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Oleg Zabielin / Shutterstock.com How to think like a soldier and act like an entrepreneur

How to think like a soldier and act like an entrepreneur

Dr. Tommy Sowers is the current CEO and founder of SOLOpro, a venture-backed real estate marketplace that offers a full 3 percent rebate to homebuyers as well as access to real estate agents who have unbundled their services ......
By Jennye Garibaldi | 4 minutes ago
tulpahn / Shutterstock.com The digital frontier: new ways of finding customers

The digital frontier: new ways of finding customers

Just a few years ago, agents were shunning online ratings and reviews, and Instagram was in its infancy. Fast forward to today: These digital tools are fast becoming an integral part of the industry and are paving the road to new customers ......
By Jennye Garibaldi | 5 minutes ago
tech-connect-hero Tech Connect shares must-have tactics from the best real estate hackers and developers

Tech Connect shares must-have tactics from the best real estate hackers and developers

On Aug. 4 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, top technologists from around the globe will gather for a special session to share and learn the secrets of building successful real estate applications, APIs, tools, and consumer and industry featu...
By Inman | 9 minutes ago
IM_photo / Shutterstock.com Broker Connect is best way to network and meet new customers

Broker Connect is best way to network and meet new customers

On Aug. 4 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, one of the best attended sessions will be Broker Connect, where the brightest brokers from around the country will be on hand to share the hard-won truths about creating success for those actually r...
By Inman | 10 minutes ago
agent-connect Agent Connect: Learn secrets from top agents to grow your business

Agent Connect: Learn secrets from top agents to grow your business

On Aug. 4 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, top agents from around the globe will gather for a special agent-only session to share and learn the secrets of building a successful business ......
By Inman | 11 minutes ago
SIHASAKPRACHUM / Shutterstock.com The 'micro-moments' that connect us

The 'micro-moments' that connect us

You’re in line at the grocery store, shopping for a new car. You’re on the train during your morning commute, booking tickets for your Hawaiian vacation. You’re at your daughter’s soccer game, signing documents to purchase your first home ......
By Jennye Garibaldi | 13 minutes ago
ConnectWebsiteHedv12 Disrupting death: ICSF speaker Dr. Aubrey de Grey says we could live forever

Disrupting death: ICSF speaker Dr. Aubrey de Grey says we could live forever

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” -- Mark Twain. While we’re not off the hook for paying taxes, Dr. Aubrey de Grey believes that we may be able to avoid (or at least prolong) our until-now inevitable mo...
By Jennye Garibaldi | 14 minutes ago
zhu difeng / Shutterstock.com Real estate market recap, July 27-31

Real estate market recap, July 27-31

Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ......
By Inman | 34 minutes ago
Anthony Ricci / Shutterstock.com The week in industry hires and promotions: July 27-31

The week in industry hires and promotions: July 27-31

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ......
By Inman | 34 minutes ago
Kentoh / Shutterstock.com Long-term interest rates fall -- what's up with down?

Long-term interest rates fall -- what's up with down?

Whither long-term interest rates? Everyone building a new home -- or thinking of buying anything -- wants to know. What is the upside risk, Fed on the warpath ......
By Lou Barnes | 12 hours ago
Hans Christiansson / Shutterstock.com Realogy’s 2Q earnings per share fall below analyst expectations

Realogy’s 2Q earnings per share fall below analyst expectations

While Realogy Holdings Corp.’s second-quarter earnings per share fell slightly below analysts’ expectations, the company expects to normalize its expenses following a few recent acquisitions and benefit from a strong summer selling season in the ...
By Amy Swinderman | 16 hours ago
HWQK9B2QGLQ 3-D home of the day

3-D home of the day

There's a feeling you get when you reach the summit after a long climb. Exhilaration. Awe. Triumph. If that feeling had a home, it would be 3807 Crest Road in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Boasting with unparalleled views sweeping from Malibu to t...
By Kevin Klages | 17 hours ago
Paul Laubach / Shutterstock.com Key principles of real estate career longevity

Key principles of real estate career longevity

Success isn't easy -- and making it last is even harder. In the fast-paced, highly competitive and rapidly changing world of real estate, that's especially true. The big-name agent in your local town today might have been a complete unknown just a co...
By Tim Harris | 17 hours ago
jreika / Shutterstock.com 3 things new agents should have to do before going it alone

3 things new agents should have to do before going it alone

Now that I've had my license for almost a year, I am going to share what has helped me feel comfortable saying and knowing I am a professional and trustworthy agent. Here are the three steps agents should have to take before they receive their licens...
By Michael Horstman | 17 hours ago
Alfie Photography / Shutterstock.com Realtor.com-powered Doorsteps Rent pilots hyperlocal listings in Austin

Realtor.com-powered Doorsteps Rent pilots hyperlocal listings in Austin

The Doorsteps brand has had various product offerings over the course of its life before and after its acquisition by Move Inc. -- but each has had the same intention: creating a more human experience for the user. The newest branch of Doorsteps is t...
By Kimberly Manning | 17 hours ago
pikcha / Shutterstock.com Property tool provider rebrands to offer one-stop marketing solution

Property tool provider rebrands to offer one-stop marketing solution

Online property tour provider VisualTour is rebranding itself as Paradym and offering its real estate agent customers new functionality to incorporate the latest Internet technology and trends, the company announced Thursday ......
By Amy Swinderman | 17 hours ago
startupstockphotos.com Meet the New Kids On the Block - Part 1

Meet the New Kids On the Block - Part 1

Many companies that are household names today (Zillow and Trulia, for example, to name just two) made their debut on the Connect stage as wee startups. Next week, we’ll continue the tradition of giving the newbies a chance to pitch their business t...
By Jennye Garibaldi | 17 hours ago
Kamil Macniak / Shutterstock.com 3 ways to help buyers fall in love with a home

3 ways to help buyers fall in love with a home

But nothing is going to get buyers closer to "I do" than getting them to fall in love. And yes, you can create a love connection. Here's how you can help buyers fall in love. ......
By Brian Balduf | 19 hours ago