What To Expect When You’re Connecting: Burgers

Inmannews - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 6:13am
Fancy highbrow cuisine is all well and good, especially on a special occasion -- but sometimes you just want something simple, like a burger. (And sometimes you want something not-so-simple, like a double bacon cheeseburger with avocado and secret sauce.) Here are our favorite picks for places to grab a quick (or decadent) burger so you can refuel for the networking and education that are happening at ICSF18.
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Spring Forward: Steve & Heather Ostrom on being a positive magnet

Inmannews - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 5:00am
Steve and Heather Ostrom are Coldwell Banker agents who live and work in and around the Roseville markets of Northern California. We recently got the chance to sit down with them both and ask them where their success has come from, how they work most effectively with buyers and sellers, and what advice they’d give to other agents looking to make changes and optimizations to their business in 2018.
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Connect The Sessions: The New ICSF Coaching Track

Inmannews - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:58am
The Coaching Track is one of several opportunities to network, learn and grow at Inman Connect San Francisco, July 17 through 20 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Pencil in the Coaching Track on Thursday, July 19, from 2 to 5 p.m., and while you're at it, use that pencil to make a list of some of the problems plaguing your business and bring it with you to the session.
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How a coach and former top producer uses Inman Select to educate her team (and herself)

Inmannews - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 3:00am
Sherri Johnson is the CEO and founder of Sherri Johnson Coaching & Consulting, LLC. She’s worked in residential real estate for 21 years, and she was “directly responsible for leading more than $1.6 billion in annual sales” in addition to recruiting, training and coaching thousands of real estate agents. “Creating and building strong brand culture and turn-around change management are some of my strongest skills,” she explains.
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How to reject a homebuyer’s offer respectfully

Inmannews - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 2:35am
It's time to talk about the correct way to reject offers on homes for sale when there are multiple offers. I have written a few offers that have been rejected because the seller got a better offer. It is to be expected, and it happens. It's part of the job in this market.
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8 questions agents should expect at every listing appointment

Inmannews - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 2:30am
It is often a poker game of sorts; how much information should the agent share and in what way? Is the seller just picking their brain or truly serious about needing the agent's help? Who else may the seller be interviewing?
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6 tips for letting natural light sell buyers on your listing

Inmannews - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 2:00am
There are tons of benefits to bringing some natural light into a home. As real estate agents, we know that not much resonates better than a home where sunshine streams into the windows. This likely has to do with the fact that natural light benefits us in a variety of different ways, including giving us needed Vitamin D and making us calmer, more productive and happier.
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NAR pauses rollout of redesigned logo following backlash

Inmannews - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:20pm
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has just announced that it's pausing its rollout of a newly redesigned logo introduced earlier this week — the first such redesign in 45 years — following a vocal backlash among some of the organization's Realtor members.
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Real estate daily market update: April 11, 2018

Inmannews - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:29pm
All the latest real estate market news.
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Hurricane-struck metros still struggling with mortgage delinquencies

Inmannews - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:27pm
In areas struck by hurricanes and other disasters in 2017, serious delinquency rates, representing mortgages that are over 90 days past due, remain elevated while the rest of the country is at a 10-year low.
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What To Expect When You’re Connecting: Dinner

Inmannews - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 1:41pm
One of the major highlights, aside from collaborating with some of the most skilled real estate leaders, is dining. Restaurants in the area have gained a positive reputation for providing some of the best cuisines that culinary has to offer. Here, we take a look at some restaurants near ICSF where you can have your dinner.
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Parker Principle 7: Breaking down barriers between real estate and tech

Inmannews - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:38am
To me, Inman Disconnect started with a significant barrier: No one seemed to notice the irony that Inman Disconnect, aimed at being open-minded and agile, literally took place in a walled garden.
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Connect The Sessions: The New ICSF Teams Track

Inmannews - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:42am
Everyone is talking about teams...and everyone seems to have an opinion about the best way to run them and whether to join one.
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Location, Inc. makes neighborhood data available via API

Inmannews - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:35am
Location, Inc. owns millions of data points about local weather, crime, demographics, real estate and more. The platform, which owns NeighborhoodScout, will now make much of that data available for purchase on its own.
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Realtor’s video of bobcat vs. rattlesnake fight goes viral

Inmannews - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:26am
Although the days of pioneers, prospectors and outlaws are long gone, Arizona is still The Wild West, as a viral Facebook video by Scottsdale-based Realtor Laura Lucky quickly proved to nearly 1 million viewers.
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Petition calls for the repeal of NAR’s new logo

Inmannews - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 7:50am
The National Association of Realtors’ move to change their logo after 45 years has drawn such ire on social media that a petition calling for its repeal has garnered over 800 signatures as of Wednesday.
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Spring Forward: Andrea Gordon: ‘Remember it is their money’

Inmannews - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:12am
How to win listings and best discuss pricing with sellers.
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Zip Your Flyer simplifies agent-to-agent marketing with E-Flyer app

Inmannews - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:00am
Zip Your Flyer has released an app for the iPhone that streams a live feed of listing materials to agents. It's a dependable, effective marketing tool that keeps flyers from ending up in spam folders or being altogether bypassed in crowded email streams.
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The Realogy imbroglio: Domino’s, Pepsi or flounder

Inmannews - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:00am
A once-unstoppable real estate behemoth, Realogy barely survived the Great Recession. But it now faces an even more daunting challenge. Like a swarm of jellyfish, a sea of innovators are encircling the New Jersey firm, beginning to sting at its market share.
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How to talk to first-time buyers about mortgage interest rates

Inmannews - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:45am
As a new real estate agent just 12 months into my career in real estate, I am low on the totem pole at Keller Williams Realty Falls Church, Virginia. That means I pursue some leads that more established agents can’t be bothered with, such as uncertain first-time buyers.
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