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Real Estate News
#AskRyanSerhant: What is the best way to get started in real estate?
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 3:00:53
We invited the twittersphere to tweet questions to Ryan Serhant using #AskRyanSerhant, and this is what emerged -- with Ryan's advice added ... read more»

5 reasons your real estate website isn’t generating leads
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 3:00:03
If you're unhappy with your real estate website, it's probably for one reason -- it isn't generating enough leads. The prettiest website in the world isn't a good investment unless it's capturing and delivering you leads. Here are five major reasons your real estate website isn't generating enough leads and what you can do about it ... read more»

4 ways to crack the millennial homebuyer code: Part 2
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 2:00:58
Connecting with younger homebuyers involves more than simply keeping an updated blog and texting instead of calling (though, really, please text). It involves first engaging with how millennials view homebuying as a whole and learning now to navigate their current hangups, which we covered yesterday in "5 ways to crack the millennial homebuyer code: Part 1." ... read more»

Nekst, FlyerCo, AgentPair announce updates, new features
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 1:45:28
Good software is never finished. As the real estate industry evolves, so should the products that support it. Technology providers also can't let their customers outgrow them ... read more»

Alex Wang on his hyperlocal Yelp strategy
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 1:30:48
"I get fake Yelp reviews all the time from people I have never heard about or met," says Wang -- who also has 71 real Yelp reviews from actual clients, most of them in Silicon Valley ... read more»

4 ways to reimagine technology onboarding
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 1:00:41
As these experts will tell you, onboarding takes time and dedication, there's no way around it. But there are a few things you can do to make the process a little bit more digestible than the dictionary-sized manual that came with my universal remote ... read more»

Maponics-Onboard Informatics partnership likely to boost consistency of neighborhood boundaries
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 0:30:37
A San Francisco homebuyer may want to see all homes in the hilly Nob Hill neighborhood of the City. But online real estate sites render homes in the flats of the Tenderloin. Two completely different neighborhoods ... read more»

Rentals will remain in demand, especially among millennials
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:25:49
Accounting for roughly 40 percent of all rental stock, single-family rentals are expected to remain in high demand -- especially among millennials that begin to form their own families ... read more»

365 Connect wins 2 Summit Creative Awards for its property management platforms
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:44:58
365 Connect has been a provider of technology for the multifamily housing industry since 2003; recently, the company announced that its marketing syndication and "Locate. Lease. Live." technology platform were both winners of Summit Creative Awards from the Summit International Awards (SIA) Organization ... read more»

US home values rise 4.4 percent in May
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:29:34
The recently released S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index (HPI) points to a U.S. housing market that is seeing more consistency in terms of home price gains. Spanning May 2014 to May 2015, U.S. homes rose in value by 4.4 percent overall. In April, values rose by 4.3 percent on a year-to-year basis ... read more»

TRID changes: Realtors should expect longer closings, walk-through tweaks
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:22:23
While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may have thrown the real estate industry a bone by extending the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule to Oct. 3, the clock is ticking on the time everyone has left to prepare to comply with the sweeping mortgage regulation and related changes to real estate closings ... read more»

How does Madison Hildebrand kill it?
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:04:46
Madison Hildebrand's list of achievements reads like that of someone twice his age, and he's only 34. Mixing business with pleasure is easier said than done, though, and most of us who attempt this usually fail epically ... read more»

Never give up! 7 secrets for overcoming defeat
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:14
Feeling defeated, disparaged or discouraged about your real estate career? Maybe you're just feeling like your production could be higher or that you're not really being rewarded for all the hard work you're putting into your job ... read more»

Opinion: When the Web is for shoppers, where do you find buyers and sellers?
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:10
We do an excellent job for our shoppers. We have pictures, videos, 3-D walk-throughs, mapping, school reports, walkability scores and like a million other cool little features. But here's the thing -- they're only for shoppers. They're not for buyers, and they're definitely not for sellers ... read more»

Real estate investors might be fleeing other markets, but they’re still flocking to Philly
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:10
"The investor market has just been incredibly hot in Philadelphia," said Vince D'Agostino, a shareholder at Foundation Title, which has 14 offices throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey ... read more»

Another start-up promises seller clients to agents — for a discount
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:58:04
Deep in America’s heartland, real estate agents Jessica Buffington and Dustie Zvolanek are building a new discount brokerage model. Seeing homeowners demand streamlined, cheaper options to sell their homes, the real estate vets built MLS My Nest. The Memphis, Tennessee-based startup charges home sellers $1,500 when the home sells; $500 trickles down to a partner agent, and the firm pockets the balance ... read more»

Investors aren’t behind higher mortgage approval standards — lenders are
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:48:26
Since 2008’s financial collapse and recession, many mortgage industry watchdogs have lamented how tight credit has become and how difficult it is for some potential buyers to obtain a mortgage loan. It may come as a surprise, then, to find out that some mortgage lenders are applying mortgage approval standards beyond the guidelines suggested by their investors ... read more»

15 ways to make the most of Inman Connect
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:38:37
Inman Connect is Aug. 4-7 this year. With more than 2,000 people in attendance from around the world, how do you make the most of your time to get the most bang for your buck? That’s the question we posed to Connect veterans: What’s your No. 1 tip for attendees to make the most out of the conference ... read more»

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