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Real estate roundup: Big money, bad data, bot bites dog
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 0:25:09
Seattle broker Sam DeBord gives his take (and more) on the stories that are driving real estate headlines. This week: big money’s influence on real estate, data manipulation and OJO Labs’ acquisition of WolfNet Technology. read more»

Why Zillow has the advantage over KW, Rocket Homes and others
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:00:32
Zillow benefits from practically unbeatable network effects in the consumer space. Both of these moves ignore basic strategic principles of playing to your strengths and picking battles you can win. read more»

Humility, not arrogance, is the new real estate leadership trend
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:05:13
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin in an interview with Inman expressed regret about the public tone his company had recently adopted. read more»

Zillow shuffles leadership: Amy Bohutinsky changes jobs, Starbucks exec joins
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:04:37
Longtime veteran Amy Bohutinsky has resigned from her role as the company's chief operating officer and will join the board of directors. read more»

Compass nabs 17-agent team from Coldwell Banker
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:23:03
Compass welcomed Jonathan Keith’s TeamJK to the fold after the team opted to leave Coldwell Banker for better technology, according to a Tuesday press release. read more»

Mayor convicted of fraud gives up fight for his real estate license
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:38:39
After getting out of prison on parole, former Montreal mayor tried to get courts to reinstate his real estate license before ultimately giving up the fight. read more»

In Pictures: Luxury Connect’s Opening Sessions
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:33:16
A photo recap of Wednesday morning's stimulating, inspiring and motivating sessions. Featuring Compass' Robert Reffkin, The Agency's Mauricio Umansky, Valerie Alexander's uplifting presentation on happiness and a spirited discussion on how to sort through the noise around industry disruption — it was a great morning of debate from some fascinating speakers. read more»

Zillow adds first indie brokerage listings from Alberta, Canada
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:18:19
One day after launching Canadian home listings on its signature property search website, Zillow is adding yet another source of those homes for sale. read more»

‘We will not discount our commissions’: Umansky, Reffkin and more on the future of brokerages
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:53:37
On Wednesday, executives from Compass, The Agency, Keller Williams and Climb Real Estate discussed how agents can cut through the noise. read more»

Over a third of renters plan to buy in next 2 years
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:00:18
Some renters are being held back by “persistent homebuying myths,” according to the latest Insights Report from Bank of America, but other would-be buyers are getting the ducks in a row and considering when, where and even with whom to buy. read more»

Nobody wants to buy Tom Hanks’ old houseboat
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:38:22
Tom Hanks' former houseboat in Alameda, California's Barnhill Marina is on the market for $600,000. So, why isn't it attracting buyers? read more»

Can the co-living market become a new revenue stream for agents?
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 9:46:25
Co-living is about small spaces, but for astute real estate agents across the United States it may also represent a huge, largely untapped opportunity. read more»

Affluent buyers outnumber sellers
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 9:18:05
Nearly 40 percent of high-net-worth individuals are ready to buy in the next three years while 23 percent are looking to sell, according to a new report. read more»

Placester’s free Realtor websites are getting a total makeover
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 7:00:18
Tech provider Placester has streamlined and improved its free website service for members of the National Association of Realtors. read more»

Learn from those you loathe: A call for civility in real estate
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 2:00:27
It boggles my mind how so many dismiss ideas, data, philosophies, opinions and lessons that others can provide simply because they disagree with them, find them different or just don’t like them. Now is a time for listening, even to those you loathe. Here's why. read more»

Kinder, gentler Compass CEO regrets ‘arrogant’ marketing
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 2:00:17
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin sat down with Inman to discuss the past six years and the state of both his company and the real estate industry as a whole. read more»

In Pictures: Luxury Connect’s Welcome Reception
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 1:26:18
Presented by Concierge Auctions and Joyce Rey, Luxury Connect 2019 opened with cocktails and appetizers at a truly regal compound in Bel Air, where attendees mixed, mingled and expanded their networks among luxury real estate's elite.   read more»

5 ways to reconnect with past clients for a referral-rich future
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 1:15:47
Here are five tried-and-true strategies for staying top-of-mind that'll help you reconnect and strengthen your client-agent relationships for a referral-rich future. read more»

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