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Top 10 posts from last week
Mon, 30 May 2016 14:29:01
Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ... read more»

The week in industry hires and promotions: May 23-27, 2016
Mon, 30 May 2016 14:17:17
Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ... read more»

Real estate market recap, May 23-27, 2016
Mon, 30 May 2016 13:07:31
Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ... read more»

What’s the most popular rental listing search term in your state?
Fri, 27 May 2016 14:13:02
On the heels of its April report on the most common words in home listings by state, Zillow has released the results of a similar study on rental listings. According to the analysis, landlords in Washington, D.C., are seven times more likely to mention "Starbucks" in a listing, while landlords in Arkansas are a whopping 54 times more likely to use the phrase "close to Walmart." ... read more»

PLG Estates: Should I stage my property?
Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:57
In this weekly video series, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates talks about staging properties for sale ... read more»

Dive in Marin County area pools with Decker Bullock Sotheby’s
Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:33
As the sun comes out and the summer heat cranks up, it's tough to beat the relaxation of laying in one's own pool. Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty showcases properties that combine pools, landscape and luxury for a beautiful home experience ... read more»

Development Spotlight: Sienna Plantation townhomes in Missouri City
Fri, 27 May 2016 10:00:49
The Sienna Plantation townhomes of the Enclave at Water Lake in Missouri City are brand new, with two properties just recently made ready to move in and three more slated to be done by August. The three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom homes were all built with energy efficient technology and feature granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen ... read more»

Mortgage Tracker app creates efficiency in loan approval process
Fri, 27 May 2016 10:00:12
Homebuyers and real estate agents alike understand the struggle and stress that goes into the mortgage process. It's lengthy and it's turbulent, but it's arguably the most important step in securing a home. ... read more»

Uber partners with Parkmerced community to boost public transit
Fri, 27 May 2016 9:30:47
Parking your car in the city is the pits, if you can even find a spot. But at Parkmerced, a new development in San Francisco, a new amenity for residents fights the lack of parking. Thanks to a partnership with Uber, participating residents of the Maximus Real Estate Partners (MREP) property will be awarded transportation stipends to entice carpooling and forgoing car ownership ... read more»

How to get ready for a showing in 10 minutes or less
Fri, 27 May 2016 9:00:48
Inevitably, showings will pop up at the worst times when you're selling your house. So here are some simple tips to help you ready for a showing in 10 minutes or less ... read more»

Nestigator unleashes ZIP-specific agent advertising
Fri, 27 May 2016 9:00:46
Last year, Los Angeles-based Nestigator launched as a tool set to change the homebuying experience and revolutionize the way people explore a community, and now its added a new feature to reach that target ... read more»

D.C. sees third straight month of growth in home sales
Fri, 27 May 2016 9:00:13
Washington D.C. experienced its third straight month of gains in overall sales and pending sales in the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) Q1 report. There was a slight increase with new sellers entering the market, and current active listings sit at 1,307, or just 1.9 months supply ... read more»

Gwen Daubenmeyer on why CRMs are critical for success
Fri, 27 May 2016 8:45:25
Gwen Daubenmeyer, Team Leader with Re/Max Integrity, explains why mentoring her staff is crucial to her and why agents should choose a CRM over the shiny objects ... read more»

Wells Fargo targets first-time buyers with affordable mortgage program
Fri, 27 May 2016 8:35:37
Wells Fargo, the nation's largest mortgage lender, is introducing a new home loan program that emulates those offered by the Federal Housing Administration with a couple of buyer-friendly twists. The bank is simplifying some of the extensive loan application hoops, a disadvantage of the other Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac programs such as HomeReady, to reduce the number of barriers preventing qualified buyers and working families from purchasing a home. ... read more»

Special Report: Is social media worth the time investment?
Fri, 27 May 2016 8:31:54
Real estate agents are all over social media, and they’re experiencing varying degrees of success. Some are killing it on Instagram while others struggle to make sense of Snapchat. Inman surveyed readers to better understand how real estate agents and their brokerages are using social media, the pitfalls and the perks. Here’s what we found ... read more»

Why real estate tech is officially entering phase II of disruption
Fri, 27 May 2016 8:00:44
Once information is out of the bottle, it is like a genie; it is not going back in. The proliferation of content marks the first wave of innovation in the sector. Now, we are seeing the emergence of models taking this a step further by leveraging technology and improved information flow to facilitate transactions in different ways. Let me briefly walk you through the evolution as I see it and what I see coming next ... read more»

Think this, not that: simple mindset changes to convert more leads
Fri, 27 May 2016 7:11:24
In our daily endeavor towards success, it is often overlooked how our mindset can have a profound impact, even with the simplest changes. What used to be considered inherent qualities like intelligence, personality and creativity can actually be cultivated with the right mindset, allowing the perseverance and resilience to succeed ... read more»

Top comments of the week May 23-27
Fri, 27 May 2016 6:53:44
It's a rare day at Inman News when someone doesn't bring up the outstanding nature of our readership. One way that we learn more about your experiences and perspectives is through the insightful comments you leave and lively conversation threads that ensue. Here we've compiled some of our favorites from this week, in no particular order ... read more»

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