Inman News Headlines

  • After a summer full of setbacks, existing-home sales made forward progress in September, indicating that the temporary effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are starting to pass. However, the long-term lack of housing supply means that the increase in sales activity remains modest and fragile for the time being.  ...
    Created: 10/20/2017 8:42:22 AM
  • It's called WeChat, and it's available for free. Here's why agents hoping to sell to Chinese buyers should consider putting it on their business cards ...
    Created: 10/20/2017 8:07:48 AM
  • Voiceter Pro CEO Miguel Berger announced this week that his Amazon Echo-powered real estate software has learned a new way to help potential home sellers: owners of the talkative smart appliance can now inquire about the current value of their home ...
    Created: 10/20/2017 3:00:27 AM
  • Rick Guerrero talks with Albert Leao, of Homesync.com, to discuss four strategies on gaining stronger exposure through social media ...
    Created: 10/20/2017 2:55:55 AM
  • Beyonce’s infamous pregnancy announcements, Taylor Swift’s make-up flowers from Kanye West, sultry stares from Selena Gomez and enough selfies from Kim Kardashian to make a book -- what do all of these images have in common? They live on Instagram ...
    Created: 10/20/2017 2:30:35 AM
  • Russia takes the 16 spot on the list of countries with the most millionaires at 152,000. Its wealth is extremely concentrated, which means that those who are rich are very rich ...
    Created: 10/20/2017 2:15:26 AM
  • Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, haunted homes are considered stigmatized properties in many states. According to LegalMatch, a stigmatized property is “a home or apartment where there has been a suicide, murder, cult activity, AIDS, famous adulteries or other misfortunes and crimes.” ...
    Created: 10/20/2017 2:00:51 AM
  • Every agent is trying to generate seller leads on Facebook, but they're missing some of the most important pieces to the puzzle. Quality online lead capture requires a sophisticated ad campaign and creative, and most importantly an engaging experience for the homeowner — not just a shallow landing page ...
    Created: 10/19/2017 4:47:26 PM
  • All the latest real estate market news ...
    Created: 10/19/2017 3:00:49 PM
  • CEO Duane LeGate started Commissions, Inc., the fastest growing real estate tech company, in 2011. Five years and five months later, he sold it for around 240 million dollars. Now with three sold companies under his belt, this serial entrepreneur is sharing a little bit about what it takes to cultivate a tech company and culture others want to buy. Watch LeGate share his story with Brad Inman and the ICSF 2017 audience ...
    Created: 10/19/2017 3:00:46 PM
  • NASA climate scientist Mika Tosca explains how more wildfires and more flooding will spell big trouble for properties around the world in the coming decades ...
    Created: 10/19/2017 2:13:35 PM
  • Security and convenience are often at war. And one major area where they intersect in real estate is in the shuffling of keys, whether they're being transferred to open the doors for a home tour, cleaning service or short-term guest ...
    Created: 10/19/2017 1:54:43 PM
  • There are lies and there are damn lies. Lies like the little white ones borrowers sometimes utter to improve their incomes just enough to qualify, or perhaps qualify for a better rate. And there are the whoppers some agents tell to, well, fleece unsuspecting clients ...
    Created: 10/19/2017 11:34:47 AM
  • Do you require team members to use a specific type of software, hold open houses on certain days, or attend regular meetings at your office? If so, the labor laws consider your team members to be employees not independent contractors.  ...
    Created: 10/19/2017 11:00:08 AM
  • Purplebricks, the online agent that has seen massive success while battering the incumbents in the U.K. market, launched in the U.S. about one month ago. Let’s take a deeper look at its launch, its tactics, the numbers and its next targets ...
    Created: 10/19/2017 2:55:46 AM
  • The battle lines have been drawn, but the end is far from uncertain. And the ramifications for the rest of the real estate classified industry in the United States could be far-reaching ...
    Created: 10/19/2017 2:30:56 AM
  • There have been (unlucky) 13 hurricanes so far in 2017 at the time of this article. Harvey, Irma and Maria have been the big three, causing massive devastation throughout Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, with especially destructive effects in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands ...
    Created: 10/19/2017 2:15:30 AM
  • Your clients just bought a new home and couldn’t be happier. What better way to congratulate them than to give them a great housewarming gift? Selecting something they'll actually like isn’t always easy though, especially if you don’t know them well ...
    Created: 10/19/2017 2:00:05 AM