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Lesson Learned: Work your game plan
Mon, 27 May 2019 2:00:54
In this weekly column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, Houston real estate broker Doris Snipp. read more»

Why is it so hard to make the transaction seamless?
Mon, 27 May 2019 0:01:51
Brad Inman had two words for the discussion group that I was part of at Disconnect 2019. “Think bigger,” he told us. The group included leaders from all over the real estate industry, and Endpoint facilitated the discussion. Our particular challenge was to explore what exactly an on-demand, certain and seamless transaction means in both today’s real estate world and five years from now. read more»

Above and beyond: how 3 real estate leaders earned a referral
Mon, 27 May 2019 0:01:42
As a customer, there’s nothing better than when someone goes above and beyond for you. It might be at the grocery store, the doctor’s office, or the bank. The location doesn’t matter. What matters is that when people genuinely care about what’s best for you and strive to make you happy, it’s a great feeling — so great, you’ll probably tell people you know about it. read more»

The race is on for real estate web APIs
Mon, 27 May 2019 0:01:34
After a period of slow adoption of Web APIs in real estate, there’s finally been a turning point in the industry. This is good news for tech-conscious brokers, their vendors, and the MLSs who have long known that Web APIs offer a faster, more secure and more modern way to manage data in the real estate industry. read more»

Felix Homes offers free listing service for military, veterans
Sun, 26 May 2019 11:05:47
To celebrate Memorial Day, iBuyer startup Felix Homes will be waiving its flat fee for veterans and anyone who currently serves in the military. read more»

‘Outside the box’: HomeSmart franchisee acquires Realty One Group brokerages
Sun, 26 May 2019 10:53:10
A fact sheet explaining the new franchise arrangement, reviewed last week by Inman, states both the Realty One Group and the HomeSmart offices will continue operating independently of each other. read more»

Nearly 1B mortgage docs accessible by First American security flaw
Sun, 26 May 2019 10:44:12
Though the security breach had been fixed as of Friday, it previously let anyone who had a link to certain documents on First American's website access additional electronic records simply by changing a single digit in the URL. read more»

10 proven ways to boost your team’s profitability
Sun, 26 May 2019 2:00:25
Watch and learn what some of our industry’s most profitable teams are doing to keep their margins healthy in good markets and in bad. read more»

In the news: 59 Days to Las Vegas
Fri, 24 May 2019 15:28:34
Top CEOs come to Inman Connect Las Vegas, where they'll bring deep insights to the main stage and give us a glimpse at what is going on at the industry giants. read more» is seeking to hire salaried agents in some markets
Fri, 24 May 2019 12:23:44, a former for-sale-by-owner search site turned tech-focused brokerage, is making the switch to employee agents, according to job listings in multiple markets. read more»

Airbnb will hand over data on 17K listings to New York City officials
Fri, 24 May 2019 11:34:15
The data has to do with hosts and reservations on Airbnb's platform and will be partially anonymized, Airbnb confirmed Friday. read more»

Engel & Völkers launches in Brooklyn amid luxury real estate boom
Fri, 24 May 2019 10:37:05
Global luxury real estate brand Engel & Völkers announced Thursday it's entering the Brooklyn market with three new offices led by Donald Brennan, a longtime residential real estate leader in New York City.  read more»

Felix Homes starts flat-fee service
Fri, 24 May 2019 10:36:29
Felix Homes, the Nashville-based startup, just launched a flat-fee service for those who do not qualify for its iBuyer program. read more»

5 quick Memorial Day marketing ideas for agents
Fri, 24 May 2019 9:21:40
Looking for a marketing plan to tie to Memorial Day? It’s not too late! Here are a handful of things you can do — all under three hours — to promote your business. read more»

The Inman Weekender: Zillow and Redfin strike a 4-city deal
Fri, 24 May 2019 8:32:58
Need something to occupy your spare moments between running errands and open houses this weekend? Check out this week's top news and our "Back to Basics" series. read more»

Dotloop vets and Ben Kinney launch new hospitality brand
Fri, 24 May 2019 8:32:20
D. Alexander marks one of the first publicized bids to "institutionalize" yet another segment of the market. read more»

Massachusetts Association of Realtors names new CEO
Fri, 24 May 2019 6:03:30
The MAR executive committee appointed Theresa Hatton, formerly of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, after a nearly six-month search. read more»

Homeownership likely to rise due to aging population: Study
Fri, 24 May 2019 5:12:49
Nonetheless, many renters doubt they'll ever own a home, according to a survey by the New York Federal Reserve. read more»

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