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Pulse: How do you overcome ‘You haven’t sold any houses in our area’?

Pulse: How do you overcome ‘You haven’t sold any houses in our area’?

Real estate agents handle countless objections from clients and prospects in their daily course of business. We want to hear yours. Take this one-ques

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Bright MLS debuts new pocket listing rule

Bright MLS debuts new pocket listing rule

Major East Coast multiple listing service Bright MLS announced Wednesday that it has rolled out a new policy on so-called "pocket listings," requiring

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10 rules for hosting an open house for another agent

10 rules for hosting an open house for another agent

Hosting an open house is a critically important event in a new agent’s career, especially if it's for another agent. It's often the first public app

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Jumping ship for a startup brokerage? Do your homework first!

Jumping ship for a startup brokerage? Do your homework first!

Startups look promising on the outside, but they can't always live up to the hype, says Tammy Britt. The longtime D.C.-area agent shares her experienc

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Is practicing real estate bad for your kids?

Is practicing real estate bad for your kids?

Between a column in “The New York Times” and a Facebook post, I can’t help but wonder how healthy the job of buying and selling real estate is f

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate unveils new ‘staging inspiration guide’

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate unveils new ‘staging inspiration guide’

The guide, created by Max Wilker, the style director at Meredith Corporation, which publishes the "Better Homes & Gardens" magazine, provides age

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Larry King lists opulent Beverly Hills mansion for $17M

Larry King lists opulent Beverly Hills mansion for $17M

Not long after announcing that he's divorcing his seventh wife, Larry King listed the couple's opulent Beverly Hills mansion for $16.995 million.

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Pulse: 45 ways to respond to ‘I don’t want to commit to an agent’

Pulse: 45 ways to respond to ‘I don’t want to commit to an agent’

We asked, and you all came out in droves to share your best responses. Here are our favorites objection handlers for "I want to look at houses, but I

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Compass and Opendoor CEOs won’t attend controversial Saudi tech conference this month

Compass and Opendoor CEOs won’t attend controversial Saudi tech conference this month

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin wasn't invited. Opendoor CEO Eric Wu was but won't attend this year's Future Investment Initiative event.

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The difference between an agent and a Realtor, explained

The difference between an agent and a Realtor, explained

Many consumers aren't sure what the difference is — or whether there even is one.

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Actor Elijah Wood lists Hobbit-style bungalows for $2M

Actor Elijah Wood lists Hobbit-style bungalows for $2M

Douglas Elliman's Juliette Hohnen has been tapped to sell the properties.

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Rent prices rise 3%: CoreLogic

Rent prices rise 3%: CoreLogic

Growth has stabilized, but affordability remains a top concern.

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What you need to know before investing in a damaged home

What you need to know before investing in a damaged home

Some expect to do one or two repairs and forget about it while others specifically seek out properties that have been damaged in hurricanes and fires

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Are you tracking the right metrics for your business’ growth?

Are you tracking the right metrics for your business’ growth?

Keep track of the number of people you contact each week as well as how you engage with them.

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The Essential Guide to luxury marketing

The Essential Guide to luxury marketing

The luxury real estate market is highly competitive, but agents who harness technology, the media and their own social networks for marketing can make

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How to create a culture that inspires agent retention

How to create a culture that inspires agent retention

Across industries, employees seek out receptive, engaging and adaptive work environments. But what is the secret sauce for hiring and keeping talent?

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How to make homebuying smoother for untraditional clients

How to make homebuying smoother for untraditional clients

With the increasing prevalence of unmarried homebuyers — couples, platonic friends and family members — it’s more important than ever for agents

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