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Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week:

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10. The $32.8 million Bellalago on the shores of Lake Washington has a striking view of Seattle and the Olympic Mountains.

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9. Agents can now text each other referrals. How ’bout that!

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maradonna 8888 / Shutterstock.com

8. Ever heard of the “Law of Three”? It’s a great way to close sales.

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racorn / Shutterstock.com

7. Rumor has it that Zillow and Trulia are going to be integrating agent profiles sooner rather than later.

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JaySi / Shutterstock.com

6. Showings on demand are heating up in New York, and agents are rising to the challenge.

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Dariush M / Shutterstock.com

5. If buying leads is starting to feel more like gambling — and it’s not such a sure thing — there’s a way out.

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Mike Focus / Shutterstock.com

4. When you’re tracking down a lead, you need the right tools on your bench. Here are 12.

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Courtesy of DotLoop

3. Dotloop CEO Austin Allison made a video to assuage agents’ and brokers’ doubts about Zillow Group’s acquisition of the company.

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jreika / Shutterstock.com

2. Adding these three things to the list of tasks that real estate agents must accomplish before receiving their license would make a big difference to the industry.

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Nataly Moskovka / Shutterstock.com

1. Today’s customers require a Four Seasons-level experience — which is why part-time agents could become a threatened species.