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Google’s big Bay Area housing investment won’t be enough
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 6:20:50
Economists praised the tech giant's plan to spend $1 billion on Bay Area housing, but expressed skepticism that the efforts will solve the region's housing crisis. read more»

Keeping It Real: How to organically grow your Instagram
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 2:20:54
How do busy real estate agents grow an Instagram following? Listen in to hear this luxe broker's top two favorite apps for posting and tracking data on the social media mammoth. read more»

Everybody’s working for the weekend: 4 tips for work-life balance
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 1:00:24
With great schedule flexibility comes great responsibility. Sure, you set up your own schedule and don’t have a boss looking over your shoulder, micromanaging your every move. But you probably work more weekends than the average person. Here are a few tips for making the most of your weekend while still killing it. read more»

7 open house pointers that’ll get you more traffic
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 0:26:50
In a busy market full of smart consumers, you only have a short window to grab buyers’ attention and get them into your open house. Here are some crucial tips for getting buyers in the door and keeping them long enough to fall in love with the home. read more»

When lenders reject US veterans, who you gonna call?
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:00:35
NewDay USA has encountered controversy in its time doing business, but some brokers say that it can help veterans with traditionally low credit scores land reasonable loans. Veterans should just make sure that they enter the agreements with their eyes wide open. read more»

Gary Keller, KW training scripts called out in commission lawsuit
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:08:39
The lawsuit alleges that the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Realogy Holdings Corp., Keller Williams Realty, RE/MAX LLC, HomeServices of America Inc. and HomeServices subsidiaries BHH Affiliates LLC, HSF Affiliates LLC, and The Long & Foster Companies Inc. have violated the Sherman Antitrust Act. read more»

NAR’s tech accelerator REACH goes global
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:32:06
REACH — which first launched in 2013 and is part of NAR's Second Century Ventures investment fund — has worked with dozens of companies over the years including House Canary, BoxBrownie and BombBomb. The goal is to provide promising new companies with training, networking and other resources to further their growth. read more»

HUD secretary Ben Carson wants more cities to ditch single-family zoning
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:02:21
Ben Carson — who leads the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  — made his comments Tuesday during a visit to Minneapolis, where lawmakers voted last year to ditch single-family zoning, which had previously dominated the city limits. Speaking to reporters, Carson suggested more cities should follow Minneapolis' example and drew a connection between zoning and homelessness. read more»

Top companies bet on Inman Connect Las Vegas
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:30:15
While Inman Connect attendees are booking their flights, getting hair cuts, ordering business cards, and reviewing the agenda, franchises, service and solution providers for the industry are also preparing. Because Inman Las Vegas isn’t just bigger, better, bolder in terms of content. That goes for our sponsors, too. read more»

Multifamily home automation startup SmartRent raises $32M
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:56:41
SmartRent helps property managers deploy technology, such as the Nest smart thermostat, across multiple units. read more»

Lennar partners with SkyNav in mixed-reality marketing
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:44:48
National homebuilder Lennar announced this week that it has partnered with San Francisco-based SkyNav to showcase a Summerville, South Carolina, master-planned community called Summer’s Corner. read more»

Chime ‘DAREs’ agents to try its new Facebook ad creation tool
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:04:21
It's designed to streamline the process of creating Facebook ads and capturing leads for Realtors, so they can tap the social media network for business without spending much time on it, generating Facebook ads for an agent's listings sourced from the MLS. It then can target the ads at prospective buyers on Facebook based on the agent's buyer preferences. read more»

Zillow peering in your window may be a good sign
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 8:44:51
With its impressive stock turn around, Zillow is stalking firms that can support their fast growing instant-offer biz model. read more»

Compass, eXp executives named ‘top CEOs’ on Glassdoor list
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 7:28:53
Announced Tuesday, the list compiles the top chief executives at large, medium and small companies based on employee approval. read more»

Rent, don’t buy, in these 3 states
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 6:26:22
Across 40 U.S. states, monthly rent grew at a slower rate than housing prices, according to an Apartment Guide report released Tuesday. read more»

Latchel raises $2.3M to help property managers handle maintenance requests
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 6:00:13
Latchel was subsequently designed to be a 24/7 maintenance department for property managers operating at any scale. And today, just over two years since launching, Latchel provides maintenance for about 43,000 units across the U.S. read more»

Google vows to invest $1B on new housing in Silicon Valley
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 5:22:51
The search giant wants to use Google land to build 15,000 homes and spent $250 million on a fund to support affordable housing. read more»

How to use direct mail to find off-market homes
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 2:42:53
The ability to find off-market homes is truly invaluable. As an agent, you’ll be able to win listings without worrying about competition and show buyers homes they can’t find anywhere else. Find out how Gary Boomershine uses the six M’s of direct mail marketing for the win. read more»

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