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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 year-long 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 | 7 hours ago
PaulPaladin / Shutterstock Agents can use app to track business miles, expenses

Agents can use app to track business miles, expenses

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 | 11 hours ago
Screenshot of eXP Realty 3-D campus International brokerage staff meet and train in virtual reality

International brokerage staff meet and train 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 | 12 hours ago
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 | 12 hours ago
Hero-UrbanRealEstatebook Henry Cisneros outlines ‘new era of opportunity’ in real estate book

Henry Cisneros outlines ‘new era of opportunity’ in real estate book

"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 | 13 hours ago
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 | 13 hours ago
Gumpanat/Shutterstock 6 ways millennials are impacting the global real estate market

6 ways millennials are impacting the global real estate market

A recent National Association of Realtors report, Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends 2015, revealed that the global real estate market is once again witnessing a large number of millennial homebuyers and realty investors. These young financier...
By Vineeta Tiwari | 13 hours ago
Sean Pavone / Shutterstock Allegations of kickbacks to condo buyers come back to haunt ex-Florida Realtor

Allegations of kickbacks to condo buyers come back to haunt ex-Florida Realtor

A former Florida Realtor could be facing prison time over his alleged role in a mortgage fraud conspiracy at a 390-unit condo complex that prosecutors say cost mortgage lenders more than $15 million. Joseph Pasquale, 38, a resident of Worcester, ......
By Matt Carter | 13 hours ago
screenshot of Housefax.com More than 14 MLSs offer property history, insurance claims reports via dashboard

More than 14 MLSs offer property history, insurance claims reports via dashboard

Housefax, maker of property history reports, is the latest vendor to partner with the Clareity Store, giving more than 100,000 brokers and agents deeper insight into homes they plan to list right from their multiple listing service dashboard without ...
By Paul Hagey | 14 hours ago
logossm2 Get a handle on your social media with 6 free tools

Get a handle on your social media with 6 free tools

Managing social profiles, status updates, trending topics, etc., can be daunting. Having the proper tools and infrastructure in place for your business is crucial to your marketing success ......
By Jordan Scheltgen | 14 hours ago
Sopotnicki/Shutterstock Red Bell Real Estate has a new parent company

Red Bell Real Estate has a new parent company

Clayton Holdings LLC, an operations and risk management consultant to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced today its acquisition of Red Bell Real Estate LLC, a valuation technology provider, for an undisclosed sum ......
By Amy Swinderman | 14 hours ago
Hero-TomFerry 10 ideas for landing every listing from Tom Ferry

10 ideas for landing every listing from Tom Ferry

"I have so much passion for this industry and helping others succeed," says Tom Ferry, co-owner and CEO of Tom Ferry -- Your Coach ......
By Inman | 14 hours ago
Ken Wolter / Shutterstock Amazon letting homeowners order home services on demand

Amazon letting homeowners order home services on demand

Homeowners in major metropolitan areas across the U.S. can now use Amazon to browse, purchase and schedule hundreds of tasks from home services providers including wall mounting a new TV, house cleaning, appliance installation and equipment assembly ...
By Teke Wiggin | 17 hours ago
Elena Elisseeva / Shutterstock.com Come August, there will be a new roadblock to closing a deal on a house

Come August, there will be a new roadblock to closing a deal on a house

Everyone agrees that increasing consumer protection is a desirable goal. Nevertheless, the unforeseen ripple effects from these changes could seriously disrupt how the closing process is conducted ......
By Bernice Ross | 21 hours ago
BTC - Jed Carlson Jed Carlson: 'It's important to bring in the people who can continue our growth'

Jed Carlson: 'It's important to bring in the people who can continue our growth'

The AdWerx CEO talks about overdelivering on the company's value proposition and why the time of day affects his relaxation technique ......
By Inman | 22 hours ago
Nikola Spasenoski/Shutterstock How to get real estate consumers to spend up to 90 percent more time on your website

How to get real estate consumers to spend up to 90 percent more time on your website

As real estate, mortgage and title company professionals we are seeing marketing shifting to video more and more. Why? Video is one the most powerful and fastest ways to convey a message to your target audience ......
By Wade Vander Molen | 22 hours ago
DRETR - Ezflix Video production app Ezflix makes listing videos quick and dynamic

Video production app Ezflix makes listing videos quick and dynamic

YouTube is an Internet giant. Real estate agents should be all over it. And maybe Ezflix can help you get there ......
By Craig Rowe | 22 hours ago
Tech-MelindaGoodwin Melinda Goodwin: 'I like to have quality photos at my fingertips'

Melinda Goodwin: 'I like to have quality photos at my fingertips'

Goodwin traded her Droid for a Samsung Note 4 "because when I look at listings on the MLS, I need a bigger screen," she says. "I also like the better camera. I am on the go all the time." ......
By Inman | 23 hours ago