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Realty startup Knock launches — with seller guarantees

Online real estate veterans Jamie Glenn, Sean Black and Karan Sakhuja have launched a new consumer real estate business dubbed Knock. It takes a page or two from Opendoor, which is innovating in the online real estate space with homeseller guarantees ...

Breaking down discounts and services of the new CRMLS Marketplace

The California Regional MLS (CRMLS) announced the opening of the CRMLS Marketplace to its subscribers. Accessible by subscribers through CRMLS.org since July 18, the marketplace is an online portal through which members can purchase access to tools and technology at a discount ...

New goMLS Austin app offers easier communication with clients

Searching for a simpler method to interact with clients, scan the Austin market, edit listings and share homes with clients without channeling links between devices? The new goMLS Austin app allows real estate agents and brokers to peek at market data, send listings and receive client feedback from one streamlined platform ...

Hamptons home sales take a hit in first half of the year

Hamptons sales are dipping annually, according to the latest Brown Harris Stevens East End market report, which says sales were 21.8 percent lower in the first six months of 2016 than the same period last year ...

Russ Cofano hired to lead strategy for agent-owned cloud brokerage eXp

With with 25 years of real estate industry experience under his belt, Russ Cofano has joined eXp World Holdings as the Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel ...

ZIP code profile: 33023

The 33023 ZIP code comprises parts of Hollywood, Miramar and Pembroke, about a 35 minute drive from Miami. The area sits in Broward County and is in close proximity to Orangebrook Golf Course, North Perry Airport and Sun Life Stadium ...

ZIP code profile: 60148

The 60148 ZIP code comprises part of the village of Lombard, about a 50 minute drive from Chicago. The area sits in DuPage County and is known for its annual Lilac Festival and parade in May, a 16-day event of lilac-themed events ...

ICOTR discussion: Teams or running solo?

Working with a team or as an individual can vary widely in preference from agent to agent, as can one's weekly work schedule -- and part of reaching new successes requires learning how to manage both aspects ...

Realtor.com operator and REA Group launch global property network

Realtor.com operator Move and REA Group -- which operates listing portals in 11 countries -- have launched what their parent company, News Corp., says is the "world's largest source of global property listings." The network, hailed by Move CEO Ryan O'Hara as an "important step forward in the evolution of real estate," offers users of the participating property search sites access to 3 million listings in 56 countries, according to News Corp ...

Good news: Realtors can now access the Closing Disclosure, says CFPB

When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced several changes to the closing process that became effective in October, real estate agents and brokers had a few major concerns about the new rules. The biggest initial concern involved delays to the closing process, but after TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures) rules were implemented on October 1 of last year, agents realized they had an entirely different problem: They sometimes could not access certain closing documents to review with their clients, including the new Closing Disclosure (CD) ...

Zillow Mortgages report a week of unchanged national rates

According to data released by Zillow July 26, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is at 3.32 percent. Remaining unchanged over the previous week, the Zillow Mortgages rate scaled between 3.30 and 3.39 percent over the past week -- but that is expected to change soon ...

Why Robert Reffkin’s mother is coming to work at Compass

It was real estate agent Ruth Reffkin's birthday on Wednesday. The active Manhattan agent turned 71. And rather than thinking about retirement to spend time with her grandchildren -- whom she adores -- she started a brand new job at her son's company, Compass, a tech-driven real estate brokerage ...

Why self-awareness is crucial to your real estate success

If you’re able to focus your time and effort on what you’re good at, it can cause positive results. In real estate, if you get caught up working on what you’re not good at, it can cause no results -- not to mention other problems, such as low productivity ...

Top comments of the week July 25-29

Here are Inman News' top comments for the final week of July ...

4 real estate philosophies to expand your business perspective

One of the most valuable assets of a successful real estate agent is the ability to see the big picture. In an industry that requires so many hands-on daily tasks, taking a step back to assess your business from a bird’s-eye view can make all the difference ...

10 painful realities about the foreclosure process

Many buyers believe that the path buying a great home is purchasing a foreclosure. For a buyer who has done his or her homework, a foreclosed home can be a great buy. Often, buyers are misinformed about the realities of the foreclosure process ...

Podcast: Why you only have 5 minutes to convert more leads

Convert more leads and free yourself and your real estate team to close more sales using this three-step lead conversion process shared by Real Estate Rockstar Radio veteran Jim Keaty ...

Heymarket personalizes broadcast texting for mobile-savvy agents

Heymarket lets mobile-savvy real estate agents send custom broadcast text messages to lists of contacts. Using a connection to Gmail or an iPhone contact list, users can segment their buyers and quickly distribute a message advertising listings that may match their needs ...

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