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Gary Keller, KW training scripts called out in commission lawsuit
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:08:39
The lawsuit alleges that the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Realogy Holdings Corp., Keller Williams Realty, RE/MAX LLC, HomeServices of America Inc. and HomeServices subsidiaries BHH Affiliates LLC, HSF Affiliates LLC, and The Long & Foster Companies Inc. have violated the Sherman Antitrust Act. read more»

NAR’s tech accelerator REACH goes global
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:32:06
REACH — which first launched in 2013 and is part of NAR's Second Century Ventures investment fund — has worked with dozens of companies over the years including House Canary, BoxBrownie and BombBomb. The goal is to provide promising new companies with training, networking and other resources to further their growth. read more»

HUD secretary Ben Carson wants more cities to ditch single-family zoning
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:02:21
Ben Carson — who leads the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  — made his comments Tuesday during a visit to Minneapolis, where lawmakers voted last year to ditch single-family zoning, which had previously dominated the city limits. Speaking to reporters, Carson suggested more cities should follow Minneapolis' example and drew a connection between zoning and homelessness. read more»

Top companies bet on Inman Connect Las Vegas
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:30:15
While Inman Connect attendees are booking their flights, getting hair cuts, ordering business cards, and reviewing the agenda, franchises, service and solution providers for the industry are also preparing. Because Inman Las Vegas isn’t just bigger, better, bolder in terms of content. That goes for our sponsors, too. read more»

Multifamily home automation startup SmartRent raises $32M
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:56:41
SmartRent helps property managers deploy technology, such as the Nest smart thermostat, across multiple units. read more»

Lennar partners with SkyNav in mixed-reality marketing
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:44:48
National homebuilder Lennar announced this week that it has partnered with San Francisco-based SkyNav to showcase a Summerville, South Carolina, master-planned community called Summer’s Corner. read more»

Chime ‘DAREs’ agents to try its new Facebook ad creation tool
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:04:21
It's designed to streamline the process of creating Facebook ads and capturing leads for Realtors, so they can tap the social media network for business without spending much time on it, generating Facebook ads for an agent's listings sourced from the MLS. It then can target the ads at prospective buyers on Facebook based on the agent's buyer preferences. read more»

Zillow peering in your window may be a good sign
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 8:44:51
With its impressive stock turn around, Zillow is stalking firms that can support their fast growing instant-offer biz model. read more»

Compass, eXp executives named ‘top CEOs’ on Glassdoor list
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 7:28:53
Announced Tuesday, the list compiles the top chief executives at large, medium and small companies based on employee approval. read more»

Rent, don’t buy, in these 3 states
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 6:26:22
Across 40 U.S. states, monthly rent grew at a slower rate than housing prices, according to an Apartment Guide report released Tuesday. read more»

Latchel raises $2.3M to help property managers handle maintenance requests
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 6:00:13
Latchel was subsequently designed to be a 24/7 maintenance department for property managers operating at any scale. And today, just over two years since launching, Latchel provides maintenance for about 43,000 units across the U.S. read more»

Google vows to invest $1B on new housing in Silicon Valley
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 5:22:51
The search giant wants to use Google land to build 15,000 homes and spent $250 million on a fund to support affordable housing. read more»

How to use direct mail to find off-market homes
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 2:42:53
The ability to find off-market homes is truly invaluable. As an agent, you’ll be able to win listings without worrying about competition and show buyers homes they can’t find anywhere else. Find out how Gary Boomershine uses the six M’s of direct mail marketing for the win. read more»

Remember manifestos? Here’s why it’s time to bring them back
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 2:29:57
You often hear real estate professionals drone on and on about customer service. Here’s the problem with that: There’s no record of it. Talk is cheap. Backing up that talk with the printed word, available for the world to see, is critical for success. Enter the manifesto. read more»

Why it’s time to pull back the curtain on commission
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 0:53:42
The value buyers get from their real estate agent is under greater scrutiny than ever. Now more than ever, buyer's agents need to prove their worth. read more»

5 things every agent must do to reach the next level
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 0:15:37
Getting through the first year, joining the million dollar club, growing a team — regardless of the goal, every real estate agent wants to know how to get to the next level at some point in their career. We spoke to experts on lead gen, social media, content marketing and leadership to find out what every agent needs to know. read more»

Atlanta home with no front door hits market for $1.25M
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:45:29
Haus Gables, a remarkable Georgia property with sharp roof edges and no front door, has hit the market for $1.25 million. read more»

Should more American cities do away with single-family zoning?
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:22:15
As housing costs price more people out of the market, some regions want to allow more multifamily development. read more»

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