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

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

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

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

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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