Monthly Archives: November 2017

How flashy upstart Bamboo Realty bamboozled the real estate industry

When I read about the scandal at Bamboo Realty, a real estate pop-up that crashed and burned, I thought of the Milli Vanilli lip syncing debacle 27 years [..]

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How to use predictive analytics to boost your marketing

“What does [big data] mean for you in real estate? How is this going to actually help your business?” asked SmartZip’s Jonathan McGowan on stage at Inman Connect. [..]

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Connect/Reflect: Conversations worth the cold

The holiday season is already here, which means Inman Connect New York (January 22-26, 2018, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square) will be upon us before we know it. We [..]

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Ex-Bamboo Realty agents sue for $140k in commissions

Piggybacking on a lawsuit filed last year by aggrieved workers in Houston, 12 former Bamboo Realty agents in Colorado and Texas renewed their case against the now-shuttered millennial-focused [..]

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Redfin’s new concierge service will clean and stage your listings

Seattle-based tech brokerage Redfin is stepping deeper into the home transaction with the trial launch of its new amenity, Redfin Concierge Service. For a 2-percent listing fee, Redfin Concierge [..]

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Can Realogy pivot to an agent-centric business model?

Earlier this month, Brad Inman wrote an opinion piece that compared Gary Keller with Compass’s CEO, Robert Reffkin. Although the piece initially focused on the similarities and differences of [..]

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‘Real Estate Wars’ star, Hoda Harjinia, opens up about her eating disorder

Hoda Harjinia embodies beauty, brains and business finesse. This savvy, luxury real estate agent has achieved epic success in just over two years as a real estate broker [..]

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Connect/Reflect: Get off the fence and go!

With only about six weeks left to go before Inman Connect New York (January 22-26, 2018), we asked Zillow Group’s Jay Thompson to share a few tips for [..]

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Compass expands to Chicago with 20-agent-strong Lincoln Park office

Compass, the rapidly growing real estate technology company, announced the opening of the first of three brick-and-mortar Chicago locations, an initial step in an aggressive plan to expand [..]

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Hurricane recovery boosts pending home sales in October

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) pending home sales index, a forward-looking indicator that tracks homes sales in which a contract is signed but the sale has not [..]

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