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    Pacific Union acquires majority stake in Gibson International
    Marking its fourth Golden State market-share grab within the last year, San Francisco-based real estate giant Pacific Union is acquiring a majority stake in Gibson International, a luxury Los Angeles boutique, effective in the first quarter of ...

    Live at Connect: The right and the left give us a roadmap to civility
    The economy is booming and the housing market is red hot, but the background noise from Washington, D.C., is so shrill some days that you cannot think straight -- and it can create uncertainty and make your clients crazy. How do we tone down the noise? ...

    Nextdoor expands real estate arm into three new markets
    Community networking platform Nextdoor announced the expansion of its real estate arm into three new markets: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Tampa-Saint Petersburg, Florida. The company says it chose these three areas due to long waiting lists and robust market conditions ...

    Live at Connect: Hacker Connect on the future of real estate tech
    Imagine a room full of creative, smart and clever real estate nerds. That is Hacker Connect, where 500 of the savviest real estate tech professionals will convene all day on Monday, January 22, in New York City at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square to solve problems, share insights and learn from each other ...

    Nextdoor reportedly closes $75M in funding
    Nextdoor, a social network specifically designed to connect neighbors and is serving 100,000 U.S. neighborhoods and counting, has reportedly raised $75 million in a recent funding round, according to an article published today by subscription tech news website The Information. That ...

    How to help homeowners recover from fire damage
    Just two months after fires devastated sections of Northern California, a cluster of fires have broken out across Southern California, fueled by dry brush and Santa Ana wind events. Southern California has seen an outbreak of at least six major active fires.  ...

    Live at Connect: Indie brokers gather to confront challenges
    While independently owned brokerages are enjoying more opportunity now than ever before, they face new threats from upstarts like Compass and Redfin, and fast-growing Keller Williams. To confront these challenges, indie brokers are rallying at Inman Connect New York. This time in New York City on Monday, January 22, 2018, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Time Square for our Indie Broker Summit ...

    Connect/Reflect: Open hearts, open minds
    It?s no understatement that Billy Ekofo, now Inman's Director of Event Content, has had some incredible, life-changing moments on stage at Inman Connect. ...

    The Compass haters are starting to look lost
    The industry has wasted too many cycles on Compass FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt). It must get busy competing ...

    Re/Max now offering social media automation tool for agents
    Re/Max has launched Social Prompt for Re/Max, a new social media tool created by BombBomb that provides Re/Max affiliates with pre-written "timely, consistent and brand-aligned posts" to be shared on Facebook and other social media platforms ...

    Connect/Reflect: Never eat alone!
    Karen Bigos, a broker-owner at Towne Realty Group in northern New Jersey, knows a thing or two about learning and growing your business at Inman Connect. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with her, and here she shares some of her best advice for navigating the conference, picking the right sessions and making sure you have the means to capture all the insights you?ll hear ...

    Connect the Speakers: Rivers Pearce on making sense of the data
    Rivers Pearce appears at Inman Connect New York (Jan. 22-26, 2018, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square) presenting his marketing track talk "Five Best Tools for Measuring Marketing Results." ...

    Real estate daily market update: December 11, 2017
    All the latest real estate market news ...

    Structurely?s personable chatbot will cultivate leads for you
    Structurely is a lead cultivation chatbot for real estate agents that doesn't generate leads, but helps qualify those that come in from online channels ...

    How to create a website as a brand new real estate agent
    As a new real estate agent, you?re ready to set the world on fire with all your new knowledge. But before you can strike the match, you have to get your marketing plan in order. An essential part of that marketing plan is your website ...

    5 ways to generate more leads with less effort
    Getting new leads as a real estate agent can sometimes be a real headache. It might feel like you have to jump through hoops to get one potential lead and use up a lot of your time doing so ...

    Millennials, taxes, disasters: 10 predictions for 2018
    Home prices are up, the stock market keeps hitting all-time highs and consumer confidence has soared. On the other hand, we?ve been rattled a year of unprecedented natural disasters, growing divisiveness and an on-going inventory shortage ...

    9 do?s and don?t?s for planning a listing shoot during the holidays
    You can try to avoid it, but at some point in your real estate career, it will happen: someone will ask you to list their home during the holidays. Don?t despair, though. There are ways to work around the inherent challenges of selling a home during that magical period between Thanksgiving and New Year ...