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The story behind ‘Cards Against Real Estate’ (and where to find it)

Are "passive-aggressive hashtags" or "Alex Perriello's morning routine" the future of real estate? And what would you rather give your clients for a closing gift: Leigh Brown's potty mouth or Brad Inman's priceless collection of bolos ...

A luxury consumer brand takes flight: The Arlo Skye story

"The idea behind luxury is that it's timeless," said luxury luggage brand CEO and co-founder Mayur Bhatnagar on stage at Inman Connect New York. Hear how he built his brand to appeal to high-end customers ...

Zillow Group will add buyer’s agent ads to StreetEasy listings

StreetEasy -- the New York City listing portal that Zillow Group bought for $50 million -- will soon tack lead forms onto listings that connect consumers with buyer's agents who advertise with Zillow Group ...

Should real estate agents discount their commission if a seller finds the buyer?

Aaron Wittenstein sometimes cuts his commission by a quarter or more if a seller client brings an unrepresented buyer to the closing table ...

No office, 100% commission: How an 18-state virtual brokerage makes money

Fathom Realty founder and CEO, Joshua Harley, doesn't like to use the term "100-percent commission brokerage" to describe his fast-growing firm because these companies have reputations as simply "license warehouses," he says ...

3 important factors to weigh when valuing and selling land by itself

Often, we sell homes with only secondary interest in the land they are built on. In my market, and perhaps in yours, there are opportunities to sell land by itself. ...

‘Money will never replace hard work’: 10 questions with top producer Patti Mahoney

F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab interviews Patti Mahoney, a top producer in Noblesville, Indiana, who dives into her systems and philosophies for success. ...

What it takes to get your housing cooperative offer accepted

First-time homebuyers often look for easy ways to alleviate the sticker shock of buying an apartment or townhouse, especially in New York City ...

Listing Bits: Innovation and growth in real estate software

In Greg Robertson's inaugural Listing Bits podcast, he interviews David Friedman, a self-described "Jewish kid from New York," who about 12-years ago came across an industry space that was far behind the technology curve: the real estate brokerage ...

Daily market update: February 21, 2017

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...

Behind the sale: Wayne Gretzky’s $6 million Los Angeles estate

Some real estate professionals have deemed 2017 as "the year of the luxury real estate," and that certainly is true for Engel and Völkers USA agent Nicole Van Parys, who recently served as the listing agent for hockey great Wayne Gretzky's expansive Los Angeles estate ...

Market report: The Fed will hike as soon as next month

Credit markets remain bolted to a narrow range, and although stocks have burbled upward there is little action there, either -- low volatility everywhere ...

Ohio real estate agent accused of having sex in homes for sale

Ohio real estate agent Roy Webb apparently had to learn the hard way not to mix business with pleasure. On Feb. 15, the Ohio Real Estate Commission Webb slapped Webb with a $1,000 fine and a 10-day license suspension starting March 9 for having sex with a client, who was also a real estate agent, multiple times in 2014 at listed properties for sale ...

Data whiz kids who don’t want to disrupt the real estate industry

Mike Schneider at First, Jonathan Aizen at Amitree and Charles Williams at Buyside discussed how their products support real estate agents ...

New data model from NAR and realtor.com shows growing rift between housing availability and affordability

When reports on housing affordability come out, they often look solely at the first-time homebuyer market. A new monthly housing affordability model designed to look at affordability conditions at different income levels for all active listings on the market was launched last week ...

4 listing presentation questions you should always be prepared to answer

While you can spend hours perfecting charts and graphs and memorizing every fact about a given home, one listing presentation wild card always threatens to undermine your hard work: Client questions that seem to come straight out of left field ...

How to respond when real estate clients demand to know your politics

How do you respond when a potential client demands to know your stance on a controversial issue, and you know they won’t work with you if you disagree ...

7 reasons not to ‘carry’ the house in hopes of a price boost

Some homesellers once told me that if they didn't get their house sold last summer at the sales price they wanted, they would take it off the market before Thanksgiving and wait to put it back on the market after the holidays ...

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