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Agents ‘have to show up’ in post-settlement world

Real Estate News

Hard truths emerged during a talk about real estate’s future: Consumers expect more, and agents will have to “work harder for less money” to prove their value.

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Rich men, poor men, and the infinite housing crisis

Housing Wire

In the game of housing crisis Rochambeau, we play with income, inventory, and policy. Inventory cannot beat inadequate incomes, but better compensation policies can. The labor market has reached peak disengagement rates, partially driven by historic strikes , resignations , non-participation , and silent quitting. By splitting the workforce into five income groups to view homeownership rates, we lay bare a cause for retreat from an increasingly unfair labor market – a system with four times more

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Ultimate SEO guide to promote your profile, master your market

Inman

Digital marketing expert Marci James offers tips to help you elevate your real estate website with backlinks and on-page SEO, improve your digital footprint and earn top-of-mind name recognition in your local market and beyond.

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Real Estate Still Holds the Title of Best Long-Term Investment

Keeping Current Matters

With all the headlines circulating about home prices and mortgage rates, you may be asking yourself if it still makes sense to buy a home right now, or if it’s better to keep renting.

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Boldtrail Backoffice - Take The Quiz to See What Package Is Right For You

BoldTrail BackOffice provides a single, streamlined solution to manage agent onboarding and billing and commission tracking and disbursements, along with agent management, reporting, and accounting - so your brokerage can run smoothly & profitably. Our #1-rated back office solutions have exactly what your business needs to deliver a seamless experience for your clients and your team.

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Pandemic boomtowns are still booming, sort of

Real Estate News

Austin, Boise, Phoenix and Salt Lake City home prices soared during Covid, and while gains have slowed, they haven’t “seen anything resembling a price crash.

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The Fed is winning its war against the labor market. What does that mean for rates?

Housing Wire

With today’s jobs report and all the reports we got during this jobs week, can we finally say the Federal Reserve is winning its war against the labor market? I believe the Fed won’t pivot until the labor market breaks. That has been my position since 2022 and we are starting to see some early signs of them successfully attacking the U.S. labor market in the past few months, something I talked about on a recent HousingWire Daily podcast.

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What To Do When Your House Didn’t Sell

Keeping Current Matters

If your listing expired and your house didn’t sell, it’s totally natural to feel a mix of frustration and disappointment.

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Move sues CoStar, alleges employee ‘spied’ to boost Homes.com

Real Estate News

Realtor.com’s parent company claims an ex-employee logged into its systems “at least 37 times” and “stole confidential business information” to benefit CoStar.

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Experts share tips for beginning to age in place

Housing Wire

As those in or near retirement continue to proclaim a preference for aging in place , there may be challenges for people who aren’t sure about how or when they should get started on making plans. A series of home healthcare, renovation and senior care experts offer tips on ways to begin in a column published by U.S. News & World Report. For reverse mortgage clients looking to use their loan proceeds to fund the goal of aging in place, home renovations and other preparations may be requ

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Patrick Carroll released by LAPD on Wednesday following arrest

Inman

The multifamily investor has had a number of encounters with police in Miami and LA in recent months in response to disorderly behavior involving guns, as well as DUI and allegations of assault.

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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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Homeowners Gained $28K in Equity over the Past Year

Keeping Current Matters

If you own a home, your net worth has probably gone up a lot over the past year.

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Consumer watchdog returns with new criticisms of C.A.R.

Real Estate News

After unveiling a scathing critique of the association’s buyer agreement last week, the CFA is back with a new report focused on C.A.R.’s listing contract.

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Announcing the 2024 Women of Influence!

Housing Wire

HousingWire is excited to announce the winners of the 2024 Women of Influence award, recognizing 100 women who are shaping and propelling the housing economy forward with their impressive achievements. This year marks the 15th year of this award program. Many of this year’s winners mentor women in the industry, paving the way for a new generation of leaders.

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Listing agreement slammed as CFA resumes California Realtors probe

Inman

The second report by the Consumer Federation of America to focus on the California Association of Realtors in as many weeks examines the association's 7,000-word homeseller listing agreement.

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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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Homeownership: The Heart of the American Dream

Keeping Current Matters

Everyone’s vision for the future is personal and unique.

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How much do buyers care about mortgage rates?

Real Estate News

A recent survey found that most successful buyers aren’t put off by rate levels, but for those who’ve paused their search, high rates are a top concern.

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Opinion: Reframing the American Dream of homeownership

Housing Wire

As we celebrate Independence Day this year, it’s natural to reflect on the American Dream of homeownership. This dream, however, seems to be facing challenges. Fewer real estate transactions are occurring, and many are questioning why. Is it due to interest rate volatility, low consumer demand, or a reluctance to sell homes due to the lock-in effect?

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Vatican official accused of perjury in $378M real estate lawsuit

Inman

After being sentenced by Vatican State Court for embezzlement and fraud, London-based Italian banker Raffaele Mincione is fighting back in UK courts with a countersuit accusing the Vatican of mishandling and mis-documenting funds.

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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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When Will the Housing Market Crash Again?

Marco Santarelli

As the calendar flips to July 2024 , numerous homeowners and potential buyers are keenly observing the housing market. The pressing question on everyone's mind is: Will the housing market crash again, or are we in for a prolonged period of stability? This article delves into the current trends, expert opinions, and economic indicators to provide a comprehensive outlook on the future of the housing market.

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Can Costco help fix the housing shortage?

Real Estate News

A proposed mixed-use apartment community anchored by a Costco warehouse store could signal a new approach to affordable housing.

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Vishal Garg ruled to pay $5.5M in a decade-long lawsuit

Housing Wire

A New York jury found Vishal Garg, CEO and founder of digital mortgage lender Better.com , liable for breach of fiduciary duty and conversion in a decade-long lawsuit filed by his former partner, Raza Khan. Garg intends to appeal. The court ordered Garg to pay $5.5 million to Educational Investment & Finance Corporation (EIFC), the company the partners founded in 2009.

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Rise above market hurdles to help buyers attain the American dream

Inman

This 4th of July, Troy Palmquist lays out an argument for why the American dream of homeownership is alive and well, and together, real estate professionals can help more people achieve it.

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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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Home Inspection Tips for As-Is Properties

RIS Media

Buying an as-is property can be a risky but rewarding investment. You must inspect thoroughly and prepare to make informed decisions. I will provide an education on the following: Key areas to inspect in an as-is home. Specific advice on conducting and preparing for inspections. Typical problems, potential costs, and buyer rights regarding as-is purchases.… The post Home Inspection Tips for As-Is Properties appeared first on RISMedia.

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Brokerage Beat: News from KW, Christie's, BHGRE, The Agency, RE/MAX

Real Estate News

KW gains Austin indie; Christie's Sereno expands in Wine Country; BHGRE grows in Colorado; The Agency opens in White Rock; RE/MAX nabs large Canadian firm.

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Mortgage rate lock volume fell in June: MCT

Housing Wire

Fewer prospective mortgage borrowers pulled the trigger in June, according to a new report from Mortgage Capital Trading. Mortgage rate locks decreased 7.84% in June compared to the previous month. This drop follows a brief uptick in volume at the beginning of the traditional buying season, suggesting a continuing stalemate between limited housing supply and higher interest rates (they were 7.11% on Friday), MCT said this week.

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The future starts today: Exclusive tour of real estate’s new platform

Inman

From changing rules to higher expectations, real estate is a new industry now, with new challenges, new opportunities—and new tech. Join us for a first-look tour of real estate’s new end-to-end platform, Lone Wolf Foundation, featuring a new transaction experience and a new standard in back office and accounting.

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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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Pros and Cons of an As-Is Condominium Sale

RIS Media

Selling a condo “as is” can be a strategic choice but comes with benefits and challenges. When you sell a property as is, you agree to sell it in its current condition without making any repairs or improvements. I have put significant effort into educating you on the following information: The key benefits of selling… The post Pros and Cons of an As-Is Condominium Sale appeared first on RISMedia.

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Lawsuits pile up against EasyKnock

Real Estate News

“More than two dozen people” in Texas have sued EasyKnock over its sale-leaseback program, an NPR investigation found, adding to the company's legal woes.

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What’s the DOJ’s endgame in NAR commission lawsuit settlements? Analysts weigh in

Housing Wire

While many had hoped the Department of Justice’s interest in the real estate industry would wane with the business practice changes outlined in the National Association of Realtors’ commission lawsuit settlement agreement , that is clearly not the case. In a message on Realtor Hub , a forum for NAR members, trade group president Kevin Sears told members that the DOJ is keeping “a close eye” on the industry, as first reported by Inman News.

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Kennedy Lewis makes $50M investment into Douglas Elliman

Inman

With the investment, Kennedy Lewis co-founder and Co-Managing Partner David Chene will join Douglas Elliman's board. Douglas Elliman also released preliminary Q2 2024 financial results.

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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.