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Zillow believes the evolution of the industry will only help it grow

Housing Wire

In light of the jury verdict in the Sitzer/Burnett suit and the terms of the National Association of Realtor’s nationwide settlement agreement of the commission lawsuits , several prominent industry analysts believe Zillow will struggle with its financial performance. On Wednesday evening, during the firm’s Q1 2024 earnings call with investor and analysts, CEO Rich Barton took a contrary view: Zillow is just beginning to unlock its revenue generating potential.

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What Is Going on with Mortgage Rates?

Keeping Current Matters

You may have heard mortgage rates are going to stay a bit higher for longer than originally expected.

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Underperforming agents are getting a real estate reality check

Inman

As the commission landscape changes, Side's Hilary Saunders writes, it's time for agents, teams and brokerages to look at the ways this will improve the industry's reputation.

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Zillow offering 7-day ‘touring agreement’ for agents

Real Estate News

The NAR settlement does not address home search portals, but Zillow wants to make it easier for buyers to try out an agent in a way that aligns with new rules.

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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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Spring housing market gets more inventory

Housing Wire

Active weekly housing inventory growth slowed slightly last week, but it’s still running at a healthier clip than in 2023. I have a simple model with mortgage rates being above 7.25%: weekly inventory data should grow between 11,000-17,000 per week. Last year, we never hit that target. We have now seen it for two weeks as inventory grew by 13,247. Weekly housing inventory data We’ve now had back-to-back weeks of healthy housing inventory growth and spring 2024 is much healthier than spring 2023

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What More Listings Mean When You Sell Your House

Keeping Current Matters

The number of homes for sale is playing a big role in today’s housing market.

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Dallas agent breaks his own world record for home sales

Real Estate News

Ben Caballero isn’t slowing down. After landing in the Guinness book three times in his 62-year real estate career, he has achieved a new record.

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Home prices post largest gain in more than a year: S&P 

Housing Wire

Home prices were near an all-time high in February. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index posted a 6.4% annual gain in February, up from a 6% gain in January, according to the newest report released Tuesday. It was the largest annualized increase recorded since November 2022. On an annual basis, the 10-city composite index grew by 8%, up from 7.4% the previous month.

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Now’s a Great Time To Sell Your House

Keeping Current Matters

Thinking about selling your house?

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Largest minority and women-owned brokerage in US joins Real

Inman

The Atlanta-based Village Premier Collection, led by Cheri Benjamin, has joined Real under its Private Label program. The company has roughly 500 agents and closed $665 million in sales in 2023.

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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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KW CEO on emerging from the wilderness, looking to the future

Real Estate News

Mark Willis returned to Keller Williams after a 7-year hiatus, and he’s ready to lead in a new way. “It’s not about proving myself. It’s about impact.

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NAR settlement terms slated to go into effect in mid-August

Housing Wire

The business practice changes outlined in the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) commission lawsuit settlement agreement ,will go into effect on Aug. 17, 2024, according to a letter sent to members on Friday by NAR chief legal officer Katie Johnson. Originally, the trade group had said the practice changes would go into effect in mid-July.

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The Perks of Buying over Renting

Keeping Current Matters

Thinking about buying a home?

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NAR commission settlement rules will go into effect in August

Inman

The massive trade organization promised in March to make various policy changes as part of a landmark settlement. The rules will now roll out slightly later than expected.

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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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NAR clarifies new rules for MLSs, agents — and extends deadline

Real Estate News

The organization has revised its MLS handbook and beefed up its FAQ to help explain what’s changing, while giving NAR members until Aug. 17 to comply.

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NAR clarifies details on buyer broker agreements

Housing Wire

As the July deadline for the implementation of the business practice changes outlined in the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) commission lawsuit settlement agreement approaches, the trade organization is looking to iron out some details about buyer broker agreements. Under the terms of the settlement agreement , agents will have to have a written agreement with a client in order to work with them as a buyer’s agent.

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Energy Efficient Home Improvements Worth Doing

RIS Media

In today’s eco-conscious environment, energy efficiency isn’t just a buzzword—it’s a property’s standout feature. As a real estate agent, I witness first-hand how homeowners and buyers prioritize sustainability, driving demand for green improvements. This shift isn’t just ethical; it’s economical. Investments in energy-efficient home improvements, such as window replacements, insulation upgrades, solar panels and Energy… The post Energy Efficient Home Im

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NAR clarifies when a buyer contract will be required under settlement

Inman

In an email, the 1.5 million member trade group specified when agents would have to have signed written agreements with buyers, but stressed NAR would not dictate the agreements' terms.

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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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HomeServices faces new buy-side commissions suit in Florida

Real Estate News

The filing comes just days after the company settled similar cases brought by sellers. The firm maintains its practices were “lawful and procompetitive.

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U.S. hiring slowed in April, missing estimates

Housing Wire

The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in April, less than in March and below what economists had expected. April’s rate also fell below the average monthly gain of 242,000 over the prior 12 months. Meanwhile, the change in total nonfarm payroll employment for March was revised up by 12,000, from 303,000 to 315,000, according to data released by the B ureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.

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Lake Home vs Beach House: Pros and Cons of Each

RIS Media

When choosing a dream vacation home or a permanent residence, deciding between a lake house and a beach house is a common dilemma. If you have vacationed and enjoyed both, the decision could be challenging. Sometimes, when vacationing in either location for a short period, you may not think about the long-term consequences of ownership.… The post Lake Home vs Beach House: Pros and Cons of Each appeared first on RISMedia.

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Bad at math? Let David Childers illuminate the latest data

Inman

Keeping Current Matters CEO David Childers and Jimmy Burgess discuss why a relevant market opinion based on facts, not fears, is key for educating consumers and navigating industry changes.

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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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Navigating the Housing Market: A Seasonal Perspective

NAR: Economic Outlook

Navigating the Housing Market: A Seasonal Perspective Seasonality refers to predictable changes in data that correlate with certain times of the year; understanding it will help us anticipate trends.

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Stronghill Capital shuts down consumer, correspondent lending

Housing Wire

Small-balance commercial lender Stronghill Capital shut down its nascent consumer and correspondent lending businesses late last week. The Austin, Texas-based lender will continue offering small-balance commercial and business purpose debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) loans to its clients, CEO John Eisinger told HousingWire Monday morning. He cited a difficult market and elevated rates as reasons for shutting down correspondent and consumer lending businesses , which were added in 2022.

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BREAKING: NAR Settlement-Required Practice Changes Pushed to August 17

RIS Media

In a letter to members, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Chief Legal Officer Katie Johnson announced practice changes required under the NAR Settlement Agreement in the seller commission cases will take effect in August not July as originally stated, giving all parties involved a three-month window to adapt. She also outlined how the practice changes… The post BREAKING: NAR Settlement-Required Practice Changes Pushed to August 17 appeared first on RISMedia.

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KW CEO predicts downfall of indie model amid NAR settlement

Inman

Keller Williams president and CEO Mark Willis sat with Real Estate News to talk about his return to the Texas franchiser and how commission lawsuits could spark a new wave of brokerage and agent consolidation.

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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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Buyer’s Agent: What Do They Do and How Much Are The Fees

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Are you wondering what a buyer’s agent is and why you should have one? You are probably thinking, do I need a buyer’s agent? Many consumers wonder why they should have a representative when purchasing a home. They wonder whether there will be any value. From my years of experience as a Realtor, I know […] The post Buyer’s Agent: What Do They Do and How Much Are The Fees appeared first on Maximum Real Estate Exposure.

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Tri-state area housing shortage could cost the region economically 

Housing Wire

The tri-state area of New York , New Jersey and Connecticut may face a housing gap of 920,000 units by 2035, a new report published by the Regional Plan Association (RPA) found. The analysis, conducted by McKinsey & Co. , highlights a current shortage of 540,000 housing units in the region. To address this looming crisis, the pace of construction will need to increase significantly, the report states.

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HomeServices Hit by New Buyer Suit Days After Seller Settlement

RIS Media

HomeServices of America, after paying $250 million to settle seller suits and being dropped from the largest buyer suit, for a few short days was maybe the only large real estate company not directly facing commission litigation. That changed Monday, when lawyers behind the largest buyer suit (known as Batton) re-filed their accusations in a… The post HomeServices Hit by New Buyer Suit Days After Seller Settlement appeared first on RISMedia.

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12 factors that convince a buyer to pay a full-service commission

Inman

Expressing your value to clients begins with knowing yourself, writes mega-team leader Carl Medford. You cannot articulate what you have never taken the time to determine on your own.

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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.