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NAR president to DOJ: Step up and honor the agreement

In response to the Department of Justice hitting back against a petition from the National Association of Realtors, NAR president Charlie Oppler urged the DOJ to honor their agreement, calling for fair markets, fair housing and a fair chance for small businesses.
Tags: Homeownership, Opinion, Competition, Radio, Agent, Department Of Justice, Code Of Ethics, Doj, NAR, National Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors NAR, Brokerage, Select, Commissions, Charlie Oppler, Broker’s commission


7 real estate lead generation sites with no upfront costs

Whether you’re a seasoned agent or just starting out in this industry, your ability to consistently generate leads will determine your future growth. Referral-based lead generation companies offer a great alternative that might be a perfect fit for your business. Here are a few to consider.
Tags: Video, Generate Leads, Service, Radio, Agent, Lead Nurturing, Referrals, Brokerage, Select, Opcity, Referral Fee, Nurture Leads


Inman Top 5: The biggest stories of the week Oct. 15-21, 2021

Looking for a quick catch-up on the buzziest stories of the week? Here's Inman Top 5, the most essential stories of the week, according to Inman website visitors.
Tags: Service, Radio, Zillow, Doj, Industry News, NAR, Inman, Select, Ibuying, Back-end Brokerage Solutions, Remine, Inman top 5, Inman Top, Naked agent, Success In Real Estate


Rates for 30-year mortgages reach highest point since early spring

Mortgage rates continued their month-long rise in mid-October as buyers and sellers navigated unusual market conditions.
Tags: Mortgages, Radio, Mortgage, Mortgage Rates, Freddie Mac, Markets & Economy, Select, Sam Khater, Banking & Lending, 30 Year Fixed-rate, 15-year Fixed Rate, Lender Survey


‘This is definitely a red flag’: The Real Word on Zillow’s big pause

In this edition of The Real Word, Bryon Lazine and Nicole White discuss Zillow's latest move to pause homebuying, the client who shot his agent after buying a home sight unseen, and the agent who posed for listing photos in the buff.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Zillow, Industry News, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, Ibuying, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, Bryon Lazine


5 business-planning tips to start 2022 on the right foot

Creating your 2022 business plan is crucial for success in the new year, and considering your vision, goals and growth strategies is imperative for any solid plan. Follow these five tips to end this year with a strong head start into the next.
Tags: Radio, Agent, New Year, James Harris, Brokerage, Select, Real Estate Tech, Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Broker, David Parnes, Real Estate Business Plan, Real Estate Goals


Consumer watchdog: The real estate industry regulates itself

A report from the Consumer Federation of America found that the vast majority of seats on state real estate commissions are held by industry members, and not one is held by a consumer or housing advocate.
Tags: Regulations, Radio, CFA, Consumer Federation of America, Select, Fiduciary, Dual Agency, Stephen Brobeck, Real Estate Commissions, Board Of Real Estate, Real Estate Regulator


$170M top producer breaks down the secret to his success

The key to success in real estate starts with honing your sales skills, according to Andrew Undem. As the leader of a team on track to close $170 million this year, he's sharing the key factors to a superior sales experience for both clients and agents.
Tags: Video, Service, Radio, Agent, Expectations, Meeting, Sales Process, Brokerage, Select, Sales Experience, Setting Expectations, Andrew Undem


Existing-home sales rebound in September after August dip: NAR

Existing-home sales made a rebound in September following a dip in sales in August, NAR reported. All four major U.S. regions saw an increase in sales from the previous month.
Tags: Radio, Inventory, NAR, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, National Association of Realtors (NAR, Nar Existing Home Sales, NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun, Home Sales Data, Median Existing-home Price


Home sales on track for one of the strongest years in real estate history

A strong fall and winter season should mean 2021 will wrap up with nearly 7 million in sales, making it one of the strongest years in history, according to a new MoxiWorks analysis.
Tags: Radio, Market, Zillow, Industry News, NAR, Fannie Mae, GSE, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, Home Sales, MoxiWorks, Homesales


Pacaso now accepting cryptocurrency for luxury home shares

Luxury home investment platform Pacaso announced it will now allow its investors to use multiple forms of cryptocurrency. Property investors can partition their investment as well, using a digital currency as a down payment and traditional financing for the rest of it or divide the costs and currencies in whatever way best suits them.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Venture Capital, Bitpay, Cryptocurrency, Austin Allison, Select, News Brief, Vacation Homes, Real Estate Investment, Luxury Property, Pacaso, Accepting Cryptocurrency, Second Home Buying


Your listing presentation makes me look bad. Stop shading your competition

The best thing we can do for our businesses and for each other is to be honest about the services we provide, how we work and even how the industry itself works. We need to promote our services without suggesting that the competition is greedy, incompetent or unethical.
Tags: Opinion, Service, Radio, Ethics, Agent, Columns, Open House, Brokerage, Select, Listing Presentation, Listing Agent, Dual Agency, Teresa Boardman, Fair Housing Violations


Are love letters so bad? Real estate attorney weighs in: Real (Estate) Talk

Unfortunately, not every seller works with an agent who is committed to fair housing beyond the logo on flyers. To that point, Oregon has been a trailblazer in banning love letters. Should other states follow? Closing attorney Mehrnush Saadat shares her thoughts.
Tags: Video, Oregon, Service, Radio, Love Letters, Agent, Columns, Brokerage, Select, Fair Housing, Lee Davenport, Buyer Love Letters, Mehrnush Saadat


Have a retention problem? Here’s what’s causing it (and how to fix it)

It's a struggle for most teams and brokerages to find, partner with, and ultimately retain real estate agents. What can you do about it? Keller Williams expansion team leader and brokerage-owner Adam Hergenrother says by creating a culture of freedom and discipline, you will have a much higher long-term retention rate. Here are some common retention issues and how to fix them. 
Tags: Opinion, Service, Radio, Teams, Columns, Hiring, Keller Williams, Retention, Brokerage, Select, Adam Hergenrother, Agent Retention, Retaining Agents, Retention Rate, Retention Rates


‘Party with the beast’: RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos on his book debut

In his first book, "Start With A Win," Adam Contos talks about how to combat fear — "the beast," as he calls it — with love and create win-win situations in business and life.
Tags: Lifestyle, Radio, Problem Solving, Agent, Emotional Intelligence, Brokerage, Select, Adam Contos, RE/MAX, Real Estate Books, COVID


Outlook improves for home sales through end of 2021, beyond: Zillow

Strong numbers of pending home sales and applications for purchase loans have pushed up sales forecasts through the end of the year.
Tags: Radio, Projections, Zillow, Inventory, Home Values, Markets & Economy, Select, Home Prices, Home Sales, Price Growth


September sees new upturn in demand for second homes

More buyers were seriously considering a second-home purchase last month, and locked in mortgage rates to prepare for the transaction.
Tags: Fall, Summer, Radio, Luxury, Mortgage, Redfin, Fannie Mae, Markets & Economy, Select, Second Homes, Banking & Lending, Luxury Lens, Mortgage Rate Locks


4 things high-net-worth buyers want in an agent

With high prices come high expectations, so as a luxury real estate agent, you have to always bring your A-game and provide the highest level of service to your clients. Remember: They’re looking for the best of the best, and it’s your job to prove that you can give it to them.
Tags: Service, Radio, Luxury, Agent, Expert, Homebuying, Timothy Smith, Brokerage, Select, Luxury Buyers, Luxury Month, Market Knowledge, Theme-month-202110


Missed signs? Zillow’s pause on buying underscores scaling challenges: Mike DelPrete

The current problem seems to be unique to Zillow. Other iBuyers saw the signals and made adjustments while Zillow kept on buying; either it missed the signs or proceeded anyway. Regardless, it’s a timely reminder that growing an iBuyer business is challenging.
Tags: Opinion, Data, Analysis, Radio, Zillow, Select, Opendoor, Ibuyers, Offerpad, Ibuying, Mike Delprete


Virtual staging more popular than conventional staging

A new report from HomeJab also indicates agents prefer video tours for their properties over 3D tours.
Tags: Photography, Video, Technology, Marketing, Radio, Philadelphia, 3D, Select, News Brief, Virtual Tour, Staging, Virtual Staging, Homejab, Joe Jesuele, 3D Tour


3 reasons your clients should transact now

Spiraling home values, soaring inflation and increased interest rates mean less buying power for all consumers. In other words, the house they can afford today may be out of reach tomorrow. Here’s what your clients need to know.
Tags: Interest Rates, Service, Radio, Inflation, Agent, Columns, Mortgage Rate, Brokerage, Select, Transaction, Bernice Ross, Home cost


Keller Williams sees rising international sales, agent count

The company has seen its agent count outside the U.S. and Canada jump 23.1 percent year over year.
Tags: Radio, Canada, South America, Suriname, Keller Williams, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, William Soteroff, Chantyn Raghoebarsingh-Ramdas


24 agent tips for second-homeowner clients as they prepare to settle in

Give your clients these savvy tips as they prepare to fly the coop for the winter, and you'll solidify their trust as a second-home expert.
Tags: Taxes, Radio, Agent, The Wall Street Journal, Checklist, Security Cameras, Kocomo, Select, Smart Thermostat, Second Homes, Robot Vacuum, Property Portfolio, Water Leaks, Coronavirus Pandemic, Second Homeowners


DOJ to NAR: Increased competition could save consumers billions

In court filings, regulator says rules "restrict how real estate agents can market properties, dictate how real estate commissions are set, and impede commission negotiations."
Tags: Radio, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Doj, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, Commissions, Civil Investigative Demand, Pocket Listings, MLS & Associations, Mantill Williams, Buyer Broker Commission Rule, Buyer Broker Commission, Clear Cooperation Policy, Participation Rule


Housing starts faltered in September amid supply constraints

Multifamily housing starts dipped 1.6 percent in September following a month in which the sector delivered surprising gains while single-family housing starts remained steady from the previous month.
Tags: Interest Rates, Radio, Supply, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, New Construction, Housing Completions, Housing Starts, Construction Materials, U.S. Census Bureau, RCLCO Advisory, New Building Permits


Rent prices near rare double-digit growth in August: CoreLogic

Year-over-year rent prices surged 9.3 percent across the country in August, according to CoreLogic's latest Single-Family Rent Index, released Tuesday.
Tags: Radio, CoreLogic, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, Molly Boesel


8 ways to get the most (leads) out of your next open house

Like with everything in life, the more you put into an open house, the more you get out of it. If you're not putting in time and energy into properly preparing for your open house, you're missing out on an enormous opportunity. Here's what you need to consider.
Tags: Wellness, Service, Radio, Agent, Brokerage, Select, Open Houses, Open House Tips, Open house prep, Prepping for open house


The Real Word: Tom Ferry’s top tips for 2022

In this edition of The Real Word, Bryon Lazine and Nicole White discuss key takeaways from the 2021 Tom Ferry Success Summit, Opendoor's $9 billion debt war chest and the perks of being a one-stop shop brokerage.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Industry News, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, Tom Ferry, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, Bryon Lazine


Should it take a village to train new agents?

An agent is frustrated by the general lack of professionalism of rookies. Should veteran agents be tasked with showing newbies “the ropes” of the job? Or should brokerages provide more intensive training? Anthony Askowitz explores this hypothetical situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic.
Tags: Training, Recruiting, Service, Radio, Mistakes, Agent, Brokerage, Select, New Agents, New Recruits, Anthony Askowitz, Rookie Mistakes


As Zillow pumps brakes on buying, other stunned iBuyers forge ahead

Zillow says it's facing supply and labor constraints. But other iBuyers, who expressed surprise over Zillow's abrupt pause, say they aren't suffering from the same issues.
Tags: Technology, Sacramento, Radio, Zillow, Redfin, Matt Levine, Brokerage, Select, Opendoor, Century 21, Realty ONE Group, Redfin Now, Offerpad, Zavvie, Stefan Peterson, Brian Bair



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