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3 questions with ICSF speaker Nina Hatvany
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 6:00:51
Nina Hatvany, a luxury property specialist at Pacific Union International, was ranked the top individual agent in San Francisco from 2008 to 2015. She's been recognized in The Wall Street Journal's national list of the top 25 sales agents by volume, and she will be speaking at Inman Connect San Francisco in just a handful of days ... read more»

How to think like a soldier and act like an entrepreneur
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 4:30:23
Dr. Tommy Sowers is the current CEO and founder of SOLOpro, a venture-backed real estate marketplace that offers a full 3 percent rebate to homebuyers as well as access to real estate agents who have unbundled their services ... read more»

The digital frontier: new ways of finding customers
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 4:29:21
Just a few years ago, agents were shunning online ratings and reviews, and Instagram was in its infancy. Fast forward to today: These digital tools are fast becoming an integral part of the industry and are paving the road to new customers ... read more»

Tech Connect shares must-have tactics from the best real estate hackers and developers
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 4:25:54
On Aug. 4 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, top technologists from around the globe will gather for a special session to share and learn the secrets of building successful real estate applications, APIs, tools, and consumer and industry features ... read more»

Broker Connect is best way to network and meet new customers
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 4:24:35
On Aug. 4 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, one of the best attended sessions will be Broker Connect, where the brightest brokers from around the country will be on hand to share the hard-won truths about creating success for those actually running brokerages ... read more»

Agent Connect: Learn secrets from top agents to grow your business
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 4:23:45
On Aug. 4 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, top agents from around the globe will gather for a special agent-only session to share and learn the secrets of building a successful business ... read more»

Matt Lawson on the ‘micro-moments’ that connect us
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 4:21:32
You’re in line at the grocery store, shopping for a new car. You’re on the train during your morning commute, booking tickets for your Hawaiian vacation. You’re at your daughter’s soccer game, signing documents to purchase your first home ... read more»

Disrupting death: ICSF speaker Dr. Aubrey de Grey says we could live forever
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 4:20:39
“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” -- Mark Twain. While we’re not off the hook for paying taxes, Dr. Aubrey de Grey believes that we may be able to avoid (or at least prolong) our until-now inevitable mortality ... read more»

Real estate market recap, July 27-31
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 4:00:38
Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ... read more»

The week in industry hires and promotions: July 27-31
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 4:00:28
Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ... read more»

Long-term interest rates fall — what’s up with down?
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:28:29
Whither long-term interest rates? Everyone building a new home -- or thinking of buying anything -- wants to know. What is the upside risk, Fed on the warpath ... read more»

Realogy’s 2Q earnings per share fall below analyst expectations
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:08:58
While Realogy Holdings Corp.’s second-quarter earnings per share fell slightly below analysts’ expectations, the company expects to normalize its expenses following a few recent acquisitions and benefit from a strong summer selling season in the third quarter of this year ... read more»

3-D home of the day
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:52
There's a feeling you get when you reach the summit after a long climb. Exhilaration. Awe. Triumph. If that feeling had a home, it would be 3807 Crest Road in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Boasting with unparalleled views sweeping from Malibu to the Los Angeles Basin and beyond ... read more»

Key principles of real estate career longevity
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:37
Success isn't easy -- and making it last is even harder. In the fast-paced, highly competitive and rapidly changing world of real estate, that's especially true. The big-name agent in your local town today might have been a complete unknown just a couple of years ago -- and they may disappear from view just as quickly ... read more»

3 things new agents should have to do before going it alone
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:30:00
Now that I've had my license for almost a year, I am going to share what has helped me feel comfortable saying and knowing I am a professional and trustworthy agent. Here are the three steps agents should have to take before they receive their license ... read more»

Doorsteps Rent quietly launches in Austin with hyperlocal content
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:29:42
The Doorsteps brand has had various product offerings over the course of its life before and after its acquisition by Move Inc. -- but each has had the same intention: creating a more human experience for the user. The newest branch of Doorsteps is the rental platform, which was quietly launched July 17 as a pilot program for Austin ... read more»

VisualTour rebrands as Paradym
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:19:16
Online property tour provider VisualTour is rebranding itself as Paradym and offering its real estate agent customers new functionality to incorporate the latest Internet technology and trends, the company announced Thursday ... read more»

Meet the New Kids On the Block – Part 1
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:05:39
Many companies that are household names today (Zillow and Trulia, for example, to name just two) made their debut on the Connect stage as wee startups. Next week, we’ll continue the tradition of giving the newbies a chance to pitch their business to the best and the brightest in real estate and tech ... read more»

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