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zhu difeng / Shutterstock.com Real estate market recap, Aug. 24-28

Real estate market recap, Aug. 24-28

Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ......
By Inman | 23 hours ago
Anthony Ricci / Shutterstock.com The week in industry hires and promotions: Aug. 24-28

The week in industry hires and promotions: Aug. 24-28

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ......
By Inman | 24 hours ago
Kentoh / Shutterstock.com Housing is in a long, slow recovery

Housing is in a long, slow recovery

Whether markets are resolving some of the uncertainties and frights leading to two weeks of chaos or are merely fatigued, they are settling down. Quiet is good. The U.S. consistently shows more signs of “self-sustaining” growth ......
By Lou Barnes | Friday, August 28, 2015
Joshua Resnick / Shutterstock.com How to recover (and profit) from the Trulia review purge

How to recover (and profit) from the Trulia review purge

Many real estate agents continue to lament the loss of some of their Trulia reviews in the wake of Zillow's consolidation of Trulia and Zillow agent profiles. Some agents insist that many of their now-defunct Trulia reviews should have satisfied Zill...
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, August 28, 2015
Aleksandar Mijatovic / Shutterstock.com Podcast: Proven prequalification scripts and strategies -- Part 3

Podcast: Proven prequalification scripts and strategies -- Part 3

We've coached thousands of agents over the last couple of decades, and one of the consistent concerns we hear is "I need more leads!" Does this sound like you ......
By Tim & Julie Harris | Friday, August 28, 2015
IG6LT9XT3I9 3-D home of the day

3-D home of the day

A breathtaking ravine retreat offering an expansive seasonal golf course and sunset vistas, this luxury custom home is updated beyond compare with a brilliant open-concept design. Enjoy a magazine-worthy designer kitchen and luxuriate on a beautiful ...
By Kevin Klages | Friday, August 28, 2015
REU_MadisonHildebrand Madison Hildebrand on making all his decisions from an ethical point of view

Madison Hildebrand on making all his decisions from an ethical point of view

The real estate top producer and superstar on his clear, communicative management system and what he sees as the next big thing in real estate ......
By Inman | Friday, August 28, 2015
Jes / Flickr.com Home sales ride out stock market roller coaster

Home sales ride out stock market roller coaster

Despite the recent volatility of the stock market, the U.S. economy is growing and the job market continues to improve, and home sales are holding steady, according to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) for ...
By Amy Swinderman | Friday, August 28, 2015
tedbyrne / Shutterstock.com Opinion: Why doesn't 'PC' apply to real estate agents, too?

Opinion: Why doesn't 'PC' apply to real estate agents, too?

Political correctness has been around for many years, and we first started hearing more about being PC in the 1990s. It is a term that asks that we be sensitive to others and not hurt or offend ......
By Gay Rosen | Friday, August 28, 2015
Anchiy / Shutterstock.com Lenders One identifies top 3 concerns of mortgage professionals

Lenders One identifies top 3 concerns of mortgage professionals

Heading into the home stretch of 2015, which will be marked by significant changes brought about by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) highly anticipated TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule and a potential Fed interest rate...
By Amy Swinderman | Friday, August 28, 2015
Anatoli Styf / Shutterstock.com What happens when you apply law of attraction to DANGER Report?

What happens when you apply law of attraction to DANGER Report?

The law of attraction essentially says the more airtime you give an idea -- either by talking about it, thinking about it or otherwise making it a part of your existence -- the bigger it gets, and the more likely it is to become reality ......
By Mark Leader | Friday, August 28, 2015
Ethan Daniels / Shutterstock.com Infographic: States with the fastest-growing companies in America

Infographic: States with the fastest-growing companies in America

Where companies and economies grow, real estate isn't far behind -- so which states were looking the most robust in 2007, and which are top of the heap today ......
By Inman | Friday, August 28, 2015
Bychykhin Olexandr / Shutterstock.com Google-backed referral site releasing data on top-producing agents

Google-backed referral site releasing data on top-producing agents

HomeLight, a Google-backed referral site that matches agents with consumers based in part on MLS performance statistics, has hit on a promising marketing strategy: publishing lists of "top agents." The agent-matching site recently released lists of t...
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, August 28, 2015
NRT / Shutterstock.com Opinion: Is Zillow becoming a brokerage?

Opinion: Is Zillow becoming a brokerage?

Disruption and innovation abound in today's real estate technology world. With the recent announcement of Zillow Group acquiring transaction management firm dotloop, Zillow continues to be mentioned in headlines -- and social media threads -- as a th...
By Brian Rayl | Friday, August 28, 2015
HowAgentReviewsBringBusiness_ICSF15 How agent reviews bring you business

How agent reviews bring you business

Errol Samuelson, the chief industry development officer at Zillow Group, shared how agents are using reviews to enhance their business. Watch the video ......
By Inman | Friday, August 28, 2015
Lev Kropotov / Shutterstock.com What's one thing that can prove a home's value and avoid litigation?

What's one thing that can prove a home's value and avoid litigation?

According to the BuildFax Index, approximately 7 million building permits for nonreplacement residential work were issued in the U.S. in 2014. But these building permits represent only a small percentage of the work performed nationwide by contractor...
By Michael Abdy | Friday, August 28, 2015
TR_HouseinCloud My House in the Cloud stores documents for perpetual access

My House in the Cloud stores documents for perpetual access

My House in the Cloud isn't technically sophisticated software. Its purpose is simple: to serve as a place for agents to store documents related to their sales. Users can enter and access contact information on lenders, insurance agents, HOA contacts...
By Craig Rowe | Friday, August 28, 2015
FredMannila Fred Mannila: 'In conversations about what "different" meant to us, we put together our business plan'

Fred Mannila: 'In conversations about what "different" meant to us, we put together our business plan'

"I saw an opportunity to build a different, creative and more innovative kind of real estate company," says Mannila. "I have a strong entrepreneurial spirit and fully believe that you don’t have to follow the herd in any career. I like being differ...
By Inman | Friday, August 28, 2015