ICSF15-HeroImage2 What marketing is effectively reaching buyers and sellers?

What marketing is effectively reaching buyers and sellers?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Marketing can be sticky, but if you’re yourself, you may be a lot more successful. At Inman Connect San Francisco, some of the most successful real estate agents in their areas shared the various ways to connect with local buyers a...
By Kimberly Manning | 4 hours ago
ICSF15-HeroImage3 Online lead conversion tools: 'Everyone is a lead'

Online lead conversion tools: ‘Everyone is a lead’

SAN FRANCISCO -- It's hard enough to generate good leads, but once you get them, how do you convert them? Use technology to prevent them from falling through the cracks ......
By Andrea V. Brambila | 4 hours ago
ICSF15-HeroImage Build a strong broker culture and agents will flock

Build a strong broker culture and agents will flock

SAN FRANCISCO -- Agents are the lifeblood of a real estate brokerage, and smart firms think carefully about how to recruit and retain them. Leaders from three successful real estate firms shared their secrets at an Inman Broker Connect panel today an...
By Paul Hagey | 5 hours ago
1984x880_N3Tech On the Startup Alley floor: N3Tech

On the Startup Alley floor: N3Tech

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Matterport-based real estate startup covers the whole state of California; it's an imaging company that brings 3-D technology to everyone, whether they have access to a special camera or not ......
By Craig Rowe | 5 hours ago
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Listing of the day

Nestled on a spanning a three-quarter-acre lot in one of Orange County, California's most exclusive guard-gated communities of Shady Canyon, this custom estate known as "Rancho de Oro" is an estate unlike any other. Situated directly next to the priv...
By Jade Schuck | 6 hours ago
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Client experience: Taking customer service to a higher level

SAN FRANCISCO -- No agent is the same. Whether it’s taking a systematic approach or having a friendly face, real estate agents can up the ante for their customer service by simply looking at the buying and selling process from their own perspective...
By Kimberly Manning | 6 hours ago
Mike Petrucci / Unsplash.com Homeowners may be unwittingly sitting on key to next purchase

Homeowners may be unwittingly sitting on key to next purchase

Many homeowners do not fully understand how much equity they have in their homes, making them reluctant to consider purchasing another home, according to Fannie Mae’s recent National Housing Survey (NHS) ......
By Amy Swinderman | 7 hours ago
alik / Shutterstock.com Aerial imaging firm secures drone exemption

Hendrix secures drone exemption

More agents are utilizing aerial images and videos captured by unmanned aerial systems (UAS) -- drones -- to better market properties. Additionally, more developers are using drone-captured content to better monitor a construction project's progress ...
By Erik Pisor | 7 hours ago
ICSF15_HowBoutique How boutique firms are changing real estate industry

How boutique firms are changing real estate industry

SAN FRANCISCO -- Boutique real estate brokerages march to the beat of their own drum -- and they're on fire. Their popularity is fueled, in part, by the passion of their owners, who cultivate unique brands, cultures and business models ......
By Paul Hagey | 7 hours ago
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#AskRyanSerhant: Where is the next hot neighborhood in NYC?

We invited the Twittersphere to tweet questions to Ryan Serhant using #AskRyanSerhant and this is what emerged -- with Ryan's advice added ......
By Ryan Serhant | 7 hours ago
Yuppy21 / Shutterstock.com US home prices increase 1.7 percent in June

US home prices increase 1.7 percent in June

U.S. home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 6.5 percent in June from a year ago. On a month-over-month basis, home prices rose by 1.7 percent, according to CoreLogic’s June 2015 Home Price Index (HPI) ......
By Erik Pisor | 8 hours ago
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ZipLogix announces partnership program

ZipLogix Inc., maker of the popular real estate form-filling software zipForm, has launched a new program that allows firms to market their wares and integrate with the firm's technology. Firms pay to join the zipLogix Partnership Program, which has ...
By Paul Hagey | 8 hours ago
claffra / Shutterstock.com The world's 10 most valuable startups

The world’s 10 most valuable startups

It should surprise precisely nobody that Uber, valued at $50 billion, is the world's most valuable startup. But you might tilt your head at some of the other companies that made the list ......
By Inman | 8 hours ago
Leonardo da / Shutterstock.com Move bolsters leadership team with 3 new hires and 1 promotion

Move bolsters leadership team with 3 new hires and 1 promotion

Move Inc. has hired Tapan Bhat as its chief product officer, Nate Johnson as chief marketing officer and Hahn Lee as senior vice president of business development and strategy. Bryan Charap was also promoted to chief financial officer ......
By Inman | 8 hours ago