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Top 10 posts from last week
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 4:00:50
Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ... read more»

The week in real estate industry deals: April 24-28, 2017
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 3:00:09
While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there's another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We'll be recapping every week's noteworthy deals that didn't make it into print (and some that did) for your perusal. Here are this week's ... read more»

The week in industry hires and promotions: April 24-28, 2017
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 2:30:24
Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ... read more»

7 basic tax principles that make reform difficult
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:02:44
If the economy is really slowing, we’ll see it in next week’s blast of new reports on March activity. So long as the Fed intends to increase the cost of money, it will be very hard for long-term rates to break lower ... read more»

Who’s the Trump administration nominee for HUD Deputy Secretary?
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:17:08
Her name is Pam Patenaude, and she was floated as a candidate for Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) before the administration nominated Ben Carson ... read more»

Real estate commission offer disclosure bill ‘postponed indefinitely’
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:31:35
Homebuyers who view listings on property search sites never see the fees offered to buyer's brokers by those listings. A proposed Colorado bill might have changed that in The Centennial State, but a committee in the Colorado House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected the legislation Thursday ... read more»

Concierge Auctions expands reach to China
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 9:25:13
Real estate auction company Concierge Auctions is expanding its reach to China, a response to the increasing participation from Chinese buyers during auctions based elsewhere ... read more»

When do you decide a real estate lead is dead?
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 3:00:33
In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates explains to agents when they should let dead real estate leads lie. Use your intuition. ... read more»

How do you decide on a brokerage that’s right for you?
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 3:00:12
In real estate agent's brokerage selection, commission splits, marketing tools, technology offerings, brand power and more are all on the line. But what about the intangibles? How does an agent know that it's a good fit, and that an environment will challenge, energize and support them? ... read more»

Is it a good idea for sellers to Google buyers (or vice versa)?
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 3:00:03
A seller received an offer on her listed home and, curious, she Googled the prospective buyers, a couple. What she found gave her more leverage than the buyers probably would have preferred. The seller pulled up the wife's Facebook page, where she'd posted photos of the house and told her network that it was her new home ... read more»

Planitar’s iGuide now offers virtual reality tours
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 2:30:28
It's not easy to enter Matterport's world, but Ontario-based Planitar did so with gusto, giving the industry a lot to consider when clients ask about how to differentiate their listing. ... read more»

5 opportunities to use Facebook for lead generation
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 2:00:49
As real estate agents, we invest a lot of time and money trying to convince people to buy what we’re selling. Unbeknownst to many realtors, there are hundreds of potential home buyers in the untapped well that is Facebook ... read more»

How to create an ultra-compelling counter offer
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 1:30:17
Your responsibility includes securing the most advantageous price possible for your client. Causal counter offers may get the deal to close, but are they really getting your client’s the best possible price ... read more»

Grow your referral business the easiest way possible – Reach150
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 0:20:55
In this webinar, you’ll learn about Reach150's simple, systematic way to gather testimonials and build your business through referrals ... read more»

Voodoo Agent: The reverse marketing listing presentation
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:17:24
Gary Gold's blueprint for a killer listing presentation involves storytelling, the perfect platform for photography display and hard evidence of his homeselling skills. ... read more»

Brooklyn-based Ideal Properties Group launches hyperlocal website
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:51:22
Erik Serras, the co-founder and principal broker of Brooklyn-based independent brokerage Ideal Properties Group, was born in Brooklyn, as were generations of his family before him, back to the time when parts of the New York borough were still farmland ... read more»

Trulia president announces departure from company
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:24:08
Trulia President Paul Levine announced his departure from the company through a heartfelt letter published on LinkedIn entitled "Onward, to a new home." ... read more»

Inman selects Ambassadors for Connect San Francisco
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:59:06
Ambassadors are vibrant members of the Inman community who volunteer at each event to make introductions, help new attendees find their way and bring the spirit of connection alive ... read more»