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Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week: Realogy is set to sell the relocation arm of Cartus for $400 million. Byron and Nicole talk through how they would feel about it if they were Realogy agents.
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Getting paid promptly for your work is surprisingly hard in our high-tech world. Make it a priority for your agents to feel that they're valued and that their hard-work is acknowledged without a doubt.
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The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman's real estate news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week.
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In the future, an open house without the house - Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:00am
Technology is turning open houses into data generators and eliminating the need to visit properties in the first place. Meanwhile agents are staging bigger and bigger events.
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Here's how to navigate this tricky situation and avoid stepping on other agents' toes.
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Using clever granular property and neighborhood data and maps, this New York City-based home search portal pulls back the curtain on what buyers need to know before submitting an offer. And it makes agents smarter, too.
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What makes Inman Connect a must-attend event? - Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:50am
What compels someone to attend the same conference, sometimes twice a year, for more than a decade? Find out here.
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It’s time to lean out: An open letter to men in leadership - Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 2:32pm
After attending the California Association of Realtors' WomanUp! conference, luxury real estate specialist Chris Pollinger calls on the industry to focus on better recognizing women's contributions in the workplace.
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Wayfair expands virtual-staging tools in mobile app - Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:51pm
The app upgrades from the household goods retailer underline a shift to home-shopping and viewing experiences that rely on new visualization technologies.
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A former real estate and title insurance executive has received the longest prison sentence in the college admissions scandal so far.
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After Cartus sale, Realogy considers more divestitures - Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:33am
CEO Ryan Schneider said he's open to divesting from other "non-core" businesses during a panel discussion at the Stephens Nashville Investment Conference Thursday.
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Keller Offers, a dual offering from Offerpad and Keller Williams, launches next in Birmingham, Alabama.
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NAR's Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee came up with new statements in collaboration with Havas, the same ad agency responsible for the "That's Who We R" campaign.
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Everything is public. Is the real estate industry ready? - Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:58am
If you step back and look at the recent debate about pocket listings, it was about transparency. Make listings available for everyone to see instantly. No holding back.
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Notarize partners with Ellie Mae to advance digital closings - Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 5:00am
In a move that could bring the digital closing experience to a large number of new consumers, Notarize announced Thursday that it has teamed up with real estate tech giant Ellie Mae.
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How indie teams can compete with larger companies - Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 3:00am
Don't let social media posts and industry gossip blind you to the fact that there are many advantages to running and operating an indie real estate team
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Buyers who produce a laundry list of non-critical items run the risk of alienating sellers and ending up with little or nothing. Although it’s important to get the best possible terms for the buyer, there is often a fine line between reasonable and not.
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Why open houses — home and away — are lead machines - Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:31am
There's been a lot of debate about the value of open houses. In my opinion, they're great for networking and expanding your sphere of influence, and they can help you cast a wider net for business. They can also help you refresh your sense of perspective on your business. Here's how.
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A Realtor’s lament: Why open houses feel dirty - Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:00am
Open houses are beyond passé — they feel wrong. They're no better than waiting around on the street corner for someone to procure your services, much like what goes on in the red light district.
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Keeping It Real: Be a leader during uncertain times - Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:49am
On this edition of “Keeping It Real,” a recurring podcast series on Inman, Peter Lorimer discusses how agents should react when those around them feel unsure about the future. 
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Jeffrey Yohai, Paul Manafort's former son-in-law was sentenced to more than nine years in prison for a series of real estate fraud schemes.
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Qualia, a startup that facilitates digital real estate closings, plans to use the money to hire for its "product, engineering and go-to-market teams."
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Since the retail giant announced plans to build an HQ2 office in Arlington County, Virginia, home prices have grown 32.9 percent year-over-year. Meanwhile, active listings are down 49 percent.
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Joy, despair following vote on NAR’s pocket listing policy - Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 1:22pm
Comments on the proposal have been split, with some suggesting the overwhelming majority vote may not represent the industry at large. Take this poll to share your opinion.
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These dynamic leaders won’t hold back when they take the stage at Inman Connect New York.
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Chief Executive Philip White made the decision to replace Kevin Thompson with Brad Nelson, a longtime veteran leader of the brand.
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These 9 American cities will become unaffordable by 2025 - Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 9:41am
A new GoBankingRates report identified American cities in which the average home value would rise above the national median — which is, at the moment, $231,000 and growing.
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Wells Fargo backs 8 green housing startups - Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 8:50am
The bank's selection of startups focused on green technologies for residential buildings complements its $1 billion pledge toward affordable housing.
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Owners pull sex dungeon home off market, pivot to BDSM rental - Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:21am
The Pennsylvania property went viral earlier this year after Zillow and Redfin took down photos of its so-called sex dungeon.
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Opendoor’s next frontier: Older, pricier homes in LA - Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 6:00am
The iBuyer will purchase homes costing up to $800,000 in the Los Angeles metro area, which is home to more than 13 million people.
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