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Knock’s iBuyer home-trading model is expanding in North Carolina

Inmannews - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:10am
Knock, a popular iBuyer that connects homebuyers with properties after buying their old ones, is expanding its home trade-in model in North Carolina.
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Connect the ICSF Sessions: The ins and outs of starting (and managing) a successful real estate team

Inmannews - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 8:23am
If you want to succeed in the real estate industry and make your reputation as a top producer, but you also want work-life balance, then you’ve probably been told to start a team. The ICSF Teams Track is the perfect way to figure out how to build a team, or how to fix what’s broken on an existing team.
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Watch videos from the FTC-DOJ real estate competition workshop

Inmannews - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 7:05am
For those who didn't get to catch every minute of the real estate competition workshop held by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) last week, the FTC has posted videos from the workshop on its website.
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Connect the ICSF Sessions: Diving into a trillion-dollar business at Capital Connect

Inmannews - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:26am
Which tech tools are getting the most attention, and which are lurking beneath the surface, quietly biding their time until they’ll emerge as the next big thing in the real estate industry? You don’t want the answers to those questions to sneak up and surprise you, so make sure you attend Capital Connect.
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Opendoor raises $325M in Series E round

Inmannews - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:00am
Opendoor has raised $325 million in a Series E funding round while announcing plans to add mortgage and title services as well as expand from 10 to 50 markets by 2020.
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Why ‘Uberization’ and tech will never trump quality agents

Inmannews - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:00am
One of the biggest myths I’ve found in the real estate tech world is that of the imminent “Uberization of real estate.” Simply put, this theory claims that technology will disrupt the real estate industry by directly matching buyers and sellers (like Uber does with drivers and riders), thus eliminating the need for the real estate agent.
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How this real estate brokerage is brewing up culture, retention and fun

Inmannews - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:00am
Best practices suggest agents leave notes in a client relationship manager (CRM) about leads and clients. For example, "Wants a view of the mountains," or "Has not been pre-approved," might be common notations. But if you're an agent with Crown Point, Indiana-based Prime Real Estate, something along the lines of, "Loves our porter" or "Bring a bomber of our New England hazy as a closing gift," might be more common.
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Sotheby’s International Realty offers customizable luxury magazine to affiliates

Inmannews - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 2:05am
Sotheby's International Realty (SIR) Affiliates and the Dow Jones Media Group are partnering to publish a new bespoke luxury lifestyle magazine, Reside, which will be available in physical form and online.
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How iBuyers could break MLS data quality

Inmannews - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 2:00am
Zillow's Instant Offers got me thinking about what the net effect might be if even a few percent of listings go the iBuyer route and what that means for the MLS.
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Former brokerage sues Zillow for patent infringement

Inmannews - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:17pm
A company called Corus Realty Holdings has filed a federal lawsuit against Zillow Group and two of its subsidiaries, Zillow and Trulia, alleging patent infringement.
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‘Skip all the stress and uncertainty’: Check out Opendoor’s new video ads

Inmannews - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 1:08pm
Opendoor is launching a new ad campaign featuring absurdist-style videos about how hard it is to sell a home the traditional way — with a real estate agent.
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Arkansas judge dismisses Beverly Carter wrongful death lawsuit

Inmannews - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 9:52am
An Arkansas judge on Thursday dismissed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit filed by the family of slain Realtor Beverly Carter against Crye-Leike Real Estate, the company the agent worked for when she was brutally murdered while showing a home in 2014.
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Inman Announces Another 16 Sponsors for ICSF18

Inmannews - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 9:00am
Inman Group announced 16 additional companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect in San Francisco, July 17 - 20, 2018. Inman Connect is a semi-annual event that attracts more than 7,000 of the top performers and leaders in real estate to network, deal make and learn what’s next.
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Zillow’s new president and other promotions show it’s serious about Instant Offers

Inmannews - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 8:56am
Zillow has appointed Jeremy Wacksman as its first president and Arik Prawer as president of its Homes division, both in key roles overseeing the growth of Zillow Instant Offers, the portal's year-old program to give homesellers an instant cash offer on their home, which they can accept or refuse in favor of listing on the open market with a Zillow Premier Agent.
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The reason this wealthy Connecticut town banned for-sale signs might surprise you

Inmannews - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 8:39am
If you're a real estate agent in New Canaan, Connecticut, tough luck putting up for-sale signs in front of a listing — the city just banned them from the area entirely.
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Connect the Sessions: Let’s Get Physical – Agent Safety Interactive Session

Inmannews - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 6:17am
Jimmy Choi and Joseph Bautista, founders of My Occupational Defense, know something about dangerous jobs. This is a topic especially pertinent to real estate agents, and Choi and Bautista will take the stage at Inman Connect San Francisco for an interactive session.
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The city with the highest percentage of vacation and investment homes is…

Inmannews - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 5:40am
On Monday, LendingTree released its list of cities with the highest share of non-owner occupied mortgages, and the results are surprising.
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As employment rates rise, home delinquencies hit 11-year low

Inmannews - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 4:59am
CoreLogic released its Loan Performance Insights Report, looking at mortgage delinquency and foreclosure rates in March.
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How to make seller objections the core of your lead gen

Inmannews - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:00am
You and I both know your ideal clients should be listing their house with you. The problem is they don’t always understand just how much you bring to the table. In fact, they often have a long list of reasons they shouldn’t list their house with you.
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ListVR iPhone app offers a new way to create 360-degree tours

Inmannews - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:00am
ListVR is an iPhone app that connects to 360-capable cameras, notably the industry-popular Ricoh Theta, to help listing agents rapidly prepare and share panoramic property tours.
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