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Real Estate News
Ten reasons to sell your brokerage now
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 1:00:44
According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms, seventy-nine percent of firms comprise a single office, typically with three full-time licensees. This causes many broker/owners to lament their lack of inventory, their relevance in the market, and their ability to stay current with technology. read more»

3 steps to defeat your to-do list
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 1:00:07
It’s one of my favorite quotes. “Do the thing, have the power. Do not the thing, have not the power.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Let’s focus on the second part of that great quote. I’m sure there’s been a point in your life when you know you should be doing something, but you just don’t do it. read more»

Coastal home prices headed for huge drop as flooding intensifies: report
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 21:01:47
The properties at risk in the next 30 years represent roughly 550,000 people that contribute $1.5 billion to today’s property tax base. read more»

Realtors share fatherly advice and honor their dads on Father’s Day
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 3:00:00
It's Father's Day, and Inman is celebrating fathers this weekend with stories from agents and brokers about how their fathers shaped their lives and careers read more»

Lesson learned: Extraordinary mentors lead to exceptional careers
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 2:00:58
As a young real estate pro in the trendy Portland, Oregon market, Jamohl DeWald takes a relational approach to serving his clients, especially the first-time homebuyers with whom he loves to work. read more»

Inman Wins 4 Awards at the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE 2018)
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 21:25:22
Every year, NAREE's leaders hand out awards for some of the best work in this area, and for 2018, Inman was humbled to be honored with four awards (in bold below). read more»

The week in financial markets: the hikes are starting to matter
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:20:19
We’re not saying when we’re going higher because we don’t know, but mark your calendars for June 13, 2018 for the day the Fed flipped from stimulus to leaning against the economy. Powell’s second signal: "The U.S. economy is in great shape.” read more»

Marty Frame leaves RPR to head out West
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:30:41
Marty Frame, who served as President of RPR and oversaw the creation of its signature initiative, Upstream, is leaving the company after nearly a decade to become Chief Operating Officer (COO) of West. read more»

Giddyap! Texas brokerage JP & Associates Realty is franchising
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:35:05
The brokerage, started by JP Piccinini in 2011, now has 18 offices in Texas and 1,200 agents. In 2017, it did close to 8,000 transactions and had a sales volume of around $2 billion, ranking no. 88 in Real Trends top 500 brokerages. read more»

Former Whirlpool exec takes the helm at Realogy’s Cartus Corporation
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:41:37
Realogy announced Friday that it has chosen Katrina L. Helmkamp to take the helm at Cartus, the corporation's relocation services subsidiary. "Katrina Helmkamp is an experienced CEO who has built her career leading companies through transformations," said Realogy president and CEO Ryan Schneider in a press release. read more»

How is Zillow deciding which Premier Agents get Instant Offers leads?
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:20:42
Becky Garcia, an Arizona-based agent with The Garcia Group, and George Laughton, of the Laughton Team, became early adapters of Zillow's Instant Offers program. Here's how shrewd business sense and steely focus helped them reap the benefits. read more»

Watch: Exclusive interview with Re/Max CEO Adam Contos
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 9:53:33
Re/Max CEO Adam Contos sat down with Real Scout founder Andrew Flachner — an editorial partner of Inman — for an exclusive interview at the Re/Max headquarters in Denver, Colorado, yesterday. read more»

Homeowners closer to appraisers on home value perceptions: study
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 9:47:15
Quicken Loans released its monthly Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) Tuesday, which found that, on average, appraised values were 0.34 percent less than what homeowners estimated in May. read more»

Freddie Mac will offer job search assistance to rural homeowners
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 9:16:00
The initiative is targeted toward homeowners who already have Freddie Mac Home Possible mortgages, a category of mortgages with 3 percent to 5 percent down for homeowners with low income or in underserved communities. read more»

Purplebricks to launch in Las Vegas and Phoenix
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 8:44:31
Flat-fee brokerage Purplebricks is set to launch in Las Vegas and Phoenix, expanding on its U.S. presence in California and New York. read more»

Connect The ICSF Speakers: Matthew Luhn added to CMO Connect
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 8:18:07
On Tuesday, July 17th at CMO Connect, Matthew will discuss the five steps to crafting a great story and will then lead attendees in an interactive workshop where they will be able to will dig into their own brand and learn how to use the elements of great storytelling to inspire and influence their target audiences. read more»

What are real estate agents saying about Opendoor’s funding news?
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 8:12:24
With Opendoor's recent $325 million Series E funding round, $2 billion valuation and plans to quintuple its markets by 2020, alongside other bold expansion moves being made by competitors, iBuyers are making a massive ripple in the industry. But what does that mean for traditional real estate agents? read more»

Party with real estate rockstars at the Inman Innovator Bash
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 6:59:20
Zillow. Compass. Keller Williams. Opendoor. Those are just a handful of the companies that have been nominated to the 2018 Inman Innovator list. Wouldn’t it be amazing to see them all in one place at one time? That’s the opportunity that awaits you at the Inman Innovator Bash. read more»

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