Monthly Archives

May 2018

Seattle startup FlyHomes raises $17M to make cash offers on behalf of buyers
Inman
May 31, 2018

Seattle startup FlyHomes raises $17M to make cash offers on behalf of buyers

Seattle brokerage FlyHomes raised $17 million to expand its Cash Offers program for homebuyers who…
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What you need to know about NAR’s new MLS policy changes
Inman
May 31, 2018

What you need to know about NAR’s new MLS policy changes

The goal of the policy changes is to reinforce MLSs’ role in managing the use…
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NAR warns members of scammer posing as trade organization
Inman
May 31, 2018

NAR warns members of scammer posing as trade organization

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is warning its member agents to be on the…
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Lawsuit takes aim at late fees charged by single-family home investor
Inman
May 31, 2018

Lawsuit takes aim at late fees charged by single-family home investor

Invitation Homes, the nation’s largest single-family rental company, is being sued for charging late fees…
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Buyers with Chinese surnames upped their buying activity by more than 20% in 2017
Inman
May 31, 2018

Buyers with Chinese surnames upped their buying activity by more than 20% in 2017

Although home sales dipped 4 percent year-over-year in 2017, Attom Data Solutions’s latest analysis of…
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Re/Max spinoff Motto Mortgage expands in South Texas
Inman
May 31, 2018

Re/Max spinoff Motto Mortgage expands in South Texas

Motto Mortgage, Re/Max’s mortgage brokerage franchise that launched in 2016, now has 80 independent offices…
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Connect the ICSF Sessions: 3 team mistakes not to make
Inman
May 31, 2018

Connect the ICSF Sessions: 3 team mistakes not to make

“The first mistake is not having any direction or training,” says Creig Northrop, who actually…
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Connect the ICSF Speakers: How disinformation is screwing up your reality
Inman
May 31, 2018

Connect the ICSF Speakers: How disinformation is screwing up your reality

“Sometimes disinformation is a hoax just randomly happy to spread, and sometimes it’s coordinated manipulation,”…
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The Real Word: The frictionless future of Opendoor homes
Inman
May 31, 2018

The Real Word: The frictionless future of Opendoor homes

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics.…
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Do buyer ‘love’ letters risk violating fair housing?
Inman
May 31, 2018

Do buyer ‘love’ letters risk violating fair housing?

Writing a love letter to a seller isn’t illegal, but if we discourage buyers from…
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Inventory shortages hampered pending home sales by 1.3% in April
Inman
May 31, 2018

Inventory shortages hampered pending home sales by 1.3% in April

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator that tracks home…
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Last Chance to Save $300 on ICSF Tickets!
Inman
May 31, 2018

Last Chance to Save $300 on ICSF Tickets!

With only 6 weeks left to go, today is your last chance to save $300…
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Hurricane season could cause $1.6 trillion in property damage
Inman
May 31, 2018

Hurricane season could cause $1.6 trillion in property damage

Nearly 6.9 million homes are at risk of hurricane and storm damage in 2018, according…
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Why agent teams and brokerages should be more than frenemies
Inman
May 31, 2018

Why agent teams and brokerages should be more than frenemies

In recent years, the undeniable buzz around teams has intensified. For agents, starting a team…
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6 safety apps all agents should have at the ready
Inman
May 31, 2018

6 safety apps all agents should have at the ready

Even though we’re very thankful to not have reported a serious act of violence against…
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Hold your tongue! 5 things real estate agents should never say to clients
Inman
May 31, 2018

Hold your tongue! 5 things real estate agents should never say to clients

Like many of us, if I had a dollar for every time I engaged my…
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I toured eXp Realty’s virtual reality — here’s what it’s like
Inman
May 30, 2018

I toured eXp Realty’s virtual reality — here’s what it’s like

EXp Realty is a virtual, cloud-based brokerage. But what sometimes flies under the radar about…
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Roommate-finding app Roomi launches in London, eyes international expansion
Inman
May 30, 2018

Roommate-finding app Roomi launches in London, eyes international expansion

The roommate-finding app announced its launch in London and acquisition of Study Abroad Apartments in…
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