idx The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

I recently read a post by Joel Burslem at 1000watt titled Putting IDX out to pasture. Joel suggests that the commoditization of IDX, along with real estate consumers' shift to mobile, has made property search websites obsolete for agents and brokers ...
By Matthew Barba | 23 hours ago
idx The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

The commoditization of IDX will have a major impact

I recently read a post by Joel Burslem at 1000watt titled Putting IDX out to pasture. Joel suggests that the commoditization of IDX, along with real estate consumers' shift to mobile, has made property search websites obsolete for agents and brokers ...
By Matthew Barba | 23 hours ago
Measuring success Image via Shutterstock. Measuring accountability brings success to real estate

Measuring accountability brings success to real estate

No matter what software program is created, business model launched or latest service offered, there is one thing that touches them all — accountability. Their success or failure depends entirely on how much accountability they have and deliver ......
By Bryan Robertson | Thursday, November 20, 2014
Measuring success Image via Shutterstock. Measuring accountability brings success to real estate

Measuring accountability brings success to real estate

No matter what software program is created, business model launched or latest service offered, there is one thing that touches them all — accountability. Their success or failure depends entirely on how much accountability they have and deliver ......
By Bryan Robertson | Thursday, November 20, 2014
Smartphone image via Shutterstock. Why Redfin will never be Uber

Why Redfin will never be Uber

Redfin will never be Uber because while Uber successfully cracked the model of bringing value to both consumers and service providers, Redfin stopped one step short from going all the way ......
By Tamir Poleg | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Smartphone image via Shutterstock. Why Redfin will never be Uber

Why Redfin will never be Uber

Redfin will never be Uber because while Uber successfully cracked the model of bringing value to both consumers and service providers, Redfin stopped one step short from going all the way ......
By Tamir Poleg | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
USA image via Shutterstock. Blue markets face bigger housing challenges than red markets

Blue markets face bigger housing challenges than red markets

With Election Day 2014 here, we see sharp differences in local housing markets depending on whether they are blue or red. As the political urgency of the housing crisis fades, longer-term issues like declining affordability, low homeownership and ris...
By Guest Contributor | Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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Move is 'fighting the good fight' against malicious cyberattack

I am writing to make you aware that Move Inc. is the target of an ongoing malicious distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. This means that a person or group of people is illegally generating massive amounts of Internet traffic and pointing it a...
By Inman | Friday, June 20, 2014
Screen shot of Zillow's new "Coming Soon" page. Zillow's 'Coming Soon' listing feature: good or bad for the real estate industry?

Zillow's 'Coming Soon' listing feature: good or bad for the real estate industry?

Inman News readers debate whether Zillow's 'Coming Soon' listing feature is good or bad for the real estate industry. Bobbie Files, an agent with Success Real Estate in southeastern Massachusetts, says the practice of premarketing listings is not new...
By Paul Hagey | Thursday, June 19, 2014
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3 email marketing musts for real estate agents

Matthew Collis of IXACT Contact discusses three amazing real estate email marketing tips and the role a real estate CRM plays ......
By Matthew Collis | Monday, May 12, 2014
Clients_Sellers_132066218 How to get hesitant homeowners off the fence and on the market

How to get hesitant homeowners off the fence and on the market

Are homeowners hesitant to enter the market? Real estate agents are finding that they seem to be, and there are two big reasons. The first being that the news of low inventory of homes for sale is making headlines, and many sellers wonder where they ...
By Wendy English | Tuesday, April 29, 2014
humans in real estate Human connection may be what saves real estate jobs from automation

Human connection may be what saves real estate jobs from automation

Computers are a wonderful tool that we use every day. Whether it be your old-school desktop or your tablet, they are a huge part of our lives and no one can deny that. In many industries, computers have already taken a human's position. The automobil...
By Stacia Whatley | Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Home sweet home image via Shutterstock. 3 reasons open houses excel at selling real estate

3 reasons open houses excel at selling real estate

In my last post I made the statement that agents who do not believe in open houses may just be lazy. I hope I did not offend too may readers out there. Moving on with my list of the top five reasons to do an open house this weekend, I will pick up at...
By Wendy English | Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Open house image via Shutterstock. Think open houses don't sell? Think again

Think open houses don't sell? Think again

Do public open houses have a place in real estate these days when buyers can get so much information from photo galleries, floor plans and online mapping tools? Do public open houses benefit the seller or are they just a tool for the agent to get mor...
By Wendy English | Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Vacant home image via Shutterstock. New Pennsylvania law will affect many real estate transactions

New Pennsylvania law will affect many real estate transactions

Under a new Pennsylvania law that will affect many real estate transactions, property owners who get behind on their taxes on one property will have a lien slapped against all their other properties in that county. I admit to being ......
By Diane Cipa | Monday, February 10, 2014
The big picture image via Shutterstock. The fallacy of the agent as 'neighborhood expert'

The fallacy of the agent as 'neighborhood expert'

Just as walking through a kitchen doesn’t make you a chef, living in a neighborhood doesn’t make an agent a “neighborhood expert.” The information age is firmly ensconced in the real estate word. Long gone are the days when agents .....
By Hank Miller | Friday, January 31, 2014
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Chinese social media: what you don't know can hurt you

Why go to the extra trouble of engaging in Chinese social media? After all, if you are targeting buyers from mainland China, you probably already have your listings on a Chinese international property portal, you may be attending property expos ......
By Andrew Taylor | Wednesday, January 29, 2014
"Tower of Babel" by Pieter Bruegel the Elder image via Shutterstock. Crafting real estate copy for international property buyers

Crafting real estate copy for international property buyers

I believe that very few English lit majors end up with a career in real estate, but perhaps more should. Good writing gives a powerful lift to your real estate marketing, and bad writing holds it back. That’s true with ......
By Andrew Taylor | Monday, January 27, 2014