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6 things you need to know before getting your real estate license
Before taking the leap and becoming a real estate agent, there are a number of things to think through and prepare for as you set yourself up for success.
What skill set should you look for when recruiting?
Byron sits down with Tom Toole III, leader of the Tom Toole Sales Group at RE/MAX Main Line, to talk recruitment, culture, disruption, inventory and more at the Tom Ferry Summit in Anaheim, California.
Purplebricks raises its fee in Australia, but has ‘no plans’ for a US hike
In the United States, Purplebricks’ flat-fee for homesellers was recently raised from $3,200 to $3,600 USD. Sellers pay the fee upfront, regardless of whether or not their home successfully sells with the brokerage.
My Home Group joins blockchain-based Imbrex marketplace
Listings from Arizona-based residential brokerage My Home Group's 2,000 agents will now appear on the decentralized Imbrex real estate marketplace platform.
NAR’s ‘.realestate’ domains are available for pre-order now
Want a shot at your dream domain? If you’re a Realtor, today’s the day to hop on it, as the new ".realestate" top-level domain is now available for pre-sale for Realtors, starting Tuesday, Sept. 18. Realtors with an active, ".realtor" domain are getting exclusive access to ".realestate" domains, ahead of the public launch on Nov. 27.
It’s a small world after all: Single-family home construction plunged and average lot shrunk in 2017
Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, a new analysis by Zillow found that home construction was down in each of the nine census divisions.
Adwerx says it can still target Facebook users who are ‘likely to move’
Despite changes to Facebook’s advertising policies, real estate technology company Adwerx is ensuring its clients they’ll still be able to target, “likely to move” Facebook users, through a new partnership with the social media giant.
Luxury Connect: Tami Pardee on how to put luxury clients at ease
When Tami Halton Pardee, founder and CEO of Halton Pardee + Partners, is trying to establish a connection with someone, “I do a lot of mirroring. If they’re sitting a certain way, I’ll sit a certain way.”
California Realtors rally for Prop 5 in face of growing backlash
Prop 5 will allow homeowners to keep old property taxes when buying a new home. Critics fear essential services will bare the brunt of lost revenues.
Compass rolls out ‘Coming Soon’ pre-marketing blitz nationwide
A new marketing initiative by Compass that rolled out last week will allow agents to post listings days before they appear on the market.
Four-ways and skinny dippers: agents recall Hollywood home showing horror stories
The high-stakes games of Los Angeles real estate apparently has some eyebrow-raising moments — but the local agents seem to be accustomed to taking it in stride, mostly.
Rental platform Zumper raises $46M to build out its product, hire employees
The Series C funding round will help the San Francisco startup with its in-progress online service for connecting renters to landlords.
Reali releases AI tool to predict the winning bid on a home
Reali, the California-based, flat-fee tech-powered brokerage, is giving its clients a leg up on other homebuyers with a new predictive tool that estimates the probability of placing a winning bid on a home.
Buy Tom Clancy’s majestic waterfront estate for $6.2M
An elegant Maryland estate now up for sale for $6.2 million has a studded history — for years, the best-selling author Tom Clancy, creator of the Jack Ryan series, called it home.
New iBuyer gets $1B to flip heavily renovated homes at no-haggle prices
A new, extremely well-funded online homeselling startup has entered the fray. It offers a platform that lets buyers search, tour, finance and close on a home and looks positioned to flip thousands of homes in the years ahead.
9 tips for filing insurance claims after a catastrophe
Whether it’s a hurricane like Florence, a tropical storm like Lane or a flood, tornado, earthquake or fire, it can take years to resolve a major insurance claim and restore a property. Don't miss these nine tips for filing a claim from a public insurance adjuster who has seen it all.
Looking for the perfect gift? Use this survey to make sure you’re on point
How do you know if you are giving the right gift? And when should a gift be given? After a closing? For a client’s birthday? As a thank you? An analysis of 10,000 agent gifts reveals the answers to these questions and more.
How to become the neighborhood real estate guru
You work hard in your career to define yourself as a specialist so you can be recognized as the master of your trade. Here are three tips for strengthening your personal brand and becoming a true neighborhood guru.
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