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What’s the key to ending chronic homelessness? Better data
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:40:35
According to Community Solutions, the key to ending chronic homelessness is real-time data aggregation and tracking that enables communities to make smart, quick decisions. The nonprofit's Built for Zero program helps local agencies transform their databases from statistical wastelands to a treasure trove of rich, by-name data. read more»

Data, honesty key to giving sellers realistic expectations: Gary Gold
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:23:15
Today's sellers may have done their own research and come up with their own prices, so it's up to agents to manage expectations and gently deliver reality. read more»

It’s getting even harder for African American families to afford homes
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:00:22
The typical African American family could afford just 25 percent of the homes for sale last year, down from 39 percent in 2012, according to a new Redfin study. read more»

How to modernize the MLS
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:59:21
New companies are using a combination of money, technology and data to deliver consumers an experience that is efficient, certain and convenient. And the clash between old and new is creating tribalism amongst players vying for the top of the heap. Not surprisingly, the MLS finds itself squarely in the middle. read more»

The luxury market ‘is doing just fine’ — even amid shrinkage
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:48:17
Luxury buyers are gravitating away from the grand estate and toward properties with lots of amenities and little maintenance. read more»

Curious about feng shui? Juwai executive shares the basics
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:43:07
Although Feng Shui is more than 3,000 years old, some Westerners are still mystified by the practice. Juwai exec Georg Chmiel shares what you need to know. read more»

Luxury agents need to be ‘smarter than the internet’
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:06:28
Brad Inman argued Wednesday morning at Luxury Connect that the real estate market today is dominated by change and that agents need to be smarter to thrive. read more»

Opendoor CEO shares his vision for real estate agents
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 9:22:16
Opendoor CEO Eric Wu said he thinks the role of agents will change significantly — while musing that "it's good to be hated" by some agents. read more»

Should buyers be informed this was John Wayne Gacy’s address?
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 8:34:38
Police found 29 dead bodies on land where this property was built, but under Illinois law, owners are not required to disclose such details. read more»

Developer gets 25 years for ponzi scheme that preyed on elderly
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 8:02:52
Robert Shapiro's Woodbridge Group reportedly promised low-risk investments with high-risk returns, but instead, the money was shuffled into shell companies. read more»

10 ways real estate agents fail
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 7:47:33
Success in real estate requires a particular mindset, especially when life throws curve balls. read more»

Pulse: How do you overcome ‘You haven’t sold any houses in our area’?
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 7:28:32
Real estate agents handle countless objections from clients and prospects in their daily course of business. We want to hear yours. Take this one-question survey to share your top objection handler for sellers who are concerned about experience. read more»

Bright MLS debuts new pocket listing rule
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 3:00:39
Major East Coast multiple listing service Bright MLS announced Wednesday that it has rolled out a new policy on so-called "pocket listings," requiring agents to add any properties they are publicly advertising to the system or, eventually, they'll face steep fines. read more»

10 rules for hosting an open house for another agent
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 2:29:01
Hosting an open house is a critically important event in a new agent’s career, especially if it's for another agent. It's often the first public appearance for agents to showcase themselves to the community and beyond. Here are 10 things new agents must know to nail that open house. read more»

Jumping ship for a startup brokerage? Do your homework first!
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 1:15:42
Startups look promising on the outside, but they can't always live up to the hype, says Tammy Britt. The longtime D.C.-area agent shares her experience with a startup after 16 years as a top performer with some of the biggest names in the real estate business. read more»

Is practicing real estate bad for your kids?
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 0:10:21
Between a column in “The New York Times” and a Facebook post, I can’t help but wonder how healthy the job of buying and selling real estate is for our kids. How are our children influenced by our career choices, our screen time and our stress levels? And what can we do about it? read more»

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate unveils new ‘staging inspiration guide’
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:44:00
The guide, created by Max Wilker, the style director at Meredith Corporation, which publishes the "Better Homes & Gardens" magazine, provides agents with 14 pages of tips and suggestions for every room of the house. read more»

Larry King lists opulent Beverly Hills mansion for $17M
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:13:53
Not long after announcing that he's divorcing his seventh wife, Larry King listed the couple's opulent Beverly Hills mansion for $16.995 million. read more»

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