Screen shot 2014-07-24 at 3.57.07 PM How to create a brokerage that appeals to millennial clients

How to create a brokerage that appeals to millennial clients

When you walk into our real estate office in Oklahoma City, you can tell there’s something different: an open design, modern aesthetic, 20-foot ceilings, and a state-of-the-art machine that makes just about every coffee beverage under the sun. But ...
By Guest Contributor | Friday, July 25, 2014
Screen shot of raveis.com's framing of StreetEasy for New York City property searches. William Raveis framing StreetEasy for NYC searches

William Raveis framing StreetEasy for NYC searches

William Raveis Real Estate is looking to jump-start its entry into the New York City market by framing search results from StreetEasy, the popular regional listing site acquired by Zillow last year. Located at Tower 56 on East 56th St. between ......
By Inman News | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
REC14-SF-BrokerWarRoom2 Top takeaways from Real Estate Connect's Broker War Room

Top takeaways from Real Estate Connect's Broker War Room

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate President and CEO Sherry Chris led a series of discussions at the Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco, with dynamic brokers from across the country packing the room to discuss key issues facing brokers...
By Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
urban compass Urban Compass valued at $360M in funding round

Urban Compass valued at $360M in funding round

Just over a year after launching, New York City-based real estate brokerage and tech platform Urban Compass is worth $360 million, at least in the eyes of investors who ponied up $40 million for a Series B funding round announced ......
By Teke Wiggin | Monday, July 21, 2014
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5 steps to becoming the boss of your money

Do you have money for emergencies? Are you funding your retirement and paying cash as you go? If not, you’re like most other Americans, and money is your boss. As REDX's Michelle Holt puts it, “Money is a terrible master but a wonderful servant....
By Bernice Ross | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Home sellers sound off at Real Estate Connect

SAN FRANCISCO — Get a group of home sellers in a room, ask them about their experiences with their agent and the results may be eye-opening. That’s the premise behind Hear it Direct, which puts together consumer panels of buyers and sel...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Friday, July 18, 2014
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How ZipRealty sold the whole enchilada to Realogy

A deal like Realogy Holding Corp.'s planned $166 million acquisition of brokerage and real estate tech provider ZipRealty doesn't just happen overnight. In a pitch to shareholders, ZipRealty reveals that starting in March, it shopped itself around to...
By Inman News | Friday, July 18, 2014
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Realogy's acquisition of ZipRealty won't derail Powered by Zip referral network

SAN FRANCISCO -- ZipRealty's "Powered by Zip" referral network will be sticking around after brokerage and franchise giant Realogy acquires the real estate brokerage and technology firm for $166 million sometime this quarter, according to ZipRealty C...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Thursday, July 17, 2014
Millennial photo via Shutterstock. How to attract not just millennial clients, but agents, to your brokerage

How to attract not just millennial clients, but agents, to your brokerage

To reach millennials, those 20- and 30-somethings who represent a flood of both potential real estate pros and millions of homebuyers, brokerages need to be thinking about how to best serve them. That was one of the themes that emerged from the "Brok...
By Paul Hagey | Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Ziprealty-logo Realogy acquiring ZipRealty for $166 million

Realogy acquiring ZipRealty for $166 million

Real estate franchise and brokerage giant Realogy Holdings Corp. has an agreement to acquire brokerage and real estate technology platform provider ZipRealty for $166 million. The deal is expected to close sometime this quarter. Realogy is acquiring ...
By Inman News | Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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No matter what happens in my life, I spend time each day prospecting

I have not been able to work more than 10 or 20 hours a week for a couple of months now because of a string of family emergencies. I spent several weeks splitting my time between two homes, as I ......
By Teresa Boardman | Friday, July 11, 2014
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United Real Estate out to disrupt real estate franchising

There's a technology problem in real estate, says Dan Duffy, CEO and chairman of United Real Estate, which has grown to over 1,000 agents since launching in 2011. "That problem is our opportunity," Duffy said. United Real Estate is an offshoot of Uni...
By Paul Hagey | Friday, July 11, 2014
Mattison_Danai Whisper listings: not in your clients' best interests?

Whisper listings: not in your clients' best interests?

Second-generation Realtor Danai Mattison of The Mattison Group says “pocket listings” and “whisper listings” that are quietly marketed outside the MLS are not as prevalent as the media sometimes makes them out to be, but will ...
By Inman News | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Independent contractor vs. employee: Know the risks to your business

Do you run a brokerage or a team? Do you have someone who does part-time work for your business on the side that you pay as an independent contractor? If so, you may be playing with a loaded gun that can literally bankrupt your business ......
By Bernice Ross | Monday, July 7, 2014
Duct tape 20 things real estate has taught me

20 things real estate has taught me

So, in working on a presentation that I have to give next week, I wondered if a little humor might keep the audience's attention, especially since said presentation takes place at 8 a.m. on a Thursday morning. So, digging into my bag of "you ain't go...
By ActiveRain | Thursday, July 3, 2014
Some of my favorite Real Estate Connect moments. 6 networking tips to get the most out of Real Estate Connect

6 networking tips to get the most out of Real Estate Connect

In just a shade over two weeks, Real Estate Connect San Francisco will be here. After attending and presenting at two conferences this month in Arizona, the concept of connection seems to be front and center. This would be appropriate in any business...
By Nicole Beauchamp | Monday, June 30, 2014
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Insider real estate secrets to stand out from the crowd

The nation’s foremost real estate educators and female leaders in real estate (Real Estate Educators Association and Awesome Females in Real Estate) convened in Scottsdale, Arizona, this month for their respective annual conferences to share their ...
By Bernice Ross | Monday, June 30, 2014
Binary data image via Shutterstock. ListHub to school brokers, agents on finer points of listing syndication

ListHub to school brokers, agents on finer points of listing syndication

ListHub, the popular listing distribution platform operated by Move Inc., is rolling out a one-hour course to help multiple listing services educate their members about the finer points of real estate syndication. The free “WiseAdvertise”...
By Paul Hagey | Thursday, June 26, 2014