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NAR drops congressman from donor program over anti-LGBTQ stance
Tue, 22 May 2018 15:10:25
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has officially dropped Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from Orange County California, from it's President's Circle donation program, a source confirmed to Inman earlier today. read more»

The states where buyers can get the most bang for their buck
Tue, 22 May 2018 12:57:14
With home prices steadily rising, buyers are spending more for less space, and in some cases, they're dropping nearly $1 million for fire-damaged or dilapidated homes in desirable locales. But, not all hope is lost, according to GoBankingRates latest home price analysis. read more»

Meet the color of the future: Neo Mint
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:21:10
Move over, Millennial Pink — Neo Mint is the emerging "it" color, according to London-based trend forecasting and analytics company WGSN. "2020 will be the year that a super-futuristic vision becomes reality," said WGSN colour director Jane Boddy in a blog post. read more»

Roomeze raises $2M for shared housing platform
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:04:20
Shared housing platform Roomeze raised $2 million in a seed funding round, the startup told Inman. Roomeze, launched in 2016 to help renters find roommates and housing at the same time, brought on this first significant influx of funding led by real estate and venture capital firm Gideon Asset Management with participation from Allegiant Real Estate Capital and New York residential real estate firm E&M Associates. read more»

Connect the ICSF Speakers: Jay O’Brien on reclaiming your life
Tue, 22 May 2018 9:53:23
Many people leave an office job to try selling real estate and wind up with insane hours and a 24-7 mindset while they try to do it all and inevitably drop some balls. It doesn’t have to be that way, says Jay O’Brien, who will explain how agents can reclaim their lives in a session at Inman Connect San Francisco. read more»

Warren Buffet’s HomeServices of America to acquire Ebby Halliday
Tue, 22 May 2018 9:43:35
Ebby Halliday, the largest independent brokerage in North Texas is set to combine forces with industry juggernaut HomeServices of America, a spokesperson for Ebby Halliday confirmed to Inman on Tuesday morning. read more»

I toured an Opendoor home for sale, and its frictionless tech was a game-changer
Tue, 22 May 2018 9:23:12
If you make it easier to see a home, could you sell it for a higher price? A recent tour of homes in Scottsdale, Arizona, using Opendoor's app, led me to believe that it’s highly possible. read more»

Zillow: Experts predict next recession will hit in 2020
Tue, 22 May 2018 9:15:33
Zillow with the research firm Pulsenomics LLC polled 100 real estate experts and economists about their predictions for the housing market in its quarterly survey in April and May, and this time it included a question about the next recession and its potential triggers, the real estate search giant said in a press release. read more»

Realtors call on NAR to stop donating to anti-LGBTQ candidates
Tue, 22 May 2018 6:32:59
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) spent part of its annual midyear conference in Washington, D.C., reckoning with a dark past — one of exclusion and racism. read more»

Artificial intelligence startup First.io raises $5 million
Tue, 22 May 2018 6:02:08
First.io, a startup that uses artificial intelligence to predict when people are going to move, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. read more»

How we as an industry can become more accountable and transparent
Tue, 22 May 2018 3:00:55
At Inman Disconnect, a group of industry leaders got together and addressed a number of leading real estate issues. They came up with a manifesto called the Parker Principles, which is a compilation of 12 principles. read more»

Inman Select shows my team what we’re not doing — and what we should be doing
Tue, 22 May 2018 3:00:17
Jennifer Kennedy is a broker-owner in Alberta, Canada, who specializes in lifestyle marketing for the area. She’s been a Inman Select subscriber for at least two years and thinks Inman content is so high-quality that her brokerage makes the Inman Connect New York conference experience part of its top agent award. read more»

Agent NEO is making voice-activated internet work for agents
Tue, 22 May 2018 3:00:11
Agent NEO is software for real estate agents to use in conjunction with voice-activated internet appliances, such as Google Home and Amazon Echo. read more»

Being loud doesn’t make you right: 3 ways to be heard
Tue, 22 May 2018 3:00:06
I am half-Greek and half-German, and when I communicate about something I’m passionate about, there are probably two things you can expect from me: I will believe I’m right, and I will probably be loud. read more»

Do real estate agents need to pay attention to cryptocurrency?
Tue, 22 May 2018 2:00:18
Cryptocurrency is a hot topic in the investing world, and it has introduced people to alternative methods of payment, especially since some online merchants and physical stores accept it. Should real estate agents keep up with developments in cryptocurrency? read more»

Connect the Sessions: Building your A-team — hiring the right people at the right time in the right roles
Mon, 21 May 2018 16:07:23
Madan Nagaldinne, chief people officer at Compass, has experience building top teams from the ground up, and he’ll be sharing his tips for how to hire the right people at the right time in the right roles at Inman Connect San Francisco. read more»

EXp Realty crosses $1 billion market cap on first day of Nasdaq trading
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:28:39
EXp World Holdings, the parent company of virtual brokerage eXp Realty, crossed $1 billion in market cap — making it slightly more valuable than Re/Max — on its first day trading on Nasdaq. read more»

NAR allows tougher sanctions for Realtors who violate Code of Ethics
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:04:59
On Saturday, the board of directors of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) approved changes to the trade group’s professional standards that allow state and local associations to more frequently publish to their members the names of Realtor Code of Ethics violators and include photographs of the violators — if they want to. read more»