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ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock Who gets the house? Helping your clients handle divorce

Who gets the house? Helping your clients handle divorce

The process of buying and selling a house is already difficult. When you throw a divorce into the mix, it just gets messier. With the exception of child custody, dividing real estate might be one of the most complicated and important issues for a cou...
By Christina Nicholson | 7 hours ago
Robert Davies / Shutterstock.com Are mortgages the new ‘fin tech’ frontier?

Are mortgages the new ‘fin tech’ frontier?

With global investment in financial technology — or “fin tech,” as it has come to be known — more than tripling in the last five years, are financial startups eyeing potential investment in the mortgage and real estate financial services indu...
By Amy Swinderman | 7 hours ago
Dragon Images/Shutterstock Open developer APIs essentially do not exist in the mortgage industry — that’s a problem

Open developer APIs essentially do not exist in the mortgage industry — that’s a problem

Mortgage originators can open up a new world of productivity and improved processes with their software systems by embracing an old idea that they’ve probably never heard of before: open developer APIs ......
By Dave Sims | 8 hours ago
Sean Pavone / Shutterstock Add Birmingham to the list of cities where investors can buy and manage homes remotely

Add Birmingham to the list of cities where investors can buy and manage homes remotely

HomeUnion says it’s now providing investors with tools to buy and manage single-family homes in 10 cities with the addition of Birmingham, Alabama, to its list of “active” investment markets. Launched last May in 15 markets, HomeUni...
By Matt Carter | 8 hours ago
sindeo_hero Former VP of lending strategy becomes chief lending officer at mortgage marketplace

Former VP of lending strategy becomes chief lending officer at mortgage marketplace

Sindeo has snapped up a former executive at one of the country's most prestigious private banks to help drive the startup's growth ......
By Teke Wiggin | 11 hours ago
mangostock/Shutterstock 7 reasons why you should host more real estate events

7 reasons why you should host more real estate events

Whether it's a small-scale luncheon or a large-scale charity event, the name of the game with event marketing is engaging consumers and elevating your brand ......
By Stephanie Lanier | 15 hours ago
IS-GoFigure4 Real estate infographics on the California market, wages vs. home prices and more

Real estate infographics on the California market, wages vs. home prices and more

Where do real estate agents find the technology that shapes their working day? Which California city has the most single women ......
By Inman | 16 hours ago
Ed Samuel/Shutterstock Nailing down your unique value proposition as a real estate agent

Nailing down your unique value proposition as a real estate agent

In the midst of over 2 million active real estate licensees in North America, your unique value proposition (UVP) is what makes you stand out as a real estate agent. It distinguishes you from the rest of the crowd, and showcases how you are different...
By Candace Green | 16 hours ago
DRETR - RealtyJuggler RealtyJuggler is an aggressively priced CRM for real estate agents

RealtyJuggler is an aggressively priced CRM for real estate agents

RealtyJuggler is a CRM that is priced so aggressively I can't help but think it's at least worth a shot for any small team or agency that's been on the fence about investing in a ......
By Craig Rowe | 16 hours ago
Leader-RoyceMunn Home ScanD co-founder: ‘Real estate will always need the personal touch of the agent’

Home ScanD co-founder: ‘Real estate will always need the personal touch of the agent’

"We run into individuals daily who think that the way they’ve sold real estate for 20 years is still current, even as technology has made the lives of the people who embrace it easier," says Royce Munn ......
By Inman | 17 hours ago
designbydx/Shutterstock A recipe for real estate Google alerts

A recipe for real estate Google alerts

You're getting Googled. All the time. People are Googling your name, your listings, your company, your competition. In a perfect world, the results would display your website, maybe some links to glowing reviews of you and blogs written by or about y...
By Eli King | 17 hours ago
seewhatmitchsee / Shutterstock Portal signs direct feed agreement with Arizona Regional MLS

Portal signs direct feed agreement with Arizona Regional MLS

One of the largest multiple listings services in the country, Arizona Regional MLS, is the latest to sign a direct feed agreement with Zillow Group, giving its 31,000 members the opportunity to send their listings directly to both Zillow and Trulia ....
By Paul Hagey | 18 hours ago
Artem-and-Olga-Sapegin / Shutterstock Court filing claims Zillow used Move’s confidential information to acquire Trulia

Court filing claims Zillow used Move’s confidential information to acquire Trulia

A recent court filing in a yearlong legal battle between realtor.com operator Move Inc. and portal giant Zillow alleges a key Move employee tipped Zillow off to confidential information that allowed the company to acquire Trulia ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | Monday, March 30, 2015
PaulPaladin / Shutterstock App tracks business miles, expenses for real estate agents

App tracks business miles, expenses for real estate agents

Many real estate agents can shave thousands of dollars off their tax bill by deducting their business driving expenses. Because many agents don't keep exact records of the number of their business miles, lots of agents underestimate them, resulting i...
By Teke Wiggin | Monday, March 30, 2015
Screenshot of eXP Realty 3-D campus No brick-and-mortar offices for international brokerage; instead, staff meets in virtual reality

No brick-and-mortar offices for international brokerage; instead, staff meets in virtual reality

The North American cloud-based brokerage eXp Realty International Corp. has taken its virtual lifestyle to a new extreme by investing six figures in the creation of a new virtual headquarters and meeting environment, where it will hold tech trainin...
By Paul Hagey | Monday, March 30, 2015
David Pereiras / Shutterstock.com Second mortgages and home equity lines of credit threaten housing recovery

Second mortgages and home equity lines of credit threaten housing recovery

“The property has pretty much been a nightmare since day one,” Joe Schwarz said of a home he bought near the height of the housing market in the Phoenix area. “I’ve wanted to be done with it for years but I couldn’t because of the second (m...
By Daren Blomquist | Monday, March 30, 2015
Hero-UrbanRealEstatebook New book by former housing secretary offers nuanced analysis of real estate investment potential

New book by former housing secretary offers nuanced analysis of real estate investment potential

"Urban Real Estate Investment: A New Era of Opportunity," a new book by former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros published by the Urban Land Institute, mashes up performance indicators based on local economic and demographic trends with city-by-city r...
By Inman | Monday, March 30, 2015
wavebreakmedia / Shutterstock Maryland title agent sentenced for stealing thousands in client escrow funds

Maryland title agent sentenced for stealing thousands in client escrow funds

A Baltimore, Maryland-area title insurance agent was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution for diverting thousands of dollars in client escrow funds for her personal use ......
By Amy Swinderman | Monday, March 30, 2015