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  • newNationstar does a branding 180, becomes ‘Mr. Cooper’
    Nationstar has officially rebranded its servicing and loan origination operations as Mr. Cooper, seven months after the announcement of the name change during the company's Q4 2016 earnings call ...
    - 1 hour ago 22 Aug 17, 5:21pm -
  • newRelax and live a little: How to earn a spot at real estate’s rich table
    You won't find Aaroe Estates president and real estate agent Aaron Kirman slumped behind a desk or hiding behind his tablet. You're more likely to catch him mid-volley on the tennis court with clients, chatting it up with prospects at dinner or enjoy…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 4:55pm -
  • newOfferPad launches Uber-like ‘Agent-on-Demand’
    Buyers will soon be able to use their smartphones to access Phoenix listings owned by OfferPad, an "iBuyer" that uses technology to quickly buy and resell homes ...
    - 6 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 1:01pm -
  • newHandling objections: How to chase and unpack the ‘no’
    Is there a winning formula that can help us deal with objections effectively? Should we actually encourage objections? In this post, Dale Archdekin shares his winning tactics for reverting objections and making them work in his favor ...
    - 9 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • newHow do you stack up online? Find out with these 4 free tools
    The majority of real estate agents I meet have no idea if their online efforts are paying off at all. They are told they need to have a Facebook page, that SEO is important and that they should be sending out a regular email newsletter to stay top-of…
    - 9 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 9:30am -
  • newHow to ruin your buyer’s agent reputation in 5 easy steps
    Almost all real estate agents belong to at least one Facebook group where a few times a week, a listing agent is so hopping mad he or she has to vent or his or her head might actually explode ...
    - 10 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 9:00am -
  • newHow to avoid cultural gift-giving faux pas that can cost you clients
    Gift giving can be a great way to show your appreciation to clients; it sends a positive message and builds better relationships to encourage further business. Well, it usually does. In certain cultures, a poorly chosen gift is often more than just a…
    - 10 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 8:30am -
  • newHow to boost your lead nurturing with targeted blog content
    Every successful real estate agent will tell you that nurturing a healthy pipeline of people who can lead to your next closing is crucial for survival in this business. But creating value during the nurturing process can be a huge challenge ...
    - 11 hours ago 22 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • newNot for the faint of heart: Tales from the landlord trenches
    The house was between tenants when an upstairs water pipe burst. The water cascaded down, down, down, into the crawl space. After filling that area, it spilled out into the yard, creating a wading pool outside. I didn’t find out about the flood unt…
    - 21 hours ago 21 Aug 17, 9:40pm -
  • newEMoov, a UK hybrid real estate brokerage, nabs $12M in funding
    EMoov, a UK hybrid real estate brokerage, has raised an additional 9 million pounds ($11.6 million) in funding, with plans to boost its technology and marketing, news outlets are reporting ...
    - 22 hours ago 21 Aug 17, 9:02pm -
  • newDouble your business with smart online lead conversion
    Reeling in leads is no mean feat, but there are certain things you can do to improve conversion rates, such as calling leads within 30 seconds, sending video messages and following up relentlessly. Watch Realtor Rachel Adams, broker-owner Jesse Zagor…
    - 22 hours ago 21 Aug 17, 8:33pm -
  • newInman reader poll: Do you approve or disapprove of President Trump’s performance?
    One year ago, we asked Inman readers who they supported in the presidential election. We want to take your pulse again ...
    - 23 hours ago 21 Aug 17, 7:37pm -
  • newRealtors stand against hate in Charlottesville aftermath
    This week, just two blocks from where several hundred white nationalists and supremacists recently shook the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the nation to its core, team members at real estate brokerage Nest Realty will meet to brainstorm what…
    - 24 hours ago 21 Aug 17, 6:57pm -
  • Re/Max refreshes logos: ‘It’s a brand evolution, not a brand revolution’
    You know the look you have when your hairdresser subtly updates your 'do? Still like yourself -- only a little bit fresher? Today, some people might be looking at Re/Max and wondering what's different about the behemoth real estate brand. ...
    - 1 day ago 21 Aug 17, 6:15pm -
  • How to build a real estate brand from scratch in 9 months
    It takes nine months from conception to birth to have a baby. If you had to build a business from the ground up in less than nine months, how would you do it? West + Main Homes is a brand-new brokerage in the Denver metro area -- broker-owner Stacie…
    - 1 day ago 21 Aug 17, 3:56pm -
  • Help millennials find their home’s value with myAVM
    MyAVM by Onboard Informatics is an automated valuation model product aimed at millennials and tech-savvy sellers. It's made for agents and brokers looking to market and attract leads via home valuations. ...
    - 1 day ago 21 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • Gary Gold: Why trusting your gut is critical in real estate
    Our gut is like a second brain, and it’s important in real estate to develop your ability to trust your gut. When we do business, people do and say much different things than they’re actually feeling. You see it in offer negotiations all the time…
    - 1 day ago 21 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • 6 tips to help credit-challenged clients improve scores
    How many buyers have you met who walk in your door with a rotten credit rating and confidently promise to fix things up before they apply for a mortgage ...
    - 1 day ago 21 Aug 17, 8:30am -

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    • 30 Colorful Spring Container Gardens
      30 Colorful Spring Container Gardens Out with winter and in with these bright blooms for spring.Now that spring has officially sprung, it’s time to cultivate your green thumb and assemble some beautiful flower combinations for con…
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      • Japan's 'Haunted' Houses Mapped
        Wherever houses are haunted by misfortune, Teru Oshima wants to hear about it. He built one of Japan’s most popular real-estate websites by mapping properties with histories of ghastly events.
        - 28 Nov 14, 7:35am -
      • Simon, With Klépierre Deal, Expands Reach in Europe
        David Simon's plan to build a retail real-estate empire in Europe similar to the one his family built in the U.S. took a big step with the planned merger between France's Klépierre and Dutch rival Corio.
        - 27 Aug 14, 6:32am -
      • Bedrooms Are Replacing Cubicles
        Rents for residential units are rising amid sluggish demand for office space, flipping the traditional economic relationship between residential and commercial real estate.
        - 16 May 14, 9:12pm -
      • China Central Bank to Step Up Monitoring of Loan Default Risks
        China's central bank said it would strengthen its monitoring of default risk from loans to the property sector, local government financing companies and industries struggling with overcapacity.
        - 7 May 14, 4:12am -
      • Blackstone Seeks to Sell La Quinta
        Blackstone Group is preparing to sell its La Quinta hotel chain, valuing the limited-service hotel operator at about $4.5 billion, including debt.
        - 21 Sep 13, 2:59pm -
      • Park Slope Mansion: Never a House Divided
        A Montessori school that made its home in a 50-foot-wide stone palace since 1970 has closed, making way for what could be the most expensive private mansion ever sold, not only in Park Slope but in all of Brooklyn.
        - 14 Nov 12, 2:43am -
      • In Marine Park, Lending a Hand Is Routine
        Marine Park, a solidly middle-class enclave of attached and detached single-family homes, is the kind of place where neighbors check in on neighbors, some of whom have known each other's families for generations.
        - 3 Nov 12, 4:14am -
      • Remsen Street Townhouse Uses New Stoop to Conquer
        For homeowners Stephen Olsen and Cristina Delgado, the history of 42 Remsen St. in Brooklyn Heights has been like a picture puzzle that they have tried to piece together over time.
        - 18 Oct 12, 5:52pm -
      • Cape Cod Estate of Former Toy Executive Hits the Auction Block
        A Cape Cod estate previously listed for $12.5 million hits the auction block; in Dallas, a Mount Vernon replica formerly owned by oil tycoon H.L. Hunt lists for $24.9 million; a large Texas ranch formerly asking $44 million goes up for auction.
        - 15 Oct 12, 3:47pm -
      • Silicon Valley Versailles
        This French-château-style house, with a marble entrance, two greenhouses and a gold-leaf ceiling in the ballroom, sits in California's high-tech capital.
        - 28 Sep 12, 4:26am -
      • Italian Villa-Style Home in Los Angeles Lists For $30 Million
        An Italian villa-style home in Los Angeles lists for $30 million; a Nevada ranch goes on the market for $29.6 million; a Sydney waterfront estate asks $57.4 million.
        - 28 Sep 12, 3:30am -
      • Sticking Out in St. Croix
        This V-shaped, roughly 6,500-square-foot home in the U.S. Virgin Islands is just a stone's throw from the beach.
        - 25 Sep 12, 2:45am -
      • Chelsea Townhouse
        This four-bedroom, six-story house with elevator is one of three newly-built family-sized townhouses on a quiet residential street in London's Chelsea neighborhood.
        - 24 Sep 12, 2:24pm -
      • A Mansion Revived in Westchester
        Built in the early 1900s, this 21,000-square-foot estate in Westchester County was painstakingly renovated to both restore and revive the original spirit of the home.
        - 24 Sep 12, 1:45pm -
      • Beachfront in China's Hawaii
        This contemporary home with views of the South China Sea is located on Hainan Island, which local residents call China's Hawaii.
        - 24 Sep 12, 4:16am -
      • 'Real Housewives' Cast Members List Home for $26 Million
        "Real Housewives" cast members list their Beverly Hills home for $26 million; an East Hampton home goes on the market for $25 million; late philanthropists' home in San Francisco goes into contract.
        - 21 Sep 12, 6:16pm -
      • A Private Sydney Harbor
        This property is owned by one of Australia's leading philanthropists. It includes a boat pen for a 100-foot-long vessel, three slipways and a fully equipped workshop with 1,055-gallon diesel and gas tanks for refueling boats.
        - 21 Sep 12, 4:40am -
      • Pulling Out All the Stops in Washington
        A 17,000-square-foot home on the Puget Sound was custom built to house a 1920s-era theater organ with more than 3,000 pipes.
        - 21 Sep 12, 1:51am -
      • Miami Home Raises Its Asking Price
        A Miami home raises its asking price by 28% to $40 million; a Montana ranch owned by Brock Candy heir asks $9.5 million; actress Marsha Mason asks more for a New Mexico farm.
        - 20 Sep 12, 6:43pm -
      • Stockholm Living History
        Located in Old Town, this 1,260-square-foot apartment is in a 17th-century house with medieval foundations.
        - 20 Sep 12, 6:43pm -

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      • Steve Bannon is ousted as the president’s chief strategist
        THE statement was short and bland: “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.” As with most such statements, this one conc…
        - 4 days ago 18 Aug 17, 5:24pm -
      • Donald Trump blusters, Latin America shrugs
        A DEEP perplexity. That, says a senior Latin American official, describes his region’s attitude to the government of President Donald Trump. What Latin American leaders do not feel is fear, awe or a sense of shared ambition to do great things. Lexi…
        - 5 days ago 17 Aug 17, 7:50pm -
      • A new threat to public-sector unions is headed to the Supreme Court
        SOMEWHERE among the thousands of petitions the justices will wade through when they return to work in September is a case that could transform the labour movement in America: Janus v American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCM…
        - 5 days ago 17 Aug 17, 5:37pm -
      • Effort, not ability, may explain the gap between American and Chinese pupils
        WHETHER a teenager grasps calculus is not obviously an issue of geopolitical importance. Yet since the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2000, the poor performance of American pupils in the global test has worried policym…
        - 5 days ago 17 Aug 17, 2:47pm -
      • Women alone are driving a recovery in workforce participation
        IF THERE were a list of common complaints about America’s economy, the fact that too few people work would be near the top. Though unemployment is low—only 4.3% in July—the figure does not include those who are jobless either by choice, or beca…
        - 5 days ago 17 Aug 17, 2:47pm -
      • The Texas Legislature’s special session grinds to a halt
        Spot the governorTHE Texas House of Representatives adjourned on August 15th, after a special legislative session that left many legislators, on both sides of the aisle, a bit dyspeptic. “The problem continues to be that politics rather than policy…
        - 5 days ago 17 Aug 17, 2:47pm -
      • The far right—a user’s manual
        Many sides in Madison SquareAMERICA is not about to be overrun by neo-fascists. Most politicians have no difficulty condemning the far right. The Republican National Committee chairman has told white supremacists, “We don’t want your vote.” Yet…
        - 5 days ago 17 Aug 17, 2:47pm -
      • Minorities, the elderly and women are drinking much more alcohol
        Got to give it up, that stuffTHE White House has plans to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency. This concern is justified: in their legal and illegal forms, opioids kill an American every 16 minutes. Yet a focus on opioids has eclipsed the…
        - 5 days ago 17 Aug 17, 2:47pm -
      • Travels with Mike Pence
        TO KNOW how the world aches for a more familiar America to return, it is enough to watch foreign leaders interact with Vice-President Mike Pence. In more normal times, Mr Pence would make an unlikely object of global fascination. Missionary-earnest a…
        - 5 days ago 17 Aug 17, 2:47pm -
      • Donald Trump’s failure of character emboldens America’s far right
        LAST weekend white supremacists flocked to the picturesque college town of Charlottesville, Virginia to protest against the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, a Confederate general, from a city park. They marched on the University of Virgi…
        - 6 days ago 16 Aug 17, 7:39pm -
      • Floods and political crisis are back in New Orleans
        TWELVE years ago Hurricane Katrina exposed the flood defences in New Orleans as a cruel joke. The floods unleashed by the storm marinated people's homes in fetid seawater and rendered much of the city uninhabitable for months. Since then, local and f…
        - 6 days ago 16 Aug 17, 5:52pm -
      • Justice Kennedy will take centre stage during the Supreme Court’s upcoming term
        WHEN Charles Grassley, chair of the Senate judiciary committee, said in the spring that he expected an imminent Supreme Court vacancy, all eyes turned to Anthony Kennedy. The 81-year-old native Californian, appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1988, is the…
        - 7 days ago 15 Aug 17, 2:49pm -

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