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10 real estate deal-killers (and how to handle them)

Real estate is wrought with deal-killers at every turn. Sometimes, no matter how proactive you are, surprise rears its ugly head and throws a wrench in the entire transaction. A savvy agent is ready with a plan B if needed. Here are 10 home-sale killers and how to deal with them. Source: click here

How (and why) to make agent safety a priority in your business

Jay Thompson is a former brokerage owner who spent the past six years working for Zillow Group. He retired in August 2018 but can’t seem to leave the real estate industry behind. His weekly Inman column publishes every Wednesday. Whether you’re a rookie agent, a rising team leader or an established veteran broker, we can […]

Do you qualify for a 20% deduction on your business taxes?

A 20 percent deduction on your real estate business taxes could provide you the capital to accelerate the growth of your company or provide better compensation to your employees. Find out if your business can be set up to function in accordance with Section 199A. Source: click here

9 ideas for making your ‘thank you’ stand out

What’s the best way to stand out from the sea of other agents? Personalize your efforts. When simply saying “thank you” doesn’t seem like enough for your top clients, try these thoughtful, creative ideas to show your appreciation for their business. Source: click here

New company uses data to match luxury properties and buyers

A new company is building a system that will use data and artificial intelligence to match high-end properties with lifestyle preferences and hobbies. Source: click here

Millennials are influencing their parents’ homebuying decisions

Millennials are a driving force in the housing market, whether buying homes themselves or influencing their parents’ decisions, according to an NAR survey. Source: click here

Premier Agent customers cheer Zillow’s platform improvements

Zillow is finally taking its reimagined Premier Agent program nationwide and unveiling a platform where the “best” agents are rewarded while those with poor customer reviews will be dropped. Source: click here

50 Cent finally sells 52-room estate after massive price cuts

Twelve years after first putting his 52-room mansion on the market, 50 Cent has finally closed the deal for $2.9 million. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman The 50,000-square-foot, 52-room estate north of Greenwich, Connecticut, became the “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” rapper’s home when he bought it from boxer Mike Tyson for $4.1 million in 2003. The artist, […]

HomeSmart expands to Florida

Fast growing, tech-forward residential real estate company HomeSmart is taking its brokerage operations to the Sunshine State. The Scottsdale, Arizona-headquartered company announced on Wednesday it’s set to expand to Florida, the 29th state with a HomeSmart presence (counting franchises), with a new company-owned office led by broker Freddie Rodriguez, previously of Carrington Real Estate, who is based […]

Hometalk, a DIY project website, nabs $15M in funding

Hometalk, a site where visitors can browse DIY projects and connect with home services professionals, has raised $15 million in a funding round led by NFX, TechCrunch reports. TechCrunch calls Hometalk a DIY-centric version of Houzz, an online home design and furnishings platform most recently valued at $4 billion. Hometalk’s claimed 15 million members can post […]

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