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Brightline will start operating in Miami next weekend
May 12, 2018
Brightline will start operating its passenger train service in downtown Miami next weekend. Brightline, which started operating Jan. 8 between downtown train stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, will extend service to its MiamiCentral station on May 19. Read more...

What not to write: What the latest YouTube scandal can teach you about damage control

When Ned Fulmer ruined his nice-guy persona, he compounded the error with a truly terrible public statement that made it all seem so much worse. Find out what he did wrong (that went viral) and why coming clean makes all the difference when you're in damage-control mode.... read more

Snapdocs integrations with Byte, BeSmartee will automate closings

American Bancshares is among the first lenders to make the most of the new integration with BeSmartee to provide digital closing documents and collect eSignatures.... read more

Sundae rolls out set price buying tool for investors

The online property marketplace, geared toward buyers selling properties as-is, launches Purchase Direct, which lets investors see the set price of a home and move straight to making an offer.... read more

MoveEasy’s latest update makes the livin’ easy

MoveEasy is not just a list of area phone numbers and vendor websites, it's fully integrated as a reseller of utilities, security system providers, landscapers, internet providers and pretty much everything a person needs to ensure a smooth move.... read more

Real estate agents weigh in on Zillow’s ShowingTime+ debut

Monday's launch of ShowingTime+, a new brand intended to unify Zillow's tech offerings, has only highlighted the industry's polarizing feelings about the company.... read more

Broker Spotlight: Don Langdon, Douglas Elliman Palm Beach, Wellington and Jupiter

This week the Broker Spotlight shines on managing broker Don Langdon of Douglas Elliman in Palm Beach County, Florida.... read more

NAR asks US Supreme Court to overturn pocket listing ruling

An appeals court allowed The PLS's case against the Clear Cooperation Policy to proceed in April, but NAR hopes a review from the nation's highest court will change that.... read more

4 pillars of creating a strong, relevant brand identity

No matter what the industry, product or offering, building a strong, relevant brand is a challenge — and it is not something to take lightly. The Agency's Rainy Hake Austin outlines four ways to help your brand stand out in a crowd.... read more

Finish the year on top with these 5 lead-gen strategies

The real estate industry has endless opportunities for agents to succeed. Finish the year on top with these five pipeline-building strategies.... read more

How to advocate for your clients and make your team indispensable in any market

Understanding your clients' pain points and finding ways to help will make you and your team essential parts of the homebuying equation. Broker Janet Ramirez provides insights on actively advocating for clients and helping them achieve their goals.... read more

Forget training! Focus on skill-building with your team

Mastery starts with role-playing with peers, then graduates to practicing the skills in real-world environments. We can’t teach world-class boxers from behind a desk. They must get into the ring, writes Chris Pollinger. ... read more

Home affordability stabilizes, but remains tough nearly everywhere

It's still expensive to buy a home in nearly every part of the country. But for most buyers since the start of July, things didn't get worse, new data shows.... read more

Divvy Homes slashes 12% of staff as rates continue to climb

The company, valued at $2 billion as of August 2021, has reduced its employee count by 40 people, the latest in a run of real estate companies that have enacted layoffs.... read more

CMS seeks to set ‘gold standard’ in mortgage origination technology

With backing from Canadian software giant Constellation Real Estate Group, Constellation Mortgage Solutions will debut its new NOVA loan origination solution at the MBA annual conference.... read more

Sale of Aspen mansion marks one of the city’s biggest deals ever at $69M

The buyers of Silver Lining Ranch, Meriwether Companies and Revere Capital, intend to rent out the mansion on a nightly basis as a short-term rental.... read more

Chime rings in United Kingdom with Rentancy acquisition

Real estate marketing software company Chime acquired UK firm Rentancy to expand into the rental and property management market.... read more

Are we really in a ‘housing recession’?

There seems to be a great deal of confusion between our current market conditions and those of the 2008-era housing crisis. Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner breaks down the differences to answer the question, "Is there such a thing as a housing recession?" and, if so, are we in one?... read more