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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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Real estate daily market update: April 18, 2018

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:00am
All the latest real estate market news.
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Why technology is not the end of the real estate agent

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:30am
"Tech" is the buzzword of the moment for real estate agents. For some, it brings about great excitement for the future of our industry. For others, it brings fear about the ultimate demise of the agent's role in real estate.
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How to explain deregulated utilities to homebuyers

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:15am
Homebuyers have a lot to think about when considering their budget — including the annual cost of utilities, which averages $2,200 annually in the U.S. That’s a large amount of money that often seems set in stone due to the regulation of the power industry.
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Here are the top 9 legal issues real estate brokers face

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:00am
Real estate transactions are both emotional and complex. So in the charged real estate environment, you must familiarize yourself with the types of legal issues or claims that either buyers or sellers might file against you, as a real estate broker.
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Airbnb launches an ‘Office of Healthy Tourism’ in renewed PR push

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:53pm
The idea, according to the company, is to encourage tourism to lesser-known parts of the world while also making sure the influx of visitors benefits those communities.
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Single-family home property taxes rose 3% in 2017: Attom

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 1:23pm
U.S. homeowners paid an average of nearly $3,400 in property taxes in 2017, but if you are living in — or moving to — the New York City region, you could be paying nearly three times that or more, according to research by Attom Data Solutions, an Irvine, California, firm that assembles information on residential and commercial real estate.
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Homes flew off the market like hot cakes last year

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:49pm
In 2017, the median U.S. home sold in 81 days — down from 90 days in 2016 — with June being the quickest selling month as homes flew off the market in 73 days, including closing time.
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Harbor raises $28M to bring blockchain to real estate, fine art

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:56am
Harbor will launch its tech platform this summer, which the company says will be the "first" to allow digital tokens to be attached to asset-backed securities, or "tokenized," while automatically complying with U.S. regulations.
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How one luxury brokerage is turning Instagram likes into sales

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:49am
There are many fans of what some call "real estate porn" — luxury homes with a one-of-a-kind design, extravagant features, sweeping landscapes and hefty price tags. Instagram is the perfect platform for this kind of content, and you'll find many real estate agents and enthusiasts alike building impressive followings based on these envy-inducing photos and the imagined lifestyle around them.
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Is Zillow fixed or flipped?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 7:56am
Last week Zillow announced that it is going into the business of fixing and flipping homes. Its stock price fell 7 percent that day.
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