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3 strategies for achieving a strong sales and rentals business
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 1:10:44
Boutique brokerages have traditionally been confined to either rentals or sales, but new technologies and changing consumer demands now afford and incentivize smaller agencies to target both markets. Here are three strategies to help you master both. read more»

4 negotiating tricks you should always be prepared for
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 0:32:39
Successful negotiation hinges on knowing what to expect and preparing for all possible outcomes. Here are four tricks you should always be ready for and when to expect them.  read more»

The Real Word: Gary Vee clarifies, Amazon pulls out and KW’s new app
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 0:14:39
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll follow up on Gary Vaynerchuk, who sat down to talk out his comments with an agent after the initial controversial interview. read more»

Zillow thinks its iBuyer will dwarf Premier Agent within 5 years
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:19:43
Zillow plans to purchase an average of 5,000 homes per month for all-cash from people around the country, and the company's Homes division that oversees Zillow Offers will bring in expected annualized revenue of about $20 billion. read more»

RE/MAX reports $50.8M in revenue for 4th quarter, beating estimates
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:51:45
RE/MAX reported $50.8 million revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018, a year-over-year 4.8 percent increase, according to the company's Thursday earnings release, beating the consensus estimate of $50.27 million in quarterly revenue. read more»

Zillow reports record $1.3B annual revenue, but losses widen
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:38:37
In an earnings report today, Seattle-based Zillow Group posted a net loss of $97.7 million in the fourth quarter and a net loss of $120 million for all of 2018. read more»

Zillow co-founder Rich Barton back as CEO, Spencer Rascoff out
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:18:28
Zillow co-founder Rich Barton is taking back the reins as CEO, replacing Spencer Rascoff, the real estate tech giant announced amid its fourth quarter 2018 corporate earnings release. read more»

WATCH: Why your emotional intelligence matters
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:12:37
Tap into your EQ, and open the door to new business and life skills with Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Founding Director Marc Brackett. read more»

This new home-equity tool is like CreditKarma for home value
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:27:41
HSH.com, a long-time mortgage industry resource, has launched a new tool called KnowEquity Tracker and Projector for homeowners to manage home equity as an active financial asset. read more»

JP & Associates latest brokerage to offer health care to agents
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:16:55
Texas-based JP & Associates Realtors is the latest real estate company to offer its agents an associated health care plan, the company announced. read more»

Chase vows to close mortgages in 3 weeks — or hand you $1,000
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 9:19:47
Chase Home Lending vowed on Wednesday to close any borrower's mortgage application within 21 days — or write out a check for $1,000. read more»

WATCH: An inside look at 4 competing brokerages’ models
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 9:10:44
Online, traditional, capped-fee models — brokerages come in a variety of types these days with varying pros and cons for agents. Listen in as these ICNY panelists spell out the advantages of their particular flavor of brokerage.  read more»

Is this Gary Keller’s Achilles heel?
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 8:49:00
Standing before 20,000 agent-followers in New Orleans last week, Gary Keller presented his latest triumphant moment, a mix of real estate and showmanship. read more»

Existing-home sales hit 3-year low
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 7:13:50
Existing-home sales fell for the third consecutive month in January, according to the latest release from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). read more»

Open Listings in Dallas gets folded into the Opendoor brand
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 6:22:56
Open Listings will cease using its own branding in Dallas this month and carry on under the banner of Opendoor, which became its parent company last fall. read more»

Attention real estate: Why has your photography not improved yet?
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 2:47:43
Real estate agents should know it takes more than just a good phone camera to take great listing photos — yet, in some cases, it's nearly impossible to tell the difference between listing photos taken in 2009 and those taken in 2019. Here's why you should learn to photograph or hire a professional photographer. read more»

How to nab as many positive reviews as possible
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 2:13:37
From Zillow to Google to Yelp, finding out about businesses through the experiences of others has never been easier or more popular. Learn how to get as many reviews as possible here. read more»

7 homebuying trends that’ll impact your market in 2019
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 1:34:19
Knowing what your buyers value most will save you and your clients alike the frustration of viewing unsuitable properties. Keep these buying and moving trends in mind when helping prospective buyers earn the keys to their dream home. read more»

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