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August 2017

How should agents respond to lowball offers?
Inman
August 31, 2017

How should agents respond to lowball offers?

Lowball offers come with the territory in real estate, whether you’re a buyer’s agent or…
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Keeping your business afloat: A disaster guide for real estate agents
Inman
August 31, 2017

Keeping your business afloat: A disaster guide for real estate agents

Agents across Houston are still fighting the possibility of more flooding in their communities, but…
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Rising rents hurting low-income households in 25 largest metros
Inman
August 31, 2017

Rising rents hurting low-income households in 25 largest metros

Renting is often seen as a cheaper alternative to buying, especially when rental prices are…
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Investor alleges Zillow lied about co-marketing program
Inman
August 31, 2017

Investor alleges Zillow lied about co-marketing program

A Zillow Group shareholder has filed a lawsuit alleging the company and its two top…
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Decline in July pending home sales reflects affordability issues
Inman
August 31, 2017

Decline in July pending home sales reflects affordability issues

July’s Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a monthly forward-looking indicator measured by the National Association…
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When clients play commission hardball: What (not) to say
Inman
August 31, 2017

When clients play commission hardball: What (not) to say

Have you ever had a client ask you to discount your commission? If not, you…
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Opendoor quietly launches title service to augment mortgage arm
Inman
August 31, 2017

Opendoor quietly launches title service to augment mortgage arm

Opendoor, an “iBuyer” that uses technology to quickly buy and resell homes, has launched a…
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How I convert leads from Zillow Instant Offers
Inman
August 31, 2017

How I convert leads from Zillow Instant Offers

When Realtor Veronica Figueroa receives a homeseller lead from Zillow Group’s Instant Offers program, that’s when…
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How honest communication builds rapport with clients
Inman
August 31, 2017

How honest communication builds rapport with clients

Walking into a meeting with a client who has different expectations and conflicting opinions is…
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Buy vs. rent: Guiding clients through the age-old dilemma
Inman
August 31, 2017

Buy vs. rent: Guiding clients through the age-old dilemma

With millennials’ preference toward a mobile lifestyle, the question of “buy versus rent” is prevalent…
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Real estate scalability: 5 steps to bigger business
Inman
August 31, 2017

Real estate scalability: 5 steps to bigger business

How do successful real estate agents keep taking their growth to the next level without…
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How to overcome 10 common seller objections without scripts
Inman
August 31, 2017

How to overcome 10 common seller objections without scripts

Despite what you may have heard, handling objections effectively isn’t about mastering scripts. To overcome…
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Real estate vendors offering breathing room for Houston agents
Inman
August 30, 2017

Real estate vendors offering breathing room for Houston agents

Agents in Houston right now “are thinking about their businesses knowing that it could be…
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Adwerx raises $4.3M to fuel expansion
Inman
August 30, 2017

Adwerx raises $4.3M to fuel expansion

Real estate digital marketing company Adwerx just raised $4.3 million in a funding round that…
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Co-borrowing on the rise: What makes for a smooth deal?
Inman
August 30, 2017

Co-borrowing on the rise: What makes for a smooth deal?

Ever since Ugh married Meg and they could barely afford their first cave, there have…
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Half of U.S. homes are more valuable post-recession
Inman
August 30, 2017

Half of U.S. homes are more valuable post-recession

According to Zillow’s July Market Report, nearly 50 percent of homes nationwide have regained or…
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WFG News
August 30, 2017

WEST’s Kuterdemn Named “Innovator of the Year”

Gorkem Kuterdem, Chief Technology Officer for WEST, was honored by Inman as Innovator of the…
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WFG News
August 30, 2017

WFG Unveils Online Dashboards to Improve Transaction Transparency

WFG National Title Insurance Company (“WFG”), a Williston Financial Group company, has successfully deployed a…
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