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Real Estate News
Mortgage rates climb to nearly four-year high: Freddie Mac
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:45:11
Mortgage interest rates have increased for the seventh consecutive week, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate reached 4.40 percent -- the highest since April of ... read more»

Indie Broker Summit NY 18: iBuyers, Opendoor and Instant Offers
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:34:15
Some on-demand consumers are taking to the iBuyer model, which targets sellers who desire more convenience, speed and certainty in the real estate transaction. What is new and what is the consensus on who is taking advantage of their services ... read more»

Tech Connect NY 18: Tech tools that will change how you prospect for listings
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:25:25
"If you can become omnipresent, leads are a byproduct," said James Rembert, owner of Digital Natives, onstage at Inman Connect New York's Tech Connect ... read more»

The Real Word: What’s next for the Stop Zillow movement?
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:57:08
Are good intentions, $1 million and a distaste for Zillow enough to beat the real estate portal titan? Greg Hague of the Stop Zillow campaign seems to think so. With the launch of a new app BuyerHunt, his proposed solution to real estate’s Zillow problem is unveiled ... read more»

Redfin posts 38% revenue increase to $370M for 2017
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:38:38
In its latest earnings call Thursday, Seattle-based online brokerage Redfin posted a 38 percent year-over-year increase in revenue to $370 million for full-year 2017, resulting in a net loss of $15.0 million for the year, an improvement over its $22.5 million loss in for ... read more»

Keller Williams partners with Nextdoor for data insights
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:00:19
Keller Williams will allow its listings to appear on Nextdoor's pages dedicated to real estate will Nextdoor provides the franchisor with data on what users are talking about ... read more»

These are the best US cities for a fresh start, study finds
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 9:46:36
If you’ve ever had to move to another city for a job, you’ll know just how difficult relocating your life can be. But some parts of the country may be better suited for newcomers than others ... read more»

Leadership Lens: Consolidate the MLS!
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 9:10:03
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with James Dwiggins, CEO of progressive real estate franchise NextHome, and pick his brain about his perspective on the future of real estate leadership ... read more»

Indie Broker Summit NY 18: Lead programs to help you stay in the game
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 8:41:24
Leads are expensive to find and hard to convert, but a broker-owner depends on them to survive ... read more»

Tech Connect NY 18: Live problem solving
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 8:00:36
One of the many beneficial sessions at Inman Connect New York is “Tech live problem solving” at Tech Connect, where the pros discuss audience queries and work through issues live onstage ... read more»

Leadership Lens: Cultivate change before it’s a trending topic
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 7:50:44
Fueled by a passion for social entrepreneurship, Caroline Pinal helped create Giveback Homes to empower real estate agents to turn their everyday business into an opportunity for social change. ... read more»

Real estate daily market update: February 22, 2018
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 7:47:24
All the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Tech Connect NY 18: What the on-demand consumer expects and wants
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 7:30:16
How well do you know your on-demand consumers? As strategic management consultant Eric Bryn said onstage at Inman Connect New York's Tech Connect, we know what they do, and we know how they do it ... but do we truly understand the on-demand consumer's 'why' ... read more»

Miami’s Home61 introduces flat fee for sellers
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 6:00:32
Tech-centric Miami brokerage Home61 has found success helping clients buy and rent homes with its emphasis on speed and data. Now it's launching a new business line: a flat fee for home sellers ... read more»

ShelterZoom wants to power cryptocurrency payments for all of real estate
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 5:00:56
Blockchain real estate startup ShelterZoom is working toward a cryptocurrency payment platform intended for mass adoption through real estate ... read more»

7 things real estate leaders should never do
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 2:45:16
Problems arise in real estate all the time. Just the other day, I found myself in the middle of a complex and convoluted transaction. Like any smart real estate agent, I sought the opinion of my brokers ... read more»

Why agent rankings are based on production — not business model
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 2:30:57
Since I was ranked as America’s no. 1 real estate agent on REAL Trends “The Thousand” list, other agents have questioned my ranking ... read more»

One broker reflects on 50 years of fair housing
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 2:15:36
There are not many people who care to read about fair housing. Let’s face it, most of us are salespeople, and sometimes rules seem like unfair barriers ... read more»

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