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Take your brokerage's destiny into your hands by leaving excuses behind

Take your brokerage's destiny into your hands by leaving excuses behind

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"I know I should be doing so … but I am not." Do you know how many times I have heard that? Too many! It’s the basic broker excuse. Here are a few others ......
Redfin, flush with cash, announces 4 more new markets

Redfin, flush with cash, announces 4 more new markets

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Fresh off the announcement of its $70.9 million funding round, Redfin says it’s launching brokerage operations in four additional markets, capping a year of remarkable expansion for the Seattle-based brokerage. Redfin now has agents on the g...
5 economic uncertainties that can wake you in the middle of the night

5 economic uncertainties that can wake you in the middle of the night

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Markets are already quieting down with the approach of two holiday-shortened weeks, after two calm-shattering ones. The five things unresolved, still on the table beside the turkey: What is the Fed up to? What is the support for an apparently ......
All I want for Christmas is this Realtor superpower

All I want for Christmas is this Realtor superpower

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Real estate agents and brokers have more tech tools at their disposal every year, providing them with deeper insights into housing markets and allowing them to find — and serve — clients more efficiently. Improvements in technology are in...
Christmas Zillow style, thrill-seeking Murdoch, and the hunt for tech talent

Christmas Zillow style, thrill-seeking Murdoch, and the hunt for tech talent

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Zillow and Trulia each have sharp chief economists whose mission is to get their respective companies' brands in front of consumers' noses. They do this by populating the interwebs with a never-ending stream of commentary and analysis of housing mark...
Tell a compelling story (like 'Serial') to create opportunities

Tell a compelling story (like 'Serial') to create opportunities

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Sitting around the Christmas dinner table, if your family is like mine, you'll discuss the year that's gone by and your aspirations for 2015. And if your family is really like mine, you'll also discuss your theories about "Serial." ......
Douglas Elliman pushes into another luxury market

Douglas Elliman pushes into another luxury market

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Continuing an aggressive push into luxury markets outside of its New York City base, Douglas Elliman Real Estate has skied into the Aspen, Colorado, market by snapping up Joshua & Co., a brokerage with four offices and 40 agents in ......
Peter Hernandez on industry decay and 2015 predictions

Peter Hernandez on industry decay and 2015 predictions

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Peter Hernandez, the founder of Teles Properties, discusses industry decay, global events and why he thinks there will be more business to go around in ......
Learn what it takes to start a real estate brokerage with founders of Urban Compass

Learn what it takes to start a real estate brokerage with founders of Urban Compass

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Since opening its doors less than two years ago, real estate startup Urban Compass has grown to become the ninth-largest brokerage by dollar volume in New York City, boasting just under $495 million in listings as of November 2014, according ......
Sometimes, staying competitive means shattering convention

Sometimes, staying competitive means shattering convention

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We've never met a fellow hacker who thinks the status quo is good enough. By nature, hackers rail against the adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," replacing it with our own: "Break everything and make it better." There's no room for inefficient ...
Mark Fitzpatrick on ethical people and swiping

Mark Fitzpatrick on ethical people and swiping

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The CEO of RUHM shares his thoughts about the secret to success in real estate, why leveraging numbers is trendy and what he thinks will be the communication way of the future ......
Heather Elias shares her social media hits

Heather Elias shares her social media hits

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Heather Elias, the vice president of industry engagement at Century 21 Redwood Realty, participates in a question-and-answer session about her social media habits ......
3 insights into the future of real estate disruption

3 insights into the future of real estate disruption

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Real estate disruption is inevitable, and the industry will eventually see a massive overhaul. However, disruption may come in a form far from expected ......
Zillow gets creative in hunt for tech talent

Zillow gets creative in hunt for tech talent

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Tech talent is in demand and real estate is just one industry courting the best and the brightest software engineers. Of the 123 current job openings at Zillow, just over half (62) are for technology positions. Tech positions also make up a ......
Handwritten notes can be a powerful tool

Handwritten notes can be a powerful tool

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You get home from work, and on your way in you pick up the mail. You leaf through and see a bill, a bill, a flier, a bill ... Ooh, a handwritten envelope! You immediately want to open it to see who sent this lovely piece of mail to you. Why did you r...
Realtor.com regrets, bulls and bears, and underestimate Redfin at your own expense

Realtor.com regrets, bulls and bears, and underestimate Redfin at your own expense

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Anyone who underestimates Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman is crazy. Quirky, yes. Direct, yes. Master fundraiser, yes. True entrepreneur, yes. Irritates the hell out of the industry, yes ......
Agent-only app gathers momentum with MLSs

Agent-only app gathers momentum with MLSs

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Looks like nothing says “try me” better than “free.” In July, real estate tech firm Homesnap offered the agent-only version of the company’s popular real estate mobile app free to multiple listing services for the first 12 m...
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