Perry Epstein
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Young, new money buyers find agents on blogs and Yelp
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:03:18
Younger buyers who have made fortunes in technology have wrought a complete "180 on the infrastructure of what our business is made up," Compass agent and Listing Impossible star Aaron Kirman argued during Inman Luxury Connect. read more»

Kleard and Adwerx partner to target unrepresented buyers
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 9:24:31
Buyer-identity verification software company Kleard has partnered with online advertising provider Adwerx to target unrepresented homebuyers. read more»

Your first 2 years as an agent is when you’ll either sink or swim
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 8:51:06
You've got a few upcoming decisions that might define your entire career, so pay close attention. read more»

Iconic Bel Air estate becomes most expensive listing in America
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 7:37:55
Rick Hilton, the grandson of the home's former owner Conrad Hilton, shares the listing with Jeff Hyland of Hilton & Hyland. read more»

After strong August, housing starts decline in September
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 6:16:53
Privately owned housing starts increased 1.6 percent year-over-year in September but fell 9.4 percent from August. read more»

Auctions are the luxury agent’s secret weapon
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 5:52:10
Auctions can help agents sell homes quickly and represent an out-of-the-box marketing tactic that's especially good for challenging listings. read more»

Real estate big wigs don’t want to be ‘treated like children’ by MLSs
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 5:43:57
Gary Gold and Mauricio Umansky expressed skepticism Wednesday about multiple listing service policies that would ban pocket and off-market listings. read more»

The blueprint for expanding your team profitably
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 3:00:07
Most teams wait too long to hire admin people and are too quick to bring on agents. The sole reason your team should be expanding is to provide better service to your clients. read more»

Keeping It Real: Achieve your goals by starting small
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 2:44:58
On this edition of “Keeping It Real,” a recurring podcast series on Inman, Peter Lorimer shares how setting small goals while getting into real estate paved the way for his best life experiences. read more»

5 good reasons you need a vacation
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 1:16:02
Did you know that your productivity dips if you work more than 50 hours a week? Here are some of the benefits of stepping away from the laptop, shutting down the cell phone for a few hours — or better yet days — and taking some time to practice self-care. read more»

Who are Realtor association rules really protecting?
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 0:29:44
We need to be more patient with our clients, writes regular Inman columnist and indie broker Teresa Boardman. Our Realtor rules are often obscure, byzantine and confusing to consumers. read more»

Foreclosure filings drop to lowest rate in 14 years
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:01:19
Foreclosure rates continue to dip, with the third quarter of 2019 seeing the lowest number of foreclosure filings since the second quarter of 2005, according to Attom Data Solutions's latest report. read more»

Genuine communication is the anecdote to iBuying
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:40:19
The Agency founder Mauricio Umansky believes that art of genuine communication is dying, and it's up to real estate agents to keep it alive or lose ground to disruptive real estate tech companies pushing things like iBuying. read more»

How to build a track record by knocking on doors
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 16:06:32
When luxury agents David Parnes and James Harris wanted to get into real estate years ago, they didn't have a track record, contacts or anything else that agents typically need to succeed. So they hit the pavement. Here's how that lead to success. read more»

Smart-home tech for agents: Aeotec Sensors
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:56:26
In this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. Tune in, so that when your clients ask, you’ll be the expert. This week, Aeotec Sensors. read more»

Video marketing, staging matter more than ever for luxury listings
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:24:23
At Inman Luxury Connect, Carrie McCormick, a development specialist at @properties, said that video marketing is a "requirement" these days, and her co-panelists said that staging is a top priority to create an emotional impact with buyers. read more»

Agents should strive for authenticity in social media
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:43:23
"It’s really important to present yourself and your personality," Jon Krabbe, founder of digital marketing firm Agent Image, said Wednesday morning during Inman Luxury Connect in Beverly Hills. "They can tell if it's authentic." read more»

3 things Justin Bieber did wrong that a Realtor would nail
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:21:34
Beverly Hills agent Jade Mills highlights the many reasons that Justin Bieber's bid to sell his home on Instagram is doomed to fail. read more»

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