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MortgageHippo, backed by @properties, nabs $2.25M
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MortgageHippo, backed by @properties, nabs $2.25M

A wave of innovation is sweeping across the mortgage industry, fueled by technology investments by lenders and a proliferation of startups....

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‘Another agent said he’d get me more money’: How do you respond?
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‘Another agent said he’d get me more money’: How do you respond?

It's a dog-eat-listing-agent world out there, and there are always some people all too willing to cross into questionable territory to get the...

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What’s the buyer’s role in the appraisal process?
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What’s the buyer’s role in the appraisal process?

Byron Lazine and Tim Bray discuss the buyer's role in the appraisal process. In the last episode of Real Estate Raw & Uncut, Lazine and Bray...

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3 truths to improve your standing with Chinese homebuyers
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3 truths to improve your standing with Chinese homebuyers

Agents all over the world are increasingly looking to sell their condos, houses and new projects to Asian investors. And this is for a good reason-...

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3 secrets to winning more real estate listings
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3 secrets to winning more real estate listings

"I'll take a buyer over a seller every day," said the young, verbose agent who had been in the business about a year longer than I had. This was...

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Your like don’t cost a thing: 6 ways to boost organic traffic
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Your like don’t cost a thing: 6 ways to boost organic traffic

Every real estate professional wants more organic traffic to their website. Why? First, it does not cost any money; however, don't be fooled, it...

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5 ways to handle difficult real estate clients and close the deal
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5 ways to handle difficult real estate clients and close the deal

As somebody who has been in the real estate industry for years, I would be lying if I said that being an agent was an easy ride. Having non...

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Q1 home renovations set stage for robust year, Houzz says
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Q1 home renovations set stage for robust year, Houzz says

Houzz released its Q1 Renovation Barometer, a report that tracks confidence in the home renovation market among a range of industry professionals,...

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Real estate investor sentenced for public foreclosure auction bid-rigging, fraud
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Real estate investor sentenced for public foreclosure auction bid-rigging, fraud

Another real estate investor has been sentenced in a foreclosure auction scheme that spanned at least nine years in Mobile, Alabama... Real estate...

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What you should tell real estate clients about Freddie Mac’s mortgage survey
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What you should tell real estate clients about Freddie Mac’s mortgage survey

Most real estate agents understand that mortgage rates change every day, sometimes intra-day. Fewer know that the real-time aspect is driven by...

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Homeownering.com aims to level the playing field for female homebuyers
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Homeownering.com aims to level the playing field for female homebuyers

When Nicole Hamilton created Homeownering.com, the serial homeowner and tech entrepreneur had steam coming out of her ears over a real estate and...

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Luxury’s biggest names will share secrets from the New Luxury Playbook
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Luxury’s biggest names will share secrets from the New Luxury Playbook

BEVERLY HILLS, California- Luxury Connect, Inman's exclusive event attended by 600 of the top-producing luxury brokers and agents from around the...

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‘Survivor’ contestant and real estate agent fired from brokerage after controversial episode airs
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‘Survivor’ contestant and real estate agent fired from brokerage after controversial episode airs

Most real estate agents would consider reality television good business-- but as Jeff Varner learned last week, sometimes putting your face (and...

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EXp Realty deepens leadership bench with 4 big industry hires
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EXp Realty deepens leadership bench with 4 big industry hires

After nearly tripling its agent count in 2016, cloud-based brokerage eXp Realty today announced the addition of four new management-level hires......

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What’s behind the drop in long-term Treasury rates?
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What’s behind the drop in long-term Treasury rates?

Last week was what the military calls "target rich." The first: Long-term rates on Wednesday broke out of the bottom of a range, 2.30-2.60 percent,...

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Trulia’s latest ad campaign focuses on neighborhood data
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Trulia’s latest ad campaign focuses on neighborhood data

A woman is excited to find an open house in what she thinks is a convenient location-- but the traffic, crime and weather she encounters upon...

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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 24: Fundraising on the fly
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate Episode 24: Fundraising on the fly

Would you tap into your network to scrounge up $1.2 million in 48 hours for a client looking to convert on a short sale? That's what this week's...

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Your one-dollar pricing mistake just cost your sellers thousands
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Your one-dollar pricing mistake just cost your sellers thousands

The rules of pricing properties are changing, yet most agents continue to use the same pricing approaches that the industry did 50 years ago. Are...

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How to get leads through hyperlocal geographic marketing
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How to get leads through hyperlocal geographic marketing

Whether it's where you live, play or want to be-- what if you picked an area of the community to become an active member, and then turned those...

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IQDial, automated dialer software, tracks down missing prospect data
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IQDial, automated dialer software, tracks down missing prospect data

IQDial is an automated dialer and prospect tracking system ideal for real estate agents.... IQDial, automated dialer software, tracks down missing...

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How long does it take for real estate newbies to get started?
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How long does it take for real estate newbies to get started?

When I sit down with new agents for training and we start delving into the "meat and potatoes" of getting their business set up, almost every...

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Why rising prices don’t discourage prospective buyers
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Why rising prices don’t discourage prospective buyers

For renters hoping to purchase a home, saving for a down payment is as great a challenge as ever, but rising home prices are making it even harder...

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Everything real estate agents need to know about open houses
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Everything real estate agents need to know about open houses

An open house is a powerful tool to sell a home, yet some agents dismiss it as an old method that's used only to satisfy the seller. They feel that...

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Daily market update: April 17, 2017
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Daily market update: April 17, 2017

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news... Daily market update: April 17, 2017

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How going digital improves your bottom line
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How going digital improves your bottom line

ERA Evergreen broker/owner Michael Gonzalez was walking through an Inman Connect conference in 2011 when a bold thought popped into his head:...

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The week in industry hires and promotions: April 10-14, 2017
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The week in industry hires and promotions: April 10-14, 2017

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order... The week in industry hires and promotions: April 10-14, 2017

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The week in real estate industry deals: April 10-14, 2017
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The week in real estate industry deals: April 10-14, 2017

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there's another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate...

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Real estate market recap, April 10-14, 2017
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Real estate market recap, April 10-14, 2017

Here's what happened this week in the real estate market... Real estate market recap, April 10-14, 2017

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‘Hobbit’ house in Montana on the market for $595K
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‘Hobbit’ house in Montana on the market for $595K

You can live in The Shire, and you won't have to battle orcs, dodge the bows and arrows of elves, keep a pesky creature from stealing your ring or...

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Post-Brexit, fewer Brits seem to be searching for homes internationally
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Post-Brexit, fewer Brits seem to be searching for homes internationally

Last fall, Inman reported that annual growth in realtor.com's international listing views from potential buyers in the U.K. "dropped sharply in...

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