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David Sucsy / iStock.com Redfin: LA home prices continued to climb in August despite more inventory

Redfin: LA home prices continued to climb in August despite more inventory

Home prices in the city of Los Angeles rose 7.9 percent in August from a year earlier, to $615,000, continuing a run of annual price increases that’s lasted more than four years. Home sales inched up 1.5 percent since last year, following July’s ...
By Inman | 2 hours ago
stevegeer / iStock.com Chicago home sales take a surprising turn up in August

Chicago home sales take a surprising turn up in August

The Illinois Realtors report a strong sales month into the fall season. A total of 16,455 sold in August. During the same month in 2015 only 15,415 homes sold. This 6.7 percent increase in home sales is supported by a boost in median home price. The ...
By Britt Chester | 3 hours ago
tab62 / Shutterstock.com Black Knight Houston home price index for July 2016

Black Knight Houston home price index for July 2016

Black Knight Financial Services released its July 2016 home price index data for Houston, based on summarized sales data -- here's how the metro measured up ......
By Inman | 3 hours ago
Practice footballs on a college field Alabama brokerage takes dig at Les Miles with new billboard

Alabama brokerage takes dig at Les Miles with new billboard

If Friday Night Lights has taught us anything, it's that football is important. So important in some parts of the country that when Louisiana State University decided to fire its head coach, Les Miles, one real estate agent took quick advantage of th...
By Marian McPherson | 4 hours ago
Corcoran Group Luxury listing: six-floor townhouse in the heart of Upper East Side

Luxury listing: six-floor townhouse in the heart of Upper East Side

This Manhattan townhouse sits on a tree-lined street in the Upper East Side and comes with some timeless bells and whistles, including 18-foot ceilings in the living room, a library, private garden level and elevator that connects them all ......
By Inman | 4 hours ago
1001slide / iStock.com DC rent growth remains stable with influx of new stock

DC rent growth remains stable with influx of new stock

The Yardi Matrix U.S. Multifamily Outlook for fall 2016 found that national rent growth has continued but slowed, while a couple bursts of job growth has helped propel the market forward ......
By Kimberly Manning | 5 hours ago
Handshake Image via Shutterstock. Miami Association of Realtors renews PropertyKey contract

Miami Association of Realtors renews PropertyKey contract

The Miami Association of Realtors (MAR) recently announced a contract extension with PropertyKey, provider of the iMapp tax mapping system used by 42,000 regional Realtors. The new contract continues a member-commended relationship that has existed f...
By Jennifer Riner | 5 hours ago
A screened-in porch Top 3 special function rooms consumers prefer

Top 3 special function rooms consumers prefer

Would it be better for your listing client to turn that porch area into a mud room or sun room? That's one of many questions that the most recent quarterly research from the American Institute of Architects attempts to answer ......
By Marian McPherson | 7 hours ago
small talk big talk Is it illegal to discuss real estate commissions on social media?

Is it illegal to discuss real estate commissions on social media?

“You are NOT allowed to discuss commissions,” a Realtor recently wrote in a popular Facebook group. “It is against the Sherman Antitrust Act.” Many agents believe some version of that amateur legal warning to be true. But in most cases, it is...
By Brad Inman | 8 hours ago
blvdone / Shutterstock.com Expansion or densification? Growing cities at crossroads

Expansion or densification? Growing cities at crossroads

As population swells, so does the need for housing. A new study from BuildZoom reviews how cities have historically dealt with newcomers, particularly where expansion is skyrocketing to increase housing supply ......
By Jennifer Riner | 9 hours ago
A real estate agent showing a home to a family You know you’re a real estate agent when…

You know you’re a real estate agent when…

You can either laugh or cry. We recommend the former. Because if any of the following thoughts have crossed your mind, you just might be a real estate agent, but you're definitely not alone ......
By Caroline Feeney | 14 hours ago
screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-4-18-56-pm How big media thinks about the real estate opportunity

How big media thinks about the real estate opportunity

News Corp. is one of the biggest media companies on the planet -- and it has its fingers firmly in the real estate pie since it acquired Move Inc., which operates realtor.com, in 2014. ......
By Inman | 14 hours ago
Courtesy of Realtor.com 6 opportunities on realtor.com agents might be missing

6 opportunities on realtor.com agents might be missing

Many real estate agents are not utilizing the online tools that the "titans of search" are offering them. There are many opportunities to develop your presence and improve customer service to your current and future clients. ......
By Rachael Hite | 14 hours ago
Studio 37 / Shutterstock.com 5 tips for selling a home in a hurry

5 tips for selling a home in a hurry

Sometimes a homeseller needs to move fast. It happens. All sorts of extenuating circumstances can prompt a hasty departure, but whatever the reason, the goal remains the same: a quick sale ......
By DJ Morris | 15 hours ago
igor.stevanovic / Shutterstock.com Podcast: Why now’s the time to pump your CRM full of leads

Podcast: Why now’s the time to pump your CRM full of leads

Today we're joined by founder and CEO of Wise Agent, Brandon Wise. As a agent, back in 2001, Wise was frustrated by the lack of available and easy to use CRMs ......
By Tim & Julie Harris | 15 hours ago
A row of computer servers Creating a scalable brokerage through marketing automation

Creating a scalable brokerage through marketing automation

Can real estate companies expand like software companies? Building a scalable real estate business model is possible -- but only by defining and controlling an organizational structure for consuming and leveraging information, both in terms of listin...
By Tigh Loughhead | 16 hours ago
BrAt82 / Shutterstock.com 3 updates in real estate marketing tech worth your attention

3 updates in real estate marketing tech worth your attention

I've been involved in real estate company web design since 2000. I've laughed out loud during product demos at the power companies hand over to clients these days. The speed at which things have evolved is something I would have never imagined. ......
By Craig C. Rowe | 16 hours ago
sezer66 / shutterstock.com The 100/0 split: How Big Block Realty grew 7,613%

The 100/0 split: How Big Block Realty grew 7,613%

Like a fancy gym membership, the money agents pay to stay under a brokerage’s umbrella better go toward something they actually use. Otherwise, you might as well sign up for a free YouTube fitness channel -- or go real estate rogue. So the $80,000...
By Gill South | 16 hours ago