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Real Estate News


  • Augmented Reality and drones win NY real estate hackathon
    Dozens of innovators in technology and real estate spent the weekend in a fourth-floor midtown Manhattan tech incubator to devise creative ways to tackle some of the biggest problems plaguing the real estate industry. ...

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  • Search engine optimization (SEO): Tips for improving your ranking
    You've already done a lot to become top-of-mind, but have you done what it takes to become top-of-search when people are looking for the real estate go-to in your area ...

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  • Realtor finds two dead bodies inside home for sale
    A 911 call placed by the unnamed Realtor detailed an encounter that no real estate agent ever wants to imagine: "I just walked in this house to preview it for a client and there's a dead person in the bathroom." ...

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  • Watch out Airbnb: Vacasa just raised $104M
    Eight years ago, Eric Breon and his wife inherited a little 480-square-foot cabin on the Washington coast. Nearby homeowners told them that they could expect to earn around $3,400 a year by renting out the property to vacationers looking to get a taste of the Pacific Northwest cottage life ...

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  • Why predicting the future isn’t in a real estate agent’s job description
    As a kid, at social gatherings, I'd always get a little annoyed when people would start asking my dad, the doctor, for medical advice ...

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  • Fall is the season for turning canceled listings to gold
    Bob Clarkson of Century 21 shares some of his best tips to prospect canceled listings. Clarkson has only been in the business for two years and has closed 57 transactions so far ...

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  • 7 easy ways to stay in touch with your clients this Halloween
    Any holiday is a great excuse to engage with clients. With Halloween right around the corner, here are seven clever real estate agent "tricks" that'll "treat" your clients to something fun! ...

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  • 600 posts and counting: Tips from a pro real estate blogger
    Purposeful, captivating content will not only separate your website from the agent down the street, but it also has the potential to attract tens of thousands of leads, convert those contacts into customers and keep your audience coming back to you for years to come ...

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  • Special Report: The new agent’s technology playbook
    Launching a real estate career is not for the faint of heart, but in 2017 it could be a career match made in heaven for the tech smart, according to Inman’s latest survey results. Combined with a strategic approach, the ever-improving suite of tools at real estate agents’ disposal has the potential to level the playing field between tech-savvy rookies and seasoned veterans slow to change ...

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  • Redfin Mortgage expands to Illinois, eyes Virginia
    Redfin announced today that it is now offering loans to homebuyers in Illinois through its lending arm, Redfin Mortgage. The Seattle-based tech-powered brokerage also plans to expand Redfin Mortgage into Virginia later this year, with more markets to come in 2018.  ...

    Monday, October 16, 2017

  • Lone Wolf acquires Instanet Solutions in real estate software war
    Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, an almost 30-year-old company that provides software products to help real estate agents market, track finances and manage documents, announced today that it has acquired competitor Instanet Solutions, an end-to-end digital transaction management software company ...

    Monday, October 16, 2017

  • Coming soon: Airbnb-branded apartments
    After years of butting heads with local zoning officials, landlords and rental property owners, Airbnb may have found a solution to its short-term rental woes: opening up an Airbnb-branded apartment where tenants will be allowed to sublet their spaces up to 180 days per year ...

    Monday, October 16, 2017

  • My top 10 Inman Connect moments
    Those who attend Inman Connect know there's no shortage of unique networking opportunities, brilliant mentors and poignant presentations. Every attendee leaves with a booklet full of notes and a mind full of fresh ideas, ready to uplift their own teams and elevate their business back home ...

    Monday, October 16, 2017

  • One week later, California is still on fire
    Real estate community gets to work giving clients the support they need -- both practical and emotional -- amid the destruction. ...

    Monday, October 16, 2017

  • Zillow expands solar energy scores to 84 million homes
    Zillow is introducing the idea of rooftop solar to millions of consumers and real estate professionals who might otherwise be unaware of its value. ...

    Monday, October 16, 2017

  • Most MLSs ‘not sure’ if they’ll work with Upstream
    The vast majority of MLSs either need more information about the project before giving their support or flat-out aren't interested in participating ...

    Monday, October 16, 2017

  • Rent or buy? Top cities for owning, renting and sharing
    In today's market, renters and buyers often find themselves in the same boat, wading through issues with availability and affordability in their respective markets. This uncertain real estate environment leads to the question renters inevitably find themselves asking: "Is it financially smart to jump into homeownership, or should I stay where I am?" ...

    Monday, October 16, 2017

  • Step into this century: 5 tips for marketing your open house digitally
    With a big open house coming up, Sally Agent put an eye-catching ad in the paper, readied her open house signs and flags and hoped that people would see her static advertising and show up ...

    Monday, October 16, 2017