The week in real estate industry deals: June 19-23, 2017

The week in real estate industry deals: June 19-23, 2017

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While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there’s another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We’ll be recapping every week’s noteworthy deals that didn’t make it into print (and some that did) for your perusal. Here are this week’s …

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Zillow mania: $1.7B value boost, 27K haters

Zillow mania: $1.7B value boost, 27K haters

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Though it feels like a lifetime of cacophony, today marks the one-month anniversary of Zillow’s controversial Instant Offers program, which connects homesellers with investor bids alongside CMAs from participating Zillow Premier Agents (ZPAs). What have we learned …

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Bungalow, Cottage or Colonial? The agent’s architectural house styles cheat sheet (part 2)

Bungalow, Cottage or Colonial? The agent’s architectural house styles cheat sheet (part 2)

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Ranch, Craftsman, Cape Cod, Shotgun, Tudor, Victorian, Art Deco, Mediterranean and Contemporary — they are all featured in part one of the agent’s architectural house styles cheat sheet. But there are a number of other designs that are equally popular, as one reader reminded everyone with her comment: “What? No Colonial?!” Here’s how to identify some of the more well-known — and a couple rare — home architectural styles …

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Real Trends: Meet 2017’s 1,000 top-producing real estate agents and teams

Real Trends: Meet 2017’s 1,000 top-producing real estate agents and teams

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There’s a lot of talk and braggadocio in the real estate industry, but the numbers don’t lie. And the top 1,000 agents and teams were ranked today based on the data alone. Real Trends, in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, just released he 12th annual The Thousand list, which is divided into four categories: individual agent sales volume; individual agent transaction sides; team sales volume; and team transaction sides.

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Why I die a little inside when hack agents get hired

Why I die a little inside when hack agents get hired

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It is becoming my life’s work to eliminate hacks from the real estate industry. Every day thousands of internet geeks wake up and try to figure out how to make Realtors the travel agents of that year. Expedia killed travel agents. Why? Because they provided minimal value and couldn’t articulate their value beyond “I have access to Sabre and can shop reservations for you.” …

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You can gain much more when you give back

You can gain much more when you give back

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Caroline Pinal, co-founder of Giveback Homes, works with real estate agents all over the country to provide safe homes for families throughout the world. Caroline’s non-traditional business model of making “doing good” part of a company or personal brand is inspiring, and it reminds us there is no blueprint for success: it comes in infinite forms …

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