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Feds release long-awaited opportunity zone regulations
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 5:27:27
The federal government released regulations Wednesday meant to stimulate investment in businesses and real estate projects in financially distressed areas. read more»

50 blog post ideas that’ll attract homesellers
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 2:15:45
The best way to attract seller leads is to create quality information that will help them and position you as the local expert. Here are 50 blog post ideas aimed at attracting sellers. You only need to write them once, but you can repurpose them throughout your career. read more»

Forget Zestimates: Use DashCMA on your listing presentations
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 1:12:39
DashCMA quickly performs robust comparative market analyses for real estate agents. The CMA visualizes data to better communicate home values to clients and uses metrics that many others don’t. read more»

Avoiding trouble: 8 digital marketing rules for agents
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 1:00:01
There is increasing buzz around lawsuits against social media platforms, real estate agents and brokers over "scammy" and "spammy" lead generation activities. Some of these problems come from real estate professionals who don't fully understand digital marketing practices and technology. Here are eight easy rules for agents who want to stay out of the fray. read more»

3 ways to actively ensure the longevity of your career
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 0:50:37
While attending the real estate licensing program, I learned an insane statistic: About 90 percent of real estate agents leave after five years. How do you prevent falling prey to the five-year itch? Actively continue your education through these three avenues. read more»

MagicPlan releases new version of its popular room-scanning app
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:13:49
Version 8 of the app, which has 18 million downloads, uses 3D scanning to capture measurements and indicate doors and windows automatically. read more»

‘Off the rails’ real estate promo video ‘missed the mark,’ goes viral
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:02:25
A steamy real estate promo video featuring models playfully chasing each other around a luxury pad has drawn ridicule from across the globe on social media. read more»

Quicken to allow Vrbo short-term rental income for mortgage qualification
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:04:48
Quicken Loans and vacation rental company Vrbo are partnering to allow prospective buyers to use rental income on primary or secondary homes to qualify for a mortgage.  read more»

Sellers pulling homes off market ahead of Uber, Lyft IPOs
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 9:12:28
The influx of new money could lead to a robust market once the uncertainty wanes, according to a new report from Compass Chief Economist Selma Hepp. read more»

Connect Las Vegas: Top 10 networking tips
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 8:52:22
As the name suggests, our Inman Connect conference isn’t just about great speakers, sessions and learning — it’s also about building relationships. read more»

Mondrian-mimicking home sells for $500K above asking price
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 8:00:16
A small San Francisco home painted to look like a Piet Mondrian painting sold for $500,000 above the asking price. read more»

Flat-fee brokerage Reali acquires mortgage lender
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 5:17:39
Flat-fee brokerage Reali announced Wednesday that it has acquired a loan company and is launching its own in-house mortgage service. read more»

4 ways brokerages can expand their agents’ education
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 2:21:27
In the constantly changing real estate industry, how do real estate brokerages furnish their agents with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed? Here are some of the top strategies for fostering agent growth through coaching, ongoing education and proactive training programs. read more»

7 reasons pre-listing inspections are an absolute must
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 1:42:21
Contrary to popular belief, the celebrations shouldn't begin right when a contract is executed -- in fact, it marks the beginning of a long and uncertain process to a potential closing. The best way to increase a seller’s chances of closing smoothly is to have a pre-listing inspection done before ever coming on the market. Here are seven reasons why. read more»

How to keep your seller from straying to an iBuyer
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 0:23:43
How can agents position themselves as relevant with the onslaught of iBuyers becoming prevalent in markets across the U.S.? Here are four tips for showcasing your worth. read more»

Which MLS is on top? T3 Sixty’s newest rankings
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:41:13
T3 Sixty has announced that rankings for the largest MLSs, state Realtor associations and local associations have been added to the Swanepoel Mega 1000 list for the first time. read more»

Realtor and congressional hopeful Leigh Brown files suit against FEC
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:07:28
The Federal Election Commission is barring Brown from running ads for her RE/MAX franchise before the election. read more»

NAR hit with yet another antitrust suit over buyer commissions
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 10:09:10
Another homeseller is challenging the sharing of real estate sales commissions between listing and buyer's brokers, according to a new lawsuit. read more»

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