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A rookie agent shares what he’s learned so far

Robert Hughes, real estate salesperson with Meier Real Estate, quickly learned that real estate is anything but simple. It takes motivation, dedication and a lot of legwork to succeed in this industry. Know your inventory, take charge of your schedule and be confident enough to help clients differentiate their wants from their needs when helping them find a home...

Real estate investor roundup: This week in tech, funding, M&As and more

Check out this week’s update, which covers what happens to Instacart if Amazon buys Whole Foods, why your next car may be a living room on wheels and how co-working spaces spread to the suburbs...

Facebook’s new chatbots are learning to negotiate

Chatbots on Facebook Marketplace may soon be able to “negotiate” with you over the price of items for sale. And if new research released by Facebook this week is any indication, you probably won’t know you’re talking to a bot and not a human being...

How to easily automate different parts of your business

Adam DuVander, a marketing developer at Zapier, loves application programming interfaces (APIs) and he wants everyone to know it. With Zapier, users learn how to automate different parts of their business without writing complicated code. During Adam's session participants will create their own custom project, which they can take back to the office for real world application...

BombBomb automates lead follow-up with Zillow Group Mortgages

Mortgage professionals getting inquiries on home loans via Zillow Group Mortgages, can now respond instantly with a video email from BombBomb. Continue reading BombBomb automates lead follow-up with Zillow Group Mortgages at Property Portal Watch.

How do you build a personal brand from the ground up in real estate?

Whether growing a brand as an agent, a company or a brokerage, the most important thing is: you have to know who you are. Peter Lorimer from PLG Estates shares his insights. ...

Crazy Sht In Real Estate: A listing in ‘splitsville’

In this episode, Leigh Brown welcomes Rachel Hammer, a board director of the Ottawa Real Estate Board. She has been in real estate for over 11 years and was a former crisis counselor for the government before she made the switch to real estate...

How to stage a home on a budget

A few simple tweaks can increase your home’s selling price by hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars. Use these guidelines to stage your home effectively so that you get the best possible price on your house...

Fredrik Eklund of ‘Million Dollar Listing’ releases anti-bullying song

On Million Dollar Listing New York, star Fredrik Eklund is loved for many things: his acute business skills, his sharp sense of humor, his collection of colorful socks and, last but not least, his ability to be transparent about his journey as a gay man...

Why Bob Goldberg, NAR’s new CEO, has some convincing to do

In the middle of the afternoon on Friday, June 23 -- a curious time to be releasing such major news -- NAR announced that it had chosen NAR Senior VP Bob Goldberg to be the next CEO, replacing the retiring Dale Stinton...

FBS and Solid Earth Partnership to Integrate Spark with Spring

PRESS RELEASE: MLSs Gain Ability to Quickly Deploy Consumer Portals, Deliver Better Leads to Members FARGO, ND–(Marketwired – Jun 20, 2017) – FBS, the creators…Read Post The post FBS and Solid Earth Partnership to Integrate Spark with Spring appeared first on Flexmls.

Daily market update: June 26, 2017

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news...

How long will we be in this financial market standstill?

This last week extended the June freeze: The 10-year T-note this week traded between 2.19 percent and 2.14 percent; mortgages are not moving at all, hovering close to 4.00 percent; and the S&P 500 stayed between 2435 and...

NAR: Sellers aren’t selling, renter confidence continues to dip due to financial fears

According to the National Association of Realtors Housing Opportunities and Market Experience Survey (NAR HOME), the solution to low inventory woes may not come from robust housing starts or flipping single-family rentals into owner-occupied homes again. Show More Summary

What real estate agents should know about prospecting in a low-inventory world

Prospecting for listings involves two major factors: Nurturing your sphere and tending to your farm. Some real estate agents might think that even considering a farm in a low-inventory market is counter-intuitive. "Agents are scattered...Show More Summary

Pillow launches short-term rental management platform for landlords, tenants

While reportedly half of short-term rentals are in apartment buildings, many, if not most of these units, run afoul of some rule or another. Armed with an additional $13.5 million in funding, Pillow, a short-term rental management service, has released a platform to help landlords and tenants walk the line -- while milking units for extra cash...

Should you start your own brokerage?

Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates weighs the pros and cons of starting a brokerage and explains when you know it’s right for you....

How to attract the best agents in your market with great leadership

Attract the best agents in your market by mastering leadership principles and employing the management practices people respect most...

Unfriended? 5 of the biggest blunders agents are making on Facebook

Did you know you could be killing your engagement with what you are sharing, posting or not posting? Make the most of your organic social media marketing with these key pointers...

4 steps to content marketing that will grow your real estate business

So, you’re a real estate agent in today’s market. You have a website that's supposed to help you get more clients. But no one’s visiting. Looking for a new way to get more people to your site and convert them into leads? Then you’re in the right place...

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