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Real Estate News
Swanepoel Trends Report helping brokerages navigate rapid real estate industry change
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 0:01:42
The real estate industry is undergoing immense change. All industry professionals see it and feel it, from the meteoric rise of Compass and eXp Realty to the proliferation of the iBuyer business model to the changing brokerage and agent consumer value proposition. read more»

Why the “new” homebuyer needs a new brokerage
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 0:01:19
In case you missed it, the way homebuyers approach house hunting has changed significantly in recent years. They tend to do a lot of the upfront research on prospective neighborhoods and school districts before ever contacting a real estate agent. read more»

Want success in real estate? Become ferociously intentional about THIS one thing
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 0:01:17
Did you hear the news? Only three percent of real estate agents are really doing it well. Ouch. Did that hurt a bit? The stats don’t lie: There are 1.3 million real estate agents in the U.S. Only 43,000 of those are really performing at a high level, though. read more»

5 creative ways to thank your clients at the end of the year
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 0:01:12
The holiday season is traditionally a time for connecting with friends, family, and coworkers and showing appreciation. The end of the year is also the perfect time to reach out to clients. read more»

Not another holiday card: 5 fun ways to market this season
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 0:21:15
Stand out this holiday season with these out-of-the-box marketing hacks. You'll have people lined up to join your client list. read more»

Still arguing over inspection repairs? Repair Pricer might be the answer
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 2:13:49
The back and forth over how to handle inspection issues has cost agents a lot over the decades. Repair Pricer is a web-based service that translates inspection reports into actual cost estimates. read more»

Want to be successful in a changing market? Master this skill
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 0:59:59
As the market continues to shift, real estate agents and business owners will be looking for predictable cash flow. The best way to accomplish that is by following this proven model for setting appointments. read more»

Connect the Speakers: Veronica Figueroa on how to give agents skin in the game
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:06:43
Veronica Figueroa cut her real estate teeth on REO properties, so when it comes to dealing with shift, this top-notch team leader knows her stuff. read more»

NRT launches marketing concierge for Coldwell Banker
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:12:37
NRT is rolling out a new listing concierge service for its Coldwell Banker-affiliated brokerages that helps agents obtain custom marketing materials. read more»

Police arrest man in death of real estate sales rep at model home
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 9:30:59
Maryland police have arrested one person in connection with the death of Ryan Homes worker and real estate sales rep Steven Bernard Wilson. read more»

Home flipper takes posh condo off market to house wildfire victims
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 7:39:15
Professional home flipper Caryn Kramer's altruistic real estate efforts are benefitting people in the United States and Haiti. read more»

Meet the Inman Ambassadors: Jacy Riedmann
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 7:11:11
"Agents will continue to empower themselves instead of looking to their brokerage for all the answers." read more»

The Inman Weekender, December 8-9, 2018
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 6:53:39
The week's top real estate industry stories, plus practical advice to use this weekend. read more»

EXp Realty taps Keller Williams Realty vet to lead US growth
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 5:30:08
EXp Realty, the rapidly expanding, cloud-based brokerage, has snagged a veteran of Keller Williams Realty to spearhead the company's U.S. growth strategy. read more»

Keller Williams, Compass and eXp among ‘best places to work’
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 2:52:32
Three flaming stars in real estate brokerage — Compass, Keller Williams Realty and eXp Realty — rank among the best places to work in 2019, according to job reviews site Glassdoor. read more»

How California’s wildfires are affecting its real estate
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 2:42:58
Nick Giovacchini of San Francisco-based real estate investment firm AlphaFlow discusses how the recent California wildfires have impacted the region thus far and how they will continue to do so in the weeks, months and years ahead. read more»

The Real Word: What agents think about Zillow bringing back unvetted leads
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 2:00:23
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week: Zillow is bringing back unvetted leads. Byron and Nicole discuss how there are mixed reviews from agents about this move. read more»

Help! 5 strategies for having tough conversations with clients
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 0:46:26
Buying or selling a home is an extremely personal and emotional transaction. Because of that, you need to be prepared in advance for the kinds of tough conversations you will face. Here are some strategies to help you get through the difficult talks with your clients. read more»

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