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California’s most and least family-friendly cities
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:00:26
The state of California isn't short on things to do for families: big city attractions, rich history and immense nature are scattered throughout the state ... read more»

San Francisco rent growth slows in August as inventory climbs
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:30:40
The Yardi Matrix U.S. Multifamily Outlook for fall 2016 found that national rent growth has continued but slowed, while a couple bursts of job growth has helped propel the market forward ... read more»

Black Knight Miami home price index for July 2016
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:55:36
Black Knight Financial Services released its July 2016 home price index data for Miami, based on summarized sales data -- here's how the metro measured up ... read more»

How do you revise your strategy on a home that isn’t selling?
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:29:34
Even though inventory is tight, median home prices are skyrocketing, current homeowners are staying put and buyers -- first-time and otherwise -- are skittish. To put it simply: It's not necessarily easy to sell a home right now ... read more»

One Bay Area brokerage is taking agent videos to the next level
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:09:54
Information about houses is easily accessible: Log on to the information superhighway and wait for the three-bed, two-bath exit to your dreams. It's getting so simple, that it's not far off to assume buying a home could require zero human interaction some day, if we allow it ... read more»

Long Island rent moderately growing, but NYC area trends vary
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:00:10
The Yardi Matrix U.S. Multifamily Outlook for fall 2016 found that national rent growth has continued but slowed, while a couple bursts of job growth has helped propel the market forward ... read more»

Housing affordability plunges in majority of markets, Attom says
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:14:53
Unfortunately for first-time buyers, housing affordability is worsening across many major real estate markets, according to a new report ... read more»

Listing appointment skills, scripts and templates for agents
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 9:50:30
With 1 out of every 2 people on the Internet logging in to Facebook each month, the social networking platform dominates all players. If you want your business to reach people online, then marketing on Facebook isn't an option -- it’s a requirement ... read more»

Brexit is impacting U.S. real estate, realtor.com data suggest
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 8:54:48
Brexit may have given a lift to the U.S. housing market by putting downward pressure on mortgage rates. But a study conducted on behalf of Inman suggests it's also had a cooling effect on international interest in U.S. real estate, particularly from two of the largest sources of foreign demand: Britain and Germany ... read more»

New dotloop integrations could save agents time
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 8:50:40
Some real estate agents who use dotloop, the transaction management platform owned by Zillow Group, will now be able to avoid re-entering the same information as often, potentially freeing them up to spend more time helping clients ... read more»

Realogy Franchise Group executive questions value of Upstream
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 8:33:11
Upstream, the broker initiative designed to standardize and simplify the process of uploading and distributing home listings, does not have the endorsement of the largest real estate franchise in the country, Realogy ... read more»

New Black Knight MLS tool offers broker control — no Upstream required
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 8:29:34
Upstream has company. The nation's second-largest MLS system provider has come up with a tool to address the thorny problem of broker data management -- from within the ... read more»

3 experts share the latest in VR, 360 and video
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 2:45:41
Matterport CEO Bill Brown, Mansion Global editor-in-chief Mae Cheng and Zephyr Real Estate broker Katherine Holland sat down on stage at Inman Connect San Francisco to talk about terminology, strategy and what's working for them in the realm of visual listing marketing ... read more»

How to manage your way through tough times in real estate
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 2:15:39
Through her experiences turning real estate branch offices around, keeping a business afloat during the Great Recession to see the other side, navigating an acquisition when she saw her own company’s tech weak spot, and now steering a ship of 1,200 agents -- she has a lot to offer in guidance on how to be a successful manager through thick and thin ... read more»

How MLS platforms could empower brokers from within
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 2:15:07
Like any other successful business, brokers want to be able to control and reinforce their brand, to differentiate their services from the competition and to access business and market intelligence that will allow them to make the best business decisions. And while brokers want the advantages that come from working within a regional MLS, they also want autonomy and a way to maintain their competitive edge ... read more»

The only strategy you need for turning real estate leads
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 1:50:44
Despite the tendency to overthink it, converting leads isn’t rocket science, and you can do it no matter how tech savvy you are, or how many social media accounts you have mastered. ... read more»

Ditch the brick and mortar? Loomlogic bonds teams virtually
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 1:45:58
LoomLogic is assembling a social network of agents and mortgage brokers that users can connect with nationwide to create virtual teams ... read more»

Top comments of the week Sept. 26-30
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 1:35:23
Here are Inman News' top comments of the week, taken from across the site and compiled by the editorial staff. ... read more»

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