Hero-2015LuxuryConnectAmbassadors 2015 Luxury Connect Ambassadors announced

Inman is proud to announce the 2015 Luxury Connect ambassadors

Inman, the leader in independent real estate and technology news and events, is happy to announce nine Ambassadors for the highly anticipated Luxury Connect in Beverly Hills, California, Oct. 21- ......
By Jennifer Naval | 9 hours ago
Courtesy of DocuSign DocuSign upgrades transaction management platform to give brokers more control

DocuSign upgrades transaction management platform to give brokers more control

In response to input from brokerage customers, DocuSign has improved the broker edition of its digital transaction management platform and e-signature solutions to ensure better agent compliance and control for brokers throughout a transaction ......
By Erik Pisor | 10 hours ago
Artens / Shutterstock.com Podcast: Jonathan Smoke on emerging fall market trends

Podcast: Jonathan Smoke on emerging fall 2015 market trends

In today's episode, we're joined by Jonathan Smoke from Move.com to discuss current trends in today's real estate marketplace as we enter into the fall 2015 selling season. Smoke is a 20-year veteran of the real estate industry, the chief economist f...
By Tim & Julie Harris | 10 hours ago
Volodymyr Kyrylyuk / Shutterstock.com Help clients buy condos with federal home loans

Help clients buy condos with federal home loans

Due to community living and maintenance, plus the promise of homeownership and equity, condos are more popular than ever. This is especially so because federal home loans can be used to obtain them ......
By Amanda Rosenblatt | 10 hours ago
Janis Smits / Shutterstock.com Access to mortgages hasn't changed from a year ago

Access to mortgages hasn’t changed from a year ago

Since 2012 it had been getting progressively easier to obtain a mortgage -- that is, until the first quarter of 2015. According to Zillow’s Mortgage Access Index, access to mortgage credit tightened in the quarter reaching a score of 65 -- nearly u...
By Erik Pisor | 10 hours ago
REU_AndrewFlachner Andrew Flachner on offer generation, seeing results and empowering agents with search technology

Andrew Flachner on offer generation, seeing results and empowering agents with search technology

The CEO of RealScout talks about how no one measures "home" in terms of square feet and why offer generation is where agents should be focusing their energy ......
By Inman | 10 hours ago
Hero_SamDiBianchiChat_0815 Highlights from chat with 'Million Dollar Listing' star Samantha DeBianchi

Highlights from chat with Samantha DeBianchi of ‘Million Dollar Listing Miami’

We had our first Inman News Facebook Chat with Samantha DeBianchi of "Million Dollar Listing Miami," and our followers showed up and showed out with over 60 questions for Samantha to answer. Here are some highlights from today's chat ......
By Marian McPherson | 10 hours ago
tratong / Shutterstock.com Williston Financial Group taps realty veteran Steve Ozonian

Williston Financial Group taps realty veteran Steve Ozonian as president and COO

Williston Financial Group today announced it has named Steve Ozonian as its president and chief operating officer. The Williston Financial Group is a 5-year-old real estate service provider and title insurance company -- the nation’s sixth-larges...
By Inman | 11 hours ago
Pressmaster / Shutterstock.com Leigh Brown: Real estate is not life-threatening

Leigh Brown: Real estate is not life-threatening

Remember that the language you use and the way you approach people does indeed matter -- and it does affect the outcome. Be kind and show a little grace when things don't go your way. It pays off ......
By Leigh Brown | 11 hours ago
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3 reasons to stop selling and start storytelling

Whether it's blogging, a marketing campaign, advice, an Instagram or a Facebook post, remarkable stories will be shared again and again. That's why, especially in today's world, it's the stories behind a product or service that lead to recognition an...
By Jan Michael Aldea | 12 hours ago
PardeeTeam_Hero Los Angeles brokerage hums as one big real estate team

Los Angeles brokerage Pardee Properties hums as one big real estate team

Earlier this summer, Los Angeles architect Rikki Binder was mulling over whether to sell her 2,500-square-foot, three-bedroom Playa del Rey, California, bungalow and asked a client to refer a real estate agent. The acquaintance sent her to broker Tam...
By Paul Hagey | 19 hours ago
Goodluz / Shutterstock.com Knowledge of smart home tech can help real estate agents stand out

Knowledge of smart home tech can help real estate agents stand out

With smart home devices slated to become common household items within the next two years, real estate agents who are savvy when it comes to this technology may help themselves stand out ......
By Erik Pisor | 19 hours ago
Gilles Baechler / Shutterstock.com The old peaks and new pitfalls of home prices

The old peaks and new pitfalls of home prices

In July, the National Association of Realtors announced that by its calculations, the national median existing-home price for all housing types surpassed the record national median sales price of $230,400 set nine years ago ......
By Steve Cook | 19 hours ago