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Hurricane-struck metros still struggling with mortgage delinquencies

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:27pm
In areas struck by hurricanes and other disasters in 2017, serious delinquency rates, representing mortgages that are over 90 days past due, remain elevated while the rest of the country is at a 10-year low.
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What To Expect When You’re Connecting: Dinner

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 1:41pm
One of the major highlights, aside from collaborating with some of the most skilled real estate leaders, is dining. Restaurants in the area have gained a positive reputation for providing some of the best cuisines that culinary has to offer. Here, we take a look at some restaurants near ICSF where you can have your dinner.
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Parker Principle 7: Breaking down barriers between real estate and tech

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:38am
To me, Inman Disconnect started with a significant barrier: No one seemed to notice the irony that Inman Disconnect, aimed at being open-minded and agile, literally took place in a walled garden.
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Connect The Sessions: The New ICSF Teams Track

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:42am
Everyone is talking about teams...and everyone seems to have an opinion about the best way to run them and whether to join one.
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Location, Inc. makes neighborhood data available via API

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:35am
Location, Inc. owns millions of data points about local weather, crime, demographics, real estate and more. The platform, which owns NeighborhoodScout, will now make much of that data available for purchase on its own.
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Realtor’s video of bobcat vs. rattlesnake fight goes viral

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:26am
Although the days of pioneers, prospectors and outlaws are long gone, Arizona is still The Wild West, as a viral Facebook video by Scottsdale-based Realtor Laura Lucky quickly proved to nearly 1 million viewers.
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Petition calls for the repeal of NAR’s new logo

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 7:50am
The National Association of Realtors’ move to change their logo after 45 years has drawn such ire on social media that a petition calling for its repeal has garnered over 800 signatures as of Wednesday.
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Spring Forward: Andrea Gordon: ‘Remember it is their money’

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 4:12am
How to win listings and best discuss pricing with sellers.
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Zip Your Flyer simplifies agent-to-agent marketing with E-Flyer app

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:00am
Zip Your Flyer has released an app for the iPhone that streams a live feed of listing materials to agents. It's a dependable, effective marketing tool that keeps flyers from ending up in spam folders or being altogether bypassed in crowded email streams.
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The Realogy imbroglio: Domino’s, Pepsi or flounder

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 3:00am
A once-unstoppable real estate behemoth, Realogy barely survived the Great Recession. But it now faces an even more daunting challenge. Like a swarm of jellyfish, a sea of innovators are encircling the New Jersey firm, beginning to sting at its market share.
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How to talk to first-time buyers about mortgage interest rates

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:45am
As a new real estate agent just 12 months into my career in real estate, I am low on the totem pole at Keller Williams Realty Falls Church, Virginia. That means I pursue some leads that more established agents can’t be bothered with, such as uncertain first-time buyers.
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6 tips for keeping your clients safe from phishing scams

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:30am
Your client saved up tens of thousands of dollars to buy a home. They found the right one after weeks of hunting. Their offer was accepted. They made it through the inspection process. Now, it's finally time to close.
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The truth about comps: Your opinion won’t change reality

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:15am
In a recent offer situation, the buyer’s agent argued that I had overpriced my sellers’ property by $300,000. You can imagine my initial shock.
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Zuckerberg addresses discrimination in housing ads during Senate testimony

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:59pm
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed Facebook's history allowing advertisers to discriminate by race in housing ads during his testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees Tuesday afternoon.
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Parker Principle 11: How to selflessly give back to the world

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 2:21pm
Perhaps it's because real estate agents and brokers know so many people, perhaps it's because they know their community so well, or maybe it's just that they take their role in a service-oriented profession seriously — for whatever reason, “giving back to the world through service” seems to be ingrained in the lives of many real estate agents.
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@properties accuses fellow Chicago indie brokerage Baird & Warner of false advertising

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:03pm
Hyperbole in real estate advertising is nothing new, but one Chicago brokerage alleges its biggest independent rival has crossed a line.
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Real estate daily market update: April 10, 2018

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:52am
All the latest real estate market news.
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Nostalgia, school pride and game day bringing homebuyers back to their college towns

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 9:31am
Nothing brings back the nostalgic rush of the good old days like a trip to your college town years after graduation. That desire to relive special memories and unleash school pride is pulling a wave of homebuyers back to their college stomping grounds.
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Realtors react to NAR’s new three-dimensional logo

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 7:28am
Real estate professionals pulled no punches following the unveiling Monday of the National Association of Realtors’ first new logo in 45 years — a three-dimensional blue cube that members overwhelmingly panned, calling it overpriced and uninspired.
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Spring Forward: Penelope Moore: “Stop Procrastinating!”

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:09am
This Spring, Inman is obsessing over helping you to tune-up your business, with actionable insights, the best advice from top agents, and hundreds of helpful stories from all over the world. Interested in sharing your advice and insights with us? Reach out to me at Don’t forget that we’ll also be focusing on how […]
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