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Thanks Henry Ford: Assembly line thinking still works in real estate
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Thanks Henry Ford: Assembly line thinking still works in real estate

There’s an excellent TV show called How It’s Made on the Discovery Channel. Have you seen it? The show takes you through manufacturing processes,...

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Search engine optimization (SEO): Tips for improving your ranking
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Search engine optimization (SEO): Tips for improving your ranking

SAVE MY SPOT You've already done a lot to become top-of-mind, but have you done what it takes to become top-of-search when people are looking for...

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The rent is too damn high (but so are home prices)
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The rent is too damn high (but so are home prices)

According to the RealPage Q3 supply and demand report, the national average rent has increased by 0.9 percent month-over-month and 2.6 percent year...

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Fueled by $35M, Roofstock hopes to keep real estate agents interested
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Fueled by $35M, Roofstock hopes to keep real estate agents interested

Roofstock, an online marketplace where investors can purchase and sell single-family rental properties, has announced Series C funding to the tune...

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America’s new hipster capital is … Columbus, Ohio
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America’s new hipster capital is … Columbus, Ohio

Welcome to your new hipster capital, America: Columbus, Ohio. Yep, you heard that right — at least according to Yelp and realtor.com. The two...

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Removing pet odors from subfloor
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Removing pet odors from subfloor

In this Q-and-A column, we discuss how to treat stubborn pet odors that have gone beyond the carpet and padding, and which products (homemade and...

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Zillow testing 3-D tour capture app for iPhone
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Zillow testing 3-D tour capture app for iPhone

By this time next year, real estate agents should be able to snap images of a property with their iPhone and send them to Zillow, which will turn...

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Tech-driven Miami real estate startup Home61 raises $4M
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Tech-driven Miami real estate startup Home61 raises $4M

Sometimes a good deal gets in the way of that family vacation to the South of France. But from his hotel room this summer, Olivier Grinda had good...

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6 things homebuyers love to call out in the final walkthrough
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6 things homebuyers love to call out in the final walkthrough

After months of hard work, a home sale comes down to one make-or-break moment: the final walkthrough. That nail-biting buyer pop-by before closing...

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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: When a seller bares it all
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: When a seller bares it all

Reposted with permission — show notes and credits here. The last thing you’d expect while trying to get a deal going is to be greeted by a...

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We'll help you with those ‘love letters' — Sincerely, NestingUp
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We'll help you with those ‘love letters' — Sincerely, NestingUp

Have suggestions for products that you'd like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. NestingUp is an online tool...

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No budget, no problem: 5 home staging hacks that barely cost a thing
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No budget, no problem: 5 home staging hacks that barely cost a thing

Staging a home on a budget isn't as hard as you may think. There are many things you can do to when staging a home that cost little or no money,...

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Fidelity National Financial acquires SkySlope in software-gobbling bender
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Fidelity National Financial acquires SkySlope in software-gobbling bender

Fidelity National Financial announced that it will be acquiring majority stake in SkySlope, a provider of digital transaction management software...

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Former Re/Max exec wants to take Realty One Group global
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Former Re/Max exec wants to take Realty One Group global

For some real estate entrepreneurs who are rolling out new brokerage models throughout the U.S., this country is plenty big enough to take on. But...

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How does Zillow stack up to its global peers?
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How does Zillow stack up to its global peers?

I recently conducted a wide-ranging analysis of real estate portals around the world, and released the results in the Global Real Estate Portal...

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Real estate daily market update: October 4, 2017
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Real estate daily market update: October 4, 2017

We'll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. Most recent market news Home Price trends from CoreLogic...

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‘Thousand Dollar Listing' pilot launches creator's million dollar career
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‘Thousand Dollar Listing' pilot launches creator's million dollar career

Remember New York rookie real estate agent Noah Kaplan and his Thousand Dollar Listing television show? Last year we asked if it was a million...

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Should you become a real estate broker?
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Should you become a real estate broker?

Going from real estate agent to broker owner is a monumental shift because you go from having the safety net of someone else’s brokerage behind you...

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Alexa, what do Amazon's new Echos mean for real estate?
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Alexa, what do Amazon's new Echos mean for real estate?

The smart speaker market-- think the Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple’s upcoming Homepod-- has exploded into becoming the next tech battleground,...

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Electric cars are forcing real estate to change gears
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Electric cars are forcing real estate to change gears

Analysts predict that within a few years, electric cars will cost about the same or less than their gas-powered cousins, and electric vehicle (EV)...

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The not-so-secret playbook of today's top real estate team leaders
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The not-so-secret playbook of today's top real estate team leaders

As a team leader who is constantly searching for ways to add value, I reached out to some of the best in the business to see how they contribute to...

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Professionalism matters: Business isn't casual in real estate
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Professionalism matters: Business isn't casual in real estate

In the early weeks of my real estate career, my first broker gave me sage-like wisdom that I’ve never forgotten. I told him business was great and...

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3 ways to use emotional intelligence with sellers
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3 ways to use emotional intelligence with sellers

After two days of studying the neighborhood, pouring over compareables and tailoring your listing presentation to this specific seller, you ring...

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Think big, act small: The secret to explosive growth
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Think big, act small: The secret to explosive growth

Kymber Menkiti of the Menkiti Group took the Inman Connect stage less than two months after losing her mother-- her strongest advocate and...

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How I learned to stop chasing “hot” leads & work my database like a boss
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How I learned to stop chasing “hot” leads & work my database like a boss

Are you still using the top-down, hot lead, or funnel-based approaches to lead marketing? If you are, then you're probably aware that 97 out of 100...

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Real estate meets college at this fast-growing 100% commission brokerage
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Real estate meets college at this fast-growing 100% commission brokerage

Every week top-producing agents, entrepreneurs, marketing gurus and technophiles infiltrate My Home Group across multiple locations, turning office...

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All work, no play: Advice to new agents on the hustle
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All work, no play: Advice to new agents on the hustle

As my coach says, “Every second you exist, you’re either moving toward or away from your goals.” In the first one to three years of your real...

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Handwritten notes guaranteed to deliver: 3 experts share their secrets
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Handwritten notes guaranteed to deliver: 3 experts share their secrets

You've heard about the power that a handwritten note holds for real estate agents-- it's an excellent way to build relationships and keep in touch...

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Why you should fear the attack on the mortgage interest deduction
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Why you should fear the attack on the mortgage interest deduction

Make no mistake, the 100-plus-year-old mortgage interest deduction (MID) is in play, and the odds are good that it will be a shadow of its former...

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Stuck with a stale listing? How to flip the script
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Stuck with a stale listing? How to flip the script

Ask anyone who enjoys gardening, and he or she will tell you there is nothing better than that elusive, perfect vine-ripened fruit or vegetable. If...

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