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Inman announces the launch of the Property Pavilion at ICLV19
July 15, 2019 - Inman Group® announced the Property Pavilion, a dedicated space in the exhibit hall at Inman Connect Las Vegas, July 22 - 26, 2019.

Buyers trying to cut corners? Don’t let them make these 6 mistakes
Buyers often want to charge full throttle into the homebuying process with a "penny-pinching" mindset, but agents can save these clients money and heartache by taking the time to explain how shortsighted and expensive these corner-cutting tactics can be.

Half of Americans want to live in the town next door: Study
Most American's don't live in their dream neighborhood, but for more than half of them, the dream isn't that far away. 

Builder confidence rises in July
The National Association of Home Builders' Housing Market Index rose to 65 points in July, according to data released Tuesday.

Why the money pouring into real estate tech is ‘stupid’
In a wide-ranging interview, Patrick Stone, founder of the Williston Financial Group, shares his thoughts on real estate technology and his previous life as an oyster diver.

Zillow Offers launches in Portland
The push into the Pacific Northwest marks the 12th market in which the all-cash home offer service operates.

Single-family rent prices up 3 percent in May: CoreLogic
According to the latest CoreLogic data released on Tuesday, monthly rent for a single-family home grew by 3 percent to an average of $1,442 in May.

How to be a rock for clients when things get shaky
In light of the recent earthquakes in Southern California, there is no better time to remind ourselves of the ways in which we can educate, provide referrals and solidify client relationships on a grand scale. Here are four ideas on how to help clients prepare for "the big one."

Why younger generations need to understand credit scores now
Young consumers are blithely unaware of the importance of credit scores to their financial lives, according to recent surveys. This is troubling as Americans' debt levels reach record highs. The good news is that people tend to change their behaviors once they learn how their financial habits impact their scores.

Agent/broker perspective: How brokerages can address affordable housing
With each year, a successful Miami agent is seeing more of her low- and middle-income clients struggling to find reasonably priced homes they can afford — and it’s only getting worse. What can she and her broker do to better serve these clients while at the same time helping their sellers earn top dollar for their listings?

Top brokerages find new ways to carve out profit
According to recent data from REAL Trends, the average retained company dollar dwindled to a mere 14.8% in 2017. This is down from 22% 5 years prior. Brokerages are faced with pressures on commission splits, non-producing agents, and occupancy/payroll eating into profit margins.

Looking for listings? Here’s how to find, sign and turn unlisted properties
When listings are scarce, one-party listings can be a powerful tool to locate properties that are not currently listed but whose owners might be willing to sell if they receive the right offer. Here’s a solid strategy to turn unlisted properties into done deals.

On the fence about ICLV? Here’s what you’ll miss …
Attending Inman Connect is one of the best ways to elevate your business. If you’re on the fence about the very first Inman conference in Las Vegas, consider what you’ll miss.

Developer fans cash at homeless encampment in ploy to clear site
Gene Gorelik dropped dollar bills on a homeless camp in an attempt to get residents to leave. None took the offer, and the developer was escorted off the site.

How to begin financing investment properties
Turning homebuyers into investors can mean more financial security for them and more business for agents. But especially less-experienced investors may need help getting started

BlackRock raises its stake in plummeting Realogy
Investment management firm BlackRock now owns a stake in the real estate holding company valued at approximately 16 percent.

Announcing the Inman Golden I Club
This fall, Inman will honor the inaugural class of inductees into the Inman Golden I Club. The class will be announced live at Luxury Connect, Oct. 16-17 in Beverly Hills. Find out more about the Golden I Club here.

How to find a profitable urban real estate investment
In the quest to establish a robust real estate investment portfolio, big cities are ripe with opportunity — and with risk. Consider these five factors to help you assess the viability of any urban investment property.

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