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Posted: August 18, 2017, 12:12 pm


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Chinese buyers have been at the center of many international real estate conversations the past few years. Although this demographic's U.S. residential real estate investment is expected to slightly drop this year, that isn't stopping real estate professionals from finding out what makes this integral segment of buyers tick
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: August 18, 2017, 10:30 pm
If you're hoping to see the last of 'disrupters' and 'disruption' in real estate news, you're out of luck. This year alone, we'll see $3.5 billion invested in technology meant to solidify the real estate professionals' value amid disruption and close the gap between consumer wants and industry provisions. Keller Williams' Josh Team explains how the company -- which has set aside $1 billion in tech funding -- is defending its territory, empowering agents and elevating the client experience
Author: Inman
Posted: August 18, 2017, 9:39 pm
You found your buyers the perfect house and helped them write a winning offer. You held their hand through the closing process and handed them the keys to their new home, then attended the housewarming party. Nice work, real estate agent! But now what
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: August 18, 2017, 9:36 pm
Alright, agents and brokers, now's your chance: If you have an opinion on whether MLSs can require you to pay for their service even if you don't want it, it's time to say your piece before it's too late
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: August 18, 2017, 7:06 pm
Many bright-and-shiny mortgage startups tout lickety-split approvals, but actually closing on their loans can take weeks. But 360 Mortgage Group assures us that its new mortgage platform truly can deliver a lightning-fast and frictionless mortgage closing
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: August 18, 2017, 4:41 pm
It's not easy to try to disrupt an industry like real estate. Bamboo Realty was a brokerage that tried, catering first to rental clients and later experimenting with a pay-what-you-want commission deal for real estate transactions. But it looks like December's shuttering of the Houston Bamboo office was foretelling
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: August 18, 2017, 3:25 pm
I just spent a few days in Chicago with the National Association of Realtors. During my travel, I thoroughly enjoyed Brad Inman’s description of our “fat cat (leadership) gathering.”
Author: Sam DeBord
Posted: August 18, 2017, 2:51 pm
Boost by HomeSpotter is a Facebook ad campaign creation and management tool that connects with your MLS to monitor your market movement. Boost does an excellent job of funneling your marketing message from advertisement to landing page builder to qualified lead
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: August 18, 2017, 10:00 am
It's been nearly four years since a group of dozens of big brokers laid out a long list of grievances against MLSs and threatened the launch of an industry bombshell that would change the role of the MLS. Since then, that industry bombshell -- Upstream -- has yet to officially roll out. But how are relations between brokers and MLSs
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: August 18, 2017, 10:00 am
Those words: “Can my buyers back out of a house if they don’t like it?” shouldn’t be uttered. Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates delves into why
Author: Peter Lorimer
Posted: August 18, 2017, 10:00 am
At every Inman Connect, I learn something -- in fact, I learn a lot -- about where the real estate industry is and where it’s going, what matters to smart agents and brokers, and how to be better at what I do
Author: Kathryn Royster
Posted: August 18, 2017, 9:30 am
When shopping for a condo, you have the delightful task of reading lists upon lists of available amenities -- and then figuring out the difference between which ones are desirable, which ones are necessary and which ones the seller is offering that you weren’t even looking for in the first place (is that rooftop helipad really necessary?)
Author: Randy Char
Posted: August 18, 2017, 9:00 am
For many Facebook users, it’s not unusual to spend a significant portion of the day scrolling down the news feed or chatting on Messenger. In fact, according to The New York Times, the average user spends at least 50 minutes
Author: Pat Hiban
Posted: August 18, 2017, 8:30 am
You’ve held open houses, sent direct mail newsletters and made the dreaded cold calls. You’ve handed out your business card so often it’s become a reflex. But you’re still not generating enough solid leads. Or maybe you are generating leads, but it feels unsustainable
Author: Chris Meyer
Posted: August 18, 2017, 8:00 am
What does the Ritz-Carlton have to do with your real estate business? Maybe nothing -- yet. But if you're the type of Realtor who would overnight a child's lost stuffed giraffe, you might be on the right path. 
Author: Inman
Posted: August 17, 2017, 10:56 pm
What happens when a handful of top producers join forces to conquer the luxury real estate market? If you’re anything like the six driven agents who founded Seattle-based boutique brokerage Avenue Properties, what happens is $65 million sold in one week
Author: Gill South
Posted: August 17, 2017, 9:27 pm
It takes nine months from conception to birth to have a baby. If you had to build a business from the ground up in less than nine months, how would you do it? West + Main Homes is a brand-new brokerage in the Denver metro area -- broker-owner Stacie Perrault Staub decided in January to "take the next year to develop a brand totally from scratch."
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: August 17, 2017, 9:24 pm
To compete on price with real estate agents, high-tech investors known as "iBuyers" will need to figure out ways to sell their homes very fast and for top dollar. Leading iBuyer Opendoor, which makes quick offers on homes and can close in days, has taken another step in this direction
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: August 17, 2017, 9:09 pm

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