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Smit / Shutterstock.com 3 things you need to do right after closing

3 things you need to do right after closing

Closing is a lousy term -- especially in real estate. Referrals and repeat business are your lifeblood. The last thing you want to do is close up that relationship. In fact, this is the perfect time to open the door to future business ......
By Sean Kirby | 30 seconds ago
Jo Ann Snover / Shutterstock.com 4 things your clients should know before renting out their home this summer

4 things your clients should know before renting out their home this summer

If you have clients thinking about renting out their homes this summer, here are a few areas you can advise them to consider that will help ensure a successful venture ......
By Rob Stephens | 1 hour ago
BTC - Tony Sargent Tony Sargent: 'Clients demand information and service quickly'

Tony Sargent: 'Clients demand information and service quickly'

Tony Sargent of CORE on why hiring more people helps his business, how websites started his real estate obsession and why improving the customer experience is core ......
By Inman | 2 hours ago
Death to the Stock Photo /  Deathtothestockphoto.com 18 simple terms that scare homebuyers

18 simple terms that scare homebuyers

Here are the real estate market terms that every first-time homebuyer should get acquainted with and the explanations that will help them understand them ......
By Boom Rizal | 2 hours ago
DRETR - vital tech tools Tech tools agents need to make it through today's wild real estate market

Tech tools agents need to make it through today's wild real estate market

I spend a lot of time in wilderness. To safely lead people in and out of hot and dangerous rocky environs, it's important that I have the proper mix of essential equipment. Professional guiding is not a survival reality show. A successful backcountry...
By Craig Rowe | 2 hours ago
INDIEBROKER-VanessaKevin Vanessa Bergmark and Kevin Hamilton on taking the 'Field of Dreams' approach to recruiting

Vanessa Bergmark and Kevin Hamilton on taking the 'Field of Dreams' approach to recruiting

"Recruiting is an organic process," say Bergmark and Hamilton. "We take the 'Field of Dreams' approach: 'Build it and they will come.' Red Oak finds recruits by either meeting agents at events and discovering they’re a good fit, or having our agent...
By Inman | 3 hours ago
blurAZ / Shutterstock.com How to navigate a devastating crisis

How to navigate a devastating crisis

We never expect a devastating crisis to happen to us. Nevertheless, you can help your clients be as prepared as possible for the unthinkable. Here are some steps to take ......
By Bernice Ross | 3 hours ago
liseykina / Shutterstock.com 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 | 22 hours ago
small talk big talk A hybrid broker that crashed and burned -- remember "Your Home Direct"?

A hybrid broker that crashed and burned -- remember "Your Home Direct"?

Fifteen years ago this summer, a young and brash New Yorker cornered me at the Real Estate Connect conference and said with memorable confidence, “You don’t know me, but next year at this time you will, because I am going to change the real estat...
By Brad Inman | Sunday, July 5, 2015
zhu difeng / Shutterstock.com Real estate market recap, June 29-July 2

Real estate market recap, June 29-July 2

Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ......
By Inman | Saturday, July 4, 2015
Anthony Ricci / Shutterstock.com The week in industry hires and promotions: June 29-July 2

The week in industry hires and promotions: June 29-July 2

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ......
By Inman | Friday, July 3, 2015
Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock.com SoFi says ‘so what?’ to traditional mortgage lending

SoFi says ‘so what?’ to traditional mortgage lending

In 2014, Dr. Sekuleo Gathers was in the market to buy a home. The New York emergency medicine physician was in a good financial position to buy, but he encountered unexpected obstacles in applying for a mortgage loan ......
By Amy Swinderman | Thursday, July 2, 2015
Kentoh / Shutterstock.com Fed is prepared to begin normalizing -- a euphemism for 'tightening'

Fed is prepared to begin normalizing -- a euphemism for 'tightening'

Today feels like a remake of "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray trapped as a commentator on CNBC over and over for the monthly release of the same employment stats. But there is more in this week’s news than meets the woodchuck’s eye ......
By Lou Barnes | Thursday, July 2, 2015
Avatar_023 / Shutterstock.com Office of Short Term Rental Administration and Enforcement in San Francisco intended to expedite licensing process for Airbnb hosts

Office of Short Term Rental Administration and Enforcement in San Francisco intended to expedite licensing process for Airbnb hosts

Americans have a love/hate relationship with Airbnb. Depending on how it impacts your travel or everyday life often indicates what side of the spectrum you fall. The company's massive growth and the encompassing industry spurring from it lends to the...
By Kimberly Manning | Thursday, July 2, 2015
Dmitry Kalinovsky / Shutterstock.com Platform offers instant tenant screening, incident reports for agents and property managers

Platform offers instant tenant screening, incident reports for agents and property managers

Just a couple months after its rebrand, theRRD is aiming to be a one-stop-shop solution for real estate agents, property mangers and landlords throughout the nation. Based in Dallas, the company officially launched in 2010 as solely an incident repor...
By Kimberly Manning | Thursday, July 2, 2015
Matterport 3D Home Model 3-D home of the day

3-D home of the day

Step inside this modern yet rustic estate and feel immediately at ease. This Potomac, Maryland, home combines the finest materials with expert craftsmanship. It sits close to the Potomac River and has a strong connection to its surrounding landscape ...
By Robert Eisenbach | Thursday, July 2, 2015
YanLev / Shutterstock.com Sound off: Are hybrid real estate brokers breaking new ground or emulating the same old discounters?

Sound off: Are hybrid real estate brokers breaking new ground or emulating the same old discounters?

Newly minted Harvard MBA Ben Kubic and 25-year real estate veteran Jude Rasmus are an odd couple. But they share a vision: Turn the traditional real estate business model on its head ......
By Inman | Thursday, July 2, 2015
August_0802 / Shutterstock.com Report pinpoints best markets for single-family rental investments

Report pinpoints best markets for single-family rental investments

Are you considering making an investment in a single-family home as a rental property this summer? The Pro Teck Valuation Services' Home Value Forecast measures the 10 best and worst markets for rental investment opportunities and includes a wide arr...
By Kimberly Manning | Thursday, July 2, 2015