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Foreclosure filings drop to lowest rate in 14 years

Foreclosure rates continue to dip, with the third quarter of 2019 seeing the lowest number of foreclosure filings since the second quarter of 2005, according to Attom Data Solutions's latest report.

Genuine communication is the anecdote to iBuying

The Agency founder Mauricio Umansky believes that art of genuine communication is dying, and it's up to real estate agents to keep it alive or lose ground to disruptive real estate tech companies pushing things like iBuying.

How to build a track record by knocking on doors

When luxury agents David Parnes and James Harris wanted to get into real estate years ago, they didn't have a track record, contacts or anything else that agents typically need to succeed. So they hit the pavement. Here's how that lead to success.

Smart-home tech for agents: Aeotec Sensors

In this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. Tune in, so that when your clients ask, you’ll be the expert. This week, Aeotec Sensors.

Video marketing, staging matter more than ever for luxury listings

At Inman Luxury Connect, Carrie McCormick, a development specialist at @properties, said that video marketing is a "requirement" these days, and her co-panelists said that staging is a top priority to create an emotional impact with buyers.

Agents should strive for authenticity in social media

"It’s really important to present yourself and your personality," Jon Krabbe, founder of digital marketing firm Agent Image, said Wednesday morning during Inman Luxury Connect in Beverly Hills. "They can tell if it's authentic."

3 things Justin Bieber did wrong that a Realtor would nail

Beverly Hills agent Jade Mills highlights the many reasons that Justin Bieber's bid to sell his home on Instagram is doomed to fail.

What’s the key to ending chronic homelessness? Better data

According to Community Solutions, the key to ending chronic homelessness is real-time data aggregation and tracking that enables communities to make smart, quick decisions. The nonprofit's Built for Zero program helps local agencies transform their databases from statistical wastelands to a treasure trove of rich, by-name data.

Data, honesty key to giving sellers realistic expectations: Gary Gold

Today's sellers may have done their own research and come up with their own prices, so it's up to agents to manage expectations and gently deliver reality.

It’s getting even harder for African American families to afford homes

The typical African American family could afford just 25 percent of the homes for sale last year, down from 39 percent in 2012, according to a new Redfin study.

How to modernize the MLS

New companies are using a combination of money, technology and data to deliver consumers an experience that is efficient, certain and convenient. And the clash between old and new is creating tribalism amongst players vying for the top of the heap. Not surprisingly, the MLS finds itself squarely in the middle.

The luxury market ‘is doing just fine’ — even amid shrinkage

Luxury buyers are gravitating away from the grand estate and toward properties with lots of amenities and little maintenance.

Curious about feng shui? Juwai executive shares the basics

Although feng shui is more than 3,000 years old, some Westerners are still mystified by the practice. Juwai exec Georg Chmiel shares what you need to know.

Luxury agents need to be ‘smarter than the internet’

Brad Inman argued Wednesday morning at Luxury Connect that the real estate market today is dominated by change and that agents need to be smarter to thrive.

Opendoor CEO shares his vision for real estate agents

Opendoor CEO Eric Wu said he thinks the role of agents will change significantly — while musing that "it's good to be hated" by some agents.

Should buyers be informed this was John Wayne Gacy’s address?

Police found 29 dead bodies on land where this property was built, but under Illinois law, owners are not required to disclose such details.

Developer gets 25 years for ponzi scheme that preyed on elderly

Robert Shapiro's Woodbridge Group reportedly promised low-risk investments with high-risk returns, but instead, the money was shuffled into shell companies.

10 ways real estate agents fail

Success in real estate requires a particular mindset, especially when life throws curve balls.

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