Inman Select brings intelligence, conversation and engagement to a fast-growing audience

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Earlier this month, David Charron, president and CEO of MRIS, spoke to a group of 40 brokers in Warrenton, Virginia. “When I asked how many in the audience used Inman Select courtesy of MRIS, all but two raised their hands. Those two brokers joined later that day,” he said.

MRIS was one of the first large MLS organizations to sign up for Inman Select, which provides its members a premium membership to Inman, giving them access to breaking news, feature stories, ...

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How I listed 500 units in three months

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There is a class of homeowner in America that is neglected by our industry. They own a type of property that has a very particular benefit to a specific kind of buyer, but most of the practitioners in our business don’t know what to do with it. We were able to attract and capture these sellers’ listings under circumstances that break all the “rules” of what is supposed to be possible. To put it another way, the things that sellers ...

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Lenders forecast rosy spring for mortgages

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Mortgage lenders expect increased demand and profit margins as we head into spring, according to Fannie Mae’s first-quarter 2015 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey.

According to the survey, released today, an improved economy and relaxed credit standards are fueling optimism among lenders as the first quarter comes to an end.

After gradually trending down throughout 2014, lenders’ purchase mortgage demand expectations for all types of loans (GSE eligible, non-GSE eligible and government loans) increased this quarter across institution sizes and types (mortgage banks, ...

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Why honest feedback can trump a glowing testimonial in real estate

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We all know that testimonials are a predictable, prompted and canned way to promote ourselves from people we trust and know will say something great. Do they really mean anything? Maybe the point is: If we can find 10 predictable people to say nice things about us, we can’t be that bad.

Who is going to prompt people who don’t like us or would give a bad review? It can be hard enough to get responses to a testimonial request, so ...

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Will new state title insurance regulators provide better consumer protection?

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Several states are considering proposals that would create new supervisory entities for the title insurance industry, both in response to highly publicized fraud cases and the desire of the industry to be regulated by government officials who understand the nuances of their business.

As reported by Inman News on March 16, lawmakers in Colorado last week introduced Senate Bill 15-210, a measure that would establish a seven-member commission to assist the Division of Insurance commissioner with certain regulatory responsibilities (see “ Continue Reading →

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Leverage time or money to escape plateaus in your real estate business

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With all of the technology, tools, tasks and toys out there that a real estate agent can take advantage of, the challenge becomes how to get everything integrated and working efficiently. What agents often forget is that real estate is a business, and in business there are only two things that you can really leverage: time and money.

Time and money are both precious and limited commodities that dictate how much you can accomplish on both a personal level and a ...

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Zillow’s next acquisition, RPR’s pivot and a Green Beret’s mission to shake up real estate

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Heard on Main Street

Full disclosure: My items below are not early April Fool’s jokes, but they are not fully baked, either. Let’s just say that they are browning nicely.

Item No. 1: Zillow may be close to buying a public records data company for $50 million to $75 million — you know, all of that property tax deed stuff and everything else that goes with it. Why? Kill two birds with one stone:

  • Weave the data into Zillow’s consumer offer. Property tax ...
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Popular CMA now tailored to agent teams, small brokerages

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Cloud CMA, the popular cloud-based comparative market analysis from W&R Studios, now comes in a version tailored to teams and small brokerages.

Agent teams and brokerages with fewer than 50 agents can now brand the Cloud CMA tool with a custom cover page and their logos and colors. They also have access to a real-time dashboard that shows team leaders and brokers an overview of how their agents are using the platform, specific info about each lead in the system ...

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Social media images in 30 seconds? Testing Pablo by Buffer for real estate

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Buffer has been my social media scheduler of choice for over two years now. Its ease of use, layout, integrations and mobile apps all work together seamlessly to deliver what I believe is the best scheduler of the bunch.

When you include their award-winning blog and curation app (Daily), you have a complete platform to execute your social media strategy. 

But in Buffer’s effort to become your exclusive content curator, one ...

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Hyperlocal real estate search takes another step forward

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Maponics, a data provider that supplies neighborhood boundaries and community information to real estate websites, has snapped up an arsenal of additional neighborhood boundaries to beef up and refine its existing data set.

The acquisition of data boundaries from Urban Mapping will help Maponics further empower real estate websites to offer search tools that let prospective buyers filter for homes in small communities that may occupy only a fraction of larger neighborhoods.

In July, Maponics counted Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com among its ...

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