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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.

5 steps to securing your real estate future

If you want to be one of the "thriving few" after this pandemic is over, here is a five-step plan you can execute during and after this crisis to set yourself up for success.

How to take your listing presentation virtual

In this new era of real estate, agents have to step up to the plate and leverage the right technology and tools to seal the deal. Here's how to keep it professional while working remotely.

6 lessons all agents can learn from relocation experts

A typical relocation client relies on “feet on the street” intel from their real estate agent because they’re “out of market.” Given the current global health situation, this description now applies to all. Here are a few relocation best practices to help you navigate.

How to keep your team’s productivity levels up while working virtually

Working from home is very quickly becoming the norm in today's world. To make sure you're keeping productivity levels up for both you and your team, here are a few things you'll need to double down on when managing a team virtually.

Keeping it real: Let’s focus on building community

On this edition of “Keeping It Real,” a recurring podcast series on Inman, Peter Lorimer talks about the importance of being a good citizen in tough times.

Cost of marketing on Facebook, Instagram falls during pandemic

Homesnap has found that with more people online, the cost of clicks and impressions on certain platforms is going down during the crisis.

The luxury leader mobilizing his troops from the comfort of a pool

Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass leads in the face of a widening pandemic as his city begins to shut down and his clients start to worry.

10 things agents must do to financially survive the coronavirus pandemic

Financial experts Tom Wheelwright, Joy Liu and Erin Lowry share what real estate agents must do to keep their households and businesses afloat.

Coronavirus not slowing down NAR’s pocket listing policy

Several MLSs are adding a "Coming Soon" status for the first time as part of the rollout, while others are instituting weighty fines for violations.

A comprehensive guide to industry resources for real estate agents

Real estate companies, trade groups and government agencies are offering resources amid the pandemic. Inman is trying to compile them all in one guide that will be updated daily.

6 hidden Zoom features that’ll boost your video skills

It seems like everyone is turning to Zoom while social distancing. From creating fresh backgrounds to freshening up your face, these next-level features will enhance your experience.

4 relics of a past pandemic are right in your house

Bioethicist Dr. Elizabeth Yuko explains how pandemics and public health standards not only impact our outside lives, but our homes as well.

Foreclosure activity hits lowest point in 15 years

There were a total of 48,004 properties with foreclosure filings in February 2020, the lowest number since Attom began tracking the data in April 2005.

10 cities best prepared to weather a coronavirus-fueled economic storm

How cities, businesses and housing markets behave over the next 30 days as the pandemic continues to spread will be crucial on the road to recovery.

Read all of Inman’s coronavirus coverage here

Inman has published more than five dozen stories on the coronavirus. Here's our comprehensive list of coverage.

Daily Dispatch: Brad Inman with Brian Buffini

Overflowing with positivity, Brian Buffini encourages agents to pick up the phone and reach out.

Fear and uncertainty is mutual among renters and landlords: Poll

A vast number of renters have lost their jobs during the pandemic, according to a new survey of more than 2,700 landlords and 7,300 renters.

EXp broker Rick Geha shares heartfelt message about his COVID-19 recovery

In a video posted on Monday, eXp broker Rick Geha shared his experience with battling COVID-19 alongside some encouraging advice for real estate agents.