martinkay / Shutterstock.com Realtor.com’s early analysis of July sales shows business is still booming

Housing market still jumping through July

With the end of summer approaching and many families preparing to send their children back to school, the busy summer selling season usually starts to taper off -- but demand is still strong, according to realtor.com’s “Advance Read of July Trend...
By Amy Swinderman | 5 hours ago
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10 questions we hope Zillow answers in its quarterly earnings call

Zillow has an important earnings call tomorrow afternoon at 5 p.m. EDT. The company is on the hot seat with Wall Street and with the real estate industry. Here are our 10 questions, we would like to see answered ......
By Inman | 5 hours ago
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Want to save on closing costs? It pays to shop around

Buyers who take the time to shop around for their mortgages and some of their settlement services are saving hundreds of dollars on some of their closing costs, according to a recent Bankrate survey. Those who got more involved in their homebuying ex...
By Amy Swinderman | 5 hours ago
Maria Skaldina / Shutterstock.com Homeowners' nonmortgage debt rises to 10-year high

Homeowners’ nonmortgage debt rises to 10-year high

Mortgage holders are carrying more nonmortgage debt than at any point in the past 10 years, with an average of $25,000 per borrower. According to Black Knight Financial Services, this figure is $1,400 more than the average one year ago -- and nearly ...
By Erik Pisor | 5 hours ago
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ReaLync’s virtual open houses viewable to 1,000-plus buyers

Real estate agents can now theoretically walk an army of prospective buyers through listings in real time. ReaLync has released an updated version of its live video streaming app that lets agents host "virtual open houses" that can accommodate more t...
By Teke Wiggin | 5 hours ago
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9 apps real estate agents wish existed

Technology has changed the face of real estate. New apps. New software. New websites. Some of these changes have been amazing for agents, and some of them have caused an uptick in real estate-induced trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder). The foll...
By Diane Goodman | 5 hours ago
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5 ways to improve resident relations

How do you keep track of one individual's needs in a sea of many? How do you improve tenant relations so that your renewal rates can continue to climb? Before your head starts spinning with countless questions, take a moment to read through our five-...
By Aimee Miller | 6 hours ago
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July 2015 industry partnerships

Who joined forces in the real estate industry in June to help agents up their game? Here's our rundown, in chronological order ......
By Inman | 7 hours ago
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Opinion: Why I don’t trust Zillow

I don’t trust Zillow. It’s that simple. I have frequently communicated my lack of trust to Zillow’s C-suite. As someone who runs a real estate brokerage, I have always been wary of Zillow's ambitions ......
By Mark McLaughlin | 7 hours ago
Chamille White / Shutterstock.com 'My Listingbook' allows agents to add branding

‘My Listingbook’ allows agents to add branding

For an extra $10 a month, real estate tech firm Listingbook is now allowing agents to brand the company's platform with their brokerage's logo and colors. The new feature may or may not help with a larger concern some real estate pros have about the ...
By Andrea V. Brambila | 13 hours ago
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Oliver’s intention is to nix broker’s role in NYC rental space

When Uber officially launched in 2011, the implications it would soon have on the real estate market weren't entirely apparent. Today, startups aim to be the Uber of (insert industry here), with on-demand services and direct business-to-consumer comm...
By Kimberly Manning | 13 hours ago
focus-and-motivation-1200 25 secrets for happiness in real estate: Part 1

25 secrets for happiness in real estate: Part 1

We just finished a series of shows discussing this topic on Real Estate Coaching Radio, and we're proud to present all three episodes below for you to follow along with as you go through our list of the 25 secrets of happy people ......
By Tim Harris | 13 hours ago
startupstockphotos.com Meet the New Kids on the Block - Part 2

Meet the New Kids on the Block – Part 2

Many companies that are household names today (Zillow, Trulia) made their debut on the Connect stage as wee startups. This week, we’ll continue the tradition of giving the newbies a chance to pitch their business to the best and the brightest in re...
By Jennye Garibaldi | 14 hours ago
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5 digital marketing tools to help your business grow

To help make your already frantic lifestyle a little less hectic, check out these five digital marketing tools that aim to help your business grow ......
By Estelle Clairoux | 14 hours ago