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Facebook Live vs. Snapchat: Should you leave one for the other?

By | August 16th, 2017|Inman Select|

Facebook Live vs. Snapchat: Should you leave one for the other? Tyler Zey Are real estate agents turning away from Snapchat as Facebook continues to build on competitive features in its platforms like Facebook Live and Instagram Stories? The answer is undoubtedly: yes. And with good reason. Snapchat’s steady growth slowed by 82 percent after [...]

9 ways homebuyers can improve their credit scores

By | August 15th, 2017|Inman Select|

9 ways homebuyers can improve their credit scores Johnson Fedrick The real estate business is booming, and with a scarce supply of starter homes on the market, competition between buyers is fierce. To get loans quickly, potential homebuyers need to keep an eye on their finances and credit. Below, you will find nine general tips [...]

NAR pres-elect: ‘This ain’t your daddy’s association anymore’

By | August 15th, 2017|Inman Select|

NAR pres-elect: ‘This ain’t your daddy’s association anymore’ Fabiana Gordon “Oh my goodness … how did we get here?” National Association of Realtors (NAR) president-elect Elizabeth Mendenhall asked the 2018 Leadership Summit crowd today. Elizabeth Mendenhall “We’re here. There was some point in some time when someone came to you and said, ‘Do you want [...]

NAR warns of text message scam

By | August 15th, 2017|Inman Select|

NAR warns of text message scam Marian McPherson The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has released a warning about a text message scam that asks members to pay a fine or sales tax on a prize. In the text asking for payment of a fine, the sender says NAR has been investigating “claims of racist [...]

Growing eXp Realty agent count propels Q2 revenue

By | August 14th, 2017|Inman Select|

Growing eXp Realty agent count propels Q2 revenue Gill South EXp World Holdings, the Bellingham, Washington-based holding company for eXp Realty, announced its second quarter 2017 earnings today, reporting revenue of $39.6 million for the quarter, up 198 percent from $13.3 million in Q2 2016. EXp Realty’s growth is continuing “unabated,” said eXp World Holdings CEO, Glenn [...]

Sponsor Post and Webinar: Win Listings and Sell Them Quickly with 3-D and VR Technology

By | August 14th, 2017|NAR|

Real estate professionals looking to outsell their competition are turning to 3-D and virtual reality technology to help them win listings, connect with home buyers —and close sales. Among the options is an all-in-one media solution from Matterport that enables agents and brokers to create dynamic 3-D house tours with embedded video and audio, immersive virtual reality [...]

News Corp profits ‘powered by’ digital real estate services

By | August 14th, 2017|Inman Select|

News Corp profits ‘powered by’ digital real estate services Caroline Feeney News Corp., the global company that owns and operates realtor.com through its subsidiary, Move Inc., reported $8.14 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2017, down 2 percent from $8.29 billion the year prior. Overall the company operated at a $643 million loss for fiscal [...]