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Investing in mortgages should not be looked at with trepidation. As with other cash flow investments such as corporate bonds, government notes, or money market funds, mortgage investments can be looked at in the same vein.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 12:05 pm
Our condo has an election coming up: eight applicants for four positions. Residents are sent packets with applicants' resumes and proxy sheet to mail n if they are not able to attend the meeting to vote in person. Some residents ignore the entire event. Some applicants are going door to door asking residents to sign a proxy form for them. These applicants will then walk into the meeting with signed proxies - more or less rigging the voting process.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 12:05 pm


Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

Studies show that texting, gossiping, surfing the web and snacking are some of the biggest wastes of time for people at work. So what can you do to shift your focus and increase productivity instead of letting the day get away from you
Author: Inman
Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:00 pm
"Who are you? And should I trust you?" These are the two essential questions asked and answered by the artificial intelligence (AI) built into Trust Stamp, an app meant to keep you and your clients safe by automatically screening your leads, home site visitors and potential customers
Author: Inman
Posted: February 21, 2018, 6:00 pm
Robert Reffkin is the founder and CEO of Compass. Combining the country's top agents, proprietary market insights and integrated mobile and web technologies, technology-driven real estate platform Compass is dedicated to creating a seamless and intelligent homebuying, selling and renting experience. We recently sat down with Robert to pick his brain about the future of real estate leadership
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: February 21, 2018, 5:30 pm
The consumer has never had better ways to view homes online. What are the latest developments that will improve the online visual experience, and what should you be prepared to offer your home sellers
Author: Inman
Posted: February 21, 2018, 5:00 pm
Almost all agents use Facebook and/or Instagram but are they using those social media tools correctly? Listen in as the Tech Connect presenters share a step-by-step guide that will help you leverage these important platforms
Author: Inman
Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:51 pm
One of the many beneficial sessions at Inman Connect New York is “Tech live problem solving” at Tech Connect, where the pros discuss audience queries and work through issues live onstage
Author: Inman
Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:49 pm
Existing-home sales decreased 3.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 5.38 million in  January -- dipping from a downwardly revised 5.56 in December 2017, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported today
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:33 pm
TextoAd is a text message marketing platform for listings and lead generation that uses custom yard sign numbers to automate property information follow-up via text message
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: February 21, 2018, 11:00 am
If you have been in real estate for even a short while, you have probably heard that one of the quickest ways to get listings or find buyers is to work your SOI (sphere of influence)
Author: Tyler Weinrich
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:45 am
With the abundance of sunshine, everything blooming and people eager to get out and about, spring is the perfect time for sellers to spruce up their home and jump on the market
Author: Nicole Solari
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:30 am
Imagine a real estate brokerage in which the management’s focus is truly 100 percent on agents. Where real estate agents are the customers. Instead of focusing on the next recruit, sales meeting or metric, the brokerage’s management takes the time to pay attention to what’s in the house versus what’s outside of it. Agents are more than just a number with a sales volume attached to their name
Author: Cara Ameer
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:15 am
Fear mongering is not my thing. I don’t like planting the seeds of the worst case scenario either. However, in business, there has to be a window of awareness that clues you into the possibilities -- whether they be good or bad
Author: Kevin Hoover
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:00 am
Cartus, a Realogy company, is rolling out its new analytics system in partnership with Ironside to better evaluate the moves and expenses of its customers
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: February 21, 2018, 12:12 am
Nine startups stood onstage at ICNY's Tech Connect to introduce themselves — and what they have to offer — to an audience of potential clients
Author: Inman
Posted: February 20, 2018, 11:37 pm
Piper Moretti switched over to real estate from the entertainment industry and soon found herself with a buyer who wanted to pay all-cash — but in bitcoin
Author: Inman
Posted: February 20, 2018, 11:26 pm
Real estate predictive data tool Remine will now be available to agents around Chicagoland through regional multiple listing service Midwest Real Estate Data, according to an announcement from both companies on Tuesday. Remine is a big data tool that predicts
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: February 20, 2018, 10:40 pm
The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will devote $35 million to helping "low-income residents become self-sufficient" in housing, the department announced Tuesday
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: February 20, 2018, 10:33 pm
After some high-profile moves last week in San Diego, the next spate of brokerage recruiting wars is going down in Los Angeles, where Pacific Union, the largest independent brokerage in California, today announced the opening of a new 20-agent office in the trendy Highland Park neighborhood and the addition of three top producing real estate teams from Keller Williams to its Southern California operation. 
Author: Gill South
Posted: February 20, 2018, 8:50 pm

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