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Why predicting the future isn’t in a real estate agent’s job description

As a kid, at social gatherings, I'd always get a little annoyed when people would start asking my dad, the doctor, for medical advice ... READ MORE +

Fall is the season for turning canceled listings to gold

Bob Clarkson of Century 21 shares some of his best tips to prospect canceled listings. Clarkson has only been in the business for two years and so far has closed 57 transactions ... READ MORE +

7 easy ways to stay in touch with your clients this Halloween

Any holiday is a great excuse to engage with clients. With Halloween right around the corner, here are seven clever real estate agent "tricks" that'll "treat" your clients to something fun! ... READ MORE +

600 posts and counting: Tips from a pro real estate blogger

Purposeful, captivating content will not only separate your website from the agent down the street, but it also has the potential to attract tens of thousands of leads, convert those contacts into customers and keep your audience coming back to you for years to come ... READ MORE +

Special Report: The new agent’s technology playbook

Launching a real estate career is not for the faint of heart, but in 2017 it could be a career match made in heaven for the tech smart, according to Inman’s latest survey results. Combined with a strategic approach, the ever-improving suite of tools at real estate agents’ disposal has the potential to level the playing field between tech-savvy rookies and seasoned veterans slow to change ... READ MORE +

Redfin Mortgage expands to Illinois, eyes Virginia

Redfin announced today that it is now offering loans to homebuyers in Illinois through its lending arm, Redfin Mortgage. The Seattle-based tech-powered brokerage also plans to expand Redfin Mortgage into Virginia later this year, with more markets to come in 2018.  ... READ MORE +

Lone Wolf acquires Instanet Solutions in real estate software war

Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, an almost 30-year-old company that provides software products to help real estate agents market, track finances and manage documents, announced today that it has acquired competitor Instanet Solutions, an end-to-end digital transaction management software company ... READ MORE +

Coming soon: Airbnb-branded apartments

After years of butting heads with local zoning officials, landlords and rental property owners, Airbnb may have found a solution to its short-term rental woes: opening up an Airbnb-branded apartment where tenants will be allowed to sublet their spaces up to 180 days per year ... READ MORE +

My top 10 Inman Connect moments

Those who attend Inman Connect know there's no shortage of unique networking opportunities, brilliant mentors and poignant presentations. Every attendee leaves with a booklet full of notes and a mind full of fresh ideas, ready to uplift their own teams and elevate their business back home ... READ MORE +

One week later, California is still on fire

Real estate community gets to work giving clients the support they need -- both practical and emotional -- amid the destruction. ... READ MORE +