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Top 10 posts from last week

Best of our industry coverage collected for your convenience

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

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10. Realogy, the owner of several of the largest real estate brands and the largest brokerage, has made a strategic investment in Estately, a Seattle, Washington-based listing portal and brokerage that feeds buyers and sellers to real estate agents for referral fees.

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9. Zillow’s new app for agents gives mobile access to profiles and leads; it’s set to launch in mid-November.

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8. A lot of baby boomers are getting ready to move, so here’s how you tap into that next big buyer wave.

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7. With big lenders pulling out of all marketing service agreements, all eyes have been on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to clarify what’s legal and what’s not.

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6. If you can send better email, you can win the war for your clients’ attention on a whole new front — with much less effort than fighting for SEO recognition.

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5. How do you build an exceptional logo? Make sure you’re considering these 9 elements.

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4. A brokerage created its own tech startup, which now makes tools for the brokerage — like a platform that tells agents when to call a lead.

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3. When should you invest in staging a home and when should you do it yourself? If you’re doing it yourself, where do you start? These questions (and more) get answered by experts.

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2. Brad Inman talked to three rookie real estate agents this week on Unlisted about why they see opportunity in this field and the keys to success as they see it.

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1. The ongoing legal battle between Zillow Group and Move has yielded some interesting news — this week, Andrea V. Brambila reported on the accusation that Upstream is building a national MLS.