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Google sibling Sidewalk unveils its master plan for Toronto smart city
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:49:50
Here are just a few of the ideas outlined Monday in Sidewalk Labs' massive master plan for a proposed new community in Toronto, Canada. The community, the first part of which has been dubbed Quayside, would occupy a section of waterfront property east of Toronto's core and is meant to be a kind of testing ground for new technologies and development patterns. read more»

5 real estate taxes that could impact property investors
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 16:09:25
As the vacation rental industry heats up, state governments are eyeing real estate as a source of tax revenue, potentially putting a crimp on property investment. Here are five states that are either actively considering or have recently enacted short-term rental or real estate transfer taxes. read more»

Home by Frank Lloyd Wright’s intern can be yours for less than $1M
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:29:29
A mid-century house designed by a one-time Frank Lloyd Wright intern has hit the market north of Montreal, Canada, for $855,000. read more»

Chicago-based Midwest Real Estate Data brings on Remine
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:00:24
The multiple listing service is the latest to provide its subscribers with Remine Enterprise Pro, a new offering that allows MLSs to give all their agents access to Remine’s entire suite of services. read more»

Lesson Learned: Do unto others
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:53:26
In this weekly column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, one of NAR's 30 Under 30 Sean Anthony. read more»

You can now rent Biggie Smalls’ childhood home for $4K a month
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:08:04
The iconic rapper, otherwise known as The Notorious B.I.G., grew up in the so-called "one-room shack" in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill. read more»

Read it and weep: 1 in 3 owners cry while trying to sell a home
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 9:02:25
Among those who admitted to shedding a tear, a whopping 20 percent cried 5 or more times during the agonizing process, according to a new Zillow study. read more»

Mortgage tech startup Blend raises $130M, adds Pixar vet to board
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 8:41:11
Digital mortgage lending startup Blend announced Monday it's raised an additional $130 million in venture capital funding, bringing the company's total funding to $310 million. The company plans to use the capital to further grow its team of nearly 400 employees and invest in new technology.   read more»

JP & Associates hires former RE/MAX president Geoff Lewis
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 6:00:36
JP & Associates Realtors announced Monday that Geoff Lewis, a veteran executive of RE/MAX, is joining JPAR's parent company Vesuvius Holdings, LLC. read more»

Commission is negotiable: Why your sellers deserve to know
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 1:16:52
There seems to be a misconception about the rules surrounding negotiating commission and the Code of Ethics. I reached out to the National Association of Realtors to clear it up. Here's the truth. read more»

5 follow-up rules every agent should live by
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 0:25:06
Think about it: When you are in need of service or advice from a salesperson, what makes you feel good about working with them? The golden rule, simple logic and common sense are good places to start. Here are a few simple rules to follow. read more»

Hope, dream and fix it: What agents can learn from 2020 candidates
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 0:04:49
President Donald Trump rode to success with a campaign slogan that appealed to our reptilian instincts, according to marketing experts, just as President Barack Obama's "hope" campaign did. Debates will show us whether the current crop of candidates have realized the importance of these key words. How does this apply to your marketing? Find out here. read more»

Where is your business in the cycle of change?
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 0:01:54
The Business Cycle of Change is inevitable in all industries. Companies navigate the five cycles – Disruption, Acceleration, Maturation, Saturation, and Commoditization – at different rates, impacted by internal factors, like leadership alignment, and external factors, like the economy. read more»

3 essentials of building great technology
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 0:01:42
Jerry Modes has built an amazing career on using tech to solve problems and elevate the customer experience. Modes is an IT/data visionary who co-founded two wildly successful startups: Teradata, which was later acquired by AT&T, and HyperParallel, a platform that touches almost all shoppers. read more»

A luxury real estate agent’s summer checklist
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 0:01:40
Summer is peak season for just about everything in the Northern Hemisphere, and luxury real estate is no exception. Real estate deals don’t close overnight, and the relaxed pace of summer can create breathing room for today’s busy homebuyer. Clients are finally free to begin the search for their next property, letting the brighter days inspire their search for the perfect home. read more»

Call, text or email: what’s the best way to communicate with your client?
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 0:01:19
In real estate, effective communication is crucial, and smart agents take their client’s needs into consideration when choosing the best contact methods. In a competitive market where homes move quickly, adopting newer, faster methods of communication is essential in winning and retaining each client, especially if that customer is a millennial. read more»

Turn your listings into a social media lead magnet
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 0:01:10
In the olden days, the average real estate customer journey was a nice, easy-to-understand shape. A funnel. A line. Not anymore. Today, it’s a spiral inside a maze. And your marketing to today’s home buyer and seller has more avenues than it ever has before. read more»

What advice would you give newbies? 8 tips from seasoned pros
Sun, 23 Jun 2019 2:41:49
What can a new agent do to adjust to the job as quickly as possible? Inman asked seasoned real estate professionals to give their top advice for newbie agents. Here's what they said. read more»

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