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‘You cannot buy that purple toilet’: Curbio wins NAR pitch battle

Curbio, which renovates homes and gets paid at closing, was one of 14 contestants to compete in a "Pitch Battle" hosted by Second Century Ventures.

From the Hill to the Vineyard: Take a look at the Obamas’ future $14.85M estate

Get ready, Martha’s Vineyard — Barack and Michelle Obama are coming your way. According to the "New York Post," the couple is close to sealing the deal on a $14.85 million, seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom estate located on the island’s south shore.

Fund That Flip gets $11M for lending platform

The home financing platform is for experienced home investors and recently secured $11 million in funding from Edison Partners of Princeton, New Jersey.

WATCH: How Climb Real Estate grew into a national franchise

At ICLV, Mark Choey shares the story of how he grew Climb Real Estate from a team to an indie brokerage to a nationwide franchise.

Women at Zillow make 1 cent more than men with similar skills

Women made up 42 percent of Zillow's workforce in 2018, up from 39 percent in 2016, according to the company's first ever "Sustainability Report."

A small town in Arizona has been overrun with short-term rentals

Residents and state legislators in Sedona are debating how to reclaim the 20 percent of housing now used as Airbnb rentals.

Vincent Gallo pays cash for deeply discounted Trump Tower condo

The provocative actor-director of films such as "The Brown Bunny" has been vocal in his support of President Donald Trump in the past.

Texas ‘track house’ comes with thrilling speedway views

Located just outside of Dallas-Fort Worth, the house, which sits steps from a full-size racetrack, has hit the market for $449,000.

RealScout, brokerage partners launch Colorado buyer graph

The initial launch of the tech tool, which allows brokerages to share anonymized buyer data and habits, boasts 10 brokerage partners.

Smart home startup Blokable raises $23M in Series A round

The Seattle-based company constructs modular units that can be assembled into multifamily housing.

4 ways to recruit more agents (and hold onto them)

Finding the right talent that fits well with your company culture can be a huge investment of time and money, so it's important to have a refined outreach approach, all while highlighting your company’s unique value proposition. Here are a few ways for you to stay on top of the recruitment game.

7 signs an agent is preparing to leave your brokerage

How can you tell if an agent is looking to exit your firm? Here are seven warning signs to look out for, and what to do if you spot them.

Newbies, here’s how to find the best home for your buyers

If you're a new agent, be comprehensive and thorough in finding out your buyers' preferences and build up knowledge of the inventory and neighborhood characteristics. These are just a couple of recommendations for becoming indispensable to your buyer clients.

How traditional agents can benefit from the iBuyer trend 

To maintain our value, we have to become a part of the iBuyer conversation and find a way to play within that consumer demand. In this podcast, broker-owner Dan Noma shares how he built a business around selling to institutional buyers and iBuyers and how we can take this model and implement it into.. read more »

Loft47 levels up deal management by stripping it down

Loft47 Technologies' broker product gives tech-forward number crunchers a sharp, simple way to run their real estate business and integrate with popular third-party data providers.

Keeping It Real: Why the future belongs to the brave

On this edition of “Keeping It Real,” a recurring podcast series on Inman, Peter Lorimer shows how agents can utilize the connection economy in their business. 

NAR will have to fight commission battles on 2 fronts

The National Association of Realtors' bid to transfer the smaller of two bombshell commission lawsuits to consolidate them has failed, likely making the 1.3 million-member trade group's legal fight more costly.

WATCH: Creative ways to grow your business

In a conversation at ICLV, top agents Danny Phee and Angela Evennett shared their best tips for getting new business, from social media videos to specialized referral programs.