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How to guide out-of-control real estate agents back to productivity
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How to guide out-of-control real estate agents back to productivity

Eugene Pak, director of business development, Climb Real Estate SAN FRANCISCO — “If you have 30 agents, you have 30-out-of-control agents,” said...

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Why you need a ‘culture of engineering' to build the best real estate software
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Why you need a ‘culture of engineering' to build the best real estate software

Steve Garrity SAN FRANCISCO-- "The best engineers can always get jobs-- it's not hard," noted Steve Garrity of Hearsay Social. So how are you...

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What are the next big trends in real estate technology?
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What are the next big trends in real estate technology?

Mobile is still ultra-hot and marketing automation is still on the rise-- but real estate leaders aren't as bullish on the future of virtual...

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‘Charlotte’s Web’ home can be yours for $3.7M
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‘Charlotte’s Web’ home can be yours for $3.7M

It took “some house” to create the story of “some pig” most of us fell in love with while reading and watching E.B. White's classic children's...

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How Opendoor turbocharges showings with technology
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How Opendoor turbocharges showings with technology

SAN FRANCISCO-- Imagine unlocking the front door of a listing with a single tap. As you enter, music begins to play and the lights turn on. On the...

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Broker's ‘evil genius' idea shows off listing agents
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Broker's ‘evil genius' idea shows off listing agents

SAN FRANCISCO-- Sometimes adding one plus one equals more than two-- a lot more. Chicago-based independent brokerage @properties, founded in 2000,...

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Increase your real estate company’s valuation in 5 easy steps
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Increase your real estate company’s valuation in 5 easy steps

SAN FRANCISCO-- Your company's valuation is arguably the most important number in your business. Calculating the economic value of your company--...

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Tempted to sell your indie brokerage? What to consider
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Tempted to sell your indie brokerage? What to consider

SAN FRANCISCO-- It's not unusual for successful independent brokerages to feel the flattery of being courted. But is transitioning to a big...

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How to beat your tech competition with a UX-focus
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How to beat your tech competition with a UX-focus

Yossi Langer SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon Alexa's artificial intelligence is no match for Yossi Langer's creative 6-year-old, who likes to use the device...

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Experimental app lets you plot and preview drone flights
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Experimental app lets you plot and preview drone flights

SAN FRANCISCO-- "Who here has crashed a drone?" asked Stanford PhD candidate Mike Roberts on stage at Hacker Connect. More than a few attendees...

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How do you train a robot to interact appropriately with people?
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How do you train a robot to interact appropriately with people?

SAN FRANCISCO-- When you picture the future of transportation, you probably see lanes of autonomous cars driving highways full of humans hither and...

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Facebook unveils first ad product for real estate
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Facebook unveils first ad product for real estate

Facebook has unveiled its first ad product designed specifically for the real estate industry. "Dynamic Ads for Real Estate" allows a brokerage to...

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NYC brokers find listing partner in Zillow's biggest competitor: realtor.com
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NYC brokers find listing partner in Zillow's biggest competitor: realtor.com

Zillow rejected the Real Estate Board of New York's (REBNY) recently launched single, centralized syndication feed, the Residential Listing Service...

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Gary Gold: Too much of a good thing hurts your real estate business
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Gary Gold: Too much of a good thing hurts your real estate business

If you’re a normal, even-keeled real estate agent, this video isn’t for you. However, if you are extreme in any way — creative, anal retentive,...

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RealtyFlux: A compliant, easy way to generate seller leads via text message
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RealtyFlux: A compliant, easy way to generate seller leads via text message

Have suggestions for products that you'd like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. RealtyFlux is text message...

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Coughing up commission to save a deal: 6 things I learned
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Coughing up commission to save a deal: 6 things I learned

Your listing has been on the market for 60 days. Finally, you get an offer. The sellers aren’t thrilled, so they counter for $3,000 more. The...

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6 factors that influence a home’s value
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6 factors that influence a home’s value

Trying to price a home accurately, whether you’re preparing to sell a house or you’re ready to make an offer on one, is challenging. Even if you’ve...

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Top real estate web design trends making their mark on 2017
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Top real estate web design trends making their mark on 2017

We’re officially more than halfway through the year. This is always a good time for companies with a website to stop and reflect on the web design...

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Why you should never, ever let buyers take possession before closing
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Why you should never, ever let buyers take possession before closing

Your buyers are about to close on a vacant house and must be out of their current property no later than the end of the month. There’s a delay that...

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Pocket listing service aims to enhance agents' value
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Pocket listing service aims to enhance agents' value

One problem with pocket listings-- for-sale properties held off the multiple listing service (MLS)-- is their limited reach. Getting these homes on...

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Partners Trust reportedly crafting deal to sell to Pacific Union
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Partners Trust reportedly crafting deal to sell to Pacific Union

Mark McLaughlin Los Angeles-based real estate firm Partners Trust is putting together a purported deal to sell at least a partial stake of the...

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Special Report: Do you have what it takes to be a top buyer’s agent?
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Special Report: Do you have what it takes to be a top buyer’s agent?

Overview You might call buyer’s agents the unsung heroes of real estate. These scrappy, loyal and ever-so-patient confidantes guide clients through...

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Should the Fed pre-empt a potentially overheating job market?
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Should the Fed pre-empt a potentially overheating job market?

This week’s news is mostly a tale of misinformation. But first, some reliable data. July payrolls released this morning grew by 209,000, enough to...

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Mo’ Mentions Mo’ Problems – Harnessing the Conversation on Social Media
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Mo’ Mentions Mo’ Problems – Harnessing the Conversation on Social Media

Save My Spot The social media landscape is constantly changing with new platforms, trends, influencers … and even mo’ mentions. Learn the keys to...

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NYC Zillow boycott grows, but cracks begin to show
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NYC Zillow boycott grows, but cracks begin to show

At least three more New York City brokerages have joined an industry boycott of Zillow Group-- though some agents at firms participating in the...

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July jobs report signals inventory relief ahead
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July jobs report signals inventory relief ahead

After a string of less-than-stellar jobs reports earlier this summer, it seems that things are turning around for buyers just in time for the...

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No relief for homebuyers, but renters catch a price break in July
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No relief for homebuyers, but renters catch a price break in July

While home prices continue to rise at breakneck speed, average rent growth has slowed to 0.1 percent month-over-month and 2.6 percent year-over...

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Homeownership in states with the most and least student debt
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Homeownership in states with the most and least student debt

As of 2016, 71 percent of non-homeowners believe student loans are hindering their ability to buy, and more than half of those borrowers believe...

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Down Payment Resource bolsters agent lead gen tool
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Down Payment Resource bolsters agent lead gen tool

About a year and a half ago, real estate agent Ronnie Burnham was looking for a tool that would both help him reach more homebuyers and give him an...

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8 ways our real estate professionals did right by us
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8 ways our real estate professionals did right by us

A cozy one-story ranch with a freshly painted and decorated nursery. Three bedrooms and at least two bathrooms. A bouncing baby girl (we hoped!)....

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