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Where are homeowners moving the most?

Inmannews - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 9:10am
Which markets are expected to see a sizable uptick in seller and buyer activity during Q2 2018? According to Attom Data Solutions's latest Pre-Mover Housing Index, Nevada (200), Delaware (163), Florida (159), Colorado (154) and Virginia (149).
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Owners.com pulls incorrect ads from Zillow that featured HGTV real estate star

Inmannews - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 9:01am
Owners.com, a tech-forward brokerage, pulled images that featured the likeness of HGTV-star and celebrity home renovator Scott McGillivray off its Zillow advertisements on Friday.
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How Amazon’s HQ2 finalists rank based on housing market

Inmannews - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 8:54am
Raleigh, North Carolina leads the pack of Amazon HQ2 finalists when ranked by housing market health and quality of life, but Washington D.C. and its suburbs shouldn't give up hope just yet.
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Sykler360 is now easier to train, smarter and more responsive

Inmannews - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 8:36am
Skyler360 is a conversation platform for real estate agents to better engage prospective buyers and sellers, and it’s getting faster, smarter and better. Updates include a new and easier way to train its virtual assistant and native Facebook Messenger integration.
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Zillow: fewer than 10% of homeowners are underwater on their mortgage

Inmannews - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 8:25am
The share of homeowners underwater on their mortgage dipped below 10 percent for the first time since the 2008 economic crash, a new report from Zillow finds. Precipitously rising home values are helping those who hung on through the crash regain equity. 
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Connect the ICSF Speakers: Whitney Nicely on building an agent nest egg

Inmannews - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 7:15am
What’s your long-term plan for building wealth? Whitney Nicely, an expert property investor and real estate coach in East Tennessee, has some ideas for you. Intrigued? Nicely will be sharing her secrets at Inman Connect San Francisco.
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Connect the ICSF Speakers: Chris Pollinger on why brokers should embrace teams

Inmannews - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 7:10am
What should a real estate broker’s attitude be about teams -- and how do you incorporate them into your business in a way that makes sense? Chris Pollinger will be on a panel of experts to talk about the team-broker relationship at Inman Connect San Francisco.
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10+ tools that will make your writing more profesh

Inmannews - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 3:00am
Whether you’re writing a description for a new property that’s entering the market, a sales contract for your customers or even a report for your boss, writing and publishing content is one of the best ways to communicate in real estate, and your carefully chosen words and photos can be used to educate, inspire and promote.
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How to use social proof to snatch more clients

Inmannews - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 2:00am
It's no secret that people show their approval of others and conform their actions in the form of feedback, likes, reviews, becoming followers and even joining in other people’s causes. When it comes to showcasing your brand, taking advantage of this phenomenon, known as social proof, is a no-brainer.
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What you need to know about the big rate drop

Inmannews - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 5:16pm
It’s all about the economy. The euro coming unglued would not necessarily harm the U.S. economy at all. In historical experience, since these flights-to-quality push down U.S. interest rates, they often stimulate U.S. economic growth -- another reason to take a drop like this and run.
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NextHome will automate marketing for all 2,400 agents with Imprev

Inmannews - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 4:48pm
Agents that are part of the NextHome family are about to up their value proposition with the tech-focused brokerage’s new marketing automation software. The new service, powered by real estate marketing company Imprev will fully automate the creation of marketing content.
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Most minorities still live in segregated neighborhoods: study

Inmannews - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 3:12pm
Released last week, the Apartment List study determined a so-called "segregation index" for 50 of the nation's largest cities using U.S. Census Bureau data.
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Hawaii Realtor seeks solutions as volcano destruction continues

Inmannews - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 2:48pm
Kilauea, the active volcano that began erupting on Hawaii's big island four weeks ago, is still carving its path of destruction through are homes and other structures. Ten more homes were lost over the Memorial Day weekend, bringing the total to 92 structures destroyed by burning lava so far, according to local newspaper the "Honolulu Star-Advertiser." 
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Nevada woman awarded $6K after being denied service animal

Inmannews - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 1:24pm
Owners of a Reno, Nevada, housing complex and a local real estate agency are being ordered to pay a prospective tenant $6,000 after they reportedly denied her request for a service animal, according to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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Robert Reffkin shares the 8 keys to Compass’s success in agent roundup

Inmannews - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:56am
"Do you know how many people didn't think that we'd be where we are today?" said Compass Founder and CEO Robert Reffkin. Reffkin, along with COO Maelle Gavet, director of finance Sam Lynch and NYC-based Compass agent Leonard Steinberg, all shared the secret to Compass's explosive growth over the past five years.
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Connect the ICSF Speakers: Managing a restless workforce

Inmannews - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:12am
EXp Realty COO Mary Frances Coleman has clearly built up a workforce to be reckoned with, even in this day and age of employee restlessness. She’ll be talking about how to manage a restless workforce at Inman Connect San Francisco.
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Connect the ICSF Speakers: My team imploded. Now what?!

Inmannews - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:07am
When something happens that derails the success of a seemingly streamlined team, it can blindside the leader. Jennifer Berman is going to be talking about what to do when your team implodes live on stage at Inman Connect San Francisco, July 17 through 20 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
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How a luxury brokerage is using WeWork to expand across LA

Inmannews - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:48am
PLG Estates' brokerage owner Peter Lorimer and his wife and co-founder, Cindy, put a lot of effort into their three Los Angeles offices since starting up in 2010, but they were always getting asked by agents when they were going to open in other popular area neighborhoods such as Manhattan Beach, Pasadena or Playa Vista.
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Fifth Wall Ventures launches new real estate tech investment fund

Inmannews - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 9:10am
Fifth Wall Ventures Retail Fund, a new investment fund, has already raised $60 million from two unidentified investors in an offering valued at $200 million.
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Realogy shifts investment strategy toward real estate technology

Inmannews - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 7:14am
Two recent investments show real estate conglomerate Realogy putting its resources behind tech startups building tools for real estate agents.
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