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Screen shot of time-lapse video stablized using Hyperlapse by Instagram. Instagram's 'Hyperlapse' app just might revolutionalize real estate video

Instagram's 'Hyperlapse' app just might revolutionalize real estate video

Instagram's time-lapse video app, "Hyperlapse," could be a valuable asset for real estate agents by giving them the ability to make high-quality property tours and neighborhood videos on the fly. The free app's image-stabilization technology helps us...
By Paul Hagey | 20 hours ago
Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com Why real estate brokerages should operate like Chipotle

Why real estate brokerages should operate like Chipotle

Real estate is notorious for its inefficiencies when purchasing and selling a home. Technology has helped, to some degree, to streamline the housing search and transaction, but in general real estate often lags when it comes to adopting new tech and ...
By Will Caldwell | 21 hours ago
Man posing as 'Jack Sparrow' image via Shutterstock. Savvy! Here's a crafty way brokers can milk mobile for leads

Savvy! Here's a crafty way brokers can milk mobile for leads

San Francisco-based brokerage Zephyr may have found a crafty way to tap mobile for leads. Listing search apps are a dime a dozen these days, so brokers can find it challenging to generate new business off their branded mobile products. But Zephyr may...
By Teke Wiggin | 24 hours ago
The truth about your real estate career- (1) 5 things your recruiting broker didn't tell you about a career in real estate

5 things your recruiting broker didn't tell you about a career in real estate

I got into real estate for a few different reasons, but none of them had to do with the desire to look at homes every day or to wear suits. Honestly, I thought I would get to golf more than I do, but I am not complaining. ......
By Trulia Pro Blog | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Home price appreciation image via Shutterstock. What if buying and selling homes were as easy as trading stocks?

What if buying and selling homes were as easy as trading stocks?

HomeUnion wants to level the playing field for smaller investors, helping them compete with institutional giants to identify bargain-priced single-family rental properties in markets around the country, and then buy and manage them from afar. Institu...
By Teke Wiggin | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
From left to right, Inman News' Laura Monroe; Michele Serro, founder and CEO, Doorsteps; Amber Feng, product lead, Stripe; and Frederick Townes, co-founder and chief technology officer, Placester. The user experience bar keeps getting raised higher and higher

The user experience bar keeps getting raised higher and higher

Seems like the user experience bar gets raised a little bit higher every day. How do you keep up and deliver a delightful experience on any device? Inman News’ Laura Monroe explores the topic with three experts who know it ......
By Inman News | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Prospects image via Shutterstock. 2 out of 3 house hunters research agents online

2 out of 3 house hunters research agents online

Real estate agents have a better chance of pitching themselves to potential clients in person if they’re easy to find online, data from search giant Google shows. Half of prospective homebuyers  get serious about looking for a home 6 to ......
By Inman News | Monday, August 25, 2014
Leads image via Shutterstock. ReferralExchange paying for your real estate leads

ReferralExchange paying for your real estate leads

ReferralExchange, a new referral site for real estate professionals, wants your extra leads — and it’s willing to pay you every time another agent is able to close on one. The company will take your excess leads, “scrub” them ...
By Paul Hagey | Monday, August 25, 2014
Sue Benson, 'The Pink Lady,' really likes pink. How emulating a 'Legally Blonde' character can win you clients

How emulating a 'Legally Blonde' character can win you clients

Sue Benson has to shake off the occasional stalker now and then. “It’s gotten a little weird with some text messages asking me about a shed and then like, ‘Oh, do you want Pink Panther panties?’ ” she said ......
By Teke Wiggin | Monday, August 25, 2014
Screen shot from Lenda.com. 12 startups that are changing the way we interact with real estate

12 startups that are changing the way we interact with real estate

Are you ready for a glimpse into the future of real estate? Real Estate Connect's “New Kids on the Block” session and an eye-opening Agent Reboot session called “9 technologies that will change the real estate landscape forever” provided a pr...
By Bernice Ross | Monday, August 25, 2014
Kevin Morgan, vice president of acquisitions and finance for JMA Ventures, gave Inman News a Beam Pro tour of one of the firm's Ghirardelli Square units. Buyers are driving cameras through homes on the other side of the world

Buyers are driving cameras through homes on the other side of the world

New technology is taking virtual tours a step further by letting buyers drive cameras mounted on remote-controlled vehicles through distant homes, venturing from room to room, peeking around corners and taking in near-360-degree views from multiple v...
By Paul Hagey | Monday, August 25, 2014
Lindstrom_Kent_ICSF_2014 News from your friends means news that matters

News from your friends means news that matters

Nuzzel’s Kent Lindstrom talks about the inherent power of our social graphs — beyond just staying connected ......
By Inman News | Monday, August 25, 2014
Crime scene image via Shutterstock. Agents can no longer meet with complete strangers in empty houses

Agents can no longer meet with complete strangers in empty houses

This past weekend, an agent in my local market was holding a new construction home open when two men arrived, said they worked for the builder and were there to pick up materials. As they loaded their truck, she became ......
By J. Philip Faranda | Friday, August 22, 2014
Bang image via Shutterstock. Fed is closer to a rate hike than many assume

Fed is closer to a rate hike than many assume

The world is a better-looking place than one week ago, and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen whispered “Bang” today but did not shoot. Thus the great barometer, the 10-year U.S. Treasury note, rose a bit in yield, from 2.33 percent ......
By Lou Barnes | Friday, August 22, 2014
Pipelineimage 5 sales metrics real estate brokers shouldn't be ignoring -- Catch the webinar replay

5 sales metrics real estate brokers shouldn't be ignoring -- Catch the webinar replay

Did you miss our webinar last week? As part of our Broker Success series we had a great discussion with our expert panelists, and learned how great Pipeline ROI is for helping brokers achieve the results they are looking for. Catch the summary and re...
By Laura Monroe | Friday, August 22, 2014
Just say no Ditch the 'Monkey Bars Approach' to thrive in real estate sales

Ditch the 'Monkey Bars Approach' to thrive in real estate sales

Viewers tuning in to CBS to watch “I Love Lucy” on a September evening 62 years ago might not have known that they were about to witness one of the most iconic scenes in sitcom history. Thanks to reruns, countless viewers around the globe have si...
By Bret Calltharp | Friday, August 22, 2014
Incompetent image via Shutterstock. Incompetence seems to be the rule rather than the exception

Incompetence seems to be the rule rather than the exception

Most of the stress in my life these days is caused by people who don’t do their jobs and by companies that make promises they can’t keep. Someone was supposed to be taking care of my parents, but they are ......
By Teresa Boardman | Friday, August 22, 2014
Kevin O'Connor of FindTheBest speaks at Real Estate Connect San Francisco. How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the data-hungry client

How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the data-hungry client

When consumers want every detail and their faith in sales professionals depends on authority and transparency, it's time to stop fearing data and embrace it, says Kevin O'Connor, CEO of research engine FindTheBest ......
By Inman News | Friday, August 22, 2014