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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sets up shop in Mexico for first time

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has brought on its first network member in Mexico in the expat and retiree destination of San Miguel de Allende.
Tags: Mexico, International, Radio, Agent, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Expats, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Brokerage, Select, Retirees, International Market, COVID-19, Luxury Lens, Best Cities For Retirees, International Luxury Real Estate

Fires haven’t extinguished buyer activity in the Bay Area

Compass' latest Bay Area market analysis shows strong buyer activity despite recent wildfires, with listings under contract declining only 3 percent.
Tags: San Francisco, Radio, Compass, Bay Area, Luxury Real Estate, The Bay Area, California Fires, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Median Home Price, California Real Estate, Home Price Appreciation, Median Home Sales Price

Why Opendoor going public is a rising tide that could lift Zillow

For the second consecutive month, Deutsche Bank's research team raised its target stock price for Zillow. This time, it was fueled by its biggest iBuyer competitor going public.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Deutsche Bank, Zillow, Golden State Warriors, Chamath Palihapitiya, Select, News Brief, Rich Barton, Opendoor, Eric Wu, Zillow Offers, Social Captal II

Redfin: Homes are selling like hot cakes in swing counties

According to Redfin's latest market analysis, the home sales pace is growing fastest in swing counties as urban homebuyers migrate to suburban locales.
Tags: Politics, Radio, Redfin, Red States, Blue States, Markets & Economy, Select, 2020 Election, Home Price Growth, Swing States, Daryl Fairweather, Home Sales Pace

Buyside launches first-ever National Home Valuation Week

Throughout the week, starting on Monday, September 21, 2020, top real estate firms in the U.S. will join forces to promote homeowners to check the value of their home through their local broker.
Tags: Radio, Agent, Industry News, Brokerage, Select, Marketing Campaigns, Home Valuation, Buyside, Charles Williams Buyside, COVID-19, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, Charles Williams IV, Home Value Estimates, Rajeev Sajja, National Home Valuation Week

Lawmakers blast brokerages, agents named in Newsday report

Among those who testified during a Senate hearing Thursday was Douglas Elliman’s Long Island CEO, Ann Conroy, who said the company did not discipline any of the 10 agents who allegedly engaged in discriminatory practices.
Tags: Senate, Regulations, Radio, Long Island, Albany, New York State, Newsday, Douglas Elliman, Select, Fair Housing, Fair Housing Act, Steering, Newsday report, Ann Conroy

A Zillow TV spot, dissected

Zillow and independent marketing agency The Perception offer their thoughts on a new Zillow advertisement that acknowledges the changing face of "home."
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Radio, Zillow, Select, Alissa Reiter, Theme Months, Marketing & Branding Month, Theme-month-202009, The Perception, Wick Vipond

3 facets to consider when choosing your luxury brokerage

Teamwork, technology and marketing play crucial roles in agents’ success. Here’s why you should consider them when looking for a brokerage home.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Social Media, Service, Radio, Luxury, Teams, Agent, Columns, Brokerage, Select, Mauricio Umansky, Choosing A Brokerage, Luxury Lens, Marketing & Branding Month, Theme-month-202009

The Real Word: Do these buyer’s agent behaviors need to stop?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they'll discuss buyer's agent behavior that needs to stop, the importance of high-speed internet and a new design trend that's popping up.
Tags: Video, Real Estate, Opinion, Wi-fi, Service, Radio, Agent, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, High Speed Internet, Design Trend, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, Buyer Agent Behavior, Buyer's Agent Behavior

Prospecting high-net-worth clients? Avoid these 3 massive mistakes

When it comes to high-net-worth markets, referrals are one of the only paths for accessing top clients. As an agent, what mistakes are you making when asking for referrals? Here's how to diagnose the problems and a few ways to fix them.
Tags: Service, Radio, Agent, David Friedman, Referrals, Prospecting, Prospects, Mindset Shift, Brokerage, Select, High Net Worth, Bespoke Marketing, Luxury Lens, Generic referrals, Hope marketing, Specific referrals

Smart home tech for agents: How to choose a robot vacuum

Robot vacuum technology has advanced significantly over the years, and there are now a lot of options to choose from. Here are the perks and drawbacks of the most popular devices at every price point.
Tags: Technology, Service, Radio, Agent, Smart Home, Vacuum, Irobot, Smart Home Tech, Select, Neato Robotics, Robot Vacuum, Brandon Doyle, Roborock, Robot vacuum technology

Keller Williams adds ‘equity’ to core belief system amid racial unrest

Amid national discussions on race, Keller Williams agent leaders have also added diversity, equity and inclusion committees to local leadership councils.
Tags: Radio, Equality, Agent, Equity, Industry News, Keller Williams, ALC, Gary Keller, Seth Campbell, Brokerage, Select, Anti-racism, Josh Team

With virtual learning, rents in college towns are falling fast

Two million more college-age Americans are living with their parents or grandparents instead of renting, according to new data from Zillow released Thursday.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Zillow, Predictive Analytics, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, Cheryl Young

Annual home price growth blasts to highest level since 2014

According to Redfin's latest report, booming buyer demand caused by low interest rates and continuing inventory shortages are responsible for the climb.
Tags: New York City, Radio, Memphis, Redfin, Tulsa, Markets & Economy, Select, Median Home Price, Home Price Growth, Taylor Marr

The majority of young adults now live at home with their parents

For the first time since the Great Depression, the majority of young adults are living with their parents, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.
Tags: Parents, Data, Analysis, Radio, Millennials, Pew Research Center, Great Depression, U.S. Census Bureau, Gen Z, Markets & Economy, Select, Renters, Millennial Homebuyers, The Pew Research Center, Coronavirus, Racial Gaps

Want a bench of talent? Here’s how to recruit top teammates

These days, there are a lot of great companies looking for top-notch talent. That means you're going to have to get competitive with the value you provide candidates. Here's how to do the recruiting process right.
Tags: Leadership, Brand, Recruiting, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Candidates, Team, Talent, Team Leader, Brand Building, Recruit, Brokerage, Select, Real Estate Team

Be a better leader: 10 tips for starting 2021 on a positive note

There’s a lot of built-up tension in this world right now. I’ve been reflecting on how we can improve our industry, our organization and ourselves going into the future. Here are 10 ways to foster positivity.
Tags: Leadership, Opinion, Service, Mental Health, Positivity, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Leading, Positive, Lead, Select, Ryan Rodenbeck, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Let tech lead! How to get more clients in 2021

Using technology in conjunction with your existing marketing efforts is sure to make lead generation, qualification and management much easier. Here's how you can harness the power of tech to your advantage.
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Marketing, Tech, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Service, Radio, Agent, Branding, Brokerage, Select, Chatbots, Marketing & Branding Month, Theme-month-202009

Real (Estate) Talk: ‘I didn’t create the system’

Fair housing was an outcry of American real estate's blind spot. Here are a few areas in the industry that still deserve more attention — plus ways to improve our line of sight.
Tags: Video, Homeownership, Service, Radio, Agent, Discrimination, Brokerage, Select, Fair Housing, Lee Davenport, Fair housing declaration, J.E.D.I. challenge

@properties adds a fourth $100-million team to its ranks

Chicago-based indie brokerage Sergio & Banks has found a new home at @properties, according to a joint statement released on Wednesday.
Tags: Chicago, Radio, Properties, Luxury Real Estate, Brokerage, Select, Thad Wong, Chicago Real Estate, Boutique Brokerage, Grace Sergio, Sergio Banks

@properties adds a fourth $100M team to its ranks

Chicago-based indie brokerage Sergio & Banks has found a new home at @properties, according to a joint statement released on Wednesday.
Tags: Chicago, Radio, Properties, Luxury Real Estate, Brokerage, Select, Thad Wong, Chicago Real Estate, Boutique Brokerage, Grace Sergio, Sergio Banks

Lennar predicts strong home sales ‘for the foreseeable future’

Lennar, one of the nation's biggest homebuilders, posted year-over-year increases in profits, deliveries of new homes, and new orders in the third quarter on the heels of a robust housing market fueled by low interest rates and tight inventory, according to a company earnings report Tuesday.
Tags: Interest Rates, Radio, New Homes, Earnings, Industry News, Inventory, Lennar, Stuart Miller, Select, Home Sales, Opendoor, Jonathan Jaffe, Housing Starts, Homebuilder, Homebuyer Demand, Rick Beckwitt

Coldwell Banker unveils new global luxury rebranding

Coldwell Banker began the next chapter in its ongoing rebranding efforts Wednesday when it unveiled new logos and imagery for its high-end Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program.
Tags: Real Estate, Marketing, Radio, Branding, Rebranding, Coldwell Banker, Craig Hogan, Realogy, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, David Marine, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury

Coldwell Banker CEO on fair housing: ‘We have a lot of work to do’

Ahead of Coldwell Banker's Gen Blue 2020 conference, CEO Ryan Gorman explained his continued passion for fair housing and how to improve housing equality.
Tags: Interviews, Radio, Segregation, Newsday, Coldwell Banker, Select, Fair Housing, Housing Discrimination, Ryan Gorman, Gen Blue, Fair Housing Act of 1968

Keller Williams president: ‘50% of your database is in jeopardy’

Josh Team shared exclusive insight from Google that shows why there's so much market share up for grabs right now and how agents can take advantage.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Radio, Industry News, Keller Williams, Gary Keller, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Virtual Tour, Josh Team, COVID-19

Days on market is a ‘mess.’ Should there be a national policy?

Inman Connect Now panelists discuss consumer confusion, "gaming" DOM and the industry's appetite for a new National Association of Realtors MLS policy.
Tags: Radio, Cma, NAR, Dom, National Association of Realtors, Reso, Select, W&r Studios, Real Estate Standards Organization, Cloud Cma, Sam DeBord, Days On Market, MLS & Associations, Katie Smithson, Comparative Market Analysis, Rene Galicia

This is the least memorable way to brand your business — don’t do it

If you want to create an effective brand, you have to make sure it's memorable and instantly sticks in people's minds. So, stop using your name, and follow these tips instead.
Tags: Business, Video, Marketing, Social Media, Branding Strategies, Website, Niche, Url, Service, Radio, Agent, Branding, Personal Brand, Brokerage, Select, Name Brand

Brokermint builds on growth with in-depth accounting updates

Popular back-office software solution Brokermint has added tools for more in-depth company accounting, forecasting and payment processing.
Tags: Technology, Uncategorized, Radio, Agent, Accounting, Software Updates, Financial Reporting, Select, News Brief, Back Office Accounting, Brokerage Software, BrokerMint, Ledger Software

Are you a secret agent? Here’s how to tell

As an agent, you might be making it difficult or inefficient for potential clients to find and reach out to you. Here's how to ensure people can find you online.
Tags: Email, Phone Number, Communication, Service, Radio, Agent, Contact, Pipeline, Number, Prospects, Brokerage, Select, Jay Thompson, Communicate, Contact Info, Marketing & Branding Month

Marketplace for land-focused agents could result in $500M in commissions

The deal with RealX will provide the Land Broker Co-op's 16,000 agents with a platform where they can connect directly to companies interested in leasing property rights.
Tags: Radio, Agent, Dan Murphy, Property Rights, Select, Commissions, Mineral Rights, Luke Glass, MLS & Associations, Connect Now, Realx, Land Broker Co-op, Land Broker Co