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Foreign Buyers Typically Spent 30 Percent More Than Domestic Buyers

By | August 14th, 2017|NAR|

Foreign buyers, typically purchased properties that are more expensive than properties purchased by domestic buyers, according to NAR’s recently released 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate.[1] Among foreign buyers who purchased property in April 2016–March 2017, the median price was $302,290, which is about 30 percent more than the median[2] purchase [...]

6 ways empowered agents embrace disruption to drive success

By | August 14th, 2017|Inman Select|

6 ways empowered agents embrace disruption to drive success Charlie Young The word disruption has sailed around real estate for over a decade. We’re constantly anticipating its influence on the way we do business. Several events over the past 10 years have significantly changed the real estate landscape. The economy has reached all-time high after [...]

Is your real estate team violating the law?

By | August 14th, 2017|Inman Select|

Is your real estate team violating the law? Bernice Ross SAN FRANCISCO — If you run a real estate team or are the supervising broker of an office that has agent teams — listen up. There’s a high probability that your teams are violating the independent contractor laws, and it’s time to act now to [...]

See Inside a Listing Styled by a Former White House Decorator

By | August 14th, 2017|NAR|

Submitted by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com Photos Contributed by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com As President Obama’s time in office neared its last months in 2016, their future home outside the White House was a frequent guessing game in celebrity real estate media. Most of the rumors were that the Obamas were buying a new family home in Hawaii, Palm Springs, New York [...]

4 tips for succeeding in real estate without overextending yourself

By | August 11th, 2017|Inman Select|

4 tips for succeeding in real estate without overextending yourself Marian McPherson SAN FRANCISCO — Kofi Nartey said real estate is like a seven-layer dip — “When you start getting down to the beans and cheese, that’s when s**t starts getting good.” Kofi Nartey Nartey, who transitioned from a successful acting career to business and [...]

How to sell or merge your real estate brokerage

By | August 11th, 2017|Inman Select|

How to sell or merge your real estate brokerage Gill South SAN FRANCISCO — Selling your real estate brokerage can be an emotional process akin to sending your kid off to college. John Aaroe, CEO of the John Aaroe Group, and Partners Trust CEO Nick Segal — who both merged with San Francisco-based indie giant [...]

Real estate investor roundup: This week in tech, funding, M&As and more

By | August 11th, 2017|Inman Select|

Real estate investor roundup: This week in tech, funding, M&As and more Brendan Wallace Venture capital firm Fifth Wall produces a bi-weekly newsletter that curates relevant news articles, summarizes recent deals and provides updates on the various portfolio companies in which they’ve invested. Check out this week’s update, which covers tiny houses, guest room gyms [...]

How online deals will reshape the real estate industry

By | August 11th, 2017|Inman Select|

How online deals will reshape the real estate industry Andrea V. Brambila SAN FRANCISCO — When you see something weird or broken in the world, you have two choices: wait for someone else to fix it or fix it yourself. That’s according to John Collison, 27-year-old Irishman and founder of online payment processor Stripe. The [...]