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Agent gets 7 years in prison for stealing $22M from clients
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:28:27
A real estate agent who stole more than $22 million from her clients over two years has been sentenced to prison time, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced. read more»

Will Trump’s new housing finance director privatize Fannie and Freddie?
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:06:11
The Trump administration is preparing to nominate Mark Calabria to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the agency tasked with overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. read more»

The long, messy road to NAR’s costly breakup with Upstream
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:44:35
After reaching out to pilot brokerages and multiple listing services nationwide, it appears brokerages may not be using Upstream at all. read more»

Michael Cohen, Trump’s ex-lawyer, sentenced to 3 years in prison
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 9:49:36
Michael Cohen, the lawyer who previously represented Donald Trump, was sentenced to three years in prison for lying about the president's real estate projects. read more»

Realtor.com update lets consumers text agents
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 8:41:08
Realtor.com has added a new feature for mobile users to grant them the ability get an immediate connection to a real estate agent through text message. read more»

Mortgage demand hits new low
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 8:12:46
For purchase mortgages, across all loan types, the net share of lenders reporting demand growth over the previous three months clocked the lowest reading for any fourth quarter since the Fannie Mae survey's inception in 2014. read more»

Bidding wars drop to lowest level in 8 years
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 8:04:24
Bidding wars for homes have dropped to their lowest level in eight years, according to Redfin, but competition still remains strong in the nation’s hottest markets. read more»

Why real estate agents turn to plastic surgery
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 6:51:22
For some real estate agents, the pressure to give off a flawless appearance leads to plastic surgery and costly, age-defying medical procedures. read more»

More than 75% of all homes will sell below asking price in 2019
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 6:19:49
More than three-quarters of all homes on the market will sell below asking price, Knock, the home-resale company, projected in a national forecast. read more»

Do 3D home tours matter?
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 3:00:19
Although the overwhelming consensus is that the technology offers real benefits to agents, many users told Inman this week that it's also limited by high costs, concerns about privacy and a rapidly evolving technology market. read more»

6 ways to build trust and boost sales with real estate data
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 1:47:20
By arming clients with facts upfront, you not only establish trust, but facilitate and expedite the decision-making process for your clients, which leads to increased sales. Here are six ways agents can employ real estate data and studies to build trust-based client relationships that grow your revenue stream. read more»

‘We’ll call you when we’re ready to buy’ and 9 other lies agents hear
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 0:56:43
A lie, no matter how seemingly small, can throw a huge wrench into the buying and selling process. Here are 10 common lies real estate agents hear all the time. read more»

Why we need to take agent safety seriously
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 0:02:02
Regular Inman contributor Jay Thompson talks through a variety of crimes on real estate agents and why we can’t wait for the next one to change what we’re doing. read more»

What has 26.1M people saying bah humbug? Porch pirates
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:00:16
If you’ve ever had a package snatched from your front door, you’re not alone. According to new data from insuranceQuotes.com, 8 percent of the population — 26.1 million people — have had parcels swiped by so-called "porch pirates" during the holidays alone. read more»

StreetEasy raises rental fee for better listing integrity
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:22:35
StreetEasy is raising its listing fee from $3 to $4.50, the New York City-based subsidiary of Zillow announced Tuesday.  read more»

NAR restructures, launches emerging tech team
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:56:10
The trade group, which has more than 1.3 million members, says staffing changes to its advocacy, marketing communications, member experience and technology groups will also bolster its lobbying efforts and better communication to its members. read more»

Trelora founder resigns as CEO
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:42:54
Joshua Hunt, the founder of the flat-fee Denver-based brokerage Trelora, has announced he is resigning from his role as CEO of the company. read more»

US homeless population spikes dramatically under Zillow estimate
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 8:28:38
The homeless population in America last year stood at 661,000 men and women, according to an analysis by Zillow released Tuesday. read more»

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