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4 buyer unknowns agents can battle with preparation

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:00am
Real estate philosophers give us many prices of advice regarding how we manage our business. Many tell us to focus on listings (listers last) so that we can control the inventory ...

3 real estate agents share a turning point in their career

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:35am
We all have moments in our professional lives that we look back on as significant, even if we don't quite realize it at the time. Here, agents reflect on a shift that either changed their direction in real estate, improved their business or got them into this field in the first place. ...

How stepping back can move your business forward

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:30am
Real estate is often a 24-7, 365-day job. When I was a solo agent, I was putting in 70 hours per week between client meetings, paperwork and networking events. When I added agents to my team, instead of lightening my workload, it simply changed the kind of work I was doing ...

Analog over digital: My bullet journal love affair

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:00am
Back in the 1990s, I used a Day-Timer calendar. We used to be judged by how big and heavy our Day-Timers were. There were calendar pages and note pages and special pages for expenses. They are still used today, but I stopped using mine when the Palm Pilot came along ...

Daily market update: November 3, 2016

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 2:00am
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...

Inman announces Hacker Connect, a deep real estate technology dive

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 1:52pm
Inman is excited to announce Hacker Connect, a day-long event created by and for the real estate technology community, taking place Monday, January 16, at Inman Connect in New York City. Join engineers, developers, designers, product managers, database architects, webmasters and technology executives from across the country for a deep real estate technology dive ...

Xome’s earnings, sales slip slightly in Q3 2016

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 8:58am
Xome -- the end-to-end real estate platform launched in June 2016 by mortgage holding company Nationstar -- hasn't yet become the disruptive "Uber of real estate" that some have predicted is on the industry's horizon. Still, the company earned Nationstar $11 million in the first quarter of 2016 and an adjusted $22 million in ...

SoFi returns to student loan debt relief roots

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 8:00am
When a group of Stanford University friends got together and founded Social Finance Inc. -- commonly known as SoFi -- in 2011, their goal was to ease one of the greatest areas of financial stress for their alumni friends and other consumers: student loan debt ...

Podcast: Is your business a constant struggle? Here’s why

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 5:00am
This time of year, it's normal to experience emotional, economic and even personal financial "headwinds." Handling one problem shouldn't be dragging you down, but when it's more than one problem, agents often get overwhelmed and just plain stop working. The result? They lose all momentum ...

Newbie real estate CRM Chime rolls out 6 features to corral leads

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:35am
When it comes to buying software, agents want to know if it will generate more leads. Then they want it to help them manage those leads. Everything else is somewhat ancillary ...

Is a buy-and-hold investment worth it? 5 questions to ask yourself

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:30am
A smart investor can turn a buy-and-hold property into a consistent means of earning a monthly income and a good risk adjusted return on your investment. Finding the right tenant and keeping him or her are important, so treat tenants like you would customers with exceptional service and quick response times when things go wrong ...

Poll: These are the biggest first-time homebuyer mistakes

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:05am
As with many things in 2016, the housing market has been plagued with various issues: plummeting inventory, skyrocketing home prices and affordability problems that are keeping some buyers still. However, the National Association of Realtors' September existing-home sales report revealed a promising silver lining -- first-time homebuyers. First-timers accounted for 34 percent of all buyers and helped drive one of the best months NAR has seen yet. But as our latest poll showed, it takes a lot of coaching and patience to reap the rewards of this plucky bunch ...

50+ magic bullets worth stealing from Inman Luxury Connect

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:00am
Inman Luxury Connect 2016 was another spectacular and over-the-top real estate conference hosted by our friends at Inman. As was expected, the parties were lavish, the properties were exquisite and the speakers were top-notch ...

Q&A: Dale Archdekin talks team lead generation

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:30am
Have you ever heard the expression teamwork makes the dream work? This is especially true when teams or individual agents in a brokerage have to work together to generate, incubate and convert leads into a working pipeline ...

Daily market update: November 2, 2016

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 2:00am
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...

Zillow Group turns profit in third quarter

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 3:25pm
Zillow Group, the operator of listing portals Zillow and Trulia, posted a profit in the third quarter after putting a long and costly lawsuit behind it. CEO Spencer Rascoff said the firm’s third-quarter performance was “terrific,” as traffic grew year over year and revenue from Premier Agent advertisers accelerated ...

Inman selects Ambassadors for Connect New York

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 11:45am
Inman announced its new team of ambassadors for Inman Connect New York, led by Ambassador Directors Laurie Weston Davis and Joe Schutt. The new group of ambassadors represent the convivial Inman community that makes Connect a one-of-a-kind event in real estate ...

You still can’t have my car: The challenges of a driverless future

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 10:21am
Many of you probably live two separate lives, as I do. When traveling to real estate conferences, it’s upscale venues, fine food, plentiful drinks and Uber at your fingertips. Then I get home ...

Windermere launches ultra-luxury brand, W Collection

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 10:00am
Windermere Real Estate chief economist Matthew Gardner says that census data indicate the ultra-wealthy are on the rise -- the number of households with incomes above $150,000 rose by 52 percent between 2010 and 2016, and it's projected to grow by an additional 34.6 percent by the year ...

Podcast: 10 things no one tells you about lead generation (part 2)

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 5:00am
Today, we continue exploring some important truths about your No. 1 job in real estate -- lead generation. Buying leads, social media ads, passing off the follow-up to your assistant -- there is no shortage of "easy buttons" that are severe distractions to streamlining your business and gaining back your time ...