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Zavvie launches updated version of Offer Optimizer

In the updated version of Offer Optimizer, individual estimates from each iBuyer have been replaced with an estimated offer range for all iBuyers based on zavvie's data, and a buy-before-you-sell option from bridge providers will now be available for consumers.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Exclusive, Industry News, Instant Offers, Zavvie, iBuyer, Mike Delprete, Lane Hornung, COVID-19, Social Distancing, Offer Optimizer

Scores of real estate companies took home large PPP loans

Luxury brokerages, franchises for brands such as Realogy and Keller Williams, MLSs and local Realtor organizations all received money from the Paycheck Protection Program.
Tags: Real Estate, Radio, Beverly Hills, PPP, Industry News, Keller, Keller Williams, SBA, Shake Shack, Coldwell Banker, Realogy, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Mauricio Umansky, Pandemic

Zillow resumes buying homes in 5 more US markets

After the company's initial homebuying pause, Zillow is now buying homes in 20 of 24 Zillow Offers markets.
Tags: Technology, US, Radio, Zillow, Industry News, Select, Rich Barton, Jeremy Wacksman, iBuyer, Zillow Offers, COVID-19

Stephanie Anton joins Corcoran to support franchise business

The former longtime president of luxury at LeadingRE joins the company five months after the launch of its first franchise.
Tags: Radio, Industry News, Franchise, Luxury Real Estate, Corcoran, Brokerage, LeadingRE, Stephanie Anton, Pam Liebman

Real estate agent beaten by attackers using homophobic slurs

Keller Williams agent Christian Council was attacked early Saturday morning in Oklahoma City. He said the incident "felt like a hate crime" after the assailants allegedly used homophobic language.
Tags: Real Estate, Police, Lgbt, Radio, Agent, Oklahoma, Hate Crime, Gofundme, Industry News, Oklahoma City, Keller Williams, Christian Council, News Brief, Pride Month, Bobby Calmes

Keller Williams is removing Seth Campbell over sexual harassment allegations

Seth Campbell owns multiple top Keller Williams franchises and an expansion network that spans the country.
Tags: Radio, Sexual Harassment, Industry News, Keller Williams, Gary Keller, Seth Campbell, Brokerage, Select, Vlad Kats

KW agent fired after comparing LGBT people to murderers

Bobby Calmes described himself as "anti LGBTQ" in one of several Facebook posts Tuesday. His company fired him within an hour.
Tags: Facebook, Real Estate, Lgbt, Georgia, Bible, Radio, Agent, Pride, Industry News, Keller Williams, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, Andy Peters, Bobby Calmes

Real estate marketplace Sundae earns $16.55M in Series A funding

The company, which focuses exclusively on dated and distressed properties, plans to use the funds to expand to new markets beyond Southern California.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Agent, Fintech, QED Investors, Susa Ventures, Founders Fund, Industry News, Sundae, Brokerage, Series A Funding, Distressed Properties, Josh Stech, Sundae Homes, Online Real Estate Marketplace

How one broker is helping immigrant buyers navigate the homebuying process

Kennedy Akinlosotu recently affiliated his brokerage Nations Realty with ERA Real Estate to help him achieve his vision.
Tags: Nigeria, Radio, Agent, Industry News, Brokerage, Select, Sherry Chris, ERA Real Estate, Immigrant Buyers, Kennedy Akinlosotu, Nations Realty

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

Inside Real Estate acquires dashCMA

The software will now have access to 600+ MLSs just a year after inception, and founder Karen Abram says she’s "beyond excited to join the Inside Real Estate family."
Tags: Technology, Radio, Exclusive, Cma, CRM, Industry News, Acquisitions, Select, News Brief, Real Estate Technology, Karen Abram, Listing Presentations, Inside Real Estate, Kvcore, DashCMA, Ned Stringham

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

Beta tested for 3 years, this CRM is set for early 2021 launch

Developed by a high school dropout and aerial photography pioneer, CRM will focus on agent websites, property marketing and customer relationship management.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Radio, Industry News, Select, News Brief, Real Estate Technology, PROPtech, Listing Videos, Brokerage Marketing, Video Automation, Agent Websites, Automated Videos, Circlepix, Dan Nix, Property Panor

SCOUTS rules CFPB structure is unconstitutional

The agency, which helps protect consumers from bad lending practices — including in the mortgage space — was born out of the 2008 financial crisis.
Tags: Regulations, Radio, Mortgage, Industry News, CFPB, Select, Consumer Lending, Kathy Kraniger

SCOTUS rules CFPB structure is unconstitutional

The agency, which helps protect consumers from bad lending practices — including in the mortgage space — was born out of the 2008 financial crisis.
Tags: Regulations, Radio, Mortgage, Industry News, CFPB, Select, Consumer Lending, Kathy Kraniger

Why the ‘R’ in CRM is so important right now

During an Inman Town Hall session Thursday, brokers shared tips for agents on how to best position themselves to succeed this summer.
Tags: Radio, Agent, Industry News, Laura Monroe, Brokerage, Select, Valerie Garcia, Inman Town Hall, Jemila Winsey, RE/MAX Legacy Living, Stacie Staub, West + Main Homes

EXp World Holdings hints at international growth with new hires

The parent company of the virtual cloud-based brokerage has hired both a new chief marketing officer and global controller in the past two weeks.
Tags: Radio, Industry News, Brokerage, Select, Exp Realty, Glenn Sanford, Jeff Whiteside

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

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

RE/MAX ends fee deferrals, will continue other franchise benefits

RE/MAX is offering expanded training, tech initiatives and a free three-month trial of its First app, an AI-powered lead nurturing tool.
Tags: First, Radio, Industry News, Brokerage, Select, Adam Contos, RE/MAX, Motto Mortgage, Franchise Fees

Zillow now displays local LGBT legal protections on all home listings

On Monday, Zillow launched "LGBT Local Legal Protections," a resource that shows whether listings are located in communities that protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Tags: Supreme Court, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Zillow, Industry News, Lgbt Discrimination, Human Rights Campaign, Select, Homebuyers, Equality Act, Buyers Tools, LGBT housing rights, LGBT renters, Dawn Lyon

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

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

Homesnap launches future commission-based payment service

The payment system, created in conjunction with eCommission, allows agents to pay for Homesnap products using future commissions in lieu of cash or credit.
Tags: Technology, Paypal, Radio, Exclusive, Industry News, Select, Homesnap Pro, Homesnap, Sean Whaling, Agent Commissions, Ecommission, Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID-19 pandemic, Tim Condon, Active Listings, Agent technology tools

T3 Sixty releases massive, 450-page real estate report

The Real Estate Almanac is a hard copy compendium of the company's research reports.
Tags: Data, Radio, Mls, Industry News, Select, Stefan Swanepoel, T3 Sixty, Swanepoel Mega 1000, Sp200, Real Estate Almanac, Tech 500

Summer outlook: Real estate heads into buying season on firm footing

In our multipart series on the U.S. housing market this summer, Inman's Jim Dalrymple reports that the market has been resilient amid the coronavirus crisis.
Tags: Real Estate, Boston, Markets, Analysis, Radio, Unemployment, Agent, Seattle, St. Louis, Denver, Cape Cod, Redfin, Industry News, Charlotte, NAR, Inman

Coldwell Banker CEO on why now is the perfect time to list your home

During a virtual town hall, Ryan Gorman also explained why he doesn't believe the market will see a massive spike in foreclosures.
Tags: Recession, Radio, 2008, Industry News, Coldwell Banker, Realogy, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Foreclosures, The Great Recession, Ryan Gorman, Coronavirus, COVID-19

KW, Compass agents win big as Real Trends adjusts ranking system

Kyle Seyboth of Keller Williams and Alexa Lambert of Compass snagged top individual agent awards from the Real Trends + Tom Ferry The Thousand rankings.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Agent, Compass, Industry News, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Keller Williams, Douglas Elliman, Coldwell Banker, Brokerage, Select, RE/MAX, Corcoran Group, Steve Murray, Realty Executives

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