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WATCH: Top team problem-solving - Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 12:52am
Got team problems? These panelists will solve 'em. Listen in as top-producing team leads give advice to Inman Connect New York audience members.
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WATCH: The new tech that’s changing the game - Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 12:07am
Hear how the automotive industry has evolved and if we can expect the same for the real estate industry from eXp Realty's Scott Petronis, Toronto Real Estate Board & MLS's John DiMichele and INRIX's Kevin Foreman onstage at Inman Connect New York. 
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WATCH: What are platforms, and why should you care? - Friday, March 22, 2019 - 3:40pm
Are broker platforms augmenting or replacing existing MLS platforms? What is the impact to industry participants? Explore why this topic is the new buzzword of the industry and what the future looks like.
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Property data and analytics firm Remine laid off dozens of staff members Friday as part of a "strategic decision to double down" on its technology plans.
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Two RE/MAX brokerages merge in Massachusetts - Friday, March 22, 2019 - 2:08pm
A pair of RE/MAX franchises in Massachusetts announced this week that they have joined forces in a merger that creates the second-largest RE/MAX brokerage in New England.
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Realogy sues former manager who defected to Compass - Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:38am
Realogy has sued a former manager of one of its Sotheby’s International Realty franchises for defecting to competitor Compass, allegedly in violation of a noncompete clause.
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It’s easy to have blinders on when it comes to the problems real estate leaders face, but industries from travel to publishing are experiencing many of the same pain points.
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Orlando Bloom’s bachelor pad hits the market for $9M - Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:47am
Now that he’s counting down the days until his marriage to Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom has decided to part with his bachelor pad, listing it for $8.999 million.
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60%: the number of sales iBuyers will take in 2024 - Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:08am
Americans might start moving more if they can buy and sell houses the way they can buy and sell cars: quickly and over the internet, with easy financing available. This is the future of real estate — a future where iBuyers will take 60 percent of sales in 2024.
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A Zillow Group employee has filed a class-action lawsuit alleging ongoing labor code violations, including failure to pay overtime wages.
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Fresh off a $45 million funding round, rabble-rousing discount brokerage REX is expanding to the Philadelphia area, the company announced this week.
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The week's top real estate industry stories plus top Inman Connect New York talks you can't miss.
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Livly describes itself as a property management "platform," giving renters a way to communicate with their management, pay rent and accept packages.
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Existing-home sales begin seasonal bounce back - Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:37am
Existing-home sales climbed 11.8 percent from January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.51 million in February, according to NAR.
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Zavvie has launched Offer Optimizer, a tool that allows homeowners to compare instant offers from Offerpad, Opendoor, Zillow Offers and Redfin Now.
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Just as with television, parallel paths are shaping up for the consumer when it comes to buying and selling a house — the old way and the new way.
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CoreLogic and search platform Homesnap have teamed up to let agents update listings, sync contacts and perform other tasks all from their phones.
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4 questions with real estate’s newest humor author - Friday, March 22, 2019 - 2:56am
In this Q&A, Eric Simon shares the behind-the-scenes of his new book "Commission: Impossible, Rogue Agent," co-authored with Eric Lee.
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Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they'll discuss whether college itself, which can create insurmountable debt, is a racket after the news that real estate executives are among those being charged in a college fraud scheme to get kids into top schools.
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3 ways to increase your ROI on internet leads - Friday, March 22, 2019 - 1:02am
After managing pending contracts and active listings, going to appointments and putting out fires, we only have a limited time to invest in lead generation and follow-up, so it's important that we make every moment count. Here's how to get the most ROI out of your online lead gen for a killer conversion.
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If you’re not keeping track of every buyer who walks through the door of your listing for an open house or showing, you’re being irresponsible and unprofessional. Here’s why.
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Buy Emma Stone’s adorable Hollywood home for $3.89M - Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:41pm
Seven years after moving into a super-cute Beverly Hills mansion, actress Emma Stone is hoping to sell the property — for $3.899 million.
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Windermere Real Estate has launched a new marketing campaign highlighting not its considerable technology chops, but its agents' willingness to go above and beyond for their clients.
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WATCH: The New Kids on the Block - Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 2:48pm
Hear from Roofstock's Gary Beasley, Punchlist's Rich Estes, ShelterZoom's Chao Cheng-Shorland, PrestoIntelligence's Vernand Morency, Echovate's Matthew Gough, Jane.ai's David Karandish, Commersh's Kayla Jane, MapTrack's Hunter Stevens and First.io's Molly McKinley about their businesses in under a minute onstage at Inman Connect New York. 
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Meet the Realtor running for Congress - Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:44pm
Leigh Brown, a Realtor and owner of a North Carolina-based RE/MAX franchise, is hoping to become the Republican party’s nominee for the vacant Congressional seat in North Carolina’s 9th district.
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According to a new survey commissioned by Northshore Fireplace, 65 percent of millennials believe homeownership is a "choice," rather than a necessity.
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WATCH: Enhancing the consumer experience with tech - Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:18am
Artificial intelligence, innovative listings, blockchain — technology is changing the way consumers are finding and purchasing real estate. Listen in to this conversation as some of the top tech minds in the industry detail the tech landscape in the real estate industry.
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All the news you might have missed from Realogy’s RGX - Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:14am
This is your one-stop shop for all the latest breaking news, announcements and articles you might have missed from the first-ever RGX conference.
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Freddie Mac names David Brickman as new CEO - Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:00am
Freddie Mac announced Thursday that its current president, David Brickman, will soon be taking the reins as the mortgage giant's new CEO.
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Need help with your digital marketing design? Try Placeit - Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 8:38am
Online digital design tool gives agents everything they need to make sharp graphics and presentations for $29 a month.
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Karin Kimbrough of Google and Brian Brooks of Coinbase Global have been elected as new members to Fannie Mae's board of directors.
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A group of seven Silicon Valley brokerages are following the lead of colleagues in San Francisco to launch a regional Buyer Graph initiative powered by real estate tech startup RealScout.
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Software startup Guesty announced Thursday it has raised $35 million in Series C funding, bringing its total funding to $60 million.
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Fintech startup Point on Wednesday announced the completion of a $122 million funding round, $22 million of which came from Series B funding led by Prudential Financial and DAG Ventures.
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Appeals court knocks down $4M verdict against Zillow - Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 5:56am
An appeals court has overturned a lower court's ruling that Zillow Group willfully infringed on photos belonging to photography firm VHT and sent the case back to a lower court.
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Coldwell Banker wants to embolden female executives - Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 5:00am
Women account for 63 percent of all Realtors yet more men lead companies as a broker-owner or selling manager, according to NAR.
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