AgentPair’s agency branding feature highlights consumer-driven home tour tool

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Binge watching is a direct result of consumers wanting control. Digital content outlets like Netflix and Hulu are starting to release entire seasons of programming all at once. No wait between episodes.

Amazon’s promise to get you something in two business ...

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Matt Cohen: ‘I’m best known for helping the industry improve information security practices’

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Matt Cohen is the chief technology officer at Clareity Consulting.

Time at Clareity Consulting: 18 years.

Describe what you do in one sentence: I provide management and information technology consulting for the real estate industry.

Age: 43

Degree: B.A. in music, Carleton College.

Location: Minneapolis.

Social media: LinkedIn and Twitter.

I help push the real estate industry into the future.

I’m really motivated in what I do because housing is such an important part of our ...

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6 steps to hooking a real estate landing page lead

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You created the perfect landing page around one niche. You created the perfect opt-in offer for this niche. You are even marketing your landing page, and people are downloading your free opt-in offer.

Now what?

Well, first let me tell you three mistakes you don’t want to make:

  1. Instantly email them and ask them if they want to use you as their agent.
  2. Offer to send them MLS listing updates every day.
  3. Not send them any follow-up ...
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Why the MLS is still a tough dragon to slay

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Editor’s note: Inman Contributor Creed Smith recently asked us to consider whether “The sun is setting on the era of the MLS.” This piece is adapted from my comments in the Facebook discussion of Smith’s article.

The Internet has been around for a long time, and multiple listing services don’t seem to be going away. Instead of “disrupting” MLSs, all of the top real estate search sites, including Zillow, Trulia and realtor.com, are built on top ...

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NAR will help home improvement startup grow

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A site that could help real estate agents stay “top of mind” with clients even after they buy a home is the first company to be accepted in this year’s tech accelerator program from the 1 million-member National Association of Realtors.

Home improvement startup Pro.com allows real estate agents to help homeowners price out home improvement projects and find a “Pro” to carry them out. The site offers instant price estimates for projects and conducts background checks on the pros in ...

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Florida title agent jailed for allegedly stealing escrow funds

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A Florida title agent faces up to 15 years in prison for allegedly bilking more than $705,000 in escrow funds from clients, according to the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS).

Lana Kaye Dargai of Estero, Florida, was arrested last week after investigators discovered that between May and August 2010, Dargai, as president of Global Title Co., embezzled escrow funds.

The DFS filed an administrative complaint against Dargai in May 2014, charging her with three counts of misappropriating escrow funds. According to ...

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NAR rallies troops with TRID training

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Although the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) rule takes effect Aug. 1 and has many implications for lenders and settlement agents, real estate agents and brokers also will be affected by the use of the new forms and changes to the closing process, and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) is mobilizing resources to train its members to tackle these challenges.

In the year and a half since the CFPB issued its final rule and asked the ...

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Real estate in London and Monaco is affecting Britain’s market

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There was a time in the not-so-distant past that the real estate property markets in
 Monaco and London were vastly different. Times change, and so does the
 real estate market. Today, the prime real estate markets in central London and 
Monaco look much more like twins, both with similar features, trends and buyer
 profiles, and they represent Europe’s leading locations for luxury property.

More alike than ever

A new analysis by Pastor Real Estate, which has offices in both locations, found
 that both ...

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Inman is recruiting: sales professional

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Inman, the industry’s leading source of real estate news and events, is seeking a senior sales professional with strong sales experience in the real estate industry.

With an engaged community of readers, Inman is an award-winning digital publication covering real estate breaking news, features and industry intelligence. (Inman has 600,000 monthly unique visitors.) Along with our staff journalists, Inman has nearly 200 contributing writers — tech founders, brokers, agents, technology executives, consultants and property companies — who contribute on the subjects they are ...

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Real estate websites will soon be hosting ‘virtual open houses’

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Real estate brokers and agents reel in many of their online leads by offering features like home valuation and listing search tools on their websites, often gating such tools behind registration forms.

Now there’s another lead-capture feature in the works that may begin popping up on real estate websites later this year: virtual open houses — live video walkthroughs of listings.

Realync, an app designed to support virtual open houses, is hard at work building an API (application programming interface) that could allow real estate ...

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