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Amateur hour! How to keep your cool with other agents
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 07:26:43 +0000

Bad communication practices in transactions lead to misunderstandings and can mask unethical and unprofessional behavior. They can also diminish goodwill, undermine trust and lead to a build up of resentments that could derail your transaction. Here'..[read more]

WATCH: How to break into the luxury market
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 23:06:13 +0000

Tiffany McQuaid, president of McQuaid and Company Real Estate Services, and Jeannette Spinelli, CEO and founder of Spinelli Residential Group Keller Williams, offered advice for navigating the luxury market in a conversation at Inman Connect Las Vega..[read more]

WATCH: Getting things done in one click
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:28:49 +0000

At ICLV, executives from Reali, Redefy and Pre Open House talked about how they're leveraging technology to make the real estate process easier for consumers...[read more]

Actor Rob Lowe slashes price of California mansion to $42.5M
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:15:36 +0000

Rob Lowe, the actor known for playing Sam Seaborn in the political drama "The West Wing," just slashed the price of his swanky California mansion...[read more]

The Real Word: Zillow's losing money, but not as much as before
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:06:25 +0000

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent's perspective on industry-related topics. This week, Zillow lost $2,916 on every home it sold in Q2 on average. But this is a small price to pay for what it is gaining...[read more]

Redfin temporarily closes 4 offices after veiled threat
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:59:41 +0000

An ex-Redfin contractor allegedly made what the company called "concerning comments" last week, prompting the tech-focused Seattle brokerage to temporarily close four Bay Area offices. The brokerage is working with local law enforcement to determine ..[read more]

Millennials, move aside: Generation Z is already buying homes
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:38:18 +0000

According to a new TransUnion report, 14 million Generation Z consumers have some sort of credit balance in 2019, and the number of Gen Z consumers who took out a mortgage grew by 112 percent to 319,000 between 2018 and 2019...[read more]

Housing start data spells good news for recession fears: Economist
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:21:46 +0000

The inversion of the yield curve ' when long-term interest rates drop below short-term interest rates ' this week was seen as a warning sign to many that another recession was looming. But Friday morning's housing start data means we shouldn't sound ..[read more]

Inman News quiz: Think you're on top of the week's biggest stories?
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:00:22 +0000

The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman's news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week...[read more]

Considering switching to a 100% brokerage? Think it through
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:00:07 +0000

If seller commission expectations and a worsening "listing-inventory-to-agent-count' ratio have you thinking about moving to a 100-percent brokerage with the idea that change would lead to higher net income, here are some things that you ought to be ..[read more]

How to nurture 'friends' into lifetime clients
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:21:11 +0000

With consumers fueled by digital information, social media has perfectly positioned us to create relationships ' beyond just a name in your database. And savvy agents can do it at an extremely high level in a relatively short time using only the tool..[read more]

With $141M more in funding, FlyHomes unveils price guarantee
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 22:52:55 +0000

Flyhomes, an iBuyer that will make cash offers on behalf of homebuyers, has nabbed an additional $21 million in equity financing plus $120 million in debt for purchasing and reselling homes...[read more]

Newbie agent goes viral with parody of Garth Brooks song
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 21:20:56 +0000

Chicago-based eXp agent Sean Cochran's real estate parody of "Friends in Low Places' garnered more than 575,000 views in one month...[read more]

KW copied former vendor's tech, refused to pay: Lawsuit
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:31:09 +0000

TPI Cloud Hosting alleges Keller Williams agreed to pay $1.8 million to develop a consumer-facing app, but never paid, then used the technology to build its app in-house...[read more]

WATCH: Don't fear the franchises
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 19:48:08 +0000

Jaime Hensley of American Real Estate ERA Powered, Charis Moreno of NextHome, and Greg Fox of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Alliance touted the benefits of joining big franchises at ICLV...[read more]

WATCH: What's the secret to having a stellar team?
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 19:31:56 +0000

Need advice on interviewing for your team? Verl Workman says try to figure out if the candidate subscribes to your core values. "If they don't give you the right answers for those, then it's probably not a great fit,' he said onstage at Inman Connect..[read more]

WATCH: The 2019 Inman Innovator Awards
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 19:25:52 +0000

From Zillow to Redfin and beyond, watch Inman announce the winners of the 2019 Innovator Awards in Las Vegas...[read more]

WATCH: How indie brokerages can compete sans signing bonus
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:30:36 +0000

Competition for hiring top agents is intense, especially when said agents are getting propositioned with signing bonuses among other perks. Hear tried-and-true secrets for recruiting the top producers to your indie in this Inman Connect Las Vegas dis..[read more]

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