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  • Which cities did the most building in 2017?
    Posted by Marian McPherson on February 22, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Experts have said time and again that increased new residential construction is the key to bolstering inventory levels and slowing home price growth. So, how have homebuilders across the nation done with getting us closer to that "magic" number of 1.5 million annual housing starts ... […]

  • Blockchain startup Propify aims to take on Zillow and
    Posted by Veronika Bondarenko on February 22, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Propify, an Australian company that launched in January 2017, aims to use the blockchain technology to create an online repository of property listings, home appraisal data, and client reviews of real estate agents ... […]

  • Indie Broker Summit NY 18: Is now the time to sell?
    Posted by Inman on February 21, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Redfin going public, the iBuyer invasion, Compass's massive funding round -- there's no doubt that a lot of money is being poured into the real estate brokerage space right now, Michele Conn (SVP of mergers acquisitions and research at Swanepoel T3 Group) told the audience at Indie Broker Summit, a special day of programming at Inman Connect New York ... […]

  • Homeowners spend $2,000 a year on maintenance, study finds
    Posted by Marian McPherson on February 21, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    As all first-time buyers quickly discover, the cost of homeownership is more than a down payment, monthly mortgage, insurance and utilities — it's also paying for the maintenance services that keep your home running smoothly every day ... […]

  • Could tax cuts overheat booming US economy down the road?
    Posted by Marian McPherson on February 21, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    "Most economists we surveyed see a stronger outlook for the housing market over the next year or two but a more pessimistic outlook on the longer horizon." ... […]

  • Leadership Lens: Investing in a singular goal
    Posted by Matthew Shadbolt on February 21, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    David Marine is the Senior Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where he positively influences consumers on a mass scale from his management of world-class, award-winning advertising campaigns to elevating Coldwell Banker’s digital footprint each year with his creativity in regard to content and video creation which has garnered over 60 million viewers in 2016 alone ... […]

  • Tech Connect NY 18: Productivity hacks that will save you time and money
    Posted by Inman on February 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Studies show that texting, gossiping, surfing the web and snacking are some of the biggest wastes of time for people at work. So what can you do to shift your focus and increase productivity instead of letting the day get away from you ... […]

  • Tech Connect NY 18: The app that wants to keep you safe
    Posted by Inman on February 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    "Who are you? And should I trust you?" These are the two essential questions asked and answered by the artificial intelligence (AI) built into Trust Stamp, an app meant to keep you and your clients safe by automatically screening your leads, home site visitors and potential customers ... […]

  • Leadership Lens: Robert Reffkin on offering the big problems to solve
    Posted by Matthew Shadbolt on February 21, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Robert Reffkin is the founder and CEO of Compass. Combining the country's top agents, proprietary market insights and integrated mobile and web technologies, technology-driven real estate platform Compass is dedicated to creating a seamless and intelligent homebuying, selling and renting experience. We recently sat down with Robert to pick his brain about the future of real estate leadership ... […]

  • Tech Connect NY 18: Visual revolution — breakthroughs in virtual reality, 3-D and video
    Posted by Inman on February 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    The consumer has never had better ways to view homes online. What are the latest developments that will improve the online visual experience, and what should you be prepared to offer your home sellers ... […]

  • Tech Connect NY 18: The inside scoop from Facebook
    Posted by Inman on February 21, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Almost all agents use Facebook and/or Instagram ... but are they using those social media tools correctly? Listen in as the Tech Connect presenters share a step-by-step guide that will help you leverage these important platforms ... […]

  • Tech Connect NY 18: Live problem solving
    Posted by Inman on February 21, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    One of the many beneficial sessions at Inman Connect New York is “Tech live problem solving” at Tech Connect, where the pros discuss audience queries and work through issues live onstage ... […]

  • January existing-home sales drop 3.2%, the largest decline since 2014
    Posted by Marian McPherson on February 21, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Existing-home sales decreased 3.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 5.38 million in  January -- dipping from a downwardly revised 5.56 in December 2017, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported today ... […]

  • TextoAd will automate your mobile marketing
    Posted by Craig C. Rowe on February 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

    TextoAd is a text message marketing platform for listings and lead generation that uses custom yard sign numbers to automate property information follow-up via text message ... […]

  • 4 tips for getting your sphere of influence to invest
    Posted by Tyler Weinrich on February 21, 2018 at 10:45 am

    If you have been in real estate for even a short while, you have probably heard that one of the quickest ways to get listings or find buyers is to work your SOI (sphere of influence) ... […]

  • 10 spring cleaning tips to help your listing shine
    Posted by Nicole Solari on February 21, 2018 at 10:30 am

    With the abundance of sunshine, everything blooming and people eager to get out and about, spring is the perfect time for sellers to spruce up their home and jump on the market ... […]

  • What quality leadership in a brokerage looks like
    Posted by Cara Ameer on February 21, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Imagine a real estate brokerage in which the management’s focus is truly 100 percent on agents. Where real estate agents are the customers. Instead of focusing on the next recruit, sales meeting or metric, the brokerage’s management takes the time to pay attention to what’s in the house versus what’s outside of it. Agents are more than just a number with a sales volume attached to their name ... […]

  • How to survive a market downturn as a real estate agent
    Posted by Kevin Hoover on February 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Fear mongering is not my thing. I don’t like planting the seeds of the worst case scenario either. However, in business, there has to be a window of awareness that clues you into the possibilities -- whether they be good or bad ... […]