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Connect/Reflect: Relationships! Information! Inspiration!
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Connect/Reflect: Relationships! Information! Inspiration!

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bill Risser, vice president of digital strategy at Fidelity National Title in Tampa, and learn...

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Realtor.com rentals will now be powered by Apartment List
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Realtor.com rentals will now be powered by Apartment List

As homeownership becomes an elusive dream for a growing number of Americans, real estate portals are bolstering their rental search capabilities....

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Books every new real estate agent should read
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Books every new real estate agent should read

Which books can help you stay motivated, generous, and in the right mindset to work with clients all day?...

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Shake it off: 5 things real estate agents do to blow off steam
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Shake it off: 5 things real estate agents do to blow off steam

In 2015, Officer Jeff Davis, a 19-year veteran of the Dover Police department, went viral on YouTube when he did perhaps the funniest lip sync ever...

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My $200k lesson: 3 relationship-building tips for agents
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My $200k lesson: 3 relationship-building tips for agents

Just recently I had a setback; an insight that made me stop and question myself. It made me raise the bar to a better definition of me — and it...

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How to attract quality real estate agents to your team
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How to attract quality real estate agents to your team

Real estate team leaders all want to attract the best talent possible. History tells us that the easiest way to do that is to provide more leads,...

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Should you use emojis when communicating with clients?
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Should you use emojis when communicating with clients?

Should you use emojis? What did your gut tell you when you first read the question? My immediate response was, “it depends.” Even now, my stance...

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Shift happens: How does a brokerage keep up?
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Shift happens: How does a brokerage keep up?

John Turpin (Turpin Realtors), Sean Becker (Sean Z Becker Real Estate) and Tamela Ekstrom (Haven Real Estate and Design) are three indie brokerage...

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Diminishing returns: Are brokers becoming irrelevant?
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Diminishing returns: Are brokers becoming irrelevant?

Am I relevant? If so, how do I stay relevant. If not, how do I become relevant? These are the questions many indie brokerage owners ask themselves....

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Real estate hires and promotions: December 2017
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Real estate hires and promotions: December 2017

Editor’s note: This story will be updated with additional hires. Fall 2017 is witnessing an array of real estate industry hires and promotions. Who...

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Scott Durkin promoted to president at Douglas Elliman
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Scott Durkin promoted to president at Douglas Elliman

Last night Barbara Corcoran cooked Scott Durkin, the newly named president of New York City brokerage Douglas Elliman, his favorite dish-- a pot...

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Connect/Reflect: Leave your comfort zone, change your life
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Connect/Reflect: Leave your comfort zone, change your life

Digital strategist and marketing consultant Tara Christianson knows a few things about how lives can change at Inman Connect (January 22-26, 2018,...

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Growing an agent/lender team? Avoid the #1 tech pitfall
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Growing an agent/lender team? Avoid the #1 tech pitfall

Are you still managing people, transactions and data using separate (and disconnected) CRM and TMS platforms? It’s likely you’re losing 30-35% of...

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Tiny homes are taking over 100 acres of Wisconsin
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Tiny homes are taking over 100 acres of Wisconsin

Tiny homes as shown on the likes of HGTV can make anyone — even a shopaholic hoarder — curious about this simplified, intriguing lifestyle that's...

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Home prices up 7%: is a bubble looming?
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Home prices up 7%: is a bubble looming?

Led by double-digit appreciation in Nevada, Washington, and Utah, home prices soared 7 percent year-over-year in October and are on track to rise...

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Connect/Reflect: You can’t afford not to go
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Connect/Reflect: You can’t afford not to go

Andrea Geller, broker associate at Hot Property The Chaz Walters Group at Coldwell Banker in Chicago, knows a thing or two about what it takes to...

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MLS vendor FBS acquires competitor Solid Earth
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MLS vendor FBS acquires competitor Solid Earth

When multiple listing service (MLS) vendors FBS and Solid Earth announced a partnership earlier this year, it was as competitors looking to serve...

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WomanUP! Inman Connect event is a pathway to a better business
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WomanUP! Inman Connect event is a pathway to a better business

Real estate has long been a field that provides a space for strong, independent women to build their businesses from scratch — but there's still...

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Real estate daily market update: December 5, 2017
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Real estate daily market update: December 5, 2017

We'll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. News from earlier this week Black Knight’s Monthly Mortgage...

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CRE developer partners with Hello Alfred to provide concierge services
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CRE developer partners with Hello Alfred to provide concierge services

Have suggestions for products that you'd like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. App-driven personal concierge...

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Fundrise wants to turn distressed homes into accessible investments
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Fundrise wants to turn distressed homes into accessible investments

Fundrise, the online crowdfunding platform that offers small investors an onramp to the real estate market, has introduced a product that it...

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5 reasons to buy a home in the offseason
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5 reasons to buy a home in the offseason

Spring and summer may be the prime time to purchase real estate, but if your clients are looking for a better deal, they might want to look into...

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The winners and losers of this year's real estate recruiting season
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The winners and losers of this year's real estate recruiting season

Brace yourselves. Winter is coming. Tis the season for: "Can we sit down for a cup of coffee and talk about your business?" It’s head-hunting...

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How to market real estate like a Kardashian
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How to market real estate like a Kardashian

Chances are, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of the Kardashian’s. Maybe you even "keep up with them" on the sly. Some may know...

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Why you should build your brand around your ideal client
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Why you should build your brand around your ideal client

When you get braces, do you go to an orthodontist or a general dentist? When you need a hip replacement, do you go to an orthopedic surgeon or a...

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Overcoming broker objections, sideswipes and undermining of the MLS
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Overcoming broker objections, sideswipes and undermining of the MLS

With each passing year, multiple listing services (MLSs) strive to identify and improve their weaknesses while steadily continuing successful...

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Study uses Google Street View to accurately predict neighborhood demographics
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Study uses Google Street View to accurately predict neighborhood demographics

A new study shows Google’s Street View feature, the ground-level panoramic photos of streets you can see on Google Maps, could change the way...

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4 key metrics telling the story of Opendoor's growth
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4 key metrics telling the story of Opendoor's growth

Opendoor, the real estate startup that purchases homes directly from sellers, leads the pack of a new breed of real estate tech companies. It...

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Hurricane season responsible for 10% of delinquent mortgages
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Hurricane season responsible for 10% of delinquent mortgages

While mortgage payment delinquencies are generally down across the country, they were explainably up in states hit by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey,...

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What will Amazon's new AR/VR tool mean for real estate?
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What will Amazon's new AR/VR tool mean for real estate?

The launch of Amazon Sumerian, a new virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) tool, could help push the technology further into the...

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