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Mic drop: MLSs heed broker wishes, announce merger deal

Lauren Hansen AUSTIN — Lauren Hansen concluded this year’s Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) conference by urging her fellow MLS execs to “be the change” they want to see in the real estate industry. She led by example. Before the day was out, she announced on stage that her MLS, Northern Colorado-based Information and […]

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman to answer all your burning questions — live

Agents and brokers, this is your chance to ask Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman all of your burning questions. On the heels of Redfin’s IPO and $2 billion valuation, on Wednesday, September 20 at 4 p.m. Eastern (1 p.m. Pacific), Kelman will answer inquiries sourced from the real estate industry from his Seattle headquarters. Don’t miss […]

Survival of the richest: Real estate’s technology arms race

Overview A homeowner thinking about selling starts searching for local home value information online and stumbles across an iBuyer platform — one that will let the prospective seller offload the property in a specific and exact timeframe. Meanwhile, a renter across town starts browsing for a bigger place and finds a wealth of information on […]

Another angry investor sues Zillow over co-marketing

Another Zillow Group shareholder has filed a federal lawsuit against the company and it appears the real estate giant could soon face a slew of similar suits. Spencer Rascoff In the latest complaint, investor James Shotwell alleges Zillow Group and its two top executives — CEO Spencer Rascoff and CFO Kathleen Philips — defrauded investors […]

Inside the most expensive property in Hamptons’ history

Along the Atlantic Coast, east of the Big Apple, is an area known worldwide for its exclusive beaches, lavish parties and covetable opulence. Its massive summer estates and pristine waterfront views come with an air of privacy that is essentially unmatched. It’s beautiful. It’s luxurious. It’s the Hamptons. There is no shortage of gorgeous property […]

Realtor.com owner tests the ‘holy grail’ of agent software

Take FiveStreet’s lead-follow up, mix it with Top Producer’s CRM and add Reesio’s transaction management. What do you get? One system to rule them all, and a big real estate tech experiment from realtor.com parent company Move Inc. Under Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation umbrella, Move already owns these tech tools that power thousands of Realtors’ […]

How to have a smooth settlement in 4 easy steps

Congratulations! Your clients ratified a contract and are well on their way to settlement. What happens next? Do you simply submit the contract to the title company, and move onto the next deal? I sure hope not. If you want to keep your client and title company happy, here are four title tips to make […]

10 savvy ways to save your hard-earned commission

As real estate agents, you work hard for your money, and you wait longer than most to get a paycheck. Sometimes, things don’t work out — the deal falls through — and you don’t even get paid for the work that you do. You’re money is precious. Imagine if you could work less and make […]

Overcome these 5 seller objections to get the listing

How do the best listing agents get sellers to sign on at every listing appointment? The answer has nothing to do with secret scripts or sneaky sales tactics. The best real estate agents win listings and clients by striving to understand prospects’ needs and addressing their concerns from the start. Dean Graziosi, one of the […]

How to be the listing agent no one wants to work with

A few years ago, my in-laws were in town, and we all went to the local farmers’ market to get our veggies for the week and peruse the wares. My father-in-law wandered off, and we found him in front of a stand where the vendor insisted his wife made “the world’s greatest peach pie.” The […]

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