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As agent and client demand rises, Real launches dedicated luxury division

Housing Wire

Fast-growing firm The Real Brokerage is launching a luxury division , according to an announcement on Wednesday. Real Luxury , as the division will be known, will focus on helping luxury agents and teams, as well as their exclusive clients. The firm said that the launch of Real Luxury is in response to the growing number of luxury real estate agents and teams joining Real.

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VA will allow homebuyers to pay agents — at least for now

Real Estate News

Comments made by a Department of Veterans Affairs official Tuesday “ensures veterans have the same opportunity as others to compete in a tight housing market.

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Commission lawsuits: The actions to take right now from brokers who are doing it

Housing Wire

Open the door to the most powerful room in housing. Join us at The Gathering 2025 in Denver, CO, June 8-11. Go here to lock in special pricing with your registration. In this engaging panel session, hear directly from top industry leaders as they discuss their strategic responses to the commission lawsuits. This segment moves beyond mere predictions, offering a real-time look at how businesses are navigating these turbulent times.

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Brokerage Beat: News from Real, United, RE/MAX, The Agency, ERA

Real Estate News

Real launches luxury division; Alabama merger ups United's market share; RE/MAX affiliate adds 3 firms; The Agency opens in Niagara; ERA Carroll expands in WY.

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The 4 Most Impactful Actions to Take in Real Estate in 2024

Strategic real estate professionals know that the name of the game right now is to stay informed, adaptable, and ready to make confident decisions. In this free download, Inside Real Estate CEO, Joe Skousen, shares what he believes are the top 4 most impactful actions in real estate right now. We've been actively engaging with industry experts, analyzing data, and listening intently to the experiences of our agents on the ground.

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Mortgage fraud risk remained low at the end of 2023: CoreLogic

Housing Wire

Mortgage fraud risk saw a modest uptick toward the end of 2023, according to CoreLogic ’s latest Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index , although it remained largely stable on a year-over-year basis. The index reached 127 in Q4 2023, marking a 2.7% increase from the previous quarter, but compared to Q4 2022, the index decreased by 1%. Despite these fluctuations, overall risk levels have remained relatively flat.

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Existing home sales lose more momentum in April

Real Estate News

Despite the sluggish pace, inventory is up, which is “nudging the market in a more buyer-friendly direction.

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Veterans Affairs will suspend rule blocking vets from paying agents

Inman

Deputy Director of Policy Michelle Corridon said Tuesday the agency would lift rules preventing vets from using low-cost VA loans to pay agents until it engages in a formal rule-making process.

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Florida Realtors CEO: Providing value to your clients

Housing Wire

Open the door to the most powerful room in housing. Join us at The Gathering 2025 in Denver, CO, June 8-11. Go here to lock in special pricing with your registration. Florida Realtors is known for the valuable services they offer members, including a Tech Helpline that is nationwide. Margy Grant will discuss building relationships through trust and transparency, the importance of tailored customer service, determining the needs of the people you serve and delivering top-notch tools to help build

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With growing demand, Real launches luxury division

Inman

Several months after Kofi Nartey announced his team's move to Real, the brokerage has launched a new luxury division with Nartey serving as executive director.

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LOs and agents: Creating collaboration instead of chaos in the homebuyer journey

Housing Wire

Open the door to the most powerful room in housing. Join us at The Gathering 2025 in Denver, CO, June 8-11. Go here to lock in special pricing with your registration. Join Abby Lee and Kelly Gill for a candid conversation on the dynamic relationship between LOs and real estate agents, with a focus on how marketing strategies can bolster their collaboration.

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Need Curated Pre-foreclosure Lists to Generate New Real Estate Leads? Trellis Has the Data!

Trellis is a state trial court research and analytics platform that provides Real Estate Professionals (Buyers, Foreclosure, Loan Modification, etc.) with LEADS on Pre-Foreclosures, Lis Pendes, Distressed Assets and more — to help uncover **new** opportunities and grow their business. The process is quick and easy — and all in real time. Trellis will supply you with a link to the relevant dockets, a Leads sheet and access to its UI where applicable.

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DOJ sends signal to industry in first commission comment since March

Inman

Statements made by a DOJ attorney during a May 21 status hearing in the Nosalek commission case offer new insights into the Justice Department's impression of the proposed NAR settlement.

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Trade groups want these reforms to reduce property tax foreclosures

Housing Wire

Unpaid property tax debts are leading to preventable foreclosures , with the greatest impacts on Black and Latino households and older homeowners living on fixed incomes. But if states take proactive measures to reform policies and disclosures around tax foreclosures, this could go a long way to prevent unnecessary home displacements. This is according to a jointly issued brief published this week by the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and AARP.

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As disruption mounts, top agents will be dominant: Jimmy Burgess

Inman

The CEO for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida argued at Inman Connect Miami on Wednesday that real estate is like a race — and this moment is similar to a curve.

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Certainty Home Lending adds national business development leader 

Housing Wire

Dallas -based Certainty Home Lending , an affiliate of Guaranteed Rate , named Shadi Kamran as its new national business development executive. Kamran is based in Los Angeles and will support Certainty’s strategy and sales performance. “Our comprehensive product suite offers solutions for virtually every mortgage and home financing need,” Kamran said in a statement.

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3 Real Estate Office Hacks to Help Kickstart the Busy Season

Ready to better your Back Office? Dive into the secrets to a powerhouse back office with Brokermint expert, Jessica Souza. In this free download, she shares her 3 transformative hacks designed to clean house, get everyone on the same page, and set yourself up for success. From optimizing agent profiles to ensuring flawless transactions and boosting agent retention, these strategies are your ticket to a seamless operation.

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How Mauricio Umansky turned an irate Kelsey Grammer into a client

Inman

"Mauricio, you are a scum bag," Umansky recalled the Frasier actor shouting in a voice message. The Agency CEO shared how he converted Grammer during Inman Connect Miami on Wednesday.

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Mortgageball: Making a profit on $10,500 a loan

Housing Wire

Open the door to the most powerful room in housing. Join us at The Gathering 2025 in Denver, CO, June 8-11. Go here to lock in special pricing with your registration. The promises of the 2018 housing industry aren’t the promises of today. That hot tech thing or product that you had to have in 2018? Nobody’s talking about that anymore. And more importantly, if you haven’t moved on or committed to contracts that are too rooted in the past, chances are your P&L statement isn’t looking so great.

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Tarek El Moussa talks cancer, tells agents to push through hardship

Inman

The star of "Flip or Flop" talked Tuesday at Inman Connect Miami about how professional hardships, cancer diagnoses and personal hardships paved his road to success.

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Majority homeownership: The future of housing is now

Housing Wire

Open the door to the most powerful room in housing. Join us at The Gathering 2025 in Denver, CO, June 8-11. Go here to lock in special pricing with your registration. If you’re still saying minority homeownership, you’re already losing. It’s time to take a hard look at the data. Any player who will be worth their weight in the future understands that the MAJORITY of their business will come from Hispanic and Black home shoppers.

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Accelerating Real Estate Sales Pipelines to Streamline Buyer Journeys

Navigated 360° tours, like YourVRTours, advance pipelines by engaging clients further along the sales funnel. These immersive experiences provide comprehensive property insights, increasing buyer intent and readiness. By embracing navigated tours, agents can optimize property exposure, better qualify leads, and streamline the sales process. Stay ahead in the ever-evolving real estate landscape with innovative technology that elevates buyer journeys and progresses pipelines more effectively.

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How Many Homes Are Investors Actually Buying?

Keeping Current Matters

Are big investors really buying up all the homes today?

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 7 tips for using AI to find (and keep) real estate clients

Inman

In real estate, where every detail counts, AI can be the tool that sets you apart, Chris Pollinger writes. ChatGPT's new update allows you to do more than ever before.

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VA Will Suspend, Work On Changing Rule That Bans Buyer Commission

RIS Media

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) plans to issue a circular before June 12 in the wake of the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) historic settlement, with hopes to “bridge the gap” on the buyer commission prohibition between buyers agents and veterans. Department of Veterans Affairs Deputy Director for Policy Michelle C. Corridon announced… The post VA Will Suspend, Work On Changing Rule That Bans Buyer Commission appeared first on RISMedia.

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Existing-home sales dip in April — but rising inventory lifts high-end

Inman

Homes at the higher end of the market — priced at $1 million or more — enjoyed the spoils with inventory and sales rising by double digits from a year ago, according data released Wednesday by NAR.

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Maximizing Your Online Presence: Tips for Real Estate Agents on Social Media

Speaker: Sarah Santa Ana, Real Estate Coach, Move4Free Realty

Networking is one of the crucial elements in every real estate organization's success. Both agents and real estate companies need to maintain robust networking links. This is why social media is essential for any real estate professional! Social media enables you to stay in touch with your present clients, maintain connections with your past clients, and engage potential customers and investors.

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4 Types of Homes Unwanted by Most, But Not All, Buyers

RIS Media

With low inventory having hamstrung the residential real estate industry over the last year or so, some potentially problematic houses might gain traction with homebuyers. Agents would be wise to keep track of homes that many people would not be very interested in if the market were more normal. But, alas, it is not normal,… The post 4 Types of Homes Unwanted by Most, But Not All, Buyers appeared first on RISMedia.

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Zillow launches AI tool to stop fair housing discrimination

Inman

The Fair Housing Classifier is an open-source tool aimed at helping real estate, technology and civil rights organizations create smarter, fair-housing compliant chatbot and search functions for their websites. The code is available on GitHub.

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Home Warranties a True Value-Add in Today’s Low-Inventory Environment

RIS Media

Above, Brad DeVries Like many of his colleagues and counterparts across the nation, Brad DeVries—president and CEO of HUFF Realty, Rector Hayden REALTORS® & Semonin REALTORS®, Berkshire Hathaway affiliates serving Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio—is laser-focused on successfully navigating a market defined by constricted inventory and high interest rates.

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How will buyers pay for your services post-settlement? Pulse

Inman

With plenty of ideas in the air and very little certainty, we want to know what you think. How will buyers pay for their agents in the future?

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Rise of The Apps: Building Your Dream Tech Stack For Real Estate Success

Speaker: Trey Willard, Realtor/Team Leader at Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

In order to create continued success in today’s real estate market, realtors need to utilize an arsenal of technology that will increase their efficiency and presence on social media. Using technology to manage your prospects and tap into their needs through websites, social media, and other channels is critical for real estate success in 2022 and beyond.

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PCC asks members to spend more in ‘pivotal’ year for grocery co-op

Seattle Times Real Estate

After another loss, the Seattle-based business is pursuing a turnaround that includes sales promotions, data analytics and pleading with members to bring their food dollars back to PCC.

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Mortgage rates staying below 2024 highs, but buyers indifferent

Inman

Bond market investors who fund most mortgages shrugged off hawkish remarks by Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller that he wants to see "several more months of good inflation data" before cutting rates.

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Real Estate Webmasters Launches Parks Realty’s New Website

RIS Media

Real Estate Webmasters has announced the launch of the new Parks Realty website, www.parksathome.com. This state-of-the-art platform is designed to enhance the real estate experience for clients and agents in the Middle Tennessee area. Parks Realty, a locally owned company with over 49 years of experience, stated they are known for their commitment to client… The post Real Estate Webmasters Launches Parks Realty’s New Website appeared first on RISMedia.

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Graceland saved from auction for now, court chancellor rules

Inman

The historic mansion where Elvis once lived will remain in the Presley family's hands following a lawsuit filed by the actor Riley Keough, Elvis' granddaughter, which alleged the company trying to sell it had committed fraud.

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5 Data Proven Ways Agents Can Do 18% More Business

Curious as to how you could do 18% more business? How about 14 more transaction sides per year? Check out this infographic with data from a RealTrends study to learn more.