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Drones: A Game-Changer for Real Estate Marketing

For most real estate agents, marketing with aerial photography or video has been considered an extravagance reserved only for high-dollar properties and luxury homes. However, a new federal policy now permits Realtors to market properties at all price-points in ways that were cost-prohibitive in the past. Show More Summary

Meet Caitlyn McCrory, NAR’s new millennial MLS manager

Over the summer, the National Association of Realtors went on the hunt for a "tech-savvy" manager of MLS to work more closely with the nation's 700 or so multiple listing services. The 1.2 million-member trade group has now found that manager...

Re/Max and Quicken Loans in court battle over MSA gone wrong

For about four years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has put marketing service agreements (MSAs) between real estate brokers, mortgage lenders and settlement service providers under a microscope, causing confusion and strife in the compliance world by ratcheting up its Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) litmus test for affiliated partnerships...

Case study: How to install a green roof on private home

A New York architect and green roof pro walks through the process of designing and installing a lush living rooftop The site: A more than 900-square-foot expanse atop a historic building in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn. Show More Summary

Midcentury water cistern transformed into gorgeous modern home

A sense of its history has been preserved The elegance of this Spanish home’s curved glass wall belies the structure’s original use as a stone water cistern. Built up over time atop irregular terrain, the original building—completed in 1955—had an awkward layout but an excellent site. Show More Summary

New smart home hub offers solution for beginners

It’s the latest from smart home company Wink For smart home beginners (and skeptics who feel that the dream of the intelligent dwelling far outpaces the available software and hardware), a common source of anxiety is the lack of a decent...Show More Summary

Sleek ’70s home with pool asks $1.7M after update

Located in Middlebury, CT, just 85 miles from New York City 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...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s long-lost Canadian pavilion

The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Institute recently received the green light to rebuild this Prairie-style recreation facility in Banff. While there’s no shortage of homes and projects designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that have been canonized...Show More Summary

Mapping the Arts District's never-ending parade of development

19 projects in the pipeline right now for one of DTLA's hottest neighborhoods The Arts District development boom just keeps going and going, with no end in sight. For most of this decade, the area has been an irresistible magnet for builders, and new projects seem to be announced on an almost weekly basis. Show More Summary

Home of the Day: One of Edward Fickett's finest in Encino

This Midcentury post-and-beam, designed by architect Edward H. Fickett, is one of several built in the Los Angeles area that earned Fickett accolades from the National Assn. of Home Builders and publication in the 1955 issue of House Beautiful. Maintained and updated through the years, the 1950s...

Horacio LeDon joins Partners Trust as head of new development

There is a lot of new on the horizon for Partners Trust. The firm recently opened a retail design boutique under its office to attract locals, and now it's bringing in new talent by hiring Horacio LeDon to head up the firm's new development segment...

Sell guidance, not access, and other tips for modern-day agents

Yossi Langer, the product design executive and UX strategist at Iteration Group in Los Angeles, talked about the big trends in text messaging and home sales at Inman Connect San Francisco...

The top 3 accounting mistakes real estate agents make

Failing to take your accounting seriously can lead to some big issues down the road. It’s worth taking the time to fully understand your particular tax situation and to optimize your accounting process...

How virtual experiences are shaping home shopping

Technology is omnipresent. It has made its way into nearly every aspect of our lives. This is especially true for those of us in the real estate industry. Technology has made potential buyers much more accessible, and it allows real estate professionals to show off their listings with more details than ever before...

5 red flags that can kill a real estate deal

Little red flags do not mean a deal is going down the toilet. But put together, warning signs can add up and trigger a big flush....

Why most real estate agents fail (and 8 tips for success)

Keeping on top of emails, prospecting, presentations, deadlines, paperwork, industry information, client meetings, your marketing approach -- it's a lot to do, even for the savviest agents. What’s their secret? Making a plan and acting on it...

Mortgage fraud rate rising annually, report shows

Property analytics provider CoreLogic released its annual mortgage fraud trend report this month, showing fraudulent activity was up marginally in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year...

Podcast: 20 success secrets the world won’t tell you (Part 4)

When you get your real estate license, no one tells you that others will try to rain on your parade. Nobody tells you that you have to keep learning and knowing your numbers on a daily basis...

Angelina Jolie is finalizing Brad Pitt divorce from a Malibu beach rental

Rent is $95K per month If you were worried that you’d be left in the dark about where exactly Angelina Jolie is shacking up while hashing out the details of her divorce from Brad Pitt, rest assured; the Daily Mail has you covered. The...Show More Summary

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