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The blueprint for expanding your team profitably
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 3:00:07
Most teams wait too long to hire admin people and are too quick to bring on agents. The sole reason your team should be expanding is to provide better service to your clients. read more»

Keeping It Real: Achieve your goals by starting small
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 2:44:58
On this edition of “Keeping It Real,” a recurring podcast series on Inman, Peter Lorimer shares how setting small goals while getting into real estate paved the way for his best life experiences. read more»

5 good reasons you need a vacation
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 1:16:02
Did you know that your productivity dips if you work more than 50 hours a week? Here are some of the benefits of stepping away from the laptop, shutting down the cell phone for a few hours — or better yet days — and taking some time to practice self-care. read more»

Who are Realtor association rules really protecting?
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 0:29:44
We need to be more patient with our clients, writes regular Inman columnist and indie broker Teresa Boardman. Our Realtor rules are often obscure, byzantine and confusing to consumers. read more»

Foreclosure filings drop to lowest rate in 14 years
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:01:19
Foreclosure rates continue to dip, with the third quarter of 2019 seeing the lowest number of foreclosure filings since the second quarter of 2005, according to Attom Data Solutions's latest report. read more»

Genuine communication is the anecdote to iBuying
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:40:19
The Agency founder Mauricio Umansky believes that art of genuine communication is dying, and it's up to real estate agents to keep it alive or lose ground to disruptive real estate tech companies pushing things like iBuying. read more»

How to build a track record by knocking on doors
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:06:32
When luxury agents David Parnes and James Harris wanted to get into real estate years ago, they didn't have a track record, contacts or anything else that agents typically need to succeed. So they hit the pavement. Here's how that lead to success. read more»

Smart-home tech for agents: Aeotec Sensors
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:56:26
In this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. Tune in, so that when your clients ask, you’ll be the expert. This week, Aeotec Sensors. read more»

Video marketing, staging matter more than ever for luxury listings
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:24:23
At Inman Luxury Connect, Carrie McCormick, a development specialist at @properties, said that video marketing is a "requirement" these days, and her co-panelists said that staging is a top priority to create an emotional impact with buyers. read more»

Agents should strive for authenticity in social media
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:43:23
"It’s really important to present yourself and your personality," Jon Krabbe, founder of digital marketing firm Agent Image, said Wednesday morning during Inman Luxury Connect in Beverly Hills. "They can tell if it's authentic." read more»

3 things Justin Bieber did wrong that a Realtor would nail
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:21:34
Beverly Hills agent Jade Mills highlights the many reasons that Justin Bieber's bid to sell his home on Instagram is doomed to fail. read more»

What’s the key to ending chronic homelessness? Better data
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:40:35
According to Community Solutions, the key to ending chronic homelessness is real-time data aggregation and tracking that enables communities to make smart, quick decisions. The nonprofit's Built for Zero program helps local agencies transform their databases from statistical wastelands to a treasure trove of rich, by-name data. read more»

Data, honesty key to giving sellers realistic expectations: Gary Gold
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:23:15
Today's sellers may have done their own research and come up with their own prices, so it's up to agents to manage expectations and gently deliver reality. read more»

It’s getting even harder for African American families to afford homes
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:00:22
The typical African American family could afford just 25 percent of the homes for sale last year, down from 39 percent in 2012, according to a new Redfin study. read more»

How to modernize the MLS
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:59:21
New companies are using a combination of money, technology and data to deliver consumers an experience that is efficient, certain and convenient. And the clash between old and new is creating tribalism amongst players vying for the top of the heap. Not surprisingly, the MLS finds itself squarely in the middle. read more»

The luxury market ‘is doing just fine’ — even amid shrinkage
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:48:17
Luxury buyers are gravitating away from the grand estate and toward properties with lots of amenities and little maintenance. read more»

Curious about feng shui? Juwai executive shares the basics
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:43:07
Although feng shui is more than 3,000 years old, some Westerners are still mystified by the practice. Juwai exec Georg Chmiel shares what you need to know. read more»

Luxury agents need to be ‘smarter than the internet’
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:06:28
Brad Inman argued Wednesday morning at Luxury Connect that the real estate market today is dominated by change and that agents need to be smarter to thrive. read more»

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