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Why indie brokers turn to Inman Connect San Francisco to stay ahead of the pack
Tue, 31 May 2016 13:59:06
Many brokers have built their business strategy around what they have learned at Inman Connect -- it has shaped their company culture, marketing, recruiting and has helped them meet their technology needs. Indie brokers have their hands full. Recruiting agents, creating the marketing and branding strategies to stand out from larger competition -- and ensuring that sides get closed, bills get paid and clients leave happy ... read more»

ZIP code profile: 94114
Tue, 31 May 2016 12:00:56
The 94114 ZIP code comprises the neighborhoods of the Castro, Corona Heights, Dolores Heights, Dubcoe Triangle and Noe Valley in San Francisco. The area sits in the heart of the city, just south of the famous Golden Gate Park and Haight-Ashbury District ... read more»

ZIP code profile: 92646
Tue, 31 May 2016 12:00:55
The 92646 ZIP code comprises the city of Huntington Beach and lies in Orange County. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, the area is known for its beaches and shopping ... read more»

ZIP code profile: 60503
Tue, 31 May 2016 10:00:56
The 60503 ZIP code comprises the city of Aurora, about a 55 minute drive from Chicago. The area sits inside Will County and is sandwiched between U.S. Routes 30 and 34 and Illinois Route ... read more»

Houston economy slowing, opening up more retail space
Tue, 31 May 2016 10:00:35
Houston’s economy, largely dependent on oil, is seeing dips as the primary source of revenue drops and countless energy jobs are eliminated, according to the Colliers International Q1 Houston Retail report ... read more»

Startup Alley: Breaking new ground with innovative tech and ideas
Tue, 31 May 2016 9:44:38
Having attended more than 50 real estate industry trade shows over the past few years, I know firsthand how daunting and overwhelming the information overload can be. With so many new technologies, ideas for running your business and bright minds to help spark your own ideas, trade shows can become difficult to absorb ... read more»

How to brand and promote a neighborhood
Tue, 31 May 2016 9:00:40
Stephanie Lanier of Lanier Property Group, a luxury brokerage in Wilmington, North Carolina, joins Homesnap's Gayle Weiswasser to discuss branding, promoting and selling specific neighborhoods or parts of a city ... read more»

Podcast: Courtney Atkinson on the 5 habits that fuel his success
Tue, 31 May 2016 9:00:36
Starting your day right will have a tremendous impact on how the day goes, especially in real estate. The same goes for when you’re on your way toward day's end. Wrapping it up right will affect how you start the following morning. Everything is interconnected, and in the world of real estate, make sure that each piece is laced together in a positive way -- and that includes your daily habits ... read more»

ZIP code profile: 33436
Tue, 31 May 2016 9:00:29
The 33436 ZIP code comprises the city of Boynton Beach and the Village of Golf, about a 65 minute drive from Miami. The area sits inside Palm Beach County and unsurprisingly houses numerous country clubs, including Pine Tree and Qual Ridge ... read more»

Craigslist founder buys home that never appeared on Craigslist
Tue, 31 May 2016 9:00:16
There's not much you can't find on Craigslist these days, but the website's founder, Craig Newmark, couldn't find a house he wanted on it. Instead, he looked to a luxury real estate firm for a listing in Greenwich Village: a three-bedroom co-op that Newmark and his wife purchased for $6 million that was listed for $18 million just last year ... read more»

Where are the young buyers? Surprise!
Tue, 31 May 2016 8:32:17
Everybody knows where the kid-buyers are. Aged 18 to 34, they are missing. “Millennial” is a French word that means “lives with parents.” We all understand: the combination of student loan debt and a tough-entry job market -- a gig economy without employer loyalty -- and youth is in no position to buy a home or even to form a household ... read more»

Where are your ethics?
Tue, 31 May 2016 8:00:40
Let's talk about ethics for a moment. It’s time for some confessions. I’m going to be honest. Hold on to your seats. OK, are you ready? This is it: I swear. I mean to say, I have a potty mouth, and sometimes I swear like a sailor. But that’s not all. I know, what else could there be ... read more»

3 ways to think like an agent and post like a friend on Instagram
Tue, 31 May 2016 8:00:07
Remember the days when you had to pay per line or character to most effectively market your listings and business? In the heyday of print advertising, we real estate agents learned how to succinctly create ads that just gave the bare bone basics due to cost. But the problem is: we have brought those habits to Instagram, where you likely stick out like an aggravating sore thumb ... read more»

Luxury listing: roomy condo in Upper West Side
Tue, 31 May 2016 6:30:41
This spacious condo in Upper West Side is just steps from the Lincoln Center and features wide-ranging city views and an expansive living room, which pair excellently with the open kitchen ... read more»

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices goes global with 10 different languages
Tue, 31 May 2016 6:00:55
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is laying the groundwork for its 2017 expansion into international markets. The company just announced a listing-syndication program that displays properties on 70 real estate websites ... read more»

Why you should expect a rate hike when the Fed meets in June
Tue, 31 May 2016 5:15:18
Long-term rates improved slightly this week, if anything, but the Fed calculus is changing fast toward rate hikes -- more and sooner than markets are priced for, and perhaps closer to the Fed’s “damned dots” than any of us have thought ... read more»

4 ways to make an impact with Google advertising
Tue, 31 May 2016 4:30:00
CHICAGO -- Small independent brokerages can struggle daily to compete with their larger franchise counterparts, which will often have more robust websites, more money to spend and a larger reach on the internet, where most real estate searches begin ... read more»

Here’s what $10k a month in rent will land you in California
Tue, 31 May 2016 1:00:58
California has some of the highest real estate prices in the country, and it also has more than its fair share of expensive rentals. Financial experts routinely tell the masses that it’s best not to spend more than a third of your take-home pay on a mortgage or rent, but that’s not easy in The Golden State ... read more»

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