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Better.com in talks to raise funding at a $4B valuation: Report - Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 1:54pm
Fintech startup reportedly expects to bring in more than $800 million in revenue this year as mortgage demand soars, according to a new report.
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A double stabbing in Seattle that left one dead and another seriously injured may be connected to a property manager's attempt to evict a tenant Wednesday.
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After forecasting housing price declines of approximately 0.3 percent this year, experts have adjusted those predictions this quarter to reflect an increase in prices by 3.7 percent.
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The company will pre-vet consumers and provide AI-fueled insight to real estate agents prior to hand-off.
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New home sales break 1M mark for first time since 2006 - Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 8:10am
Historically low-interest rates and a lack of existing homes pushed new homes sales to a new high, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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At a national level, 28.7 percent of Redfin.com users looked to move to a different metro area during July and August, according to a new migration report.
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Zillow's decision to hire its own agents for Zillow Offers is the latest in its shift to becoming a platform, according to a trio of Deutsche Bank analysts.
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4 best practices to help you nail every listing - Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 2:00am
When listing homes in these times and beyond, master these four best practices — from standard operating procedures to pandemic preparations and the fundamentals of listing success and conversion — and you will find success.
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Google Ads can be an incredibly powerful tool for any agent to draw in new business. It helps you reach people who are likely to convert to clients — and it costs very little to get started.
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Why we shouldn’t forget it’s safety month - Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 2:00am
Although sensational headline stories are the ones that fuel discussions on agent safety, other more everyday occupational hazards are worthy of attention, too. Here's why.
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What your team should be doing to end the year strong - Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 2:00am
The fourth quarter is no time to relax and wind down. By following these tips, your team will build the habits they need to achieve their goals and end the year on a high note.
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No agent left behind: How teams can help newbies compete - Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 1:15am
A strong team has a healthy mix of new and experienced agents, and a good leader knows how to nurture both. Here are three ways to help less experienced team members compete.
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Homeownership affordability drops in two-thirds of U.S. - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 9:01pm
Median prices of single-family homes and condos are now less affordable than historical averages in 63 percent of counties, up from 54 percent one year ago, according to a new report by Attom Data Solutions.
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New England MLS rebrands as ‘wicked smart’ - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 9:01pm
MLS Property Information Network, the largest multiple listing service in New England, is rebranding with a new tagline, new logo and new website that play up the MLS's roots in the region as well as its technology chops.
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C.A.R. hires first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 4:28pm
Farrah Wilder, a former attorney and licensed real estate agent with real estate brokerage Compass until she joined the trade group this month, will take the lead staff role in supporting C.A.R.'s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
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Royal LePage, kvCORE deploy custom software across Canada - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 2:27pm
Canada's largest real estate brand sought a customized solution to streamline its technology offering for 18,000-plus professionals, so it partnered with kvCORE to develop a custom real estate business enterprise solution for all 600 offices across Canada.
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Need help with an eviction? There’s an app for that - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 2:04pm
Civvl promises independent contractors they'll earn up to $2,000 per week for helping with evictions and foreclosure cleanouts. But is it legal?
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$35M penthouse is SoHo’s most expensive sale ever - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 1:26pm
Even after a $30 million price chop, the $35 million sale of a penthouse still set the record as the priciest sale to ever take place in New York City's SoHo neighborhood.
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In this exclusive video interview, Realogy's Ryan Schneider explains how digital real estate experiences are becoming more common — and why that matters to agents.
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Condo lined with Budweiser cans comes with free beer for life - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:55pm
A two-bedroom condo with thousands of Budweiser cans lining its walls and interior has caused a serious bidding war in Florida.
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Although the initial reaction to Zillow’s decision to bring representation for its own Zillow Offers transactions in-house was mixed, few real estate agents were surprised by the move.
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United Wholesale Mortgage to go public in largest SPAC deal ever - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 10:02am
United Wholesale Mortgage is slated to go public during the fourth quarter of 2020, though a special purpose acquisition company deal with Gores Holdings IV.
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Bucking co-living downturn, Common raises $50M round - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 8:29am
Despite a housing landscape that increasingly disfavors co-living arrangements, co-living startup Common is forging onward with a $50 million Series D funding round.
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Home prices soared to 30-year high between May and July: FHFA - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 8:17am
Home prices rose 6.5 percent year over year in July, according to data released Wednesday by the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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What does Zillow’s switch to IDX mean for Premier Agents? - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 7:04am
The move will likely lead to small aesthetic changes, including how Premier Agents are displayed on listings, but the lead flow will remain the same.
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Zillow to hire agents as employees for iBuyer transactions - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 5:00am
Zillow is set to hire real estate agents to represent it in buying and selling homes, a marked shift from the way the company has managed transactions since launching its iBuyer, Zillow Offers, in April 2018.
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From mindset to marketing: How to reach and convert leads - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 2:00am
From marketing tips to advice on exercising your mindset muscle, last week's Connect Now was chock-full of useful information all agents need to hear. Here's a list of the most important takeaways.
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Pulse: What’s one marketing tip you’d give to all agents? - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 2:00am
This week, we want to know the one marketing tip you swear by. How has it worked for you in the past, and why do you think it had an impact on your business?
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How to help sellers achieve ‘sky-high ROI’ - Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 2:00am
Achieving “sky-high ROI” isn’t about spending thousands of dollars on massive home improvements before you sell. Here are three low- to no-cost actions that net sellers a lot more on their home sales.
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