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Your outdoor living area can be a source of enjoyment when you're relaxing outside, gardening or entertaining. But if you have challenges with mobility, or you have friends or family with mobility issues who come to visit, your yard may not be easily accessible. Here are a few tips to make your outdoor living area easier for everyone to enjoy.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 11:50 am
Consumers are encouraged to check their credit reports once per year. The primary reason for doing so is to make sure there aren't any mistakes. Unfortunately, credit reports are prone to contain mistakes. It's not really the fault of the three main credit repositories, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion because all three are just a database. Whatever is reported to them is what you see.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 11:50 am


Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

A jury found South Beach realtor Kevin Tomlinson guilty on extortion charges after he accused of illegally demanding $800,000 from from rivals The Jills.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: June 22, 2018, 11:46 pm
The Trump administration is proposing a sweeping reform of how the federal government supports housing finance by calling for the full privatization of mortgage-backed securities giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:34 pm
EXIT Realty's white paper shows that it's prime time for mergers — and consolidating is still a way for traditional brokerages to stay competitive.
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: June 22, 2018, 7:29 pm
'The Chilmark House,' which also became known as Barack Obama and family's 'Summer White House,' was sold in June for $18 million.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: June 22, 2018, 5:58 pm
While rising mortgage rates and historically low inventory levels are often to blame for rising single-family home prices, there's another culprit: lumber. 
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: June 22, 2018, 3:41 pm
How do you identify the lead-generation system that is part and parcel of your marketing strategy? Coach Jason Pantana is going to have answers at ICSF.
Author: Inman
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:51 pm
We’ve all heard the complaints that real estate is slow to innovate and adapt when it comes to technology. Join us on Tuesday, July 17, at Hacker Connect, where we will look at problems through the lens of the customer, with content that gives real estate tech developers a look into how these issues can and are already being solved.
Author: Inman
Posted: June 22, 2018, 10:00 am
If you are interested in learning how to make the jump into the luxury market when that beautiful listing comes around, follow these six steps for successfully marketing a luxury property.
Author: Spyro Kemble
Posted: June 22, 2018, 10:00 am
Agents who are immersed in the luxury space work hard to build a database of international agents. Unfortunately, very few of us share enough information about our market with this database — and without that information about our locale, the listings we share are essentially useless.
Author: Laurent Demeure
Posted: June 22, 2018, 10:00 am
Fortunately, many words of wisdom imparted by our Founding Fathers and today's most inspiring speakers motivate us, guide us and encourage us through our career. Here are 16 inspirational quotes suited to any real estate agent's professional life.
Author: Nicole Solari
Posted: June 22, 2018, 9:00 am
Every real estate agent knows listings are gold; they also know they can be hard to come by. Successful, busy agents don’t like to be bothered with tasks not directly related to grooming prospects and serving clients, in particular cold-calling.
Author: Inman Content Studio
Posted: June 22, 2018, 8:00 am
His session at Inman Connect San Francisco, dubbed "How to Pivot like a Champion," takes place on the main stage on Thursday, July 19, at 9:30 a.m.
Author: Brad Inman
Posted: June 21, 2018, 11:36 pm
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll parse out Opendoor's $325 million Series E funding round and goal to expand to 50 markets by 2020.
Author: Byron Lazine
Posted: June 21, 2018, 8:49 pm
Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data scandal has another casualty: the "likely to move" ad targeting category. The popular ad targeting feature will stop working for new campaigns Aug. 15 as part of Facebook's re-evaluation of how it uses third-party data.
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: June 21, 2018, 8:25 pm
Opendoor company spokeswoman Cristin Culver told "The Las Vegas Review Journal" this week that the company is under contract on more than 100 homes and currently has 60 active listings.
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: June 21, 2018, 7:54 pm
Zillow has put its first home under contract as a seller, with an expected closing in mid-July, listing agent George Laughton confirmed to Inman.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: June 21, 2018, 7:45 pm
If you're a real estate agent, stay away from Rockland County's Chestnut Ridge — the New York Department of State just marked it as a cease-and-desist zone.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: June 21, 2018, 7:09 pm
Each summer, real estate agents give themselves permission to change gear and engage in volunteering, all while reconnecting with community.
Author: Gill South
Posted: June 21, 2018, 6:52 pm