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Key principles of real estate career longevity

Success isn't easy -- and making it last is even harder. In the fast-paced, highly competitive and rapidly changing world of real estate, that's especially true. The big-name agent in your local town today might have been a complete unknown just a couple of years ago -- and they may disappear from view just as quickly...

3 things new agents should have to do before going it alone

Now that I've had my license for almost a year, I am going to share what has helped me feel comfortable saying and knowing I am a professional and trustworthy agent. Here are the three steps agents should have to take before they receive their license...

Doorsteps Rent quietly launches in Austin with hyperlocal content

The Doorsteps brand has had various product offerings over the course of its life before and after its acquisition by Move Inc. -- but each has had the same intention: creating a more human experience for the user. The newest branch of Doorsteps is the rental platform, which was quietly launched July 17 as a pilot program for Austin...

VisualTour rebrands as Paradym

Online property tour provider VisualTour is rebranding itself as Paradym and offering its real estate agent customers new functionality to incorporate the latest Internet technology and trends, the company announced Thursday...

Meet the New Kids On the Block – Part 1

Many companies that are household names today (Zillow and Trulia, for example, to name just two) made their debut on the Connect stage as wee startups. Next week, we’ll continue the tradition of giving the newbies a chance to pitch their business to the best and the brightest in real estate and tech...

3 ways to help buyers fall in love with a home

But nothing is going to get buyers closer to "I do" than getting them to fall in love. And yes, you can create a love connection. Here's how you can help buyers fall in love....

Infographic: Facebook’s revenue growth reveals where consumers are moving

If you've had any doubts about whether mobile advertising is a lasting trend, this data might change your mind. Facebook's desktop advertising brought in $918 million for the company in the second quarter of 2015, and payments netted the social media giant $215 million. But there's no doubt that mobile advertising was where Facebook made most of its cash...

Adventures in Interior Design : 15 of the Coolest New Shop Interiors From Around the World

The new Carousel of Light book emporium in Bucharest, Romania—Photo by Cosmin Dragomir As it turns out, not all stores have to be vanilla spaces chained inside sprawling malls. Take a gander at these provocative new shops from across the...

Curbed Chicago: Tour the Building Boom Currently Underway in Chicago

Summer is cranking along and so is Chicago's construction scene. In case you've missed it, the city is experiencing a boom in new construction. Thousands of new apartment units and hotel rooms are on the way, and the city's...

Preservation Watch: How are Austerity Measures Harming Architectural and Archeological Preservation in Greece?

Tourists at the Acropolis Museum. Creative Commons image via/brownpau Facing a staggeringly high unemployment rate of 26.5 percent (Eurostat) and economic uncertainty stemming from the debt crisis, there's no doubt that Greeks have plenty of issues on their mind....

This Is a Church That's Shaped Like a Humungous Chicken

They say that God works in mysterious ways, but sometimes he just speaks directly to you and asks you to build a prayer house in the shape of a giant dove, as in the case of Indonesian man Daniel...

Globe Trotting: Hunker Down in This Alpine Swiss Community Space

All Photos © Milo Keller via Archdaily This imposing structure, according to its designers at architecture firm frundgallina, is for community gatherings and meals. It looks equally capable of withstanding a community militia. Flanked by two historic structures, the...

Curbed Philly: You'll Want to Pinch The Cheeks on This Adorable A-Frame

Tucked cozily in the bosom of the Pocono mountains, this two-bedroom, one-bath home offers a charming alternative to sweaty beach crowds flocking to the Jersey shore. The A-frame cottage is located in Indian Mountain Lake, a 4,600-acre community littered...

Okay, Fine, We'll Join a Sorority

Seriously? This is what sorority houses look like? AL.com published 29 photos of the University of Alabama Kappa Delta, which looks like a cross between a governor's mansion and an airport, both in terms of size and aesthetic. Is...

21 First Drafts: Introducing 21 First Drafts, a Look at the First Projects of Famous Architects

Clockwise from top left: Frank Gehry, Shigeru Ban, Zaha Hadid, Le Corbusier, Jeanne Gang, and Oscar Niemeyer. Premiering on Monday, First Drafts is a series exploring the early work of our architectural icons, examining their careers through the lens...

Curbed Atlanta: Modern 'Masterpiece' Nearly Doubles Price in Two Years

This angular contemporary just northwest of Atlantic Station last sold in 2013 for $615,000 but now asks $1.2 million. Careful comparison of the current photos with the previous listing and 2012 Curbed Atlanta coverage shows that some improvements have...

Great Escapes: Escape to This Mod-Rustic Cantilevered House in the Woods

All photos courtesy of Christopher Simmonds Architect via Inhabitat. Canadian design studio Christopher Simmonds Architect is behind this nature-embracing, cantilevered family retreat in Ottawa's Val-de-Monts area. The three-bedroom house is a real rustic-modern retreat, comprising two volumes. The lower...

House of the Day: Snag a Midcentury Time Capsule on Leafy Grounds for $999K

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. All photos via Zillow Location: Spokane,...

Adventures in Architecture: Check Out a University's New All-Concrete Sailing Center

All Photos by Mike Schwartz via Designmilk Perched directly on Lake Michigan, Northwestern University's newest facility is sheathed in concrete but detailed with the school's signature shade of purple. Its designers—Woodhouse Tinucci Architects—describe the facility as "garage-like," and if...

Preservation Watch: 50 Shades of Gray: Matching Concrete and the Challenges of Restoring Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

Exterior image of Unity Temple. All photos courtesy Unity Temple Restoration Foundation. Architecture fans plan pilgrimages to Chicago just to see key works by icons such as Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright in person. Gunny Harboe,...

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