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Whether you've inherited a large collection of items or a single bulky piece of furniture, it's OK to let it go if you don't need or want it.
Posted: June 29, 2017, 12:38 pm
One of the rubs of living in a community that is governed by an HOA: You need approval to do stuff to your house, even if that stuff is going to be an improvement over what it currently looks like. It's not the only potential downside, but there are also plenty of advantages associated with an HOA.
Posted: June 29, 2017, 12:38 pm


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Author: Inman
Posted: June 29, 2017, 3:28 pm
New York City-based Douglas Elliman, which claims to be the fourth largest brokerage nationwide, has unveiled a mobile search app that agents can share with clients
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: June 29, 2017, 2:36 pm
Startup Alley is the nerve center of Inman Connect conferences. It's where the synapses fire and pulse, charging attendees with ideas on how improve business and fueling participants with the energy to keep innovating
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: June 29, 2017, 1:36 pm
Watch Matthew take the stage during the Provoke track at Inman Connect San Francisco on Thursday, August 10, to see which side he is on, and why! Register Now Until then, we checked in with Matthew to see what he has to say about how the industry is changing and what issues the industry is facing
Author: Samantha Bullock
Posted: June 29, 2017, 9:52 am
When searching for a home, deciding whether to rent or buy can be a daunting task. The choice is among the biggest decision that many adults make in their lives
Author: Matthew Zajechowski
Posted: June 29, 2017, 9:30 am
If you really want to leverage the power of predictive analytics and saturate a market as an agent, then you should become very well acquainted with Facebook. One could argue that other than perhaps Google, there is no single entity that is better at mining big data than Facebook
Author: Lane Hornung
Posted: June 29, 2017, 9:16 am
You could be doing a phenomenal job, but if clients don't know it or feel you are taking your relationship with them for granted — no matter who they are — it’s not good. It doesn’t matter if they’re right or wrong. It’s our job to guide people through this experience
Author: Inman
Posted: June 29, 2017, 8:30 am
In the current real estate market, there is no shortage of prospective buyers who want to purchase a home, and real estate agents who want to help them accomplish this goal. What there is a shortage of, however, is homes for sale
Author: Ray Brousseau
Posted: June 29, 2017, 8:00 am
Real estate startups touting revolutionary low-fee models are coming out of the woodwork these days. Most of their predecessors have fizzled because they haven't provided the expertise and handholding that have proven time and again to matter to most consumers
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: June 28, 2017, 9:43 pm
With properties selling like hotcakes, one out of three recent homebuyers made an offer on a home without seeing it in person, according to a new survey from high-tech brokerage Redfin. The finding underscores how leveraging new marketing technology and serving up as much property data and imagery as possible can benefit agents while marking a striking generational shift toward pulling the trigger from afar
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: June 28, 2017, 9:16 pm
Do you need permission to make fun of listing photos on the internet? That question has real estate pros divided and may lead real estate giant Zillow Group into yet another legal battle over listing photo copyrights. This week, Zillow Group, a company whose market cap currently stands at $8.9 billion, sent a cease-and-desist letter to 23-year-old graduate student and blogger Kate Wagner demanding that that she remove photos obtained from Zillow from her popular architecture criticism blog McMansion Hell
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: June 28, 2017, 6:00 pm
Getting clients into a newly built home can be thrilling, but there are things you, and they, need to know ahead of time to help them have the best experience possible. You'll be able to help clients move into their house feeling confident that you've done everything to ensure it will be a home by staying involved in the process with a little research.
Author: Einat Mazafi
Posted: June 28, 2017, 6:00 pm
The same search engine optimization tool used by Zillow, and other aggregators is now being used by a major producer of virtual tours to allow agents to once again deliver homes for sale directly to would-be buyers
Author: Lew Sichelman
Posted: June 28, 2017, 4:16 pm
“Monthly closings have recently been oscillating back and forth, but this third consecutive decline in contract activity implies a possible topping off in sales,” said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. “Buyer interest is solid, but there is just not enough supply to satisfy demand. Prospective buyers are being sidelined by both limited choices and home prices that are climbing too fast.”
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: June 28, 2017, 4:11 pm
Homebuilders that advertise with Zillow Group can now get deeper insight into homebuyer preferences and housing supply to figure out where to break ground next
Author: Teke Wiggin
Posted: June 28, 2017, 2:40 pm
Phil Greely, a real estate broker at Realogics Sotheby's International Realty in Seattle, understands better than most real estate salespeople that school ratings don't give a complete picture of any school. "I was going to be a high school teacher before I got into real estate; I have my master's in teaching from the University of Washington," he explained. "So the internet in general and websites like were becoming more prevalent, and it was pretty clear that anything that was online to evaluate a school was based on raw data, which typically translated into standardized test scores."
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: June 28, 2017, 2:19 pm
Between the listing appointments, buyer showings, open house events, home inspections and office meetings, real estate agents tend to spend a lot of hours in their vehicles. And when you're accustomed to all that windshield time, your car becomes a stash spot for important items -- things that help you do your job and essentials you simply can't live without
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: June 28, 2017, 10:00 am
The lure of the fixer-upper is tempting for buyers. The “bargain” price of a fixer, compared to the price of an average house nearby, makes a real estate agent's phone ring off the hook with showing requests
Author: Zeta Cross
Posted: June 28, 2017, 9:00 am