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Buyers and sellers appear to be returning to the market in many parts of the U.S., but inventory issues continue to plague many areas as well.
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RESO CEO Sam DeBord and CMLS CEO Denee Evans led a three-part conversation about data access, privacy and policy, and how it impacts real estate.
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Why Aaron Kirman walked away from $400M in inventory - Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 2:20pm
A number of real estate leaders urged agents to use the COVID-19 pandemic to reevaluate their current brokerage situation at Connect Now.
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Independent brokerage owners Thad Wong, Vanessa Bergmark and Kofi Nartey share how three months of social distancing made them and their businesses better.
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"Million Dollar Listing" star Ryan Serhant said Tuesday that during a period of crisis, agents should turn to everything from Instagram to phone calls.
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The "Million Dollar Listing" star said during Inman Connect Now that Americans need to proactively fight racism.
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Speaking at Connect Now, Helen Hanna Casey also highlighted migration trends her company is tracking due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Keller Williams CEO Gary Keller predicts mergers and acquisitions will speed up in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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There have been many stories about tools that help agents and their buyers with virtual open houses or virtual showings, but nothing for home sellers and their agents to help list property. Cloud CMA Live fills that gap and much more.
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Anne Jones, Windermere Abode owner and designated broker; Veronica Figueroa, eXp Realty Figueroa Team founder; and Tiffany Curry, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices' first Black broker-owner, ask industry to face issues of racism.
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Rich Barton discussed what he calls "the great re-shuffling" Tuesday at Inman Connect Now.
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Brad Inman: ‘This is our digital spring’ - Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 8:44am
In his opening address at Inman Connect Now, Brad Inman acknowledged the turmoil of recent months and called on real estate professionals to exercise empathy.
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Realty One Group branches out with new luxury brand - Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 7:28am
"Over the last year or two, we've been seeing increased demand for luxury listings," says founder and CEO Kuba Jewgieniew.
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Suit alleges Clear Cooperation Policy is part of a plan to eliminate PLS as a "competitive threat." Trade groups say policy is "not discriminatory."
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April home values rose by 5.4 percent year over year and 1.4 percent from the previous month, according to the latest data from CoreLogic.
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The firm also indicated its industry appears to be recovering from the lows of the coronavirus pandemic.
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What people see when they Google you matters, especially when it comes to old and outdated profiles. Controlling your online presence is tricky, but doable. Just have a little patience, and follow these five tips.
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Should you change brokerages during the pandemic? - Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 2:00am
It's a great time to think about making a change, but to make a meaningless change would be a terrible mistake. Agents need to look before they leap, and they should start by looking inward at their business and themselves. Here are a few steps to take before making a decision.
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Looking for a little clarity on this week's news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner revisits the topic of mortgage rates and shares his forecast for the rest of the year and 2021.
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What's the solution? The more you make it clear what you expect yourself to do and when, the more you make it unthinkable that it won’t happen. Here's a simple approach for getting the most out of your day (and yourself).
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The Inman founder starts the three-day virtutal event today with a talk titled "The Big Idea: Realism, Reflection and Action." Join live at 11 a.m. EDT/8 a.m. PDT to watch the entire talk, plus so much more.
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Have a question about Inman Connect Now? We have answers.
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Agents and brokers in New Jersey, Minnesota and Kentucky called on the real estate industry to break down racial and economic barriers that disproportionately affect the Black community.
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The company was founded nearly four years ago and struck up partnerships with numerous well-known real estate organizations. But it was unable to weather the economic turmoil of the pandemic.
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Inman explores the New Productivity this June - Monday, June 1, 2020 - 12:30pm
What productivity looks like for real estate agents this summer covers new terrain for all of us. All June, Inman surveys the New Productivity: the tools, skills and insights needed to make it work now.
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Gary Keller announced the move in an email to all staff and associates Sunday as protests against police brutality and racism took place across the country.
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Realogy is bringing back some furloughed employees - Monday, June 1, 2020 - 11:44am
Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider told Fox Business that Realogy is "making other moves to meet the increasing demand we’re seeing in the market."
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San Francisco in particular has experienced a historic drop in rent amid the pandemic, though rents are also down in New York, Boston and other cities.
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The power of community at work - Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:01am
Time and again, real estate professionals have stepped up to do their part when hard times strike. From natural disasters to economic downturns, we’ve seen it first hand: Amazing things happen when this community leans in together.
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Smaller landlords form the "backbone" of the residential rental industry. But they have been largely excluded from the Paycheck Protection Program during the coronavirus pandemic.
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When we are silent, we are complicit - Monday, June 1, 2020 - 9:50am
St. Paul, Minnesota-based broker Teresa Boardman gives her first-hand account of the protests in her area following the death of George Floyd.
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Although 80 percent of homebuyers consider price to be the most important consideration of a purchase, 41 percent were willing to go above budget by an average of $25,000 for a perfect home.
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CEOs at Compass, Keller Williams, Redfin and Zillow, among others, detailed steps their companies are taking to address racism in the real estate industry and inside their businesses.
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ActivePipe debuts new lead qualification program - Monday, June 1, 2020 - 6:00am
The Lead Qualify Program can create customizable email campaigns that are meant to generate new business from agents' existing databases.
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Consumers can now choose a direct, quick-close sale or a more traditional listing process. The move may raise the ire of real estate agents.
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