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In last week's column we emphasized the distinction between ethics as a body of rules and principles and being ethical as a disposition to conform to those rules and principles. We noted that it is certainly possible to teach someone ethics, but it is a different task to lead someone to be ethical -- to internalize those principles and to be guided by them.
Posted: September 11, 2018, 11:34 am
Soon it will be hard to buy an appliance that doesn't incorporate smart technology, but integrating appliances and systems may remain a challenge for a while. PJ Wade explores what you need to know about smart home technology.
Posted: September 11, 2018, 11:34 am


Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

Listings from Arizona-based residential brokerage My Home Group's 2,000 agents will now appear on the decentralized Imbrex real estate marketplace platform.
Author: Bryson Masse
Posted: September 18, 2018, 7:53 pm
Want a shot at your dream domain? If you’re a Realtor, today’s the day to hop on it, as the new ".realestate" top-level domain is now available for pre-sale for Realtors, starting Tuesday, Sept. 18. Realtors with an active, ".realtor" domain are getting exclusive access to ".realestate" domains, ahead of the public launch on Nov. 27.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 18, 2018, 7:12 pm
Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, a new analysis by Zillow found that home construction was down in each of the nine census divisions.
Author: Bryson Masse
Posted: September 18, 2018, 7:10 pm
Despite changes to Facebook’s advertising policies, real estate technology company Adwerx is ensuring its clients they’ll still be able to target, “likely to move” Facebook users, through a new partnership with the social media giant.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 18, 2018, 5:37 pm
When Tami Halton Pardee, founder and CEO of Halton Pardee + Partners, is trying to establish a connection with someone, “I do a lot of mirroring. If they’re sitting a certain way, I’ll sit a certain way.”
Author: Inman
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:36 pm
Prop 5 will allow olde homeowners to keep old property taxes when buying a new home. Critics fear essential services will bare the brunt of lost revenues.
Author: Andrew Leonard
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:27 pm
A new marketing initiative by Compass that rolled out last week will allow agents to post listings days before they appear on the market.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:22 pm
The high-stakes games of Los Angeles real estate apparently has some eyebrow-raising moments — but the local agents seem to be accustomed to taking it in stride, mostly.
Author: Bryson Masse
Posted: September 18, 2018, 2:43 pm
The Series C funding round will help the San Francisco startup with its in-progress online service for connecting renters to landlords.
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: September 18, 2018, 2:00 pm
Reali, the California-based, flat-fee tech-powered brokerage, is giving its clients a leg up on other homebuyers with a new predictive tool that estimates the probability of placing a winning bid on a home.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 18, 2018, 2:00 pm
An elegant Maryland estate now up for sale for $6.2 million has a studded history — for years, the best-selling author Tom Clancy, creator of the Jack Ryan series, called it home.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: September 18, 2018, 1:16 pm
A new, extremely well-funded online homeselling startup has entered the fray. It offers a platform that lets buyers search, tour, finance and close on a home and looks positioned to flip thousands of homes in the years ahead.
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: September 18, 2018, 1:00 pm
Whether it’s a hurricane like Florence, a tropical storm like Lane or a flood, tornado, earthquake or fire, it can take years to resolve a major insurance claim and restore a property. Don't miss these nine tips for filing a claim from a public insurance adjuster who has seen it all.
Author: Bernice Ross
Posted: September 18, 2018, 9:44 am
How do you know if you are giving the right gift? And when should a gift be given? After a closing? For a client’s birthday? As a thank you? An analysis of 10,000 agent gifts reveals the answers to these questions and more.
Author: Rabi Gupta
Posted: September 18, 2018, 9:00 am
You work hard in your career to define yourself as a specialist so you can be recognized as the master of your trade. Here are three tips for strengthening your personal brand and becoming a true neighborhood guru.
Author: Gretchen Rosenberg
Posted: September 18, 2018, 8:52 am
How are international luxury agents successfully making deals with overseas buyers and sellers? Tap into the industry's top pro tips here.
Author: Brian Hopper
Posted: September 18, 2018, 7:03 am
A top Miami real estate agent is feeling the pain of a challenged market and sellers who refuse to budge on pricing. What can her broker do to help convince these stubborn clients? 
Author: Anthony Askowitz
Posted: September 18, 2018, 12:33 am
Self-employed workers have a hard time qualifying for a mortgage. A new bill called the Self-Employed Mortgage Access Act could change that.
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: September 17, 2018, 6:12 pm

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