Olivier Le Moal_153279218 28 tips to becoming a digital marketing pop star

28 tips for becoming a digital marketing pop star

Here is an infographic put together by real estate digital marketing with 28 tips to become a real estate digital marketing popstar. It covers each stage of a healthy real estate marketing strategy beginning with the point of contact and ending with ...
By Ibemere Obinna | 1 hour ago
Jorg Hackemann / Shutterstock.com All-cash purchases, institutional investors saw record lows in May single-family market

All-cash purchases, institutional investors saw record lows in May single-family market

The percentage of single-family homes and condos purchased with all cash or by institutional investors hit record lows in May. Nearly 25 percent of all home sales in May were all cash purchases, according to RealtyTrac’s U.S. Home & Foreclosure Sal...
By Erik Pisor | 5 hours ago
Sloukam / Shutterstock.com Commercial mortgage-backed security accounts for larger percentage of multifamily loans

Commercial mortgage-backed security accounts for larger percentage of multifamily loans

Apartment sales volume, maturing loan refinances and the conversion of construction loans to permanent financing has propelled multifamily lending so far in 2015. Commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS) originations have increased, with conduits i...
By Erik Pisor | 11 hours ago
Velvet Ocean / Shutterstock.com LA real estate broker launches luxury home bidding platform

LA real estate broker launches luxury home bidding platform, plumBid

The owners of a Beverly Hills, California, mansion recently bought a new home -- and, therefore, they need to sell their current "Italianate Estate" quickly. To do so, they listed it on the new online luxury home bidding platform plumBid Inc., which ...
By Paul Hagey | 12 hours ago
Zhu Difeng / Shutterstock.com Mortgage and refi activity drop

Mortgage and refi activity drop

Both mortgage applications and refinance activity decreased about five percent last week, likely due to rising interest rates, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey ......
By Amy Swinderman | 13 hours ago
One of Splacer's many available venues in New York. Photo by Jasper Noorgard. Splacer encourages landlords, tenants to list their locations for events

Splacer connects event planners with well-designed residential spaces

The sharing economy has brought to light the endless opportunity of ways to experience things, and a new company is hoping to bring even more. Splacer is an online marketplace for listing and booking event spaces in apartments, lofts, homes and more ...
By Kimberly Manning | 14 hours ago
Tomasz Guzowski / Shutterstock.com NAR's property data tool adds new features

NAR’s property data tool adds new features

RPR, a subsidiary of the National Association of Realtors that provides data on 166 million properties and data tools to all Realtors free of charge, has made it easier for users to generate market reports, identify distressed listings and learn abou...
By Teke Wiggin | 14 hours ago
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4 tips to keep the car clean for your real estate clients

Some of us were born with the clean gene -- the tendency to keep our homes, cars, and personal spaces uncluttered and ready for company. And some of us weren’t. You might even have two separate standards for your home and your car -- one is pristin...
By Jennifer Riner | 14 hours ago
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Infographic: The cost of moving house in the UK

Solent Plastics investigated what's involved in the cost of moving house in England and Wales. Here's what the company found ......
By Inman | 14 hours ago
iofoto / Shutterstock.com More millennials are living single -- in single-family homes, that is

More millennials are living in single-family homes

Much has been written in recent years about the millennial generation and the challenges young people face in getting a mortgage loan, but whether today’s young adults choose to dip their toes into homeownership or rent their homes, one thing is cl...
By Amy Swinderman | 14 hours ago
3 questions with ICSF speaker Mark Spain 3 questions with ICSF speaker Mark Spain

3 questions with ICSF speaker Mark Spain

Mark Spain of the Mark Spain Team | Keller Williams Realty will be a guest speaker at the upcoming Inman Connect San Francisco. We caught up with Spain to ask him questions about his real estate philosophy. Here's what he had to say ......
By Inman | 15 hours ago
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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. ......
By Inman | 15 hours ago
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3 ways to turn mundane business methods into recipes for success

Having unique processes that are readily available and well-supported for marketing, education and technology help agents succeed and can set your brokerage apart. ......
By Marnie Blanco | 16 hours ago
Legenda / Shutterstock.com Potentially outdated school ratings on Redfin raise concerns

Redfin’s sometimes-outdated GreatSchools ratings raise concerns

The school ratings on Redfin are a nice way for consumers to check out local education before they buy a house -- but those ratings might not be up-to-date. Redfin has displayed outdated school ratings in the past, raising concerns that some buyers w...
By Teke Wiggin | 16 hours ago