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Not being able to get sufficient sleep isn't just annoying. Beyond making you grouchy and causing you to yawn all day, it can threaten your immune system, impact your memory, and injure your back. There are a number of potential reasons for your sleeping issues, but your house probably isn't helping. With a few fixes, you may be sleeping soundly in no time.
Posted: July 24, 2017, 12:02 pm
Just how important is curb appeal? Real estate industry legend Barbara Corcoran has said, 'Buyers decide in the first eight seconds of seeing a home if they're interested in buying it.' What are buyers going to see in the first eight seconds after driving up to your place?
Posted: July 24, 2017, 12:02 pm


Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

Danielle Hale has been an economist researching the housing industry for almost a decade; she was incredibly helpful with shaping Inman's deep dive on the home listing shortage earlier this year as the managing director of housing research for the National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:46 pm
Fidelity National Financial has agreed to acquire Real Geeks, a customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing system for real estate agents
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: July 25, 2017, 12:00 pm
Thad Wong, co-founder of @properties, says the biggest change happening for brokerages right now is a major movement toward reducing costs. The trick to doing that while still remaining competitive is to replace certain expenses with valuable, competitively priced technology
Author: Inman
Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:00 am
Putting down 20 percent is not an easy task (and it isn't always necessary to put down that much!) But doing so requires cutting back in other areas of your life and focusing on saving every penny to reach your goal of homeownership
Author: Cheryl Spangler
Posted: July 25, 2017, 9:00 am
You’re probably familiar with this scene on the TV: A young couple purchases a fixer-upper and wants to change the layout, the outdated features and a few other undesirable features the home has to offer
Author: Mike Pulley
Posted: July 25, 2017, 8:00 am
Has this ever happened to you? It’s a weeknight, and you’re sitting on the couch browsing through or your favorite online department store looking at clothes or the latest gizmo. During lunch the next day, you’re scrolling through Facebook, Instagram or your favorite online publication, and you see an advertisement for the exact same item you were looking at the night before
Author: Nate Dadosky
Posted: July 25, 2017, 8:00 am
Sometimes, being a real estate agent means sticking it out for clients in the most dire situations. For one agent, sticking it out meant showing three houses even though he had a puddle of blood pooling in his shoe
Author: Leigh Brown
Posted: July 25, 2017, 7:15 am
Most companies will tell you that they care deeply about customer service, and that includes real estate brokerages. But when five-star real estate agent reviews are ubiquitous across rating platforms, how are discerning buyers and sellers supposed to find the agents -- and brokerages -- who care the most about the service experience
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:00 pm
Seattle-based Windermere Real Estate has just appointed Brooks Burton, the former EVP and COO of Ohio-based HER Realtors, as its first
Author: Gill South
Posted: July 24, 2017, 9:35 pm
Venture capital firm Fifth Wall produces a bi-weekly newsletter that curates relevant news articles, summarizes recent deals and provides updates on the various portfolio companies in which they’ve invested
Author: Brendan Wallace
Posted: July 24, 2017, 7:21 pm
Interest rates have gone down all week (nothing to do with stocks), continuing last week’s trend. The 10-year T-note has fallen from 2.38 percent two weeks ago to 2.23 percent today -- mortgages again are trying to drop below 4.00 percent
Author: Lou Barnes
Posted: July 24, 2017, 7:18 pm
So many real estate tech startups are popping up that it can be difficult to figure out which ones are worth paying attention to. Since 2013, Realogy -- the operator of real estate brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate -- has helped by hosting an annual contest that features a batch of tech products for real estate agents
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: July 24, 2017, 6:58 pm
Everything seems to be moving online these days. More and more people are getting information and offers from mobile devices. Does this mean direct mail is dead? If you said yes, think again!
Author: Devon Broderick
Posted: July 24, 2017, 3:57 pm
In May, "consumer resilience" was enough to keep existing-home sales afloat, but sheer willpower failed to offset the effect of low inventory on the market in June
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: July 24, 2017, 3:53 pm
It would be awfully tempting for an overly confident real estate industry to put on a cape of invincibility right now and do nothing. Home prices are sky high, the unemployed down to a sliver and quiet markets have been stable just long enough for agents and brokers to relax
Author: Inman
Posted: July 24, 2017, 3:42 pm
How long should a franchisor hold onto an agent's personal information after that agent has left the franchisor for different pastures
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: July 24, 2017, 3:10 pm
Ten years ago, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman went on 60 Minutes (after feeding CBS the story) and skewered the real estate industry. During production, 60 Minutes filmed at Inman Connect in New York, capturing a nasty debate between outspoken executive Alan Dalton and Kelman. It was like the sound of your garbage disposal when a couple of cherry pits rattle around the bottom
Author: Brad Inman
Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:35 pm
For most real estate agents, keeping track of your numbers is the most tedious part of the business. If I were licensed again, I would hire an assistant to manage all of this for me before I closed one sale. Actually, I'd call someone on the way from the exam. And, I'd have that person use a system like Realtyzam
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: July 24, 2017, 10:00 am

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