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In last week's column we emphasized the distinction between ethics as a body of rules and principles and being ethical as a disposition to conform to those rules and principles. We noted that it is certainly possible to teach someone ethics, but it is a different task to lead someone to be ethical -- to internalize those principles and to be guided by them.
Posted: September 11, 2018, 11:34 am
Soon it will be hard to buy an appliance that doesn't incorporate smart technology, but integrating appliances and systems may remain a challenge for a while. PJ Wade explores what you need to know about smart home technology.
Posted: September 11, 2018, 11:34 am


Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

At a recent closed-door event in Boston, president of media and marketplace at Zillow Group, Greg Schwartz, spoke to approximately 100 top agents about Primer Agent 4, which has begun its implementation phase in select markets. Here's what we learned. 
Author: Byron Lazine
Posted: October 19, 2018, 7:02 am
How do you plan for a life after working if you have no idea how long you’ll live? Will it be 10 years? 20? More? Teresa Boardman talks through retirement.
Author: Teresa Boardman
Posted: October 19, 2018, 3:00 am
As competition in the industry heats up, the tech-enabled, all-cash homebuying and re-selling startup Offerpad is not sitting idly by: the company is expanding into two new markets: Dallas, Texas, by November 1 and Tucson, Arizona, by December 3. 
Author: Bryson Masse
Posted: October 18, 2018, 10:42 pm
Here are seven simple facts about dryer vents that can save your buyers time and money, from certified master inspector Cord Werner.
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: October 18, 2018, 8:14 pm
Real estate coach extraordinaire Tom Ferry took the stage at Inman’s Luxury Connect on Wednesday in Beverly Hills where he outlined the four biggest mistakes an agent can make.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: October 18, 2018, 7:28 pm
It looks like a home ripped out a James Bond movie boasting a glimmering pool and an outdoor bar where you can order a Martini shaken, not stirred.
Author: Marian McPherson
Posted: October 18, 2018, 7:25 pm
The National Association of Realtors will be on hand on election day and the next to assess what the results mean for the real estate industry.
Author: Andrea V. Brambila
Posted: October 18, 2018, 7:14 pm
If you want to get buyers to notice your new home-resale startup, there's always the option of pretending to run for Senate.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: October 18, 2018, 6:47 pm
Louisette Geiss was once a rising star in the entertainment industry. She’d performed at the Grand Ole Opry and made appearances on hit sitcoms when she reached both the apex and proverbial end of entertainment career in Harvey Weinstein’s hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: October 18, 2018, 6:27 pm
A recent report found that three-quarters of Americans say that they have a good neighbor, but only 14 percent said friendship was a necessary quality.
Author: Bryson Masse
Posted: October 18, 2018, 5:53 pm
After the Federal Trade Commission accused tenant screening company RealPage of falsely linking some prospective renters to criminal records, the company has agreed to shell out $3 million in a penalty settlement.
Author: Veronika Bondarenko
Posted: October 18, 2018, 5:52 pm
In a report released Thursday, Fannie Mae's Economic and Strategic Research Group painted a picture of a somewhat gloomy near-term future, saying that its expectations for the coming year "have become more pessimistic.”
Author: Jim Dalrymple II
Posted: October 18, 2018, 5:48 pm
Compass is defending its productivity claims from attacks by MoxiWorks, a "competitor" that CEO Robert Reffkin says is "trying to damage our reputation."
Author: Jim Dalrymple II
Posted: October 18, 2018, 5:02 pm
From a behind-the-scenes tour of the Petersen Auto Museum's vault, to creating a better work-life balance at Unplug Meditation in West Hollywood, Luxury Connect's attendees were able to enjoy a wealth of exclusive activities focused on learning beyond the industry, networking with other attendees and digesting the morning's sessions together.
Author: Matthew Shadbolt
Posted: October 18, 2018, 4:47 pm
Housing units normally set aside for low-income residents can now be used to house persons displaced by Hurricanes Florence and Michael and other disasters without regard to their incomes.
Author: Lew Sichelman
Posted: October 18, 2018, 4:44 pm
When catering to wealthy clients, one way to ensure repeat business is to become a wealth manager rather than simply a real estate agent.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: October 18, 2018, 3:34 pm
Featured in the morning sessions at Luxury Connect on Wednesday October 17th, Brad Inman moderated a discussion diving into the questions and concerns of the modern brokerage. Panelists included Mauricio Umansky (CEO, The Agency), Tami Pardee (Owner, Halton Pardee and Partners), Robert Reffkin (Founder and CEO, Compass), Vija Williams (Director of Growth, Ben Kinney Brokerages, Keller Williams) and Chris Lim (Founder and CEO, Climb Real Estate).
Author: Inman
Posted: October 18, 2018, 3:18 pm
Two schools of marketing thought converged Wednesday morning at Inman’s Luxury Connect event in the main ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Author: Patrick Kearns
Posted: October 18, 2018, 2:59 pm