LoanDepot partners with AI tech to improve the mortgage process
LoanDepot has partnered with OJO Labs, an AI technology tool that cultivates and nurtures leads throughout the homebuying process, to bring detailed mortgage information and offer loan pre-qualification to consumers using the OJO platform ...
Ryan Schneider of Capital One will take over Realogy as CEO
Former Capital One exec Ryan Schneider will replace Richard Smith as CEO of real estate giant Realogy, effective December 31, 2017, the company announced today. ...
Industry professionals still top resource for mortgage shoppers
Mortgage shoppers are most influenced by real estate agents and lenders, more so than online sources, a new study by Fannie Mae finds. ...
How to control problem agents before they wreck your brokerage
Watch the full talk from Climb Real Estate's Eugene Pak at Indie Broker Summit on how to help your agents (quirks included) reach their highest potential ...
New real estate course is all about artificial intelligence
Texas-based Champions School of Real Estate and Skyler360 are offering a continuing education class on artificial intelligence in real estate ...
The top 7 ways real estate agents annoy clients
The last thing you want to do is upset your real estate clients. Satisfied clients refer more business your way, and happy clients go a long way in making your job more enjoyable ...
6 ways to find your footing in traumatic times
Hurricanes, floods, fires, the mass shooting in Las Vegas, rape and sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, fears about a nuclear attack from North Korea -- the horrific news keeps piling up with no apparent relief in sight ...
10 bad real estate descriptors (and their obviously better replacements)
Ever wondered how some real estate agents can craft property descriptions that hit home with buyers? How do they choose their words in a way that makes the ordinary sound enticing ...
How to speed up your new real estate career in a slow market
When the market slows what’s a new real estate agent to do? The answer is simple: Embrace the down time and revamp your career. This is the perfect time to optimize your efforts by planning, polishing your presentation tools and implementing systems ...
Become an efficient digital brokerage in one fell swoop
Rasheedah Hancock received the request on a Saturday while running errands at Target. As director of administration and accounting for the 200-agent Chicago brokerage Conlon Christie’s International Real Estate, she’s used to helping agents usher transactions to close and ensuring they meet her firm’s standards and procedures ...
Dominate your farm and amp your SEO with content marketing
Top producing real estate agents are increasingly turning to content marketing because they recognize its long-term effectiveness in improving their visibility, search engine ranking and lead flow. These agents build reputations as their farm’s leading expert ...
Why demand for luxury hotel residences is growing
Luxury real estate agents may have recognized the growing demand for hotel residences that offer turnkey, highly serviced, amenity-rich lifestyles. The increasing popularity of hotel residences give agents more choices when hunting for a condominium or lock-and-leave home for on-the-go clients. ...
Time might be running out on low rates
Long-term rates are hanging on by fingertips to a key level, the stock market has the sillies (again), and all incoming economic reports are hot. It’s going to take a negative event (geopolitical or economic) to hold rates down where they have been for most of this year. ...
Hurricanes dampen Houzz’s Q3 renovation barometer results
Houzz released its Q3 Renovation Barometer, a report that tracks confidence in the home renovation market among a range of industry professionals, such as interior designers, architects and professional landscapers ...
How to bump up your cash flow
Watch founder, president and designated broker of Tru Realty Sarah Richardson talk about how to "obtain high margins and manage like a tightwad" on the Inman Connect stage ...
Sellers desperately want to be free of home stalked by ‘The Watcher’
You just bought a million-dollar, six-bedroom dream house where your family including three small children will live for years to come. Days after the purchase, you start receiving disturbing letters ...
America’s hottest ZIP codes are cool under-the-radar suburbs
Realtor.com has announced its 2017 hottest ZIP codes, and 10 Texas, Colorado, Michigan and California towns dominated the list. Realtor.com analyzed 32,000 ZIP codes based on the time it takes properties to sell and how frequently homes are viewed in each ZIP code. Homes in each of the markets in this year's top 10 list sold in an average of 21 days -- 29 days faster than the national average ...
Harvey Weinstein’s Hamptons estate vanishes from the market
As shamed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein faces a barrage of sexual assault and rape allegations -- from more than 40 women -- his 9,000 square foot Hamptons mansion has been yanked from the market ...