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Compass launches new consumer search tools, says IPO ‘likely’
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:04:19
Robert Reffkin announced Monday that Compass has new, artificial intelligence-driven tools that will give consumers home recommendations and let them collaborate with their agents. read more»

Builder of Brooklyn condo charged with violating the Fair Housing Act
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:29:38
HUD charged a team of design and construction professionals with discrimination for failing to build accessible housing in a Brooklyn condo development. read more»

Engel & Völkers continues its NorCal growth under Paul Benson
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:49:24
Paul Benson is adding a trio of Engel & Völkers shops to his impressive portfolio of 28 offices across California, Nevada and Utah. The German-founded luxury brand is opening three new Northern California offices, giving it eight new shops and more than 80 agents in Northern California in this year alone.  read more»

Online, DIY brokerage Savvy Lane secures $2M, expands to SoCal
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:12:02
Discount broker Savvy Lane uses a small team of remote, tech-powered agents and 1 percent listing fee to win deals. It also facilitates a for-sale-by-owner option with low-fee MLS listings. read more»

New York City condo owner gets wound up over wine cooler
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:08:03
Ayal Martin Hayes filed a class-action lawsuit against 565 Broome, a SoHo development by Bizzi & Partners Development, for failing to include a built-in Miele wine cooler in his $3.6 million condo. read more»

Ex-wife revealed as mystery buyer of Tom Petty’s childhood home
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:32:31
Jane Benyo Petty, who outbid a Tom Petty superfan for the home, lived in the same neighborhood when she met the rock star in the early 1970s. read more»

Corcoran employee’s email hacked, internal data shared companywide
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:00:06
A Corcoran spokesperson tells Inman that "three emails containing inaccurate and misleading Corcoran information were distributed within Corcoran." read more»

Kanye West’s ‘Star Wars’-inspired domes have been torn down
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 9:45:51
The rapper was given a Sept. 13 deadline to remove the structures, which he once envisioned as affordable housing or homeless shelters. read more»

The common denominator of billionaire buyers and sellers
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 8:34:57
Hilton and Hyland Real Estate agent Rayni Williams spoke to Inman ahead of Luxury Connect next month in Beverly Hills. read more»

Another BHGRE franchise launches iBuyer comparison tool
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 8:05:26
BHGRE Winans has launched the Flex Move program, a white-labeled version of the proprietary Offer Optimizer software from real estate tech startup zavvie. read more»

Lesson Learned: Learn to trust yourself
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 2:54:07
Each week, we talk to agents across the country about what they’ve learned along the way (and what they wish they had known as new agents). This week, find out why you know best from New York City luxury specialist Arlene Reed. read more»

Exiting real estate: Is your business ready for you to leave?
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 2:13:32
Although it’s smart to have a retirement plan, it’s even smarter to have a transition or backup plan in case you have to leave the business earlier than you anticipated. Take the quiz to find out if you’re ready to exit when the time comes. read more»

4 reasons your buyer clients need to purchase before 2020
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 1:52:19
Here are four ways to frame a conversation about homebuying with clients who are on the fence on whether they should act now or later. read more»

Be more than a service provider. Be the solution.
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 0:01:55
This is a true story. Armed with hours of HGTV and a screwdriver, a homeowner named Gina set out to fix and flip real estate. But she soon discovered what any savvy investor knows: it takes more than 60 minutes minus commercials to successfully renovate and sell property for profit. read more»

Which comes first: your team brand or individual brands?
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 0:01:44
Every real estate agent thinks about how to brand themselves to stand out from the competition. When it comes to teams, team leaders have to work to balance their own brand with the brands of their team members. read more»

Refer globally to succeed locally
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 0:01:30
In today’s luxury real estate landscape, providing service to local clients takes a global perspective. For Robin and Jeremy Stein of The Stein Team, this meant responding to the reality that even if their clients were based in New York, they were interested in properties around the world. read more»

Speed-to-lead: The mission-critical step where most agents fall short
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 0:01:16
Every agent’s book of business is going to vary. Your “pie” of lead sources might look something like this: 50% referral business, 30% online leads, 20% open houses. Some years referral business will boom and in others, it will inevitably slow down. read more»

Why retargeting should be part of your firm’s marketing strategy
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 0:01:16
Retargeting: What is it and what does it mean for your firm? At this point, we’ve probably all experienced retargeting. Let’s say you just spent an hour browsing grills online and decide last-minute that the expensive new infrared gas grill you’d been eyeing can wait for another day. read more»