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Here’s the man behind the National Association of Realtors’ CEO hunt

The recruiting firm tapped to find a COO for troubled CEO Travis Kalanick of Uber fame is the same company on the hunt for the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR’s) next CEO.They are both high-profile hires: one unfolding publicly amid a messy human resources situation — and the other for a trade organization that’s in […]

3 obstacles pushing California toward majority renter status

“In a few years, California will be a majority renter state,” predicted California Association of Realtors Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young during the association’s “The California Series: State of the State” panel this week.Appleton-Young, along with California Business Roundtable President Rob Lapsley, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin, and California Budget and Policy Center Executive Director […]

Functional flair: Inside RealScout’s new office digs

From pop culture to real life, office workspaces have gotten a bad rap — dull wall colors, uncomfortable desks, a bland lunch room and the lone water cooler in the corner come to mind. But, lately, companies have begun to tap into the power of a bright and creative workspace that makes coming to the […]

3 steps to protecting homebuyers from online listing scams

Ninety percent of buyers use online search to find the perfect home, according to the National Association of Realtors. Most buyers probably don’t give a second thought to the sites they use, but Florida Realtors says they should after a rash of listing scams across the state. “Unfortunately, criminals keep coming up with sophisticated schemes that […]

Double exposure? 4 San Francisco Bay Area MLSs strike data share deal

In a market where million-dollar real estate listings often sell in days, a fragmented MLS market and the inefficiency it brings can be frustrating and potentially costly for a real estate agent.Aiming to alleviate some of that pain, four San Francisco Bay Area multiple listing services are joining forces so that subscribers can stop hopping between various systems […]

Daily market update: March 31, 2017

We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. Most recent market news: Thursday, March 30: Ten-X Residential Real Estate Nowcast March sales will fall between seasonally adjusted annual rates of 5.41 – 5.77 million with a targeted number of 5.59 million, up 2.0 percent from NAR’s reported February […]

CRM Chime weaves BombBomb video, leads into the mix

Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe.Mobile-first software Chime helps agents launch IDX-powered websites and online marketing campaigns, then captures and manages the subsequent leads in its CRM suite.This month the company launched two major updates, keeping its promise of introducing at least one new […]

Can you make as much money on a real estate team as a solo agent?

Byron Lazine and Tim Bray discuss whether an agent can make as much money on a real estate team as a solo agent. Javier Carmenate reached out to ask the guys, “I’m thinking about joining a real estate team and wanted to know if you can make good money on a team. Like over $100,000 a […]

Agent recruiting in 60 seconds: Finding more than talent

Finding talent in the real estate industry is hard enough. But even though real estate agents are independent contractors, bringing one into your brokerage is like any other hiring process —  it’s got to be the right fit. That involves more than raw skill and gets down to your business’ vision, mission and future. Source: […]

The difference between property value and depreciation — explained

Before working in real estate, I worked as systems consultant at one of the big accounting firms. Although I never worked as an accountant or earned a CPA, I had to know accounting for designing systems. To be honest, I always found accounting a little weird. Balance sheets never made as much sense to me as […]

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