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Paul Manafort’s former son-in-law gets 9 years for real estate scams
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:51:51
Jeffrey Yohai, Paul Manafort's former son-in-law was sentenced to more than nine years in prison for a series of real estate fraud schemes. read more»

Title software startup Qualia raises $55M in latest funding round
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:08:35
Qualia, a startup that facilitates digital real estate closings, plans to use the money to hire for its "product, engineering and go-to-market teams." read more»

One year later, Amazon’s HQ2 drives massive housing shortage in Virginia
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:50:28
Since the retail giant announced plans to build an HQ2 office in Arlington County, Virginia, home prices have grown 32.9 percent year-over-year. Meanwhile, active listings are down 49 percent. read more»

Joy, despair following vote on NAR’s pocket listing policy
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:22:39
Comments on the proposal have been split, with some suggesting the overwhelming majority vote may not represent the industry at large. Take this poll to share your opinion. read more»

Announcing the first round of speakers for Inman Connect New York
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:15:09
These dynamic leaders won’t hold back when they take the stage at Inman Connect New York. read more»

Sotheby’s International Realty hires new chief marketing officer
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 9:51:52
Chief Executive Philip White made the decision to replace Kevin Thompson with Brad Nelson, a longtime veteran leader of the brand. read more»

These 9 American cities will become unaffordable by 2025
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 9:41:03
A new GoBankingRates report identified American cities in which the average home value would rise above the national median — which is, at the moment, $231,000 and growing. read more»

Wells Fargo backs 8 green housing startups
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 8:50:39
The bank's selection of startups focused on green technologies for residential buildings complements its $1 billion pledge toward affordable housing. read more»

Owners pull sex dungeon home off market, pivot to BDSM rental
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 7:21:38
The Pennsylvania property went viral earlier this year after Zillow and Redfin took down photos of its so-called sex dungeon. read more»

Opendoor’s next frontier: Older, pricier homes in LA
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 6:00:35
The iBuyer will purchase homes costing up to $800,000 in the Los Angeles metro area, which is home to more than 13 million people. read more»

6 time management tips for brokers and team leaders
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 1:16:57
We reached out to team leaders and brokers for some of their game-changing ideas you might not have considered. Whether you’re managing a brokerage or an admin — or are building your business with an eye on doing so eventually — you’ll benefit from their insights and expertise. read more»

A brief history of the open house
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 1:00:36
Open houses, which have been evolving for 100 years, used to draw thousands of people and stretch on for days. read more»

Pulse: How do you overcome ‘I want to wait for interest rates to drop’?
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 0:23:28
We know you handle countless objections every day. In our ongoing quest to find the best handlers, we ask that you take this one-question survey to share your top strategies with the masses in our weekly column that comes out every Tuesday. read more»

Smart-home tech for agents: Best smart outlets
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 0:13:00
In this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. This week, they tested 12 smart plugs. Find out which brands come out on top. read more»

Proptech funding shows no signs of slowing down
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:23:36
The U.S. real estate technology sector nabbed $1.9 billion in growth equity capital in 2019, according to a new study from GCA Advisors. read more»

IBuying can be huge, even if it remains a niche industry tool
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:42:56
Mike DelPrete found that iBuyers' business models differ from traditional home flippers. He also suggested iBuyers can profit from staying in their lanes. read more»

Dear Marketing Mastermind: What content should be on my website?
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:57:41
As we move into the end of the year, here are some ways to start thinking ahead to your 2020 content. New or revised content now can help you rise in the search engine rankings by the time the spring market heats up. read more»

MoxiWorks acquires real estate marketing company Imprev
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:20:20
Imprev provides fully automated marketing platforms that includes digital, social media and print property marketing. read more»