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Compass CEO Robert Reffkin calls on Congress to provide aid to agents

Robert Reffkin argued coronavirus aid shouldn't be limited to W-2 workers. The National Association of Realtors has also said it is working to ensure aid packages to benefit agents.

EXp acquires Showcase IDX, plans consumer search portal

Showcase IDX is a real estate tech company focused on consumer search, marketing and lead generation. With the acquisition, eXp Realty plans to launch a consumer-facing search portal.

Why Section 1031 like-kind exchanges need to stay

Candidate Joe Biden’s campaign plan is to eliminate certain preferences for real estate, and one major area the plan focuses on is the elimination of Section 1031 like-kind exchanges. Here's why that's a bad idea.

‘Devil’ in the details as haunted mansion hits the market for $2.9M

Loftus Hall, a 900-year-old property that regularly hosts ghost tours, is said to have been visited by Satan himself.

Hedge fund billionaire sells Miami Beach penthouse for $22M

Billionaire hedge fund manager Cliff Asness sold a spacious Miami Beach penthouse for $22 million — a 15 percent drop from what he paid for it.

Learn how to win in your low-inventory market right now

Take a personal development day on Tuesday, and join us for a one-day Connect Now, featuring Brad Inman, top industry leaders such as Glenn Sanford, and regional breakouts covering the entire U.S. and Canada.

‘Grit, integrity and work ethic’: Liz Bentley on real estate coaching now

The executive coach spent nearly a decade in the corporate world before taking a break to parent her young children before transitioning to coaching.

Northeastern markets lead the way in post-lockdown recovery

Boston, New York City and Philadelphia have exceeded pre-COVID market pace thanks to rising interest in the suburban listings, according to realtor.com.

Rent prices are slowing faster in cities than in the suburbs: Zillow

Between February and June, annual rent growth slowed 2 percentage points in urban areas while slowing by just 1.4 percentage points in suburban areas, according to a Zillow study.

T3 Sixty launches diversity initiative for real estate

Texas Realtor and Houston Association of Realtors board member Kenya Burrell-VanWormer will lead the initiative to help companies improve diversity.

Coldwell Banker debuts new pandemic-inspired ad

The ad, dubbed "All We have Is Home," is filled with crowdsourced video and focuses on the idea of home during the coronavirus pandemic.

6 steps for avoiding destructive conflict on your team

Effective leaders understand that tensions and conflict will arise, and they can effectively channel that energy into positive solutions that foster a healthy team. Here are six steps for building a comprehensive conflict resolution process into your team.

5 tips for virtually hand-holding first-time homebuyers 

These tips, adapted to your personal selling style and fine-tuned to your client, can add to the buying experience despite not being physically present.

Inman Handbook: Finding a coach and making breakthroughs

Experts and industry veterans alike believe coaching can help newer agents learn the ropes and industry veterans achieve even higher levels of success.

Social proof is crucial to getting new clients — here’s why

If you want to stand out and inspire interest in your business, there’s no better way than to have past clients vouch for your work. Here's why social proof is invaluable in drawing new clientele and bolstering your online presence.

Lesson Learned: Teamwork makes the dream work

In this column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, find out how the brokers at Charleston’s Maison Real Estate put their collaborative approach to work for buyers and sellers.

Is it really possible to sell listings virtually?

The world has changed a lot in the past six months. So has selling real estate. Open houses are banned and physical showings of a property might not even be possible, and they could even put your listing at risk with random people touring a home.

How I sell in ‘hidden gem’ markets

For many of today’s luxury buyers, the perfect vacation property may be closer than they think. As international travel remains restricted, buyers are taking note of the second-home markets that have always been in their backyards — world-class treasures hidden in plain sight.

Real estate marketing: 5 tips for telling an authentic brand story

Real estate marketing matters — that’s a given. Your approach to real estate marketing is what sets you apart from the competition. It also shapes how your clients perceive your business. Anyone can have a pretty website and consistent social media presence, but if the story your brand tells on those platforms is inauthentic, it’s not going to resonate.

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