The week in real estate industry deals: July 17-21, 2017

The week in real estate industry deals: July 17-21, 2017

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While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there’s another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We’ll be recapping every week’s noteworthy deals that didn’t make it into print (and some that did) for your perusal. Here are this week’s …

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Does staging add value to the homeselling process?

Does staging add value to the homeselling process?

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Between real estate agents, bloggers and HGTV, sellers are constantly hearing about the need to get creative to attract prospective buyers to their homes. Suggestions include filling the rooms with warm and inviting scents, providing the perfect lighting or playing up fun and interesting features …

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9 risks that could derail Redfin after it goes public

9 risks that could derail Redfin after it goes public

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Over more than a decade, Redfin has fought tooth and nail for a small fraction of market share — without turning a profit. Some analysts think the high-tech brokerage can quickly grow into a multibillion dollar company after its IPO, scheduled for July 28. But it’s far from clear whether the company can develop into anything more than a niche player …

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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: What’s that smell?

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: What’s that smell?

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A closing or a successfully sold property does not necessarily mean the agent’s job is done. Leigh Brown interviews Steve Weiss, a Realtor of 32 years, who talks about an after-sale issue in which he sent his clients on a nice dinner out so that he could investigate a peculiar smell coming from under the house …

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