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    • 6 most (and least) affordable mountain resort towns in the US June 23, 2017
      Your real estate clients dream of skiing across snow-covered peaks in the morning and mountain biking down rocky slopes at night; and now they've made up their mind to search for the perfect mountain home ...
    • Why I die a little inside when hack agents get hired June 23, 2017
      It is becoming my life’s work to eliminate hacks from the real estate industry. Every day thousands of internet geeks wake up and try to figure out how to make Realtors the travel agents of that year. Expedia killed travel agents. Why? Because they provided minimal value and couldn’t articulate their value beyond “I have access to Sabre […]
    • 6 tips for managing sellers if the deal goes south June 23, 2017
      Have you experienced the ever-dreaded, Chicken Little, "The sky is falling," phone call from a buyer's agent days before closing on your listing? Yeah. Me too ...
    • You can gain much more when you give back June 23, 2017
      Caroline Pinal, co-founder of Giveback Homes, works with real estate agents all over the country to provide safe homes for families throughout the world. Caroline's non-traditional business model of making "doing good" part of a company or personal brand is inspiring, and it reminds us there is no blueprint for success: it comes in infinite […]
    • How do you know when to hire a buyer’s agent? June 23, 2017
      You’ve got a bunch of clients, you’ve closed a bunch of deals, you’re working from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and you're constantly pleading with the universe for more time. ...
    • Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Oops … I just held an open house in the wrong neighborhood June 23, 2017
      In this episode, Leigh Brown interviews Mark Allen, vice president of industry relations at Move Inc. ...
    • Generating business with an all-in-one marketing solution June 22, 2017
      You need an all-in-one marketing solution that can help attract, capture, and nurture leads into lifelong clients. With Placester’s unified solution, real estate agents sell 31% more homes than other agents ...
    • Zillow: Lack of for-sale inventory due in part by increased single-family rentals June 22, 2017
      According to Zillow's May 2017 Market Report, part of the reason for the drop in for-sale inventory is the growing number of single-family rentals since the housing market crash ...
    • Why listening to your clients is key to growing your company June 22, 2017
      Philip Lang, the Co-founder and COO of TripleMint, a technology-enabled real estate brokerage based in New York City, knows that to start a company you have to ask yourself: "Who is going to buy my product? Who is my target market? How do I reach said market?" ...
    • FSBO platform Homie gets broker license after investigation June 22, 2017
      A Utah FSBO platform that has roiled local Realtors has reportedly acquired a broker license, in part due to an investigation by the Division of Utah Real Estate. Real estate startup Homie, which recently closed a $4.5 million funding round, uses proprietary technology and attorneys to serve sellers and homebuyers. Investigators with the Division of […]
    • How to use PR to become a local real estate expert June 22, 2017
      DENVER -- "If you want to be found online, you have to share what you know." That was advice that Molly McKinley, executive vice president at Relola, shared at the Real Estate Webmasters Summit (REW Summit) in Denver this morning ...
    • Zillow wins bid to slash multimillion-dollar VHT photo copyright verdict June 22, 2017
      Looks like real estate giant Zillow Group may only be on the hook for half of a copyright infringement verdict awarded to real estate photography firm VHT earlier this year ...
    • How this brand-new indie broker is differentiating himself through a visionary office space June 22, 2017
      If you were an experienced real estate agent looking to set up shop as a new independent brokerage, what would you do to set yourself apart from the crowd? If you're Troy Palmquist, who works in the high-end Santa Monica, California, real estate market, then you create an office space that makes passersby do a […]
    • Master Lock targeting real estate agents with digital lockbox June 22, 2017
      Master Lock recently announced the launch of its new Bluetooth Lock Box, which "allows users to grant access to their property at anytime from anywhere through the use of their smartphone device," the company said. The product, available in a portable ($172.50) and wall-mount ($162.50) version, is targeted at real estate agents and landlords and those who […]
    • How to write a buyer offer letter that will close the deal June 22, 2017
      From this point forward, I will be encouraging my buyers to honor their audience before telling their story. This will enhance the emotional connection and possibly win the bid ...
    • 3 types of content that will help you stand out from the herd June 22, 2017
      There are plenty of options that give brokerages an edge in creating content. I'm talking about more than just email blasts, postcards and newsletters. I’m going to walk you through three types of content that are hardly used in real estate, but can create a difference between you and your competitors ...
    • 3 tips for converting online real estate leads into clients June 22, 2017
      So you have an online lead, now what? Once you do receive a response to one of your online campaigns, you might find yourself on a slippery slope when it comes to responding and monetizing. The strategy below has worked successfully for my clients and me ...
    • How do you relaunch a listing that hasn’t sold with other agents? June 22, 2017
      A large part of our business involves selling houses that other real estate agents haven’t been able to sell. Sellers get fatigued, so the most important thing to remember is that we are here to be of service to them. If that means you need to stand your ground to get changes made in order […]