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Punk rock musician arrested for alleged $27M real estate scam

Michael Davenport, former bassist for rock band The Ataris, has been accused of scamming 100,000 people out of $27 million over the course of seven years ...

6 secrets to getting a real estate listing every day

We all know that listings are essential to success. Increasing the number of listings you collect each month allows for more possibilities for your business, and it's the most direct way to improve your real estate productivity ...

Connect the Speakers: Sherry Chris and a new approach to leadership

I distinctly recall Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) CEO Sherry Chris approaching me as I exited the stage from an Inman Connect session 17 years ago. She had that fresh, eager look I see so often in younger people at our events -- their eyes say it all: "I get what you are doing and I want to be part of it." ...

The price of bitcoin is crashing, but landlords aren’t spooked

The price of bitcoin plunged below $10,000, but landlords who just started accepting bitcoin for rent payments aren't worried ...

Fannie Mae offers rewards for health and wellness programs

Fannie Mae on Wednesday announced a new program designed to reward multifamily property owners who provide programs including daycare, health and wellness initiatives, and job training to tenants of affordable housing complexes.  Fannie Mae’s new Enhanced Resident Services program promises savings ...

The New American Home has it all: Beauty and smarts

The emergence and adaptation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the form of smart home technology has in recent years blurred the line between "traditional" homes and "smart" homes, but the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 35th Annual New American Home has in its walls and wires the answers that will clarify any ambiguities and address the question: "What makes a home smart?" ...

Connect/Reflect: The domino effect

Jacy Riedmann, vice president at Amoura Productions, has had an incredible Inman Connect journey over the years. Closely connected to the Inman Ambassador Program, she’s become an invaluable resource for attendees looking to navigate the week’s worth of activities ...

Connect/Reflect: You can’t afford not to go

Andrea Geller, broker associate at Hot Property The Chaz Walters Group at Coldwell Banker in Chicago, knows a thing or two about what it takes to make the most of your time at Connect. A passionate advocate of growing your business at the event, Andrea shares some practical advice on how to seize the opportunities of Connect, as well as her thoughts on which sessions you should definitely not miss ...

Tenants across America are being exploited by corporate landlords, report finds

Three activist groups claim institutional investors have turned the American dream into a 'nightmare' in new report released today ...

Which real estate companies made the 2018 Franchise 500 cut?

Like restaurants, real estate franchises are always a stable presence on the list and this year’s ranking includes some major players near the top ...

Understanding real estate data can future-proof your business — here’s how

If you haven't yet figured out that data is a commodity, and that real estate data in particular is one of the hottest commodities around, then you've got some catching up to do in order to ensure you know what threats are emerging within and outside the industry and how you can best defend against them ...

Real estate daily market update: January 17, 2018

All the latest real estate market news ...

Where did Americans move in 2017?

Like death and taxes, one thing is for certain: Americans are always on the move. The U.S. Census Bureau indicates that nearly 14 percent of the population, which is roughly 40 million people, move each year ...

4 Facebook ad tips to generate more real estate leads

Facebook ads are proving to be extremely beneficial to our real estate clients. They're highly visual, which gives users the ability to really engage with property listings that are relevant to them ...

How to take great DIY listing photos

Most real estate agents know a thing or two about “curb appeal," but not everyone will happen by your listing ...

A national MLS? C.A.R. livestream suggests strong appetite

Idea appears to be taking on new urgency as real estate leaders become increasingly impatient with the inefficiencies of 700-plus separate databases ...

Broker Connect tackles threats and shares opportunities for real estate

Spending an afternoon at Broker Connect is a smart move for any broker who wants to shore up a real estate business that can weather any storms looming on the horizon ...

Home listings will continue to be rare gems in 2018

According to economists, mortgage rates are expected to rise this year, further aggravating low inventory ...

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