Tips on How New Real Estate Agents Find Listings

Congratulations on passing your real estate agent’s test. The first thing you want to do is hang that license and any business license that you have in a very conspicuous place. Now, it’s time to start bringing in clients. You’ve been thinking about real estate day and night while studying for your license. By now

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Airbnb removes thousands of listings in Boston

Airbnb has reportedly removed thousands of listings in the U.S. city Boston from its website after new regulations went into effect. The move comes at a time when the short-term rental listings site is facing tough scrutiny from regulators. The new regulations in Boston require Airbnb hosts to register their listings with city authorities. The

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Airbnb says it will verify every property listed on its site

Airbnb says it intends to carry out a review of every property listed on its website, with the new initiative starting at the end of next year. Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky made the announcement at a conference in New York last week, saying the company intends to verify the accuracy of photographs, addresses and other

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Sellers can make $1,600 more by listing in early May

Sellers looking to maximize profits should list their homes for sale in the first two weeks of May. A new Zillow analysis found that those homes sell for a $1,600 premium, and six days faster. In 19 of the 35 largest metros, the best month to sell for the biggest sales premium is May. That

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Amazon’s imminent HQ2 announcement sparks ‘frenzy’ among property buyers

Reports that Amazon has narrowed down the choice of potential cities to host its second headquarters to just three have led to “property frenzies”, as investors look to cash in what they assume would be skyrocketing real estate prices once the decision is officially announced. Last week it was reported that Amazon will pick two

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Opendoor to team up with real estate agents to better market its homes

Opendoor, one of the leaders in the iBuyer space, is testing a new program that involves co-listing properties with real estate agents outside of its organization. The company has already identified a number of real estate firm it intends to partner with in the program, as it bids to expand its business model that offers

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Markets brace themselves for a new wave of listings

The number of listings available in real estate markets across the country is beginning to flatten, and experts say it could be a signal for a “crucial inflection point for the inventory crisis”. According to research published last week by realtor.com, housing inventory across the U.S. has decreased by 0.2 percent in the last year. However,

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Rental listings site Zumper raises $46 million in Series C round

Rental marketplace Zumper is raising $46 million in a Series C round of funding led by Axel Springer and Stereo Capital with participation from Blackstone, Dawn Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Breyer Capital,

Co-living startup Bungalow raises $64M in funding

Bungalow, a new residential real estate platform, recently launched, announcing it has secured $64M in funding: a $14M Series A led by Khosla Ventures, Atomic VC,

Opendoor buys Open Listings to boost its home-flipping business model

Online real estate marketplace Opendoor is making its first acquisition, snapping up a discount brokerage called Open Listings. Open Listings is an end-to-end real estate platform aimed at buyers that offers them a 50 percent rebate on the buyer’s agent commission. The idea is that people can search through listings, book private showings, make an

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