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Vacasa’s new board member hints at IPO future
Wed, 22 May 2019 10:17:48
Matt Roberts, the former CEO of OpenTable is joining the board of directors for vacation rental management startup Vacasa. read more»

What is company culture? An indie broker-owner gives his 2 cents
Wed, 22 May 2019 10:03:07
Regardless of what type of brokerage you belong to, culture makes a big difference in how a business operates. In fact, a company’s culture can make or break its success. How do you find a culture that's right for you? Regular Inman contributor and indie broker Troy Palmquist shares his thoughts on company culture. read more»

READ: Justice Department’s letter to CoreLogic demanding MLS info
Wed, 22 May 2019 6:39:32
Inman has obtained a letter from the Department of Justice requesting information on multiple listing service data from CoreLogic, a California-based financial services and analytics firm. read more»

ERA Real Estate partners with HomeAdvisor for concierge services
Wed, 22 May 2019 5:32:59
HomeAdvisor provides access to a range of painting, landscaping and home repair professionals. read more»

Moving to a new market? Here’s how to start on the right foot
Wed, 22 May 2019 2:14:32
To offer your clients the most valuable service, you have to learn everything your prospects might want to know about your new market. If you find yourself starting over, here are some tips to make it a little bit easier. read more»

Why don’t we think about clients’ specific needs?
Wed, 22 May 2019 1:15:55
Other than that narrow exception that agents make for first-time homebuyers, agents don’t think of clients as having specialized needs that require customized solutions. Instead, agents provide a cookie-cutter approach to standardized service with the same scripts, the same materials, the same programs. That needs to change. Here's how. read more»

We’re better than this: Stop trolling other Realtors
Wed, 22 May 2019 0:29:06
In case you missed it, when the National Association of Realtors announced that President Donald Trump would speak at NAR Midyear, trolling from both sides of the aisle ensued. Here’s why it’s not only unprofessional, but also against the Code of Ethics. read more»

HUD Secretary slammed for confusing REO with Oreo cookies
Tue, 21 May 2019 17:30:19
Despite the controversy that has swirled around his tenure, following the Oreo incident, Ben Carson attempted to downplay his apparent confusion. read more»

Compass poaches entire 22-person Coldwell Banker team
Tue, 21 May 2019 15:17:31
Los Angeles-based WSA Real Estate operates in the tony western half of Los Angeles. Team members are now decamping for Compass, which is not acquiring the entity itself. read more»

Trulia founder Pete Flint’s venture firm NFX raises $275M
Tue, 21 May 2019 14:38:04
NFX splits its investments equally between business-to-business companies and business-to-consumer companies but said that out of 3,000 firms seeking money this year it will ultimately only fund 0.5 percent. read more»

Missing girl found safe after Ring camera captures kidnapping
Tue, 21 May 2019 12:19:20
A missing girl in Texas whose kidnapping was captured on a Ring camera has been found safe and returned to her parents. read more»

Airbnb launches partnership with DNA testing company 23andMe
Tue, 21 May 2019 11:50:56
The partnership comes amid what Airbnb says is a rise in "heritage travel," or trips people take to connect with their ancestors' homelands. read more»

Is US government investigating MLSs and vendors for antitrust?
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:37:59
The Department of Justice is reportedly demanding CoreLogic and other MLS vendors hand over information related to buyer broker commissions. read more»

Inside the mass exodus at Purplebricks US
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:10:58
The U.K.-based discount brokerage launched in the U.S. in 2017 and has had a massive turnover in leadership roles in recent months. read more»

Meet the man behind the viral Amazon tiny home
Tue, 21 May 2019 9:59:46
The DIY homes have been reimagined as art galleries, chapels and Airbnb rentals since going viral last week. No one is more surprised than Allwood Outlet CEO Tapani Pekkala. read more»

Best friends 4ever? Redfin strikes deal with Zillow to list in 4 cities
Tue, 21 May 2019 7:16:01
Long-time rivals Zillow and Redfin have finally made peace — over one issue at least — and struck a deal that allows the former to directly host the latter's listings in four U.S. cities. read more»

Existing-home sales dip in April
Tue, 21 May 2019 7:10:34
Existing-home sales for single-family homes, townhomes, condos and co-ops fell 0.4 percent from March to April and were down 4.4 percent year-over-year. read more»

Rent skyrockets in March — especially in the Southwest
Tue, 21 May 2019 6:02:30
Nationwide, rental rates continue to rise, particularly in the Southwest, according to the latest data from CoreLogic, released Tuesday. read more»

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