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Do you dial, swipe or text? Jeff Hyland

Jeff Hyland of Hilton & Hyland answers three questions from Inman, discussing how successful agents know their clients' desires better than the clients themselves do and why he thinks there's no substitute for personal communication...

Tim Harris: ‘We are all in real estate to be of service to others’

Real estate coach Tim Harris sees a fundamental disconnect between the real estate industry old guard and what both consumers and agents want -- an ancient lead-generation and numbers approach to sales that's out of step with their core beliefs about themselves and why they became agents: to be of service to others. ...

Helping sellers select the right offer in a hot market

The amazingly hot real estate market of southern California of 2013 and 2014 produced many listings with multiple offers. In fact, for a while it was the norm. When presenting offers to sellers, "paralysis by analysis" often set in....

California November home sales slowest since November 2007: Year-over-year sales are down 8 percent and market grinds to low volume as year closes.

Apparently home buyers didn’t get the memo about buying California real estate.  November home sales tumbled to their lowest November showing dating back to 2007.  When real estate markets turn, you will always see sales volume dry up first before any price changes.  We are already seeing marginal areas throwing out some properties with lower […]

Video Interlude: Take a Sped-Up Ride on the Gold Line Extension From Pasadena All the Way to Azusa

The tracks for the Gold Line extension from Pasadena to Azusa are now laid and the 11.5-mile leg of the line is now 80 percent complete. This super-sped-up video covers what's expected to be a 17-minute ride in just...

Why we can’t use our new favorite app, and why they won’t change

(Op/Ed) Wildcard is our new favorite app concept, but before downloading it, we were stopped in our tracks and can't move forward. Here's why. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

On the Racked: Everything You Need to Know About Manservants; Inside the 2 Bandits Hideout; Massages Under $100; More!

Welcome to On the Racked, where Racked SF editor Robyn Hagan Cain shares the top fashion, beauty and fitness news of the week. Photo: Patricia Chang for Racked SAN FRANCISCO—Manservants will send hot guys to do your bidding for $125...

Curbed Comparisons: What $2,250 Can Rent You in Los Angeles Right Now

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Our friends at Zumper have helped us out...

Merry Christmas for short sellers: mortgage debt forgiveness is back

A comprehensive tax bill that reinstates protections for distressed homeowners shielding them from having to pay taxes on mortgage debt forgiven in 2014 is headed for President Obama’s desk. The tax break on forgiven mortgage debt, and another allowing homeowners...

Curbed Cup 2014: Curbed Cup Round 1: Arts District (3) vs. Skid Row (14)

Here it is: the 2014 Curbed Cup race for the Los Angeles Neighborhood of the Year. Round one of our tournament features 16 'hoods vying for the coveted golden jpeg—we'll have two matchups every day through Thursday, then take a...

Rent Check: Ninth Floor Loft in the Eastern Columbia Renting for $2,450

Downtown's most eye-catching building, the Eastern Columbia was erected in 1930 as headquarters of the Eastern Outfitting Company and the Columbia Outfitting Company, furniture and clothing stores. The thirteen-story, turquoise terra cotta...

New CEO at Move.com

News Corp has announced that Ryan O’Hara will become Chief Executive Officer of Move, Inc. (“Move”), effective January 5, 2015.

News Corp. names new CEO for realtor.com operator Move Inc.

It hasn’t taken long for Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. to begin making changes at realtor.com operator Move Inc., which it acquired for $950 million in early November. News Corp. began integrating content with realtor.com and several of its publications week after it...

Sold Stuff: Pac Heights Manse With Indoor Swimming Pool Sells for $6.5M

One of the more memorable homes to come on the market this year was 2555 Webster Street, a Pacific Heights seven-bedroom mansion with an indoor pool. Designed by neoclassical architect Julius Krafft and built in 1906, the home sits on...

Real estate video’s next step

Long time readers of this blog and my previous website, the Future of Real Estate Marketing (RIP), will know that I have been a passionate advocate for video in real estate for many, many years. To me — admittedly, a wannabe film student...Show More Summary

7 common questions to answer in a bidding war

In our capacity as a seller's agent in Tampa, we are currently experiencing multiple offers in all price ranges. People are willing to pay the asking price (and sometimes above) because interest rates are so low, and there's a fear that rates will rise next year. Show More Summary

Year End Lists: LA Spent 2014 Trying to Figure Out Kissing and GamerGate

In the same way that the search history of a computer can offer deep insight into the mind of its user, the most searched terms and queries for an entire city can provide a peek at what weighs on...

Renovations: Remodeled Taiwan Row House Relies on Sunroom for Light

Photo by Joey Liu/ via Design Milk This cramped three-story house in Taiwan was once as dark as a bat cave, with an interior wall on the first level living space blocking sunlight from traversing the home. So when charged...

Curbed Features: The 'most recognizable and beloved' building...

The 'most recognizable and beloved' building in Los Angeles might be the Griffith Observatory, which opened in 1935 to 17,739 visitors in the first week. The building was the brainchild of Griffith J. Griffith, a businessman and convicted murderer who...

Celebrity Real Estate: Christopher Meloni Bought the Haunted Ozzie & Harriet House in the Hills For $5.25 Million

Christopher Meloni, most well-known as Detective Stabler in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit but best known as Gene the troubled cook in Wet Hot American Summer, is not afraid of no...

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