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MRED courts Alexa and Compass digs further into AI
MRED courts Alexa and Compass digs further into AI

Midwest Real Estate Data added voice assistant capabilities to their MLS offerings and Compass purchased Detectica, a New York-based startup focused on artificial intelligence.

The boomers are coming: Here’s what’s on their homebuying list
The boomers are coming: Here’s what’s on their homebuying list

Some builders are saying “OK, boomer: What do you want in a house?” Here are some of the top amenities this demographic may be searching for.

Same house, different day
Same house, different day

Three is a lucky number for Noah Levy, a broker in Coldwell Banker’s Winnetka office. That’s the number of times she’s sold the same exact home in Highland

How to put winter to work for your business
How to put winter to work for your business

Despite icy roads and frigid temperatures, tons of buyers still purchase homes in the colder months. Here’s how you can take advantage of the slow season to boost your business.

How to avoid a data-breach nightmare
How to avoid a data-breach nightmare

Don’t get caught “running naked through the

From weed to taxes: Regs that will impact your business in 2020
From weed to taxes: Regs that will impact your business in 2020

New laws, shifts in tax assessments and possible methods for filling government shortfalls are all situations brokers should be watching in the coming months.

7 ways to make business planning easier and more effective
7 ways to make business planning easier and more effective

It’s time to start thinking about your goals for 2020. Here are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind as you set your course for the next

Charles Rutenberg Realty among top five large companies in QE Awards
Charles Rutenberg Realty among top five large companies in QE Awards

The results were determined by an independent survey of past customers, examining every closed transaction for the calendar

Partnership between Real Estate Institute and AgentEDU offers new options for students
Partnership between Real Estate Institute and AgentEDU offers new options for students

Late last month, Illinois-based school Real Estate Institute announced it would be launching an affiliate relationship with AgentEDU, a division of Agent Publishing, which produces Chicago Agent

Pocket listing rule approved by NAR
Pocket listing rule approved by NAR

While the association has moved to institute new rules around what to do about off-MLS listings, there are some who say it restricts trade and others who feel it doesn’t go far enough to force brokers to share listing data.

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