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Daily market update: June 21, 2017
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Daily market update: June 21, 2017

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news...

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Lead thinks you’re the listing agent? Zillow’s StreetEasy offers responses
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Lead thinks you’re the listing agent? Zillow’s StreetEasy offers responses

"You're not the listing agent?" It's a common question agents hear from leads who came through a listing portal, where agents who aren't the...

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Fast and furious: 10 attributes of a winning indie broker
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Fast and furious: 10 attributes of a winning indie broker

Over the years, Inman has published a series of stories on indie brokers, including surveys and reports on their DNA, their operations and their...

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CEO of HomeServices of America’s brokerage division announces retirement
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CEO of HomeServices of America’s brokerage division announces retirement

Robert (Bob) Moline, who's been running the HomeServices of America affiliate for Berkshire Hathaway, today announced that he'll be retiring....

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‘Consumer resilience’ boosts May existing-home sales
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‘Consumer resilience’ boosts May existing-home sales

After a "notable decline" in April, existing-home sales are back on track with a record high in median home prices and a record low for the median...

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Sindeo announces it’s shutting down, laying off staff
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Sindeo announces it’s shutting down, laying off staff

"Endings are always hard," wrote Ginger Wilcox, Sindeo's chief marketing and industry officer on Facebook last night, "but today may be one of the...

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23 fresh Facebook post ideas for real estate agents
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23 fresh Facebook post ideas for real estate agents

When was the last time you checked your Facebook feed? If it’s been more than a few minutes, you’re one of the few who can resist the allure. Real...

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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: They took everything but the kitchen sink
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: They took everything but the kitchen sink

Agents go out of their way to prepare snacks for clients, but what do you do with the clients who pack down their purses with the snacks? Or better...

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‘The House is Only Half of It’: Trulia’s campaign aims to paint the full picture
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‘The House is Only Half of It’: Trulia’s campaign aims to paint the full picture

Top producing buyer agents know that the secret sauce to a successful home shopping experience does not just include the physical home, but also...

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5 smart gadgets every home office needs
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5 smart gadgets every home office needs

With the rise of remote work, home offices are becoming much more sophisticated, and they include much more than a laptop and coffee table nowadays...

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AskAvenue chat tool bets on live agents over chatbots
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AskAvenue chat tool bets on live agents over chatbots

AskAvenue is a website chat and lead capture tool for real estate companies...

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How to create a client base as a new agent
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How to create a client base as a new agent

If you’re a new agent, how do you create a client base? In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates gives advice to newbies on creating a database...

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Kukan widget adds renovation cost estimates to real estate sites
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Kukan widget adds renovation cost estimates to real estate sites

Fear of renovating can cause homebuyers to pass on listings that would be a good fit with a little TLC. A real estate website widget from home...

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How to shift your business before the tides change
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How to shift your business before the tides change

You don't need a crystal ball to predict the future. Simply join Sean Z Becker, owner and principal broker of Sean Z Becker Real Estate, as he...

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Strategies for automation success
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Strategies for automation success

Learning to automate certain segments of your real estate business can free up time for you to focus on your client base and build your book of...

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Inman Innovator Bash will ignite San Francisco August 10
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Inman Innovator Bash will ignite San Francisco August 10

It will be a sensory experience of taste, touch, sight and sound. Alluring, sophisticated, provocative and contemporary, Infusion SF is located in...

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Announcing the 2017 Inman Innovator Finalists
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Announcing the 2017 Inman Innovator Finalists

They are entrepreneurs pushing the old ways aside, data scientists discovering new ways to examine behavior, marketers inventing new ways to...

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Quicken Loans’ In-House Realty wading further into real estate
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Quicken Loans’ In-House Realty wading further into real estate

Quicken Loans' mastery of online lending and In-House Realty's acquisition of property and agent-search technology could allow Quicken to become a...

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Dawn Perry, ERA’s SVP of Marketing, on her new to-do list
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Dawn Perry, ERA’s SVP of Marketing, on her new to-do list

"We are hyper-focused on helping agents improve their productivity," said Dawn Perry, the new Senior Vice President of Marketing at ERA Real Estate...

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5 essential items for your summer prospecting checklist
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5 essential items for your summer prospecting checklist

Barbecues, vacations, long days by the pool-- summer is upon us. But with all these fun activities, it's easy to lose sight of your future goals....

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Instant Offers indigestion: The industry’s take on Zillow’s new service
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Instant Offers indigestion: The industry’s take on Zillow’s new service

It’s been difficult to ignore the collective freakout by real estate professionals over Zillow’s recent announcement on Instant Offers...

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5 things to ask every potential seller (and how to handle their objections)
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5 things to ask every potential seller (and how to handle their objections)

What are the five things you should use to qualify whether you want a listing or not? What should be at the top of the list? Melinda Estridge...

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Grow your real estate business with the right outbound prospecting professional
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Grow your real estate business with the right outbound prospecting professional

Before you hire someone for an outbound prospecting position, you should be certain that they are able to handle rejection well. If not, you may...

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What is live streaming, and how do we use it?
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What is live streaming, and how do we use it?

In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates discusses live streaming, or what he calls "the phenomenon that has taken the world by storm."...

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You know you’re a real estate broker when…
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You know you’re a real estate broker when…

Fielding questions, unexpected encounters and answering the phone at all hours of the night-- this is the life of a real estate broker...

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The Fed hikes and mortgage rates fall — what gives?
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The Fed hikes and mortgage rates fall — what gives?

Have fun with this one: The Fed hikes, and mortgage rates fall. True. And it's not the first time! Long-term rates have fallen after each of the...

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How to help downsizing clients come to terms with their possessions
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How to help downsizing clients come to terms with their possessions

Bill Risser, the vice president of digital strategy at Fidelity National Title, recently packed up a five-bedroom, three-bathroom home in Phoenix...

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Strategies for automation success
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Strategies for automation success

Learning to automate certain segments of your real estate business can free up time for you to focus on your client base and build your book of...

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Living near these 2 stores boosts a home’s value
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Living near these 2 stores boosts a home’s value

Organic food does your body good, but according to Zillow, it'll do your home some good as well. As of 2016, 2.8 million homes are located near one...

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Scrounging for sales? NAR deal connects Realtors with 100K new-home listings
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Scrounging for sales? NAR deal connects Realtors with 100K new-home listings

Real estate agents in inventory-starved markets will soon be able to turn to a database provided by the National Association of Realtors for a...

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