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

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10. Technology is not always your friend. Here are 7 ways you might be making your business vulnerable through it.

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9. All you want for Christmas is … actually, we don’t know. So tell us!

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8. Mortgage rates have spiked since the election. Dubbed the “Trump Tantrum” by some, it could be good news for agents — because it could drive buyers to act.

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7. What can you do to help heal hard feelings post-election?

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Courtesy of Halstead Property

6. How one brokerage used a “breaking news” video spoof to encourage agents to adopt tech (and it worked!).

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5. A safety tool that rates potential real estate clients on a trustworthiness scale just got a significant investment from Second Century Ventures, the investment arm of the National Association of Realtors.

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4. When can a text message be considered binding? A Massachusetts court weighed in.

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3. The brokerage everyone loves to discuss is back in the news; this time, Brad Inman examines the rumors, innuendo, hearsay and truth surrounding the company.

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2. There are good reasons why listing agents should keep their sellers from accepting buyer “love letters” — here are a few.

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1. has overhauled its listing ad offerings — here’s what you need to know.

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