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Posted on : June 26, 2009
Pam O’Connor: ‘Brokers are the unsung heroes’
Pam O'Connor, the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World CEO, says that brokers are the Rodney Dangerfields of the industry: They don't get any respect. She talks about why that needs to change in an opinionated video ... ...»

Do you dial, swipe or text? Jeff Hyland
Jeff Hyland of Hilton & Hyland answers three questions from Inman, discussing how successful agents know their clients' desires better than the clients themselves do and why he thinks there's no substitute for personal communication ... ...»

Tim Harris: ‘We are all in real estate to be of service to others’
Real estate coach Tim Harris sees a fundamental disconnect between the real estate industry old guard and what both consumers and agents want -- an ancient lead-generation and numbers approach to sales that's out of step with their core beliefs about themselves and why they became agents: to be of service to others. ... ...»

Helping sellers select the right offer in a hot market
The amazingly hot real estate market of southern California of 2013 and 2014 produced many listings with multiple offers. In fact, for a while it was the norm. When presenting offers to sellers, "paralysis by analysis" often set in. ... ...»

News Corp. taps one of its own to lead operator Move
Less than a month after closing its $950 million acquisition of operator Move Inc., News Corp. is bringing in new leadership at the top, announcing today that News Corp. veteran Ryan O’Hara will take over the CEO reins from ... ...»

Merry Christmas for short sellers: Mortgage debt forgiveness is back
A comprehensive tax bill that reinstates protections for distressed homeowners shielding them from having to pay taxes on mortgage debt forgiven in 2014 is headed for President Obama's desk. The tax break on forgiven mortgage debt, and another allowing homeowners ... ...»

7 common questions to answer in a bidding war
In our capacity as a seller's agent in Tampa, we are currently experiencing multiple offers in all price ranges. People are willing to pay the asking price (and sometimes above) because interest rates are so low, and there's a fear that rates will rise next year ... ...»

Real estate industry leaders planning national listing portal
Executives with leading multiple listing services, franchisors and brokers have been working for months on a plan to launch a new national listing portal to serve as a broker-centric alternative to the big search portals like Zillow, Trulia and, ... ...»

Re/Max sells franchise rights to Caribbean, Central America
Franchisor Re/Max LLC has sold franchise rights to the Caribbean and Central America, carving out a new region for the Dominican Republic in the process. Re/Max Caribbean and Central America is now owned by broker-owners John and Lucinda Turley of ... ...»

How to sincerely connect with clients in a digital age
An old friend once shared a story about his start in real estate, and it has stuck with me for years. In the early 1980s, he would drive to a neighborhood, park his car and go door to door, introducing himself to the owner of each home and striking up a conversation. Whether the conversation turned to the topic of real estate or not wasn't the point. His goal was to meet people and build relationships ... ...»

Referrals valued more than leads from third-party websites
What makes a more promising lead: a stranger routed to you by a third-party website, or someone introduced to you by a friend? The answer may seem obvious, but the difference in quality between those types of leads can be ... ...»

International listing portal Lamudi relaunches to target mobile users
Lamudi, considered one of the fastest-growing property search portals with over 750,000 property listings in 28 emerging nations, has relaunched its website to improve users' mobile experience and reel in more advertisers. Based in Germany, Lamudi is an international property ... ...»

Video: 4 secret homeowner tips from Leigh Brown
Leigh Brown shares some surprising (and innovative) uses for Irish Spring soap, Turtle Wax, Rain-X and Tang. Who knew these things were secret weapons for the average homeowner ... ...»

Do you dial, swipe or text? Race Randle
Race Randle of the Howard Hughes Corporation discusses why the biggest trend in real estate is information access -- and why there's no substitute for the personal touch ... ...»

Mark McLaughlin: ‘We drive the business every day to meet our vision’
Mark McLaughlin shares Pacific Union International's five-year vision and talks about his outlook for 2015: a healthy economy where interpersonal relationships and referrals are still the primary lead source of the successful agent ... ...»

Roland Ligtenberg: ‘Freedom is the true motivator’
Roland Ligtenberg, the CEO of HouseCall, explains where he came up with the idea for the app, what he does to unwind and what he thinks is the most overrated real estate technology ... ...»

What listing agents can learn from online dating
In the age of instant gratification, it's useful to step back and re-evaluate the best strategy for selling our listings. In one MLS listing, we have the ability to hand over all the goods -- data, descriptions, photos, video links, floor plans, pictures and more. ... ...»

Colorado’s Metrolist rebrands to strengthen ties to consumers, public-facing website
Colorado’s largest multiple listing service has rebranded, adopting the name of its public-facing MLS website in the hopes of resonating more with consumers. Metro Denver-based Metrolist, now REcolorado, will now also avoid confusion with another MLS, MetroList Services Inc., which ... ...»