Zillow Group"s strategy of capturing the business (and advertising dollars) of top-producing agents seems to be paying off -- in a big way. In the company"s fourth-quarter and overall 2015 earnings call, it revealed that its average monthly revenue per advertiser (ARPA) was $438. That"s a big jump from $339 in 2014 -- a spike of 29 percent .....Read More
By the end of 2015, the housing market looked more robust than it had in years, which means more people are turning to a career in real estate. When you get your real estate license, you become responsible for one .....Read More
A dream without goals is worthless -- it"s just a fantasy, like saving the rainforest or winning the lottery. It would be great if dreams just happened, but unfortunately that"s not how it works .....Read More
Inman has launched a new Facebook group for real estate agents, both solo agents and members of agent teams. Inman’s Agent War Room is a forum for advice and mentorship where agents can share best practices, help each other solve tricky problems, get tips on growing their business and become better agents .....Read More
Remember back to 2008 when residents in Florida, Arizona and California were complaining about the influx of Canadians buying up properties in their markets as a result of the distressed value of American real estate? .....Read More
The CFPB today announced a correction to a portion of its TRID rule -- but it’s probably not the sort of fix some real estate and settlement service industry professionals were hoping to see .....Read More
If you want to know what really gets my goat -- hang out in one of the plethora of real estate agent focused Facebook groups for a single hour and just observe. Watch the discussions between the "it"s a relationship business" crowd and the "online lead generation" crowd .....Read More
Accessors and real estate agents seeking property data for specific single-family homes in Orange County are now able to obtain this information via ParcelQuest. The Sacramento area-based property data provider recently announced its search products now include characteristics data for residential parcels in the OC. .....Read More
The aptly nicknamed "gingerbread house" in Bay Ridge, New York, is cute as a storybook tale, with artistic details throughout the property. It"s listed for $10.999 million with Douglas Elliman -- and there will be an invitation-only open house this Sunday, Feb. .....Read More
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