Recent Articles by Morgan Brown

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Need to boost your real estate skills — fast? Meet your new favorite resource

Real estate agents have long turned to Inman for the latest marketing and business building strategies and tactics they need to get and stay ahead of the competition. Now, Inman is launching a completely new way to get the growth strategies that top ...
By Morgan Brown | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Gary Vaynerchuk headlines Inman Connect San Francisco

Four-time New York Times bestseller and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk will headline Inman Connect San Francisco this August 2-5. Gary is renowned for his passionate beliefs about how to achieve success as an entrepreneur. His enthusiasm, passion and e...
By Morgan Brown | Monday, March 28, 2016
Photo by Jenna Bascom 14 reasons you can’t miss Broker Connect

14 reasons you can’t miss Broker Connect

Broker Connect is a free event designed specifically for broker/owners to learn, debate and discuss what’s next for brokers in the coming year. Moderated by Sherry Chris, the half-day session goes deep on the issues that matter most for brokers, fr...
By Morgan Brown | Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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Meet your new broker: the machine learning algorithm

This year is already the year of the machine. With tech titans promising $1 billion for the Open AI project, artificial intelligence powering Google search results, and AI labs popping up at Facebook, Microsoft and more, there is no question that now...
By Morgan Brown | Thursday, January 7, 2016
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4 trends shaping venture capital investment in real estate

Alex Lange, Operating Partner at Second Century Ventures (SCV), weighs in on what’s next for venture investment and innovation in residential real estate. ......
By Morgan Brown | Friday, December 11, 2015
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What’s next for real estate brands? Ask Joel Burslem

Since he launched the Future of Real Estate Marketing blog in 2006, Joel Burslem has been prognosticating about the intersection of technology and real estate. Now, as a member of the 1000watt team, he works to find opportunities for his clients to l...
By Morgan Brown | Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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What’s next according to the smartest people in the room

The team at 1000watt is regarded as some of the most forward-thinking people in real estate. From creative approaches to Web design, to crafting memorable experiences and brand stories, to working with the leading companies in the industry, 1000watt ...
By Morgan Brown | Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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What’s next: The trends 3 indie brokers are betting on in 2016

Tami Pardee, Broker at Pardee Properties in Los Angeles, California, is laser-focused on keeping meaningful relationships with clients at the center of her business success in 2016. She's not leveraging a massive technology push or business process o...
By Morgan Brown | Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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Why the next great real estate innovation won’t be visible

I vividly remember the launch of the Apple App Store. After a year with my shiny new iPhone, Apple showed the world what the real power of the phone was -- a platform of millions of apps designed to solve myriad problems, delight users and snap sepia...
By Morgan Brown | Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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5 ways to keep up with Luxury Connect if you’re not in Beverly Hills

Inman's sold-out Luxury Connect event happens today in Beverly Hills, California. Starting at 9 a.m. PDT, the who's who in luxury real estate will take the stage with Brad Inman to discuss, debate and define the future of luxury real estate. With spe...
By Morgan Brown | Thursday, October 22, 2015
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The hybrid brokerage dilemma: Why better tech shouldn’t necessarily yield a consumer discount

Reading Inman’s massive hybrid brokerage special report, I was struck by how inextricably tied the technology model is to the discount model. The promise from all was “Better technology = lower cost.” This promise, made over dozens of years and...
By Morgan Brown | Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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Could a portal merger change the face of real estate? A lesson from PayPal

In October 2002, eBay, the giant online auction site, purchased the fast-growing payments company, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. It wasn't obvious at the time, but eBay's acquisition of PayPal would be an important turning point for the Internet itself a...
By Morgan Brown | Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Buyers wanted: Real estate and crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a fundamental shift in how capital is raised. It will have a lasting impact on the real estate industry. If you’re not quite sure what crowdfunding is you probably missed the story of Pebble. The Pebble watch is ......
By Morgan Brown | Friday, March 8, 2013
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Five ways robots will change real estate

Here come the machines. It may sound like science fiction, but it’s not. Robots are about to be everywhere, including real estate. And with all due respect to my humble Roomba, this new crop of bots is going to change ......
By Morgan Brown | Friday, March 1, 2013
Online video in an economic downturn

Online video in an economic downturn

As the word "recession" proliferates across the media, companies inevitably look to cut spending to stay competitive. However, in their hurry to get financially lean and mean, brands must not forget the importance of having a strong and dyn...
By Morgan Brown | Friday, July 18, 2008