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  • New startup wants to automate lead prospecting with chatbots The team behind My Home Agent and Commersh unveiled Briepher, a new automated text messaging bot that allows agents to reach 400 consumers a month.
  • Meet the agents behind Netflix’s latest TV series ‘Selling Sunset’ "Selling Sunset," a show that follows broker Jason Oppenheim and his agents on celebrity real estate sales, premiered on Netflix Friday.
  • WATCH: Can big data and privacy coexist? Take a look into current methods of collecting and using data, the unintended consequences of current practices and what we can expect going forward in this Inman Connect New York panel.
  • 7 simple website tweaks that’ll increase your lead gen It's hard enough to get people to your website in the first place, and you certainly don't want them leaving without connecting. Make these tweaks to your site, and your lead generation will skyrocket.
  • Lesson Learned: Stay true to yourself In this Monday column, Christy Murdock Edgar asks agents across the nation to share the lessons they've learned during their time in the industry. This week, York, Pennsylvania, rookie agent Abby Fishel shares her journey thus far.
  • 3 truths every agent should reveal to buyers There are many truths in real estate — not all are universal and many do not pertain to everyone, but it's still important to share them with your buyers so they don't walk into a transaction burdened by their own misconceptions. Here are three of those truths.
  • 9 basics every agent needs to master from the start A major reason that most agents fail is they don't master the fundamentals — and then build on them throughout their career. Similarly, veterans have dips in their businesses because they lose focus on the basics. If you're new to the industry or find yourself plateauing after years of practice, refocus on the basics. Start here.
  • Playing the long game in luxury sales “When listing a luxury mountain home for sale, statistics show that it’s going to take at least a year to three years to sell,” notes Summit Sotheby’s International Realty agent Mary Ciminelli, an expert on the ins and outs of mountain property sales in Park City, Utah.
  • Luxury Agent Spotlight: Adrian Burke Real estate is often a second career, but few agents have a background like Adrian Burke. As a Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Burke brings an extreme level of professionalism and service to his real estate business in Miami with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.
  • How to be a high-tech landlord Not long ago, being a landlord could be an organizational nightmare. Renting out even one property came with a host of paperwork and recordkeeping tasks that had to be filled out by hand, filed, and stored in hard-copy in your office. Further, listing a property and tracking leads, applicants, and tenants became a full-time job in and of itself.