Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Top Alaska indie brokerage merges with Keller Williams mega team

Top Alaska indie brokerage merges with Keller Williams mega team

Top Alaska Indie Brokerage Merges With Keller Williams Mega Team

Wes Madden has put a value on his Fairbanks, Alaska, business and is moving on to Scenic Sotheby's International Realty in Florida



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Mortgage Preflight to dish legitimate buyer lead credit scores in minutes

Mortgage Preflight to dish legitimate buyer lead credit scores in minutes

Mortgage Preflight To Dish Legitimate Buyer Lead Credit Scores In Minutes

The program, which also verifies a consumer's identity, will be rolled out at NAR's annual convention in November



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A young agent’s take on how to succeed in the real estate business

A young agent’s take on how to succeed in the real estate business

A Young Agent's Take On How To Succeed In The Real Estate Business

Jay Luebke didn't waste any time getting his real estate license at the age of 18



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Attom rolls out lead service for companies targeting new homeowners or moving sellers

Attom rolls out lead service for companies targeting new homeowners or moving sellers

Attom Rolls Out Lead Service For Companies Targeting New Homeowners Or Moving Sellers

Attom's "two-for-one" solution finds brand-new homeowners and sellers who are moving



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Neither luxury nor total gut job: 4 ways to honor the in-between home

Neither luxury nor total gut job: 4 ways to honor the in-between home

Neither Luxury Nor Total Gut Job: 4 Ways To Honor The In-Between Home

The industry leans toward hyperbole in listing descriptions, presentations and attitudes



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5 qualities of the most-referred real estate agents

5 qualities of the most-referred real estate agents

5 Qualities Of The Most-Referred Real Estate Agents

What are these people doing that you aren't?



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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Off the sidelines and into a home: How to help underserved buyers

Off the sidelines and into a home: How to help underserved buyers

Off The Sidelines And Into A Home: How To Help Underserved Buyers

Agents are challenged with helping clients find affordable homes, and it all starts with financing



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Daily market update: March 28, 2017

Daily market update: March 28, 2017

Real Estate Daily Market Update: March 28, 2017

We'll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest.



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Home equity continues to strengthen, but at a slower pace

Home equity continues to strengthen, but at a slower pace

Home Equity Continues To Strengthen, But At A Slower Pace

A fall in negative equity benefits the entire housing market



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Looking for ‘My Lighthouse’? Historic property for sale in Virginia

Looking for ‘My Lighthouse’? Historic property for sale in Virginia

Looking For 'My Lighthouse'? Historic Property For Sale In Virginia

The Wolf Trap Lighthouse can be yours for just shy of $250K



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Lead management success: From cold prospects to closed deals

Lead management success: From cold prospects to closed deals

Lead management success: From cold prospects to closed deals

Many agents consider online lead generation a challenge. When managed effectively, however, online lead gen can be a lucrative supplement to your current business.



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Will political paralysis in the U.S. eventually affect markets?

Will political paralysis in the U.S. eventually affect markets?

Will Political Paralysis In The U.S. Eventually Affect Markets?

Politics may have some effect on economic prospects and long-term rates, but that will be weeks to months ahead



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Are expansion teams the emerging superpowers of real estate?

Are expansion teams the emerging superpowers of real estate?

Are Expansion Teams The Emerging Superpowers Of Real Estate?

ETs are Uber-like platforms that scale while flying under the legal radar



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4 easy ways for Realtors to boost their business with Google AdWords

4 easy ways for Realtors to boost their business with Google AdWords

4 Easy Ways For Realtors To Boost Their Business With Google AdWords

Capturing leads online takes practice. Here are tips to bolster your online presence with a well-thought-out campaign



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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 17: Naked guy not included

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 17: Naked guy not included

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Podcast Episode 17: Naked Guy Not Included

Paula Clark shares her experience of selling a home post-Halloween party home complete with empty beer bottles and naked people.



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Why smart home technology can help you sell your listing

Why smart home technology can help you sell your listing

Why Smart Home Technology Can Help You Sell Your Listing

Keeping up on the trends and understanding the smart features in your listings can only help you sell them faster. Find out what consumers want here.



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Monday, 27 March 2017

Agent/broker perspective: When is the right time to move up?

Agent/broker perspective: When is the right time to move up?

Agent/Broker Perspective: When Is The Right Time To Move Up?

A successful agent has a solid track record selling mid-market homes but feels ready to tackle luxury-level properties -- broker and agent weigh in.



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Daily market update: March 27, 2017

Daily market update: March 27, 2017

Real Estate Daily Market Update: March 27, 2017

We'll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest.



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Revamped Reloladex to debut at NAR Midyear conference

Revamped Reloladex to debut at NAR Midyear conference

Revamped Reloladex To Debut At NAR Midyear Conference

Relola will launch an enhanced Reloladex for agents to share and recommend validated home service professionals.



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Will low inventory throttle buying season?

Will low inventory throttle buying season?

Will Low Inventory Throttle Buying Season?

The latest report from Trulia shows that buyers are facing a particularly tight market and that starter-homebuyers are particularly affected.



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8 steps to separating ideal real estate clients from your worst nightmare

8 steps to separating ideal real estate clients from your worst nightmare

8 Steps To Separating Ideal Real Estate Clients From Your Worst Nightmare

How to create a targeted consumer profile for improved lead generation



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Sunday, 26 March 2017

The week in industry hires and promotions: March 20-24, 2017

The week in industry hires and promotions: March 20-24, 2017

This Week In Real Estate Industry Hires And Promotions March 20-24, 2017

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



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Real estate market recap, March 20-24, 2017

Real estate market recap, March 20-24, 2017

Real Estate Market Recap, March 20-24, 2017

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



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Top 10 posts from March 20-24, 2017

Top 10 posts from March 20-24, 2017

Top 10 Posts From March 20-24, 2017

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



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The week in real estate industry deals: March 20-24

The week in real estate industry deals: March 20-24

The Week In Real Estate Industry Deals: March 20-24

Mergers, integrations, acquistions, partnerships and more



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Saturday, 25 March 2017

How to plan a business event around your personal passion

How to plan a business event around your personal passion

How To Plan A Business Event Around Your Personal Passion

Seattle's Team Diva Real Estate duo is a case study for turning something you care about into a business opportunity



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Top comments of the week March 20-24, 2017

Top comments of the week March 20-24, 2017

Top Comments Of The Week March 20-24, 2017

Voices from across the site



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Placester, a real estate tech provider, raises another $50 million

Placester, a real estate tech provider, raises another $50 million

Placester, A Real Estate Tech Provider, Raises Another $50 Million

Software provider is building 'unified operating system' for real estate



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How Dan the estate agent (and his client’s kids) became an Instalegend

How Dan the estate agent (and his client’s kids) became an Instalegend

How Dan The Estate Agent (And His Client's Kids) Became An Instalegend

Blogger Lorna Hayward shared a post of her agent with her kids that went viral



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Will trended credit data result in more mortgage approvals?

Will trended credit data result in more mortgage approvals?

Will Trended Credit Data Result In More Mortgage Approvals?

Proponents believe new techniques to analyze creditworthiness will also help some marginal borrowers qualify for loans; here's the truth about trended data.



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What kind of financing is available for flippers?

What kind of financing is available for flippers?

What Kind Of Financing Is Available For Flippers?

In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates discusses the various options of real estate financing for flippers and how they work.



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Friday, 24 March 2017

How to rethink the lead lifecycle

How to rethink the lead lifecycle

How to rethink the lead lifecycle

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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What venture capital looks for in real estate entrepreneur hopefuls

What venture capital looks for in real estate entrepreneur hopefuls

What Venture Capital Looks For In Real Estate Entrepreneur Hopefuls

Are you prepared to answer Constance Freedman's questions?



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What would eliminating individual health care mandates mean for real estate agents?

What would eliminating individual health care mandates mean for real estate agents?

What Would Eliminating Individual Health Care Mandates Mean For Real Estate Agents?

Health care reform will almost certainly include a revamp of this controversial requirement



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Daily market update: March 23, 2017

Daily market update: March 23, 2017

Real Estate Daily Market Update: March 23, 2017

We'll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest.



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How does virtual reality affect the real estate industry?

How does virtual reality affect the real estate industry?

How Does Virtual Reality Affect The Real Estate Industry?

In this week’s video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates geeks out over the uses of virtual reality in showing residential real estate.



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‘Why are the sellers selling’? What (not) to say

‘Why are the sellers selling’? What (not) to say

'Why Are The Sellers Selling'? What (Not) To Say

The No. 1 question buyers have is why are the sellers selling. Real estate agents can use these 3 tips to help their buyers find the answers they need.



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Colorado MLSs embark on ‘highly charged’ merger talks

Colorado MLSs embark on ‘highly charged’ merger talks

Colorado MLSs Embark On 'Highly Charged' Merger Talks

IRES and REcolorado agree to merger talks Colorado MLSs explore consolidation Colorado MLSs hire a matchmaker to explore merger Colorado MLSs hit reset button on consolidation talks Colorado MLSs agree to merger talks after broker push Subhed: In letter, big brokers ask for creation of a single database no later than Jan. 1, 2018 Sometimes when a couple starts off on the wrong foot, a matchmaker can make the difference between a failed proposal a...



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6 tips for escaping email hell in real estate

6 tips for escaping email hell in real estate

6 Tips For Escaping Email Hell In Real Estate

Matt Bonelli describes how real estate agents can avoid the distractions and pitfalls that are looming in one's email inbox with these 6 tips.



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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Agents: Stop asking for technology help on social media

Agents: Stop asking for technology help on social media

Agents: Stop Asking For Technology Help On Social Media

Free advice can be pretty expensive if you're not careful



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Do Zillow leads to lenders violate RESPA? CFPB mum

Do Zillow leads to lenders violate RESPA? CFPB mum

Do Zillow Leads To Lenders Violate RESPA? CFPB mum

Portal changes language around lender ads in its co-marketing program



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Existing-home sales backtrack in February after January high

Existing-home sales backtrack in February after January high

Existing-Home Sales Backtrack In February After January High

Inventory shortage remains headwind in the face of stronger foot traffic



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How much money do Opendoor sellers leave on the table?

How much money do Opendoor sellers leave on the table?

How Much Money Do Opendoor Sellers Leave On The Table?

Property-exchange platform trying to sell homes at 6.13% markup in Las Vegas



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What’s the best way to market an outdoor space?

What’s the best way to market an outdoor space?

What's The Best Way To Market An Outdoor Space?

Agents should be prepared to market luxurious areas of the home including balconies, patios and porches this spring



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How to perfect your email inbox system in real estate

How to perfect your email inbox system in real estate

How To Perfect Your Email Inbox System In Real Estate

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: inboxes.



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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Daily market update: March 22, 2017

Daily market update: March 22, 2017

Real Estate Daily Market Update: March 22, 2017

We'll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest.



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Why your database is the central nervous system of your business

Why your database is the central nervous system of your business

Why Your Database Is The Central Nervous System Of Your Business

The central nervous system of your business is your database. Find out how to work your real estate database effectively here.



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Door, a Dallas hybrid real estate brokerage, nabs $2.3 million in funding

Door, a Dallas hybrid real estate brokerage, nabs $2.3 million in funding

Door, A Dallas Hybrid Real Estate Brokerage, Nabs $2.3 Million In Funding

Hybrid real estate startup is on pace to generate more than $1M in revenue this year



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Meet Keller Williams’ secret weapon: Co-CEO John Davis

Meet Keller Williams’ secret weapon: Co-CEO John Davis

Meet Keller Williams' Secret Weapon: Co-CEO John Davis

Like a winning college football coach, the excitable executive drives KW growth



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Why real estate? 7 industry pros on what they love about it

Why real estate? 7 industry pros on what they love about it

Why Real Estate? 7 industry Pros On What They Love About It

Agents and brokers reveal how they got here and the inspiration that led them to this opportunity



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