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The housing market plummeted in 2008, dragging down with it real estate jobs and the financial stability of so many involved in this industry. Countless real estate professionals and homeowners were affected, and memories of this event will live on for years to come. Here are some of mine.
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Minnesota’s two largest multiple listing services are merging - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 6:06pm
NorthstarMLS is joining forces with Southeast Minnesota Realtors (SEMR) to offer lower combined fees to 88 percent of the state's real estate pros
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Survey: What should agents do to stay safe on the job? - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 2:46pm
Agents frequently find themselves in situations where they have to be aware of their surroundings and vigilant about possible threats to their safety. Let us know your thoughts on workplace safety in the industry.
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Agent sues Move and NAR for ‘harassing’ texts - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 1:43pm
A South Florida real estate agent is suing the National Association of Realtors and News Corp. subsidiary Move Inc. for sending her unsolicited text messages through realtor.com after she opted out of receiving the alerts.
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Blend wants to make applying for a mortgage smoother with AI - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:41am
The Peter Thiel-backed San Francisco-startup's new product for lenders, Blend Intelligence, automatically requests documents from borrowers and runs health checks on them.
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Monthly home maintenance costs rise over 10% - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:29am
Spending on home fixes grew 10.75 percent in August with permissions for new homes, but the Texas-based insurance firm BuildFax found remodeling was down in the same timeframe.
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How real estate can help the survivors of Hurricane Florence - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:02am
As victims of Hurricane Florence are reeling, Sunny Lake Hahn offers advice based on her experiences from Hurricane Harvey to both victims and those who want to help.
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The San Antonio Board of Realtors has a new leader, having named Gilbert S. Gonzalez CEO two weeks after Shane Johnson got the boot.
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Motto Mortgage adds franchise in Northwest US - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 9:29am
Motto Mortgage Group, a mortgage brokerage spun off from RE/MAX, is expanding to the Seattle metro area with a new office in Edmonds, Washington.
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A Rockefeller heiress’s former estate lists for $30M - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:37am
The luxurious Tudor-style estate is hidden from prying eyes by a half-mile-long garden drive on Long Island’s Gold Coast.
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Luxury Connect: Michael Dreyfus on How to Scale Your Business - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 7:42am
"You have to have an even more concentrated marketing strategy to reach a smaller pool of buyers that you can only find in guarded places," says Dreyfus.
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As rent soars, southern half of United States hit hardest - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 7:38am
The cost of renting a single-family home grew by 3 percent to an average of $1,412 a month in July, according to CoreLogic.
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What to expect at Luxury Connect 2018 - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 6:21am
Previews of our speakers, sessions, activities and editorial insight into the current state of the luxury market.
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Housing starts soar in August but permits plunge to 15-month low - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 6:02am
Privately owned housing starts jumped 9.2 percent month-over-month and 9.4 percent year-over-year to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,282,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau. 
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Leaseback startup EasyKnock snags $3.5M in seed funding - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 5:51am
EasyKnock, a home sales-leaseback company that allows people to release the equity on their homes, just closed $3.5 million in seed funding.
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‘Alexa, get me seller leads’ - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 3:00am
HomeyPoints' founders wanted to bridge old and new by connecting homeowners with an agent through Amazon Alexa voice technology and their voice app, Home Agent.
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Are your sellers ready for a buyer’s market? - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 1:56am
How do you manage clients when the market suddenly develops into something they had not anticipated? Here are our top 10 recommendations for managing seller expectations when the market enters a correction.
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How real estate agents can keep themselves safe every day - Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:02am
Learn exactly what type of crime affects the industry and how real estate agents can arm themselves with the best information, resources, tools and apps to stay safe. 
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Before taking the leap and becoming a real estate agent, there are a number of things to think through and prepare for as you set yourself up for success.
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What skill set should you look for when recruiting? - Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
Byron sits down with Tom Toole III, leader of the Tom Toole Sales Group at RE/MAX Main Line, to talk recruitment, culture, disruption, inventory and more at the Tom Ferry Summit in Anaheim, California.
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In the United States, Purplebricks’ flat-fee for homesellers was recently raised from $3,200 to $3,600 USD. Sellers pay the fee upfront, regardless of whether or not their home successfully sells with the brokerage.
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My Home Group joins blockchain-based Imbrex marketplace - Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:53pm
Listings from Arizona-based residential brokerage My Home Group's 2,000 agents will now appear on the decentralized Imbrex real estate marketplace platform.
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Want a shot at your dream domain? If you’re a Realtor, today’s the day to hop on it, as the new ".realestate" top-level domain is now available for pre-sale for Realtors, starting Tuesday, Sept. 18. Realtors with an active, ".realtor" domain are getting exclusive access to ".realestate" domains, ahead of the public launch on Nov. 27.
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Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, a new analysis by Zillow found that home construction was down in each of the nine census divisions.
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Despite changes to Facebook’s advertising policies, real estate technology company Adwerx is ensuring its clients they’ll still be able to target, “likely to move” Facebook users, through a new partnership with the social media giant.
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When Tami Halton Pardee, founder and CEO of Halton Pardee + Partners, is trying to establish a connection with someone, “I do a lot of mirroring. If they’re sitting a certain way, I’ll sit a certain way.”
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Prop 5 will allow homeowners to keep old property taxes when buying a new home. Critics fear essential services will bare the brunt of lost revenues.
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A new marketing initiative by Compass that rolled out last week will allow agents to post listings days before they appear on the market.
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The high-stakes games of Los Angeles real estate apparently has some eyebrow-raising moments — but the local agents seem to be accustomed to taking it in stride, mostly.
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The Series C funding round will help the San Francisco startup with its in-progress online service for connecting renters to landlords.
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Reali releases AI tool to predict the winning bid on a home - Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 7:00am
Reali, the California-based, flat-fee tech-powered brokerage, is giving its clients a leg up on other homebuyers with a new predictive tool that estimates the probability of placing a winning bid on a home.
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Buy Tom Clancy’s majestic waterfront estate for $6.2M - Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:16am
An elegant Maryland estate now up for sale for $6.2 million has a studded history — for years, the best-selling author Tom Clancy, creator of the Jack Ryan series, called it home.
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A new, extremely well-funded online homeselling startup has entered the fray. It offers a platform that lets buyers search, tour, finance and close on a home and looks positioned to flip thousands of homes in the years ahead.
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9 tips for filing insurance claims after a catastrophe - Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 2:44am
Whether it’s a hurricane like Florence, a tropical storm like Lane or a flood, tornado, earthquake or fire, it can take years to resolve a major insurance claim and restore a property. Don't miss these nine tips for filing a claim from a public insurance adjuster who has seen it all.
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How do you know if you are giving the right gift? And when should a gift be given? After a closing? For a client’s birthday? As a thank you? An analysis of 10,000 agent gifts reveals the answers to these questions and more.
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How to become the neighborhood real estate guru - Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 1:52am
You work hard in your career to define yourself as a specialist so you can be recognized as the master of your trade. Here are three tips for strengthening your personal brand and becoming a true neighborhood guru.
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How are international luxury agents successfully making deals with overseas buyers and sellers? Tap into the industry's top pro tips here.
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