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Seth Godin: Go — make something happen

The keynote speaker at Inman Connect New York this year was hotly anticipated, and marketing guru Seth Godin did not disappoint. From dips to purple cows, he took the audience through what he called "ENT" words, as an homage to the late guerilla marketing expert Jay Levinson, and his words sparked excitement and motivation...

Clever Interiors Make the Most of Steep, Sloped Site in Japan

Photos by Toshiyuki Yano via Designboom. We've seen tiny Japanese houses over bakeries, ones built of hulking concrete, and ones entirely without interior walls, but this sloped house in the city of Kobe is in a class all its...

Architects in Paris Want to Build a Giant Glass Ship Covered in Trees

Let's start by saying, we really hope this proposal becomes a real building, because if there is one thing that would genuinely spice Paris up it's a giant, block-long glass residential development shaped like a ship and covered wit...

$40K Tiny House Offers Huge Windows, Lots of Storage

All photos via Escape Vista Escape Homes, the Wisconsin-based companies behind handsome tiny houses boasting full-size appliances (and in the case of the Traveler XL model, sleeping quarters for up to 8 people), has released a spanking new design...

At what age did these top 21 entrepreneurs became billionaires?

Being an entrepreneur is hard. Long hours, no pay in the beginning, and endless miles of stress. But, if you stick with it, the rewards make it all worthwhile. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius

Map: Starchitects' Cool, Confounding NYC Infrastructure Projects

In New York City, the work of big-name architects isn't solely limited to expensive condos or supertall skyscrapers. Many of these starchitects have also worked on decidedly less sexy projects that benefit the city's infrastructure, from subway stations to...

Living in an Old Oil Rig Looks a Lot More Luxurious Than You Probably Thought

If someone invited you to sleep over in their old oil rig, you probably wouldn't be all that enticed. Or, you would, but not in a that sounds really nice and pleasant kind of way. It would be more...

The Wooden High-Rises and Timber Towers Changing Construction, Mapped

Treet, or Tree, a recently completed 14-story apartment building in Bergen, Norway, built with a wooden frame. While massive megatall skyscrapers continue to push the upper limits of what technology can accomplish, a new breed of buildings is showing how...

As suspected, Amazon has plans to open hundreds of physical bookstores

Remember when we told you about the physical Amazon bookstore? Brace yourself, Amazon has plans to roll out hundreds of these stores nationwide. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius

AT&T files to test 5G in Austin: can they catch up to Verizon?

Recently, we covered Verizon's ambitious plan to launch into 5G wireless. Now, AT&T has hopped on board. They've filed a plan with the FCC to test 5G in Austin, Texas. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius

Whitestone is changing the future of music, giving artists a chance to create an experience

The creators of Whitestone see a great opportunity to “bring back album art and create rich online experiences that are auditory, visual, and interactive.” Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at The American Genius

iPad Listing Presentations and Relationships

WAV Group has been working with many companies on listing presentations. They are the Barnum & Bailey Circus of selling real estate. You know the drill, in this ring we have the home tour, in this ring we have comps, and in this ring we have why you should pick me. Show More Summary

New SkySlope integration features come with email requirement

Data. This word has been at the center of many recent debates, from who rightfully owns and controls the data, to how it's displayed, disseminated and ultimately used. Although most of the conversation seems to focus on listing data, the people at Updater and SkySlope have decided to tackle the issue of client data and how some brokerages inappropriately use it...

Is affordability the unicorn in Los Angeles real estate?

According to Trulia’s Budget Index, Los Angeles is the worst city for attempting to save. That is, considering percent of income spent on Los Angeles housing, home prices, rent, access to financial services and discount stores per 10,000 households....

Prices still climbing for San Francisco homebuyers, renters

The words “astronomical” and San Francisco real estate are often used in the same breath, and new housing market insights from Trulia holds the reputation steady. Both rent and for sale prices ended strong in...

5 marketing mistakes you should stop making now

I know from my various attempts at being small business owner (hot sauce extraordinaire, freelance reporter and marketing consultant) -- it's hard. It's a balancing act to fit in everything including the paperwork and client needs, and then there are those vital activities that feed your business. Show More Summary

5 ways to step up your game in 2016

The beginning of a new year is a critical time for real estate agents as they look ahead to what the year might bring. It's an opportunity to analyze past performance, make goals and set concrete plans to realize those real estate business goals....

3 ways to avoid TRID delays

While TRID officially stands for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure regulation, which combines and replaces the loan and closing documents required for home sales, some in the industry say the acronym really means “The Reason I Drink.”...Show More Summary

How to quickly improve curb appeal in 2016

People often say that you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and that couldn't be more true for curb appeal in real estate. The minute that for-sale sign goes up, your listing is under scrutiny by more than just potential homebuyers....

Rebuilding Together and Houston agents band together to rehabilitate

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) Gary Greene in Houston recently took a break from open houses and writing listings to work on a few homes that needed a different type of help than that band of agents usually gives. Recently,...Show More Summary

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