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  • Real estate daily market update: April 23, 2018

    Apr 23, 2018
    All the latest real estate market news.
  • Existing-home sales rise for the second straight month

    Apr 23, 2018
    Existing-home sales jumped 1.1 percent, climbing to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.60 million. In spite of low inventory challenges that have persisted into 2018 and increasing home prices nationwide, it’s the second month in a row during which existing home sales rose, following two straight months of declines.
  • Real estate’s top producers share their secrets to success

    Apr 23, 2018
    The sheer work ethic of Michael Jordan, the mindset of a Jedi, the adaptability of a chameleon and the dogged humility of a servant — put it all together with a commitment to real estate, and you just might get a top-producing agent.
  • OfferPad cuts ties with Zillow over Instant Offers expansion

    Apr 23, 2018
    OfferPad says it was not given any advance warning from Zillow ahead of Zillow's move to expand Instant Offers by becoming an investor/homebuyer and seller in its own right.
  • The Corcoran Group launches branded stickers for Instagram Stories

    Apr 23, 2018
    The Corcoran Group today announced the launch Corcoran-branded stickers for Instagram Stories, the platform's feature that allows users to post photos, and live and pre-recorded videos that disappear in 24 hours.
  • Down payment crowdfunding platform HomeFundMe launches mobile app

    Apr 20, 2018
    HomeFundMe, the down payment assistance crowdfunding platform introduced by national mortgage banking firm CMG Financial last October, unveiled a new app for the platform Thursday morning available on both iOS and Android.
  • How BHHS Fox & Roach is automating its ‘Coming Soon’ listings

    Apr 20, 2018
    Coming Soon is a feature on Zillow many agents find useful — although they have to pay Zillow thousands of dollars to take advantage. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach found a way to bring the feature to all its agents.
  • Hawaii real estate community rallies around victims of disastrous flooding

    Apr 20, 2018
    After heavy rainfall from a storm of close to 28 inches on the island of Kauai, the North Shore community there was bowing under pressure to cope with mudslides, road closures and flooding. The deluge damaged dozens of homes in Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena and Anahola.
  • Home prices surge nearly 9%, biggest growth spurt in 4 years: Redfin

    Apr 20, 2018
    Home prices soared last month, climbing 8.9 percent over March of last year with 23.9 percent of homes selling above list price. The jump was the biggest monthly growth in the past four years according to a new report from tech brokerage Redfin...
  • 6 ways agents can thrive in an AI-driven world

    Apr 20, 2018
    AI is an umbrella term for things like machine learning, facial recognition, speech recognition, computer vision, and natural language processing. But as fancy, and potentially scary, as those things sound, AI today is very narrow in that it is designed to accomplish a particular task and and is dependent on humans...
  • Imagining urban utopia — America’s ‘perfect city’

    Apr 20, 2018
    YouTube channels Life Noggin and Real Engineering contemplate "the perfect city."
  • 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.