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Yongyut Kumsri/Shutterstock Why is housing inventory so low?

Why is housing inventory so low?

There has been a great deal of discussion regarding the consistently low housing inventory levels throughout the nation. Very little, however, has been written about the reasons why inventory levels are so low, especially following the economic disru...
By Chris Trapani | 12 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 | 13 hours ago
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How to benefit in real estate by not selling houses

I have a friend. Let's call him Jack. We are still friends because I declined his invitation to sell list his home … a property type I sell regularly, on a very busy thoroughfare that would have afforded me great sign exposure ......
By Cathy Turney | Saturday, April 18, 2015
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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 | Saturday, April 18, 2015
Kentoh/Shutterstock A June Fed hike is off the table, and everyone knows it

A June Fed hike is off the table, and everyone knows it

Nothing is more disturbing in markets than a freeze while a lot is going in the real world. The implication: Tension is building for a substantial move, but in the absence of movement nobody can tell which way, which drives us all nuts ......
By Lou Barnes | Friday, April 17, 2015
Brad Inman speaking with Tom and Mike Ferry at Inman Connect NYC Mike and Tom Ferry on 'demotivational speaking' and teaching a philosophy of life

Mike and Tom Ferry on 'demotivational speaking' and teaching a philosophy of life

Tom Ferry and Mike Ferry are both in the real estate coaching business -- they sat down with Brad Inman at Inman Connect New York 2015 in January to talk about Tom's purple mohawk, how Mike folded him into the family business and why that business se...
By Inman | Friday, April 17, 2015
Baciu_571937 Where Old West gold mining and real estate intersect

Where Old West gold mining and real estate intersect

Rarely does the public at large truly understand the scope and depth of the plight and the job that a real estate agent undertakes to conduct business. Above all, the key attributes he or she must have are self-sufficiency and focused determination t...
By Andy Freeman | Friday, April 17, 2015
Voting in ballot box Mortgage Choice Act passes House

Mortgage Choice Act passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill Tuesday that would make important changes to the way points and fees are calculated under the qualified mortgage (QM) definition in the Dodd-Frank Act ......
By Amy Swinderman | Friday, April 17, 2015
blojfo_156088337 Cut out the 'noise' and improve your brokerage

Cut out the 'noise' and improve your brokerage

There's so much noise in our business. Zillow and Trulia are taking over. National brands are coming in with their supposed all-encompassing tools and systems. ......
By Jose Perez | Friday, April 17, 2015
close-up image of globe NAR'S digital signature software benefit goes global

NAR'S digital signature software benefit goes global

Digital signature software is a critical asset to today’s highly mobile paperless agent. The National Association of Realtors has been a long-term strategic partner with DocuSign for years and offers Realtors substantial discounts on their line of ...
By Bryan Robertson | Friday, April 17, 2015
Brian Lasenby_119029705 What exactly is a broker?

What exactly is a broker?

I am not going to let the fact that no one seems to know what a real estate broker is, or what a real estate company does, dampen my enthusiasm for my new brokerage. I made the classic rookie mistake of putting "Broker/Owner" on my business cards. ....
By Teresa Boardman | Friday, April 17, 2015
one-way road sign Are your mortgage partners prepared to comply with new disclosures rule? Survey says no

Are your mortgage partners prepared to comply with new disclosures rule? Survey says no

With less than four months to go before a new integrated disclosures rule takes effect -- and fundamentally transforms the mortgage transaction as we know it today -- are your mortgage partners ready to comply? The answer may surprise you ......
By Amy Swinderman | Friday, April 17, 2015
Screenshot of homeunion.com Using stock market-like platform to buy properties just got easier

Using stock market-like platform to buy properties just got easier

HomeUnion, a company out to make buying and selling homes as easy as trading stocks, has taken steps to make it easier for users to find properties that match their investing goals ......
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, April 17, 2015
Ekkachai / Shutterstock.com Real estate software giant ready to buy more tech firms

Real estate software giant ready to buy more tech firms

Armed with new investment capital, a software provider that claims to serve nearly 10,000 real estate offices and 250,000 real estate agents in North America is reportedly equipped to continue acquiring tech firms ......
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, April 17, 2015
Hero-HomeAuctions Why click-to-purchase real estate could be the future of the industry

Why click-to-purchase real estate could be the future of the industry

Over $2 billion in real estate sales; 100 auction events; 15,000 homes sold. Those stats show the reality that HomeSearch.com is here to shake up real estate ......
By Jordan Scheltgen | Friday, April 17, 2015
BTC - Brian Boero Brian Boero on how Skype and Slack eliminated the 'email beast' from his business

Brian Boero on how Skype and Slack eliminated the 'email beast' from his business

The 1000watt Consulting partner talks about how technology has reduced his need to travel and the applications that eliminated email at 1000watt ......
By Inman | Friday, April 17, 2015
Pressmaster_164331419 The psychology of pricing a real estate property

The psychology of pricing a real estate property

Is there a science or psychology to pricing your client's property? I believe there is, and that price is a direct function of marketing ......
By Robert McTague | Friday, April 17, 2015
DRETR - Studeo Studeo combines artistry and Web savvy to make listings and agents shine

Studeo combines artistry and Web savvy to make listings and agents shine

When it comes to buying real estate marketing software, it's hard to find something that favors compelling design over efficiency. The rather hectic, variable nature of real estate sales tends to ensure efficiency wins out ......
By Craig Rowe | Friday, April 17, 2015