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Hellman__Alyssa_ICNY_2014 Alyssa Hellman joins BHGRE Go Realty

Alyssa Hellman joins BHGRE Go Realty

Alyssa Hellman, who shared her wisdom about the “Uberfication of real estate” at the most recent Real Estate Connect conference, has left her position as a sales manager and agent with Long & Foster Real Estate to head up Better ......
By Inman News | 8 hours ago
Screen shot of an Onvedeo automated listing video for a BHGRE 'Distinctive Collection' listing. Realogy franchisor's luxury listings get automated videos

Realogy franchisor's luxury listings get automated videos

Onvedeo, maker of automated listing video tech for real estate brokers and agents, has signed an agreement with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate that gives luxury listings in the Realogy franchisor’s “Distinctive Collection” a ...
By Paul Hagey | 10 hours ago
Time marches on image via Shutterstock. Auction.com, Google teaming up to produce real estate 'Nowcast'

Auction.com, Google teaming up to produce real estate 'Nowcast'

Housing reports are not generally known for their timeliness. Forecasts, indices and other indicators are typically based on data that is weeks, if not months, old. Online real estate marketplace Auction.com, with backing from Google, is looking to ...
By Inman News | 13 hours ago
Prehistoric hunters and skinners image via Shutterstock. Keep hunter and skinner roles in-house to weather downturns

Keep hunter and skinner roles in-house to weather downturns

"There are two kinds of salespeople: hunters and skinners. A hunter can find an albino buyer in a blizzard, and a skinner can get him to buy ice cream. You're better at one role or the other, and in business you need to know which one that is." ......
By Sam DeBord | 16 hours ago
Prehistoric hunters and skinners image via Shutterstock. Keep hunter and skinner roles in-house to weather downturns

Keep hunter and skinner roles in-house to weather downturns

"There are two kinds of salespeople: hunters and skinners. A hunter can find an albino buyer in a blizzard, and a skinner can get him to buy ice cream. You're better at one role or the other, and in business you need to know which one that is." ......
By Sam DeBord | 16 hours ago
Screen shot from NAR campaign promoting .realtor domains as trustworthy to consumers. Why I don't want to be a .realtor

Why I don't want to be a .realtor

Back in the 1990s, real estate agents used their faces and their names for branding and for marketing. Having a first and last name as a domain name was as standard as the static template 1.0 website. Apparently, agents and ......
By Teresa Boardman | 16 hours ago
Screen shot from HouseLens promotional video showing a Matterport camera being used to create a 3-D tour. Marketing firm will offer 3-D models to make life easier for agents, sellers

Marketing firm will offer 3-D models to make life easier for agents, sellers

Real estate video marketing provider HouseLens has raised $2 million in a Series A funding round that’ll grease the company’s wheels as it gears up to offer virtual 3-D models and a video walk-through mobile app next year. Nashville, Tennessee-b...
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
MeSamong / Shutterstock.com 3 body language poses that are bad for business

3 body language poses that are bad for business

As you no doubt already know, the way that we present ourselves to others is much more than just words. We are constantly being observed whether we realize it or not, and the way that we stand or sit can say a lot about our confidence level ......
By ActiveRain | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
MeSamong / Shutterstock.com 3 body language poses that are bad for business

3 body language poses that are bad for business

As you no doubt already know, the way that we present ourselves to others is much more than just words. We are constantly being observed whether we realize it or not, and the way that we stand or sit can say a lot about our confidence level ......
By ActiveRain | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Vancouver, British Columbia image via Shutterstock. Black Knight signs first Canadian MLS deal and it's a big one

Black Knight signs first Canadian MLS deal and it's a big one

Black Knight Financial Services has signed its first multiple listing service deal in Canada with a group of associations representing more than 17,000 real estate professionals in western Canada. Together, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver,...
By Inman News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Deadline image via Shutterstock. 10 agents you love to hate and how to cope

10 agents you love to hate and how to cope

Recently, we took to social media and asked real estate agents to get real and tell us: When you’re working with other agents, what are the little (or big!) bad habits that drive you crazy? You told us! ......
By Trulia Pro Blog | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Deadline image via Shutterstock. 10 agents you love to hate and how to cope

10 agents you love to hate and how to cope

Recently, we took to social media and asked real estate agents to get real and tell us: When you’re working with other agents, what are the little (or big!) bad habits that drive you crazy? You told us! ......
By Trulia Pro Blog | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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This 'listing' has been staged ... for Halloween

In case you missed the news that Redfin plans to create 3-D virtual tours for all of its listings with the help of tech firm Matterport, the two companies have teamed up on this spine-chilling spoof, just in time for Halloween! ......
By Inman News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Students image via Shutterstock. Listing search provider adds school ratings to property pages

Listing search provider adds school ratings to property pages

Real estate agent and broker websites that offer Internet data exchange listing search powered by RealtyTech’s IDX123 platform now display school data on listing detail pages. Homebuyers who visit a listing page powered by RealtyTech’s I...
By Inman News | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Buyer's letter image via Shutterstock. Why buyer letters are risky business

Why buyer letters are risky business

As an exclusive buyer agent, homebuyers ask me all the time about buyer letters. You know the letters I mean: the ones where the buyers write about how much they love the house and why they or their family or their kids will love living there and why...
By ActiveRain | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Buyer's letter image via Shutterstock. Why buyer letters are risky business

Why buyer letters are risky business

As an exclusive buyer agent, homebuyers ask me all the time about buyer letters. You know the letters I mean: the ones where the buyers write about how much they love the house and why they or their family or their kids will love living there and why...
By ActiveRain | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Knight image via Shutterstock. Former defense consultant brings 'big data' chops to Black Knight

Former defense consultant brings 'big data' chops to Black Knight

Dan Kenshalo, a longtime “big data” consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense, is now the new head of Black Knight Financial Services’ “innovation laboratory,” part of its data and analytics division. Black Knight, a...
By Inman News | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Targeted marketing image via Shutterstock. Promote your real estate business like a PR pro

Promote your real estate business like a PR pro

Whether you are just starting out in the real estate business or you are a veteran agent looking for ways to blow your own horn, you need to get your name and your service out there in front of as many people as you can. I have always been fascinated...
By Wendy English | Tuesday, October 28, 2014