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

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10. Even as a buyer’s agent, low-inventory markets can mean big business, so here’s how to stop worrying and start loving them.

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9. A white paper says it’s time for the real estate industry to mandate Internet scraping protections and lock down data as much as possible.

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8. Lessons from the book publishing and airline industries might serve as a warning to the Broker Public Portal, says publisher Brad Inman.

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7. These 3 real estate investing habits will help you get rich.

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6. Sometimes properties come with a little bit of damage, and when that’s the case, you need to market with damage in mind.

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5. Need some fresh ideas about how to market your business? ThisĀ young agent has launched a “Real Estate Science” video series.

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4. The next big wave of buyers might not be millennials — think boomers instead. So start thinking about how to tap in.

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3. Silicon Valley broker Ken DeLeon shares his inspirational story (and successful business model) with publisher Brad Inman.

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2. What do you say to clients who want to know why you charge the commission rate you’ve landed on as fair? Here are 5 ways to justify your value.

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1. A company in Detroit is offering buyers the chance to tour listings without an agent physically present. It’s called ZipTours; here’s how it works.