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The agent’s guide to crafting a winning unique value proposition
Sat, 03 Jun 2023 8:30:51
Your unique value proposition is more than just a catchy slogan, writes media expert Jeremy Knauff. It’s a powerful way to differentiate yourself from your competition. read more»

Quality control standards for AVMs may cover discrimination
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 23:18:48
Proposed standards would include random sample testing and reviews to ensure a "high level of confidence" in the estimates produced by AVMs. read more»

A 4-decade first, TopProducer rolls out lead-gen features
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 23:01:16
"Before coming to the market with our first lead product to connect consumers with real estate professionals, we wanted to create even more meaningful conversations for agents by enhancing our proven lead engagement technology," TopProducer's Kerm Foltz said. read more»

ChatGPT plugin to empower Zumper search experience
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 20:30:43
Machine learning has been a component of Zumper's overall solution for some time, but its ChatGPT use will enhance consumer-facing interactions primarily in terms of search, according to the company. read more»

Mortgage rates ease on debt deal, but jobs report fuels inflation fears
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 20:03:25
Friday's strong jobs report renews worries that the Federal Reserve is not done hiking rates to combat inflation as policymakers face June 14 decision to "hike, skip or pause." read more»

Apartment at Jay-Z’s former ‘stash spot’ lists for $1.4M
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 19:44:40
The two-bedroom apartment at 560 State St. in the Boerum Hill neighborhood is in the building eulogized by the rapper as his former "stash spot" in his 2009 hit "Empire State of Mind." read more»

UrbanDigs launches custom advisory service for NYC agents
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 19:10:33
Reports from UD Advisor examine listings and specific situations with hyper-local market data, relevant sales and custom analytics from UrbanDigs to provide agents with actionable, data-based recommendations for their businesses, Inman has exclusively learned. read more»

SphereBuilder, another social media engine or something more? Tech Review
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 19:03:27
SphereBuilder offers listing marketing, marketing analytics, ideas for improving your online presence and a host of features to produce and measure digital marketing. read more»

Airbnb sues New York City over ‘de facto ban’ on short-term rentals
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 18:05:47
The company says only nine of its nearly 40,000 units in New York have been approved under the new law — which Airbnb claims is meant to drive out short-term rentals. read more»

SEE: Inside ‘Fifteen,’ The Agency’s first-ever NYC luxury condo project
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 17:57:07
The brokerage launched sales this week for its first-ever luxury condo new development project in The Big Apple. Sales agent Shane Boyle filled Inman in on all the juicy details, including the unparalleled views. read more»

Zillow, Elon Musk, bombshell commission suits: Inman’s Top 5
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 17:00:34
Wondering what you missed this week? Find out with Inman's Top 5 most-read stories of the week. read more»

Your Inbox Zero obsession won’t make you a better agent
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 16:54:55
In his first column for Inman, Jay Papasan, the co-author of "The One Thing," says that while Inbox Zero is held up as a productivity ideal, it's not necessary for streamlined email management. read more»

Hiring in real estate ramps up — but lags behind other industries: Labor
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 16:47:20
May was a strong hiring month for the U.S. as a whole. But in a down market, real estate didn't quite keep pace, according to new jobs data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. read more»

Tick, tick, boom: The Download on the bombshell commission suit
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 9:00:55
Each week on The Download, Inman’s Christy Murdock takes a deeper look at the top-read stories of the week to give you what you’ll need to meet Monday head-on. This week: We move a step closer to the courtroom as the bombshell lawsuit's judge sets a window for scheduling the upcoming trial. read more»

Robert Reffkin’s mom, Ruth, has joined Compass’ Garson Team
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 9:00:42
The senior Reffkin's move to the social media-forward team will create a cross-generational collaboration that capitalizes on combining varied skill sets to best help clients, Inman exclusively learned. read more»

Will AI replace real estate agents?
Fri, 02 Jun 2023 8:00:54
While AI has the potential to automate and certainly enhance many aspects of the real estate industry, writes California Realtor Ken Sisson, it is unlikely to replace human agents completely anytime soon. read more»

David Doctorow steps down as CEO of parent Move, Inc.
Thu, 01 Jun 2023 21:02:39
Doctorow oversaw the company as its revenues and site traffic rose to record highs, the company said. But as with the rest of the industry, Move has shown signs of a slowdown. read more»

82% of Americans favor upzoning as fix for skyrocketing housing costs
Thu, 01 Jun 2023 20:25:41
Zillow's latest housing survey revealed overwhelming support for accessory dwelling units, duplexes, triplexes and other dense-housing complexes as housing costs have doubled from pre-pandemic levels. read more»

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