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Agent who ran mortgage fraud scheme gets 6.5 years in prison

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 5:44am
A California real estate agent who sold homes with unpaid mortgages to unsuspecting buyers has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.
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Luxury Connect: Chase Nuttall on using Instagram to break into the high-end market

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 4:13am
What do you do if you’re a millennial agent who wants to break into the luxury real estate market where you live? Chase Nuttall used Instagram.
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WATCH: Brad Inman’s closing remarks at Capital Connect

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 2:50am
Inman founder Brad Inman thanks and encourages his audience as he wraps up Capital Connect at Inman Connect San Francisco 2018.
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5 pro tips for using Instagram and Facebook stories in real estate

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 2:00am
Facebook Stories and Instagram Stories are two emerging opportunities for real estate pros. How can you use them effectively for your business? Here are a few key tips (and mistakes you'll want to avoid).
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How to rope in more seller leads with Mega Agent Pro

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 1:00am
Every real estate agent knows listings are gold; they also know they can be hard to come by. Successful, busy agents don’t like to be bothered with tasks not directly related to grooming prospects and serving clients, in particular cold-calling.
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WATCH: The emerging data that will change your business

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:40am
Trent Gardner of ListTrac, Dominik Pogorzelski of restb.ai and Steven Marque of iTour Media offer a look at what is coming next in data and how it can be used to provide a more engaging customer experience.
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WATCH: Have you identified your unique value proposition?

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:07am
Thad Wong of @properties, Kendall Butler of FLI Properies and Glenn Sanford of eXp Realty take the stage at Inman Connect San Francisco to help answer the fundamental question, "Why do you exist?"
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San Antonio Board of Realtors boots CEO after three months

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 6:37pm
Johnson became SABOR's CEO on June 18 after the association conducted a six-month nationwide search to fill the position. Johnson was one of two finalist candidates.
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Keller Williams’ AI assistant Kelle is learning Kung-Fu

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 2:23pm
This is the second major upgrade Kelle has gotten since its initial launch in February 2018. In August, Kelle debuted snap, a skill that provides a map-based detailed profile of a neighborhood based on borders gleaned from the homeowner social network, Nextdoor. 
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Coldwell Banker’s CBx Seller Leads: Simple streamlined leads, no mobile app

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 1:51pm
CBx Seller Leads is the data-driven lead provider and management software for Coldwell Banker franchises. From a pure technical solution perspective, it's an effective, minimalist way for brokers to assign, and agents to claim, new clients.
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How realtor.com just got way better at lead conversion

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 1:00pm
News Corp., owner of realtor.com, announced the $210 million acquisition of lead qualification service Opcity. With this acquisition, realtor.com dives deeper into the lead conversion funnel in a major way.
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Don’t blame baby boomers for surging home prices: Trulia

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:18pm
Baby boomers have no sway on the affordability of housing in major markets like San Francisco and New York City, according to a new study.
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Affording a home mortgage hasn’t been this difficult since 2009

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:49am
And though still well below the historical average of 21.2 percent, the income-to-mortgage ratio has not been this high since 2009, in the wake of the financial crisis (leading up to it, the income-to-mortgage ratio spiked past 20 percent).
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Are Uber, Waze and Tesla getting into real estate? Not exactly…

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:52am
Uber Real Estate announced the launch of Uber Real Estate services, touting promises such as “Uber-like execution” for the real estate industry.
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4 alternative housing finance structures that could work

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:00am
A Congressional Budget Office report says over the next 10 years, it will cost Uncle Sam $19 billion to cover the cost of some $12 trillion in mortgage-backed securities Fannie and Freddie are expected to create.
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Returns on home-flipping fall to 4-year low

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 9:02am
In the second quarter of 2018, the average gross return-on-investment (ROI) for flipped homes was 44.3 percent, marking a 3.5 percent decline from the first quarter, and a 5.7 percent decline from this time last year. It’s also a major drop-off from the peak on ROI of over 50 percent in early 2016.
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The Real Word: Why real estate agents aren’t going anywhere

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 9:00am
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll discuss Brad Inman's Aug. 27 op-ed, "Why real estate agents will be in business forever."
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Inman Connect San Francisco: Agent Connect Video Recap

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 8:10am
An in-depth series of sessions and panel discussions revealing how top producing agents got to where they are today. Get actionable takeaways that you can implement now on everything from growing your book of business, to lead conversion, to choosing the right brokerage.
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Inman Connect San Francisco: Teams Track Video Recap

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 7:47am
Whether you are already part of team or looking to start, grow or join a team, this afternoon breakout track is for you. Take a look at the inner workings of some of the most successful real estate teams to see how they operate. Get tips on how to structure a team for success and profitability and the most common mistakes to avoid.
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Inman Connect San Francisco: Broker Connect Video Recap

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 7:24am
Gain an understanding of how you can best position your brokerage for success in an industry where the word "disruption" is heard every day and the only constant is change. Learn how best to communicate value to your teams, grow your business through innovative tactics, and move faster in 2018.
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