to the UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index, which includes 20 of the globe's largest cities, San Francisco is the most overvalued...
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Ten-X acquisition deal closes
Oct 9th, 1:18pm
In case you missed it last week, private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners announced the closing of its more than $1 billion majority acquisition...
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The recovery timelines for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Oct 9th, 12:01pm
For those hard-working agents in Texas and Florida who are still cleaning up and waiting for their markets to return to normal, some hurricane...
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How to make money off these 6 housing trends from Zillow
Oct 9th, 5:00am
Zillow’s Consumer Housing Trends Report for 2017 reveals some surprising first-time buyer trends, the impact of rent increases on home sales,...
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What is a lease option to buy?
Oct 9th, 4:45am
A lease option to buy is complicated, and I’ve only seen a few in my career. But real estate agents should be familiar with it in case clients...
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Become a Zillow power-user with these 5 tips
Oct 9th, 4:30am
Odds are, if you're a real estate agent, you already have a Zillow account. You probably even have a couple reviews and a few sold listings...
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Thank-you notes don't write themselves: 5 tips to get 'em done
Oct 9th, 3:30am
Growing up, the best thing about birthdays was undoubtedly getting presents. And the worst thing was definitely having to write thank-you notes. ...
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Uber for renters: App brings on-demand apartment showings to NYC
Oct 7th, 5:00am
Starting with the Big Apple, founder of Cribitt Stephen Steiner is trying to do for renters what apps like Hobizbo, Curb Call, AgentPair, and...
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Will NYC renters flock to this on-demand apartment showing app?
Oct 7th, 5:00am
Starting with the Big Apple, founder of Cribitt Stephen Steiner is trying to do for renters what Hobizbo, Curb Call, AgentPair and...
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Wanderlust meets adventure in Sherwin-Williams' color of the year
Oct 6th, 4:57pm
The paint company's choice isn't a neutral, or the ever-popular periwinkle blue, or one of the trendy shades of grey we've seen all over...
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This is the official color of the year 2018
Oct 6th, 4:57pm
The paint company's choice isn't a neutral, or the ever-popular periwinkle blue, or one of the trendy shades of grey we've seen all over...
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Surprise, surprise: California is the most expensive place to buy a home
Oct 6th, 4:33pm
Homes along the United States' most popular coasts are known for their beautiful waterfront views, salty breezes and -- you guessed it -- sky-high...
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Hurricanes take their toll on new construction, inventory
Oct 6th, 2:07pm
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report for September has revealed that the real estate industry will have to wait a while longer for...
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Alaska agent recovering from serious injuries in Las Vegas
Oct 6th, 10:08am
Robert (Rob) McIntosh, an agent with Century 21 Gold Rush in North Pole, Alaska, had a date next weekend with his broker-owner, Mike VanSickle in...
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Alaska agent recovering from serious injuries Vegas shooting
Oct 6th, 10:08am
Robert (Rob) McIntosh, an agent with Century 21 Gold Rush in North Pole, Alaska, had a date next weekend with his broker-owner, Mike VanSickle in...
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Alaska agent recovering from Vegas shooting
Oct 6th, 10:08am
Robert (Rob) McIntosh, an agent with Century 21 Gold Rush in North Pole, Alaska, had a date next weekend with his broker-owner, Mike VanSickle in...
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Ex-Realtor targeted first-time buyers in wire fraud scheme
Oct 6th, 9:58am
Hazelton, Pennsylvania-based real estate agent Ignacio Beato has begun his four-year sentence for conning buyers out of more than $750,000 in a...
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Puerto Rican agents seek help and opportunity from U.S. mainland
Oct 6th, 8:52am
As the real estate community of Puerto Rico still assesses the damage of homes post Maria, a number of the island's 600 Realtors and around 7000...
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Your data is about to make you better at your job
Oct 6th, 5:00am
"I'm not from the future; I'm just from Google," said Dan Siegler on the Inman Connect stage. "I can't tell you what's going to happen. I can just...
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The Inman Files: Ending 155 years of real estate scams
Oct 6th, 5:00am
Thirty some years ago when my older brother was climbing the corporate ladder in a Big Four accounting firm, he was relocated to the company’s...
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How to make 'always be serving' your new closing mantra
Oct 6th, 4:00am
Are you an old-school prospector? You know, the kind who budgets a lot for advertising, tends to be a little pushy or aggressive and lives for...
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Landing pages are out, Facebook Lead Ads are in
Oct 6th, 3:30am
If you’re like most real estate agents who run Facebook ads, you’re probably linking each ad to a page on your website. If you’re really...
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Thanks Henry Ford: Assembly line thinking still works in real estate
Oct 6th, 3:00am
There’s an excellent TV show called How It’s Made on the Discovery Channel. Have you seen it? The show takes you through manufacturing...
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Let your voice be heard: Become an Inman contributor
Oct 6th, 3:00am
Attention real estate agents and brokers: We see you out in the trenches every day hustling, bringing your clients the best service possible and...
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Search engine optimization (SEO): Tips for improving your ranking
Oct 5th, 6:39pm
You've already done a lot to become top-of-mind, but have you done what it takes to become top-of-search when people are looking for the real...
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The rent is too damn high (but so are home prices)
Oct 5th, 5:00pm
According to the RealPage Q3 supply and demand report, the national average rent has increased by 0.9 percent month-over-month and 2.6 percent...
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Fueled by $35M, Roofstock hopes to keep real estate agents interested
Oct 5th, 2:35pm
Roofstock, an online marketplace where investors can purchase and sell single-family rental properties, has announced Series C funding to the tune...
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America's new hipster capital is . . . Columbus, Ohio
Oct 5th, 11:52am
Welcome to your new hipster capital, America: Columbus, Ohio. Yep, you heard that right -- at least according to Yelp and Realtor.com. The two...
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Removing pet odors from subfloor
Oct 5th, 11:30am
In this Q-and-A column, we discuss how to treat stubborn pet odors that have gone beyond the carpet and padding, and which products (homemade and...
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Zillow testing 3-D tour capture app for iPhone
Oct 5th, 10:30am
By this time next year real estate agents should be able to snap images of a property with their iPhone and send them to Zillow for free 3-D tour...
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Tech-driven Miami real estate startup Home61 raises $4M
Oct 5th, 6:30am
Home61, which launched its first year of official business in 2015, uses automation to streamline the buying and renting experience from first...
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6 things homebuyers love to call out in the final walkthrough
Oct 5th, 5:00am
After months of hard work, a home sale comes down to one make-or-break moment: the final walkthrough. That nail-biting buyer pop-by before...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: When a seller bares it all
Oct 5th, 5:00am
The last thing you’d expect while trying to get a deal going is to be greeted by a homeowner at the front door — in the buff ...Read More
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No budget, no problem: 5 home staging hacks that barely cost a thing
Oct 5th, 4:30am
Staging a home on a budget isn't as hard as you may think. There are many things you can do to when staging a home that cost little or no money,...
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Fidelity National Financial acquires SkySlope in software-gobbling bender
Oct 4th, 9:46pm
This is the third major acquisition for FNF, a title insurance and transaction services company, in the previous 18 months, following its purchase...
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Choosing the best technology for your real estate business
Oct 4th, 5:45pm
Why do you choose certain technology over others? If you're like most agents and brokers, you look for tech that expands your business, increases...
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Agent's Facebook post on Vegas shooting ignites threats, controversy
Oct 4th, 5:30pm
The agent was running for town council in South Windsor, Connecticut, but has since withdrawn from the race after receiving death threats ...Read More
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Former Re/Max exec wants to take Realty One Group global
Oct 4th, 3:59pm
For some real estate entrepreneurs who are rolling out new brokerage models throughout the U.S., this country is plenty big enough to take on. But...
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How does Zillow stack up to its global peers?
Oct 4th, 3:05pm
To begin with, Zillow is the largest real estate portal in the world in terms of revenue. Not only does Zillow generate the most revenue of any...
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'Thousand Dollar Listing' pilot launches creator's million dollar career
Oct 4th, 11:37am
Remember New York rookie real estate agent Noah Kaplan and his Thousand Dollar Listing television show? Last year we asked if it was a million...
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Should you become a real estate broker?
Oct 4th, 5:00am
Going from real estate agent to broker owner is a monumental shift because you go from having the safety net of someone else’s brokerage behind...
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Alexa, what do Amazon's new Echos mean for real estate?
Oct 4th, 5:00am
The smart speaker market -- think the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple’s upcoming Homepod -- has exploded into becoming the next tech...
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Electric cars are forcing real estate to change gears
Oct 4th, 5:00am
Analysts predict that within a few years, electric cars will cost about the same or less than their gas-powered cousins, and electric vehicle (EV)...
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The not-so-secret playbook of today's real estate team leaders
Oct 4th, 4:00am
Almost a year ago, Vija Williams’s team had grown to 17 people and was starting to get attention. She was getting asked to speak at events and...
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The not-so-secret playbook of today's top real estate team leaders
Oct 4th, 4:00am
As a team leader who is constantly searching for ways to add value, I reached out to some of the best in the business to see how they contribute...
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3 ways to use emotional intelligence with sellers
Oct 4th, 3:00am
After two days of studying the neighborhood, pouring over compareables and tailoring your listing presentation to this specific seller, you ring...
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Think big, act small: The secret to explosive growth
Oct 3rd, 2:48pm
Kymber Menkiti of the Menkiti Group took the Inman Connect stage less than two months after losing her mother -- her strongest advocate and...
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How I learned to stop chasing "hot" leads & work my database like a boss
Oct 3rd, 1:30pm
Are you still using the top-down, hot lead, or funnel-based approaches to lead marketing? If you are, then you're probably aware that 97 out of...
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Real estate meets college at this fast-growing 100% commission brokerage
Oct 3rd, 1:00pm
Every week top-producing agents, entrepreneurs, marketing gurus and technophiles infiltrate My Home Group across multiple locations, turning...
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Las Vegas shooter reportedly a real estate investor
Oct 3rd, 11:44am
It’s been two days since the mass shooting at the country music Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas—the deadliest in American history...
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All work, no play: Advice to new agents on the hustle
Oct 3rd, 5:00am
In the first one to three years of your real estate career, you should devote as much time to your business as possible ...Read More
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Dear real estate: A little pen and paper goes a long way
Oct 3rd, 5:00am
Here, three real estate professionals share how they use real words on real paper to grow their own businesses and let clients past and future let...
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Handwritten notes guaranteed to deliver: 3 experts share their secrets
Oct 3rd, 5:00am
Here, three real estate professionals share how they use real words on real paper to grow their own businesses and let clients past and future let...
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Why you should fear the attack on the mortgage interest deduction
Oct 3rd, 4:30am
Make no mistake, the 100-plus-year-old mortgage interest deduction (MID) is in play, and the odds are good that it will be a shadow of its former...
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Stuck with a stale listing? How to flip the script
Oct 3rd, 4:00am
Ask anyone who enjoys gardening, and he or she will tell you there is nothing better than that elusive, perfect vine-ripened fruit or vegetable...
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7 things top producers do every day
Oct 3rd, 3:30am
Every morning at 5 a.m., Realtor Kelly gets up to work out. She’s at the office by 8 a.m., and on the phone prospecting for business 15 minutes...
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Agent as investor: How to blur the line and snag listings
Oct 3rd, 3:00am
Thomas Cafarella is absolutely crushing it in the Boston real estate market. Cafarella and his team pull in between 50-100 listing appointments...
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Eye-catching twilight photos without the hassle
Oct 2nd, 5:33pm
VHT Studios, the nation's largest real estate photography studio, has added Virtual Twilight to its suite of virtual staging and editing services....
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Fast-growing 100% commission brokerage acquires another of its kind
Oct 2nd, 5:27pm
Frisco, Texas-based JP & Associates Realtors (JPAR), a 100 percent commission brokerage, has acquired Austin-based firm Private Label Realty...
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Eliot Spitzer better hope the East River doesn't wreck his new buildings
Oct 2nd, 3:53pm
Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York and former state attorney general perhaps best known for his high-profile sex worker scandal, has...
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Realtor wounded in Las Vegas mass shooting now stable
Oct 2nd, 3:20pm
Andrew Gudmunson, a beloved young real estate agent with local Century 21 Action Realtors of Minot, North Dakata, is recovering from surgery in...
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Agents' best defense against low inventory is great service
Oct 2nd, 1:41pm
We're in the midst of an intense listings shortage, but does that mean agents should ride this wave passively? Not if they want to stay...
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Markets ignore Trump tax proposal
Oct 2nd, 1:26pm
The plan has expanded from one page last spring to nine pages but is still just a list of principles, not detail. Markets did not react partly...
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Fraudulent initial coin offerings ripped off investors, SEC says
Oct 2nd, 11:16am
As buzz builds around the future of real estate transactions facilitated with digital currency, the Securities and Exchange Commission has charged...
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Real estate digital currency startup charged with fraud
Oct 2nd, 11:16am
As buzz builds around the future of real estate transactions facilitated with digital currency, the Securities and Exchange Commission has charged...
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New COO of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate sets sights on expansion
Oct 2nd, 9:58am
Rich DeNicola has real estate in his blood. The newly named COO of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate jokes that he was doing floor duty by...
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Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate names new COO
Oct 2nd, 9:58am
Rich DeNicola has real estate in his blood. The newly named COO of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate jokes that he was doing floor duty by...
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate names new COO
Oct 2nd, 9:58am
Rich DeNicola has real estate in his blood. The newly named COO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate jokes that he was doing floor duty by the...
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Redfin expands 1 percent listing fee to 18 new markets
Oct 2nd, 7:00am
1.5 percent might not seem like much, but Redfin has gotten a lot of mileage out of snipping that from its list-side commission in a some markets....
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Redfin expands 1% listing fee to 18 new markets
Oct 2nd, 7:00am
Half a percent might not seem like much, but Redfin has gotten a lot of mileage out of snipping that from its 1.5 percent list-side commission in...
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How to avoid headaches when buying and selling at the same time
Oct 2nd, 5:00am
Often in real estate, you have someone who is selling a house and buying another at the same time, aka concurrent transactions ...Read More
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Make your kitchen photography sizzle with PadStyler's virtual renovations
Oct 2nd, 5:00am
PadStyler is a web-based property image editor and virtual staging service for real estate, ideal for individual agents, offices and teams alike....
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Will digital middlemen become toll booths for real estate agents?
Oct 2nd, 5:00am
Tech giants like Zillow Group, Facebook and Google are charging increasing fees for access to a growing share of homebuyers and sellers...
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Agent/broker perspective: How can brokers support agents in the wake of natural disasters?
Oct 2nd, 4:15am
An experienced Miami real estate agent needs her broker’s support after a hurricane creates chaos for her customers ...Read More
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3 productivity hacks that'll make next year a breeze
Oct 2nd, 4:00am
Over time an agent earns honorary degrees in contracts, negotiation, counseling, patience and juggling — the art of keeping many things in the...
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Automate your real estate leads using IFTTT: 3 simple recipes
Oct 2nd, 3:30am
Cold call, door knock, prospect — feed your pipeline. Feed the beast. Real estate agents always have to be on their game with many balls in the...
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A proven prospecting plan for getting more listings
Oct 2nd, 3:00am
A solid real estate prospecting plan is an essential part of any strategy for getting listings. It helps generate the best listing leads and...
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How the internet economy is reshaping the real estate industry
Sep 29th, 5:21pm
When you find something that's broken in the world, you can take one of two paths: wait for someone else to fix it or fix it yourself.  ...Read More
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A month in review: The August housing market
Sep 29th, 5:18pm
Every month, economists release a number of indices, reports and analyses of the housing market, and it can be difficult to keep up with them all....
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Scrub-a-dub-dub, Houzz says homeowners are ditching the tub
Sep 29th, 5:14pm
Homeowners are looking for large, high-tech bathrooms with sleek color palettes and finishes, according to the Houzz 2017 Bathroom Trends Report...
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Hail an agent like an Uber: MLS debuts on-demand showings app
Sep 29th, 1:00pm
Consumers can use ArriveHome to connect with nearby agents who are "live," or leverage it to work with their current agent more efficiently. The...
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Apartment purchased with Ethereum raises hopes, questions
Sep 29th, 10:09am
The first-ever property purchase to occur through Propy -- an international real estate startup founded around the digital currency Ethereum --...
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Brexit bust? London home prices fall for 1st time in 8 years
Sep 29th, 7:55am
London home prices slipped 0.6% in the quarter ended September, according to Nationwide. It's the first decline since the financial crisis.Read More
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This A.I. will write your real estate profile for you
Sep 29th, 5:00am
Realty Profiler is an automated content generator for online real estate agent profiles. It's ideal for large, national brokerages and many others...
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10 things you should never say to homebuyers
Sep 29th, 5:00am
Please sign on the dotted line here, here and here for your dream home. It's only requires a 30-ish year commitment, basically all of your...
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Listing Bits: Making house hunting mobile
Sep 29th, 5:00am
By 2009, mobile users could do a lot with smartphone apps -- get directions, listen to music, take pictures, play games, even film a video. Aaron...
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Trump's latest tax proposal: Will it make you more or less profitable?
Sep 29th, 4:15am
The Trump administration released a revised tax reform proposal on Wednesday, which you can read in full here. The real estate industry is abuzz...
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How your greatest weaknesses can become strengths in real estate
Sep 29th, 3:30am
Do you know your natural talents and strengths? Countless self-help books have been written on how to turn weaknesses into strengths, but is that...
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Give 'em what they want: 3 tips for raking in leads on Facebook
Sep 29th, 3:00am
A few posts that advertise your listings, sing your praises or humblebrag about your ability to sell homes is a terrible way to engage your target...
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The power of 'we' and how technology connects us for good
Sep 28th, 10:00pm
"Now more than ever, technology has democratized power," Jessica Hansen of Kiva said on the Inman Connect stage. "We have power in our pockets and...
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Real estate team to pay $46K for racial discrimination
Sep 28th, 7:17pm
A real estate team in Jackson, Mississippi, steered white homebuyers away from predominantly black neighborhoods while neglecting African American...
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Top property management market trends impacting your business
Sep 28th, 6:29pm
Join property management expert Joe Sidebotham as he dives down into rental housing market data to show you where the market is going, how these...
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Trump lifts shipping rules to aid in Puerto Rico hurricane recovery
Sep 28th, 3:05pm
The U.S. real estate community was united today in welcoming President Donald Trump's decision to waive the Jones Act, effective for 10 days, to...
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Ditching dorms for homes in big college towns
Sep 28th, 10:52am
Student loan debt can be attributed to more than just courses and books: The cost of dorm room living can run as high as $8,887 to $21,804 per...
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Playboy Mansion expected to go up in value
Sep 28th, 9:44am
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died at 91-years-old on Wednesday, his company confirmed. As the tributes and debates over Hefner’s legacy continue,...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Young, hungry and learning
Sep 28th, 5:00am
Clients often hesitate to work with a real estate agent who looks young and inexperienced. Alex Milshteyn, who was 18 at the time, confused a...
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New home search tool uses bots to match your style
Sep 28th, 5:00am
When homebuyers begin their search, they're not necessarily thinking most about price, size and bedroom count, said Creed Smith, a Denver-area...
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Agents resist being replaced, not new technology
Sep 28th, 4:45am
Fear of change seems to be an almost universal part of the human experience. Part of it is fear of the unknown. Some people are more afraid of it...
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The Real Word: Two agents weigh in on Stop Zillow and iPhone X
Sep 28th, 4:30am
In this video, Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on real estate news topics. This week, they discuss whether...
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Don't give up: 10 ways to convince reluctant buyers
Sep 28th, 4:15am
Calling buyer leads is a daunting task. People are often resistant to being on the phone and will say whatever it takes to hang up. And they...
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Heads up: 5 things a first-time homebuyer should know
Sep 28th, 3:00am
Renting offers the safe haven of having a landlord and not having to worry about damage, repairs, paying off your 30-year loan or yard work. But...
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How one agent's vanishing act became an entrepreneur's fuel
Sep 27th, 5:19pm
Alex Doubet is CEO and founder of Door, a Dallas-based brokerage that charges consumers a flat rate of $5,000 per side. The idea for his startup,...
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Trump's 'Big Six' unveil tax proposal: What's at stake for real estate?
Sep 27th, 4:37pm
Tax rates for agents and brokerages could significantly decrease and the mortgage interest deduction (MID) could become ever more elusive to...
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Puerto Rico Realtor urges NAR to lobby on island's behalf
Sep 27th, 3:56pm
Ivan Zavala, the CEO of Puerto Rico's largest brokerage and past president of the Puerto Rico Association of Realtors, is urging the National...
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Trump's tax reform plan is a mixed bag for real estate
Sep 27th, 1:55pm
Before the parsing, pissing and politicalization of President Trump’s 9-page tax reform proposal gets hot and heavy, here are some salient...
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Why CEO won't sacrifice Redfin's 'soul' post-IPO
Sep 27th, 1:40pm
What's it like to be the CEO of a company celebrating its successful IPO? Redfin's Glenn Kelman would tell you it feels exactly the same, and that...
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Too hot to move: Housing market stalls with no relief ahead
Sep 27th, 11:51am
For months it seems we've watched and waited with bated breath for the housing market to gain some real traction on the uphill climb to stability,...
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'Dancing with the Stars' recap: Drew Scott bares his sexy - and stays in
Sep 27th, 10:57am
Drew Scott of Property Brothers fame, the only real estate contender left on the show after Barbara Corcoran's elimination Monday, brought his...
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Why it sucks to be a millennial homebuyer (and what agents can do)
Sep 27th, 10:31am
The job market is at what economists consider full employment, home prices keep rising, and wages are showing signs of growth. Good news for real...
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The Inman Files: Don't wait for Opendoor to eat your lunch
Sep 27th, 5:00am
Face it, the Opendoor iBuyer model of a fast, furious and certain home sale is beginning to get market share. What does a traditional broker owner...
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Negotiating 101: Kill them with kindness
Sep 27th, 5:00am
There are a million versions of how to negotiate, but coming from a dog-eat-dog market like L.A., I’m going to share what I found to be the best...
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From blight to twilight for under $2: BoxBrownie cuts photo editing prices
Sep 27th, 5:00am
Mobile marketing, portal advertising and social media posts require compelling visuals to be effective; you can't waste your opportunities to...
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4 tips for reassuring clients when things are quiet
Sep 27th, 4:30am
When sellers don’t accept your buyers’ offers, when a buyer’s dream home goes under contract days before the showing, when the inspection...
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Word-of-mouth marketing: How to get clients singing your praises
Sep 27th, 4:15am
Picture this scene: Friends are dining together at a local restaurant, and one friend asks another if she knows a good real estate agent because...
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How to love what you do and make money at it
Sep 27th, 3:30am
What do you want to be when you grow up? Ask any child that, and you'll be met with a plethora of hysterically optimistic answers ...Read More
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So you wanna be real estate agent? Read this first
Sep 27th, 3:00am
The million dollar listers, flippers and fixer-uppers on TV make real estate look glamorous, easy and fun. You get to make huge amounts of money...
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Sept. news roundup: Real estate industry hires and promotions
Sep 26th, 6:58pm
Summer 2017 witnessed an array of real estate industry hires and promotions, and it looks like fall has the same in store. Who's making moves?...
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Picking up the pieces: Puerto Rico's double hurricane disaster
Sep 26th, 4:32pm
First Irma, then Maria: Hurricane season packed a mean one-two punch for Puerto Rico, home to 3.4 million American citizens ...Read More
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Black neighborhoods fall behind in housing market recovery, study shows
Sep 26th, 2:48pm
Most economists would agree that we've fully recovered from the recession -- the national economy is stable, jobs growth is robust and the...
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How exactly does the instant offer model work?
Sep 26th, 2:24pm
Watch Eric Wu of Opendoor, Jerry Coleman of OfferPad, Jamie Glenn of Knock and Greg Schwartz of Zillow Group talk about the iBuyer real estate...
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SoFi's top tech exec to depart by year's end
Sep 26th, 12:55pm
Execs at SoFi are exiting en masse while the company contends with an egregious sex scandal, and another will soon be gone. June Ou, the San...
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Homes.com now features rentals from Apartment List
Sep 26th, 12:00pm
Prospective renters perusing popular search portal Homes.com will now come across listings for U.S. rental communities from Apartment List, an...
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The MLS can't offer what the rich want most: Privacy
Sep 26th, 11:45am
Good news for agents and brokers looking to edge their way into the industry's opulent tier: The population of wealthy consumers around the world...
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America says 'I'm out' to Barbara Corcoran on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Sep 26th, 10:06am
It pits husband against wife and creates sibling rivalries hotter than 98 Degrees to distract from an otherwise total snooze fest. It's the place...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: The foreclosure that became a love shack
Sep 26th, 5:00am
As the son of a Realtor, George Wonica started off in the real estate business at a young age, and 26 years later, he has a wide range of crazy...
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Buying your first home without regrets: 24 mistakes to avoid
Sep 26th, 4:30am
First-time homebuyers make mistakes going into the homebuying process, throughout the process and even after they purchase a new home. Because...
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How real estate investors can cash in on the cannabis boom
Sep 26th, 4:00am
As the legal cannabis market is set to nearly triple over the next three years to $22.6 billion, the largest horticultural Green Rush since the...
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Weathering the storm: 5 tips for real estate agents handling natural disasters
Sep 26th, 3:30am
A few years ago, when Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey, I was there. Now I’m in South Florida, where Hurricane Irma just hit. As a team leader, I...
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Show, don't tell: 5 steps for making a video bio
Sep 26th, 3:00am
Having a client contact you to do business because she already feels like she knows, likes and trusts you after seeing you online is the dream,...
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Let's taco-bout this agent's loco fast-food marketing play
Sep 25th, 5:41pm
I could buy about 333 Taco Bell tacos for $500. You know how I know that? I couldn't help but wonder after I heard about this real estate agent...
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Up your property value with an eco-friendly retrofit
Sep 25th, 5:07pm
Relatively speaking, homeowners can also realize significant savings from retrofits, along with the added bonus of improvements in comfort level...
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How to stay relevant in an ever-changing market
Sep 25th, 3:49pm
"You don't need to advertise a good party; a good party advertises itself," said Bill Svoboda at Inman Connect. "That's what it looks like to be...
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Consumers think economy is doing well, but they aren't buying homes
Sep 25th, 2:50pm
Why have existing-home and pending home sales faltered over the past four months? It's an especially vexing question given that 62 percent of...
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'Propy' gets $15M on promise of digital currency real estate investment
Sep 25th, 1:41pm
A new player in the international real estate market announced last week that it had raised $15 million from backers by selling virtual currency...
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The secret every real estate leader knows but doesn't talk about
Sep 20th, 5:31pm
"I'm talking about the failures today. That's my job and that's what I'm going to do. And by the end of this talk, I'm going to challenge all of...
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Keller Williams branch fires agent over controversial Facebook post
Sep 20th, 4:55pm
South Dakota Republican State Rep. Lynne Hix-DiSanto, who also worked as a licensed real estate agent, has been fired from Keller Williams Realty...
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Meet the new COO of Sotheby's International Realty
Sep 20th, 11:59am
ulie Leonhardt LaTorre has traversed from U.S. coast to coast building up a diverse resume. She's taught history, English and math to high-school...
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Existing-home sales can't catch a break
Sep 20th, 10:21am
Existing-home sales have continued to deteriorate in the face of a continued housing shortage, quickly rising home prices, and added stress due to...
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How to create a lifetime client funnel
Sep 20th, 5:00am
In this video, Chris Haddon and Jason Balin discuss how a client funnel works and how real estate agent can use it to create lifetime clients. ...
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You can now link dotloop to 'Zip Your Flyer' (because manual entry sucks)
Sep 20th, 4:45am
Real estate technology companies are looking for every possible avenue to access new customers. One way is by connecting with colleagues who...
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You can now link dotloop to 'Zip Your Flyer' (because who doesn't love integration?)
Sep 20th, 4:45am
Real estate technology companies are looking for every possible avenue to access new customers. One way is by connecting with colleagues who...
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Your email marketing could be so much better: 4 hacks
Sep 20th, 4:15am
With so many different marketing options available to connect with buyers and sellers, it can be tough to figure out where to down double. Email...
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How to create your own real estate team for market domination
Sep 20th, 4:15am
Real estate teams are increasingly more popular throughout the industry. Teams can provide a strong competitive advantage when you combine people...
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Don't fall for these 11 creative real estate listing terms
Sep 20th, 3:15am
Ever had clients excited to go see a an eclectic, vintage, open concept in a desirable neighborhood only to have them be very let down by the...
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5 ways to make a buyer's first home purchase less stressful
Sep 20th, 3:00am
For most first-time homebuyers, the experience of buying a home is stressful. Not only are they dealing with an unfamiliar process, but they’re...
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Thanks, Apple: Real estate apps just got a huge AR boost
Sep 19th, 5:56pm
Apple released its newest operating system today and with it a promising frontier for real estate apps looking to offer augmented reality ...Read More
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August housing starts confirm the shortage will rage on
Sep 19th, 4:56pm
After a promising series of starts and completions at the beginning of the summer, residential construction has begun to decline. This is an...
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Atlanta is now ground zero for iBuyer war
Sep 19th, 4:16pm
Will iBuyers like Opendoor go mainstream or stay niche? Keep your eye on Atlanta for the answer. The market has became the first where the major...
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Atlanta public housing agency files suit to block developer from land
Sep 19th, 1:42pm
Thanks to what the Atlanta Housing Authority is now calling a "backroom deal" that went down in 2011, a developer may be able to scoop up AHA land...
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Brokerage claims Texas's 'first' bitcoin home purchase
Sep 19th, 1:19pm
A Texas brokerage claims to be the first in the Lone Star state to have closed on a home purchased with bitcoin. The digital currency’s...
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Brokerage claims Texas's first bitcoin home purchase
Sep 19th, 1:19pm
A Texas brokerage claims to be the first in the Lone Star state to have closed on a home purchased with bitcoin. The digital currency’s...
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Uncertainty in real estate: How does it affect business?
Sep 19th, 8:59am
Uncertainty is the name of the game in real estate -- right now, and always. Brad Inman took the Connect stage with Ken DeLeon of DeLeon Real...
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Why I believe real estate agents are worth every penny
Sep 19th, 5:00am
I believe that real estate agents get paid well for what we do, however, I believe we’re worth it. Good agents can put money in their sellers’...
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How to be the listing agent no one wants to work with
Sep 19th, 4:30am
I get a bad taste in my mouth when listing agents are, at best, fudging the details and, at worst, lying to my face. These misleading seller's...
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Overcome these 5 seller objections to get the listing
Sep 19th, 4:00am
How do the best listing agents get sellers to sign on at every listing appointment? The answer has nothing to do with secret scripts or sneaky...
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How to have a smooth settlement in 4 easy steps
Sep 19th, 3:30am
Congratulations! Your clients ratified a contract and are well on their way to settlement. Now what happens next? Do you simply submit the...
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10 savvy ways to save your hard-earned commission
Sep 19th, 3:00am
As real estate agents, you work hard for your money, and you wait longer than most to get a paycheck. Sometimes, things don't work out -- the deal...
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Realtor.com owner tests the 'holy grail' of agent software
Sep 18th, 6:00pm
Take FiveStreet's lead-follow up, mix it with Top Producer's CRM and add Reesio's transaction management. What do you get? One system to rule them...
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Another angry investor sues Zillow over co-marketing
Sep 18th, 5:51pm
Another Zillow Group shareholder has filed a federal lawsuit against the company and it appears the real estate giant could soon face a slew of...
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Inside the most expensive property in Hamptons' history
Sep 18th, 4:29pm
Along the Atlantic Coast, east of the Big Apple, is an area known worldwide for its exclusive beaches, lavish parties and covetable opulence. Its...
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Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman to answer all your burning questions - live
Sep 18th, 3:30pm
Catch the Facebook Live interview broadcast exclusively on Inman and moderated by RealScout CEO Andrew Flachner on Wed., Sept 20, 2017. ...Read More
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Survival of the richest: Real estate's technology arms race
Sep 18th, 12:36pm
What kinds of products are included in the real estate technology landscape? How much of their funding is invested, and how much of it comes from...
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Mic drop: MLS exec announces merger deal
Sep 18th, 9:54am
AUSTIN -- Lauren Hansen concluded this year's Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) conference by urging her fellow MLS execs to "be the...
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Mic drop: MLSs heed broker wishes, announce merger deal
Sep 18th, 9:54am
AUSTIN -- Lauren Hansen concluded this year's Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) conference by urging her fellow MLS execs to "be the...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Coping with loss
Sep 18th, 5:00am
Listeners will instantly establish an instant connection with Stanley Babinski, who lost his only son to cancer. In this extremely emotional...
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Past clients are yours to lose: How to fight attrition
Sep 18th, 5:00am
Have you ever lost one of your best past clients to another real estate agent? Hurts, doesn't it? Beyond the emotional hit -- this kind of...
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4 qualities to look for when hiring an inside sales agent
Sep 18th, 3:45am
If you’re growing by leaps and bounds and find yourself needing help to manage your sales funnel, it’s time to consider hiring an inside sales...
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This Facebook ad hack is only a buck a day
Sep 18th, 3:30am
Are you fully leveraging your real estate sphere of influence to maximize commissions and boost your business volume? Unless reaching out to...
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5 kitchen design trends that make buyers swoon
Sep 18th, 3:00am
The kitchen is, by far, the most influential room in a home. As you know, it’s the room prospective buyers gravitate toward and can often be the...
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Creating steady real estate income in a cyclical business
Sep 18th, 3:00am
Real estate agents know the real estate market is seasonal. The market gets hot or slows down at different times of the year. ...Read More
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Are you a rich broker, or a poor broker?
Sep 18th, 3:00am
We all know working smarter trumps working harder, but how many of us can confidently say we work smart 100 percent of the time? This is important...
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What buyers should know before choosing a fixer upper
Sep 15th, 4:38pm
Despite being in the midst of an inventory shortage, buyers have been resilient in their quest to become homeowners. For many, that means putting...
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What buyers should know before choosing a fixer-upper
Sep 15th, 4:38pm
Despite being in the midst of an inventory shortage, buyers have been resilient in their quest to become homeowners. For many, that means putting...
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How to be the advocate agent
Sep 15th, 4:21pm
"In the eyes of the public, we're seen as predatory, as flashy, as selfish ... only out for ourselves instead of being out for our communities,"...
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Don't sugar coat it: Here are the hidden costs of homeownership
Sep 15th, 3:03pm
A home's affordability goes way beyond the monthly mortgage -- it includes insurance, maintenance, utilities, taxes and other unforeseen to-dos...
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How one agent used humor to market a grave situation
Sep 15th, 1:58pm
The sound of trains roaring by as you try to show a home near railroad tracks, honking horns from a gridlocked freeway a mile away from your...
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The Inman Files: All-day open houses and reconsidering Chris Rock
Sep 15th, 12:45pm
You can imagine the day when the houses with more showing hours and easier access will sell faster than homes done the old way. The parallel to...
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Survey: How to leverage technology as a new real estate agent
Sep 15th, 12:03pm
New agents are tasked with building up a brand and generating leads before they run out of dough. And a real estate license these days is an open...
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Living the dream: Working with clients you actually like
Sep 15th, 5:00am
Do you know how to find dream clients? Chris Haddon and Jason Balin delve into this topic with more info on each step -- plus a helpful tip about...
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Cannabis real estate boom: How long will the high returns last?
Sep 15th, 4:15am
With the current $6.7 billion legal cannabis market expected to grow at 27 percent compound annual growth rate over the next five years, the...
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'I'm having tech troubles': How to avoid problems before they start
Sep 15th, 4:00am
People believe that it is the camera that takes the pictures, but that isn’t at all how it works. The photographer uses the camera to capture...
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Appraisal-free mortgages will make closings easier
Sep 15th, 3:30am
As of Sept. 1, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will no longer require appraisals on many of the loans that they buy. Because the two GSEs...
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5 stars is great, but leads are better: How to milk business from reviews
Sep 15th, 3:00am
Capture and convert real estate leads with the industry’s most effective and efficient form of marketing: online reviews ...Read More
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Purplebricks is here: UK low-fee brokerage invades LA
Sep 15th, 1:00am
U.K. hybrid brokerage Purplebricks launched in the Los Angeles area today, marking its official U.S. debut. The renegade's expansion from across...
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Google exec gives MLS leaders a major reality check
Sep 14th, 7:09pm
AUSTIN -- Jaime Casap, chief education evangelist for Google, held out his iPhone. That hardware has revolutionized the real estate world and...
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Unleashing innovation on the homeseller
Sep 14th, 5:47pm
Watch Zillow Group COO Amy Bohutinsky and Brad Inman discuss how Zillow Instant Offers is changing the game for homesellers and Zillow's plans for...
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10 Proven Ways to Generate Listing Leads
Sep 14th, 5:14pm
offrs.com works with thousands of agents across the country to drive seller leads using a smart data, automated marketing, and innovative...
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Let's not take the Zillow co-marketing probe as legal advice
Sep 14th, 5:06pm
DENVER -- "OK, people: Do not run your businesses based on videos made by mortgage brokers," advised Brian Levy, an attorney at Kattan &...
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Real estate leaders declare 'the MLS moment' is here
Sep 14th, 5:01pm
AUSTIN -- It was too early for champagne, but the Council of Multiple Listing Services kicked off its annual conference in a celebratory mood this...
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Comply or die: How to make sure your co-marketing agreement is legit
Sep 14th, 4:03pm
DENVER -- Co-marketing agreements can help agents, brokers, and teams reach a larger audience of prospective buyers. But when forming such an...
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Howard Hanna staking bigger claim in Detroit metro with acquisition
Sep 14th, 3:31pm
Detroit real estate is on fire, and it looks like the Motor City's potential is not lost on Howard Hanna, the third largest brokerage in the...
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Howard Hanna staking bigger claim in Detroit metro
Sep 14th, 3:31pm
Detroit real estate is on fire, and it looks like the Motor City's potential is not lost on Howard Hanna, the third largest brokerage in the...
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Is HomeServices of America quietly taking over the Mid-Atlantic?
Sep 14th, 11:42am
As an acquisition arms race goes down on the West Coast between Douglas Elliman and Pacific Union, Berkshire Hathway affiliate HomeServices of...
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Brokerages have a long way to go on Realtor safety
Sep 14th, 10:34am
Thirty percent of Realtors said they didn't know if their brokerage had safety procedures, while 26 percent said there weren't any guidelines at...
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Irma spared some islands in Florida Keys and savaged others
Sep 14th, 10:19am
A reported 90 percent of homes in the Florida Keys suffered damage and a quarter of homes on this group of once-paradisal islands have been...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Adventures in babysitting
Sep 14th, 5:00am
Sometimes the roles and responsibilities of real estate agents can be a bit fuzzy. They liaise on their clients' behalf when it comes to selling...
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HouseCanary raises $31M in Series B funding round
Sep 14th, 5:00am
HouseCanary, a real estate data analytics and valuation provider, has raised $31 million in Series B funding, bringing the company's 2017 funding...
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How to find your niche and market the hell out of it
Sep 14th, 4:15am
Do you feel like you chase deals all over your town? Are you tired of wasting money on lead generation that doesn’t seem to work? Or do you feel...
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5 principles for building a successful real estate team
Sep 14th, 4:00am
Every successful real estate agent eventually starts hitting his or her head on the ceiling and must make choices about what to do next: expand or...
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What's your email? 5 proven strategies to grow your mailing list
Sep 14th, 3:30am
Having a robust email list is certainly attractive, as it means a larger possibility of nurturing contacts and converting them into clients. That...
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Cutting your losses: 3 types of sellers you should avoid
Sep 14th, 3:00am
Going out and winning over sellers is one of the most important parts of a listing agent’s job, but certain sellers simply aren’t worth the...
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Should real estate pros upgrade to the new iPhone X?
Sep 13th, 6:38pm
The smartphone is the not-so-secret weapon of the real estate agent, broker, business executive and many others in the industry. Few other tools...
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Suit up for change: Discover, grow, collaborate
Sep 13th, 5:55pm
"Connect is truly about connecting," Brad Inman said on stage at ICSF this year. "It's not about connecting to Facebook -- it's about connecting...
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Houston housing comes to 'screeching halt' after Harvey
Sep 13th, 4:34pm
Hurricane Harvey's torrential rains and fast-rising floodwaters dealt a heavy blow to a real estate market that was on track to set new records,...
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NAR study reveals 25% of male agents pack heat - do you?
Sep 13th, 1:29pm
A number of standard responsibilities and marketing efforts in real estate put agents in a vulnerable position -- showing an empty property to new...
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A quarter of male Realtors carry guns
Sep 13th, 1:29pm
A number of standard responsibilities and marketing efforts in real estate put agents in a vulnerable position -- showing an empty property to new...
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A quarter of male Realtors carry a gun
Sep 13th, 1:29pm
A number of standard responsibilities and marketing efforts in real estate put agents in a vulnerable position -- showing an empty property to new...
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Roomeze wants to find you a roomie who doesn't suck
Sep 13th, 11:18am
Dirty dishes for days. Parties while you're trying to sleep. Country music blaring from the basement. Everyone has a roommate horror story, and...
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App keeps your military clients just a tap away
Sep 13th, 5:00am
What if you could generate pre-approval letters, calculate monthly payments and avoid email scams at the tap of a phone? There's an app for that...
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Agent transforms unsellable homes into chic money machines
Sep 13th, 5:00am
Pacific Union International's top listing agent Tracy McLaughlin can see a home's good bones through the cosmetic nightmares of her target area...
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Setting seller expectations: How to price a home
Sep 13th, 4:45am
Houses are very individualized. There are nuances such as wall paper, kitchen countertops, paint colors, etc., that all add to (or detract from) a...
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Can Back At You Media solve your Facebook content needs?
Sep 13th, 4:30am
Back At You Media is a social media and online marketing solution that automatically creates and schedules your Facebook content, including...
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Make their jaws drop: 6 starter tips for drone marketing
Sep 13th, 4:15am
Many online property listings have photos that fail to highlight the positives, often due to limited spatial ability. When trying to sell...
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Facebook farming: 3 steps to turning your 'friends' into clients
Sep 13th, 3:30am
Most new real estate agents don’t start with a long list of hot leads and client referrals. Sure, we’re naturally charismatic and have a knack...
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Real estate marketing 101: What (not) to do
Sep 13th, 3:00am
In 2013, Jägermeister, the company responsible for the gut-rot alcohol by the same name, decided to host the be-all-end-all sexy pool party of...
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The NYT gives brokers what they want: free, exclusive leads
Sep 12th, 7:05pm
Zillow and realtor.com know it and so does, apparently, the New York Times: Content is king, but when it comes to web traffic, real estate...
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In hurricane's wake, Keller Williams turns Mega Camp into Mega Relief
Sep 12th, 6:14pm
As Hurricane Harvey grew increasingly ruthless, displaced Houstonians sought shelter at Keller Williams' Austin Convention Center, where the real...
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Rapid resellers serve a purpose, but is it worth the loss?
Sep 12th, 5:45pm
If you own one or more investment houses, you’ve probably been inundated with letters and postcards from would-be buyers asking if you have any...
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Think big: Tips and strategies for insane business growth
Sep 12th, 5:27pm
If you're looking to fire up your brand's growth, there are several ways to get the ball rolling. The first step is to think big: Figure out what...
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Agents head for the housing trenches in Irma-ravaged Jacksonville
Sep 12th, 3:29pm
Even the most Gung-ho recreation adventurists wouldn't envy Realtor Millie Kanyar, who right now could go fishing out of her backdoor, she quipped...
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Agents survey damage and new business in Irma-ravaged Jacksonville
Sep 12th, 3:29pm
Even the most Gung-ho recreation adventurists wouldn't envy Realtor Millie Kanyar, who right now could go fishing out of her backdoor, she quipped...
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Luxury Connect: Mix 'n' mingle with real estate's luxe leaders
Sep 12th, 1:03pm
Building a solid network is one of the most rewarding time investments a real estate professional can make. If done correctly, networking can be...
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10 reasons you will fail as a real estate agent
Sep 12th, 10:15am
Here is what I can tell you –- there is one thing, and one thing alone, that will cause your success or failure. And that’s you. More...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: One 'yes' can change your future
Sep 12th, 5:00am
Welcome to the love story of Sid and Rhonda Pugh, a real estate couple who fell in love after finding each other in a GRI course. Listen to the...
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Why focusing on your competition is a waste
Sep 12th, 4:00am
Real estate agents are known for worrying about each others' business. Where did he get that lead from? How come she got that listing? Then, all...
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A house divided: What divorcing couples need from an agent
Sep 12th, 3:45am
A young professional gets that promotion and decides to invest in his or her first home purchase. A young couple finds out they are having a baby...
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15 crazy real estate myths your clients probably believe
Sep 12th, 3:00am
The real estate process makes everyone an armchair expert by default. The buyer, the seller, their friends, co-workers and neighbors all know how...
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Ex-husband charged in slain Houston agent's murder
Sep 11th, 6:07pm
On Aug. 25, Houston real estate agent Crystal McDowell was last seen leaving her boyfriend's home as she went to pick up her two children, Maui...
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Scared of video? Shooting to post-production with no fear
Sep 11th, 4:55pm
"My hair is a mess!" "Do I really look this weird?" "This is a horrible angle." "What if no one likes my video?" "Is my content even...
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Agent, you could have done better: My Harvey story
Sep 11th, 4:55pm
I didn’t sleep a wink on the night of August 27. My racing heart, knotted stomach and restless nerves kept me company as I stared at the weather...
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Miami real estate catches breath after Irma's storm surge
Sep 11th, 4:08pm
Broker-associate Elliot Machado watched his normally bustling Miami urban neighborhood of Brickell transform into a violent underwater ghost town...
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Underwater real estate: Miami catches breath after major storm surge
Sep 11th, 4:08pm
Broker-associate Elliot Machado watched his normally bustling Miami urban neighborhood of Brickell transform into a violent underwater ghost town...
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Lenda raises $5.25 million in Series A financing
Sep 11th, 3:47pm
First it was an expansion into new states from California, then a "TurboTax for mortgage" product that allowed consumers to complete the home loan...
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Real estate and Pinterest come together in this just-launched tool
Sep 11th, 11:07am
IdealEstate.co founder and CEO Brody Saunders called me on the eve of his wedding in Maine to share that his creation, a nationwide...
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Home shopping just got more Pinterest-ing with IdealEstate
Sep 11th, 11:07am
IdealEstate.co founder and CEO Brody Saunders called me on the eve of his wedding in Maine to share that his creation, a nationwide...
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Forced MLS membership no more? The time for 'choice' is now
Sep 11th, 10:27am
The committee with the longest name in real estate -- NAR’s MLS Technology and Emerging Issues Advisory Board -- has posted its solution for...
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5 rules of engagement for requesting repairs from sellers
Sep 11th, 5:00am
In many parts of the country, real estate sales and continually increasing prices have been on a six-year romp. With sellers firmly planted in...
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How to squeeze every last dime out of a fix-and-flip
Sep 11th, 5:00am
In this video, Chris Lazarus sits down with Peter Pasternack, founder of The Investors Blueprint (featured on A&E’s Flip This House), to...
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Take a vacation already: 5 excuses real estate agents make - shot down
Sep 11th, 4:30am
Would you like to travel more? Been a while since you've had a vacation? Is finding time difficult in this whacky topsy-turvy world of real...
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Establishing a farm: 6 rapport-building moves for real estate agents
Sep 11th, 4:00am
New real estate agents have a hard enough time as it is building their confidence in a new career, learning the language of real estate and...
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3 underused winning real estate Facebook ad strategies
Sep 11th, 3:00am
Facebook is no longer on marketing’s frontier. It’s become an established channel many real estate agents use to obtain more (and better)...
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5 first-time homebuyer lies that are hurting the market
Sep 11th, 3:00am
Numerous articles have been written proclaiming that it’s cheaper to rent than it is to buy, that today’s high prices are preventing...
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How real estate agents can capitalize on big data for big results
Sep 11th, 3:00am
Big data powers predictive analytics. As the field grows, these massive data sets propel some of the biggest companies in new, unexpected ways...
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Trump signs flood insurance program December extension into law
Sep 8th, 7:00pm
Most homes insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) -- the government program that provides affordable flood insurance to...
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New AI tool gives Realogy agents a competitive advantage: Time
Sep 8th, 4:24pm
Realogy is embracing AI technology through an exclusive partnership with Ojo Labs, a mobile app that promises to cultivate and nurture leads...
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The entrepreneurial blueprint: Going from agent to broker
Sep 8th, 3:58pm
"I don't care how powerful, persuasive, driven or creative you are ... if you don't have a solid infrastructure when growth hits, you're not going...
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Climate change will impact the housing market: Zillow
Sep 8th, 3:50pm
Just last week, Houston and the surrounding areas were pummeled by Category 3 Hurricane Harvey, and Florida is now bracing itself for Irma -- a...
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'Not sexy,' but needed: Hurdlr wins Realogy FWD
Sep 8th, 3:38pm
Hurdlr, a business expenses and income-tracking app, was voted the most innovative startup at Realogy FWD, Realogy's annual startup competition...
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Los Angeles real estate legend John Aaroe retires
Sep 8th, 12:44pm
This isn't the first time Los Angeles real estate icon and business visionary John Aaroe, known for his top-notch client service and magic touch...
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What is Zillow Instant Offers?
Sep 8th, 10:55am
Zillow Instant offers is already being tested in a few markets and it's headed your way. This educational session will tell you all about how the...
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Got $2,000 and a knack for historic rehabs? Here's a house for you
Sep 8th, 10:24am
Maybe you’ve always dreamed of winning the lottery and buying a mansion of your own, but in reality, you won a couple grand on a scratcher. Or...
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Got $2K and a knack for historic rehabs? This house could be yours
Sep 8th, 10:24am
Maybe you’ve always dreamed of winning the lottery and buying a mansion of your own, but in reality, you won a couple grand on a scratcher. Or...
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Live blog: Realogy's startup competition
Sep 8th, 9:21am
Fifteen startups are presenting at Realogy's annual competition, the Realogy FWD Summit in New York today. On the line is $25,000 and placement in...
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Zillow Group acquires builder platform New Home Feed
Sep 8th, 9:04am
Today, Zillow Group announced the acquisition of New Home Feed, "a streamlined listing management technology that allows builders to input, manage...
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Equifax breach exposes 143M Americans' private information
Sep 8th, 8:46am
The credit reporting firm, which serves approximately half of the U.S. population, says 143 million consumers birthdays, Social Security numbers,...
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Updater raises $45M, plans to acquire 2 companies
Sep 8th, 8:31am
Updater, whose platform helps real estate agents streamline the moving process for clients, has closed a $45 million funding round and inked...
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Should you price your listing high to leave room for negotiation?
Sep 8th, 5:00am
Depending on your market, there are many different pricing strategies. If your seller gives you full rein, what I would do is price the house...
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Could Home Savi threaten buyer's agency?
Sep 8th, 4:30am
Home Savi is an automated buyer agency solution for homebuyers. The software would be best leveraged by buyers in moderate, high-inventory markets...
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Hygge: What it is and how you can do it at work
Sep 8th, 4:30am
Hygge (or Hoo-gah) is definitely having a moment right now in popular culture. What is it? In a nutshell, it’s the Danish cultural practice of...
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10 dos and don'ts of starting a real estate career
Sep 8th, 4:30am
Though failure is common in the real estate industry, there are agents who get into the business and close 20, 30 or 40-plus homes their first...
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10 things you need to know before buying or selling an equestrian property
Sep 8th, 3:30am
Ranging from modest homes with just enough land to house an aging family pony to multi-million dollar equestrian estates, few types of property...
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How one home inspector is using drones to gain an edge
Sep 8th, 3:00am
With a constant stream of modern technology hitting the market, real estate agents and other professionals are finding new and innovative ways to...
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Coldwell Banker helps furry friends find homes after Harvey
Sep 7th, 5:48pm
In March, Coldwell Banker launched its 2017 "Homes for Dogs" campaign, a joint effort with Adopt-a-Pet.com to help precious pups find new homes at...
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Hot damn! Detroit real estate is on fire (and it's cheap)
Sep 7th, 5:21pm
Detroit suffered greatly after the recession with a population growth slump, unimpressive job growth and neighborhoods filled with abandoned or...
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HomeServices of America acquires Mid-Atlantic giant Long & Foster
Sep 7th, 3:50pm
HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced its acquisition of Long & Foster, the country's largest privately...
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Redfin's market share 'accelerates' after IPO
Sep 7th, 3:42pm
In its first earnings report since going public in July, Redfin posted a slight profit on strong revenue growth, as the high-tech brokerage's...
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Redfin's 1% listing fee: Coming to a market near you
Sep 7th, 3:42pm
In its first earnings report since going public in July, Redfin posted a slight profit on strong revenue growth, as the high-tech brokerage's...
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Why MLSs should charge more, play nice with brokers and merge already
Sep 7th, 3:16pm
A report released today by a new MLS think tank starts off bluntly: "Almost everyone interviewed for this study feels that the MLS industry has...
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As Florida braces for Irma, Houston agents offer advice
Sep 7th, 11:21am
According to some agents in the area, the store shelves in South Florida are already looking scarce. Miami agent Nick Quay had to evacuate from...
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To Florida, Love Texas: Agents offer hurricane advice
Sep 7th, 11:21am
According to some agents in the area, the store shelves in South Florida are already looking scarce. Miami agent Nick Quay had to evacuate from...
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From our new Chief Product & Marketing Officer: People, purpose and passion
Sep 7th, 11:00am
As many of you who've attended Connect over the past 10 years will know, I'm a longtime, passionate advocate of our Inman community ...Read More
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Learning the hard way
Sep 7th, 5:00am
In this episode, Rosemary Buerger shares how her young clients had to learn a very hard lesson while selling their house. Real estate agents and...
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4 tips for writing content prospects will gravitate toward
Sep 7th, 4:00am
Blogging is all about communication that is authentic, interesting and, most of all, understandable. If your blog is all inside sports --...
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Inside Hurricane Harvey relief: 5 aid workers swap stories
Sep 7th, 3:00am
Roofs of homes dotting the water's surface like glaciers in the arctic, families being rescued from second-story apartments, harrowing stories of...
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3 trends shaping the housing market of today (and tomorrow)
Sep 6th, 4:41pm
Inventory needs a miracle, buyer interest may be dwindling and real estate is thinking seriously about driverless cars ...Read More
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The new luxury playbook for surviving real estate's future
Sep 6th, 1:57pm
Redistribution of wealth, digital currency and the risks of climate change are just some of the many factors re-shaping the luxury real estate...
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Talking in pictures: How Snapchat changed how we build our personal brand
Sep 6th, 12:53pm
Snapchat was the first mobile messaging app that allowed us to communicate screen-to-screen, showing our face and sharing our stories in real time...
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What Trump's DACA repeal could mean for real estate
Sep 6th, 12:02pm
There are about 800,000 "Dreamers" in the United States -- undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children. They have jobs,...
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Realogy buddies up to Zillow, undercutting boycott
Sep 6th, 10:50am
Real estate giant Realogy has extended a listing feed agreement with Zillow Group, tacking on a provision that allows its NYC brokerages to feed...
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Last week of summer brings new and healthy market data
Sep 6th, 10:31am
The last week of summer vacation brought a burst of new and healthy data, and a modest drop in long-term interest rates, putting mortgages below...
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The Real Estate Unlist: People, places and things I'm thankful for
Sep 6th, 5:00am
To Mary & Peter homebuyer. But also to the bank that made them a loan and to the escrow company that recorded their sale. And to the agent...
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Why hustle is the key to growing your real estate business
Sep 6th, 4:30am
How do you keep your motivation in check and make sure you're always on top of your business? Ryan Stewman explains how to use your hustle to...
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Glossy lifestyle mag gets your brand on client coffee tables
Sep 6th, 4:30am
Reminder Media publishes "American Lifestyle" magazine, a branded, high-quality magazine for real estate agents to use in marketing. ...Read More
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Do clients think of real estate agents as fiduciaries?
Sep 6th, 4:00am
“Do you think of yourself as a fiduciary with your clients?" Brad Inman posted this seemingly innocent question on the Inman Coast to Coast...
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4 ways to get yourself kicked out of the neighborhood
Sep 6th, 3:30am
Farming and working particular neighborhoods are great ways to develop leads and nurture a steady client base. But often times real estate agents...
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Your friend chose another agent - now what?
Sep 6th, 3:00am
As a real estate agent your network of personal relationships is one of your most valuable assets. Working on commission can be a hard road, and...
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'Ethics Adventure' training game uses interactive story to teach
Sep 5th, 4:59pm
A Realtor named Jed has a buyer who's interested in a house because it's right down the road from a pharmacy. After she expresses an intention to...
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The end of Facebook's golden era for real estate?
Sep 5th, 4:24pm
Over the last five years, Barry Jenkins has used Facebook advertising to grow his real estate business from a solo operation into a 16-agent team....
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Beyond predictive analytics: Data-powered farming and sphere marketing
Sep 5th, 1:14pm
How can real estate professionals use data to see into the future and figure out who's going to sell their house soon, or which person in their...
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News roundup: Real estate industry hires and promotions
Sep 5th, 12:57pm
Summer 2017 witnessed an array of real estate industry hires and promotions. Who's making moves? Which businesses are bringing in new blood, or...
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New construction strengthens in August BLS jobs report
Sep 5th, 9:54am
The July housing market has been deeply impacted by low inventory, which landed a one-two punch on existing-home and pending home sales. But the...
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Stop chasing leads and start managing relationships
Sep 5th, 5:00am
In the world of online leads and tech, learn how agents can harness the power of relationships for exponential growth ...Read More
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Gary Gold: Who are you in the real estate world?
Sep 5th, 4:30am
Gary Gold has been in the business for many years, and he has a healthy supply of listing inventory to work with, but not everyone has reached...
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Achieve profile perfection on Snapchat, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google Plus
Sep 5th, 4:00am
In my last post, I covered the basics for setting up a social media profile on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and promised to cover the...
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How to build (and use) a Facebook Messenger chatbot for real estate
Sep 5th, 3:30am
What if you had your own personal assistant who could chat with prospective homebuyers or sellers on Facebook when you’re not at your computer...
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Settling post-catastrophe insurance claims: What agents should know
Sep 5th, 3:00am
Whether it’s Harvey, a flood, tornado, earthquake or fire, it can take years to resolve a major insurance claim and restore your property. Here...
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Marketing materials made easy: Compass releases new agent tool
Sep 1st, 5:26pm
In March, Compass released Compass Collections, a proprietary collaborative search tool that enables buyers to “organize, monitor, discuss and...
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Labor Day deals: 20 real estate closing gifts you won't want to miss
Sep 1st, 5:20pm
What's more stressful than buying the perfect gift for your mom on Mother's Day? Buying a closing gift for a client! ...Read More
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What experts say Hurricane Harvey communities need most
Sep 1st, 4:10pm
There is a feeling in the real estate industry that writing a check isn't enough when it comes to giving -- that you have to physically do...
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Texas leads the way in WalletHub's best real estate markets list
Sep 1st, 3:36pm
Beyond country music, world-famous barbecue and one-of-a-kind hospitality, you'll find the nation's best real estate markets in Texas -- the...
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$128M acquisition puts Ellie Mae closer to 'first true digital mortgage'
Sep 1st, 3:09pm
Agents and brokers know that one of the most painful parts of a real estate transaction is one that continues to be mired in paperwork: obtaining...
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A month in review: The July housing market
Sep 1st, 2:01pm
Every month, economists release a number of indices, reports and analyses of the housing market, and it can be difficult to keep up with them all...
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Feel like quitting real estate? 11 ways to bounce back
Sep 1st, 12:04pm
When Realtor Erin Brumleve is worn out with real estate, she turns whatever is bugging her into a ditty and sings it to her team. "Yesterday's...
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New study reveals the top place sellers want listings promoted
Sep 1st, 10:56am
Are you keeping up with tech trends in your market? Results from a recent NAR poll show that over 40% of sellers are expecting YOU to get their...
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Sleek, collaborative portal takes the pain out of closing
Sep 1st, 5:00am
WFG National Title Group's MyHome gives consumers and real estate transaction stakeholders a better way to be involved in the title and escrow...
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Low budget, no experience, no clients: How one Denver broker found his way
Sep 1st, 3:30am
Freedom and the ability to make money? I became a real estate agent because the idea that if I worked harder I could earn more was appealing to...
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6 tips to help sellers stage their home while living in it
Sep 1st, 3:15am
A potential buyer walking into your listing and saying, “Nope -- not for me” at first glance is the last thing you want as a listing agent....
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How should agents respond to lowball offers?
Aug 31st, 5:03pm
Lowball offers come with the territory in real estate, whether you're a buyer's agent or seller's agent hoping to mitigate an inflamed situation...
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Keeping your business afloat: A disaster guide for real estate agents
Aug 31st, 4:06pm
Agents across Houston are still fighting the possibility of more flooding in their communities, but the consensus is the worst has happened (for...
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Rising rents hurting low-income households in 25 largest metros
Aug 31st, 1:04pm
Renting is often seen as a cheaper alternative to buying, especially when rental prices are only rising 2.6 percent year-over-year -- 3.6...
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Investor alleges Zillow lied about co-marketing program
Aug 31st, 12:11pm
A Zillow Group shareholder has filed a lawsuit alleging the company and its two top executives defrauded investors by misrepresenting its...
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Decline in July pending home sales reflects affordability issues
Aug 31st, 10:47am
July's Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a monthly forward-looking indicator measured by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), declined 0.8...
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When clients play commission hardball: What (not) to say
Aug 31st, 9:18am
Have you ever had a client ask you to discount your commission? If not, you haven't been selling real estate for very long ...Read More
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How I convert leads from Zillow Instant Offers
Aug 31st, 5:00am
When Realtor Veronica Figueroa receives a homeseller lead from Zillow Group’s Instant Offers program, that’s when the work begins. She...
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How honest communication builds rapport with clients
Aug 31st, 5:00am
Walking into a meeting with a client who has different expectations and conflicting opinions is a nightmare for any real estate agent. How can we...
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Buy vs. rent: Guiding clients through the age-old dilemma
Aug 31st, 4:00am
With millennials’ preference toward a mobile lifestyle, the question of “buy versus rent” is prevalent among a demographic that constitutes...
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Real estate scalability: 5 steps to bigger business
Aug 31st, 3:30am
How do successful real estate agents keep taking their growth to the next level without working themselves to borderline insanity or heavily...
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How to overcome 10 common seller objections without scripts
Aug 31st, 3:00am
Despite what you may have heard, handling objections effectively isn’t about mastering scripts. To overcome objections consistently, agents must...
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Real estate vendors offering breathing room for Houston agents
Aug 30th, 3:32pm
Agents in Houston right now "are thinking about their businesses knowing that it could be months or longer until they see a sale again," said Zvi...
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Adwerx raises $4.3M to fuel expansion
Aug 30th, 1:38pm
Real estate digital marketing company Adwerx just raised $4.3 million in a funding round that will position the three-year-old startup to expand...
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Co-borrowing on the rise: What makes for a smooth deal?
Aug 30th, 12:19pm
Ever since Ugh married Meg and they could barely afford their first cave, there have been co-signers named Mom and Pop making mortgages...
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Half of U.S. homes are more valuable post-recession
Aug 30th, 11:22am
According to Zillow's July Market Report, nearly 50 percent of homes nationwide have regained or exceeded their 2007 pre-recession value ...Read More
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Compass swaps out CFO for new blood
Aug 30th, 10:06am
Amid speculation of an upcoming IPO, Compass is bringing on a new chief financial officer with tech chops to replace departing private-equity vet...
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Rent is due: Domuso covers cash-strapped tenants' backs for a price
Aug 30th, 8:01am
Many landlords won't offer any flexibility to cash-strapped renters who can expect late fees and eviction notices when they miss payment...
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Put lead gen on autopilot with Chime CRM's new tools
Aug 30th, 5:00am
Real estate marketing platform and CRM Chime continues to push out smart automation tools to make it easier for agents to focus on money-making...
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How to D.R.I.V.E. yourself to success in real estate
Aug 30th, 4:00am
Knowing what you want to achieve is often the first step to having a successful real estate business. But how do you follow up on these goals? Are...
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Is the real estate industry stuck in a Blockbuster state of mind?
Aug 30th, 3:30am
Do you remember this company? You would walk into one of its more than 9,000 stores and turn to the right as you walked to the new releases,...
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When a real estate agent calls it splits with your brokerage
Aug 30th, 3:00am
It's a fact that real estate agents switch offices. If you've got agents working for you, some will leave the business completely, and the ones...
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Hurricane Harvey victims granted temporary relief from foreclosure
Aug 29th, 5:17pm
Hurricane Harvey has caused thousands in and around the Houston area to flee from the rising waters engulfing their homes and killed at least 14...
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Real estate's big players respond to Hurricane Harvey
Aug 29th, 5:00pm
Keller Williams' charity arm, KW Cares, has three bright-red 18-wheeler trucks parked at a depot outside Austin, Texas, ready to enter Houston...
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Trulia adds personalized 'Activity Feed' to mobile apps
Aug 29th, 3:41pm
Trulia has redesigned the home page for its for-sale and rental apps, aiming to tailor its design to a user's specific interests ...Read More
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Flipping the pyramid with NAR's new CEO Bob Goldberg
Aug 29th, 2:35pm
If you feared more of the same when Bob Goldberg was named CEO of NAR, take heart. The rhetoric of our new leadership is focused on engagement,...
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Case-Shiller: Home prices ascend up, up and away
Aug 29th, 12:39pm
June’s S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index shows that home prices are continuing to ascend -- impacting affordability and the overall...
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Flood insurance issues emerging in the waters of Houston disaster
Aug 29th, 10:47am
Harvey's timing couldn't be more interesting from a legislative standpoint. The storm that's dumped trillions of gallons of water on Houston has...
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Flood insurance issues muddy the waters of Houston disaster
Aug 29th, 10:47am
Harvey's timing couldn't be more interesting from a legislative standpoint. The storm that's dumped trillions of gallons of water on Houston has...
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Realtor helps rescue 300 Houston flood victims
Aug 29th, 10:12am
"There is no real estate business happening in Houston right now," said Nicole Lopez, a Realtor and team leader at Houston's Intero Real Estate...
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Objection battle: Comebacks to the most common client doubts
Aug 29th, 8:00am
Sick of hearing why your client isn't ready to list or move forward with you? Get the perfect comeback from schooled agents who are quick on their...
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Agent/broker perspective: Are home inspections a waste of time for agents?
Aug 29th, 5:00am
In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz will explore a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker-agent dynamic. A...
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What should you expect from a CRM worth paying for?
Aug 29th, 4:30am
What functions are necessary in a CRM (customer relationship management) for real estate agents to stay on top of their database? How do you...
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5 unexpected team leader takeaways from ICSF
Aug 29th, 4:00am
As a real estate team leader, I feel as though I am usually expected to be the end-all, be-all source of information, knowledge, inspiration and...
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The gift of giving back: Help clients donate to their favorite charity
Aug 28th, 4:29pm
Real estate agent Nick Ialacci of Douglas Elliman shares one creative approach his brokerage takes to charity donation.  ...Read More
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Don't let your top producer status fizzle out
Aug 28th, 4:20pm
Data shows that less than 2 percent of top producers are able to grow their business by 10 percent year over year. Find out the secrets to bucking...
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When the hurricane hits your town: A Texas broker's first steps
Aug 28th, 3:57pm
A real estate client who closed on a home one week ago calls to tell you "There's nothing left." On top of that you find out your office is...
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NAGLREP is turning 10 in style: 40 speakers, 700 guests
Aug 28th, 10:02am
The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) is meeting on Oct. 17-19 in Palm Springs for what is expected to...
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How to calm millennial fears about homeownership
Aug 28th, 9:59am
We all keep hearing tales (and complaints) of millennials moving back in with their parents after graduating college. And we know that millennials...
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Gary Gold: Teaching sellers how to prepare their home to be show ready
Aug 28th, 5:00am
In this video, Gary Gold talks about the most important things sellers must do to prepare their homes to go on the market ...Read More
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9 signs it's time to quit your real estate career
Aug 28th, 4:30am
If you read Facebook posts from frustrated agents debating whether they should find another job, and often you'll see a pile-on of positive...
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5 creative ways to craft an agent bio beyond the written word
Aug 28th, 4:00am
As a writer who specializes in real estate writing, a lot of what I write is meant for marketing. Blogs, website content and property descriptions...
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Social media profiles: Everything you need to know about Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Aug 28th, 3:30am
To build anything, you have to start with the proper foundation. Social media is often where consumers find their real estate agent, and...
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When it comes to commissions, if you're 'Sears,' you're sunk
Aug 28th, 3:00am
The market is rapidly dividing itself into two separate buckets -- do it yourself, low (or no) commission models versus concierge-style service...
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Important growth lessons for real estate brokers and teams from Henry Ford
Aug 28th, 3:00am
Great leaders share many traits, one of them being an openness and enthusiasm for new technology. They adopt new technologies that help them grow...
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Hone your systems to maximize your real estate lead ROI
Aug 28th, 3:00am
We all know that converting leads to clients is the name of the game. We also know it’s not easy. This lead conversion challenge mandates that...
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6 tips to save your real estate clients from moving misery
Aug 28th, 3:00am
Agents know that moving’s one of the biggest headaches and most taxing aspects their clients face. The packing, organizing and consolidating can...
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Home sales aren't 'collapsing': July markets in perspective
Aug 25th, 3:50pm
You would think that the biggest single industry in America would have really good reporting of sales activity and other market measurements....
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Going from solo real estate agent to team
Aug 25th, 3:22pm
Are you ready to build your team? If you're an agent looking to expand, you have a lot to think about: Who should my first hire be? Am...
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Blend's mortgage tech attracts $100M funding round
Aug 25th, 3:19pm
Blend, a Silicon Valley-based technology company that seeks to make the lending process for buyers and lenders faster and more straightforward,...
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Real estate moneyball: Trusting data over your gut
Aug 25th, 2:08pm
The real estate marketplace is changing, and quickly. What were once outstanding ideas may have outgrown their usefulness. But how do you know...
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Texas agents, homeowners brace for Hurricane Harvey
Aug 25th, 11:21am
Spare a thought for brokerages in Houston and other coastal Texas towns in the path of Hurricane Harvey today and into next week. With a storm...
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To bolster homeownership rates, make housing accessible to minorities
Aug 25th, 11:07am
Despite a healthy jobs market and historically low interest rates, overall U.S. homeownership rates have remained at a 50-year low. As a result,...
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Amitree, maker of Folio Gmail extension, raises $7M
Aug 25th, 9:03am
More than 30,000 agents use Amitree's AI-powered email assistant, Folio, to manage about 5 percent of total real estate transaction volume, with...
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Do my sellers have to disclose everything?
Aug 25th, 5:00am
The question of whether sellers need to disclose some aspect of their property comes up a lot. Peter Lorimer from PLG Estates weighs in on this...
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Upgrade your Real Estate Webmaster's property sites with video and VR
Aug 25th, 5:00am
Real Estate Webmasters (REW) helps real estate agents make an impression on the internet and then translate that impression into clicks, leads and...
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The real estate agent's ultimate closing gift guide: 135+ ideas
Aug 25th, 5:00am
You work with your real estate clients for months on end, and every conversation is an opportunity to learn. Their daughter loves dance class. Dad...
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4 ways Russian luxury real estate investing is evolving
Aug 25th, 4:15am
I had a meeting with a Russian. I admit it. In fact, I had several meetings with Russians. And the meetings have even occurred in Moscow! I...
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What are the secrets of top selling agents? Q&A with author Joe Sesso
Aug 25th, 3:15am
Most real estate agents are looking for the magic pill — the secret, the key, that one thing successful agents know — that could triple their...
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Want to build a brand in real estate? Do these 5 things
Aug 25th, 3:10am
Your brand is your business in real estate. It's everything including the way you carry yourself daily, your website, your closing and...
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Generating referrals: How to build rapport with today's buyers and sellers
Aug 25th, 3:00am
It’s tempting, with all the technology layers between you and your prospects, to forget that behind every email, text message or Facebook post,...
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Get Facebook referrals without annoying your friends and followers
Aug 24th, 5:50pm
Did you know that, according to Forbes, 78% of salespeople who are active on social media outsell their peers? RE SocialBot is an easy-to-use...
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Builders ditching granite and vinyl for mid-tier priced products
Aug 24th, 4:19pm
What do cast iron sinks, granite countertops and vinyl tile have to do with the current housing market? They're either either too cheap or too...
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Nextdoor: Know your neighborhood
Aug 24th, 1:47pm
Watch Nextdoor founder and CEO Nirav Tolia explain how his platform elevates real estate agents' visibility and the keys to leveraging the private...
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Existing-home sales dip for second month in a row
Aug 24th, 11:05am
Existing-home sales have declined for the second consecutive month, thanks to continued inventory woes and lack of access to affordable housing....
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Zestimates emerge from legal attack unscathed
Aug 24th, 10:18am
The Zestimate has emerged unscathed from a legal attack on the home pricing tool. On Wednesday a judge threw out the lawsuit alleging that...
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Judge drops case against Zillow Zestimates
Aug 24th, 10:18am
Zillow Group has emerged unscathed from a legal attack on its online home valuation tool: The Zestimate. On Wednesday a judge threw out the...
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How do you know if a property is a good deal?
Aug 24th, 4:45am
What goes into finding a good deal? In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates explains how he knows a good deal when he sees one ...Read More
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Making life-saving connections
Aug 24th, 4:30am
In this episode, Nick French shares how making connections in real estate can not only find you your future daughter-in-law, but these connections...
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Team motivation: Proven tactics for cold calling and follow up
Aug 24th, 4:00am
Cold calling and selling can be a daunting task to face every day. How do you motivate your team to stay focused? What tactics can you use to...
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A simple 4-question business plan for real estate agents
Aug 24th, 3:30am
One of the biggest mistakes that you can make as a real estate agent is to view your real estate career as a job instead of viewing your career as...
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5 steps for finding your perfect client through authentic lead generation
Aug 24th, 3:00am
When people just call you to work with them, that's a lead you love. When people call you to work with you because they have followed you and...
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How C.A.R. is elevating women in real estate leadership
Aug 23rd, 3:01pm
Why are men more likely to be broker-owners than women? And why do more women opt to form their own independently owned brokerages instead of...
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6 reasons the home won't sell (besides price)
Aug 23rd, 1:11pm
It never hurts to tip the scales in your sellers' favor, increase their bottom line and potentially expedite the home sale timeline ...Read More
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Compass taps Facebook vet as 'chief people officer'
Aug 23rd, 12:00pm
Compass, a brokerage that's raised more than $210 million in venture funding, has hired a Facebook and Amazon to oversee staff management and...
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Calling all fairy tale lovers: Snow White's cottage just hit the market
Aug 23rd, 11:47am
Mirror, mirror on the wall, where's the cutest cottage of all? Olalla, Washington. And some lucky homebuyer can snatch up Snow White's home and...
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Katie Lance's 5 best tech tips in 300 seconds
Aug 23rd, 11:42am
Stop being "vanilla." That's what social media consultant Katie Lance advised during her 300-second presentation at Inman Connect. Have an opinion...
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The Inman Files: Blow up Upstream
Aug 23rd, 11:03am
Two years ago, Inman Connect held a panel on the Upstream Project, the budding real estate broker initiative to take back control of its home...
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What's my home worth? Realtor.com's 'My Home' has answers
Aug 23rd, 8:00am
Realtor.com today announced a new feature to address the increasing number of homeowners who are staying put longer than they used to.  ...Read More
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Don't judge a book by its cover
Aug 23rd, 5:00am
“Don’t judge a book by its cover” -- a lesson Buddy West learned in a very humbling way when he was out showing a house to a man whom he...
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Ixact Contact's new design improves agent experience
Aug 23rd, 5:00am
Ixact Contact is a CRM for real estate agents that is set to debut a totally revamped look and feel by the end of the year ...Read More
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5 types of insurance first-time homebuyers should consider
Aug 23rd, 4:30am
Buying a home is a huge deal. It’s not only a sanctuary to raise your family, but it's also an investment in your future. New homeowners want...
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3 totally bustable myths about millennials in real estate
Aug 23rd, 4:00am
As a real estate agent who helps a lot of millennials through their first homebuying process, and a millennial myself, I have had several older...
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How email templates can save real estate agents much needed time
Aug 23rd, 3:30am
It’s not a surprise that when you hear email templates, you automatically assume it must have to do with bulk emails or mass newsletter emails....
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How to get the most out of your real estate coaching experience
Aug 23rd, 3:00am
Congratulations! You are ready to invest in yourself as a real estate agent or team leader, and you’ve hired a real estate coach. Hopefully, the...
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President Trump loses support of real estate industry
Aug 22nd, 5:00pm
The majority of Inman readers disapprove of Donald Trump's performance as president, an Inman poll reveals. Of those who responded to the...
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NAR 'Moving With Kids' research: Focus on schools, service
Aug 22nd, 3:52pm
It's probably no surprise that school district and convenience to schools are important to homebuyers and sellers with kids. But do you have any...
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Freddie and Fannie's appraisal-free mortgages to slash closing time
Aug 22nd, 3:19pm
When real estate broker Hank Miller explains the mortgage process to buyers, he gives it to them straight. "It's going to be the biggest pain in...
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Freddie and Fannie's appraisal-free mortgages to slash closing times
Aug 22nd, 3:19pm
When real estate broker Hank Miller explains the mortgage process to buyers, he gives it to them straight. "It's going to be the biggest pain in...
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FinCEN extends all-cash buyer rules to Honolulu
Aug 22nd, 1:49pm
Welcome to the club, Honolulu! The Hawaiian metropolitan area is the latest to join a list of cities and counties that have to report all-cash...
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Nationstar does a branding 180, becomes 'Mr. Cooper'
Aug 22nd, 12:21pm
Nationstar has officially rebranded its servicing and loan origination operations as Mr. Cooper, seven months after the announcement of the name...
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Relax and live a little: How to earn a spot at real estate's rich table
Aug 22nd, 11:55am
You won't find Aaroe Estates president and real estate agent Aaron Kirman slumped behind a desk or hiding behind his tablet. You're more likely to...
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OfferPad, an Opendoor competitor, launches 'Agent-on-Demand'
Aug 22nd, 8:01am
Buyers will soon be able to use their smartphones to access Phoenix listings owned by OfferPad, an "iBuyer" that uses technology to quickly buy...
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OfferPad launches Uber-like 'Agent-on-Demand'
Aug 22nd, 8:01am
Buyers will soon be able to use their smartphones to access Phoenix listings owned by OfferPad, an "iBuyer" that uses technology to quickly buy...
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Chinese billionaire dumps huge London real estate deal
Aug 22nd, 7:09am
One of China's richest men drops plans to buy $600 million of London real estate as his overseas deal-making comes under scrutiny from the Chinese...
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Handling objections: How to chase and unpack the 'no'
Aug 22nd, 5:00am
Is there a winning formula that can help us deal with objections effectively? Should we actually encourage objections? In this post, Dale...
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How do you stack up online? Find out with these 4 free tools
Aug 22nd, 4:30am
The majority of real estate agents I meet have no idea if their online efforts are paying off at all. They are told they need to have a Facebook...
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How to ruin your buyer's agent reputation in 5 easy steps
Aug 22nd, 4:00am
Almost all real estate agents belong to at least one Facebook group where a few times a week, a listing agent is so hopping mad he or she has to...
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How to avoid cultural gift-giving faux pas that can cost you clients
Aug 22nd, 3:30am
Gift giving can be a great way to show your appreciation to clients; it sends a positive message and builds better relationships to encourage...
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How to boost your lead nurturing with targeted blog content
Aug 22nd, 3:00am
Every successful real estate agent will tell you that nurturing a healthy pipeline of people who can lead to your next closing is crucial for...
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Not for the faint of heart: Tales from the landlord trenches
Aug 21st, 4:40pm
The house was between tenants when an upstairs water pipe burst. The water cascaded down, down, down, into the crawl space. After filling that...
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EMoov, a UK hybrid real estate brokerage, nabs $12M in funding
Aug 21st, 4:02pm
EMoov, a UK hybrid real estate brokerage, has raised an additional 9 million pounds ($11.6 million) in funding, with plans to boost its technology...
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Double your business with smart online lead conversion
Aug 21st, 3:33pm
Reeling in leads is no mean feat, but there are certain things you can do to improve conversion rates, such as calling leads within 30 seconds,...
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Inman reader poll: Do you approve or disapprove of President Trump?
Aug 21st, 2:37pm
One year ago, we asked Inman readers who they supported in the presidential election. We want to take your pulse again ...Read More
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Inman reader poll: Do you approve or disapprove of President Trump's performance?
Aug 21st, 2:37pm
One year ago, we asked Inman readers who they supported in the presidential election. We want to take your pulse again ...Read More
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Realtors stand against hate in Charlottesville's aftermath
Aug 21st, 1:57pm
This week, just two blocks from where several hundred white nationalists and supremacists recently shook the city of Charlottesville, Virginia,...
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Realtors stand against hate in Charlottesville aftermath
Aug 21st, 1:57pm
This week, just two blocks from where several hundred white nationalists and supremacists recently shook the city of Charlottesville, Virginia,...
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Re/Max refreshes logos: 'It's a brand evolution, not a brand revolution'
Aug 21st, 1:15pm
You know the look you have when your hairdresser subtly updates your 'do? Still like yourself -- only a little bit fresher? Today, some people...
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Help millennials find their home's value with myAVM
Aug 21st, 5:00am
MyAVM by Onboard Informatics is an automated valuation model product aimed at millennials and tech-savvy sellers. It's made for agents and brokers...
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Gary Gold: Why trusting your gut is critical in real estate
Aug 21st, 5:00am
Our gut is like a second brain, and it’s important in real estate to develop your ability to trust your gut. When we do business, people do and...
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6 tips to help credit-challenged clients improve scores
Aug 21st, 3:30am
How many buyers have you met who walk in your door with a rotten credit rating and confidently promise to fix things up before they apply for a...
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7 ways to get more real estate listings and build career momentum
Aug 21st, 3:30am
How do you get listings to grow your real estate business? Real estate agents are some of the busiest people you’ll ever meet. But the results...
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5 signs you need to start a real estate team - and how to do it
Aug 21st, 3:00am
What does it take to build a successful real estate team? According to Travis Robertson at Inman Connect, you must be clear on your “big why”...
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US education attracts Chinese buyers, study finds
Aug 18th, 5:30pm
Chinese buyers have been at the center of many international real estate conversations the past few years. Although this demographic's U.S....
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Survival of the tech fittest: Watch Josh Team at ICSF
Aug 18th, 4:39pm
If you're hoping to see the last of 'disrupters' and 'disruption' in real estate news, you're out of luck. This year alone, we'll see $3.5 billion...
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How to nail the real estate post-close follow-up process
Aug 18th, 4:36pm
You found your buyers the perfect house and helped them write a winning offer. You held their hand through the closing process and handed them the...
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Agents and brokers: Weigh in on 'MLS of Choice' while you can
Aug 18th, 2:06pm
Alright, agents and brokers, now's your chance: If you have an opinion on whether MLSs can require you to pay for their service even if you don't...
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360 Mortgage Group touts 8-day closing
Aug 18th, 11:41am
Many bright-and-shiny mortgage startups tout lickety-split approvals, but actually closing on their loans can take weeks. But 360 Mortgage Group...
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Bamboo Realty closes its offices, ceases operations
Aug 18th, 10:25am
It's not easy to try to disrupt an industry like real estate. Bamboo Realty was a brokerage that tried, catering first to rental clients and later...
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The future of NAR: Action will be the measure, not words
Aug 18th, 9:51am
I just spent a few days in Chicago with the National Association of Realtors. During my travel, I thoroughly enjoyed Brad Inman’s description of...
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Facebook ad campaigns made easy with Boost by HomeSpotter
Aug 18th, 5:00am
Boost by HomeSpotter is a Facebook ad campaign creation and management tool that connects with your MLS to monitor your market movement. Boost...
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What do brokers want more than MLS mergers? Power
Aug 18th, 5:00am
It's been nearly four years since a group of dozens of big brokers laid out a long list of grievances against MLSs and threatened the launch of an...
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Can my buyers back out if they change their minds?
Aug 18th, 5:00am
Those words: “Can my buyers back out of a house if they don’t like it?” shouldn’t be uttered. Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates delves into why...
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10 ICSF marketing truths that smacked me in the face
Aug 18th, 4:30am
At every Inman Connect, I learn something -- in fact, I learn a lot -- about where the real estate industry is and where it’s going, what...
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What condo amenities do today's buyers desire most?
Aug 18th, 4:00am
When shopping for a condo, you have the delightful task of reading lists upon lists of available amenities -- and then figuring out the difference...
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3 ways to turn Facebook into a steady source of buyer leads
Aug 18th, 3:30am
For many Facebook users, it’s not unusual to spend a significant portion of the day scrolling down the news feed or chatting on Messenger. In...
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6 ideas to fuel your real estate prospecting efforts
Aug 18th, 3:00am
You’ve held open houses, sent direct mail newsletters and made the dreaded cold calls. You’ve handed out your business card so often it’s...
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'Everything has changed and nothing is different': Watch Scott Stratten at ICSF
Aug 17th, 5:56pm
What does the Ritz-Carlton have to do with your real estate business? Maybe nothing -- yet. But if you're the type of Realtor who would overnight...
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From 6 to 80 agents in 18 months: Indie growth on steroids
Aug 17th, 4:27pm
What happens when a handful of top producers join forces to conquer the luxury real estate market? If you’re anything like the six driven agents...
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How to build a real estate brand from scratch in 9 months
Aug 17th, 4:24pm
It takes nine months from conception to birth to have a baby. If you had to build a business from the ground up in less than nine months, how...
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Opendoor's 'ultimate mortgage' offers 1% off purchase
Aug 17th, 4:09pm
To compete on price with real estate agents, high-tech investors known as "iBuyers" will need to figure out ways to sell their homes very fast and...
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Realogy's NRT appoints new SVP and CFO, Roger Favano
Aug 17th, 3:00pm
After several announcements earlier this year about movement in Realogy's executive suite, the real estate giant had been largely quiet about any...
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$1M neighborhoods on the rise in coastal metros: Zillow
Aug 17th, 2:46pm
Since 2014, the U.S. has gained 346 new $1 million neighborhoods, which can be a good thing -- or a not-so-good thing, depending on how you look...
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Brokerage moneyball: Trusting data over your gut
Aug 17th, 1:59pm
The real estate marketplace is changing, and quickly. What were once outstanding ideas may have outgrown their usefulness. But how do you know...
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NAR CEO Bob Goldberg: Disrupters aren't 'the bogeyman'
Aug 17th, 1:00pm
Realtors can be a fearful lot, seeing threats in new technologies and new business models that might change the way they do business. The National...
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12 terrible habits of top producers that lower the bar
Aug 17th, 4:15am
In real estate sales, how many homes we sell and how much money we make is the only measure of success. What many people don’t know is that it's...
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How to grab your ideal clients with Facebook's target audiences
Aug 17th, 4:00am
There seems to be some misconceptions about what options advertisers (or agents) have for targeting their ideal audience on Facebook. Everyone...
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Which cities are best for flipping houses?
Aug 17th, 3:30am
Making money by flipping property has become as much of an American dream as homeownership. The full spectrum programming on HGTV is a testament...
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10 tips to get the home sold once and for all
Aug 17th, 3:15am
When you put a home on the market, the clock starts — and the pressure sets in. You only have one opportunity to make a first impression, and...
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Real estate video marketing: 3 ways to generate leads with social media
Aug 17th, 3:00am
Real estate video marketing is possibly the most effective marketing method available to agents; it’s definitely one of the cheapest ...Read More
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What do buyers want more - a bigger house or a bigger yard?
Aug 16th, 5:05pm
Smaller homes with more outdoor space seem to be all the rage lately as homebuyers are abandoning the motto "bigger is better" when it comes to...
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Brad Pitt's tiny home and other affordable space-saving miracles
Aug 16th, 4:47pm
Homelessness, lack of affordable housing, natural disaster damage -- these are all global problems that can be alleviated through creative housing...
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July housing starts take turn for the worse
Aug 16th, 4:36pm
June's housing starts report was heralded as "welcome news" by National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, who said...
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The fastest-growing real estate companies in the U.S.
Aug 16th, 3:28pm
Every year Inc. magazine ranks the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. This year, 17 real estate companies made the top 500...
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The fastest-growing real estate companies in the US
Aug 16th, 3:28pm
Every year Inc. magazine ranks the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. This year, 17 real estate companies made the top 500...
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Home prices hit new peak in 'extremely competitive buying season'
Aug 16th, 2:03pm
The housing market saw a series of ups and downs in Q2 2017, the majority of which were largely driven by low inventory unable to meet the demand...
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MID 'a wasteful use of federal resources,' says housing group
Aug 16th, 1:53pm
How can the United States tackle the increasingly problematic issue of homelessness and housing poverty? The National Low Income Housing Coalition...
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The Inman Files: Can NAR and C21 reckon with ghosts of the past?
Aug 16th, 1:16pm
I had a “suite meet” with new NAR CEO Bob Goldberg when I attended the trade group’s fat cat (leadership) gathering in Chicago this week....
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Zillow exec Nick Bailey to take over Century 21 as new CEO
Aug 16th, 11:30am
In the mid-1990s, Nick Bailey was a rookie agent at Century 21 Real Estate (C21). Little did he know that 21 years later, almost to the day, he...
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Agents sell homes for more than FSBOs: study
Aug 16th, 11:10am
Academic research has often cast doubt on the value of real estate agents, but a new study will come as music to their ears. It suggests that...
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From our new editor-in-chief: The future is the intersection of people, property and tech
Aug 16th, 10:24am
When I started working in journalism, there was no such thing as Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, or many of the other useful apps and services we take...
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How to brand using your no. 1 resource - you
Aug 16th, 5:00am
If you are looking to build your brand as a real estate agent, look no further than the Law of Authenticity from The Go-Giver Leader: A Little...
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How to overcome real estate client objections with honesty
Aug 16th, 4:30am
When dealing with clients, it’s common they’ll have concerns that can turn into roadblocks. As a real estate agent, it’s your job to figure...
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10 things you should know about millennials to reach more prospects
Aug 16th, 4:00am
It seems that the housing market is experiencing a major shift that is sure to impact the future of real estate for at least another 10 years. As...
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Why it's time to put a little soul back into real estate
Aug 16th, 3:15am
In our real estate world where social media, glossy eight-page brochures and fancy videos are our primary tools to attract clients, I want to...
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Facebook Live vs. Snapchat: Should you leave one for the other?
Aug 16th, 3:00am
Are real estate agents turning away from Snapchat as Facebook continues to build on competitive features in its platforms like Facebook Live and...
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9 ways homebuyers can improve their credit scores
Aug 15th, 4:38pm
The real estate business is booming, and with a scarce supply of starter homes on the market, competition between buyers is fierce. To get loans...
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NAR pres-elect: 'This ain't your daddy's association anymore'
Aug 15th, 2:25pm
“Oh my goodness ... how did we get here?” National Association of Realtors (NAR) President-Elect Elizabeth Mendenhall asked the 2018...
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NAR warns of text message scam
Aug 15th, 2:01pm
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has released a warning about a text message scam that asks members to pay a fine or sales tax on a...
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How CEO Bob Goldberg plans to smash NAR's 'ivory tower facade'
Aug 15th, 11:52am
The first thing that National Association of Realtors (NAR) CEO Bob Goldberg did upon addressing a crowd of association leaders at NAR's...
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HomeLight closes $40M funding round
Aug 15th, 6:31am
Many consumers rely on recommendations from friends and family to find a trustworthy real estate agent, yet a small but growing share are making...
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Every agent has a story: Humanize your brokerage to elevate your team
Aug 15th, 5:00am
In every real estate agent, New Jersey broker Luis Leiva sees a history. A family. A person. "We all have one thing in common as human beings,"...
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Why being authentic is a winning strategy that pays off
Aug 15th, 4:15am
How do you make sure you and your client are always on the same page? When starting off a conversation, do you need to pretend to be someone...
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5 real estate marketing trends defining 2017
Aug 15th, 4:00am
Marketing. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. And though it may sometimes feel like marketing is falling outside of our job...
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3 tips for nailing your Facebook target audience in real estate
Aug 15th, 3:30am
Eight in 10 online Americans use Facebook -- a huge opportunity for real estate agents. Here are 3 tips for nailing your Facebook target audience...
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3 tips to avoid spamming your Snapchat audience
Aug 15th, 3:15am
The buzz has been big around Snapchat lately. In fact, in March, Snap, Inc., the company responsible for the popular video messaging app, went...
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Growing eXp Realty agent count propels Q2 revenue
Aug 14th, 5:13pm
EXp World Holdings, the Bellingham, Washington-based holding company for eXp Realty, announced its second quarter 2017 earnings today, reporting...
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How real estate agents are leveraging the August 21 eclipse
Aug 14th, 4:41pm
You might have next week's eclipse already penciled into your planner -- but do you have your protective glasses yet that will allow you to...
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News Corp profits 'powered by' digital real estate services
Aug 14th, 1:43pm
As revenue lowers in the company's news and information services sector, its digital real estate services continue to bolster its earnings;...
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Easy as pizza pie: Inman Connect hackers take on offer tracking
Aug 14th, 11:56am
SAN FRANCISCO -- Your pizza pie is being prepared. Your pie is in the oven. Your pie is almost cooked. Your pie is out of the oven. Your pie is...
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How to chose the best technology for your real estate business
Aug 14th, 9:37am
SAN FRANCISCO -- Of all the ever-growing responsibilities agents and brokers must take on, decision-making is arguably the most complex. With...
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How to choose the best technology for your real estate business
Aug 14th, 9:37am
SAN FRANCISCO -- Of all the ever-growing responsibilities agents and brokers must take on, decision-making is arguably the most complex. With...
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3 ways to reach divorced homesellers and be of value
Aug 14th, 9:25am
As far as devastating life events go, divorce ranks no. 2, second only to the death of a loved one. As a result, it is typically a very emotional...
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3 ways machine learning will improve your marketing
Aug 14th, 9:18am
SAN FRANCISCO -- "I'm not from the future, I'm just from Google," said Dan Siegler to a laughing Inman Connect crowd. "I can just tell you where...
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Gary Gold: Who would buy a $100 million house?
Aug 14th, 5:00am
Last year, Gary Gold sold the Playboy Mansion, and it was the first home ever to sell for more than $100 million in Los Angeles. And even now, he...
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Gary Gold: Who would buy a $100M house?
Aug 14th, 5:00am
Last year, Gary Gold sold the Playboy Mansion, and it was the first home ever to sell for more than $100 million in Los Angeles. And even now, he...
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Say hello to Realtor Bot, a chatbot for brokers
Aug 14th, 5:00am
Realtor Bot by Botplan is a lead generation chatbot for brokers to deploy and manage. At no point does Realtor Bot allow a human to take over the...
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Realtors, say hello to your new chatbot
Aug 14th, 5:00am
Botplan's Chatbot for Realtors is a lead generation chatbot for brokers to deploy and manage. At no point does the chatbot allow a human to take...
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Sh*t real estate professionals say
Aug 14th, 5:00am
"I don't have time to get it done." "The market is terrible!" "Buyers are liars." Have you ever vocalized any of these phrases? If so, welcome to...
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Why isn't my social media working? 7 common mistakes
Aug 14th, 4:30am
Wondering why your social media isn’t yielding the results you’ve heard about? You aren’t alone. I would venture to say that 80 percent of...
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Real estate hack: 3 steps to earning passive income without renters
Aug 14th, 4:00am
Plenty of real estate agents earn passive income by renting out investment properties, but did you know that there’s a way to generate passive...
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4 easy ways to scope out your real estate competition online
Aug 14th, 3:30am
Do you know which real estate agents in your area are using paid advertising, who has thousands of Facebook fans, or who is getting the most...
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6 ways empowered agents embrace disruption to drive success
Aug 14th, 3:00am
The word disruption has sailed around real estate for over a decade. We’re constantly anticipating its influence on the way we do business...
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Is your real estate team violating the law?
Aug 14th, 3:00am
If you run a real estate team or are the supervising broker of an office that has agent teams -- listen up. There’s a high probability that your...
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4 tips for succeeding in real estate without overextending yourself
Aug 11th, 3:01pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- Kofi Nartey says real estate is like a seven-layer dip -- "When you start getting down to the beans and cheese that's when s**t...
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How to sell or merge your real estate brokerage
Aug 11th, 2:16pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- Selling your real estate brokerage can be an emotional process akin to sending your kid off to college. John Aaroe, CEO of the...
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How online deals will reshape the real estate industry
Aug 11th, 11:55am
SAN FRANCISCO -- When you see something weird or broken in the world, you have two choices: wait for someone else to fix it or fix it yourself....
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Up your sales game with geographic marketing
Aug 11th, 11:24am
Have you ever avoided a call from your sellers because you didn't know what to say? What else could you possibly tell them about what you are...
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Ace your listing presentations with Haiku Deck
Aug 11th, 5:00am
Haiku Deck is an awesome web-based marketing and presentation tool with attractive, simple templates that are easily adjustable ...Read More
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5 things you need to know when representing rural buyers
Aug 11th, 3:30am
Waking up every morning to see my horses grazing in a grassy field, raising chickens to get the freshest eggs imaginable and playing with baby...
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7 ways to raise your emotional intelligence in real estate
Aug 11th, 3:00am
Emotional quotient, or EQ, is a measure of a person’s adequacy in areas such as self-awareness, empathy and being sensitive with other people....
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Inman announces 2017 Innovator Award winners
Aug 10th, 10:05pm
SAN FRANCISCO — Inman Connect challenges the industry's top real estate agents and brokers to attack their biggest threats and create their...
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How to build a neighborhood website that makes you money
Aug 10th, 9:59pm
Are you serious about building a sustainable real estate business that grows year after year? Providing an amazing digital resource that keeps...
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Content, not 'nontent': Reimagining real estate signs
Aug 10th, 7:57pm
We all have that one thing that drives us crazy. Maybe it's a stubborn buyer. Maybe it's the car blocking your right turn at a red light. Maybe...
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Short on listings or short on value? Reframing low inventory
Aug 10th, 5:29pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- We are in the midst of the worst home listings shortage in 20 years, but if you're an agent struggling to claim what's available,...
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Who in their right mind would sell to an iBuyer?
Aug 10th, 5:07pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- Why would homesellers choose to pay a high commission while running the risk of selling their home at a discount? Or to ask the...
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Experience explosive business growth in 5 small steps
Aug 10th, 4:44pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- In less than 10 years, Kymber Menkiti and her husband have opened seven Keller Williams offices, consistently done more than $1...
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Pacific Union merges with Partners Trust, signals more acquisitions
Aug 10th, 4:30pm
Today Pacific Union International formally announced its merger with Partners Trust, an independent luxury brokerage with more than 240 associates...
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Invitation Homes merges with Starwood Waypoint Homes
Aug 10th, 3:29pm
Since the mortgage meltdown swept millions of Americans out of their homes, institutional investors have scooped up tens of thousands of these...
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How to become the 'Un-Realtor' in your community
Aug 10th, 12:51pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- What does it mean to provide service so exemplary that the word "service" itself becomes synonymous with your brand ...Read More
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Founding a startup? Don't make these 7 mistakes
Aug 10th, 11:33am
SAN FRANCISCO -- Building a company from scratch is a Herculean task that requires navigating innumerable hazards. Here are seven of the biggest...
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How one real estate tech CEO is living the dream
Aug 10th, 7:50am
Many real estate agents see high tech in one of two ways. Some see it as a competitor trying to undermine their business and phase out their...
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Make commissions and transactions easy to handle with Brokermint
Aug 10th, 5:00am
Brokermint is a commission and transaction management software made for real estate brokers. It has a superior user interface, exceptional ease of...
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How to truly be of value to your luxury real estate clients
Aug 10th, 3:30am
What’s most important when it comes to setting yourself up as a person of value? Why is it wrong to try to twist the prospect’s arm? To...
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4 reasons working with friends and family isn't always a good idea
Aug 10th, 3:15am
You just graduated from real estate school and are excited to begin your career. Your instructors have advised you to interview several companies...
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Custom digital invites made for real estate: Introducing Modern Stamp
Aug 9th, 7:23pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- A glistening envelope sliced open reveals a beautiful card featuring calligraphy, layers of color and a warm message. That moment...
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What could PR do for your real estate business?
Aug 9th, 5:57pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- The last time you did something amazing in your real estate business, who learned about it? Was it a relatively small circle of...
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9 ways to maximize your Facebook marketing in real estate
Aug 9th, 5:32pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- Let's face it: articles about appraisals, mortgages and home inspections aren't likely to go viral online ...Read More
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Protecting ourselves from power shifts in real estate
Aug 9th, 5:14pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- The real estate industry is going to become more polarized, with discount brokerages at one end and luxury, high-service...
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You don't need to advertise a good party
Aug 9th, 5:11pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- Usually, only one of two things happens to an ugly T-shirt -- it ends up in the trash or in the depths of a drawer never to be...
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The Braveheart approach: risking it all in business
Aug 9th, 4:57pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- For David Smith, real estate is simple -- "[It's] people over property," he said to the crowd of eager listeners at Inman...
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Robots vs. real estate agents: Surviving an automated future
Aug 9th, 4:11pm
An open house with $1 sensors in every room ensuring that browsers opening up closets and cabinets aren't taking anything with them. Peace of mind...
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What one real estate team leader learned from her epic failure
Aug 9th, 3:54pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- On Aug. 15, 2016, Seattle real estate team leader Vija Williams went to the office like any other day. Except this day, she lost...
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How to overcome your human fallacies to reach your full potential
Aug 9th, 3:52pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- Theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur and technologist Vivienne Ming didn't graduate from college on her first try ...Read More
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What's on Redfin CEO's mind after IPO?
Aug 9th, 3:46pm
Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman has tried not to let the company's recent IPO go to his head. He wants to stay focused on improving a business model that...
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How to create Snapchat content that's engaging
Aug 9th, 2:04pm
“Real time visual communication is a fundamental shift in how we will be connecting with people and sharing our brand in the future,”...
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Scared of video? Overcome post-production woes with these 5 tools
Aug 9th, 2:01pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- Do you ever feel like you’re just not ready to hit the record button -- ever? A lot of real estate agents are afraid of...
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What to do when agents don't fit your brokerage model
Aug 9th, 1:37pm
A one-size brokerage model does not fit every agent's needs. That was a key message from Sherry Chris, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens, at ICSF...
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Zillow Instant Offers expands to Phoenix
Aug 9th, 12:20pm
Zillow Group will expand Zillow Instant Offers, a pilot program that helps homeowners to sell directly to investors, to Phoenix in mid-September...
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Zillow Group and CFPB head into settlement talks
Aug 9th, 12:10pm
A federal investigation of Zillow Group's co-marketing program for potential anti-kickback violations appears to be over, but that doesn't mean...
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Growing your business: Going from solo agent to team
Aug 9th, 9:56am
SAN FRANCISCO -- Growth. Everyone wants it, but not everyone knows how to achieve it. Luckily for Tuesday's crowd at Agent Connect, Vija Williams,...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Always check the freezer
Aug 9th, 4:00am
It’s the final walkthrough, and everyone is excited about the home. Suddenly, you hear shrieks coming from your client in the kitchen. Paula...
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5 smart home device-compatible upgrades that raise home values
Aug 9th, 3:30am
When looking to increase the value of one’s home before selling, common renovations include updating flooring, changing countertops, slapping a...
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Is your lead generation boring? 4 mistakes and how to avoid them
Aug 9th, 3:00am
You might know real estate in your target area like the back of your hand, but we all know that means very little if you have zero homeseller or...
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Is it possible to sustain long-term growth as a top real estate agent?
Aug 8th, 5:55pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- In the 1980s, American auto-makers were so obsessed with sales that Chrysler built a series of vehicles on a new platform, the...
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Katie Lance: My 5 best tech tips in 5 minutes
Aug 8th, 5:39pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- Social media is an integral part of many, if not all, real estate professionals' marketing plans. But how exactly do you break...
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7 tips for converting more online real estate leads
Aug 8th, 5:26pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- Giving up on a lead after leaving a voicemail is akin to tossing $5 on the ground, Realtor Rachel Adams said on stage at Inman...
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How to win an 'objection battle' with real estate prospects
Aug 8th, 4:59pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- "Find the pain point." That's how the objection experts -- Beverly Ruffner,  Jeremy Katz and Carey Condy -- told the audience...
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Which CRM is right for you and your business?
Aug 8th, 4:24pm
Imagine having the freedom to spend your time any way you want -- that’s what a CRM (customer relationship management) can do for your business....
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Why should real estate agents care about chatbots?
Aug 8th, 4:17pm
When a lead reaches out to you at 2 a.m., how do you respond? In the past, you could set up an auto-responder with no interactivity, you could get...
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Zillow Group busts previous revenue record, posts $21.8M net loss
Aug 8th, 3:33pm
In an earnings report today, Zillow Group, the operator of listing portals Zillow, Trulia and RealEstate.com, posted a net loss of $21.8 million...
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3 little-known Google tools that could boost your real estate conversions
Aug 8th, 2:23pm
Who remembers radio ads, classifieds, Discman and phone booths? What about a time when clients came into your real estate office not knowing...
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How Nextdoor's new real estate agent ads work
Aug 8th, 12:51pm
Nextdoor, a private social network covering more than 150,000 neighborhoods in the U.S., has announced a real estate section and new ad product...
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The Keller Williams playbook for surviving real estate disruption
Aug 8th, 12:08pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- With $1.75 million in two years, Uber "completely changed the rules of strangers, internet, vehicle safety and meeting people,"...
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How to get more ROI out of your marketing with evergreen content
Aug 8th, 3:30am
Evergreen content is one of the most defensible forms of digital marketing available in the real estate industry. An upfront investment of time...
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3 ways playing tourist in your own backyard can increase business
Aug 8th, 3:30am
As real estate agents, we take pride in our intimate knowledge of the markets we serve. We know the comps in the area and all the data to match,...
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Work with estates and executors to make your real estate prospecting recession proof
Aug 8th, 3:00am
When dealing with an estate or an executor, you need to take on a special, more sensitive approach. How do you make sure to avoid awkward...
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How to compete with Keller Williams before it grabs more of your share
Aug 7th, 10:48pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- "Keller Williams isn’t taking any of our market share," Jerry Holden told attendees at today's Inman Connect San Francisco...
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Why Zillow 'Instant Offers' seller leads are yours to lose
Aug 7th, 7:25pm
Most real estate agents know that a lead is nothing without follow-up. That holds true even when that lead is coming from a shiny new -- if...
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How to guide out-of-control real estate agents back to productivity
Aug 7th, 7:15pm
"If you have 30 agents, you have 30-out-of-control agents," said Climb Real Estate's Eugene Pak at today's Indie Broker Summit, part of the Inman...
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Why you need a 'culture of engineering' to build the best real estate software
Aug 7th, 6:06pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- "The best engineers can always get jobs -- it's not hard," noted Steve Garrity of Hearsay Social. So how are you supposed to find...
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What are the next big trends in real estate technology?
Aug 7th, 5:00pm
Mobile is still ultra-hot and marketing automation is still on the rise -- but real estate leaders aren't as bullish on the future of virtual...
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'Charlotte's Web' home can be yours for $3.7M
Aug 7th, 4:48pm
It took "some house" to create the story of "some pig" most of us fell in love with while reading and watching E.B. White's classic children's...
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How Opendoor turbocharges showings with technology
Aug 7th, 4:38pm
Imagine unlocking the front door of a listing with a single tap. As you enter, music begins to play and the lights flick on. On the wall is a...
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Broker's 'evil genius' idea shows off listing agents
Aug 7th, 4:21pm
Sometimes adding one plus one equals more than two -- a lot more. Chicago-based independent brokerage @properties, founded in 2000, is a success...
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Increase your real estate company's valuation in 5 easy steps
Aug 7th, 3:47pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- Everyone sharpened their pencils today at the Indie Broker Summit as Real Trends' Steve Murray shared five ways to increase their...
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Tempted to sell your indie brokerage? What to consider
Aug 7th, 1:50pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- It's not unusual for successful independent brokerages to feel the flattery of being courted. But is transitioning to a big...
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How to beat your tech competition with a UX-focus
Aug 7th, 1:16pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- Amazon Alexa's artificial intelligence is no match for Yossi Langer's creative 6 year old, who likes to use the device to create...
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Experimental app lets you plot and preview drone flights 
Aug 7th, 12:19pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- "Who here has crashed a drone?" asked Stanford PhD candidate Mike Roberts on stage at Hacker Connect. More than a few attendees...
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How do you train a robot to interact appropriately with people?
Aug 7th, 11:49am
SAN FRANCISCO -- When you picture the future of transportation, you probably see lanes of autonomous cars driving highways full of humans hither...
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Facebook unveils first ad product for real estate
Aug 7th, 11:00am
Facebook has unveiled its first ad product designed specifically for the real estate industry. "Dynamic Ads for Real Estate" allows a brokerage to...
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NYC brokers find listing partner in Zillow's biggest competitor: realtor.com
Aug 7th, 10:47am
Zillow rejected the Real Estate Board of New York's (REBNY) recently launched single, centralized syndication feed, the Residential Listing...
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Gary Gold: Too much of a good thing hurts your real estate business
Aug 7th, 5:00am
If you’re a normal, even-keeled real estate agent, this video isn’t for you. However, if you are extreme in any way -- creative, anal...
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RealtyFlux: A compliant, easy way to generate seller leads via text message
Aug 7th, 5:00am
"Text Nancy77 to 50505" to -- sign in for an open house, find out what your home is worth, or get a property brochure. An agent could market to...
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Coughing up commission to save a deal: 6 things I learned
Aug 7th, 4:30am
Your listing has been on the market for 60 days. Finally, you get an offer. The sellers aren’t thrilled, so they counter for $3,000 more. The...
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6 factors that influence a home's value
Aug 7th, 4:00am
Trying to price a home accurately, whether you’re preparing to sell a house or you’re ready to make an offer on one, is challenging. Even if...
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Top real estate web design trends making their mark on 2017
Aug 7th, 3:30am
We’re officially more than halfway through the year. This is always a good time for companies with a website to stop and reflect on the web...
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Why you should never, ever let buyers take possession before closing
Aug 7th, 3:00am
Your buyers are about to close on a vacant house and must be out of their current property no later than the end of the month. There’s a delay...
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Pocket listing service aims to enhance agents' value
Aug 7th, 1:26am
One problem with pocket listings -- for-sale properties held off the multiple listing service (MLS) -- is their limited reach. Getting these homes...
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Partners Trust reportedly crafting deal to sell to Pacific Union
Aug 4th, 6:12pm
Los Angeles-based real estate firm Partners Trust is putting together a purported deal to sell at least a partial stake of the company to San...
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Do you have what it takes to be a top buyer's agent?
Aug 4th, 4:57pm
Giving clients the best shot at their dream home requires a mix of creative thinking, doggedness, consistent communication and not taking “no”...
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Special Report: Do you have what it takes to be a top buyer's agent?
Aug 4th, 4:57pm
Giving clients the best shot at their dream home requires a mix of creative thinking, doggedness, consistent communication and not taking “no”...
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Should the Fed pre-empt a potentially overheating job market?
Aug 4th, 3:57pm
July payrolls released this morning grew by 209,000, enough to stop cold a decline in mortgage and other long-term rates and roughly double the...
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Should the Fed preempt a potentially overheating job market?
Aug 4th, 3:57pm
July payrolls released this morning grew by 209,000, enough to stop cold a decline in mortgage and other long-term rates and roughly double the...
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Mo' Mentions Mo' Problems - Harnessing the Conversation on Social Media
Aug 4th, 3:22pm
The social media landscape is constantly changing with new platforms, trends, influencers ... and even mo’ mentions. Learn the keys to...
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NYC Zillow boycott grows, but cracks begin to show
Aug 4th, 3:10pm
At least three more New York City brokerages have joined an industry boycott of Zillow Group -- though some agents at firms participating in the...
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Homelessness in major metros made worse by rising rents: Zillow
Aug 4th, 2:07pm
Affordability continues to be an issue across the U.S., especially in densely populated large metropolitan areas such as New York City,...
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July jobs report signals inventory relief ahead
Aug 4th, 1:46pm
After a string of less-than-stellar jobs reports earlier this summer, it seems that things are turning around for buyers just in time for the...
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No relief for homebuyers, but renters catch a price break in July
Aug 4th, 1:28pm
While home prices continue to rise at breakneck speed, average rent growth has slowed to 0.1 percent month-over-month and 2.6 percent...
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Homeownership in states with the most and least student debt
Aug 4th, 1:17pm
As of 2016, 71 percent of non-homeowners believe student loans are hindering their ability to buy, and more than half of those borrowers believe...
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Down Payment Resource bolsters agent lead gen tool
Aug 4th, 1:00pm
About a year and a half ago, real estate agent Ronnie Burnham was looking for a tool that would both help him reach more homebuyers and give him...
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8 ways our real estate professionals did right by us
Aug 4th, 11:49am
A cozy one-story ranch with a freshly painted and decorated nursery. Three bedrooms and at least two bathrooms. A bouncing baby girl (we hoped!)....
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SmartMLS merger goes live in record time
Aug 4th, 11:24am
MLS mergers can be troublesome and even the smoothest can take years to fully roll out. But one newly merged MLS has gone from idea to reality in...
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HUD will fund $38 million to fight housing discrimination
Aug 4th, 11:09am
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it would make $38 million available for different initiatives that fight...
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How to digest a big acquisition: HomeSmart's top leaders spill the beans
Aug 4th, 5:00am
At the end of May, a group of around 400 agents gathered at the Mile High Station, an attractive Denver party venue, as HomeSmart International...
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Stay top-of-mind with KiTs' powerful CRM and marketing platform
Aug 4th, 5:00am
KiTS is a feature-rich platform for helping agents stay in touch with customers and prospects all year long. This CRM and marketing platform...
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Stay top-of-mind with KiTS' powerful CRM and marketing platform
Aug 4th, 5:00am
KiTS is a feature-rich platform for helping agents stay in touch with customers and prospects all year long. This CRM and marketing platform...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Mama said knock you out
Aug 4th, 5:00am
The last thing you want to see during a closing is two people fighting. But the very last thing you want to see is two mothers fighting. But...
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Robots and real estate: Why agents have nothing to fear
Aug 4th, 4:00am
A friend of mine sent me an article about robots replacing real estate agents. The article described an Alexa-type object that answered questions...
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5 real estate marketing habits we should have left in the '90s
Aug 4th, 3:45am
On Aug. 10, 1991, the World Wide Web went live. Now, more than 25 years later, it’s had a lasting impact on real estate, business and the world....
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7 tips for crafting a real estate agent bio that will smoke the competition
Aug 4th, 3:15am
With 51 percent of sellers finding their agent through referrals from family or friends, it can be tempting to ignore your agent bio and focus...
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3 next-level shifts that will power your real estate career
Aug 4th, 3:00am
You’ve been in the industry a while, and you have a consistent business. Maybe making $250,000 annually was your goal when you first started,...
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Re/Max's profits rise on agent and housing market growth
Aug 3rd, 4:13pm
A robust housing market and agent count growth nudged Re/Max's profits higher in the second quarter compared to the previous year, the real estate...
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