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Realogy earnings down 1% in Q3 after ‘continued pressure’ on NRT

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:45am
Last quarter, Realogy's softer-than-expected revenues were a result of a slower real estate market and agent poaching, particularly at the company's NRT brand. Net income was $106 million (compared with $110 million in Q3 2015) ...

Top comments of the week Oct. 31-Nov. 4

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 4:55am
Here's a cross section of stand-out comments readers left on Inman News this week ...

How to break into luxury real estate: Tips from the experts

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 4:45am
Mark Lowham, Robert Callan Jr. and Laura Cordovano talked about how they broke into the luxury business and shared tips about how other real estate agents can do the same at Luxury Connect ...

What type of buyer’s agent are you: Hunter or helper?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 4:30am
Based on actual data from the field, our research shows that not all successful buyer’s agents share the same talents and abilities. Buyer’s agents actually come in a couple of different flavors -- and types. They pretty much fall into one of two categories: hunters and helpers ...

4 ways trees add to a home’s value and curb appeal

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 4:00am
Homeownership is a big investment, which means buyers and sellers are always looking for ways to add long-term value to their property, and knowing how is a great way for a real estate agent to provide added value. In this case, money can grow on trees ...

Closing gift company encourages homeowners to shop ’til they drop

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:45am
Silent Marketing Solution uses to sell agents gift cards to give to clients at closing ...

3 steps to delivering superior customer service — consistently

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:20am
Calls, texts, emails and drop-ins -- with so many distractions in your day-to-day, it feels almost impossible to keep focused. The idea of delivering amazing service is in the unnamedback of your mind, but at the end of the day, where do you start? Your attention is getting pulled in a million directions ...

4 steps to planning a digital nomad business

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:00am
In yesterday's installment, I discussed why it is important to step away from your business. How you do this will vary depending on your personal situation. ...

Daily market update: November 4, 2016

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 2:00am
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...

HUD discussing ‘serious concerns’ with Facebook over ad targeting

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:40pm
Revelations that Facebook's ad-targeting tool could allow advertisers to try to hide housing-related ads from minorities has stirred controversy in recent days. Now the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is taking action, Inman has learned ...

Re/Max agent count, earnings were up in third quarter of 2016

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:27pm
Last quarter, despite making gains in agent count, real estate franchisor Re/Max reported that its revenue was slightly down. Was the company able to make up for some of those lost financial gains in the third quarter of 2016? The latest quarterly financial report from the franchisor suggests so ...

Agents turn broker’s open into virtual reality happy hour

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 2:56pm
Ohio Coldwell Banker Hunter Realty agent Anthony Colantuono was having a tough time pinning down his seller, a retired doctor, on date and time for the broker’s tour of his 1.65 million luxury home in Cleveland's Moreland Hills ...

Podcast: How to get your clients to stop stalling and take action

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 2:49pm
This week, we are pleased to welcome Cleve Gaddis, the managing partner and broker of Gaddis Partners Re/Max Center in Atlanta. Gaddis’s team is one of the top 10 producing teams in Georgia ...

Inman Educational Webinar: List Like a Rockstar!

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 2:17pm
In this webinar, you will discover new tools help you position and promote your properties to sell ...

All the single lady (buyers) pack a punch in the housing market

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 1:09pm
Selma Hepp is on the hunt for that rare thing: a small affordable house in the hot south Los Angeles market. As Pacific Union International's chief economist and vice president of business intelligence, Hepp is no slouch in knowing her financial options. And while she isn’t shopping alone, she’s also not part of the more traditional crowd who take the plunge after tying the knot ...

Zillow opens up listings to pro-quality video for a fee

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 10:47am
Zillow's February rollout of a listing video option was a bit of a tease to some real estate marketers. The listing portal had provided a new promotional platform for property clips -- but only if you used Zillow's mobile app to shoot them. Not anymore. ...

Could Prempoint app eliminate the need for lockboxes?

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 8:00am
A lamp lit in the living room creates the illusion that someone's home. But a lockbox hanging on the doorknob arguably tells people that nobody's home ...

Podcast: 10 ways you allow toxic people to kill your dreams

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 5:00am
It's that time of year again. In addition to a contentious election season, many parts of the country are heading into the crabby, cold, days of winter, and it seems like everywhere you turn, someone wants to ba-humbug on your business. ...

Can brokers relax about MSAs in the wake of the PHH decision?

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:45am
A federal court’s recent decision in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) v. PHH Corp. has some in the real estate, mortgage and settlement services industries breathing a little easier about Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) compliance concerns. But don’t get too comfortable with resuming or starting new affiliated business activities just yet ...

3 pro tips for professional goal setting

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:30am
Professional goals -- we all have to have them to create a path to success. In this week's video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates gives his top tips for professional real estate goal setting ...