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5 ways indies are preserving their culture in a digital work world

Here are a few strategies some indie brokers are implementing to try and keep their company's culture going strong in a largely remote work world.
Tags: Lifestyle, Social Media, Company Culture, Virtual Conference, Radio, Culture, Volunteer Work, Community, Agent, Remote Working, Self-care, Brokerage, Select, Face Masks, Michael Rossi, NAR Conference


Searches for homes in urban areas up 200% from last year: Redfin

With the largest annual increase for searches in urban areas so far this year, new data from Redfin released Tuesday suggests Americans haven't given up on cities just yet.
Tags: Lifestyle, Data, Analysis, Radio, Seattle, Suburbs, Redfin, Rural, Inventory, Urban Areas, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Home Sales, Pending Sales, City Living


Here's everything you need to know and check before returning to the skies this holiday season

Travelers taking to the skies this holiday season will be greeted by an entirely new travel experience, one unlike anything seen before the pandemic. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Flyers returning to the skies for the upcoming holiday season will be met with an entirely new travel experience. Health and safety is the new priority with revamped procedures at nearly every airport and on every airline. Airline schedules are constantly changing but travelers ca...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Transportation Security Administration, Skytrax, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines


The 2 best days to buy a home are right around the corner

Attom Data Solutions examined 27 million single-family and condo sales over the past seven years and calculated the premium or discount paid on any given calendar day.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Tennessee, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Delaware, Homebuying, Best Time To Buy, Market value, Markets & Economy, ATTOM Data Solutions, Coronavirus Pandemic, Best Time To Buy A Home


In chaotic times, Zillow becomes the solution to doomscrolling

People in 2020 are treating the ubiquitous real estate portal as part social network, part salve amid a global pandemic and geopolitical chaos.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Lifestyle, Analysis, Radio, New York Times, Agent, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Pandemic, Taylor Lorenz, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic


Inside the COVID-19 vaccine airlift: How cargo carriers plan to distribute the world's soon-to-be most valuable drugs to market

Cargo planes will be crucial is getting a COVID-19 vaccine to the furthest reaches of the world in the shortest time. Oed/ullstein bild/Getty Air cargo carriers are gearing up to transport a vaccine for the novel coronavirus if one is approved, in the second COVID-19 airlift of 2020. Each vaccine comes with its own requirements for shipping, with Pfizer's being among the most challenging as it requires storage temperatures of -94 degrees Fahrenheit, presenting a problem for aircraft. Vacci...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Atlanta, Flying, Netherlands, Emirates, Dubai, Belgium, Aviation, Michigan


Home sales experienced record gains in October: Redfin

Home sales shot up 24 percent in October from the previous year on a seasonally adjusted basis, the largest increase since Redfin began tracking the data in 2012.
Tags: New York City, San Francisco, Data, Analysis, Radio, Agent, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Newark, Kansas City, Memphis, Redfin, Honolulu, Allentown, Elgin, New Haven


Coldwell Banker CEO: Family moves fueling ‘brisk’ sales nationwide

Ryan Gorman said family moves are helping keep the housing market strong despite broader economic challenges during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Industry News, Cheddar, Coldwell Banker, Realogy, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Pandemic, Ryan Gorman, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Coronavirus Pandemic


Meet Stéphane Bancel, the CEO of Moderna, a company developing a coronavirus vaccine in record time that is showing early signs of success in a preliminary study

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel attends 2019 Forbes Healthcare Summit at the Jazz at Lincoln Center on Dec. 5, 2019 in New York City. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Stéphane Bancel is the CEO of Moderna, the company that translated the genetic code of the coronavirus into a vaccine. Moderna released results on Monday that said its vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19; human trials began in March. It typically takes several years to develop a vaccine.  The vaccine uses messenger RNA, ...
Tags: France, White House, Massachusetts, New York City, US, Trends, Strategy, Features, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lincoln Center, Biotech, Donald Trump, Biotechnology


EasyKnock founder: ‘Agents have to differentiate themselves’

EasyKnock CEO Jarred Kessler argued during Inman Connect Now Thursday that agents need to show that they're on the cutting edge.
Tags: Technology, Renting, Startup, Radio, Agent, Mortgage, Rentals, Select, Inman Connect, Pandemic, Connect, Easyknock, Jarred Kessler, Tushar Garg, Flyhomes, iBuyer


US foreclosure filings increase 20% in October despite moratoriums

A total of 11,673 U.S. properties had foreclosure filings in October 2020, according to a new report from Attom Data Solutions.
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, California, New York City, US, Alabama, Los Angeles, Data, Analysis, Chicago, Radio, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Miami, Nebraska


The hot housing market isn’t ending any time soon: Zillow

Closed sales of existing homes increased 9.4 percent from August to September, yielding a 20.9 percent increase year over year.
Tags: Lifestyle, Data, Analysis, Radio, Zillow, Markets & Economy, Select, Home Prices, Pending Sales, Buyer Demand, Low Inventory, New Listings, National Association of Realtors (NAR, Home Value Growth, Coronavirus Pandemic, List Prices


638,000 jobs added in October — but unemployment remains high

The unemployment rate declined to 6.9 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but the country as a whole is still down about 10 million jobs since February's pre-pandemic levels.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Jobs Report, Unemployment, First American Financial Corp, Mortgage Bankers Association, Markets & Economy, Unemployment Rates, Mike Fratantoni, Odeta Kushi, Coronavirus Pandemic, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS jobs report


Redfin reports strong earnings, surging demand for housing

The online brokerage raked in raked in $237 million in revenue during the third quarter of this year, beating analyst expectations.
Tags: Wall Street, Radio, Earnings, Redfin, Glenn Kelman, Industry News, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic


US home equity levels rose in Q3

Equity-rich properties made up about 28.3 percent of mortgaged homes in the U.S. during the third quarter, up from 26.7 percent the previous year.
Tags: Mississippi, California, Washington, US, Alabama, San Francisco, West Virginia, Data, Indiana, Analysis, Radio, New Hampshire, Idaho, Maine, Arkansas, South Dakota


Americans head to the polls as real estate industry holds breath

Voters have to choose between President Trump and Joe Biden as concerns about unprecedented voter intimidation, fraud and violence swirl around the country. Real estate agents like Ellen Sykes of Warburg Realty volunteered at voting centers across the U.S.
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Regulations, Joe Biden, Chicago, Radio, Missouri, Manhattan, Agent, Rent, Fifth Avenue


Americans head to the polls following brutal campaign season

Voters have to choose between President Trump and Joe Biden as concerns about unprecedented voter intimidation, fraud and violence swirl around the country. Real estate agents like Ellen Sykes of Warburg Realty volunteered at voting centers across the U.S.
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Regulations, Joe Biden, Chicago, Radio, Missouri, Manhattan, Agent, Rent, Fifth Avenue


Here’s how Trump and Biden stack up on housing issues

The president and former vice president have sharply divergent views of how to handle things like housing affordability, discrimination and homelessness.
Tags: Politics, New York, California, White House, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Analysis, Radio, Mortgage, Biden, Election, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Trump, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae


Rents on the rise for larger units across the country

A new report from Apartment Guide found that studio apartments, which have out-priced one-bedrooms in recent years, are the least expensive unit type, while prices for two- and three-bedroom units are increasing.
Tags: New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Data, Analysis, Radio, San Diego, Long Beach, San Jose, Oakland, Rentals, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Jersey City, Wichita


Pinterest is booming as online shopping surges and Americans seek a soothing escape from reality

Pinterest founders Ben Silbermann, left, and Evan Sharp. Richard Drew/AP Photo Pinterest reported blow-out third-quarter earnings this week, with revenue up 58% year-over-year.  Its strong quarter was due to a combination of factors, most of which are related to the coronavirus pandemic: increased engagement during COVID lockdowns, a rise in online shopping, and people seeking an escape from a grim news cycle.  "At Pinterest, we continued to focus on what we can control: supporting all of ...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Pinterest, US, Trends, Tech, Analysis, Online Shopping, United States, Ben Silbermann, Amalfi Coast, Emarketer, Southwest, Facebook Twitter, MKM Partners, Pinners


Louisville, Buffalo, Santa Barbara lure out-of-towners amid pandemic

All three metros have experienced a net inflow increase by over 100% in the past year, according to a new report from Redfin released Friday.
Tags: New York, California, New York City, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Remote Work, Atlanta, Data, Chicago, Austin, Radio, Las Vegas, Buffalo, Santa Barbara, Louisville


I'm a 61-year-old Instacart shopper who drives an average of 25,000 miles a year delivering groceries. This spring my car looked like a medical supply store.

Kathy Harwick has always loved grocery shopping. Denver Post Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon Kathy Harwick is a 61-year-old Instacart shopper who lives in Beaverton, Oregon.  She's been working for Instacart for four years. Before becoming a full-time shopper she worked in administration in the medical industry.  Harwick said in the first two months of the coronavirus pandemic she had "no idle time," with a flurry of orders rushing in hourly.  This is her story, as told to freelance writer Meira ...
Tags: Careers, Trends, Portland, Instacart, Grocery Delivery, Beaverton Oregon, Kia Optima, Harwick, Meira Gebel, Coronavirus Pandemic, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019, Instacart Shopper, Kathy Harwick, Cyrus McCrimmon Kathy Harwick, Maplebear Inc


Pending-home sales take 2.2% hit

The National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index dropped 2.2 percent, to 130, in September after four consecutive months of contract activity growth.
Tags: Work From Home, Data, Analysis, Radio, Lawrence Yun, Markets & Economy, Select, Quarantine, Pending Home Sales, National Association of Realtors (NAR, Coronavirus Pandemic, NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun, Nar Pending Home Sales Index, Low Interest Rates


Vacant zombie properties continue to decline amid foreclosure moratorium

In the fourth quarter of 2020, properties in the process of foreclosure decreased 7.3 percent from the previous quarter while the number of properties sitting empty declined 4.4 percent.
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, Mississippi, Maryland, Colorado, California, Kentucky, San Francisco, Georgia, Data, Indiana, Analysis, Radio, Missouri, Idaho


LetsGetChecked Let’s You Test At Home And Avoid The Dr’s Office

With Covid-19 cases surging across the US as the temperature drops, it’s looking less than safe to venture out for standard checkups and tests at your local primary physician’s office. If you simply want to check your overall well-being with a thyroid test or check to see if your new diet has helped lower your cholesterol with a quick Cholesterol Test, then LetsGetChecked is your answer! With LetsGetChecked, you can test at home for many different health concerns and get your results b...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Fashion, US, Lyme Disease, Cholesterol, Blood Test, Health & Fitness, Don, LetsGetChecked, Coronavirus, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, COVID, Coronavirus Pandemic


Multitudes of Americans considering leaving US after election

Redfin found that 16 percent of Americans would consider leaving the U.S. if their preferred presidential candidate loses in November. That's up from just 9 percent four years ago
Tags: Politics, Voting, US, Joe Biden, Analysis, Radio, Election, Donald Trump, Redfin, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Pandemic, Election Day, Daryl Fairweather, Coronavirus, COVID


This Boeing 767 private jet's operator claims it has an advanced air system that kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

Comlux's Boeing BBJ767 "SkyLady." Comlux European aircraft operator Comlux just welcomed back its second-largest plane, a Boeing Business Jet 767, that underwent a four-month refurbishment in the US. The 51-seat aircraft serves the wealthy as a flying apartment with amenities including an ultra-king-size bed and walk-in shower. A new onboard ionization system kills pathogens in the air so passengers don't have to wear masks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, Air Travel, Life, China, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Indianapolis, Features, Flying, New York Times, Mark Cuban, Aviation


The operator of this Boeing 767 private jet says the plane has an air system so advanced it kills pathogens so passengers don't need to wear a mask onboard – see inside

Comlux's Boeing BBJ767 "SkyLady." Comlux European aircraft operator Comlux just welcomed back its second-largest plane, a Boeing Business Jet 767, that underwent a four-month refurbishment in the US. The 51-seat aircraft serves the wealthy as a flying apartment with amenities including an ultra-king-size bed and walk-in shower. A new onboard ionization system kills pathogens in the air so passengers don't have to wear masks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, Air Travel, Life, China, Boston, Planes, US, Trends, Indianapolis, Features, Flying, New York Times, Mark Cuban, Aviation


In 2021, use your marketing budget on personal touches

Avoid the glitz and glamour next year, and get back to tried-and-true personal touches when it comes to connecting with clients.
Tags: Marketing, Radio, Agent, Offices, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Brokerage, Select, Phone Calls, Marketing Advice, Handwritten Cards, Handwritten Note, Personal Communications Skills, Candy Miles Crocker, Coronavirus Pandemic, Inman Connect Now, Connect Now


How to level-up your virtual presentations like a pro

Improving virtual presentation skills takes a little time, energy and practice. CINC CEO Alvaro Erize and Terri Sjodin of Sjodin Communications share their tips at Connect Now.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Agent, Home Offices, Select, Terri Sjodin, Microsoft Teams, Video Lighting, Sjodin Communications, Cinc, Coronavirus Pandemic, Inman Connect Now, Connect Now, Virtual Presentations, Zoom meeting, Alvaro Erize