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A New York town just banned real estate agents from doing business
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:09:00
If you're a real estate agent, stay away from Rockland County's Chestnut Ridge - the New York Department of State just marked it as a cease-and-desist zone. read more»

Summer volunteering can spark relationships and vitalize business
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:52:13
Each summer, real estate agents give themselves permission to change gear and engage in volunteering, all while reconnecting with community. read more»

RealTimeMLS’s pocket listings activity climbs 63%
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:27:07
RESAAS has announced substantial growth in agent participation in its San Francisco-based RealTimeMLS. read more»

ICSF Connect Paths: What To Attend If You’re A Marketer
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:58:08
We've put together some handy suggestions specifically for those of you who are marketers to Connect. With an ever-changing climate of innovation and evolution, it's never been more important to be on top of the latest trends, understand what's working, and learn from the best in the industry. read more»

Canada banned dual agency — could the United States be next?
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 9:29:38
A Canadian province recently banned dual agency, or real estate agents representing both sides of a transaction. Could the United States be next? read more»

This startup is trying to bring the smart kitchen to your home
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 8:32:38
Innit, a California-based startup that connects kitchen appliances to a virtual cloud, launched earlier this year. read more»

These are the 10 most sought-after tiny homes in the US
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 8:19:29
Tiny homes, which are typically classified as individual residential properties under 600 square feet, have exploded in popularity. read more»

Real estate CEOs snag Glassdoor ‘Employees’ Choice’ awards
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 8:02:26
Compass, eXp Realty, Keller Williams and Ellie Mae chief executives are among a dozen real estate heavy hitters on Glassdoor's "Employees' Choice" list. read more»

Homesnap scheduled 500,000 agent-client meetings last year
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 7:00:42
A collaboration between Homesnap Pro and ShowingTime three years ago has resulted in an average of 500,000 home tours annually. read more»

Zestimate is 15% more accurate with AI to judge home interiors
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 6:39:58
Zillow's Zestimate is learning to tell which home looks nicer inside. The artificial intelligence feature improves the Zestimate's accuracy by 15 percent. read more»

How to reach limited-English speakers to expand your client list
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 3:00:34
People with a limited proficiency in English -- LPEs to the academics -- total nearly 21 million. Of these, some 5.3 million are heads of households. That’s about 4.5 percent of all households in the United States. The question for the housing community is how to reach them and turn them into homeowners. read more»

Keeping it real: The agent who sold the Playboy Mansion for $105M
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 2:00:29
On this edition of “Keeping it real,” a new series on Inman, Peter Lorimer sits down with Gary Gold, one of the agents who sold the Playboy Mansion. Gold shares his biggest secrets to success and how to achieve it. read more»

Fannie Mae chooses top 3 affordable housing solutions to develop
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:08:27
The first stage of Fannie Mae's challenge to find an interesting solution for affordable and sustainable housing in the country is finished — proposals from teams in Florida, Ohio and Colorado were selected to develop and implement their ideas with guidance from the mortgage lender. read more»

LoanDepot names Jonathan Berkowitz chief innovation officer
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:57:44
Jonathan Berkowitz will serve as chief innovation officer at loanDepot and mellohome, rejoining his former Keller Williams colleague Chris Heller. read more»

Connect the ICSF Sessions: Navigating the ‘team vs. brokerage’ landscape
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:21:07
How can teams and brokerages support each other? If this question intrigues you, then you won’t want to miss a series of sessions at ICSF. read more»

The government needs to do more to make housing attainable: report
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:17:11
According to the 30th anniversary of the State of the Nation’s Housing by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, even though more than 40 million units have been built over the past three decades, high mortgage rates — which are predicted to climb to more than 5 percent by year’s end — are still causing severe housing woes. read more»

Redfin Chief Economist Nela Richardson departs
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:02:30
Nela Richardson, Redfin's chief economist has departed from the company, she confirmed to Inman on Wednesday. read more»

This Vancouver man wants to build a free ‘laneway house’ on your property — here’s why
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:05:26
In an expensive city, people will find all sorts of ways to bring in rental income — and that's why Vancouver businessman Duane Laird wants to build a small house onto a pre-existing commercial or residential lot's back lane for free. read more»

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