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Malaka Gharib's coronavirus cartoon for the New Yorker

How to Guilt People Into Wearing a Face Mask By Malaka Ghari b July 2, 2020 https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/how-to-guilt-people-into-wearing-a-face-mask [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Mike Rhode, Malaka Gharib, COVID-19, Malaka Ghari

Are virtual concerts here to stay?

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the music industry to experiment seriously with virtual concerts. Historically, musicians and their managers have been careful about challenging the traditional concert model that became their main source of income as revenue from album sales disappeared. Is the current surge of virtual concerts here to stay or will it be abandoned as soon as large in-person gatherings are permitted again and the novelty of concerts in Fortnite wears off? For the middle tier of recor...
Tags: Social, Apps, Video, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Live Music, Augmented Reality, Concerts, Market Analysis, Fortnite, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Virtual Concert

Unemployment rate continues decline in June, but virus still looms

The real estate sector — not including rental and leasing — added more than 18,000 jobs in June, according to the US Department of Labor.
Tags: Radio, Jobs Report, Unemployment, BLS, Markets & Economy, Select, First American, Odeta Kushi, COVID-19

Keeping It Real: What’s next in 2020?

On this edition of “Keeping It Real,” a recurring podcast series on Inman, Peter Lorimer talks about coming together during a time of need and delving back into work post-Fourth of July.
Tags: Real Estate, Lifestyle, Service, Radio, 2020, Agent, Columns, Brokerage, Select, Peter Lorimer, People Business, 2020 Goals, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Inventory continues to fall in June

Housing inventory across the U.S. was down 27.4 percent year over year, or approximately 363,000 fewer homes, during the same period last year.
Tags: Analysis, Data, Markets & Economy, Select, Active Listings, Average Days On Market, Boston, Cambridge, COVID-19, Dallas-Fort Worth, Danielle Hale, Hartford, Housing Inventory, Jacksonville, Low Inventory, Median Listing Price

Small business loan program ends with billions unspent

The Paycheck Protection Program suffered from a rocky rollout, but ultimately stops accepting applications Tuesday with more than $100 billion on the table.
Tags: Real Estate, Radio, PPP, Industry News, Small Business Administration, SBA, Ben Cardin, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Paycheck Protection Program

Realogy unveils first-ever benefits program for AARP members

The benefits program will allow AARP members to receive $300 to $5,500 when buying or selling a home with one of Realogy's residential real estate brands.
Tags: Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Industry News, Baby Boomers, AARP, Corcoran, Coldwell Banker, Realogy, Cash Back, Select, Century 21, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Katrina Helmkamp, COVID-19, Baby Boomer Sellers

Realtor.com COVID-19 Housing Market Update

To keep up with the rapid changes COVID-19 is having on the economy and housing market, the realtor.com® economics team provides a weekly video update on the relevant real estate and economic information you need to know to navigate the housing market in these challenging times. This week, Senior Economist George Ratiu talks about the IMF’s updated global economic forecast for 2020, as well as the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s latest update to GDP. He also mentions the rebound in durable go...
Tags: Real Estate, Radio, Imf, George, Bureau of Economic Analysis, General Interest, Realtor.com, George Ratiu, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Nicolas Bedo

Making sense of the headlines: A look at housing affordability

Looking for a little clarity on this week's news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner takes a look at housing affordability and what it might take to solve the nationwide problem.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Data, Service, Analysis, Radio, Economic Growth, Columns, Mortgage Rates, Affordability, Housing Affordability, Fixed Rate Mortgages, the Federal Reserve, Markets & Economy, Select, U.S. treasury

Chime and social media ad agency Dippidi announce new partnership

The companies announced on Monday a partnership to help real estate professionals boost lead generation and conversion rates.
Tags: Technology, Youtube, Marketing, Radio, Agent, Facebook Live, Lead Generation, Industry News, Mike McGowan, Marketing Plan, Chime, Lead Conversion, Select, Real Estate Social Media Marketing, COVID-19, Virtual Open House

Newzoo forecasts 2020 global games industry will reach $159 billion

Games and esports analytics firm Newzoo released its highly cited annual report on the size and state of the video gaming industry yesterday. The firm is predicting 2020 global game industry revenue from consumers of $159.3 billion, a 9.3% increase year-over-year. Newzoo predicts the market will surpass $200 billion by the end of 2023. Importantly, the data excludes in-game advertising revenue (which surged +59% during COVID-19 lockdowns, according to Unity) and the market of gaming digital asse...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Gaming, Europe, Hardware, Tech, Playstation, Asia Pacific, Xbox, Latin America, Pc Gaming, Middle East Africa, Newzoo, Console Gaming, Market Analysis

Why MLSs should treat rentals the same as for-sale listings

There has never been a better time — or a greater need — to make rentals a mandatory property class. More data on the MLS, especially during a pandemic, serves the MLS and the brokers, agents and consumers that depend on it.
Tags: Service, Radio, Mls, Agent, Rentals, Select, MLS & Associations, Cameron Paine, COVID-19, For-sale Listings, High-demand Markets, Mandatory Listing Policy, Market disruption

The Real Word: How divorced couples should approach finding an agent

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they'll discuss how couples should select an agent during a divorce, ways to boost agent productivity and Real Trends results.
Tags: Video, Lifestyle, Divorce, Service, Radio, Agent, Gamification, Nicole White, Sales Competition, Brokerage, Select, Real Trends, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Home tours rebound 21 percent in May: ShowingTime

According to ShowingTime's latest report, virtual showing technology and loosened shelter-in-place restrictions boosted May homebuyer traffic by 21 percent.
Tags: Radio, Home Tours, Markets & Economy, Homebuyers, Buyer Demand, Showingtime, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Virtual showings

Al Capone’s childhood home lists for $2.9M

The childhood home of infamous mobster Al "Scarface" Capone, where he lived until moving to Chicago around 1920, is now on the market for $2.9 million.
Tags: Listings, Lifestyle, Chicago, Radio, Brooklyn, Agent, Park Slope, Al Capone, Douglas Elliman, Rooftop Terrace, Terrace, Outdoor Space, Duplex, Al Scarface Capone, Douglas Elliman agent, COVID-19

Why now is the time to implement a structured sales process

An unexpected change in the world shouldn't turn your business upside down. Here's how staying organized and having a structured sales process can help push your business forward, especially right now.
Tags: System, Service, Radio, Agent, Managing clients, Sales Process, Brokerage, Select, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Kathleen Black, Client interactions, Structured sales process

Keeping It Real: Never, never give into fear

On this edition of “Keeping It Real,” a recurring podcast series on Inman, Peter Lorimer talks about fear and how to avoid letting it get the best of you.
Tags: Opinion, Lifestyle, Recession, Service, Radio, Agent, Columns, Keeping It Real, Select, Peter Lorimer, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Reopening

Summer outlook: Vacation rentals roar back to life

Though the pandemic and its various travel restrictions initially looked like bad news for the vacation rental industry, experts now say the sector is on fire.
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Texas, California, Summer, Analysis, Austin, Radio, Rentals, Vacation Rental, Vrbo, Coldwell Banker, Port Aransas, Markets & Economy, Select, Vacasa

Redfin launches in Alaska for the first time ever

Tech-powered brokerage Redfin is expanding its services with a new outpost in Southcentral Alaska, the company announced on Wednesday.
Tags: Radio, Alaska, Agent, Redfin, Industry News, Anchorage, Southcentral Alaska, Brokerage, Furlough, Brokerage Expansion, COVID-19

NAR conference goes virtual over health and safety concerns

The 2020 Realtors Conference & Expo was supposed to take place in New Orleans in November, but it was moved online amid lingering concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Radio, Arizona, New Orleans, Conference, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, News Brief, Pandemic, Bob Goldberg, Vince Malta, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic

Caliber Home Loans settlement gives $17M in loan forgiveness to New Yorkers

The settlement applies to borrowers who were enrolled in interest-only loan modifications, as well as customers dealing with the economic fallout of COVID-19.
Tags: Mortgages, Radio, Mortgage, Loan Forgiveness, New York State, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Homeowner, GSEs, Select, News Brief, New York Attorney General, Predatory Lending, Mortgage Loan, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, COVID-19

4 tips for helping your business thrive through tough times

After speaking to entrepreneurs and industry leaders over the past few months to get their take on what agents should be doing now, here we offer their top advice for thriving through these tough times.
Tags: Recession, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Select, Pat Hiban, Coronavirus, COVID-19

How is COVID-19 affecting new construction?

To understand the state of the housing market, economists often turn to stats on new residential construction for indicators on where the market may be headed. Here's what the data says.
Tags: Supply Chain, Service, Challenges, Radio, Agent, Construction, Builders, Inventory, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Home Prices, New Construction, Residential Construction, COVID-19, Lindsey Hood

Compass is on a hiring spree to meet increasing market demand

After laying off nearly 375 staffers in March, the company has more than 160 openings. It tells Inman that it's a sign of the returning market.
Tags: Platform, Radio, Engineering, Compass, Hiring, Industry News, Inman, Brokerage, Select, Rob Lehman, Robert Reffkin, COVID-19

New single-family home sales surge in May, surpassing 2019 numbers

Sales of new single-family homes were up 12.7 percent year over year, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Tags: Sales, Housing Market, Economy, Radio, Markets & Economy, Select, COVID-19, New Residential Sales, Single-family Sales

The moving industry could lose $2.5B because of COVID-19

Revenue decline across the moving industry could hover between 12.2 percent and 19.9 percent, according to a new study from HireAHelper.com.
Tags: Bloomberg, Data, Analysis, Radio, Goldman Sachs, Moving, Markets & Economy, Select, The Great Recession, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Moving Companies, Moving During Coronavirus, COVID-19 buying trends

Remote notarizations surge during pandemic

A survey of more than 350 real estate professionals indicates that remote online notarization has increased nearly 40 percent in recent months.
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, Radio, Lending, Industry News, Qualia, Closing, Select, News Brief, Pandemic, Notarization, Nate Baker, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Online Closings

Making sense of the headlines: What is high-frequency data?

Did you know that Apple, the TSA, OpenTable and other high-frequency data are helping economists track our economic recovery? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner explains what high-frequency data is and how he's using it to keep tabs on the recession.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Data, Service, Analysis, Radio, Economic Growth, Columns, Mortgage Rates, Fixed Rate Mortgages, the Federal Reserve, Markets & Economy, Select, U.S. treasury, Matthew Gardner, COVID-19

6 ways to set buyer and seller expectations for today’s housing realities

Although it's hard to know how long this pandemic will last, one thing seems certain — the drive to find the ideal home remains a priority. That's why it's important to let buyers and sellers know what to expect. Here's how.
Tags: Service, Radio, Agent, Homebuying, Real Estate Market, Home Sale, Markets & Economy, Select, New Construction, Cara Ameer, Low Inventory, COVID-19, Contingency confusion, Coronavirus Market, Home Market, Inspections and repairs

Summer outlook: A slowing recovery may wait in the wings

While housing has seen a strong recovery, experts say prices may fall later this year. Factors such as unemployment could also weigh down the market.
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Oregon, Sacramento, San Francisco, Economy, Analysis, Radio, Portland, Seattle, Market, Zillow, Great Recession, Redfin, Bay Area, Industry News

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