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"This ruling, which culminates years of collaboration between HUD and NAR, will help reverse recent declines in condo sales and ensure the FHA is fulfilling its primary mission to the American people." https://www.inman.com/2019/08/15/federal-housing-authority-reveals-condo-loan-approval-guidelines/ @PatrickKearns Original link Original author: NAR
Peer Reputation helps agents connect, rank and refer one another to leverage relationships. But is its true potential in peer-to-peer referrals, or could recruiting be a better use? Original link Original author: Craig C. Rowe
Before learning about the local restaurants and parks, consider becoming an expert on the housing stock in the neighborhood. Commit important numbers to memory, and beat your competition. Original link Original author: Teresa Boardman
Agents will be continually challenged to strike a balance between technology and good old-fashioned face-to-face techniques. You have to learn to tune out the noise and focus on growth, which will likely come from mining your database rather than single-digit online lead conversion. Original link Original author: Fiona Petrie
New York and Florida are the states with the highest number of vacant homes, according to a new Attom Data Solutions study released Thursday. Original link Original author: Veronika Bondarenko
To make sure your team gets the most out of social media, make sure they know the answers to these questions.  Original link Original author: Michael Renick
Offerpad will provide the homebuying capital behind Keller Offers in 12 markets, giving KW agents a chance to rep both sides of a sales transaction for the iBuyer. Original link Original author: Patrick Kearns
More and more so-called iBuyers are popping up everywhere. Even some independent brokerages are getting in on the game. Find out how two brokers are incorporating iBuyers into their businesses straight from the Inman Connect Las Vegas stage. Original link Original author: Inman
The FHA estimates it could insure as many as 60,000 additional condo loans each year under new rules https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-will-back-more-condominium-loans-aimed-at-first-time-buyers-11565775000?shareToken=st12f4c6bcbd574250bcfe7741adb5224a via @WSJ @LauraKusisto Original link Original author: NAR Media Relations
Former "Real Housewives of New York" star Kelly Bensimon is joining the brokerage, and Stephanie Garbarini has been named vice president of marketing. Original link Original author: Veronika Bondarenko
Hint: These Inman Connect Las Vegas panelists said cyberstalking and cultivating an online footprint are pro moves agents should employ. Original link Original author: Inman
Zillow business shifts, Wall Street's thoughts on profitability and a slow housing market were the biggest topics over the past two weeks. Original link Original author: Patrick Kearns
There is so much to absorb at Inman events, it can seem impossible to take it all in. Sure, you can take copious notes, but you also want to be engaged and listening. The pressure of maximizing your takeaways from the sessions and speakers is greatly reduced when you attend as part of a group. Original link Original author: Lauren Walker
John Sable, co-founder and senior vice president of booj, and Ben Rubenstein, founder and CEO of Opcity talk to moderator Wendy Forsythe about building their companies and their subsequent exits at Inman Connect Las Vegas. Original link Original author: Inman
Figure offers fast-close home equity lines of credit and an iBuyer alternative to reverse mortgages. Original link Original author: Teke Wiggin
National Association of Realtors® Applauds Long-Awaited FHA Condo Rule https://finance.yahoo.com/news/national-association-realtors-applauds-long-awaited-fha-condo-130000522.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw via @YahooFinance #NAR #Housing Original link Original author: NAR Media Relations
RT @NAR_Research: View the full 2019 Moving With Kids report. This report highlights the characteristics of families with children who are buying or selling a home. http://ow.ly/4FFC50vvGos Original link Original author: NAR Media Relations
The We Company, the parent company of co-working giant WeWork, filed papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that reveal $1.9 billion in losses last year. Original link Original author: Patrick Kearns
In a conversation at Inman Connect Las Vegas, team leaders DJ DellaSalla, of the DJ & Lindsey Team, and Justin Havre, of Justin Havre & Associates (RE/MAX), shared how they built profitable teams that continue to grow. Original link Original author: Inman
Market trends and emerging businesses and tools are hampering the dream of buying a home for the 19 million millennials who want to and have the income to do so but are still renting. Original link Original author: Steve Cook