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WATCH: ‘If consumers lose, agents lose’ in new world of real estate finance
Fri, 14 May 2021 19:47:28
At Connect Now on May 18, Clelia Peters is hosting the first of a three-part series on disruptions in finance and will dive in with leaders in transaction facilitation. Check out a sneak peek of the discussion. read more»

Compass faces yet another suit regarding recruiting tactics
Fri, 14 May 2021 18:51:06
Christie's International Real Estate has filed a lawsuit against Compass for recruiting four agents for the purpose of gaining access to trade secrets. read more»

NAR board votes to require addresses on MLS listings
Fri, 14 May 2021 18:01:10
The ongoing, controversial debate surrounding pocket listings finds some resolution, with NAR voting to make addresses immediately available to other MLS subscribers. Here are the details. read more»

8 strategies to get more leads — and sell more real estate
Fri, 14 May 2021 17:15:23
With discipline, persistence and an action-oriented acceleration plan, you can turn your real estate business into a high-growth, high-profit enterprise. Here are a few tried-and-true strategies. read more»

Half of big lenders still get most mortgage applications on paper
Fri, 14 May 2021 16:14:53
More than nine out of 10 mortgage lenders offer online applications, but a surprisingly large proportion of their customers aren't using them. read more»

Nearly 75% of offers written by Redfin agents entered bidding wars in April
Fri, 14 May 2021 15:58:45
According to the latest data from real estate brokerage Redfin, 72 percent of its agents entered into a bidding war in the April. read more»

Airbnb faces Q1 loss of $1B
Fri, 14 May 2021 15:00:04
Despite continuing to suffer losses in the wake of the pandemic, Airbnb's CEO Brian Chesky expressed optimism about an upcoming summer full of pent-up travel demand. read more»

Manchin to Realtors: Bipartisanship is built on personal relationships
Fri, 14 May 2021 13:26:03
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, and Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican, discussed making deals across the aisle at the National Association of Realtors' midyear conference. read more»

The catch-22 behind the path to profitability for Compass
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:58:58
Leading industry analysts shared with Inman their evaluations of Compass's earnings and how the path to profitability could impact agents. read more»

Inman Review: Tenants and leasing teams get better connected with RentTango
Fri, 14 May 2021 9:00:56
Digital lead-to-lease solution RentTango is more "consumer app" than business system — a feat not easy to achieve in a segment of the industry that's so numbers-based. read more»

The Real Word: $136M Montana ranch sets record
Fri, 14 May 2021 9:00:40
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. In this edition of The Real Word, they'll discuss NAR’s controversial proposal, the sale of Climbing Arrow Ranch and an agent who tested out the Knock Home Swap. read more»

Smart Home Tech: What are the best smart thermostat options?
Fri, 14 May 2021 9:00:37
Smart thermostats are a great choice for many homeowners. They allow you to adjust and set your home's temperature right from your phone — and save you money in the long run, too. Here are a few options. read more»

Want to be better at prospecting? 10 traits and strategies to adopt
Fri, 14 May 2021 9:00:25
As real estate agents, we are sales professionals. We find customers, we talk to customers, we serve customers. If we are trying to skip any of those steps, we are not doing our jobs. Here are the attitudes and behaviors of the best sales professionals. read more»

NAR: Housing market is ‘topping out’ due to inventory shortage
Thu, 13 May 2021 22:41:58
Lawrence Yun, chief economist for NAR, reports that the GDP is back to its pre-pandemic peak, consumers are ready to spend their stimulus checks, and single-family housing starts are ramping up. read more»

Berkshire Hathaway Miami outpost to relaunch luxury magazine
Thu, 13 May 2021 21:25:57
Through a partnership with Havas House, Miami-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty is expanding and revamping its long-running "Lifestyles of South Florida" magazine. read more»

Fathom Realty sees jump in revenue, agent count and transactions in Q1
Thu, 13 May 2021 21:00:04
The company, which went public last year, pulled in $49.6 million between January and March — a 72 percent increase year over year. read more»

Genworth postpones IPO of its mortgage insurance business
Thu, 13 May 2021 20:52:33
Citing volatile trading in shares of mortgage insurers, Genworth Financial has postponed plans to sell off part of its mortgage insurance subsidiary in an initial public offering. read more»

Inflation concerns not reflected in latest mortgage rate survey
Thu, 13 May 2021 20:27:05
A weekly mortgage rate survey from Freddie Mac shows rates continuing to slide, but the snapshot of average rates over a seven-day period doesn't fully reflect new data that's pushed rates up this week on renewed worries about inflation. read more»

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