AlexWang Alex Wang on his hyperlocal Yelp strategy

Alex Wang on his hyperlocal Yelp strategy

"I get fake Yelp reviews all the time from people I have never heard about or met," says Wang -- who also has 71 real Yelp reviews from actual clients, most of them in Silicon Valley ......
By Inman | 5 hours ago
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4 ways to reimagine technology onboarding

As these experts will tell you, onboarding takes time and dedication, there's no way around it. But there are a few things you can do to make the process a little bit more digestible than the dictionary-sized manual that came with my universal remote...
By Joelle Senter | 5 hours ago
Zonia / Shutterstock.com Find me a house in Harlem, not the Upper East Side: Neighborhood boundaries to become more consistent

Maponics-Onboard Informatics partnership likely to boost consistency of neighborhood boundaries

A San Francisco homebuyer may want to see all homes in the hilly Nob Hill neighborhood of the City. But online real estate sites render homes in the flats of the Tenderloin. Two completely different neighborhoods ......
By Teke Wiggin | 6 hours ago
Iryna Korshak / Shutterstock.com Rentals will remain in demand, especially among millennials

Rentals will remain in demand, especially among millennials

Accounting for roughly 40 percent of all rental stock, single-family rentals are expected to remain in high demand -- especially among millennials that begin to form their own families ......
By Erik Pisor | 15 hours ago
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365 Connect wins 2 Summit Creative Awards for its property management platforms

365 Connect has been a provider of technology for the multifamily housing industry since 2003; recently, the company announced that its marketing syndication and "Locate. Lease. Live." technology platform were both winners of Summit Creative Awards f...
By Kimberly Manning | 16 hours ago
Arina P Habich / Shutterstock.com US home values rise 4.4 percent in May

US home values rise 4.4 percent in May

The recently released S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index (HPI) points to a U.S. housing market that is seeing more consistency in terms of home price gains. Spanning May 2014 to May 2015, U.S. homes rose in value by 4.4 percent overall. ...
By Erik Pisor | 17 hours ago
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TRID changes: Realtors should expect longer closings, walk-through tweaks

While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may have thrown the real estate industry a bone by extending the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule to Oct. 3, the clock is ticking on the time everyone has left t...
By Amy Swinderman | 17 hours ago
ConnectWebsiteHedMB How does Madison Hildebrand kill it?

How does Madison Hildebrand kill it?

Madison Hildebrand's list of achievements reads like that of someone twice his age, and he's only 34. Mixing business with pleasure is easier said than done, though, and most of us who attempt this usually fail epically ......
By Jennye Garibaldi | 18 hours ago
overcoming-2-1984 Never give up! 7 secrets for overcoming defeat

Never give up! 7 secrets for overcoming defeat

Feeling defeated, disparaged or discouraged about your real estate career? Maybe you're just feeling like your production could be higher or that you're not really being rewarded for all the hard work you're putting into your job ......
By Tim Harris | 18 hours ago
Malyshev Oleg / Shutterstock.com When the Web is for shoppers, where do you find buyers and sellers?

Opinion: When the Web is for shoppers, where do you find buyers and sellers?

We do an excellent job for our shoppers. We have pictures, videos, 3-D walk-throughs, mapping, school reports, walkability scores and like a million other cool little features. But here's the thing -- they're only for shoppers. They're not for buyers...
By Joseph Rand | 18 hours ago
Jon Bilous / Shutterstock.com Real estate investors might be fleeing other markets, but they're still flocking to Philly

Real estate investors might be fleeing other markets, but they’re still flocking to Philly

"The investor market has just been incredibly hot in Philadelphia," said Vince D'Agostino, a shareholder at Foundation Title, which has 14 offices throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey ......
By Daren Blomquist | 18 hours ago
best pixels / Shutterstock.com Another startup feeds seller clients to agents -- for a discount

Another start-up promises seller clients to agents — for a discount

Deep in America’s heartland, real estate agents Jessica Buffington and Dustie Zvolanek are building a new discount brokerage model. Seeing homeowners demand streamlined, cheaper options to sell their homes, the real estate vets built MLS My Nest. T...
By Paul Hagey | 18 hours ago
StockPhotoAstur / Shutterstock.com Investors aren't behind higher mortgage approval standards -- lenders are

Investors aren’t behind higher mortgage approval standards — lenders are

Since 2008’s financial collapse and recession, many mortgage industry watchdogs have lamented how tight credit has become and how difficult it is for some potential buyers to obtain a mortgage loan. It may come as a surprise, then, to find out that...
By Amy Swinderman | 18 hours ago
1984x880_MakethemostConnect 15 ways to make the most of Inman Connect

15 ways to make the most of Inman Connect

Inman Connect is Aug. 4-7 this year. With more than 2,000 people in attendance from around the world, how do you make the most of your time to get the most bang for your buck? That’s the question we posed to Connect veterans: What’s your No. 1 ti...
By Inman | 19 hours ago