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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...
What works (and what really doesn't) in a real estate marketing plan

What works (and what really doesn't) in a real estate marketing plan

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Over the past several years, I have noticed things that work and things we agents do that might not be as beneficial as we think; these activities just don't produce the desired results. The bottom line: If you spend more time on your Facebook page t...
Zillow, Trulia shareholders approve merger

Zillow, Trulia shareholders approve merger

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Zillow and Trulia are one step closer to consummating their proposed merger. At separate meetings at Zillow and Trulia’s respective headquarters this morning, shareholders in the firms voted to approve the deal that would bring Trulia into t...
Redfin's got another $71 million to break into new markets and build out its technology

Redfin's got another $71 million to break into new markets and build out its technology

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman
Redfin has bagged another $70.9 million in funding that the high-tech real estate brokerage plans to use to boost its expansion into new markets and develop new technology to make the homebuying and selling process better for consumers. The raise...
Video: Are brokers the unsung heroes of the industry?

Video: Are brokers the unsung heroes of the industry?

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Pam O'Connor, the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World CEO, says that brokers are the Rodney Dangerfields of the industry: They don't get any respect. She talks about why that needs to change in an opinionated video ......
Jeff Hyland talks about knowing your client

Jeff Hyland talks about knowing your client

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Jeff Hyland of Hilton & Hyland answers three questions from Inman, discussing how successful agents know their clients' desires better than the clients themselves do and why he thinks there's no substitute for personal communication ......
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