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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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Inside the mind of the modern homebuyer
Aug 3rd, 4:03pm
The results of Experian's 2017 Homebuyers Survey revealed that some potential buyers are steering away from homeownership due to affordability,...
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Keller Williams announces phase-out of lead gen tool Team Leads
Aug 3rd, 3:58pm
In 2015, Keller Williams acquired Team Leads, an Ontario, Canada-based platform that uses landing pages to capture leads and feed them into a lead...
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Keller Williams reports almost 10% increase in Q2 closed transactions
Aug 3rd, 3:00pm
“Not only are our agents outperforming the overall real estate industry, they’re shattering their own production records from a year ago.”...
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Exclusive: Redfin's master plan for DIY homebuying
Aug 3rd, 2:37pm
In private presentations to investors, Redfin laid out its long-term and disruptive vision of using technology to help buyers take more control...
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Which of these grocery stores is best for real estate?
Aug 3rd, 12:54pm
What should buyers consider when choosing a home that will yield the highest ROI? Proximity to great schools? The value of surrounding homes?...
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The Inman Files: Bigger is better, just ask these 2 real estate billionaires
Aug 3rd, 11:38am
A new generation of real estate hotshots have been reveling in a heap of hoopla: Zillow’s Spencer Rascoff, Compass’s Robert Reffkin, Houzz’s...
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Nationstar's Xome revenue drops again in the second quarter
Aug 3rd, 9:11am
Revenue for Nationstar's Xome -- a platform that features a property search site, real estate agent referral network and title, closing, valuation...
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Ten-X snapped up for over $1B by Thomas H. Lee Partners
Aug 3rd, 8:13am
Private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners is set to lay down in excess of $1 billion for a controlling stake in Auction.com operator Ten-X, Inman...
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Realogy reports $110 million in earnings for Q2 2017
Aug 3rd, 7:50am
It looks like some of the changes Realogy made to help ignite its growth are starting to show results. In the company's quarterly earnings results...
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What's an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) loan?
Aug 3rd, 5:00am
Also known as an ARM loan, an adjustable-rate mortgage loan is a loan that allows borrowers to take advantage of compressed rates. Peter Lorimer...
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Creating single property websites is a cinch with Rela
Aug 3rd, 5:00am
Nike doesn't rely only on Zappos.com to sell its products; so why do real estate agents rely on portals to sell their listings? I'm a firm...
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New real estate agent success: 3 insights from a top newbie
Aug 3rd, 4:00am
New real estate agents don’t always have great guidance early on. People who elect to work as solo agents from the start, for instance, are...
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4 mistakes to avoid when your sellers get multiple offers
Aug 3rd, 3:30am
As inventory continues to tighten, the demand from homebuyers is at an all time high. It’s become very evident over these past few summer months...
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A broker's case against cold calling: Stop, or I'll tell your mother
Aug 3rd, 3:00am
The people who sell internet lead generation services make a lot of cold calls because they know we will never find them on the internet. And if...
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Ben Kinney buys Automabots, Facebook Messenger chatbot technology
Aug 2nd, 4:25pm
Ben Kinney, who owns several Keller Williams brokerages, has scooped up Facebook Messenger bot platform Automabots, the sixth tech firm to be...
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Ben Kinney buys Automabots, cross-platform chatbot technology
Aug 2nd, 4:25pm
Ben Kinney, who owns several Keller Williams brokerages, has scooped up Facebook Messenger bot platform Automabots, the sixth tech firm to be...
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CoreLogic acquires real estate consulting and tech firm Clareity
Aug 2nd, 3:17pm
Real estate technology powerhouse CoreLogic has acquired one of the industry's most well-known technology and consulting firms, Clareity ...Read More
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Worried about a tech breach? 26 ways to minimize your risk
Aug 2nd, 1:00pm
Now that we're living so much of our lives online, the risk of identity theft and data compromise -- which has always been around -- has increased...
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J.D. Power: Which real estate brands rank highest for consumer satisfaction?
Aug 2nd, 11:11am
The 2017 Homebuyer/Seller Satisfaction Study from J.D. Power confirms what most real estate agents already know: If you invest time and effort...
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Some big brokerages body slam Zillow in NYC
Aug 2nd, 10:20am
Some big New York City brokerages have made good on their threat to stop sending listings to StreetEasy and Zillow Group websites if Zillow Group...
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Strengthening U.S. dollar constricting foreign homebuyer affordability: Zillow
Aug 2nd, 8:44am
U.S. homes are now even more expensive for foreign buyers, who tend to purchase homes that are in the $300,000 and above bracket and pay...
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When happy hour is market power: Agent's social club heats up Miami neighborhood
Aug 2nd, 5:00am
Agent and marketing enthusiast Elliot Machado, who lives near the Miami neighborhood of Brickell with his wife, has come up with a way to both...
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Why you should scrap your business plan today
Aug 2nd, 4:30am
You probably have a business plan, but do you have a personal development plan? Your business plan has a capacity -- you. The only way that you...
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6 reasons 'testing the market' is a seriously flawed idea
Aug 2nd, 4:00am
The listing presentation was going well. The sellers loved my approach to property prep. They were pleased with the marketing plan and advertising...
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How to win over FSBOs through education
Aug 2nd, 3:30am
How do you communicate with people when it comes to FSBOs? Why is it so crucial that you don’t make the seller feel like they are wrong ...Read...
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Turn views into closings: 3 ways to generate leads from video
Aug 2nd, 3:00am
Video can elevate your branding, spark conversations and even generate new business. It's no longer the future of real estate marketing. It’s...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Needy buyers got you down?
Aug 2nd, 2:05am
In this episode, Leigh Brown’s guest, Gary Balanoff, talks about the time an indecisive couple asked him to see more than 80 homes before making...
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NAR CEO Bob Goldberg readies to 'embrace disruption' on his first day
Aug 1st, 4:16pm
Today is Bob Goldberg's first day as CEO of the National Association of Realtors, and he wants the trade group's 1.2 million members to know his...
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Check out loanDepot's very SoCal plans for its 'mello Innovation Lab'
Aug 1st, 2:20pm
LoanDepot's "mello," a proprietary end-to-end digital lending platform, is getting its own Irvine, California-based tech campus dubbed the "mello...
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Roundup Valley Ranch listing video features the music of Elton John
Aug 1st, 11:08am
Ever wondered where artists get their inspiration? If you're songwriter and visual artist Bernie Taupin -- perhaps best known for his 50-year...
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Douglas Elliman buys Los Angeles-based Teles Properties
Aug 1st, 10:33am
Douglas Elliman announced today that it will buy Los Angeles-based brokerage Teles Properties, making Douglas Elliman the second largest...
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Opendoor targets Atlanta and Raleigh, North Carolina
Aug 1st, 9:03am
Opendoor, a leading "iBuyer" that uses technology to allow homeowners to sell their properties in days, has set its sights on Raleigh, North...
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Objection handler: 'You can't do anything better than my last agent'
Aug 1st, 5:00am
Homeowners with expired listings may bluntly and pointedly say: “I don’t think you can do anything better than my last agent." How can you...
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5 simple staging tips that make a home irresistible
Aug 1st, 4:30am
When buyers walk into the right home, they get that look in their eyes. They get the warm-and-fuzzies because they can envision living in the home...
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What real estate agents should know about zero-down loans
Aug 1st, 4:00am
No longer do you have to be a qualified veteran or live in a rural area to get a mortgage without putting down a penny. For nearly a decade, only...
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Real estate expansion: 3 traits teams need for successful business growth
Aug 1st, 3:30am
Real estate expansion is one of the few ways to boost a real estate business’s profits exponentially and ensure its long-term success ...Read More
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The Facebook ad campaign that won't let leads forget you
Aug 1st, 3:15am
Do you ever worry that you're missing out on leads online? This post will explain how to avoid losing leads online using a Facebook ad campaign...
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7 habits of highly effective real estate agents
Aug 1st, 3:00am
You've most likely heard of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, written by Stephen Covey in 1989. It has...
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A month in review: The June housing market
Jul 31st, 3:57pm
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...
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Coldwell Banker offers industry news via Amazon's Alexa
Jul 31st, 3:43pm
As a torrent of new technologies and business models take real estate by storm, it can be difficult to keep up. Coldwell Banker is aiming to help...
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5 ways to upgrade your staging game 
Jul 31st, 3:27pm
As a listing agent, your job is to do the best possible marketing for your seller. If you’ve read any of my articles, you know that stellar...
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What will it take to sell Aaron Hernandez's former mansion?
Jul 31st, 3:13pm
Selling a home surrounded by controversy is no easy task. The luxury property formerly owned by the late New England Patriots' football tight end...
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Pending home sales rebound in June as buyers act fast
Jul 31st, 9:22am
Contract signings are up again, which means pending home sales are back in action. June's Pending Home Sales Index, a monthly forward-looking...
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Gary Gold: 3 questions you should ask to position yourself for success
Jul 31st, 5:00am
So many real estate agents are completely rudderless. They get an idea and just go with it. In this video, Gary Gold breaks down the three...
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5 real estate listing videos that will blow your mind
Jul 31st, 4:30am
Want to make sure your home stands out on the market but not sure how? Many real estate agents and their sellers are investing in listing videos...
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Want to be a multimillion-dollar real estate agent? Start with these 11 things
Jul 31st, 4:00am
About six years ago, I was at a three-day conference where Darren Hardy, the publisher of Success Magazine, spoke as the keynote speaker....
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3 ways to add a little luxe to your branding
Jul 31st, 3:30am
What makes a premium or luxury brand? What are the elements that make you think quality, style and upscale when you look at a product, a website...
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My 2010 real estate predictions for the year 2020: How close are we?
Jul 31st, 3:00am
In 2010, Brad Inman asked Inman readers about their vision for what real estate would be like in 2020. Here are five predictions that I made about...
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Your online reputation will make or break your business
Jul 31st, 3:00am
Successful agents know real estate is, and always will be, a relationship business. But it’s also true that technology is fundamentally changing...
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Network effects are the only way to future-proof brokerages
Jul 31st, 3:00am
Six months ago, I made the claim that 2017 is the year of the broker, the year that brokerages must stand up to the threat of alt-brokerages and...
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Inventory crashers: how 3 top agents get listings in dry markets
Jul 31st, 3:00am
Low inventory has been a major limiting factor in real estate markets across the U.S. for months. In fact, real estate agents listed low inventory...
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Russ Cofano resigns from eXp World Holdings
Jul 30th, 10:48pm
Russ Cofano has resigned from his position as president and general counsel at eXp World Holdings, operator of real estate brokerage eXp Realty...
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GDP, inflation and politics: This week in markets
Jul 28th, 5:55pm
Events are moving fast, this account timestamped mid-afternoon Friday. The economic news is excellent. The other news is not ...Read More
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Can the rental housing landscape be improved?
Jul 28th, 5:18pm
The housing market has experienced multi-year gains in home price growth, which has made it harder for millennials, young families and those with...
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Why aren't borrowers happier with their mortgage providers?
Jul 28th, 4:51pm
After years of steady improvements, mortgage services appear to be backsliding, according to the latest study from J.D. Power. They haven’t...
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Pacific Union International names Brent Thomson COO
Jul 28th, 4:41pm
West Coast-based independent real estate firm Pacific Union International is expanding its leadership team with the appointment of Brent Thomson...
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The nation's top 10 affordable towns with stellar elementary schools
Jul 28th, 4:11pm
In the determined search for affordable housing, buyers often discover that the perfect home isn't always in the perfect area. Unfortunately, many...
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The Inman Files: The surge in innovation turning homeselling upside down
Jul 28th, 1:00pm
Great inventions are often born from converging, unplanned, unrelated trends and events. Take the modern skateboard. The first rendition of...
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The Inman Files: Homeselling's like a '60s skateboard - slow and about to change
Jul 28th, 1:00pm
Great inventions are often born from converging, unplanned, unrelated trends and events. Take the modern skateboard. The first rendition of...
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Happy IPO! Glenn Kelman gets confetti GIF from Spencer Rascoff
Jul 28th, 11:23am
Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman didn't sleep well last night. But that's not because he had butterflies over Redfin's looming IPO: He's just a little...
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Redfin IPO live blog: High-tech real estate brokerage goes public
Jul 28th, 8:29am
Redfin will ring the bell for the opening of the Nasdaq stock market at 9:30 a.m. EST today, launching an IPO that's expected to raise over $100...
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Redfin prices IPO at $15, valuing the tech-powered brokerage at $1.2B
Jul 28th, 8:16am
Redfin has announced the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO) at a strong $15 per share, putting the Seattle-based real estate brokerage's...
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Adventures in door-knocking: One agent's most extreme tales
Jul 28th, 4:30am
When Greg McDaniel got into real estate, here’s the direction his father gave him: “Son, take these fliers, and step out the office door. Turn...
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Spend a little, gain a lot: 5 savvy ideas to boost referrals
Jul 28th, 4:00am
Referrals are truly the name of the game in real estate. They are the most profitable and efficient way to increase your business. Increase your...
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3 tired real estate excuses agents need to drop
Jul 28th, 3:30am
Have you ever heard yourself say: "I don’t have the time," or "I don’t have the money," or "I’m not techy?" I’ve certainly said at least...
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Snapchat for real estate: The complete guide to geofilters, maps and ads
Jul 28th, 3:00am
Why use Snapchat for real estate? Documenting the daily behind-the-scenes of how you are helping your clients and showcasing your local expertise...
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Time management: Why a clean 'no' is better than an unsure 'yes'
Jul 28th, 2:05am
Feeling overwhelmed? Are you just sure there aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish what you need to get done? Take a look at how you...
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Redfin's evolution: Inman's 2014 deep dive on the high-tech brokerage
Jul 27th, 4:44pm
Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman said on "60 Minutes" in 2007, "Real estate, by far, is the most screwed-up industry in America." ...Read More
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Redfin's evolution: Read Inman's 2014 in-depth profile
Jul 27th, 4:44pm
Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman said on "60 Minutes" in 2007, "Real estate, by far, is the most screwed-up industry in America." ...Read More
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Email sender poses as murdered real estate agent
Jul 27th, 4:04pm
In June, 76-year-old Jacksonville, Florida-based Realtor Mary Anne Rolnick was murdered inside her home. A month later, she was sending an email...
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Two young real estate stars on going big and taking risks
Jul 27th, 3:07pm
Leah Canfield and Joseph Piccininni Jr. share some insights into their personal real estate journey. Both made Coldwell Banker's "30 Under 30"...
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Rental site Zumper launches Zumper Select, a rental brokerage service
Jul 27th, 12:23pm
In addition to serving up rental home and apartment listings nationwide, San Francisco-based Zumper is now brokering rental deals in the markets...
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What are the most recognized brands in real estate?
Jul 27th, 10:09am
For the 19th consecutive year, Century 21 (C21), the iconic real estate franchise operation with the gold coats, has claimed the top spot in...
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65+ tips from industry pros on how to be successful in real estate
Jul 27th, 8:54am
As a newer real estate agent, you wake up every day hoping and praying for success. You’re trying new things on the daily. Mailers are sent out...
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Real estate investment platform RealtyShares buys competitor Acquire Real Estate
Jul 27th, 5:01am
RealtyShares, an online funding platform that lets investors buy fractional ownership of properties, has acquired competitor Acquire Real Estate....
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What's better: Cultivating relationships or buying leads and referrals?
Jul 27th, 5:00am
When real estate agents consider their marketing and lead-generation budgets every year, they have a couple of options: They can put their...
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Run your indie brokerage like a Silicon Valley tech company
Jul 27th, 5:00am
Andrew Flachner is co-founder and CEO of RealScout. RealScout combines revolutionary buyer data-driven listings tools and industry-best home...
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5 costly homeowner's insurance mistakes your clients should avoid
Jul 27th, 4:00am
You’re buyers recently closed on a home. The paperwork has been signed, and keys have been transferred from the previous homeowner to your...
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4 ways relocation experts aid out-of-town buyers
Jul 27th, 3:30am
In today’s highly competitive job market — where 68 percent of HR professionals are experiencing difficulty recruiting candidates —...
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20 secrets for maximizing your Inman Connect San Francisco experience
Jul 27th, 3:00am
Inman Connect in San Francisco is one of my favorite weeks of the summer. Let me share a few conference road warrior tips that I've learned from...
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3 tips for leveraging reviews to earn more commission
Jul 27th, 3:00am
Leverage reviews to build your business’ credibility so you can attract more clients and earn more real estate commissions. With a proven system...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: No shirt, no pants, no open house?
Jul 27th, 2:15am
You've got an open house in 30 minutes. You show up expecting to find a pristine house ready for prospective buyers, but what you find is a...
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Colorado brokers ask for merger, but one MLS says 'no'
Jul 26th, 5:52pm
A Colorado MLS has declined to participate in a merger effort, despite a request from large brokers in the state to do so. After "highly charged"...
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Busting inventory myths: Why aren't there many homes on the market?
Jul 26th, 4:58pm
With eager homebuyers and their agents plagued by low inventory all over the county, Trulia chief economist Ralph McLaughlin decided to take a...
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Redfin threatened with legal action by former CEO on eve of IPO
Jul 26th, 2:17pm
Redfin has been threatened with legal action by its former CEO on the eve of its IPO. The high-tech brokerage, which is expected to raise over...
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August Home, maker of smart locks, closes $25M in Series C funding
Jul 26th, 1:35pm
Smart lock provider August Home is gearing up to boost the reach of products that turn smartphones into "a command center for the front door."...
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Why the largest Re/Max franchise launched a completely custom website
Jul 26th, 5:00am
Re/Max Results in Minnesota launched a new website that includes an array of productivity tools for its 1,200 agents. ...Read More
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What real estate agents can learn from two tech disruptors
Jul 26th, 5:00am
You’ve probably seen the meme and perhaps even shared it on social media: an earnest woman in a 1980s Glamour Shot with her frosted blue...
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8 things homesellers risk when they sell without a real estate agent
Jul 26th, 4:30am
Selling a home without a real estate agent is like handling your own legal matter. You may only know enough to be dangerous, and worse yet, you...
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5 ways to ensure your income-producing activities get done
Jul 26th, 4:00am
Let's face it, there’s a lot to do -- especially in real estate. There are 180-plus activities that a real estate agent does on a consistent...
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What real estate agents should know about trended credit
Jul 26th, 3:30am
A snapshot tells you what someone looked like at a particular moment in time. A long-running video of the same person may reveal patterns of...
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Timeline: How to build your new real estate career from day 1
Jul 26th, 3:00am
Congratulations! You have made the wonderful decision to pursue a career in real estate as a licensed real estate agent. The career as an agent...
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3 Major League Baseball wives hit 'home runs' using realtor.com
Jul 25th, 5:22pm
These three major league baseball wives have lived in a whopping 33 homes in cities across the U.S., and they've used realtor.com to make the home...
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Want 38K people to view your listing? Make it a music video
Jul 25th, 4:48pm
You can essentially blame strangers at an open house in Nashville, Tennessee, for Johnny Grant's musical listing videos. The team leader has...
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Realtor finds backyard shed covered with agents' headshots
Jul 25th, 12:29pm
We can all agree -- real estate agents deserve more appreciation than they currently receive, but one Abilene, Texas man appears to have taken his...
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'First' marketing service will now set up appointments with likely sellers
Jul 25th, 12:15pm
Having a sense of which of your contacts might want to list their homes soon is one thing; clinching appointments with these prospective sellers...
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Quicken slapped with $11M fine in class-action appraisal lawsuit
Jul 25th, 11:23am
On one side, you have 2,770 consumers who claim that their lender suggested property values to appraisers (who are supposed to be utterly...
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Case-Shiller: Home prices boom - but it's not déjà vu
Jul 25th, 11:13am
"Home prices continue to climb and outpace both inflation and wages," said David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee...
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Meet Danielle Hale, realtor.com's new chief economist
Jul 25th, 8:46am
Danielle Hale has been an economist researching the housing industry for almost a decade; she was incredibly helpful with shaping Inman's deep...
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Real Geeks acquired by Fidelity National Financial
Jul 25th, 7:00am
Fidelity National Financial has agreed to acquire Real Geeks, a customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing system for real estate...
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How can brokerages save money and stay competitive?
Jul 25th, 5:00am
Thad Wong, co-founder of @properties, says the biggest change happening for brokerages right now is a major movement toward reducing costs. The...
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How many Starbucks coffees would it take to cover a new home's down payment?
Jul 25th, 4:00am
Putting down 20 percent is not an easy task (and it isn't always necessary to put down that much!) But doing so requires cutting back in other...
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6 ways 'reality' renovation TV shows can be misleading
Jul 25th, 3:00am
You’re probably familiar with this scene on the TV: A young couple purchases a fixer-upper and wants to change the layout, the outdated features...
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How to salvage missed lead gen opportunities with Facebook pixel
Jul 25th, 3:00am
Has this ever happened to you? It’s a weeknight, and you’re sitting on the couch browsing through Amazon.com or your favorite online...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Blood, sweat and maybe a few tears
Jul 25th, 2:15am
Sometimes, being a real estate agent means sticking it out for clients in the most dire situations. For one agent, sticking it out meant showing...
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Introducing the QE Award, recognizing real estate customer satisfaction
Jul 24th, 5:00pm
Most companies will tell you that they care deeply about customer service, and that includes real estate brokerages. But when five-star real...
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Windermere Real Estate appoints its first COO: Brooks Burton
Jul 24th, 4:35pm
Seattle-based Windermere Real Estate has just appointed Brooks Burton, the former EVP and COO of Ohio-based HER Realtors, as its first ...Read More
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Mortgage rates are trying to drop below 4% again
Jul 24th, 2:18pm
Interest rates have gone down all week (nothing to do with stocks), continuing last week’s trend. The 10-year T-note has fallen from 2.38...
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Meet the 15 startups selected for the 2017 Realogy FWD Summit
Jul 24th, 1:58pm
So many real estate tech startups are popping up that it can be difficult to figure out which ones are worth paying attention to. Since 2013,...
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Low inventory squeezes June existing-home sales
Jul 24th, 10:53am
In May, "consumer resilience" was enough to keep existing-home sales afloat, but sheer willpower failed to offset the effect of low inventory on...
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ICSF 2017: Attack your biggest threats, create your brightest future
Jul 24th, 10:42am
It would be awfully tempting for an overly confident real estate industry to put on a cape of invincibility right now and do nothing. Home prices...
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Security breach at Keller Williams compromises associate information
Jul 24th, 10:10am
How long should a franchisor hold onto an agent's personal information after that agent has left the franchisor for different pastures ...Read More
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The Inman Files: When real estate vs. tech hit rock bottom
Jul 24th, 8:35am
Ten years ago, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman went on "60 Minutes" (after feeding CBS the story) and slammed the real estate industry. During production,...
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The Inman Files: When the real estate vs. tech clash hit rock bottom
Jul 24th, 8:35am
Ten years ago, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman went on 60 Minutes (after feeding CBS the story) and skewered the real estate industry. During production,...
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Realtyzam might be the best accountant you've ever hired
Jul 24th, 5:00am
For most real estate agents, keeping track of your numbers is the most tedious part of the business. If I were licensed again, I would hire an...
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How real estate agents keep their cars looking sharp
Jul 24th, 5:00am
Real estate agents spend a lot of time moving from one place to another -- and in many locations, that means hours behind the wheel every week....
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Gary Gold: What can you do today that's great?
Jul 24th, 5:00am
Real estate is a tedious business filled with lots of tasks. However, not all tasks are income-generating ones. The fact is there are days that we...
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What does a real estate agent do all day anyway?
Jul 24th, 5:00am
From a consumer’s first thought about making a real estate move to actually taking the leap (whether that means right now, next month or three...
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How real estate agents can overcome a low-inventory market
Jul 24th, 4:30am
As a real estate agent in today’s low-inventory market, searching for a home can prove incredibly frustrating for both us and our buyers. You...
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How to build a network as a real estate agent in a brand new area
Jul 24th, 4:00am
It’s hard being the new real estate agent in town. Especially when the success of your business is contingent upon a solid network. Today,...
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10 universal sales truths: Learn them and succeed in any service industry
Jul 24th, 3:30am
Real estate agents who know and heed the 10 universal sales truths will excel in any service industry. Those who don’t, on the other hand, will...
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The art of written communication: E-Male vs. Fe-Mail
Jul 24th, 3:00am
Men and women have very distinct differences in how they communicate, especially via email. Understanding these differences and being intentional...
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Win and close more buyers with an exclusive mortgage product
Jul 24th, 3:00am
Real estate agents far and wide know financing challenges can make or break a deal, even if they have a preapproved buyer ready and willing to...
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Keys to building your real estate reputation
Jul 24th, 3:00am
In the pre-digital age, marketing was straightforward: You placed an ad in the newspaper and sent out postcards. All marketing was physical...
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The week in real estate industry deals: July 17-21, 2017
Jul 22nd, 5:00am
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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Feast your eyes on the 7 most beautiful luxury listings in the world
Jul 21st, 7:49pm
In June, HGTV teamed up with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International for its 2017 Ultimate House Hunt. The...
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Opendoor takes aim at Florida, posts jobs in Orlando and Tampa
Jul 21st, 2:49pm
Opendoor, an "iBuyer" that makes quick offers on homes and can close in days, is gearing up to expand to Orlando and Tampa, Florida. The...
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Does staging add value to the homeselling process?
Jul 21st, 10:21am
Between real estate agents, bloggers and HGTV, sellers are constantly hearing about the need to get creative to attract prospective buyers to...
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9 risks that could derail Redfin after it goes public
Jul 21st, 10:11am
Over more than a decade, Redfin has fought tooth and nail for a small fraction of market share -- without turning a profit. Some analysts think...
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Windly app helps buyer's agents send and manage electronic offers
Jul 21st, 5:00am
Windly is a tool for agents who work only with buyers. Agents use the app to stay abreast of market listings via list or map views, and to send...
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3 things real estate agents will always do better than tech disruptors
Jul 21st, 4:45am
Last month’s announcement of Zillow Instant Offers has led to a lot of chatter (and some noticeable silence in the public realm) as real estate...
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How to outsmart instant offers with your own killer IO program
Jul 21st, 4:45am
It's been a whirlwind week here on the podcast as we've clearly "kicked the hornet's nest!" The emails and comments are rolling in, and though...
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Why you're missing out if you aren't producing video
Jul 21st, 4:00am
Today’s world is digital. Consumers are inundated with digital devices, filled with social media, email campaigns and digital marketplaces....
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Put your lead generation on autopilot with Facebook Messenger ads
Jul 21st, 3:30am
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to build a Facebook Messenger advertising campaign that will generate more homebuyer/sellers leads...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: What's that smell?
Jul 21st, 2:05am
A closing or a successfully sold property does not necessarily mean the agent's job is done. Leigh Brown interviews Steve Weiss, a Realtor of 32...
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Boost Your Online Rep, Testimonials & Referrals with a Simple Automated Tool
Jul 20th, 10:51pm
Save My Spot 90% of prospects will research you before they call. Do you know what happens when someone Googles YOUR name? Join us for an...
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SmartZip launches new service to connect agents with ready sellers
Jul 20th, 6:19pm
In an inventory-starved, raging-hot seller's market, finding homesellers who are ready to pull the trigger and connecting with them fast can mean...
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How indie brokers can compete with industry giants
Jul 20th, 3:57pm
Jerry Holden is the president and broker for The Holden Agency. After a career in professional baseball, Holden redirected his competitive mindset...
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Agents can now add HouseLens video walkthroughs to Zillow listings
Jul 20th, 3:21pm
HouseLens, a provider of visual marketing solutions for the real estate industry, has joined forces with the real estate portal to integrate...
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How bad could the appraiser shortage get, and what are the solutions?
Jul 20th, 11:48am
If you slept through all of 2016, then you might have missed the news that there weren't enough appraisers last year for all the properties that...
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Fannie Mae to ease lending standards: What's that mean for homebuyers?
Jul 20th, 10:31am
On July 29, Fannie Mae will activate an update to “Desktop Underwriter,” the software that analyzes borrower applications and grants approval...
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Should real estate agents agree to host FSBO open houses?
Jul 20th, 10:14am
In approaching this small -- but inevitable -- slice of the market, agents are sometimes presented with opportunities to get their foot in the...
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Should real estate agents host FSBO open houses?
Jul 20th, 10:14am
In approaching this small -- but inevitable -- slice of the market, agents are sometimes presented with opportunities to get their foot in the...
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8 skills real estate agents need to reassess to stay on top of their game
Jul 20th, 5:00am
Disruptors are everywhere. Machine learning and artificial intelligence are examples of innovation that will supposedly make real estate agents as...
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How to grow a real estate YouTube audience in 5 easy steps
Jul 20th, 4:20am
Many real estate agents are seeing tremendous value gained by implementing video in their business. Much of that "video following" revolves around...
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How to beat big real estate teams and win listings as a solo agent
Jul 20th, 4:00am
Want to win listings more often but aren’t sure how to beat the big real estate teams that dominate your local market? Although it may seem like...
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8 unavoidable truths about instant offer programs
Jul 20th, 3:30am
Today we have some harsh facts about the realities of what is going to take place as instant offer programs move from larger test cities to your...
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Are you working hard for your real estate client - or just looking busy?
Jul 20th, 3:00am
Most days, the work I do to earn a living doesn’t seem like work. I spend time driving, walking, writing and on social media. I meet with...
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Zillow Group and photography firm VHT taking battle to higher court
Jul 19th, 6:30pm
Real estate listing photos appear to be the subject of increasing legal skirmishes lately, and there are at least two players in the industry not...
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Art or mess? Realtor tells story of viral 'mannequin' house
Jul 19th, 5:26pm
A Texas listing has taken the internet by storm thanks to shocking listing photos that show mannequins calmly waiting on a drink in the kitchen,...
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How to market yourself with the power of persuasion
Jul 19th, 4:49pm
Alex Wang will take the stage at Inman Connect San Francisco during our Marketing Intensive Track on Thursday, August 10, to teach others how to...
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Gen-X equity still hurting 10 years after housing crash
Jul 19th, 4:29pm
Although most experts would agree the housing market has mostly recovered, some Gen-Xers are still behind millennials when it comes to building...
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Who is leading the home renovation market?
Jul 19th, 4:18pm
Houzz released its Q2 Renovation Barometer, a report that tracks confidence in the home renovation market among a range of industry professionals,...
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Inside Redfin's IPO: 'We learned to fight like wild animals'
Jul 19th, 2:53pm
As Redfin gears up for an IPO, the high-tech brokerage has released a video presentation designed to coax investors into pouring more than $100...
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Could empty nesters renting out spare rooms help ease housing shortages?
Jul 19th, 12:34pm
Trulia looked at the hundred largest housing markets in the country and crunched some numbers to figure out approximately how many empty bedrooms...
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Where can first-time homebuyers catch a break?
Jul 19th, 11:54am
Although buyers at all levels are having a difficult time navigating affordability issues, first-time buyers seem to be hit the hardest. According...
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Housing starts leap in June but shortage rages on
Jul 19th, 11:18am
Skyrocketing home prices have plagued the real estate market for over a year with the only solution being an increase in housing starts and...
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Real estate agents can help buyers and sellers 'MoveEasy'
Jul 19th, 5:00am
Having just completed a move, which took three days too many and still has me chasing down lost mail, I wish I'd had access to software like this...
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Why you have to stay competitive in an instant offer world
Jul 19th, 4:00am
We've already established that Zillow's Instant Offers, OfferPad and a plethora of other companies like them that have an instant offer program...
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Content marketing: The best tool an agent has to build a reputation
Jul 19th, 3:30am
Wouldn’t it be great if you could cut down on advertising and spend more time actually engaging with potential homebuyers and sellers? Marketing...
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Should real estate agents make name tags part of their daily routine?
Jul 19th, 2:05am
There are some occasions in which it’s appropriate to wear a name tag. If you’re going to a national event or a local chamber meeting — yes!...
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Are you ready to make your real estate video debut at ICSF?
Jul 18th, 5:30pm
Hey you! Yeah you, the expert real estate agent who pores over local markets; the professional who knows exactly how to get people to show up to...
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How to use technology to make the world a better place
Jul 18th, 4:44pm
Jessica Hansen, the global engagement manger at Kiva, has dedicated her life to helping others. Hansen worked with refugees for over 10 years...
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Broker uses espionage tropes, animated postcards and more in memorable listing videos
Jul 18th, 4:41pm
When real estate broker Laura Levy landed a listing in Stone Canyon -- a quiet enclave within Lyons -- she wanted to capture the feeling of...
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Roofstock's neighborhood ratings measure real estate investment risk
Jul 18th, 12:54pm
Neighborhood ratings can be tricky. Can you reduce a neighborhood to a number? To what extent is quality of life subjective ...Read More
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Why aren't homebuilders building more homes?
Jul 18th, 12:28pm
Housing markets all across the U.S. are suffering from serious shortages of homes for sale, and this isn’t expected to change in the foreseeable...
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Department of Housing and Urban Development offering $2 billion in homeless assistance grants
Jul 18th, 11:19am
A program that provides funding to state and local governments through the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the purpose of ending...
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U.S. home sales to foreigners surge 49% to new record
Jul 18th, 10:41am
Foreigners and recent immigrants spent $153 billion buying American homes over the course of the last year, according to the National Association...
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Chinese and Canadians are top foreign investors in U.S. real estate
Jul 18th, 9:15am
Foreign buyers and recent immigrants have spent a record-breaking $150.3 billion on U.S. residential real estate, and that only accounts for...
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Why we need to get over our instant offer outrage
Jul 18th, 4:00am
After weeks of listening to the backlash against Zillow Instant Offers, we figured, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em! In this multi-part...
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How real estate agents can dress for success in the summer
Jul 18th, 3:30am
Real estate agents are challenged with looking cool, calm and collected, even in triple-digit weather. So, what should agents wear in summertime...
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Inman announces another 12 sponsors for ICSF17
Jul 18th, 3:00am
Tallahassee, Fla. (July 17, 2017) – Inman® announced 12 additional companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect San Francisco, Aug. 7-11, ...
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The real estate agent's epic guide to Snapchat
Jul 18th, 3:00am
Snapchat is often characterized as a social media platform. That’s sort of accurate -- Snapchat is first and foremost a messaging platform like...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Chase the dog or show the house?
Jul 18th, 2:15am
Chase after your seller’s dog running down the street, or show the home to potential buyers? No one really thinks they’ll ever have to make...
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Why professional photography in real estate isn't a 'nice-to-have' but a necessity
Jul 18th, 2:05am
Ten years ago, when the internet was just starting to be used in real estate, photographs didn’t matter as much. However, today there’s a lot...
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Behind the scenes of Lake Tahoe's most expensive listing
Jul 17th, 4:56pm
Nestled in the cliffs of Lake Tahoe's north shore is Crystal Pointe, a 5.14-acre legacy estate that boasts 16,232 square feet of living space that...
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Could you market this $75M ultra-luxury listing?
Jul 17th, 4:56pm
Nestled in the cliffs of Lake Tahoe's north shore is Crystal Pointe, a 5.14-acre legacy estate that boasts 16,232 square feet of living space that...
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ERA Express Sell designed to help agents win more listings
Jul 17th, 4:41pm
"ERA Express Sell" appears designed to capitalize on growing demand for iBuyers -- a moniker for high-tech investors that make quick offers on...
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19+ real estate Snapchatters you can't help but watch
Jul 17th, 2:30pm
Between the opportunities for authentic video, crazy filters, targeted geofilters — and now Snap Maps — Snapchat is where it’s at, just ask...
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Why NAR thinks preserving 'net neutrality' is crucial for agents and brokers
Jul 17th, 1:40pm
If the FCC's proposed rules become the new way of doing business, agents and brokers might have to start paying for their websites to load...
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3 things your email marketing needs to convert leads
Jul 17th, 12:39pm
Convert more real estate leads, earn more commissions and grow your business with a few simple adjustments to your email marketing practices...
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6 trends that will 'reshape' the homeownership journey
Jul 17th, 11:45am
When the rate of homeownership is at a 50-year low -- but people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds continue to say that owning a home is part of...
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Despite the economic upswing, are Americans dissatisfied?
Jul 17th, 10:03am
Quiet on the surface, still. The 10-year T-note opened last week at 2.39 percent and is finished at 2.32 percent. Mortgages remain stuck at 4.125...
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Let homebuyers 'place' homes on empty lots with Clayton's new augmented-reality app
Jul 17th, 5:00am
Augmented reality is becoming big business in real estate; Zillow just gave $10 million to interior design visualization tool, Hutch (formerly...
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Gary Gold: 5 ways to get a great buy in a seller's market
Jul 17th, 5:00am
Great deals are rarely listed on the MLS as a great deal -- especially in a seller's market. They are often deals that have been crafted through...
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Branding with your name in real estate? Come on, you can do better than that
Jul 17th, 5:00am
Effective branding is at the heart of virtually every successful business, yet it is a rarity in the real estate industry. If you’re branding...
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11 things sellers should do once the for sale sign is in the ground
Jul 17th, 4:00am
The sellers have decluttered, painted, made repairs and spiffed up the landscaping. The curb appeal is at its best. After the long process of...
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Why switching websites is more costly than you think
Jul 17th, 3:00am
Real estate brokers and agents have a plethora of CRMs to choose from, and even more website providers. But before you switch, make sure the...
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Why making the personality connection is critical for cold calling
Jul 17th, 2:15am
Last week, we discussed the DISC personality types. Now I am going to share a very simple principal that speaks to the psychology of a cold call...
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The week in real estate industry deals: July 10-14, 2017
Jul 15th, 5:15am
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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Survey: How can buyer's agents find success?
Jul 14th, 6:16pm
Are you the go-to buyer's agent in your community? Would you like to be? For our upcoming Special Report, Inman's digging into the qualities,...
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The No. 1 driver of indie brokerage success
Jul 14th, 4:21pm
After losing out on an affluent listing, Ben Hirsh made lemonade by transforming his business into a media company. In the wake of shrinking...
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The Inman Files: Pocket listing + dual agency = home sale horror story
Jul 14th, 4:17pm
Once, many years ago, I got totally aggravated by how dirty my shower had gotten. In my impulse to clean up the mess, I threw some Clorox on the...
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Open Listings raises $6.5M, plans for expansion
Jul 14th, 4:01pm
Open Listings -- an online startup that offers on-demand showings, minimized agent interaction and 50 percent commission refunds to buyers in...
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10 highly salable factors of a real estate property
Jul 14th, 10:00am
An ability to distinguish what will sell is an absolute must for any broker to survive and succeed in the real estate industry. Whether it is a...
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Nextdoor rolling out agent ads, property listings
Jul 14th, 8:25am
Nextdoor, a social network that covers more than 100,000 U.S. neighborhoods, is rolling out a listing search tool and allowing agents to buy ads...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: 2 buyers, 1 home
Jul 14th, 5:00am
What do you do when you have two customers ready to make an offer on the same house? This is when things can get tricky -- not too tricky...
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Should you use a buyer-broker agreement?
Jul 14th, 4:30am
If you’re a buyer’s agent, should you use a buyer-broker agreement? Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates talks about what this is and if it’s...
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Cold calling: How to use your understanding of DISC profiles to connect
Jul 14th, 4:00am
Earlier today, I was getting ready to update a few social media posts, and I came across a video ad titled “Cold calling is dead.” What caught...
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Business checkup: Are you on track for your 2017 goals?
Jul 14th, 3:30am
Wow, 2017 is just flying by! Now that we are halfway through the year, it's time to take a quick moment to check in on the business. Remember...
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Direct mail isn't dead - Learn the why and how to help your brokerage
Jul 14th, 3:05am
Everything seems to be moving online these days. More and more people are getting information and offers from mobile devices. Does this mean...
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4 simple business boosters you should implement today
Jul 14th, 3:00am
It is a pleasure to work with so many talented people in our industry every week. The passions that the majority of real estate agents have for...
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Alleged Florida board scam targeting real estate agents is back - who's behind it?
Jul 13th, 8:24pm
Agents, be on the lookout: If you've recently gotten an invoice demanding $225 from an organization calling itself the Florida Real Estate Board,...
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Who made Coldwell Banker's 2017 30 Under 30 honorees list?
Jul 13th, 5:01pm
Coldwell Banker has released the 2017 "30 under 30" honorees who have displayed exceptional sales, philanthropy and leadership skills ...Read More
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Don't turn down this gift: Register for Tuesday's ICSF programming for free
Jul 13th, 4:50pm
When someone offers you a full day of educational programming -- geared toward agents, brokers and tech experts in the real estate industry --...
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Boost in rental construction keeping would-be buyers at bay
Jul 13th, 3:55pm
While the housing market continues to deal with the inevitable strain of low inventory, the rental market is benefiting from a record year of new...
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Contactually revamps Android app - will users be pleased?
Jul 13th, 3:44pm
The most economically efficient way to improve any product is by listening to exactly what your customers want in a new version of it. This is the...
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Could your favorite sitcom characters afford their rent in real life?
Jul 13th, 3:00pm
Roomi, a mobile rental app that helps users find roommates and rooms for rent or sublet, published a series of infographics that explored whether...
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Generosity breeds loyalty: Meet the real estate agent whose clients come to her
Jul 13th, 1:00pm
Texas-based Woodlands Eco Realty broker-owner Priyanka Johri once stopped at a garage sale and started talking to the homeowners who lived there....
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Redfin partners with VC firms to diversify startup boards
Jul 13th, 11:58am
If you've been paying any attention to the problems plaguing Uber, then you already know that the technology industry has a diversity problem --...
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6 ways to supercharge your Instagram engagement
Jul 13th, 4:30am
Instagram has been dominating 2017. The platform updates regularly, it recently hit over 700 million monthly users, and over 250 million users are...
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A mind-blowing, simple way to start a prospecting conversation
Jul 13th, 4:00am
As a real estate agent, you know you have to pick up the phone and call people to generate leads and respond to referrals and inquiries, right?...
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Is now the right time to start selling luxury real estate?
Jul 13th, 3:00am
Americans today are feeling increasingly confident in the health of the economy. There is a consistent upswing in jobs, which are at a record...
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What should you do before starting a career in real estate?
Jul 13th, 3:00am
You've decided to take the leap and become a real estate agent. Congratulations! You've taken the step of making a decision, but now it's time to...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: When wire fraud strikes at closing
Jul 13th, 2:05am
It's extremely important for those in real estate to stay vigilant at all times, especially in this day and age where technological crimes are at...
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Trulia shares the biggest homeowner (and renter) regrets about choosing a home
Jul 12th, 11:01pm
According to "Real Estate Regrets: Recovery Edition"  -- new research from real estate portal Trulia comparing a sentiment survey from 2013 with...
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Americans still believe in homeownership despite affordability concerns
Jul 12th, 6:07pm
According to the National Association of Realtors 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, 60 percent of respondents said affordability and the rising...
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VC firm Fifth Wall Ventures launches real estate tech accelerator
Jul 12th, 3:55pm
Real estate tech startups have another accelerator to set their sights on -- this one overseen by a venture capital firm that spoon-feeds business...
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Employee death prompts 'Drive Focused' campaign at NorthstarMLS
Jul 12th, 11:57am
A year ago, MLS administrator Hubert "Hugh"  Skanes-Cady died after a distracted driver rear-ended him while he was stopped on his motorcycle at...
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Agent puts a twist on 'Mean Tweets' and 'Worst Yelp Reviews'
Jul 12th, 10:41am
Alex Wang believes providing excellent customer service, having a solid online presence and properly executing a little humblebragging can...
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Agent puts a twist on 'Mean Tweets' and 'Bad Yelp Reviews'
Jul 12th, 10:41am
Alex Wang believes providing excellent customer service, having a solid online presence and properly executing a little humblebragging can...
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Zillow Group leads $10M funding round for home design app Hutch
Jul 12th, 9:34am
Zillow Group has hinted at plans to create a virtual co-shopping experience for homebuyers and their agents. Now the company appears to have taken...
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Realtor.com enhances school-based search
Jul 12th, 9:03am
Realtor.com has made it easier for homebuyers to filter listings based on schools. Users can enter a school name into its property search bar to...
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7 reasons instant home purchase offers aren't good for sellers
Jul 12th, 5:00am
Sue stood in her parents’ San Diego garage, overwhelmed by the years of stuff they’d accumulated and the volume of repairs needed. Add to that...
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Video listings: Why every real estate agent should be doing them
Jul 12th, 4:00am
There’s a statistic going around that says that 90 percent of sellers want video listings and only 10 percent of agents actually do them. So...
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4 strategies for keeping your real estate pipeline full - regardless of the market conditions
Jul 12th, 3:30am
The current real estate market is thriving: Sales are high, and home prices are increasing. According to the National Association of Realtors...
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What's holding you back from accomplishing your real estate goals?
Jul 12th, 2:10am
Lead generation, networking, marketing campaigns, continued education, open houses, blogging, learning new technology, meeting with clients -- we...
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How to avoid misinterpreting text messages in real estate
Jul 12th, 2:05am
The topic of today’s video comes from a friend of the show. He said one of his agents get really upset when a client doesn’t email or call...
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If you want your real estate listing to go viral . . . add a toddler?
Jul 11th, 5:22pm
Real estate agents use all kinds of marketing tactics to sell a home -- listing videos, open houses, 3-D virtual tours, staging, social media...
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Inside LeadingRE, an exclusive network of indie brokers
Jul 11th, 4:52pm
Agents looking to hitch their wagon to the right brokerage might ask about things like culture, mentorship, educational resources and tech tools...
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Opportunity knocks for real estate agents to advise homebuilder clients
Jul 11th, 11:55am
Realty agent Whitney O’Reilly has a new role, and it’s one she thinks other licensees might want to consider. O’Reilly was recently named...
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Amazon poised to debut real estate referral service
Jul 11th, 11:27am
Amazon appears to be preparing to offer consumers the option to hire real estate agents through its professional services marketplace, likely in...
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Could California YIMBY rescue housing in the Golden state?
Jul 11th, 9:28am
California's leading tech firms are done leaving the state's affordable housing crisis for others to sort out. Their workers in the Golden State...
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Could California YIMBY rescue housing in the Golden State?
Jul 11th, 9:28am
California's leading tech firms are done leaving the state's affordable housing crisis for others to sort out. Their workers in the Golden State...
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Are you leveraging your CRM to its maximum potential?
Jul 11th, 5:00am
Simply plugging in a CRM isn’t going to turn you into a networking powerhouse overnight. But If you invest a little time and effort, your CRM...
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A take on smart home technology from an industry leader
Jul 11th, 5:00am
President and CEO of Coldwell Banker Charlie Young shares some insights about the importance of familiarizing yourself with smart home...
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Agent/broker perspective: Breaking a listing presentation slump
Jul 11th, 4:00am
A veteran Miami real estate agent is struggling with her recent listing presentations. What can her broker do to support her ...Read More
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Discussing personal topics with clients: How far should you go?
Jul 11th, 3:15am
Working with buyers is a very intimate experience. When thinking about and discussing “home” with buyers, we’re not just discussing the real...
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Inman announces another 12 Startup Alley participants for ICSF17
Jul 11th, 3:00am
Tallahassee, Fla. (July 11 2017) – Inman® announced another 12 companies that will be exhibiting in Startup Alley at Inman Connect San...
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How to pitch yourself as a new real estate agent
Jul 11th, 2:30am
As a new real estate agent, how do you handle the “why should I go with a new agent instead of a seasoned veteran” objection? What is a script...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Responding to the calls of those in need
Jul 11th, 2:15am
Natural calamities happen when we least expect them to, and for Lumberton, North Carolina, it happened in October of 2016. David Zeits was one of...
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Sindeo is back in the mortgage business after acquisition
Jul 10th, 3:57pm
In June, many in the industry were shocked to hear that Sindeo, a fintech startup based out of San Francisco that connects homebuyers with loans,...
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NAR report shows staging gets homes off the market
Jul 10th, 11:31am
Inventory is low, which means most listings are selling faster than ever. But there are still some outliers -- homes that, for whatever reason,...
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TRID update: It's 'appropriate' for agents and brokers to access Closing Disclosure
Jul 10th, 10:51am
The biggest headache for real estate agents surrounding the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rules, also known as TRID, has -- hopefully --...
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'Invasion of Privacy' is a listing video unlike any you've ever seen
Jul 10th, 9:08am
What is Allen Stone's 'Invasion of Privacy'? Well, the first (and so far only) episode involves the soul singer from the Pacific Northwest...
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Gary Gold: 3 reasons making nice with other agents is good business
Jul 10th, 5:00am
Selling real estate is a full-contact sport. It’s heavily competitive. But by the same token, the most important resources I have are other real...
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5 steps for creating a direct mail campaign that works
Jul 10th, 4:00am
The idea that direct mail campaigns are a thing of the past is not only unsubstantiated, but it could also be hindering your marketing efforts...
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17+ must-reads for brand new real estate agents
Jul 10th, 3:45am
Reading books, or at least listening to the audio version, is crucial for real estate agents who are trying to improve their careers. In fact, the...
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57 questions every struggling real estate agent should be asking
Jul 10th, 3:30am
A long time ago, I heard my father say that most people are too busy working to have time to think about how to make money ...Read More
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KardZee promises personalization and professionalism in its postcard creation app
Jul 10th, 3:04am
Users of KardZee can create a completely personalized handwriting font by tracing over each letter of the alphabet to create an "analysis." The...
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Use programmatic advertising to intelligently target homebuyers online
Jul 10th, 3:00am
The way today’s digital-savvy consumers search for homes is no surprise. While the latest National Association of Realtors Profile of Home...
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5 steps for a successful listing presentation
Jul 10th, 3:00am
When it comes to winning listings, real estate agent team leader Cheryl Fairbanks is a master. She leaves approximately 95 percent of her listing...
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6 ways to gain influence with the largest generation of homebuyers
Jul 10th, 3:00am
Generation Z, also known as the iGeneration, is even larger than Gen Y. Born after 1995, the oldest members are just beginning to enter the real...
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Having the right CRM isn't the only thing - it's everything!
Jul 10th, 3:00am
As a real estate agent, you face a crowded beach of CRM options. If the future of your business hinges upon the decisions you make today, then...
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The week in real estate industry deals: July 3-7, 2017
Jul 8th, 5:00am
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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Chinese real estate investment in US predicted to drop in 2017, according to Juwai.com
Jul 7th, 4:44pm
Juwai.com says it expects U.S. investment to drop in 2017 because of Chinese restrictions on the transfer of capital overseas, foreign buyer...
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Purplebricks, UK real estate brokerage headed for US, misled consumers, regulator rules
Jul 7th, 4:32pm
The ruling, which grew out of a complaint filed by a Purplebricks competitor, highlights Purplebricks' hard-charging marketing strategy and hints...
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June data consensus: Good news everywhere?
Jul 7th, 4:05pm
Damn. Good news everywhere. The bond market likes bad news and must have it for rates to go lower. News, news everywhere, and nary a scary drop...
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Zillow Group rejects unified listing feed from New York brokers
Jul 7th, 1:14pm
It appears the power struggle over real estate listings -- and how they're displayed -- is as inflamed as ever in the Big Apple. The Real Estate...
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Strong employment rates aren't enough to offset the rise in housing prices
Jul 7th, 12:09pm
This month's report pushed April and May's readings up by 47,000 jobs, something National Association of Realtors (NAR) Managing Director of...
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The Inman Files: Get on the bus, or get hit by the bus
Jul 7th, 11:19am
The cab companies played wait-and-see too long after Uber launched. That decision ruined their business. The real estate industry has an...
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Will Spacio and Adwerx collaboration make the open house a must?
Jul 7th, 4:46am
Spacio announced an integration with Adwerx that will enable open house visitors to be targeted by online advertising for the agent and property...
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How one real estate pro takes niche marketing to a whole new level
Jul 7th, 4:00am
You think you’ve heard of niche marketing. Maybe you’ve read about it, or maybe you’ve tried to figure out how to incorporate it in your own...
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3 major differences between U.S. and European real estate
Jul 7th, 3:30am
I will never forget the exciting day when I agreed to buy the rights to franchise with Coldwell Banker in France and Monaco. It changed my life...
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5 questions tech-savvy leaders should ask before choosing new technology
Jul 7th, 3:06am
Brokerage tech has never been easier to acquire. But going down a digital dead-end can be costly in both resources and morale ...Read More
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Struggling as a real estate investor? It's not because of a housing bubble
Jul 7th, 3:00am
Real estate has its ups and downs, like any investment, but when you’re dealing with a bubble, the risks are much higher. Many people are...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Recognizing real estate agents for more than selling homes
Jul 7th, 2:15am
In this episode, Leigh Brown interviews Kristina Rhodes, a Realtor from Indiana who works for FC Tucker Emge. Rhodes has been in real estate for...
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Is it easier to sell real estate in a good market or a bad one?
Jul 7th, 2:05am
When a good market comes, it can make it harder on top agents because any agent, experienced or not, can come out of the woodwork and snatch up...
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What's the first thing homesellers should do?
Jul 6th, 4:26pm
When it's time to put a home on the market, that homeowner checklist immediately becomes a hundred miles long. Where to start?  ...Read More
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Who's on Real Trends' Best Real Estate Agents list?
Jul 6th, 4:13pm
More than 12,000 real estate agents from each state were chosen, and each of those agents met or exceeded the minimum requirements of closing 50...
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From Cheech and Chong to real estate: How one man's career shift ended up saving a company
Jul 6th, 4:00pm
Eventually, the advent of disco destroyed Mike Barnett's musical desires, and he relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1985. Following in his...
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Redfin first brokerage to launch Opendoor competitor
Jul 6th, 3:28pm
Redfin is testing a new program that allows homeowners to sell a property to Redfin for as little as a 7 percent commission. The high-tech...
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When a FSBO seller asks the buyer's agent: 'Will you cut your commission?'
Jul 6th, 10:06am
You’ve taken your buyers to see a dozen properties to no avail. Then, they come across perfect home online. While they rejoice, your stomach...
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How to shake up your business strategy and improve your CRM
Jul 6th, 8:56am
Watch Christine as she takes the stage not once, but twice at Inman Connect San Francisco during our Tech Connect Track on August 8 and the...
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QuantumDigital enhances TriggerMarketing Social with new Open House marketing feature
Jul 6th, 8:42am
It’s been a little over a year since direct mail marketing tech firm QuantumDigital rolled out its Facebook ad automation service,...
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Supercharged prices force out first-time buyers in May
Jul 6th, 4:30am
When an irresistible force like housing demand confronts an implacable barrier like ever-tightening inventory shortages, the pressure will grow...
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8 eye-opening truths about working with luxury clientele
Jul 6th, 4:00am
The luxury real estate industry is a business like no other, and high-end clients have unique requirements. Luxury real estate agents must learn...
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What should new real estate agents focus on right off the bat?
Jul 6th, 3:30am
There is no shortage of tools, advice, books and blogs out there for new real estate agents. And most of the advice is sound, and the tools are...
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Snap Maps just made Snapchat way more powerful for agents
Jul 6th, 3:00am
Snapchat's latest update, Snap Maps, allows you to reveal your location to the world (if you don't adjust settings) and creates a vivid stream of...
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A new face, name and technology on the real estate market: Meet Hassan Riggs
Jul 5th, 4:26pm
Hassan Riggs, founder and chief product officer of Smart Alto, an artificial intelligence company that has text message conversations with real...
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What agents should know about the rise of 'silver splitter' divorces
Jul 5th, 4:13pm
If you're no longer in love with your spouse, you both are toward the ends of your careers, you've regained equity in your shared house and your...
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What Redfin's IPO means for real estate
Jul 5th, 1:50pm
I have been waiting, wanting, hoping for Redfin to go public for a few years now. For a bunch of reasons, mostly having to do with getting another...
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Special Report: Indie brokerage strengths and threats
Jul 5th, 12:06pm
Modern consumers love their craft breweries, coffee shops and retail boutiques. But they also can’t say no to the convenience and scale of the...
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What should real estate agents know about the Better Care Reconciliation Act?
Jul 5th, 10:52am
This week, the U.S. Senate plans to vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the latest legislative attempt to fix some of the problems...
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How to handle homebuyers who don't qualify for a mortgage
Jul 5th, 9:41am
While you may want to avoid a face-to-face meeting, it’s in everyone’s best interest to invest time in discussing the matter. Buyers will...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: The house the police couldn't stay away from
Jul 5th, 5:00am
In this episode, Leigh Brown chats with Napa Valley Realtor, Nicole Solari. Listen as Solari shares two nerve-wracking experiences with the same...
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With best of Pinterest, Zillow and LinkedIn, is IdealEstate the new way to network?
Jul 5th, 4:53am
IdealEstate founder Brody Saunders said he wanted to take the best of Zillow, LinkedIn and Pinterest and use them to make a better way for real...
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3 prospecting strategies that'll help you wrangle FSBO leads
Jul 5th, 4:30am
Why should you use prospecting strategies to generate for sale by owner (FSBO) leads. The quick and easy answer is FSBO leads are ready to sell....
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3 tech tools agents love across the board
Jul 5th, 4:00am
If you’re a top performer looking to streamline your businesses processes, you probably have a good idea of what agent tools you need to get the...
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13 pointers to help you learn (and dominate) your area as a new agent
Jul 5th, 3:30am
So you’re just getting started in real estate and wondering how to gain traction in a particular area? Here are 13 pointers to help you do it...
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Is your inability to say 'no' costing you thousands in real estate?
Jul 5th, 3:00am
Do you currently have an overpriced listing, or have you shown over 30 properties to your buyers and they still haven’t written an offer? If so,...
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What's preventing the acceleration of housing sales?
Jul 4th, 9:00am
The economy is somewhere between OK and just fine. First quarter GDP was initially reported as weak, a 0.7 percent annualized gain, but a revision...
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Straight talk: why agents leave your brokerage
Jul 3rd, 3:00am
Only two metrics really matter to your brokerage: recruitment and retention. It’s painful for brokerage leaders to watch top-producing agents...
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The week in real estate industry deals: June 26-30, 2017
Jul 1st, 5:30am
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 files to go public, seeking $100M
Jun 30th, 5:57pm
Seattle-based tech brokerage Redfin has filed to go public, today registering its S-1 with the Securities and Exchange commission and pricing its...
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The Inman Files: House drama, Goldberg and low-tech 'iBuyers'
Jun 30th, 4:42pm
When my wife Yaz and I bought a house in Southern California last month, a brown patch in the tiny green front yard annoyed me to no end. It was...
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A month in review: The May housing market
Jun 30th, 4:21pm
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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NAR reminds consumers of the 'American Dream' in new ad campaign
Jun 30th, 4:05pm
Sellers aren't selling, renters aren't buying and the continual pressure of low inventory, booming home prices and economic fears have consumers...
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How an eye for property and a stellar reputation landed this agent 2 multimillion-dollar listings
Jun 30th, 4:01pm
Santiago Arana, a top real estate agent in Los Angeles, has found that partnering with the right people can reap rewards -- and listings ...Read More
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NAR supports six of seven bills proposed to reauthorize, reform National Flood Insurance Program
Jun 30th, 9:56am
What do you do when the House Financial Services Committee is working on seven bills that reauthorize and tweak the National Flood Insurance...
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Taking a break from real estate? 4 tips for re-entering the business
Jun 30th, 5:00am
Whether it’s a long vacation, a journey to find oneself or growing a family, real estate agents often take long breaks from the business. Peter...
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When is a 1-hour open house beneficial?
Jun 30th, 5:00am
Do you prefer a one-hour or traditional open house? Byron Lazine and Tim Bray tackle when it’s appropriate to do both in this video ...Read More
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Wake-up call to agents: Consumer experience is evolving fast
Jun 30th, 3:45am
Many in real estate likely read with satisfaction Teke Wiggins’s story about Xome being placed on the auction block. Another real estate...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: We didn't start the fire!
Jun 30th, 3:02am
In this episode, Leigh welcomes Pam Gebhardt to the show. Pam is a Realtor in the Atlanta area who has been in the real estate industry for over...
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You can't just throw it all away: Alternatives to trashing junk when moving
Jun 30th, 3:00am
I enjoyed contributing to Amber Taufen’s article about helping our clients downsize. She wrote: "It’s harder than ever to get rid of your...
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The time has come to talk about a national MLS
Jun 30th, 2:31am
If I can buy and finance a $100,000 car in an afternoon, why can't I buy and finance a $100,000 condo in a day, or three days, rather than weeks...
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How Property Managers Can Attract and Retain Top Talent
Jun 29th, 8:09pm
Employee turnover in property management is remarkably high — over 30%. Instead of replacing a third of your workforce every year, join us live...
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How property managers can attract and retain top talent
Jun 29th, 8:09pm
Employee turnover in property management is remarkably high — over 30%. Instead of replacing a third of your workforce every year, join us live...
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Will Bob Goldberg be a 'change agent' as NAR's CEO?
Jun 29th, 7:35pm
Since the National Association of Realtors named Bob Goldberg its next CEO, angst in the real estate industry has centered around one question:...
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McMansion Hell will return - but not with photos from Zillow
Jun 29th, 6:08pm
After a stint of legal flexing, the intense but short-lived battle between Zillow and McMansion Hell has ended in compromise: Zillow will cease...
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Zillow backs down, reaches truce with McMansion Hell
Jun 29th, 6:08pm
After a stint of legal flexing, the intense but short-lived battle between Zillow and McMansion Hell has ended in compromise: Zillow will cease...
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Zestimates protected as free speech, Zillow argues in legal challenge
Jun 29th, 4:19pm
Stock forecasts, search engine rankings, editorial reviews, Zestimates. What do they have in common? They're all constitutionally protected by as...
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Opportunity strikes at Inman: We're hiring a senior reporter
Jun 29th, 10:28am
The senior reporter will help us make the site a daily must-read, breaking news, crafting enterprise pieces, and finding new ways to engage our...
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Douglas Elliman's new app uses 'gamification' to spur agent competition
Jun 29th, 9:36am
New York City-based Douglas Elliman, which claims to be the fourth largest brokerage nationwide, has unveiled a mobile search app that agents can...
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ICSF 2017's Startup Alley offers most diverse lineup of tech tools in years
Jun 29th, 8:36am
Startup Alley is the nerve center of Inman Connect conferences. It's where the synapses fire and pulse, charging attendees with ideas on how...
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Find out who matters most in the age of Zillow: the agent, the broker or the franchise
Jun 29th, 4:52am
Watch Matthew take the stage during the Provoke track at Inman Connect San Francisco on Thursday, August 10, to see which side he is on, and why!...
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Rent or buy? New data shows the top 50 US cities for both
Jun 29th, 4:30am
When searching for a home, deciding whether to rent or buy can be a daunting task. The choice is among the biggest decision that many adults make...
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Could predictive analytics become tomorrow's QR code?
Jun 29th, 4:16am
If you really want to leverage the power of predictive analytics and saturate a market as an agent, then you should become very well acquainted...
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Gary Gold: Don't take buyers and sellers for granted
Jun 29th, 3:30am
You could be doing a phenomenal job, but if clients don't know it or feel you are taking your relationship with them for granted — no matter who...
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Low inventory woes: Is now the right time for rehabs?
Jun 29th, 3:00am
In the current real estate market, there is no shortage of prospective buyers who want to purchase a home, and real estate agents who want to help...
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Home Savi, RezList and Realicity: Will these 3 new real estate startups defy the odds?
Jun 28th, 4:43pm
Real estate startups touting revolutionary low-fee models are coming out of the woodwork these days. Most of their predecessors have fizzled...
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1 in 3 homebuyers making offers sight-unseen: Takeaways for real estate agents
Jun 28th, 4:16pm
With properties selling like hotcakes, one out of three recent homebuyers made an offer on a home without seeing it in person, according to a new...
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Zillow threatens blogger over listing photos, but is parody fair use?
Jun 28th, 1:00pm
Do you need permission to make fun of listing photos on the internet? That question has real estate pros divided and may lead real estate giant...
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McMansion Hell blogger fighting back in Zillow listing photo battle
Jun 28th, 1:00pm
Do you need permission to make fun of listing photos on the internet? That question has real estate pros divided and may lead real estate giant...
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7 first-time homebuyer mistakes to avoid
Jun 28th, 11:35am
It's tough being a first-time buyer in today's housing market. Don't make it even harder (or more expensive) for yourself by making these common...
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Property Panorama aims to give agent listings a big SEO boost
Jun 28th, 11:16am
The same search engine optimization tool used by Zillow, realtor.com and other aggregators is now being used by a major producer of virtual tours...
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NAR: Pending home sales plummet for third consecutive month
Jun 28th, 11:11am
 “Monthly closings have recently been oscillating back and forth, but this third consecutive decline in contract activity implies a possible...
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Zillow helping homebuilders figure out where to break ground
Jun 28th, 9:40am
Homebuilders that advertise with Zillow Group can now get deeper insight into homebuyer preferences and housing supply to figure out where to...
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How a real estate broker added value to his business by launching the Seattle School Guide website
Jun 28th, 9:19am
Phil Greely, a real estate broker at Realogics Sotheby's International Realty in Seattle, understands better than most real estate salespeople...
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36 useful items for real estate agents to keep in the car trunk
Jun 28th, 5:00am
Between the listing appointments, buyer showings, open house events, home inspections and office meetings, real estate agents tend to spend a lot...
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6 hard truths about buying a fixer-upper
Jun 28th, 4:00am
The lure of the fixer-upper is tempting for buyers. The “bargain” price of a fixer, compared to the price of an average house nearby, makes a...
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What goes into 'quality' real estate photography?
Jun 28th, 4:00am
With more than 90 percent of buyers starting their home search online, listing photos are your new curbside. And if you want buyers to stop and...
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3 things you need to stop overthinking when creating video
Jun 28th, 3:30am
Creating video isn't an option when it comes to successful marketing for real estate agents -- it's a necessity. Here are 3 things you need to...
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This marketing technique works wonders for Australian real estate site
Jun 28th, 2:15am
Domain, the Australian real estate site owned by Fairfax Media (ASX: FXJ), reckons its transformation from the “other” property site into a...
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First-time buyers hardest hit when it comes to low inventory
Jun 27th, 11:01pm
We often hear about the burden of low inventory, but who does it actually affect and how exactly does it effect them? Those are the answers Trulia...
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Brokerage punished with $5M verdict in agent poaching case
Jun 27th, 5:41pm
Competition for agents, especially top producers, is par for the course among real estate brokerages. But a jury has found that one prominent firm...
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Tick tock: Can this generation's real estate agents prove their worth?
Jun 27th, 4:39pm
A friend of mine just sold his company in the Valley and is dabbling in venture capital investing. He explained to me how tech will soon eliminate...
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S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices will continue to rise - for now
Jun 27th, 1:28pm
April 2017’s national index comes in at 188.50, a 5.5 percent year-over-year increase from March 2016 and a seasonally adjusted 0.95 percent...
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The Realtor's epic guide to the ultimate Facebook business page
Jun 27th, 1:00pm
Are you still using your personal Facebook page to promote your real estate business? Besides making you look like an amateur, relying on your...
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The real estate agent's epic guide to the ultimate Facebook business page
Jun 27th, 1:00pm
Are you still using your personal Facebook page to promote your real estate business? Besides making you look like an amateur, relying on your...
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A rookie agent shares what he's learned so far
Jun 27th, 5:00am
Robert Hughes, real estate salesperson with Meier Real Estate, quickly learned that real estate is anything but simple. It takes motivation,...
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Real estate investor roundup: This week in tech, funding, M&As and more
Jun 27th, 4:00am
Check out this week’s update, which covers what happens to Instacart if Amazon buys Whole Foods, why your next car may be a living room on...
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Facebook's new chatbots are learning to negotiate
Jun 27th, 3:15am
Chatbots on Facebook Marketplace may soon be able to “negotiate” with you over the price of items for sale. And if new research released by...
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How to easily automate different parts of your business
Jun 27th, 2:24am
Adam DuVander, a marketing developer at Zapier, loves application programming interfaces (APIs) and he wants everyone to know it. With Zapier,...
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How do you build a personal brand from the ground up in real estate?
Jun 27th, 2:15am
Whether growing a brand as an agent, a company or a brokerage, the most important thing is: you have to know who you are. Peter Lorimer from PLG...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: A listing in 'splitsville'
Jun 27th, 2:07am
In this episode, Leigh Brown welcomes Rachel Hammer, a board director of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. She has been in real estate for over 11...
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Fredrick Eklund of 'Million Dollar Listing' releases anti-bullying song
Jun 26th, 4:48pm
On Million Dollar Listing New York, star Fredrik Eklund is loved for many things: his acute business skills, his sharp sense of humor, his...
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Fredrik Eklund of 'Million Dollar Listing' releases anti-bullying song
Jun 26th, 4:48pm
On Million Dollar Listing New York, star Fredrik Eklund is loved for many things: his acute business skills, his sharp sense of humor, his...
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How long will we be in this financial market standstill?
Jun 26th, 3:25pm
This last week extended the June freeze: The 10-year T-note this week traded between 2.19 percent and 2.14 percent; mortgages are not moving at...
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NAR: Sellers aren't selling, renter confidence continues to dip due to financial fears
Jun 26th, 1:20pm
According to the National Association of Realtors Housing Opportunities and Market Experience Survey (NAR HOME), the solution to low inventory...
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Why Bob Goldberg, NAR's new CEO, has some convincing to do
Jun 26th, 1:19pm
In the middle of the afternoon on Friday, June 23 -- a curious time to be releasing such major news -- NAR announced that it had chosen NAR...
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4 costs you haven't factored into your homebuying budget
Jun 26th, 9:32am
Out-of-pocket costs that crop up during the homebuying process, or even when you're moving in, can put an unexpected strain on your...
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What real estate agents should know about prospecting in a low-inventory world
Jun 26th, 9:15am
DENVER -- "You might have heard pot is legal here, and that has really accentuated our low inventory situation." That's how Stacie Perrault Staub,...
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Pillow launches short-term rental management platform for landlords, tenants
Jun 26th, 8:24am
While reportedly half of short-term rentals are in apartment buildings, many, if not most of these units, run afoul of some rule or another. Armed...
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Should you start your own brokerage?
Jun 26th, 5:00am
Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates weighs the pros and cons of starting a brokerage and explains when you know it’s right for you. ...Read More
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How to attract the best agents in your market with great leadership
Jun 26th, 4:30am
Attract the best agents in your market by mastering leadership principles and employing the management practices people respect most ...Read More
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Unfriended? 5 of the biggest blunders agents are making on Facebook
Jun 26th, 4:00am
Did you know you could be killing your engagement with what you are sharing, posting or not posting? Make the most of your organic social media...
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4 steps to content marketing that will grow your real estate business
Jun 26th, 3:30am
So, you’re a real estate agent in today’s market. You have a website that's supposed to help you get more clients. But no one’s visiting....
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Contributing with Inman: How to become a leading voice in the industry
Jun 26th, 3:15am
It’s the third year of our Inman contributor program, and we have grown and changed upon reader demand to continue to be the epicenter of real...
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Why you need predictive analytics to thrive in 2017
Jun 26th, 3:00am
Amazon’s surprise $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods represents another significant growth notch in the Seattle tech behemoth’s belt....
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Secrets of high-growth real estate teams
Jun 26th, 3:00am
As we all know, the real estate industry is hyper-competitive. And because there are few better catalysts for innovation than competition, real...
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6 ways to win business from millennial homebuyers
Jun 26th, 3:00am
In this day and age, millennials not only dominate the category of first-time homebuyers but are surging ahead of baby boomers to claim the throne...
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When the market doesn't want your home listing
Jun 26th, 3:00am
You just converted a $1.2 million expired listing that was on the market for over a year. It’s an A-plus property in terms of quality,...
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The week in real estate industry deals: June 19-23, 2017
Jun 24th, 4:30am
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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Going once, going twice: How much would you spend to live like the Underwoods?
Jun 23rd, 4:59pm
The famous "House of Cards" home will be up for auction on July 27 with Alex Cooper Auctioneers with a deposit of $25,000 and a starting bid of...
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Zillow mania: $1.7B value boost, 27K haters
Jun 23rd, 4:41pm
Though it feels like a lifetime of cacophony, today marks the one-month anniversary of Zillow’s controversial Instant Offers program, which...
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Becoming the real estate referral matchmaker in your area: A guide
Jun 23rd, 1:13pm
DENVER --"I don't talk about real estate very much at all, but I do generate a lot of business from the internet,"  Marguerite Giguere said at...
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Bungalow, Cottage or Colonial? The agent's architectural house styles cheat sheet (part 2)
Jun 23rd, 1:00pm
Ranch, Craftsman, Cape Cod, Shotgun, Tudor, Victorian, Art Deco, Mediterranean and Contemporary -- they are all featured in part one of the...
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Real Trends: Meet 2017's 1,000 top-producing real estate agents and teams
Jun 23rd, 9:46am
There's a lot of talk and braggadocio in the real estate industry, but the numbers don't lie. And the top 1,000 agents and teams were ranked today...
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Home prices are sky high, but mortgages are still cheap
Jun 23rd, 9:31am
Home prices have reached another record high, and buyers are feeling the pressure. But there has been one saving grace for buyers: mortgage...
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6 most (and least) affordable mountain resort towns in the US
Jun 23rd, 4:30am
Your real estate clients dream of skiing across snow-covered peaks in the morning and mountain biking down rocky slopes at night; and now they've...
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Why I die a little inside when hack agents get hired
Jun 23rd, 3:45am
It is becoming my life’s work to eliminate hacks from the real estate industry. Every day thousands of internet geeks wake up and try to figure...
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6 tips for managing sellers if the deal goes south
Jun 23rd, 3:00am
Have you experienced the ever-dreaded, Chicken Little, "The sky is falling," phone call from a buyer's agent days before closing on your...
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You can gain much more when you give back
Jun 23rd, 2:52am
Caroline Pinal, co-founder of Giveback Homes, works with real estate agents all over the country to provide safe homes for families throughout the...
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How do you know when to hire a buyer's agent?
Jun 23rd, 2:15am
You’ve got a bunch of clients, you’ve closed a bunch of deals, you’re working from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and you're constantly pleading with the...
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Generating business with an all-in-one marketing solution
Jun 22nd, 5:55pm
You need an all-in-one marketing solution that can help attract, capture, and nurture leads into lifelong clients. With Placester’s unified...
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Zillow: Lack of for-sale inventory due in part by increased single-family rentals
Jun 22nd, 5:16pm
According to Zillow's May 2017 Market Report, part of the reason for the drop in for-sale inventory is the growing number of single-family rentals...
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Why listening to your clients is key to growing your company
Jun 22nd, 4:53pm
Philip Lang, the Co-founder and COO of TripleMint, a technology-enabled real estate brokerage based in New York City, knows that to start a...
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FSBO platform Homie gets broker license after investigation
Jun 22nd, 4:02pm
A Utah FSBO platform that has roiled local Realtors has reportedly acquired a broker license, in part due to an investigation by the Division of...
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How to use PR to become a local real estate expert
Jun 22nd, 3:31pm
DENVER -- "If you want to be found online, you have to share what you know." That was advice that Molly McKinley, executive vice president at...
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Zillow wins bid to slash multimillion-dollar VHT photo copyright verdict
Jun 22nd, 12:22pm
Looks like real estate giant Zillow Group may only be on the hook for half of a copyright infringement verdict awarded to real estate photography...
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How this brand-new indie broker is differentiating himself through a visionary office space
Jun 22nd, 11:54am
If you were an experienced real estate agent looking to set up shop as a new independent brokerage, what would you do to set yourself apart from...
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Master Lock targeting real estate agents with digital lockbox
Jun 22nd, 11:38am
Master Lock recently announced the launch of its new Bluetooth Lock Box, which "allows users to grant access to their property at anytime from...
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How to write a buyer offer letter that will close the deal
Jun 22nd, 3:30am
From this point forward, I will be encouraging my buyers to honor their audience before telling their story. This will enhance the emotional...
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3 types of content that will help you stand out from the herd
Jun 22nd, 3:09am
There are plenty of options that give brokerages an edge in creating content. I'm talking about more than just email blasts, postcards and...
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3 tips for converting online real estate leads into clients
Jun 22nd, 2:30am
So you have an online lead, now what? Once you do receive a response to one of your online campaigns, you might find yourself on a slippery slope...
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How do you relaunch a listing that hasn't sold with other agents?
Jun 22nd, 2:15am
A large part of our business involves selling houses that other real estate agents haven’t been able to sell. Sellers get fatigued, so the most...
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Saving time for hobbies can boost your career
Jun 22nd, 2:05am
Investing in your creativity is a great way to boost your mood and your productivity. The American Institute of Stress recommends making time for...
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Rivals FBS and Solid Earth team up to offer MLS 'front end of choice'
Jun 21st, 5:48pm
Real estate agents and brokers know that sometimes cooperating is the best way to both compete and serve their clients. Two MLS vendors, FBS and...
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Lead thinks you're the listing agent? Zillow's StreetEasy offers responses
Jun 21st, 5:08pm
"You're not the listing agent?" It's a common question agents hear from leads who came through a listing portal, where agents who aren't the...
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Fast and furious: 10 attributes of a winning indie broker
Jun 21st, 3:24pm
Over the years, Inman has published a series of stories on indie brokers, including surveys and reports on their DNA, their operations and their...
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CEO of HomeServices of America's brokerage division announces retirement
Jun 21st, 12:23pm
Robert (Bob) Moline, who's been running the HomeServices of America affiliate for Berkshire Hathaway, today announced that he'll be retiring....
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'Consumer resilience' boosts May existing-home sales
Jun 21st, 11:28am
After a "notable decline" in April, existing-home sales are back on track with a record high in median home prices and a record low for the median...
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Sindeo announces it's shutting down, laying off staff
Jun 21st, 8:31am
"Endings are always hard," wrote Ginger Wilcox, Sindeo's chief marketing and industry officer on Facebook last night, "but today may be one of the...
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23 fresh Facebook post ideas for real estate agents
Jun 21st, 5:00am
When was the last time you checked your Facebook feed? If it’s been more than a few minutes, you’re one of the few who can resist the allure....
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: They took everything but the kitchen sink
Jun 21st, 4:00am
Agents go out of their way to prepare snacks for clients, but what do you do with the clients who pack down their purses with the snacks? Or...
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'The House is Only Half of It': Trulia's campaign aims to paint the full picture
Jun 21st, 3:20am
Top producing buyer agents know that the secret sauce to a successful home shopping experience does not just include the physical home, but also...
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5 smart gadgets every home office needs
Jun 21st, 3:04am
With the rise of remote work, home offices are becoming much more sophisticated, and they include much more than a laptop and coffee table...
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How to create a client base as a new agent
Jun 21st, 2:15am
If you’re a new agent, how do you create a client base? In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates gives advice to newbies on creating a...
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Kukan widget adds renovation cost estimates to real estate sites
Jun 20th, 5:07pm
Fear of renovating can cause homebuyers to pass on listings that would be a good fit with a little TLC. A real estate website widget from home...
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Kukun widget adds renovation cost estimates to real estate sites
Jun 20th, 5:07pm
Fear of renovating can cause homebuyers to pass on listings that would be a good fit with a little TLC. A real estate website widget from home...
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How to shift your business before the tides change
Jun 20th, 3:38pm
You don't need a crystal ball to predict the future. Simply join Sean Z Becker, owner and principal broker of Sean Z Becker Real Estate, as he...
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Inman Innovator Bash will ignite San Francisco August 10
Jun 20th, 1:12pm
It will be a sensory experience of taste, touch, sight and sound. Alluring, sophisticated, provocative and contemporary, Infusion SF is located in...
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Announcing the 2017 Inman Innovator Finalists
Jun 20th, 11:57am
They are entrepreneurs pushing the old ways aside, data scientists discovering new ways to examine behavior, marketers inventing new ways to...
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Quicken Loans' In-House Realty wading further into real estate
Jun 20th, 10:53am
Quicken Loans' mastery of online lending and In-House Realty's acquisition of property and agent-search technology could allow Quicken to become a...
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Dawn Perry, ERA's SVP of Marketing, on her new to-do list
Jun 20th, 9:52am
"We are hyperfocused on helping agents improve their productivity," said Dawn Perry, the new Senior Vice President of Marketing at ERA Real Estate...
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5 essential items for your summer prospecting checklist
Jun 20th, 4:34am
Barbecues, vacations, long days by the pool -- summer is upon us. But with all these fun activities, it's easy to lose sight of your future goals....
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Instant Offers indigestion: The industry's take on Zillow's new service
Jun 20th, 3:44am
It’s been difficult to ignore the collective freakout by real estate professionals over Zillow’s recent announcement on Instant Offers ...Read...
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5 things to ask every potential seller (and how to handle their objections)
Jun 20th, 2:54am
What are the five things you should use to qualify whether you want a listing or not? What should be at the top of the list? Melinda Estridge...
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Grow your real estate business with the right outbound prospecting professional
Jun 20th, 2:36am
Before you hire someone for an outbound prospecting position, you should be certain that they are able to handle rejection well. If not, you may...
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What is live streaming, and how do we use it?
Jun 20th, 2:35am
In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates discusses live streaming, or what he calls "the phenomenon that has taken the world by storm." ...
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You know you're a real estate broker when . . .
Jun 19th, 4:31pm
Fielding questions, unexpected encounters and answering the phone at all hours of the night -- this is the life of a real estate broker ...Read More
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The Fed hikes and mortgage rates fall - what gives?
Jun 19th, 1:29pm
Have fun with this one: The Fed hikes, and mortgage rates fall. True. And it's not the first time! Long-term rates have fallen after each of the...
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How to help downsizing clients come to terms with their possessions
Jun 19th, 11:51am
Bill Risser, the vice president of digital strategy at Fidelity National Title, recently packed up a five-bedroom, three-bathroom home in Phoenix...
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Living near these 2 stores boosts a home's value
Jun 19th, 8:00am
Organic food does your body good, but according to Zillow, it'll do your home some good as well. As of 2016, 2.8 million homes are located near...
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Scrounging for sales? NAR deal connects Realtors with 100K new-home listings
Jun 19th, 5:09am
Real estate agents in inventory-starved markets will soon be able to turn to a database provided by the National Association of Realtors for a...
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How to select the right real estate brokerage
Jun 19th, 3:40am
There are several things to consider when selecting a real estate brokerage, including branding, compatibility and administrative support. ...
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3 tips for using local content marketing to snag clients
Jun 19th, 3:30am
For real estate agents who are looking to stand out and attract clients online, content marketing is a necessary investment ...Read More
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How do you compete with seasoned agents as a newbie?
Jun 19th, 3:30am
Competing with seasoned real estate agents as a newbie is tough, but Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates has a few tips that will help you on your next...
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Your missing data = your massive opportunity
Jun 19th, 3:00am
It’s critical for brokerage executives to take action to protect their brokerage’s buyer demand data. It’s not only smart to protect a key...
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Software doesn't solve problems. Strategy does.
Jun 19th, 3:00am
The real estate industry has an unhealthy obsession with software tools. If there’s an obstacle, we immediately try to find a software platform...
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How to travel 'The Road to Recognition' in real estate
Jun 19th, 3:00am
There are thousands of ways that you can become recognized in your market, whether it’s old standbys such as door-knocking or sending mailers to...
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5 easy steps for beating your real estate sales slump
Jun 19th, 2:15am
Beat your real estate sales slump by changing your mindset; it’s a lot easier than you might think. Chris Spurvey, author of "It’s Time to...
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Inman News wins 4 NAREE journalism awards
Jun 16th, 11:47pm
DENVER -- Two members of the Inman News editorial team have been recognized for their work in 2016 by the National Association of Real Estate...
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2 luxury brokerages show off the world's most stunning listings with HGTV
Jun 16th, 6:14pm
LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio International are the exclusive real estate partners for HGTV's 2017 Ultimate House Hunt.  ...Read More
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Luxury brokerage shows off the world's most stunning listings with HGTV
Jun 16th, 6:14pm
LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio International are the exclusive real estate partners for HGTV's 2017 Ultimate House Hunt.  ...Read More
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Luxury company shows off the world's most stunning listings with HGTV
Jun 16th, 6:14pm
LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio International are the exclusive real estate partners for HGTV's 2017 Ultimate House Hunt.  ...Read More
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GoldenDeal investor network poises agents to double-end sales
Jun 16th, 5:32pm
GoldenKey, a marketplace where consumers can hire agents to work for flat fees, has launched a network of "instant offer" investors to help agents...
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Rates will rise and inventory remain stretched, say economic experts
Jun 16th, 3:17pm
DENVER -- Lawrence Yun, the chief economist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), has been attending the National Association of Real...
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39 million households are paying more for housing than they can afford
Jun 16th, 12:28pm
Millions of Americans are spending more than 30% of their income on housing, forcing them to sacrifice spending on food, health care and...
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Best cities for first-time homebuyers
Jun 16th, 10:47am
A recent Zillow analysis on the best markets for first-time homebuyers finds that the best deals are in the Southeast and the Midwest.Read More
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NAR letter urges HUD to focus on mortgage premiums, Fair Housing
Jun 16th, 8:41am
When President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13777, "Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs," it's a fair bet that he intended...
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5 simple steps for creating the right foundation for your real estate business
Jun 16th, 4:00am
Coming to you from a city of over 45,000 agents, I can honestly say I have seen it all.  I think it's fair to say that many agents are running...
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Agents still needed despite technology growth
Jun 16th, 3:30am
Even though the sophistication of the internet and social reach of technology have advanced immeasurably, America's dependence on the expertise of...
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Gary Gold: Leads aren't clients until you meet them in person
Jun 16th, 3:11am
Don't let the ease of texting and emailing make you lazy; get out there and meet your leads or you'll lose them to an agent who will ...Read More
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Why real estate professionals shouldn't worry about becoming obsolete
Jun 16th, 3:00am
I have been reading about Zillow Instant Offers, and it never occurred to me to see it as an immediate threat to my business. Homebuyers and...
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Inman Connect: Stitching our community together
Jun 16th, 2:42am
My first experience with Inman Connect was three years ago. My goals were to get a sense for the voice of the industry and to better understand...
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3 tips for squeezing the most productivity out of your day
Jun 16th, 2:15am
Time management is one of the most crucial subjects of any career. The big question is, how much can we cram into a day using the best tools...
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Broker Public Portal switches up its roster with industry notables
Jun 16th, 12:21am
As terms expired for some of the 16 industry professionals heading up the initiative, today the project to build the nation’s first national...
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What gifts should you give your clients at closing (and beyond)?
Jun 15th, 5:53pm
As real estate agents, we should be looking ahead constantly. What can we do to make sure this client is happy at the end of the transaction...
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Irked brokers slam forced MLS membership rule
Jun 15th, 5:35pm
According to the brokers pushing for change, the policy as-is hurts agent recruiting and retention; forces brokers or their agents to pay for MLS...
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Harnessing the power of Snapchat for good (not evil)
Jun 15th, 4:17pm
Chelsea Peitz, creator and host of “Chelschat Snapshow: Marketing Snappily Ever After” and Director of Marketing for Fidelity National Title,...
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Agent Legend: How to close more deals without generating more leads
Jun 15th, 4:12pm
If you're not regularly the first to follow up, then you're blowing deals and losing money. Every agent knows this, yet it's tough to stay...
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Expect the 'longest economic expansion' since WWII, says economist
Jun 15th, 3:07pm
DENVER -- "This is going to be the longest economic expansion in the post-World-War-II era," stated Kevin Thorpe, the global chief economist at...
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Purplebricks picks California as first US expansion target
Jun 15th, 2:21pm
Purplebricks, a U.K. real estate brokerage that raised $60 million to break into the U.S., plans to launch in California in the second half of...
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Looking to sell the sexiest housing? Master your markets
Jun 15th, 12:06pm
Now the chairman and CEO of HÔM SIR, Mike Shapiro sits at the top of Orange Country's luxury real estate market, selling homes with jaw-dropping...
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Where should I stash my down payment savings?
Jun 15th, 8:59am
If buying a house is on your short-term to-do list, experts say keep your down payment funds liquid. Looking to buy further down the road? You...
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Housing market mostly back to 'normal' - depending on your location
Jun 15th, 8:17am
DENVER -- "Our mission as a center is quite simple: To raise housing issues and inform policy," said Dr. Chris Herbert, the managing director of...
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Take the stress out of everything from contract to closing
Jun 15th, 4:00am
Founder and CEO of Preclose Rebecca Guthrie will take the stage during Inman's Indie Broker Summit on Monday, August 7, to crack the code on how...
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How a seasoned real estate agent plans to relaunch her career
Jun 15th, 3:15am
Most real estate leadership positions have some sort of shelf-life; re-entry into production is a somewhat common occurrence, and my story is no...
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Never have a vacancy as a buy and hold investor again
Jun 15th, 2:27am
What’s the no. 1 thing you can do as a buy and hold investor to never have to deal with the money draining expense of prolonged vacancies? You...
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Agentology helps agents milk leads for more cash
Jun 14th, 4:18pm
Most online leads are dead ends, so cutting through the noise to identify the keepers can be a real hassle. Enter Agentology. It screens leads so...
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LeadingRE appoints new EVP of member services
Jun 14th, 3:40pm
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World has appointed Elizabeth D. Nunan as the new executive vice president of member services. In this...
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Fed announces third rate hike in 7 months
Jun 14th, 1:24pm
As anticipated, today the Federal Reserve implemented a quarter-point federal funds rate hike, increasing its benchmark target to between 1...
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The top 10 issues facing the real estate industry in 2017
Jun 14th, 11:36am
DENVER -- Every year, the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) surveys its members to discover what the most pressing issues facing the real estate...
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Cadre, an online real estate investment marketplace, raises $65M
Jun 14th, 10:22am
The company describes its platform as "a smarter, data-centric approach to investing, enabling broader participation and better investor...
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Preclose rolls out web version, integrates with dotloop
Jun 14th, 4:00am
Launched last year as only an app, Preclose announced this week an integration with dotloop and a full-featured web app, which looks as good on...
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Why underperforming agents shouldn't turn to SEO
Jun 14th, 3:30am
When agents don't produce, they often look for the next thing to get their numbers up, but SEO isn't the answer for an underperforming agent. ...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Who let the dogs out?
Jun 14th, 2:30am
Yet another unfortunate pet event -- apparently someone forgot to tie up the dogs and the results were fatal. In this episode, Leigh shares the...
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3 common down payment questions agents should prepare for
Jun 14th, 2:25am
Homebuyers often have three common questions about home down payments. Of course, with the growing number of mortgage options and the...
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5 ways to sell potential homebuyers on your fixer-upper
Jun 14th, 2:15am
No matter how many repairs or coats of paint a home may require, there will always be some attractive features that you can highlight. Become...
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Former FBI hostage negotiator to teach tools of the trade at Luxury Connect
Jun 13th, 5:09pm
On Thursday, October 19, 2017, former FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss will take the stage at Inman Luxury Connect to reveal the “two words...
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Xome shows real estate tech hoopla comes and goes
Jun 13th, 4:52pm
New, well-funded real estate tech ventures have reached a fever pitch lately, promising to change the world. But over the years, these grandiose...
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Christie's International Real Estate to open its first brokerage office
Jun 13th, 4:36pm
Christie’s International Real Estate (CIRE) is opening its first company-owned residential real estate brokerage office in New York City, ending...
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What to do if a 'squatter' is occupying one of your bank-owned properties
Jun 13th, 2:24pm
We've all heard the sob stories about renters finding homes on Craigslist that weren't actually for rent -- it's a scam. Well, what happens when...
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Houzz garners $4B valuation in latest funding round
Jun 13th, 1:42pm
Houzz has reportedly raised $400 million in Series E funding that values the home remodeling and design platform at $4.3 billion, according to...
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What percent of income are buyers spending on mortgages?
Jun 13th, 1:16pm
Buyers are spending 29.2 percent of their monthly income for median-priced homes, according to Zillow's latest study on affordability in 35 of the...
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What will it take to revive America's record-low homeownership levels?
Jun 13th, 10:35am
Heidi Maierhofer dropped everything to attend the National Association of Realtors' (NAR) Sustainable Homeownership Conference at the University...
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3 important tips for real estate newbies
Jun 13th, 4:00am
Many real estate agents get into the business for the wrong reasons. People often seek out the success of seasoned agents and brokers and think...
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What was the biggest 'surprise' in your early years of selling real estate?
Jun 13th, 4:00am
The shock of paying taxes as an independent contractor. The lies you hear. The rewards at the end of the day that make it all worth it. Those are...
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5 pro tips for getting the most out of Inman Connect
Jun 13th, 4:00am
I've lost track of how many Inman Connect events that I have now been to. I'm looking forward to seeing the people who have become my tribe. To...
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Skyrocket your real estate marketing ROI with targeted advertising
Jun 13th, 2:45am
Do you feel like you’re wasting time, money and energy on real estate marketing campaigns that never seem to pay off? Unless your marketing...
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Why great service in real esate isn't enough anymore
Jun 12th, 6:44pm
Sean Carpenter's expertise is teaching others how to create memorable experiences that will keep customers coming back time and time again. ...
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How Inman Connect changed my life for the better
Jun 12th, 6:35pm
When I first heard about Inman Connect, I had no reference point for what those two words actually meant. Inman? Connect? What? And many of my...
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Who's your biggest influence in real estate?
Jun 12th, 4:39pm
Brokers, top producers, authors, coaches, fellow agents old and young -- inspiration in real estate exudes from those who are doing it right. Here...
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Mortgages frozen near 4% with Fed meeting in sight
Jun 12th, 3:52pm
Last week was quiet, eh? In financial markets -- that was certainly so, as the great freeze continues. The mortgage-driving 10-year T-note stayed...
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Survey: Indie brokerage strengths and threats
Jun 12th, 11:33am
Collectively, indie brokerages pack a bunch -- over half of Realtors today are affiliated with an independent company, according to ...Read More
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Opendoor snags top talent from Uber and Amazon
Jun 12th, 10:58am
Opendoor has reportedly brought on Uber's head of finance and two former Amazon execs to serve in key roles at the real estate startup ...Read More
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5 factors putting downward pressure on homeownership
Jun 12th, 5:00am
Despite robust job growth and low interest rates, U.S. homeownership rates remain at a 50-year low due to issues with affordability, crushing...
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Tears, grit and inspiration: How 3 women overcame adversity in real estate
Jun 12th, 5:00am
How do you react when you experience a significant business challenge, a major illness or the loss of a loved one? Do you let it stop you, or do...
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MLS Intensive tackles the tough challenges of real estate's data keepers
Jun 12th, 5:00am
MLS board members, executives and employees face unusual and unprecedented challenges, and it's not every day that experts in the field convene to...
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The real estate agent's data science cheat sheet
Jun 12th, 4:00am
People often throw around terms like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and predictive analytics interchangeably in conversations...
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Adapt or die: Agent market share shifting to 'experts' in 2018
Jun 12th, 3:00am
We all know the enormous value traditional real estate agents bring to a transaction. They will never be replaced by bots or discount services,...
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Use big data to efficiently generate real estate leads
Jun 12th, 3:00am
In one of the most competitive industries in the world, real estate professionals can leverage big data to help them find the right clients and...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Handling an unthinkable open house situation
Jun 12th, 2:25am
In this episode, Leigh interviews Steve Westmark, an agent from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who knew he had to keep his cool when he found his seller...
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Are your client relationships impervious to technology?
Jun 12th, 2:15am
"Real estate sales is a relationship-based business." Most real estate agents claim this as their mantra, yet few of them run their business in a...
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The week in real estate industry deals: June 5-9, 2017
Jun 10th, 5:00am
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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Zillow: In which U.S. markets does it 'pay to rent'?
Jun 9th, 5:31pm
In March, the California Association of Realtors hosted a panel -- "The California Series: State of the State" -- revealing that overly strict...
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Test your market knowledge with realtor.com's Property Tycoon
Jun 9th, 5:10pm
Successful real estate agents have what it takes to perfectly price a home, and realtor.com is putting that knowledge to the test with the release...
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No investor bids accepted through Zillow Instant Offers
Jun 9th, 3:26pm
Hundreds of homeowners have received investor bids since Zillow launched Instant Offers, but none had been accepted as of June 5. On the other...
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Welcome to Wall Street's housing market
Jun 9th, 11:17am
After gorging on subprime mortgages 10 years ago, Wall Street is investing in the U.S. housing market again -- this time by snatching up homes....
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Realtor.com introduces 'Home Made,' its first company blog
Jun 9th, 11:13am
Some of the initial stories feature products and tools such as Sign Snap, iMessage and Matterport 3D, and explain community initiatives with...
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Strategies for automation success
Jun 9th, 10:48am
In this webinar, you will learn wow to get started with automation, where to focus your automation efforts, and tips for using automation to...
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Financial CHOICE Act, rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations, passes the House
Jun 9th, 8:50am
Under new legislation passed by the United States House of Representatives yesterday -- the Financial CHOICE (Creating Hope and Opportunity for...
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Homebuying secrets from the real estate battlefield
Jun 9th, 8:33am
In the middle of your house hunt and feeling a bit overwhelmed? We talked to recent home buyers to get their tips for navigating the market.Read More
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Gary Gold: Close leads by asking the right questions
Jun 9th, 5:00am
When people tell you they aren't interested in your real estate services, they might just not be ready yet. Gary Gold says you might be able to...
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Why BrokerSumo is a powerful brokerage management solution
Jun 9th, 5:00am
BrokerSumo addresses four major components of running a real estate office, dividing its feature set by agents, transactions, accounting and...
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Thriving indie broker knows the power of good partnerships
Jun 9th, 5:00am
With over $7 billion in annual sales, Thaddeus Wong knows a thing or two about getting the most out of the relationships you build with your...
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How to maximize real estate referrals by providing exceptional service
Jun 9th, 3:00am
How is it that some agents manage to generate a seemingly endless supply of real estate referrals while others never hear from past clients again?...
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5 potential risks you face with rental properties
Jun 9th, 2:30am
When you invest in a rental property, you always hope that it’ll be profitable. Not only should property values increase over time, but you...
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Buyer's agents, are your services really free?
Jun 9th, 2:15am
You've heard agents say this to prospects before: "Work with me when you're looking to buy a home -- it doesn't cost you anything because the...
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Why Pacific Union cut deep ties with Christie's International Real Estate
Jun 8th, 6:40pm
According to Mark McLaughlin, CEO of the San Francisco indie brokerage heavyweight, one of the reasons Pacific Union began to re-examine the...
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How a top producer keeps up with her 400-person sphere
Jun 8th, 4:54pm
Patty Torr crafts personal newsletters informing people of what's going on in her life and sends a nice planner to everyone once a year ...Read More
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Zillow Group's Bridge Interactive and Black Knight: Data management rivals unite
Jun 8th, 1:00pm
The real estate industry is unusual in that, more often than not, competitors cooperate to get things done. This is apparently true even for real...
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Rising costs putting pressure on renters: NLIHC study
Jun 8th, 1:00pm
Renting is often touted as an affordable alternative to homeownership, but recent studies have revealed that renters are feeling the pressure of...
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3 million first-time homebuyers have been shut out of the market
Jun 8th, 11:05am
Over the past 10 years, three million first-time home buyers have been shut out of the housing market, according to a new report.Read More
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How to perfect your pre-listing presentation
Jun 8th, 10:57am
You’ll stand out from the competition and win more listings if you take the time to identify the unique wants and needs of your target audience...
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How virtual staging sells properties stuck on the market
Jun 8th, 5:00am
Agent Alyssa Morgan Brinegar recently took on a listing that had languished on the market for more than nine months and gone through a number of...
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How to earn more while selling less real estate
Jun 8th, 5:00am
Would you consider implementing a real estate team structure that allowed you to earn more while selling less? Recent podcast guest Jeff Cohn of...
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The first 3 things you notice in a home
Jun 8th, 4:00am
So many elements of a home can impress or disappoint a buyer immediately. Two agents share their different takes on the ones that strike them...
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What happens to the real estate market if mortgage rates go up?
Jun 8th, 3:20am
The mortgage rates in Europe and the U.S. have been declining in recent years and finally fell to a record low in 2017, while property prices have...
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Does the public still want real estate agents?
Jun 8th, 3:00am
Although the internet is where the majority of buyers find homes, there has been a 10 percent increase in consumers who use agents over the last...
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Trulia study: Neighborhoods with high 'Pride Scores' show increased demand for housing
Jun 7th, 11:01pm
In 2012, the premium to live in a neighborhood with a high "Pride Score" -- a ZIP code in which a significant portion of the population comprises...
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Why people are the best marketing tools the world has ever seen
Jun 7th, 5:15pm
Bill Svoboda, co-founder of CloseSimple, believes that a good party advertises itself. We caught up the serial entrepreneur to get a sneak preview...
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Haute houses and food porn: A real estate agent's double life
Jun 7th, 1:00pm
Real estate is Max Shapiro’s bread and butter. But on the weekends, the 33-year-old Westside Estate Agency agent serves bread and butter as part...
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Here's how long it takes to save for a down payment
Jun 7th, 10:10am
Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle Millennials face when it comes to buying a home. And in some major cities, it will take at...
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Give clients home goods discounts with Houzz Trade Program
Jun 7th, 9:21am
Houzz has launched the Houzz Trade Program, a new feature to the three-year-old Houzz Marketplace that gives industry professionals the...
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3 real estate marketing lessons learned from an unlikely source
Jun 7th, 5:00am
I told DirecTV to stop contacting us after we canceled because we are physically unable to continue service. The snow came close to ripping off of...
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VR queen Stephanie Davis wants to take you on a virtual listing tour
Jun 7th, 5:00am
Stephanie Davis is a trendsetter. She is the founder and COO of Virtual Xperience as well as a highly sought after hired gun visionary and...
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From this moment on, nothing will be the same in real estate
Jun 7th, 5:00am
The thick tension around recent announcements speaks volumes to their heft. Only when something is truly disruptive or threatening do people flip...
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The Upstream shift: Pivot or reveal?
Jun 7th, 4:45am
Just when you thought the Upstream shift might foster a new spirit of collaboration in the real estate industry, the guns were drawn again with...
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Why new isn't always better when it comes to home shopping
Jun 7th, 4:30am
New homes will eventually become used homes, and they will depreciate in value because of their less than optimal locations ...Read More
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Agent/broker perspective: Do agents have any rights to their 'turf'?
Jun 7th, 4:00am
A successful agent has been the go-to Realtor in a particular neighborhood for many years. The neighborhood is becoming popular now, and...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Walking away from a stubborn client
Jun 7th, 2:10am
In this episode, Leigh interviews Melissa Kennedy, a Pittsburgh agent who did her due diligence and advised her client to evaluate the decision to...
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MLSs fight agent apathy with new marketing campaign
Jun 6th, 5:33pm
MLSs have an image problem. The "death of the MLS" has been predicted so often over the years that it may be tempting to laugh off the idea of...
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Down Payment Resource partners with ReferralExchange to add agent-matching
Jun 6th, 5:31pm
No real estate website is complete without an agent-matching tool, right? Down Payment Resource, a provider of down payment assistance...
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Special Report: The art of handling objections in real estate
Jun 6th, 1:00pm
"Why should I pay that commission?" "I was hoping to sell my house for more." "We want to go FSBO." Agents may find themselves knocking down these...
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Is your mobile app game strong? Let Scott Shapiro be the judge of that
Jun 6th, 9:56am
Scott Shapiro knows the secret to getting the attention of millennial buyers. As a senior client partner at Facebook, he works with Fortune 500...
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Coldwell Banker develops its first Amazon Alexa Skill
Jun 6th, 9:28am
“Alexa, Ask Coldwell Banker for the Home of the Week.” As of today, Amazon Alexa users will be able to listen to a one-minute description of...
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ERA Real Estate promotes a new SVP of marketing, Dawn Perry
Jun 6th, 9:26am
Dawn Perry has quite the resume, and now she's got another line to add after a recent promotion: Perry is the new senior vice president of...
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Why buying a condo at 29 was a financial windfall
Jun 6th, 9:12am
Buying a home is often the biggest purchase you'll make -- especially when you're young. But for some, the investment turns into quite the...
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LGBT community more interested in buying a home after 2015 marriage equality ruling, survey finds
Jun 6th, 8:56am
Did the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that guaranteed marriage equality in the United States also encourage gay and lesbian citizens to pursue the...
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Zillow, show us the Instant Offers beta test results
Jun 6th, 5:00am
Whether this program truly helps or hurts the very people supporting Zillow is something any prudent business owner should know. Otherwise, it...
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Is Zillow killing the goose that lays the golden eggs?
Jun 6th, 5:00am
The industry is up in arms about Zillow displacing agents and brokerages, but the data and strategy doesn't support it. ...Read More
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Listing Bits: An agent's solution to transaction communication
Jun 6th, 4:00am
Agent Inbox seeks to build the messaging infrastructure so that everyone involved in the real estate transaction (including vendors) can...
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Keys to maintaining a healthy real estate database
Jun 6th, 2:15am
Why isn’t the inside sales agent role getting results for agents and brokerages? Why is it so important to organize a database to get the...
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Creating productive property management marketplaces
Jun 6th, 2:15am
Learn how an emerging class of software is creating property management marketplaces, and how both landlords and agents can benefit ...Read More
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'iBuyers' like Opendoor and OfferPad could boost sales, reduce commissions
Jun 5th, 5:20pm
Platforms like Opendoor and OfferPad could drive Americans to move more frequently, resulting in more home sales, according to a report from...
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Beloved Florida real estate agent goes missing at sea
Jun 5th, 4:34pm
Ben Schachter, broker-president of The Signature Real Estate Companies in Florida, first met Isabella Hellman when she was working as a bank...
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The Fed, rates and money politics: The week in markets
Jun 5th, 4:03pm
The biggest deal always is the monthly, first-Friday report of the job market in prior months. In theory, May was a downside miss, “only”...
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31 unexpected encounters of the home-sales variety
Jun 5th, 1:00pm
When your job involves selling (and showing) the private property of other humans, it's fair to say that you experience some pretty weird things....
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NAR comes out swinging against Zillow Instant Offers
Jun 5th, 10:11am
Hordes of angry Realtors have called on the National Association of Realtors to come out swinging against Zillow Instant Offers, the pilot program...
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How Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are about to change your real estate business
Jun 5th, 5:00am
Perhaps it’s time to stop talking about our generations in silos and start combining them to excel in the service that is the very crux of our...
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How women brokers are reinventing the rules of leadership: Part 1 of 2
Jun 5th, 5:00am
Much ado has been made about the fact that the top leadership positions in real estate are held primarily by men. Could it be that women are...
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An indie broker talks tech, trends and creation
Jun 5th, 5:00am
Raj Qsar is the principal/owner of The Boutique Real Estate Group and spends much of his time traveling to far flung destinations educating those...
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4 tips for effective real estate email marketing
Jun 5th, 4:00am
If you host open houses or other real estate events regularly, emailing nearby contacts instead of emailing your entire contact database is a...
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What it takes to invest in real estate when you have a full-time job
Jun 5th, 2:30am
If you are worried about how you are going to handle real estate when you already have a full-time job, follow these tips to help you understand...
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The week in real estate industry deals: May 30-June 2, 2017
Jun 3rd, 5:00am
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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Knock brings former Yelp marketing VP onboard
Jun 2nd, 4:15pm
Knock, an Opendoor competitor and consumer end-to-end platform that promises to sell homes within six weeks or buy the home for market value,...
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Knock brings former Yelp marketing VP on board
Jun 2nd, 4:15pm
Knock, an Opendoor competitor and consumer end-to-end platform that promises to sell homes within six weeks or buy the home for market value,...
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Redfin Walk Score sued over accessibility for the blind
Jun 2nd, 3:50pm
Real estate websites contain a wealth of valuable information for homebuyers that's especially helpful to the visually impaired, with proximity to...
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Redfin's Walk Score sued over accessibility for the blind
Jun 2nd, 3:50pm
Serving up property details, transportation data and local amenities, real estate websites contain a wealth of valuable information especially...
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Chief Marketing Officer Sean Blankenship leaves Coldwell Banker
Jun 2nd, 3:32pm
During his time there, Blankenship oversaw all aspects of the brand’s consumer marketing efforts, including advertising, online initiatives,...
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San Francisco Bay Area MLSs expand data share to third-party apps, public portal
Jun 2nd, 1:00pm
In the white-hot San Francisco Bay Area real estate market, tech-savvy buyers and sellers are likely to have little patience for an agent that...
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Trump exits climate deal: Reactions from real estate
Jun 2nd, 12:24pm
In what he described as a "reassertion of American sovereignty," President Donald Trump has pulled America out of the Paris climate accord, a deal...
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Big data: How can you use it to find new clients to help build your business?
Jun 2nd, 10:14am
In this webinar, you will learn how to use big data to adapt to the times to find the right clients and reach them in the right way ...Read More
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10 things you didn't know about real estate
Jun 2nd, 9:15am
When you hang around the industry long enough, you acquire brain candy well-suited for real estate trivia night or the lobbycon lull. These 10...
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These are the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.
Jun 2nd, 9:01am
Looking to make a move to a new city? Here are the 10 fastest growing large cities in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau.Read More
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Why you should think twice before handing clients off to your assistant
Jun 2nd, 5:00am
"Am I working with you or not?" That's what I asked our previous mortgage broker when she finally called us back after missing an important phone...
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Listing Bits: The Upstream 'pivot' that should be called a '180'
Jun 2nd, 5:00am
Today he examines the Upstream pivot in detail, discussing how Upstream messaging has evolved over time, pain points the initiative was working to...
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3 lessons I learned when I broke up with my apartment
Jun 2nd, 4:00am
Any real estate transaction can be an emotional process; it can signify a new beginning, a drastic change or an ending to an important life...
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Open houses vs. private showings: What's better for the client?
Jun 2nd, 2:30am
As real estate agents, we need to focus on what's best for the client without losing focus of the ultimate goal -- selling the listing ...Read More
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: You never know what you're walking into
Jun 2nd, 2:15am
This police officer’s buyer’s experience is one of the most unbelievable ones you’ll ever hear -- mind your ears, there’s porn in this...
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Homes with this color bathroom sell for $5,400 more: Zillow
Jun 1st, 4:58pm
A $50 gallon of paint can result in a huge return on investment for homeowners, according to Zillow's 2017 Paint Color Analysis study ...Read More
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Voodoo Agent: 'No' doesn't always mean 'no' in real estate
Jun 1st, 4:25pm
They could be busy. They might need to talk to someone else first. You might not have shared enough interesting information ...Read More
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Miami Association of Realtors partners with RealConnex
Jun 1st, 3:49pm
The Miami Association of Realtors (MIAMI) is seeking to help its 46,000 members uncover new business opportunities through a partnership with...
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'Aggressive' deadline set for thorny MLS merger in Colorado
Jun 1st, 3:06pm
Colorado’s two largest multiple listing services -- REcolorado and Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) -- have signed a letter of intent...
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First time home buyer? Here's what you need to know
Jun 1st, 2:03pm
House hunting isn't going to be easy for many buyers this summer. But that doesn't mean you should abandon your dreams of home ownership.Read More
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Minority middle-class families are being priced out of homeownership: Redfin study
Jun 1st, 11:05am
When metro areas across the country are booming with economic growth, that should be a good thing for real estate sales -- spurring homeownership...
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Friendly residents ranks as top neighborhood draw
Jun 1st, 10:59am
Schools, proximity to amenities, home price trends -- these might seem like the sort of neighborhood characteristics that would matter most to...
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One don't-miss item to download today for Connect: Your ICSF app
Jun 1st, 5:00am
There's one tool that will help you keep tabs on everything -- the official ICSF app, now available for download on both Android and iOS devices...
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Boston Logic buys Propertybase, with more acquisitions in sight
Jun 1st, 5:00am
Boston Logic, a provider of real estate brokerage software, has gulped down customer relationship management system (CRM) Propertybase, marking...
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Real estate referral fees: The good, the bad and the ugly
Jun 1st, 5:00am
I just love it when a check comes in the mail a few weeks or months after I referred a friend, family member or client to a Realtor in another...
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Should you post that client photo? 4 common sense tips for Realtors
Jun 1st, 4:00am
If you're a real estate broker or agent, your Facebook friends list is probably full of other agents, both in your local market and across the...
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Don't get 'dumped' by your clients: 7 lines of defense
Jun 1st, 2:45am
Good leads can turn into bad flakes, loyal clients can dump their agents and, even if a client and agent make it far together, sneaky agents are...
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4 things homebuyers and renters want in a chatbot
Jun 1st, 2:30am
First-time buyers are eager for introductory guidance, especially if it comes from a reputable source like an established Realtor. Chatbots...
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Stop throwing away your brokerage's most important asset!
May 31st, 6:33pm
As a brokerage executive, it’s your job to know everything about your business: consumers, agents, listings, the market. ...Read More
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April market reports: The inventory drought takes its toll on sales
May 31st, 5:30pm
For the second month in a row, the three-year inventory drought punished sales in April, driving them down on every national market report. This...
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Calling all developers: Ready to test your company's security?
May 31st, 12:57pm
With more than 20 years working with brokerages, associations and MLSs under his belt, Matt Cohen, chief technologist at Clareity Consulting, has...
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Tommie 'Traffic' Powers shares the secret to quality leads
May 31st, 12:51pm
Tommie Powers (aka “Tommie Traffic”) is a tech entrepreneur, investor and paid acquisition expert. It's his expertise at successfully using...
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What to do with your Inman Connect San Francisco ticket savings
May 31st, 11:34am
Now that you've beaten the rush to purchase a Connect ticket before the #ICSF countdown, take a minute and breathe. Guess what? You have some cash...
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Pending home sales once again hindered by inventory
May 31st, 10:19am
The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index is down for the second consecutive month after a strong end to Q4 2016 and a 5.5...
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Former agent Todd Kohlhepp pleads guilty to 7 counts of murder
May 31st, 10:12am
In light of the Todd Kohlhepp case, South Carolina Rep. Chip Huggins pre-filed the “Todd Kohlhepp Bill" in December, which would require real...
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How much do you spend on real estate technology?
May 31st, 9:16am
Real estate technology is a billion-dollar industry, with hundreds of companies competing for the money that agents and brokers shell out in order...
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Matterport unveils new 3-D camera with better 2-D capability
May 31st, 7:00am
Matterport, a leading provider of 3-D home tours, has released a new camera that captures high-quality listing photos and immersive 3-D models at...
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Why we need to make room for the emancipated MLS
May 31st, 5:00am
Despite holding dozens of expensive meetings in hotels and resorts across the country, 2016 generated almost no forward progress with respect to...
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How to merge your real estate brokerage without regrets
May 31st, 5:00am
The merger-and-acquisition path is littered with casualties. Ryan Abbe, managing director of San Francisco-based M&A adviser and real estate...
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4 ways to make every real estate transaction more human
May 31st, 4:30am
A few weeks ago, a fellow Contactually user published an article on 'Quartz' about how to be "insanely well-connected." He’s not a real estate...
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Are you a doer or a leader? 5 telling characteristics
May 31st, 3:30am
While there is no clear path to leadership success, there are common behaviors, strategies and skills that define true leaders ...Read More
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Members approve merger to form 3rd largest Realtor association
May 30th, 7:43pm
The members of two local Florida Realtor associations have approved a merger, propelling the initiative through its final hoop with flying colors....
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How Inman Connect made me whole again
May 30th, 6:52pm
I want to give you another perspective -- the side of Inman Connect that most people do not not know, and perhaps a side of our industry that...
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Re/Max announces co-CEO arrangement between Contos, Liniger
May 30th, 3:39pm
Re/Max co-founder Dave Liniger, who started the behemoth real estate franchisor with his wife, Gail, in 1971, is about to embrace another change...
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Trulia redesigns property pages to highlight neighborhood data
May 30th, 3:21pm
Every real estate portal has a slightly different "shtick" -- for a while now, one of Trulia's unique selling points has been the neighborhood...
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Could you work a regular 9-to-5 job after real estate?
May 30th, 11:50am
Tracking miles, paying out-of-pocket marketing expenses, answering the phone when a client's on the other end after hours and keeping up with an...
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S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices hit 33-month high
May 30th, 11:27am
March 2017’s national index comes in at 186.95, a 5.8 percent year-over-year increase from March 2016 and a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent...
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Being average isn't enough: 7 characteristics of mega-producers
May 30th, 5:00am
What characteristics separate mega-producers from all the rest? More importantly, what steps can you take to put yourself on the path to stellar...
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8 things your buyers should forget about in a hot market
May 30th, 4:30am
With an extreme shortage of housing inventory plaguing many markets across the country, many homeowner wannabes are locked in an epic struggle to...
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The truth about procrastination and overcoming distractions
May 30th, 2:20am
ADD can actually be an advantage to entrepreneurs. It allows for greater creativity and the chance to hone your strengths ...Read More
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The week in real estate industry deals: May 22-26, 2017
May 27th, 5:00am
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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Inman Connect San Francisco 2017: Growth, Discovery, Brainstorm
May 26th, 6:49pm
I was walking through San Francisco this weekend and realized how important it is that we bring the real estate community to the very epicenter of...
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Where will you find your next business tech strategy? Tech Connect
May 26th, 4:11pm
What the smart agents are discovering is this: The tech tools you use can make a big difference in your productivity. ...Read More
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The markets have been quiet, but here's the long view
May 26th, 3:54pm
Markets have been quiet this week in front of a long holiday weekend and next week’s big load of economic data, which will make or break the...
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Everything you need to know about Zillow Instant Offers
May 26th, 3:00pm
What happened in the real estate industry this week was preceded by a long drum roll, delivered to the beat of massive funding rounds for direct...
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Voodoo Agent: Being 'in play' with your leads
May 26th, 1:45pm
Gary Gold's says that "being in play" -- having ongoing conversations -- with clients is how you become their designated agent ...Read More
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Broker Connect will hone your brokerage's edge over the competition
May 26th, 12:04pm
Sometimes being a broker feels like a series of tensions to juggle. While you're trying to keep agents happy and entice new blood to your...
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Leigh Brown: 5 points Realtors are missing about Zillow
May 26th, 11:50am
I hear you, Realtors. You are mad at Zillow. And apparently you think that I don’t take the current situation seriously ...Read More
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Zillow Instant Offers lands Realtor 48 seller leads
May 26th, 11:39am
Realtor Veronica Figueroa has nabbed 48 seller leads through Zillow Instant Offers since it launched on Monday, and she’s working to see how...
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What you'll learn at the very first ICSF Women Leaders track
May 26th, 8:57am
Some of the most successful real estate agents, brokers, team leaders and office managers on the planet will take the stage at the Women Leaders...
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Rents are rising in the suburbs
May 26th, 4:10am
Buyers look to rent in the 'burbs to save money, but Zillow's latest rental study shows rents in suburban and urban areas are facing affordability...
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How one agent has successfully juggled family life and clients since 2002
May 26th, 4:00am
As part of her 10 Questions podcast series, F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab interviews Brenda Bowman, a supermom and agent who has been growing her...
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How to prevent problems with overpriced listings
May 26th, 4:00am
Help keep everyone happy by explaining upfront how the entire listing process will unfold, getting it down on paper and having it signed ...Read More
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Why, when and how to hire an assistant and build a real estate team
May 26th, 3:00am
There may come a time in your business’s trajectory when volume increases but your two hands can't keep up. Signs of growth are positive, but it...
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Craigslist: Forget the 'it's so ancient' mantra
May 26th, 2:10am
Craigslist, the granddaddy of all horizontal classified websites, hasn’t taken a single step to focus on verticals like real estate and...
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dotloop: See How Real Estate's Only Collaborative Transaction Platform Boosts Brokerage Product
May 25th, 10:03pm
In this webinar, you’ll learn how dotloop consolidates transaction management into a single solution, allowing your brokerages to save time with...
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Elm Street Technology scoops up real estate tech provider Consolidated Knowledge
May 25th, 5:03pm
Elm Street Technology (EST) has another acquisition to add to its list -- residential real estate industry technology platform Consolidated...
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Would charging fees for Instant Offers make Zillow a broker?
May 25th, 3:58pm
For years, Zillow has promised not to become a real estate broker, and the company says that it still has no plans to do so -- Instant Offers...
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Reali, mobile app-based brokerage, nabs $5M
May 25th, 3:33pm
A real estate brokerage that uses a mobile app, beacons and low fees to service homebuyers and sellers has closed a $5 million Series A funding...
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Your first-time sellers might be surprised by $15K in hidden costs
May 25th, 1:28pm
In its latest study, Zillow turned the spotlight onto sellers and found that homeowners spend, on average, $15,190 in extra or hidden costs to...
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$10M listing or bust: Breaking into luxury real estate without being rich
May 25th, 1:00pm
Both in their early 30s, the Vichinsky brothers have tapped into the art of understanding and attracting luxury real estate consumers with a...
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2 quick tips to make your client relationships even stronger
May 25th, 5:00am
Over the course of a real estate transaction, so many things fall outside of a real estate agent's control. But you can always focus on the client...
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Why you should work with buyers, sellers and renters
May 25th, 3:00am
Consider the many advantages of representing buyers, sellers and renters. It can increase your referral network, give credence to your industry...
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The problem with cold outbound prospecting in real estate
May 25th, 2:30am
In this video you’ll learn about the importance of putting time, effort, money and resources into the right leads so you can get “now...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 34: Getting through the ugly side of real estate
May 25th, 2:15am
In this episode, Leigh welcomes Orlando, Florida, Realtor Veronica Figueroa. Unbelievable encounters with squatters, agents gone rogue and agents...
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NAR politics, Instant Offers and a noisy week in real estate
May 24th, 4:59pm
NAR’s midyear meetings took place in Washington, D.C., last week. I was just finishing up a recap when two other big stories dropped. Credit...
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CBO Greg Schwartz on Zillow Instant Offers: 'We come in peace'
May 24th, 3:03pm
Some on social media are speculating that this product is anti-agent. That’s simply not true. Our bacon and eggs come from serving the industry:...
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National Association of Realtors: Existing-home sales (and days on market) dropped in April
May 24th, 10:15am
The March 2017 existing-home sales numbers from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) contained some hope that maybe (maybe!) inventory was...
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Zestimate legal challenge seeks class-action status
May 24th, 9:38am
A family of homebuilders is suing Zillow Group over the Zestimate. The suit, which is seeking class-action status, alleges that Zestimates are...
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Zillow Prize will award $1 million to the person or team who most improves Zestimate
May 24th, 9:18am
In 2009, Netflix gave $1 million to BellKor's Pragmatic Chaos technology team for building a better movie rating prediction algorithm (to the tune...
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Zillow Prize will award $1M to the person or team who most improves Zestimate
May 24th, 9:18am
In 2009, Netflix gave $1 million to BellKor's Pragmatic Chaos technology team for building a better movie rating prediction algorithm (to the tune...
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How to determine if your real estate market is in a housing bubble
May 24th, 5:00am
It is important to understand what a housing bubble looks like to determine whether your real estate market is in one now. It’s equally...
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Quality over quantity: How to turn your network into a renewable resource
May 24th, 5:00am
Imagine you're a brand-new real estate agent. You've passed your test, you've found your brokerage and you're ready to get down to the business of...
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'How Is The Market?' could be your best source during listing presentations
May 24th, 4:45am
How Is The Market is a real estate listing trends and analysis tool for supporting pricing models developed by a top-producing broker at ...Read More
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It's time to set the MLS data free
May 24th, 2:30am
There are many benefits to lifting restrictions on MLS data. Perhaps it is time the U.S. Department of Justice to take another look at the...
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The Notorious R.O.B.: Zillow fever strikes again
May 23rd, 11:00pm
If Zillow bought Coca-Cola tomorrow, some people would immediately switch to Pepsi. The latest fracas involving Zillow's Instant Offers test is a...
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Pick a side: Provoke is returning to Inman Connect San Francisco
May 23rd, 5:06pm
Whether it's how to deal with tech disruption or your philosophy about clients (leads or relationships?), there are dozens of topics that demand...
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What's happening behind the curtain of Zillow Instant Offers
May 23rd, 4:59pm
Zillow’s announcement about its Instant Offers program was a big deal. I think it will be remembered as a moment in real estate history when the...
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Inman Announces the First 27 Sponsors for ICSF17
May 23rd, 2:50pm
Tallahassee, Fla. (May 23, 2017) – Inman announced the first round of companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect San Francisco, Aug. 7-11, ...
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Luxury millennial consumers will buy soon: Here's what they want
May 23rd, 12:13pm
Luxury millennial consumers want their homes to reflect their lifestyle and their growing appreciation for history and heritage ...Read More
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Zillow is peddling seller leads, not becoming a broker
May 23rd, 10:33am
Zillow plays chess, not checkers. While the introduction of Zillow Instant Offers, on its own, looks menacing, there is more going on here ...Read...
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Where homeowners are living large and overleveraged
May 23rd, 4:15am
They used to call it house poor, but the symptoms are the same: You go through a monthly scramble to pay the mortgage, maintenance and repairs are...
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How one former fashion stylist built a successful real estate business
May 23rd, 2:30am
As part of her 10 Questions podcast series, F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab interviews Nina Klemm, a talented agent who made the switch from...
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How family governance can save your real estate business
May 23rd, 2:15am
Family governance can ensure your family knows what your real estate business is all about so they can make informed decisions based on a solid...
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Zillow Instant Offers: What's the real estate industry's response?
May 22nd, 7:09pm
Earlier today, Inman broke the news that Zillow was launching an "Instant Offers" platform -- allowing homeowners to connect with investors and...
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Real Safe Agent system gaining traction with Realtor associations
May 22nd, 4:37pm
Close to three years after the murder of Arkansas agent Beverly Carter and amid reports of other attacks on vulnerable real estate professionals,...
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'Because they can': One industry pro's take on Zillow Instant Offers
May 22nd, 3:30pm
“We sell ads, not houses.” Everyone in the real estate industry has heard Spencer Rascoff say this time and again. The Zillow team was...
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Listing power: Unlocking the power of a listing
May 22nd, 3:17pm
In this webinar, you’ll learn about tools to help you harness the power of your listings and how to use them to set you on a path to financial...
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11 burning questions about Zillow Instant Offers
May 22nd, 2:55pm
Today portal giant Zillow launched its Instant Offers program in two test markets. The announcement will undoubtedly rattle the industry. To help...
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Opendoor vs. Zillow Instant Offers: Who wins?
May 22nd, 2:05pm
Zillow Group is testing a new service that looks a lot like Opendoor. Sellers can use “Zillow Instant Offers” to get a bid on their property...
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Zillow launches 'Instant Offers' pilot program for homesellers
May 22nd, 2:00pm
Today, Zillow launched a pilot program in two cities -- Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida -- called “Zillow Instant Offers,” with the promise...
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Avoiding the price reduction conversation? 5 tips to nail it
May 22nd, 5:00am
Agents are making more concessions than ever to obtain listings during the inventory shortage, even if it means seriously overpricing them. While...
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5 snags that can derail a 'done deal' in real estate
May 22nd, 4:00am
A lot can happen from contract to closing, and until all is funded and keys are exchanged, getting to the finish line isn't a sure thing ...Read More
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How to create a stellar Facebook group and stimulate a thriving community
May 22nd, 3:20am
It's not enough to simply create a Facebook group. You have to put in the work to cultivate a social media audience that is 100 percent engaged...
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How agents can make more money with pre-listing inspections
May 22nd, 3:00am
It’s no secret that certain markets suffer from a persistent lack of inventory. In these areas facing tight supply, what is the best way for...
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How to draw in more qualified, motivated buyers and boost conversion rates
May 22nd, 3:00am
It’s easy for real estate agents to develop a love-hate relationship with online buyer leads. On the one hand, they can be a quick way to...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 34: How to deal with a sneaky listing agent
May 22nd, 2:15am
In this episode, Leigh interviews Dawn Roy, an experienced broker based in Virginia. Listen as Dawn shares her crazy experience with almost losing...
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NAR tackles lockbox tech in MLS policy changes
May 20th, 7:45pm
WASHINGTON -- The board of directors of the National Association of Realtors today approved three changes to MLS policies that are meant to...
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NAR bets on Upstream with additional $9M in funding
May 20th, 11:25am
WASHINGTON -- The board of directors of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) today approved an additional $9 million in funding for broker...
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10 housing ethics questions as inventory tightens
May 19th, 4:52pm
Let's talk ethics. I don’t mean the Realtor Code of Ethics, although it’s a fine thing -- and having held securities licenses (NASD Series 7...
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How to win business by fighting homeowners' property taxes
May 19th, 4:29pm
Want to make make friends and win new business? Help people save money on taxes. Realtor Chandler Crouch has become something of a local hero for...
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NAR launches grant program for agent safety
May 19th, 12:38pm
WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Realtors has been preaching the gospel of agent safety in recent years and now the trade group is...
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How Trump's tax reform could impact homeownership - and home prices
May 19th, 9:49am
When President Donald Trump released his tax reform plan in April, everyone was scrambling to figure out if it was good, bad or neutral. It's not...
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Indie firm infiltrates niche community, dominates market share
May 19th, 5:00am
Sean Becker came to Portland, Oregon's South Waterfront area in 2004 when it was a "blank slate of raw ground." Today, it's where his growing...
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10 tips for maintaining your zen during real estate's busiest season
May 19th, 4:55am
Stress can sometimes hinder our ability to be great agents, and it can also negatively impact our income and career if we aren't careful. To avoid...
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Listing Bits: The controversial pivot to API
May 19th, 4:30am
RETS has been a solid technology standard for 15 years, and many vendors are resistant to make the change to API. But as mobile needs shift the...
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Voodoo Agent: The truth is always better than bullsh*t
May 19th, 2:15am
Voodoo Agent Gary Gold discusses how real estate agents can comfort their clients with the truth, even if the truth doesn't sound as nice as the...
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Why you should recommend pre-listing home inspections
May 19th, 2:05am
Put some power into your pre-listing process, and talk to your sellers about having their home inspected before they list it ...Read More
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NAR's 2017 midyear forecast: Will homeownership rebound?
May 18th, 4:51pm
National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun presented his midyear forecast at the 2017 Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade...
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Does White House uncertainty hurt the housing market?
May 18th, 12:19pm
Yesterday, Wall Street got hammered with the Dow Jones tumbling 372 points, the biggest percentage loss since September of last year. The sell-off...
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EXp reports 208% revenue boost in the first quarter
May 18th, 12:01pm
EXp World Holdings, the holding company for virtual brokerage eXp Realty, continued to motor on agent and broker numbers in the first quarter of...
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Working through an epic seller's market
May 18th, 5:00am
We are in what I call an epic seller’s market, and it is impacting every aspect of business from lead generation to how we use technology. The...
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5 ways to create strong partnerships in real estate
May 18th, 3:10am
Forging successful partnerships -- whether they are with fellow real estate agents, vendors or clients -- can yield benefits beyond an initial...
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3 things to consider when clients want to downsize
May 18th, 3:00am
Downsizing is becoming increasingly common in today’s real estate industry. New residences are being built in major markets throughout the U.S....
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Handling a very awkward real estate listing situation
May 18th, 2:30am
In this episode, Leigh interviews Drew Fristoe from Fredericksburg, Virginia. Listen as Drew shares how he stumbled upon a very awkward scenario...
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FEMA deputy busts 7 flood insurance myths
May 17th, 4:59pm
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants Realtors' help in doubling the number of flood insurance policies nationwide to 10 million by...
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Bright MLS listings now live on Homesnap Pro app
May 17th, 4:06pm
Bright MLS, one of the nation's largest MLSs thanks to a merger between TREND and MRIS in January, has announced that subscribers now have access...
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Some independent real estate brokerages joining cloud-based competitors, like eXp Realty and Real
May 17th, 1:39pm
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. This thinking has long inspired some independent brokerages to affiliate with traditional brands. And a similar...
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Some indie real estate brokerages joining cloud-based competitors, like eXp Realty and Real
May 17th, 1:39pm
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. This thinking has long inspired some independent brokerages to affiliate with traditional brands. And a similar...
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Indie real estate brokerages joining cloud-based competitors, like eXp Realty and Real
May 17th, 1:39pm
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. This thinking has long inspired some independent brokerages to affiliate with traditional brands. And a similar...
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Agent Connect will tackle objections, marketing and more
May 17th, 12:08pm
The very best real estate agents make success look easy -- but anybody who's tried to do the job knows that it's anything but ...Read More
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What's your objection handling strategy in real estate?
May 17th, 11:55am
Getting objections from prospects, leads and clients in real estate is par for the course. But do these scenarios still make you panic ...Read More
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Innovation meets emotion in Coldwell Banker's new tech campaign
May 17th, 11:18am
Coldwell Banker has launched "Storytelling," its latest campaign to introduce the company's three-product technology suite to consumers ...Read More
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What a suspicious fire at a new Emeryville development means to the local real estate scene
May 17th, 11:11am
Red Oak Realty's Simon Black started his Saturday open house for a trendy loft-style apartment in the San Francisco Bay Area with a troubling...
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NAR offering free Placester websites to Realtors
May 17th, 5:00am
The National Association of Realtors is offering free property search websites to all members as part of a new deal with real estate software...
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4 steps to better real estate leads for relationship-based agents
May 17th, 4:39am
To build relationships with more people, find something you love to talk about outside of real estate. This becomes your point of connection. ...
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How automation can help you nurture old leads
May 17th, 4:34am
What’s the worst part of an agent’s day? Making calls on old leads. Some offices and high-producing agents use call centers so they don’t...
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4 tips for surviving the summer real estate market
May 17th, 4:00am
Whether you'll be helping an old client or working on a new opportunity, show off your best skills and strategies, and keep these four tips in...
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Where NAR and HUD Secretary Ben Carson agree (and deviate)
May 16th, 7:27pm
WASHINGTON — Dr. Ben Carson, the 17th secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made a brief visit to the...
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Where NAR and HUD Secretary Ben Carson concur (and conflict)
May 16th, 7:27pm
WASHINGTON — Dr. Ben Carson, the 17th secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made a brief visit to the...
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Real estate industry's Upstream project pivots, shifts strategy
May 16th, 4:31pm
The much-hyped Upstream project has “pivoted,” according to its CEO Alex Lange who shared details of the shift at a private lunch today at the...
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Opes Advisors expanding to all 50 states with acquisition by Flagstar Bancorp
May 16th, 3:08pm
It's easy when the housing market is in a dip to tell buyers that it's a smart time to think about purchasing a home, assuming they can afford it...
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Realogy 2017 FWD Innovation Summit now accepting applications
May 16th, 2:48pm
The summit is for entrepreneurs and early-stage technology companies who are working to improve the real estate industry through innovative tech...
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Listing Bits: Leveraging big data in real estate
May 16th, 2:47pm
Today's guests on Listing Bits discuss Remine, a big data company that delivers predictive analytics to real estate professionals exclusively...
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Malicious email campaign uses DocuSign branding and mailing list to lure recipients
May 16th, 2:12pm
Did you get a DocuSign agreement sent to you lately that didn't quite look right -- and that had a Word document attached for download? If you...
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Houwzer, '0% listing commission' real estate brokerage, raises $2M
May 16th, 1:51pm
Come-ons from hybrid brokerages often seem too good to be true, but Houwzer's may take the cake. "Pay 0% commission for listing and selling your...
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How I had to change to increase diversity at Redfin
May 16th, 12:56pm
I realized my company had to change after talking to an African-American woman who’d just quit Redfin. When I asked her what it was like being...
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To sell or not to sell? Merger-and-acquisition sessions at ICSF will help you
May 16th, 11:45am
You know it's crossed your mind when you've seen a headline cross your screen -- "such-and-such brokerage, team or tech company sold for this...
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$1.6M in hand, Cover Technologies churns out custom backyard suites
May 16th, 11:35am
With some of the red tape around accessory dwelling units -- casually known as in-law or granny suites -- cut away in California, a Los Angeles...
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Inman announces the first round of Startup Alley participants for ICSF17
May 16th, 11:00am
EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- Inman, the leader in independent real estate and technology news, announced an additional 18 companies that will be...
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Tiny to the Nth degree: The UK's dorm-room size housing
May 16th, 10:00am
Claudia Hartley works from home as a knitted textile designer. The size of her micro apartment? Thirteen square meters, or just under 140 square...
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David Marine appointed as Coldwell Banker's SVP of marketing
May 16th, 8:37am
In his new role, Marine will oversee the real estate brand’s complete marketing efforts including advertising, media, public relations, product...
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How to use a landing page for real estate lead generation
May 16th, 4:33am
While websites are used to inform visitors about you and your services, landing pages are used to move visitors into a specific sales funnel based...
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How to grow your business with a phone call
May 16th, 4:12am
There is certainly nothing wrong with buying online leads. It can be quite lucrative if you spend enough money and put the right systems in place....
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How to build your real estate business in a down market
May 16th, 4:03am
Working less and living a happier life is a possibility. You don’t need to let go of everything, just limit yourself to things you enjoy ...Read...
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How are Realtors using mobile technology?
May 16th, 4:00am
The immense growth in the use of mobile technology, specifically consumer-facing real estate technology, means change for Realtors when it comes...
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Storytelling, branding, data, design - it all comes together at ICSF's Marketing Intensive Trac
May 15th, 4:48pm
Your story is the locus around which all your marketing efforts spin -- and master storyteller (and marketer) Kindra Hall is just one of many...
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PropertySimple, a Facebook lead generator for real estate agents, raises $3 million
May 15th, 4:27pm
Facebook ads can be a potent source of homebuyer and seller leads -- a fact that real estate giants like Zillow and the independent Realtor alike...
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ERA Real Estate hires Simon Chen as its new COO
May 15th, 3:26pm
Last July, ERA Real Estate got a new leader at its helm when Sue Yannaccone stepped into Charlie Young's shoes as CEO. As the ERA COO, Yannaccone...
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California housing affordability gets a breather in Q1
May 15th, 3:12pm
Seasonal home price declines and robust income growth have helped bolster California housing affordability, according to the California...
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What you should know about Bob Goldberg - possibly NAR's next CEO
May 15th, 1:39pm
When Dale Stinton, the current CEO of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), announced his pending retirement, there was immediately one...
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Home prices surge with no sign of slowing in Q1
May 15th, 12:22pm
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released its latest Metropolitan Median Area Prices and Affordability report, which boasted the best...
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Fast-expanding SRE Matrix launches mortgage brokerage
May 15th, 11:20am
SRE Matrix -- the hybrid brokerage that's raised $200 million -- has launched a mortgage brokerage licensed in Hawaii, California and Arizona...
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The most powerful force holding down U.S. rates
May 15th, 10:12am
A sustained rise in long-term interest rates stopped Friday and reversed a bit, but identifying the fingerprints requires a little dusting,...
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What real estate agents and brokers should be doing about WannaCry
May 15th, 9:52am
Are you running any business software or storing data on a computer that's using a Windows operating system? Then you'll want to read up on the...
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Lessons learned from the 'incarcerated' real estate listing
May 15th, 4:21am
In this episode, Leigh interviews Jennifer Langston from Kansas City, Missouri. Jennifer shares her disheartening experience with an...
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Listing Bits: Pioneering innovation in real estate tech
May 15th, 3:00am
Talk about being at the forefront of new technologies -- today's guest was working to develop e-commerce in the mid-1990s, streaming video in...
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The week in real estate industry deals: May 8-12, 2017
May 13th, 4:30am
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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Realtor gracefully guides ill, elderly client back to family
May 12th, 7:57pm
The elderly man’s worldly belongings, laid out neatly on a sofa in his almost-empty house, were a heart-rending sight for Charlotte, North...
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5 technologies for today's smart real estate agent
May 12th, 7:45pm
We have consolidated all of the vital information on today’s technology and identified the following key technology trends for ...Read More
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Big data takes over real estate: The best tech for attracting buyers and satisfying sellers
May 12th, 7:31pm
Big data is everywhere. It’s constantly at our fingertips thanks to our ever-present smartphones and tablets. Data helps us understand our...
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6 steps to begin taking advantage of automation now
May 12th, 7:30pm
Automation is supposed to be a great new tool to help agents, but, let’s admit it, getting started is tough. The dream shines on the horizon,...
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The top listing presentation mistakes (and how to avoid them)
May 12th, 7:25pm
When all the sellers really care about is, “What is my house worth and how soon can you sell it?” do you seriously think they want to listen...
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Announcing the Hacker Tracker App, coming soon at Hacker Connect
May 12th, 5:07pm
What if your clients could track their home purchase transactions the same way they can track a plane's progress across the sky, an Uber's path to...
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What's the best market for first-time homebuyers?
May 12th, 5:03pm
Beyond the warm weather and picturesque beaches, Floridians now have some something else to gloat about -- having two of the most affordable...
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Renter boom takes over suburbs in 19 largest metros
May 12th, 4:22pm
Many aspiring homeowners are flocking to the suburbs to find lower home prices and more affordable costs of living, and it seems that renters are...
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Zillow inks direct listing feed deals with 16 MLSs
May 12th, 3:56pm
Today Zillow Group announced the addition of 16 new multiple listing service (MLS) partnerships, arrangements that include a direct listing feed...
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Ted Bundy's childhood home sure sounds like it was haunted
May 12th, 10:30am
A Tacoma home where Ted Bundy lived beginning at the age of 9 was recently renovated and sold, and some of the stories that the contractor told...
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TurboAppeal, property tax appeal tool, acquired by Paradigm Tax Group
May 12th, 10:15am
Ignorance, laziness or an aversion to bureaucracy are sometimes the only things standing in the way between homeowners and lower property taxes....
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Redfin expands 1% listing fee to San Diego
May 12th, 10:00am
High-tech brokerage Redfin has expanded its 1 percent listing fee to San Diego, having found success with the pricing in a handful of other...
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1% listing fee fueling growth for high-tech brokerage Redfin
May 12th, 10:00am
Oddly, top dog at Redfin Glenn Kelman has called the high-tech brokerage's signature practice of offering commission savings to buyers irrational....
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Low listing fees work better than buyer rebates: Redfin
May 12th, 10:00am
Once promising to be the darling of homebuyers by offering rebates, Redfin is now chasing homesellers with a discount commission promise. The...
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Redfin 1% listing fee working better than buyer rebates
May 12th, 10:00am
Once promising to be the darling of homebuyers by offering rebates, Redfin is now chasing homesellers with a discount commission promise. The...
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Save your investor clients money with these 5 tax write-offs
May 12th, 4:18am
These are a few uncommon tax deductions that can decrease the amount your clients will be taxed on their investment properties ...Read More
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4 real estate trends happening outside the U.S.
May 12th, 4:08am
Chinese interest in U.S. trophy homes has been well documented for years. In Europe, however, the focus on luxury real estate is just beginning,...
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4 ways to use Facebook as a productive tool for business growth
May 12th, 3:15am
Facebook can be an incredible tool for business, and understanding how to speak the language of this platform is essential to reaping its...
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What real estate technology would you create with $33M?
May 12th, 3:00am
It's been my experience, gathered from years of work in an array of real estate sales environments and shared insight from developers and...
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A new way to win listings & keep clients loyal
May 12th, 2:57am
In this webinar, you’ll learn how HomeSelfe RE can help you build a new, devoted client base with easy automated marketing ...Read More
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Getting over your fear of the camera in real estate
May 12th, 2:45am
As real estate agents, we are in the business of marketing not only homes, but ourselves as well; being comfortable in front of the camera is...
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One of the nation's largest MLSs in the works
May 11th, 5:56pm
Two local Florida Realtor associations are merging to form the third-largest Realtor association and one of the largest MLSs in the country...
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Lemonade's chatbot dishes out homeowners insurance in 90 seconds
May 11th, 5:21pm
What if you could buy homeowners insurance in 90 seconds and file claims in three minutes? Lemonade, an “insurtech” startup that’s raised...
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Indie Broker Summit arms you with the tools you need to thrive
May 11th, 5:09pm
A successful indie broker has a special relationship with her agents -- whether she’s building culture through a virtual office or establishing...
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The top 5 states for working moms in 2017
May 11th, 3:18pm
The gender pay gap hinders some single women from becoming homeowners despite their strong and consistent interest in buying, and mothers are...
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CFPB investigates Zillow's co-marketing program: What agents should know
May 11th, 2:47pm
Any mystery about whether Zillow Group was under federal investigation for potential anti-kickback violations cleared up last week when the...
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How one broker held a 14-home open house extravaganza - and sold 3 homes as a result
May 11th, 11:17am
When listing agents are considering potential economies of scale in their business, leveraging open houses probably isn't the first or most...
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4 things first-time homebuyers need to know
May 11th, 9:38am
Buying a home is likely the biggest purchase you'll ever make. Here are four things every first-time buyer should take into account.Read More
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Listing Bits: What it's like to be in the MLS consolidation trenches
May 11th, 4:55am
With such constant scrutiny, you've got to have a pretty thick skin in the MLS business. And if your goal is to consolidate -- let's say the...
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4 keys to successfully marketing luxury homes
May 11th, 4:37am
Marketing a luxury property isn’t the same as marketing a median-priced property. There are unique challenges when it comes to listing a million...
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How to reduce investment risk in raw land development
May 11th, 4:16am
We know that an increase in time between the investment of equity and the return of cash flows will increase risk for the investor; as development...
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Digital mortgage startup Morty launches with $3M in funding
May 10th, 4:48pm
The bustling fintech industry continues to spawn new companies that aim to provide the ease of use and speed consumers enjoy in other industries...
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Zillow Group listing policy change is shaking up the industry
May 10th, 4:04pm
Christian Harris thought Zillow Group and his multiple listing service (MLS) had put his brokerage in a tough spot last week. Zillow Group had...
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Grow your referral business the easiest way possible - Reach150
May 10th, 2:56pm
In this webinar, you’ll learn about Reach150's simple, systematic way to gather testimonials and build your business through referrals ...Read More
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The top 10 hottest luxury real estate markets in the world
May 10th, 2:17pm
The world's luxury real estate market is showing an upward correction as global stock markets surged in early 2017 and political uncertainties...
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Marketing video for $100M estate is 'as sexy as the house'
May 10th, 1:32pm
Developer Nile Miami and architect Paul McClean have designed this gorgeous $100 million estate, and it comes with a racy listing video to match...
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How one agent used a T-rex costume to generate real estate business
May 10th, 10:45am
The Tyrannosaurus Rex no longer rules the world, but it has the chance to take over the real estate game thanks to Charlotte Realtor Jonathan...
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Armed with $27M, Opcity qualifies leads for referral fees
May 10th, 7:00am
Want to waste money? Try buying leads and taking your sweet time to contact them. Slow response time is one of the main reasons many agents see a...
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What's driving real estate's home listing shortage?
May 10th, 5:00am
"Inventory," "low inventory," "multiple offers," "low," "high," "strong," "new" -- those words paint a clear picture of an unbalanced housing...
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Traditional vs. tech: UK real estate incumbent reacts to digital disruption
May 10th, 4:45am
It’s indisputable that digital transformation is occurring in real estate and changing the way people buy and sell houses. Nowhere around the...
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Coming to America: 6 things Purplebricks needs to know about U.S. real estate
May 10th, 4:35am
U.K. hybrid brokerage Purplebricks charges consumers a set fee to “instruct to sell” -- for us Yanks, that means list a home with an agent....
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Jeff Lobb's 3 keys to a delivering a killer presentation
May 10th, 3:00am
Jeff Lobb, co-founder of SparkTank Media, has spent more time on stages across real estate events over the past five years than most ...Read More
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How an Indianapolis real estate agent grew his thriving business
May 10th, 2:55am
As part of her 10 Questions podcast series, F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab interviews Todd Ferris, who has grown a tremendously successful real...
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Could tiny homes be one answer to real estate affordability issues?
May 10th, 2:22am
Sprout Tiny Homes is out to show the real estate industry that smaller homes can be a solution to housing affordability ...Read More
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News Corp. reports break-even quarter with $1.98B in revenue
May 9th, 4:26pm
News Corp., the global company that owns and operates realtor.com through its subsidiary, Move Inc., showed a 3-percentage-point loss in revenue...
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Onsite in El Salvador: Q&A with BHGRE's Sherry Chris
May 9th, 3:29pm
BHGRE CEO Sherry Chris dives into her visit to the homebuilding site, where in partnership with New Story, BHGRE aims to fund a new community of...
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Legendary photographer Platon to inspire at Inman Connect San Francisco
May 9th, 2:49pm
Inman is proud to announce Platon, the world-renowned, award-winning photographer, will be taking the stage at Inman Connect San Francisco on...
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Imprev donates marketing center to Giveback Homes
May 9th, 9:25am
Automated real estate marketing company Imprev has opened its doors to a new marketing center designated for Giveback Homes, an altruistic...
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9 things you wish you knew before getting into real estate
May 9th, 9:02am
Birthday parties, events, date nights will all be interrupted at one point or another by a client with zero boundaries. Vacations? Yeah, right....
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A client's sudden death: How a real estate agent navigated the unthinkable
May 9th, 5:00am
Last November, Miami agent Aaron Smith with The Keyes Company got a call from the New York Police Department on a Saturday morning. His client,...
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What technology can't do for your real estate business
May 9th, 4:00am
As a licensed real estate instructor and educator, I strongly encourage agents to stay current with industry trends and advancements in...
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5 ways to increase Facebook engagement
May 9th, 4:00am
Real estate agents always want to know how to get their Facebook posts seen. They are sometimes overly concerned with viewership when they should...
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Are you treating real estate like a job or like a business?
May 9th, 2:14am
How do you view your career in real estate? The answer to that question could determine your success in the industry. By discussing a client who...
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The next NAR CEO must be servant as leader
May 8th, 5:29pm
Recently, a superhero was walking confidently down La Brea Avenue approaching Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. Even in this eclectic...
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Which homeowners stand to benefit from Trump's tax plan?
May 8th, 12:57pm
When President Trump announced his tax plan, I was eager to dig into the numbers to see how his proposal would impact homeownership, especially...
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PNC Bank debuts latest budget-based property search tool
May 8th, 12:34pm
Homeownership is a lot more expensive than just your monthly mortgage principal and interest payments, what with property taxes, homeowners...
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What strong employment numbers mean for the Fed's agenda
May 8th, 11:46am
The April employment report is just fine -- better than that. The March job surveys were ambiguous: the “establishment” one of large...
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Are homebuyers happy with the lenders real estate agents refer?
May 8th, 10:10am
How well do homebuyers fare when they are referred to a lender by their real estate agents? Pretty well, although other motivators can lead to an...
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Does MLS Offers make for smoother negotiations?
May 8th, 4:55am
MLS Offers was developed by the team behind eBrokerHouse.com and seeks to make simple the process of real estate offers and negotiations. ...Read...
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Realtor Claudine Ellis in the spotlight
May 8th, 4:38am
Realtor Claudine Ellis gives us the 4-1-1 on her life as a Realtor, including her favorite inspiring music, must-read books and advice for...
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Finding your identity as a real estate salesperson
May 8th, 4:30am
Most real estate agents want the magic formula -- the one that will turn them into a successful top producer. The fact is there is no universal...
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10 reasons luxury homebuyers took a real estate break in 2016
May 8th, 4:00am
Last year marked the first time in history that luxury homes prices scaled back rather dramatically, independent of downward economic pressure....
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Why appraisal and brokerage go hand in hand
May 8th, 2:15am
In this episode, Leigh interviews Brady Sanford from Rockhill, South Carolina. Brady shares how he manages to be both in the appraisal and...
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Why productivity suffers when agents schedule their own tasks
May 7th, 11:05am
Many jobs involve completing a series of sequential, prearranged tasks. Teachers grade papers, chefs cook food to order, real estate agents...
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The week in real estate industry deals: May 1-5, 2017
May 6th, 5:50am
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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Real estate investor gets whacked on poor performance
May 5th, 2:23pm
Hedge fund Wellington Management, which is behind two of the hottest and most controversial real estate brokerage startups -- Compass and Redfin...
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Have investors downgraded Compass and Redfin?
May 5th, 2:23pm
Hedge fund Wellington Management, which is behind two of the hottest and most controversial real estate brokerage startups -- Compass and Redfin...
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Voodoo Agent: Pushing clients' buttons
May 5th, 11:50am
Gary Gold's says that pushing buttons -- in a good way -- is the trick to happy customers and smooth transactions. When searching for houses with...
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Franchisor strengths and threats revealed in earnings week
May 5th, 11:35am
Money, money, money. This was Q1 earnings week for real estate -- Realogy, Zillow, Keller Williams and Re/Max. So what is the verdict? Together,...
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Dear Bravo, where are the women on 'Million Dollar Listing'?
May 5th, 4:22am
When Bravo announced that it would be filling the role left vacant by former 'Million Dollar Listing New York' star Luis Ortiz, my brain was set...
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How to obtain and use real estate client testimonials
May 5th, 4:00am
There’s a vast difference between a typical testimonial, which goes something like, “Mary is a great agent. We highly recommend her,” and a...
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13 tips and tricks for selling homes
May 5th, 4:00am
You just got your listing, and all that matters now is keeping your client happy. This means it's time to market and sell your client's place for...
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Google halts phishing attack - here are some helpful reminders
May 4th, 5:07pm
On Wednesday, hackers targeted Gmail users by sending out an invite to open a Google Doc, which asked users to give permission to manage the...
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Re/Max boosts agent count, nets $4.9M in first quarter
May 4th, 4:52pm
Re/Max reported a strong first quarter, as revenue and agent count climbed and more affiliates set up mortgage brokerages under the company's new...
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Top secrets behind top teams: How the nation's highest producers unleash productivity & ign
May 4th, 4:11pm
In this webinar, you will learn how top real estate teams are exponentially growing their productivity and performance ...Read More
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Zillow Group posts net $4.6M loss in Q1, ups 2017 revenue forecast
May 4th, 3:34pm
In an earnings report today, Zillow Group, the operator of listing portals Zillow, Trulia and RealEstate.com, posted a net loss of $4.6 million in...
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SkySlope smooths kinks with visual and feature facelift
May 4th, 3:29pm
This week SkySlope released a major overhaul of its user experience to better integrate customer brands and minimize the level of interaction...
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Should MLSs force agent membership? NAR policy up for review
May 4th, 3:08pm
Real estate broker-owner Jim Weix received an unexpected letter a year ago from his multiple listing service: If he did not pay subscriber fees...
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When's the best time to buy a house at a lower price?
May 4th, 2:38pm
Inventory is 5.3 percent lower than a year ago, which means many buyers will rush to put an offer on the first home that meets their needs. Well,...
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March home sales were through the roof
May 4th, 11:40am
March homebuyers blew the roof off housing markets as they heeded warnings about the limited supply of homes for sale. National monthly market...
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Is millennial homeownership in the Golden State a 'fading promise'?
May 4th, 11:05am
Policymakers for California's biggest cities are laboring under the delusion that millennials want to live cheek by jowl in the urban core their...
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Realogy's focus on agent retention, productivity boosts revenue
May 4th, 8:28am
Realogy, the company that operates some of the biggest brokerage brands in real estate, is in the midst of CEO succession-planning -- but even...
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Special Report: How to master the listing presentation
May 4th, 5:00am
A successful North Carolina agent once had a client who, after a two-hour listing presentation, told him that he wanted to think about his...
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How to double your buyer business with one key hire
May 4th, 4:21am
People don't only want to work with you -- they want to work with the high standard of service you represent. Hiring a showing agent can prevent...
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The power of prejuicing your Facebook posts
May 4th, 4:20am
I’m sure you’ve noticed that reach is declining yet again for Facebook pages. Unless you are an expert at creating posts that the Facebook...
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Do you really need Facebook on your phone?
May 4th, 4:00am
Social media has been a powerful tool for real estate professionals, but platforms like Facebook sometimes do more harm than good. Finding a way...
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Successful agent proves content marketing doesn't have to be tricky
May 4th, 3:15am
The prevalence of social media, the e