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WATCH: How to break into the luxury market
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:06:13
Tiffany McQuaid, president of McQuaid and Company Real Estate Services, and Jeannette Spinelli, CEO and founder of Spinelli Residential Group Keller Williams, offered advice for navigating the luxury market in a conversation at Inman Connect Las Vegas. read more»

WATCH: Getting things done in one click
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:28:49
At ICLV, executives from Reali, Redefy and Pre Open House talked about how they're leveraging technology to make the real estate process easier for consumers. read more»

Actor Rob Lowe slashes price of California mansion to $42.5M
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:15:36
Rob Lowe, the actor known for playing Sam Seaborn in the political drama "The West Wing," just slashed the price of his swanky California mansion. read more»

The Real Word: Zillow’s losing money, but not as much as before
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 9:06:25
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, Zillow lost $2,916 on every home it sold in Q2 on average. But this is a small price to pay for what it is gaining. read more»

Redfin temporarily closes 4 offices after veiled threat
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 8:59:41
An ex-Redfin contractor allegedly made what the company called "concerning comments" last week, prompting the tech-focused Seattle brokerage to temporarily close four Bay Area offices. The brokerage is working with local law enforcement to determine if there's any real threat to Redfin employees. read more»

Millennials, move aside: Generation Z is already buying homes
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 8:38:18
According to a new TransUnion report, 14 million Generation Z consumers have some sort of credit balance in 2019, and the number of Gen Z consumers who took out a mortgage grew by 112 percent to 319,000 between 2018 and 2019. read more»

Housing start data spells good news for recession fears: Economist
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 7:21:46
The inversion of the yield curve — when long-term interest rates drop below short-term interest rates — this week was seen as a warning sign to many that another recession was looming. But Friday morning's housing start data means we shouldn't sound the alarms just yet, according to Odeta Kushi, the deputy chief economist at First American. read more»

Inman News quiz: Think you’re on top of the week’s biggest stories?
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 2:00:22
The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman's news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week. read more»

Considering switching to a 100% brokerage? Think it through
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 1:00:07
If seller commission expectations and a worsening “listing-inventory-to-agent-count” ratio have you thinking about moving to a 100-percent brokerage with the idea that change would lead to higher net income, here are some things that you ought to be considering.   read more»

How to nurture ‘friends’ into lifetime clients
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 0:21:11
With consumers fueled by digital information, social media has perfectly positioned us to create relationships — beyond just a name in your database. And savvy agents can do it at an extremely high level in a relatively short time using only the tools at their fingertips. read more»

With $141M more in funding, FlyHomes unveils price guarantee
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:52:55
Flyhomes, an iBuyer that will make cash offers on behalf of homebuyers, has nabbed an additional $21 million in equity financing plus $120 million in debt for purchasing and reselling homes. read more»

Newbie agent goes viral with parody of Garth Brooks song
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:20:56
Chicago-based eXp agent Sean Cochran's real estate parody of “Friends in Low Places” garnered more than 575,000 views in one month. read more»

KW copied former vendor’s tech, refused to pay: Lawsuit
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:31:09
TPI Cloud Hosting alleges Keller Williams agreed to pay $1.8 million to develop a consumer-facing app, but never paid, then used the technology to build its app in-house. read more»

WATCH: Don’t fear the franchises
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:48:08
Jaime Hensley of American Real Estate ERA Powered, Charis Moreno of NextHome, and Greg Fox of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Alliance touted the benefits of joining big franchises at ICLV. read more»

WATCH: What’s the secret to having a stellar team?
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:31:56
Need advice on interviewing for your team? Verl Workman says try to figure out if the candidate subscribes to your core values. “If they don’t give you the right answers for those, then it’s probably not a great fit,” he said onstage at Inman Connect Las Vegas. read more»

WATCH: The 2019 Inman Innovator Awards
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:25:52
From Zillow to Redfin and beyond, watch Inman announce the winners of the 2019 Innovator Awards in Las Vegas. read more»

WATCH: How indie brokerages can compete sans signing bonus
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:30:36
Competition for hiring top agents is intense, especially when said agents are getting propositioned with signing bonuses among other perks. Hear tried-and-true secrets for recruiting the top producers to your indie in this Inman Connect Las Vegas discussion. read more»

National Association of Realtors asks judge to toss antitrust suits
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:24:19
A pair of lawsuits could upend how compensation works, but NAR believes the cases "are wrong on the facts, wrong on the economics and wrong on the law." read more»

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