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The company has been re-examining the best use and layout of its more than 700 offices to maximize effectiveness and allocate savings.
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Why agents have never been more needed: Century 21 CEO - Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 12:12pm
The initial panic of whether agents would have a job post-pandemic is being pushed out by a variety of new housing needs, Century 21 Mike Miedler says.
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Two venture capitalists said Thursday that there's still plenty of space for innovation and money to disrupt the real estate industry.
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Homesnap’s Mazur: It’s time for agents to go all in - Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:17am
If you’d like to catch a video replay of this Connect Now session, and access the other 25+ hours of video content from Connect Now, tickets are still available. Click here to access. COVID-19 dominated conversation throughout Tech Connect at the first-of-its-kind online real estate conference, Inman Connect Now. From software companies fast-forwarding new products, such […]
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How the coronavirus pandemic is changing home financing - Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:52am
Vishal Garg and Adena Hefets discussed how the pandemic is impacting financing for homebuyers during a panel titled "Advances in Ways to Buy a Home."
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A lakefront home located on the most elevated street in Florida's Palm Beach just sold for its land value of $15.2 million.
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Adam Contos discussed managerial strategies in uncertain times, wearing his values on a T-shirt and volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.
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Mike DelPrete: Don’t call it a comeback (just yet) - Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 8:42am
Real estate tech strategist Mike DelPrete explains pre- and post-shelter-in-place market trends and how real estate agents can prepare for the future.
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Quicken Loans - Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 8:28am
Quicken Loans offers an elevated experience for real estate agents and their clients. We’re available for you and your clients to support all mortgage needs. Detroit-based Quicken Loans is America’s largest mortgage lender.1 For 10 years in a row now, J.D. Power has ranked Quicken Loans highest in the nation in customer satisfaction for Primary Mortgage Origination.
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Manhattan real estate sales fall 84% - Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 7:21am
Only 160 contracts were signed in the New York borough in May — an 84-percent drop compared to 992 last year, according to a new UrbanDigs study.
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4 tips to boosting team productivity in the new world - Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 6:00am
As we enter a time of recovery, our eyes go toward rebuilding. Team leaders can start with improving team productivity using these tips.
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4 onboarding tips for managing a successful team - Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 2:00am
A part of running a successful real estate team is onboarding new agents. Putting together an effective onboarding program can increase productivity and establish great habits and work ethic from the get-go. Here are four tips.
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It’s time to break your silence on racial injustice - Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 2:00am
Each and every one of us can change the trajectory of racial inequality in America for good. Here's why you need to do your part in spreading the word of racial equality and show up for racial justice every day. 
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This is not the time for ‘marketing as usual’ - Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 4:37pm
Industry experts Katie Lance, Kendall Bonner and Victoria Kennedy say agents shouldn't be afraid to talk about controversial topics.
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Tips for finding happiness while working in real estate - Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 4:00pm
Coach and team leader Katie Clancy said agents can find happiness — even if they haven't quite done so yet.
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In recognition of the restaurateur's eloquence and positivity, we wanted to highlight some of the best quotes from his Connect Now discussion on hospitality.
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These are the 2 things luxury buyers want right now - Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:16pm
At Inman Connect Now, top luxury agents discussed how the pandemic has changed the wish lists and priorities of luxury buyers.
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3D tours are hard to navigate? Not in my experience - Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 1:31pm
In an interview with Zillow's Rich Barton, Brad Inman said he found 3D home tours difficult to navigate. The market availability of them suggest they've never been easier and are only getting better.
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Brokers talk culture and the future at Connect Now - Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 1:14pm
Over the course of Broker Connect on Wednesday at Inman Connect Now, panel speakers discussed what actions brokers should take in upcoming months to move forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and national upheaval.
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Guy Gal, the CEO of Side, doesn't call his brokerage a "tech company." Rather, it focuses on giving agents what they can’t get elsewhere and helping them maintain their top producer status. There’s no comparison to the other brokerages of the world, Gal explained at Connect Now.
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The Redfin CEO said Wednesday the coronavirus pandemic is helping fuel changes in real estate imagery and consumer behavior.
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David Doctorow says realtor.com can contribute to "helping consumers think about making great homes and, when needed, sell homes" in partnership with the industry.
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Compass CEO Robert Reffkin gave a peek behind one of the biggest tech decisions at Compass of the past few years during a discussion at Inman Connect Now.
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During Connect Now, Trulia co-founder and NFX Managing Partner Pete Flint explained what agents must do to stay relevant during the transaction revolution.
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The long-term prognosis is more optimistic than many think, economists from Zillow and Windermere said during a panel at Inman Connect Now on Wednesday.
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Compass CEO: ‘It’s OK to not be OK in this time’ - Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:34am
Robert Reffkin, one of the few African American leaders in the real estate industry, discussed how agents and allies can help the Black community.
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During a talk called "High-Touch Service in a Low-Touch World" at Inman Connect Now, Inman Editor at Large Clelia Peters and New York City restaurateur Will Guidara discussed how to practice hospitality in a world with coronavirus.
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Demand for mortgages continued in last week of May: MBA - Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 7:44am
"High unemployment and low housing supply may restrain a more meaningful rebound in purchase applications," Joel Kan of the Mortgage Bankers Association said.
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Months of coronavirus lockdowns are spurring the rise of a new kind of real estate service — apartment rentals by the hour.
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Brokers advised evaluating whether social media messages might come off as "tone-deaf" but disagreed on whether to express political opinions publicly.
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Opendoor returns to homebuying in 5 more cities - Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 6:00am
The iBuyer is offering homeowners contact-free selling in Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta, as well as Charlotte, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Tucson, Arizona.
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Pulse: How are you prioritizing your goals in 2020 now? - Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:08am
We want to know from you, our readers: How are you responding and reacting to the issues we're facing in 2020? How are you shifting, readjusting and prioritizing your goals? 
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9 ways to turn a ‘no’ into a ‘yes’ - Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:00am
Real estate is a problem-solving business. As an agent, being able to turn a "no" into a "yes" is a crucial skill to have under your belt. Here are nine ways to do it.
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Buyers and sellers appear to be returning to the market in many parts of the U.S., but inventory issues continue to plague many areas as well.
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RESO CEO Sam DeBord and CMLS CEO Denee Evans led a three-part conversation about data access, privacy and policy, and how it impacts real estate.
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Why Aaron Kirman walked away from $400M in inventory - Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 2:20pm
A number of real estate leaders urged agents to use the COVID-19 pandemic to reevaluate their current brokerage situation at Connect Now.
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Independent brokerage owners Thad Wong, Vanessa Bergmark and Kofi Nartey share how three months of social distancing made them and their businesses better.
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"Million Dollar Listing" star Ryan Serhant said Tuesday that during a period of crisis, agents should turn to everything from Instagram to phone calls.
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