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6 ways agents can thrive in an AI-driven world
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:21:32
AI is an umbrella term for things like machine learning, facial recognition, speech recognition, computer vision, and natural language processing. But as fancy, and potentially scary, as those things sound, AI today is very narrow in that it is designed to accomplish a particular task and and is dependent on humans... read more»

Home prices surge nearly 9%, biggest growth spurt in 4 years: Redfin
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 9:09:49
Home prices soared last month, climbing 8.9 percent over March of last year with 23.9 percent of homes selling above list price. The jump was the biggest monthly growth in the past four years according to a new report from tech brokerage Redfin... read more»

Hawaii real estate community rallies around victims of disastrous flooding
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 8:25:46
After heavy rainfall from a storm of close to 28 inches on the island of Kauai, the North Shore community there was bowing under pressure to cope with mudslides, road closures and flooding. The deluge damaged dozens of homes in Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena and Anahola. read more»

How BHHS Fox & Roach is automating its ‘Coming Soon’ listings
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 7:52:53
Coming Soon is a feature on Zillow many agents find useful — although they have to pay Zillow thousands of dollars to take advantage. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach found a way to bring the feature to all its agents. read more»

Down payment crowdfunding platform HomeFundMe launches mobile app
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 7:30:35
HomeFundMe, the down payment assistance crowdfunding platform introduced by national mortgage banking firm CMG Financial last October, unveiled a new app for the platform Thursday morning available on both iOS and Android. read more»

Real estate daily market update: April 19, 2018
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 6:18:51
All the latest real estate market news. read more»

Household incomes failing to catch up to rising home prices, NAR report says
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 6:03:04
Household incomes across the country are struggling to match rising home costs, making it even tougher on first time buyers, a new report from the National Association of Realtors and realtor.com found. read more»

This week in RE: the NAR logo, Zillow’s iBuyer status and DocuSign’s IPO
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 3:00:17
After being off the grid last week, re-entering the real estate fray was a whiplash-inducing event for me. In this unofficial breakdown, you'll get the scoop on NAR's logo situation, Zillow's status as an iBuyer, DocuSign's IPO filing, online lead gen news and more. read more»

Dear real estate agents: Here’s the difference between relationships and leads
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 3:00:06
Something funny has been happening around the office, and maybe you’ve noticed it at your office as well. We’ll get a call from an agent who says his or her client is only available to see a listing at a certain time -- say, 11:00 a.m the next day. A few minutes go by, and we get the same call from another agent whose client also wants to see the property at 11:00 a.m., and guess what -- they aren’t available at any other time. Maybe you already know where I’m going with this ... read more»

5 old-fashioned prospecting strategies agents can bring into this century
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 2:30:54
When new technologies emerge, there’s a tendency to discard everything that came before, even if it previously worked well. When real estate agents utilize various ways to boost their referral numbers, they can take advantage of high-tech strategies without forgetting old-school methods. read more»

4 ways to showcase your luxury listings online
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 2:00:40
Luxury properties are hotter than ever in booming cities across the United States, and as billions of dollars in commercial developments begin to pop up, they attract high-end restaurants, modern attractions and other luxury conveniences. These amenities and cultural booms lure in potential buyers and eager millennials, which increases the demand for upscale housing. read more»

Eli Manning sets new record with $3.55M Hoboken condo sale
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:26:45
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is moving on … from his New Jersey condo that is. And while his days of breaking records on the field may be nearing an end, he’s got a new record to boast about. read more»

KW’s ‘Kelle’ app competes with big RE tech companies
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:20:33
Kelle is a voice-activated interface that allows Keller Williams agents to access databases, company resources and goal-tracking technologies ... read more»

Bank of America introduces digital mortgage product
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 9:06:07
The Bank of America digital mortgage experience, as the bank calls the tool, lets buyers apply for a mortgage through the Bank of America mobile app or on the bank's website. read more»

Parker Principle 11: How to make giving back a part of your business
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 9:05:11
Although it was once popular to put your face on a bus bench, times have changed -- and while this form of advertising still prevails in certain markets, most busy professionals care little about cheesy headshots and bus bench ads. read more»

Agentology raises $12 million for lead referrals app
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 8:37:22
Agent lead tool Agentology raised $12 million in a funding round made public Tuesday, according to a report in TechCrunch. The venture firm Defy.vc led the round, and the firm's co-founder Trae Vassallo will join Agentology's board of directors. read more»

How a home equity loan could make trouble for Trump’s lawyer
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 6:31:07
Federal prosecutors investigating a hush payment made by President Donald Trump's embattled personal attorney to adult film star Stephanie Clifford could seize on so-called "Know Your Customer" regulations that require home equity loan applicants to accurately report the purpose of the credit line. read more»

Connect The ICSF Speakers: Doniece Sandoval on how to live and breathe radical hospitality
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 6:14:03
Sandoval is going to be talking about Lava Mae and its ripple effects in her keynote speech on Thursday, July 19, as part of the weeklong programming at Inman Connect San Francisco, July 17 through 20 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. read more»

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