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Last Build Date: Sun, 28 May 2017 23:05:55 +0000

 



The week in real estate industry deals: May 22-26, 2017Yuganov Konstantin / Shutterstock.com

Sat, 27 May 2017 10:00:43 +0000

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 industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We'll be recapping every week's noteworthy deals that didn't make it into print (and some that did) for your perusal. Here are this week's ...signing, successful, businessman, papers, success, desk, office


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Top 10 posts from last week

Sat, 27 May 2017 10:00:24 +0000

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ...zillow instant offers hero


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Inman Connect San Francisco 2017: Growth, Discovery, BrainstormLuciano Mortula / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:49:34 +0000

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 so many changes. Lots of silly stuff goes on in this great City, but most importantly it throbs with invention, action and passion ...san francisco, california, golden gate bridge


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Where will you find your next business tech strategy? Tech Connect

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:11:13 +0000

What the smart agents are discovering is this: The tech tools you use can make a big difference in your productivity. ...


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The markets have been quiet, but here’s the long viewKentoh / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:54:14 +0000

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 Fed’s decision to increase the cost of money at its meeting on June 14. Expect “make.” ...Lou Barnes hero.


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Everything you need to know about Zillow Instant Offers

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:00:05 +0000

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 homebuyers, disrupted music and transportation industries, the infiltration of convenience into every aspect of our lives, and the undeniable focus on that precious lead: the homeseller ...


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Voodoo Agent: Being ‘in play’ with your leads

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:45:04 +0000

Gary Gold's says that "being in play" -- having ongoing conversations -- with clients is how you become their designated agent ...


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Broker Connect will hone your brokerage’s edge over the competition

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:04:46 +0000

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 brokerage, you also have to consider whether your business model is even still working ...


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Leigh Brown: 5 points Realtors are missing about Zillow

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:50:05 +0000

I hear you, Realtors. You are mad at Zillow. And apparently you think that I don’t take the current situation seriously ...


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Zillow Instant Offers lands Realtor 48 seller leads

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:39:30 +0000

Realtor Veronica Figueroa has nabbed 48 seller leads through Zillow Instant Offers since it launched on Monday, and she’s working to see how many she can convert into listings. “The numbers just keep on coming in,” she said ...


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What you’ll learn at the very first ICSF Women Leaders trackJenna Bascom / Inman.com

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:57:04 +0000

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 track ...


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Rents are rising in the suburbs

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:10:45 +0000

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 issues. ...


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How one agent has successfully juggled family life and clients since 2002Anatoli Styf / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:00:57 +0000

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 successful real estate business in Indianapolis since ...balance, scales, equality, rock, symbol, pyramidal, concept, spa, pebble, heap, equability, cobblestone, coast, stone, steadfast, well-balanced, triangle, equivalence, stack, pile, equilibration, vertical, top, unstable, stable, fulcrum, equilibrium, small, zen, steady, beach, mineral, texture, boulder, harmonical, seashore, weigh, poise, sea, peak, nature, image, zen-like, meditation, stony, parity, equipoise, stability, ocean


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How to prevent problems with overpriced listingsLaura Gangi Pond / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:00:54 +0000

Help keep everyone happy by explaining upfront how the entire listing process will unfold, getting it down on paper and having it signed ...price, sale, home, sign, real, short, sell, rate, drop, loan, interest, broker, market, closeup, neighbor, pay, housing, economics, economy, buy, buyer, neighborhood, property, seller, estate, realty, lender, finance, bank, foreclosure, depression, money, lend, recession, owner, house, mortgage, reduced, residence, shop, financial, bubble, agent


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Why, when and how to hire an assistant and build a real estate teamAndrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:00:02 +0000

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 may be wise to consider hiring an assistant or forming a team to meet demands ...recruitment, recruiting, recruiter, hiring, hire, candidate, pick, job, search, concept, people, one, executive, person, jigsaw, entrepreneur, leadership, human, employment, corporate, implementation, consultant, business, adult, worker, female, smiling, suit, women, object, young, desk, solution, approve, choosing, employee, businesswoman, professional, interview, choice, select, looking, career, cheerful, work, businesspeople, puzzle, photograph, man, businessman


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Thinking of reducing your commission? Don’tDenis Vrublevski / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:45:05 +0000

In this week's video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates discusses why you shouldn't reduce your commission. ...money, paid, payment, commission


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Daily market update: May 26, 2017AshDesign / Shutterstock.com

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:15:49 +0000

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...market, update, market update


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Craigslist: Forget the ‘it’s so ancient’ mantraCourtesy of Craigslist.org

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:10:44 +0000

Craigslist, the granddaddy of all horizontal classified websites, hasn’t taken a single step to focus on verticals like real estate and recruitment. And yet it is active in the verticals, nonetheless ...


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