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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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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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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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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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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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 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.

Ask Your Agent: Seller Negotiations

American Lifestyle

The post Ask Your Agent: Seller Negotiations appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine.

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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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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Listing Agents & Bidding Wars


Let’s review how some listing agents have been handling their bidding wars in 2021. Ignored a $60,000 non-refundable deposit and took an offer that was $40,000 lower. Once they get to the highest offer, they insert their own buyer at the same price. Let an escalation clause determine the winner, and ignore the others. Counter […]. About the author Why You Should List With Jim

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.

12 videos every agent should make


If you’d prefer to attract business instead of chasing it, add one of these 12 videos every agent should be making to your list of daily activities, and watch your business explode this year.

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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Supercharge Your Agents’ Digital Presence

RIS Media

Elevate Agent Profiles to Attract More Clients Through Improved Digital Engagement. In today’s real estate world, agents are everywhere at once through the magic of digital communication. The post Supercharge Your Agents’ Digital Presence appeared first on RISMedia.

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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5 Mistakes New Agents Make

RIS Media

Here are a few of the most common mistakes new agents face when starting out. Agents should implement a proven system that helps them understand exactly what they must do each day to create a pipeline of quality leads. The post 5 Mistakes New Agents Make appeared first on RISMedia.

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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NAR survey shows listing agents divided on staging homes


Just over half of listing agents believe staging boosts how much buyers will offer, but about the same share don't actually stage. Meanwhile, agents report TV shows give buyers unrealistic expectations of how homes should look.

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/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.

4 reasons agents on teams fail


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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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Agents Divulge How They Set Themselves Apart With Customer Service

RIS Media

One of the easiest (and most effective) ways for real estate agents to set themselves apart in a crowded field is through excellent customer service. We asked real estate agents across the country for tips on how they provide excellent customer service to their clients.

Disrupting the death of agent differentiation


In the above session from Connect Now, Tonya Eberhart and Michael Carr of Brandface discuss the biggest challenges agents face in finding their niche and their voice in real estate. Sponsored brand face BrandFace Disrupting the death of agent differentiation

5 Tips for Real Estate Agents This Tax Season

RIS Media

On one of our most recent Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinars, we welcomed back CPA and tax attorney, Mark Kohler to share five tips for filing your taxes properly and handle the PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) when it comes time to file your taxes.

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 Differentiates You From Other Agents?


You just have to know what sets you apart from other agents in your area. Last month (February), we asked our CE Plus members , “What differentiates you from other agents?” What differentiates you from other agents? The post What Differentiates You From Other Agents?

Listen: REX releases recordings of agent steering


One agent told the discount brokerage: "I won't bother to show [the listing]. Who's your local agent though because I'll make sure to tell people not to work with them.".

Mentoring vs. Managing: 7 Methods to Build Agent Success

RIS Media

Drive Sales and Increase Agent Income by Consistently Using These Methods. Managing tasks, however, is not mentoring your agents. The most effective managers never forget their most important function—teaching, guiding, and inspiring their agents to list and sell more homes.