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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 ease of information sharing, and the ability to connect with target audiences has led to the rise of content...
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Lessons from a real estate newbie who made a $15K mistake
May 4th, 2:15am
Being a Realtor isn’t as easy as you think, especially for the newbies in the biz! Listen as Tara Christianson explains how her naiveté made...
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Facing inventory woes, millennials turning toward fixer-uppers
May 3rd, 5:07pm
According to Houzz's 2017 House and Home report, millennials and first-time buyers aren't letting low inventory woes keep them down; instead,...
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Houzz adds 3-D home staging to mobile app
May 3rd, 4:53pm
Some prospective buyers can't recognize a home's full potential because they aren't able to picture alternative design schemes. Houzz, an online...
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At least 4 finalists left standing in National Association of Realtors CEO search
May 3rd, 4:11pm
Inman has learned that the NAR CEO search is in high gear with the official search committee interviewing as many as nine candidates last week in...
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Keller Williams announces Q1 2017 earnings; surpasses 159,500 associates worldwide
May 3rd, 4:00pm
Founded in 1983, Keller Williams -- the real estate franchisor claiming the largest agent count in the world -- is in many ways similar to some...
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Real estate agents can stitch videos into Matterport 3-D home tours
May 3rd, 4:00pm
Some real estate agents are concerned that 3-D home tours can reduce the number of opportunities for agents to "sell" buyers on a home. That's...
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National Association of Realtors prioritizes flood insurance, taxes and sustainable homeownership fo
May 3rd, 2:00pm
What kind of influence could 1 million Realtors have if they all spent a few minutes to contact their legislative representatives about the same...
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Calling all entrepreneurs and startup founders!
May 3rd, 12:32pm
Have a solution to solve a major problem in the industry? In the midst of bootstrapping your company vision now? Want to connect with others in...
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Realtor board reignites safety conversation after agent reportedly attacked
May 3rd, 12:02pm
After an unnamed Indiana real estate agent was reportedly attacked and raped in a South Bend vacant home last month, the Elkhart County Board of...
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Fifth Wall Ventures to pour $212M into real estate tech
May 3rd, 10:29am
U.S. real estate is a deeply entrenched industry, and without any support from bigwigs, it can be difficult for startups that target the sector to...
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Promo makes quick work of real estate video content
May 3rd, 5:00am
Promo is a video content creation tool made by Slidely. It uses a large library of stock footage to create video promotions in only a couple of...
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From underdog upstart to high-tech brokerage: Home61's entrepreneurial rise
May 3rd, 5:00am
Home61 was founded by a group of five tech entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds. They set out to eliminate the inefficiencies in the real estate...
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7 creative prospecting ideas for real estate agents
May 3rd, 4:00am
Most real estate agents aim to have several deals in the works at any given time. If that's your goal, you've probably wondered how to ensure the...
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4 ways to guide millennials toward smart real estate decisions
May 3rd, 4:00am
While it's often assumed that everyone has a fundamental understanding of personal finance, there is a growing need for financial education. Young...
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3 steps to boost online real estate lead conversion rates
May 3rd, 4:00am
Many real estate agents are seeing a lower ROI when it comes to online lead conversion. According to one expert, the trick is to formulate a...
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3 reasons why you'll want robots to replace Realtors
May 3rd, 3:05am
In 2008, Smithsonian Magazine introduced us to the story of Apollo Diamond, a company using science and technology to create diamonds of such...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 28: Being more than a real estate agent
May 3rd, 2:15am
Realty is about more than making the sale -- it’s about making the clients feel comfortable and, if need be, normal. And sometimes that means...
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Moderne Ventures raises $33M to invest in real estate tech
May 2nd, 12:18pm
Moderne Ventures today announced the closure of an early stage investment fund totaling $33 million from its network of more than 300 companies to...
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Berkshire Hathaway affiliate Edina Realty ushers in new president
May 2nd, 11:55am
Edina Realty, a large Minnesota and western Wisconsin real estate company and Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has chosen senior vice president and...
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'Fixer Upper' Chip Gaines' real estate brokerage now a $1M-plus battleground
May 2nd, 11:47am
If you're familiar with the broker/owner behind Magnolia Realty in Waco, Texas, then you're probably familiar with HGTV's Fixer Upper and its...
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7 features that distinguish Zillow Group's RealEstate.com
May 2nd, 9:50am
After teasing the venture in March, Zillow Group has launched RealEstate.com, a listing portal that targets millennial home shoppers. The site...
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Auction.com now airing listings' dirty laundry and shining features
May 2nd, 7:01am
Real estate investors searching Auction.com listings can now easily dig up crime levels, environmental hazards, natural disaster risk and other...
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Top 10 reasons your Facebook ads aren't generating real estate leads
May 2nd, 5:00am
Over the last few years, there seems to persist the lingering idea that you can lay on the beach with your laptop and make thousands per day....
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Are 'neighborhood experts' best equipped to sell a home?
May 2nd, 4:00am
Of all the misconceptions sellers have about the real estate business, the one that strikes me most is the notion that a neighborhood expert is...
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How connecting others keeps you top-of-mind
May 2nd, 3:35am
Downtown Boston broker and founder of Unit Realty Group, Joe Schutt dishes with F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab as part of her 10 questions project...
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Real estate SEO: 7 ways to boost traffic and leads
May 2nd, 3:00am
When it comes to real estate, the competition is endless. As the proliferation of online real estate agents and services continues, it’s...
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Should real estate agents dive into live streaming video?
May 1st, 3:34pm
If agents want to connect with consumers, they have to give them what they want (live video), where they want it (on mobile). ...Read More
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Good for businesses, bad for homeownership? What Trump's tax plan means for real estate
May 1st, 2:15pm
Last year, Ways and Means Republicans in Congress put together what the committee called a "blueprint" for tax reform. Titled "A Better Way...
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CRMLS cuts listing syndication checks to 2,100 brokers
May 1st, 12:55pm
The largest multiple listing service in the nation, California Regional MLS (CRMLS), cut checks to about 2,100 of its member brokerages last week,...
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Trump's tax reform and NAR: The housing bias in tax policy
May 1st, 12:35pm
The National Association of Realtors’ opposition to portions of President Trump’s proposed tax reforms has caused some unrest in the real...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 29: Listen all of y'all, it's a sabotage
May 1st, 5:00am
Real estate sabotage? Yeah, it’s a real thing, just ask today’s guest, Joslyn Solomon. She tells us about the time she was trying to get a...
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3 easy steps to make next year's taxes stress free
May 1st, 5:00am
If you’re emerging from this tax season exhausted by corralling and organizing receipts, guessing your car mileage and wondering whether you...
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Advice from a millennial Realtor on how to reach millennial buyers
May 1st, 4:00am
Want to get a piece of the fastest growing buyer segment in the market today? Here’s how to reach millennial buyers. It’s easier than you...
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9 tips that'll make the hassle of moving easier on your clients
May 1st, 3:30am
“Moving is easy -- packing and loading, that’s the easy part. It’s everything else that’s the hassle,” said a good friend of mine,...
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Trump tax plan update: A boon for real estate agents?
May 1st, 3:20am
President Trump’s first 100 days came and went without a signature piece of legislation, despite promises to the contrary. One of Trump’s...
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How to put your listing lead generation strategy on steroids
May 1st, 3:00am
Do you know what the No. 1 listing lead strategy is that works better than Facebook ads, SEO or anything else you can do? Almost everyone uses it,...
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The week in real estate industry deals: April 24-28, 2017
Apr 29th, 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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7 basic tax principles that make reform difficult
Apr 28th, 4:02pm
If the economy is really slowing, we’ll see it in next week’s blast of new reports on March activity. So long as the Fed intends to increase...
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Who's the Trump administration nominee for HUD Deputy Secretary?
Apr 28th, 1:17pm
Her name is Pam Patenaude, and she was floated as a candidate for Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) before the...
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Real estate commission offer disclosure bill 'postponed indefinitely'
Apr 28th, 12:31pm
Homebuyers who view listings on property search sites never see the fees offered to buyer's brokers by those listings. A proposed Colorado bill...
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Concierge Auctions expands reach to China
Apr 28th, 11:25am
Real estate auction company Concierge Auctions is expanding its reach to China, a response to the increasing participation from Chinese buyers...
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When do you decide a real estate lead is dead?
Apr 28th, 5:00am
In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates explains to agents when they should let dead real estate leads lie. Use your intuition. ...Read More
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How do you decide on a brokerage that's right for you?
Apr 28th, 5:00am
In real estate agent's brokerage selection, commission splits, marketing tools, technology offerings, brand power and more are all on the line....
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Is it a good idea for sellers to Google buyers (or vice versa)?
Apr 28th, 5:00am
A seller received an offer on her listed home and, curious, she Googled the prospective buyers, a couple. What she found gave her more leverage...
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Planitar's iGuide now offers virtual reality tours
Apr 28th, 4:30am
It's not easy to enter Matterport's world, but Ontario-based Planitar did so with gusto, giving the industry a lot to consider when clients ask...
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5 opportunities to use Facebook for lead generation
Apr 28th, 4:00am
As real estate agents, we invest a lot of time and money trying to convince people to buy what we’re selling. Unbeknownst to many realtors,...
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How to create an ultra-compelling counter offer
Apr 28th, 3:30am
Your responsibility includes securing the most advantageous price possible for your client. Causal counter offers may get the deal to close, but...
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Grow your referral business the easiest way possible - Reach150
Apr 28th, 2:20am
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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Voodoo Agent: The reverse marketing listing presentation
Apr 27th, 5:17pm
Gary Gold's blueprint for a killer listing presentation involves storytelling, the perfect platform for photography display and hard evidence of...
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Brooklyn-based Ideal Properties Group launches hyperlocal website
Apr 27th, 2:51pm
Erik Serras, the co-founder and principal broker of Brooklyn-based independent brokerage Ideal Properties Group, was born in Brooklyn, as were...
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Trulia president announces departure from company
Apr 27th, 2:24pm
Trulia President Paul Levine announced his departure from the company through a heartfelt letter published on LinkedIn entitled "Onward, to a new...
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Inman selects Ambassadors for Connect San Francisco
Apr 27th, 1:59pm
Ambassadors are vibrant members of the Inman community who volunteer at each event to make introductions, help new attendees find their way and...
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Inman announces Virginia Realtors as the newest Select member
Apr 27th, 12:00pm
Emeryville, Calif. (Nov. 28, 2016) – Inman announced that Minnesota REALTORS will launch Inman Select to their more than 18,000 members,...
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How to text real estate leads without breaking the law
Apr 27th, 11:28am
Lead generation and phone marketing technologies have made it increasingly easy for real estate agents to market their services through phone...
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Meager listings prompt pending home sales slip
Apr 27th, 10:01am
What goes up must come down, and that's true for The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index, which took a dip this month after...
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Plenty of leads, no conversions? 5 tools to boost returns
Apr 27th, 5:00am
If online lead generation is one of the pillars of your business, then you're already well-versed in the hustle of online lead conversion. The...
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Are you ready to quit your job and become a full-time real estate investor?
Apr 27th, 4:30am
When should you quit your job to become a full time real estate investor? Ian Walsh, director of Hard Money Bankers' Philadelphia office, joins...
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Global wealth is on the move - what's that mean for agents?
Apr 27th, 3:00am
I recently attended a meeting at the Coldwell Banker global headquarters in Madison, New Jersey. I came to learn about the new Coldwell Banker...
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Life is good for U.S. home sellers
Apr 26th, 11:03pm
Homeowners who sold their home in the first three months of this year saw an average price gain of $44,000 from purchase, according to a new...
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Zillow Group's RealEstate.com: Homeownership cost tool included?
Apr 26th, 8:45pm
How much is a "transaction-ready" buyer worth? Real estate giant Zillow Group may find out when it relaunches the newest addition to its portal...
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6 simple steps for agents to increase personal safety
Apr 26th, 6:33pm
As Realtor and safety expert, Paula Monthofer says it's a jungle out there. And unfortunately, real estate agents are some of the easiest targets;...
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Ask the experts: How digital workflows sharpen a brokerage
Apr 26th, 5:25pm
DocuSign innovators discuss how digital transformation will help you close faster than the competition Independent experts and real estate...
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What the 15-percent foreign buyer tax has done for Canadian (and American) real estate
Apr 26th, 4:44pm
In August 2016, anyone from a country other than Canada who was closing on a house in Vancouver (or elsewhere in British Columbia) was slapped...
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Real talk: Zillow Group's new brand, 'millennial worship' and Upstream
Apr 26th, 3:11pm
If you ask Wiktionary, to swim upstream means "to opt for a difficult course of action when a simpler alternative is available." And if you ask...
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Is Trump's tax plan good for homeowners? Nope, says NAR
Apr 26th, 2:27pm
President Donald Trump released his tax reform plan today, which will result in what the White House is calling the "biggest tax cut" in history....
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Behind the sale of the late Agnes Moorehead's Beverly Hills home
Apr 26th, 1:36pm
Beverly Hills has a certain mystique that surrounds it -- it's one of the most coveted and well-known ZIP codes in the world thanks to lush...
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Kids illustrate fair housing, and the results are amazing
Apr 26th, 12:45pm
Real estate regulations don't exactly conjure the warm fuzzies, but sometimes it takes seeing one through kids' eyes to remember the ideals -- and...
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Housing inventory down 25% from 2 years ago, analysis shows
Apr 26th, 11:25am
The supply of homes for sale this spring is so depleted that one of the nation’s valuation firms predicts that the inventory drought will reduce...
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Kodak brings on-demand photography to real estate
Apr 26th, 9:43am
Some homesellers want to list lickety-split. Kodakit, an on-demand photography platform operated by Kodak, can help agents rise to the occasion....
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6 types of real estate consumers who could benefit from Opendoor
Apr 26th, 4:55am
Good news for Zillow Group -- the industry has found a new scapegoat: Opendoor. Agents are spending so much time knocking this new model and...
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A real estate agent's guide to social media scheduling
Apr 26th, 4:30am
If you’re not scheduling your real estate posts at the right times and at the right frequency, the impact of your social media marketing will...
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5 tips for giving renters the furnishings they desire
Apr 26th, 4:00am
Though most apartment complexes and rental properties are unfurnished (apart from a few appliances), there is demand for furnished rental...
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Why door-knocking and building trust go hand in hand
Apr 26th, 3:30am
How do you door-knock in real estate and achieve success at it? What is the trick you can use to show clients that you’re not trying to impose...
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26 personal branding insights from real estate experts
Apr 26th, 3:00am
“Without a brand, you’re just two clicks away from obscurity.” That’s the message I've been sharing with audiences across North America...
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Neighborhood showdown: How 2 teams broke it down for buyers
Apr 25th, 5:09pm
"I'm looking to buy in your area, and I keep hearing about these two neighborhoods right next to each other -- but what's the difference?" That's...
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3 ways to generate leads through Google AdWords
Apr 25th, 2:30pm
The internet is a rabbit hole of information. With over one billion websites in the ether, and over half of those active, the process of getting...
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Stop celebrating numbers, start championing service in real estate
Apr 25th, 1:35pm
The real estate industry is divided between those agents who focus only on sales volume and those who are dedicated to providing the best level of...
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Why 'Hacking Growth' is a must-read for every entrepreneur
Apr 25th, 11:56am
By definition, entrepreneurs take on greater than normal financial risk make the idea in their head a reality. But why experiment with growth when...
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Californians leaving in droves as home prices surge
Apr 25th, 11:36am
In 1966, The Mamas and the Papas were singing "California Dreamin'," but fast forward 51 years and Californians are belting out a different tune...
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How Fannie Mae is quashing school debt
Apr 25th, 11:10am
The massive amount of student debt carried by college graduates could become less of an issue for those who want to become homeowners under new...
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S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices hit 32-month high
Apr 25th, 10:37am
February's S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index numbers set a fourth consecutive all-time high -- the highest HPI seen in a whopping 32 months...
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What's the biggest issue for Realtors right now? Lack of homes for sale
Apr 25th, 9:21am
In Nevada, Idaho and Utah in March, companies were hiring and people were finding jobs; non-farm employment was 3 percentage points to 4...
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9 legal considerations for alternative listing input
Apr 25th, 8:39am
Here are a few thoughts and questions about the legal implications stemming from changing the traditional flow of listing input, companies...
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Your real estate yard signs are bad: 4 tips to fix them
Apr 25th, 5:00am
In the realm of real estate, yard signs have long held a steady place in marketing both homes and services. But how important are they really, and...
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What's one thing every new real estate agent should know?
Apr 25th, 5:00am
Three real estate pros give snippets of advice for newbies entering the field, from the painfully obvious mistake of forgetting to bring your...
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3 ethical tests to guide you through real estate's toughest dilemmas
Apr 25th, 4:45am
In a world of contracts, disclosure law, negotiations, profits, losses and people, you do not have to sell real estate for very long before the...
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When should agents attend the home inspection?
Apr 25th, 4:10am
Agents and founders of Seaport Real Estate Group in Old Lyme, Connecticut, Byron Lazine and Tim Bray talk inspections, and when agents should be...
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5 tips to take back real estate lead generation with killer landing pages
Apr 25th, 3:55am
Pairing effective lead capture with a well-planned marketing funnel helps real estate agents take back control of their lead generation. ...Read More
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How to throw a community party that'll raise your local profile
Apr 24th, 5:04pm
If you haven't started thinking about your Fourth of July event, then you're probably not expecting hundreds of people to show up. However, if...
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Agent's text message marketing experiment elicits that rare thing: A response
Apr 24th, 4:11pm
"Do you have any interest in selling? My contact information is attached." A text message to potential sellers may not work for every market, but...
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Lessons on responsiveness from the team that contacted 15,028 leads
Apr 24th, 3:29pm
BoomTown wanted to understand the habits, tactics and routines that the industry’s most successful agents practice to achieve success ...Read More
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New Zillow ad campaign tugs at the heartstrings
Apr 24th, 12:35pm
Zillow's newest ad campaign, "Finding Home," shares the stories of five buyers who have different backgrounds and needs but one thing in common...
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Why you shouldn't fear an explosion in rates
Apr 24th, 11:19am
The 10-year T-note and mortgage rates have reached post-election lows, 2.20 percent and 4.00 percent respectively. What in the world are we doing...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 26: A moving nightmare
Apr 24th, 5:00am
Moving into a new house might sound easy, but as today’s guests and homeowners Clark and Elizabeth will tell you -- it’s not, especially when...
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#GetSocialSmart: 30 social media shortcuts to success
Apr 24th, 5:00am
Have you ever wondered how to capitalize on social media to increase your sales while simultaneously building trust and loyalty in your referral...
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The SEO smackdown with Moz's Rand Fishkin
Apr 24th, 5:00am
Google's algorithm is always changing, and perhaps no one's got a better grasp on the search engine giant's preferences than the founder of Moz....
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Phishing scams: Don't let your clients get caught on the hook
Apr 24th, 4:15am
Phishing and wire fraud continue to present the biggest threats real estate agents and their clients will face in 2017. Learn how to protect your...
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New agent? 4 tech tools for building long-term success
Apr 24th, 3:40am
New real estate agents need tools to help them get business and plan for career success. Inman reviews four technology solutions that can help. ...
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3 Facebook posts real estate prospects can't resist
Apr 24th, 3:15am
You already know that Facebook is the most effective tool for getting leads flowing into your business. But what’s working right now? We checked...
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The week in real estate industry deals: April 17-21, 2017
Apr 22nd, 7:00am
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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Google Earth launches stunning new features
Apr 21st, 6:37pm
Just in time for Earth Day (April 22), Google Earth has relaunched with a number of new features, the most stunning of which is a number of guided...
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Ranch, Victorian or Tudor? The agent's architectural house styles cheat sheet
Apr 21st, 4:42pm
For most buyers today, a home's architectural style usually isn't a "make or break" feature, and is ranked below other features and attributes...
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Colorado MLS makes Graphiq visualizations available to homebuyers
Apr 21st, 3:25pm
Colorado-based MLS Information and Real Estate Services now offers data visualizations powered by CoreLogic and Graphiq on each of their...
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Prodigal single-family rentals are staying put - for now
Apr 21st, 3:02pm
During the aftershock of the housing bust eight years ago, flipping or fixing up and renting ex-foreclosures was almost as easy as minting money...
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Miami shudders under condo glut with 16-month unit supply
Apr 21st, 1:58pm
If there is another real estate implosion lurking down the road -- and we’re not saying there is -- the epicenter is likely to be in South...
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Miami shudders under condo glut with 16-month supply
Apr 21st, 1:58pm
If there is another real estate implosion lurking down the road -- and we’re not saying there is -- the epicenter is likely to be in South...
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Is growth of Zillow Group's Bridge platform hype or substance?
Apr 21st, 12:24pm
During Zillow Group's annual MLS Forum in Las Vegas this week, the real estate giant took the opportunity to announce that more than 10 multiple...
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Gridics, provider of property analysis tool, closes $1.1M seed funding round
Apr 21st, 11:13am
Gridics, the provider of a collaborative search tool for real estate agents and their clients, has clinched $1.1 million in a seed funding round,...
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March existing-home sales spike 4.4% despite inventory woes
Apr 21st, 10:13am
Economists have been predicting a "spring revival" since the beginning of the year thanks to hearty buyers who refuse to let low inventory keep...
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Don't want to pay for leads? Build your clientele organically
Apr 21st, 5:00am
Real estate broker Angela Raab interviews F.C. Tucker top producer Laura Turner as part of her ongoing 10 questions project ...Read More
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How a 29-year-old Malibu agent rose to industry leadership
Apr 21st, 5:00am
While studying politics at San Diego State University, Stephen Udoff intended to go into city council work. But by the time he turned 21, he had...
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What investors can do to bring value to their rental communities
Apr 21st, 4:15am
As investors, many of us buy properties with grandiose dreams of big returns and how this property will be a great addition to our portfolio...
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Why real estate needs to stop whining about technology disruption
Apr 21st, 4:05am
Real estate agents all around the world sound more like Chicken Little than professionals and business people. So much fear. So much worry. So...
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4 ways to stand out from the mortgage broker crowd
Apr 21st, 4:00am
When it comes to mortgage loans, non-conventional mortgage loans are in a league of their own. Each of these loans is different depending on the...
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Beycome aims for the agent-less transaction - does it have legs?
Apr 21st, 3:30am
I think it's healthy for real estate agents to know how to defend their value against the rise of internet-powered, agent-less transactions...
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Are real estate agents scared of their own success?
Apr 21st, 3:30am
Agents will begin rationalizing behavior that was just established as counterproductive. They will make small hurdles to delegation seem monstrous...
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Property managers: Build a better brand for the long haul
Apr 20th, 6:06pm
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to establish a positive property management brand in the fiercely competitive rental landscape ...Read More
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Trump is proposing a CFPB overhaul - who would that affect?
Apr 20th, 1:41pm
Last week, Donald Trump announced that his administration was taking a close look at the Dodd-Frank Act and might replace those rules with...
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Craigslist wins $60.6 judgment against RadPad
Apr 20th, 11:49am
A$60.6 million judgment has been issued in favor of Craigslist against rental listing site RadPad for violating anti-spam laws and craigslist's...
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Craigslist wins $60.6M judgment against RadPad
Apr 20th, 11:49am
A$60.6 million judgment has been issued in favor of Craigslist against rental listing site RadPad for violating anti-spam laws and craigslist's...
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When 'love' letters to the seller make (or break) a real estate deal
Apr 20th, 10:18am
Kathleen Wilkin’s homeseller accepted the lowest of three offers. In a letter, the buyer who captured her client’s attention wrote of the need...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 25: The case of the 40-plus showings
Apr 20th, 5:00am
If a property goes into the 40-plus showing mark, and it hasn’t sold — well, there’s probably something that isn’t right. Listen to this...
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What is a 1031 exchange?
Apr 20th, 5:00am
In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates explains what a 1031 exchange is in real estate; 1031 refers to tax code. It means you can sell a...
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What real estate agents should know about pot legalization
Apr 20th, 5:00am
An out-of-state client is seeking a home that's already set up for growing marijuana so that all he has to do is move in and get started....
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Switching brokerages? Use your head, not your heart
Apr 20th, 4:15am
Switching brokerages is a fairly common practice in the real estate industry, but the reasons agents make the move can vary widely. Often, it’s...
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Don't feel like transacting? Try this business model instead
Apr 20th, 3:30am
F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab chats with 12-year veteran Tacoma, Washington, agent Marguerite Giguere about her unique business model ...Read More
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11 reasons real estate agents should be replaced by robots
Apr 20th, 3:00am
Real estate robots could have their own webpages, and they could be programed to appear to have traits like patience and kindness. They could be...
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John Davis takes the reins as sole CEO of Keller Williams
Apr 19th, 5:02pm
John Davis is now the sole CEO of Keller Williams, while former Co-CEO Chris Heller is moving out of the executive suite. Heller will remain in...
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Urban Land Institute forecast: Housing starts expected to jump while prices moderate
Apr 19th, 1:19pm
If you asked 53 real estate economists and analysts what they see in the future of the housing economy, what do you think they'd say? Thankfully,...
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to target Chinese buyers via Juwai.com
Apr 19th, 12:27pm
Juwai.com has teamed up with another U.S.-based brokerage, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS), to syndicate all of BHHS franchises'...
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5 ways to market your real estate brand after a name change
Apr 19th, 12:25pm
A little over a week ago, Michigan real estate agent Lisa Kay VanderMeer eloped with her now-husband, Steve. In getting back to business, she's...
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Court rejects Zillow's insurance claim for legal expenses in VHT case
Apr 19th, 12:03pm
The real estate industry has been following the VHT lawsuit closely, in part because the photos at issue in the case were provided to Zillow by...
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CAR partners with immoviewer to offer 3-D home tours to Realtors
Apr 19th, 8:36am
The California Association of Realtors (CAR) has been hunting for an "affordable and accessible agent-centric 3D tour software" for its members....
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Is 'pay what you want' crazy enough to work in real estate?
Apr 19th, 5:00am
Realtor Brian Holt recently signed a listing agreement, standard but for one minor detail: the absent commission rate. Rather than stipulate a...
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Why using Snapchat daily builds your real estate brand
Apr 19th, 4:00am
Are you getting the most out of your social media? Chances are, probably not. Which platforms are now considered dead, and which platform should...
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5 smart home trends homebuyers want in 2017
Apr 19th, 4:00am
IoT, or the "Internet of Things," is bringing some amazing trends to pass. The platform involves connected devices of all kinds. A great example...
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7 reasons real estate investing is agents' perfect path to wealth
Apr 19th, 4:00am
Most real estate agents believe that fix-and-flip investing is too risky: the long holding times, all the things that can go wrong, budgets...
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The technique that instantly improves your property descriptions
Apr 19th, 3:45am
One of my favorite things to view on social media is bad MLS photos. You know the kind of thing -- strange photos of corners or doorways with no...
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8 tips and tricks for getting listings as a new real estate agent
Apr 19th, 3:30am
The biggest problem that new real estate agents face is getting listings. Getting sellers to list with you instead of buyers to list with you...
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Lending process takes huge toll on Mother Nature
Apr 18th, 11:01pm
Homebuyers complain so much about the “mounds” of paperwork they have to deal with at closing that perhaps the term should become a certified,...
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Economist Jonathan Smoke departs from realtor.com, housing industry
Apr 18th, 6:03pm
Jonathan Smoke, who served as Move Inc.-owed realtor.com's chief economist for nearly three years, has left the company for a position of the same...
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Indie broker hires goodwill ambassador to spread positivity
Apr 18th, 4:50pm
The Boutique Real Estate Group has added another person to its team, and it's not another agent, marketing guru or office management whiz —...
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Sell quick or languish: Digging into luxury properties' days on market
Apr 18th, 2:39pm
Concierge Auctions, the property marketplace for upscale buyers and sellers, has launched an annual index that reviews the top 10 properties in 27...
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What's the new 'geocoding tool' that the CFPB mentioned in its mortgage rule update?
Apr 18th, 1:21pm
Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a rather dry 150-page amendment proposal for Regulation C of the Home Mortgage...
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Are Realtors making bank? NAR's gross household income breakdown
Apr 18th, 12:19pm
According to the 2016 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Member Profile, Realtors are making bank, yo! It kind of goes against what I’ve...
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Do you advertise on buses? What Scott Stratten (really) thinks about agent marketing
Apr 18th, 11:46am
Stratten, who was named one of Forbes' Top 5 Social Media Influencers in the world and whose clients include the likes of PepsiCo and Saks Fifth...
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Guard Llama lands $100K investment from 'Shark Tank's' Barbara Corcoran
Apr 18th, 11:37am
It's not every day that real estate entrepreneurs walk onto a national TV stage with a real, live llama -- and walk out with a $100,000 investment...
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MortgageHippo, backed by @properties, nabs $2.25M
Apr 18th, 8:34am
A wave of innovation is sweeping across the mortgage industry, fueled by technology investments by lenders and a proliferation of startups....
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'Another agent said he'd get me more money': How do you respond?
Apr 18th, 5:00am
It's a dog-eat-listing-agent world out there, and there are always some people all too willing to cross into questionable territory to get the...
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What's the buyer's role in the appraisal process?
Apr 18th, 5:00am
Byron Lazine and Tim Bray discuss the buyer’s role in the appraisal process. In the last episode of Real Estate Raw & Uncut, Lazine and...
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3 truths to improve your standing with Chinese homebuyers
Apr 18th, 4:45am
Agents all over the world are increasingly looking to sell their condos, houses and new projects to Asian investors. And this is for a good reason...
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3 secrets to winning more real estate listings
Apr 18th, 4:30am
“I’ll take a buyer over a seller every day,” said the young, verbose agent who had been in the business about a year longer than I had. This...
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Your like don't cost a thing: 6 ways to boost organic traffic
Apr 18th, 4:00am
Every real estate professional wants more organic traffic to their website. Why? First, it does not cost any money; however, don’t be fooled, it...
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5 ways to handle difficult real estate clients and close the deal
Apr 18th, 3:30am
As somebody who has been in the real estate industry for years, I would be lying if I said that being an agent was an easy ride. Having...
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Q1 home renovations set stage for robust year, Houzz says
Apr 17th, 5:20pm
Houzz released its Q1 Renovation Barometer, a report that tracks confidence in the home renovation market among a range of industry professionals,...
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Real estate investor sentenced for public foreclosure auction bid-rigging, fraud
Apr 17th, 3:20pm
Another real estate investor has been sentenced in a foreclosure auction scheme that spanned at least nine years in Mobile, Alabama ...Read More
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What you should tell real estate clients about Freddie Mac's mortgage survey
Apr 17th, 3:14pm
Most real estate agents understand that mortgage rates change every day, sometimes intra-day. Fewer know that the real-time aspect is driven by...
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Homeownering.com aims to level the playing field for female homebuyers
Apr 17th, 2:09pm
When Nicole Hamilton created Homeownering.com, the serial homeowner and tech entrepreneur had steam coming out of her ears over a real estate and...
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Luxury's biggest names will share secrets from the New Luxury Playbook
Apr 17th, 2:00pm
BEVERLY HILLS, California — Luxury Connect, Inman’s exclusive event attended by 600 of the top-producing luxury brokers and agents from around...
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'Survivor' contestant and real estate agent fired from brokerage after controversial episo
Apr 17th, 11:18am
Most real estate agents would consider reality television good business -- but as Jeff Varner learned last week, sometimes putting your face (and...
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EXp Realty deepens leadership bench with 4 big industry hires
Apr 17th, 11:00am
After nearly tripling its agent count in 2016, cloud-based brokerage eXp Realty today announced the addition of four new management-level hires...
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What's behind the drop in long-term Treasury rates?
Apr 17th, 10:25am
Last week was what the military calls “target rich.” The first: Long-term rates on Wednesday broke out of the bottom of a range, 2.30-2.60...
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Trulia's latest ad campaign focuses on neighborhood data
Apr 17th, 6:01am
A woman is excited to find an open house in what she thinks is a convenient location -- but the traffic, crime and weather she encounters upon...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 24: Fundraising on the fly
Apr 17th, 5:00am
Would you tap into your network to scrounge up $1.2 million in 48 hours for a client looking to convert on a short sale? That’s what this...
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Your one-dollar pricing mistake just cost your sellers thousands
Apr 17th, 5:00am
The rules of pricing properties are changing, yet most agents continue to use the same pricing approaches that the industry did 50 years ago. Are...
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How to get leads through hyperlocal geographic marketing
Apr 17th, 4:55am
Whether it's where you live, play or want to be -- what if you picked an area of the community to become an active member, and then turned those...
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How long does it take for real estate newbies to get started?
Apr 17th, 4:30am
When I sit down with new agents for training and we start delving into the “meat and potatoes” of getting their business set up, almost every...
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Why rising prices don't discourage prospective buyers
Apr 17th, 4:00am
For renters hoping to purchase a home, saving for a down payment is as great a challenge as ever, but rising home prices are making it even harder...
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Everything real estate agents need to know about open houses
Apr 17th, 3:30am
An open house is a powerful tool to sell a home, yet some agents dismiss it as an old method that’s used only to satisfy the seller. They feel...
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How going digital improves your bottom line
Apr 16th, 3:00am
ERA Evergreen broker/owner Michael Gonzalez was walking through an Inman Connect conference in 2011 when a bold thought popped into his head:...
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The week in real estate industry deals: April 10-14, 2017
Apr 15th, 4:45am
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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'Hobbit' house in Montana on the market for $595K
Apr 14th, 4:34pm
You can live in The Shire, and you won't have to battle orcs, dodge the bows and arrows of elves, keep a pesky creature from stealing your ring or...
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Post-Brexit, fewer Brits seem to be searching for homes internationally
Apr 14th, 3:01pm
Last fall, Inman reported that annual growth in realtor.com's international listing views from potential buyers in the U.K. "dropped sharply in...
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'If I cut my commission, will you?': Dealing with a sticky proposal
Apr 14th, 10:28am
Realtor Manny Menezes recently received a tough request from a listing agent: If she chipped in some of her commission to make a deal work, would...
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Building a high-performance real estate team
Apr 14th, 9:58am
In this webinar, you’ll learn why some real estate teams perform better than others and how you can push yours to thrive using the right...
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How to showcase your real estate skills on Facebook Live
Apr 14th, 5:00am
In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates shares why he loves Facebook Live as well as how real estate agents can make it work for them ...Read More
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How a Minneapolis real estate rookie closed over 75 sides in 2016
Apr 14th, 5:00am
A process-driven agent, Amanda Le excels at the sales methods others may consider beneath them: door-knocking, cold-calling and holding open...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 23: The twisted tryst
Apr 14th, 4:15am
How do you think your sellers would feel if they found out two agents were "getting frisky" in their home? Less than thrilled? Listen in to hear...
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3 tips to stay on track for your 2017 taxes
Apr 14th, 4:00am
Spring is a season filled with optimism and new beginnings. With our 2016 taxes all but behind us, we can now shift our focus to improving next...
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Why US luxury agents should be educated beyond the border
Apr 14th, 3:30am
Luxury real estate is my life. It’s in my blood as my family had a very successful luxury real estate company. But, like so many others, I did...
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Why the best real estate agents are the ones no one hears about
Apr 14th, 3:00am
Are real estate agents selling or counseling? Are they expected to be cheerleaders or shepherds; to paint the “happily ever after” or “be...
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5 trends shaping 2017 spring homebuying season
Apr 14th, 3:00am
"What do buyers want?" It's a simple question with a complicated answer, but realtor.com is making it a bit easier on agents during this red-hot...
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How one agent uses 'feeder markets' to snag high-end clients
Apr 13th, 5:14pm
When Lisa Kudrow (yes, of "Friends" fame) and her husband, Michel Stern, were gearing up to sell their condo in Park City, Utah, there was really...
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Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green 'hosts' an open house
Apr 13th, 1:27pm
Golden State Warriors All-Star Draymond Green should probably stick to basketball. That becomes abundantly clear in realtor.com's latest "My Home...
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Realtor.com expands 3-D Matterport home tour integration to desktop website
Apr 13th, 10:00am
Want a listing to pop out on realtor.com? Add a 3-D tour from Matterport. Realtor.com has expanded Matterport tour integration to its desktop...
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Survey: What makes a winning listing presentation?
Apr 13th, 9:03am
What's the formula for a killer listing appointment? What tactic, techniques and technology platforms have worked for you, and where could your...
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3 real estate industry tips from a brand and reputation guru
Apr 13th, 5:00am
Your online reputation starts offline, says brand strategist Laura Monroe. Old-school word of mouth, particularly among your peers, still shapes...
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What exactly is a full-service real estate brokerage?
Apr 13th, 4:00am
A full-service brokerage is one that will take the listing, take care of all of the marketing and handle all of the legal aspects. ...Read More
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Should you join a real estate team? Dueling perspectives
Apr 13th, 4:00am
Real estate teams can provide new agents the opportunity to pay their dues and learn the ropes before clients trust them with a deal that will...
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Why the saying 'buyers are liars' isn't for me
Apr 13th, 3:30am
The very first time I heard the expression "buyers are liars" was shortly after I started working as Realtor. I was annoyingly surprised that...
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Is education the key to turning millennials into homeowners?
Apr 13th, 3:30am
Just how big an impact did the recession have on young adult homeownership? In 2007, 53.5 percent of people aged 20-49 owned homes. By 2013, that...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 22: The chase for business
Apr 13th, 3:15am
Nobody wants to be shamed in the public! Today’s guest, Kevin Tengan, will talk about the time another real estate agent not only publicly...
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Getting top dollar for your seller: 5 best places to renovate
Apr 12th, 5:41pm
With the prime spring selling season gearing up, your clients may be wondering which parts of their home can give them the best return on...
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What kinds of marketing agreements can agents and brokers make with lender/title partners?
Apr 12th, 4:07pm
A new real estate agent just entering the industry is approached by a title partner who wonders if the agent would be interested in sharing...
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Fair Housing Act covers LGBT people, federal court rules
Apr 12th, 11:51am
In April 2015, landlord Deepika Avanti refused to rent one of her townhouses to the Smith family in the tiny town of Gold Hill, Colorado, in...
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Industry honors real estate's Ken Duke with fond memories
Apr 12th, 9:49am
Ken Duke passed away in his sleep this past Friday, he was 61. I knew Ken. He was as a straight a shooter as they come. ...Read More
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Trulia rolls out 'affordability calculator' to show buyers what's in reach
Apr 12th, 9:35am
Can a physician easily afford a new home in your town? How about a restaurant worker? Today, real estate portal Trulia released an...
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Who best understands what an agent needs to be successful?
Apr 12th, 5:00am
Brokers. Coaches. Training programs. Facebook groups. Colleagues and family and friends -- when it comes to preparing an individual real estate...
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3 steps to getting more real estate website traffic
Apr 12th, 4:00am
The internet is a powerful way to get new clients for your real estate business. Unfortunately, some real estate agents are using internet...
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Why working with family in real estate is a strength
Apr 12th, 3:30am
As part of her 10 Questions podcast series, F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab interviews top producer Shelly Walters. Walters’s business is a...
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5 things picky millennial homebuyers want
Apr 12th, 3:00am
It’s become a common perception among real estate professionals that millennial renters may be the toughest people to sell. They’re younger...
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Does owning a home mean you're an adult? Millennials think so
Apr 12th, 3:00am
Have millennials who have been slow to jump onto the housing ladder finally figured out the path to wealth their parents followed ...Read More
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America's most and least desirable celebrity neighbors, ranked
Apr 12th, 2:30am
More than one-third of Americans are repulsed by the prospect of living next door to Justin Bieber, according to a survey that revealed the...
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Inman announces agenda for Connect San Francisco 2017
Apr 11th, 5:00pm
The agenda for Inman Connect San Francisco, which includes more than 150-plus sessions covering the most timely, thought-provoking and informative...
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Real estate industry, the choice is yours: Opportunity or train wreck
Apr 11th, 4:04pm
In Northern New Jersey’s quaint town of Madison, Realogy runs its global real estate operation in a nondescript suburban business park. Located...
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The barn that would make Old MacDonald jealous
Apr 11th, 1:26pm
Old MacDonald had a farm, and on that farm, he had a home theater, heated saltwater pool and luxurious guest house. Sounds a bit different from...
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NYT's real estate section puts 3-D home tours front and center on property listings
Apr 11th, 12:58pm
Property search sites that support 3-D home tours generally give the tours a secondary position on listings, choosing to feature property photos...
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Approved, a mortgage platform for small lenders, announces $1M in funding
Apr 11th, 9:23am
Applying for a mortgage remains one of the most painful parts of buying a home, so large lenders are investing heavily in technology to simplify...
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'But my Zestimate is higher than that': 11 ways to respond
Apr 11th, 9:20am
You're in the listing presentation, showing your potential clients the comparable listings in their neighborhood and making a recommendation about...
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Vacation home sales plummet for 2nd straight year: NAR
Apr 11th, 9:00am
Purchases of vacation homes plummeted for the second straight year in 2016, as price growth and financial uncertainty crimped demand, the National...
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Coldwell Banker retires Previews International, introduces new luxury brand
Apr 11th, 5:00am
Coldwell Banker luxury agents sell $130 million a day globally in 49 countries, and in 2016 sold over 25,000 $1 million-plus properties in the...
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YouTube and marketing intel from a real estate video master
Apr 11th, 5:00am
Ivan Estrada is known for his monthly YouTube videos, The Real Estate Minute, which he has been creating for four years and rack up thousands of...
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The 4 best things you can do as a new real estate agent
Apr 11th, 4:00am
We’ve all been there at some point in our careers -- new to the industry, learning as we go. You might assume those with connections in real...
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7 tips for mastering the skill of spending money in real estate
Apr 11th, 3:40am
When you master the skill of spending money, it’s so much fun. And making money on your purchases -- well, that puts you on the...
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VA home loans: A great benefit in need of a 21st-Century renovation
Apr 11th, 3:25am
It should go without saying that any Veterans Affairs benefit available to those actively serving (or for those who have been honorably...
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Celebrate Month of the Military Child at your real estate office
Apr 11th, 3:00am
April is the month designated each year as the Month of the Military Child. Started in 1986 by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, the...
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$25K donated to emergency airlift real estate agent in time of need
Apr 10th, 4:47pm
What was supposed to be a fun family getaway quickly turned into a living nightmare for Kim Hanlon, a real estate agent at Alante Real Estate in...
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Rising home prices drive up homeowner debt, but don't panic
Apr 10th, 12:52pm
Americans are paying more for homes, and the result is showing up in the form of red ink on families’ balance sheets ...Read More
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Real estate regulators crack down on individual agent, team branding
Apr 10th, 12:10pm
California's real estate regulator appears to be getting fed up with agents who mislead consumers into believing they are brokers -- and with the...
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Cascade Sotheby's International Realty hits $1B in Pacific Northwest, eyes expansion
Apr 10th, 11:42am
When Deb Tebbs first called the Sotheby's International Realty office about applying for a franchise, she had to explain where her city -- Bend,...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 21: Come on in
Apr 10th, 5:00am
When the owner says “come on in” only to show you a naked person in the bedroom, what do you do? Andreea Alexandrescu will tell you what she...
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Email signature pro tips to make clients remember you
Apr 10th, 4:30am
We’re all salespeople, aren’t we? Every piece of our brand should reflect that -- down to our email signatures. A strong email signature is...
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6 steps to unleashing your negotiation power in real estate
Apr 10th, 4:00am
While most agents concentrate primarily on lead generation, your negotiation skills determine how often those leads turn to dollars in your...
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How to reconnect with your database and maximize commission
Apr 10th, 4:00am
When it comes to your real estate database and getting more commissions, creating interpersonal relationships beats prospecting that lacks...
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3 simple steps for letting Facebook generate your real estate leads
Apr 10th, 3:30am
Are you looking for a simple, effective approach for how to use Facebook for real estate leads? Although generating real estate leads with...
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Sallie Krawcheck: Leveraging technology to advance your career
Apr 10th, 3:20am
Women direct 80 percent of consumer spending and are more than half the workforce -- power we've had for awhile, says Sallie Krawcheck. But what...
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The week in real estate industry deals: April 3-7, 2017
Apr 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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National Association of Realtors advises agents and brokers on legal marijuana
Apr 7th, 5:08pm
When it comes to marijuana, there's a crosshatch of laws that real estate brokers and their agents must navigate. The drug is illegal under...
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What a wild week meant for bonds (and mortgage rates)
Apr 7th, 3:18pm
The U.S. 10-year Treasury last Friday closed at 2.38 percent, and today trades at 2.37 percent. So nothing happened this week. Hah. It is worth...
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Paddleboarding Miami agent gives clients the 'Ritz Carlton' treatment
Apr 7th, 11:21am
In the Miami Beach real estate market, agent Nick Quay doesn't so much cold call or door knock -- he calls it "dock knocking." An adept...
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Paddleboarding Miami agent gives clients the 'Ritz-Carlton' treatment
Apr 7th, 11:21am
In the Miami Beach real estate market, agent Nick Quay doesn't so much cold call or door knock -- he calls it "dock knocking." An adept...
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Email scam hawks fake Zillow leads to agents
Apr 7th, 10:24am
Real estate agents are receiving Zillow-branded emails from a scammer hawking fake leads. At least one real estate agent has been tricked into...
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Attention-grabbing real estate video strategies that work
Apr 7th, 5:00am
How can you leverage your real estate video so you can capture the most valuable eyeballs? And how does content help you exploit your niche...
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Is infill development a solution to affordability?
Apr 7th, 4:30am
Rising prices in cities have been driving many people to the suburbs lately. This is the solution and cycle that occurs over and over. Prices go...
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30 luxury home design trends and features adorning 2017
Apr 7th, 4:00am
A ranch-style featuring a designer kitchen, blended living space and mixed-metal trimmings -- such a house would embody 2017 luxury, so long as it...
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Is refusing to cut commission worth blowing the deal?
Apr 7th, 3:30am
There are times where it makes sense to negotiate your commission. This can be requested by the buyer, seller or their Realtor ...Read More
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How a small, unknown company got 700-plus leads on Facebook and SMS
Apr 7th, 3:00am
We didn’t have content, we didn’t have fancy landing pages and no one knew about us. Yet with a simple ad and a minimal advertising budget, we...
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Google's top-rated CRM ProsperWorks is real estate ready
Apr 7th, 3:00am
ProsperWorks is Google's most recommended CRM for use with its G Suite of productivity software. It's a color-coded, Gmail-powered solution for...
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The dotloop difference: The better way to get real estate deals Done
Apr 7th, 2:54am
In this webinar, you will see how dotloop consolidates transaction management systems and helps streamline business all within a single end-to-end...
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How Bamboo Realty makes branded hats that people actually want to wear
Apr 6th, 4:21pm
The Bamboo Realty hat phenomenon began with a hackathon a couple of years ago, remembers the company's vice president, Zach Schabot. "We had four...
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GeoCV slashes cost of high-quality 3-D home tours
Apr 6th, 3:32pm
In the not-to-distant future, many real estate agents and consumers will be able to use their smartphones to capture 3-D home tours. The Lenovo...
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Giveback Homes and Concierge Auctions making a difference 'Key for Key'
Apr 6th, 2:56pm
Over the next year, Concierge Auctions has pledged to donate a portion of every sold home's sales price toward building homes for families in...
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Realtor.com hires new chief product officer, Chung Meng Cheong
Apr 6th, 11:44am
Move Inc., the owner of realtor.com, has hired Chung Meng Cheong as its new chief product officer to "accelerate product development" and improve...
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Voodoo Agent: Anything can happen when you're happening
Apr 6th, 9:06am
Gary Gold's listing and selling of the Playboy Mansion came about as the result of helping three different people for no instant gratification....
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 20: In the buff
Apr 6th, 5:00am
If you’re going to sell your home, at least put some pants on. That’s what today’s guest, Jay Thompson, wanted to say to a pair of...
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Want success as a real estate agent? Ask the right questions
Apr 6th, 4:45am
I recently was in a two-day Counsel of Residential Specialist (CRS) seminar, taught by Gee Dunsten of Maryland, which Amherst Madison Legacy had...
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Fixer-upper or move-in ready? 5 considerations for homebuyers
Apr 6th, 4:15am
First-time homebuyers can be challenging clients, as they've perhaps been engrossed in "DIY" TV shows or are otherwise under the impression that a...
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Seller's market, buyer's market: Why Realtors should never get too comfortable
Apr 6th, 4:00am
A decade ago, selling a house came with a special set of challenges. The inventory of homes on the market kept growing and prices went down. We...
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8 tips for helping clients sell their aging parents' homes
Apr 6th, 3:30am
I have been a residential real estate broker for more than 30 years for LA’s Westside and the Beverly Hills area. I have learned that when a...
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SABOR members vote to remove board chair, retain chair-elect
Apr 5th, 5:43pm
It's not every day that a Realtor association holds an emergency meeting for thousands of members to decide whether or not to remove the chair and...
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Opportunity strikes at Inman: We're hiring an Associate Editor
Apr 5th, 5:23pm
Real estate agents and brokers around the world turn to Inman News first for accurate, innovative and timely information about the industry. Known...
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Cloud-based brokerage eXp Realty nearly triples in size, adds 1,537 agents in 2016
Apr 5th, 5:05pm
A brokerage in the cloud launched in 2009 just had a major growth spurt: eXp Realty almost tripled in size in 2016, according CEO, founder and...
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3 homeseller mistakes that make you cringe as an agent
Apr 5th, 4:08pm
You walk into a house you've been tasked with selling to find quirky tiling, light fixtures on steroids, textured walls and bright colors...
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CFPB wins re-hearing in PHH case - what will the court do next?
Apr 5th, 3:13pm
Does the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have too much power -- or the correct amount? And how and when should the...
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CFPB wins rehearing in PHH case - what will the court do next?
Apr 5th, 3:13pm
Does the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have too much power -- or the correct amount? And how and when should the...
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Location Inc. unveils hyperlocal home price forecasts for banks, lenders
Apr 5th, 2:14pm
Location Inc., the operator of NeighborhoodScout, has rolled out a new data platform for banks and investors that forecasts home price trends at a...
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11 Facebook lead generation ideas that real estate agents vouch for
Apr 5th, 12:25pm
Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty agent Lisa Douglas posted a Facebook video ad telling her market’s homeowners about her mad pre-approval skills....
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My big break: 7 top producers on the moment that changed it all
Apr 5th, 10:26am
Stephen Shapiro started in apartment leasing when he arrived in L.A. from Philadelphia in the 1970s. Early on, he found a niche leasing property...
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Contactually announces collaborative functionality for teams
Apr 5th, 4:00am
Teams are growing in popularity across the industry, and investing in a technology platform is a smart way to support collaboration and jointly...
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9 tips to save your clients the pain of identity theft
Apr 5th, 4:00am
You invested all that time and energy in helping a couple find a house to buy -- only to learn that their loan application was rejected because...
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An alternative FSBO script: 'Where are you moving?'
Apr 5th, 3:40am
For sale by owners (FSBOs) are hot commodities to add to your pipeline. As agents, we would do just about anything to get these listings. ...Read...
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How to build your Facebook page as a real estate newbie
Apr 5th, 3:30am
Are you just starting out in real estate and looking for the best ways to let prospective clients know that you’re in the business? Thanks to...
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3 things I sell as a Realtor that aren't houses
Apr 5th, 3:10am
Chris Lazarus was a registered investment adviser (financial planner) before coming into real estate. He knew his product -- mutual funds and...
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5 easy tools that every real estate agent should use in 2017
Apr 5th, 3:00am
There are lots of tools that real estate agents can use for their marketing efforts. Marketing is a key element for any successful real estate...
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The problem with a shovel-ready infrastructure plan
Apr 4th, 6:34pm
President Trump and the Democrats may reach agreement on one initiative soon: Spending a trillion bucks on infrastructure. So, what’s wrong with...
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Realtor.com's 'Own Home' campaign targets dreamy buyers
Apr 4th, 5:01pm
Everyone has a vision of their dream home. It could be a high-rise condo overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, a chic three-story brownstone in...
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Realtors: If you see 'NAR: Urgent Update' in your inbox, hit delete
Apr 4th, 4:46pm
For most professionals, a sizeable chunk of the day is spent hurriedly opening, reading and replying to emails, sometimes without giving much...
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Riley, a lead-qualification service for real estate agents, raises $3.1 million
Apr 4th, 4:17pm
Real estate agents who use Riley, a concierge service that sends text messages on behalf of agents, sometimes wake up to a treat that's better...
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Will Realogy's executive shake-up reignite growth?
Apr 4th, 3:00pm
A CEO announcement or two here, a dip in transaction volume there -- bits of news dropped like dots on a map. Connected, they form a bigger...
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News Corp board of directors welcomes former Senator Kelly Ayotte
Apr 4th, 9:52am
Former Republican senator Kelly Ayotte has joined the News Corp's board of directors, effective immediately, replacing Elaine Chao, who resigned...
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Special Report: How to turn Facebook into a lead generation machine
Apr 4th, 4:00am
How many of Facebook’s 1.86 billion users could be a real estate agent’s next lead? The social media top dog is a well-recognized platform for...
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5 reasons robots will never replace a Realtor's job
Apr 4th, 4:00am
Whether it’s talk about the rise of machines or the simple influx of self-serve check-out lanes, there is no denying some people and professions...
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3 ways to build your social media following every day in real estate
Apr 4th, 3:40am
Social media is not your soapbox. If you treat your social media accounts like you’re the only person who matters, it will be like starring on a...
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Opendoor, Knock and OfferPad: Growth in new markets
Apr 4th, 3:00am
Last December we conducted a wide-ranging analysis of Opendoor, the real estate startup that purchases homes directly from sellers. At the time...
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Logotype vs. logomark: What does your brand need?
Apr 4th, 2:15am
Anyone who’s ever decided to undertake a branding project has likely been asked whether he or she is looking for a logomark or logotype. The...
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Census Bureau nixes LGBT identifiers - what's that mean for homeowners?
Apr 3rd, 3:46pm
Should the U.S. Census Bureau ask citizens about their sexual orientation and gender identity, or is that information best kept private? This...
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New listings fall short in housing inventory drought's 3rd year
Apr 3rd, 12:58pm
In a typical year, Februr when the best stagers are booked, painters are busy, landscapers are trimming hedges and sodding lawns of homes soon to...
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Victims of the slow transaction? How agents can get paid faster
Apr 3rd, 12:55pm
Outdated and unaligned with the services it provides, the real estate industry's payment model is slower than walking backwards from Boston to...
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Realtor.com listing of the week: $10M estate on 600 acres in New Hampshire
Apr 3rd, 12:40pm
The listing description calls this property "remarkable" -- and we see a lot of listings, but we'd have to agree. And the listing photos use light...
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Are rate hikes the Federal Reserve's new normal?
Apr 3rd, 11:06am
Interest rates moved hardly at all this week, waiting for the big load of new economic data next week -- the first week of each month always...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 19: Realtor or coroner?
Apr 3rd, 5:00am
Realtors aren’t supposed to be morticians, right? But what if you’re asked to confirm if the homeseller is really dead? That’s the story...
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Q&A: Mitch Ribak on the benefits of inside sales agents
Apr 3rd, 5:00am
In this episode of Agent Insight, Chris Lazarus talks about the ins and outs of working with inside sales agents with Mitch Ribak, founder of...
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3 ways to energize yourself and your real estate business
Apr 3rd, 4:30am
Your work as a real estate agent or entrepreneur demands an intense level of energy. You work long hours, think critically and wear many hats. Use...
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Up your real estate marketing visuals with Drawbotics' 'restyling'
Apr 3rd, 3:35am
Drawbotics is a creative services company for real estate marketing and has expanded from Belgium to the United States. ...Read More
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How to write a real estate bio that'll charm clients and colleagues
Apr 3rd, 3:30am
It can be a little daunting to write about yourself, especially in a bio that all of your clients and colleagues will read. It's your first chance...
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Why redlining and discrimination are still real estate's problem
Apr 3rd, 3:00am
You would think that in 2017 that discrimination and red-lining (a discriminatory practice by which banks, insurance companies and businesses...
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The week in real estate industry deals: March 27-31
Apr 1st, 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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Homes are selling 8 days faster this spring, says realtor.com
Mar 31st, 6:40pm
Is a potential seller lollygagging when it comes to putting their home on the market? Or do you have a buyer who's moving like molasses on making...
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Coldwell Banker ad stars rescued pup in honor of 'Homes for Dogs'
Mar 31st, 4:19pm
Oftentimes, pets are the final touch in making a house into a home. In conjunction with this year's Homes for Dogs Project, Coldwell Banker...
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'We're not ready to sell; we want to fix up the house:' 4 ways to deal
Mar 31st, 3:15pm
Marilyn Garcia has a client in his 80s. She will periodically check in with him, and vice versa. He's given the Coldwell Banker associate broker...
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'We're not ready to sell; we want to fix up the house': 4 ways to deal
Mar 31st, 3:15pm
Marilyn Garcia has a client in his 80s. She will periodically check in with him, and vice versa. He's given the Coldwell Banker associate broker...
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Real Trends announces top 500 2017 brokerages by transaction sides/volume
Mar 31st, 2:20pm
Which brokerages across the country are absolutely killing it? Which ones are doing tons of volume -- and which ones are getting tons of clients...
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San Antonio Board of Realtors gears up for tense membership vote
Mar 31st, 11:37am
One of the largest local Realtor associations in Texas is gearing up for what is likely to be a contentious meeting next week where two board...
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Dog costume photo shoots: The cutest way to generate real estate leads
Mar 31st, 10:47am
“Hey, come on over and get a free doggie treat!” Zen Ziejewski yells to bemused dog walkers, as pump-up music blares across the park grounds....
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Get more local clients and referrals with Parkbench.com
Mar 31st, 10:16am
In this webinar, you will learn how Parkbench.com helps you grow business in your community while also giving back to it ...Read More
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33 high-return promotional ideas that clients will love - and remember
Mar 31st, 5:00am
Can "coozies." Keychains. Notebooks and pens and flashlights and bottle openers. The world is packed with generic promotional items that include a...
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Trulia unveils listings for pets - just in time for April Fool's Day
Mar 31st, 4:15am
Is your pet looking a little peaked these days? Fins flopping on your fish or the claws coming out on your cat? If your critter is internet-savvy,...
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Why time-blocking is the best way to get the job done
Mar 31st, 4:00am
Actively allocating time to certain tasks on your calendar seems simple, but it’s not easy! Also referred to as time-blocking, it is an...
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The difference between property value and depreciation - explained
Mar 31st, 4:00am
Before working in real estate, I worked as systems consultant at one of the big accounting firms. Although I never worked as an accountant or...
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Agent recruiting in 60 seconds: Finding more than talent
Mar 31st, 3:15am
Finding talent in the real estate industry is hard enough. But even though real estate agents are independent contractors, bringing one into your...
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CRM Chime weaves BombBomb video, realtor.com leads into the mix
Mar 31st, 2:05am
Mobile-first software Chime helps agents launch IDX-powered websites and online marketing campaigns, then capture and manage the subsequent leads...
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Double exposure? 4 San Francisco Bay Area MLSs strike data share deal
Mar 30th, 6:46pm
In a market where million-dollar real estate listings often sell in days, a fragmented MLS market and the inefficiency it brings can be...
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3 steps to protecting homebuyers from online listing scams
Mar 30th, 4:21pm
Ninety percent of buyers use online search to find the perfect home, according to the National Association of Realtors. Most buyers probably don't...
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3 obstacles pushing California toward majority renter status
Mar 30th, 3:22pm
"In a few years, California will be a majority renter state," predicted California Association of Realtors Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young...
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Functional flair: Inside RealScout's new office digs
Mar 30th, 2:28pm
From pop culture to real life, office workspaces have gotten a bad rap -- dull wall colors, uncomfortable desks, a bland lunch room and the lone...
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Here's the man behind the National Association of Realtors' CEO hunt
Mar 30th, 1:00pm
The recruiting firm tapped to find a COO for troubled CEO Travis Kalanick of Uber fame is the same company on the hunt for the National...
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Realtor.com stitches 3-D home tours into iOS app
Mar 30th, 8:00am
Some real estate agents don't think 3-D home tours are worth the time or effort, but realtor.com has given skeptics cause to revisit this view....
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Realtor.com stitches Matterport 3-D home tours into iOS app
Mar 30th, 8:00am
Some real estate agents don't think 3-D home tours are worth the time or effort, but realtor.com has given skeptics cause to revisit this view....
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Zillow Group teases latest venture: RealEstate.com for millennials
Mar 30th, 7:01am
When Zillow acquired Trulia two years ago, it also scooped up the domain RealEstate.com as part of the deal. Anyone who types RealEstate.com into...
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You have strong offers - cancel the open house?
Mar 30th, 5:00am
With homes selling like hotcakes in many markets, sometimes listing agents receive strong offers the day a property hits the market. If the agent...
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3 last minute real estate tax tips from top agents
Mar 30th, 5:00am
This year, taxes for individual agents like yourself are due on April 18. Many of us still haven’t filed. But now that April is just around the...
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If real estate video marketing works, why do you resist it?
Mar 30th, 4:15am
Because this post is about video, we'll let the video above do the talking. If you are looking for a great tool to help you with your video email...
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3 behaviors of the committed (and noncommittal) homebuyer
Mar 30th, 4:05am
Owning a home can mean added commitment, pressure and emotional baggage for many buyers. With such a large financial investment at stake, not all...
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Why it's OK to be the boss of your real estate business
Mar 30th, 3:15am
What a pleasure it was speaking with this week’s guest, Jeff Lobb! As a real estate coach, founder and CEO of SparkTank Media, Lobb touched on...
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Century 21 Advantage Gold scoops up nearby Re/Max Advantage
Mar 29th, 7:06pm
Southampton, Pennsylvania-based Century 21 Advantage Gold (C21 Gold) has crossed franchise lines to scoop up Re/Max Advantage, located about 15...
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Century 21 Advantage Gold scoops up Re/Max Advantage
Mar 29th, 7:06pm
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania-based Century 21 Advantage Gold (C21 Advantage Gold) has crossed franchise lines to scoop up Re/Max Advantage, located...
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My first sale: 3 real estate professionals share what they learned
Mar 29th, 4:43pm
There's a first time for everything, including that guinea pig real estate transaction that every newbie in the field must contend with. Here,...
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Real estate agents would be well advised to learn Spanish
Mar 29th, 2:57pm
The number of Hispanic homeowner households swelled to 7.3 million in 2016 from 4.2 million in 2000, rising by 209,000 last year alone. Yet...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 18: Ghostbusters
Mar 29th, 1:11pm
Ever since dealing with some ghost-hunting clients and selling a haunted house, Colin Cameron has been singing the Ghostbusters theme song big...
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NAR February pending home sales rebound 5.5% over January
Mar 29th, 11:02am
Up, down, left and right -- pending home sales made big leaps in February across all major U.S. regions. The National Association of Realtors...
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Time is money - why not own yours?
Mar 29th, 5:00am
"Time is money" -- Benjamin Franklin made this phrase popular long, long ago. The intention wasn't to create a buzz-worthy catch phrase but to...
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Copy Adwerx's 'Quick Adder' on your emails to retarget real estate leads
Mar 29th, 4:50am
Using retargeting technology and an uploaded database, an agent's network of contacts will see the agent's messages on an array of popular...
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It's 1 a.m. - are you up? I'd like more information about your real estate listing
Mar 29th, 4:30am
Real estate leads can come at anytime, and in today’s super-connected world it might be via email, an online internet inquiry, text message,...
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The rise of the next-generation 100% commission brokerage
Mar 29th, 4:30am
Those hoping that the next generation of 100-percent commission brokerages would just die a death may want to see a therapist about their denial....
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Why explaining the appraisal process to clients early is crucial
Mar 29th, 4:00am
After a seller and buyer reach a "meeting of the minds," meaning that they have agreed to a price, terms and conditions so that a sale can move...
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How to move your entire real estate business into the cloud
Mar 29th, 3:30am
If you’ve followed along through entries one, two, three and four, you've pretty well stopped generating paper. Your calendars, notes, lists and...
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5 family-friendly client events perfect for summer
Mar 29th, 3:00am
Ah, summer: time to go on vacation, get some sun, visit the beach or pool -- and build your real estate business. Particularly for families with...
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San Antonio Board of Realtors to hold vote on whether to eject directors
Mar 28th, 6:30pm
Here's something that doesn't happen every day: One of the largest local Realtor associations in Texas will hold an emergency meeting next week to...
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What are the top 10 cities for millennial homebuyers?
Mar 28th, 5:33pm
Millennials are saddling up and moving to the South and West, according to realtor.com. “High job growth in markets such as Orlando, Seattl, and...
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Top Alaska indie brokerage merges with Keller Williams mega team
Mar 28th, 2:35pm
Top independent brokerage Madden Real Estate in Fairbanks, Alaska, owned by Wes Madden, has been sold to Keller Williams Alaska, to be merged with...
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Mortgage Preflight to dish legitimate buyer lead credit scores in minutes
Mar 28th, 12:45pm
Soon, there will be a way for buyers to find out their mortgage scores without approaching a lender, at least not directly. It’s called Mortgage...
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A young agent's take on how to succeed in the real estate business
Mar 28th, 9:31am
Realtor and marketing coordinator Jay Luebke didn't waste any time getting his real estate license at the age of 18. Now that he has a few...
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3 tips for mastering real estate farming with Facebook
Mar 28th, 5:00am
Real estate farming with Facebook can be a great way to pull in new clients, but it isn’t as easy as some would have you believe. In fact, it...
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Attom rolls out lead service for companies targeting new homeowners or moving sellers
Mar 28th, 5:00am
If you're trying to find pre-mover or new homeowner leads -- people who've sold a home and are moving out, or people who've just bought a home and...
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Neither luxury nor total gut job: 4 ways to honor the in-between home
Mar 28th, 4:35am
Our listing descriptions, presentations and attitudes have caused a shift in consumer behavior where it seems nothing less than modern, turnkey...
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5 qualities of the most-referred real estate agents
Mar 28th, 3:25am
For most real estate agents, referrals are the best way to generate new business. A warm referral not only puts you in contact with a prospect...
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Off the sidelines and into a home: How to help underserved buyers
Mar 28th, 3:20am
Home prices have been increasing steadily for years, but those increases have been balanced by record-low interest rates. As rates have recently...
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Where are consumers feeling the pinch of the MIP-reduction-that-wasn't?
Mar 27th, 7:14pm
The administration change this past January left some homebuyers scrambling when it came with a somewhat unexpected side effect in the form of an...
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Donald Trump's childhood home sells ... again. For a massive profit
Mar 27th, 5:19pm
The New York property, which was the first home of the 45th president of the United States, was purchased on March 23 for $2.14 million -- a...
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Amne and ZHome, Opendoor competitors, emerge in Austin, Texas, and Las Vegas
Mar 27th, 5:10pm
Has Opendoor found a winning formula? The number of entrepreneurs who fall into the “yes” camp is growing. Two more property-exchange...
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CEO and President Rick Davidson moves aside at Century 21 Real Estate
Mar 27th, 3:42pm
Rick Davidson has moved aside as CEO and president of Century 21 Real Estate after holding the position for seven years. COO Greg Sexton will...
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Could association health plans be the health care reform brokers need?
Mar 27th, 3:14pm
Although the national health care reform outlined in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was pulled from the House of Representatives last week, a...
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Home equity continues to strengthen, but at a slower pace
Mar 27th, 2:24pm
At its peak in 2012, negative equity sat at 31.4 percent. As Zillow reported in a recent update, at the end of 2016, just 10.5 percent of...
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Looking for 'My Lighthouse'? Historic property for sale in Virginia
Mar 27th, 12:36pm
If you have a down payment on a $249,000 property and a secret dream to help boats find their way safely home after short (or long) journeys, then...
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Lead management success: From cold prospects to closed deals
Mar 27th, 12:12pm
Many agents consider online lead generation a challenge. When managed effectively, however, online lead gen can be a lucrative supplement to your...
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Will political paralysis in the U.S. eventually affect markets?
Mar 27th, 11:39am
Markets here and worldwide have gotten used to U.S. federal gridlock. However, we are cruising along by consuming old political capital and adding...
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Are expansion teams the emerging superpowers of real estate?
Mar 27th, 11:01am
Expansion teams represent a marketplace that taps the power of agents without the liability and the cost of the old broker model. Like all...
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4 easy ways for Realtors to boost their business with Google AdWords
Mar 27th, 5:00am
With today’s online-first consumer marketplace, Realtors must be as savvy with technology and marketing as ever to rise above their competition....
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 17: Naked guy not included
Mar 27th, 5:00am
What would you do if you had an open-house scheduled, but hours before it’s supposed to start, you show up to find the place littered with empty...
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Why smart home technology can help you sell your listing
Mar 27th, 4:15am
Most real estate agents are pretty savvy these days when it comes to using technology in selling homes. Online marketing, text response systems...
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Agent/broker perspective: When is the right time to move up?
Mar 27th, 4:00am
A successful agent has a solid track record selling mid-market homes but feels ready to tackle luxury-level properties ...Read More
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Revamped Reloladex to debut at NAR Midyear conference
Mar 27th, 3:40am
Relola, the public networking platform that encourages agents to share listing and marketing insights with colleagues and home shoppers, is set to...
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Will low inventory throttle buying season?
Mar 27th, 3:30am
The adage is that for real estate the three most important words are location, location, location. Right now the three most important words might...
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8 steps to separating ideal real estate clients from your worst nightmare
Mar 27th, 3:00am
Have you ever wondered what it would take to have your real estate business filled with clients who appreciate you, are fun to work with and who...
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The week in real estate industry deals: March 20-24
Mar 25th, 4:00am
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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CoreLogic's Trestle now open for business - will tech vendors bite?
Mar 24th, 7:37pm
Opening its doors to tech companies yearning for a single, combined, standardized data feed from multiple MLSs, real estate data company CoreLogic...
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How to plan a business event around your personal passion
Mar 24th, 4:50pm
When you hear about a political event like the Ides of Trump, which involved sending postcards to the White House on March 15, do you mostly...
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Placester, a real estate tech provider, raises another $50 million
Mar 24th, 12:00pm
Marking venture capital's latest splurge on real estate tech, software provider Placester has clinched another $50 million in a Series D funding...
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How Dan the estate agent (and his client's kids) became an Instalegend
Mar 24th, 10:42am
"This is Dan. He just valued our flat," began the Instagram caption that blogger Lorna Hayward posted last week alongside this photo. "Poor Dan....
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Will trended credit data result in more mortgage approvals?
Mar 24th, 3:30am
With foreclosures at a 10-year low, a good case can be made to take a look at strict lending standards that may be doing more harm than good...
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What kind of financing is available for flippers?
Mar 24th, 3:30am
In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates discusses the various options of real estate financing for flippers and how they work. ...Read More
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Relationships and tech: Why you can't do business without both
Mar 24th, 3:00am
If you are like me, you wake up each morning, open up your laptop, check social media and scour the internet for the latest trends in digital...
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Voodoo Agent: How to avoid being a secret agent in your business
Mar 23rd, 4:27pm
If the idea of promoting yourself doesn't sit well with you, and you're a real estate agent, you've made a huge vocational error. You simply can't...
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Listing Bits: The MLS then, now and in the future
Mar 23rd, 3:36pm
Rebecca Jensen is busy. She is the President and CEO of Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED), the real estate data distributor for the greater...
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A tale of two housing markets
Mar 23rd, 3:33pm
This week the National Association of Realtors announced February sales of existing homes had fallen 3.7 percent from January, based on an...
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Agent fined $5K by Minnesota Department of Commerce for alleged title company ties
Mar 23rd, 2:29pm
Have you ever crashed on the hotel-room couch of a title agent or lender friend -- and did you know that it could potentially get you into...
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Would-be borrowers could be another $150B in business
Mar 23rd, 2:29pm
With the big drop off in refinancing, lenders are beginning to realize there is a whole world of would-be borrowers who have been unable to find...
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How to rethink the lead lifecycle
Mar 23rd, 1:45pm
Learn to value your clients not just as leads but as people, and discover how this could lead to a tenfold increase in the value of each one...
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Housing market could get a bump from Trump
Mar 23rd, 1:19pm
Homebuilders and other companies with ties to housing are noting an uptick in housing demand this year thanks to a healthy job market and hope for...
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What venture capital looks for in real estate entrepreneur hopefuls
Mar 23rd, 11:37am
Do you have the most brilliant idea that will totally change the real estate industry and just need the dough (and strategic backing) to get...
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What would eliminating individual health care mandates mean for real estate agents?
Mar 23rd, 10:46am
It's not looking likely that the American Health Care Act legislation will pass, but because the individual mandate is so controversial, future...
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Edina Realty puts agent training and mentoring on the 'Fast Track'
Mar 23rd, 5:00am
Jake Perpich is hoping to buy a home himself next spring, and after selling 14 of them in his second year of business, he is well on his way. To...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 16: Guns, drugs and a potential kidnapping situation
Mar 23rd, 5:00am
Have you ever had your client turn out to be a major player in a drug cartel? Todd Ferris has. Listen in to this week’s episode, and he’ll...
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How does virtual reality affect the real estate industry?
Mar 23rd, 4:35am
In this week’s video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates geeks out over the uses of virtual reality in real estate right now. ...Read More
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'Why are the sellers selling'? What (not) to say
Mar 23rd, 4:00am
Having shown thousands of homes as a Realtor, I’ve fielded multitudes of questions from buyers as they’ve walked through various homes. Asking...
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Colorado MLSs embark on 'highly charged' merger talks
Mar 23rd, 4:00am
Colorado's two largest MLSs -- REcolorado and Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) -- have agreed to merger talks shepherded by T3 MLS, a...
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6 tips for escaping email hell in real estate
Mar 23rd, 3:45am
Let's face it. Email is a great tool, but it can be incredibly distracting. It ultimately becomes a huge time suck and a drain on your mental...
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Agents: Stop asking for technology help on social media
Mar 23rd, 3:00am
I can totally understand why someone would want to see what a peer in the industry thinks about or an idea, a challenge selling a house or even a...
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Do Zillow leads to lenders violate RESPA? CFPB mum
Mar 22nd, 12:07pm
Are the agents and lenders who participate in Zillow's lender co-marketing program violating a federal anti-kickback law? The CFPB has not issued...
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Existing-home sales backtrack in February after January high
Mar 22nd, 10:01am
After rising to their highest level in almost a decade, existing-home sales slackened in February, with an inventory shortage continuing to...
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How to build relationships just waiting to happen on social media
Mar 22nd, 5:00am
In Episode 2 of Agent Insight, broker Chris Lazarus sits down with Rick Guerrero who is the director of branch sales and strategic partnerships...
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How much money do Opendoor sellers leave on the table?
Mar 22nd, 5:00am
How much money do homesellers leave on the table if they sell to Opendoor, the property-exchange platform that's raised $320 million? A look at...
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What WellcomeMat, a real estate listing video manager, has over YouTube
Mar 22nd, 4:55am
WellcomeMat doesn't create video for you. It's not an presentation or a content production tool. It's highest and best use is as a way to manage,...
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Should buyer's agents attend property inspections?
Mar 22nd, 4:30am
Buyer's agency creates expectations from and for both parties. Agents need clients to represent (that is how we get paid), and most buyers need...
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What's the best way to market an outdoor space?
Mar 22nd, 4:00am
Hitting 70 degrees in February was not only a pleasant surprise but also a pleasant reminder: this is the time of the year when you want to think...
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How to perfect your email inbox system in real estate
Mar 22nd, 3:30am
We know why to go paperless, we’ve taken the first steps, and we’ve honed our use of a note-taking app. Let’s look at our key system:...
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Why your database is the central nervous system of your business
Mar 22nd, 3:00am
Your contact database is the central nervous system of your business. Keeping it organized is essential for managing how you attract...
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New Netflix series 'Santa Clarita Diet' trolls viewers on pronunciation of 'Realtor&#
Mar 21st, 3:47pm
Is it “real-tor” or “real-a-ter?” This pronunciation question has sparked many a complaint in the real estate industry,...
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Real estate broker prints 200 'welcome' signs featuring 26 languages
Mar 21st, 2:30pm
When you drive into Albany in upstate New York, chances are you might spot a sign welcoming you in 26 languages to the neighborhood. That would be...
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Door, a Dallas hybrid real estate brokerage, nabs $2.3 million in funding
Mar 21st, 12:46pm
Another day, another hybrid brokerage funding round. Dallas-based Door, a high-tech brokerage that pockets only $5,000 for representing buyers and...
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Compass Collections, a new collaborative search tool, attracts 90% adoption
Mar 21st, 10:51am
A real estate agent and their client send a slew of text messages over the day, play phone tag and shoot some emails to talk about houses that...
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Meet Keller Williams' secret weapon: Co-CEO John Davis
Mar 21st, 10:45am
Keller Williams (KW) founder Gary Keller casts a big shadow in the company that he founded 34 years ago. Soft-spoken KW Co-CEO Chris Heller...
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Why real estate? 7 industry pros on what they love about it
Mar 21st, 10:13am
Do you remember the moment you knew you wanted to make it in real estate? Perhaps a role model or mentor saw a spark and encouraged you to give it...
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Listing Bits: CoreLogic's Kevin Greene talks Trestle upgrade
Mar 21st, 5:00am
Sifting through listing data is no one’s idea of a good time. But both brokers and technology providers spend a lot of time and money managing...
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5 keys to building a successful real estate brokerage
Mar 21st, 3:25am
Team builder. Subject matter expert. Role model. Coach. Talent finder. Mentor. Entrepreneur. Motivational speaker. Budget cruncher. Scapegoat....
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The impact of housing diversity across the country
Mar 21st, 3:15am
The relationship between housing affordability and the makeup of a neighborhood continues to impact the overall health of many metropolitan areas...
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The winning formula of an online real estate agency: Lessons from eMoov
Mar 21st, 2:30am
Online agencies are one of several new models gaining traction in residential real estate. They smartly combine the traditional expertise of...
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Introducing the moderators for Inman Connect San Francisco 2017
Mar 20th, 5:10pm
Inman is excited to announce the first group of moderators who will take charge in leading informative and provoking sessions during the weeklong...
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Realvision lets you create 3-D home tours with DSLR camera
Mar 20th, 4:01pm
Some real estate professionals may want to add 3-D home tours to their marketing repertoire but aren't ready to cough up the cash for the...
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Australian property portal wars: Domain spinoff to reignite rivalry with REA
Mar 20th, 3:48pm
If there’s one thing Australians love, it’s a good underdog story. And the separation of Domain Group from Fairfax Media is shaping up to be...
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Broker seeks to advance STEM education for girls in Rwanda
Mar 20th, 3:19pm
As a little girl, Sarita Dua was a bit of a math and science geek, always finishing her assignments first in class and at times hiding how easy...
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Department of Justice flip-flops, withdraws support from CFPB in PHH case
Mar 20th, 1:42pm
What does it look like when a federal department changes its mind? And if that department's opinion has been offered in an ongoing court case...
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Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates hires new chief marketing officer
Mar 20th, 12:30pm
Senior global luxury marketing executive Kevin Thompson has been appointed as chief marketing officer at Sotheby’s International Realty...
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How to rub shoulders with the richest of the rich in real estate
Mar 20th, 10:16am
To serve ultra-high-net worth (UHNW) individuals and help them with all their property needs is the ultimate dream for many luxury agents....
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6 savvy ways real estate agents can save their clients money
Mar 20th, 5:00am
When you ask agents how they keep more money in their clients’ pocketbooks, some say they’re good negotiators. Others provide coupons to save...
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Leads, service and 1-percent commission: How SRE makes it work
Mar 20th, 5:00am
Before Chester New began working as an agent with SRE -- the brokerage that’s been turning consumers’ heads all over the country with its...
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3 reasons real estate agents should give up cold calling for good
Mar 20th, 4:30am
The real estate industry has a love-hate relationship with the cold call. Before the advent of digital technology, the phone ruled the sales...
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Why affordable housing is essential to our economy
Mar 20th, 4:00am
What is the value of affordable housing? It goes beyond just finding homes for people. Two new reports released by the National Low Income Housing...
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Is new lender better.com a better way to qualify leads?
Mar 20th, 3:40am
A good deal of leads are ignored if they aren't pre-qualified for a mortgage. The process to do so has never helped real estate agents much,...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 15: Drunk homeowners, trantulas and an undesired gerbil
Mar 20th, 3:30am
Fall-down-drunk sellers, sellers lurking during showings and animal attacks are just a few of the occurrences guest Megan Ferris has seen as a...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 15: Drunk homeowners, tarantulas and an undesired gerbil
Mar 20th, 3:30am
Fall-down-drunk sellers, sellers lurking during showings and animal attacks are just a few of the occurrences guest Megan Ferris has seen as a...
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How to protect your sellers' earnest money
Mar 20th, 3:20am
Choose your lenders carefully. You should have a good two to three lenders that you truly trust and can refer to. Broker Chris Lazarus goes deeper...
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The week in real estate industry deals: March 13-17
Mar 18th, 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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In new ad, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices taps into 'there's no place like home'
Mar 17th, 6:20pm
This year's installment focuses on the concept of home and the first spot, entitled "Place," shows people in places near and far from where they...
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When indoor meets outdoor: Making blended living spaces an upsell
Mar 17th, 4:45pm
Blended living spaces, or connecting indoor and outdoor spaces, are trending, according to HomeAdvisor. Think fusing together a kitchen and a...
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Rates - and politics - seem to be stabilizing post-hike
Mar 17th, 4:40pm
Two broad sets of news this week: the Fed, interest rates and the economy; and a string of deeply reassuring political-economic events. The Fed...
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Trump cuts to HUD rental assistance would affect millennial, urban and black renters most
Mar 17th, 2:36pm
In order to pay for a 50-percent increase to the nation's defense budget, the Trump administration this week proposed to cut funds from a number...
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Bright MLS launches political advocacy grant program for Realtor associations
Mar 17th, 12:59pm
Jamie Ridge knows local public policy decisions can have a big effect on home sales. "We’re really the only watchdogs," Ridge told Inman in an...
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How a 1-year rookie landed the $20M 'Friday Harbor Retreat' listing
Mar 17th, 11:28am
Melissa Boucher is a real estate rookie who just completed her first year in the business. But don't let her "rookie" status fool you -- she's had...
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How a 1st-year rookie landed the $20M 'Friday Harbor Retreat' listing
Mar 17th, 11:28am
Melissa Boucher is a real estate rookie who just completed her first year in the business. But don't let her "rookie" status fool you -- she's had...
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4 quick tips for personal safety in real estate
Mar 17th, 5:00am
In this week’s video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates discusses a somber and crucial topic: safety in real estate. In the past year or two, there...
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How to create harmony between your work and personal life
Mar 17th, 4:00am
All too often real estate agents are missing out on important personal or family time to work with clients. This doesn't always happen because...
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5 tech tools that could make your real estate mobile office possible
Mar 17th, 3:40am
On the brokerage level, virtual real estate offices are trending. And since the beginning of real estate, agents have been on the go. Being mobile...
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'Ugliest House of the Year' tells a tale of tragedy and redemption
Mar 17th, 3:30am
A company that prides itself on buying ugly homes fast has declared the results of its “Ugliest House of the Year” contest, and the winner...
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How big data improves the real estate industry
Mar 17th, 3:05am
Big data is a term that gets thrown around quite a lot in conversation, but for good reasons. It is making a big splash in the business world,...
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Purplebricks, UK hybrid real estate brokerage, to invade U.S. with $60M
Mar 16th, 4:18pm
An elderly British man asks a homeseller if he used the real estate firm Purplebricks to sell his home. “They’re just online, aren’t...
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Purplebricks, UK hybrid real estate brokerage, to invade US with $60M
Mar 16th, 4:18pm
An elderly British man asks a homeseller if he used the real estate firm Purplebricks to sell his home. “They’re just online, aren’t...
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NAGLREP Housing Policy Summit covered Fair Housing and Equality Act issues for LGBT citizens and age
Mar 16th, 3:14pm
NAGLREP founder Jeff Berger and NAGLREP Policy Committee Chair John Graff said they felt compelled to kick-start the summit because of the risk of...
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Voodoo Agent: Getting leads - the good news and the bad news
Mar 16th, 2:40pm
Sixty five million leads are generated a year just online, says Gary Gold in the third episode of "Voodoo Agent." The bad news? That means it's...
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Zillow Group's Bridge Interactive vs. Upstream: A data management arms race?
Mar 16th, 11:47am
Listings, listings, listings. Debates about where they go online, when, and in what form -- plus who controls all of that -- have fired up the...
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Caravanning to listings? Follow app keeps real estate agents and homebuyers together
Mar 16th, 11:35am
Daydreaming, yellow lights and aggressive drivers can separate real estate agents from buyers as they caravan from one home to the next. Enter...
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Trump's 2018 budget calls for 13.2% cut to Department of Housing and Urban Development
Mar 16th, 10:44am
The proposed 2018 budget released by the Donald Trump administration seeks to provide for "one of the largest increases in defense spending...
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Everything real estate agents need to know about 2017 tax deductions
Mar 16th, 5:00am
You can see the division in the streets: Some citizens walking around with hands in pockets, whistling jauntily, not a care in the world, while...
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What booming cities can learn from Denver's playbook
Mar 16th, 4:00am
There is no surprise that population growth has a direct impact on a real estate market. An example of this is metro Denver, which is among the...
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Why real estate agents should attack their day like a monk
Mar 16th, 3:35am
Have you ever made it to the end of a day and felt like you got nothing done? Earlier in the day, you probably felt busy. ...Read More
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3 ways real estate brokers can improve their agent quality
Mar 16th, 3:30am
The National Association of Realtor’s 2015 DANGER report cited the number of “nominal agents” as a major industry concern. The report’s...
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Are the suburbs a better deal for millennials?
Mar 16th, 3:20am
Much has been made of the millennial desire to live in cities; however, a couple of recent studies show that for families with kids, the suburbs...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 14: Squatters, creatures and a machete
Mar 16th, 3:05am
Crazy squatters, lurking animals, a machete-wielding weirdo and a suspicious-looking neighbor -- today’s guest has seen it all ...Read More
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Why you can expect mortgage rates to creep toward 5% this summer
Mar 15th, 4:48pm
First, may as well get the embarrassing part over: the Fed raised its rate today, and mortgage rates fell. “Fell” is a bit of an...
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CFPB orders Nationstar to pay $1.75M for inaccurate loan data
Mar 15th, 3:30pm
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is ordering Nationstar, owner of real estate platform Xome, to pay a $1.7 million civil penalty...
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Fed hikes rates, as expected; mortgage rate movement not anticipated
Mar 15th, 1:29pm
"The Fed will raise the overnight cost of money on Wednesday, from a band 0.50 percent-0.75 percent to 0.75 percent-1.00 percent," predicted Inman...
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Diana Nyad on dedication, perseverance and living without regrets
Mar 15th, 10:37am
Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad knows a thing or two about taking on the seemingly impossible. After a 35-year quest and on her fifth attempt,...
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Survey: How do real estate professionals generate Facebook leads?
Mar 15th, 9:01am
Love it or hate it, everyone and their dog (literally) ends up on Facebook. That's 1.86 billion people, to be exact. How do you leverage this wild...
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Revelation Real Estate to supersize office digs, an $8M project
Mar 15th, 5:00am
In May this year, the 550 agents with the independent Arizona brokerage and its owners, Chuck and Angela Fazio, will move to a brand new 20,000...
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Totomic's big data shows how (and who) to target for your next home sale
Mar 15th, 4:40am
To paraphrase a classic line from "Fletch" -- "It's all big data these days." Totomic consolidates non-commoditized data sources, such as deep...
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3 sweet lessons real estate agents can learn from the Girl Scouts
Mar 15th, 4:30am
It’s Girl Scout cookie time! Have you bought or received your cookies? 2017 represents the 100th year of the tradition as the first girl scout...
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Why mindset fuels the successful real estate entrepreneur
Mar 15th, 4:00am
The ability to control one's state of mind is crucial to being an entrepreneur. Byron Lazine discusses mindset, real estate and conferences with...
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3 things US real estate agents should know about Chinese investors
Mar 15th, 3:30am
New foreign exchange regulations in China are currently making it difficult for Chinese buyers to invest in the U.S. real estate market. As such,...
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Why accelerating the real estate transaction is our collective burden to bear
Mar 15th, 3:00am
We were pleased to see our old friend, Brad Inman, take the real estate industry to task in his recent article: “Why homesellers demand better...
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Attom Data Solutions adds nationwide MLS information from Clear Capital
Mar 14th, 4:05pm
Attom Data Solutions, the curator of the nation's largest fused property database, announced that MLS analytics provided by Clear Capital will now...
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Transparent platforms: Shiny new object or game-changer?
Mar 14th, 1:03pm
Experts from Haus, Roofstock, Faira and Opendoor talk about what it means when buyers and sellers can see what everyone is offering (or bidding)...
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5 MLSs, 1 county: SmartMLS advances consolidation in Connecticut
Mar 14th, 12:50pm
If real estate agents and brokers want to do business in all of Fairfield County, Connecticut, they are virtually required to join more than one...
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5 tips for getting started with real estate video marketing
Mar 14th, 6:15am
Buzz about real estate video marketing is everywhere. Almost every marketing-oriented session at Inman Connect New York mentioned it. And...
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Why an NYC listing agent became a buyer's broker
Mar 14th, 4:55am
Take the average real estate transaction and then imagine an exquisitely tricky minefield -- that’s the situation that many buyers in the Big...
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Listing Bits: Reversing the reputation that real estate agents like 'ugly' marketing
Mar 14th, 3:55am
When agents are in charge of conceptualizing and creating their marketing materials (and distributing them), is it any wonder that sometimes...
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4 lead generation tactics for real estate newbies
Mar 14th, 3:35am
Are you a new real estate agent looking for lead generation tactics proven to produce prospects and clients? To help get you off on the right...
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5 reasons you should (or should not) become a Realtor
Mar 14th, 2:45am
Here are five reasons you should avoid becoming a Realtor. They happen to be the same reasons you might fall in love with the field. Which side...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 13: Driving in reverse
Mar 13th, 3:53pm
Have you ever driven your clients around in reverse? Peter Brewer has. In fact, he’s driven his clients around an entire island in reverse when...
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Marketing guru Scott Stratten to headline Inman Connect San Francisco 2017
Mar 13th, 3:18pm
As the author of four best-selling business books and the co-owner of UnMarketing, Scott Stratten knows a thing or two about embracing disruption...
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Why Cuba's living nostalgia reminds me of U.S. real estate
Mar 13th, 3:13pm
HAVANA, CUBA -- For me and for many U.S. visitors, Cuba presents a quandary. Standing still for 58 years without the benefits nor the downsides of...
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January market reports: Inventories are down to the wire
Mar 13th, 2:40pm
January is the month when real estate markets traditionally take a breather to restock their shelves for the spring season. In the final quarter...
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Realogy named one of world's most ethical companies for 6th consecutive year
Mar 13th, 12:21pm
The Ethisphere Institute has released its 2017 "World's Most Ethical Companies" list, and to no one's surprise, Realogy has made the list again ...
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MetaProp NYC launches pre-accelerator program for proptech
Mar 13th, 12:20pm
Real estate technophiles who believe they have the next brilliant startup idea have a new opportunity to nurture their dream. MetaProp NYC, a...
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Real estate data partners to help you source business
Mar 13th, 11:38am
Experts from SoFi, MRED and CoreLogic talk about what data can tell real estate agents about the homes (and consumers) they work with every day...
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Realtor.com listing of the week: 'Family home' on the outside, party on the inside
Mar 13th, 11:22am
Looking for a stately home equipped to throw one absolutely legendary rager? Look no further than this property in Greece, New York, listed for...
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It's time to reclaim your bedroom - and your life - from real estate
Mar 13th, 5:00am
Your cell phone is the lifeblood of your business -- but it also represents one of the greatest hurdles to your success. If your phone is running...
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Is your brokerage taking full advantage of technology?
Mar 13th, 5:00am
How many different products do real estate agents touch during home sale transactions -- and how many times will they re-enter the same...
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How to increase your digital footprint in real estate without breaking the bank
Mar 13th, 3:50am
Free traditional marketing options are hard to come by, though some do exist, but there are quite a few free-to-cheap opportunities for online...
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10 real estate video mistakes agents don't know they're making
Mar 13th, 3:30am
More and more real estate agents are integrating video into their marketing campaigns. Go to just about any real estate conference *cough* Inman...
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The week in real estate industry deals: March 6-10
Mar 11th, 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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SmartZip acquires Reach150 and gets financing boost
Mar 10th, 7:14pm
SmartZip has acquired Reach150, a company that offers a referral management system. At the same time, a key investor in Reach150, Toba Capital,...
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Why today's job numbers aren't a reprieve from a rate hike
Mar 10th, 4:19pm
Long-term interest rates have held a crucial edge today despite another outsize gain in payrolls. Job gains show increasing health, but low and...
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HouseLens unveils real estate photography marketplace for agents
Mar 10th, 3:52pm
Real estate agents are embracing the "on-demand" zeitgeist, increasingly answering email inquiries, firing off comparative market analyses (CMAs)...
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Mar 10th, 2:21pm
In this monthly column, a member of Miami’s Master Brokers Forum will examine and positively resolve potential differences that may arise...
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Realty Executives International's Rector family retires, sells remaining shares
Mar 10th, 1:49pm
Former Realty Executives International president and co-owner Rich Rector and his wife have an airtight plan to keep the company running as they...
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How Trulia's 'computer vision' is helping consumers find the perfect home
Mar 10th, 11:06am
The human brain can fully process an image in 13 milliseconds and identify approximately 100 million colors, which is one of the reasons why...
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Invitation to discrimination: 'Love letters' and Fair Housing
Mar 10th, 10:12am
The real estate market in Tacoma, the past year especially, has been difficult for buyers. There are multiple offers, low inventory and folks with...
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Media executive Josh Albertson joins Inman team
Mar 10th, 9:07am
Media executive Josh Albertson has joined the Inman team to help grow the expanding real estate news, information and event firm ...Read More
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Media executive Josh Albertson joins Inman team as CFO
Mar 10th, 9:07am
Media executive Josh Albertson has joined the Inman team to help grow the expanding real estate news, information and event firm ...Read More
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Is real estate photography free?
Mar 10th, 5:00am
As we all know, all it takes is a camera or a phone with a built-in camera to take a photo. People take pictures all day long. Some pictures are...
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Skyler360 brings Facebook Messenger, Amazon Echo into the mix
Mar 10th, 3:50am
Skyler 360's completely renovated, color-coded identifiers and lack of Windows-themed utilitarianisms help create a sharper, more intuitive user...
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5 skills you need to work in supply-constrained land markets
Mar 10th, 3:45am
During my career as a residential land broker, I was half-jokingly counseled by many veterans to quit while I was still young. I was also shown...
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Open letter to Ryan Serhant re: Zillow/StreetEasy
Mar 10th, 3:30am
I am writing this in reference to your recent post on Facebook/Instagram about the new changes at StreetEasy/Zillow. Before I get started though,...
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3 apps your listing presentation can't go without
Mar 10th, 3:15am
What's your strategy to win listings? There are many pieces of the puzzle that wow prospective homesellers including your knowledge, your...
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Trelora inviting homebuyers to talk directly to sellers
Mar 9th, 5:28pm
Trelora, a low-fee Colorado brokerage with a history of ruffling feathers, now allows prospective buyers to communicate directly with its seller...
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$6B in proposed HUD cuts: Real estate industry reacts
Mar 9th, 3:58pm
The Trump administration is considering slashing the budget of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by $6 billion, The Washington...
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5 technology tips in 5 minutes from Candy Miles Crocker
Mar 9th, 2:09pm
"As a real estate agent, it's all about relationships," says Candy Miles Crocker -- who urges agents to stop hiding behind technology and gives...
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Agent vs. FSBO: NAR generational trends report shows record highs and lows
Mar 9th, 10:04am
They say some things never change. And despite the intertwined world we live in, made flat by the internet's ability to increasingly cut out...
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LendingHome, an online mortgage shop, puts borrower in the driver's seat
Mar 9th, 7:30am
Lenders are increasingly allowing homebuyers to apply for mortgages online, but the underwriting process often requires drawn-out communication...
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5 characteristics of agents who are happy in the middle
Mar 9th, 4:30am
Top agent this! Top agent that! Superstar secrets! What the top 1 percent knows that you don’t! How to build a mega team! Big! Mega! There are a...
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The gray area in multiple-offer situations
Mar 9th, 3:45am
In real estate, one of the most difficult challenges is dealing with multiple offers on a home. From the start, it is set up for one party to...
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A new agent asks: Should the real estate exam be harder?
Mar 9th, 3:40am
As I continue my journey towards Realtor status, one theme seems to keep rearing its ugly head: the role of real estate agent is not as...
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 12: The abusive husband
Mar 8th, 12:56pm
Real estate broker Cassie Wells shares the tale of a seller who was extracting herself from an abusive relationship -- and the spouse showing up...
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Latch smart lock could make instant property showings a reality
Mar 8th, 12:50pm
Imagine a prospective homebuyer wants to see a home ASAP, but her real estate agent can't be there for hours. Latch, a smart lock, can solve the...
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Will 2017 be the year sales turn south? 4 ways to anticipate the markets
Mar 8th, 12:19pm
There are good reasons for having short expectations for sales this year. The multi-year honeymoon of mortgage rates consistently south of 4...
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Clareity's 2017 MLS satisfaction rankings: Would you choose your system again?
Mar 8th, 12:16pm
Even as new real estate gadgets are constantly introduced into the market, the MLS remains agents' no. 1 technology tool. So when choosing whether...
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LeadingRE digs into real estate consumer preferences: Experience or digital savvy?
Mar 8th, 11:26am
The audience at Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) conference got a taste of the global network's new consumer segmentation...
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The latest in big data, artificial intelligence, mobile and analytics for real estate
Mar 8th, 10:59am
Four sponsors take the stage to give an overview of the technology they work on -- day in and day out -- to help agents find leads and close deals...
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'Ingage' listing presentation prospects with interactive iPad software
Mar 8th, 4:35am
Listing presentation product Ingage deftly maneuvers video, text and images to help real estate agents bolster their impact on prospects ...Read More
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When friends play hide-and-seek with your real estate business
Mar 8th, 3:50am
Picture it, Sicily 19... oops! The suburbs, 2017. A bride-to-be is frantically searching for a wedding cake baker. She hears one vendor complain...
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How to eliminate the tiny scraps of paper in your real estate business
Mar 8th, 3:15am
We’ve talked about reasons to go paperless and the first steps to getting there. So your transactions, calendars and to-do lists should now be...
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Seth Price's 3 questions for developing a real estate brand
Mar 8th, 3:05am
According to Price, “nobody wants to do business with a logo,” and this is something too many aspiring real estate agents fail to understand...
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10 steps to attracting free real estate leads on Instagram
Mar 8th, 3:00am
I once had one of my brokers in charge tell me, “Social media is fine, but I don’t think you’ll find many clients that way.” ...Read More
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21 common objections (and how to handle them) for real estate agents
Mar 7th, 7:34pm
LAS VEGAS -- "With all of my objection handlers, it's really about educating the consumer," said Anne M. Rubin at a session at One21, Century 21's...
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The 3 tiers of luxury homebuyers: How well do you know your client?
Mar 7th, 6:51pm
If you think you know your luxury buyer, think again. New findings by Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury division of Leading Real Estate...
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How to go from 'viral' to 'vital' as a real estate agent
Mar 7th, 3:25pm
LAS VEGAS -- "In the old days, it used to be that we were the controllers of the interrupt," said Matthew Ferrara on stage in a session at One21,...
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How I fell in love with selling real estate
Mar 7th, 3:14pm
Broker Chris Lazarus shares the tale of how he got started in real estate -- and how he realized it was the career for him ...Read More
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Top NYC brokers slam StreetEasy agent program
Mar 7th, 1:24pm
StreetEasy has turned into "Nightmare On Elm Street" for a number of New York City brokers. They say that adding Zillow Group's Premier Agent...
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At Inman Connect San Francisco, adapt, adjust and reach for growth
Mar 7th, 1:06pm
Have you felt it? Changes are coming to the real estate industry faster than ever -- from new platforms and technology to growing sources of...
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LoanDepot invests $80M into mello, an end-to-end digital lending platform
Mar 7th, 11:35am
"Devoid of modernization." That's how loanDepot Chairman and CEO Anthony Hsieh described the mortgage industry in the company's unveiling of an...
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How a luxury real estate agent produced $30 million in 2016 with one assistant
Mar 7th, 4:05am
As part of her 10 Questions podcast series, F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab interviews Jennifer Egbert, who thrives in what she calls the small...
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How to ask for real estate referrals: 7 opportunities real estate agents should seize
Mar 7th, 3:55am
Ask any real estate professional and they will tell you that one of their best sources of business comes from the referrals they receive from past...
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Why the power of comparison fuels the real estate listing presentation
Mar 7th, 3:35am
Have you ever found yourself awake during the middle of the night and switched on the TV? Chances are you stumbled upon an infomercial ...Read More
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Agents beware: Fake 'Florida Board of Realtors' demands $225 in scam
Mar 6th, 5:32pm
If you've recently received an invoice from an organization claiming to be a Realtor board, take a good look: It may be a scam ...Read More
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Engel & Völkers announces immoviewer partnership, putting VR in every brokerage office
Mar 6th, 4:00pm
What if every brokerage in America had virtual reality (VR) technology -- VR cameras for filming and headsets for viewing? That's Engel &...
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson addresses staff for first time
Mar 6th, 3:30pm
Carson spent the majority of the address giving anecdotes about the "bootstraps" mentality of Americans and offered his philosophies about success...
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How to form an agent team to expand your real estate business
Mar 6th, 1:48pm
LAS VEGAS -- If you're going to build a team, noted Caryn Yates at Century One's One21 Conference, you don't want to throw it together haphazardly...
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Best places to live: The top 10 American state capitals
Mar 6th, 1:30pm
Austin, Texas, is world renowned for its thriving cultural scene and world-class dining. And now it has another superlative to add to its list of...
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Opendoor launches mortgage brokerage - a first step to seller financing?
Mar 6th, 1:08pm
Opendoor, the property-exchange platform that's raised $320 million, is launching a mortgage brokerage that could connect buyers with loans to...
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Opendoor launching mortgage brokerage - a first step to seller financing?
Mar 6th, 1:08pm
Opendoor, the property-exchange platform that's raised $320 million, is launching a mortgage brokerage that could connect buyers with loans to...
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Do some business models make bad real estate agents?
Mar 6th, 12:18pm
On Facebook today, Brad Inman was complaining about the lack of skill and courtesy demonstrated by an agent that he contacted as a consumer...
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How to think about your technology roadmap for 2017
Mar 6th, 11:00am
Kristi Kennelly with realtor.com marries technology strategies with tactics -- building and working your CRM, increasing your response time,...
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Pay gap hinders single women's homebuying power, study shows
Mar 6th, 10:47am
Low inventory and lack of access to affordable housing has been a common theme in real estate over the past year, and according to a new study by...
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Are your buyers considering purchasing a 'pig in a poke'?
Mar 6th, 5:00am
Strong real estate markets coupled with an inventory shortage have always generated strong flipping activity. But while your buyers may be "oohing...
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How to thrive as a rookie real estate agent in a big city or a backwater
Mar 6th, 5:00am
You couldn't meet a more different pair of agents than Coldwell Banker Real Estate's two Rookies of the Year for 2016 -- Rory Hertzberg from...
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How I used an Instagram giveaway for real estate lead generation
Mar 6th, 4:30am
Last year as I was putting together a business plan for my foray into being a full-time real estate broker, I decided that I was not going to...
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Why trust should be the baseline, not the tagline
Mar 6th, 4:15am
The word “trust” has been so overused it no longer means anything. Despite that fact, many Realtors still believe it represents the gold...
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Are real estate clients taken by Homeselfe RE's colorful energy reports?
Mar 6th, 3:35am
As easily as a seller agent could use the Homeselfe RE app to augment their listing presentation with an energy analysis, a buyer's agent could...
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The week in real estate industry deals: Feb. 27-March 3
Mar 4th, 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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The case for helping your real estate agents retire
Mar 3rd, 2:48pm
Almost half of respondents in Inman's Special Report survey said they were getting no help from their brokerages on transitioning out of the...
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The Fed will hike rates by 0.25% at its March meeting; here's why
Mar 3rd, 2:27pm
First, the good news: The economy is doing so well that the Federal Reserve will increase the cost of money by 0.25 percent on March 15, up to the...
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It's about the money . . . How & why brokerages go digital [Demo Webinar]
Mar 3rd, 1:23pm
In this webinar, you learn how to leverage your agents' data to automate your back office using integrations, connections and mobility ...Read More
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How to build an irresistible personal brand in real estate
Mar 3rd, 12:55pm
Formulating a prescribed image or impression in the mind of others helps nurture relationships when you're not in the room so that when you do...
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Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate podcast Episode 11: Enter the hoarders
Mar 3rd, 10:39am
Sharon McRill, owner and founder of Betty Brigade, encounters a lot of people who...just don't want to let go of things. Anything. Ever. "You...
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You're hired: How to get techies on your team
Mar 3rd, 9:23am
Brokers understand the woes of recruiting -- and if you are trying to build a tech-fueled team, it's a whole different ball game. Experts at...
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Joyce Rey puts new price on the property formerly known as Neverland Ranch
Mar 3rd, 9:11am
It's always about who you know in real estate. Joyce Rey, luxury agent with Coldwell Banker Previews International, let it be known that she would...
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How to get started creating videos on Facebook to market yourself
Mar 3rd, 5:00am
People spend 50 minutes a day on Facebook reading content and watching videos, which provides an incredibly captive audience. Plus, promoting...
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Is a mobile app a good investment for real estate agents?
Mar 3rd, 4:45am
I’ll be the first to admit: There’s not a single industry on the planet that hasn’t been disrupted by the smartphone age in one way or...
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What should new real estate agents spend their money on?
Mar 3rd, 4:30am
In this week’s video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates answers the question: What should new real estate agents spend their money on ...Read More
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Should real estate agents work with first-time homebuyers?
Mar 3rd, 4:00am
In the video series, "Real Estate: Raw & Uncut," Byron Lazine and Tim Bray of Seaport Real Estate Group with Sotheby's International Realty...
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The best month and day to put a home on the market, according to Zillow
Mar 2nd, 3:29pm
You may want to hide during the ides of March, but the ides of May are the perfect time to put a home on the market, says a new study by Zillow...
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Wells Fargo announces initiative to boost black homeownership
Mar 2nd, 2:28pm
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, black Americans will represent 17 percent of new households by 2024. Unfortunately, black Americans -- along...
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NeighborhoodScout unveils 'micro-neighborhood' home price forecasts and crime ratings
Mar 2nd, 2:15pm
Due to fair housing laws, real estate agents can skate on thin ice if they discuss sensitive neighborhood information with homebuyers, such as...
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Is micro-unit housing a solution to California's homelessness problem?
Mar 2nd, 11:03am
As housing prices continue to rise, the issue of how to house homeless and lower-income individuals and families becomes increasingly important....
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Ben Carson confirmed as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Mar 2nd, 9:47am
Yesterday, the Senate voted 62-37 to end debate on Ben Carson's nomination as the incoming Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban...
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How virtual reality can change your lens on the world
Mar 2nd, 8:43am
Experts from The New York Times and Google discuss how some of the biggest companies in the world are exploring storytelling through VR (virtual...
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Expect more app integrations from dotloop
Mar 2nd, 8:18am
Real estate agents who use dotloop now stand a better shot at enjoying future integrations between the transaction management software and other...
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Zillow Group's dotloop unveils new API for real estate tech developers
Mar 2nd, 8:18am
Real estate agents who use dotloop now stand a better shot at enjoying future integrations between the transaction management software and other...
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5 ways real estate agents can respond to: 'Please don't call me again'
Mar 2nd, 5:00am
A real estate agent recently received a firm response after soliciting a homeowner's business, to the effect of: "I am not selling. Please don't...
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Voodoo Agent: How to truly tap into your sphere of influence in real estate
Mar 2nd, 5:00am
The most important thing for real estate agents to have a consistent, sustainable business is being able to quantify and cultivate your sphere of...
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To office or not to office? How virtual and brick-and-mortar brokerages make it work
Mar 2nd, 5:00am
Brand-new brokerage Clockhouse Realty started business on January 1, servicing all of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Why the decision to be...
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2 secrets to making tax season less scary for real estate agents
Mar 2nd, 4:30am
As the realization that taxes are due in 10 weeks sets in, most real estate agents are desperately trying to find every deduction and loophole to...
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9 blunders to avoid when buying waterfront property
Mar 2nd, 3:15am
Waterfront property in Virginia offers one of the most desirable places to live. In Hampton Roads, we have an ocean, huge sprawling rivers and...
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Millennials on the move: Are real estate agents ready?
Mar 2nd, 3:05am
The real estate brokerage community thinks the only way to communicate to the millennial generation is with technology. However, Zillow's report...
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Ego building or business building? Valuing your real estate business for retirement
Mar 1st, 1:39pm
A successful agent is often evaluated by others on the number of sales volume they settle — and that is not what business buyers are looking for...
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Donald Trump's opportunity to re-make the Federal Reserve
Mar 1st, 12:12pm
The following is about Mr. Trump in only one respect: He has an unprecedented opportunity to re-make the Federal Reserve. As active as he has been...
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Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate podcast Episode 10: Clothing optional
Mar 1st, 11:31am
On her regular rundown of the strange stories that can happen in real estate, Leigh Brown welcomes Canadian real estate agent Tony Iacoviello, who...
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The best bang for your buck: Google's take on maximizing your return
Mar 1st, 9:34am
"If we were to look at the consumer path to home purchase a few years ago, we would see probably under five steps. That same path to purchase...
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Parental units: When real estate clients buy a home for their kid
Mar 1st, 5:00am
If your first thought when an affluent client tells you they want to buy a home for a grown-up child is, "what a spoiled brat" -- banish that...
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Getting started down the road to a paperless real estate office
Mar 1st, 4:45am
Last week, we talked about some of the reasons to go paperless. Today, we’ll look at the first few steps to getting there. The idea is to give...
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Amazon will send a smart home specialist to your real estate client's door
Mar 1st, 3:55am
Real estate agents in major West Coast markets now have a new assistant they can call upon to help customers with questions about smart home...
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Podcast: 3 levers that hike your real estate profits
Mar 1st, 3:35am
Have you tried unsuccessfully to increase your real estate profits year after year? Are your operating expenses heavily impacting your bottom line...
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Agent/broker perspective: Going to the mat for an agent
Mar 1st, 3:30am
This month’s situation: An agent vs. agent dispute has escalated to a formal legal process. Both brokers are fully supportive. Can both brokers...
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Will real estate investors dig 'The Deed'? A look at the series premiere
Feb 28th, 4:03pm
The Deed, an original prime time real estate investment series, premieres on CNBC Wednesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, and here's a sneak peek...
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Trulia apps now integrate with iMessage for home search collaboration
Feb 28th, 4:01pm
"It takes two to make a thing go right, it takes two to make it outta sight," -- that's Trulia's sentiment as the Zillow Group brand releases an...
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Strong home improvement market is expected to continue for years to come
Feb 28th, 3:19pm
Traditionally, a healthy housing market is also good for the remodeling industry. For proof of this, one only needs to look at Home Depot, which...
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RealScout's BrokerIQ helps brokerages 'close more deals in house'
Feb 28th, 2:00pm
Brokerages hold office sales meetings, in part, to encourage agents to find out whether any of their coworkers have listings suitable for their...
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What agents should know about the massive growth of down payment assistance
Feb 28th, 1:09pm
San Francisco, one of the highest housing-cost markets in the country, has had some form of down-payment assistance for homebuyers since 1998. But...
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The future of work: How to earn the trust of your clients
Feb 28th, 11:54am
What if your home remembered your preferences and knew when you were going to run out of toilet paper or coffee -- then ordered more for you? The...
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Re/Max and DocuSign deepen digital transaction partnership
Feb 28th, 11:00am
“With a single click, users will be able to create new Transaction Rooms that can be automatically pre-populated with listing and lead data so...
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Special Report: How real estate agents can live happily ever after in retirement
Feb 28th, 5:00am
Real estate agents want their happily ever after: a post-career life with the stability that a bucket of money or residual income can bring. The...
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Does the real estate industry take its homeownership love affair for granted?
Feb 28th, 4:45am
We often do not miss the vital and ingrained aspects of our lives until they are gone. When it comes to the real estate industry, our Kryptonite...
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Podcast: How to create your own economy and shift your mindset toward abundance
Feb 28th, 4:00am
Why is it important to have an abundance mindset, and how can you reveal your own scarcity mindset in order to counteract it? Many of us have...
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Listing Bits: 'Too many crappy agents,' the biggest issue in real estate
Feb 28th, 3:25am
"The No. 1 problem of the industry is that we have too many crappy agents," Rob Hahn tells Vendor Alley's Greg Robertson in the fourth episode of...
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Observations on Zillow's 2016 results and the U.S. market
Feb 28th, 2:15am
Hey, Zillow! Thanks for reporting your full year financial results for 2016. It provides a great opportunity to update my international property...
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First-time homebuyer? Avoid these states
Feb 27th, 11:02pm
California is the hardest state for first-time homebuyers, according to a new report from Bankrate.com, while Iowa is the easiest state to put...
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Mortgage rates hit lowest percentage since first week in December
Feb 27th, 2:30pm
Long-term rates have broken down this week (versus unanimous expectations for going up), now the lowest since the first week of December -- and if...
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VHT rival PlanOmatic changes photo copyright terms after Zillow lawsuit
Feb 27th, 12:55pm
Earlier this month, a federal court awarded real estate photography company VHT $8.3 million in a copyright infringement suit against Zillow...
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Renters want to be owners, surveys find - is affordability the blockade?
Feb 27th, 12:44pm
“If wishes were horses, even beggars would ride,” goes the old English nursery rhyme. Is that what’s going on today when surveys seem to...
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Katie Lance's 5 best technology tips for real estate agents in 5 minutes
Feb 27th, 12:06pm
How to create a full social media strategy with "pillar content" and more tips that agents and brokers can implement today -- all given in five...
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Would-be buyers kept at bay as pending home sales slide in January
Feb 27th, 10:26am
The real estate roller coaster continues as the National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) slides to its lowest level in a...
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Warren Buffett loves HomeServices of America
Feb 27th, 8:42am
In Warren Buffett’s 2016 investor letter released this past weekend, the folksy tycoon called out HomeServices of America (HSA) and said to...
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How to sell a home to the 'snowflake' generation
Feb 27th, 5:00am
The term “snowflake” has become a pejorative description for young people who cannot handle confrontation or opinions that differ from their...
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How to avoid an IRS audit
Feb 27th, 5:00am
Tax time is already upon us, and next season will be here before we know it. A real estate agent’s tax return is complicated enough, so don’t...
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How do you become a successful real estate agent?
Feb 27th, 5:00am
Broker Chris Lazarus discusses wheat it takes to become a successful real estate agent. Hint: It takes more than a license. ...Read More
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You are not the hero: What real estate agents can learn from the hero's journey
Feb 27th, 4:45am
A few years back, I met with a couple looking to sell their home in Seattle. As a newer agent who had found some success with buyers, I was hungry...
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Can automated lead follow-up make you an Agent Legend?
Feb 27th, 4:00am
Business automation is getting easier, and agents who are fans of finding ways to streamline lead cultivation will want to have a look at Agent...
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Coffee is for closers: 26 takeaways from 3 sophomore real estate agents
Feb 27th, 3:40am
I had coffee the other day with three of my favorite sophomore agents. I coached all of them in their first year in the business, and we have...
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Who's responsible for shortening the real estate transaction?
Feb 27th, 3:15am
Brad Inman says we need to improve the real estate transaction. He’s right. The only question I have is who the “we” is. Here’s what I...
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The week in real estate industry deals: February 20-24
Feb 25th, 3:40am
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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Alex Wang pulls the curtain on the listing agent life through video
Feb 24th, 7:31pm
Alex Wang has now taken his "real world" approach to Snapchat and applied it to a new series of videos that aim to give a peek into the life of a...
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Crazy sh*t podcast Episode 9: Where there's smoke . . .
Feb 24th, 2:28pm
On the latest episode of Leigh Brown's podcast that explores the wild and weird things that can happen in real estate, home inspector Wally Conway...
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Why homesellers demand better than a shaky real estate labyrinth
Feb 24th, 11:15am
Waiting in a grocery line a few weeks back, I stood behind a woman as she wrote a check. Scary. In the wire fraud age, consider the risk of giving...
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The 'internet of you' and what it means for the future
Feb 24th, 11:14am
"Every 20 years or so, our lives are transformed by a powerful technology" that moves from the hands of a few to the hands of many. Adrienne...
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Engel & Völkers North America partners with NAGLREP
Feb 24th, 9:43am
Engel & Völkers North America is partnering with the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals to educate real estate...
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Nicole Rideout, rising star at Gibson Sotheby's, on what she got from Realogy's Ascend
Feb 24th, 9:09am
Gibson Sotheby's International Realty's director Nicole Rideout remembers one all-nighter she pulled with a pot of coffee ...Read More
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Realogy Holdings Corp. turned higher profit in 2016
Feb 24th, 7:15am
Realogy Holdings Corp. posted a profit of $213 million in 2016, up by 16 percent from the previous year -- though the company's results reflected...
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Voice-driven real estate app for Amazon Echo now talks to 3 markets
Feb 24th, 4:45am
A few weeks ago I reported on a voice-driven real estate search app. Now, three agencies have opted in to receive buyer and seller leads. ...Read...
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Why you should think of business planning as 'success planning'
Feb 24th, 3:30am
Let's be real: Most people don't like to put together an annual business plan. Why is that? Does it seem too selfish? Or is the plan created just...
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Why you must always make content part of your mix
Feb 24th, 3:30am
I know there are not a ton of media junkies out there like me. It's not normal to read five newspapers a day plus devouring ESPN.com, Facebook and...
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5 make-or-break points for successful philanthropy
Feb 24th, 3:15am
This list of key points resembles a list that could be drawn up for any business venture -- and that is one of the key conclusions I have come to:...
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4 reasons international high-net-worth buyers invest in U.S. real estate
Feb 24th, 2:35am
In my experience, the motivations behind a non-American/HNWI’s decision to invest in U.S. real estate can be broken down into four major...
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John Peyton to succeed Alex Perriello as Realogy president and CEO
Feb 23rd, 5:08pm
Realogy Holdings chairman, CEO and president, Richard Smith today announced the promotion of John Peyton to president and CEO for the Realogy...
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John Peyton to succeed Alex Perriello as Realogy Franchise Group president and CEO
Feb 23rd, 5:08pm
Realogy Holdings chairman, CEO and president, Richard Smith today announced the promotion of John Peyton to president and CEO for the Realogy...
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TripleMint, a high-tech brokerage, closes $4.5 million Series A funding round
Feb 23rd, 4:33pm
The most successful venture capital-funded brokerages tend to shed some experimental business practices for more traditional techniques, while...
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Inman Educational Webinar: Become the digital mayor of your community
Feb 23rd, 4:11pm
In this webinar, you will learn how to establish your reputation as member of your community and lay the foundation for referrals and lead...
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Become the digital mayor of your community [Educational Webinar]
Feb 23rd, 4:11pm
In this webinar, you will learn how to establish your reputation as member of your community and lay the foundation for referrals and lead...
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Re/Max nets $22.7M in 2016 with rising agent count
Feb 23rd, 3:45pm
Today Re/Max announced its largest annual agent gain in a decade and a bank account that’s $22.7 million in the black. In its 2016 full-year...
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How Coldwell Banker used Facebook Live to cover the Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) for agents
Feb 23rd, 2:28pm
In December 2015, Facebook opened Facebook Live to the masses -- and its popularity has yet to slow down, with everyone using it from your grandma...
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San Francisco Bay Area MLSs to share 'coming soon' and pocket listings
Feb 23rd, 12:55pm
When "coming soon" listings blazed into the spotlight nearly three years ago, MLSss had a choice: support what agents and brokers were already...
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What's on the horizon for Move in 2017?
Feb 23rd, 12:15pm
Ryan O'Hara, CEO at Move -- which owns and operates realtor.com -- gave an overview of what real estate agents can expect from the company in ...
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Re/Max appoints Carie Zoellner as new VP of IT and digital business
Feb 23rd, 11:04am
Zoellner has worked in IT executive management for over 17 years, most recently as the VP of IT for a division of DaVita Healthcare Partners...
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All-cash buyer rules renewed for another 180 days by FinCEN
Feb 23rd, 10:45am
If you were hoping for a reprieve from having to identify all-cash buyers above a certain price point in certain counties to the Financial Crimes...
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Why professionalism starts with real estate brokers
Feb 23rd, 4:45am
For years, I have read and listened to complaints about how low the bar is for becoming a real estate agent and about how many “bad agents” we...
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First-time homebuyers to miss out amid real estate investor craze: housing report
Feb 22nd, 11:01pm
Investors have played a key role in driving the housing recovery, but their contribution also has come at a cost: more competition for first-time...
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Open house robberies change real estate in Northeast Ohio
Feb 22nd, 2:36pm
There are plenty of moving parts during an open house -- welcoming potential buyers, making sure marketing materials are front-and-center, keeping...
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Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 8 - When fur, claws and scales drop in at the home inspec
Feb 22nd, 12:48pm
Dead cats. Raccoons. Snakes! Welcome to the weird life of a home inspector, when Jeff Baker drops in on the podcast to share some of his crazy...
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Rob Hahn and Greg Robertson launch 'Industry Relations' podcast
Feb 22nd, 12:30pm
What do you get when two of real estate's most well-known, outspoken bloggers get together to hash out controversial topics about the industry you...
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January existing-home sales show fastest seasonally adjusted annual sales growth in almost 10 years
Feb 22nd, 11:06am
The first month of 2017 sets the year up for a red-hot start after what NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun called a "soft" December. In January,...
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VirtualAPT's robot makes 360-degree property videos for real estate agents
Feb 22nd, 10:33am
A four-wheeled tripod outfitted with a computer, 360-degree camera and sensors can roam properties, producing highly choreographed, immersive...
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Virtual reality goes mainstream: Why aren't you using it?
Feb 22nd, 10:28am
Virtual reality and the real estate industry seem to be a match made in heaven. What's the status on getting this technology into every home in...
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Xome is 'worth a very big pile of money,' said Nationstar CEO in earnings call
Feb 22nd, 8:38am
When Xome arrived on the scene in 2015, purporting to disrupt the real estate industry with an end-to-end platform, nobody was sure what to...
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Gary Gold launches Voodoo Agent, a luxury real estate video series
Feb 22nd, 6:00am
Call it mojo. The x-factor. Mad game. In real estate, we are in the performance business. We get paid when we execute ...Read More
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How to save a real estate deal when clients play hardball
Feb 22nd, 5:00am
A real estate deal is rife with umpteen deal disaster scenarios, every one worse than the next. But the real question is -- how do agents revive a...
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Fake it 'til you make it in real estate? Absolutely not
Feb 22nd, 4:50am
The popular phrase "fake it 'til you make it" seems to get thrown around a lot in the real estate industry. I've actually heard this given out as...
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Why you need to seriously consider going paperless in 2017
Feb 22nd, 4:30am
The way we do business has changed more dramatically and more swiftly in the last five years than it did in the previous 25 -- mostly thanks to...
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Why price shouldn't take priority in your real estate technology decisions
Feb 22nd, 4:05am
Real estate agents should use return on investment as a more important factor than cost when analyzing marketing and technology products. ...Read...
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Bridge-building and the psychology of sales: A conversation with Portia Ryan
Feb 22nd, 3:45am
Sales resistance: It’s common because we all hate being sold. We hate being sold; we hate being closed; we hate feeling manipulated. That's why...
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Podcast: 4 financing routes for international real estate buyers
Feb 22nd, 3:35am
Have you been wondering if foreign buyers of U.S. real estate could be your local real estate market niche? Entrepreneur, investor and founder of...
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How luxury real estate agents can make lasting connections with clients
Feb 22nd, 2:30am
Every luxury real estate agent wants his or her marketing to bring results and yield a return on investment. Obviously, agents don't want to waste...
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The story behind 'Cards Against Real Estate' (and where to find it)
Feb 21st, 12:12pm
Are "passive-aggressive hashtags" or "Alex Perriello's morning routine" the future of real estate? And what would you rather give your clients for...
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A luxury consumer brand takes flight: The Arlo Skye story
Feb 21st, 11:02am
"The idea behind luxury is that it's timeless," said luxury luggage brand CEO and co-founder Mayur Bhatnagar on stage at Inman Connect New York....
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Zillow Group will add buyer's agent ads to StreetEasy listings
Feb 21st, 10:16am
StreetEasy -- the New York City listing portal that Zillow Group bought for $50 million -- will soon tack the same ads for buyer's agents that...
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Should real estate agents discount their commission if a seller finds the buyer?
Feb 21st, 9:28am
Aaron Wittenstein sometimes cuts his commission by a quarter or more if a seller client brings an unrepresented buyer to the closing table ...Read...
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No office, 100% commission: How an 18-state virtual brokerage makes money
Feb 21st, 5:00am
Fathom Realty founder and CEO, Joshua Harley, doesn't like to use the term "100-percent commission brokerage" to describe his fast-growing firm...
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3 important factors to weigh when valuing and selling land by itself
Feb 21st, 4:55am
Often, we sell homes with only secondary interest in the land they are built on. In my market, and perhaps in yours, there are opportunities to...
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'Money will never replace hard work': 10 questions with top producer Patti Mahoney
Feb 21st, 4:30am
F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab interviews Patti Mahoney, a top producer in Noblesville, Indiana, who dives into her systems and philosophies for...
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What it takes to get your housing cooperative offer accepted
Feb 21st, 3:50am
First-time homebuyers often look for easy ways to alleviate the sticker shock of buying an apartment or townhouse, especially in New York City...
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Listing Bits: Innovation and growth in real estate software
Feb 21st, 3:50am
In Greg Robertson's inaugural Listing Bits podcast, he interviews David Friedman, a self-described "Jewish kid from New York," who about 12-years...
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Behind The Sale: Wayne Gretzky's $6 million Los Angeles Estate
Feb 20th, 2:55pm
Some real estate professionals have deemed 2017 as “the year of the luxury real estate,” and that certainly is true for Engel and...
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Behind the sale: Wayne Gretzky's $6 million Los Angeles estate
Feb 20th, 2:55pm
Some real estate professionals have deemed 2017 as "the year of the luxury real estate," and that certainly is true for Engel and Völkers USA...
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Market report: The Fed will hike as soon as next month
Feb 20th, 2:33pm
Credit markets remain bolted to a narrow range, and although stocks have burbled upward there is little action there, either -- low volatility...
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Ohio real estate agent accused of having sex in homes for sale
Feb 20th, 1:52pm
Ohio real estate agent Roy Webb apparently had to learn the hard way not to mix business with pleasure. On Feb. 15, the Ohio Real Estate...
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Data whiz kids who don't want to disrupt the real estate industry
Feb 20th, 11:38am
Mike Schneider at First, Jonathan Aizen at Amitree and Charles Williams at Buyside discussed how their products support real estate agents ...Read...
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New data model from NAR and realtor.com shows growing rift between housing availability and affordab
Feb 20th, 11:30am
When reports on housing affordability come out, they often look solely at the first-time homebuyer market. A new monthly housing affordability...
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4 listing presentation questions you should always be prepared to answer
Feb 20th, 9:31am
While you can spend hours perfecting charts and graphs and memorizing every fact about a given home, one listing presentation wild card always...
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How to respond when real estate clients demand to know your politics
Feb 20th, 4:55am
How do you respond when a potential client demands to know your stance on a controversial issue, and you know they won’t work with you if you...
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7 reasons not to 'carry' the house in hopes of a price boost
Feb 20th, 4:50am
Some homesellers once told me that if they didn't get their house sold last summer at the sales price they wanted, they would take it off the...
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5 tips for real estate agents showing homes in the winter
Feb 20th, 3:40am
Last Thursday's snowstorm was a day spent at home for many. For real estate agents, however, the call of whether to leave their houses or not came...
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Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate: Episode 7 - Painful home inspections
Feb 20th, 3:05am
Think working as a home inspector is a cake-walk? Tell that to today’s guest, Russ Hensel, who’s been forced to endure some pretty brutal...
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The week in real estate industry deals: February 13-17
Feb 18th, 7:00am
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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Facebook formally launches new jobs functionality
Feb 17th, 4:00pm
Over the past year, Facebook has been rolling out update after update, which included features such as Facebook Live and Facebook Marketplace, a...
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Inman launches image contributor program
Feb 17th, 3:52pm
The phrase “Inman is its readers” isn’t just a marketing slogan; it’s something we live every day. But one of the areas where we knew we...
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The best real estate digital marketing plan you've ever seen
Feb 17th, 3:45pm
Some of the top brokers and executives in the industry talk about digital marketing -- what it is, what its impact can be and how to create a plan...
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RPR beefs up agent training as Upstream enters next phase
Feb 17th, 1:08pm
Upstream will begin beta testing its platform sometime this year. To get agents and brokers up to speed, the company building the Upstream...
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Faira expands to San Francisco after regulatory scrutiny
Feb 17th, 11:35am
For-sale-by-owner (FSBO) startup Faira has raised another $1.2 million, with plans to bring "transparent bidding"to the San Francisco Bay Area...
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Why the term 'Realtor' matters in the real estate profession
Feb 17th, 10:10am
Marc Davison wrote a piece earlier this week exploring the hypothetical rebranding of the term "Realtor" applied to National Association of...
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Congressman David Cicilline will keynote inaugural LGBT Housing Policy Summit
Feb 17th, 6:00am
On March 14, the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals will be hosting its first-ever LGBT Housing Policy Summit at...
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The culture factor: Why a California broker fired half his agents
Feb 17th, 5:00am
Broker-owner Sammer Mudawar likes to joke that he hires millennial agents because he knows they'll be alive in 10 years. In his mid-30s himself,...
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In real estate, you're a business owner: Start acting like one!
Feb 17th, 4:40am
From generating leads; to marketing, networking and branding; and, finally, crushing your commissions -- being a successful real estate agent...
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Ready? Onthr3! On-demand app orders up professional photographers
Feb 17th, 3:45am
I believe good real estate photography will always be important. A new player in the on-demand economy, Onthr3 allows users to select and hire...
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You're a brand new real estate agent - now what?
Feb 17th, 3:05am
Here's what I did: Don't be geo-specific and rather be demographically-specific. This involves connecting with the people you know, kind of know,...
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Renters show homeowner-like NIMBYism in top-tier cities, research finds
Feb 16th, 3:48pm
The theory goes that renters and homeowners traditionally have different objectives and reactions to development proposals. Renters, it is said,...
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A brief history of globalization: Just 10,000 years old
Feb 16th, 3:40pm
Today we suffer from many misidentifications of economic events. Not so much “fake news” as twisting ordinary meaning into propaganda....
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The science behind positive thinking: Turning vision into reality
Feb 16th, 2:42pm
"If you can dream it, you can do it." Is that really true? The concept of wish fulfillment and how to make those dreams come true was a topic...
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Musings on the anniversary of the 'Summer of Love'
Feb 16th, 2:25pm
Once upon a time, there was a real estate blog called Sellsius, and the two men who published it rented an RV and drove it from New York City to...
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ClosingCorp survey: 52 percent of lenders 'off' on initial home loan estimate
Feb 16th, 1:25pm
In October 2015, TRID -- the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, or "Know Before You Owe" -- was implemented to make the lending and mortgage...
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Luxury Connect returns to Beverly Hills in October
Feb 16th, 1:10pm
Luxury Connect, Inman’s exclusive event attended by nearly 600 of the top-producing luxury brokers and agents from around the world, has...
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Shortcuts: Zillow Group's power play, actual intelligence, and NAR's next move
Feb 16th, 12:52pm
Zillow Group has been using its leverage in more dramatic fashion recently. The headline this week is an upcoming moratorium on agent-posted...
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Realogy announces joint mortgage venture with Guaranteed Rate that will replace PHH Home Loans
Feb 16th, 12:07pm
The owner of NRT, America's largest real estate brokerage, plans to launch a high-tech mortgage business, believing the new firm will give a leg...
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Hooked on a feeling: 4 vital ways emotion influences real estate
Feb 16th, 4:30am
There is so much chatter in the real estate industry today about data-driven metrics: price appreciation, year-over-year sales volume, absorption...
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10 questions with New York top real estate sales producer Patrick Lilly
Feb 16th, 4:20am
F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab interviews Patrick Lilly, a successful residential real estate broker in Manhattan and Brooklyn for the past 30...
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Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 6 - Don't quit on Detroit
Feb 16th, 3:40am
Leading Detroit Realtor and president of the Detroit Association of Realtors Kamal Cheeks talks about how his city, despite being in the recovery...
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4 reasons Dodd-Frank will not be repealed by Trump
Feb 16th, 3:35am
Many people, especially real estate professionals, are anticipating President Trump’s pledge to remove regulations relating to financial...
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How can expensive cities provide affordable housing for workers?
Feb 15th, 4:26pm
As housing prices rise, the heart of the middle class gets squeezed out. In Los Angeles, increases in prices not only provoke workers to leave,...
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HP selects two real estate brands for a national television ad campaign
Feb 15th, 4:07pm
As part of its "Meet The Intern" campaign, tech company HP filmed a series of commercials showcasing Fox Sports host and Extra co-host Charissa...
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Will rental homes depress new home sales in 2017?
Feb 15th, 3:51pm
Over the past three years, new homes have been on fire, increasing every year. Last year they were up 12.2 percent over 2015 and reached the...
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A rookie story: From $0 to $100,000 in 12 months
Feb 15th, 3:06pm
How do you go from making no money to earning a six-figure-plus income in 12 months -- without using any online leads or referrals? Meet Joe...
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Is Keller Williams becoming a technology company?
Feb 15th, 1:28pm
Keller Williams executives today in Las Vegas insisted that its new solution, Keller Cloud, is more than a fancy press release but instead was...
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Inman launches Indie Broker Summit for the bold industry mavericks
Feb 15th, 11:09am
Are you a new breed of broker owner who gets technology, created a magnetic culture, crafted a memorable brand and integrated social giving into...
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Inman Hacker Connect for technophiles heads to the West Coast
Feb 15th, 10:40am
Following on the success of Inman’s Hacker Connect New York, a day-long event created by and for the real estate technology community, Hacker...
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Fix-and-flip mortgage bonds: Wall Street's new housing bet to boost home flippers
Feb 15th, 10:06am
Wall Street and new online lenders are bundling loans for home flippers into fix-and-flip mortgage bonds, offering a new way for hedge funds,...
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Zillow Group nixes manual listing entry for real estate agents, doubles down on direct listing feeds
Feb 15th, 9:58am
Real estate agents will soon lose the ability to manually post listings on Zillow or Trulia. Zillow Group, which operates the two listing portals,...
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Realtor.com fuses mobile app with Apple's iMessage
Feb 15th, 8:00am
"Love It!,” “Let’s go see it!,” “What do you think?" Now you can slap reactions like these onto realtor.com listings in some...
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How micro-targeting can laser focus your real estate marketing
Feb 15th, 4:55am
We now have more information at our fingertips than ever before, and it is time we started using it to elevate the effectiveness of our craft as...
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Why are rental concessions so high in New York City right now?
Feb 15th, 4:15am
As the new reports for the end of 2016 in New York are revealed, the most startling figures are in the concessions column. Just this December,...
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The best and worst places to be a real estate agent
Feb 14th, 4:12pm
If you hang your shingle in Honolulu, you are working in the best place in the country -- and not just because of the weather. But if you practice...
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Listing Bits: Michael Wurzer on why the MLS isn't going anywhere
Feb 14th, 3:03pm
"Every year Inman talks about how the MLS is doomed," says Michael Wurzer on this episode of Listing Bits, a podcast run by Vendor Alley's Greg...
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Five technology tips in five minutes: Steve Pacinelli
Feb 14th, 2:49pm
"Don't use technology for technology's sake" and four more quick -- but incredibly useful -- tips from BombBomb's vice president of strategic...
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The case for killing the term 'Realtor'
Feb 14th, 12:44pm
Given all the things in real estate that require deep discussion -- conversations that often tax the brain -- I found myself pleasantly drawn to a...
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Zillow Group appoints April Underwood to its board of directors as Pete Flint exits
Feb 14th, 12:05pm
Zillow Group has added April Underwood, the vice president of product at Slack, to its board of directors -- just as Trulia co-founder Pete Flint...
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Brad Inman's live blog: Keller Williams Family Reunion unfolds
Feb 14th, 11:27am
"Ever see a Realtor sit still? How about 16,000 who suddenly pay attention for 90 minutes to the latest on the Fed, interest rates, Zillow and...
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The 3 things you need to get more done today to double your real estate business tomorrow
Feb 14th, 5:00am
Last fall I started attacking my productivity. I knew that I was wasting my most productive time and my best energy on unimportant tasks, but I...
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What the boom of small retail spaces offers the modern homebuyer
Feb 14th, 4:25am
Los Angeles may be a city of cranes at the moment, with mega skyscrapers such as Wilshire Grand and Metropolis going up. But the biggest trend in...
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Say 'bienvenido' to apartamentos.com, the latest CoStar family member
Feb 13th, 4:34pm
¿Hablas español? CoStar can now say "sí" after launching Apartamentos.com, the Spanish-only version of apartments.com -- the largest and most...
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Financial experts: Until more clarity is available, we are moving with caution
Feb 13th, 4:32pm
Financial markets were quiet last week, which is well nigh incredible. Overseas, Europe is un-gluing again, and here in the U.S., analysts are...
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Realtor.com teams up with Golden State Warriors for social media campaign
Feb 13th, 4:14pm
Now that the NFL season is officially over, all sports fans' eyes are on the NBA and which team will take the top spot in 2017. Realtor.com, which...
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Valuation insanity: What is your business' true value?
Feb 13th, 2:30pm
Watch as several real estate leaders -- Sherry Chris, Constance Freedman, Mark McLaughlin and Thad Wong -- discuss how they are shoring up their...
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3 tech trends to keep your eyes on in 2017
Feb 13th, 2:03pm
When I was talking to one of the vendors -- Zvi Band from Contactually -- after Inman Connect New York (ICNY) in January, he told me that he...
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What is the best digital advertising for real estate agents?
Feb 13th, 5:00am
Remember the good ol’ days of real estate marketing? You bought a bus sign, sent out a postcard -- maybe put your face on a grocery cart -- or...
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Do you have what it takes to work the ultra-luxury real estate market?
Feb 13th, 5:00am
Behind the glitz and glitter of the Million Dollar Agent shows, the hard truth is that very few agents break into the stratosphere of the...
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Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 5 - Ghost in the attic
Feb 13th, 4:25am
The showing of a beautiful, turn-of-the-century, three-story home in southwest Minneapolis ends with the agent screaming bloody murder, and a...
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6 egregious mistakes real estate agents must stop making
Feb 13th, 3:55am
Not only should you provide proper guidance, but you owe it to your clients to market their properties with care when it comes to pricing, photos...
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Your real estate 'to do' list for the rest of the year
Feb 13th, 2:30am
Maybe you are super-organized with your business and you did your new business plan in November (like you were supposed to), and by this time in...
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The week in real estate industry deals: February 6-10
Feb 11th, 7:00am
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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Home prices reached peak levels in majority of metros in 2016
Feb 10th, 7:00pm
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released its latest Metropolitan Median Area Prices and Affordability report, which boasted the best...
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Zillow Group plans to appeal $8M photo copyright verdict
Feb 10th, 4:41pm
A jury has ordered Zillow Group to pay $8.24 million in statutory damages for infringing photo company VHT's copyright on images displayed on...
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Ben Kinney buys Blueroof360, his 5th real estate tech company
Feb 10th, 3:09pm
When you think about the vacuum cleaners of real estate tech, companies like Zillow Group, realtor.com-owner Move and Constellation Software might...
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Inman Educational Webinar: Discover how not to get sued in 2017
Feb 10th, 3:09pm
In this webinar, you will learn how to prevent legal issues in property management through implementing appropriate procedures ...Read More
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Ex-NBA player Tate George's Trump entanglement
Feb 10th, 2:55pm
There’s no question that the name Trump has a certain allure in real estate circles. But it is that brand that got a former NBA basketball into...
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How to handle anxious clients living with visa uncertainty
Feb 10th, 2:24pm
Zephyr Real Estate's Tim Gullicksen had enthusiastic home hunter clients from India who were ready to bid on an expensive San Francisco property....
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New Kids On The Block pitch session from Inman Connect New York
Feb 10th, 10:16am
What's the latest new tech that you should be keeping an eye on? How about the product that's going to revolutionize the market after that ...Read...
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Survey: Tell us about your retirement plans
Feb 10th, 9:10am
The median age of most Realtors is over 50 -- so at some point in the near-to-near-distant future, many agents and brokers are going to be packing...
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Top comments of the week Feb. 6-10
Feb 10th, 5:00am
This week, readers voiced their opinions and thoughts on the transparency surrounding NAR's next CEO pick, agent safety and the Beverly Carter...
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The problem with real estate chatbots: Consumer value
Feb 10th, 4:55am
Bots are being positioned as a valuable tool for real estate agents. But bots face a problem of value asymmetry: What’s good for a real estate...
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5 often-heard absurd statements about buying and selling real estate
Feb 10th, 4:30am
I've now been in real estate for over 15 years. It's been an interesting ride -- with the ups and downs of the housing market. Consistently,...
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5 real estate marketing mistakes to stop making in 2017
Feb 10th, 4:20am
You can't pay $29 month to have a company take care of your social media posting and expect the world in return. You're going to be disappointed. ...
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Miami real estate team's Live Exclusively app targets luxury construction
Feb 10th, 3:35am
A team of real estate agents in Miami grew frustrated with not having a single source of information for their speciality: new and...
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4 moves to get back in the real estate game after a career pause
Feb 10th, 3:20am
The 2017 real estate market is a great opportunity to get back into real estate if you have been out for some time, taking a career break. ...
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5 steps to attracting more real estate referrals for less money
Feb 10th, 3:15am
Real estate agents love receiving referrals; who doesn't? Sometimes though, those referrals come with a big price tag. ...Read More
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News Corp. sees revenue growth in digital real estate portfolio
Feb 9th, 3:44pm
News Corp. -- which owns realtor.com operator Move -- reported revenue of $2.12 billion in the second quarter of fiscal year 2017, down from...
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GOP declares all-out war on Elizabeth Warren's agency
Feb 9th, 1:40pm
Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling penned a dramatic op-ed denouncing the CFPB in terms usually reserved for condemning tyrannical, intolerant...
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Facebook for the win: How to crush it with Facebook ads
Feb 9th, 11:00am
"We're living in a mobile-first world," said Scott Shapiro on stage at Inman Connect New York. Hear the head of Facebook's measurement product...
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How do agents and brokers feel about the Broker Public Portal?
Feb 9th, 9:38am
On a recent episode of "Real Estate Raw And Uncut," Byron Lazine and Tim Bray talked about the Broker Public Portal and what it could mean for...
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Two real estate companies ranked in 'Training' magazine's 'Top 125'
Feb 9th, 9:13am
Keller Williams and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) both ranked in the top five companies in Training magazine’s...
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AgentDesks announces national launch, Council of Residential Specialists partnership
Feb 9th, 9:00am
With a new partnership and national launch, mobile real estate CRM and client matcher Agentdesks has the opportunity to multiply its current...
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8 listing presentation tips for the first-time real estate agent
Feb 9th, 5:00am
Many new real estate agents are often thrown into the middle of the real estate ocean, left to sink or swim in a sea of competition. And many,...
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Beverly Carter Foundation will ensure real estate agent safety remains top-of-mind
Feb 9th, 4:55am
When Carl Carter Jr. needed a bit of direction at the age of 17 after graduating high school, his mom, Beverly, found and applied for a job for...
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How to convince your real estate clients to sell in the winter
Feb 9th, 4:50am
Agents would be wise to urge their clients to list their property now instead of waiting until the traditionally busier spring market ...Read More
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Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 4 - A literally underwater room
Feb 9th, 3:30am
Is real estate the craziest industry out there? When Leigh Brown started sharing crazy stories on this podcast, she heard from several people that...
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4 reasons to focus on relationships over sales in real estate
Feb 9th, 3:20am
Sometimes the biggest changes in your business aren’t the result of a new marketing tactic or a market fluctuation, but rather a subtle shift in...
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How homesellers can take cues from online dating
Feb 9th, 3:00am
It’s no secret that the internet has revolutionized real estate. Many also agree that online dating sites have transformed the process of...
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Real estate agent fired over alleged short-term rental violation
Feb 8th, 12:35pm
Real estate agents often have the market knowledge and know-how to excel at renting out homes on a short-term basis, positioning them to take full...
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Catch Inman's live stream of 2 CRS Sell-a-bration sessions
Feb 8th, 10:42am
The Council of Residential Specialists is gearing up for its annual Sell-a-bration event at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Feb. 9...
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Creating a culture of bravery in a real estate brokerage
Feb 8th, 9:38am
When you think about it, real estate agents have to be pretty brave. There is no guarantee that the day's efforts will result in money in the...
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6 polarizing real estate practices: Where do you stand?
Feb 8th, 5:00am
To try to win new business, many real estate agents cold call homesellers after they take their homes off the market. But according to Nobu Hata,...
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How property portals are expanding offerings across the value chain
Feb 8th, 4:45am
Big property portals around the world have built their businesses off of advertising. Much like the classified sections in the newspapers they...
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Fivewalls plays real estate matchmaker between top agents and leads
Feb 8th, 4:35am
Fivewalls is a simple way for interested consumers of real estate to track down a highly rated local agent with specialties specific to their...
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Why I won't use a chatbot on my real estate website
Feb 8th, 3:40am
There has been a lot of talk about chatbots lately, so I tested one that came highly recommended. What I found was that the chatbot could not...
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The perfect pre-listing packet for real estate agents - are you using it?
Feb 8th, 3:05am
If you want a chance to win a listing at the end of your consultation without the seller taking time to "think about it," you must use a...
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Zillow Group posts net loss of $220M in 2016
Feb 7th, 3:41pm
In an earnings report today, Zillow Group, the operator of listing portals Zillow and Trulia, posted a net loss of $220 million in 2016. The loss...
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What you see is what you get
Feb 7th, 2:01pm
What if you had to insure your future as an inventor? How would you see the world differently if at one point you had lost your sight ...Read More
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'NAR Girl Boss 2017' Facebook group urges CEO selection transparency
Feb 7th, 12:30pm
Say you feel the process for selecting the next leader of more than 1 million real estate professionals is less than transparent. Are you going to...
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Did Patton Oswald get an Illinois Realtor fired because of a tweet?
Feb 7th, 12:21pm
These days, Twitter seems to be the first place people go to air out grievances, call out detractors and share opinions -- some of which can...
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Did Patton Oswalt get an Illinois Realtor fired because of a tweet?
Feb 7th, 12:21pm
These days, Twitter seems to be the first place people go to air out grievances, call out detractors and share opinions -- some of which can...
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Remodel or replace? Top 10 ROI opportunities in popular home improvement projects
Feb 7th, 12:19pm
The 2017 Cost vs. Value report by Remodeling magazine documents the national and regional costs and ROI (return on investment) for 29 popular home...
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How Trump's tax plan could affect your bottom line as a real estate agent
Feb 7th, 5:00am
The inauguration of President Trump is still fresh in people’s minds, but his administration is already taking swift action to implement...
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3 tips for snagging a spot on Realtor Magazine's 30 Under 30
Feb 7th, 4:15am
The first time I applied, I had personally sold over 300 homes and my team was just shy of 1,000. But you can't bank on outstanding business to...
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Top 5 mistakes when transferring real estate assets to the next generation
Feb 7th, 3:55am
It is a common phenomenon and understandable, too -- the current generation feels in control and confident about what they are doing. It has...
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4 steps to turning real estate clients into raving fans
Feb 7th, 3:40am
Today's guest Mike Mazyck, owner of The Mazyck Group, has perfected the art of increasing real estate referrals and will discuss how he turns his...
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Accept, decline or counter: Navigating the real estate offer
Feb 7th, 3:10am
The psychology of a real estate deal is the same as any other situation in which two parties are trying to agree on something, whether it's...
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Never helped a client buy a home in the country? Here's the utility cheat sheet
Feb 7th, 2:15am
Most real estate markets harbor at least some rural clients within a 20-mile radius of large or even medium-sized urban areas and cities....
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What 'dynamic snoring' has to do with the proposed tax changes
Feb 6th, 4:23pm
“Dynamic snoring?” This is a clever term for the reaction of half of America to anything involving math -- which, in this case, is the tax...
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Hispanic homeownership rate increases for second consecutive year
Feb 6th, 4:02pm
In December, Trulia released its first post-election survey results that uncovered Americans' waning belief in homeownership as the cornerstone of...
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Friday's job numbers won't be enough to slow the pending Fed rate hike
Feb 6th, 3:39pm
Financial markets are freezing like the scenes in sci-fi movies, jagged lines of frost hissing and crackling across trading floors. On election...
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How much down payment is required to buy? NAR aspiring buyer profile shows most don't know
Feb 6th, 1:49pm
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released its 2016 Aspiring Home Buyer Profile, which revealed one of the top barriers would-be...
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The new American dream: How co-living is disrupting real estate
Feb 6th, 1:00pm
Today, many people are sharing spaces with roommates further into their careers or even as empty nesters -- not because they need to for financial...
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Realogy prioritizes training with appointment of former Keller Williams chief learning officer to ne
Feb 6th, 12:00pm
Realogy Holdings unveiled a new integrated learning institute for its leading real estate franchise brands and NRT, its company-owned brokerage...
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Keller Williams' first agents on what things were like in the early days
Feb 6th, 5:00am
Gary Gentry, the first agent hired by the then-called Keller William Realtors, likes to tell the story about the time Gary Keller and Joe Williams...
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5 indispensable technology tips in 5 minutes: Jeff Lobb
Feb 6th, 4:45am
A friend of mine said: "Inman Connect New York is fantastic at the big-picture stuff -- I just wish I could leave the conference with a few more...
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Boomers: Get ejected, leave or play the game full-out?
Feb 6th, 4:30am
The median age in the real estate industry may very well be the highest in the country. As technology changes continue accelerate and the...
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Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 3 - the king of real estate porn
Feb 6th, 4:00am
Leigh Thomas Brown is joined by Patrick Lilly, also known as the king of Manhattan real estate and, as Leigh likes to call him, the king of real...
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How a fresh smell can make or break a home sale
Feb 6th, 3:15am
Every home carries scents of the wonderful meals we prepare, cleaners we use, laundry we're doing and even the furniture we choose, whether it be...
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The week in real estate industry deals: January 30-February 3
Feb 4th, 6:00am
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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MLS cuts off data share after rejection of buyout offer
Feb 3rd, 4:53pm
Looks like Colorado's two largest MLSs won't be joining forces anytime soon. Information and Real Estate Services (IRES), the Centennial State’s...
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President Donald Trump signs executive order to rein in Wall Street reform law, CFPB
Feb 3rd, 9:59am
Earlier this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) fined real estate brokers and lenders $4 million. Today, the future of the...
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5 ways to deal with 'I'd prefer a more seasoned listing agent'
Feb 3rd, 5:00am
Put five minutes on the clock; it’s overtime. You just tied with another real estate agent in a competition fiercer than the NBA’s ever seen:...
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Empathy: The secret sauce to making it through closing
Feb 3rd, 4:30am
I couldn't get people across the finish line when I started in real estate, which is a big problem if you don't earn a salary. I talked to the...
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Are MLSs and associations held to the same rules as members?
Feb 3rd, 4:00am
The MLS rules and the Realtor Code of Ethics should be honored by everyone, including the MLS and National Association of Realtors (NAR) ...Read More
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How being known, liked and trusted can improve your business
Feb 3rd, 3:30am
Do you want a business that doesn't stress you out and require you to be that on-demand, 24/7 Realtor? Then you need to become known, liked and...
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Pros and cons of the Broker Public Portal
Feb 3rd, 2:15am
In the video series, "Real Estate: Raw & Uncut" Byron Lazine and Tim Bray of Seaport Real Estate Group with Sotheby's International Realty...
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10 questions with top producer Sonnie Laviolette
Feb 3rd, 2:15am
As part of her 10 Questions podcast series, F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab sits down with her colleague and top-producing agent, Sonnie...
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Top Dallas team sees window for new boutique luxury brokerage
Feb 2nd, 5:00pm
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty's top-selling team, led by Christy Berry and Jonathan Rosen of the RosenBerry Group, left the...
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How I fell in love with real estate: A 'Coming to America' story
Feb 2nd, 1:26pm
Fredrik Eklund didn't always know he was going to be a million-dollar listing agent -- hear his story about how he found his calling when he came...
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Inman Demo Day Webinar: Using Homesnap Facebook ads to build your business
Feb 2nd, 1:18pm
In this webinar, you will learn the secrets of effective Facebook advertising and how Homesnap works to make it easy ...Read More
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Zestimate vs. Redfin Estimate: Are home valuations that use list prices, er, useful?
Feb 2nd, 1:00pm
What type of listing valuation would be more useful? One that factors in the property's actual list price, or one that excludes that price --...
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CFPB orders real estate brokers, lenders to pay $4M in fines
Feb 2nd, 11:37am
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has fined two mortgage lenders and two real estate brokerages for what the federal agency says was...
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A response to a broker's open letter from NAR CEO Dale Stinton
Feb 2nd, 9:18am
Dear Daniel, I read your "open letter" on Inman regarding some ideas you have for the National Association of Realtors to do a better job. (You...
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Homes.com to host Chris Smith's 'Secrets of Top Selling Agents Live'
Feb 2nd, 6:00am
Everyone loves a good secret, which is evidenced by homes.com's decision to bring back "Secrets of Top Selling Agents Live," a three-hour event...
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Buying or selling a home in spring? Be ready to drive in rush hour
Feb 2nd, 4:30am
Traditionally, the spring real estate market is March through May, but in many markets it can start as early as February, around Ground Hog Day....
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Why I hate cubicles
Feb 2nd, 2:45am
I hate cubicles, and I am not alone. Across the country, one of the trends sweeping office space design is an open, collaborative work space...
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How to create a contagious real estate brand
Feb 1st, 3:31pm
Kala Laos discusses how she built a real estate brand that is absolutely on fire -- in the middle of the desert. Here is her session talk from...
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Special Report: How to build (or find) the ideal agent training program
Feb 1st, 3:28pm
“Most Realtors don’t have experience being the CEO of themselves. But they think that it is something that everyone can do naturally.”...
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Invitation Homes, an institutional single-family rental investor, goes public
Feb 1st, 3:01pm
Invitation Homes -- a real estate investment firm that owns close to 50,000 single-family rental homes -- has raised $1.54 billion in its initial...
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How to handle agent reviews - especially bad ones
Feb 1st, 2:58pm
In his first episode of Agent Insight, broker Chris Lazarus talks about handling reviews to improve your brand -- including how to ask clients for...
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Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 2 - the days of one-page contracts
Feb 1st, 10:37am
Leigh Thomas Brown brings on the man she calls her most special guest of all time -- her dad, Darrell Thomas, who reminisces on double-digit...
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GoldenKey, a real estate services marketplace, raises another $1.8M
Feb 1st, 8:00am
GoldenKey -- a marketplace that lets consumers hire agents to perform one-off or bundled services for flat fees -- has raised an additional $1.75...
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3 key insights from a global property portal analysis
Feb 1st, 5:00am
I'm big fan of data and an even bigger fan of data visualizations. I track a lot of data on the major property portals around the world. Today,...
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How to get that millennial buyer in a home before 30
Feb 1st, 4:15am
I know -- buying a first home before 30 is a crazy idea. First of all, who wants to buy a new home right now? The market prices are inflated, the...
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How fast can you make a profit with Airbnb?
Feb 1st, 3:45am
In the past few years, some real estate investors have picked up property with the idea of making a tidy profit on Airbnb. But is becoming a...
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Live: The 'portal like' consumer experience from Florida's largest MLS
Jan 31st, 5:37pm
The consumer website that My Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS) told us about in December has gone live. "By giving its user interface a facelift and...
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'Alexa, how much is my house worth?' Redefy has an Echo app
Jan 31st, 5:14pm
Amazon's Echo smart home product -- which uses a voice assistant known as "Alexa" -- can stream music, call you an Uber, set a timer and give you...
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Mortgage lender fined $3.5 million for kickback scheme
Jan 31st, 3:58pm
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered mortgage lender Prospect Mortgage to pay a $3.5 million fine for illegal kickbacks to real...
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Overheard in the SkyClub: A real estate client lost forever
Jan 31st, 11:34am
I love the conversations that are started just by virtue of being spotted wearing the Realtor pin or the Re/Max pin. If there’s anything folks...
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4 essential strategies for driving high-value web traffic in 2017
Jan 31st, 11:29am
Rand Fishkin, Wizard at Moz (yes, that is his title, and he is good at his job), spent about 20 minutes explaining the secrets of SEO to attendees...
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Knock, another Opendoor competitor, raises $32.5M
Jan 31st, 10:12am
Knock -- a tech startup that promises to sell a home within six weeks or buy the property for market value -- has raised $32.5 million in a Series...
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SRE Matrix launches national website and referral network
Jan 31st, 8:38am
SRE Matrix -- a hybrid brokerage that’s secured more than $200 million in funding from a billionaire investor -- has launched a nationwide...
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Why you shouldn't pay attention to your marketing budget
Jan 31st, 5:00am
“What return do I need to get from this investment, and in what time frame, in order for this to be a smart investment for my business?” This...
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December's numbers are in: How's the real estate market looking?
Jan 31st, 4:30am
December’s data from six of the nation’s leading monthly market reports paint a picture of extraordinary demand that has made inadequate...
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6 lead-generating content strategies your brokerage should invest in
Jan 31st, 3:30am
In this day and age, people search for everything online. The internet has changed the way people research purchases large and small ...Read More
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Podcast: How to double your real estate sales annually
Jan 31st, 3:15am
How important is customer service in the real estate industry -- and can focusing on service double your real estate sales? If you’ve been...
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Airbnb makes its first profit - ever
Jan 30th, 4:37pm
There is a season to sow and a season to reap -- and after sowing for a little over eight years, Airbnb is finally reaping the benefits of its...
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Does healthy economic growth lie ahead?
Jan 30th, 3:50pm
The temptation to get into the Trump mud-wallow is overwhelming, hence all the more reason to back away and look at the whole market/economic...
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Top things to kill from your business
Jan 30th, 3:40pm
Marki Lemons talks about everybody's goal -- making the most amount of money in the fewest hours possible -- and how she was able to level up by...
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Pending home sales close 2016 slightly up from 2015
Jan 30th, 11:01am
While the National Association of Realtors’ Existing-Home Sales Report signaled an "autumn revival" last fall, the Pending Home Sales Index...
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Why Compass condemns the executive order on immigration
Jan 30th, 9:16am
I was deeply concerned on Friday evening when I learned of the executive order to suspend the travel of refugees to the United States and blocking...
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Gridics: A property search tool for real estate agents and homebuyers
Jan 30th, 8:55am
Some real estate agents try to pull off a challenging feat after they connect with homebuyers: tugging them off listing portals onto agent-centric...
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What's an hour in real estate?
Jan 30th, 5:00am
Stephen Cooley, who runs the No. 1 Keller Williams team in South Carolina, asks a simple question: What is my time worth ...Read More
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'Coming soon' listings are creative - but are they effective?
Jan 30th, 4:50am
Agents are always looking for creative ways to market their listings. How do we balance our fiduciary duties to our clients with our competitive...
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4 solar panel pitfalls I've faced with real estate clients
Jan 30th, 4:35am
As Realtors, we are often asked if people should install solar panels. There is no question that the addition of solar panels is on the rise....
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Insights and sage advice from Inman Connect New York 2017
Jan 30th, 2:45am
Some of the most memorable moments at every Inman Connect are the key insights and the sage advice that puts everything into perspective. This...
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Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 1 - a demon house on fire
Jan 30th, 2:15am
We all know that real estate isn't anything like what you see on HGTV -- but just how crazy does this industry get, exactly? Join me as I delve...
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The week in real estate industry deals: January 23-27
Jan 28th, 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 Educational Webinar: Grow your referral business with social media
Jan 27th, 5:36pm
In this webinar, you will learn essential tips and tools to help generate incremental business and referrals via social media ...Read More
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Why this expert has high hopes for President Trump
Jan 27th, 3:45pm
Larry Kudlow -- who's worked for the Federal Reserve, the Reagan administration and has hosted his own television show -- spoke at Inman Connect...
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Fannie Mae takes step that may fuel single-family rental growth
Jan 27th, 12:32pm
The government has begun subsidizing the institutionalized single-family rental market, signaling an endorsement of Wall Street's buy-to-rent...
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Has real estate's 'Uber moment' finally arrived at last?
Jan 27th, 12:12pm
In the movie Jack and the Giant Slayer, the towering giants quickly descended from the beanstalks, provoking fear as they tried to conquer the...
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Why home selling will never be the same
Jan 27th, 12:12pm
In the movie Jack and the Giant Slayer, the towering giants quickly descended from the beanstalks, provoking fear as they tried to conquer the...
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Top comments of the week Jan. 23-27
Jan 27th, 4:55am
An Opendoor competitor announced a $260M funding round, causing some readers to question what's in it for sellers. In addition, readers reacted to...
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What does it take to be a successful real estate agent?
Jan 27th, 4:30am
Broker Chris Lazarus talks about the difference between a basic real estate agent and one that's on top of the game. ...Read More
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Deriving fresh insights (and good stories) from data
Jan 27th, 3:40am
Data scientist Ben Wellington is known for his blog "I Quant NY," which has influenced local policy changes in NYC street infrastructure, the...
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6 questions about the new Broker Public Portal/Homesnap alliance
Jan 27th, 3:30am
Last week, Broker Public Portal became Homesnap. By way of background, the Broker Public Portal was created in 2014 to compete with third-party...
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Redfin to fund mortgages for buyer customers
Jan 26th, 4:50pm
No matter how talented a real estate agent might be, she sometimes may watch helplessly as a loan officer screws the pooch. After years of...
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California MLSs pool real estate listings for more exposure
Jan 26th, 4:44pm
Three California multiple listing services have inked a data-share deal, continuing what they say is a trend to remove barriers to real estate...
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Free MLS data feed could speed up real estate innovation
Jan 26th, 11:07am
Those kids in a garage dreaming up what could be the latest and greatest real estate tech tool are in luck. Three real estate industry players...
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Why a top agent started OfferPad, an Opendoor competitor
Jan 26th, 10:06am
Brian Bair, once ranked the second highest-selling agent in the U.S., and Jerry Coleman -- a co-founder of Invitation Homes, Blackstone's...
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Ty Burrell (aka Phil Dunphy) lists $1.398M penthouse on Redfin
Jan 26th, 9:53am
In May, The National Association of Realtors got "modern" when Modern Family character Phil Dunphy, played by actor Ty Burrell, sported a Realtor...
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What's the discrimination issue no one is talking about?
Jan 26th, 5:00am
We do not all age the same. Yet there are a lot of stereotypes out there about people who are older, and "older" can be as young as 50. I see old...
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How to build a real estate chatbot, step by step
Jan 26th, 4:45am
A huge topic of interest at this year's Inman Connect New York event was bots -- digital assistants that can do anything from qualify leads to...
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What we learned from women last week
Jan 26th, 4:30am
Sometimes your week contains patterns that you don't normally see in your everyday life. I had that experience last week -- overlapping both my...
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Josh Mente reveals: 3 keys to building a real estate dream team
Jan 26th, 3:25am
Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. Mente's strengths are dealing with high-level requirements, growing them and putting systems in...
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Sallie Krawchek: How women can 'own it' at work
Jan 26th, 2:15am
"When women do well," said Sallie Krawchek on stage at Inman Connect New York, the whole world does well. The Ellevest founder and author talked...
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Inman debuts native advertising with Intuit, DocuSign, BoomTown and Adwerx
Jan 25th, 4:19pm
Real estate professionals are constantly evolving, and so is the way Inman covers news. In an effort to make the industry more informed, Inman has...
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Dying to share your content? Join Inman's contributor network
Jan 25th, 3:19pm
Are you a Realtor, a team member or a small broker? Can you write well? Do you have have a degree in English, or did your mother or grade school...
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How to stop ruining your online reputation
Jan 25th, 1:37pm
"Trust is changing technology today," said Laura Monroe, VP of strategy and industry development at agent review platform RealSatisfied, last week...
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Michigan man arrested for Florida real estate scheme
Jan 25th, 12:37pm
On Jan. 23, a Florida man was arrested for allegedly concocting and executing a real estate scheme that earned him $50,000 from a number of...
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How to re-recruit your existing sales force
Jan 25th, 11:41am
"You have a company that, quite frankly, very few agents leave," said Sherry Chris to Red Oak Realty's Vanessa Bergmark at Broker Connect, part of...
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OfferPad, Opendoor competitor, makes public debut with $260M in funding
Jan 25th, 10:18am
A real estate tech startup has bounded out of the shadows with $260 million in debt and equity financing to turbocharge an alternative to the real...
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What's NAR's role when Realtor associations go to war?
Jan 25th, 9:53am
More local Realtor associations and MLSs are likely to merge in 2017. But as some high-profile cases show, consolidation does not necessarily last...
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Property Panorama infuses InstaView 3.0 with SEO power
Jan 25th, 4:05am
InstaView 3.0 uses structured data to bake a host of valuable content into a property's virtual tour. Real estate agent profiles, office services...
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5 ways to humanize the homebuying experience
Jan 25th, 3:55am
Real estate professionals know that the road from first contact to close can be a rollercoaster ride. Here are five ideas for keeping your focus...
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Forget kitchens and baths: 4 things I learned about real estate in Asia
Jan 25th, 3:40am
The U.S., and New York especially, are considered a safe hedge for global currencies around the world, especially if the originating country has...
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Introducing Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
Jan 24th, 6:00pm
One of Marin County's most prominent brokerages, Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty, is getting a new face. Bill Bullock announced that...
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How to use the technology you have to recruit the best agents
Jan 24th, 4:17pm
Did you know that 55 percent of agents would consider switching brokerages, and that 9 out of 10 agents currently working in the industry have...
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NAR existing-home sales: 'Soft' ending to a strong year
Jan 24th, 4:05pm
"The Autumn Revival" cooled off in December, but the National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said that's nothing to sneeze...
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6 steps leaders can take to create a culture of bravery
Jan 24th, 2:38pm
"When I was little, I wanted to be a teacher and a writer. I wanted to tell stories and use them to teach people things." That's how Valerie...
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How a group of agents figured out the secret to Snapchat listings
Jan 24th, 12:56pm
Over the past year, real estate agents have been delving into the wonderful world of Snapchat -- a social media platform that has tons of...
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Lock opens door to missed homebuyer clients
Jan 24th, 11:37am
Whether sitting on an open house or occupying a new home sales center, agents are going to miss a certain number of prospects who drop by too...
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Zillow co-founder Rich Barton on what's next in real estate tech
Jan 24th, 10:47am
A decade ago, the smartphone didn't exist. Now, the majority of real estate shopping takes place on mobile devices. So what about the next 10...
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4 email marketing tips that actually work for real estate agents in 2017
Jan 24th, 5:00am
Email marketing is still one of the most credible forms of online marketing in order to increase brand awareness, generate more leads and acquire...
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Why 2017 is the year to snag luxury homebuyers
Jan 24th, 4:05am
During 2017, the luxury real estate sector is guaranteed to experience success. There are several reasons for the positive outlook, but one factor...
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3 homeseller conversations you can't afford to ignore
Jan 24th, 3:20am
Whether you are just starting out in your real estate career or 15 years in and reinventing yourself, failing to have any one of these seller...
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Matterport brings virtual-reality app for 3-D home tours to iPhones
Jan 23rd, 4:42pm
Prospective homebuyers can now use their iPhones in combination with headsets to saunter about 3-D home tours in virtual reality (VR)....
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Real estate agent arrested in Omaha hit-and-run homicide case
Jan 23rd, 4:27pm
Omaha, Nebraska-based real estate agent Dirk Blume has been charged with second-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony after he ran...
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ProfitDash, a real estate agent tax app, now allows filing from phone
Jan 23rd, 2:43pm
In August last year, finance-tracking app Hurdlr released a real estate-specific version of its product for real estate agents; it partnered with...
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NerdWallet: January, February prime months to purchase a home
Jan 23rd, 12:57pm
New year, new home? The NerdWallet team says January and February are the prime months to purchase a home, thanks to lessened competition, lower...
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HUD halts MIP reduction: What does the real estate industry think?
Jan 23rd, 11:20am
Real estate professionals who had delayed closings to take advantage of the Federal Housing Administration's annual mortgage insurance premium...
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Why your real estate technology is about to become obsolete
Jan 23rd, 4:15am
Chatbots were a hot topic of conversations at last week’s Inman Connect New York. This disruptive technology will not only fundamentally change...
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How to go from $0 to $100,000 in 1 year and 4 steps
Jan 23rd, 4:15am
"Tell me and I'll forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I'll learn." Benjamin Franklin spoke these words nearly 250 years ago, but...
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How introverts can make the most of the next Inman Connect
Jan 23rd, 3:30am
I feel you: You really want to go to an Inman Connect -- but you don’t know anyone, you don’t know the city; you don’t know what to expect,...
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What we can learn about leaders from their speeches
Jan 23rd, 3:15am
Sometimes inaugural speeches are a droning bore, sometimes inspiring, once in a long while sad, and sometimes reveal a bit of the speaker’s...
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How co-living is changing the American Dream of homeownership
Jan 23rd, 2:30am
Upwardly mobile consumers are leasing private rooms in urban buildings, sharing upscale kitchen and living spaces with other like-minded people....
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The week in real estate industry deals: January 16-20
Jan 21st, 7:00am
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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Trump administration suspends mortgage premium rate cut
Jan 20th, 3:18pm
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has suspended the reduction of annual mortgage insurance premiums that was supposed to go into...
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How realtor.com is walking the walk of innovation
Jan 20th, 10:41am
Realtor.com pioneered online property search, but let’s face it: In more recent years, it hasn’t been known as an innovator. But...
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5 ways to defend your income from tech disruption
Jan 20th, 7:53am
“I would say that we’re foolish to think that commissions are not going to be reduced in the future,” said Ben Kinney, who owns...
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The benefits - and dangers - of real estate reality TV
Jan 20th, 5:00am
NEW YORK – Being on a real estate reality TV show can be a great way to gin up business, but it can have its downsides, too ...Read More
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How the appraiser shortage is affecting homeowners
Jan 20th, 4:45am
There’s a growing problem in the real estate industry -- beyond ever-climbing housing prices and inventory shortages ...Read More
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How to get a home sold quickly in 2017
Jan 20th, 3:30am
Is the market cooling down in your area? When the white-hot seller's market starts to balance out, sellers might be wondering how to get their...
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LeadingRE appoints its first chief economist
Jan 19th, 3:57pm
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) has appointed the company’s first chief economist, Dr. Marci Rossell ...Read More
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3 ways robots can rock the world of real estate agents
Jan 19th, 3:43pm
If real estate is all about relationships, empathy and connecting with people, is there any room in the industry for robots ...Read More
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It's time to simplify tech choices for agents
Jan 19th, 3:25pm
People might have been scratching their heads this week when an unknown guy from Keller Williams stepped in to take the place of CIO Josh Team at...
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Unleashing the internet of you
Jan 19th, 2:11pm
Over the past year, tech wizards and enthusiasts alike have been heavily pondering the future of artificial intelligence (AI) ...Read More
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ShowingTime acquires Showing Suite
Jan 19th, 12:33pm
Close to one million real estate professionals across the country will soon have easy access to showing-scheduling tools from a single company:...
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Zillow Group rolls out 'end-to-end' listing management
Jan 19th, 11:48am
Real estate technology and media giant Zillow Group today unveiled what it says is an "end-to-end listing management solution for brokerages and...
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Keller Williams agents grew sales volume by 22% in 2016
Jan 19th, 11:34am
Keller Williams CEO Chris Heller says there are two things that the company stays laser-focused on every day: its innovative technology efforts,...
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The new National Broker Portal is here - and it has a familiar face
Jan 19th, 9:04am
The nation’s first national public-facing MLS website is now a reality, though real estate consumers and agents won't notice -- at first ...Read...
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Real estate tech raised $2.6 billion in 2016
Jan 19th, 8:16am
In 2012, talk of a real estate makeover was afoot. By 2016, the chatter had increased. And perhaps for good reason: industry tech startups had...
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How W+R Studios' new landing pages stand out
Jan 19th, 4:45am
NEW YORK -- Leads drive real estate businesses. Agents need a constant pipeline of potential buyers and sellers to thrive ...Read More
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An open letter to the new CEO of NAR
Jan 19th, 4:15am
Dear incoming CEO of the National Association of Realtors, I am just a lowly 30-something broker of a three-agent office, serving a small rural...
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Why knowledge and communication are key to rural agents' success
Jan 19th, 3:30am
Being a real estate agent who sells country properties is an exciting job. However, you should be prepared to become a fountain of information for...
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Keeping your homeseller clients safe from attack
Jan 19th, 2:15am
The doorbell rang. The female homeowner of the townhouse condo opened the door, leaving her screen door closed and locked ...Read More
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HomeServices buys Houlihan Lawrence
Jan 18th, 2:57pm
HomeServices of America, Inc., has bought Houlihan Lawrence, one of the leading real estate brokerages serving New York City's northern suburbs...
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Getting from idea to execution in 1/10th the time
Jan 18th, 2:36pm
"Work smarter, not harder." This is the philosophy Ari Meisel, the co-founder of Leverage, had to adopt at age 23 after working non-stop for three...
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Fredrik Eklund: from selling sandwiches to house hunting with J-Lo
Jan 18th, 2:21pm
After doling out panini sandwiches outside of the Late Show with David Letterman and being a lousy bartender, Fredrik Eklund, an arrival from...
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Successful Beverly Hills agent boomerangs back from Compass
Jan 18th, 2:13pm
Brent Watson was always the one whom other Coldwell Banker agents would tap when they came to sell their own homes at Coldwell Banker Residential...
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Zillow's co-founder on the future of real estate
Jan 18th, 12:21pm
"I see our role at Zillow Group as building a platform of magical technology that the players in the industry all dance on," said Richard Barton...
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Why putting women in power is smart business
Jan 18th, 12:00pm
A couple is sitting down at a candlelit table, preparing themselves for a delicious dinner. When the waiter comes over, the man immediately orders...
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Opendoor to agents: We don't want to 'break up the party'
Jan 18th, 11:48am
Opendoor — the up-and-coming property exchange platform that recently closed a $210 million funding round — wants to “join the...
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5 tips for avoiding legal landmines this year
Jan 18th, 8:32am
NEW YORK -- Some surprises are nice. But a letter threatening legal action is about the worst kind for a real estate agent or broker ...Read More
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How to leave Connect without technology buyer's remorse
Jan 18th, 4:45am
The euphoria of Connect can last days after your return flight. When it wears off, will you question the hands you shook and business cards you...
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5 tips for courting buyers traveling for Chinese New Year
Jan 18th, 3:40am
The U.S. is a favorite destination for Chinese New Year travelers and as such, real estate agents should be ready for this peak season. ...Read More
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Mortgage rates poised to rise close to 5% in 2017
Jan 18th, 3:30am
Mortgage rates may be trending down at the moment -- but what comes down will go up as the year progresses, according to several key housing...
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7 business tips from two real estate icons
Jan 17th, 5:18pm
Chris Heller, CEO of Keller Williams Realty, and Dolly Lenz —  once dubbed “New York’s real estate queen” — have...
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Digital marketing 101 for agents
Jan 17th, 3:06pm
There are many analog agents finding it hard to navigate a digital world. From Facebook to Snapchat, LinkedIn and beyond, it can be hard to craft...
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The secret advantages to building an inclusive brokerage
Jan 17th, 2:57pm
NEW YORK -- As a straight, white man, "until 18 months ago, I didn't know what it felt like to be judged," said Jim Garman of Better Homes and...
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How to attract talented techies to your brokerage
Jan 17th, 1:08pm
A growing number of brokerages want to be seen as tech-savvy real estate players – but how do business leaders assemble a good tech team if they...
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How chatbots can help agents grow their business
Jan 17th, 12:48pm
Who would the average person rather talk to: A real estate agent or robot? The answer is often robot, at least when it comes to early digital...
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14 ways technology will change the future of real estate
Jan 17th, 11:03am
At Hacker Connect, part of the Inman Connect New York real estate conference, one session examined the pain points that buyers and sellers...
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Imprev Thought Leader: Agent recruitment tops business challenges
Jan 17th, 10:27am
Recruiting more agents is the most critical business challenge for top real estate executives, said 85 percent of the respondents in the latest...
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How changes are testing the traditional brokerage model
Jan 17th, 9:33am
NEW YORK -- "It's the race to zero margins," said Brad Inman while moderating a brokerage panel at CEO Connect. The room chuckled; after a year...
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Would a developer pay more? City Bldr home valuations show you
Jan 17th, 8:33am
Some properties are worth more to developers than they are to run-of-the-mill homebuyers. That's the idea behind new property value estimates from...
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Would a developer pay more? CityBldr home valuations show you
Jan 17th, 8:33am
Some properties are worth more to developers than they are to run-of-the-mill homebuyers. That's the idea behind new property value estimates from...
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How to become the digital mayor of your neighborhood
Jan 17th, 4:55am
There is a massive gap between knowing and doing, and no turnkey solution for every personality in the business that works to build relationships...
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Why Zillow Group is not quite a global leader - yet
Jan 17th, 4:30am
Many Americans, myself included, tend to think that the U.S. is the leader when it comes to online businesses. With established tech giants like...
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New realtor.com and Zillow products unveiled
Jan 16th, 12:32pm
What technologies do some of the biggest names in real estate have cooking for 2017? Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia and the operator of some of the...
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What confirmation hearings and other rumblings mean for rates
Jan 16th, 10:23am
We must now keep track of two universes: the actual financial one and the Trump one. These are alternate universes, not parallel (which would...
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How to use Zillow to build better digital experiences
Jan 16th, 10:21am
NEW YORK — What if you could find out where Kurt Russell lived and generate a comparative market analysis (CMA) for the movie star —...
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Confirmation hearing could put Mnuchin in hot seat over foreclosures
Jan 16th, 9:24am
Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin could face tough questions about his reputation as a “foreclosure machine” in his upcoming...
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The dark side of the smart home: Buyers, beware
Jan 16th, 8:45am
Last October, when dozens of large websites were taken down after a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, how many of us thought at the...
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Graphiq improves data offerings through Pitney Bowes partnership
Jan 16th, 8:31am
Graphiq, a provider of real estate data visualizations, is broadening the range and precision of its offerings through a partnership with Pitney...
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The legal pitfalls of dual agency in real estate
Jan 16th, 5:00am
For the first time in history, homebuyers are deliberately creating dual agency situations as many refuse to work with anyone but the listing...
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Why 2017 is the year of the real estate broker
Jan 16th, 4:30am
January is a time for predictions for the year ahead -- and this year, strangely, I’ve noticed a sense of pessimism surrounding the...
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Agent to agent: 5 critical factors when forming a real estate team
Jan 16th, 3:40am
Like other successful real estate pros, I enjoyed the freedom and independence of being a solo practitioner for many years. But last year, I...
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PropTiger, housing.com merge to form real estate powerhouse in India
Jan 16th, 3:15am
PropTiger and housing.com in India are merging after several years of turmoil at housing.com, and the new entity will become India’s largest...
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Why real estate agents already own their best tech tool
Jan 16th, 3:10am
Our mobile phones are genius devices and industrial design milestones. Why don't we use them for what they're intended ...Read More
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How to make real estate selling great again
Jan 16th, 2:45am
What is your plan to make this your greatest year in real estate? Your canned response likely includes the following ...Read More
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The week in real estate industry deals: January 9-13
Jan 14th, 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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Top comments of the week Jan. 9-13
Jan 13th, 4:05pm
This week a rabble-rousing brokerage started publishing commission data again, a mega MLS emerged on the East coast while another dissolved and...
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Century 21 unveils new ad campaign with 'Not An App'
Jan 13th, 3:17pm
According to Century 21's latest study (executed by Wakefield Research), a whopping 92 percent of millennial homebuyers believe it's important for...
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Why it takes years to save for a down payment
Jan 13th, 2:38pm
Coming up with a 20% down payment for a median-price home costs buyers two-thirds of their annual income, according to a new Zillow report.Read More
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RealScout acquires Hesta Home, a buyer/agent home search platform
Jan 13th, 2:02pm
RealScout, an emerging tech player that provides brokers and agents with a collaborative, branded home search experience, ended 2016 strong with...
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Inman Demo Day Webinar: Learn how to attract, capture, and manage leads with a unified marketing sol
Jan 13th, 1:15pm
In this webinar, you will learn how Placester's all-in-one marketing solution that can help you attract, capture, and nurture leads into lifelong...
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7 things to know from Ben Carson's HUD confirmation hearing
Jan 13th, 12:32pm
The Senate Banking committee had a hot seat reserved for Donald Trump's Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary nominee, Ben...
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Zillow and VHT gear up for trial over sold-listing photos
Jan 13th, 11:52am
What happens to listing photos displayed on third-party websites after a property sells? Real estate photography company VHT Inc. and real estate...
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HouseCanary, a real estate valuation provider, raises $33 million
Jan 13th, 8:14am
Ten years after the Zestimate's debut, you might expect online home valuations to have become about as accurate as they can be. But real estate...
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JP & Associates Realtors: 6 transactions or you're out
Jan 13th, 5:00am
When top broker Italian-born J.P. (Giuseppe) Piccinini was asked to open a new EXIT Realty franchise in Texas more than five years ago, he...
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Agents: Homebuyers don't need to visit your website
Jan 13th, 4:45am
A recent Zillow Group survey of more than 13,000 homebuyers and sellers demonstrates that this year, 28 percent of buyers age 50 and younger now...
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Sue Yannaccone: My crucial everyday tasks for a high-touch business
Jan 13th, 4:15am
Sue Yannaccone, President and Chief Executive Officer at ERA Franchise Systems, touches on the daily action steps that propel her work, whether...
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What's new since Buddy Agent's soft launch?
Jan 13th, 3:35am
Buddy Agent will launch in Inman Connect New York to show real estate agents how to have a more balanced life by handing off work to accredited...
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Inman announces The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® as the newest Select member
Jan 13th, 2:26am
Emeryville, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2017) — Inman announced that The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® will launch Inman Select to more than 600...
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Inman announces The Lakelands Association of Realtors as its newest Select member
Jan 13th, 2:26am
Emeryville, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2017) — Inman announced that The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® will launch Inman Select to more than 600...
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Why should you make yourself the brand?
Jan 13th, 2:15am
Last century, brands advertised in the Yellow Pages. Today, here's how (and why) an agent can build a brand using an entirely different medium...
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High hopes for Trump? CNBC's Lawrence Kudlow to speak at ICNY
Jan 12th, 12:06pm
What do John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan have in common -- besides holding the office of the United States presidency? With his just-penned take...
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Augmented-reality app shows full potential of homes
Jan 12th, 11:46am
After a prospective homebuyer wanders into a home's living room, she grimaces: the space groans with off-color wallpaper, shag carpeting and a...
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Zillow: Millennials and communities of color facing challenges
Jan 12th, 11:18am
As the overall U.S. housing market recovers, the economic and housing prospects for millennials, communities of color and the working poor are on...
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Need to organize your ICNY schedule? There's an app for that
Jan 12th, 10:35am
Who's coming to Inman Connect New York next week? Do you know how to connect (ahem) with fellow event attendees? How to check on schedule changes...
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Meet the Mdrn brokerage, where tech, concierge and agents collide
Jan 12th, 5:00am
How does a millennial New York brokerage owner expand his business? If you are 27-year-old Zach Ehrlich, founder of Mdrn. Residential (pronounced...
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Meet the Mdrn. brokerage, where tech, concierge and agents collide
Jan 12th, 5:00am
How does a millennial New York brokerage owner expand his business? If you are 27-year-old Zach Ehrlich, founder of Mdrn. Residential (pronounced...
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How real estate agents can win homebuyers' trust
Jan 12th, 4:35am
Many homebuyers swear by their agent and will never use anyone else. They happily recommend them to friends and keep in touch. But what goes into...
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It's time to speak up, silent real estate leaders
Jan 12th, 4:30am
When accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Meryl Streep spoke up and used the stage and the media...
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5 Facebook tools to sell your next real estate listing
Jan 12th, 3:55am
From Facebook to geo-targeted ads to drones, agents have more opportunities than ever to successfully market and close on a listing ...Read More
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4 surefire ways to tap into the millennial homebuyer market
Jan 12th, 3:45am
Much has been said about the millennial generation, from the controversial Time magazine cover to wide-ranging research conducted by Pew Research...
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3 ways automation will change the construction industry
Jan 12th, 3:40am
The future is knocking, and while it may threaten job security, it does promise relief for the modern consumer in the form of more affordable...
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Things no one tells you about real estate: You can control your destiny
Jan 12th, 3:25am
Curious aspiring real estate professionals, take notes before you dive: This industry is a whole other beast from the inside; unwieldy, emotional...
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Upstart brokerage outs commission offers - again
Jan 11th, 4:42pm
Fresh off a funding round, low-fee, Colorado brokerage Trelora has started outing commission data -- again. The company is revealing how much...
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Two more sad pieces of news for the real estate industry
Jan 11th, 11:39am
Agent safety, or the lack thereof, is one the of most persistent concerns for real estate professionals across the nation. Viewing listings alone,...
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MLS auctioned for $250K after years of association infighting
Jan 11th, 11:37am
It didn't feel like a typical auction, the fast-talking auctioneer and prospective buyers shouting numbers in rapid-fire succession nowhere in...
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Nationstar Mortgage Holdings hires new EVP and chief risk officer
Jan 11th, 9:54am
Nationstar Mortgage Holdings -- which owns and operates end-to-end real estate platform Xome -- announced two executive appointments effective...
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Survey: How to build (or find) an exceptional agent training program
Jan 11th, 5:00am
When just about anybody can get a real estate license, how do you set yourself above the crowd as an agent? And as a broker, how do you make sure...
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4 actionable ideas for maximizing your real estate referrals
Jan 11th, 4:35am
The No. 1 mistake referral-based businesses make is not following up with the referral source. Sales people usually follow up with the referral...
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7 things I learned in 2016, a 'leap' year
Jan 11th, 4:20am
The quality of your life will be determined in great part by this: choosing what you want most more often than what you want now ...Read More
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Why your title sales reps should bring more than donuts to the table
Jan 11th, 3:35am
I was meeting with a prospect the other week, and they said: "If title sales reps stopped bringing bagels and donuts to Realtor offices, bakeries...
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Newton drops a new way to manage multiple email accounts
Jan 11th, 3:10am
I've been using Newton for a number of months, and in many ways I find it superior to Gmail. The email application allows for the consolidation of...
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New year, new team: CFPB kicks off 2017 with leadership changes
Jan 10th, 5:15pm
As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) continues to battle legal challenges to its single-director organizational structure, the...
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PropTiger and Housing.com merge in India
Jan 10th, 4:25pm
Two of India’s leading real estate providers announced that they would merge to become the largest online real estate services company in the...
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The 5 most common fears when it comes to buying a home
Jan 10th, 12:00pm
Let’s face it: Buying and selling real estate can be a scary process. It is often the single largest transaction that people make, and it is not...
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The top 10 homebuyer and seller fears in real estate
Jan 10th, 12:00pm
On the flip side of the joy and excitement that a home sale stirs up, real estate professionals must also guide clients through the wrung hands,...
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One small good decision to help you start your day
Jan 10th, 8:16am
What's the very first thing you put in your body when you rise in the morning -- a cup of coffee or a glass of water? Here's how to kick-start...
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In brother's honor, luxury agent quietly donates to cancer research
Jan 10th, 4:59am
Any successful real estate agent worth his or her salt has a favorite charity to contribute toward during the year, often linked with...
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3 problems crippling virtual reality's take-off in real estate
Jan 10th, 4:50am
Everyone talks about the product, but there are three fundamental business issues with 3-D and virtual reality in real estate that no one is...
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Why generic listing presentations get generic results
Jan 10th, 4:15am
“I don’t know why they went with another real estate agent,” complained an agent I had just started helping. (Let's call him "Learner...
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3 tweaks to lift your social media game in real estate
Jan 10th, 3:35am
Realtors post a lot of cute pictures of babies, dogs and cats. That’s beautiful and wonderful. However, don’t be surprised if no one comments...
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Guiding real estate consumers in the age of information overload
Jan 10th, 3:10am
"I can't sit back and relax for one minute," says broker, Realtor and founder of Quigler Barbara Fairfield. "I've got a consumer that's smarter...
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Swanepoel announces 2017's most powerful people in real estate
Jan 9th, 3:50pm
What defines power? Certainly not popularity, Stefan Swanepoel opines in his 2017 list of residential real estate industry heavyweights, released...
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Government-backed mortgages are about to get cheaper
Jan 9th, 3:38pm
The Federal Housing Administration will reduce the annual mortgage insurance premiums borrowers pay when taking out a low down payment home loan...
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FHA opens door to homeownership for more borrowers
Jan 9th, 11:54am
Low- to moderate-income homebuyers will get a boost in 2017, with the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) set to cut mortgage insurance premiums...
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Will technology kill your real estate commission splits?
Jan 9th, 5:00am
One of next week’s “Provoke” panels at the Inman Connect New York conference asks the question, “Will technology kill your commission...
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A real estate agent's guide to tax deductions
Jan 9th, 5:00am
Real estate agents spend their own funds and resources everyday to help people find homes. But are your expenses business, personal or something...
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5 easy fixes for real estate lead generation campaign problems
Jan 9th, 4:30am
Whether you are using Zillow, realtor.com, Facebook Ads, Google Adwords or a third-party display network to generate more leads, there are best...
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3 must-reads for your best year in real estate yet
Jan 9th, 3:45am
I've recently come across three books that I feel will help my Realtor partners stay on track to have their best 365 days in real estate yet...
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3 steps to reaching solid financial ground before age 30
Jan 9th, 3:10am
Millennials are smart, talented and making decent salaries. But they’re also drowning in a sea of debt, have no money saved and can barely seem...
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How a trip away can help you step into buyers' shoes
Jan 9th, 2:30am
Where do you want to drink your coffee? Being a real estate professional is more than opening a lockbox and reading off a MLS sheet. It's getting...
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The week in real estate industry deals: January 2-6
Jan 7th, 6:00am
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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Post-election financial fever has cooled - but it will return
Jan 6th, 4:34pm
The post-election financial fever has cooled for the moment, rates sliding slightly. Trading in markets since the election cannot be traced to...
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Opendoor's massive list of tech investors and lenders
Jan 6th, 12:16pm
What do Wells Fargo, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, Deutsche Bank, reddit co-founder Aleix Ohanian, Blackstone and Joshua Kushner (yes, the brother...
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New research study digs into real estate referrals: They still dominate
Jan 6th, 5:00am
In a world where some brokerages' heads may have been turned by paid-for internet leads from portals, the agent-to-agent referral system still...
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Top comments of the week Jan. 2-6
Jan 6th, 4:55am
With the comment section on fire this week, we heard crazy stories about clients with unreasonable demands, advice on starting your own brokerage,...
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How showings on demand put buyers' needs before sellers'
Jan 6th, 4:45am
Buyers want to see houses when it is convenient for them, often with little advance notice. And most sellers want to know who will be showing...
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The biggest mistake you can make in real estate marketing
Jan 6th, 4:10am
Rebecca Rose, the CEO and co-founder of digital storytelling platform Studeo, shares her tips on developing a sound real estate marketing strategy...
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Why home showings on-demand are good customer service
Jan 6th, 3:55am
Scheduling showings on occupied properties can be one of an agent's most frustrating and challenging tasks short of getting an offer accepted...
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So, you want to be unemployed? 7 tips for aspiring entrepreneurs
Jan 6th, 3:35am
In October of 2012 I was a Boise City firefighter, a union member and a public employee. I had one of the most dependable occupations, at least in...
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4 tips for buying a home
Jan 6th, 3:15am
A "speed dating" guide to buying a house, insulating it from any market changes and helping it grow in value so that clients are growing their...
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CNET releases Smart Home Matrix at the Consumer Electronics Show
Jan 6th, 3:05am
CNET launched its Smart Home Matrix, a website developed to show consumers how existing products in this space connect with one another ...Read More
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Inman announces the next round of sponsors for ICNY17
Jan 5th, 7:38pm
Emeryville, Calif. (Jan 5, 2017) – Inman® announced the first round of companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect New York, Jan. 16-20, ...
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Juwai and Tencent launch new international real estate marketplace
Jan 5th, 3:27pm
Over the past year, Juwai has expanded its reach by partnering with other real estate brokerages and companies, such as Sotheby's International...
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What to expect at Hacker Connect
Jan 5th, 2:50pm
Hacker Connect could instantly become the most important space for bleeding-edge conversations about real estate technology that change the course...
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How Realtors can voice their opinion on NAR's next CEO
Jan 5th, 11:50am
As the National Association of Realtors hunts for a new CEO, its 1.2 million members have a chance to influence who that person will be ...Read More
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Solving the real estate agent's technology problem
Jan 5th, 4:30am
Real estate agents are in a terrible strategic situation. There are only four major sources of obtaining the cutting-edge technology they need to...
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How to decide which company at Startup Alley is right for you
Jan 5th, 4:05am
This year's Startup Alley at Inman Connect New York features tons of interesting technologies; however, no product or service is right for every...
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How to focus on the right business opportunities
Jan 5th, 3:45am
This week my guest is Nick Waldner, real estate agent and team leader of The Waldner Winters Team of Keller Williams Realty ...Read More
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Can you be a real estate agent and a stay-at-home parent?
Jan 5th, 3:40am
Some people have clearly done it and been successful, but they also had to make some major sacrifices. Others tried it and found they experienced...
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3 goal-driven questions real estate agents should ask themselves
Jan 5th, 3:10am
Have you ever found yourself crazy busy for an entire month, then looked back at your sales to find that they actually decreased or remained...
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'One day this will be yours': Keys to the company handover
Jan 4th, 5:00pm
At 32, Natalie Rowe, the brand new team leader and broker-owner of Re/Max Advantage in Michigan, already knows that managing agents can be like...
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Coldwell Banker survey: The next big smart home trend is voice control
Jan 4th, 4:33pm
In 2015, Coldwell Banker began marking its territory as the "go-to" real estate brand for all things smart home. Since then, the company has...
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Another brokerage using lucrative sign-up payments to attract agents
Jan 4th, 4:23pm
Who doesn't like a bonus? In the competitive market of Oahu in Hawaii, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties has been offering selected competing...
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Can real estate brokerages replace offices with Facebook?
Jan 4th, 1:00pm
Can brokerages replace offices with Facebook? Ross Hair is betting on it. The founder of two real estate marketing training programs, Hair...
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The ultimate guide to what 2017 has in store for real estate
Jan 4th, 5:00am
We've spent the past several weeks at Inman examining what 2016 held and offering predictions for 2017 -- so many that you might have missed some!...
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Ashley Bowers: Overcoming fears to rise as a young leader
Jan 4th, 4:35am
COO of HomeSmart International Ashley Bowers became president of a national corporation at 28. With a customer base of 65-year-olds, she faced...
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Real estate disruption is coming, and it looks a lot like Purplebricks
Jan 4th, 4:05am
Several months ago, an article was published on Realestatebusiness.com.au titled, “Disruption is coming but it ain’t Purplebricks.” The...
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Why Apartment Ocean could lead the real estate chat bot wave
Jan 4th, 3:50am
Apartment Ocean's Chatbot installs with two lines of code, engages real estate leads and captures their information. ...Read More
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4 principles that guide all smart business investments
Jan 4th, 3:40am
“You need to spend money to make money.” If you want to increase revenue and profit, then you must accept this phrase, and hopefully you...
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Is 2017 the 'year of the tablet'?
Jan 4th, 3:30am
Sometimes the biggest changes in life happen so gradually, so gracefully, that you don't even notice them until something jolts you into taking a...
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New rule in China may affect overseas real estate purchases
Jan 3rd, 2:52pm
China is a country of opportunities -- and also of regulations. As reported by Reuters, China’s foreign exchange regulator announced a new...
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What global economics (and politics) foretell for rate changes
Jan 3rd, 1:53pm
On the last business day of 2016, I couldn't help looking toward the strangest new year ahead of any in memory, every day marking some new and...
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Notorious ROB's 7 predictions for 2017: The boy bands edition
Jan 3rd, 1:30pm
Last year, despite my predictions being mostly wrong, no one got a refund from Inman. Let’s get into 2017 predictions sure to be wrong, or your...
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The 2017 Inman Influencer list
Jan 3rd, 1:00pm
The Inman Influencers List salutes industry professionals who shape, change and influence the industry. They bring a mix of credentials,...
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Predicting the 2017 economy by following the money
Jan 3rd, 12:36pm
In today’s accepted wisdom, Donald Trump as president means that 2017 can’t be predicted. At all. Endured, possibly enjoyed, but it will be a...
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Blockchain could jolt real estate and the title industry in 2017
Jan 3rd, 5:00am
When one Illinois resident buys a property this year, he will receive a digital token. Along with a paper deed, the transfer of the token will be...
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The return of the prodigal single-family rentals
Jan 3rd, 4:30am
It’s no secret that inadequate inventories have been stunting the housing recovery. Through November, total housing inventory has fallen...
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The 10 weirdest reasons real estate agents lost the listing
Jan 3rd, 4:15am
One morning, Manhattan real estate broker Mitchell Hall was supposed to pick up a signed listing from a client. When he got word that his father...
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'Tweet 22 times a day to be relevant' and other real estate pro tips
Jan 3rd, 3:40am
Agent and founder of Roofshoot.com Ben Bacal shares two major drivers of his business: prospecting and creating video content. Then hear from...
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Are real estate auctions an alternative to Opendoor?
Jan 3rd, 3:25am
According to Brad Inman and Wall Street, Opendoor is one of the hottest companies to watch in 2017. There’s a more important trend afoot,...
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The best resolutions for real estate agents in 2017
Jan 1st, 2:00am
These brief days between Christmas and the New Year are a good time to reflect on the past year's events, its successes and failures, and to look...
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The week in real estate industry deals: December 27-30
Dec 31st, 6:00am
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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5 things you can't miss at Hacker Connect
Dec 30th, 11:57am
What better way to bring in the New Year than a jump on the competition? Inman's Hacker Connect can provide just that for real estate techies,...
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Why more MLSs and associations will merge in 2017
Dec 30th, 11:29am
When real estate associations or MLSs consider merging, the process can be fraught with what is often called "politics." But in the last few...
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Inman announces Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS as the newest Select member
Dec 30th, 11:24am
Emeryville, Calif. (Dec. 30, 2016) -- Inman announced that Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS® (VCCAR) will launch Inman Select to...
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Inman announces Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors as the newest Select member
Dec 30th, 11:24am
Emeryville, Calif. (Dec. 30, 2016) -- Inman announced that Ventura County Coastal Association of REALTORS® (VCCAR) will launch Inman Select to...
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The $130M Zillow-Move legal bloodbath: A retrospective
Dec 30th, 10:08am
In the final hours of 2016, we reflect on a year of tech advancements, wild politics and one of the most captivating stories to unfold between two...
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The top 20 home design trends of 2017
Dec 30th, 5:00am
Next year's home trends: lush colors, plush textures and modernistic takes on traditional designs that make a perfect environment to create a "new...
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The most important thing homebuyers should consider
Dec 30th, 4:40am
Buying that marvelous, massive house on a hill that's the neighborhood's shining jewel might be a great ego boost, but what happens when you want...
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Homesnap Pro launches targeted Facebook Video Ad campaigns
Dec 30th, 4:20am
Homesnap Pro is one of the industry's most comprehensive real estate agent apps, giving verified MLS members more tools and data to connect to...
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The top 200 Inman posts of 2016
Dec 30th, 4:15am
It was a banner 2016 at Inman -- we published hundreds of stories about dozens of topics relevant to real estate agents. Here are the 200 most...
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27 New Year's resolutions for homeowners
Dec 30th, 4:15am
Heading into a new year, we feel an obligation to make resolutions. Personal resolutions can be motivating, exciting or just plain silly. As a...
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3 times serendipity got me the real estate listing
Dec 30th, 3:35am
Faced with an unexpected dilemma, the seller suggested a coin flip to select an agent. I respectfully said that listing a house was too important...
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Top comments of the week Dec. 26-30
Dec 30th, 3:25am
This week, readers commented on the future of virtual reality, 3-D and smart home technology; the importance of background checks for licensing;...
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How to start an annual charity drive
Dec 30th, 2:30am
As the year comes to an end, it may be important for your business to consider participating in charitable activities. Better yet, you should...
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Special Report: 2017 real estate industry outlook
Dec 29th, 9:36am
Survey respondents and some of the industry’s top executives were nearly unanimous in believing 2017 will be another strong year for real...
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How to keep your New Year's resolutions and hit your quarterly goals
Dec 29th, 9:18am
This week we are pleased to welcome Byron Van Arsdale, Master Certified Coach and head of the coaching team at RealEstateCoach.com, for a timely...
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How to start your own real estate brokerage in 2017
Dec 29th, 5:00am
Here we are at the end of another year, thinking about the year that was and about what we want next year to be like. People start searching the...
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How the world's top real estate portals think about innovation
Dec 29th, 4:30am
Innovation is a tricky, vital component for every firm, and the world’s largest real estate portals are no exception. I thought a lot about...
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When should you start and grow a real estate team?
Dec 29th, 4:10am
Can I grow a team? Do I even need a team? Am I good enough? Who do I hire first? To give an authentic and unique answer to these questions, I sat...
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Dissecting the deadlock: How can brokers and MLSs work together?
Dec 29th, 3:25am
Glenn Phillips, CEO of Lake Homes Realty, and Jeremy Crawford, Executive Director of the Real Estate Standards Organization, talk about tension...
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Inman Educational Webinar: Go beyond a blog - Content marketing for real estate
Dec 29th, 2:22am
In this webinar, Adwerx will show you why content marketing is the most powerful tool you have to build your real estate brand and capture...
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Inman Announces Another Round of Startup Alley Participants for ICNY17
Dec 28th, 4:05pm
Emeryville, CA (July 14, 2016) – Inman announced another 17 companies that will be exhibiting in Startup Alley at Inman Connect San Francisco,...
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NAR hunts for next CEO after Dale Stinton's 36-year run
Dec 28th, 3:44pm
The National Association of Realtors is officially on the hunt for a new leader. Dale Stinton, the trade group's CEO since November 2005, will...
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99 real estate lead sources: The ultimate list
Dec 28th, 12:30pm
In the (nearly exact) words of Jay-Z, I got 99 lead sources, and a bus bench ain’t one. The leads in this list are broken down into 16 different...
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Pending home sales fell again in November, says NAR
Dec 28th, 11:57am
The National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) has been on a rollercoaster. Now, the PHSI has taken a downward track due to...
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Mortgage lender PHH asks court to deny CFPB rehearing
Dec 28th, 11:26am
When a federal appeals court made a controversial decision that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) single-director organizational...
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A real estate social butterfly shares her social media tips
Dec 28th, 11:16am
Marki Lemons is a marketing and social media whiz who also serves as a consultant, coach, speaker and teacher for organizations and institutions...
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A two-step plan for personal recovery from 2016
Dec 28th, 11:00am
On one