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    Amateur hour! How to keep your cool with other agents
    Bad communication practices in transactions lead to misunderstandings and can mask unethical and unprofessional behavior. They can also diminish goodwill, undermine trust and lead to a build up of resentments that could derail your transaction. Here's how to avoid all of this.

    WATCH: How to break into the luxury market
    Tiffany McQuaid, president of McQuaid and Company Real Estate Services, and Jeannette Spinelli, CEO and founder of Spinelli Residential Group Keller Williams, offered advice for navigating the luxury market in a conversation at Inman Connect Las Vegas.

    WATCH: Getting things done in one click
    At ICLV, executives from Reali, Redefy and Pre Open House talked about how they're leveraging technology to make the real estate process easier for consumers.

    Actor Rob Lowe slashes price of California mansion to $42.5M
    Rob Lowe, the actor known for playing Sam Seaborn in the political drama "The West Wing," just slashed the price of his swanky California mansion.

    The Real Word: Zillow?s losing money, but not as much as before
    Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent?s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, Zillow lost $2,916 on every home it sold in Q2 on average. But this is a small price to pay for what it is gaining.

    Redfin temporarily closes 4 offices after veiled threat
    An ex-Redfin contractor allegedly made what the company called "concerning comments" last week, prompting the tech-focused Seattle brokerage to temporarily close four Bay Area offices. The brokerage is working with local law enforcement to determine if there's any real threat to Redfin employees.

    Millennials, move aside: Generation Z is already buying homes
    According to a new TransUnion report, 14 million Generation Z consumers have some sort of credit balance in 2019, and the number of Gen Z consumers who took out a mortgage grew by 112 percent to 319,000 between 2018 and 2019.

    Housing start data spells good news for recession fears: Economist
    The inversion of the yield curve ? when long-term interest rates drop below short-term interest rates ? this week was seen as a warning sign to many that another recession was looming. But Friday morning's housing start data means we shouldn't sound the alarms just yet, according to Odeta Kushi, the deputy chief economist at First American.

    Inman News quiz: Think you?re on top of the week?s biggest stories?
    The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman's news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week.

    Considering switching to a 100% brokerage? Think it through
    If seller commission expectations and a worsening ?listing-inventory-to-agent-count? ratio have you thinking about moving to a 100-percent brokerage with the idea that change would lead to higher net income, here are some things that you ought to be considering.  

    How to nurture ?friends? into lifetime clients
    With consumers fueled by digital information, social media has perfectly positioned us to create relationships ? beyond just a name in your database. And savvy agents can do it at an extremely high level in a relatively short time using only the tools at their fingertips.

    With $141M more in funding, FlyHomes unveils price guarantee
    Flyhomes, an iBuyer that will make cash offers on behalf of homebuyers, has nabbed an additional $21 million in equity financing plus $120 million in debt for purchasing and reselling homes.

    Newbie agent goes viral with parody of Garth Brooks song
    Chicago-based eXp agent Sean Cochran's real estate parody of ?Friends in Low Places? garnered more than 575,000 views in one month.

    KW copied former vendor?s tech, refused to pay: Lawsuit
    TPI Cloud Hosting alleges Keller Williams agreed to pay $1.8 million to develop a consumer-facing app, but never paid, then used the technology to build its app in-house.

    WATCH: Don?t fear the franchises
    Jaime Hensley of American Real Estate ERA Powered, Charis Moreno of NextHome, and Greg Fox of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Alliance touted the benefits of joining big franchises at ICLV.

    WATCH: What?s the secret to having a stellar team?
    Need advice on interviewing for your team? Verl Workman says try to figure out if the candidate subscribes to your core values. ?If they don?t give you the right answers for those, then it?s probably not a great fit,? he said onstage at Inman Connect Las Vegas.

    WATCH: The 2019 Inman Innovator Awards
    From Zillow to Redfin and beyond, watch Inman announce the winners of the 2019 Innovator Awards in Las Vegas.

    WATCH: How indie brokerages can compete sans signing bonus
    Competition for hiring top agents is intense, especially when said agents are getting propositioned with signing bonuses among other perks. Hear tried-and-true secrets for recruiting the top producers to your indie in this Inman Connect Las Vegas discussion.