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10. Crowdsourced online home valuations from real estate agents could challenge the industry’s most popular AVMs.


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9. Your clients need you to understand and explain the market. Here’s where to start becoming market-literate.

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8. When a deal is hanging by a thread, how do you save it? Here are a few ways.

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Everett Historical /

7. Need some inspiration? Here are 5 quotes worth pinning to your office wall.

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6. One virtual brokerage is drawing in agents by offering high commission splits, an app — and radical independence.



5. Riley is a “concierge” text service that tees up leads for real estate agents.

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4. has plans to lure homeseller leads for agents — here they are.



3. Brad Inman talks to brokerage mergers-and-acquisitions guru Steve Murray, who explains why so many entities seem to be exiting the business.

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2. When one agent told this buyer about a buyer’s agent bonus offer hooked to a house she’d been eyeing, it left a bad taste in her mouth. Here’s why.


1. Inman’s picks of interesting people in real estate for 2016.