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3 experts share the latest in VR, 360 and video
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 2:45:41
Matterport CEO Bill Brown, Mansion Global editor-in-chief Mae Cheng and Zephyr Real Estate broker Katherine Holland sat down on stage at Inman Connect San Francisco to talk about terminology, strategy and what's working for them in the realm of visual listing marketing ... read more»

How to manage your way through tough times in real estate
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 2:15:39
Through her experiences turning real estate branch offices around, keeping a business afloat during the Great Recession to see the other side, navigating an acquisition when she saw her own company’s tech weak spot, and now steering a ship of 1,200 agents -- she has a lot to offer in guidance on how to be a successful manager through thick and thin ... read more»

How MLS platforms could empower brokers from within
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 2:15:07
Like any other successful business, brokers want to be able to control and reinforce their brand, to differentiate their services from the competition and to access business and market intelligence that will allow them to make the best business decisions. And while brokers want the advantages that come from working within a regional MLS, they also want autonomy and a way to maintain their competitive edge ... read more»

The only strategy you need for turning real estate leads
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 1:50:44
Despite the tendency to overthink it, converting leads isn’t rocket science, and you can do it no matter how tech savvy you are, or how many social media accounts you have mastered. ... read more»

Ditch the brick and mortar? Loomlogic bonds teams virtually
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 1:45:58
LoomLogic is assembling a social network of agents and mortgage brokers that users can connect with nationwide to create virtual teams ... read more»

Top comments of the week Sept. 26-30
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 1:35:23
Here are Inman News' top comments of the week, taken from across the site and compiled by the editorial staff. ... read more»

When choosing to quit (or do nothing) leads to regret
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 1:15:59
Have you ever felt regret about something you didn’t do? Most of us have some nagging memory of a time when we didn’t take action. We let opportunity slip by. In hindsight, we see that if we would have taken action and failed, it would have been better than not taking action at all -- because without action we only have “what if” to plague our minds ... read more»

Ranking the best retirement communities across the country
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 1:00:31
Maintaining an active, vivacious lifestyle could be one of the keys to a long life. However, living in a retirement community amid golf courses, resort-style pools and communal clubhouses can be expensive, especially when you’re lacking a full-time income ... read more»

Daily market update: September 30, 2016
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 0:00:29
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Community spotlight: Webster, Texas
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:45:49
Webster may only be around 7 square miles in size, but this little Harris County town packs some torque. Located in the greater Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area, an estimated 11,116 individuals called Webster home as of 2015, according to U.S. Census data, and many of them are NASA employees ... read more»

What defines a luxury home in Washington DC?
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:54:33
Working with luxury homebuyers for over 30 years as both a developer and current CEO of a luxury brokerage, I have found there are a few subtle but important distinctions to understand when addressing the needs of those living around the nation’s capital. ... read more»

‘The new normal’ according to C.A.R.’s chief economist
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:49:49
"This is the new normal," said California Association of Realtors vice president and chief economist Leslie Appleton-Young as she presented the association's 2017 housing market forecast today. According to the forecast, 2016 existing-home sales were strong at the beginning of the year but quickly slowed due to tight inventory and skyrocketing median existing-home sales prices, which blew past the last cyclical price peaks by as many as 38.9 percentage points in some regions ... read more»

Redfin: Chicago housing market saw moderate price, sales increases in August
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:57:34
Chicago home prices increased almost 2 percent in August as compared to last year, with a typical home selling for $270,000. The city saw a near-14 percent increase in sales, the largest increase since January ... read more»

New rental inventory pouring into LA market
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:36:22
The Yardi Matrix U.S. Multifamily Outlook for fall 2016 found that national rent growth has continued but slowed, while a couple bursts of job growth has helped propel the market forward ... read more»

Redfin: the San Francisco real estate market finally plateaued
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:19:55
Although there are more homes for sale in San Francisco than this time last year, the number of new listings added to the market declined 7 percent compared to August ... read more»

A revolutionary way to price property at your next listing presentation
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:55:47
This week we are happy to welcome Allan Weiss, the founder and CEO of Weiss Analytics. Weiss joins us today to explain a new, collaborative way to price properties on your next listing presentation using Weiss Analytics as well as a new online valuation tool called ValPal ... read more»

What would you say about real estate if you had nothing to lose?
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:45:39
Consider your years in the real estate industry. What would you say if you didn't give a damn whether or not you were ever hired again? What truths would you tell? Ann Bailey, founder and CEO of industry consulting firm Pranix, was in that position last week at the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) conference in Las Vegas ... read more»

Chicago rent growth remains stable and steady through 2016
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:25:05
The Yardi Matrix U.S. Multifamily Outlook for fall 2016 found that national rent growth has continued but slowed, while a couple bursts of job growth has helped propel the market forward ... read more»

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