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The story behind ‘Cards Against Real Estate’ (and where to find it)

The story behind ‘Cards Against Real Estate’ (and where to find it)

Are "passive-aggressive hashtags" or "Alex Perriello's morning routine" the future of real estate? And what would you rather give your clients for a closing gift: Leigh Brown's potty mouth or Brad Inman's priceless collection of bolos ......
By Marian McPherson | 3 hours ago
A luxury consumer brand takes flight: The Arlo Skye story

A luxury consumer brand takes flight: The Arlo Skye story

"The idea behind luxury is that it's timeless," said luxury luggage brand CEO and co-founder Mayur Bhatnagar on stage at Inman Connect New York. Hear how he built his brand to appeal to high-end customers ......
By Inman | 5 hours ago
Zillow Group will add buyer’s agent ads to StreetEasy listings

Zillow Group will add buyer’s agent ads to StreetEasy listings

StreetEasy -- the New York City listing portal that Zillow Group bought for $50 million -- will soon tack lead forms onto listings that connect consumers with buyer's agents who advertise with Zillow Group ......
By Teke Wiggin | 5 hours ago
Should real estate agents discount their commission if a seller finds the buyer?

Should real estate agents discount their commission if a seller finds the buyer?

Aaron Wittenstein sometimes cuts his commission by a quarter or more if a seller client brings an unrepresented buyer to the closing table ......
By Teke Wiggin | 6 hours ago
A man splitting a log No office, 100% commission: How an 18-state virtual brokerage makes money

No office, 100% commission: How an 18-state virtual brokerage makes money

Fathom Realty founder and CEO, Joshua Harley, doesn't like to use the term "100-percent commission brokerage" to describe his fast-growing firm because these companies have reputations as simply "license warehouses," he says ......
By Gill South | 11 hours ago
3 important factors to weigh when valuing and selling land by itself

3 important factors to weigh when valuing and selling land by itself

Often, we sell homes with only secondary interest in the land they are built on. In my market, and perhaps in yours, there are opportunities to sell land by itself. ......
By Paul Krebes | 11 hours ago
‘Money will never replace hard work’: 10 questions with top producer Patti Mahoney

‘Money will never replace hard work’: 10 questions with top producer Patti Mahoney

F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab interviews Patti Mahoney, a top producer in Noblesville, Indiana, who dives into her systems and philosophies for success. ......
By Angela Raab | 11 hours ago
What it takes to get your housing co-op offer accepted

What it takes to get your housing co-op offer accepted

First-time homebuyers often look for easy ways to alleviate the sticker shock of buying an apartment or townhouse, especially in New York City ......
By Joan Kagan | 12 hours ago
Listing Bits: Innovation and growth in real estate software

Listing Bits: Innovation and growth in real estate software

In Greg Robertson's inaugural Listing Bits podcast, he interviews David Friedman, a self-described "Jewish kid from New York," who about 12-years ago came across an industry space that was far behind the technology curve: the real estate brokerage .....
By Inman | 12 hours ago
Daily market update: February 21, 2017

Daily market update: February 21, 2017

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ......
By Inman | 14 hours ago
The Wayne Gretzky memorial erected by the city of Edmonton to celebrate its sport champion Behind the sale: Wayne Gretzky’s $6 million Los Angeles estate

Behind the sale: Wayne Gretzky’s $6 million Los Angeles estate

Some real estate professionals have deemed 2017 as "the year of the luxury real estate," and that certainly is true for Engel and Völkers USA agent Nicole Van Parys, who recently served as the listing agent for hockey great Wayne Gretzky's expansive...
By Marian McPherson | Monday, February 20, 2017
Market report: The Fed will hike as soon as next month

Market report: The Fed will hike as soon as next month

Credit markets remain bolted to a narrow range, and although stocks have burbled upward there is little action there, either -- low volatility everywhere ......
By Lou Barnes | Monday, February 20, 2017
An umpire waving a flag Ohio real estate agent accused of having sex in homes for sale

Ohio real estate agent accused of having sex in homes for sale

Ohio real estate agent Roy Webb apparently had to learn the hard way not to mix business with pleasure. On Feb. 15, the Ohio Real Estate Commission Webb slapped Webb with a $1,000 fine and a 10-day license suspension starting March 9 for having sex w...
By Marian McPherson | Monday, February 20, 2017
Data whiz kids who don’t want to disrupt the real estate industry

Data whiz kids who don’t want to disrupt the real estate industry

Mike Schneider at First, Jonathan Aizen at Amitree and Charles Williams at Buyside discussed how their products support real estate agents ......
By Inman | Monday, February 20, 2017
The Great Rift Valley, Tanzania New data model from NAR and realtor.com shows growing rift between housing availability and affordability

New data model from NAR and realtor.com shows growing rift between housing availability and affordability

When reports on housing affordability come out, they often look solely at the first-time homebuyer market. A new monthly housing affordability model designed to look at affordability conditions at different income levels for all active listings on th...
By Gill South | Monday, February 20, 2017
A photo of a businessman giving a presentation to a room full of colleagues. 4 listing presentation questions you should always be prepared to answer

4 listing presentation questions you should always be prepared to answer

While you can spend hours perfecting charts and graphs and memorizing every fact about a given home, one listing presentation wild card always threatens to undermine your hard work: Client questions that seem to come straight out of left field ......
By Ingrid Burke | Monday, February 20, 2017
How to respond when real estate clients demand to know your politics

How to respond when real estate clients demand to know your politics

How do you respond when a potential client demands to know your stance on a controversial issue, and you know they won’t work with you if you disagree ......
By Bernice Ross | Monday, February 20, 2017
7 reasons not to 'carry' the house

7 reasons not to 'carry' the house

Some homesellers once told me that if they didn't get their house sold last summer at the sales price they wanted, they would take it off the market before Thanksgiving and wait to put it back on the market after the holidays ......
By Ann Jones | Monday, February 20, 2017