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One of our homeowner's kids would like to raise chickens in the backyard. Our governing documents restrict this activity. Any advice to head off this public relations issue?
Posted: May 23, 2018, 5:08 pm
After your signature is on the contract and you have given some money down as a deposit, you are legally bound to comply with all the terms and conditions of that document. Your fate basically depends on how the developer reacts to your situation.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 5:08 pm


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Earlier this month, Jay O'Brien spun his gift for high-touch relationships into a new startup, Client Giant, which helps real estate agents, small businesses and larger firms develop client relationships. Next month, the company will roll out its services to new clients.
Author: Gill South
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:47 pm
In 15 years, built-in home Wi-Fi — no need for a separate router — and speaking door locks could be as common in a typical house as the refrigerator.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: May 25, 2018, 3:00 pm
The home services marketplace startup YINC, in the works since 2016, chose an interesting time to launch. The startup made its first publicity push this week, the same week Facebook — the one competitor capable of crushing nearly any startup with its scale — added home services to Facebook Marketplace through partnerships with startups HomeAdvisor, Handy and Porch.
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:45 pm
Rather than looking to tech to solve your problems, to act as your "silver bullet" in real estate, start looking in the mirror. It’s you — your unique, authentic, real self — that's the real silver bullet.
Author: Becky Babcock
Posted: May 25, 2018, 10:00 am
What can sellers do to make a positive and memorable first impression on buyers and agents? What can they do to eliminate (or at least tame) the scrutiny and instead inspire buyers to visualize a future in the home?
Author: Cara Ameer
Posted: May 25, 2018, 10:00 am
Back-to-back departures of its top leaders has Keller Williams NYC’s midtown office without a captain at the helm of its ship. Founder Ilan Bracha told Inman that the brokerage remains continually profitable however and one of the largest and most successful in the city, dispelling rumors it is shutting down.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: May 25, 2018, 10:00 am
In this edition of "Let's talk marketing," Melinda Goodwin discusses luxury real estate marketing with real estate strategist, professional speaker and owner of Woodman Consulting Group, Aaron Woodman.
Author: Melinda Goodwin
Posted: May 25, 2018, 10:00 am
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?
Author: Byron Lazine
Posted: May 24, 2018, 9:35 pm
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. 
Author: Gill South
Posted: May 24, 2018, 9:26 pm
Slack, the messaging software often used in offices and newsrooms, is investing in a real estate startup.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: May 24, 2018, 6:19 pm
The agenda for next month's joint workshop on competition from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now live.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: May 24, 2018, 5:26 pm
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.
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: May 24, 2018, 3:40 pm
Detroit-based In-House Realty — a sister company to lending giant Quicken Loans — announced on Wednesday the purchase of 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.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: May 24, 2018, 3:28 pm
Home values have risen 8.7 percent year-over-year to a median of $215,600 in April — only 0.3 percentage points from June 2006 ahead of the housing market collapse, according to the latest Real Estate Market Report from home search giant Zillow. released Thursday.
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: May 24, 2018, 3:08 pm
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.
Author: Gill South
Posted: May 24, 2018, 2:20 pm
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.”
Author: Inman
Posted: May 24, 2018, 10:00 am
Kingston Lane is a marketing software for real estate agents that minimizes the time agents spend on executing and managing lead generation efforts.
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: May 24, 2018, 10:00 am
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.
Author: Anne Sperling
Posted: May 24, 2018, 10:00 am

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