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Real Estate News


  • US education attracts Chinese buyers, study finds
    Chinese buyers have been at the center of many international real estate conversations the past few years. Although this demographic's U.S. residential real estate investment is expected to slightly drop this year, that isn't stopping real estate professionals from finding out what makes this integral segment of buyers tick ...

    Friday, August 18, 2017

  • Survival of the tech fittest: Watch Josh Team at ICSF
    If you're hoping to see the last of 'disrupters' and 'disruption' in real estate news, you're out of luck. This year alone, we'll see $3.5 billion invested in technology meant to solidify the real estate professionals' value amid disruption and close the gap between consumer wants and industry provisions. Keller Williams' Josh Team explains how the company -- which has set aside $1 billion in tech funding -- is defending its territory, empowering agents and elevating the client experience ...

    Friday, August 18, 2017

  • How to nail the real estate post-close follow-up process
    You found your buyers the perfect house and helped them write a winning offer. You held their hand through the closing process and handed them the keys to their new home, then attended the housewarming party. Nice work, real estate agent! But ... now what ...

    Friday, August 18, 2017

  • Agents and brokers: Weigh in on ‘MLS of Choice’ while you can
    Alright, agents and brokers, now's your chance: If you have an opinion on whether MLSs can require you to pay for their service even if you don't want it, it's time to say your piece before it's too late ...

    Friday, August 18, 2017

  • 360 Mortgage Group touts 8-day closing
    Many bright-and-shiny mortgage startups tout lickety-split approvals, but actually closing on their loans can take weeks. But 360 Mortgage Group assures us that its new mortgage platform truly can deliver a lightning-fast and frictionless mortgage closing ...

    Friday, August 18, 2017

  • Bamboo Realty closes its offices, ceases operations
    It's not easy to try to disrupt an industry like real estate. Bamboo Realty was a brokerage that tried, catering first to rental clients and later experimenting with a pay-what-you-want commission deal for real estate transactions. But it looks like December's shuttering of the Houston Bamboo office was foretelling ...

    Friday, August 18, 2017

  • The future of NAR: Action will be the measure, not words
    I just spent a few days in Chicago with the National Association of Realtors. During my travel, I thoroughly enjoyed Brad Inman’s description of our “fat cat (leadership) gathering.” ...

    Friday, August 18, 2017

  • Facebook ad campaigns made easy with Boost by HomeSpotter
    Boost by HomeSpotter is a Facebook ad campaign creation and management tool that connects with your MLS to monitor your market movement. Boost does an excellent job of funneling your marketing message from advertisement to landing page builder to qualified lead ...

    Friday, August 18, 2017

  • What do brokers want more than MLS mergers? Power
    It's been nearly four years since a group of dozens of big brokers laid out a long list of grievances against MLSs and threatened the launch of an industry bombshell that would change the role of the MLS. Since then, that industry bombshell -- Upstream -- has yet to officially roll out. But how are relations between brokers and MLSs ...

    Friday, August 18, 2017

  • Can my buyers back out if they change their minds?
    Those words: “Can my buyers back out of a house if they don’t like it?” shouldn’t be uttered. Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates delves into why ...

    Friday, August 18, 2017

  • 10 ICSF marketing truths that smacked me in the face
    At every Inman Connect, I learn something -- in fact, I learn a lot -- about where the real estate industry is and where it’s going, what matters to smart agents and brokers, and how to be better at what I do ...

    Friday, August 18, 2017

  • What condo amenities do today’s buyers desire most?
    When shopping for a condo, you have the delightful task of reading lists upon lists of available amenities -- and then figuring out the difference between which ones are desirable, which ones are necessary and which ones the seller is offering that you weren’t even looking for in the first place (is that rooftop helipad really necessary?) ...

    Friday, August 18, 2017

  • 3 ways to turn Facebook into a steady source of buyer leads
    For many Facebook users, it’s not unusual to spend a significant portion of the day scrolling down the news feed or chatting on Messenger. In fact, according to The New York Times, the average user spends at least 50 minutes ...

    Friday, August 18, 2017

  • 6 ideas to fuel your real estate prospecting efforts
    You’ve held open houses, sent direct mail newsletters and made the dreaded cold calls. You’ve handed out your business card so often it’s become a reflex. But you’re still not generating enough solid leads. Or maybe you are generating leads, but it feels unsustainable ...

    Friday, August 18, 2017

  • ‘Everything has changed and nothing is different’: Watch Scott Stratten at ICSF
    What does the Ritz-Carlton have to do with your real estate business? Maybe nothing -- yet. But if you're the type of Realtor who would overnight a child's lost stuffed giraffe, you might be on the right path.  ...

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • From 6 to 80 agents in 18 months: Indie growth on steroids
    What happens when a handful of top producers join forces to conquer the luxury real estate market? If you’re anything like the six driven agents who founded Seattle-based boutique brokerage Avenue Properties, what happens is $65 million sold in one week ...

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • How to build a real estate brand from scratch in 9 months
    It takes nine months from conception to birth to have a baby. If you had to build a business from the ground up in less than nine months, how would you do it? West + Main Homes is a brand-new brokerage in the Denver metro area -- broker-owner Stacie Perrault Staub decided in January to "take the next year to develop a brand totally from scratch." ...

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • Opendoor’s ‘ultimate mortgage’ offers 1% off purchase
    To compete on price with real estate agents, high-tech investors known as "iBuyers" will need to figure out ways to sell their homes very fast and for top dollar. Leading iBuyer Opendoor, which makes quick offers on homes and can close in days, has taken another step in this direction ...

    Thursday, August 17, 2017