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Mike and team includes an MBA in Real Estate and Finance with over 20 years of sales and business experience, and a BS in Accounting with experience at Deloitte and two successful business startups. The team has over 9 years of real estate experience and closed real estate transactions involving properties totaling over $50 Million in value.

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You’re fired! 10 tips to prevent clients from giving you the ax

April 21, 2019

To help you avoid the nightmare of getting fired, we’ve compiled a list of 10 commonly overlooked situations that can frustrate clients and lead them to sever your relationship and how to handle them.

Compass CEO reveals more ambitions to be real estate’s ‘one-stop shop’

April 20, 2019

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin believes the real estate industry is experiencing a "Netflix versus Blockbuster moment," and he wants his company to emerge as a one-stop shop that provides all services associated with moving.

Breaking: Zillow sues Compass over poached employees, intellectual property

April 20, 2019

Zillow on Friday filed two lawsuits against Compass, alleging the tech-enabled brokerage poached its employees as part of an effort to steal its intellectual property. The suits were filed in Washington state and in federal court, respectively, and argue that Compass lured away three Zillow employees who had signed contracts with non-disclosure and non-compete clauses.

Atlanta’s privatized affordable housing startup PadSplit raises $4.6M

April 19, 2019

The Atlanta-based startup has raised $4.6 million with help from Core Innovation Capital and other socio-economic aware investment organizations.

Vacation rental company Vacasa buys Sterling Resorts

April 19, 2019

Vacation rental startup Vacasa announced that it has purchased vacation rental management company Sterling Resorts this week.

Airbnb eyes commercial buildings in new partnership

April 19, 2019

Airbnb is working to launch a new hospitality service that will give short-term renters access to spaces in commercial buildings in New York City.

The Inman Weekender: Contract terms every agent should know

April 19, 2019

Getting back to basics, plus this week's top news.

Broker sues Sotheby’s rival for ‘cybersquatting,’ use of name

April 19, 2019

If you've got a name that's synonymous with your business, it might be a good idea to buy it as a domain name — if only to keep it away from your rivals.

NAR: Sustainability sells

April 19, 2019

Eco-friendly home features have broad appeal among consumers and can play a valuable role in real estate marketing, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors.

Housing starts declined in March

April 19, 2019

Housing starts fell 0.3 percent between February and March and dropped 14.2 percent year-over-year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Housing and Urban Development, released Friday.

The career outlook for real estate agents in 2020

April 19, 2019

The world of real estate is rewarding, challenging and ever-changing. To help you know what’s ahead for strategic planning purposes, here’s an outlook on the industry through 2020.

The Real Word: Should RE/MAX buy Redfin?

April 19, 2019

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, RE/MAX and Redfin are partnering up, and some think it’s just a matter of time before the bigger brokerage buys Redfin.

Chatbot inventor offers behind-the-scenes look at tech

April 19, 2019

Austin, Texas-based inventor Michael Butcher designed a bot originally intended to help restaurants, auto mechanics and nail salons follow up with leads — but it turned into something more when he was asked by a real estate agent friend to develop an iteration that would help pre-qualify buyer and seller leads. Here, Butcher gives us an in-depth look at his brainchild,

10 steps for creating a phenomenal buying experience

April 19, 2019

In an age where you have so much information literally at your fingertips, why do buyers still need a buyer’s agent? Your client experience is where your value lies. It’s yours to prove.

7 confessions of an indie broker tech geek

April 19, 2019

As an indie broker and a self-professed tech geek, regular columnist Erica Ramus has learned a few things. Here are seven truths you should know before investing in technology.

Mystery solved? Kim Kardashian reveals how her crazy sink works

April 18, 2019

A week after a fleeting view of Kim Kardashian's minimalist, basinless bathroom sink lit up the internet, the reality star revealed the mystery behind its mechanics.

Civil rights suit may force Zillow to make websites ADA accessible

April 18, 2019

Two consumers have filed a civil rights lawsuit against Zillow Group seeking to compel the company to make its websites accessible to people with visual disabilities.

Zillow Offers opens Southwest hub, plans to add 160 new jobs

April 18, 2019

Zillow’s cut the ribbon Wednesday on a new Southwest hub that will serve as the operations center for its year-old Zillow Offers platform.