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10. Do you have a listing with dark energy or spirits? Many agents and brokers are turning to spirit sweepers.

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9. Pardee Properties, an LA brokerage, is a 55-agent firm that thrives by centralizing agent services and focusing on company culture.

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8. Looking for new ways to fill the buyer pipeline? Learn from the experts about how tenant representation and education can help.

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7. Automated contact, timely emails, online advertising and landing pages are key ingredients to snagging online leads and converting them into your clients.

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6. Brad Inman interviews Simon Henry, co-CEO of Juwai.com for the scoop on China and what it means for the US market.

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5. Find out what your peers said in the Zillow vs. realtor.com showdown.

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4. International software and services firm Constellation Software Inc. is set to buy lead-gen CRM asset Market Leader from Zillow Group for $23 million.

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3. Class action suit against Uber could mean a “significant reduction” in agents.

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2. Google isn’t directly involved with home sales, but here are 8 ways the Internet giant is gravitating toward real estate.

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1. Reality shows are setting unrealistic expectations among buyers. Here are the top 5 misconceptions buyers have thanks to TV.