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ICNY 18 Data: It’s 2025 and there is no MLS. What does the world look like?
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:55:56
Always ready to challenge, managing partner at 7DS Associates Rob Hahn lays out a new world that may not be far off. Listen in to hear what our industry may have in store when the MLS as we know it is gone ... read more»

ICNY 18 Data: How I think about my data as a broker-owner
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:40:10
"The amount of usage that we're getting out of the data that we have is really pathetic," said author and real estate pro Joe Rand onstage at Inman Connect. Listen in as Rand discusses data from the broker-owner perspective ... read more»

ICNY 18 Data: Live problem solving
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:17:16
Listen in to hear CoreLogic's Chris Bennett, Realtor.com's Suzanne Mueller and W+R Studios' Greg Robertson take the Inman stage to answer audience data issues ... read more»

What regions are cashing in on single-family home investments?
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:44:56
Attom Data Solutions today released the results of its Q1 2018 Single Family Rental Market report, which ranks the best U.S. markets for buying single family rental properties. Nationally, the average annual gross rental yield among the 449 counties in the study was 8.9 percent for 2018 -- a 0.3 percentage point decrease from 2017. (Average annual gross rental yield is the annualized gross rent income divided by median purchase price of single family homes.) ... read more»

What can Zillow do to offset slowing revenue growth?
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:38:22
My analysis on realtor.com earlier this week surfaced a particularly interesting chart on Zillow's revenue growth. The slowing growth piqued my interest, so I dug deeper into the data and strategic implications ... read more»

Suspicious serial caller ‘Dwayne Bergeman’ targets agents in Arizona
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:26:46
The Arizona call follows previous incidents in Baton Rouge, Lousiana; Salem and Portland in Oregon; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts; Little Rock, Arkansas; and parts of North Carolina and Hawaii, said Courtney and Carter ... read more»

Americans’ rent rose at fastest rate in nearly two years: Zillow
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 9:04:45
Meanwhile, according to the report, home values across the country rose 7.6 percent year-over-year, to a median of $210,200, further pricing out potential home buyers. San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley in California, rose fastest, with Las Vegas and Seattle close behind ... read more»

Real estate daily market update: March 22, 2018
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 6:46:10
All the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Book preview: Inman’s 360-degree view on real estate leadership
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 3:02:19
The following is the introduction to Inman's book titled "Leadership: How Real Estate Leaders Can Act Decisively to Change the Industry," a compilation of articles and Q&As published throughout our first-ever Leadership Week. ... read more»

These new devices are helping Amazon’s Alexa control your home
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 3:00:30
Resembling a suburbanite-friendly version of HAL 9000 from "2001: A Space Odyssey" (but lacking the homicidal tendencies), the new Switch+ is marketed as a lighting control appliance, but also plays music and helps with general lifestyle needs and tasks such as weather reports, traffic updates and adding items to shopping lists ... read more»

Spring Forward: Jesse Shafer and Greg McHale — ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get!’
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 3:00:24
Compass's Shafer-McHale Team started as a friendship between Greg McHale and Jesse Shafer over a dozen years ago and has since flourished into a partnership with well over $400 million in successful real estate transactions under their belts. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jesse and Greg to pick their brain about how they win listings and grow their business ... read more»

4 tips for making your customer service unforgettable
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 2:30:14
The real estate industry is about building relationships with your customers and creating an experience that wins them over. You’re looking to exceed expectations and wow customers so that they can’t help but refer you to the next person in their network who's buying or selling a home ... read more»

Why Milan might be the new hot spot for affluent buyers
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 2:15:08
I spent much of last year with my Inman articles talking about global affluence, how the real estate process works in different countries and how valuable it is for U.S. luxury agents to understand what is happening around the world ... read more»

How to carve out a real estate niche for yourself
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 2:00:09
Real estate is an extremely competitive field. In fact, there are about two million active real estate licenses in the U.S., according to the Association of Real Estate Law Officials ... read more»

Real estate agent hosting open house robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:29:59
For many real estate agents, open houses remain an integral part of day-to-day business and their overall success in this industry. But, as one San Francisco agent discovered firsthand over the weekend, open houses also leave agents vulnerable to criminals who see these marketing events as opportune moments to prey on unsuspecting victims ... read more»

Bombing suspect dead, Austin real estate community remains vigilant
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:55:59
The jarring news brought some relief to the anxiety permeating the Texas capital, where residents were on high alert for more bombings. Austin police said Conditt was thought to be behind all the attacks -- four package bomb explosions and one tripwire bombing, plus the explosion that took his life ... read more»

E-signature giant DocuSign reportedly gearing up to go public
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:23:44
The company behind the digital signature frequently used in real estate may open itself up to shareholders in the next six months ... read more»

Skyrocketing home prices are driving up homelessness rate, study finds
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:46:21
As home prices continue to ascend, many aspiring buyers are priced out of homeownership -- or as one study found, priced out of having a home at all. The DataFace, a San Francisco-based data agency, combed through the pages of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) latest Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) and found that eight of the 10 states with the highest homelessness rates also have the nation's highest median home prices ... read more»

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