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  • 6 tips to help credit-challenged clients improve scores
    How many buyers have you met who walk in your door with a rotten credit rating and confidently promise to fix things up before they apply for a mortgage ...
  • 7 ways to get more real estate listings and build career momentum
    How do you get listings to grow your real estate business? Real estate agents are some of the busiest people you’ll ever meet. But the results often don’t match their efforts. This gap between efforts and results leaves many agents feeling defeated, overwhelmed and ready to throw in the towel ...
  • 5 signs you need to start a real estate team — and how to do it
    What does it take to build a successful real estate team? According to Travis Robertson at Inman Connect, you must be clear on your “big why” and have strong systems, effective lead generation and recruiting strategies, and an understanding of how to structure and compensate your team ...
  • US education attracts Chinese buyers, study finds
    Chinese buyers have been at the center of many international real estate conversations the past few years. Although this demographic's U.S. residential real estate investment is expected to slightly drop this year, that isn't stopping real estate professionals from finding out what makes this integral segment of buyers tick ...
  • Survival of the tech fittest: Watch Josh Team at ICSF
    If you're hoping to see the last of 'disrupters' and 'disruption' in real estate news, you're out of luck. This year alone, we'll see $3.5 billion invested in technology meant to solidify the real estate professionals' value amid disruption and close the gap between consumer wants and industry provisions. Keller Williams' Josh Team explains how […]
  • How to nail the real estate post-close follow-up process
    You found your buyers the perfect house and helped them write a winning offer. You held their hand through the closing process and handed them the keys to their new home, then attended the housewarming party. Nice work, real estate agent! But ... now what ...
  • Agents and brokers: Weigh in on ‘MLS of Choice’ while you can
    Alright, agents and brokers, now's your chance: If you have an opinion on whether MLSs can require you to pay for their service even if you don't want it, it's time to say your piece before it's too late ...
  • 360 Mortgage Group touts 8-day closing
    Many bright-and-shiny mortgage startups tout lickety-split approvals, but actually closing on their loans can take weeks. But 360 Mortgage Group assures us that its new mortgage platform truly can deliver a lightning-fast and frictionless mortgage closing ...
  • Bamboo Realty closes its offices, ceases operations
    It's not easy to try to disrupt an industry like real estate. Bamboo Realty was a brokerage that tried, catering first to rental clients and later experimenting with a pay-what-you-want commission deal for real estate transactions. But it looks like December's shuttering of the Houston Bamboo office was foretelling ...
  • The future of NAR: Action will be the measure, not words
    I just spent a few days in Chicago with the National Association of Realtors. During my travel, I thoroughly enjoyed Brad Inman’s description of our “fat cat (leadership) gathering.” ...