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The Real Word: What does the Zillow class-action lawsuit dismissal mean?
Thu, 24 May 2018 14:35:46
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll tackle the recent class action lawsuit against Zillow and why it was dismissed. If you're a Zillow user, what does this mean for you? read more»

Cheers! Two NorCal Sotheby’s brokerages join forces
Thu, 24 May 2018 14:26:59
San Francisco Bay Area brokerage Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty announced today that it has acquired Heritage Sotheby's International Realty operating in the Napa Valley, famed for its wine production.  read more»

Slack Fund invests in property management startup Aptly
Thu, 24 May 2018 11:19:30
Slack, the messaging software often used in offices and newsrooms, is investing in a real estate startup. read more»

FTC and DOJ release agenda for real estate competition workshop
Thu, 24 May 2018 10:26:02
The agenda for next month's joint workshop on competition from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now live. read more»

Existing-home sales drop 1.4%, the second straight month of declines
Thu, 24 May 2018 8:40:16
Existing-home sales decreased 2.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 5.46 million in April — down from 5.60 million in March, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported today. read more»

Quicken Loans sibling In-House Realty purchases ForSaleByOwner.com for $2.5M
Thu, 24 May 2018 8:28:33
Detroit-based In-House Realty — a sister company to lending giant Quicken Loans — announced on Wednesday the purchase of ForSaleByOwner.com for $2.5 million. The acquisition will allow Quicken Loans to create an "all-in-one" housing marketplace, linking Rocket Mortgage borrowers, an agent referral network, and now, homes for sale. read more»

Home appreciation climbs to highest rate in 12 years, Zillow finds
Thu, 24 May 2018 8:08:12
Home values have risen 8.7 percent year-over-year to a median of $215,600 in April — only 0.3 percentage points from the previous peak in June 2006, according to Zillow's latest Real Estate Market Report, released Thursday. read more»

Pacific Union International launches new online portal
Thu, 24 May 2018 7:20:03
The online marketplace, called Private View, will showcase Pacific Union listings in California exclusively, said Nick Segal, the company's president. Beginning this week, access to the site will be open to buyers and sellers in Southern California and will expand to Northern California by August. The marketplace will also be accessible to outside agents and their clients. read more»

Inman Select’s trend reports and special reports are key to strategic planning
Thu, 24 May 2018 3:00:41
Dan Bunch, CEO at Vesta Real Estate Advisors, has been subscribing to and reading Inman Select for two years. He says he distributes the trend reports and special reports for study by the leadership team: “They are excellent preparation for our quarterly strategic planning meetings. Real estate is changing too quickly to ignore this information.” read more»

Kingston Lane wants to help agents win at lead generation and digital marketing
Thu, 24 May 2018 3:00:37
Kingston Lane is a marketing software for real estate agents that minimizes the time agents spend on executing and managing lead generation efforts. read more»

Parker Principle 4: How increasing ethical standards will boost professionalism in real estate
Thu, 24 May 2018 3:00:31
Earlier this spring in Palm Springs, California, I joined an amazing group of real estate innovators, leaders and influencers at Inman Disconnect to join in a collaborative effort to improve the consumer experience. read more»

5 tips for investing in real estate like Warren Buffet
Thu, 24 May 2018 3:00:26
If you're a real estate agent who works with investor clients, you can apply Warren Buffet's five most important principles to your clients' performance-focused property investments for a profitable future. read more»

An Atlanta agent takes Knock, OfferPad and Opendoor for a test-drive
Thu, 24 May 2018 2:30:20
Some say Knock, OfferPad and Opendoor are the wave of the future — that they are "coming for real estate" — but as a Keller Williams agent, I'm not so sure that's the case. read more»

Facebook Marketplace now lets you book home services like cleaning, repair and more
Wed, 23 May 2018 17:11:24
Facebook Marketplace will now let consumers book home servicepeople directly from the website or app, through new partnerships with home service providers HomeAdvisor, Handy and Porch. read more»

Realogy is the only residential real estate brokerage on the 2018 Fortune 500 list
Wed, 23 May 2018 16:21:14
Realogy Holdings Corporation, the home of NRT, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, ERA, Sotheby’s International and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, today announced that its the only residential real estate franchisor or brokerage on the 2018 Fortune 500 list.  read more»

Everything you need to know from NAR’s Midyear 2018
Wed, 23 May 2018 15:03:37
Last week, thousands of Realtors trekked to the nation’s capital to lobby Congress and make internal budget and policy decisions at the Realtors Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. read more»

What the Dodd-Frank rollback means for real estate
Wed, 23 May 2018 14:05:33
Congress passed reforms to Obama-era Dodd-Frank banking regulations Tuesday, a move that could have a serious impact on the real estate industry. read more»

Triumph of the nerd: how eXp Realty’s founder built a $1 billion business
Wed, 23 May 2018 12:47:37
EXp Realty's founder Glenn Sanford, a Keller Williams vet-turned-competitor, has found success by embracing his geeky side. Now he's got a 'Big Bang'-sized hit on his hands. read more»

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