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Redfin accused of price policies that favor white neighborhoods: Lawsuit

Thu, 2020-10-29 18:39
A new suit argues the online brokerage disproportionally serves white neighborhoods. CEO Glenn Kelman countered that Redfin hasn't pushed into lower income areas because it needs to pay agents a living wage.

Realogy’s CEO reveals why he thinks the hot market will continue in 2021

Thu, 2020-10-29 14:33
Yes, people really are leaving the city for the suburbs, Ryan Schneider said on his company's third-quarter earnings call Thursday.

Realogy’s stock soars to 8-month high following earnings

Thu, 2020-10-29 14:22
Shares of the nation's largest real estate holding company climbed above $12 for the first time since the pandemic hit the U.S.

Quickly pay agents and accept deposits with Bank Shot

Thu, 2020-10-29 12:22
The pandemic has pushed every aspect of the transaction deep into the digital age, and this broker-developed app called Bank Shot continues to help everyone get their money faster.

Low mortgage rates are propping up economy and propelling growth

Thu, 2020-10-29 11:13
The average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage was 2.81 percent, a shave higher than last week's historic low of 2.8 percent, according to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

Residential investments push US GDP up 33.1% in the third quarter

Thu, 2020-10-29 10:43
According to the Commerce Department, the GDP rose 33.1 percent in the third quarter of 2020, due to increased consumption and residential investments.

Pending-home sales take 2.2% hit

Thu, 2020-10-29 09:46
The National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index dropped 2.2 percent, to 130, in September after four consecutive months of contract activity growth.

Why Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider believes agents have a bright future

Thu, 2020-10-29 09:29
Even disruptive models are starting to realize how central agents are to the transaction, Schneider said during his company's Q3 earnings call.

Realogy posts biggest Q3 ever, as housing market roars

Thu, 2020-10-29 07:08
Transaction volume increased 28 percent year over year for the nation's largest real estate holding company.

Show off your listing! 6 tips for creating engaging IGTV videos

Thu, 2020-10-29 04:41
Virtually touring a home is an essential part of the business now, so IGTV is a worthy place to focus video efforts. Here are a few tips to help you gain traction.

Beyond the headlines: Housing continues to break records

Thu, 2020-10-29 04:00
Looking for a little clarity on this week's news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner discusses home sales across the U.S. and concerns over the unsustainable pace of price growth.

How the ‘House Then The Car’ is changing black homeownership

Thu, 2020-10-29 04:00
When he became president of NAREB a year ago, Donnell Williams found that Black millennials with incomes over $100,000 are not purchasing homes. Here's what he did to shift their perspective on homeownership.

Thinking about retiring? 5 ways to leverage your license

Thu, 2020-10-29 04:00
So many agents are ready to give it all up, not realizing just how much their expertise, brand and knowledge matter. Here's how to turn those things into a revenue stream after retirement.

Stop! Before you hire, hone your business strategy

Thu, 2020-10-29 04:00
Often, teams are created in a rush — which is why a lot of them crumble instantly. Instead of hiring help as quick fix, here's why you should take a step back and create a structure for your business.

Not if but when: Why you should be preparing for commission compression now

Thu, 2020-10-29 03:39
Consumer behavior, demand and expectations are going to reduce commissions. It's a matter of when, not if. The savvy agent is preparing for commission compression or at least acknowledging the possibility.

Listing a home with personality? 4 tips for selling unique luxury homes

Thu, 2020-10-29 03:39
When we took on a custom-built, 4,000-square-foot, Amish home, mostly clad in white cedar, with a 10-acre horse farm, we knew we'd have to be strategic with this unique luxury home. Here's what we learned along the way.

How to prepare your team to start 2021 right

Thu, 2020-10-29 02:12
As a leader, in times of stress, uncertainty, tight deadlines and challenges, that's the time to step up and lead from the front. Here's how you can get down and dirty with your team.

Vacant zombie properties continue to decline amid foreclosure moratorium

Wed, 2020-10-28 23:01
In the fourth quarter of 2020, properties in the process of foreclosure decreased 7.3 percent from the previous quarter while the number of properties sitting empty declined 4.4 percent.

Competing statewide MLSs are making waves in Louisiana

Wed, 2020-10-28 18:27
Greater Southern MLS and LA State MLS are pitching themselves as better for brokers than their incumbent counterparts.

Redfin listing goes viral thanks to wild, winding 3D walkthrough

Wed, 2020-10-28 17:44
A Redfin listing in Louisville captured the imaginations of Twitter users as they tried to navigate a 3D walkthrough filled with twists, turns and surprises.

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