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5 big fat lies that’ll sabotage your real estate career

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:15am
As a real estate agent and business owner, you have undoubtedly lied to yourself at some point. Maybe it was about your work ethic or your ability. We all tell ourselves a lie here and there.
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Parker Principle 11: Adopting a career of service

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:00am
Jerry Maguire had it all. He had a booming business, gorgeous girlfriend, a trendy home and everyone wanting to either work with him, sleep with him or be him. But Jerry wanted more.
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Real estate community reacts to Zillow’s entry as an iBuyer

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 3:27pm
Zillow made a long-anticipated entrance into real estate transactions with the announcement that the company would make investor offers itself through its Instant Offers program. Agents are figuring out what that means for them.
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What can migration patterns tell us about the housing market?

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 2:56pm
When measuring the health of a metro's housing market, analysts most often examine home price appreciation, available inventory and days on market. But BuildZoom Chief Economist Dr. Issi Romem says further insight can be gathered about the future of the nation's largest markets by tracking inbound and outbound migration trends across demographics, such as age, education and income level.
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Zillow changes the game again

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 2:41pm
While the traditional real estate industry was arguing about its trade association’s logo, the biggest dog in the real estate space, Zillow, was prepping for an announcement to not only get deeper into the transaction but to become the transaction.
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Exclusive interview: Why Zillow is becoming an iBuyer

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 1:09pm
As tech-driven institutional investors invade the real estate industry with the promise making the homeselling process less painful, Zillow announced today that it will start buying and selling homes itself in the cities of Phoenix and Las Vegas as part of its Instant Offers program launched last spring. 
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Zillow will begin buying and selling homes using agents

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 1:08pm
Zillow's new enterprise — offering to buy homes outright and resell them, using handpicked local real estate agents who are already participating in Zillow's separate Premier Agent program to represent Zillow in both its purchase of homes and its re-sale of them — will launch within weeks.
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After halting new logo rollout, where does NAR go from here?

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:20am
The National Association of Realtors on Wednesday announced that plans to implement a new logo over the next two years are being suspended, leaving many Realtors asking, what’s next?
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Real estate daily market update: April 12, 2018

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 7:42am
All the latest real estate market news.
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Everything But The House cuts 200 jobs as it scales back expansion

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 7:38am
Everything But The House cut over 200 jobs in Cincinnati as the online estate auction startup reevaluates which markets it will operate in.
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Houzz reveals the hottest outdoor spring renovations

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 7:20am
Spring has sprung (or at least it's trying to), and what better way to celebrate the warmer temperatures ahead than taking some time to revamp your yard? According to Houzz's latest Landscaping Survey, homeowners are investing to make their outdoor spaces more livable.
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What To Expect When You’re Connecting: Burgers

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:29pm
All the latest real estate market news.
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