Inman
August 26, 2015

Buying and selling tips from a man who flipped 3,000 homes

Takeaways: Investors are also sifting through MLS looking for potential properties — so make your listings the best they can be. Investors are more inclined to work with the buyers and agents that demonstrate a significant knowledge of the property.   Trust data; hard data will help far more than…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

What does the Chinese stock market crash mean for the US real estate market?

Takeaways: The Chinese stock market has lost 30 percent of its value and continues to see major swings. More then half of Chinese citizens are now considering buying foreign real estate. Different segments of the Chinese will invest in various ways.  As the Chinese stock market has lost 30 percent…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

The secrets to working with luxury clients

Samantha DeBianchi, Justin Fichelson and Joyce Rey talked about how they get — and keep — their highest-paying clients. Watch the video: The post The secrets to working with luxury clients appeared first on WFG National Title Insurance Company.
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Inman
August 26, 2015

Early warning signs of success (or failure)

Takeaways: Not having a clear perspective of your current state in the business will deter you from planning ahead. Taking inventory of all of your important things of your business — the vital signs — at least once a week will significantly help you in the long run. The number…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

Busivid makes real estate video easy and professional for agents

Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. Get a full week’s worth of real estate tech reviews delivered straight to your inbox! Takeaways: Agents who effectively leverage video will win more business. Video can be used to market listings,…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

Russ Perna: ‘I’d like to see the whole industry working together to make transactions smooth, easy and transparent’

Russ Perna is the Senior Software Architect for Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty. What’s your favorite part of what you do? I really enjoy the challenge of programming. In many ways, my job is to come up with things that shouldn’t be able to work and then find a…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

Luxury listing of the day: Monte Sano Mountain home in Huntsville, Alabama

This retreat to the country in Huntsville, Alabama, has it all: an infinity pool, impeccably crafted stonework and plenty of space to stretch out. The six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home is listed by Karen Crippen for $6.5 million. Do you have a luxury listing of the day you’d like to see featured…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

6 steps to hiring and managing international staff

Takeaways: International staff is vital when working in foreign real estate, but to start, just choose one or two countries that are vital to your business. Be sure to interview potential hires in person and more than once; Skype isn’t an option. Communication is key to build trust and keep…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

Daily market update: Aug. 26, 2015

National Mortgage Rates by Mortgage Marvel ® Mortgage Widgets | Get Mortgage Rate Quotes National Home Loan Rates by Mortgage Marvel ® Mortgage Widgets | Get Mortgage Rate Quotes   We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. Yesterday’s market news: S&P/Case-Shiller U.S.…
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Inman
August 25, 2015

Real estate franchising grows, but not without indie brokers

Takeaways: The percentage of independent firms dipped this year from last, but the large national franchisors didn’t necessarily pick up the slack. Many large independent brokerages operate their own franchise networks. The percentage of agents at franchise and independent firms increased from 2014 to 2015. After surfing a rising wave over…
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