Monday, 26 June 2017

Why you need predictive analytics to thrive in 2017

Why you need predictive analytics to thrive in 2017

Why you need predictive analytics to thrive in 2017

Amazon’s surprise $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods represents another significant growth notch in the Seattle tech behemoth’s belt. Its ever-expanding presence in our daily lives doesn’t just come from the smarts and aggressiveness of founder Jeff Bezos, but from predictive analytics, which fuels 35 percent of the purchases consumers make on Amazon.com, according to research firm McKinsey & Company.



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Secrets of high-growth real estate teams

Secrets of high-growth real estate teams

Secrets of high-growth real estate teams

As we all know, the real estate industry is hyper-competitive. And because there are few better catalysts for innovation than competition, real estate is constantly blazing new ground. Real estate expansion teams -- teams that do business in multiple markets -- are one of the industry’s latest, and hottest, innovations.



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6 ways to win business from millennial homebuyers

6 ways to win business from millennial homebuyers

6 ways to win business from millennial homebuyers

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 as U.S.’s dominant homebuying generation. They now account for one in every three homebuyers.



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When the market doesn’t want your home listing

When the market doesn’t want your home listing

When The Market Doesn't Want Your Home Listing

What do you do when your listing is a contemporary but everyone wants a traditional or vice versa? How do you market one that's a combo of both?



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Will Alexa find your office’s next top producer?

Will Alexa find your office’s next top producer?

Will Alexa Find Your Office's Next Top Producer?

Amazon's Echo is gaining new skills every day. Will it now help new real estate agents find a job?



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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Kevin O'leary | Kevin O'leary Interactive Trader

Kevin O'leary | Kevin O'leary Interactive Trader

Kevin O'leary | Kevin O'leary Interactive Trader

Kevin O'Leary | Kevin O'Leary Interactive Trader https://goo.gl/e7Z6Ky Kevin O'Leary (born 9 July 1954) is a Canadian businessman, author and television pers...



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Kevin O'leary Interactive Trader | Kevin O'leary Interactive Trader

Kevin O'leary Interactive Trader | Kevin O'leary Interactive Trader

Kevin O'leary Interactive Trader | Kevin O'leary Interactive Trader

Kevin O'Leary Interactive Trader | Kevin O'Leary Interactive Trader https://goo.gl/vr8QiX Kevin O'Leary (born 9 July 1954) is a Canadian businessman, author ...



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Interactive Trader Kevin O'leary 2016

Interactive Trader Kevin O'leary 2016

Interactive Trader Kevin O'leary 2016

Interactive Trader Kevin O'Leary 2016 https://goo.gl/pxrmKM Kevin O'Leary (born 9 July 1954) is a Canadian businessman, author and television personality. He...



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Kevin O'leary The Interactive Trader 2017

Kevin O'leary The Interactive Trader 2017

Kevin O'leary The Interactive Trader 2017

Kevin O'Leary The Interactive Trader 2017 https://goo.gl/LXWGwv Kevin O'Leary (born 9 July 1954) is a Canadian businessman, author and television personality...



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The week in industry hires and promotions: June 19-23, 2017

The week in industry hires and promotions: June 19-23, 2017

This Week In Real Estate Industry Hires And Promotions June 19-23, 2017

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order.



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Top 10 posts from last week

Top 10 posts from last week

Top 10 Posts From June 19-23, 2017

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week:



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The week in real estate industry deals: June 19-23, 2017

The week in real estate industry deals: June 19-23, 2017

The Week In Real Estate Industry Deals: June 19-23, 2017

Mergers, integrations, acquistions, partnerships and more



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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Real estate market recap, June 19-23, 2017

Real estate market recap, June 19-23, 2017

Real Estate Market Recap, June 19-23, 2017

Here's what happened this week in the real estate market:



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Becoming the real estate referral matchmaker in your area: A guide

Becoming the real estate referral matchmaker in your area: A guide

Becoming The Real Estate Referral Matchmaker In Your Area: A Guide

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 today at the Real Estate Webmasters Summit. How? The Windermere agent and active blogger and podcaster discussed how she uses her website to both educate visitors and generate business.



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Bungalow, Cottage or Colonial? The agent’s architectural house styles cheat sheet (part 2)

Bungalow, Cottage or Colonial? The agent’s architectural house styles cheat sheet (part 2)

Bungalow, Cottage or Colonial? The Agent’s Architectural House Styles Cheat Sheet (Part 2)

Ranch, Craftsman, Cape Cod, Shotgun, Tudor, Victorian, Art Deco, Mediterranean and Contemporary -- they are all featured in part one of the agent's architectural house styles cheat sheet. But there are a number of other designs that are equally popular, as one reader reminded everyone with her comment: "What? No Colonial?!" Here's how to identify some of the more well-known -- and a couple rare -- home architectural styles.



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Agent Legend: How to close more deals without generating more leads

Agent Legend: How to close more deals without generating more leads

Agent Legend: How to close more deals without generating more leads

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 consistent.



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Real Trends: Meet 2017’s 1,000 top-producing real estate agents and teams

Real Trends: Meet 2017’s 1,000 top-producing real estate agents and teams

Real Trends: Meet 2017's 1,000 Top-Producing Real Estate Agents And Teams

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 based on the data alone.



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6 tips for managing sellers if the deal goes south

6 tips for managing sellers if the deal goes south

6 Tips For Managing Sellers If The Deal Goes South

Has your deal gone south? Here are six tips to manage the sellers, lessen the burden and retain control of a situation that could turn ugly.



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You can gain much more when you give back

You can gain much more when you give back

You Can Gain Much More When You Give Back

Caroline Pinal, co-founder of Giveback Homes, works with real estate agents all over the country to provide safe homes for families throughout the world. Caroline's non-traditional business model of making "doing good" part of a company or personal brand is inspiring, and it reminds us there is no blueprint for success: it comes in infinite forms.



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How do you know when to hire a buyer’s agent?

How do you know when to hire a buyer’s agent?

How Do You Know When To Hire A Buyer's Agent?

Should I hire a buyer’s agent? Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates shares the questions you should ask yourself before hiring a buyer’s agent and tips for doing so.



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Friday, 23 June 2017

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Oops … I just held an open house in the wrong neighborhood

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Oops … I just held an open house in the wrong neighborhood

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Oops ... I Just Held An Open House In The Wrong Neighborhood

In this episode, Leigh Brown interviews Mark Allen, vice president of industry relations at Move Inc.



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How to use PR to become a local real estate expert

How to use PR to become a local real estate expert

How To Use PR To Become A Local Real Estate Expert

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 Relola, shared at the Real Estate Webmasters Summit (REW Summit) in Denver this morning.



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Zillow wins bid to slash multimillion-dollar VHT photo copyright verdict

Zillow wins bid to slash multimillion-dollar VHT photo copyright verdict

Zillow Wins Bid To Slash Multimillion-Dollar VHT Photo Copyright Verdict

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 firm VHT earlier this year. In February, a federal court ordered Zillow Group to pay $8.



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How this brand-new indie broker is differentiating himself through a visionary office space

How this brand-new indie broker is differentiating himself through a visionary office space

How This Brand-New Indie Broker Is Differentiating Himself Through A Visionary Office Space

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 the crowd? If you're Troy Palmquist, who works in the high-end Santa Monica, California, real estate market, then you create an office space that makes passersby do a double-take -- and stop in for a drink and a chat. Why an office space? After spending more than a decade building up his understanding of...



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Master Lock targeting real estate agents with digital lockbox

Master Lock targeting real estate agents with digital lockbox

Master Lock Targeting Real Estate Agents With Digital Lockbox

Have suggestions for products that you'd like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. Master Lock has proven it's tough under fire, but is it tough enough to withstand the scrutiny of the real estate industry? We'll soon find out.



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3 types of content that will help you stand out from the herd

3 types of content that will help you stand out from the herd

3 Types Of Content That Will Help You Stand Out From The Herd

There are plenty of options that give brokerages an edge in creating content. I'm talking about more than just email blasts, postcards and newsletters. I’m going to walk you through three types of content that are hardly used in real estate, but can create a difference between you and your competitors.



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3 tips for converting online real estate leads into clients

3 tips for converting online real estate leads into clients

3 Tips For Converting Online Real Estate Leads Into Clients

So you have an online lead, now what? Use these three tips to set yourself apart from other real estate agents in the online conversion game.



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Thursday, 22 June 2017

How do you relaunch a listing that hasn’t sold with other agents?

How do you relaunch a listing that hasn’t sold with other agents?

How Do You Relaunch A Listing That Hasn’t Sold With Other Agents?

Naturally, a large part of our business is selling houses that other real estate agents haven’t been able to sell. Here are Peter Lorimer’s top tips.



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Saving time for hobbies can boost your career

Saving time for hobbies can boost your career

Saving Time For Hobbies Can Boost Your Career

Investing in your creativity is a great way to boost your mood and your productivity. The American Institute of Stress recommends making time for hobbies to reduce stress and fatigue; hobbies like painting, gardening and cooking can help busy professionals relieve themselves of stress and increase happiness.



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CEO of HomeServices of America’s brokerage division announces retirement

CEO of HomeServices of America’s brokerage division announces retirement

CEO Of HomeServices Of America's Brokerage Division Announces Retirement

Robert (Bob) Moline, who's been running the HomeServices of America affiliate for Berkshire Hathaway, today announced that he'll be retiring. Moline is also on the board of managers for both the Broker Public Portal and Upstream.



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‘Consumer resilience’ boosts May existing-home sales

‘Consumer resilience’ boosts May existing-home sales

'Consumer Resilience' Boosts May Existing-Home Sales

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 days on market. In May, the National Association of Realtors existing-home sales rose 1.



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Sindeo announces it’s shutting down, laying off staff

Sindeo announces it’s shutting down, laying off staff

Sindeo Announces It's Shutting Down, Laying Off Staff

Ginger Wilcox "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 most difficult. Today, we made the difficult decision to wind down Sindeo.



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23 fresh Facebook post ideas for real estate agents

23 fresh Facebook post ideas for real estate agents

23 Fresh Facebook Post Ideas For Real Estate Agents

Here’s a list of some of the eye-catching, engaging Facebook posts we’ve seen, to help inspire you and your social conversations.



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‘The House is Only Half of It’: Trulia’s campaign aims to paint the full picture

‘The House is Only Half of It’: Trulia’s campaign aims to paint the full picture

'The House Is Only Half Of It': Trulia's Campaign Aims To Paint The Full Picture

Trulia's "The house is only half of it" campaign launched earlier this spring with a heavy focus on community and safety. Find out how you can benefit here.



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5 smart gadgets every home office needs

5 smart gadgets every home office needs

5 Smart Gadgets Every Home Office Needs

With the rise of remote work, home offices are becoming much more sophisticated, and they include much more than a laptop and coffee table nowadays. Here are five smart gadgets every home office needs to help boost productivity and improve the overall work-from-home experience.



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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

AskAvenue chat tool bets on live agents over chatbots

AskAvenue chat tool bets on live agents over chatbots

AskAvenue Chat Tool Bets On Live Agents Over Chatbots

AskAvenue is a website chat and lead capture tool for real estate companies.



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How to create a client base as a new agent

How to create a client base as a new agent

How To Create A Client Base As A New Agent

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 database.



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Announcing the 2017 Inman Innovator Finalists

Announcing the 2017 Inman Innovator Finalists

Innovators 2017

Smart About Real Estate. The Industry news and trends you need to stay ahead. See why thousands of real estate pros count on Inman News everyday.



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Quicken Loans’ In-House Realty wading further into real estate

Quicken Loans’ In-House Realty wading further into real estate

Quicken Loans' In-House Realty Wading Further Into Real Estate

The country’s second largest retail mortgage lender, Quicken Loans, has operated a giant referral network of real estate agents for the last 10 years -- known as In-House Realty. Now the company is wading further into real estate, having recently acquired new technology from a well-funded real estate startup, OpenHouse.



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Dawn Perry, ERA’s SVP of Marketing, on her new to-do list

Dawn Perry, ERA’s SVP of Marketing, on her new to-do list

Dawn Perry, ERA's SVP Of Marketing, On Her New To-Do List

Dawn Perry, a seasoned marketing leader, has moved into an executive role as Senior Vice President of Marketing for ERA Real Estate (PRNewsfoto/ERA Real Estate) "We are hyper-focused on helping agents improve their productivity," said Dawn Perry, the new Senior Vice President of Marketing at ERA Real Estate who chatted with Inman about her priorities and goals for her new role. Perry has been working for ERA since 2010.



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5 essential items for your summer prospecting checklist

5 essential items for your summer prospecting checklist

5 Essential Items For Your Summer Prospecting Checklist

We've put together a simple summer prospecting checklist to make sure you don't come back from summer vacation with an empty pipeline.



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Instant Offers indigestion: The industry’s take on Zillow’s new service

Instant Offers indigestion: The industry’s take on Zillow’s new service

Instant Offers indigestion: The Industry's Take On Zillow's New Service

It’s been difficult to ignore the collective freakout by real estate professionals over Zillow’s Instant Offers. Find out what people are saying here.



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5 things to ask every potential seller (and how to handle their objections)

5 things to ask every potential seller (and how to handle their objections)

5 Things To Ask Every Potential Seller (And How To Handle Their Objections)

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 shares her checklist to help you weed out the listings you would rather do without.



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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Scrounging for sales? NAR deal connects Realtors with 100K new-home listings

Scrounging for sales? NAR deal connects Realtors with 100K new-home listings

Scrounging For Sales? NAR Deal Connects Realtors With 100K New-Home Listings

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 source of business: new-construction listings. NAR subsidiary Realtors Property Resource (RPR) has struck a deal with Builders Update, an Austin, Texas-based firm that launched nationally in 2012 hoping to make its online search engine "a national MLS for new homes.



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You know you’re a real estate broker when…

You know you’re a real estate broker when…

You Know You're A Real Estate Broker When...

Fielding questions, dealing with real estate posers, winging unexpected encounters and answering the phone at all hours of the night -- this is the life of a real estate broker..



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The Fed hikes and mortgage rates fall — what gives?

The Fed hikes and mortgage rates fall — what gives?

The Fed Hikes And Mortgage Rates Fall -- What Gives?

Have fun with this one: The Fed hikes, and mortgage rates fall. True.



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How to help downsizing clients come to terms with their possessions

How to help downsizing clients come to terms with their possessions

How To Help Downsizing Clients Come To Terms With Their Possessions

It's harder than ever to get rid of things -- and once those things reach "family heirloom" or "treasured artifact" status, feelings can get hurt.



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Living near these 2 stores boosts a home’s value

Living near these 2 stores boosts a home’s value

Living Near These 2 Stores Boosts A Home's Value

Organic food does your body good, but according to Zillow, it'll do your home some good as well. As of 2016, 2.



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Monday, 19 June 2017

Ixact Contact ensures agents know the status of every lead and client

Ixact Contact ensures agents know the status of every lead and client

Ixact Contact Ensures Agents Know The Status Of Every Lead and Client

Ixact Contact is a contact management and marketing system for real estate agents and teams.



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How to select the right real estate brokerage

How to select the right real estate brokerage

How To Select The Right Real Estate Brokerage

There are several things to consider when selecting a real estate brokerage, including branding, compatibility and administrative support.



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