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Real Estate News
How to give listing feedback tactfully — even when it’s negative
Mon, 21 May 2018 2:30:43
We’ve all had those showings where the timing (or the seller) just wasn’t quite right. You know, the ones where you walk in with hopeful buyers and walk out less then 10 minutes later with an air of disappointment surrounding you. read more»

Lesson learned: Why you truly have to get to know your clients
Mon, 21 May 2018 2:00:30
With a focus on Battery Park City, Barbara Ireland creates a client-focused process that keeps people coming back — and telling their friends and family. How do you bring the personal touch to a huge metropolitan market like Manhattan? We asked Ireland for her advice. read more»

Leverage emerging global markets for real estate business and brand growth
Mon, 21 May 2018 1:00:57
As technology weaves a more connected global web, U.S. real estate brokerages and agents have new opportunities to grow their businesses by participating in emerging overseas markets. In addition to amping their overseas dealflow, brokerages and agents get the chance to grow their brands by engaging in these developing regions. Effective connections and targeted knowledge […] read more»

How to stand out from the competition
Mon, 21 May 2018 1:00:28
You’re in a competitive situation every day of your life. That’s the life you chose when you opted for a real estate career. So competing against others 24/7 begs the question: What makes you different? Or, in business terms: What is your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)? read more»

The week in financial markets: two moves
Sat, 19 May 2018 8:20:14
Given only one soft landing on record, odds favor a different end: with the best of intentions the Fed will hike onward until we discover that a recession began four months ago. read more»

NAR board approves $30 annual dues increase for 2019
Sat, 19 May 2018 7:42:16
The trade group plans to use the additional funds to boost its annual spending for political advocacy, a transaction management platform for members and other initiatives by $35.5 million and shore up its reserves. read more»

NAR made $20 million from DocuSign IPO
Fri, 18 May 2018 16:11:28
The venture arm of the trade group, Second Century Ventures, made a total of $43.8 million from selling shares in DocuSign, returning $20 million to NAR and keeping $23.8 million for recapitalization. read more»

Harbor CEO says blockchain will let you easily split real estate ownership
Fri, 18 May 2018 14:33:54
Harbor is one of the more complicated blockchain startups out there, but it has the potential to upend the investment side of the real estate industry. read more»

Former Trulia exec joins venture capital firm to spur real estate tech
Fri, 18 May 2018 14:15:30
Former Trulia president Paul Levine will join the venture capital firm Sapphire Ventures as a partner, where he will look for companies building on Trulia and Zillow's innovation in the real estate industry by improving the real estate transaction, he said Friday. read more»

Connect the speakers: Zero-cost marketing tactics with big ROI
Fri, 18 May 2018 13:11:31
Katie Lance suggests that attendees of Inman Connect San Francisco this summer focus on implementing just one or two ideas that can grow into habits -- and why she’ll be offering up her own tactics to adopt in a session covering zero-cost marketing strategies that yield leads and referrals. read more»

Did NAR consider tech partners other than zipLogix?
Fri, 18 May 2018 12:44:13
The National Association of Realtors has never given transaction management firms other that zipLogix — a firm the trade group partially owns — a chance to compete for its business through price or any other means, according to three of the most popular such firms in the industry. read more»

Mark Spain expands state by state on his terms
Fri, 18 May 2018 12:36:39
One of the benefits Mark Spain, former Keller Williams top team leader, finds in running his own company is he can expand at will. He doesn't have to have diplomatic talks with other Keller Williams offices to see if they will accommodate his team. read more»

Real estate agents see electric scooter boom as mixed blessing
Fri, 18 May 2018 10:14:10
But Realtors in San Francisco and Los Angeles seem to be in two minds about whether they are in favor of the new wheeled sensations. If there's any consensus, it's that the scooters are a mixed blessing — and a fun idea that could help sell an area to buyers, especially millennials. read more»

Experian reveals the 5 states with the lowest foreclosure rates
Fri, 18 May 2018 10:09:56
Although issues with low inventory and fast-growing home prices still abound, the market has greatly improved since the housing bubble in 2006, and the latest foreclosure rates prove it. In 2017, residential home foreclosures fell 27 percent to 676,525 — the lowest level since 2005. read more»

Turn your time into money
Fri, 18 May 2018 9:24:05
I’m sure it’s happened to you. You show up at the office with the best intentions to make the most of your day. Yet hours later, you head home feeling like you didn’t accomplish one thing that will bring in the bucks. read more»

Connect the speakers: David Greenspan on the path of least resistance
Fri, 18 May 2018 9:05:34
David Greenspan will be talking about the path of least resistance and how you can master it in your own business marketing in a session at Inman Connect San Francisco. read more»

House flipping is on the rise despite high home prices, CoreLogic reports
Fri, 18 May 2018 7:22:59
As anyone who regularly watches "Flip or Flop" already knows, house flipping is on the rise, and a new report from property data developer CoreLogic confirms it.  read more»

10 design ideas to revive your outdated listings in 2018
Fri, 18 May 2018 2:00:18
Most real estate agents can walk into an original space and date the construction based on the wall and ceiling finishes, the color of the hardware, the way light fixtures look and the colors employed. And let's be honest, a dated home will draw less interest from buyers online and in person, get fewer offers and sell for less than a newly updated home. read more»