‘Pre-nup’ fight scuttles merger of Colorado’s two largest MLSs
REcolorado and Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) began "complex and highly charged" merger talks in March 2017 on the heels of a declined acquisition proposal and a terminated data share.
Arizona agent uses real estate marketing skills for activism
Joined by colleagues at his brokerage, Keller Williams Realty Professional Partners, Rosene has leveraged his business network and background to support the grass-roots campaign, such as by mobilizing notaries needed to advance a ballot initiative.
Nearly 60% of servicemembers can put zero down when buying a home
Active-duty servicemembers purchase homes on average eight years younger than civilians, despite a lower median household income, a May report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found. One reason may be that 56 percent are able to purchase a home without putting any money down, thanks to loans from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
What makes veterans a great fit for real estate?
In honor of Memorial Day, we wanted to know more about why real estate has become a good career choice for returning servicemembers. We asked these Chicago-area agents to share more insights about how serving in the military prepared them for a successful career in real estate.
With Client Giant, high-touch client retention service gets serious
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.
Lennar chair and Zillow CEO talk predictions for near-future homes
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.
Startup YINC launches blockchain-powered home services app
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.
How to make your brand the ‘silver bullet’ of real estate
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.
5 steps to prep a show-ready listing every time
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?
Keller Willams NYC without a team leader after months of shakeup
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 and one of the largest and most successful in the city, dispelling rumors it is shutting down.
5 ways to win at luxury real estate marketing
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.
6 facts you should know about VA loans
If you're not already familiar with what VA loans are, who can utilize them and how they can help your business, read on — we've got a lesson for you.
How this VR real estate startup began with Navy family life
San Diego-based real estate agent Lauren Taylor, a proud Navy wife, serves a special homebuyer niche -- military families relocating to Southern California who must find a home at a moment's notice. The challenge of helping her clients view a large number of homes in a short amount of time led her to conceptualize and launch a virtual reality technology platform, Savvy Homes Portal, to show properties from a distance.
The Real Word: What does the Zillow class-action lawsuit dismissal mean?
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?
Cheers! Two NorCal Sotheby’s brokerages join forces
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.
Slack Fund invests in property management startup Aptly
Slack, the messaging software often used in offices and newsrooms, is investing in a real estate startup.
FTC and DOJ release agenda for real estate competition workshop
The agenda for next month's joint workshop on competition from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now live.
Existing-home sales drop 1.4%, the second straight month of declines
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.