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Bombshell lawsuit takes a new turn
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 21:30:15
The bombshell lawsuit that could upend the U.S. real estate industry has been amended, adding more plaintiffs and defendants and emphasizing the role commissions play in steering buyers and raising costs for sellers. read more»

Sotheby’s International Realty heads to Qatar
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:25:27
Sotheby's International Realty is expanding its Middle East footprint with a new brokerage in Qatar, owned by Alfardan Group, a lifestyle conglomerate with jewelry, hospitality and automotive divisions.  read more»

1990s portal Realhub says it will relaunch with millions of global listings
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:35:09
Realhub claims on its website that it will have 7 million homes listed from 22 countries at the time of the relaunch. read more»

Lesson Learned: You do you, regardless of what people say
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:48:28
In this weekly column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, co-founder of RETV and Small Town Agents and Hanover, Pennsylvania, agent Colin Cameron. read more»

No agent, no problem? Redefy launches DIY flat-fee listing platform
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 8:32:50
For $379, sellers can get listings with 10 photos in the MLS, Zillow and realtor.com as well as a yard sign, contracts, addendums and disclosures — all without an agent. read more»

Builder confidence dips slightly but remains solid in June: NAHB
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 7:10:27
Builder confidence for newly built single-family homes fell two points to 64 in June, according to data released Thursday by the National Association of Home Builders. read more»

Luxury California brokerage Willis Allen launches new tech platform
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 5:59:08
The platform, dubbed WAREhouse, is designed to increase the productivity of the independent brokerage's more than 150 agents. read more»

What professionals make the best recruits (and how to find them)
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 2:40:39
While most people vacation during the summertime, right now is the best time of year to recruit some of the most dependable and profitable agents you can hire. Who are those people? Find out here. read more»

How market share is creating competitive superpowers in real estate
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 1:00:45
Explosive growth is on the horizon for the brokerage — or group of brokerages — that cracks the market-share code first. read more»

5 local ways to compete with big tech
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 0:40:29
No matter what digital tools you use, you’re probably not keeping up with the big-boy-backed tech. But there are some things that we “smaller guys” on the ground can do that these major players can’t. It’s time to focus on community building. Here’s how to get started. read more»

Use artificial intelligence to improve your lead conversion rate
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 0:01:44
Today’s real estate agents face enormous obstacles to maintain a consistent revenue stream — market dynamics and growing competition from other agents and digital alternatives are a constant threat. RAP Success Systems (RAPSS) simplifies and reduces the agent’s workload. read more»

Create new inventory overnight. Here’s how.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 0:01:36
Ask most Realtors about their market and they’ll tell you inventory is extremely limited. Even with a market correction on the horizon, there just aren’t enough homes on the market. The same is true here in my market in Colorado. But at YourWayHome, we’ve created a successful strategy to help our agents add to inventory. read more»

Open houses lacking impact? How 4 agents got creative.
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 0:01:35
First impressions are also lasting impressions. That’s why it’s so important for agents to think outside the box when it comes to open houses. From promotion to presentation, you need to make an impact on prospective buyers that resonates long after they leave. read more»

How to optimize your Google business profile
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 0:01:18
That search term has grown 92% year-over-year. Search terms like these will continue to grow as more people turn to Google for their real estate search. In fact, Google connects consumers to home buying and selling information 20+ million times per month. read more»

5 outdated seller beliefs agents should debunk
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 1:00:13
Any seller who has not sold a home in the past five years is in for a shock: Everything they thought they knew about selling a home has changed. Sellers who do not understand the new rules of engagement can easily make costly mistakes and jeopardize their chances of a sale. Here are five truths you should share with sellers. read more»

Realogy has a new ethics chief
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:54:17
Real estate holdings giant Realogy on Friday announced that it has promoted long-time company executive Shacara Delgado to serve as its chief ethics and compliance officer. read more»

Zillow copyright fight could be headed to US Supreme Court
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:30:00
VHT Studios asked the Supreme Court to take up the case Thursday. The request marks the latest move in a suit that began when VHT said Zillow was illegally using tens of thousands of its photos. read more»

Quicken Loans agrees to pay HUD $32.5M
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 9:50:06
Quicken Loans confirmed today it has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development $32.5 million to resolve a multiyear legal battle between the lender and HUD. read more»

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