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40 ways to generate leads that work right now

Inman

Leads are the lifeblood of any successful real estate business. Here are 40 ways to generate leads that are working right now from Jimmy Burgess. Choose a few, and get started today.

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Keys to Success for First-Time Homebuyers

Keeping Current Matters

Buying your first home is an exciting decision and a major milestone that has the power to change your life for the better.

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Achieving an Abundance Mindset

The Residential Specialist

Ant Stroud, CRS, says it’s the little wins that make all the difference When it comes to real estate, Ant Stroud, CRS, likes to lead with abundance. It was his positive attitude and outgoing personality that got him involved in real estate back in 2016. After serving nine years active duty for the United States Military, Stroud was looking for a new source of income for him and his family.

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Housing Market Tracker: Mortgage rates over 7%

Housing Wire

Debt-ceiling drama pushed bond yields up last week, taking mortgage rates to a new 2023 high in the middle of the spring home-selling season. Active housing inventory , thankfully, saw some decent growth last week. Purchase application data had a second straight week of declines. Here’s a quick rundown of the last week: Active inventory grew 8,914 week to week, even though new listing data is still trending at all-time lows in 2023.

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3 Real Estate Office Hacks to Help Kickstart the Busy Season

Ready to better your Back Office? Dive into the secrets to a powerhouse back office with Brokermint expert, Jessica Souza. In this free download, she shares her 3 transformative hacks designed to clean house, get everyone on the same page, and set yourself up for success. From optimizing agent profiles to ensuring flawless transactions and boosting agent retention, these strategies are your ticket to a seamless operation.

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How Does an Estate Sale Work?

RIS Media

Attending an estate sale might seem like looking for bargains at a garage sale. Items are priced, and people are looking for a good bargain, but there are some important differences. If you have ever wondered what an estate sale is and how to hold one, we will take a look. We will cover some… The post How Does an Estate Sale Work? appeared first on RISMedia.

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June 2023 Content Ideas for Agents

Broke Agent Media

The second June 1st hits, the first thing I think about is this epic “June Gloom” shirt I had. This is my friend Matt and me right after we saw Mad Max Fury Road in 2015. Great movie. This was back before The Broke Agent , before BAM, and before I discovered the Peloton or Propecia. A much simpler time…would definitely go back. Anyway, the second thing I think about when the calendar turns to June is WHAT CONTENT can real estate agents create this month?

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The Insider: Precisely Fitted Kitchen, Luxurious New Bath Enhance Cobble Hill Townhouse

Brownstoner

Got a project to propose for The Insider? Contact Cara at caramia447 [at] gmail [dot] com A "terrible kitchen" was the jumping-off point for what turned into a more thoroughgoing renovation of a 19th century townhouse, said Long Island City-based architect Sarah Jacoby, who masterminded the project. A photographer/artist and her family had… Read More > The post The Insider: Precisely Fitted Kitchen, Luxurious New Bath Enhance Cobble Hill Townhouse appeared first on Brownstoner.

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Zillow Increases Local Forecasts

BubbleInfo

Zillow, Goldman Sachs, and every economist thought the 2023 market would be all negative. But now… Goldman Sachs originally forecasted home prices to fall by double digits. However, they have released a report titled – “As interest rates climb, the global housing market is surprisingly stable”.

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New agent on the team? Here’s how to make an impression

Inman

Whether you're a brand-new agent or a veteran who's shifting gears, Livian's Erin McCormick Torres shares how to hit the ground running when you join a new team.

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Planet acquires Platinum Home Mortgage Corporation

Housing Wire

Connecticut-based lender and servicer Planet Home Lending has acquired the assets of Illinois-based retail lender Platinum Home Mortgage Corporation. The financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. With the acquisition, Planet will inherit the majority of Platinum’s origination staff and branches throughout the country. The deal also expands Planet’s footprint in the Midwest, Northwest and West Coast markets.

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Need Curated Pre-foreclosure Lists to Generate New Real Estate Leads? Trellis Has the Data!

Trellis is a state trial court research and analytics platform that provides Real Estate Professionals (Buyers, Foreclosure, Loan Modification, etc.) with LEADS on Pre-Foreclosures, Lis Pendes, Distressed Assets and more — to help uncover **new** opportunities and grow their business. The process is quick and easy — and all in real time. Trellis will supply you with a link to the relevant dockets, a Leads sheet and access to its UI where applicable.

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Watch out — the industry’s mind-boggling transformation isn’t over

Real Estate News

Don’t let this transformative moment intimidate you. Industry experts Stefan Swanepoel and Jack Miller of T3 Sixty say it’s an opportunity built on history.

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The True Value of Homeownership

Keeping Current Matters

Buying and owning your home can make a big difference in your life by bringing you joy and a sense of belonging.

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David Doctorow steps down as CEO of Realtor.com parent Move, Inc.

Inman

Doctorow oversaw the company as its revenues and site traffic rose to record highs, the company said. But as with the rest of the industry, Move has shown signs of a slowdown.

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Home prices accelerated in March even as mortgage rates climbed

Housing Wire

Low housing inventory and still-strong demand kept prices high in March, according to the latest according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index , released Tuesday. The annual growth rate in March 2023 was up 0.7%. On a month-over-month basis, the index was up 1.3% before seasonal adjustment. This was the second month-over-month increase following seven consecutive month-over-month decreases.

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Accelerating Real Estate Sales Pipelines to Streamline Buyer Journeys

Navigated 360° tours, like YourVRTours, advance pipelines by engaging clients further along the sales funnel. These immersive experiences provide comprehensive property insights, increasing buyer intent and readiness. By embracing navigated tours, agents can optimize property exposure, better qualify leads, and streamline the sales process. Stay ahead in the ever-evolving real estate landscape with innovative technology that elevates buyer journeys and progresses pipelines more effectively.

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Federal plan aims to root out racial bias in home appraisals

Real Estate News

The PAVE task force, a joint venture of HUD and other agencies, presented an action plan to address appraisal bias and increase diversity in the industry.

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Today’s Real Estate Market: The ‘Unicorns’ Have Galloped Off

Keeping Current Matters

Comparing real estate metrics from one year to another can be challenging in a normal housing market.

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Will AI replace real estate agents?

Inman

While AI has the potential to automate and certainly enhance many aspects of the real estate industry, writes California Realtor Ken Sisson, it is unlikely to replace human agents completely anytime soon.

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Jobs data shows the truth about the labor market

Housing Wire

We’ve had some odd job reports over the years, but the key is to always follow the trend. That’s especially important with Friday’s data , which showed 339,000 jobs were created in May even while the unemployment rate increased. As someone who wrote that we should get job openings toward 10 million in this expansion, I am always mindful of my other labor talking point.

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Maximizing Your Online Presence: Tips for Real Estate Agents on Social Media

Speaker: Sarah Santa Ana, Real Estate Coach, Move4Free Realty

Networking is one of the crucial elements in every real estate organization's success. Both agents and real estate companies need to maintain robust networking links. This is why social media is essential for any real estate professional! Social media enables you to stay in touch with your present clients, maintain connections with your past clients, and engage potential customers and investors.

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Where are home prices heading? Economists are split

Real Estate News

With so many factors pushing and pulling on the economy right now, there is little consensus on whether prices will rise or fall in the coming year.

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Compound Interest: 4 Extensive Private Estates

Sotheby's International Real Estate

Each of these impressive compounds—in locations from East Coast to West—is an enviable private retreat for groups large and small to enjoy swimming, stargazing, sports, or simply relaxing together indoors and out. Rancho Bella Vista Micah Brady, Mike Brady | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Ynez Valley Brokerage Minutes from Santa Barbara and the “California Riviera,” this idyllic 123-acre ranch enjoys seemingly endless views of the Santa Ynez River, the area’s renowned wine country,

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What are the trending interior design colors for 2023?

Inman

When listing a luxury property, agents must bear in mind that buyers’ expectations are higher than ever. They want to see a home that aligns with the aspirational architectural content they watch and read. And color can effectively illustrate that designer lifestyle.

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California Senate OKs bill for affordable housing on nonprofit-owned land

Housing Wire

The California State Senate passed a bill this week that would permit the construction of affordable housing units on land owned by faith-based institutions and nonprofit colleges, even if local zoning ordinances and laws would normally prevent construction. The bill, introduced last December by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), is designed to reduce barriers faced by nonprofit organizations, churches, synagogues and mosques for constructing multifamily housing units on their properties.

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Rise of The Apps: Building Your Dream Tech Stack For Real Estate Success

Speaker: Trey Willard, Realtor/Team Leader at Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

In order to create continued success in today’s real estate market, realtors need to utilize an arsenal of technology that will increase their efficiency and presence on social media. Using technology to manage your prospects and tap into their needs through websites, social media, and other channels is critical for real estate success in 2022 and beyond.

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4 ways to manage challenging clients

Real Estate News

Some clients just make agents' jobs harder — either intentionally or through lack of experience. But those challenges can also be opportunities for growth.

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5 Outdoor Kitchens for Al Fresco Dining

Sotheby's International Real Estate

Despina Laou – Greece Sotheby’s International Realty The term al fresco translates to “in the cool”, or “in the open air,” and it’s a fitting description for the joys of eating outdoors. Dining amid a fresh, fragrant breeze and brilliant afternoon sun is one of the best ways to enjoy a multi-course meal, celebrate with drinks, and savor dessert well into the evening.

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Unconventional mortgage loans: Help for 1099 clients and investors

Inman

For agents, sharing these programs with those who would not normally qualify for a traditional conventional loan can be a huge lead generator for their business for many years to come.

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Federal agencies seek input on proposed AVM credibility, integrity rule

Housing Wire

Six federal agencies have requested comment from the public on a newly-proposed rule that is designed to “ensure the credibility and integrity of models used in real estate valuations.” The proposed rule would also implement quality control standards that govern the use of automated valuation models (AVMs) used by mortgage originators and secondary market issuers in valuing real estate collateral securing mortgage loans.

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5 Data Proven Ways Agents Can Do 18% More Business

Curious as to how you could do 18% more business? How about 14 more transaction sides per year? Check out this infographic with data from a RealTrends study to learn more.

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4 of real estate's top leaders offer a look behind the curtain

Real Estate News

CEOs Andy Florance, David Doctorow, Gino Blefari and Nick Bailey shared exclusive, and sometimes controversial, insights with Real Estate News.

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Luxury Real Estate Headlines: First Week in June 2023

Sotheby's International Real Estate

Highlights from this week’s top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles, and home. Olive, New York | Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty The country estate sits on more than 10 acres of private property. Penn Badgley’s Catskills Home Lists for $1.7 Million – Architectural Digest A Huge Sonoma Mansion Hits the Market for $15 Million – Bloomberg Live Like a King Atop Helsinki’s Marble Palace – Mansion Global In Puerto Rico, High-End Homes Sell for as Much as $40 Mi

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Unleash the power of growth: Lead generation secrets revealed

Inman

Watch the latest Inman Access classes to learn from industry experts on how to elevate your lead gen and conversion, along with what the future of proptech will mean for the real estate industry.

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Mat Ishbia talks the ‘loser mentality,’ the controversial ‘ultimatum’ and the years ahead

Housing Wire

Mat Ishbia is optimistic about the mortgage market. The Pontiac, Michigan-based United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) CEO believes that 2022 and 2023 are equally challenging years, but the market will improve in 2024. Meanwhile, 2025 and 2026 will be off the charts. What does Ishbia think about surging mortgage rates , lack of housing inventory and monetary and policy pressures ?

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How Enriching the Lives of Your Clients Leads to Greater Sales Success

Speaker: Ari Capogeannis, Director - Revenue Marketing at NVIDIA and Bill Pappa, Sales and Marketing Leader at Ai Media Group

Building strong personal and professional relationships with clients is a critical success factor. Sales professionals who focus on relationship building generate more leads and raise their brand awareness. Because this can take time, having regular engagements can help you cultivate these relationships more efficiently. The most effective way to accomplish this is through direct hyper-personalized touchpoints.