Ryan Serhant. Ryan Serhant on the transition from 'As the World Turns' to 'Million Dollar Listing'

Ryan Serhant on the transition from ‘As the World Turns’ to ‘Million Dollar Listing’

Ryan Serhant, an agent with New York's Nest Seekers, moved to the Big Apple to take a part in "As the World Turns" in 2007. After the show killed off his character, Serhant needed a new career, and real estate was waiting for him ......
By Inman | 16 hours ago
viki2win/Shutterstock How to benefit in real estate by not selling houses

How to benefit in real estate by not selling houses

I have a friend. Let's call him Jack. We are still friends because I declined his invitation to sell list his home … a property type I sell regularly, on a very busy thoroughfare that would have afforded me great sign exposure ......
By Cathy Turney | 16 hours ago
Johan Swanepoel/Shutterstock 'My listing, my lead' philosophy is a massive disservice to real estate consumers

‘My listing, my lead’ philosophy is a disservice to real estate consumers

Let's place you in the same kind of situation that the underrepresented buyer and seller are in. A past client decides to sue you for $2 million in damages -- and their attorney offers to also take your side of the case. Do you feel confident in gett...
By Creed Smith | 17 hours ago
Goodluz / Shutterstock.com Homebuyers crave title insurance information early in purchasing process -- but who will provide it?

Homebuyers crave title insurance information early in purchasing process — but who will provide it?

It's no secret that consumers are confused about title insurance and its value, but the American Land Title Association (ALTA) is equally concerned about the misconceptions that real estate partners have about its industry and its place in the closin...
By Amy Swinderman | 18 hours ago
Vizual Studio/Shutterstock 2015 is the year consumers will stay put and renovate, survey says

2015 is the year consumers will stay put and renovate, survey says

Fewer Americans plan to move this year compared to last year, but a larger share will conduct home improvement projects, according to a survey commissioned by American Express ......
By Teke Wiggin | 21 hours ago
pixinoo/Shutterstock Would being caught on camera change how you conduct your real estate business?

Would being caught on camera change how you conduct your real estate business?

"Big Brother" is no longer just a television show on CBS where we, the viewers, are playing the peeping Tom. No, Big Brother has crept into the real estate industry, and we are the objects of affection, or is that the objects of suspicion? Do we dese...
By Shannon Milligan | Friday, March 27, 2015
BTC - Rob Eisenbach Rob Eisenbach on new 3-D, 'dollhouse' and floor plan functionality

Rob Eisenbach on new 3-D, ‘dollhouse’ and floor plan functionality

The Matterport vice president of marketing talks about using Oculus Rift and other technologies to give potential homeowners a better view of their future properties ......
By Inman | Friday, March 27, 2015
sergign / Shutterstock.com Zillow's new Agent Finder misses the mark for consumers

Zillow’s new Agent Finder misses the mark for consumers

Agent Finder has missed the mark rather drastically. In the past, a consumer using the Zillow Agent directory would have seen all agent reviews and sales over the past 12 months by each agent ......
By Hank Bailey | Friday, March 27, 2015
DRETR - Homezada HomeZada is a powerful tool for homeowners -- and may help agents, too

HomeZada is a powerful tool for homeowners — and may help agents, too

Most real estate agents would prefer to work with sellers over buyers. Still, buyers do stand a chance of becoming sellers. So sometimes it's worth keeping in touch. HomeZada aims to help you do that while helping homeowners do everything else ......
By Craig Rowe | Friday, March 27, 2015
SocialMedia-ToddCarpenter Todd Carpenter: 'Anything that's happening in the real estate industry will show up on Twitter'

Todd Carpenter: ‘Anything that’s happening in the real estate industry will show up on Twitter’

The managing director of data analytics at the National Association of Realtors says that Twitter is "where I share the most, and more importantly, it’s where I listen to the industry the most ... You just have to know who to listen to." ......
By Inman | Friday, March 27, 2015
Brian A Jackson/Shutterstock A Steve Jobs quote explains how beacons could revolutionize real estate marketing

A Steve Jobs quote explains how beacons could revolutionize real estate marketing

“You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology,” Steve Jobs said in 1997. We are going to take the advice of the late Mr. Jobs for this article, and before we talk about the groundbreaking micro-location...
By Melissa Kwan | Friday, March 27, 2015
Aperture51 / Shutterstock Freddie Mac vet tapped to lead FHA

Freddie Mac vet tapped to lead FHA

Freddie Mac veteran Edward Golding has been named to head up the Federal Housing Administration -- sort of ......
By Matt Carter | Thursday, March 26, 2015
bikeriderlondon / Shutterstock Dotloop lassos Move Inc.'s moving site for vendor referral network

Dotloop lassos Move Inc.’s moving site for vendor referral network

Move Inc.'s moving site, Moving.com, now has exposure on dotloop's transaction management platform as a member of the firm's "Trusted Service Provider" program unveiled in December ......
By Paul Hagey | Thursday, March 26, 2015
Wendy Kaveney Photography / Shutterstock A match made in heaven: National real estate franchisor partners with housing nonprofit

A match made in heaven: National real estate franchisor partners with housing nonprofit

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is now the exclusive residential real estate partner of the nonprofit Rebuilding Together, which helps low-income homeowners with repairs and upgrades ......
By Paul Hagey | Thursday, March 26, 2015