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  • 7 deadly sins to avoid in the age of disruption

    Mar 21, 2018
    It has always intrigued me that regardless of market conditions, company profile or geographic location, the vast majority of industry professionals remain confident about the business. That “genetic optimism” has propelled our industry through up and down market cycles and continues to attract hardworking entrepreneurs who see the enormous potential the housing market represents ...
  • Spring Forward: Kendyl Young’s secrets to winning listings

    Mar 21, 2018
    We recently had the opportunity to chat with Kendyl Young, broker-owner of Diggs, based in Los Angeles. Kendyl shared with us the tactics and approaches she uses to grow her business, stay ahead of the competition, and manage her time most effectively ...
  • Existing-home sales rebound, up 3 percent in February

    Mar 21, 2018
    “A big jump in existing sales in the South and West last month helped the housing market recover from a two-month sales slump,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist with NAR, during a web seminar Wednesday. “The very healthy U.S. economy and labor market are creating a sizable interest in buying a home in early 2018. However, even as seasonal inventory gains helped boost sales last month, home prices, especially in the West, shot up considerably.” ...
  • ICNY 18 Data: How MLSs might run afoul of federal regulators

    Mar 21, 2018
    Did you get into real estate because you wanted to own data? No -- you likely got into it because you wanted to help people, and people are best served when they have the ability to search unlimited data for information. This is what Daniel Castro, director at the Center for Data Innovation, explained onstage at Inman Connect New York ...
  • ICNY 18 Data: What you need to know about net neutrality

    Mar 21, 2018
    "For Redfin, if it hadn't been for net neutrality, we couldn't have gone from a startup to a public company," said Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson. "It was an essential part of bringing our technology from the small scale to a big scale, and now we feel a responsibility to make sure that dominant players don't dominate the real estate market." ...
  • ICNY 18 Data: The race is on for MLSs to solve broker pain points

    Mar 21, 2018
    "... if MLSs [multiple listing services] work together to coincide everything with data delivery then it's just going to be easier for all of us because we can market the same," said Rebecca Jensen, president and CEO at Midwest Real Estate Data, onstage at Inman Connect New York ...
  • ICNY 18 Data: Business advantages of MLS innovations

    Mar 20, 2018
    Why sit by and let others innovate when you could be leading the innovation parade? Listen in as MLSListings CEO James Harrison and managing partner at Heithaus Properties John Heithaus discuss the changing MLS landscape ...
  • Inman selects Ambassadors for Connect San Francisco 2018

    Mar 20, 2018
    Ambassadors are vibrant members of the Inman community who volunteer at each event to make introductions, help new attendees find their way and bring the spirit of connection alive ...
  • How an agent is selling the house from Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’

    Mar 20, 2018
    Storytelling can be a powerful tool for marketing any property. But Kevin Dees, a Los Angeles real estate agent with The Agency, is lucky that his listing at 4145 Kraft Avenue in Studio City already comes with a great tale ...
  • Realtor.com’s new college scholarship is all about ‘Local Pride’

    Mar 20, 2018
    Realtor.com is striving to help the next generation of homebuyers with the debut of its Local Pride Scholarship, which gives college-bound students the opportunity to win a first-place $2,500 prize, second-place $1,000 prize or third-place $500 prize for their 300- to 500-word essays on what they love about their hometown ...
  • Fidelity National Financial set to acquire Stewart Information for $1.2B

    Mar 20, 2018
    Fidelity National Financial will buy insurer Stewart Information for $1.2 billion, the company announced Monday. The companies expect the deal to close in the first half of ...
  • Austin’s ‘serial bomber’ has real estate agents on guard

    Mar 20, 2018
    Austin residents, including many local real estate agents, are grappling with the news that another bombing occurred in their city on the night of Sunday, March 18 -- the fourth such explosion in less than a month ...
  • Need help grasping cryptocurrency? John Oliver breaks it down

    Mar 20, 2018
    "If you choose to invest in the cryptocurrency space, just know that you're not investing — you're gambling," Oliver said. "Which is fine but you should know that that is what you're doing." ...
  • ICNY 18 Data: Why is creating a national MLS so difficult?

    Mar 20, 2018
    California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) CEO Joel Singer, NorthstarMLS CEO John Mosey and Bright MLS COO Brian Donnellan take on this hot topic at Inman Connect New York ...
  • ICNY 18: Welcome to C.A.R. WomanUP!

    Mar 20, 2018
    "... it turns out that the more women there are on a team, the better the team performs; and it doesn't stop at a certain level -- all-female teams are more effective, efficient, productive than all-male teams," said Leslie Appleton-Young of the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) onstage at Inman Connect New York ...