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Appraisal-free mortgages will make closings easier
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Appraisal-free mortgages will make closings easier

As of Sept. 1, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will no longer require appraisals on many of the loans that they buy. Because the two GSEs (government...

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5 stars is great, but leads are better: How to milk business from reviews
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5 stars is great, but leads are better: How to milk business from reviews

Capture and convert real estate leads with the industry’s most effective and efficient form of marketing: online reviews. Internet marketing expert...

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Purplebricks is here: UK low-fee brokerage invades LA
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Purplebricks is here: UK low-fee brokerage invades LA

U.K. hybrid brokerage Purplebricks launched in the Los Angeles area today, marking its official U.S. debut. The renegade's expansion from across...

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Google exec gives MLS leaders a major reality check
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Google exec gives MLS leaders a major reality check

Jaime Casap AUSTIN-- Jaime Casap, chief education evangelist for Google, held out his iPhone. That hardware has revolutionized the real estate...

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Unleashing innovation on the homeseller
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Unleashing innovation on the homeseller

Watch Zillow Group COO Amy Bohutinsky and Brad Inman discuss how Zillow Instant Offers is changing the game for homesellers and Zillow's plans for...

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10 Proven Ways to Generate Listing Leads
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10 Proven Ways to Generate Listing Leads

SAVE MY SPOT offrs.com works with thousands of agents across the country to drive seller leads using a smart data, automated marketing, and...

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Let's not take the Zillow co-marketing probe as legal advice
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Let's not take the Zillow co-marketing probe as legal advice

DENVER-- "OK, people: Do not run your businesses based on videos made by mortgage brokers," advised Brian Levy, an attorney at Kattan & Temple, at...

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Real estate leaders declare ‘the MLS moment' is here
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Real estate leaders declare ‘the MLS moment' is here

AUSTIN-- It was too early for champagne, but the Council of Multiple Listing Services kicked off its annual conference in a celebratory mood this...

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Comply or die: How to make sure your co-marketing agreement is legit
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Comply or die: How to make sure your co-marketing agreement is legit

DENVER-- Co-marketing agreements can help agents, brokers, and teams reach a larger audience of prospective buyers. But when forming such an...

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Howard Hanna staking bigger claim in Detroit metro
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Howard Hanna staking bigger claim in Detroit metro

Detroit real estate is on fire, and it looks like the Motor City's potential is not lost on Howard Hanna, the third largest brokerage in the...

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Is HomeServices of America quietly taking over the Mid-Atlantic?
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Is HomeServices of America quietly taking over the Mid-Atlantic?

As an acquisition arms race goes down on the West Coast between Douglas Elliman and Pacific Union, Berkshire Hathway affiliate HomeServices of...

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HouseCanary raises $31M in Series B funding round
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HouseCanary raises $31M in Series B funding round

HouseCanary, a real estate data analytics and valuation provider, has raised $31 million in Series B funding, bringing the company's 2017 funding...

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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Adventures in babysitting
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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Adventures in babysitting

Reposted with permission — show notes and credits here. Sometimes the roles and responsibilities of real estate agents can be a bit fuzzy. They...

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How to find your niche and market the hell out of it
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How to find your niche and market the hell out of it

Do you feel like you chase deals all over your town? Are you tired of wasting money on lead generation that doesn’t seem to work? Or do you feel...

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5 principles for building a successful real estate team
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5 principles for building a successful real estate team

Every successful real estate agent eventually starts hitting his or her head on the ceiling and must make choices about what to do next: expand or...

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What’s your email? 5 proven strategies to grow your mailing list
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What’s your email? 5 proven strategies to grow your mailing list

Having a robust email list is certainly attractive, as it means a larger possibility of nurturing contacts and converting them into clients. That...

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Cutting your losses: 3 types of sellers you should avoid
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Cutting your losses: 3 types of sellers you should avoid

Going out and winning over sellers is one of the most important parts of a listing agent’s job, but certain sellers simply aren’t worth the time....

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Should real estate pros upgrade to the new iPhone X?
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Should real estate pros upgrade to the new iPhone X?

The smartphone is the not-so-secret weapon of the real estate agent, broker, business executive and many others in the industry. Few other tools...

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Suit up for change: Discover, grow, collaborate
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Suit up for change: Discover, grow, collaborate

"Connect is truly about connecting," Brad Inman said on stage at ICSF this year. "It's not about connecting to Facebook-- it's about connecting...

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Will CEO sex scandal crush SoFi's IPO dreams?
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Will CEO sex scandal crush SoFi's IPO dreams?

Online lender Social Finance (SoFi), a six-year-old San Francisco-based startup on the cusp of an IPO, could be at risk of jeopardizing its public...

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Will you upgrade to the iPhone X?
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Will you upgrade to the iPhone X?

As per custom, tech giant Apple announced a host of new gadgets at its September event this week. This year is the 10th anniversary of the launch...

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Houston housing comes to ‘screeching halt' after Harvey
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Houston housing comes to ‘screeching halt' after Harvey

Hurricane Harvey's torrential rains and fast-rising floodwaters dealt a heavy blow to a real estate market that was on track to set new records,...

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Roomeze wants to find you a roomie who doesn't suck
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Roomeze wants to find you a roomie who doesn't suck

Dirty dishes for days. Parties while you're trying to sleep. Country music blaring from the basement. Everyone has a roommate horror story, and...

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App keeps your military clients just a tap away
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App keeps your military clients just a tap away

What if you could generate pre-approval letters, calculate monthly payments and avoid email scams at the tap of a phone? There's an app for that...

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Agent transforms unsellable homes into chic money machines
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Agent transforms unsellable homes into chic money machines

Dark kitchens with black quartz benchtops, ivy-covered home exteriors and a considerable amount of chintz might make some listing agents' heart...

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Setting seller expectations: How to price a home
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Setting seller expectations: How to price a home

Houses are very individualized. There are nuances such as wall paper, kitchen countertops, paint colors, etc., that all add to (or detract from) a...

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Can Back At You Media solve your Facebook content needs?
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Can Back At You Media solve your Facebook content needs?

Have suggestions for products that you'd like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. Back At You Media is a social...

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Facebook farming: 3 steps to turning your ‘friends’ into clients
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Facebook farming: 3 steps to turning your ‘friends’ into clients

Most new real estate agents don’t start with a long list of hot leads and client referrals. Sure, we’re naturally charismatic and have a knack for...

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Real estate marketing 101: What (not) to do
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Real estate marketing 101: What (not) to do

In 2013, Jägermeister, the company responsible for the gut-rot alcohol of the same name, decided to host the be-all-end-all sexy pool party in Leon...

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The NYT gives brokers what they want: free, exclusive leads
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The NYT gives brokers what they want: free, exclusive leads

Zillow and realtor.com know it and so does, apparently, the New York Times: Content is king, but when it comes to web traffic, real estate listings...

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