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Bright MLS debuts new pocket listing rule
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:00:39 +0000

Major East Coast multiple listing service Bright MLS announced Wednesday that it has rolled out a new policy on so-called "pocket listings," requiring agents to add any properties they are publicly advertising to the system or, eventually, they'll fa..[read more]

10 rules for hosting an open house for another agent
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:29:01 +0000

Hosting an open house is a critically important event in a new agent's career, especially if it's for another agent. It's often the first public appearance for agents to showcase themselves to the community and beyond. Here are 10 things new agents m..[read more]

Jumping ship for a startup brokerage? Do your homework first!
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 08:15:42 +0000

Startups look promising on the outside, but they can't always live up to the hype, says Tammy Britt. The longtime D.C.-area agent shares her experience with a startup after 16 years as a top performer with some of the biggest names in the real estate..[read more]

Is practicing real estate bad for your kids?
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 07:10:21 +0000

Between a column in "The New York Times' and a Facebook post, I can't help but wonder how healthy the job of buying and selling real estate is for our kids. How are our children influenced by our career choices, our screen time and our stress levels?..[read more]

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate unveils new 'staging inspiration guide'
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 20:44:00 +0000

The guide, created by Max Wilker, the style director at Meredith Corporation, which publishes the "Better Homes & Gardens" magazine, provides agents with 14 pages of tips and suggestions for every room of the house...[read more]

Larry King lists opulent Beverly Hills mansion for $17M
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:13:53 +0000

Not long after announcing that he's divorcing his seventh wife, Larry King listed the couple's opulent Beverly Hills mansion for $16.995 million...[read more]

Pulse: 45 ways to respond to 'I don't want to commit to an agent'
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:55:45 +0000

We asked, and you all came out in droves to share your best responses. Here are our favorites objection handlers for "I want to look at houses, but I don't want to commit to a specific agent." (Stay tuned for a new survey question Wednesday!)..[read more]

Compass and Opendoor CEOs won't attend controversial Saudi tech conference this month
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:56:12 +0000

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin wasn't invited. Opendoor CEO Eric Wu was but won't attend this year's Future Investment Initiative event...[read more]

The difference between an agent and a Realtor, explained
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:26:27 +0000

Many consumers aren't sure what the difference is ' or whether there even is one...[read more]

Actor Elijah Wood lists Hobbit-style bungalows for $2M
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:06:39 +0000

Douglas Elliman's Juliette Hohnen has been tapped to sell the properties...[read more]

Rent prices rise 3%: CoreLogic
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:07:44 +0000

Growth has stabilized, but affordability remains a top concern...[read more]

What you need to know before investing in a damaged home
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:00:20 +0000

Some expect to do one or two repairs and forget about it while others specifically seek out properties that have been damaged in hurricanes and fires as a modest property investment...[read more]

Are you tracking the right metrics for your business' growth?
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:39:35 +0000

Keep track of the number of people you contact each week as well as how you engage with them...[read more]

The Essential Guide to luxury marketing
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:00:28 +0000

The luxury real estate market is highly competitive, but agents who harness technology, the media and their own social networks for marketing can make fortunes...[read more]

How to create a culture that inspires agent retention
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:55:06 +0000

Across industries, employees seek out receptive, engaging and adaptive work environments. But what is the secret sauce for hiring and keeping talent? How can you create, develop and sustain the culture needed to entice and retain top performers?..[read more]

How to make homebuying smoother for untraditional clients
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:51:18 +0000

With the increasing prevalence of unmarried homebuyers ' couples, platonic friends and family members ' it's more important than ever for agents to provide guidance to protect clients by asking the right questions upfront...[read more]

Opendoor needs agents more than agents need Opendoor
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:41:06 +0000

Opendoor's latest proptech partnership demonstrates another nail in the coffin of traditional agency. With every iBuyer offer that gets invited into a listing presentation via CloudCMA, the industry collectively sacrifices a little bit more of its so..[read more]

Opendoor appoints new batch of executives, board members
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:03:50 +0000

The new leaders ' none of whom have backgrounds in real estate ' have previous experience working at Amazon, Netflix, Hulu and in the venture capital industry...[read more]

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