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Not business as usual: Realogy enters the Schneider era

Reposted with permission from Rob Hahn.  One of the biggest changes in the industry as we entered 2018 was a changing of the guard atop the largest real estate company in the U.S. as Richard Smith, CEO of Realogy stepped down, and Ryan Schneider, formerly of Capital One, stepped up. I thought it was all […]

TotalBrokerage might be the total package for running your office

Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. TotalBrokerage is an enterprise software solution for brokers to manage all aspects of their real estate business. Platforms: Browser; mobile-optimized Ideal for: Brokers wanting to consolidate multiple business functions in a single system. Top selling points […]

Startups unveil $4,000 home built with a 3-D printer

Technology startup Icon thinks that one day, 3-D printed homes could populate swaths of the United States. But to start, the early-stage company is building a prototype for affordable, 3-D printed housing for the developing world. Icon partnered with the nonprofit New Story, which provides housing to families in need in El Salvador, Haiti and […]

Amazon could seize opportunity in fractured mortgage market

At Inman Connect New York, Compass COO Maëlle Gavet told the audience that she believes “what Amazon has done to retail, someone is going to do to real estate.” Is it possible that Amazon itself could be that someone, starting with mortgages? Last week the news broke that Amazon is talking to big banks about […]

Capital Connect NY 18: What does Wall Street think of Zillow?

“From a Wall Street perspective, we just care about … growth and, ultimately, profitability,” said Ron Josey of JMP Securities onstage at Inman Connect New York’s Capital Connect. “And if you’re doing it in a way that’s sort of partnering with existing infrastructure but then also growing the overall pie, that’s sort of the magic sauce, […]

Sotheby’s International Realty posts record $108B in annual sales volume

A strong global economy led to Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) booking $108 billion in sales volume in 2017, an annual sales volume record for the luxury real estate brand, the company reported this month. The Realogy franchisor spanning 69 countries was able to leverage that international economic expansion to post $96 billion in sales stateside, […]

A loan officer’s presence at closing can make or break referrals: study

Every real estate professional knows the importance of attending the closing along with his or her buyer and sometimes seller-clients. But it’s just as crucial for the buyer’s lender to be there, too, according to the latest research by the Stratmor Group. According to the Colorado-based mortgage industry consulting firm, borrower satisfaction plummets when a […]

Why Howard Hanna views middle management as crucial company leaders

The idea of big brokerage “leadership” is often associated with executives in the C-suite, vice presidents, regional directors and the like, but when Howard Hanna president, Howard “Hoby” Hanna, talks about developing leadership at the country’s largest privately owned firm, he emphasizes the need to focus on middle management. “The bigger development challenge is the branch […]

ICNY 18 Marketing: How to fight rising costs of social media advertising

Everyone is raising their prices — Google, Facebook and Zillow – how do you manage to their greed? Watch more sessions from ICNY 18 here. Email Inman Save My Seat for ICSF Now… Source: click here

Is your real estate brand in desperate need of a revamp?

As a real estate agent, you offer a plethora of unique services that your competition does not. You go above and beyond for each and every one of your clients. Yet your competitors are thriving, and you are just barely keeping your head above water. Does this sound like you? Before you decide to change the […]

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