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All signs point to a strong housing market in 2020

The tea leaves heading into next year are somewhat mixed. But for now, it looks as though the housing market in 2020 should at least start off with a bang.

Keller Williams, Compass have the most productive top agents

Real Trends, a real estate brokerage news and consulting firm, released on Tuesday its inaugural comparison of the top agents affiliated with the industry's top brands.

NAR teams up with Columbia College for new agent degree programs

The trade organization will also stop offering masters degrees through its Realtor University program, which first launched in 2012.

Brand leaders take the stage at Luxury Connect

At Luxury Connect 2019, Inman carried on our tradition of bringing new voices to the stage, sharing expertise and experience to help our audience grow. Two such voices belonged to Agent Image and Side, Inc.

Douglas Elliman launches digital management platform

Elliman Studio features a CRM, marketing and business management tools.

@properties loses more top talent to Compass in recruiting spree

One of @properties top teams, The MacPherson Westhoff Group has jumped to Compass as competition between the two brokerages heats up.

Almost 5 years later, Studeo still tells great listing stories

Studeo makes listing presentations, homes for sale, agents, teams, brokerages — or whatever you want to market about your business — not just standout from the crowd, but also rise well above it.

WATCH: Zero-cost strategies for maximizing Facebook and Instagram

Connect flashback: Katie Lance explains how to enhance your social media and video efforts without spending a dime.

Compass bolsters tech team with acquisition of AI startup Detectica

Compass has "acqui-hired" the four-person team behind the New York City-based artificial intelligence and machine learning startup.

Economic uncertainty pushing millennials toward renting

Stagnant wage growth, rising home prices and memories of the last recession are all keeping millennials on the sidelines.

Housing starts surge in October

Housing starts in October rose by 3.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.31 million, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

US rental rates remained stable in September: CoreLogic

Rent prices for single-family homes remained steady in September, according to CoreLogic data released Tuesday.

Short-term rentals decrease hotel prices, making holiday travel cheaper

Experts agree that consumers save more when there's more short-term rentals. One study found that's even more concentrated near holidays.

It takes two: Real estate duos divulge their secrets (Part 2)

In this two-part series, we'll explore what some of the top duos in the country have to say about choosing the right partner, splitting responsibilities, handling conflict and creating a brand able to stand the test of time.

Timing is everything! How to persuade sellers to make repairs before it’s too late

It’s often an uphill battle to convince sellers to make repairs, especially if they don’t see any issues with their home as is. But there are three moments in a transaction where your chances of success soar. Here’s how to take advantage of those opportunities.

15 photographic crimes agents should never commit

Here is our roundup of the biggest mistakes agents make in their listing photos. We know you’d never be guilty of these visual offenses, right?

Pulse: 9 responses for ‘I want to wait for interest rates to drop’

Our favorite handlers from last week's Pulse survey include pointing out that mortgage rates are already at historic lows and stirring up some FOMO.

Agent/broker perspective: Complying with new branding and marketing regulations

In this column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. This month: A top Miami agent is frustrated with new state regulations concerning naming and branding, which forbid certain words and force agents, groups and teams to showcase their brokerage on equal terms.