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Real Estate News
Podcast: 18 rules of relentless lead follow-up (Part 3)
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 2:30:35
Our industry is guilty of overcomplicating the system of lead follow-up. With drip campaigns, technology, CRMs and social media -- the ways to not do lead-followup at the highest level are growing and costing you big bucks. ... read more»

Why real estate coaches are (un)necessary
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 2:30:25
At Inman Connect San Francisco, Bill Lublin, Samantha DeBianchi, Laurie Weston Davis and Becky Barrick debated the merits of real estate coaches while Brad Inman moderated ... read more»

Inman Demo Day Webinar: Find the right agents for your team — and keep them!
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 2:00:52
In this webinar, you will learn how targeted digital recruiting ads help you attract, acquire and retain top agents for your brokerage ... read more»

Smart home features that families want in their next home
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 2:00:51
In the same way today’s standard smart phones use GPS navigation and take videos, so too will our homes be commonly outfitted with smart features that simplify and optimize our lives. ... read more»

Miami luxury real estate’s most expensive listings
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 1:00:44
Miami holds some of the most exclusive and elaborate homes in the world. And, despite recent reports of foreign interest waning in South Florida, sellers of magnificent homes and condos in South Florida continue to enter the market for buyers to pursue. Whether you’re lucky enough to secure a client with a budget this size or have big plans to purchase yourself, these extravagant estates in South Florida are worth a look ... read more»

MyTheo 2.0 coming to NorCal Realtors with new features
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 1:00:22
Software innovation plateaus at end users and their feedback, which, oddly enough, are also catalysts needed to raise the bar. Theo Inc. is part of the software wave sweeping up firms, pushing new features across mobile platforms into the hands of real estate agents. So where does this ascending mountain of innovation find its apex ... read more»

What will happen to real estate when boomers retire?
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 1:00:21
Retirement at around the age or 65 is a relatively new invention. It was invented in Germany in 1883. People received a pension or were paid to retire at 65 -- but the program did not cost the government much because most people did not live long enough to retire for very long, or at all ... read more»

10 tips before entering the drone zone
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 0:15:05
A new real estate marketing era takes off on August 29, 2016, when the Federal Aviation Administration officially implements new, more relaxed regulations for how Realtors and other marketers use drones, or remote-controlled unmanned aircraft systems. Since the new FAA rules may prompt real estate agents to consider buying a drone, here are 10 tips for before you enter the drone zone ... read more»

Daily market update: August 25, 2016
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 0:01:34
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including home size
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:00:09
Achieving the American dream is no longer about owning a home, it’s about owning the biggest home. Based on findings in Trulia’s recent study, this dream can become a reality for homebuyers in nearly every Texas market ... read more»

Are homebuyers avoiding natural hazard risk zones?
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:01:09
With news of climate change, increased coverage of natural disasters and a general fear of mother nature’s wrath, homebuyers seem to be getting savvier and straying from natural hazard risk zones ... read more»

Video listing of the day: Lovin’ Newport Coast life
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:02:31
Breathtaking vistas of sea and sky abound from this coveted corner lot situated at the pinnacle of world-renowned Pelican Crest. Large social rooms are adorned with fine moldings, sparkling chandeliers and hand-carved stone fireplaces, all of which are accentuated by beautiful marble flooring. ... read more»

RE Tech Week to host first MIPIM PropTech Summit in North America
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:00:29
This fall, Reed Midem and MetaProp NYC are joining forces to deliver the first North American MIPIM PropTech Summit during Real Estate Tech Week in New York City. The MIPIM PropTech Summit is a private, invitation-only conference. Presenting influencers and industry executives, MIPIM PropTech offers real estate market projections and discussion on the considerable influence of tech in real estate ... read more»

Low inventory pushing Chicago suburbs closer to sellers
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:19:58
The housing market in the Chicago suburbs is ending the summer on a high note, according to new data released by Midwest Real Estate Data and Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe). Measuring data from 200 surrounding communities in the Chicagoland area, the July housing data covers DuPage, Lake and suburban Cook counties ... read more»

LA’s new construction booms in first half of 2016, but it’s still nowhere near New York
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:21:17
A new report from Dodge Data & Analytics shows new construction starts in the commercial and multifamily sector down 5 percent nationwide. Following a banner year in 2015 thanks to major project in New York, the first half of 2016 shows signs of leveling off under the previous year's mark ... read more»

The one thing every luxury marketing plan must have
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:52:30
Ben Bacal, an agent with Rodeo Realty and founder of Roofshoot, has made a name for himself in the high-end luxury market by melding together the mindset of a never-quit entrepreneur, the follow-through of seasoned salesman and the vision of a Hollywood director ... read more»

Special Report: How to make the most of open houses
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:03:43
It's 11 a.m. and brunch is calling your name. But instead of meeting your friends for breakfast tacos, you’ve got to get your game face on -- and it’s not to cheer on your favorite football team. Signs and balloons in hand, you’re out the door for this afternoon’s big hoorah: Open House Sunday. Love them or hate them, to many in the business these regular marketing events are a "necessary evil,” while others put a more positive spin on this opportunity to interact with their community ... read more»

Facing affordability issues, home sales hit a wall in July
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 8:03:33
For four straight months, home sales have been steadily climbing, according to the National Association of Realtors. In May, existing home sales boasted their highest pace in nine years. But during this time, the dark overhang of tight inventory has never dissipated from the housing market conversation. And it appears that this restraint finally superseded buyer momentum fueled by low mortgage rates ... read more»

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