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Feast your eyes on the 7 most beautiful luxury listings in the world
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:49:24
In June, HGTV teamed up with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International for its 2017 Ultimate House Hunt. The month-long showcase and contest featured the world's most beautiful homes across eight categories, such as "Modern Masterpieces" and "International Homes." ... read more»

Don’t turn down this gift: Register for Tuesday’s ICSF programming for free
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:05:21
When someone offers you a full day of educational programming -- geared toward agents, brokers and tech experts in the real estate industry -- with no obligation except to show up, learn and connect, wouldn’t you say that’s a deal of a lifetime ... read more»

Inman Hacker Connect for technophiles heads to the West Coast
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:04:25
Following on the success of Inman’s Hacker Connect New York, a day-long event created by and for the real estate technology community, Hacker Connect will make its West Coast debut in San Francisco on Monday, August ... read more»

Agent Connect will tackle objections, marketing and more
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:02:23
The very best real estate agents make success look easy -- but anybody who's tried to do the job knows that it's anything but ... read more»

Daily market update: July 21, 2017
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:14:25
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Opendoor takes aim at Florida, posts jobs in Orlando and Tampa
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:49:34
Opendoor, an "iBuyer" that makes quick offers on homes and can close in days, is gearing up to expand to Orlando and Tampa, Florida. The expansion will mean squaring off in new markets against competitor OfferPad and Zillow Instant Offers, an iBuyer marketplace that includes OfferPad but excludes Opendoor ... read more»

Does staging add value to the homeselling process?
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 8:21:27
Between real estate agents, bloggers and HGTV, sellers are constantly hearing about the need to get creative to attract prospective buyers to their homes. Suggestions include filling the rooms with warm and inviting scents, providing the perfect lighting or playing up fun and interesting features ... read more»

9 risks that could derail Redfin after it goes public
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 8:11:37
Over more than a decade, Redfin has fought tooth and nail for a small fraction of market share -- without turning a profit. Some analysts think the high-tech brokerage can quickly grow into a multibillion dollar company after its IPO, scheduled for July 28. But it's far from clear whether the company can develop into anything more than a niche player ... read more»

Windly app helps buyer’s agents send and manage electronic offers
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 3:00:56
Windly is a tool for agents who work only with buyers. Agents use the app to stay abreast of market listings via list or map views, and to send and manage offers when a buyer is ready ... read more»

3 things real estate agents will always do better than tech disruptors
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 2:45:15
Last month’s announcement of Zillow Instant Offers has led to a lot of chatter (and some noticeable silence in the public realm) as real estate agents worry about whether technology will take away their jobs ... read more»

How to outsmart instant offers with your own killer IO program
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 2:45:05
It's been a whirlwind week here on the podcast as we've clearly "kicked the hornet's nest!" The emails and comments are rolling in, and though they've been overwhelmingly positive and thankful, they are also riddled with fear and misunderstanding about what is happening in the marketplace ... read more»

Why you’re missing out if you aren’t producing video
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 2:00:30
Today’s world is digital. Consumers are inundated with digital devices, filled with social media, email campaigns and digital marketplaces. There is no breaking free from the World Wide Web -- it’s part of even our most simple daily routines ... read more»

Put your lead generation on autopilot with Facebook Messenger ads
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 1:30:43
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to build a Facebook Messenger advertising campaign that will generate more homebuyer/sellers leads and deliver them right to your smartphone ... read more»

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: What’s that smell?
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 0:05:36
A closing or a successfully sold property does not necessarily mean the agent's job is done. Leigh Brown interviews Steve Weiss, a Realtor of 32 years, who talks about an after-sale issue in which he sent his clients on a nice dinner out so that he could investigate a peculiar smell coming from under the house ... read more»

Boost Your Online Rep, Testimonials & Referrals with a Simple Automated Tool
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:51:57
Save My Spot 90% of prospects will research you before they call. Do you know what happens when someone Googles YOUR name? Join us for an interactive demo of Reach150, a simple tool you can set up in 10 minutes ... read more»

SmartZip launches new service to connect agents with ready sellers
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:19:01
In an inventory-starved, raging-hot seller's market, finding homesellers who are ready to pull the trigger and connecting with them fast can mean the difference between becoming the real estate agent who lists that home and the agent who wishes she had ... read more»

How indie brokers can compete with industry giants
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:57:41
Jerry Holden is the president and broker for The Holden Agency. After a career in professional baseball, Holden redirected his competitive mindset toward real estate and quickly built a reputation of success in the industry ... read more»

Agents can now add HouseLens video walkthroughs to Zillow listings
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:21:32
HouseLens, a provider of visual marketing solutions for the real estate industry, has joined forces with the real estate portal to integrate HouseLens professional walkthrough video tours on the site's listing pages at no charge to agents. (HouseLens' video creation pricing can be found here -- packages with video start at $225.) ... read more»

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