Producer_Chris-Leavitt Chris Leavitt: 'I wish I could replicate myself so I could do even more'

Chris Leavitt: ‘I wish I could replicate myself so I could do even more’

Chris Leavitt says the biggest barrier to success in the real estate industry is, "incompetent people who don’t understand the ins and outs of the industry. I work with what I’m given and try to make the best outcome out of every situation." ......
By Inman | 9 hours ago
Complacency-1200 Helpful hints for getting over rejection in real estate

Helpful hints for getting over rejection in real estate

Now let's qualify rejection. In real estate, it's not doors being slammed shut in agents' faces or screaming prospects on the phone -- but even something as simple as the word "no" can put a dark cloud on the rest of the day. ......
By Tim Harris | 9 hours ago
Frontpage / Shutterstock.com Homebuying not the primary driver of tenant moves

Homebuying not the primary driver of tenant moves

A 5 percent increase in home values coupled with cyclically low homeownership rates -- 63.7 percent as of the first quarter -- equate to a multifamily sector where only 1 in 10 renters vacate a unit because of a home purchase ......
By Erik Pisor | 19 hours ago
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Vacation rental apps battle for supremacy with city guides, property management enhancements

Airbnb and HomeAway are in a tight race to the top of the vacation rental industry, and they seem to be neck and neck. Both rental sites made recent announcements of shifts in their offerings, cutting slightly into the others' territory and showing t...
By Kimberly Manning | 20 hours ago
ambrozinio / Shutterstock.com Bowing to real estate agents, Zillow pauses new advertising strategy

Bowing to real estate agents, Zillow pauses new advertising strategy

A search engine advertising strategy newly tested by Zillow has raised the hackles of some real estate agents, spurring the listing portal to promptly suspend the experiment. The advertising technique involves placing Zillow ads in front of Google us...
By Teke Wiggin | 21 hours ago
Pi Lens / Shutterstock.com Real estate firms ready to shout about home energy efficiency

Real estate firms ready to shout about home energy efficiency

What do real estate data firm CoreLogic, large multiple listing services Metropolitan Regional Information Systems and Midwest Real Estate Data, and National Association of Realtors national property database subsidiary Realtors Property Resource hav...
By Paul Hagey | 21 hours ago
Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 9.22.54 AM Matterport 3-D home of the week

Matterport 3-D home of the week

In an iconic building designed by renowned American architect Robert A.M. Stern, The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, are situated in the heart of Buckhead, the city's most prestigious neighborhood. High above Peachtree Road on the top 27 fl...
By Robert Eisenbach | 22 hours ago
toplistingvids Aerial revelry of California hilltop gem nabs #toplistingvids win

Aerial revelry of California hilltop gem nabs #toplistingvids win

A drone footage-packed video showcasing an $18.5 million hilltop masterpiece on the central California coast is the winner of the listing agent-focused version of Inman's #toplistingvids contest ......
By Paul Hagey | 22 hours ago
IM_photo / Shutterstock.com Malta has what ultrawealthy clients want

Malta has what ultrawealthy clients want

Did you know that 6 percent of the global ultrahigh net worth population is composed of expatriates? The ultrawealthy are on the move, and Sotheby's International Realty dutifully set out to trace their footsteps, find out more about their preferred ...
By Manuela Zammit | 23 hours ago
Hero-SelectAudioLive3 Learn the new rules of marketing and promotion on the world’s largest social network

Learn the new rules of marketing and promotion on the world’s largest social network

With one out of every two people on the Internet logging in to Facebook each month, the social networking platform dominates all players. If you want your business to reach people online, then marketing on Facebook isn’t an option -- it’s a requi...
By Inman | 24 hours ago
El Greco / Shutterstock.com The necessary paradigm shift for real estate agents

The necessary paradigm shift for real estate agents

As a Realtor, I have always been frustrated by the consumer's perception of us. Inman has published research findings from studies done by the University of Central Florida that substantiated the consumer's less than high regard of Realtors, as well ...
By Eric Putoto | Thursday, May 28, 2015
Lisa S. / Shutterstock.com Delaying homeownership could be costly decision for potential buyers

Delaying homeownership could be costly decision for potential buyers

Potential homebuyers who are renting while they put off buying a home could lose thousands of dollars by not taking advantage of current interest rates and home prices, according to a recent realtor.com report ......
By Amy Swinderman | Thursday, May 28, 2015
Philip Taylor/ Flickr.com News Corp. out to eliminate 'premium' charged to Chinese buyers

News Corp. out to eliminate ‘premium’ charged to Chinese buyers

More than a few opportunistic sellers have offloaded luxury properties to Chinese buyers for considerably more than they would have fetched from American buyers, according to News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson. The reason sellers can charge a “...
By Teke Wiggin | Thursday, May 28, 2015
datatree.com App makes billions of property records searchable

App makes billions of property records searchable

If the thought of being able to search 3.5 billion property records simply by launching an iPhone app appeals to you, you’ll want to check out First American Financial Corp.’s launch of the all-new DataTree ......
By Amy Swinderman | Thursday, May 28, 2015