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After getting out of prison on parole, former Montreal mayor tried to get courts to reinstate his real estate license before ultimately giving up the fight.
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In Pictures: Luxury Connect’s Opening Sessions - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 12:33pm
A photo recap of Wednesday morning's stimulating, inspiring and motivating sessions. Featuring Compass' Robert Reffkin, The Agency's Mauricio Umansky, Valerie Alexander's uplifting presentation on happiness and a spirited discussion on how to sort through the noise around industry disruption — it was a great morning of debate from some fascinating speakers.
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Zillow adds first indie brokerage listings from Alberta, Canada - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 12:18pm
One day after launching Canadian home listings on its signature property search website, Zillow is adding yet another source of those homes for sale.
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To boost your business, separate the signal from the noise - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 11:53am
On Wednesday, executives from Compass, The Agency, Keller Williams and Climb Real Estate discussed how agents can cut through the noise.
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Over a third of renters plan to buy in next 2 years - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Some renters are being held back by “persistent home-buying myths,” according to the latest Insights Report from Bank of America, but other would-be buyers are getting the ducks in a row and considering when, where and even with whom to buy.
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Nobody wants to buy Tom Hanks’ old houseboat - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:38am
Tom Hanks' former houseboat in Alameda, California's Barnhill Marina is on the market for $600,000. So, why isn't it attracting buyers?
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Co-living is about small spaces, but for astute real estate agents across the United States it may also represent a huge, largely untapped opportunity.
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Affluent buyers outnumber sellers - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 9:18am
Nearly 40 percent of high-net-worth individuals are ready to buy in the next three years while 23 percent are looking to sell, according to a new report.
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Tech provider Placester has streamlined and improved its free website service for members of the National Association of Realtors.
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It boggles my mind how so many dismiss ideas, data, philosophies, opinions and lessons that others can provide simply because they disagree with them, find them different or just don’t like them. Now is a time for listening, even to those you loathe. Here's why.
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Kinder, gentler Compass CEO regrets ‘arrogant’ marketing - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 2:00am
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin sat down with Inman to discuss the past six years and the state of both his company and the real estate industry as a whole.
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In Pictures: Luxury Connect’s Welcome Reception - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 1:26am
Presented by Concierge Auctions and Joyce Rey, Luxury Connect 2019 opened with cocktails and appetizers at a truly regal compound in Bel Air, where attendees mixed, mingled and expanded their networks among luxury real estate's elite.  
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Here are five tried-and-true strategies for staying top-of-mind that'll help you reconnect and strengthen your client-agent relationships for a referral-rich future.
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10 questions to ask before helping your buyers snag that condo - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 12:35am
Buying a condominium is an attractive option for many buyers, but before you help your clients pull the trigger, don't forget to ask these 10 crucial questions.
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Crafted by an agent for fellow agents, Quitchet was built by a South Carolina-based agent. It uses home search to capture buyers and help agents manage the buying process.
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Compass is far from the first brokerage to build out its own service options for homeseller clients. In November 2017, Redfin announced Redfin Concierge, its 2 percent listing fee service.
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Company that fired white property manager vanishes online - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:40pm
After a property management company fired a Missouri Realtor who blocked a black man from entering his apartment, Tribeca-STL deleted its online presence.
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Highlights from Inman Connect New York 2018 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 11:47am
Take a peak at what you can expect at Inman Connect New York 2019
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Amid an uptick of 911 calls, a controversial tiny-house village in North Seattle will close next spring after the city decided not to renew its licence.
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The home, dubbed the "Sand Palace," was built in 2017 from thick concrete with rebar and steel cables, extra tall pilings and a wind-resistant roof.
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The National Association of Home Builders' index for newly built single-family homes rose 1 percentage point month-over-month to 68, continuing a five-month trend of scores in the high 60s.
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Two Keller Williams agents who co-founded a separate startup company that offers an Amazon Alexa lead generation program called "My Home Agent" were abruptly fired by their Southern California franchise last week due to internal conflict surrounding their product.
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According to Zillow's latest report, the hike in rates has led the monthly mortgage payment for a median-priced home to increase 15.6 percent since August 2017, which breaks down to an extra $118 per month or $1,416 per year.
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Agents should train for these eight common missteps that can get them in trouble and even land them in court.
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A top Miami brokerage is hiring new staff and executives to manage a transition, but some agents feel that the firm has become too "top heavy," with little insight being sought from successful agents. How can the broker balance these concerns?
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How to make sure your clients never ever call another agent - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:58am
It can take years for real estate agents to build a solid client base, so it's important to do what you can to keep your past clients loyal. Here's how to stay top-of-mind with your clients and be their agent for life.
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Want more business? Send these 10 thank-you notes - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:03am
Well-timed, thoughtful, handwritten notes can lead directly to referrals and new business — take it from a wide range of agents who are making this strategy their own.
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Zillow officially launches Canadian listings - Monday, October 15, 2018 - 9:01pm
The wait is finally over: The first Canadian property listings are now available for perusal on the Zillow site and its mobile app.
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Nearly half of the Softbank Vision Fund's $93 billion in total value is financed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the money controlled by the country's ruling family — $45 billion. It recently committed the same sum to another mega tech fund that SoftBank wants to raise. SoftBank is also helping the Saudi government with various economic projects, including building a new mega city and a solar firm.
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