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Inman Connect sponsors look forward to a new year in a new venue in New York
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 15:45:28
Inman Connect New York is coming up soon and sponsorship opportunities are selling out fast. Already, dozens of sponsors are lined up to be part of this exciting, new year’s kickoff event! read more»

VHT acquires TourFactory, partners with parent Collabra
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 15:00:27
VHT and TourFactory both provide photography services geared to the real estate industry. They believe the new deal will create the largest network of its kind in the U.S. read more»

Engage more leads with top-of-funnel Aiva: Tech Review
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 14:54:18
Aiva is a web and mobile app that works alongside real estate CRMs to better qualify and automate lead response. We all know way too much time is spent trying to qualify ghosts. Thankfully, that is why this category of software exists, and more agents should find a way to leverage technology to win online business. read more»

Be transparent: How to have the commission conversation
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:00:19
At the heart of the ongoing DOJ-NAR saga is who gets paid and how in a transaction — and how the consumer is educated about it. Broker-owner Gavin Payne says agents should "attack the gorilla in the room on every appointment.” Here are some key talking points to help articulate your value and provide proof points for commissions. read more»

Should I cut my commissions? 4 tips to defend your paycheck as a newbie
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:00:17
Most of us have been asked to reduce our commission for one reason or another. Understanding what’s really at stake and what you want the end game to be will help guide you in making the right call when it comes to your commission.  read more»

The real reason sellers shop by lowest commission
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:00:08
A homeowner who's shopping based purely on price isn’t convinced that real estate agents are worth the money, which is why it’s so important that we show them why they are. Here's the best way to approach the conversation. read more»

‘Is the Bible hate speech?’ NAR hate speech provision faces first big test
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:00:07
Realtor Brandon Huber is under fire for pulling his church's support of a food bank during Pride Month. Now, the Missoula Organization of Realtors has to determine if it's religious freedom or hate speech. read more»

Who does what? 4 tips for defining team roles and setting expectations
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 9:14:44
At the most basic level, there are three functions that run a business. To bring this into context for a real estate team, here’s a breakdown of the responsibilities in each area (operations, finance, and sales and marketing) — plus, four tips for clearly defining roles and ensuring team members are best equipped for success. read more»

Clever Real Estate raises $8M in Series B, eyes mortgages
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 0:09:37
The discount paper brokerage says it reached profitability in the third quarter and is on track to sell more than 6,000 homes this year. read more»

Lessen hits unicorn status with $170M Series B
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 23:30:19
The new funding round of $170 million, for a total of $214 million raised, pushes Lessen into "unicorn" status, meaning its valuation has topped $1 billion. It's the second industry player in November to earn the title. read more»

That ’70s home: Colorful carpet lines every room of Ohio house
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 22:57:02
The home, listed for sale at an asking price of $325,000, has garnered attention for a previous owner's unusual decor choices. read more»

5 essential questions every team leader needs to ask
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 22:52:51
As we head into a new year, what are you doing to drive profit and create value for your team members and clients? Here are five questions every team leader should ask themselves to help them determine just that. read more»

Despite rumors, new USC football coach seeks buyers for 2 mansions
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 21:00:00
Lincoln Riley, the newly announced University of Southern California head football coach, is seeking buyers for his two Oklahoma residences, contrary to rumors that said the school bought his homes as part of a hiring deal. read more»

Bright MLS welcomes teams into its platform
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 18:30:16
As teams continue to dominate the real estate industry, the major Mid-Atlantic MLS is launching new tools to help them better track their performance. read more»

WATCH: Innovation within real estate
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 16:53:27
We are constantly on the hunt for the latest tech or the hottest company set to change the face of the industry, but what is truly innovative, and what is just noise? read more»

Learn what’s going on outside of your real estate bubble
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 12:59:36
"There is no better place to learn about what is going on outside of your real estate bubble than Inman Connect. It is vital if you are a professional." That's what Nicholas Yale, owner of Brokers Hub Realty, said after attending last month's Inman Connect Las Vegas. Grab your ticket now for the next Inman Connect — Jan. 25-27, 2022. read more»

Drop in demand for mortgage refinancing hints at what’s to come
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 12:00:58
Applications to refinance fell 41 percent from a year ago as rates increased for the third week in a row, according to The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. read more»

Next year to be a ‘mixed bag’ for real estate: realtor.com report
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 11:00:43
Recent inventory shortages may ease somewhat in 2022, but demand will probably still exceed supply, and affordability will be challenging. read more»

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