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Real (Estate) Talk: What one realty firm is doing to boost Black homeownership

This year, the federal government has taken steps to recommit to fair housing, but what can be done locally? Here's what this Wisconsin firm is doing to help would-be homebuyers overcome barriers to homeownership.
Tags: Video, Homeownership, Opinion, Service, Radio, Wisconsin, Agent, Columns, National Homeownership Month, Brokerage, Select, Juneteenth, Black Homeownership, Own It, Lee Davenport, Building Black Wealth

What agents and their buyers need to know about escalation clauses

An escalation clause can help buyers gain a crucial edge in today's seller's market, but these offer addendums need to be handled with care.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Agent, Negotiation, Contracts, Select, Inman Connect, Realtor.com, Legal Contracts, Therese Antonelli, Buyer Offer, Multiple Offers, Seller Market, Edward Mermelstein, One And Only Holdings, Escalation clauses

The Real Word: Why are there discrepancies in appraisals?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. In this edition of The Real Word, they'll invite Warren Sumner to discuss the appraisal process, plus Dave Ramsey vs. eXp, and a property website that was awarded a Webby honor.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Industry News, Dave Ramsey, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, Warren Sumner

Compensation errors, wrong hires and other costly mistakes team leaders make

Having the right team can be a major boon to your business — provided you take steps to avoid these 10 mistakes that can undermine your team's success. 
Tags: Video, Management, Service, Radio, Mistakes, Teams, Agent, Team, Columns, Leader, Hiring, Team Leader, Brokerage, Select, Job Description, Buyer's Agent

Flips falter: Share of fixer-upper home sales drops as margins dip

Flipped properties fell to 2.7% of all sales in the first quarter of 2021, the lowest share seen in decades, according to a new report.
Tags: Investing, Radio, Markets & Economy, Select, ATTOM Data Solutions, House Flipping, Todd Teta, House Flippers

‘It’s the repetition that gets results’: Agents share their farming pro tips

Meetups and mailers are still the backbone of real estate farming, but agents at Inman Connect on Thursday said email is an increasingly powerful tool.
Tags: Real Estate, Radio, Farming, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Brokerage, Select, Inman Connect, Exp Realty, Inman Events, Renee Funk, Jimmy Burgess, Tanin Teston

Will people buy homes sight unseen in a post-pandemic market?

At Inman Connect, realtors Cara Ameer and Gary Gold weighed in on whether they think virtual tours will continue to be enough for homebuyers.
Tags: Technology, Uncategorized, Radio, Agent, Gary Gold, Select, Inman Connect, Cara Ameer, Inman Events, 3d Virtual Tour

Rocket Innovation Studio goes straight to the source for tech talent

The partnership between Rocket and University of Windsor will introduce coders to Rocket Mortgage and Rocket Homes.
Tags: Recruiting, Radio, Mortgage, Industry News, University of Windsor, Select, Rocket Mortgage, Jay Farner, Rocket Homes, Jasen Sams, Rocket Innovation Studio, Rocket Pro Insights, Ziad Kobti

Mortgage rates continue to ease despite inflation worries

Markets concur with the view that inflation increases are temporary, according to a Freddie Mac economist.
Tags: Radio, Mortgage, Federal Reserve, Mortgage Rates, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Markets & Economy, Select, Sam Khater

Amid inventory crisis, median age of US housing stock is getting older

In a pair of new studies released Wednesday, NAR and Harvard University are calling on the government to help ease the housing crisis.
Tags: US, Harvard, Radio, Harvard University, Agent, Affordable Housing, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Markets & Economy, Select, Housing Inventory, MLS & Associations

Keller Williams among 9 Florida franchises to partner with Knock

Nationwide, Knock is now partnered with 215 real estate brokerage firms with 90,000 agents in approximately 4,100 ZIP codes in Arizona, Southern California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
Tags: Florida, Radio, Home Swap, Industry News, Keller Williams, Brokerage, Select, Knock, Mark Olesh, Knock Home Swap

Crypto in real estate: How new tech may affect contracts, transactions

Shortly after facilitating a transaction with cryptocurrency, Propy CEO Natalia Karayaneva discussed the technology's future at Inman Connect.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, NFT, Select, Inman Connect, Clelia Peters, Propy, Natalia Karayaneva, Inman Events

7-bedroom home sets record for priciest San Francisco sale

The mansion sold for more than $43 million, a record price in San Francisco that exceeds the one it set three years earlier.
Tags: Listings, San Francisco, Radio, San Francisco Business Times, Markets & Economy, Select, Luxury Lens, SFist

5 ways agents can boost their profitability

Wendy Papasan of the Papasan Properties Group, says increasing profitability can be as simple as managing expenses and picking a specialty.
Tags: Radio, Agent, Real Estate Agents, Select, Wendy Papasan, Connect Now, Inman event, Papasan Properties Group

When partnering with a vendor, who owns the data?

Real Estate Standards Organization CEO Sam DeBord and others discussed what happens when a tech provider is acquired by a competitor during an Inman Connect session.
Tags: Radio, Api, Reso, Select, Inman Connect, Real Estate Standards Organization, Application Programming Interface, Sam DeBord, ARMLS, Metro MLS, MLS & Associations, Alissa Harper, Inman Events, Brad Bjelke, Mlslistings, RMLS

Why Zillow’s acquisition of ShowingTime ‘flipped the switch’

Homesnap founder Guy Wolcott and ShowingTime President Michael Lane outline how vendors and multiple listing services create a more robust tech and integration experience.
Tags: Radio, Mls, Zillow, Integrations, Select, Inman Connect, Brokers, Homesnap, Interoperability, Michael Lane, Sam DeBord, Brokerages, Bright MLS, Data Safety, Showing Time, MRED

7 must-have skills all great team leaders put above everything else

By prioritizing these critical skills, traits and principles, team leaders can handle whatever comes their way with grace, poise and enough energy left over to enjoy life.
Tags: Leadership, Recruiting, Values, Service, Radio, Agent, Team, Hiring, Details, Connection, Principles, Brokerage, Select, Great Leaders, Great Leadership, Team Leaders

Does your advertising paint a true picture?

In real estate, transparency should matter. However, there's a lot of self-promotional marketing in the industry that falls firmly in the gray areas between truth and fiction and along the seams between black and white.
Tags: Transparency, Opinion, Advertising, Marketing, Service, Radio, Agent, Honesty, Columns, Code Of Ethics, Select, Real Estate Advertising, Teresa Boardman

Agent/broker perspective: Do reality TV shows help or hurt agents’ careers?

Each month Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. This time: An agent wants to appear on a real estate reality show, convinced it would bolster her career. How should her broker react?
Tags: Reality TV, Service, Radio, Agent, Columns, Reality Show, Brokerage, Select, Anthony Askowitz, Real Estate Reality TV

The future of second-home ownership is bright

Pacaso co-founder Austin Allison and The Agency CEO Mauricio Umansky talk about the future of second-home ownership as Americans prepare for a new normal.
Tags: Radio, Austin Allison, Luxury Real Estate, Brokerage, Select, Inman Connect, Mauricio Umansky, Second Homes, The Agency, Inman Events, Property Portfolio, Mauricio Umanksy, Pacaso, Second Homes Market

The future of second-homeownership is bright

Pacaso co-founder Austin Allison and The Agency CEO Mauricio Umansky talk about the future of second-homeownership as Americans prepare for a new normal.
Tags: Radio, Austin Allison, Luxury Real Estate, Brokerage, Select, Inman Connect, Mauricio Umansky, Second Homes, The Agency, Inman Events, Property Portfolio, Mauricio Umanksy, Pacaso, Second Homes Market

Ryan Schneider shares the blueprint for Realogy’s digital future

From virtual title closing services and staging to iBuying, Ryan Schneider is banking on Realogy's ability to lead the real estate industry into the digital age.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mortgage, Luxury Real Estate, Consumer experience, Realogy, Tech Innovation, Select, Inman Connect, Clelia Peters, Ibuyers, Ryan Schneider, Inman Events, RealSure, RealVitalize, Mortgage And Title

Fed will keep buying mortgage bonds — for now

Tapering could happen sooner rather than later, with most policymakers open to short-term rate hikes in 2023.
Tags: Interest Rates, Radio, Mortgage, Federal Reserve, Mortgage Rates, Fed, Jerome Powell, Markets & Economy, Select, Mike Fratantoni

Root cause of inventory crisis dates back more than a decade: NAR

The US has been underbuilding for more than a decade, according to a new analysis by the National Association of Realtors. Without a solution, homeownership will become more difficult to obtain.
Tags: Uncategorized, US, Radio, Agent, Construction industry, Industry News, NAR, Select, Affordability Concerns, Inventory crisis, National Association of Realtors Without

Summer market will be hot, but not scorching, economists say at Inman Connect

Daryl Fairweather of Redfin and Jeff Tucker of Zillow said the market would still continue to be strong through the end of 2021.
Tags: Radio, Home Office, Inflation, Agent, Mortgage Rates, Zillow, Redfin, Markets & Economy, Select, Inman Connect, Home Prices, Jeff Tucker, Sales Volume, Daryl Fairweather, Katie Kossev, Inman Events

Kris Lindahl and Terrence Murphy Sr. on scaling expansion teams

At Inman Connect, Lindahl and Murphy noted that team leaders need to know who they are, and stick to their team's roadmap in order to find success in scaling.
Tags: Entrepreneurs, Radio, Teams, Roadmap, Murphy, Consumer experience, Select, Inman Connect, Terrence Murphy, Kris Lindahl, TM5 Properties, Team Leaders, Amy Somerville, Kris Lindahl Real Estate, Expansion Teams, Scaling Your Business

Opendoor launches in 6 new cities, achieves sales milestone

In celebration of reaching 100,000 transactions, Opendoor has launched its largest group of new markets yet across the South, Midwest and Southwest.
Tags: Technology, Radio, South Midwest, Select, Opendoor, Eric Wu, iBuyer, Ibuying, Opendoor expansion

Fannie Mae has ‘meaningfully downgraded’ its forecast for 2021 home sales

As listing shortages and supply constraints on homebuilders drive up prices, risk of inflation grows, economists with Fannie Mae said.
Tags: Radio, Mortgage, Fannie Mae, Doug Duncan, Markets & Economy, Select, Home Prices, Home Sales, Housing Starts, Existing-Home Sales, New Home Sales, Eric Brescia

Major MLSs join forces to form ‘Rosetta Stone’ of showing services

The project comes about four months after Zillow announced its acquisition of ShowingTime, turning showing technology into one of the hottest topics in real estate.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mls, Zillow, Rosetta Stone, Select, News Brief, Multiple Listing Service, Showingtime, Rebecca Jensen, Art Carter, MRED, MLS & Associations, Crmls, Brian Donnellan, Midwest Real Estate Data

New tools to unlock trapped home equity could boost home sales

During an Inman Connect session Tuesday, founders of Point and EasyKnock said they're out to revolutionize the concept of home ownership.
Tags: Investing, Radio, Point, Select, Inman Connect, Home Equity, Eddie Lim, Easyknock, Home Equity Line Of Credit, Inman Events, EasyKock, Jared Kessler

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