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Has technology passed your home by? It's never too late to update it. Whether you just want to bring the home's function into this century for your personal use or are looking to put it on the market, incorporating some smart home items is, well, a smart strategy.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:26 pm
If your home is in pretty good shape (i.e. it's decently updated and not in need of a total overhaul), you might think it's ready to go on the market as is. But little things you wouldn't expect can end up being deal breakers. And, when you've got competition, you need your home to stand out for all the right reasons. Give your home a good look and address the little things now before they become big problems when buyers are balking.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 12:26 pm


Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

Cryptocurrency is a hot topic in the investing world, and it has introduced people to alternative methods of payment, especially since some online merchants and physical stores accept it. Should real estate agents keep up with developments in cryptocurrency?
Author: Kayla Matthews
Posted: May 22, 2018, 9:00 am
Madan Nagaldinne, chief people officer at Compass, has experience building top teams from the ground up, and he’ll be sharing his tips for how to hire the right people at the right time in the right roles at Inman Connect San Francisco.
Author: Amber Taufen
Posted: May 21, 2018, 11:07 pm
EXp World Holdings, the parent company of virtual brokerage eXp Realty, crossed $1 billion in market cap — making it slightly more valuable than Re/Max — on its first day trading on Nasdaq.
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: May 21, 2018, 9:28 pm
On Saturday, the board of directors of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) approved changes to the trade group’s professional standards that allow state and local associations to more frequently publish to their members the names of Realtor Code of Ethics violators and include photographs of the violators — if they want to.
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: May 21, 2018, 9:04 pm
On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court rendered its decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court of Los Angeles. This ruling may very well be the death knell of independent contractor (IC) status in real estate, not only in California, but possibly throughout the country.
Author: Bernice Ross
Posted: May 21, 2018, 6:35 pm
The National Association of Realtors announced today that it will finally launch ".realestate," a new top-level domain that will be available to its members, and the members of the Canadian Real Estate trade association, in September. The domain will expand to the general public in late November.
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: May 21, 2018, 5:57 pm
Weak rent stabilization laws in New York City are ripe to be exploited, a new piece published in "The New York Times" found. While there are still roughly 1 million rent-stabilized apartments left in New York City, they’re starting to vanish one by one, according to the report.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: May 21, 2018, 4:36 pm
According to Trulia's latest market analysis, homebuyers and sellers are finally seeing eye-to-eye when it comes to the sales price. Market mismatch — the measurement of the price gap between search interest and available listings — has dropped 15 percentage points quarter-over-quarter to an average score of 11.1.
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: May 21, 2018, 3:50 pm
ShowingTime, a Chicago-based showing management and technology firm, has just launched a messaging app geared specifically toward real estate agents.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: May 21, 2018, 3:34 pm
Individuals with disabilities made up nearly 60 percent of housing discrimination complaints in 2017, a new report from the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) found.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:08 pm
The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) is considering the redevelopment of its Los Angeles headquarters to create new affordable housing. The proposed development would pave the way for 181 residential units, which would include rental and for-sale units at various affordable housing rates.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:40 pm
Virtual brokerage eXp Realty is set to start trading on Nasdaq Monday morning under the ticker EXPI, the company said before markets opened.
Author: Emma Hinchliffe
Posted: May 21, 2018, 1:00 pm
When you’re running your real estate business, it’s easy to find something that works — a routine, a system, a program — and keep treading that same ground over and over. Step out of your comfort zone, and try one of these hot mobile apps. You might just find a better way.
Author: Christy Murdock Edgar
Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:20 am
We’ve all had those showings where the timing (or the seller) just wasn’t quite right. You know, the ones where you walk in with hopeful buyers and walk out less then 10 minutes later with an air of disappointment surrounding you.
Author: Cara Ameer
Posted: May 21, 2018, 9:30 am
With a focus on Battery Park City, Barbara Ireland creates a client-focused process that keeps people coming back — and telling their friends and family. How do you bring the personal touch to a huge metropolitan market like Manhattan? We asked Ireland for her advice.
Author: Christy Murdock Edgar
Posted: May 21, 2018, 9:00 am
As technology weaves a more connected global web, U.S. real estate brokerages and agents have new opportunities to grow their businesses by participating in emerging overseas markets. In addition to amping their overseas dealflow, brokerages and agents get the chance to grow their brands by engaging in these developing regions. Effective connections and targeted knowledge […]
Author: Inman Content Studio
Posted: May 21, 2018, 8:00 am
You’re in a competitive situation every day of your life. That’s the life you chose when you opted for a real estate career. So competing against others 24/7 begs the question: What makes you different? Or, in business terms: What is your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)?
Author: Tom Ferry
Posted: May 21, 2018, 8:00 am
Given only one soft landing on record, odds favor a different end: with the best of intentions the Fed will hike onward until we discover that a recession began four months ago.
Author: Lou Barnes
Posted: May 19, 2018, 3:20 pm

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