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Real Estate News
How to sell more real estate with great listing descriptions
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 2:45:31
A good property description will open the door for potential buyers. Start implementing these tips today to set your listings apart from the masses and garner more interest from potential buyers ... read more»

How to build a magnetic social media presence
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 2:30:08
Extreme beauty, dynamic personality and social media marketing savvy are just three of the reasons I’ve been stalking Claudine Ellis on Facebook for about a year now — and likely how she became known as a “Dream Girl.” ... read more»

3 genius ways to split marketing costs with other agents
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 2:15:27
One way real estate agents are getting more ROI from their marketing efforts is by teaming up. Planned together, well-thought out marketing endeavors help brand agents and can be lucrative in turning over inventory and earning healthy commissions ... read more»

6 things blurry vision taught me to see more clearly
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 2:00:45
Several months ago, I realized that I was living my life in sort of a faded beauty shot. Everything I looked at had a warm glow around it, and everything was slightly blurry. Bright sunlight washed everything out, and at night, everything was just black ... read more»

U.S. median home value reaches all-time high
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:57:50
The median U.S. home value has risen 6.5 percent year-over-year to an all-time high of $206,300 -- a number that is only expected to increase in 2018, thanks to double-digit decreases in inventory ... read more»

Watch out for this fake realtor.com leads scam
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:39:08
Realtor.com director of corporate communications Christie Farrell says they've reported the scam to the authorities ... read more»

What to expect when you’re Connecting: last-minute tips
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:34:21
It’s time. Inman Connect New York is next week (January 22-26, 2018), and many of our attendees will be traveling this weekend. We can’t wait to share the event with you, and our team here at Inman is busy making all those last minute tweaks to make the event as effective, meaningful and helpful as possible for you ... read more»

Top NYC team jumps ship to Christie’s International Real Estate
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:23:38
Luxury real estate arm of Christie's auction house sets up shop in gallery-style digs with industry-leading Erin Boisson Aries team ... read more»

Zillow sued over Zestimate display: Making sense of the dispute
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:10:32
Real estate giant Zillow Group has been hit with an antitrust lawsuit alleging the company is restraining competition between real estate brokers by making deals with certain brokerages to hide Zillow's home valuation estimates ("Zestimates") on the brokerages' for-sale listings. Whether the suit has legs is yet to be determined, but an antitrust attorney who spoke with Inman about the complaint said he is "not sold" on the claims ... read more»

New housing construction plunges to lowest level in more than a year
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 9:01:57
Driven by a drop in single-family construction, U.S. housing starts plunged in December, marking the biggest decline in new residential construction in a little over a year, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released Thursday ... read more»

These 20 markets are the finalists for Amazon’s HQ2
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 7:54:19
New York City, Toronto, Newark and Dallas all made the cut as finalists for Amazon's second headquarters. Amazon announced its 20 finalists out of 238 bids ... read more»

Real estate daily market update: January 18, 2018
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 7:44:23
All the latest real estate market news ... read more»

Zillow unveils new app for capturing 3-D home tours
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 7:20:35
A Zillow executive billed the technology as the only mobile app that can capture 3-D tours at no cost, and said a 3,000-square-foot home takes 30 min. to capture ... read more»

Apartment List raises $50 million to add more kinds of listings
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 6:00:36
Apartment List raised $50 million through a Series C funding round to add a greater variety of listings to its rental marketplace, the platform announced Thursday. The round, led by Passport Capital founder John Burbank, brings Apartment List’s total funding ... read more»

5 free marketing tricks for your next listing
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 2:45:04
As real estate agents, we all know that a big part of getting a property sold as quickly as possible is generating maximum exposure. This is why we all love MLS -- it does so much of the heavy lifting for us.  ... read more»

7 steps for making the most of ICNY
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 2:30:23
Are you heading to Inman Connect 2018 in New York? With thousands of the brightest professionals in the business and hundreds of opportunities to learn the latest, it can be challenging to create a game plan to get the most out of each day ... read more»

How to make friends at the office as a real estate newbie
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 2:15:44
Being new in real estate, much like being new to anything, can be extremely challenging. This isn’t an easy world to tackle, but with the right tools and mindset, success is definitely reachable ... read more»

Which home improvement projects have the highest ROI?
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 2:00:22
As a real estate agent and trusted adviser, clients likely often reach out and ask your thoughts on home improvement projects to get a better sale price for their home ... read more»