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@properties founders launch agent-oriented podcast
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:24:01
Major Chicago-based brokerage @properties announced this week that it has launched a new podcast in which the firm's founders discuss various industry issues that matter to their agents. read more»

Once a staple of the 1970s, split-level homes are back in vogue
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:57:58
Split-level homes, once seen purely as retro real estate, are growing in popularity among some millennial homebuyers. Google searches for "split-level home" have been increasing since 2004 and reached a peak in January 2017. read more»

Growing number of homeowners feel ‘house rich and cash poor’
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:37:05
Stagnant wage growth and booming costs of living are stressing homeowners, according to a new HomeTap study released Tuesday. read more»

Invasion of the iSquatters: What happens when iBuyer self-tours go wrong?
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:06:09
iBuyers including Opendoor and Offerpad have drawn tech-savvy squatters who gain access to homes through company apps in a bid to find shelter or abuse drugs. read more»

WeWork’s Adam Neumann offered $1.7B to walk, SoftBank gets 80% stake
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 9:01:59
SoftBank will bail out the coworking giant to the tune of nearly $10 billion while news outlets report that founder Adam Neumann has been offered a $1.7 billion exit package. read more»

Following tech peers, Facebook pledges $1B to affordable housing
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 7:01:05
The commitment from the social network comes amid accusations of worsening housing affordability and a wider tech backlash. read more»

IRenter Blueground raises another $50M
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 7:00:33
Blueground, a proxy landlord that rents apartments from landlords and then subleases them to business travelers and well-heeled new arrivals, has raised an additional $50 million in a Series B funding round. read more»

Home prices continue to rise, albeit at a slower pace: FHFA
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 6:44:07
Home prices were up 0.2 percent month-over-month in August and 4.6 percent year-over-year, according to data released Wednesday. read more»

Vacasa wraps up purchase of Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 4:00:56
Vacation rental startup Vacasa announced today that it has wrapped up a massive deal to acquire Wyndham Vacation Rentals, in the process growing its total portfolio to include tens of thousands of units. read more»

Need a 2020 business plan? (Re)treat yourself
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 1:42:53
Sometimes you need to get away from the intrusions of everyday life to find mental clarity, strike inspiration and seek a path forward. read more»

5 tools that’ll boost your team’s productivity
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 0:51:23
There are many factors at play when it comes to making a real estate team more efficient — starting with building a team culture. A close second to that is finding (and using) the proper efficiency tools to help agents stay on track. Here are five tools that my team relies on to keep us humming along every day. read more»

Pulse: How do you overcome ‘Zillow told us our house is worth more’?
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 0:27:16
Real estate agents handle countless objections from clients and prospects in their daily course of business. We want to hear yours. Take this one-question survey to share your top objection handler for contending with the Zestimate. read more»

5 must-do’s for brand new real estate agents
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 0:17:07
Here are five essential decisions you must make as you launch your real estate career. If you're still hanging back on some of these, you might be setting yourself up to become one of the statistics. read more»

Smart-home tech for agents: Top 10 automations
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 0:10:02
In this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. This week, automation. Wireless technologies, sensors and voice activation mean that you can control more in your home with your voice or an app than ever before. read more»

In order to stand out, these agents lit up this $49.5M home in neon
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:48:03
The expansive Neoclassical mansion in Los Angeles was decked out with 17 art installations by light artist Olivia Steele. read more»

46% of homeowners say rising home prices have made life worse
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:10:48
According to a Redfin survey of 3,000 Americans who bought or sold a home in the past year, 46 percent of respondents say rising home prices have made their lives worse. read more»

How this family of women lead a Texas real estate empire
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 10:09:20
Sixty-three percent of Realtors are women, making it one of the most female-dominant industries; however, men dominate leadership roles. This three-generation real estate family bucked statistics 31 years ago by opening a female-owned brokerage. Here’s their take on how to help women rise to leadership. read more»

Potential SoftBank takeover reveals WeWork’s new value
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 9:43:11
The takeover will reportedly value WeWork at around $7.5 billion and hand SoftBank approximately 70 percent of the company. read more»

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