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Join Ben Kinney for ‘Zero to a Thousand’ before ICSF
This event is perfect for agents, team owners, brokers, and staff who would like learn how to move from having a job to owning a business. Learn how to generate the leads, listings, and leverage that an agent would need to build a profitable real estate team or business.
San Fran RE company pays family $12k for Fair Housing Act violation
HUD has awarded a San Francisco family $12,000 after two real estate companies refused to move them to a smoke-free building for the sake of an infant who has a disability.
Homebloq aims to dislodge real estate buyers from Zillow, Redfin
Homebloq aims to stop real estate consumers from only searching on Redfin and Zillow to the benefit of independent buyer's agents.
7 instances when not following up could cost you thousands
The most common complaint clients have about real estate agents is that they don’t follow up. Failure to follow up is like tossing your money into a trash can. How much are you throwing away in your business?
Ten reasons to sell your brokerage now
According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms, seventy-nine percent of firms comprise a single office, typically with three full-time licensees. This causes many broker/owners to lament their lack of inventory, their relevance in the market, and their ability to stay current with technology.
3 steps to defeat your to-do list
It’s one of my favorite quotes. “Do the thing, have the power. Do not the thing, have not the power.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Let’s focus on the second part of that great quote. I’m sure there’s been a point in your life when you know you should be doing something, but you just don’t do it.
Coastal home prices headed for huge drop as flooding intensifies: report
The properties at risk in the next 30 years represent roughly 550,000 people that contribute $1.5 billion to today’s property tax base.
Realtors share fatherly advice and honor their dads on Father’s Day
It's Father's Day, and Inman is celebrating fathers this weekend with stories from agents and brokers about how their fathers shaped their lives and careers
Lesson learned: Extraordinary mentors lead to exceptional careers
As a young real estate pro in the trendy Portland, Oregon market, Jamohl DeWald takes a relational approach to serving his clients, especially the first-time homebuyers with whom he loves to work.
Inman Wins 4 Awards at the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE 2018)
Every year, NAREE's leaders hand out awards for some of the best work in this area, and for 2018, Inman was humbled to be honored with four awards (in bold below).
The week in financial markets: the hikes are starting to matter
We’re not saying when we’re going higher because we don’t know, but mark your calendars for June 13, 2018 for the day the Fed flipped from stimulus to leaning against the economy. Powell’s second signal: "The U.S. economy is in great shape.”
Marty Frame leaves RPR to head out West
Marty Frame, who served as President of RPR and oversaw the creation of its signature initiative, Upstream, is leaving the company after nearly a decade to become Chief Operating Officer (COO) of West.
Giddyap! Texas brokerage JP & Associates Realty is franchising
The brokerage, started by JP Piccinini in 2011, now has 18 offices in Texas and 1,200 agents. In 2017, it did close to 8,000 transactions and had a sales volume of around $2 billion, ranking no. 88 in Real Trends top 500 brokerages.
Former Whirlpool exec takes the helm at Realogy’s Cartus Corporation
Realogy announced Friday that it has chosen Katrina L. Helmkamp to take the helm at Cartus, the corporation's relocation services subsidiary. "Katrina Helmkamp is an experienced CEO who has built her career leading companies through transformations," said Realogy president and CEO Ryan Schneider in a press release.
How is Zillow deciding which Premier Agents get Instant Offers leads?
Becky Garcia, an Arizona-based agent with The Garcia Group, and George Laughton, of the Laughton Team, became early adapters of Zillow's Instant Offers program. Here's how shrewd business sense and steely focus helped them reap the benefits.
Watch: Exclusive interview with Re/Max CEO Adam Contos
Re/Max CEO Adam Contos sat down with Real Scout founder Andrew Flachner — an editorial partner of Inman — for an exclusive interview at the Re/Max headquarters in Denver, Colorado, yesterday.
Homeowners closer to appraisers on home value perceptions: study
Quicken Loans released its monthly Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) Tuesday, which found that, on average, appraised values were 0.34 percent less than what homeowners estimated in May.
Freddie Mac will offer job search assistance to rural homeowners
The initiative is targeted toward homeowners who already have Freddie Mac Home Possible mortgages, a category of mortgages with 3 percent to 5 percent down for homeowners with low income or in underserved communities.