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Is the recent rise in homeownership a good thing?

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 3:00am
According to the U.S. Census, the homeownership rate peaked in Q1 of 2005 at 69.1 percent, then declined to a low of 62.9 percent in Q2 of 2016. It has been creeping up since then, reaching 64.2 percent in Q1 of this year.
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Why a top real estate venture firm invested in $1 billion scooter company Lime

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 3:00am
Some see electric scooters as a potential boon for the real estate industry — rental programs could help improve mobility and allow people...
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HomePrezzo entering US market with new listing and CMA video features

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 2:45am
Australia-based HomePrezzo has updated its video marketing tools with automated listing videos, templates and CRM integrations. The company will announce services in the U.S. at Inman Connect San Francisco 2018.
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California has the most ‘best’ agents according to Real Trends

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 2:30am
California has the highest number of the nation’s “best” real estate professionals, according to Real Trends' sixth annual ranking.
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5 tips for crafting quality real estate content (without writing it yourself)

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 2:00am
How are you supposed to find time each week to publish top-quality blog content? Here's a little secret: You don’t have to create all your blog content yourself.
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Zillow sales exec fired after telling Premier Agent customer to ‘take up yoga’

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 2:14pm
A Zillow advertising representative was abruptly fired Monday after sending an email suggesting that a dissatisfied Premier Agent customer "take up yoga, and breathe a bit."
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Compass acquires Paragon, seeks San Francisco market supremacy

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 2:00pm
Compass is now claiming to be the top brokerage in the blistering hot real estate market of San Francisco in sales volume. The technology focused brokerage announced on Monday, the acquisition of the San Francisco-based Paragon Real Estate Group growing its Bay Area team to $500 agents representing more than $4.5 billion in sales volume last year.
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Meet the Inman Innovator Finalists: Most Innovative Real Estate Technology part 2

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 1:32pm
This year’s finalists for the Inman Innovators Most Innovative Real Estate Technology category are coming up with new, different ideas to improve real estate every day.
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Ellie Mae launches online mortgage application platform

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 12:14pm
Ellie Mae is launching a new platform For submitting the mortgage application process entirely online through a series of steps.
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Fighting back: Smaller companies have the corner on creativity

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:35am
How are real estate broker-owners responding, adapting or changing? Here's what Tiffany McQuaid, president of McQuaid & Company, is doing.
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The Real Word: Does Zillow’s plan for the future make sense?

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 10:17am
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll revisit their previous discussions on Zillow's Instant Offers and Opendoor.
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Purplebricks’ Canadian acquisition is an incredible deal, here’s why

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 9:44am
Last week, Purplebricks announced that it had acquired DuProprio/ComFree, the leading fixed-fee and for-sale-by-owner business in Canada, for £29.3 million. This is a great deal for Purplebricks and further strengthens its position as the online agency leader with global ambitions.
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Millennials are happiest in big cities, but they’re being priced out

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 8:38am
Millennials are the only age group to be happier in cities than the countryside -- a finding that could have major implications for real estate.
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8 reasons selling without a real estate agent is a recipe for disaster

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 6:00am
Unguided decision-making when handling the single largest transaction someone makes can result in a rocky real estate process with issues that could have been avoided.
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How a California minimum wage court decision could impact real estate

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 3:00am
On April 30, 2018, my article on the California Supreme Court Dynamex minimum wage decision and its potential impact on real estate set off a firestorm of responses. Here's what I've learned.
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Lesson learned: Don’t leave room for assumptions

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 2:00am
As a veteran firefighter and entrepreneur, Robert Taylor knows his community and its people. He’s turning those connections and insights into a new venture as a real estate agent. What is he learning in the early days of his career that you can put to work in yours?
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5 tips for upgrading your listing’s online appearance

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 2:00am
Digital showings are increasingly important as 44 percent of consumers look online before they start the homebuying process. Here are 5 things you can do to improve your listing’s digital appearance.
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5 ways to drive maximum traffic to your open house

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 1:00am
When holding an Open House, most agents operate by one of two approaches: 1. Hoping and praying to the real estate gods that people show up to your Open House, or… 2. Holding a Mega Open House!
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3 ways agents can take on Zillow and win

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 1:00am
Try a Google search in any market and you’re bound to see search portals like Zillow and Trulia dominating the results. There’s a simple reason why they are winning the online real estate game: users love their platforms.
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The rise of the robot real estate agent

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 1:00am
Agents need to adapt, but their value remains critical to the transaction. It’s no secret: money talks. And the money being poured into alternative technologies and business models in efforts to upend traditional real estate transactions is now too much of a deluge to ignore.
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