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How brokerages can treat agents like customers
Smart tech rollouts, outreach at pivotal moments and public recognition all key to attracting and retaining agents, Inman Connect Las Vegas panelists said.
Realogy: A case for its break up
Realogy has suffered in part due to fierce competition, but it is this competition that now holds the key to providing a return to its investors that far exceeds the current value of its stock.
The secret to stellar teams? ‘Puppies’
Real estate coach Verl Worman recommends hiring aspiring professionals with an insatiable appetite for learning the ropes, or what he calls 'puppies.'
Automation name of game when recruiting, says top recruiter
Keith Pike, a broker-owner at RE/MAX Elite ranked the No. 1 recruiter in the US, said during an Inman Connect panel that automation and systems have kept him on top.
A former eXp president has joined startup brokerage Side
Former eXp Realty President Vikki Bartholomae is officially joining real estate startup Side as the chief of agent success, the company announced Tuesday. 
Zavvie revamps iBuyer comparison tool for brokerages
Real estate tech startup zavvie is revamping its proprietary iBuyer comparison tool to gear it toward easy brokerage implementation. 
Chinese billionaire buys $75M mansion after browsing Zillow
A Chinese billionaire made an all-cash offer on a luxury Bel Air estate owned by The Arya Group builder Ardie Tavangarian and his wife, Tania, after finding it on Zillow.
Equifax will pay up to $700M over data breach that exposed millions
The payments are a response to the largest-ever data hack of its kind, which was discovered in 2017 and impacted nearly 150 million consumers.
The keys to managing in vacation hotspots
So-called 'resort marketplaces,' can be tough to manage for agents with the seasonal ebbs and flows. These markets are far from your traditional year-round homes in the suburbs and it could lead to a lot of months of inactivity if you don't know how to navigate those ups and down.
Zillow Offers launches 2 satellite markets in Colorado
The Fort Collins and Colorado Springs markets will work in tandem with a larger Denver office that opened in October.
Keller Williams mega agent raises $25M for startup Homeward
Homeward Founder and CEO Tim Heyl wants to ease the transaction process while keeping agents at the center of the homebuying and selling process.
Matterport hires ex-Google exec Jay Remley to serve as CRO
In addition to working in tech, Jay Remley has years of experience as a real estate investor.
Notarize debuts new, more inclusive video closing service
The digital notarization company also revealed that it saw a surge of new contacts after debuting hybrid closings last month.
Against the grain: 2 female leaders shaking up the industry
Kenya Burrell-VanWormer won the 2018 Inman Person of the Year award for leading HAR’s opposition to NAR’s proposed dues increase. Nikki Beauchamp, the president-elect for FIABCI USA, was one of the lone voices advocating for change when it came to restructuring, streamlining and cutting costs at the organization. Both women share their stories and what leadership means to them.
Lesson Learned: Make education the first pillar of your business
Each week, we talk to agents across the country about what they’ve learned along the way (and what they wish they had known as new agents). This week, third generation D.C. agent Jonathan Addison.
Homebuyer’s remorse: 6 ways to prevent unhappy campers
What causes remorse? Being human often means being indecisive, especially about big purchases like a house. Here are six ways to help clients keep their eyes on the prize.
How this startup helps me ‘glide’ through disclosures
Glide, a San Francisco startup, aims to modernize the way agents and clients handle the disclosure process and make their lives easier too.
The Nanny Cam and other privacy issues in real estate
They’re everywhere: doorbell cameras in the entryway. Security cameras on the roof. Spy cams in the living room. And who can blame homeowners for embracing them? They want to protect their family, their investment.