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blvdone / Shutterstock.com Don't get real estate crowdfunding? Here's a resource for you

Don't get real estate crowdfunding? Here's a resource for you

Real estate crowdfunding, the practice of pooling money online from investors to purchase property, is still a new concept and, though relatively intuitive, can be difficult to wrap your head around ......
By Teke Wiggin | 8 hours ago
James Hodgins, HODGINS REALTY GROUP IGuide 3-D home of the week

IGuide 3-D home of the week

At approximately 6,700 square feet, this home has superior-quality finishes throughout, breathtaking resort grounds and vistas with sweeping views of the Credit River. ......
By Kevin Klages | 8 hours ago
Twin Design / Shutterstock.com Why it's impossible for a title insurance premium to increase

Why it's impossible for a title insurance premium to increase

Recently, an Inman reader contacted our editorial team with an interesting dilemma: Her monthly title insurance premiums were steadily going up, and she didn’t understand why. Here's the thing: That monthly premium increase is actually impossible ....
By Amy Swinderman | 9 hours ago
Nenov Brothers Images / Shutterstock.com Building permit databases expand; neighborhood launches permit app

Building permit databases expand; neighborhood launches permit app

The demand for improved access to building permit data has pushed one global information provider to grow its database and influenced a city to launch a new app ......
By Erik Pisor | 9 hours ago
Shawn Hempel / Shutterstock.com How presentation affects your business

How presentation affects your business

After reading a few current articles on Inman Select, it got me thinking about how we, the real estate community present ourselves to the general public and how our appearance including the cars we drive could convey success or not ......
By Steve Weiss | 9 hours ago
mama_mia / Shutterstock.com How your tech gear might be annoying your clients

How your tech gear might be annoying your clients

High-tech gadgets are somewhat tantalizing, often to the point where you can’t keep away. When you’ve got everything (literally) at the touch of a fingertip, how can you focus on the task in front of you ......
By Jennifer Riner | 9 hours ago
Bohbeh / Shutterstock.com Tech platform bridges gap between landlord and tenant to ease headaches all around

Tech platform bridges gap between landlord and tenant to ease headaches all around

Renting an apartment is a common middle ground for those not interested in bumming in their parents' basement, but not quite ready for homeownership. But for a lot of renters, the attention they expect from landlords is lacking, and landlords are jug...
By Kimberly Manning | 10 hours ago
Chones / Shutterstock.com Ellie Mae’s Encompass solution honored with innovation award

Ellie Mae’s Encompass solution honored with innovation award

Mortgage industry software provider Ellie Mae announced May 28 that the San Francisco Business Times gave a Tech & Innovation Award to Encompass, a software suite that automates the mortgage process for more than 120,000 mortgage professionals and th...
By Amy Swinderman | 10 hours ago
Neil Lockhart /  Shutterstock.com Redfin's wildfire expansion continues to blaze in 2015

Redfin's wildfire expansion continues to blaze in 2015

Fueled by a December bounty of $70.9 million in venture capital dough, tech-focused brokerage Redfin is taking the nation by storm and becoming a national real estate portal powerhouse in the process ......
By Paul Hagey | 10 hours ago
Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com Rent growth improves in struggling Northeast markets

Rent growth improves in struggling Northeast markets

Average rent for apartments hit a record high of $1,136 in May in 61 U.S. markets surveyed by multifamily data provider Yardi Matrix, marking a 6.1 percent increase year over year and a 2.3 percent jump over the last three months and prompting Yardi ...
By Erik Pisor | 10 hours ago
Dean Harty / Shutterstock.com What’s a marginal agent — and are you one?

What’s a marginal agent — and are you one?

I keep reading about marginal real estate agents, but I cannot find any actual definition or statistics. How many real estate agents are marginal? How would I define a marginal real estate agent ......
By Teresa Boardman | 10 hours ago
ouh desire / Shutterstock.com Apartment Finder takes full advantage of 'Swift' opportunity to launch app

Apartment Finder takes full advantage of 'Swift' opportunity to launch app

The days of neighborhood scouting for apartments are long gone, and for many online search sites the sun is (hopefully) setting on Craigslist hunting. As one of the top-tier apartment rental search engines, Apartment Finder is taking what seems to be...
By Kimberly Manning | 11 hours ago
Hero-Matterport It's happened: Zillow now serving up 3-D models on listings

It's happened: Zillow now serving up 3-D models on listings

Prospective buyers who visit select listings on Zillow can now easily access online 3-D models that let them virtually explore properties without ever visiting them in person ......
By Teke Wiggin | 12 hours ago
Nejdet Duzen / Shutterstock.com Vacation rental site expands to Middle Eastern cities

Vacation rental site expands to Middle Eastern cities

HomeAway announced Thursday that it made a $2 million minority investment in Turkey's largest vacation rental website, Flat4Day, also known as Hemenkiralik ......
By Kimberly Manning | 12 hours ago
Olga Danylenko / Shutterstock.com My new-agent quest: Figure out what makes an ideal real estate agent

My new-agent quest: Figure out what makes an ideal real estate agent

As I sat through my most recent prelicense education course, I couldn't help but look around at all the different people taking the class. I believe I had a preconceived notion that most of the people taking this course would be in their 30s and 40s,...
By Justin Gallant | 16 hours ago
Hurst Photo / Shutterstock.com 3 tips for attracting real estate leads

3 tips for attracting real estate leads

The old saying "Nothing happens until somebody sells something" is so true in real estate. Until you sell your services to a buyer or seller, you have no potential for generating commission. Attracting real estate leads is the critical first step in ...
By Kathleen Allardyce | 17 hours ago
BTC - Trent Gardner Trent Gardner on the MLS and broker conundrum that keeps him up at night

Trent Gardner on the MLS and broker conundrum that keeps him up at night

The ListTrac co-founder talks about business as technology and the real estate conundrum that causes his sleepless nights ......
By Inman | 18 hours ago
Sakdinon Kadchiangsaen / Shutterstock.com A letter to my former self, the fledgling agent

A letter to my former self, the fledgling agent

You've entered the real estate industry with the world at your fingertips and a gleam in your eye. Your goal is to help everyone in your path achieve their American dream. What you will quickly realize is the job is going to be much harder than you e...
By Kellie Tinnin | 18 hours ago