Top 10 posts from last week

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

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10. Win an Apple Watch by filling out our survey about luxury real estate.

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9. Banker Chris Gough and Brad Inman talk about tech mergers and acquisitions in the real estate space.

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8. Real  Safe Agent is rolling out a free agent safety course with real-world tips to help agents stay safe during the normal course of their jobs — and it’s launching a year-long study interviewing agents who have been victimized and the criminals who have targeted them.

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7. Are you an agent relocating to a new market? Here’s a playbook for how to hit the ground running.

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6. Not sure how to convert online leads? These two agents (one using Zillow and the other realtor.com) share their successful processes.

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5. A tale of an old-school brokerage making things happen in a modern world.

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4. From light bulbs to air freshener to graphite powder, we corralled the essentials for a real estate agent’s emergency kit.

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3. Google hosted an event for real estate thought leaders; here’s what they learned from the digital behemoth.

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2. Ben Kinney is growing a real estate empire, and he saves baby deer. Learn all about the man.

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1. Bernice Ross shares her thoughts about why the real estate industry isn’t particularly motivated to weed out incompetent agents.