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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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 6 hours ago
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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 | 6 hours ago
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4 ways to crack the millennial homebuyer code: Part 1

Everyone is looking into the crystal ball and trying to figure out how to sell to this new generation of homebuyers whose priorities and spending habits seem so mysterious. And more than anything else, there are a lot of questions with not a lot of c...
By Nicholas Brown | 7 hours ago
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Infographic: Foreign students face highest university fees in US

With the demand for property in the U.S. skyrocketing, families who arrive on this country's shores might be happy with the deal they got on their home -- and less satisfied with what it will cost to send their children to college ......
By Inman | 8 hours ago
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3 new ways to attract talent

Our new agents certainly appreciate our robust lead generation systems, desk space and training. But what sealed the deal for each of them might be unexpected. Here is what they said sealed the deal ......
By Stephanie Lanier | 14 hours ago
Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens Luxury listing of the day: Upper West Side mansion

Luxury listing of the day: Upper West Side mansion

Got an extra $13 million to burn? Why not spend it on this lovely Upper West Side mansion at 337 West 87th St., New York ......
By Inman | 15 hours ago
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Opinion: Why consumer behavior will eliminate the part-time agent

Can part-time agents continue to compete in a market dominated by consumer demands for instant gratification, information and customer service ......
By Tyler Smith | 15 hours ago
TR_REAlly Real Estate Ally is an easy, smart way to manage revenue goals

Real Estate Ally is an easy, smart way to manage revenue goals

Real Estate Ally is one of the more simple and down-to-earth revenue management tools available to brokerages. This isn't enterprise software, and it won't take weeks of onboarding or cause you adoption headaches from hesitant agents. Simply start yo...
By Craig Rowe | 16 hours ago
MikePappas Mike Pappas: 'We existed before franchises and believe our offering is more robust and comprehensive'

Mike Pappas: ‘We existed before franchises and believe our offering is more robust and comprehensive’

"My brother and I are the third-generation owners of a company that was founded in February 1926 at the peak of the first Florida real estate boom," says Pappas. "We are stewards of our proud past and have a focused vision for our future." ......
By Inman | 16 hours ago