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Homebuyers emboldened in wake of $418M NAR settlement: Intel poll

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2024-04-17 04:00
Clients think their agents bring a ton of value, and they're willing to pay for it, according to a survey of 3,000 employed U.S. residents conducted by Intel and Dig Insights. But many consumers embrace the idea of negotiating a lower commission — and perhaps exploring new models.

Jordan Cohen is as ‘blue collar’ as they come, but beloved by LA’s elite

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2024-04-17 04:00
The six-time No. 1 RE/MAX agent worldwide may deal with some of the loftiest stars, but he stays grounded in his work ethic and rarely deviates from a uniform of jeans and tennis shoes.

Pulte objects to Sitzer | Burnett settlements: What’s in it for me?

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2024-04-17 04:00
U.S. homebuilder PulteGroup said it should have been provided with a plan to distribute claims so that it can estimate its recovery amount. But that document doesn't appear to exist.

10 things to do to stay relevant as a real estate agent in 2024

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2024-04-17 03:17
No matter what's going on in the industry at large, everyone has the opportunity to get better, faster and stronger at what they do every day, broker Joseph Santini writes. Here are 10 easy things to focus on now.

How accessible is your business for people with disabilities?

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2024-04-17 03:12
Don't let your office, your team or your website be a barrier to someone with disabilities, Rachael Hite writes. Accessible design benefits everyone.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve heard about commissions? Pulse

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2024-04-17 03:00
As commission lawsuits and subsequent settlements have unfolded, they've set the stage for misunderstanding, misinformation and many, many mistakes.

Zillow launches ‘Home Just Got Real’ ad campaign

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Tue, 2024-04-16 17:13
Just in time for spring homebuying, portal powerhouse Zillow has released a new ad campaign aimed at celebrating the persistence of millennial and Gen-Z homebuyers amid market headwinds. The ad series, "Home Just Got Real," includes two 30-second and one 15-second videos that highlight the reasons people buy — a place for their child to grow up or a home big enough for their furry friends — and the lengths they go to achieve their dreams.

Sun Belt property managers merge as Bryten Real Estate Partners

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Tue, 2024-04-16 14:59
Phoenix-based MEB Management Services and St. Petersburg, Florida-based Weller Management announced their merger on Monday.

Homeseller sentiment is lukewarm as spring homebuying ramps up

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Tue, 2024-04-16 14:45
Elevated mortgage rates and home prices have made sellers leery about listing this spring. As a result, 50 percent of homesellers said they'll be aligning their sales with a late-year rate drop.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Announces New VP

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Tue, 2024-04-16 14:18

Above, Christina Balas Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC has announced the appointment of Christina Balas as vice president of servicing and operations.   In her new role, Balas will develop critical initiatives to drive affiliate performance, satisfaction and engagement with a focus on growing market share and increasing agent productivity. She will also lead…

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John L. Scott Real Estate Names New Company Financial Officer

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Tue, 2024-04-16 13:32

John L. Scott Real Estate has appointed Jeffrey Currier as the company’s new Company Financial Officer. In this role, the company stated that Currier will be responsible for overseeing finance and accounting at John L. Scott. He will focus on cash management, leases, facilities, and will be closely involved in forecasting and executing strategies that…

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Housing Starts Drop From February Rally

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Tue, 2024-04-16 13:08

Privately-owned housing starts plunged in March to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.32 million—14.7% below the February estimate of 1.54 million—and 4.3% below the March 2023 rate of 1.38 million, according to the latest report from the Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). And while starts of new single-family…

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Brokerages Claim Buyer Lawsuits Barred by Statute of Limitations

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Tue, 2024-04-16 12:07

With commission-focused lawsuits filed by recent homesellers seemingly headed toward resolution through a patchwork of settlement agreements, the real estate industry is now pivoting to face another threat—allegations from homebuyers that companies conspired on rules that inflated commissions and harmed them. In the largest and most recent lawsuit filed by buyers—known as Batton—several big brokerages…

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Century 21 Announces Baltimore Affiliation

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Tue, 2024-04-16 11:58

Century 21 Real Estate LLC has announced its expansion in the Baltimore Metropolitan area, thanks to its latest affiliation: Harris Hawkins & Co., a Black-owned, woman-led business, now operating as CENTURY 21 Harris Hawkins & Co. Founded in 2020 by Baltimore natives Tiffany Harris and Brandi Hawkins, the company is now owned and operated by…

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