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Anthony Ricci / Shutterstock.com The week in industry hires and promotions: Feb. 8-12, 2016

The week in industry hires and promotions: Feb. 8-12, 2016

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ......
By Inman | 15 hours ago
zhu difeng / Shutterstock.com Real estate market recap, Feb. 8-12, 2016

Real estate market recap, Feb. 8-12, 2016

Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ......
By Inman | 17 hours ago
Kentoh / Shutterstock.com Economic events overseas have a similar feel to a merger of two black holes

Economic events overseas have a similar feel to a merger of two black holes

Markets have found a patch of stability today, the U.S. 10-year Treasury trading at 1.72 percent, which has pulled 30-fixed no-point mortgages down into a range near 3.625 percent. At these levels, only about 0.25 percent above the all-time lows at t...
By Lou Barnes | Friday, February 12, 2016
Image-11 3-D home of the day: Timeless elegance

3-D home of the day: Timeless elegance

Fusion Homes award-winning Renaissance model home is located in the prestigious Sunningdale Green community in London, Ontario. The Renaissance awes visitors with grandness and timeless elegance. The creative use of space offers openness and flow of ...
By Kevin Klages | Friday, February 12, 2016
REU_Unplugged Nick Segal on what matters most to luxury buyers

Nick Segal on what matters most to luxury buyers

"Do you have the knowledge, and can I trust you, and are you going to care for me?" That applies to any buyer, though, notes Nick Segal, the founder and CEO at Partners Trust ......
By Inman | Friday, February 12, 2016
LDprod / Shutterstock.com Reader insights: Find leads at Starbucks, Zillow's birthday, tech bros and more

Reader insights: Find leads at Starbucks, Zillow's birthday, tech bros and more

We ran stories this week -- lots of them. You all read them, and you told us what you thought in the comments section. I read the comments you all leave every day, and we've started highlighting the best of the week. Below, in no particular order, ar...
By Amber Taufen | Friday, February 12, 2016
ReverseAuction_HeroImage How to sell a luxury property by reverse auction

How to sell a luxury property by reverse auction

It's never a fun conversation: Your seller has an elevated idea of the price at which the property should list, and your job is to give them a realistic expectation of what people will pay. Dan Polimino, owner of Keller Williams DTC’s high-end Colo...
By Gill South | Friday, February 12, 2016
Sphere Ads from Adwerx Inman Demo Day - Sphere Ads from Adwerx

Inman Demo Day - Sphere Ads from Adwerx

Inman Demo Day - Sphere Ads from Adwerx ......
By Inman | Friday, February 12, 2016
Eugenio Marongiu / Shutterstock.com The real estate revolution is here

The real estate revolution is here

In Sam DeBord’s recent article, he painted an inaccurate picture of our company, SoloPro. DeBord called us “tech bros” and compared us to “sociopaths” with “money to burn.” Hunched behind the barricades, he, along with a horde of commen...
By Tommy Sowers | Friday, February 12, 2016
Pressmaster / Shutterstock.com Podcast: How to get serious about your production

Podcast: How to get serious about your production

Today we're talking with Jean Lewis from the Re/Max Alliance Jen & Jean Team serving the Edwardsville, Illinois, area. Jean has been a licensed real estate agent for 18 years but worked as a hobbyist until she teamed up with her friend and real estat...
By Tim & Julie Harris | Friday, February 12, 2016
BORODIN DENIS / Shutterstock.com Could mortgage rates fall to 2-something?

Could mortgage rates fall to 2-something?

Freddie Mac reported on Wednesday that 30-fixed mortgages have dropped to the lowest level since early 2013, “3.625 percent plus .5 points.” But rates are really lower than that: a good loan can be had at 3.625 percent without the fractional poin...
By Lou Barnes | Friday, February 12, 2016
ejs9 / iStock.com Bay Area counties remain largely unaffordable for most Californians

Bay Area counties remain largely unaffordable for most Californians

In eight of the nine Bay Area counties home buyers must earn more than $100,000 annually to qualify for the purchase of a median-priced, single-family home. In eight of the nine Bay Area counties, homebuyers must earn more than $100,000 annually to q...
By Erik Pisor | Friday, February 12, 2016
turtix / Shutterstock.com How to stay ahead of the curve when your community is growing

How to stay ahead of the curve when your community is growing

According to the most 2015 United Van Lines' annual National Movers Study (released in January 2016), Oregon is the nation's top relocation destination for the third year in a row. The study found that 69 percent of moves to and from Oregon were inbo...
By Sara LaFaver | Friday, February 12, 2016
35CornwellsBeachRd-SandsPointNewYork_Maggie_Keats_DouglasElliman_Photography_34038093_high_res Luxury Listing of the day: Sands Point colonial

Luxury Listing of the day: Sands Point colonial

This classic colonial in Sands Point sits on two-plus acres of lush land that features a tennis court and in-ground swimming pool. It's currently listed $2.99 million with Douglas Elliman ......
By Inman | Friday, February 12, 2016
John A. Anderson / Shutterstock.com Manhattan transaction volume rises, sales prices dip

Manhattan transaction volume rises, sales prices dip

CityRealty released its Monthly Market Report earlier this week, indicating New York City apartment prices dropped slightly in early 2016 while number of sales increased. Both condo and co-op sales in Manhattan reached $2.1 million, a slight dip from...
By Jennifer Riner | Friday, February 12, 2016
Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock.com Realtor.com's new Web forum offers meeting of the real estate minds

Realtor.com's new Web forum offers meeting of the real estate minds

The 50 million visitors to realtor.com now have an online community where they can get answers to home-related questions and share homebuying, selling and ownership experiences, the website announced this week ......
By Amy Swinderman | Friday, February 12, 2016
PhotoStock10 / Shutterstock.com Practicality guiding purchases for foreign real estate investors

Practicality guiding purchases for foreign real estate investors

The slide in global oil prices has set up a dynamic that has changed the goal of foreign real estate investors who buy in the US. Edward Mermelstein, managing partner of RheemBell & Mermelstein, LLC, has represented high-net-worth international i...
By Kimberley Sirk | Friday, February 12, 2016
suphakit73 / Shutterstock.com How working with a property manager can help you

How working with a property manager can help you

As a real estate agent, finding the most efficient way of doing things can save you a lot of money, frustration and time. More and more, Realtors are choosing to work with property management companies to help streamline their day-to-day responsibili...
By Andrew Nast | Friday, February 12, 2016