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7 Reasons To Stop Renting Today
Still renting? You must have a good reason. Although, we're not really sure what it is. With rents continuing to rise across the country, interest rates staying around historic levels, and new loans lowering down payment requirements, it just makes sense to take the leap to homeownership.
Real estate investment platform RealtyShares buys competitor Acquire Real Estate
RealtyShares, an online funding platform that lets investors buy fractional ownership of properties, has acquired competitor Acquire Real Estate. The deal marks the first acquisition in the online real estate investing industry and will help RealtyShares develop new technology, including a secondary market through which investors can trade shares of real estate equity or debt, RealtyShares CEO Nav Athwal said ...
What’s better: Cultivating relationships or buying leads and referrals?
When real estate agents consider their marketing and lead-generation budgets every year, they have a couple of options: They can put their resources toward a few people they already know, or instead they can invest in connecting with many more people who are currently strangers to them ...
Run your indie brokerage like a Silicon Valley tech company
Andrew Flachner is co-founder and CEO of RealScout. RealScout combines revolutionary buyer data-driven listings tools and industry-best home search experiences to help you win and sell more listings ...
5 costly homeowner’s insurance mistakes your clients should avoid
You’re buyers recently closed on a home. The paperwork has been signed, and keys have been transferred from the previous homeowner to your client, now new homeowners. Naturally, the next milestone is purchasing a homeowner’s insurance policy that complements both the budget and needs of your clients ...
4 ways relocation experts aid out-of-town buyers
In today’s highly competitive job market — where 68 percent of HR professionals are experiencing difficulty recruiting candidates — companies cannot afford to limit their recruitment to local candidates. This is where relocation comes into play ...
20 secrets for maximizing your Inman Connect San Francisco experience
Inman Connect in San Francisco is one of my favorite weeks of the summer. Let me share a few conference road warrior tips that I've learned from the best over the years. They just might make your trip more pleasant, and help you get a bit more out of the conference ...
3 tips for leveraging reviews to earn more commission
Leverage reviews to build your business’ credibility so you can attract more clients and earn more real estate commissions. With a proven system guiding your efforts, leveraging reviews to enhance real estate profits is easier and can be more effective than traditional marketing methods ...
Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: No shirt, no pants, no open house?
You've got an open house in 30 minutes. You show up expecting to find a pristine house ready for prospective buyers, but what you find is a disaster area and a guy with no pants on. Sound familiar? No ...
Colorado brokers ask for merger, but one MLS says ‘no’
A Colorado MLS has declined to participate in a merger effort, despite a request from large brokers in the state to do so. After "highly charged" merger talks, in late May the two largest MLSs in the state, REcolorado and Information and Real Estate Services (IRES), signed a letter of intent to merge, setting an "aggressive" deadline of November 1 for a signed commitment to merge ...
Busting inventory myths: Why aren’t there many homes on the market?
With eager homebuyers and their agents plagued by low inventory all over the county, Trulia chief economist Ralph McLaughlin decided to take a closer look at the popular explanations for the problem and bust some inventory myths ...