Houston Association of Realtors overwhelmingly opposes $30 annual NAR dues increase

Inmannews - 2 hours 47 min ago
The Houston affiliate voted overwhelmingly last Monday to oppose the increase after an internal survey found that 97 percent of the local affiliate’s 34,000 members opposed the additional fees...
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Realtors in Florida and Canada join forces to swap agent referrals

Inmannews - 3 hours 13 min ago
The agreement is a first for CREA, which represents more than 120,000 Realtors across Canada. Florida Realtors represents 180,000 Realtors in the Sunshine State.
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Why Quicken Loans isn’t really in the mortgage business

Inmannews - 4 hours 2 min ago
The founder and chairman of Quicken Loans, now the largest mortgage company in the U.S., revealed that he does not consider himself to be "in the mortgage business."
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The Corcoran Group launches branded stickers for Instagram Stories

Inmannews - 6 hours 40 min ago
The Corcoran Group today announced the launch Corcoran-branded stickers for Instagram Stories, the platform's feature that allows users to post photos, and live and pre-recorded videos that disappear in 24 hours.
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OfferPad cuts ties with Zillow over Instant Offers expansion

Inmannews - 7 hours 38 min ago
OfferPad says it was not given any advance warning from Zillow ahead of Zillow's move to expand Instant Offers by becoming an investor/homebuyer and seller in its own right.
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Real estate’s top producers share their secrets to success

Inmannews - 9 hours 18 min ago
The sheer work ethic of Michael Jordan, the mindset of a Jedi, the adaptability of a chameleon and the dogged humility of a servant — put it all together with a commitment to real estate, and you just might get a top-producing agent.
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Existing-home sales rise for the second straight month

Inmannews - 10 hours 54 min ago
Existing-home sales jumped 1.1 percent, climbing to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.60 million. In spite of low inventory challenges that have persisted into 2018 and increasing home prices nationwide, it’s the second month in a row during which existing home sales rose, following two straight months of declines.
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Real estate daily market update: April 23, 2018

Inmannews - 11 hours 33 min ago
All the latest real estate market news.
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Connect The ICSF Sessions: Capital Connect

Inmannews - 14 hours 4 min ago
Inman is dedicating an entire morning to exploring real estate capital at a bird’s-eye level: It’s called Capital Connect, and you’ll hear from Silicon Valley investors and the up-and-coming (and established) tech companies that are vying for customers and funding.
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How to respond when clients ask: ‘Is this a safe neighborhood?’

Inmannews - 15 hours 28 min ago
Safety is always at the top of the list for people buying a new home. A recent study from the online listing site Trulia shows that people are even willing to give up a lot in exchange for an added sense of security.
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How to make time when there isn’t any

Inmannews - 15 hours 58 min ago
Time management is a myth — no one can “manage” time because we each have the same 24 hours per day. If you’re burned out from working 60 or more hours per week, the secret to regaining control is managing your choices, not your time.
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Lesson learned: Who you gonna call?

Inmannews - 16 hours 13 min ago
Six years ago, an accomplished TTR Sothebys International Realty agent offered to mentor an on-the-fence wannabe agent who was unhappy and had plateaued in her financial services position.
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If it were only about the money, every agent would always be with the lowest cost brokerage

Inmannews - 17 hours 13 min ago
In the second of a series of three articles, I had the opportunity to get the pulse on recruiting from Steve Murray, president and owner of REAL Trends. Murray has co-authored four books on the valuation of residential real estate brokerage firms.
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How to win the listing before you arrive

Inmannews - 17 hours 13 min ago
How can you show up right on time for a listing appointment, but be too late? It’s a dilemma facing any agent relying on their presentation alone to win listings. If you’re waiting for the homeowners to open the door so you can make a good first impression and win the listing, you’re already too late.
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How to win in the lucrative global real estate market

Inmannews - 17 hours 14 min ago
As real estate grows more global with the increased transparency and power of the ever-maturing internet, real estate agents have immense opportunities to capture lucrative international, long-distance business to which they didn’t previously have access. This business opportunity is significant.
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Fake Trulia rental listing causes Denver family to lose $3,900

Inmannews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:11pm
In April, rents increased month-over-month in 81 percent of the nation's 100 largest metropolitan statistical markets (MSAs), and that number jumps to 89 percent when looking at year-over-year trends. When home and rental prices are all on the rise, it's easy for buyers and renters to be lured into scams with hopes of saving a little extra change -- which is exactly what happened to a Denver family just last week ...
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The week in financial markets: no recognizable housing cycle

Inmannews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:10pm
The Fed has been oh-so-gradually pushing up on the cost of money, an overnight rate, but only this week has that up-pushing (from “underneath” as traders would say) moved long-term rates, specifically the 10-year T-note, which defines mortgages and a lot else.
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Earth Day gives real estate reason to celebrate, educate

Inmannews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:47pm
Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day — a time to appreciate this beautiful planet and raise awareness about the ways we can protect and make it better it for generations to come. 
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Town Residential ceases resale and leasing ops, shedding 400 agents

Inmannews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:51pm
Manhattan brokerage Town Residential is eliminating its sales and leasing operations to zero in on international and new development, a spokesperson for the firm confirmed on Friday. The move will force more than 400 agents to find a new home.
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California agent charged with price gouging during NorCal fires

Inmannews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 9:44am
On April 16, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed three three misdemeanor charges against real estate agent Melissa “Missy” Echeverria for raising the price of a rental from $5,000 per month to $9,000 per month ...
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