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End of foreclosure moratorium could help ease strain on inventory

Owners exiting forbearance later this year and into the next, may avoid foreclosure by listing their homes, if they have enough home equity.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, National Association of Realtors, CoreLogic, Select, Frank Nothaft, Selma Hepp, George Ratiu, Inventory crisis, Elliot S. Schlissel, Foreclosure Data


How agents can be allies to the LGBTQ+ community

Launched as a six-market tour, The Alliance Certified Ally program is a mix of virtual and in-person training sessions that bring the LGBTQ+ community and ally real estate pros together. Here are common themes, questions and lessons learned.
Tags: Opinion, Service, Radio, Agent, Lgbtq, Inclusion, Brokerage, Select, Equality Act, LGBTQ+ community, Alliance Certified Ally program


How agents can nab new inventory as moratoriums expire

It's unclear exactly how many properties will be freed up after federal eviction and foreclosure moratoriums expire at the end of July. But whichever way it goes, agents will want to be prepared.
Tags: Relationships, Bank Of America, Radio, Harvard University, US Senate, Rentals, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wells Fargo, Investors, Inventory, Asset Managers, Chase Bank, RealtyTrac, Select, Foreclosures, Short Sale


Most listings have bad visuals. Here’s how to stand out

According to a recent BoxBrownie study, most real estate listings suffer from one thing: a lack of good visuals. Whether you're a newbie or a more experienced agent, here are a few tips you need to know about getting listing visuals right.
Tags: Photos, Listings, Service, Camera, Radio, Agent, Photo shoot, Composition, Photo Equipment, Brokerage, Select, Professional Photography, Listing Photos, Boxbrownie, Christy Murdock, New Agent Month


Eviction and foreclosure bans end

Several economists and housing experts share what could unfold for homeowners, renters and the overall economy when the CDC's eviction and foreclosure moratorium ends on July 31.
Tags: Cdc, Radio, Tenants, Landlords, Foreclosure, Inventory, National Low Income Housing Coalition, Markets & Economy, Select, Renters, Holden Lewis, Diane Yentel, Chris Diamond, Better.com, Short Sales, CARES Act


Eviction and foreclosure moratoriums expire

Several economists and housing experts share what could unfold for homeowners, renters and the overall economy when the CDC's eviction and foreclosure moratorium ends on July 31.
Tags: Cdc, Radio, Tenants, Landlords, Foreclosure, Inventory, National Low Income Housing Coalition, Markets & Economy, Select, Renters, Holden Lewis, Diane Yentel, Chris Diamond, Better.com, Short Sales, CARES Act


What new real estate agents should know about …

If you're a new agent, learning a thing or two about a home's most sought-after features (think: kitchens, bathtubs, closets, flooring, elevators) will go a long way in helping you stand out with clients.
Tags: Features, Service, Radio, Agent, Columns, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Select, New Agent, Gerard Splendore, Home Features, New Agent Month, Theme-month-202107, What New Real Estate Agents Should Know About, What Real Estate Agents Should Know About


Auctm updates empower brokers and team leaders to coach, decide and plan

From rich charts to simple lists of effective lead sources, Auctm quickly diagnoses a brokerage's performance shortcomings and offers alerts and recommendations on how they should be fixed.
Tags: Technology, Software, Radio, Teams, Review Updates, Coaching, CRM, Select, News Brief, PROPtech, Technology Reviews, Performance Coaching, Brokerage Software, Auctm, Technology Updates


‘It’s a two-way conversation:’ 8 tips for social media naysayers

If you question what value social media really adds to your business, don't. Point blank, it gives real estate agents way more reach than they could get offline. It's not for everyone, but here are some tips to make getting started easier.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Listings, Marketing, Social Media, Service, Radio, Pictures, Teams, Agent, Marketing Plan, Brokerage, Select, Posting, Theme-month-202107, Client Testimonials


‘It excites me just as much as sports did’: Olympic swimmer Ryan Cochrane on working in real estate

Prior to becoming an agent, Ryan Cochrane had already brought home two Olympic medals and was a four-time champion of the Commonwealth Games.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Ryan Cochrane, Select, News Brief, The Agency, The Olympics


Olympian to agent: Swimmer Ryan Cochrane talks to Inman about his transition

Prior to becoming an agent, Ryan Cochrane had already brought home two Olympic medals and was a four-time champion of the Commonwealth Games.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Inman, Ryan Cochrane, Select, News Brief, The Agency, The Olympics


Compass makes its move into Minneapolis

Compass has expanded into its ninth new market since its April initial public offering. Seven top agents will establish the brokerage's presence in Minneapolis.
Tags: Minneapolis, Radio, Agent, Compass, Brokerage, Select, Market Expansion, Compass expansion, Andrew Spilseth, Holly Connaker, John Adams Real Estate, John C. Adams, John F. Adams, Mike Steadman, Minneapolis real estate, T. Cody Turnquist


Homes listed in the MLS sell faster and for nearly 17% more: Study

Bright MLS looked at 442,829 home sales across its six-state Mid-Atlantic footprint that sold over a 24-month period
Tags: Radio, Mls, Mid Atlantic, Select, Bright MLS, Pocket Listings, MLS & Associations, Real Estate Commissions, Off-mls Listings, Christy Reap, Off-mls, On-mls


Inman Review: About Time Tours puts the mobile in managing homebuyer tours

About Time Tours is a mobile app for Android and iPhone that helps real estate agents manage home property tours and buyer interest.
Tags: Apps, Technology, Opinion, Mobile Apps, Radio, Zillow, Home Tours, Real Estate Apps, Select, Real Estate Technology, Showingtime, Tech Reviews, Technology Reviews, Home Search, Showing Apps, Buyer Tours


7 truths new agents need to know about short sales

Short sales can help homeowners in need get out of a financial obligation they can no longer afford ethically — but only if agents handle it right. Here are a few things agents need to consider before handling a short sale.
Tags: Communication, Service, Radio, Agent, Paperwork, Lender, Brokerage, Select, Transaction, Short Sale, New Agent Month, Theme-month-202107, Foreclosure Process, Nicole Espinosa


Redfin-owned RentPath names ParkMobile chief exec as new CEO

Jon Ziglar, formerly the CEO of ParkMobile, will lead the newly acquired RentPath's growth strategy, product expansion and listing integration into the Redfin platform.
Tags: Radio, Rentals, Federal Trade Commission, Parkmobile, Redfin, Glenn Kelman, Industry News, Brokerage, Select, CoStar Group, RentPath, Hiring Announcement, Jon Ziglar


Vacation rental giant Vacasa to go public with $4.5B valuation

The rental management giant is merging with TPG Pace Solutions in a bid to go public via a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC.
Tags: Technology, Ipo, Radio, Airbnb, Rentals, Matterport, Initial Public Offering, Opentable, Vrbo, Industry News, SPAC, Matt Roberts, Spencer Rascoff, Select, Opendoor, Eric Breon


After a pause, iBuyers are back in a big way: Mike DelPrete

For anyone concerned that the iBuyer model wouldn’t be popular in a seller’s market, the evidence shows that it is resonating with consumers more than ever, and market conditions are in fact fueling its growth.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Agent, Brokerage, Select, Opendoor, Ibuyers, Mike Delprete, iBuyer model, iBuyer purchase, Price Distribution


Fed will keep buying $40 billion in mortgages every month

As Fed's balance sheet approaches $8 trillion, policymakers say path of the economy continues to depend on the course of the pandemic.
Tags: Radio, Mortgage, Federal Reserve, Mortgage Rates, Fed, Jerome Powell, James Bullard, Tapering, Markets & Economy, Select, Mortgage-Backed Securities


IBuyer offers are clocking in at an average of 104% of market value

Amid a highly competitive market in the first half of 2021, iBuyers began making more competitive offers and expanding the range of homes they were willing to purchase
Tags: Technology, Radio, Zillow, Ribbon, Redfin, Industry News, Inventory, Brokerage, Select, Opendoor, Knock, Easyknock, Redfin Now, Offerpad, Zavvie, iBuyer


Near historic lows, mortgage rates see little movement in late July

Mortgage rates held steady near month's end, with interest rates on 15-year fixed rate loans remaining at all-time lows, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly lender survey.
Tags: Select, 15-year Fixed Rate, 30 Year Fixed-rate, Freddie Mac, Interest Rates, Mortgage Rates, Mortgages, Sam Khater


Pending home sales fall further than expected in June

Pending home sales dropped 1.9% in June, and 1.9% year over year to an index of 112.8, according to the National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index, released Thursday.
Tags: Data, Radio, National Association, Markets & Economy, Select, Housing Starts, Buyer Demand, Pending Home Sales Index, National Association of Realtors (NAR, NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun, Nar Pending Home Sales Index, 30-year Fixed Mortgage Rates, Median Home Sale Price


Riding luxury boom, Realogy reports strong growth in Q2

The company, which tallied $2.3B in revenue from April to June, says early results from its iBuyer program are strong and warrant additional investment. Here's what you need to know.
Tags: Radio, Realogy, Brokerage, Select, Ryan Schneider, Q2 earnings, Q2 2021 earnings, Realogy Q2 2021 earnings, Realogy Q2 earnings


Startup homebuilder Welcome Homes hires former Compass sales manager

With the hire of Benjie Burford, Welcome Homes is poised to grow its personnel by 500 percent and expand into multiple markets by next year.
Tags: Radio, Compass, Exclusive, Venture Capitalists, Hgtv, Industry News, Builders, Select, News Brief, New Construction, Real Estate Startup, Tri-State Area, Alec Hartman, Welcome Homes, CONLON/Christie's International Real Estate, Custom Homebuilders


Startup homebuilder Welcome Homes hires Compass executive

With the hire of Benjie Burford, Welcome Homes is poised to grow its personnel by 500 percent and expand into multiple markets by next year.
Tags: Radio, Compass, Exclusive, Venture Capitalists, Hgtv, Industry News, Builders, Select, News Brief, New Construction, Real Estate Startup, Tri-State Area, Alec Hartman, Welcome Homes, CONLON/Christie's International Real Estate, Custom Homebuilders


Knock moves into 50th market, launches closing guarantee

Knock, a real estate technology company that facilitates a buy-now, sell-later financing model called Home Swap, is officially in Chicago, the company announced, in combination with news that it's now offering a $5,000 on-time closing promise.
Tags: Technology, Chicago, Radio, Mortgage, Fintech, Initial Public Offering, Home Swap, Select, News Brief, Knock, PROPtech, Public Offering, Sean Black, Knock Home Swap, Mortgage Tech, Chicacgo


New agents: How you handle rejection can make or break you

People have all sorts of reasons for choosing another agent, and rejection is just part of the job. New agents need to understand and learn how to move past this fast. Here's why.
Tags: Failure, Service, Radio, Agent, Brokerage, Select, New Agent, Real Estate Agent, Setbacks, Rejections, Teresa Boardman, New Agent Month, Theme-month-202107


3 ways agents can help today’s savvy, educated buyers and sellers

Online resources can give buyers and sellers an advantage when it comes to accessing information on the market and current listings. However, nothing can replace the expertise and knowledge of an experienced agent. Here's why.
Tags: Expertise, Value, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, James Harris, Home Value, Brokerage, Select, Comps, David Parnes, Helping Clients, Agent Value, First-hand experience, Proving your worth


3 looming shifts that could change real estate

Increased regulatory enforcement and the ending of IC status are just a few of the possible changes that could greatly impact the way we do business. Here's what agents should prepare for.
Tags: Video, Real Estate, Opinion, Service, Radio, Agent, Executive Order, Independent Contractors, IC, Brokerage, Select, Fair Housing, Opinion piece, Bernice Ross, Fair Housing Laws, President Biden


NYC agents to Dottie Herman: We’re not afraid to walk in the city

Douglas Elliman's CEO told Fox News that the rising crime rate is threatening NYC's real estate rebound, but agents who spoke with Inman on Thursday largely disagreed.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Agent, Fox News, Compass, Inman, Douglas Elliman, Dottie Herman, Markets & Economy, Select, Brown Harris Stevens, Bess Freedman, Christopher G. Cox, Barbara Fox, Fox Residential, Pamala D'Arc