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Nearly half of homeowners are worried about climate change
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 8:14:42
Yet only 18 percent are willing to pay higher insurance premiums to protect their homes, according to a new Value Penguin survey. read more»

Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Ennis House sells for $18M
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 8:02:14
One of Wright's most iconic masterpieces, the Mayan-inspired Ennis House, has sold for $18 million to an unidentified buyer. read more»

Agent cutting, like TV cord cutting, is hitting industry hard
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 7:06:47
Real estate is experiencing its version of cord-cutting, as more consumers go directly to the listing agent to buy a home. read more»

Compass launches bridge loan program
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 6:04:16
In partnership with Better.com and Freedom Mortgage, Compass aims to help homeowners make a downpayment on a new home before they sell their old one. read more»

7 common FSBO objections and how to overcome them
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 1:29:53
Converting a for-sale-by-owner prospect is a delicate matter. It takes finesse to convince someone they're making the wrong decision in selling their own house. Here's how to do it. read more»

Millennials: Here are the dos and don’ts for getting started in real estate
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 0:56:55
Being new is something that every agent contends with. Millennial agents have the additional challenge of fighting some unfair stereotypes. Follow these steps to maximize your chances of success. read more»

How agents are impacted by mortgage digital disruption
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 0:54:42
Mortgage providers have been gaining ground when it comes to true digital disruption of the notoriously clunky, paper-heavy process. Although there’s still plenty of work to do, the industry has made some important strides toward streamlining the process. read more»

Are part-time agents bad for the industry? Here’s the truth
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 0:21:02
Managers and brokers need to tell new and part-time agents the hard truth about what it takes to succeed in real estate — a full-time commitment, emotional resilience, lifelong learning, and willingness to prospect and generate your own leads. read more»

4 unconventional marketing tactics that really work
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 0:01:44
Picture this: you’re invited to an open house at a penthouse in Midtown Manhattan, but instead of a typical showing, this is a sunset soirée. You’re greeted at the door and guided to one of the home’s most striking features: a fabulous pool surrounded by the glittering lights of the NYC skyline — and brimming with guests. read more»

The single most important ingredient for leads
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 0:01:09
Lead conversion rate in the real estate industry sits below one percent, as T3 Sixty estimates. Sound rather rough? That’s because, compared to other sectors, it is. To put things in perspective, the software industry’s conversion rate sits comfortably at seven percent, the healthcare industry is eight percent, and retail boasts a three percent average conversion rate. read more»

The home inspection is not just for homebuyers
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 0:01:06
Local market reports from the relentless sales professionals of Century 21 Real Estate nationally indicate that supply in some local markets is moving toward demand equilibrium. As such, DOM (days on market) is increasing, and sellers looking for a competitive edge. read more»

7 tips for protecting your clients from wire fraud scams
Sun, 20 Oct 2019 2:50:34
There is an ever-increasing number of closings where clients discover the funds they were going to use to purchase or sell their property suddenly disappeared because an online criminal stole their money before the settlement of the transaction. Here's how to protect your clients from these phishermen. read more»

Positive outlook clouded by the threat of impeachment
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:56:21
The Brexit deal, the trade negotiations with China and a new president of the European Central Bank are all good news. But the threat of impeachment is a wildcard. read more»

Agents need to ‘lean in’ to technology, but they’re not going extinct
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:17:57
OJO Labs founder and CEO John Berkowitz believes real estate agents will continue to play an important role in the industry for a very long time but also urged them Friday to "lean in" to technology because it's coming whether they like it or not. read more»

Home prices could ‘trade like corporate shares’ thanks to iBuying, tech disruptors
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:42:05
Disruption is radically changing the homebuying process, according to Utah MLS leader Brad Bjelke. Other leaders around the country now have to decide how they're going to respond. read more»

Inman 2019 Golden I Club winners announced
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:55:00
On Thursday, Inman honored the inaugural class of inductees into the Inman Golden I Club. The class was announced with fanfare live at Luxury Connect in Beverly Hills. read more»

Here’s what you might have missed at Inman Luxury Connect
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 9:19:52
Pocket listings, disruption, auctions and more were among the many things debated this week by some of the most successful real estate figures in the U.S. read more»

Compass CEO: No plans for IPO in next 18 months
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 9:08:09
Robert Reffkin told The Real Deal that Compass doesn't plan to go public in the next 18 months, and a Compass spokesperson said WeWork's failed IPO won't impact the company's plans. read more»


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