Inman News

  • The same search engine optimization tool used by Zillow, realtor.com and other aggregators is now being used by a major producer of virtual tours to allow agents to once again deliver homes for sale directly to would-be buyers ...
    Created: 6/28/2017 9:16:14 AM
  • “Monthly closings have recently been oscillating back and forth, but this third consecutive decline in contract activity implies a possible topping off in sales,” said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. “Buyer interest is solid, but there is just not enough supply to satisfy demand. Prospective buyers are being sidelined by both limited choices and home prices that are climbing too fast.” ...
    Created: 6/28/2017 9:11:29 AM
  • Homebuilders that advertise with Zillow Group can now get deeper insight into homebuyer preferences and housing supply to figure out where to break ground next ...
    Created: 6/28/2017 7:40:09 AM
  • Phil Greely, a real estate broker at Realogics Sotheby's International Realty in Seattle, understands better than most real estate salespeople that school ratings don't give a complete picture of any school. "I was going to be a high school teacher before I got into real estate; I have my master's in teaching from the University of Washington," he explained. "So the internet in general and websites like gradeschools.com were becoming more prevalent, and it was pretty clear that anything that was online to evaluate a school was based on raw data, which typically translated into standardized test scores." ...
    Created: 6/28/2017 7:19:45 AM
  • Between the listing appointments, buyer showings, open house events, home inspections and office meetings, real estate agents tend to spend a lot of hours in their vehicles. And when you're accustomed to all that windshield time, your car becomes a stash spot for important items -- things that help you do your job and essentials you simply can't live without ...
    Created: 6/28/2017 3:00:42 AM
  • The lure of the fixer-upper is tempting for buyers. The “bargain” price of a fixer, compared to the price of an average house nearby, makes a real estate agent's phone ring off the hook with showing requests ...
    Created: 6/28/2017 2:00:55 AM
  • With more than 90 percent of buyers starting their home search online, listing photos are your new curbside. And if you want buyers to stop and investigate further, your exterior photos, especially, need to create a positive first impression ...
    Created: 6/28/2017 2:00:09 AM
  • Creating video isn't an option when it comes to successful marketing for real estate agents -- it's a necessity. Here are 3 things you need to overcome ...
    Created: 6/28/2017 1:30:40 AM
  • Domain, the Australian real estate site owned by Fairfax Media (ASX: FXJ), reckons its transformation from the “other” property site into a serious contender for the market-leading spot was due to a renewed focus on its parent company’s specialty: journalism ...
    Created: 6/28/2017 12:15:53 AM
  • We often hear about the burden of low inventory, but who does it actually affect and how exactly does it effect them? Those are the answers Trulia Chief Economist Ralph McLaughlin sought to answer in the latest Trulia Inventory and Price Watch report. According to McLaughlin's findings, the 20 percent dip in for-sale listings over the past five years mainly impacts first-time buyers searching for a starter home and current homeowners looking for a trade-up property ...
    Created: 6/27/2017 9:01:10 PM
  • Competition for agents, especially top producers, is par for the course among real estate brokerages. But a jury has found that one prominent firm crossed the line -- and is making the firm pay dearly for it ...
    Created: 6/27/2017 3:41:08 PM
  • A friend of mine just sold his company in the Valley and is dabbling in venture capital investing. He explained to me how tech will soon eliminate agents. Convincing him otherwise required a couple of cocktails and a description of the unpredictability and vast idiosyncrasies of the transaction, and the defensible relationships between consumers and one million-plus agents. He conceded. Agents will survive for one last generation before software proves its superiority. ...
    Created: 6/27/2017 2:39:03 PM
  • Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...
    Created: 6/27/2017 1:10:50 PM
  • To help make your clients' first home purchase a success we've put together a go-to checklist outlining 15 money-saving tips for first-time homebuyers ...
    Created: 6/27/2017 1:04:43 PM
  • If you're not regularly the first to follow up, then you're blowing deals and losing money. Every agent knows this, yet it's tough to stay consistent. Agent Legend is the secret weapon top teams and agents are using to get response rates of 40 - 80% ...
    Created: 6/27/2017 11:46:52 AM
  • April 2017’s national index comes in at 188.50, a 5.5 percent year-over-year increase from March 2016 and a seasonally adjusted 0.95 percent month-over-month increase ...
    Created: 6/27/2017 11:28:21 AM
  • Are you still using your personal Facebook page to promote your real estate business? Besides making you look like an amateur, relying on your personal profile to market yourself and your services means missing out on some crucial benefits. A Facebook business page provides a platform to share your story, connect with people in your target audience and post content that builds your authority ...
    Created: 6/27/2017 11:00:12 AM
  • Robert Hughes, real estate salesperson with Meier Real Estate, quickly learned that real estate is anything but simple. It takes motivation, dedication and a lot of legwork to succeed in this industry. Know your inventory, take charge of your schedule and be confident enough to help clients differentiate their wants from their needs when helping them find a home ...
    Created: 6/27/2017 3:00:14 AM