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Raj Qsar and team use RealScout for personalized lead conversion
Tue, 24 May 2016 12:00:32
When it comes to lead conversion, The Boutique Real Estate Group in Los Angeles has moved on from MLS to RealScout, a San Francisco-based software company that makes connecting with buyers as simple as a text message ... read more»

Online brokerage trades slice of commission for airline miles
Tue, 24 May 2016 11:58:22
A less-than-satisfactory homebuying experience spurred Stephen Lane to create FlyHomes, an online discount real estate brokerage that seeks to put millennials in the homebuying pilot's seat while offering the unique incentive of frequent flyer miles ... read more»

What’s your ‘lead domino’ and why is it important?
Tue, 24 May 2016 11:00:26
For any business, the goal is to always grow your database. It’s the same for me in my business, it was the same in our real estate business, it’s the same for you in your real estate business. But what grows your database? What grows it with the most targeted traffic? What grows it the fastest ... read more»

Real Estate Rumble shakes Park West to raise money for charity
Tue, 24 May 2016 10:00:55
Months of training, sweat and sacrifice all led up to May 19: two coaches, 28 fighters, 14 bouts and three rounds in the ring. The third annual Real Estate Rumble took place at Park West, and the sold out event was filled with high energy ... read more»

Markets where mortgage preapproval matters most
Tue, 24 May 2016 10:00:40
If you've ever experienced a rejected offer, it could be because your client didn't get preapproved for a mortgage. And in some places, getting preapproved could be the difference between getting the keys to a new house or grabbing the keys to your car to go see another one ... read more»

Manhattan luxury sales increased last two quarters
Tue, 24 May 2016 9:00:45
Between October 2015 and March 2016, Manhattan’s top 100 residential buildings sold 566 apartments combined – a substantial increase from 344 sales in the same period one year prior, according to The CityRealty 100 Index ... read more»

Luxury listing: full-floor unit in East Village
Tue, 24 May 2016 9:00:37
This full-floor unit in Manhattan's East Village overlooks Tompkins Square Park and features classic architectural finishing and plenty of natural light exposure throughout the sprawling unit ... read more»

Luxury listing: mansion in the Miami sky
Tue, 24 May 2016 9:00:06
This beautiful tri-level penthouse in Downtown Miami features a private elevator, 12-foot ceilings and drop-dead views of the water and city throughout the unit. And if a 1,602 square foot terrace isn't enough to enjoy the South Beach sun, there's a private pool on the rooftop ... read more»

Retirees: We’re not budging from our homes
Tue, 24 May 2016 8:46:28
Don't hold your breath for retirees to free up today's precious housing inventory -- the vast majority have no intention of leaving their homes anytime soon, according to a new survey by The American College of Financial Services ... read more»

Luxury listing: ‘The Last Dance’ in Nashville
Tue, 24 May 2016 8:28:39
This Nashville mansion belongs to the former CEO of Sonic, Shoney's and Back Yard Burgers, who will sell the 22,000-square-foot property at auction to the highest bidder on June 29. It's listed with Concierge Auctions ... read more»

Chicago Ambassadors are your key to Connect on the Road
Tue, 24 May 2016 8:20:44
Inman, the leader in independent real estate and technology news and events, is proud to announce nine Ambassadors for the premiere of Global Connect on April 6-7 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. Global Connect is an exclusive event where the leaders who build and sell the most prestigious residential properties will gather to discuss what's next for luxury real estate, from the ground up ... read more»

4 tips for preserving company culture in times of rapid growth
Tue, 24 May 2016 8:00:45
Growing pains are a bitter-sweet reality that every successful business faces. Specifically, growth presents challenges and opportunities for organizations in the area of corporate culture. I can tell you firsthand that it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of expansion and lose sight of why your business was founded in the first place ... read more»

How do you measure up to the average Realtor education?
Tue, 24 May 2016 7:55:49
Should becoming a real estate agent require a college degree? We still can't answer that question, but we do have further insight into the educational and employment makeup of today's Realtors thanks to the National Association of Realtors' 2016 member profile ... read more»

The nation’s biggest MLS gets even bigger
Tue, 24 May 2016 7:10:06
California Regional Multiple Listing Service -- the nation's largest MLS -- took another step toward becoming statewide this week. CRMLS, which has more than 80,000 agent and broker subscribers, has added two local Realtor associations to its membership roster, bringing the total to 36 across the state ... read more»

Size does matter: Why technology has to fit the business
Tue, 24 May 2016 3:00:48
Have you ever used a software solution or other technology and thought: this is a great product, but I just need a few of these tools? Think about Microsoft Word. How many of those tabs have you legitimately used? It’s hard to imagine needing a tool for citations and footnotes when all you’re doing is writing a basic document ... read more»

5 tips for making listing videos that actually work
Tue, 24 May 2016 2:00:47
Real estate agents have incredible access to a variety of marketing tools that -- if used effectively -- can elevate their overall property marketing plan to the next level. It’s no secret that as a society, we are moving steadfast toward video usage to communicate anything and everything. ... read more»

Podcast: Taking action on your No. 1 lead source
Tue, 24 May 2016 1:00:34
Are you a one-trick pony? Do you only prospect over the phone? These are great ideas, but they can't be solo acts if you want to have a thriving business in a changing market. Even members of your center of influence (COI) and past clients are not bottomless pits of opportunity unless you are aggressively adding to your list on a regular basis ... read more»

Housing recovery not so bright for entry-level buyers, says FNC
Tue, 24 May 2016 0:05:27
While homeowners across the country continue to increase their property values and build equity in the years following the housing market crash, lack of supply and subsequent bidding wars are both heavily impacting the entry-level market, according to FNC's report on housing market trends ... read more»

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