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The bold plan to rebuild the tech behind property listings across the U.S.

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:00am
Eight of the nation's largest multiple listing services have committed to taking decisive steps toward streamlining the delivery of listing data for real estate agents and brokers.
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ListFlash wants to give pre-market listings the eyeballs they deserve

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:00am
In an effort to increase pre-market listing exposure for its customers, ZipLogix has introduced a new product called listFlash, which gives agents a way to rapidly distribute new listings to brokerage colleagues before they land on the multiple listing service (MLS). It's a "coming soon" alert, in essence.
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10 steps for making the most of your open house

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:00am
Before the internet completely redefined the real estate market, open houses were one of the most effective ways to showcase a home. By using the following tactics, you can improve the effectiveness of your open house ...
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5 new tax changes your investor clients will want to know

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:30am
The new tax law or 2017 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" includes five changes that every real estate agent and broker should know for their serious real estate investor clients. Because real estate is all about building relationships, your education on these tax changes is a must for 2018 sales. And the more you know about the tax plan changes, the more likely you are to close deals with these high-end clients.
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Truth: Daily naps can change your life as an agent

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:15am
“Cause Uptown Funk gon’ give it to you!” Ugh, it’s 4:50 a.m. — wake-up time. You’re probably thinking, “What if she falls back asleep?” Because the fear is real. But I know my weaknesses. I have four alarms set strategically with the final one at 6 a.m. that reads: “Making sure!”
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The Real Word: Zillow’s homebuying plan and NAR’s logo kerfuffle

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:00am
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll tackle Zillow becoming an iBuyer, NAR’s logo kerfuffle and the value of a buyer’s agent.
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Will iBuyers like Opendoor face a sudden backswing?

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:51pm
The newest technology-based companies trying to reinvent the housing-brokerage business are the iBuyers. All are trying to simplify the process of selling one home and buying another. All rely on faith among technologists that algorithms are clairvoyant, and among the public that anything on your phone is a good thing.
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Imagining urban utopia — America’s ‘perfect city’

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:20pm
YouTube channels Life Noggin and Real Engineering contemplate "the perfect city."
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6 ways agents can thrive in an AI-driven world

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:21pm
AI is an umbrella term for things like machine learning, facial recognition, speech recognition, computer vision, and natural language processing. But as fancy, and potentially scary, as those things sound, AI today is very narrow in that it is designed to accomplish a particular task and and is dependent on humans...
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Home prices surge nearly 9%, biggest growth spurt in 4 years: Redfin

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:09am
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

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 8:25am
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

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 7:52am
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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Down payment crowdfunding platform HomeFundMe launches mobile app

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 7:30am
HomeFundMe, the down payment assistance crowdfunding platform introduced by national mortgage banking firm CMG Financial last October, unveiled a new app for the platform Thursday morning available on both iOS and Android.
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Real estate daily market update: April 19, 2018

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:18am
All the latest real estate market news.
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Household incomes failing to catch up to rising home prices, NAR report says

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:03am
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 realtor.com found.
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This week in RE: the NAR logo, Zillow’s iBuyer status and DocuSign’s IPO

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:00am
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

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:00am
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

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:30am
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

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:00am
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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