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Douglas Elliman pushes into another luxury market

Continuing an aggressive push into luxury markets outside of its New York City base, Douglas Elliman Real Estate has skied into the Aspen, Colorado, market by snapping up Joshua & Co., a brokerage with four offices and 40 agents in ...

Peter Hernandez: ‘There will be more business for everyone in 2015′

Peter Hernandez, the founder of Teles Properties, discusses industry decay, global events and why he thinks there will be more business to go around in ...

Urban Compass founders discuss how to build next-generation brokerage at Connect NYC 2015

Since opening its doors less than two years ago, real estate startup Urban Compass has grown to become the ninth-largest brokerage by dollar volume in New York City, boasting just under $495 million in listings as of November 2014, according ...

Think like a hacker and break stuff

We've never met a fellow hacker who thinks the status quo is good enough. By nature, hackers rail against the adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," replacing it with our own: "Break everything and make it better." There's no room for inefficient processes or broken methodologies simply because that's how things were done in the past ...

Do you dial, swipe or text? Mark Fitzpatrick

The CEO of RUHM shares his thoughts about the secret to success in real estate, why leveraging numbers is trendy and what he thinks will be the communication way of the future ...

Heather Elias: ‘It’s the quality of the connections that matters’

Heather Elias, the vice president of industry engagement at Century 21 Redwood Realty, participates in a question-and-answer session about her social media habits ...

Real estate disruption won’t be what you think

Real estate disruption is inevitable, and the industry will eventually see a massive overhaul. However, disruption may come in a form far from expected ...

Zillow gets creative in hunt for tech talent

Tech talent is in demand and real estate is just one industry courting the best and the brightest software engineers. Of the 123 current job openings at Zillow, just over half (62) are for technology positions. Tech positions also make up a ...

Why a handwritten note is my secret weapon

You get home from work, and on your way in you pick up the mail. You leaf through and see a bill, a bill, a flier, a bill ... Ooh, a handwritten envelope! You immediately want to open it to see who sent this lovely piece of mail to you. Why did you react this way ...

Realtor.com regrets, bulls and bears, and underestimate Redfin at your own expense

Anyone who underestimates Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman is crazy. Quirky, yes. Direct, yes. Master fundraiser, yes. True entrepreneur, yes. Irritates the hell out of the industry, yes ...

Agent-only app gathers momentum with MLSs

Looks like nothing says “try me” better than “free.” In July, real estate tech firm Homesnap offered the agent-only version of the company’s popular real estate mobile app free to multiple listing services for the first 12 months. At the ...

Best (and worst) agent marketing strategies for 2015

Over the past several years, I have noticed things that work and things we agents do that might not be as beneficial as we think; these activities just don't produce the desired results. The bottom line: If you spend more time on your Facebook page than you do working on your website, then you are limiting your success ...

Zillow, Trulia shareholders approve merger

Zillow and Trulia are one step closer to consummating their proposed merger. At separate meetings at Zillow and Trulia’s respective headquarters this morning, shareholders in the firms voted to approve the deal that would bring Trulia into the Zillow family. As Zillow CEO ...

Redfin’s got another $71 million to break into new markets and build out its technology

Redfin has bagged another $70.9 million in funding that the high-tech real estate brokerage plans to use to boost its expansion into new markets and develop new technology to make the homebuying and selling process better for consumers. The raise was led by institutional ...

Pam O’Connor: ‘Brokers are the unsung heroes’

Pam O'Connor, the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World CEO, says that brokers are the Rodney Dangerfields of the industry: They don't get any respect. She talks about why that needs to change in an opinionated video ...

Do you dial, swipe or text? Jeff Hyland

Jeff Hyland of Hilton & Hyland answers three questions from Inman, discussing how successful agents know their clients' desires better than the clients themselves do and why he thinks there's no substitute for personal communication ...

Tim Harris: ‘We are all in real estate to be of service to others’

Real estate coach Tim Harris sees a fundamental disconnect between the real estate industry old guard and what both consumers and agents want -- an ancient lead-generation and numbers approach to sales that's out of step with their core beliefs about themselves and why they became agents: to be of service to others. ...

Helping sellers select the right offer in a hot market

The amazingly hot real estate market of southern California of 2013 and 2014 produced many listings with multiple offers. In fact, for a while it was the norm. When presenting offers to sellers, "paralysis by analysis" often set in. ...

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