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7 Secrets for Adding a Finishing Touch to Your Staging

By | October 16th, 2017|NAR|

Photo credit: Blinds.com By Katie Laird, guest contributor When staging a home for an open house, you can transform a space from an unimpressive, run-of-the-mill property to one with a “wow” factor. But without a little extra attention to detail, even the most professionally staged homes can leave something to be desired. Don’t let staging [...]

The empowered agent: 10 things you need to know

By | October 13th, 2017|Inman Select|

The empowered agent: 10 things you need to know Inman “When an entire industry changes — when it sets up a new set of rules to play by, a new set of values — it’s not usually the majority of players that ask for that change. Usually it’s one person.” This one person is who [...]

Coldwell Banker launches disaster relief fund

By | October 13th, 2017|Inman Select|

Coldwell Banker launches disaster relief fund Marian McPherson From Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria to the wildfires that are devastating Northern California, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that the past three months have been rife with disasters. In response to the long recoveries ahead, Coldwell Banker is unveiling “Gen Blue Gives Back,” a relief [...]

Brokerage issues apology for ad accused of being racist

By | October 13th, 2017|Inman Select|

Brokerage issues apology for ad accused of being racist Marian McPherson Indianapolis-based brokerage Flock Real Estate Group has received a warning from the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana for an October ad that used what some call “coded language” to describe the African-American residents who once lived in the Fall Creek Place neighborhood. According [...]

Home of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz destroyed in fire

By | October 13th, 2017|Inman Select|

Home of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz destroyed in fire Gill South The Santa Rosa home of the late Peanuts creator Charles Schulz has been destroyed by one of the many wildfires hammering California’s North Bay area this week, which have so far claimed 31 lives and destroyed 3,500 homes and buildings. The bulk of the [...]

Murdered Arkansas agent’s family sues brokerage over safety training

By | October 13th, 2017|Inman Select|

Murdered Arkansas agent’s family sues brokerage over safety training Marian McPherson Three years after former Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter was murdered, her family is suing Crye-Leike Real Estate for wrongful death and negligence, alleging that the brokerage failed to provide Carter with the proper safety training that could have saved her. The lawsuit [...]

What We’re Reading: October 9-13

By | October 13th, 2017|NAR|

Famous locations, social media addiction, financial education, cleaning, energy, pets, internet shopping, names, security, and nail houses. Shut up and take our money. Ugh, look at those crowds! We’d close it off, too. How addicted are you to the “bright dings of social pleasure?” Recently dubbed Nobel Laureate, Richard Thaler, has a bleak outlook on [...]

New and Updated in the Library – October 2017

By | October 13th, 2017|NAR|

The following References have recently been updated in the Library: Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Traditionally, real estate industry disputes rely on negotiation for solutions. If negotiation fails, litigation is often initiated. Mediation involves the skillful intervention of a third-party professional to help resolve disputes that arise between two or more parties. Arbitration, a form of [...]

The Power of Disruption — Surviving the Ever-Changing Real Estate Industry

By | October 13th, 2017|Inman Select|

The Power of Disruption — Surviving the Ever-Changing Real Estate Industry Devon Broderick SAVE MY SPOT As an agent, you know the process of buying and selling real estate is broken. Despite the multitude of tools and tech options flooding the RE space, transactions still seem slow and complex. There’s a better way! Loomlogic connects [...]

Real estate daily market update: October 12, 2017

By | October 12th, 2017|Inman Select|

Real estate daily market update: October 12, 2017 Inman We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. Most recent market news Thursday, October 12 Zillow Mortgage Rate Ticker The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgages is currently 3.72 percent, up one basis point from this time last [...]