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FinCEN extends all-cash buyer rules to Honolulu

Welcome to the club, Honolulu! The Hawaiian metropolitan area is the latest to join a list of cities and counties that have to report all-cash real estate deals above a certain dollar amount to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)...

Nationstar does a branding 180, becomes ‘Mr. Cooper’

Nationstar has officially rebranded its servicing and loan origination operations as Mr. Cooper, seven months after the announcement of the name change during the company's Q4 2016 earnings call...

Relax and live a little: How to earn a spot at real estate’s rich table

You won't find Aaroe Estates president and real estate agent Aaron Kirman slumped behind a desk or hiding behind his tablet. You're more likely to catch him mid-volley on the tennis court with clients, chatting it up with prospects at dinner or enjoying a casual day of shopping with investors...

OfferPad, an Opendoor competitor, launches ‘Agent-on-Demand’

Buyers will soon be able to use their smartphones to access Phoenix listings owned by OfferPad, an "iBuyer" that uses technology to quickly buy and resell homes...

Handling objections: How to chase and unpack the ‘no’

Is there a winning formula that can help us deal with objections effectively? Should we actually encourage objections? In this post, Dale Archdekin shares his winning tactics for reverting objections and making them work in his favo...

How do you stack up online? Find out with these 4 free tools

The majority of real estate agents I meet have no idea if their online efforts are paying off at all. They are told they need to have a Facebook page, that SEO is important and that they should be sending out a regular email newsletter to stay top-of-mind with clients...

How to ruin your buyer’s agent reputation in 5 easy steps

Almost all real estate agents belong to at least one Facebook group where a few times a week, a listing agent is so hopping mad he or she has to vent or his or her head might actually explode...

How to avoid cultural gift-giving faux pas that can cost you clients

Gift giving can be a great way to show your appreciation to clients; it sends a positive message and builds better relationships to encourage further business. Well, it usually does. In certain cultures, a poorly chosen gift is often more than just a disappointment; it can be a blatant sign of disrespect...

How to boost your lead nurturing with targeted blog content

Every successful real estate agent will tell you that nurturing a healthy pipeline of people who can lead to your next closing is crucial for survival in this business. But creating value during the nurturing process can be a huge challenge...

Company profile: portal.chat

We have focused on a particular market segment, being the property and automotive portal websites. Our system is dedicated to these markets, which we feel gives us the leading edge over our competitors. Continue reading Company profile: portal.chat at Property Portal Watch.

The London flatshare platform using modern dating techniques to match its users

Over 1,500 members are currently using Wonego and the platform was selected as one of Startup Grinds' top 75 European startups, and was given the opportunity to be an exhibitor at their  recent June Conference. Continue reading The London flatshare platform using modern dating techniques to match its users at Property Portal Watch.

REA Group appoints Val Brown as Executive General Manager – Consumer Experience 

Tracey Fellows, REA Group Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Creating richer and more engaging experiences for our consumers is critical to our success and differentiates us from our competitors.  Continue reading REA Group appoints Val Brown as Executive General Manager – Consumer Experience  at Property Portal Watch.

Not for the faint of heart: Tales from the landlord trenches

The house was between tenants when an upstairs water pipe burst. The water cascaded down, down, down, into the crawl space. After filling that area, it spilled out into the yard, creating a wading pool outside. I didn’t find out about the flood until the four-figure water bill arrived....

EMoov, a UK hybrid real estate brokerage, nabs $12M in funding

EMoov, a UK hybrid real estate brokerage, has raised an additional 9 million pounds ($11.6 million) in funding, with plans to boost its technology and marketing, news outlets are reporting...

Double your business with smart online lead conversion

Reeling in leads is no mean feat, but there are certain things you can do to improve conversion rates, such as calling leads within 30 seconds, sending video messages and following up relentlessly. Watch Realtor Rachel Adams, broker-owner Jesse Zagorsky and Homecity Real Estate CEO Keith Dunham reveal more tips for doubling your business with online leads and lead conversion...

Inman reader poll: Do you approve or disapprove of President Trump?

One year ago, we asked Inman readers who they supported in the presidential election. We want to take your pulse again...

Realtors stand against hate in Charlottesville’s aftermath

This week, just two blocks from where several hundred white nationalists and supremacists recently shook the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the nation to its core, team members at real estate brokerage Nest Realty will meet to brainstorm what they can do to make a difference...

Re/Max refreshes logos: ‘It’s a brand evolution, not a brand revolution’

You know the look you have when your hairdresser subtly updates your 'do? Still like yourself -- only a little bit fresher? Today, some people might be looking at Re/Max and wondering what's different about the behemoth real estate brand....

Help millennials find their home’s value with myAVM

MyAVM by Onboard Informatics is an automated valuation model product aimed at millennials and tech-savvy sellers. It's made for agents and brokers looking to market and attract leads via home valuations. ...

Gary Gold: Why trusting your gut is critical in real estate

Our gut is like a second brain, and it’s important in real estate to develop your ability to trust your gut. When we do business, people do and say much different things than they’re actually feeling. You see it in offer negotiations all the time...

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