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Mortgage startup snags $160M funding round
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 5:00:10
Better.com, a fintech startup that aims to digitize and streamline the entire mortgage process, announced Monday, it's raised $160 million for its Series C funding round. The startup has raised $254 million to date, and its latest investor round included financial sector heavy hitters like Citi, Goldman Sachs, Ally Financial and American Express Ventures. read more»

To join a real estate team or not to join? That is the question
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 2:29:49
Should you join a real estate team after joining a brokerage or work solo? It depends on your personality and goals. Here are some key points to mull over as you make your decision. read more»

Is your hot seller’s market over? How to recognize a slowdown and pivot
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 1:47:37
Do you have a strategy to thrive in a market slowdown? Agents who survive down markets do so by having a balance between aggressively priced listings and motivated buyers. Here's how to make sure you always strike that balance, regardless of market. read more»

Lesson Learned: Embrace the unexpected
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 1:45:41
Each week, we talk to agents across the country about what they’ve learned along the way (and what they wish they had known as new agents). This week, Denver-based Atlas Real Estate agent Jennifer Reinhardt shares how she turned lemons into lemonade. read more»

Zillow Offers lands in Miami with future plans to buy condos
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 1:00:05
Zillow Offers is officially live in South Florida. Starting Monday, sellers in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and other parts of South Florida can get a free, all-cash offer from Zillow. read more»

Eight ways to build the right culture for your team
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 0:01:51
So you’ve decided to start a real estate team! One of the most important aspects of building a team is establishing your culture, yet this step is one of the most-often skipped in the rush to hire team members. read more»

How to leverage culture for growth
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 0:01:37
A monthly dinner with your top performers. The annual office barbecue and volleyball tournament. A quarterly offsite with your managers. While some owners and brokers may see these simply as ways to get people out of the office and boost morale, the truth is that the benefits run much deeper. read more»

The best advice I’ve received on marketing myself as a luxury agent
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 0:01:08
When you deal with the most selective, discerning clientele in the world, first impressions matter. So do lasting relationships. Luxury real estate agents have to cultivate both through promoting a personal brand and showcasing exclusive services. read more»

‘Hey, Google. Find me a real estate agent.’
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 0:01:07
True or false: top producers do the most business, and therefore have the most clients and the most referrals, so they get Googled the most and they also have the most reviews. At Homesnap, our assumption last year was that the above statement was true. read more»

Amateur hour! How to keep your cool with other agents
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 0:26:43
Bad communication practices in transactions lead to misunderstandings and can mask unethical and unprofessional behavior. They can also diminish goodwill, undermine trust and lead to a build up of resentments that could derail your transaction. Here's how to avoid all of this. read more»

WATCH: Getting things done in one click
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:28:49
At ICLV, executives from Reali, Redefy and Pre Open House talked about how they're leveraging technology to make the real estate process easier for consumers. read more»

Actor Rob Lowe slashes price of California mansion to $42.5M
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:15:36
Rob Lowe, the actor known for playing Sam Seaborn in the political drama "The West Wing," just slashed the price of his swanky California mansion. read more»

The Real Word: Zillow’s losing money, but not as much as before
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 9:06:25
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, Zillow lost $2,916 on every home it sold in Q2 on average. But this is a small price to pay for what it is gaining. read more»

Redfin temporarily closes 4 offices after veiled threat
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 8:59:41
An ex-Redfin contractor allegedly made what the company called "concerning comments" last week, prompting the tech-focused Seattle brokerage to temporarily close four Bay Area offices. The brokerage is working with local law enforcement to determine if there's any real threat to Redfin employees. read more»

Millennials, move aside: Generation Z is already buying homes
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 8:38:18
According to a new TransUnion report, 14 million Generation Z consumers have some sort of credit balance in 2019, and the number of Gen Z consumers who took out a mortgage grew by 112 percent to 319,000 between 2018 and 2019. read more»

Housing start data spells good news for recession fears: Economist
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 7:21:46
The inversion of the yield curve — when long-term interest rates drop below short-term interest rates — this week was seen as a warning sign to many that another recession was looming. But Friday morning's housing start data means we shouldn't sound the alarms just yet, according to Odeta Kushi, the deputy chief economist at First American. read more»

Inman News quiz: Think you’re on top of the week’s biggest stories?
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 2:00:22
The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman's news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week. read more»

Considering switching to a 100% brokerage? Think it through
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 1:00:07
If seller commission expectations and a worsening “listing-inventory-to-agent-count” ratio have you thinking about moving to a 100-percent brokerage with the idea that change would lead to higher net income, here are some things that you ought to be considering.   read more»

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