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Hermosa Beach
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Hermosa Beach
(2 Homes - Built In 1984)

Real Estate News
Daren Blomquist jumps to Auction.com from ATTOM Data Solutions
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:43:01
Daren Blomquist, a widely-cited real estate expert, has taken a new job at Auction.com as the company's vice president of market economics. read more»

How one brokerage streamlined its social media marketing
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:07:31
Hunt Real Estate ERA, which has 1,300 agents across New York, Massachusetts, and Arizona, on Tuesday announced a partnership with Clearview Social, a social media strategy firm. read more»

Compass catches a rising star
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:53:39
Compass caught an industry rising star this week, recruiting Michael Graves, one of the top agents in their home market of New York City. read more»

StreetEasy launches agent app, updates listing input process
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 7:56:59
StreetEasy, a listing portal from Zillow Group, is aiming to ease the input and management of listings with a new agent app and updated program. read more»

Home prices in November climbed nearly 6% year-over-year
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 6:58:39
U.S. home prices rose 0.4 percent from October to November and 5.8 percent year-over-year, according to data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. read more»

New drone rules could pave way for listing photos that ‘pop’
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 6:37:36
The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing new rules that would allow drones to be flown at night and over people without waivers. read more»

Is this the most environmentally friendly brokerage in the US?
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 6:15:10
Golden Real Estate's building produces more energy than it consumes, giving it "net-zero" status and an unbeatable marketing position. read more»

ReferralExchange will now qualify your third-party leads
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 6:00:52
ReferralExchange is launching a program called ReferralExchange LIVE to verify and qualify contacts obtained through third-party lead generation platforms like Zillow or realtor.com. read more»

A call to agents: Please give feedback
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 2:15:57
Far too often, agents request feedback from other agents four or five times, resending the same text message for a solid three days after a showing. Phone calls go unreturned, and emails are ignored. Here's why you should make giving feedback — good or bad — a habit and how to do it right. read more»

What agents should know about online reviews
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 2:00:23
Step back, and ask yourself: Do I have a plan for getting more reviews this year? There’s a good chance you don’t, but fear not, it’s never too late to get started building a base of reviews and leveraging them to get more business. Here’s how. read more»

8 home renovations that’ll annoy the neighbors
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 0:02:19
It’s natural for proud homeowners to want to upgrade their properties; however, some home renovation projects impact everyone in proximity to the home — and their home values, sellability and general mental state. Here are eight projects that’ll have the whole neighborhood shaking their heads. read more»

Tech startup REX raises $45M, plans expansion into new markets
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:47:08
REX, a tech startup that relies on artificial intelligence, has raised $45 million with an eye toward expanding into new markets. read more»

Here’s the CRM for agents who don’t think they need one
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:36:04
Targeted directly at new and mid-level agents, RealOffice360 is an impressive CRM for unimpressive monthly budgets. read more»

Blend names former Fannie Mae chief executive as first president
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:23:40
Blend, the digital mortgage application startup, has named former Fannie Mae chief executive Timothy Mayopoulos as its new president. read more»

Compass hires former Uber exec to lead communications
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:11:13
Jason Post has a background that blends public and private work. Prior to working at Compass, he was the director of public policy and communications at Uber. read more»

What To Expect When You’re Connecting: Our favorite food picks around Times Square
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 7:53:44
Where to eat and drink with new friends and old around Times Square during Inman Connect New York. read more»

Can’t knock the hustle: How to start a lucrative side business in real estate
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 7:47:58
Successfully pulling off a side hustle in conjunction with a bustling real estate career is no easy feat, but these pros have pulled it off multiple times. Learn their secrets on how to start a successful side business in real estate here. read more»

Homesnap will pay monthly mortgage of 10 federal workers
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 7:29:52
Home listings portal Homesnap is offering to pay the mortgage or rent of 10 workers affected by the now 31-day long partial shutdown of the federal government. read more»