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At press time, Saturday's Powerball jackpot was sitting at $510 million - the eighth-largest in U.S. lottery history. Choose the cash option as the sole winner and you'd bank $324.2 million before taxes. If that kind of money has you daydreaming about buying a Jay-Z and Beyonce-like mansion, well, we're right there with you.
Posted: August 21, 2017, 1:32 pm
If you've been watching HGTV, flipping through interior design magazines, or touring model homes lately, you've probably seen one of today's hottest trends for home: brass. But is this interior design flashback just a blip or should you start ditching all that chrome, nickel, and stainless?
Posted: August 21, 2017, 1:32 pm


Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

This week, just two blocks from where several hundred white nationalists and supremacists recently shook the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the nation to its core, team members at real estate brokerage Nest Realty will meet to brainstorm what they can do to make a difference
Author: Gill South
Posted: August 21, 2017, 6:57 pm
You know the look you have when your hairdresser subtly updates your 'do? Still like yourself -- only a little bit fresher? Today, some people might be looking at Re/Max and wondering what's different about the behemoth real estate brand.
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: August 21, 2017, 6:15 pm
It takes nine months from conception to birth to have a baby. If you had to build a business from the ground up in less than nine months, how would you do it? West + Main Homes is a brand-new brokerage in the Denver metro area -- broker-owner Stacie Perrault Staub decided in January to "take the next year to develop a brand totally from scratch."
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: August 21, 2017, 3:56 pm
MyAVM by Onboard Informatics is an automated valuation model product aimed at millennials and tech-savvy sellers. It's made for agents and brokers looking to market and attract leads via home valuations.
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: August 21, 2017, 10:00 am
Our gut is like a second brain, and it’s important in real estate to develop your ability to trust your gut. When we do business, people do and say much different things than they’re actually feeling. You see it in offer negotiations all the time
Author: Inman
Posted: August 21, 2017, 10:00 am
How many buyers have you met who walk in your door with a rotten credit rating and confidently promise to fix things up before they apply for a mortgage
Author: Steve Cook
Posted: August 21, 2017, 8:30 am
How do you get listings to grow your real estate business? Real estate agents are some of the busiest people you’ll ever meet. But the results often don’t match their efforts. This gap between efforts and results leaves many agents feeling defeated, overwhelmed and ready to throw in the towel
Author: Grant Findlay-Shirras
Posted: August 21, 2017, 8:30 am
What does it take to build a successful real estate team? According to Travis Robertson at Inman Connect, you must be clear on your “big why” and have strong systems, effective lead generation and recruiting strategies, and an understanding of how to structure and compensate your team
Author: Bernice Ross
Posted: August 21, 2017, 8:00 am
Chinese buyers have been at the center of many international real estate conversations the past few years. Although this demographic's U.S. residential real estate investment is expected to slightly drop this year, that isn't stopping real estate professionals from finding out what makes this integral segment of buyers tick
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: August 18, 2017, 10:30 pm
If you're hoping to see the last of 'disrupters' and 'disruption' in real estate news, you're out of luck. This year alone, we'll see $3.5 billion invested in technology meant to solidify the real estate professionals' value amid disruption and close the gap between consumer wants and industry provisions. Keller Williams' Josh Team explains how the company -- which has set aside $1 billion in tech funding -- is defending its territory, empowering agents and elevating the client experience
Author: Inman
Posted: August 18, 2017, 9:39 pm
You found your buyers the perfect house and helped them write a winning offer. You held their hand through the closing process and handed them the keys to their new home, then attended the housewarming party. Nice work, real estate agent! But now what
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: August 18, 2017, 9:36 pm
Alright, agents and brokers, now's your chance: If you have an opinion on whether MLSs can require you to pay for their service even if you don't want it, it's time to say your piece before it's too late
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: August 18, 2017, 7:06 pm
Many bright-and-shiny mortgage startups tout lickety-split approvals, but actually closing on their loans can take weeks. But 360 Mortgage Group assures us that its new mortgage platform truly can deliver a lightning-fast and frictionless mortgage closing
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: August 18, 2017, 4:41 pm
It's not easy to try to disrupt an industry like real estate. Bamboo Realty was a brokerage that tried, catering first to rental clients and later experimenting with a pay-what-you-want commission deal for real estate transactions. But it looks like December's shuttering of the Houston Bamboo office was foretelling
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: August 18, 2017, 3:25 pm
I just spent a few days in Chicago with the National Association of Realtors. During my travel, I thoroughly enjoyed Brad Inman’s description of our “fat cat (leadership) gathering.”
Author: Sam DeBord
Posted: August 18, 2017, 2:51 pm
Boost by HomeSpotter is a Facebook ad campaign creation and management tool that connects with your MLS to monitor your market movement. Boost does an excellent job of funneling your marketing message from advertisement to landing page builder to qualified lead
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: August 18, 2017, 10:00 am
It's been nearly four years since a group of dozens of big brokers laid out a long list of grievances against MLSs and threatened the launch of an industry bombshell that would change the role of the MLS. Since then, that industry bombshell -- Upstream -- has yet to officially roll out. But how are relations between brokers and MLSs
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: August 18, 2017, 10:00 am
Those words: “Can my buyers back out of a house if they don’t like it?” shouldn’t be uttered. Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates delves into why
Author: Peter Lorimer
Posted: August 18, 2017, 10:00 am

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