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    • The week in financial markets: two moves May 19, 2018
      Given only one soft landing on record, odds favor a different end: with the best of intentions the Fed will hike onward until we discover that a recession began four months ago.
    • NAR board approves $30 annual dues increase for 2019 May 19, 2018
      The trade group plans to use the additional funds to boost its annual spending for political advocacy, a transaction management platform for members and other initiatives by $35.5 million and shore up its reserves.
    • NAR made $20 million from DocuSign IPO May 18, 2018
      The venture arm of the trade group, Second Century Ventures, made a total of $43.8 million from selling shares in DocuSign, returning $20 million to NAR and keeping $23.8 million for recapitalization.
    • Harbor CEO says blockchain will let you easily split real estate ownership May 18, 2018
      Harbor is one of the more complicated blockchain startups out there, but it has the potential to upend the investment side of the real estate industry.
    • Former Trulia exec joins venture capital firm to spur real estate tech May 18, 2018
      Former Trulia president Paul Levine will join the venture capital firm Sapphire Ventures as a partner, where he will look for companies building on Trulia and Zillow's innovation in the real estate industry by improving the real estate transaction, he said Friday.
    • Connect the speakers: Zero-cost marketing tactics with big ROI May 18, 2018
      Katie Lance suggests that attendees of Inman Connect San Francisco this summer focus on implementing just one or two ideas that can grow into habits -- and why she’ll be offering up her own tactics to adopt in a session covering zero-cost marketing strategies that yield leads and referrals.
    • Did NAR consider tech partners other than zipLogix? May 18, 2018
      The National Association of Realtors has never given transaction management firms other that zipLogix — a firm the trade group partially owns — a chance to compete for its business through price or any other means, according to three of the most popular such firms in the industry.
    • Mark Spain expands state by state on his terms May 18, 2018
      One of the benefits Mark Spain, former Keller Williams top team leader, finds in running his own company is he can expand at will. He doesn't have to have diplomatic talks with other Keller Williams offices to see if they will accommodate his team.
    • Real estate agents see electric scooter boom as mixed blessing May 18, 2018
      But Realtors in San Francisco and Los Angeles seem to be in two minds about whether they are in favor of the new wheeled sensations. If there's any consensus, it's that the scooters are a mixed blessing — and a fun idea that could help sell an area to buyers, especially millennials.
    • Experian reveals the 5 states with the lowest foreclosure rates May 18, 2018
      Although issues with low inventory and fast-growing home prices still abound, the market has greatly improved since the housing bubble in 2006, and the latest foreclosure rates prove it. In 2017, residential home foreclosures fell 27 percent to 676,525 — the lowest level since 2005.
    • Turn your time into money May 18, 2018
      I’m sure it’s happened to you. You show up at the office with the best intentions to make the most of your day. Yet hours later, you head home feeling like you didn’t accomplish one thing that will bring in the bucks.
    • Connect the speakers: David Greenspan on the path of least resistance May 18, 2018
      David Greenspan will be talking about the path of least resistance and how you can master it in your own business marketing in a session at Inman Connect San Francisco.
    • House flipping is on the rise despite high home prices, CoreLogic reports May 18, 2018
      As anyone who regularly watches "Flip or Flop" already knows, house flipping is on the rise, and a new report from property data developer CoreLogic confirms it. 
    • 10 design ideas to revive your outdated listings in 2018 May 18, 2018
      Most real estate agents can walk into an original space and date the construction based on the wall and ceiling finishes, the color of the hardware, the way light fixtures look and the colors employed. And let's be honest, a dated home will draw less interest from buyers online and in person, get fewer offers […]
    • OJO Labs raises $20.5 million for house-hunting AI assistant May 17, 2018
      Real estate artificial intelligence startup OJO Labs raised $20.5 million in a Series B round backed in part by Realogy.
    • Notarize raises $20 million from Lennar, Realogy and others May 17, 2018
      Notarize, a startup that offers services to legally notarize real estate documents online, just raised $20 million in funding from giants including homebuilder Lennar and real estate holding company Realogy, among others.
    • 4 things every agent should know about creating the perfect social media strategy May 17, 2018
      In March, Ignite Visibility CEO John Lincoln released "Social Media Marketing: The Movie," a 45-minute film where 10 social media experts explain how each of the top social media platforms work and share how to find success on each platform as a business owner.
    • NAR postpones vote on 2.5% annual dues increases May 17, 2018
      The National Association of Realtors will not vote this year on whether to raise dues for members by 2.5 percent annually, but it's still considering this year's $30 increase.