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ConnectWebsiteHedvNB 6 questions with ICSF speaker Nancy Braun

6 questions with ICSF speaker Nancy Braun

Nancy Braun is the creative force behind Charlotte’s Showcase Realty and its several divisions. Focusing on technology and delivering a new kind of experience, Braun has created a new model for the real estate industry ......
By Inman | 5 hours ago
Stockr / Shutterstock.com 25 spectacular aerial vistas captured by drones

25 spectacular aerial vistas captured by drones

We as a species have always been intrigued and fascinated by the idea of flight. A look at our history can tell you what happens when an idea plants a seed in our minds. It’s not all that surprising that the idea of flying machines that can gather ...
By Inman | 6 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 Amber Taufen | 7 hours ago
ConnectWebsiteHedvNH 3 questions with ICSF speaker Nina Hatvany

3 questions with ICSF speaker Nina Hatvany

Nina Hatvany, a luxury property specialist at Pacific Union International, was ranked the top individual agent in San Francisco from 2008 to 2015. She's been recognized in The Wall Street Journal's national list of the top 25 sales agents by volume, ...
By Inman | Saturday, August 1, 2015
zhu difeng / Shutterstock.com Real estate market recap, July 27-31

Real estate market recap, July 27-31

Here's what happened this week in the real estate market ......
By Inman | Saturday, August 1, 2015
Anthony Ricci / Shutterstock.com The week in industry hires and promotions: July 27-31

The week in industry hires and promotions: July 27-31

Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ......
By Inman | Saturday, August 1, 2015
Kentoh / Shutterstock.com Long-term interest rates fall -- what's up with down?

Long-term interest rates fall -- what's up with down?

Whither long-term interest rates? Everyone building a new home -- or thinking of buying anything -- wants to know. What is the upside risk, Fed on the warpath ......
By Lou Barnes | Friday, July 31, 2015
Hans Christiansson / Shutterstock.com Realogy’s 2Q earnings per share fall below analyst expectations

Realogy’s 2Q earnings per share fall below analyst expectations

While Realogy Holdings Corp.’s second-quarter earnings per share fell slightly below analysts’ expectations, the company expects to normalize its expenses following a few recent acquisitions and benefit from a strong summer selling season in the ...
By Amy Swinderman | Friday, July 31, 2015
HWQK9B2QGLQ 3-D home of the day

3-D home of the day

There's a feeling you get when you reach the summit after a long climb. Exhilaration. Awe. Triumph. If that feeling had a home, it would be 3807 Crest Road in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Boasting with unparalleled views sweeping from Malibu to t...
By Kevin Klages | Friday, July 31, 2015
Paul Laubach / Shutterstock.com Key principles of real estate career longevity

Key principles of real estate career longevity

Success isn't easy -- and making it last is even harder. In the fast-paced, highly competitive and rapidly changing world of real estate, that's especially true. The big-name agent in your local town today might have been a complete unknown just a co...
By Tim Harris | Friday, July 31, 2015
jreika / Shutterstock.com 3 things new agents should have to do before going it alone

3 things new agents should have to do before going it alone

Now that I've had my license for almost a year, I am going to share what has helped me feel comfortable saying and knowing I am a professional and trustworthy agent. Here are the three steps agents should have to take before they receive their licens...
By Michael Horstman | Friday, July 31, 2015
Alfie Photography / Shutterstock.com Realtor.com-powered Doorsteps Rent pilots hyperlocal listings in Austin

Realtor.com-powered Doorsteps Rent pilots hyperlocal listings in Austin

The Doorsteps brand has had various product offerings over the course of its life before and after its acquisition by Move Inc. -- but each has had the same intention: creating a more human experience for the user. The newest branch of Doorsteps is t...
By Kimberly Manning | Friday, July 31, 2015
pikcha / Shutterstock.com Property tool provider rebrands to offer one-stop marketing solution

Property tool provider rebrands to offer one-stop marketing solution

Online property tour provider VisualTour is rebranding itself as Paradym and offering its real estate agent customers new functionality to incorporate the latest Internet technology and trends, the company announced Thursday ......
By Amy Swinderman | Friday, July 31, 2015
startupstockphotos.com Meet the New Kids On the Block - Part 1

Meet the New Kids On the Block - Part 1

Many companies that are household names today (Zillow and Trulia, for example, to name just two) made their debut on the Connect stage as wee startups. Next week, we’ll continue the tradition of giving the newbies a chance to pitch their business t...
By Jennye Garibaldi | Friday, July 31, 2015
Kamil Macniak / Shutterstock.com 3 ways to help buyers fall in love with a home

3 ways to help buyers fall in love with a home

But nothing is going to get buyers closer to "I do" than getting them to fall in love. And yes, you can create a love connection. Here's how you can help buyers fall in love. ......
By Brian Balduf | Friday, July 31, 2015
Roman Pyshchyk / Shutterstock.com Infographic: Facebook's revenue growth reveals where consumers are moving

Infographic: Facebook's revenue growth reveals where consumers are moving

If you've had any doubts about whether mobile advertising is a lasting trend, this data might change your mind. Facebook's desktop advertising brought in $918 million for the company in the second quarter of 2015, and payments netted the social media...
By Inman | Friday, July 31, 2015
23_East_22nd_Street_apt8_01 Luxury listing of the day: Flatiron condo with Madison Square Park view

Luxury listing of the day: Flatiron condo with Madison Square Park view

This three-bed, 3 1/2-bath property at 23 East 22nd St. in New York City features sweeping views of the metropolis, a swimming pool and a dining room just made for entertaining. It's listed for $10.95 million with ......
By Inman | Friday, July 31, 2015
Stefano Cavoretto / Shutterstock.com How your marketing materials pose a threat

How your marketing materials pose a threat

As a real estate professional, you must answer this question: How much of you is out there for all to see? Blogs? Association websites? Glamour photos of yourself in magazines and online? Billboards, even? Some agents' business cards have everything ...
By Robert Siciliano | Friday, July 31, 2015