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FAA clears first real estate agent to use drone for property shoots

FAA clears first real estate agent to use drone for property shoots

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The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized a real estate agent to capture photography of listings with a drone for the first time, offering a glimmer of hope to those seeking to use drones to market properties without facing potential penal...
Mike Leavy's dream is 'a common real estate vocabulary and a shared sense of listing information'

Mike Leavy's dream is 'a common real estate vocabulary and a shared sense of listing information'

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Mike Leavy, a Move Inc. product architect, gives his wish list for what to fix in real estate, shares his favorite iPhone game and talks listing photo quality ......
Tamir Poleg: 'Many agents are still struggling to make it through the month'

Tamir Poleg: 'Many agents are still struggling to make it through the month'

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Lack of guidance and assistance plus high commission splits cause agents to struggle, plus more insights into 2015 with Tamir Poleg, CEO of Real ......
Hook millennial buyers: Tell them real estate is like sex

Hook millennial buyers: Tell them real estate is like sex

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When I was in my twenties, my father gave me a coffee mug and a book. The coffee mug was printed with a slogan: "Sex and Real Estate: Get Lots While You're Young." The book was about investing in real estate. My father didn't provide any specific adv...
Overcome your fears in 5 steps

Overcome your fears in 5 steps

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In life, we experience two kinds of fear: real fear and psychological fear. Or, as we prefer to think of the latter, "ego-fear." Eckhart Tolle calls it "the voice in the head." Try to become aware of that voice. Listen and notice thoughts that make y...
Rupert Murdoch playing hardball with Zillow

Rupert Murdoch playing hardball with Zillow

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Realtor.com operator Move Inc.’s subsidiary, ListHub, is set to stop sending listings to realtor.com rival Zillow in 90 days, potentially cutting off the flow of hundreds of thousands of listings to the most highly-trafficked real estate portal...
360-degree listing videos are coming to YouTube

360-degree listing videos are coming to YouTube

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YouTube is laying the groundwork to support 360-degree videos that will allow real estate agents and marketers create richer virtual experiences of listings for prospective buyers. Imagine staring at a real estate agent in a listing video as they des...
Inbound marketing is shifting from physical to digital

Inbound marketing is shifting from physical to digital

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Inbound marketing has evolved to a whole new level over the past several years. As consumers have embraced social media, online reviews, blogs and video, older mediums like bus benches, shopping carts and the Yellow Pages no longer provide the same e...
33 people who are changing the real estate industry

33 people who are changing the real estate industry

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In 1982, the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) was introduced which in effect, launched the Internet. Nothing has done more to transform culture, the economy and real estate in the last three decades. In honor of the 33rd anniversary, we are recogniz...
5 'old' arguments for buying that still work today

5 'old' arguments for buying that still work today

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Hindsight is 20-20, as they always say. About four years ago, I read a Wall Street Journal article, "10 Reasons to Buy a Home," in which the author, Brett Arends, proclaimed, "Enough with the gloom and doom about homeownership." ......
Real estate and 'Shark Tank' star Barbara Corcoran to speak at Connect NYC 2015

Real estate and 'Shark Tank' star Barbara Corcoran to speak at Connect NYC 2015

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She was a straight “D” student in high school and college and held 20 jobs by the time she was 23. But Barbara Corcoran refused to give up, borrowing $1,000 to start one of New York’s largest and most successful ......
Master SEO through hyperlocal content

Master SEO through hyperlocal content

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Venturing into the online arena and creating content can be scary for many real estate agents. "Where do I start? What type of content do I create? What do I say?" All of these are valid questions. ......
RealtyTrac signs big South Florida firm to broker network

RealtyTrac signs big South Florida firm to broker network

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Listings pooled by real estate brokers in South Florida will soon be showing up in searches on realtytrac.com, with RealtyTrac sending the leads they generate to the newest member of its referral network, The Keyes Company. Joining the network makes...
Dottie Herman on a new agent productivity app and other plans for 2015

Dottie Herman on a new agent productivity app and other plans for 2015

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The president and CEO of Douglas Elliman shares the brokerage's plans for leveraging a new app and other insights into what's in store for ......
Making data mapping as easy as shopping

Making data mapping as easy as shopping

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What is PolicyMap's mission in a nutshell? We believe in the power of data to create change in communities and markets, and to that end we have created the Web's largest place-based data library and make it available in easy-to-use maps, tables, repo...
How to give a perfect presentation

How to give a perfect presentation

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Never turn down an opportunity to speak to the public. After all, you give presentations all the time, whether you're trying to explain what you do for a living to your daughter's kindergarten class or addressing a joint session of Congress. ......
Go figure: home price jumps, online loans, recovery trends and more

Go figure: home price jumps, online loans, recovery trends and more

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Should I sell or should I wait? Then … … And now Popular is as popular does Where the rent gets paid Somebody’s watching you A home of my own Have data you’d like to see featured here? Let us know at contributors@inman.com ...
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