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My Home Group joins blockchain-based Imbrex marketplace
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:53:56
Listings from Arizona-based residential brokerage My Home Group's 2,000 agents will now appear on the decentralized Imbrex real estate marketplace platform. read more»

NAR’s ‘.realestate’ domains are available for pre-order now
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:12:01
Want a shot at your dream domain? If you’re a Realtor, today’s the day to hop on it, as the new ".realestate" top-level domain is now available for pre-sale for Realtors, starting Tuesday, Sept. 18. Realtors with an active, ".realtor" domain are getting exclusive access to ".realestate" domains, ahead of the public launch on Nov. 27. read more»

It’s a small world after all: Single-family home construction plunged and average lot shrunk in 2017
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:10:07
Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, a new analysis by Zillow found that home construction was down in each of the nine census divisions. read more»

Adwerx says it can still target Facebook users who are ‘likely to move’
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:37:32
Despite changes to Facebook’s advertising policies, real estate technology company Adwerx is ensuring its clients they’ll still be able to target, “likely to move” Facebook users, through a new partnership with the social media giant. read more»

Luxury Connect: Tami Pardee on how to put luxury clients at ease
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 9:36:30
When Tami Halton Pardee, founder and CEO of Halton Pardee + Partners, is trying to establish a connection with someone, “I do a lot of mirroring. If they’re sitting a certain way, I’ll sit a certain way.” read more»

California Realtors rally for Prop 5 in face of growing backlash
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 9:27:17
Prop 5 will allow olde homeowners to keep old property taxes when buying a new home. Critics fear essential services will bare the brunt of lost revenues. read more»

Compass rolls out ‘Coming Soon’ pre-marketing blitz nationwide
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 9:22:44
A new marketing initiative by Compass that rolled out last week will allow agents to post listings days before they appear on the market. read more»

Four-ways and skinny dippers: agents recall Hollywood home showing horror stories
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 7:43:27
The high-stakes games of Los Angeles real estate apparently has some eyebrow-raising moments — but the local agents seem to be accustomed to taking it in stride, mostly. read more»

Rental platform Zumper raises $46M to build out its product, hire employees
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 7:00:51
The Series C funding round will help the San Francisco startup with its in-progress online service for connecting renters to landlords. read more»

Reali releases AI tool to predict the winning bid on a home
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 7:00:27
Reali, the California-based, flat-fee tech-powered brokerage, is giving its clients a leg up on other homebuyers with a new predictive tool that estimates the probability of placing a winning bid on a home. read more»

Buy Tom Clancy’s majestic waterfront estate for $6.2M
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 6:16:16
An elegant Maryland estate now up for sale for $6.2 million has a studded history — for years, the best-selling author Tom Clancy, creator of the Jack Ryan series, called it home. read more»

New iBuyer gets $1B to flip heavily renovated homes at no-haggle prices
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 6:00:29
A new, extremely well-funded online homeselling startup has entered the fray. It offers a platform that lets buyers search, tour, finance and close on a home and looks positioned to flip thousands of homes in the years ahead. read more»

9 tips for filing insurance claims after a catastrophe
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 2:44:18
Whether it’s a hurricane like Florence, a tropical storm like Lane or a flood, tornado, earthquake or fire, it can take years to resolve a major insurance claim and restore a property. Don't miss these nine tips for filing a claim from a public insurance adjuster who has seen it all. read more»

Looking for the perfect gift? Use this survey to make sure you’re on point
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 2:00:22
How do you know if you are giving the right gift? And when should a gift be given? After a closing? For a client’s birthday? As a thank you? An analysis of 10,000 agent gifts reveals the answers to these questions and more. read more»

How to become the neighborhood real estate guru
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 1:52:08
You work hard in your career to define yourself as a specialist so you can be recognized as the master of your trade. Here are three tips for strengthening your personal brand and becoming a true neighborhood guru. read more»

Working with international luxury clients? Nail these 3 crucial skills
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 0:03:24
How are international luxury agents successfully making deals with overseas buyers and sellers? Tap into the industry's top pro tips here. read more»

Agent/broker perspective: How important is correct pricing in a down market?
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:33:25
A top Miami real estate agent is feeling the pain of a challenged market and sellers who refuse to budge on pricing. What can her broker do to help convince these stubborn clients?  read more»

New legislation aims to make mortgages easier for gig workers
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:12:37
Self-employed workers have a hard time qualifying for a mortgage. A new bill called the Self-Employed Mortgage Access Act could change that. read more»

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