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Opendoor appoints new batch of executives, board members

The new leaders — none of whom have backgrounds in real estate — have previous experience working at Amazon, Netflix, Hulu and in the venture capital industry.

175-agent Miami brokerage affiliates with eXp Realty

Kurtz Real Estate CEO David Kurz hopes the move will "empower agents with the ability to build economic freedom for themselves."

Los Angeles eviction rates boom ahead of rent-control law

Landlords have evicted more than 200 tenants in the Los Angeles area ahead of a Jan. 1 deadline to bypass a 5 percent rent cap.

Compass launches 2 new agent feedback initiatives

Compass Concierge, Compass Coming Soons, Compass Cares and a forthcoming bridge loans program were all brought to Compass by agents, CEO Robert Reffkin said.

In late-night Instagram spree, Justin Bieber attempts to unload $8.5M mansion to 120M followers

Although some followers offered low-ball $1 bids, at least one user sagely advised him to, "Get a Realtor my guy."

Las Vegas MLS to give agents new CRM, mobile app products

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors will now provide members with Prospects CRM and MLS-Touch, it was announced Monday.

All Bright MLS members to get Remine Pro

Remine Agent Pro includes a host of tools including a feature that predicts the likelihood a home will sell. Subscribers to Bright MLS now get it for free.

When is the best time to buy a house?

Even when looking at hard data, you’ll realize there are a million different rationales you can use to convince clients on timing, but it really depends on their circumstances.

3 ways I use tech to maintain (and deepen) client relationships

Integrate your personality, interests and passions with the latest tools and techniques to stay in touch with clients both personally and on a broadcast basis. It's a winning formula that will help your business grow. Here's how to do it strategically.

Why your script just flopped

If you want to be better at overcoming objections and closing more deals, follow the tried-and-true principles here to avoid having your scripts flop.

All that you need to know about filing Form 1099-MISC

The 1099-MISC, a form used to report the income businesses pay to contractors, is a common way to report the payments you make in your line of business to the IRS.

Use virtual real estate to connect with buyers just about anywhere

The luxury real estate space comes with many opportunities, but there are challenges as well: for example, how can you bring more potential homebuyers to see properties in a destination or remote market? The answer may be simpler than you think: invest in virtual technologies.

Inman Success Stories: MoxiWorks

It’s not an overstatement to say that MoxiWorks plays well with others. As a complete broker platform, they pride themselves on being able to securely and elegantly partner with other tools -- including competitors. “Let’s face it,” said Marc Chouaniere, MoxiWorks VP of Marketing. “This is.. read more »

Download the single page business plan for success in 2020

A business plan is one of those lofty ideas that everyone in real estate agrees is a best practice, but few actually put into use. It’s understandable. Agents and teams get disenchanted with goal-setting practices and writing business plans because they feel like those tools never work.

Georgia MLS puts its members ahead of the curve with education

An educated agent is an empowered agent. So imagine what over 41,000 empowered agents would do for a market? That’s what Chief Marketing Officer John Ryan wondered when he explored options to enrich the offerings of Georgia MLS (GAMLS).

Why you should never buy an email list

You’re ready to start marketing your real estate business using email. You may even have a shiny new CRM or email marketing platform set up. Congratulations! There’s just one problem: your contact list is pretty sparse. But look! There is an entire industry around providing you with a list of em.. read more »

Lead-generation game changer: How 60-second Instagram videos have transformed my business

What’s the best way to look for new lead-generation strategies? Discovering what others are doing that’s working well. In this recurring column on Inman, agents and brokers share what they’re doing to change up their lead-gen strategies. Find out how Melissa Gomez is connecting with clients vi.. read more »

Washington’s political drama obscures potential new rate drops

The forecast for interest rates is still low, reinforced by new information from the Federal Reserve.