Lawsuit claims Compass defrauds agents

Housing Wire

Compass defrauded its real estate agents out of millions of dollars in sales commissions and broke pledges to give agents shares of stock, according to a new lawsuit that seeks class-action status. One program has agents buying stock at the “preferred” price of $154 a share.

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Redfin’s listings to disclose agent commissions

Housing Wire

The commission gobbled up by a homebuyer’s real estate agent will now be posted on Redfin’s listings. Under that deal, the MLS operator/lobbying group for real estate agents agreed that they could no longer keep Redfin and other websites from posting an agent’s commission fee.

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Where real estate agents fit into Zillow’s grand vision

Housing Wire

Zillow, for years, made money selling leads to real estate agents, a practice that agents like Herrera already felt ambivalent toward. The post Where real estate agents fit into Zillow’s grand vision appeared first on HousingWire.

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In defense of the individual real estate agent

Housing Wire

I saw a social media post recently by our local ‘mega-agent’ entitled: “Breaking News: Individual Real Estate agents added to Endangered Professions List!”. The individual agent is on life support, it exclaims. The individual agent. The mega-agent.

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New program puts Black real estate agents at forefront

Housing Wire

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers has announced the creation of its “Black Real Estate Agent” program to provide financial, educational, and career support for aspiring Black real estate agents.

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Keller Williams-owned app Smarter Agent to shut down

Housing Wire

Keller Williams -owned Smarter Agent , a Philadelphia-based startup that allows agents to create their own branded apps, will be shutting down its dedicated app. Inman News first reported that Smarter Agent would be shutting down.

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Why there are so few real estate agents of color

Housing Wire

Shawneequa Badger, leads an agent team at Corcoran Living in Oakland. Amy Kong of Trust Real Estate hosts open houses where people ask, “Where is the agent?”. These are instances of racism experienced by Hispanic, Black and Asian real estate agents.

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How is the housing market impacting real estate agents?

Housing Wire

A real estate agent at Compass Florida in Coconut Grove, Schechter has 12 years of experience in the real estate industry, so he’s familiar with its cyclical ups and downs. But what about real estate agents? The post How is the housing market impacting real estate agents?

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OJO Labs rolls out agent referral network

Housing Wire

OJO Labs has launched the OJO Select Network, an agent referral program that matches top performing agents with ready homebuyers or sellers based on an understanding of the agent’s skill set and the consumer’s needs. Select Network gives agents access to new leads, ready homebuyers who are kept engaged until they’re ready to work with an agent and custom consumer insights. The post OJO Labs rolls out agent referral network appeared first on HousingWire.

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Real estate agents hold breath on commission disclosure

Housing Wire

But the session did not reach a looming inflection point for real estate agents: Whether they must tell homebuyers what commission percentage they stand to make. At issue is unprecedented transparency required out of real estate agents.

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Seattle tops list of best metros for real estate agents

Housing Wire

cities determined that Seattle is the top market for real estate agents to currently work in, and Corpus Christi, Texas, was deemed the worst. Of note, the 37th-ranked city for real estate agents to work in — Missoula, Montana — was the top-ranked market for real estate market health.

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Need a real estate agent? Here’s how to pick the right one

Housing Wire

That’s what real estate agents are here for. Almost 90% of buyers recently used a real estate agent or broker to purchase their home, according to the National Association of Realtors. A real estate agent is a licensed professional who can guide you through the homebuying process.

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Top five questions to ask a potential real estate agent

Housing Wire

In today’s red-hot market, you need a real estate agent who can get creative, play hardball in negotiations, and help you stand out from the pack in a bidding war. And not everyone — even an agent recommended to you by a friend or loved one — is up to the task.

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In today’s hot housing market, how are real estate agents staying competitive?

Housing Wire

Or is being a real estate agent just a side hustle for you – something you do in your spare time? So, if you’re planning to be a real estate agent long-term, it’s probably a good idea to run your business like, well, a business, especially in today’s highly competitive housing market.

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2021 will be the year of the tech-enabled agent

Housing Wire

With the right tech stack, agents and brokers have access to rich market insights at their fingertips, the ability to provide virtual home tours…and a deeper understanding of what consumers really want in a home.”. Instead, the need for a great agent is stronger than ever.

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Ben Caballero heads RealTrends’ 2020 top agent list

Housing Wire

Most of the highest producing real estate agents in the country belong to an established, national brokerage. Heading the RealTrends’ top 1,000 agents list – as he has for most years since 2013 – is Ben Caballero, of Dallas-based HomesUSA.

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Top agents technology picks


At Coldwell Banker, our technology suite helps agents sell more homes, make more money, and work more efficiently. Coldwell Banker Sponsored Video cb tech coldwell banker innovation week Top agents technology picksLiving an exceptional life means loving what you do, and where you do it.

A coastal exodus? These Century 21 San Francisco agents don’t think so

Housing Wire

Although many in the real estate industry say that San Franciscans are relocating to places more inland , some Century 21 agents in the San Francisco and Bay Area beg to differ. These Century 21 San Francisco agents don’t think so appeared first on HousingWire.

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How real estate agents can alleviate consumer pain points in a tight market

Housing Wire

The severe lack of inventory in today’s housing market has been a source of stress for home buyers and real estate agents alike. HousingWire sat down with CEO David Doctorow to learn how agents and brokers can alleviate some of the frustrations their clients are facing.

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California Association of Realtors makes Zillow’s dotloop accessible to agents

Housing Wire

Through this integration, CAR agents who use dotloop will no longer need to download and upload forms manually. The post California Association of Realtors makes Zillow’s dotloop accessible to agents appeared first on HousingWire.

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Agent Spotlight: Erin Williamson

First Team Real Estate

Top-producing FirstTeam Real Estate agent Erin Williamson is not only the leader of the #1 team in our Anaheim Hills Office , she ranks in the top 1% of the MLS 1. Agent Spotlights

No seasonal slowdown this year as real estate agents report a busier-than-usual fall

Housing Wire

The post No seasonal slowdown this year as real estate agents report a busier-than-usual fall appeared first on HousingWire. Housing Market Real Estate COVID-19 pandemic Fall homebuying home sellers homebuyers Homebuying season Real estate agents summer homebuying

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Buyer-Agents Being Crushed


The broker cooperation system which allows every agent to share their inventory with all other buyers via the MLS has worked well for 100+ years. But it has been under attack for years, and it may not survive the tight-inventory era where sellers and listing agents want […].

Agent Spotlight: Christine Bova

First Team Real Estate

FirstTeam Real Estate agent Christine Bova closed an impressive $5 million in total transactions for the month of April, placing her among the top-performing agents in our Huntington Beach Seacliff Office. ” What sets you apart from other agents in the industry?

When it comes to home sales, August is the new May, keeping agents busy into the fall

Housing Wire

Rather than a typically busy spring home-buying season , the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the bulk of home-buying this year into the summer months, and real estate agents are busier than ever. Now, agents are showing and selling nonstop.

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[PULSE] Are potential new agents holding off on entering the market?

Housing Wire

An analysis of recent real estate licensing trends released by Agent Advice this week reveals that licensing rates are beginning to recover from a precipitous drop caused by COVID-19 in March and April. The post [PULSE] Are potential new agents holding off on entering the market?

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Two home offices? Real estate agents dish on the latest must-have amenities

Housing Wire

But the agent with TeamBarham, Keller Williams Homewood didn’t expect the grub question. As Americans ditch urban cores for roomier abodes in the suburbs, real estate agents say the list of must-haves has changed: buyers are looking for pools, home offices and makeshift learning centers.

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61 safety tips every real estate agent should read


As a real estate agent, it’s imperative that you keep safety in the forefront of your mind. Agent Columns Opinion Teams agent safety jay thompson open house safety personal safety safety safety app safety tips security showing safety

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Agent/broker perspective: How should agents handle inexperienced deal partners?


An agent is tired of working with other inexperienced agents who lack basic professionalism. Anthony Askowitz explores this hypothetical real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic.

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Side’s Guy Gal on championing the high-volume real estate agent

Housing Wire

million agents that are licensed and members of the national association, and only about 6% are full-time, experienced high-volume – facilitating at least one transaction a month – professionals. Agents/Brokers Real Estate Brokerage Featured Guy Gal HWplus Side

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What do agents look for in a broker?


Real estate agents and teams work largely independently as entrepreneurs—but their business’ lasting growth is often strengthened by the guidance and mentorship of exceptional leaders. This is why it’s so important for agents to have brokers who foster close relationships with them.

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2021 New-Agent Recruiting

RIS Media

Four Prime Recruiting Targets for New Agents in the Coming Year. Brokers and managers can take greater advantage of the upcoming market by recruiting new agents, and there are several categories of potential new agents that may be especially interested in starting a real estate career.

Qualities of Top Agents

RIS Media

Many real estate agents want to know, “How can I be a top performer in my industry? What does it take to become a top agent?” Click here to watch this insightful interview in which Johnson hones in on the qualities of top agents. Qualities of Top Agents.

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Know Your Agents’ Numbers

RIS Media

Every agent is different, and they all have their own nuanced ways of attracting and servicing their clients. From the perspective of agent management, however, the success of each individual agent’s business can still be measured and influenced by a few universal metrics.

Creating Modern Agents

RIS Media

In an ever-changing real estate world, agents are constantly looking to their brokers for guidance on how to get things done and how to grow their businesses. The trick for agents, and for management, is to wade through all of the available resources and actually put them to use.

Change agents: How my former career made me a great real estate agent


Three agents share their stories from before they became luxury real estate experts and describe how these unique trajectories have helped them serve their clients with confidence.

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The Difference Between a Team Agent and a Traditional Agent

RIS Media

While traditional agents work alone with both buyers and sellers from beginning to end of the transaction, team agents work together to earn commission and provide an exceptional client experience. The Buyer’s Agent.

Agent Survey: No One Beats Coldwell Banker When it Comes to Agent Satisfaction

Coldwell Banker

Beyond tech, tools and training – Coldwell Banker has it covered when it comes to agent needs. The post Agent Survey: No One Beats Coldwell Banker When it Comes to Agent Satisfaction appeared first on Coldwell Banker Blue Matter.

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Innovative technology that works for agents


Coldwell Banker Chief Marketing Officer David Marine shares how collaborating with a network of 100,000 agents has led to building industry-leading technology products.