Inman
August 26, 2015

Echovate gives brokers crystal ball for hiring process

Takeaways: Echovate helps smaller businesses identify the best personality fits for a position. Companies that deploy Echovate’s solution select from a monthly program ranging from $349 to $649, depending on how many locations the company has. A typical question may ask a respondent if he cleans his desk before he…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

Do you need business credit?

Takeaways: Business credit is any lines of credit, financing or vendor accounts that are built under your Business Tax ID (EIN). Business credit will help separate all of your business debts from your personal credit. Defaulting on a business loan with no personal guarantee will not have any effect on…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

Podcast: Proven pre-qualification scripts and strategies

Takeaways: To make more money in real estate, you might not need more leads, you might just need to manage your leads more effectively. You want to focus your best energies on the best prospects you find, which is where pre-qualification comes in. This is the process of determining who’s ready…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

Agents grieve loss of many Trulia reviews in Zillow profile consolidation

Takeaways: Zillow has removed many Trulia reviews in consolidating Zillow and Trulia agent profiles. The listing portal says it removed Trulia reviews because they didn’t meet its review requirements. Zillow has integrated Zillow and Trulia advertising, and profile integration should benefit agents in the long run. Carl Medford, a San Francisco Bay…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

Best markets for real estate agents right now

Takeaways: Smaller markets account for the majority of top markets for real estate agents. One of the last recovery markets, Las Vegas appears to be on the rebound. Only five primary markets — Denver, Las Vegas, Nashville, Sacramento and Charlotte — were in the top 20. A grouping of midsized…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

Matt Zampella on becoming synonymous with real estate

The Silicon Valley agent talks about his most embarrassing moment and his effort to become as synonymous with “real estate” as Kleenex is with tissues. The post Matt Zampella on becoming synonymous with real estate appeared first on WFG National Title Insurance Company.
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Inman
August 26, 2015

Luxury’s rock stars, legends come together to define what’s next

Takeaways: Luxury Connect is an exclusive event for luxury leaders held in Beverly Hills, California, Oct. 21-22, 2015. Brokers and agents from Aspen, Geneva, Miami, the Hamptons, Hong Kong and Beverly Hills will meet to trade successful growth strategies. The latest round of speakers has just been announced and includes…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

Why fidelity bonds are a must-have for real estate

Takeaways: There are important ways you can protect your real estate business with a fidelity bond and leverage it in marketing. Surety bonds are a type of insurance a business provides for its customers. Fidelity bonds are sometimes also called employee dishonesty bonds. If one of your employees commits some…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

Deliver a ‘closing in a box’ and win $25k

Calling all entrepreneurs! Here is Brad Inman’s offer: $25,000 to the innovator who delivers “closing in a box.” Must be elegant, easy, simple, useful and collaborative. The fully developed application (platform) must have specific functionality. It must be mobile-first; not necessarily in the app store, but designed for handheld devices. Everything must be…
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Inman
August 26, 2015

3 reasons tiny homes are the next big thing

Takeaways: Factors including the housing bubble popping, student loans and lack of jobs have led people to downsize. Another reason people look to tiny homes is the desire to lessen one’s carbon footprint. Due to economy, environment and a back-to-basics mindset, the tiny home movement isn’t just a trend —…
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