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How to build a respectable brand from scratch
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How to build a respectable brand from scratch

As CEO and co-founder of New York-based Arlo Skye, a high-end travel brand known for its quality luggage, Mayur Bhatnagar's customers are almost...

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How an underdog brokerage rose to $1B in a market of Goliaths
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How an underdog brokerage rose to $1B in a market of Goliaths

Imagine you are in charge of sales for a new condominium building, which has people so excited that brokerage-owners, buyers and agents camp...

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Tradition meets tech in ZipComps app for door-knockers
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Tradition meets tech in ZipComps app for door-knockers

ZipComps is a new app for real estate agents available in Bay Area and San Diego markets.... Tradition meets tech in ZipComps app for door-knockers

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5 real estate marketing trends to watch out for in 2017
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5 real estate marketing trends to watch out for in 2017

When you invest time and money into your marketing, understanding the trends is essential. In the holiday spirit of giving, here are some you can...

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Do’s and don’ts for buyers and sellers when viewing a home
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Do’s and don’ts for buyers and sellers when viewing a home

This article was inspired by a particularly awful week of abuse by buyers and their agents during their viewings of my seller clients' homes... Do...

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The best closing gift I’ve ever given to a real estate client
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The best closing gift I’ve ever given to a real estate client

In this broker profile video, learn how Conrad Zurini's middle-of-the-pack buyers got their offer accepted (hint: his strategy depends on how many...

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Top comments of the week Dec. 19-23
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Top comments of the week Dec. 19-23

Some of our big stories this week included think pieces on big brokerages' future, an homage to the everyday real estate agent and a piece weighing...

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The not-so-hidden dangers of home inspections — duck and cover!
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The not-so-hidden dangers of home inspections — duck and cover!

Another home inspection this week. Another grim reminder just how risky daily life really is... The not-so-hidden dangers of home inspections —...

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How much house can a buyer build on a lot?
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How much house can a buyer build on a lot?

When your buyer clients have questions about whether they can build or add, how should you respond? Here are some resources, ways and means for...

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Daily market update: December 23, 2016
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Daily market update: December 23, 2016

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news... Daily market update: December 23, 2016

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6 ways to create a contagious real estate brand
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6 ways to create a contagious real estate brand

Kala Laos is the co-founder of the independent brokerage JK Realty in Gilbert, Arizona. In a little over a two years, the company has grown to 250...

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Up for auction: Off-the-grid cliff house carved into a Utah canyon
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Up for auction: Off-the-grid cliff house carved into a Utah canyon

Real estate has never seen a man cave quite like this one... Up for auction: Off-the-grid cliff house carved into a Utah canyon

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Here’s how you can find time to do it all — without starting a team
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Here’s how you can find time to do it all — without starting a team

This week we are pleased to welcome Tyler McKenzie, 2016 Realtor of the Year for the Seattle King County Realtors as well as the immediate past...

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Zillow app adds iMessage functionality to support home co-shopping
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Zillow app adds iMessage functionality to support home co-shopping

In September, Apple released iOS 10-- one of the biggest iPhone operating system updates thus far. One of the crowning jewels of iOS 10 is the...

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5 things real estate agents should know about Generation Z
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5 things real estate agents should know about Generation Z

They're the kids under 18 who think Facebook is for old people, have never known a world without the internet, and though they may not be old...

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Considering a career in real estate? 5 reasons ‘to be or not to be’
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Considering a career in real estate? 5 reasons ‘to be or not to be’

Thinking about a career in real estate? You're either crazy or a genius. To determine whether you should take the plunge, let's look at the five...

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Why is shopping for a home so much like dating on the internet?
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Why is shopping for a home so much like dating on the internet?

More and more, from $300,000 townhomes to $2 million lake-front manses, the process of "shopping" for a home seems to have an awful lot of...

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How to nail luxury real estate pricing and set client expectations
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How to nail luxury real estate pricing and set client expectations

Connie Blankenship and Drew Mandile discussed the delicate art of setting client expectations around pricing-- with a special emphasis on high-end...

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4 legal landmines to avoid as a real estate agent on social media
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4 legal landmines to avoid as a real estate agent on social media

With the rise of social media platforms, an incredibly effective way of advertising emerged. The problem for Realtors, however, is vulnerability to...

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What the property inspection contingency means for home sales
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What the property inspection contingency means for home sales

Most residential sales involve buyers exercising "due diligence" to investigate the condition of properties. The sales contract provides both the...

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Daily market update: December 22, 2016
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Daily market update: December 22, 2016

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news... Daily market update: December 22, 2016

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November existing-home sales numbers an ‘autumn revival’
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November existing-home sales numbers an ‘autumn revival’

Existing-home sales circled third base with another knockout month in what National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun...

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Want an action plan to achieve success in 2017?
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Want an action plan to achieve success in 2017?

Along with building three major real estate brands, Tami Bonnell speaks both regionally and nationally to power brokers and top-producing agents...

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Podcast: How to build wealth today and into retirement
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Podcast: How to build wealth today and into retirement

Regardless of your age, if you haven't completely funded your retirement or you just want to be smarter about how you manage your money, this...

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Introducing the Inman Person of the Year
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Introducing the Inman Person of the Year

My wife Yaz and I recently attended a real estate conference where I noticed her a little more perky in public than normal. I asked her what was...

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Agent involved in car accident was independent contractor, court rules
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Agent involved in car accident was independent contractor, court rules

When is a real estate agent considered an employee? This question, which has been hashed out in courts throughout 2016, had more light shed on it...

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Judge rules antitrust claims against Realtor associations ‘plausible’
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Judge rules antitrust claims against Realtor associations ‘plausible’

A federal judge is allowing antitrust claims against two California Realtor associations to go forward, keeping the fate of one of the nation's...

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Could Agent Inbox empower your MLS to improve communication?
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Could Agent Inbox empower your MLS to improve communication?

Real estate agents don't have a problem talking with one another; they're just not doing it in the same venue. Agent Inbox wants to fix the...

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Real estate, reimagined: What the future of the industry holds
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Real estate, reimagined: What the future of the industry holds

An old friend from college (a dentist) feels compelled to send me rants about the real estate industry. As if his industry doesn't have its own...

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Why growing agent splits can refine a broker’s value for the better
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Why growing agent splits can refine a broker’s value for the better

Brad Inman's piece on the breakup of a broker empire hit home. I may be in the minority of those working in a traditional brand brokerage, but I've...

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