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Sam DeBord
Managing Broker
The Seattle Homes Group

Sam DeBord is a writer, real estate broker, and former technology consultant based in Seattle.  He is managing broker with Seattle Homes Group and Coldwell Banker Danforth, one of the area’s most tech-focused real estate teams.

Sam sits on the board of directors for Seattle King County REALTORS® and WA REALTORS® as well as serving on government affairs, legislative steering, strategy, and communications committees.  In his spare time, Sam writes for a wide range of news and industry outlets including:

  • Inman NEXT
  • REALTOR Magazine
  • WA REALTOR RE Magazine
  • Coldwell Banker Blue Matter
  • Geek Estate
  • Realtor.com Pro/Consumer Advice
  • NAR YPN Blog
  • The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Sam’s focus is on SEO, technology, and regulation, and their effects on the REALTOR® organization and real estate industry as a whole.

Articles

Shortcuts: Zillow Group’s power play, actual intelligence, and NAR’s next move

Shortcuts: Zillow Group’s power play, actual intelligence, and NAR’s next move

Zillow Group has been using its leverage in more dramatic fashion recently. The headline this week is an upcoming moratorium on agent-posted listings …

By Sam DeBord | Thursday, February 16, 2017
A man knocking on a door 6 polarizing real estate practices: Where do you stand?

6 polarizing real estate practices: Where do you stand?

To try to win new business, many real estate agents cold call homesellers after they take their homes off the market. But according to Nobu Hata, director of membership engagement at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), a handful have taken things a step further: they contact the families of those homeowners as well …

By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Dying to share your content? Join Inman’s contributor network

Dying to share your content? Join Inman’s contributor network

Are you a Realtor, a team member or a small broker? Can you write well? Do you have a degree in English, or did your mother or grade school teacher show you how to write, to pace your words in the active voice with strong verbs? …

By Inman | Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Why growing agent splits can refine a broker’s value for the better

Why growing agent splits can refine a broker’s value for the better

Brad Inman’s piece on the breakup of a broker empire hit home. I may be in the minority of those working in a traditional brand brokerage, but I’ve always felt that growing agent splits are a positive trend for the industry. They reinforce where the greatest value is delivered: agent-to-client relationships …

By Sam DeBord | Wednesday, December 21, 2016
A payday loan application on a computer Is Opendoor the payday loan of real estate?

Is Opendoor the payday loan of real estate?

To Opendoor’s credit: There is a need in some specialized cases to turn real estate into a liquid asset in short order. There’s good cause for some buzz, but the fawning over Opendoor’s value to the consumer seems off-key …

By Sam DeBord | Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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