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Home-sharing Singapore-based site Roomorama to cease operations

Roomorama is the second high-profile casualty in the industry here. In late-2015, PandaBed folded after only three years of operation. Continue reading Home-sharing Singapore-based site Roomorama to cease operations at Property Portal Watch.

Redfin’s evolution: Inman’s 2014 deep dive on the high-tech brokerage

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman said on "60 Minutes" in 2007, "Real estate, by far, is the most screwed-up industry in America."...

Design Spotlight: Semi-Custom Pro #131

This week’s design spotlight features our Semi-Custom Pro branding design template #131. This design is ready to be customized to fit your unique design style and give you the marketing versatility and consistency you need to take your business to the next level. The area in the upper left-hand corner is set aside for a […]

Email sender poses as murdered real estate agent

In June, 76-year-old Jacksonville, Florida-based Realtor Mary Anne Rolnick was murdered inside her home. A month later, she was sending an email to an agent more than 1,000 miles away, saying she had a buyer who was interested in the agent's listing...

Two young real estate stars on going big and taking risks

Leah Canfield and Joseph Piccininni Jr. share some insights into their personal real estate journey. Both made Coldwell Banker's "30 Under 30" list...

Ask Denise: Relocation Niche Market

Q: “Denise, we are getting a lot of people from out of the area moving here and while I hate giving such a substantial percentage of my commission to the relocation companies, I feel this is a market I should be catering to. Your thoughts?” A: You can certainly set yourself up to work for […]

Rental site Zumper launches Zumper Select, a rental brokerage service

In addition to serving up rental home and apartment listings nationwide, San Francisco-based Zumper is now brokering rental deals in the markets of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston and New York through a new service called "Zumper Select."...

Where is it toughest to build new homes? BuildZoom analysis digs in

How do you quantify how difficult it is for developers to break ground (and finish) a new building in a given city...

What are the most recognized brands in real estate?

For the 19th consecutive year, Century 21 (C21), the iconic real estate franchise operation with the gold coats, has claimed the top spot in Millward Brown’s 2017 Demographic Ad Tracking Study...

65+ tips from industry pros on how to be successful in real estate

As a newer real estate agent, you wake up every day hoping and praying for success. You’re trying new things on the daily. Mailers are sent out every other day with your branding plastered all over them...

Real estate investment platform RealtyShares buys competitor Acquire Real Estate

RealtyShares, an online funding platform that lets investors buy fractional ownership of properties, has acquired competitor Acquire Real Estate. The deal marks the first acquisition in the online real estate investing industry and will...Show More Summary

What’s better: Cultivating relationships or buying leads and referrals?

When real estate agents consider their marketing and lead-generation budgets every year, they have a couple of options: They can put their resources toward a few people they already know, or instead they can invest in connecting with many more people who are currently strangers to them...

Run your indie brokerage like a Silicon Valley tech company

Andrew Flachner is co-founder and CEO of RealScout. RealScout combines revolutionary buyer data-driven listings tools and industry-best home search experiences to help you win and sell more listings...

5 costly homeowner’s insurance mistakes your clients should avoid

You’re buyers recently closed on a home. The paperwork has been signed, and keys have been transferred from the previous homeowner to your client, now new homeowners. Naturally, the next milestone is purchasing a homeowner’s insurance policy that complements both the budget and needs of your clients...

4 ways relocation experts aid out-of-town buyers

In today’s highly competitive job market — where 68 percent of HR professionals are experiencing difficulty recruiting candidates — companies cannot afford to limit their recruitment to local candidates. This is where relocation comes into play...

20 secrets for maximizing your Inman Connect San Francisco experience

Inman Connect in San Francisco is one of my favorite weeks of the summer. Let me share a few conference road warrior tips that I've learned from the best over the years. They just might make your trip more pleasant, and help you get a bit more out of the conference...

3 tips for leveraging reviews to earn more commission

Leverage reviews to build your business’ credibility so you can attract more clients and earn more real estate commissions. With a proven system guiding your efforts, leveraging reviews to enhance real estate profits is easier and can be more effective than traditional marketing methods...

Crazy Sht In Real Estate: No shirt, no pants, no open house?

You've got an open house in 30 minutes. You show up expecting to find a pristine house ready for prospective buyers, but what you find is a disaster area and a guy with no pants on. Sound familiar? No...

100th PPW delegate to register for the Lisbon Conference wins free ticket!

"I am looking forward to another sensational PPW event to see how the rest of the market is adding value that matters in international property transaction," Johnson says. Continue reading 100th PPW delegate to register for the Lisbon Conference wins free ticket! at Property Portal Watch.

Atlanta property portal launches tool to help buyers estimate renovation costs

“As potential homebuyers visit our website they now have access to a resource to help them make a house their dream home, without dealing with the stress of guessing how much the renovations will cost or how much their home will be worth after the fact," Bonura says. Show More Summary

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