SocialMedia-ToddCarpenter Todd Carpenter: 'Anything that's happening in the real estate industry will show up on Twitter'

Todd Carpenter: ‘Anything that’s happening in the real estate industry will show up on Twitter’

The managing director of data analytics at the National Association of Realtors says that Twitter is "where I share the most, and more importantly, it’s where I listen to the industry the most ... You just have to know who to listen to." ......
By Inman | 11 hours ago
Brian A Jackson/Shutterstock A Steve Jobs quote explains how beacons could revolutionize real estate marketing

A Steve Jobs quote explains how beacons could revolutionize real estate marketing

“You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology,” Steve Jobs said in 1997. We are going to take the advice of the late Mr. Jobs for this article, and before we talk about the groundbreaking micro-location...
By Melissa Kwan | 12 hours ago
Aperture51 / Shutterstock Freddie Mac vet tapped to lead FHA

Freddie Mac vet tapped to lead FHA

Freddie Mac veteran Edward Golding has been named to head up the Federal Housing Administration -- sort of ......
By Matt Carter | 21 hours ago
bikeriderlondon / Shutterstock Dotloop lassos Move Inc.'s moving site for vendor referral network

Dotloop lassos Move Inc.’s moving site for vendor referral network

Move Inc.'s moving site, Moving.com, now has exposure on dotloop's transaction management platform as a member of the firm's "Trusted Service Provider" program unveiled in December ......
By Paul Hagey | 22 hours ago
Wendy Kaveney Photography / Shutterstock A match made in heaven: National real estate franchisor partners with housing nonprofit

A match made in heaven: National real estate franchisor partners with housing nonprofit

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is now the exclusive residential real estate partner of the nonprofit Rebuilding Together, which helps low-income homeowners with repairs and upgrades ......
By Paul Hagey | 23 hours ago
Filipe Frazao / Shutterstock.com What's fact and what's fiction in potential TRID implementation delay

What’s fact and what’s fiction in potential TRID implementation delay

When Steven Antonakes, associate director for supervision, enforcement and fair lending at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, took to the stage yesterday at the Consumer Bankers Association’s CBA LIVE event to discuss the bureau’s new TILA...
By Amy Swinderman | Thursday, March 26, 2015
Christian Mueller/Shutterstock Busy, busy, busy real estate agents should take time to be present

Busy, busy, busy real estate agents should take time to be present

Most agents are always busy, busy, busy -- so much so that "busy" becomes their social media status and buzzword. Don't forget to take time to be present and do the face-to-face customer care that clients want and need to feel appreciated. ......
By Leigh Brown | Thursday, March 26, 2015
Dmitry Kalinovsky/Shutterstock What a property manager does in real estate

What a property manager does in real estate

"What exactly does a property manager do?" It's a question I'm often asked by homeowners who are considering becoming landlords -- especially at times when home sales are slow. In fact, I'm guessing that at some point one of your clients who is weigh...
By David Norod | Thursday, March 26, 2015
Hero-GotObjections Inside the free viral Facebook group where real estate agents swap secrets of success

Inside the free viral Facebook group where real estate agents swap secrets of success

Jim Steele recently posted in a Facebook group that he felt “cursed.” The Trinity, Florida-based Realtor’s listings just weren’t selling in spite of his best efforts. “They just jumped to my side and were like, ‘Hey man, you’re doing it...
By Teke Wiggin | Thursday, March 26, 2015
Brocreative /  Shutterstock.com March Madness: The Sweet 16 of real estate brackets

March Madness: The Sweet 16 of real estate brackets

If National Collegiate Athletic Association March Madness brackets are filled out based on real estate investing metrics, the outcome of each matchup becomes much easier to predict. Real estate, when done right, can be a science ......
By Daren Blomquist | Thursday, March 26, 2015
racorn/Shutterstock The difference between market price and market value in real estate

The difference between market price and market value in real estate

When I market a client’s property, I determine a market price without viewing the property and the probability of that property being sold in 30, 60 or 90 days based on comparables and market data. Then I determine a market value once viewing and a...
By Robert McTague | Thursday, March 26, 2015
beyond pricing Airbnb hosts embracing automated valuations

Airbnb hosts embracing automated valuations

Beyond Pricing, the provider of a dynamic pricing platform designed to maximize rental revenue for individuals and property managers, has raised $1.5 million in a seed round that'll help the startup expand its global footprint. ......
By Teke Wiggin | Thursday, March 26, 2015
BTC - Anastasia Leng Anastasia Leng: 'Technology allows customization to work at scale'

Anastasia Leng: ‘Technology allows customization to work at scale’

The Hatch co-founder and CEO on humanizing a website and establishing accountability in the purchase process ......
By Inman | Thursday, March 26, 2015
saiko3p/Shutterstock 4 tips on tackling the Philippine real estate market

4 tips on tackling the Philippine real estate market

In recent years, the Philippines has made its mark as one of the hottest property markets in Asia. Economic growth remains strong, property prices are rising and interest from overseas investors is increasing. At the same time the real estate market ...
By Jacqueline van den Ende | Thursday, March 26, 2015