Top 10 issues impacting real estate this year and next

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The Counselors of Real Estate, an invitation-only professional association of leading real estate advisors representing more than 50 real estate specialties, has released its annual list of the top 10 issues impacting real estate for 2017 and 2018.

Experts discuss what’s in store for appraisers

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Appraisal industry experts address whether technology will replace appraisers and other weighty topics. To gain greater insight into these important topics, OnCourse Real Estate interviewed one of the panelists and The Appraisal Foundation's Director of Appraisal Issues.

Residents of senior housing communities want tech, too

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As baby boomers begin to replace the older silent generation in senior housing communities, technology access is becoming a basic amenity.

In real estate, the human touch prevails

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Despite expert predictions of their demise, real estate agents still provide a much-needed human experience.

Real estate tech companies aim to fill industry needs

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Two real estate tech companies that hope to fill a need in the industry have raised millions of dollars from investors to reach that goal.

Simple tips to Increase your Instagram presence

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With more than 500 million active users, Instagram is one of the best social media platforms to boost your business and get your brand out there. Even though you're using Instagram to garner leads, you may need to increase your presence to get the most benefit out of its popularity.

7 reasons Snapchat should be a real estate agent’s best friend

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As the use of technology in real estate progresses, agents must keep up or be left behind. The use of Snapchat is no exception.

Smart apps — and just plain smarts — help agents stay safe in the field

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Recent assaults against real estate agents, such as those in St. Petersburg, Fla., have served as a reminder of the importance of agent safety. In one Florida incident, a person posing as a client tied up a female agent and called her husband for ransom.

Technology, innovation key at conference

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The Inman Connect conference held in San Francisco in August provided abundant information for new agents and seasoned agents alike.