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Why you should take time to address your pain points through tech
Hands up: how many of you get distracted by pretty, shiny new tech tools that might suit your business needs, but you never have room in your schedule to roll up your sleeves and spend enough quality time to truly implement them into your business?
A Realtor posted ads about a dead driver and a prisoner-of-war — and the reaction was swift
"Korean Yang Kyoungjong fought with Japan against the USSR," reads one of the posts, which Hanlon later took down. "He then fought with the USSR against Germany. Then with Germany against the U.S.! Want an agent who fights for you, call me!"
Real estate competition ‘never been more fierce,’ MLS RoundTable says
The MLS RoundTable (MLSRT), a think tank whose members include multiple listing services representing about 325,000 agents and brokers nationwide, says that competition in residential real estate "has never been more fierce," according to a new letter submitted to federal regulators.
Is it a good time to buy or sell? Economists say no need to fear rate hike
While some may be concerned about rising mortgage rates, First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming says there's no need for alarm. According to the latest Potential Home Sales Model report, the housing market could handle a 30-year, fixed-mortgage rate of 5 percent.
MoxiWorks releases automated recruitment tool, Moxi Talent
MoxiWorks, a Seattle-based real estate technology startup owned by Windermere, Long & Foster and Howard Hanna, has announced the launch of Moxi Talent.
Realtor John Aaroe steps out of retirement — again — for executive role at Pacific Union International
John Aaroe, the legendary Los Angeles-based Realtor, is once again returning to the industry from which he previously announced his retirement.
Win a Pass to ICSF18
Inman Connect San Francisco 2018 is almost upon us. Soon 4,000 of the sharpest real estate professionals eager to do business faster, stronger and more profitably will convene in that pursuit. SmartZip, a known leader in the industry embodies all three of those ideals.
Join Ben Kinney for ‘Zero to a Thousand’ before ICSF
This event is perfect for agents, team owners, brokers and staff who would like learn how to move from having a job to owning a business. Learn how to generate the leads, listings and leverage that an agent would need to build a profitable real estate team or business.
San Fran RE company pays family $12K for Fair Housing Act violation
HUD has awarded a San Francisco family $12,000 after two real estate companies refused to move it to a smoke-free building for the sake of an infant who has a disability.
Homebloq aims to dislodge real estate buyers from Zillow, Redfin
Homebloq aims to stop real estate consumers from only searching on Redfin and Zillow to the benefit of independent buyer's agents.
7 instances when not following up could cost you thousands
The most common complaint clients have about real estate agents is that they don’t follow up. Failure to follow up is like tossing your money into a trash can. How much are you throwing away in your business?
10 reasons to sell your brokerage now
According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms, 79 percent of firms comprise a single office, typically with three full-time licensees. This causes many broker/owners to lament their lack of inventory, their relevance in the market and their ability to stay current with technology.
3 steps to defeat your to-do list
It’s one of my favorite quotes. “Do the thing, have the power. Do not the thing, have not the power.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Let’s focus on the second part of that great quote. I’m sure there’s been a point in your life when you know you should be doing something, but you just don’t do it.
Coastal home prices headed for huge drop as flooding intensifies: report
The properties at risk in the next 30 years represent roughly 550,000 people that contribute $1.5 billion to today’s property tax base.
Realtors share fatherly advice and honor their dads on Father’s Day
It's Father's Day, and Inman is celebrating fathers this weekend with stories from agents and brokers about how their fathers shaped their lives and careers
Lesson learned: Extraordinary mentors lead to exceptional careers
As a young real estate pro in the trendy Portland, Oregon market, Jamohl DeWald takes a relational approach to serving his clients, especially the first-time homebuyers with whom he loves to work.
Inman Wins 4 Awards at the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE 2018)
Every year, NAREE's leaders hand out awards for some of the best work in this area, and for 2018, Inman was humbled to be honored with four awards (in bold below).
The week in financial markets: the hikes are starting to matter
We’re not saying when we’re going higher because we don’t know, but mark your calendars for June 13, 2018 for the day the Fed flipped from stimulus to leaning against the economy. Powell’s second signal: "The U.S. economy is in great shape.”
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