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Jul 21, 2015 by Brian Rayl
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Jul 17, 2015 by Obi Ejimofo
As technology advances, agents are more relevant than ever
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Jul 17, 2015 by Heather Sittig Jackson
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Jul 17, 2015 by Cheryl Spangler
4 pitfalls of owning a successful nightly rental
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Jul 15, 2015 by Paul Oster
Opinion: Mortgage policies are punishing urban development
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Jul 14, 2015 by Rick Jarvis
Instant showings: Uber-like innovation or bait-and-switch?
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Jul 14, 2015 by Sam DeBord
The sky is crying: a dissenting opinion about cloud storage
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Jul 10, 2015 by David Redic
The brokerage technology deficit
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Jul 9, 2015 by David Friedman
The pros and cons of getting paid a la carte
I learned that Redfin chooses only certain agents -- agents who believed in only serving their clients well -- and I was...
Jul 9, 2015 by Gay Rosen
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The Broke Agent compiled this list of 10 reasons real estate agents drink.
Jul 8, 2015 by Inman
The best way to weed out 'shoddy' real estate agents
Here is my review as a Realtor of the ideas expressed in the Inman article "11 proposals for weeding out shoddy real est...
Jul 6, 2015 by Steve Wiley
The runway extender for REO brokers
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Jul 2, 2015 by Greg Rand
Best real estate scenes in film history
The Broke Agent compiled this list of 12 classic movie real estate agent scenes. Don't miss the hilarity.
Jul 1, 2015 by Inman
Differentiate your business or risk fizzling out
Differentiation -- at its core -- means to constitute a difference between or specialize in structure or functions to ac...
Jun 26, 2015 by Eric Putoto
Opinion: Change is the new normal for mortgage professionals
The real estate and mortgage industries need to change. There is no going back to the old normal. Some get this. Many do...
Jun 26, 2015 by Patrick Stone
Opinion: 3 reasons the MLS should declare its independence from NAR
So I began thinking: Revolution. Freedom. Independence Day. Who needs independence? Well, I want to be independently wea...
Jun 26, 2015 by Jason Cox
20 ways brokers could help raise the bar
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