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In last week's column we emphasized the distinction between ethics as a body of rules and principles and being ethical as a disposition to conform to those rules and principles. We noted that it is certainly possible to teach someone ethics, but it is a different task to lead someone to be ethical -- to internalize those principles and to be guided by them.
Posted: September 11, 2018, 11:34 am
Soon it will be hard to buy an appliance that doesn't incorporate smart technology, but integrating appliances and systems may remain a challenge for a while. PJ Wade explores what you need to know about smart home technology.
Posted: September 11, 2018, 11:34 am


Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

While Compass, Keller Williams, Redfin and the rest are duking it out for the best tech, what can a single agent do to beat the competition on listing appointments? Spend about $50 a month on technology that'll win sellers over.
Author: Bernice Ross
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:02 am
Commissions are under pressure. Average commission rates for real estate agents fell nearly 1 percent in 2017 and this trend is appearing in the National Association of Realtors 2018 member profile.
Author: Inman Content Studio
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:01 am
The team model is one of the most powerful ways to do business in real estate, and for good reason. Real estate agents have to wear many hats (three guesses which my favorite is -- see my profile photo), and not every agent is good at every aspect of the business.
Author: Inman Content Studio
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:01 am
For new brokerages, some investments seem more exciting than others. Your new logo. Business cards. Your web site. But don’t forget about the back office software that will power your whole operation.
Author: Inman Content Studio
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:01 am
If you want to finish 2018 strong and make 2019 your best year ever, I’ve got five actions to help you crush Q4.
Author: Tom Ferry
Posted: September 24, 2018, 7:01 am
If you're a technology company stakeholder trying to catch the eyes of Inman's tech-forward, deal-savvy audience, steer clear of these six mistakes when creating your pitch.
Author: Craig C. Rowe
Posted: September 22, 2018, 8:38 am
Compass is expanding into the Rocky Mountain ski-town of Telluride, Colorado, with an award-winning Realtor who regularly ranks among the nation’s top-producing.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 21, 2018, 11:32 pm
DocuSign, the cloud-based electronic signature platform, is skyrocketing in value and even overtook real estate tech giant Zillow Group in valuation, according to public stock data from Yahoo. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is reaping the reward of the prudent investment.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 21, 2018, 9:08 pm
Suddenly real estate has become antagonistic and fiercely competitive, with major forces colliding and jockeying to reshape the landscape.
Author: Brad Inman
Posted: September 21, 2018, 8:55 pm
A Minnesota boutique indie is jumping into the iBuyer game — not armed with the capital of companies like Zillow, Knock, Redfin and Offerpad — but with a partner in Opendoor.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 21, 2018, 7:54 pm
A theory posted on Twitter by a lawyer trying to prove the innocence of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has taken on a life of its own, with Zillow taking center stage.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: September 21, 2018, 6:43 pm
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Author: Inman
Posted: September 21, 2018, 6:02 pm
Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff believes that blockchain, a broad term for online ledger systems that can be used to keep track of all sorts of information, will prove as important as the internet itself.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: September 21, 2018, 5:51 pm
A slew of political appointees at HUD have been found to have no housing policy experience but instead worked on campaigns for Donald Trump or Ben Carson.
Author: Bryson Masse
Posted: September 21, 2018, 5:31 pm
The founding MLSs are Arizona Regional MLS, Metro MLS in Wisconsin, MLSListings in Silicon Valley, RMLS in Oregon and, which have nearly 95,000 agent and broker subscribers combined.
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: September 21, 2018, 3:32 pm
The week's top real estate industry stories, and practical advice to use this weekend.
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: September 21, 2018, 2:58 pm
Long & Foster sales associates can now access a new online portal to see properties before they hit local multiple listing services and receive alerts.
Author: Bryson Masse
Posted: September 21, 2018, 2:37 pm
To have a successful real estate business, you must establish yourself as a niche real estate service provider. In fact, focusing on a micro-niche is the best way to guarantee referrals and double your sales in 12 months. Here's how to do just that.
Author: Cheryl Spangler
Posted: September 21, 2018, 9:17 am

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