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  • How iBuyers could break MLS data quality

    Jun 13, 2018
    Zillow's Instant Offers got me thinking about what the net effect might be if even a few percent of listings go the iBuyer route and what that means for the MLS.
  • Sotheby’s International Realty offers customizable luxury magazine to affiliates

    Jun 13, 2018
    Sotheby's International Realty (SIR) Affiliates and the Dow Jones Media Group are partnering to publish a new bespoke luxury lifestyle magazine, Reside, which will be available in physical form and online.
  • How this real estate brokerage is brewing up culture, retention and fun

    Jun 13, 2018
    Best practices suggest agents leave notes in a client relationship manager (CRM) about leads and clients. For example, "Wants a view of the mountains," or "Has not been pre-approved," might be common notations. But if you're an agent with Crown Point, Indiana-based Prime Real Estate, something along the lines of, "Loves our porter" or "Bring a bomber of our New England hazy as a closing gift," might be more common.
  • Why ‘Uberization’ and tech will never trump quality agents

    Jun 13, 2018
    One of the biggest myths I’ve found in the real estate tech world is that of the imminent “Uberization of real estate.” Simply put, this theory claims that technology will disrupt the real estate industry by directly matching buyers and sellers (like Uber does with drivers and riders), thus eliminating the need for the real estate agent.
  • Opendoor raises $325M in Series E round

    Jun 13, 2018
    Opendoor has raised $325 million in a Series E funding round while announcing plans to add mortgage and title services as well as expand from 10 to 50 markets by 2020.
  • Connect the ICSF Sessions: Diving into a trillion-dollar business at Capital Connect

    Jun 13, 2018
    Which tech tools are getting the most attention, and which are lurking beneath the surface, quietly biding their time until they’ll emerge as the next big thing in the real estate industry? You don’t want the answers to those questions to sneak up and surprise you, so make sure you attend Capital Connect.
  • Watch videos from the FTC-DOJ real estate competition workshop

    Jun 13, 2018
    For those who didn't get to catch every minute of the real estate competition workshop held by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) last week, the FTC has posted videos from the workshop on its website.
  • Connect the ICSF Sessions: The ins and outs of starting (and managing) a successful real estate team

    Jun 13, 2018
    If you want to succeed in the real estate industry and make your reputation as a top producer, but you also want work-life balance, then you’ve probably been told to start a team. The ICSF Teams Track is the perfect way to figure out how to build a team, or how to fix what’s broken on an existing team.
  • The city with the highest percentage of vacation and investment homes is…

    Jun 12, 2018
    On Monday, LendingTree released its list of cities with the highest share of non-owner occupied mortgages, and the results are surprising.
  • Connect the Sessions: Let’s Get Physical – Agent Safety Interactive Session

    Jun 12, 2018
    Jimmy Choi and Joseph Bautista, founders of My Occupational Defense, know something about dangerous jobs. This is a topic especially pertinent to real estate agents, and Choi and Bautista will take the stage at Inman Connect San Francisco for an interactive session.
  • Win a Pass to ICSF18

    Jun 12, 2018
    Inman Connect San Francisco 2018 is almost upon us. Soon 4,000 of the sharpest real estate professionals eager to do business faster, stronger and more profitably will convene in that pursuit. SmartZip, a known leader in the industry embodies all three of those ideals.
  • How to nail timing on social media

    Jun 12, 2018
    “When is the best time to post?” This is one of the most commonly asked questions a social media
  • Make more money (and work less) by shortening your ‘cycle time’

    Jun 12, 2018
    Whether it’s the time it takes to generate a lead, convert a lead, take a listing, show buyers property or close a sale, every aspect of the real estate business has differing cycle times. Shortening your cycle time can dramatically improve both your income and the amount of time you can take off.
  • 5 social media hacks that’ll improve your SEO

    Jun 12, 2018
    In the past, I've written about the ways social media can help your search engine rankings, and now I'm back to follow up those insightful and comprehensive observations with five actionable tactics that'll lead to noticeable improvement in your search engine optimization (SEO), which will lead to an increase in leads, and ultimately, your bottom line.
  • Re/Max’s Motto Mortgage announces new initiative to fight hunger

    Jun 12, 2018
    Motto Mortgage – a member of the Re/Max family of brands – is taking aim at the nation’s hunger problem, with its new initiative, “Mission Against Hunger.”