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  • The Great ICSF18 Ticket Giveaway

    Apr 30, 2018
    When it comes to lead gen and driving growth, Offrs.com is among the best serving real estate. Thousands of agents and brokers nationwide have used Offrs.com's predictive analytics and time-saving automation to boost both listings and business potential across the board.
  • Competition will be fierce for home hunters this season: Zillow

    Apr 27, 2018
    With inventory in continuous decline since 2015, home hunting this summer is expected to be among the most competitive seasons on record, with only about 22 percent of the available housing stock priced for first-time homebuyers, according to Zillow’s March Market Report.
  • The Real Word: A fake Trulia rental and shutting down the neighborhood Airbnb

    Apr 27, 2018
    Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll take on a fake Trulia rental listing in Denver that caused a family to lose $3,900, whether you can stop your neighbor from running an Airbnb and why smoke-infested listings are the worst.
  • HomeSmart International tallies Q1 franchise sales spike

    Apr 27, 2018
    HomeSmart International, the Scottsdale, Arizona, franchisor, reported a 33 percent year-over-year increase in franchises nationwide for the first quarter of 2018, according to quarterly results released Wednesday. The rapidly growing company, which boasts 133 offices in 17 states, also increased its agent count by 28 percent, ramping up to 14,611 agents in April.
  • Compass announces new executive hires from Spotify, Eventbrite

    Apr 27, 2018
    Compass, the ever-growing real estate technology company, is continuing its hiring spree in the wake of last year’s $550 million Series E funding round and is pulling top talent from other buzzy tech companies: Khurrum Malik, most recently of Spotify, is joining as Compass's chief marketing officer and Matt Rosenberg, lately of Eventbrite, is coming aboard as chief revenue officer.
  • How agents can soften the blow of homeownership costs

    Apr 27, 2018
    Real estate agents are experts at guiding consumers through the negotiations and paperwork involved in the homebuying process. Yet, once buyers have signed on the dotted line, walked into their new homes and closed the door behind them, they too often are left with a false sense of security that all the surprises are over.
  • Corcoran lands ‘Million Dollar Listing NY’ star Steve Gold

    Apr 27, 2018
    "Million Dollar Listing" star Steve Gold and his team Gold Realty have a new home. The famed real estate agent is joining Corcoran after Town Residential ceased its resale and leasing operations, Corcoran confirmed in an email.
  • Sandicor internal feud settled, creating new San Diego MLS

    Apr 27, 2018
    Two years of litigation between competing Realtor associations in San Diego have come to an end. The settlement leaves their multiple listing service diminished, but intact.
  • Master of the listing presentation: How to land more deals

    Apr 27, 2018
    The listing presentation in real estate is all about the soft skills. A real estate agent's personality, communication style and rapport will largely drive the success or failure of this critical conversation.
  • Parker Principle 1: How fees will help real estate go from sales to service

    Apr 27, 2018
    The real estate industry has poured enormous sums of money into the improvement of predictive analytics, blockchain tech, virtual reality, artificial intelligence (AI) and countless other technologies -- all this, of course, in an effort to enhance our ability to anticipate and meet consumer demands.
  • Connect the ICSF Speakers: Indie Broker Summit moderator Thad Wong

    Apr 27, 2018
    An independent broker is the ultimate entrepreneur. There’s no marketing structure or game plan to follow when you decide to strike out on your own. That’s a very exciting place to be career-wise, but it’s also pretty scary. Navigate it at the Indie Broker Summit.
  • Real estate daily market update: April 27, 2018

    Apr 27, 2018
    All the latest real estate market news.
  • Lessons from ‘The Bachelor’ on winning a bidding war

    Apr 26, 2018
    I have a confession to make: I have seen every season of "The Bachelor." For those not familiar with the show, the premise is simple: a single, attractive man is given the opportunity to meet approximately 25 women over the course of the season in search of his future wife.
  • 10 tips for charming your way into a successful real estate career

    Apr 26, 2018
    How great would the world be if everyone we ran into was charming? Just imagine a life free of negativity and overflowing with life-affirming enthusiasm. You can't persuade others to be more charming, but you can add your own bit of charm to the world and improve your life — and others' — in the process.
  • Connect the ICSF Speakers: Kendall Butler on Differentiating Yourself

    Apr 26, 2018
    “Differentiate yourself” is advice that every real estate agent has heard more than once -- but how? Kendall Butler of FLI Properties is a problem-solver for her clients, and that’s helped her flourish in her 12 years as a broker-owner. And lest you think you need experience to find your differentiator or unique value proposition: Butler had only sold two homes when she and her husband launched FLI Properties.