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Real Estate News
News Corp. appoints new president of global digital real estate
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 9:32:36
Tracey Fellows, who led Melbourne-based, News Corp-owned REA Group for four years, will now oversee all of the corporation's digital real estate services, including Move, Inc., and REA Group, which includes iProperty in Asia and PropTiger and Housing.com in India. read more»

Finally, Zillow will automatically update agent sales data
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 9:30:06
TRIBUS is the first brokerage platform vendor to automatically send agent-sold data to Zillow, immediately following a property’s closing. read more»

Embrace, Focus, Execute: What’s on the ICNY19 agenda
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 9:06:00
Change is coming to real estate — how can you best position your business to embrace it instead of running from it? What should you focus on? read more»

‘Monopoly for Millennials’ hits shelves, sans real estate
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 8:33:07
'Monopoly for Millennials' is the latest iteration of the classic property-buying board game in which players rack up experiences instead of real estate. read more»

In Pictures: Disconnect 2018
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 8:02:05
A recap of Inman's innovator, leader and influencer gathering in Palm Springs, March 2018 read more»

Inman Connect New York: Capital Connect Video Recap
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 6:56:20
Watch all of Inman Connect New York 2018's Agent Connect sessions in one place, and learn from such insightful presentations as playing the long disruption game, what Wall Street is doing in the real estate tech investment space, and drawing the real estate technology heatmap. read more»

Inman Connect New York: Agent Connect Video Recap
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 6:32:22
Watch all of Inman Connect New York 2018's Agent Connect sessions in one place, and learn from such presentations as how to create and execute the perfect lead magnet program, to delivering 7-star service in a 3-star industry. read more»

Amazon HQ2 sparks apartment gold rush in NYC and Virginia
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 5:06:38
One day after Amazon announced it will open a pair of new headquarters in New York and Virginia, interest in the two areas' real estate is spiking. read more»

5 ways to keep your buyers happy long after the sale
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 2:00:21
If you want buyer clients to remember you for years to come and refer you to the people in their lives, show them how much you appreciate their business by making their lives easier. Here’s how. read more»

6 listing descriptions you’ll want to imitate
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 0:03:24
Here are a handful of listing descriptions, each with varying price points and locales, that are prime examples of great property writing. Learn from the best. read more»

Court orders small brokerage to pay $28.8M for copyright infringement
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:24:57
An architecture firm sued Urban Living in Houston after the brokerage distributed marketing materials without proper attribution. read more»

Opendoor CEO wants to make homebuying and selling free
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:33:19
The iBuyer startup currently charges homesellers an average fee of 6.2 percent when they accept its all-cash offers, but leader Eric Wu says it should someday be zero. read more»

Homebot wins $25,000 at Realogy tech summit
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:56:47
Homebot, a digital tool that allows agents and lenders to help manage housing wealth, was chosen among 10 real estate tech startups to receive $25,000 at Realogy's FWD Innovation Summit. read more»

Take a look at Amazon HQ2’s new neighborhood, National Landing
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:23:51
Currently, National Landing, which is nestled between Crystal City, Potomac Yard and Pentagon City, has more than 17 million square feet of existing office space, 24,000 affordable housing units within two miles of the future HQ2 building and more than 150 acres of developable land. read more»

Houston, Compass has landed
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:00:49
Although Compass has yet to choose a location for its flagship Houston office (it's between The Galleria, River Oaks and Upper Kirby), homebuyers are now able to browse more than 43,000 Houston listings on Compass' site. read more»

Agent fired after mocking Andrew Gillum supporters in viral video
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:29:59
A South Florida agent was abruptly canned from her position at United Realty on Tuesday after video footage of the woman shouting down elderly black supporters of gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum went viral over the weekend. read more»

Don’t let shiny objects distract you from your value prop
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:07:06
Can you define your value proposition quickly and effectively, in language your non-real-estate-trained client can understand? If not, you should work on that. read more»

Bathroom trends: Tubs are out, new faucets are in
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 8:54:58
Move aside millennials — baby boomers are leading the way in what's hot and what's not in the 2018 Bathroom Trends Report from home furnishings marketplace Houzz. read more»