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Diego Cervo_93542680 The ABCs of ancillary rental income

The ABCs of ancillary rental income

So you've trimmed your operating costs to the bare bones. You've raised rents as high as you dare. You've done everything you can think of to lease those vacant units. Now, what do you do if your bottom line still needs a boost? Maybe it's time to pa...
By Tami Siewruk | 7 hours ago
IS-GoFigure4 Real estate infographics: Houston's oil economy, rainiest markets and more

Real estate infographics: Houston's oil economy, rainiest markets and more

Which markets have the most rainfall? How will changes in oil prices affect Houston's economy ......
By Inman | 8 hours ago
Ammentorp Photography_259040645 7 tips to snag a top digital marketer for your team

7 tips to snag a top digital marketer for your team

So you've heard the buzz: you need to be present in the digital space in order to stay relevant and generate leads, and now you are looking to hire a digital marketer. As a digital marketer, I have noticed a recent trend in the workforce. On one han...
By Patrick Wiltse | 8 hours ago
DRETR - Rezora Enterprise marketing software Rezora is a powerful solution for brand-conscious agencies

Enterprise marketing software Rezora is a powerful solution for brand-conscious agencies

Constantly evolving sales and marketing technologies provide us with amazing audience tracking power and affordable ways to make a single message proliferate across multiple viewing platforms. How are you leveraging all of this power on behalf of you...
By Craig Rowe | 8 hours ago
Leader-KarlaSaladino Karla Saladino on why real estate firms waste money paying for leads

Karla Saladino on why real estate firms waste money paying for leads

"When I do ad investment case studies, or look at companies to take over, I care about what converts to closed deals only," says Saladino. "Anything that will allow the same property to be listed eight different times, by eight different agents, with...
By Inman | 9 hours ago
herotemplate_newproductlaunch How to sharpen your negotiation skills with Homesnap Pro

How to sharpen your negotiation skills with Homesnap Pro

Learning how to analyze connections, plan negotiation tactics -- all while improving communication requires research and patience. Homesnap Pro has developed a useful tool set to help agents learn how to connect the dots and become more efficient in ...
By Rachael Hite | 9 hours ago
Pressmaster/Shutterstock Indie broker network takes partnership with DocuSign global

Indie broker network takes partnership with DocuSign global

The independent brokerage network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World has made its partnership with DocuSign global, giving the more than 120,000 agents at member firms discounts on the tech giant's e-signature and digital document management ...
By Paul Hagey | 17 hours ago
_Alexander-Kalina_20340154 See how much Zillow Group brass made in 2014

See how much Zillow Group brass made in 2014

How did you do in 2014? Execs at Zillow Group, the firm that houses portal giants Zillow and Trulia, did just fine, according to a regulatory document the firm filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today ......
By Paul Hagey | 17 hours ago
Authentic-Creations_112962751 2 startups charge flat fees for listings, revamping the real estate brokerage model

2 startups charge flat fees for listings, revamping the real estate brokerage model

Toward the end of his time as a team leader with Keller Williams Realty in 2011, Jordan Connett realized that listing agents' jobs were much easier than they used to be. Agents can easily place their listings in front of millions of homebuyers on po...
By Paul Hagey | 21 hours ago
Lisa S._251744347 11 characteristics of a profitable rental investment: Part 1

11 characteristics of a profitable rental investment: Part 1

Cash-on-cash. Market comparables. The 70 percent rule. It is easy to fall into "analysis paralysis" with the investor vocabulary. When it comes down to it, there is a shortlist to look at when choosing a good investment. This list begins with an hone...
By Jake Durtschi | 22 hours ago
Pressmaster_97347035 The new brokerage model for top producers

The new brokerage model for top producers

In this article, I will lay the foundation of the "new brokerage model," which takes away many of the fears, enumerated later, that traditionally go along with starting your own brokerage thanks to technology, outsourcing and shared space ......
By James Hussaini | 23 hours ago
first team Big brokerage's new website helps it weather 'Mobilegeddon'

Big brokerage's new website helps it weather 'Mobilegeddon'

Using highly affordable real estate website products can be quite tempting for brokerages, but some are still betting that dropping big bucks for custom designs and features will pay off. First Time Real Estate, which claims to be the largest indepen...
By Teke Wiggin | 23 hours ago
zhu difeng_165420917 Online versus offline leads: 3 steps to generate more offers

Online versus offline leads: 3 steps to generate more offers

Lead generation technology has become very effective in generating huge volumes of leads for agents. The only limiting factor for agents is cost, and deciding how much time and money to invest ultimately determines how successful an agent will be wit...
By Will Caldwell | Monday, April 27, 2015
Kateryna Mostova_244172107 Underwater mortgage rates slowly rising

Underwater mortgage rates slowly rising

The number of seriously underwater homeowners inched up slightly during the first quarter due to slow home price appreciation, according to housing data provider RealtyTrac. At the end of the first quarter, just under 7.4 million residential properti...
By Amy Swinderman | Monday, April 27, 2015
Tom Wang Baseball stars featured in franchisor's video series -- again

Baseball stars featured in franchisor's video series -- again

Real estate franchisor Coldwell Banker has partnered with MLB.com, the website of Major League Baseball, for a second consecutive year to produce video profiles of the homes of more than a dozen baseball stars ......
By Teke Wiggin | Monday, April 27, 2015
connel_213878632 The story of why people haven't been buying homes: Fear of rejection

The story of why people haven't been buying homes: Fear of rejection

A year has passed since I worked with a client on a national survey of prospective buyers that would help real estate professionals understand better why the numbers of mortgage applications keep falling below expectations. At that time, as now, it l...
By Steve Cook | Monday, April 27, 2015
BTC - Anouk Nora Anouk Nora on how transparency vs. privacy depends on the client

Anouk Nora on how transparency vs. privacy depends on the client

The TOWN Residential representative talks about her visual orientation, how she decides whether to meditate or relax with a cocktail -- and why she's "a compulsive searcher." ......
By Inman | Monday, April 27, 2015
MR. INTERIOR_216595231 Creative strategies for overcoming seller staging objections

Creative strategies for overcoming seller staging objections

Your ability to overcome the seller's objections about staging not only influences how much the seller will net, but how hard you will have to work to sell the listing. If you're struggling with the objection, "I don't see any need to stage our prope...
By Bernice Ross | Monday, April 27, 2015