When it was released to tepid reviews in the U.S., it was called “Finding Mr. Right.” But the original title of one of China’s top-grossing films of all time was “Beijing Meets Seattle,” and The New York T
Housing economist Tom Lawler thinks it a bit strange that in reporting a 5.3 percent annual decline in the pace of existing-home sales in August, the National Association of Realtors pointed the finger of blame at a drop in all-cash ...
In a deal that could be expanded to include franchise affiliates in other states, Windermere Real Estate’s 10 company-owned brokerage offices in the Seattle market have joined the RealtyTrack Network. RealtyTrac launched the brokerage network la
I hear it all the time from real estate agents and from social media experts: "Social media is a conversation." It is interesting to hear this statement floating around, a strong hold-out from old-school social media "best practices."
By now you are surely signed up with Google Plus. You know it?s an important platform to help grow your real estate business, but it doesn?t seem to be helping you as much as you had hoped. In fact, you may even blame its lack of success on the limited tr
Mike Ferry, the father of real estate coaching and one of the industry?s most iconic educators and trainers, set my head spinning with his August 2014 report to his LinkedIn group. In the report, Ferry argues that new agents should declare whether they wa
With consumers searching for real estate listings on any number of websites — some more trustworthy than others — a nonprofit trade group comprised mostly of multiple listing services has launched an initiative it says will help consum
They said it wouldn?t be done. Late Apple founder Steve Jobs, specifically, said his company would never develop a larger smartphone like those rival Samsung and others were deploying, because, in his words, ?No one?s going to buy that.? ...
For a century, the residential real estate business in the U.S. has been built on multiple listing services run by local Realtor associations or Realtor-affiliated brokerages. Want to join the MLS? In most markets, in addition to your real estate ...
Trying to find a resident to fill a vacancy? If you?re a property manager or a landlord, you?ll want to refine your understanding about a ?good lead? -- a prospect likely to convert into a high-quality, long-term resident -- versus a prospect that will si
Meet the ?New Kids on the Block? -- the people behind the startups that are changing the way real estate is done: HouseCall's Roland Ligtenberg, Updater's David Greenberg, Lenda's Jason van den Brand, Lumentus' Adam Selig and WikiRealt
Hot Property columnist Lauren Beale dishes with the Redfin blog, sharing how the L.A. Times broke the stories behind former police Chief William Bratton’s move, helped popularize the term “frat house bordello” (hint: think Ni
Most Inman News readers say they’re not offended by a racy listing video that seems to be as much about the model’s assets as the home she’s helping market, but they don’t think it’s going to do much to se
Hoping to keep more new real estate agents in the business long enough to celebrate their second anniversary, Century 21 Canada has rolled out a 31-day, email-driven course that the franchisor says will give them the practical skills they need ...