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Opendoor snags top talent from Uber and Amazon

Opendoor has reportedly brought on Uber’s head of finance and two former Amazon execs to serve in key roles at the real estate startup. The hires show that Opendoor, an “iBuyer” that uses technology to quickly buy and sell homes, will have no trouble attracting top talent as it seeks to expand rapidly over the […]

Survey: Indie brokerage strengths and threats

Collectively, indie brokerages pack a punch — over half of Realtors today are affiliated with an independent company, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). In the ultra-competitive real estate industry, the race is on between indie firms up against one another and the powerful franchisor networks, all of which are vying for agents […]

Mortgages frozen near 4% with Fed meeting in sight

Last week was quiet, eh? In financial markets — that was certainly so, as the great freeze continues. The mortgage-driving 10-year T-note stayed in a band 2.14-2.21 percent (too tight to call it a “range”), leaving mortgages unchanged near 4.00 percent. The stock market is even deader, the S&P500 trading between 2426 and 2438. The […]

Who’s your biggest influence in real estate?

Brokers, top producers, authors, coaches, fellow agents old and young — inspiration in real estate exudes from those who are doing it right. Here three industry professionals talk about the people in their professional lives that moved the needle…. Source: click here

How Inman Connect changed my life for the better

When I first heard about Inman Connect, I had no reference point for what those two words actually meant. Inman? Connect? What? And many of my professional colleagues from around the country were raving about how this conference had changed their businesses and their lives. How could I resist? I wanted to find out what […]

Why great service in real esate isn’t enough anymore

Sean Carpenter’s area of expertise is teaching others how to create memorable experiences that will keep customers coming back time and time again. Carpenter, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker, was recently named one of the top 20 most influential people on social media for the real estate industry by The Swanepoel Report. As a popular […]

Skyrocket your real estate marketing ROI with targeted advertising

Do you feel like you’re wasting time, money and energy on real estate marketing campaigns that never seem to pay off? Unless your marketing strategy includes targeted advertising, you most certainly are. Fortunately, it’s easy to run targeted ad campaigns these days, and one of our recent podcast guests shared exactly how. Nationally recognized residential […]

5 pro tips for getting the most out of Inman Connect

In 2008, I attended my first Inman Connect in San Francisco. That was before I started selling real estate, before I had my license and even before our first investment property was as much as a twinkle in my eye. I went as part of a marketing team for the tech startup I was working […]

What was the biggest ‘surprise’ in your early years of selling real estate?

The shock of paying taxes as an independent contractor. The lies you hear. The rewards at the end of the day that make it all worth it. Those are just a few of the things that surprised real estate agents the most in their early years of selling. A recent conversation on Raise the Bar in Real […]

3 important tips for real estate newbies

I want to talk about the serious side of the real estate business in the San Francisco area. Many real estate agents get into the business for the wrong reasons. People often seek out the success of seasoned agents and brokers and think that — in the blink of an eye — they, too, will […]

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