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Velvet Ocean / Shutterstock.com LA real estate broker launches luxury home bidding platform

LA real estate broker launches luxury home bidding platform

The owners of a Beverly Hills, California, mansion bought a new home -- and, therefore, they need to sell their current "Italianate Estate" quickly. To do so, they listed it on the new online luxury home-bidding platform plumBid Inc., which launched ...
By Paul Hagey | 6 minutes ago
Zhu Difeng / Shutterstock.com Mortgage and refi activity fell last week

Mortgage and refi activity fell last week

Both mortgage applications and refinance activity decreased about five percent last week, likely due to rising interest rates, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey ......
By Amy Swinderman | 1 hour ago
One of Splacer's many available venues in New York. Photo by Jasper Noorgard. Splacer encourages landlords, tenants to list their locations for events

Splacer encourages landlords, tenants to list their locations for events

The sharing economy has brought to light the endless opportunity of ways to experience things, and a new company is hoping to bring even more. Splacer is an online marketplace for listing and booking event spaces in apartments, lofts, homes and more ...
By Kimberly Manning | 2 hours ago
Tomasz Guzowski / Shutterstock.com NAR's property data tool adds new features

NAR's property data tool adds new features

RPR, a subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors that provides data on 166 million properties and data tools to all Realtors free of charge, has made it easier for users to generate market reports, identify distressed listings and learn abou...
By Teke Wiggin | 2 hours ago
DmitriMaruta / Shutterstock.com 4 tips to keep your car clean for clients

4 tips to keep your car clean for clients

Some of us were born with the clean gene -- the tendency to keep our homes, cars, and personal spaces uncluttered and ready for company. And some of us weren’t. You might even have two separate standards for your home and your car -- one is pristin...
By Jennifer Riner | 2 hours ago
pisaphotography / Shutterstock.com Infographic: The cost of moving house in the UK

Infographic: The cost of moving house in the UK

Solent Plastics investigated what's involved in the cost of moving house in England and Wales. Here's what the company found ......
By Inman | 2 hours ago
iofoto / Shutterstock.com More millennials are living single -- in single-family homes, that is

More millennials are living single -- in single-family homes, that is

Much has been written in recent years about the millennial generation and the challenges young people face in getting a mortgage loan, but whether today’s young adults choose to dip their toes into homeownership or rent their homes, one thing is cl...
By Amy Swinderman | 2 hours ago
3 questions with ICSF speaker Mark Spain 3 questions with ICSF speaker Mark Spain

3 questions with ICSF speaker Mark Spain

Mark Spain of the Mark Spain Team | Keller Williams Realty will be a guest speaker at the upcoming Inman Connect San Francisco. We caught up with Spain to ask him questions about his real estate philosophy. Here's what he had to say ......
By Inman | 2 hours ago
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The best real estate scenes in film history

The Broke Agent compiled this list of 12 classic movie real estate agent scenes. Don't miss the hilarity. ......
By Inman | 3 hours ago
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3 ways to turn mundane business methods into recipes for success

Having unique processes that are readily available and well-supported for marketing, education and technology help agents succeed and can set your brokerage apart. ......
By Marnie Blanco | 4 hours ago
Legenda / Shutterstock.com Potentially outdated school ratings on Redfin raise concerns

Potentially outdated school ratings on Redfin raise concerns

The school ratings on Redfin are a nice way for consumers to check out local education before they buy a house -- but those ratings might not be up-to-date. Redfin has displayed outdated school ratings in the past, raising concerns that some buyers w...
By Teke Wiggin | 4 hours ago
Tupungato _228750967 Beware: the portal strategy for dominating any local search

Beware: the portal strategy for dominating any local search

What is the one thing you possess that the portals do not? You know what is hot by neighborhood, what buyers desire the most and what they'll pay the most to attain. But this can be routinized by the portals using technology. But, if they can do it, ...
By Creed Smith | 5 hours ago
Andrey_Popov_172064327 Leigh Brown's reader mail: my first listing appointment

Leigh Brown's reader mail: my first listing appointment

We asked readers to submit their questions via email. In this segment of Leigh Brown's reader mail, a new agent asks Leigh for advice on how to handle her first listing appointment ......
By Leigh Brown | 10 hours ago
Senohrabek_176249699 4 open house tips from the pros

4 open house tips from the pros

When you are trying to figure out best practices, it is best just to ask the people who have years of experience and have figured out what works. And that's just what we did; here are the top four open house tips we gathered from the pros ......
By Jason Rueger | 11 hours ago
BTC - Cheryl Maupin Cheryl Maupin: 'You can find out anything anyway, so what is there to hide?'

Cheryl Maupin: 'You can find out anything anyway, so what is there to hide?'

Cheryl Maupin of Bev & Co. - House of Brokers Realty talks meditation, hiring people whose strengths balance your weaknesses and why technology can keep her up at night ......
By Inman | 12 hours ago
DRETR - site design Tech how-to: ranking and hiring real estate website design firms

Tech how-to: ranking and hiring real estate website design firms

Real estate transactions are executed on standard forms under (ideally) hard deadlines. State rules and industrywide best practices fence in maverick sales tactics. It's no wonder, then, that when it comes to website needs, agents seek solutions that...
By Craig Rowe | 12 hours ago
LEADER_JOE-KILLINGER Joe Killinger: 'Successful agents will be adaptable to the ever-changing needs of their clients'

Joe Killinger: 'Successful agents will be adaptable to the ever-changing needs of their clients'

When asked how the role of the real estate agent will change in coming years, Killinger says: "I believe the successful agents will be adaptable to the ever-changing needs of their clients and embrace new technology to become more efficient." ......
By Inman | 13 hours ago
Senohrabek_241212058 8 real estate landing page myths -- busted

8 real estate landing page myths -- busted

Real estate landing pages are one of the most important parts of your business -- or, at least, they should be. These pages are designed to deliver access or information to prospects searching for what you offer. I will debunk some of the most common...
By Ben Janke | 13 hours ago