Sat, 19 May 2018 15:20:14 +0000
Analysis, Exclusive, Markets & Economy, Opinion, Select
The week in financial markets: two moves
Given only one soft landing on record, odds favor a different end: with the best of intentions the Fed will hike onward until we discover that a recession began four months ago.

Sat, 19 May 2018 14:42:16 +0000
Exclusive, Industry News, MLS & Associations, Select, breaking, dues increase, NAR, national association of realtors
NAR board approves $30 annual dues increase for 2019
The trade group plans to use the additional funds to boost its annual spending for political advocacy, a transaction management platform for members and other initiatives by $35.5 million and shore up its reserves.

Fri, 18 May 2018 23:11:28 +0000
Brokerage, Buyers Tools, Exclusive, Industry News, MLS & Associations, Select, Technology, bob goldberg, docusign, docusign ipo, NAR, national association of realtors, scv, Second Century Ventures
NAR made $20 million from DocuSign IPO
The venture arm of the trade group, Second Century Ventures, made a total of $43.8 million from selling shares in DocuSign, returning $20 million to NAR and keeping $23.8 million for recapitalization.

Fri, 18 May 2018 21:33:54 +0000
Investing, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Technology, blockchain, harbor, josh stein, securities
Harbor CEO says blockchain will let you easily split real estate ownership
Harbor is one of the more complicated blockchain startups out there, but it has the potential to upend the investment side of the real estate industry.

Fri, 18 May 2018 21:15:30 +0000
Industry News, Investing, News Brief, Select, Technology, agentology, ethos lending, nfx, Paul Levine, pete flint, realtyshares, sapphire ventures, trulia, Zillow
Former Trulia exec joins venture capital firm to spur real estate tech
Former Trulia president Paul Levine will join the venture capital firm Sapphire Ventures as a partner, where he will look for companies building on Trulia and Zillow's innovation in the real estate industry by improving the real estate transaction, he said Friday.

Fri, 18 May 2018 20:11:31 +0000
Events, Inman Connect Marketing, Real Estate Connect
Connect the speakers: Zero-cost marketing tactics with big ROI
Katie Lance suggests that attendees of Inman Connect San Francisco this summer focus on implementing just one or two ideas that can grow into habits -- and why she’ll be offering up her own tactics to adopt in a session covering zero-cost marketing strategies that yield leads and referrals.

Fri, 18 May 2018 19:44:13 +0000
Listings, Marketing, Marketing Tools, MLS & Associations, Select, Technology, bob goldberg, data privacy, dotloop, dues increase, elizabeth mendenhall, Form Simplicity, Instanet, mark peterson, NAR, national association of realtors, Zillow, zillow group, zipforms, ziplogix
Did NAR consider tech partners other than zipLogix?
The National Association of Realtors has never given transaction management firms other that zipLogix — a firm the trade group partially owns — a chance to compete for its business through price or any other means, according to three of the most popular such firms in the industry.

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