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Realty startup Knock launches — with seller guarantees
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 8:48:10
Online real estate veterans Jamie Glenn, Sean Black and Karan Sakhuja have launched a new consumer real estate business dubbed Knock. It takes a page or two from Opendoor, which is innovating in the online real estate space with homeseller guarantees ... read more»

Breaking down discounts and services of the new CRMLS Marketplace
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:16:06
The California Regional MLS (CRMLS) announced the opening of the CRMLS Marketplace to its subscribers. Accessible by subscribers through CRMLS.org since July 18, the marketplace is an online portal through which members can purchase access to tools and technology at a discount ... read more»

New goMLS Austin app offers easier communication with clients
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:30:39
Searching for a simpler method to interact with clients, scan the Austin market, edit listings and share homes with clients without channeling links between devices? The new goMLS Austin app allows real estate agents and brokers to peek at market data, send listings and receive client feedback from one streamlined platform ... read more»

Hamptons home sales take a hit in first half of the year
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:00:42
Hamptons sales are dipping annually, according to the latest Brown Harris Stevens East End market report, which says sales were 21.8 percent lower in the first six months of 2016 than the same period last year ... read more»

Russ Cofano hired to lead strategy for agent-owned cloud brokerage eXp
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:58:32
With with 25 years of real estate industry experience under his belt, Russ Cofano has joined eXp World Holdings as the Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel ... read more»

ZIP code profile: 33023
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:30:58
The 33023 ZIP code comprises parts of Hollywood, Miramar and Pembroke, about a 35 minute drive from Miami. The area sits in Broward County and is in close proximity to Orangebrook Golf Course, North Perry Airport and Sun Life Stadium ... read more»

ZIP code profile: 60148
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:00:30
The 60148 ZIP code comprises part of the village of Lombard, about a 50 minute drive from Chicago. The area sits in DuPage County and is known for its annual Lilac Festival and parade in May, a 16-day event of lilac-themed events ... read more»

ICOTR discussion: Teams or running solo?
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:00:18
Working with a team or as an individual can vary widely in preference from agent to agent, as can one's weekly work schedule -- and part of reaching new successes requires learning how to manage both aspects ... read more»

Realtor.com operator and REA Group launch global property network
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:24:09
Realtor.com operator Move and REA Group -- which operates listing portals in 11 countries -- have launched what their parent company, News Corp., says is the "world's largest source of global property listings." The network, hailed by Move CEO Ryan O'Hara as an "important step forward in the evolution of real estate," offers users of the participating property search sites access to 3 million listings in 56 countries, according to News Corp ... read more»

Good news: Realtors can now access the Closing Disclosure, says CFPB
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:12:21
When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced several changes to the closing process that became effective in October, real estate agents and brokers had a few major concerns about the new rules. The biggest initial concern involved delays to the closing process, but after TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures) rules were implemented on October 1 of last year, agents realized they had an entirely different problem: They sometimes could not access certain closing documents to review with their clients, including the new Closing Disclosure (CD) ... read more»

Zillow Mortgages report a week of unchanged national rates
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:09:49
According to data released by Zillow July 26, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is at 3.32 percent. Remaining unchanged over the previous week, the Zillow Mortgages rate scaled between 3.30 and 3.39 percent over the past week -- but that is expected to change soon ... read more»

Why Robert Reffkin’s mother is coming to work at Compass
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 3:00:16
It was real estate agent Ruth Reffkin's birthday on Wednesday. The active Manhattan agent turned 71. And rather than thinking about retirement to spend time with her grandchildren -- whom she adores -- she started a brand new job at her son's company, Compass, a tech-driven real estate brokerage ... read more»

Why self-awareness is crucial to your real estate success
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 2:30:01
If you’re able to focus your time and effort on what you’re good at, it can cause positive results. In real estate, if you get caught up working on what you’re not good at, it can cause no results -- not to mention other problems, such as low productivity ... read more»

Top comments of the week July 25-29
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 2:00:39
Here are Inman News' top comments for the final week of July ... read more»

4 real estate philosophies to expand your business perspective
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 2:00:06
One of the most valuable assets of a successful real estate agent is the ability to see the big picture. In an industry that requires so many hands-on daily tasks, taking a step back to assess your business from a bird’s-eye view can make all the difference ... read more»

10 painful realities about the foreclosure process
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 1:30:19
Many buyers believe that the path buying a great home is purchasing a foreclosure. For a buyer who has done his or her homework, a foreclosed home can be a great buy. Often, buyers are misinformed about the realities of the foreclosure process ... read more»

Podcast: Why you only have 5 minutes to convert more leads
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 1:00:59
Convert more leads and free yourself and your real estate team to close more sales using this three-step lead conversion process shared by Real Estate Rockstar Radio veteran Jim Keaty ... read more»

Heymarket personalizes broadcast texting for mobile-savvy agents
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 1:00:20
Heymarket lets mobile-savvy real estate agents send custom broadcast text messages to lists of contacts. Using a connection to Gmail or an iPhone contact list, users can segment their buyers and quickly distribute a message advertising listings that may match their needs ... read more»

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