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When summer rolls around, it's not usual to walk into your favorite home goods store and be bombarded by beachy items. It's shells, and sand, and coral galore. But, this year, summer décor trends have veered in a few fun, new directions. If you haven't yet started feeling like you HAVE TO HAVE PALM PRINT EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW!!!, you will soon. It's just one of the hot trends that will turn your home into a summer showplace.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 12:02 pm
For many, natural wood evokes a country feel. Or perhaps something ultra-traditional. But today's natural wood kitchens are modern showplaces that mimic the newest trends we've been seeing in wood floors.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 12:02 pm


Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

Earlier today, Inman broke the news that Zillow was launching an "Instant Offers" platform -- allowing homeowners to connect with investors and sell their homes quickly, with or without a real estate agent
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: May 23, 2017, 12:09 am
Close to three years after the murder of Arkansas agent Beverly Carter and amid reports of other attacks on vulnerable real estate professionals, more Realtor associations are stepping up to tackle the issue of agent safety
Author: Gill South
Posted: May 22, 2017, 9:37 pm
“We sell ads, not houses.” Everyone in the real estate industry has heard Spencer Rascoff say this time and again. The Zillow team was adamant: "We’re just a media company."
Author: Brian Boero
Posted: May 22, 2017, 8:30 pm
In this webinar, you’ll learn about tools to help you harness the power of your listings and how to use them to set you on a path to financial success
Author: Devon Broderick
Posted: May 22, 2017, 8:17 pm
Today portal giant Zillow launched its Instant Offers program in two test markets. The announcement will undoubtedly rattle the industry. To help you cut through the noise, here are 11 burning questions with our best take on answers.
Author: Brad Inman
Posted: May 22, 2017, 7:55 pm
Zillow Group is testing a new service that looks a lot like Opendoor. Sellers can use “Zillow Instant Offers” to get a bid on their property within 24 hours, and if they choose to accept it, close in as little as a week
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: May 22, 2017, 7:05 pm
Today, Zillow launched a pilot program in two cities -- Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida -- called “Zillow Instant Offers,” with the promise that a home sale transaction can be completed in as little as a week
Author: Inman
Posted: May 22, 2017, 7:00 pm
HomeFlik is an iPhone app for producing professional listing videos without editing.
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: May 22, 2017, 10:00 am
Agents are making more concessions than ever to obtain listings during the inventory shortage, even if it means seriously overpricing them. While this may be an acceptable strategy when inventory is tightening, it often spells doom if the market has already crested or has begun to decline
Author: Bernice Ross
Posted: May 22, 2017, 10:00 am
A lot can happen from contract to closing, and until all is funded and keys are exchanged, getting to the finish line isn't a sure thing
Author: Cara Ameer
Posted: May 22, 2017, 9:00 am
It's not enough to simply create a Facebook group. You have to put in the work to cultivate a social media audience that is 100 percent engaged with your content
Author: Pat Hiban
Posted: May 22, 2017, 8:20 am
It’s no secret that certain markets suffer from a persistent lack of inventory. In these areas facing tight supply, what is the best way for agents to provide value to homebuyers and sellers
Author: Alice Soon
Posted: May 22, 2017, 8:00 am
It’s easy for real estate agents to develop a love-hate relationship with online buyer leads. On the one hand, they can be a quick way to jump-start a business or enter a new market. On the other hand, they’re expensive and require thorough, consistent work to get results
Author: Inman Content Studio
Posted: May 22, 2017, 8:00 am
What kind of video content do you need to create to be more appealing to Facebook’s algorithm
Author: Matt Johnson
Posted: May 22, 2017, 7:25 am
In this episode, Leigh interviews Dawn Roy, an experienced broker based in Virginia. Listen as Dawn shares her crazy experience with almost losing a client because of a sneaky listing agent
Author: Leigh Brown
Posted: May 22, 2017, 7:15 am
WASHINGTON -- The board of directors of the National Association of Realtors today approved three changes to MLS policies that are meant to position agents and brokers to leverage technology in their businesses
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: May 21, 2017, 12:45 am
WASHINGTON -- The board of directors of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) today approved an additional $9 million in funding for broker data management platform Upstream
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: May 20, 2017, 4:25 pm
Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week
Author: Caroline Feeney
Posted: May 20, 2017, 7:45 am

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