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Real Estate News
‘Newsday’ journalists discuss their investigation at Inman Connect New York
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 2:25:40
Hear why the findings of the three-year investigation into discrimination in residential real estate shocked the industry and what it means for the future. read more»

How to fight commission compression
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 2:04:22
If you're not already dealing with it, it's just a matter of time before commission compression will be at your doorstep. Be ready to fight for what you deserve when it comes. read more»

This Christmas, give yourself the life you wanted
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 1:27:27
Columnist Bernice Ross is inspired by the story of Michael Combs, the author of "Our Last Christmas Wish." The book is a reminder to not take a single day for granted and to love people around you. read more»

NRT and incoming Coldwell Banker CEO Ryan Gorman talks pocket listings, venture capital and 2020
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 1:00:54
Ryan Gorman thinks agents will continue to play a vital role in the industry and that 2019 was a kind of tipping point for venture-backed real estate tech. read more»

2019 was the year of the Multiple Listing Service
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 1:00:37
It was a big year for MLSs — pocket listings, bombshell lawsuits and the relentless march of technology all dominated MLS news. Here are the most noteworthy trends. read more»

Best practices on building your digital brand
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 0:01:42
In a recent interview, Agent Image Co-founder and Managing Partner Jon Krabbe shared his insights on how agents today can build their digital presence. Just past their twentieth year, Krabbe and the Agent Image team know of which they speak. read more»

Trending interior décor styles that sell
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 0:01:35
Of all the factors that influence a buyer’s decision to put in an offer on a home, there’s only one that sellers can fully control: how the home looks at first viewing. While clients may be used to hearing that they need to declutter and repaint rooms, they may not be fully aware of the impression their décor makes on a potential buyer. read more»

Do this before you spend another dollar on lead generation
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 0:01:26
Sometimes it seems like agents are hungry machines, starving for one thing: leads. And it’s curious to explore why that is. Leads are new, sure, so they may seem more full of promise, or more excitement. It’s a metric by which many agents measure their performance. But it’s a fool’s game. read more»

Become a “resi-mercial” agent to serve your clients – and your business!
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 0:01:18
Since adding commercial practitioner to my professional service offerings, it still surprises me that a larger percentage of my colleagues on the residential side of the industry do not practice commercial, and vice versa. read more»

Home inspections four decades later: what’s changed?
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 0:01:10
HouseMaster was the nation’s first home inspection company. This year, the company celebrated its 40th Anniversary. So what’s changed in that time? In the early 1970s, Ken Austincame upon a builder who was trying to get the concept of home inspection off the ground. read more»

Dollars and Sense: 8 budgeting tips to start 2020 off right
Sun, 15 Dec 2019 1:40:50
If you want to make more money next year and survive in this ever-changing profession we call real estate, then you need to develop a financial plan allowing you to achieve your goals. read more»

5 ways to generate leads without listings websites
Sat, 14 Dec 2019 1:08:20
Outside of buying direct leads, lead generation is possible through either marketing or prospecting, which require time, money and effort. Here are my top strategies for generating leads without listings websites.  read more»

Lesson Learned: Take the leap
Sat, 14 Dec 2019 1:06:58
Each week, we talk to agents across the country about what they’ve learned along the way (and what they wish they had known as new agents). This week, find out why Aaron Masliansky is a big believer in the power of forward momentum. read more»

The Fed signals that interest rates won’t change through 2020. Really?
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:06:27
Normal Decembers are often void of substantial news, and markets stay steady. This December is packed with news, but markets remain unperturbed. That begs the question — what really matters? read more»

Star chef Giada De Laurentiis sells home for $7M
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:01:54
Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis just sold her Pacific Palisades home with a top-of-the-line kitchen for its full asking price. read more»

Everything is bigger in Texas — including the rent
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 9:01:41
Over the past decade, the median rent has increased by more than 80 percent in Austin, Texas, according to a new Zillow study released Friday. read more»

For Compass, 2019 was about tech
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 8:40:24
The company spent most of 2018 focused on growing its footprint. In 2019, it shifted the focus to technology. read more»

Agents ensnared in ‘Newsday’ investigation boycott housing discrimination hearing
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 8:01:38
NRT CEO Ryan Gorman was the only one of 68 agents and company representatives to show at New York State Senate hearing in the wake of the "Newsday" fair housing investigation. read more»

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