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Zillow’s ‘Bridge Listing Input’: New name, old tool?
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:56:58
Compose, a key component of Bridge Interactive, has been rebranded as Bridge Listing Input with no apparent significant changes to the tool ... read more»

Wildfires take toll on precious California housing
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:33:35
Housing in beautiful wine country was already scarce before flames ravaged 245,000 acres across Northern California and burned down 5,700 structures in their path. Real estate agents in the region are already witnessing the effects of heightened demand.  ... read more»

Fight, flee or adapt: Rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 9:07:27
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, mounds of sodden building materials lined the streets of Houston and other flooded areas. As residents began the long process of rebuilding, the storm’s unprecedented flooding rekindled a long-running debate in the Houston area over the best way to move forward: rebuild, leave or adapt ... read more»

How to make the perfect holiday cards for clients
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 2:55:01
Come October, businesses begrudgingly remember that they have to send out cards for Christmas. Scratch that, for the holidays. Then comes the poking around online looking for something that won’t offend anyone. But it doesn’t have to be that way ... read more»

10 habits all new real estate agents should master
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 2:30:38
A house is the stage that one's life plays out on. Real estate agents don't sell houses, they sell dreams, happiness, a place to call home ... read more»

8 tips for taking your real estate blog to the next level
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 2:15:53
Establishing a thriving real estate blog in a competitive market takes more than just good writing. A creative use of mixed media, a deep understanding of your audience and a well-developed strategy are all essential for blogging success ... read more»

Give lead conversion to Facebook Messenger bots (they’re better at it)
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 2:00:23
Countless real estate agents generate leads with Facebook. What most agents don’t realize, however, is that Facebook Messenger is also a great platform for generating leads ... read more»

Climate change is putting more homes at risk of wildfire
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:00:08
Last week’s wildfire disaster in Northern California has drawn renewed attention to the impact of climate change on patterns of real estate development. As a counterpoint to the attraction of waterfront property despite hurricane risks, the beauty of Northern California and other western regions has always been accompanied by a certain level of wildfire risk ... read more»

Why the grass is greener where you stand
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:00:20
Former actor and current luxury real estate specialist Kofi Nartey told the Inman Connect audience that his real estate career didn't take off until he started focusing on the tools and information he already had. By keeping a laser focus on a few essential and valuable resources, he was able to own that information and become an expert rather that just gaining the superficial benefits of a wide variety of tools ... read more»

Real estate daily market update: October 17, 2017
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:00:11
All the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Austin Realtor rebels win open board seats in election
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:27:58
They blabbed. They petitioned. They sued. And now they're ready to lead the Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR). In what's been a whirlwind few months for ABoR, members made their alliances clear at an election held Tuesday by voting in members of a rebel cause to all seven board seats that were up for grabs ... read more»

Augmented Reality and drones win NY real estate hackathon
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:05:01
Dozens of innovators in technology and real estate spent the weekend in a fourth-floor midtown Manhattan tech incubator to devise creative ways to tackle some of the biggest problems plaguing the real estate industry. ... read more»

Search engine optimization (SEO): Tips for improving your ranking
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:43:53
You've already done a lot to become top-of-mind, but have you done what it takes to become top-of-search when people are looking for the real estate go-to in your area ... read more»

Realtor finds two dead bodies inside home for sale
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:06:04
A 911 call placed by the unnamed Realtor detailed an encounter that no real estate agent ever wants to imagine: "I just walked in this house to preview it for a client and there's a dead person in the bathroom." ... read more»

Watch out Airbnb: Vacasa just raised $104M
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 6:00:42
Eight years ago, Eric Breon and his wife inherited a little 480-square-foot cabin on the Washington coast. Nearby homeowners told them that they could expect to earn around $3,400 a year by renting out the property to vacationers looking to get a taste of the Pacific Northwest cottage life ... read more»

Why predicting the future isn’t in a real estate agent’s job description
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 2:30:36
Investment brokers get asked for stock tips. Attorneys get solicited for free legal advice. Interior designers get asked for decorating tips -- and on and on. I find the same to be true for real estate agents. The questions are usually, "Is this a good time to sell/buy a house?" "How's the market?" or “I read in the newspaper that the housing market is doing well -- what do you think?” ... read more»

Fall is the season for turning canceled listings to gold
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 2:30:15
Bob Clarkson of Century 21 shares some of his best tips to prospect canceled listings. Clarkson has only been in the business for two years and has closed 57 transactions so far ... read more»

7 easy ways to stay in touch with your clients this Halloween
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 2:15:15
Any holiday is a great excuse to engage with clients. With Halloween right around the corner, here are seven clever real estate agent "tricks" that'll "treat" your clients to something fun! ... read more»

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