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Aperture51 / Shutterstock Freddie Mac vet tapped to lead FHA

Freddie Mac vet tapped to lead FHA

Freddie Mac veteran Edward Golding has been named to head up the Federal Housing Administration -- sort of ......
By Matt Carter | 11 hours ago
bikeriderlondon / Shutterstock Dotloop lassos Move Inc.'s moving site for vendor referral network

Dotloop lassos Move Inc.'s moving site for vendor referral network

Move Inc.'s moving site, Moving.com, now has exposure on dotloop's transaction management platform as a member of the firm's "Trusted Service Provider" program unveiled in December ......
By Paul Hagey | 13 hours ago
Wendy Kaveney Photography / Shutterstock A match made in heaven: National real estate franchisor partners with housing nonprofit

A match made in heaven: National real estate franchisor partners with housing nonprofit

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is now the exclusive residential real estate partner of the nonprofit Rebuilding Together, which helps low-income homeowners with repairs and upgrades ......
By Paul Hagey | 14 hours ago
Filipe Frazao / Shutterstock.com What's fact and what's fiction in potential TRID implementation delay

What's fact and what's fiction in potential TRID implementation delay

When Steven Antonakes, associate director for supervision, enforcement and fair lending at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, took to the stage yesterday at the Consumer Bankers Association’s CBA LIVE event to discuss the bureau’s new TILA...
By Amy Swinderman | 15 hours ago
Christian Mueller/Shutterstock Busy, busy, busy real estate agents should take time to be present

Busy, busy, busy real estate agents should take time to be present

Most agents are always busy, busy, busy -- so much so that "busy" becomes their social media status and buzzword. Don't forget to take time to be present and do the face-to-face customer care that clients want and need to feel appreciated. ......
By Leigh Brown | 16 hours ago
Dmitry Kalinovsky/Shutterstock What a property manager does in real estate

What a property manager does in real estate

"What exactly does a property manager do?" It's a question I'm often asked by homeowners who are considering becoming landlords -- especially at times when home sales are slow. In fact, I'm guessing that at some point one of your clients who is weigh...
By David Norod | 17 hours ago
Hero-GotObjections Inside the free viral Facebook group where real estate agents swap secrets of success

Inside the free viral Facebook group where real estate agents swap secrets of success

Jim Steele recently posted in a Facebook group that he felt “cursed.” The Trinity, Florida-based Realtor’s listings just weren’t selling in spite of his best efforts. “They just jumped to my side and were like, ‘Hey man, you’re doing it...
By Teke Wiggin | 17 hours ago
Brocreative /  Shutterstock.com March Madness: The Sweet 16 of real estate brackets

March Madness: The Sweet 16 of real estate brackets

If National Collegiate Athletic Association March Madness brackets are filled out based on real estate investing metrics, the outcome of each matchup becomes much easier to predict. Real estate, when done right, can be a science ......
By Daren Blomquist | 18 hours ago
racorn/Shutterstock The difference between market price and market value in real estate

The difference between market price and market value in real estate

When I market a client’s property, I determine a market price without viewing the property and the probability of that property being sold in 30, 60 or 90 days based on comparables and market data. Then I determine a market value once viewing and a...
By Robert McTague | 18 hours ago
beyond pricing Airbnb hosts embracing automated valuations

Airbnb hosts embracing automated valuations

Beyond Pricing, the provider of a dynamic pricing platform designed to maximize rental revenue for individuals and property managers, has raised $1.5 million in a seed round that'll help the startup expand its global footprint. ......
By Teke Wiggin | 20 hours ago
BTC - Anastasia Leng Anastasia Leng: 'Technology allows customization to work at scale'

Anastasia Leng: 'Technology allows customization to work at scale'

The Hatch co-founder and CEO on humanizing a website and establishing accountability in the purchase process ......
By Inman | Thursday, March 26, 2015
saiko3p/Shutterstock 4 tips on tackling the Philippine real estate market

4 tips on tackling the Philippine real estate market

In recent years, the Philippines has made its mark as one of the hottest property markets in Asia. Economic growth remains strong, property prices are rising and interest from overseas investors is increasing. At the same time the real estate market ...
By Jacqueline van den Ende | Thursday, March 26, 2015
DRETR - Google algorithm Google's latest algorithm change will favor mobile-friendly sites, so make sure yours is ready

Google's latest algorithm change will favor mobile-friendly sites, so make sure yours is ready

Just when you thought your website was ready to win at the local rankings race, here comes Google to add another hairpin to the course. This time, it's all about mobile optimization and this simple fact: More than 60 percent of all Google searches or...
By Craig Rowe | Thursday, March 26, 2015
TopProducer-MichaelBalsitis Michael Balsitis: 'We can't be afraid of rejection'

Michael Balsitis: 'We can't be afraid of rejection'

"Nobody wants to be sold, so don't take the first or second 'no' personally," says the associate broker and top producer. "How many times do you walk into a store and someone says, 'Can I help you?' And you say, 'No, I'm just looking.' Even though yo...
By Inman | Thursday, March 26, 2015
FreeBirdPhotos/Shutterstock Zillow's Agent Finder feels like Yelp for real estate

Zillow's Agent Finder feels like Yelp for real estate

I had just finished writing a post about the lack of interesting consumer innovation this winter in real estate. Then, along came Zillow's Agent Finder. It's exactly what you'd expect: an attractive, easy-to-use interface that lets consumers see agen...
By Sam DeBord | Thursday, March 26, 2015
Hero-ErrolSamuelson In exclusive interview, former realtor.com exec Errol Samuelson on the view from Zillow

In exclusive interview, former realtor.com exec Errol Samuelson on the view from Zillow

In an exclusive interview with Brad Inman, Zillow Group Chief Industry Development Officer Errol Samuelson talks about listing syndication, the controversy over agent matching tools, Zillow's acquisition of Trulia, and News Corp.'s acquisition of rea...
By Inman | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
SELECTLive_AviGupta How to use predictive analytics to get seller leads

How to use predictive analytics to get seller leads

If you've ever wondered how predictive analytics scare up leads and what you'd have to do to convert those leads into clients, here's a primer from Avi Gupta, CEO of big data lead generator SmartZip Analytics ......
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
SELECTLive_GingerWilcox Want rapid, insane, incredible growth? Grow your real estate business like a startup

Want rapid, insane, incredible growth? Grow your real estate business like a startup

One thing that separates startups from more established companies is their growth — “rapid, insane, incredible growth.” That’s according to Ginger Wilcox, chief industry officer for mortgage tech startup Sindeo and a former Tr...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Wednesday, March 25, 2015