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Survey: How do you use social media for real estate?

It’s undeniable — social media has had a profound impact on many parts of our modern life, including how homes are bought and sold. As this medium of communication takes an even tighter foothold, it’s important to understand how platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter can make agents better communicators, salespeople, influencers, and let’s […]

Modus launches to speed up and protect home closings

There are a few problems with the closing process and escrow, according to the founders of a new startup called Modus. One: their slow pace. And two: the potential for fraud. That’s why Alex Day, Abbas Guvenilir and Jai Sim founded their Seattle-based company, which promises to digitize and speed up the home closing process. […]

Why the MLS isn’t dead, and why backers say that’s good for consumers

A recent piece in Forbes suggested the multiple listing service is on its way out thanks to startups such as REX, but backers tell Inman they’re not worried Source: click here

How to guide your clients through the next market downturn

The words “housing market downturn” can spark fear in the hearts of consumers and real estate agents alike. However, experienced real estate agents know the U.S. housing market goes through cycles. Source: click here

How to set client expectations in a hot real estate market

Denver Realtors Steve Thayer and Heather Heuer have extensive experience dealing with setting expectations. In this article, they’ll share insights and tips on how to navigate challenging homebuyer and seller conversations. Source: click here

Never bought a home? 5 tips for being an expert agent regardless

Our job, as real estate agents, is to find ready, willing and able buyers and sellers and help them achieve their real estate goals. So how do you successfully sell a home to others or help buyers find the perfect place when you haven’t been in their shoes yourself? Source: click here

Home prices hit 4-year high, projected to skyrocket in 2019

House prices are about to skyrocket — again. Following an all-time high over the winter of $285,700, housing prices shot up in May by 7.1 percent year-over-year, the largest spike in four years, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index and Forecast, released on Wednesday. The eye-opening increase in May reversed some moderate annual reductions […]

Inflation rate hits Fed goal, reaches highest level since 2012

The U.S. inflation rate rose 2 percent to the highest it’s been since 2012 according to the latest figures released by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures — the Fed’s preferred gauge of inflation — increased $27.8 billion from April to May, to bring it to the Fed’s preferred […]

IBuyers as a service: How OfferDepot could do instant offers right

Reposted with permission from Rob Hahn.  Mike DelPrete, the man behind Adventures in Real Estate Tech, recently sent out an email newsletter (I can’t find the article on his website) about OfferDepot: A Keller Williams team in Phoenix recently launched OfferDepot, an instant offer play, to “help with all the confusion with cash offers versus bringing […]

How real estate agents would use the Google Duplex voice assistant

Google posted a video last week showing a woman making a dinner reservation using her Google Assistant. Only she didn’t make the reservation herself: her Google Assistant called the restaurant and spoke to the host for her. The video showcased new technology in the works called Google Duplex, a voice assistant that sounds a lot […]

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