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HUD proposes major overhaul of Section 8, tripling rent for low-income families
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials on Wednesday proposed a major overhaul to the country’s Section 8 voucher program and the low-income rental subsidies that affect 4.5 million American families.
Mandarin-speaking butler bots heading to US real estate
Thanks to a new partnership with Macau-based tech startup Singou Technology, a Chinese international property portal is bringing Mandarin-speaking robots to the US in an effort to help agents and developers better serve these buyers.
What we’ve learned from #DeleteFacebook
The recent Cambridge Analytica scandal has triggered a wave of fear and distrust in social media. Users feel violated, and confidence in technology has nosedived.
Stribling & Associates launches live data center for NYC agents and consumers alike
Stribling & Associates has developed Stribling Analytics, an interactive online platform that offers real-time housing data to all. The brokerage said it was the first program of its kind to cover current inventory, contracts signed and recorded sales metrics across most of NYC.
Connect the ICSF Speakers: Kendall Butler on Differentiating Yourself
“Differentiate yourself” is advice that every real estate agent has heard more than once -- but how? Kendall Butler of FLI Properties is a problem-solver for her clients, and that’s helped her flourish in her 12 years as a broker-owner. And lest you think you need experience to find your differentiator or unique value proposition: Butler had only sold two homes when she and her husband launched FLI Properties.
10 tips for charming your way into a successful real estate career
How great would the world be if everyone we ran into was charming? Just imagine a life free of negativity and overflowing with life-affirming enthusiasm. You can't persuade others to be more charming, but you can add your own bit of charm to the world and improve your life — and others' — in the process.
Lessons from ‘The Bachelor’ on winning a bidding war
I have a confession to make: I have seen every season of "The Bachelor." For those not familiar with the show, the premise is simple: a single, attractive man is given the opportunity to meet approximately 25 women over the course of the season in search of his future wife.
3 things real estate agents should do to retire comfortably
Do you want to retire from real estate with plenty in savings and some horizontal income streams to keep cash flowing? Anyone can do it, but many people fail to take the steps necessary to actually make it happen.
How listing agents should modernize their value proposition to compete
With inventory levels at historic lows across the country, it would be really easy for real estate agents to blame their lack of seller leads on the listings shortage.
Gay and lesbian real estate group urges NAR to support Equality Act
The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) is calling on the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to join the organization in supporting federal legislation that would amend existing civil rights laws -- including the Fair Housing Act -- to prohibit discrimination or segregation based on sex, sexual orientation and gender identity.
How TorchX helps brokerages centralize and automate digital marketing for their agents
Brokerages know how hard it is to optimize their digital marketing efforts and to support those of their agents. TorchX’s powerful platform solves this pain point in one system.
New home sales up 4% in March, reversing recent declines
New home sales are finally on an upward path, after three months of month-over-month declines. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)...
Real estate daily market update: April 24, 2018
All the latest real estate market news.
Homeowners delay selling during prolonged winter: Redfin
Redfin’s Housing Demand Index, which is based on Redfin customers requesting home tours and writing offers across 15 major metro areas, fell 6.5 percentage points to 105 in March -- the second consecutive month of declines this year.
How rental platform Stoop is adjusting to New York City one year later
The tech brokerage Mdrn. launched Stoop, a New York City rental platform, in 2017. The rental site's numbers almost a year later are tiny, but growing.
Inman Announces the First Round of Sponsors for ICSF18
Inman Group® announced 34 companies that will be sponsoring Inman Connect in San Francisco, July 17 - 20, 2018.
How to make your open house a highly productive event to remember
The signs are out, the lights are on, the door is open, and there’s the smell of fresh baked goods in the air. It’s showtime for your open house, the old-school marketing event that even with the dawn of virtual tours can still be a major lead generator for real estate agents while serving as an important step in the selling process.
Home prices rise again for 70th month in a row, no signs of stopping
Home prices across the country are continuing a rise akin to the 15 years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price NSA Index.
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