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  • Will iBuyers like Opendoor face a sudden backswing?

    Apr 20, 2018
    The newest technology-based companies trying to reinvent the housing-brokerage business are the iBuyers. All are trying to simplify the process of selling one home and buying another. All rely on faith among technologists that algorithms are clairvoyant, and among the public that anything on your phone is a good thing.
  • The Real Word: Zillow’s homebuying plan and NAR’s logo kerfuffle

    Apr 20, 2018
    Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll tackle Zillow becoming an iBuyer, NAR’s logo kerfuffle and the value of a buyer’s agent.
  • Truth: Daily naps can change your life as an agent

    Apr 20, 2018
    “Cause Uptown Funk gon’ give it to you!” Ugh, it’s 4:50 a.m. — wake-up time. You’re probably thinking, “What if she falls back asleep?” Because the fear is real. But I know my weaknesses. I have four alarms set strategically with the final one at 6 a.m. that reads: “Making sure!”
  • 5 new tax changes your investor clients will want to know

    Apr 20, 2018
    The new tax law or 2017 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" includes five changes that every real estate agent and broker should know for their serious real estate investor clients. Because real estate is all about building relationships, your education on these tax changes is a must for 2018 sales. And the more you know about the tax plan changes, the more likely you are to close deals with these high-end clients.
  • 10 steps for making the most of your open house

    Apr 20, 2018
    Before the internet completely redefined the real estate market, open houses were one of the most effective ways to showcase a home. By using the following tactics, you can improve the effectiveness of your open house ...
  • ListFlash wants to give pre-market listings the eyeballs they deserve

    Apr 20, 2018
    In an effort to increase pre-market listing exposure for its customers, ZipLogix has introduced a new product called listFlash, which gives agents a way to rapidly distribute new listings to brokerage colleagues before they land on the multiple listing service (MLS). It's a "coming soon" alert, in essence.
  • The bold plan to rebuild the tech behind property listings across the U.S.

    Apr 20, 2018
    Eight of the nation's largest multiple listing services have committed to taking decisive steps toward streamlining the delivery of listing data for real estate agents and brokers.
  • HUD resumes its investigation into Facebook over discriminatory housing ads

    Apr 20, 2018
    Facebook is under investigation for housing discrimination, again. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reopened an investigation into discriminatory housing advertisements on Facebook, according to a report in Gizmodo.
  • Parker Principle 12: Standing up to climate change

    Apr 20, 2018
    During our session, we spoke at length about disaster preparedness, stranded assets, rising home insurance rates, and the promise of new home technology — to each other. Out of the 150+ industry leaders who attended Disconnect, ours were the only two voices.
  • Wells Fargo hit with $1B fine in mortgage account scandal

    Apr 20, 2018
    Federal regulators on Friday hit banking giant Wells Fargo with a $1 billion fine for violations involving home mortgages and auto insurance.
  • Real estate daily market update: April 18, 2018

    Apr 19, 2018
    All the latest real estate market news.
  • Spring Forward: Cynthia Adams on letting your passion shine

    Apr 19, 2018
    Cynthia Adams is the co-founder of Pearl National Home Certification. Pearl is a software services company establishing a national standard for verifying and certifying the energy and performance assets of homes to increase property value and improve outcomes for real estate agents and their clients.
  • Connect The ICSF Sessions: The Data / MLS Track

    Apr 19, 2018
    At Inman’s Data / MLS Track, specialists in the ins and outs of MLS data will meet together to talk about some of the biggest topics floating around the industry and pin down what you need to know to move your MLS into the future so that you’re setting the trends, not just keeping apace with them.
  • Connect The ICSF Speakers: John Cary on designing for the greater good

    Apr 19, 2018
    Why doesn’t design as a practice and architecture in particular accommodate a number of viewpoints? What can be done to help create spaces -- both community spaces and homes -- that give every member of the family (and of society) a feeling of belonging? Cary will explain how design is deeply connected to dignity during his keynote speech.
  • What To Expect When You’re Connecting: Seafood

    Apr 19, 2018
    San Francisco is known for so many culinary delights, but the city’s seafood has to be near the top of that list. If you don’t often get to enjoy the fruits of coastal living -- and even if you do! -- then you’ll appreciate the impressive variety and quality of fish available to chefs as well as what those local chefs do with such prime ingredients.