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16 inspirational quotes to get you through the day

Fortunately, many words of wisdom imparted by our Founding Fathers and today's most inspiring speakers motivate us, guide us and encourage us through our career. Here are 16 inspirational quotes suited to any real estate agent's professional life.

How to pivot like a champion: Gary Keller on stage at Inman Connect San Francisco

His session at Inman Connect San Francisco, dubbed "How to Pivot like a Champion," takes place on the main stage on Thursday, July 19, at 9:30 a.m.

The Real Word: Opendoor’s $325M funding boost

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll parse out Opendoor's $325 million Series E funding round and goal to expand to 50 markets by 2020.

Facebook’s saying goodbye to ‘likely to move’ ad targeting

Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data scandal has another casualty: the "likely to move" ad targeting category. The popular ad targeting feature will stop working for new campaigns Aug. 15 as part of Facebook's re-evaluation of how it uses third-party data.

Opendoor has more than 100 homes under contract in Las Vegas, 60 more active

Opendoor company spokeswoman Cristin Culver told "The Las Vegas Review Journal" this week that the company is under contract on more than 100 homes and currently has 60 active listings.

Zillow puts its first home under contract as a seller — but reduces price by 1.6% on another

Zillow has put its first home under contract as a seller, with an expected closing in mid-July, listing agent George Laughton confirmed to Inman.

A New York town just banned real estate agents from soliciting

If you're a real estate agent, stay away from Rockland County's Chestnut Ridge — the New York Department of State just marked it as a cease-and-desist zone.

Summer volunteering can spark relationships and vitalize business

Each summer, real estate agents give themselves permission to change gear and engage in volunteering, all while reconnecting with community.

RealTimeMLS’s pocket listings activity climbs 63%

RESAAS has announced substantial growth in agent participation in its San Francisco-based RealTimeMLS.

ICSF Connect Paths: What To Attend If You’re A Marketer

We've put together some handy suggestions specifically for those of you who are marketers to Connect. With an ever-changing climate of innovation and evolution, it's never been more important to be on top of the latest trends, understand what's working, and learn from the best in the industry.

Canadian province banned dual agency — could the United States be next?

A Canadian province recently banned dual agency, or real estate agents representing both sides of a transaction. Could the United States be next?

This startup is trying to bring the smart kitchen to your home

Innit, a California-based startup that connects kitchen appliances to a virtual cloud, launched earlier this year.

These are the 10 most sought-after tiny homes in the US

Tiny homes, which are typically classified as individual residential properties under 600 square feet, have exploded in popularity.

Real estate CEOs snag Glassdoor ‘Employees’ Choice’ awards

Compass, eXp Realty, Keller Williams and Ellie Mae chief executives are among a dozen real estate heavy hitters on Glassdoor's "Employees' Choice" list.

Homesnap scheduled 500,000 agent-client meetings last year

A collaboration between Homesnap Pro and ShowingTime three years ago has resulted in an average of 500,000 home tours annually.

Zestimate is 15% more accurate with AI to judge home interiors

Zillow's Zestimate is learning to tell which home looks nicer inside. The artificial intelligence feature improves the Zestimate's accuracy by 15 percent.

How to reach limited-English speakers to expand your client list

People with a limited proficiency in English -- LPEs to the academics -- total nearly 21 million. Of these, some 5.3 million are heads of households. That’s about 4.5 percent of all households in the United States. The question for the housing community is how to reach them and turn them into homeowners.

Keeping it real: The agent who sold the Playboy Mansion for $105M

On this edition of “Keeping it real,” a new series on Inman, Peter Lorimer sits down with Gary Gold, one of the agents who sold the Playboy Mansion. Gold shares his biggest secrets to success and how to achieve it.

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