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Compass opens first Philadelphia office with former leader of Philly Home Girls

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:45am
Compass opened its first office in Philadelphia last week with a team led by longtime Kristin McFeely, a longtime leader at Philly Home Girls, a Coldwell Banker-affiliate.
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I toured Lennar’s Amazon smart home — here’s what it’s like

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:31am
An hour outside Atlanta, inset from a lush green road with new construction popping up all around, there’s a house that could be from the future.
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Nestio raises $4.5 million from real estate giants

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 9:22am
Nestio, a rental management and listings platform, just raised $4.5 million in strategic growth capital from major VC firms.
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Meet New Hampshire’s new teen real estate agent

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 8:32am
Delaney Philbrick grew up surrounded by real estate -- her mother is a real estate agent for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, and her dad owns Philbrick’s by the Sea, a vacation-home rental company. So, it's no surprise that Delaney, at the tender age of 18, has decided to embark on her own real estate journey.
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Former Chipotle co-CEO joins startup brokerage Trelora as board chairman

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 6:02am
Leading the company’s board of directors, Moran will direct the Denver-based, flat-fee brokerage in expanding to new markets and continuing to serve homebuyers in their search of a house.
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The real estate agent’s ultimate closing gift guide: 135+ ideas

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 6:00am
You work with your real estate clients for months on end, and every conversation is an opportunity to learn. Their daughter loves dance class. Dad is a total movie buff. The most precious resource in this family isn't money but time. 
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The 5 most important things I’ve learned during my decade in real estate

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:00am
Launching a housing startup in 2008, in the shadow of the housing crisis, wasn’t for the faint of heart. Just ask Rob Chrane of Down Payment Resource and Greg Robertson of Cloud CMA.
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What happens if real estate is forced to pay minimum wage?

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:00am
Independent contractor (IC) status in real estate has been under attack for over two decades. What steps would you have to take if minimum wage requirements came to your state or if your state no longer allowed real estate agents to act as ICs?
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6 tips for snagging buyers with your Facebook ads

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:00am
Strong homebuyer demand has homes flying off the market faster than ever. In fact, 44 percent sell in less than a month. To catch buyers' attention and make sales in this fast-paced market, you have to make sure your Facebook ads speak to exactly what the buyer is looking for.
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How to create a company culture that doesn’t allow sexual harassment

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:30am
There are a variety of ways in which the norms of real estate and the types of people who are attracted to the industry combine to create problematic workplace behavior that can lead to sexual harassment.
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Livestream: Inman Connect San Francisco

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 7:20pm
Connect. Anywhere. Livestream. Watch the official livestream, an exclusive Inman Select member benefit! See all four days of live sessions — 112 speakers tackling real estate’s top problems and setting a vision for the future of our industry. Tune-in: Tuesday thru Friday, July 17-20th. Join the Connect Family and don’t miss a single session! Tuesday […]
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Fighting back: Forget the innovation buzz, and focus on the consumer

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 5:00pm
How are real estate broker-owners responding, adapting or changing? Here's what Daryl Rogers, CEO and owner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Reliance Partners, is doing.
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Edina Realty deploys virtual assistant ‘Emma Marketing’ for listing content

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 4:31pm
Edina Realty, a large brokerage service in Minnesota and Wisconsin, just announced that it is launching a virtual assistant for its agents.
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Don’t believe your own hype: How to avoid founder/CEO pitfalls

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 2:13pm
Every founder who was able to achieve success will admit to the humbling lessons they had to learn to take their company from an idea to an icon, including Pete Flint, founder and former CEO of Trulia and a managing partner at NFX. Here's what he's learned.
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How the Trump admin’s tariffs are affecting US homebuyers

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 1:44pm
The Trump administrations’ trade policy is putting greater strains on an already inventory-starved real estate market and driving up home prices, according to a trio of real estate economists.
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The essential guide to social media in real estate

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:00am
When it comes to using social media as a business tool, real estate professionals have an array of strategies, tactics and platforms at their fingertips.
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Dotloop GM Austin Allison to step down at the end of 2018

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:32am
Austin Allison, the CEO and co-founder of the cloud-based real estate transaction management system dotloop is stepping down at the end of the year, the executive announced Tuesday, in a blogpost.
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Alabama landlord sued for allegedly demanding sex from tenants

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 8:13am
An northern Alabama landlord is facing a lawsuit from the Department of Justice (DOJ) over allegations that he demanded sexual acts from female tenants in exchange for rent or to prevent eviction.
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Delinquencies are down, but hurricane-stricken areas are still struggling

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 7:11am
Good news for homeowners with mortgages: the number of people who are falling delinquent on their mortgage payments keeps getting lower, according to a new report published today by CoreLogic.
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Why you should never, ever let buyers take possession before closing

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 6:00am
Your buyers are about to close on a vacant house and must be out of their current property no later than the end of the month. There’s a delay that will push closing back to the third of the next month. What harm could come of letting the buyers take possession a few days early?
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