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HomeSmart tests ‘smart’ for-sale signs in select markets

HomeSmart real estate agents in select markets now have access to a new tool called SmartListing, a service that uses text messaging to share listing information and generate leads ...

The new housing cycle: No cycle at all

In the old days, from the 19th century through the founding of the Fed in 1912, and modern times until about 2000, U.S. economic cycles were defined by the housing cycle. Big booms and busts they were, and if not quite predictable, certainly a recurrent pattern ...

LoanDepot partners with AI tech to improve the mortgage process

LoanDepot has partnered with OJO Labs, an AI technology tool that cultivates and nurtures leads throughout the homebuying process, to bring detailed mortgage information and offer loan pre-qualification to consumers using the OJO platform ...

Ryan Schneider of Capital One will take over Realogy as CEO

Former Capital One exec Ryan Schneider will replace Richard Smith as CEO of real estate giant Realogy, effective December 31, 2017, the company announced today. ...

Industry professionals still top resource for mortgage shoppers

Mortgage shoppers are most influenced by real estate agents and lenders, more so than online sources, a new study by Fannie Mae finds. ...

How to control problem agents before they wreck your brokerage

Watch the full talk from Climb Real Estate's Eugene Pak at Indie Broker Summit on how to help your agents (quirks included) reach their highest potential ...

New real estate course is all about artificial intelligence

Texas-based Champions School of Real Estate and Skyler360 are offering a continuing education class on artificial intelligence in real estate ...

The top 7 ways real estate agents annoy clients

The last thing you want to do is upset your real estate clients. Satisfied clients refer more business your way, and happy clients go a long way in making your job more enjoyable ...

6 ways to find your footing in traumatic times

Hurricanes, floods, fires, the mass shooting in Las Vegas, rape and sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, fears about a nuclear attack from North Korea -- the horrific news keeps piling up with no apparent relief in sight ...

How to make your real estate descriptions more powerful

Ever wondered how some real estate agents can craft property descriptions that hit home with buyers? How do they choose their words in a way that makes the ordinary sound enticing ...

How to speed up your new real estate career in a slow market

When the market slows what’s a new real estate agent to do? The answer is simple: Embrace the down time and revamp your career. This is the perfect time to optimize your efforts by planning, polishing your presentation tools and implementing systems ...

Become an efficient digital brokerage in one fell swoop

Rasheedah Hancock received the request on a Saturday while running errands at Target. As director of administration and accounting for the 200-agent Chicago brokerage Conlon Christie’s International Real Estate, she’s used to helping agents usher transactions to close and ensuring they meet her firm’s standards and procedures ...

Dominate your farm and amp your SEO with content marketing

Top producing real estate agents are increasingly turning to content marketing because they recognize its long-term effectiveness in improving their visibility, search engine ranking and lead flow. These agents build reputations as their farm’s leading expert ...

Why demand for luxury hotel residences is growing

Luxury real estate agents may have recognized the growing demand for hotel residences that offer turnkey, highly serviced, amenity-rich lifestyles. The increasing popularity of hotel residences give agents more choices when hunting for a condominium or lock-and-leave home for on-the-go clients. ...

Time might be running out on low rates

Long-term rates are hanging on by fingertips to a key level, the stock market has the sillies (again), and all incoming economic reports are hot. It’s going to take a negative event (geopolitical or economic) to hold rates down where they have been for most of this year. ...

Hurricanes dampen Houzz’s Q3 renovation barometer results

Houzz released its Q3 Renovation Barometer, a report that tracks confidence in the home renovation market among a range of industry professionals, such as interior designers, architects and professional landscapers ...

How to bump up your cash flow

Watch founder, president and designated broker of Tru Realty Sarah Richardson talk about how to "obtain high margins and manage like a tightwad" on the Inman Connect stage ...

Sellers desperately want to be free of home stalked by ‘The Watcher’

You just bought a million-dollar, six-bedroom dream house where your family including three small children will live for years to come. Days after the purchase, you start receiving disturbing letters ...

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