Why you should take time to address your pain points through tech

Hands up: how many of you get distracted by pretty, shiny new tech tools that might suit your business needs, but you never have room in your schedule to roll up your sleeves and spend enough quality time to truly implement them into your business?

A Realtor posted ads about a dead driver and a prisoner-of-war — and the reaction was swift

“Korean Yang Kyoungjong fought with Japan against the USSR,” reads one of the posts, which Hanlon later took down. “He then fought with the USSR against Germany. Then with Germany against the U.S.! Want an agent who fights for you, call me!”

Homebloq aims to dislodge real estate buyers from Zillow, Redfin

Homebloq aims to stop real estate consumers from only searching on Redfin and Zillow to the benefit of independent buyer’s agents.

Giddyap! Texas brokerage JP & Associates Realty is franchising

The brokerage, started by JP Piccinini in 2011, now has 18 offices in Texas and 1,200 agents. In 2017, it did close to 8,000 transactions and had a sales volume of around $2 billion, ranking no. 88 in Real Trends top 500 brokerages.

How is Zillow deciding which Premier Agents get Instant Offers leads?

Becky Garcia, an Arizona-based agent with The Garcia Group, and George Laughton, of the Laughton Team, became early adapters of Zillow’s Instant Offers program. Here’s how shrewd business sense and steely focus helped them reap the benefits.

Watch: Exclusive interview with Re/Max CEO Adam Contos

Re/Max CEO Adam Contos sat down with Real Scout founder Andrew Flachner — an editorial partner of Inman — for an exclusive interview at the Re/Max headquarters in Denver, Colorado, yesterday.

Homeowners closer to appraisers on home value perceptions: study

Quicken Loans released its monthly Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) Tuesday, which found that, on average, appraised values were 0.34 percent less than what homeowners estimated in May.

Connect The ICSF Speakers: Matthew Luhn added to CMO Connect

On Tuesday, July 17th at CMO Connect, Matthew will discuss the five steps to crafting a great story and will then lead attendees in an interactive workshop where they will be able to will dig into their own brand and learn how to use the elements of great storytelling to inspire and influence their target audiences.

Why is everyone talking about pocket listings?

Pocket listings seem to be on a lot of minds these days. Government regulators were reportedly looking into this practice of “secret listings,” and Redfin CEO, Glenn Kelman, recently criticized pocket listings at a government workshop on competition in the real estate industry.

As Roomi grows in popularity, are millennials using it for more than roommate matching?

In big cities, some millennials are using Roomi, a real estate app meant to connect roommates and landlords, for exploring more than just apartments.