Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

WATCH: Joe Rand rips New York City’s flawed sales data practices
The managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty said at ICNY that he believes New York City's market improved when brokerages started sharing active listing data. Now they need to fix the sales data black hole.

Keller Williams to end lifelong profit share program for defectors
The policy change will only apply to agents who join the company on or after April 1, 2020.

High-profile California team jumps from Sotheby’s to Keller Williams
The Gunderman Group includes 18 people and will now be part of KW Oakland, a Keller Williams franchise.

Anthony Hopkins lists Malibu home
The home narrowly escaped damage in a 2018 wildfire that took down a property next door.

Looking for a new investment property? Head south
Twenty-four out of financial service company IPX1031's 30 cities to buy investment properties in were located in the South or Southeast.

WATCH: Bright MLS chairman calls for more data sharing, consolidation
Jon Coile, who is also a vice president at HomeServices of America, said at Inman Connect New York that today's boundaries around MLS data make little sense.

You’d need to work 80 hours just to afford rent in this city
A new study by SmartAsset calculated the average annual take-home pay across 25 cities by using worker earnings after accounting for income taxes.

8 resources to give your new agents a head start
Here are a few major resources — some they have to bring to the table — that you should encourage new agents to lean into.

WATCH: Data as a competitive advantage
With so many companies investing in platforms and big data, what are the anticipated differentiating factors?

Why agents should be wary of their brokerage’s mobile apps
Brokerages are rushing to arm agents with the latest tools and to get closer to the consumer. But what happens to the data when you leave? Be mindful of who owns your consumer data and leads.

Want to make your career last? Heed these 3 tips
The real estate business is often a treacherous one with a high failure rate. What does it take to last in this industry? Here are three tips on how to thrive.

Meet the New Guard: Reffkin, Black, Bhaskar
The New Guard will be honored at Inman Disconnect March 30-April 1, 2020. Here now, three new inductees worthy of the distinction.

A downturn convinced Bobby Downey to leave the mortgage industry to become an agent
Charlotte-based loan officer-turned-real estate agent Bobby Downey shares how he keeps his clients top of mind by offering service worthy of Chick-fil-A.

Which real estate app just surpassed all others?
When it comes time to update apps on your smartphone, you probably don’t think twice about it. Most updates aren’t flashy — they tend to be for minor, unnoticeable enhancements. The all-new Homesnap Pro, however, isn’t your average app update.

When is selling a furnished home in your clients’ best interest?
There’s an undeniable appeal to walking into a home that is staged and styled to a high standard — especially when that home is on the market. For many buyers, the perfect home can be augmented by beautiful furnishings. And for sellers, having a fully furnished home on the market can be a best-case scenario for achieving a faster sale.

What’s the best digital marketing strategy for you?
In a recent interview, Agent Image co-founder and Managing Partner Jon Krabbe shared his insights on how agents today can build their digital presence. We also spoke about the critical value of a personal brand and how best to communicate it online.

WATCH: Startups that use big data
How can we use big data to make actionable decisions? Big data can bring a company big financial gains if you know how to use it.

7 facts about FHA loans you should know
Knowing more about how FHA works — and how to work with FHA — helps agents identify opportunities for their first-time buyer clients, who make up one in three buyers today. FHA is not for everyone, but for millions of young families, it is the piece that is solving the homeownership puzzle.

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