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Spring Forward: Kendyl Young’s secrets to winning listings

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Kendyl Young, broker-owner of Diggs, based in Los Angeles. Kendyl shared with us the tactics and approaches she uses to grow her business, stay ahead of the competition, and manage her time most effectively...

7 deadly sins to avoid in the age of disruption

It has always intrigued me that regardless of market conditions, company profile or geographic location, the vast majority of industry professionals remain confident about the business. That “genetic optimism” has propelled our industry...Show More Summary

5 ways to become your sphere’s go-to real estate agent

One of the best ways to generate new business, consistent business and repeat business is staying top-of-mind with your sphere of influence (SOI). These are the people who know you, trust you and can vouch for your work ethic and abilities to get things done...

Why millennials don’t have to define the success of your real estate business

Before taking my current position, I spent my nights and weekends teaching pre-licensing class to aspiring real estate agents. It always struck me as noteworthy how many in my classes were not fresh out of high school or even colleg...

7 marketing strategies to help first-year agents stand out

As a brand new real estate agent, you’re learning a lot at a fast pace. It can be tough to nail down exactly what you need to do and what you should let go until you get a little more experience...

Two historic Downtown buildings set to reopen as boutique hotels

The Trinity and Clark hotels will open by the end of next year South Park’s Trinity Auditorium building and the Grand Central Market-adjacent Clark Hotel have spent years under protracted restorations. The wait will be over soon, the...Show More Summary

Koreatown site’s landmark status poses new hurdle for 36-story development

The tower was once expected to be complete in 2020 An improvised park and office building on Wilshire Boulevard have been granted city landmark status, potentially complicating plans to build a 36-story mixed-use development on the site. The...Show More Summary

A shack in Vancouver is selling for $7 million. Here’s what you could buy elsewhere.

Why settle for a $7 million hovel in Vancouver when you could buy a mansion almost anywhere else, not to mention a Polynesian island or a luxury yacht The post A shack in Vancouver is selling for $7 million. Here’s what you could buy elsewhere. appeared first on

Vancouver real estate is so crazy construction workers have to live under Skytrain tracks

Vancouver's real estate circus is driving even decently paid tradespeople to live in illegal encampments. So far, the city is turning a blind eye. The post Vancouver real estate is so crazy construction workers have to live under Skytrain tracks appeared first on

Sotheby’s International Realty launches virtual staging AR app

On Tuesday Sotheby's International Realty (SIR) launched Curate, a mobile augmented reality (AR) app built with ARCore, Google's AR software platform, and powered by virtual staging technology platform Rooomy...

Imprev gains new customers in Kansas City

ReeceNichols Real Estate, a leading brokerage serving the Kansas City metropolitan area (which straddles the states of Missouri and Kansas) announced that all of its real estate agents will be able to use Imprev's marketing automation services from now on...

Video offer letter covering ‘Our House’ wins home bidding war in Berkeley

And so the buyer Natan Kuchar, who also records music videos for children on YouTube under the username Mr. Palindrome, decided to upload a rendition of "Our House" by folk band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young...

How real estate is reacting to Facebook’s data scandal

Years ago, I was talking to a social media consultant about the best platforms for real estate. She talked knowledgeably about the pros and cons of each, but never mentioned Facebook. When I asked her why, she said, "It goes without saying. Facebook is non-negotiable. You have to be there because that’s where everybody is."...

Zillow quietly charging big builders for listing exposure

Since 2016, Zillow Group has been tapping into a new revenue stream by charging high-volume builders to post new-home listings on all of the company's websites, which include and Trulia, the two most popular home search portals, Inman recently learned...

Here’s why new home construction is down so much

Michael Neal, an analyst with the National Association of Home Builders, estimated that only about 890,000 single-family homes will be built in 2018 -- nearly 1 million short of annual growth projections by the U.S. Census Bureau, which includes migration shifts and birth rates. ...

Expedia and Priceline battle for dominance of online hotel sales

This 30-second commercial for Expedia highlights the online brand not as just a website that books vacations, but as a company that delivers dreams. Continue reading Expedia and Priceline battle for dominance of online hotel sales at Property Portal Watch.

LA lawmakers vow to fight NIMBYs, build homeless housing in every district

“It is the humane thing to do” Los Angeles City Councilmembers pledged Tuesday to build at least 222 units of permanent supportive housing in each of their 15 districts over the next three years. If they can accomplish that goal, they’ll...Show More Summary

Toys ‘R’ Us doesn’t ‘play’: Spanish branch considers sale

Toys'R'Us Iberia Real Estate requests the bankruptcy to preserve its assets under current management. The Spanish company, which has 26 properties owned by the group in the Iberian Peninsula, intends to retain its assets and expedite a possible sale. Continue reading Toys ‘R’ Us doesn’t ‘play’: Spanish branch considers sale at Property Portal Watch.

Studio City stunner by R.M. Schindler asks $1.9M

The 1941 residence boasts walls of glass and built-in furniture This exquisite midcentury modern residence in Studio City is up for sale for the third time since 2012, but only the fourth time since it was constructed in 1941. The innovative home, known as the Samuel Goodwin Residence, was designed by R.M. Show More Summary

Winners of 2018’s PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards announced

It's the first time a property developer has achieved such a distinction in the 13-year history of the Awards. Continue reading Winners of 2018’s PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards announced at Property Portal Watch.

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