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Home prices surge nearly 9%, biggest growth spurt in 4 years: Redfin

1 hour 31 min ago
Home prices soared last month, climbing 8.9 percent over March of last year with 23.9 percent of homes selling above list price. The jump was the biggest monthly growth in the past four years according to a new report from tech brokerage Redfin...
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Hawaii real estate community rallies around victims of disastrous flooding

2 hours 15 min ago
After heavy rainfall from a storm of close to 28 inches on the island of Kauai, the North Shore community there was bowing under pressure to cope with mudslides, road closures and flooding. The deluge damaged dozens of homes in Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena and Anahola.
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How BHHS Fox & Roach is automating its ‘Coming Soon’ listings

2 hours 48 min ago
Coming Soon is a feature on Zillow many agents find useful — although they have to pay Zillow thousands of dollars to take advantage. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach found a way to bring the feature to all its agents.
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Real estate daily market update: April 19, 2018

4 hours 22 min ago
All the latest real estate market news.
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Household incomes failing to catch up to rising home prices, NAR report says

4 hours 38 min ago
Household incomes across the country are struggling to match rising home costs, making it even tougher on first time buyers, a new report from the National Association of Realtors and found.
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This week in RE: the NAR logo, Zillow’s iBuyer status and DocuSign’s IPO

7 hours 41 min ago
After being off the grid last week, re-entering the real estate fray was a whiplash-inducing event for me. In this unofficial breakdown, you'll get the scoop on NAR's logo situation, Zillow's status as an iBuyer, DocuSign's IPO filing, online lead gen news and more.
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Dear real estate agents: Here’s the difference between relationships and leads

7 hours 41 min ago
Something funny has been happening around the office, and maybe you’ve noticed it at your office as well. We’ll get a call from an agent who says his or her client is only available to see a listing at a certain time -- say, 11:00 a.m the next day. A few minutes go by, and we get the same call from another agent whose client also wants to see the property at 11:00 a.m., and guess what -- they aren’t available at any other time. Maybe you already know where I’m going with this ...
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5 old-fashioned prospecting strategies agents can bring into this century

8 hours 10 min ago
When new technologies emerge, there’s a tendency to discard everything that came before, even if it previously worked well. When real estate agents utilize various ways to boost their referral numbers, they can take advantage of high-tech strategies without forgetting old-school methods.
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4 ways to showcase your luxury listings online

8 hours 40 min ago
Luxury properties are hotter than ever in booming cities across the United States, and as billions of dollars in commercial developments begin to pop up, they attract high-end restaurants, modern attractions and other luxury conveniences. These amenities and cultural booms lure in potential buyers and eager millennials, which increases the demand for upscale housing.
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Eli Manning sets new record with $3.55M Hoboken condo sale

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:26pm
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is moving on… from his New Jersey condo that is. And while his days of breaking records on the field may be nearing an end, he’s got a new record to boast about.
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KW’s ‘Kelle’ app competes with big RE tech companies

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:20pm
Kelle is a voice-activated interface that allows Keller Williams agents to access databases, company resources and goal tracking technologies ...
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Bank of America introduces digital mortgage product

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 9:06am
The Bank of America digital mortgage experience, as the bank calls the tool, lets buyers apply for a mortgage through the Bank of America mobile app or on the bank's website.
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Parker Principle 11: How to make giving back a part of your business

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 9:05am
Although it was once popular to put your face on a bus bench, times have changed -- and while this form of advertising still prevails in certain markets, most busy professionals care little about cheesy headshots and bus bench ads.
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Agentology raises $12 million for lead referrals app

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:37am
Agent lead tool Agentology raised $12 million in a funding round made public Tuesday, according to a report in TechCrunch. The venture firm led the round, and the firm's co-founder Trae Vassallo will join Agentology's board of directors.
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How a home equity loan could make trouble for Trump’s lawyer

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:31am
Federal prosecutors investigating a hush payment made by President Donald Trump's embattled personal attorney to adult film star Stephanie Clifford could seize on so-called "Know Your Customer" regulations that require home equity loan applicants to accurately report the purpose of the credit line.
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Connect The ICSF Speakers: Doniece Sandoval on how to live and breathe radical hospitality

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:14am
Sandoval is going to be talking about Lava Mae and its ripple effects in her keynote speech on Thursday, July 19, as part of the weeklong programming at Inman Connect San Francisco, July 17 through 20 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
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What To Expect When You’re Connecting: Seafood

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:13am
San Francisco is known for so many culinary delights, but the city’s seafood has to be near the top of that list. If you don’t often get to enjoy the fruits of coastal living -- and even if you do! -- then you’ll appreciate the impressive variety and quality of fish available to chefs as well as what those local chefs do with such prime ingredients.
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Connect The ICSF Speakers: John Cary on designing for the greater good

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:13am
Why doesn’t design as a practice and architecture in particular accommodate a number of viewpoints? What can be done to help create spaces -- both community spaces and homes -- that give every member of the family (and of society) a feeling of belonging? Cary will explain how design is deeply connected to dignity during his keynote speech.
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Connect The ICSF Sessions: The Data / MLS Track

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:12am
At Inman’s Data / MLS Track, specialists in the ins and outs of MLS data will meet together to talk about some of the biggest topics floating around the industry and pin down what you need to know to move your MLS into the future so that you’re setting the trends, not just keeping apace with them.
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Spring Forward: Cynthia Adams on letting your passion shine

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:11am
Cynthia Adams is the Co-Founder of Pearl National Home Certification. Pearl is a software services company establishing a national standard for verifying and certifying the energy and performance assets of homes to increase property value and improve outcomes for real estate agents and their clients.
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