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  • Salesforce nixes gun stores: Should real estate care?

    Jun 05, 2019
    Salesforce is a large business technology company, and its CRM is very popular among real estate agents. The company has decided to stop selling its e-commerce software to retail gun stores.
  • EXp Realty undertakes massive Canadian expansion

    Jun 05, 2019
    EXp Realty announced Wednesday at its shareholder summit in Orlando that the company is bringing its virtual cloud-based tech-focused brokerage to four more provinces in Canada, giving it a total company footprint of seven Canadian provinces. 
  • Best of both worlds? Notarize launches ‘hybrid’ closings for lenders

    Jun 05, 2019
    The service is exactly what it sounds like, with consumers able to sign some documents online while still wrapping things up in the traditional way at their lender's office.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Compass, eXp Realty and Redfin voice support for Equality Act

    Jun 05, 2019
    Just in time for Pride Month, the annual June celebration of LGBTQ rights in the U.S., three major real estate brokerages – Compass, eXp Realty and Redfin— all confirmed to Inman this week for the first time that they support the Equality Act, a proposed update to the U.S. Civil Rights Act that would make it illegal for anyone in the country providing various services, including employment, housing and related services, to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • A line in the sand: W+R Studios won’t accept old listing data standard

    Jun 05, 2019
    Six months ago W+R Studios began the process of making all of its products, the Cloud Agent Suite, compatible with the RESO Web API. Today, the company announced it had achieved that goal, and, moreover, it would no longer accept data from new MLS customers via RETS — only through the RESO Web API.
  • Tour Frank Lloyd Wright Mayan-inspired $23M mansion

    Jun 05, 2019
    A Hilton & Hyland agent gave an insider look at an extravagant Frank Lloyd Wright mansion currently on the market for $23 million.
  • Is Purplebricks on the verge of being taken over?

    Jun 05, 2019
    Berlin-based Axel Springer publishes a number of European newspapers and also owns U.S.-based website Business Insider and its offshoots. The company previously invested $177 million in Purplebricks, which was used to fund the brokerage's expansion beyond its home base in the U.K.
  • What makes Inman Connect a must-attend event?

    Jun 05, 2019
    Regular columnist Jay Thompson estimates he’s been to well over a dozen Inman Connects. Why? What compels someone to attend the same conference, sometimes twice a year, across more than a decade? Find out here.
  • Coffee’s for closers: How to create a mindset for success

    Jun 05, 2019
    Building a successful real estate business for the long term requires self-knowledge, social skills, thinking beyond the immediate sale and understanding the dynamics of your market.
  • 3 simple tips for helping buyers fall in love with the neighborhood

    Jun 05, 2019
    A house can be changed physically to fit the buyers’ needs, and then it becomes their home. A big piece of feeling at home is falling in love with a neighborhood. Here are three tips for helping buyers want to take it to the next level with a neighborhood.
  • A-Rod buys NYC rental building with Barbara Corcoran

    Jun 04, 2019
    Retired MLB star Alex Rodriguez, known also as "A-Rod," will be renting out a 21-unit building in East Village, New York.
  • Would you buy Ikea’s new robotic furniture?

    Jun 04, 2019
    Ikea just launched a new line of multifunctional robotic furniture designed specifically for small spaces in urban settings.
  • Innovative and transparent, SquadVoice turns old leads into new money

    Jun 04, 2019
    This unique lead analysis solution earns rare five-star rating for its innovative approach to helping brokerages earn more business by applying AI to your CRM.
  • Vacation rental industry heats up with iTrip Vacations expansion

    Jun 04, 2019
    The newly added iTrip properties are scattered across a handful of coastal Florida communities including Palm Beach Gardens, Fort Pierce, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Stuart, Hutchinson Island and Port St. Lucie. The properties will be operated as part of a new iTrip franchise, dubbed iTrip Vacations Treasure Coast.
  • A new ‘uniform’ for Fannie and Freddie aims to help homebuyers, investors

    Jun 04, 2019
    Though relatively obscure among most consumers, the project to create the UMBS has been in the works since at least 2012. Officials have already been prepping investors for the launch of the combined TBA market for months, and during Monday's phone call Freddie Mac senior vice president Mark Hanson said that "all signs are quite positive at this stage in the market."