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  • ‘Pre-nup’ fight scuttles merger of Colorado’s two largest MLSs REcolorado and Information and Real Estate Services (IRES) began "complex and highly charged" merger talks in March 2017 on the heels of a declined acquisition proposal and a terminated data share. 
  • Arizona agent uses real estate marketing skills for activism Joined by colleagues at his brokerage, Keller Williams Realty Professional Partners, Rosene has leveraged his business network and background to support the grass-roots campaign, such as by mobilizing notaries needed to advance a ballot initiative.
  • Nearly 60% of servicemembers can put zero down when buying a home Active-duty servicemembers purchase homes on average eight years younger than civilians, despite a lower median household income, a May report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found. One reason may be that 56 percent are able to purchase a home without putting any money down, thanks to loans from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. 
  • What makes veterans a great fit for real estate? In honor of Memorial Day, we wanted to know more about why real estate has become a good career choice for returning servicemembers. We asked these Chicago-area agents to share more insights about how serving in the military prepared them for a successful career in real estate.
  • With Client Giant, high-touch client retention service gets serious Earlier this month, Jay O'Brien spun his gift for high-touch relationships into a new startup, Client Giant, which helps real estate agents, small businesses and larger firms develop client relationships. Next month, the company will roll out its services to new clients.
  • Lennar chair and Zillow CEO talk predictions for near-future homes In 15 years, built-in home Wi-Fi — no need for a separate router — and speaking door locks could be as common in a typical house as the refrigerator.
  • Startup YINC launches blockchain-powered home services app The home services marketplace startup YINC, in the works since 2016, chose an interesting time to launch. The startup made its first publicity push this week, the same week Facebook — the one competitor capable of crushing nearly any startup with its scale — added home services to Facebook Marketplace through partnerships with startups HomeAdvisor, Handy and Porch.
  • How to make your brand the ‘silver bullet’ of real estate Rather than looking to tech to solve your problems, to act as your "silver bullet" in real estate, start looking in the mirror. It’s you — your unique, authentic, real self — that's the real silver bullet.
  • 5 steps to prep a show-ready listing every time What can sellers do to make a positive and memorable first impression on buyers and agents? What can they do to eliminate (or at least tame) the scrutiny and instead inspire buyers to visualize a future in the home?
  • Keller Willams NYC without a team leader after months of shakeup Back-to-back departures of its top leaders has Keller Williams NYC’s midtown office without a captain at the helm of its ship. Founder Ilan Bracha told Inman that the brokerage remains continually profitable and one of the largest and most successful in the city, dispelling rumors it is shutting down.