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Realtor finds two dead bodies inside home for sale
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:06:04
A 911 call placed by the unnamed Realtor detailed an encounter that no real estate agent ever wants to imagine: "I just walked in this house to preview it for a client and there's a dead person in the bathroom." ... read more»

Watch out Airbnb: Vacasa just raised $104M
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 6:00:42
Eight years ago, Eric Breon and his wife inherited a little 480-square-foot cabin on the Washington coast. Nearby homeowners told them that they could expect to earn around $3,400 a year by renting out the property to vacationers looking to get a taste of the Pacific Northwest cottage life ... read more»

Why predicting the future isn’t in a real estate agent’s job description
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 2:30:36
As a kid, at social gatherings, I'd always get a little annoyed when people would start asking my dad, the doctor, for medical advice ... read more»

Fall is the season for turning canceled listings to gold
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 2:30:15
Bob Clarkson of Century 21 shares some of his best tips to prospect canceled listings. Clarkson has only been in the business for two years and has closed 57 transactions so far ... read more»

7 easy ways to stay in touch with your clients this Halloween
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 2:15:15
Any holiday is a great excuse to engage with clients. With Halloween right around the corner, here are seven clever real estate agent "tricks" that'll "treat" your clients to something fun! ... read more»

600 posts and counting: Tips from a pro real estate blogger
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 2:01:55
Purposeful, captivating content will not only separate your website from the agent down the street, but it also has the potential to attract tens of thousands of leads, convert those contacts into customers and keep your audience coming back to you for years to come ... read more»

Special Report: The new agent’s technology playbook
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 2:00:21
Launching a real estate career is not for the faint of heart, but in 2017 it could be a career match made in heaven for the tech smart, according to Inman’s latest survey results. Combined with a strategic approach, the ever-improving suite of tools at real estate agents’ disposal has the potential to level the playing field between tech-savvy rookies and seasoned veterans slow to change ... read more»

Redfin Mortgage expands to Illinois, eyes Virginia
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:57:29
Redfin announced today that it is now offering loans to homebuyers in Illinois through its lending arm, Redfin Mortgage. The Seattle-based tech-powered brokerage also plans to expand Redfin Mortgage into Virginia later this year, with more markets to come in 2018.  ... read more»

Lone Wolf acquires Instanet Solutions in real estate software war
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:21:54
Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, an almost 30-year-old company that provides software products to help real estate agents market, track finances and manage documents, announced today that it has acquired competitor Instanet Solutions, an end-to-end digital transaction management software company ... read more»

Coming soon: Airbnb-branded apartments
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:14:59
After years of butting heads with local zoning officials, landlords and rental property owners, Airbnb may have found a solution to its short-term rental woes: opening up an Airbnb-branded apartment where tenants will be allowed to sublet their spaces up to 180 days per year ... read more»

My top 10 Inman Connect moments
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:35:36
Those who attend Inman Connect know there's no shortage of unique networking opportunities, brilliant mentors and poignant presentations. Every attendee leaves with a booklet full of notes and a mind full of fresh ideas, ready to uplift their own teams and elevate their business back home ... read more»

One week later, California is still on fire
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:14:51
Real estate community gets to work giving clients the support they need -- both practical and emotional -- amid the destruction. ... read more»

Zillow expands solar energy scores to 84 million homes
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:08:26
Zillow is introducing the idea of rooftop solar to millions of consumers and real estate professionals who might otherwise be unaware of its value. ... read more»

Most MLSs ‘not sure’ if they’ll work with Upstream
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:00:11
The vast majority of MLSs either need more information about the project before giving their support or flat-out aren't interested in participating ... read more»

Rent or buy? Top cities for owning, renting and sharing
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 9:03:58
In today's market, renters and buyers often find themselves in the same boat, wading through issues with availability and affordability in their respective markets. This uncertain real estate environment leads to the question renters inevitably find themselves asking: "Is it financially smart to jump into homeownership, or should I stay where I am?" ... read more»

Step into this century: 5 tips for marketing your open house digitally
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 3:00:36
With a big open house coming up, Sally Agent put an eye-catching ad in the paper, readied her open house signs and flags and hoped that people would see her static advertising and show up ... read more»

Future-proof your business at Inman Connect 2018
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 3:00:34
Over 4,000 industry professionals will gather at Inman Connect 2018 this coming January 22-26, at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square ... read more»

HouseCanary’s Agile Appraisal shortens appraisers’ busy work
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 3:00:23
HouseCanary's Agile Appraisal is a web-based platform for real estate appraisals that is ideal for appraisers, lenders and real estate investors ... read more»