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Capital Connect NY 18: Making it as a real estate tech provider

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:59am
See Adwerx's Jed Carlson and HomeLight's Devu Gandhi, along with moderator Clelia Peters (co-founder and advisor, Metaprop) onstage at Inman Connect New York's Capital Summit as they explain what they are doing to scale, stay competitive and make the very best use of their data for agents and brokers ...
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Capital Connect NY 18: Deal flow — how the M&A sausage gets made

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:56am
"Investors are getting increasingly sophisticated in this space," said JMP Securities managing director, Ryan Abbe onstage at Inman Connect New York's Capital Connect. "They've now seen enough companies come through their offices pitching them on what they're doing that they know what works and what likely doesn't." ...
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices takes its first international step in Berlin

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:19am
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has signed Berlin, Germany-based brokerage Rubina Real Estate as its first global franchisee, it announced this week ...
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Re/Max is bullish on automated marketing with Adwerx, Imprev

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 9:39am
A week after debuting an automated marketing platform for its agents with the marketing company Imprev, real estate franchisor Re/Max is touting the results of another automated tool ...
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The top 10 markets for first-time homebuyers: Zillow

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:23am
Thanks to an abundance of undervalued homes ripe for appreciation, Tampa, Florida, topped the list alongside Orlando, Florida, which also cracked the top five. Houston, San Antonio and Dallas comprised the list of Texas cities ranked among the top 10, according to the Zillow analysis ...
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The essential guide for real estate leadership on diversity and hiring

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 7:00am
Real estate professionals are overwhelmingly satisfied with the job their leaders are doing in the face of fierce competition, calls for diversity, and major changes. Yet many denounced flawed hiring decisions and inadequate health care benefits, and called for more efforts to increase cultural diversity ...
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Yotelpad introduces small-living concept in posh Utah resort town

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:00am
Similar to opinions on the value of Zillow advertising or ibuyer brokerage models, the market's response to tiny homes depends on who you ask. If you ask the developer team behind Park City, Utah's Yotelpad, you'll get a confident response asserting that buyers are ready for less square footage ...
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This robot can build custom furniture for you

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:00am
The idea, said Lipton, is to make certain types of furniture assembly accessible to the non-carpenter. While the team still has a long way to go before its system is available to the average consumer, the researchers hope it can help others create custom pieces of furniture without a hand ever getting near a blade ...
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6 characteristics of excellent brokerage leadership

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:30am
From my 30 years of experience in the professional Realtor association industry, I’ve been fortunate to work with many talented broker owners and managers who have left a lasting impression in our 7,000-plus member association in metro Denver. ...
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5 surefire ways to capture more Facebook leads

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:15am
Facebook has more users than any other social network at 2.07 billion monthly active users. The social network has become a part of the daily routine for just about everyone. It's our way of keeping in touch and staying up-to-date ...
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How to stay top-of-mind after the deal closes

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:00am
As a real estate agent, you’ve invested months of time and energy getting to know your clients. You’ve examined all the angles and tended to every detail of their home purchase. Now that the deal has closed, what happens next ...
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Real estate daily market update: March 6, 2018

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 9:36pm
All the latest real estate market news ...
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Buying a starter home is only getting harder: CoreLogic

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:30pm
CoreLogic today released its Home Price Index (HPI) and HPI Forecast data for January 2018, which boasted 6.6 percent year-over-year growth. January is the sixth consecutive month with year-over-year increases measuring more than 6 percent. Gains were modest month-over-month at 0.5 percent ...
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This spring homebuying season may be less ‘frenzied’: Zillow

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:26pm
"After years of intense competition, some buyers may be more willing than previously to take more time with the process and to wait until the right home at the right price comes on the market, even if it's not for several months." ...
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Capital Connect NY 18: Mortgage the future

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:11pm
The goal of this session, said Matt Harris, managing director at Bain Capital and moderator at Inman Connect New York's Capital Connect, is to try to elaborate on the changes we see in how mortgages are made, and the technology behind those changes. Watch Harris onstage with Williston Financial Group CEO and chairman Patrick Stone and Blend co-founder and CFO Erin Collard as they provide insights into this topic ...
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Smart buildings startup gets $20 million, eyes U.S. expansion

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:08pm
Toronto-based ThoughtWire's platform Ambiant is already used in hospitals around Canada for alerts on patients' health. Now it wants to bring it to real estate and city planning in the U.S. as well ...
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Capital Connect NY 18: Pete Flint predicts ‘technology tsunami’ headed for real estate

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:05pm
"The majority of traditional real estate companies will die," said Pete Flint onstage at Inman Connect New York's Capital Connect. "... it will take a while, and I think [it's] because the resistance to change is too great. But that creates an incredible opportunity for upstarts." ...
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Houzz unveils new logo that looks like an ‘h’ and a house at once

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:18pm
The logo for interior design and decorating platform Houzz has undergone a remodeling of its own ...
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Are new-home sales really dropping? Check the margin of error, says research firm

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:29pm
John Burns Real Estate Consulting director of research Rick Palacios Jr. says even though he saw plenty of industry professionals sharing the report and expressing concerns about the decline in new-home sales in both January and December, now is actually not the time to worry. In fact, he says new-home sales are on the rise, at least according to the firm's own research that involves surveying 300 builders every month that account for approximately 17 percent of the nation's new-home sales ...
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Nation’s top real estate team is now a brokerage to be reckoned with

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:47am
Having earned the top slot on the 2010, 2011 and 2017 Real Trends' rankings, the Baltimore area's successful Creig Northrop Team needed more room to grow and had reached the five-office ceiling for teams at its brokerage, Long & Foster Real Estate ...
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