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Agent Connect NY 18: Real estate apps every agent needs
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:44:22 +0000
  In addition to knowing real estate, self-proclaimed marketing nerd and national speaker for Kristi Kennelly knows a thing or two about capturing an audience — she was a Broadway performer in a previous career, after all ...

Starter homes gaining equity faster than luxury sector: Zillow
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:14:26 +0000
  Owners of starter homes are gaining more equity than owners of luxury homes thanks to the intense demand for affordable properties, says a new Zillow report ...

Tampa Realtor indicted for foreclosure, bankruptcy fraud
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:12:56 +0000
  A Tampa Realtor who allegedly tried to stop Fannie Mae from foreclosing on a property so that he could sell it himself has been charged with bankruptcy fraud and falsification of records in a bankruptcy proceeding ...

Buckle up for a sustained rise in interest rates: analysis
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:58:25 +0000
  The question now is when will the 10-year break through 3.00% going higher, putting that number “five” back into the mortgage vocabulary for the first sustained time since the Great Recession. Market consensus (of course, often wrong): “when,” not whether ...

Agent Connect NY 18: Live problem solving
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:21:26 +0000
  One of the many beneficial sessions at Inman Connect New York is “Agent live problem solving” at Agent Connect, where pro agents discuss audience queries and work through issues live onstage ...

Agent Connect NY 18: Zillow and lead conversion strategies
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:08:52 +0000
  Lead conversion is critical to any sales-based business. That's why Zillow and execs shared tips for agents wanting to increase conversion ...

Inside Trump’s historic $95M mansion deal, 10 years later
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:57:09 +0000
  In interviews with Florida real estate professionals, including at least one involved in the 2008 sale, agents characterized Trump’s blockbuster deal as simply par for the course in the years leading up to the financial collapse, when appreciation rates climbed at a historic clip and the housing market in Palm Beach and elsewhere in South Florida was like the Wild West ...

Competition over SoCal market share heats up, eXp lands talent
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:06:21 +0000
  After a number of acquisitive brokerages have been circling San Diego in recent months, some key activity exploded this week. Broker-owner Kyle Whissel, whose independent firm Whissel Realty is the most productive brokerage in San Diego County according to Real Trends; and Dan Beer, leader of Keller Williams' no. 1 team in Southern California by gross commission income, have both joined virtual brokerage eXp Realty ...

Agent Connect NY 18: Day in the life of a hustling Realtor — ‘The Carpool Chronicles’
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:57:57 +0000
  A Realtor shares how she's harnessed the power of social media and human connection to create a loyal following for her down-to-earth, unintentionally comical video series, "The Carpool Chronicles." ...

Housing starts make solid 10% gain over December
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:39:36 +0000
  "Ultimately, there is still large room for improvement given the fact overall housing inventory is currently near historic lows," said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun ...

Real estate daily market update: February 16, 2018
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:18:25 +0000
  All the latest real estate market news ...

What agents can learn when they ‘stop resisting and start persisting’
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:00:14 +0000
  This is not your typical sales fluff book. This book is solid proof that it takes an analytical mind to be successful in our industry ...

Why associations need to consciously uncouple from MLSs
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:15:18 +0000
  Every new calendar year seemingly gives birth to a host of soothsayers in the real estate industry and elsewhere. Although I have read many future casts regarding the MLS, I have yet to read similar thoughtful prognostications about the future of the Realtor association ...

Why 2018 is the best year ever for a low down payment mortgage
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:12 +0000
  This year may just be the best in history for first-time homebuyers to use a low down payment mortgage to leap from renting to owning.  ...

ICNY 18: Simple and elegant hacks to fortify your business
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:42:07 +0000
  "In the next 10 minutes I promise you that'll you'll get at least one idea that could completely transform your business forever," said Sharran Srivatsaa (president of brokerage, Western Region, Douglas Elliman Real Estate) to the Inman Connect New York audience ...

ICNY 18: The digital revolution is coming to a home near you
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:38:29 +0000
  "What button can I press to get a mortgage?" Brad Inman asked Anthony Hsieh, chairman and CEO of loanDepot, onstage at Inman Connect New York.  ...

ICNY 18: Do it, own your own brokerage
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:17:06 +0000
  The California Association of Realtors WomanUP! initiative has put forth the following objectives to empower women to take control of their careers: provide professional development, offer mentorship opportunities and create a community of support ...

ICNY 18: We are what we search
  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:58:48 +0000
  Author of 'Everybody Lies' and data whiz Seth Stephens-Davidowitz explains how insights into the human psyche — biases, anxieties, hidden desires — are at our fingertips ...