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Is the traditional real estate model dying a slow death?

Pete Flint, one of the co-founders of Trulia, and Robert Refkin, the CEO of Compass, predict that the traditional real estate model will die. I disagree — the traditional real estate model is alive and well at many of the big companies, but more importantly, in the myriad of small independent brokers that form the […]

3 steps to avoid bad marketing advice in real estate

In a recent social media interaction, I was completely alarmed at some of the ideas floating around our industry. More than any other time in history, we, as real estate agents, have to be careful about the advice we are taking. An agent in this particular social media group was passing out advice about how to […]

5 ways new agents can prep for buying season

As the busiest time of the year, the spring season is vitally important. Performing well can catapult a new real estate agent not just into a successful year but also into a successful career. I reached out to several agents of all experience levels to see what they’re doing to get ready for the busy […]

8 live video ideas every agent should try

Many experts agree that video is a critical component of real estate marketing. In fact, Facebook is moving toward a “video first” strategy. If you’ve been thinking about getting into video or expanding your video strategy by going live, read “7 things you need to know before creating live video.” Then to get you started, […]

10 hidden Facebook features all real estate agents should know

We’ve scoured the social media guides, tracked down the experts and sifted through the flashy add-ons to bring you the top 10 hidden Facebook features, tips and tricks every real estate agent should know going into 2018. Without further ado, we’ll get right into it — because let’s face it (no pun intended), we’re all […]

New ibuyer platform Offerai inspired by Zillow Instant Offers

Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. Offerai.com, launched just last week, is a new ibuyer service that allows homeowners to sell their home without an agent “in only a few clicks.” A request for an offer launches Facebook Messenger, followed by a […]

How to create your ‘best day ever’ every single day

Ask people why they got into real estate, and one of the most common answers you’ll hear is this: “I get to set my own schedule.” Sound familiar? But once you dive into the business, you realize this statement is both true and a little naïve. Agents quickly discover that achieving success as an entrepreneur […]

Finding and hiring top talent for your team

Hiring can be daunting, but when done right, it can be the best thing you do for your growing business. As Compass’ director of recruiting, I’m responsible for helping our executives find and hire the highest caliber of talent they can for their growing teams. I provide that same counsel to our agent team leaders. […]

Real estate daily market update: February 5, 2018

 We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. Most recent market news Monday, February 5 Black Knight’s Mortgage Monitor Though mortgage delinquencies ended 2017 at a 23-month high (up 164K from 2016 year-end), in non-hurricane-impacted areas – representing 90 percent of the total market – delinquency rates declined […]

Kim Kardashian launches home furnishings finder app

Say what you want about Kim Kardashian West, but the fashion and reality TV mogul sure does know how to monetize her knack for creating makeup and style trends. In November, Kardashian West launched Screenshop, an app that allows users to upload photos of high-priced items — such as Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 6 $300 […]

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