'Broken Windws' Theory Can Be Applied To Real Estate Regulation
Real estate regulators should consider adopting the 'broken windows' theory of policing. They might discover -- as various police departments have -- that by paying attention to relatively minor transgressions, they are liable to experience a reduction in the number of major transgressions.
Real Estate Gifts Can Disrupt Family Harmony
Unresolved family issues and ingrained family dynamics can stand between you and your real estate goals. PJ Wade enlists READER INPUT to further explore the impact of a real estate wedding gift on a newly-wed couple and family relationships.
Foreclosure filings drop to lowest rate in 14 yearsForeclosure rates continue to dip, with the third quarter of 2019 seeing the lowest number of foreclosure filings since the second quarter of 2005, according to Attom Data Solutions's latest report....Read More
Genuine communication is the anecdote to iBuyingThe Agency founder Mauricio Umansky believes that art of genuine communication is dying, and it's up to real estate agents to keep it alive or lose ground to disruptive real estate tech companies pushing things like iBuying....Read More
How to build a track record by knocking on doorsWhen luxury agents David Parnes and James Harris wanted to get into real estate years ago, they didn't have a track record, contacts or anything else that agents typically need to succeed. So they hit the pavement. Here's how that lead to success....Read More
Smart-home tech for agents: Aeotec SensorsIn this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. Tune in, so that when your clients ask, you’ll be the expert. This week, Aeotec Sensors....Read More
Video marketing, staging matter more than ever for luxury listingsAt Inman Luxury Connect, Carrie McCormick, a development specialist at @properties, said that video marketing is a "requirement" these days, and her co-panelists said that staging is a top priority to create an emotional impact with buyers....Read More
Agents should strive for authenticity in social media"It’s really important to present yourself and your personality," Jon Krabbe, founder of digital marketing firm Agent Image, said Wednesday morning during Inman Luxury Connect in Beverly Hills. "They can tell if it's authentic."...Read More
3 things Justin Bieber did wrong that a Realtor would nailBeverly Hills agent Jade Mills highlights the many reasons that Justin Bieber's bid to sell his home on Instagram is doomed to fail....Read More
What’s the key to ending chronic homelessness? Better dataAccording to Community Solutions, the key to ending chronic homelessness is real-time data aggregation and tracking that enables communities to make smart, quick decisions. The nonprofit's Built for Zero program helps local agencies transform their databases from statistical wastelands to a treasure trove of rich, by-name data....Read More
Data, honesty key to giving sellers realistic expectations: Gary GoldToday's sellers may have done their own research and come up with their own prices, so it's up to agents to manage expectations and gently deliver reality....Read More
It’s getting even harder for African American families to afford homesThe typical African American family could afford just 25 percent of the homes for sale last year, down from 39 percent in 2012, according to a new Redfin study....Read More