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Real Estate News
Unlikely allies: Redfin and RE/MAX are teaming up
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:10:10
RE/MAX and Redfin announced a new partnership today that will give RE/MAX agents exclusive access to Redfin’s agent referral program – at a discounted rate – in 5,000 U.S. ZIP codes and throughout Canada. read more»

WATCH: Growing your agents’ business by 300% in a year
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:00:59
Take a deep dive into strategies that'll help indie brokers set up structure, create training programs and hold agents accountable when providing leads from Anthony Lamacchia. read more»

WATCH: The partners helping to power indie brokerages
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:00:14
Not every brokerage has the ability to build an in-house technology stack. When should you ask for help when it comes to technology, and who can you turn to? read more»

Historic Midwest floods kill 3, destroy hundreds of homes
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:10:46
Three people are dead and as many as 500 homes lay in ruins as historic flooding continued Monday across Nebraska and Iowa. read more»

Builder confidence holds steady
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 7:10:28
Builder confidence remained steady in March with the Housing Market Index at 62, on a 0-100 scale, after climbing the past two months. read more»

Lone Wolf launches transaction management platform
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 6:38:16
Lone Wolf is set to announce a new two-way transaction and back-office integration software at Realogy's RGX conference Monday in Las Vegas.  read more»

EXp World Holdings revenue soars 212%
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 6:00:37
EXp saw a net loss of $5.2 million, or $0.09 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the earnings report. Still, that beat the expectations of analysts, who had predicted losses of $0.11 per share. read more»

LionDesk launches text message-based lead conversion assistant
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 5:37:36
LionDesk has launched a new tech-powered lead qualification tool that will chat with potential homebuyers and sellers via text message. read more»

5 things your listing video team needs to know
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 1:44:03
Real estate video has come a long way from iPhone cuts with listing descriptions dubbed over them. Some listing videos look like they could be Super Bowl commercials. If you’re looking to have professional content that showcases a property in all its glory, here are five things your video team better know. read more»

The 3 R’s of building trust with clients
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 0:52:33
Keep these three pillars of trust-building in mind when working with clients, and you’ll enjoy a long-term relationship filled with repeat business and personal referrals. read more»

Find the best tenant and maximize the ROI of your rental
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 0:01:46
You have a pool of tenants. They all meet the same criteria: good credit, stable income, and no criminal history. How do you narrow down your choice? After all, the best way to maximize the ROI on a rental property is to find a great tenant and keep them in the rental. read more»

Now accepting beta testers: YourHomeBenefit
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 0:01:46
“Do you know anybody looking to buy or sell a home?” This is the age-old question Realtors use to ask their network for referrals. After all, an agent’s sphere of influence accounts for over 60% of their business. read more»

The irreplaceable human
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 0:01:44
Reflect with me for a moment about the most customer-centric companies in this .com era. Their mantra and purpose are driven purely by the end result: the customer experience. read more»

How agents can become influencers
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 0:01:22
In luxury real estate, agents often refer to their “sphere of influence”, their professional colleagues and contacts, past and present clients, and future prospects. It sounds like a social network, and it is. That’s why social media can be an asset to any real estate agent looking to extend their reach and build their personal and professional brand. read more»

How to turn training into a talent magnet
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 0:01:16
The real estate industry has a learning curve problem. While it has a shallow entry to get started as a real estate agent, it’s a steep uphill climb to become a successful agent. Ask any top performer how they achieved their success and they’ll cite two factors. The first is hard work. And the second is excellent training. read more»

WATCH: The services shaping tomorrow’s successful brokerages
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 0:35:23
The edges of the business, including mortgage, settlement and insurance, have become core to broker profitability. What’s next, and how does the use of data impact broker success? read more»

6 daily prospecting activities new agents can’t afford to skip
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 0:30:26
The beginning is always the hardest, and it can be overwhelming for a newbie. But by pursuing these six avenues, new agents can get their business up and running and, most importantly, profitable by taking action every day. read more»

WATCH: Understanding user experience
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 0:21:02
The user experience requirements are vastly different if your end user is a real estate agent versus a consumer. Get tips and tricks to help you better design for your intended audience. read more»

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