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The week in industry hires and promotions: February 20-24, 2017

The week in industry hires and promotions: February 20-24, 2017

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ......
By Inman | 3 hours ago
Top 10 posts from last week

Top 10 posts from last week

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ......
By Inman | 5 hours ago
Real estate market recap, February 20-24, 2017

Real estate market recap, February 20-24, 2017

Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ......
By Inman | 5 hours ago
A businessman signing documents The week in real estate industry deals: February 20-24

The week in real estate industry deals: February 20-24

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there's another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We'll be recapping every week's noteworthy de...
By Inman | 6 hours ago
Alex Wang pulls the curtain on the listing agent life through video

Alex Wang pulls the curtain on the listing agent life through video

Alex Wang has now taken his "real world" approach to Snapchat and applied it to a new series of videos that aim to give a peek into the life of a listing agent.......
By Marian McPherson | 14 hours ago
Two roads merging into one Austin and San Antonio MLSs explore consolidation

Austin and San Antonio MLSs explore consolidation

No rings have been exchanged yet, but two Texas MLSs are considering tying the knot ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | 17 hours ago
Smoke on a black background Crazy sh*t podcast Episode 9: Where there’s smoke …

Crazy sh*t podcast Episode 9: Where there’s smoke …

On the latest episode of Leigh Brown's podcast that explores the wild and weird things that can happen in real estate, home inspector Wally Conway shares one of the weirdest stories in his 30,000 inspections: the time a home caught on fire ......
By Leigh Brown | 19 hours ago
A maze Why homesellers demand better than a shaky real estate labyrinth

Why homesellers demand better than a shaky real estate labyrinth

Waiting in a grocery line a few weeks back, I stood behind a woman as she wrote a check. Scary. In the wire fraud age, consider the risk of giving up your name, address, bank routing and account numbers on a piece of paper passed around like a sex wo...
By Brad Inman | 23 hours ago
The ‘internet of you’ and what it means for the future

The ‘internet of you’ and what it means for the future

"Every 20 years or so, our lives are transformed by a powerful technology" that moves from the hands of a few to the hands of many. Adrienne Meisels, CEO and founder at myPlanit, talks about what to expect with the next big shift ......
By Inman | 23 hours ago
Engel & Völkers North America partners with NAGLREP

Engel & Völkers North America partners with NAGLREP

Engel & Völkers North America is partnering with the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals to educate real estate professionals about major LGBT insights and trends, as well as connect professionals throughout the ind...
By Marian McPherson | Friday, February 24, 2017
A woman on a rock Nicole Rideout, rising star at Gibson Sotheby’s, on what she got from Realogy’s Ascend

Nicole Rideout, rising star at Gibson Sotheby’s, on what she got from Realogy’s Ascend

Gibson Sotheby's International Realty's director Nicole Rideout remembers one all-nighter she pulled with a pot of coffee ......
By Gill South | Friday, February 24, 2017
Realogy Holdings Corp. turned higher profit in 2016

Realogy Holdings Corp. turned higher profit in 2016

Realogy Holdings Corp. posted a profit of $213 million in 2016, up by 16 percent from the previous year -- though the company's results reflected the "operating challenges" of strong competition for sales agents and soft demand for pricier homes, sai...
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, February 24, 2017
Virtual tours or video tours: How does a real estate agent decide?

Virtual tours or video tours: How does a real estate agent decide?

In this week’s video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates discusses the merits of video over virtual tours ......
By Peter Lorimer | Friday, February 24, 2017
Top comments of the week Feb. 20-24

Top comments of the week Feb. 20-24

Inman readers weigh in on stories published across the site ......
By Caroline Feeney | Friday, February 24, 2017
Voice-driven real estate app for Amazon Echo now talks to 3 markets

Voice-driven real estate app for Amazon Echo now talks to 3 markets

A few weeks ago I reported on a voice-driven real estate search app. Now, three agencies have opted in to receive buyer and seller leads. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | Friday, February 24, 2017
Architectural plans Why you should think of business planning as ‘success planning’

Why you should think of business planning as ‘success planning’

Let's be real: Most people don't like to put together an annual business plan. Why is that? Does it seem too selfish? Or is the plan created just never used ......
By Matt Bonelli | Friday, February 24, 2017
A man kneading bread dough Why you must always make content part of your mix

Why you must always make content part of your mix

I know there are not a ton of media junkies out there like me. It's not normal to read five newspapers a day plus devouring ESPN.com, Facebook and Twitter while also scanning more than 40 sections on my Flipboard ......
By David Siroty | Friday, February 24, 2017
A man soliciting donations 5 make-or-break points for successful philanthropy

5 make-or-break points for successful philanthropy

This list of key points resembles a list that could be drawn up for any business venture -- and that is one of the key conclusions I have come to: Treat your philanthropic activities as you would treat a business venture! ......
By Sascha Janzen | Friday, February 24, 2017